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As you can see, the no school thing is a recurring theme for me nowadays.
So here I am, re-painting my nails and pondering about my future... Where will I move, what will I become and when will I become it? People tend to have high expectations for me, which is good in some ways, but is bad in other ways. I mean, what if I like the mediocre after all? Is there really a difference between mediocre and just being happy doing what is comfortable?
I recently received some "tips" on how to land a truck job faster at JFK (or I suppose any station you truly desire) and wonder if it is really that necessary. I wouldn't mind moving away for a bit and working somewhere else all while retaining some familiarity. So although I did appreciate his inside info, I did want to spread my wings a bit.
Maybe I should go to the DMV this week to renew my permit before it expires. I should also start my training within two weeks. I hope this time, I wind up in a better place than the other trades I've paid for.
I also got rid of my nurse shoes. Now I have to find some way to get rid of my nurse uniforms. I also have a dress. Sheesh. Maybe I should give them to the salvation army. All I know is that I won't be needing them anytime soon. Its cloudy, rainy days like this that make me wonder if everything happens for a reason. Then I say, well, maybe some things happen for no reason other than helping you gain wisdom. I guess that isn't always the most desirable reason though. I would forsake "wisdom" from that era for "action" and "results" but I think I am better off this way.
Big decisions need a clear reason why and real desire and faith.
Well, anyway, if anyone out there needs a size 8 nurse dress and pants and small size top and skirt, let me know!
:: Jane Dee 1:35:00 PM [+] ::
:: 8.23.2006 ::
Not Nostalgic Con't...
So as I was saying, I was going to go away to see the fall foliage, but I took a quick look at what I could do and I saw that I get get a triple play! Here's how:
1)Going upstate during the Orinids allows me to see the Orinids because its a wee bit darker there than Long Island.
2)Going upstate during the Orinids also allows me to see the fall foliage IF I go to the right area. During the Orinids, the area at peak is a "Zone 4" area, which includes the Niagra Falls area...
3)So, going upstate, I can now see the Orinids, the fall foliage AND Niagra Falls all in one shot!
I can make it a grand slam by using a personal day(s) instead of a vacation day(s) and GET PAID to go there and have a ball, and STILL have my full vacation days available! That means I can go there on a weekday instead of a weekend, so I can better use my points for the free nights. YES!
My life gets better each day!
In other good news, I finally took my HAZMAT! And I passed! Now all I have to do is hope I get reimbursed soon (my job is supposed to shell out the $233 I shelled out to get these endorsements) and that's it! Now, I have an X endorsement which means I can drive hazmat/tanker! Next stop CDL-A! Then, I can get those awesome airport jobs that make my mouth water!!!!!
So here is my theory: We will never have flying cars and thus, trucks will always be needed even if they are powered by something other than diesel. Why? Well, lets see... the new form of terrorism is in the air... and currently you need a million flying hours to get even a small license. Now if flying was the new mode of transportation, the government would have to regulate it and that would mean too much money because now every one would have to get so much practice and fingerprinted and all that nonsense to prevent terror and just random acts of violence... e.g., some guy hates you so he will crash his car-plane into your house like a kamakasi-taliban-add-another-suicide-terror-thingy-here style attack. Bombs would be soooo 20th century and not only that, new gangs could form and do an attack on a rival gang or just a neighborhood to be in control by dousing your house with flammable solvents in one car-plane then another car-plane comes and throws a flaming rag on top of that... Not to mention "drunk flying!" Look at all the damage and death drunk drivers do on the ground already! Imagine what damage they can do while flying in the air! Accidently crashing into Midtown Manhattan! Accidently crashing into my house and blowing it up! HELLLOOOO!!!! NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! Unless we find a way to make all humans nice, the ground will be the way to go... oh and how will you transport HAZMAT in the air?? Come on now, you know how many regulations companies like FEDEX have just because they allow HAZMAT? PFFT! Look folks, getting a CDL-A still sounds like a good investment to me.
Okay Im done making a fuss.
Now I have to attempt to upload a ton of pictures to finally finish updating my webpage. Yes Im about a month off schedule...
:: Jane Dee 12:54:00 PM [+] ::
:: 8.21.2006 ::
Not Nostalgic At ALL
August is almost over and you know what that used to mean... SCHOOL! But wait a minute! I don't have to go to school... what you say? Thats right! This is my FIRST EVER FALL "SEMESTER" where I have not one care about school. No more lamenting about what I am doing no more "oh lord, I wish it were over" because I AM DONE.
I think I will celebrate with the "FIRST ANNUAL WHOO HOO! NO SCHOOL! CAMPOVER"
I will plan a trip sometime between the last week of August and the last week of November. This year, I will plan it during the Orinids. This campover will celebrate my release from public school shackles and the culmination of required school. Because, from here on, I don't have to go to any school I dont want to and no school has to take me. I have "all rights and priveledges" to persue a career or go back to school or live on welfare. The choice is mine. I don't have to worry about the registrar or the dean of whatever school and making all sorts of crazy arrangements. HA HA HA HA !!!!
Okay so this year, I can finally use up my free nights and stay somehwere nice. I was thinking I would go upstate so I can catch the meteors AND the fall foliage.
hmm... hold that thought
:: Jane Dee 2:21:00 PM [+] ::
:: 8.09.2006 ::
Scheduling My Hazmat
So I guess I lied again about when I would be finished updating my webpage. I said I would be done last month. Pfft! Well, not to say that I am that far behind, but I still have a ways to go... I mean after seeing all the pictures Ive never posted, dang! Thats the problem with digital pictures: you can take a million pictures, and you have to do is upload them. Well, easier said than done when you literally take a million pictures. And the new Sony camera I got is not any easier. Since I can take higher resolution photos, I now have to fix my pictures so that I can upload them in a smaller size. Sheeeesh!
Well, in other news, I was also supposed to finish up my Hazmat last week. I didn't So I said next week. Well, Im not sure about that because Ive not studied for it lately. I did before, when I was all prepared and ready to take it. Now, I dont know. I will take it though because when I do, I get an (X) endorsement which means I can drive Tankers and Hazmat, even at the same time!
Then I will be off to get my CDL-A! Yes, Ive decided to get it even though times are rough with all the fuel problems and there is no certainty to this. Ive finally learned what the job title for trailer drivers are and I am very excited to know that there ARE available spots for trailer drivers all the time! And with that, I think I can be very happy. I just have to find out what school to go to. I wanted to go to a school in Babylon, but maybe the driving schools near my job will be cheaper. Most of my co-workers who took the CDL-A Course went to a school about four blocks from my job. My A permit expires soon, but you can renew the permit for another year only for $20 or so. So great! When I go in to take my Hazmat, I will renew my permit because even if I take the courses now, Im pretty sure it will expire by the time my road test comes around.
YAY! Something I want to work for! Things that motivate are very cool.
:: Jane Dee 12:30:00 PM [+] ::
:: 8.07.2006 ::
So how did all of a sudden I get caught up in a job search? Im supposed to be thinking about grad school. However, ever since I applied to YAI (which did not work out by the way) Ive been continuing faxing and applying for reasons I am not quite sure of. I did find a couple of cool places Id like to work and I suspect I will call one of them to see if they got my mailed resume. Other than that, I have no idea why I am looking. I wasnt going to start looking until next year.
whatever, who cares about this??
Not I says me.
I DID however find out what the job is called to drive the 18-wheeler for Fedex. So that means that I will try to get my CDL-A a 'lil faster. I only have my permit thus far and I have to go to the DMV this week to take my Hazmat test, so I will ask them about my permit that is supposed to expire next month. Do you know how cool it would be to drive a truck and have them pay me for it?? Imagine I get that sooner than I think? Id be on my way to happy land, but don't tell no one. Girls driving trucks weirds people out. Well, maybe it only weirds out the stupid people. No one cares about stupid people anyway.
Well, Id sure be making more than $25,000 a year which is what YAI wanted to pay me to do a very hard job. Thats maybe a wee over $10 and hour! HAHA! What? I get more than that now doing less mentally demanding work. The physical aspect is grueling but I was designed to be a physical person. After taxes my grand total would only be about $20,000.... and when I came back to sit on a day at YAI and this particular class Id be teaching, I thought I was going to fall asleep. I learned a valuable lesson. I can only work at jobs that have a lot of action. I guess I am not cut out to sit there and do nothing. Which probably supports my distaste for office jobs.
oh shoo! I was supposed to finiah cleaning my room and stop goofing off...
:: Jane Dee 12:35:00 AM [+] ::