It had been years since I’d been to New York City. Too long, in fact. So it was nice to get up there and catch up with friends and catch a good show with Joe.My.God. Cyndi Lauper is always fun and this time it was for a good cause. She sang “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” with Boy George:

Boy George still has a good voice! Also peforming were Natasha Beddingfield, Patty Smyth, and Valerie Simpson peforming “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”!

I saw the Highline, holiday decorations and had a short walk through Central Park:

Sadly, I didn’t have a whole lot of cash for Christmas shopping. It turns out my current gig where I’m temping is having a financial crisis. I was expecting to work until January with potential to go permanent. My immediate boss just retired, with two others having moved to a new department. But that was just rats leaving a sinking ship. I was warned about the financials being bad when I started – I just didn’t think it would come to a head so soon. So by Friday I’ll be on the job hunt AGAIN. It’s been 3 years now of job instability and I’m about at the end of my rope.

There have been jobs applied to and temp agencies activated, but every time I get to this point it’s another financial setback, a gap in health care coverage, and another adjustment period to a new commute, new workplace and new personalities. Thankfully I’m pretty nimble with learning new skills, but my luck may run out some day. I’m worried I’m one of those chronically unemployed people they write about. And don’t believe what you hear about job prospects improving. There may be new jobs, but they aren’t permanent, and the salaries are lower.


  1. brettcajun says:

    Jimbo, I hate seeing you go through this again. Get off the tramp merry-go-round and let a rich sugar daddy take care of you. There has to be SOMEONE out there who can make an honest lady outta you and keep you content. Good luck boo. Big Hug.

  2. Blobby says:

    Fun in Central Park. The real (albeit stuffed) Balto is here in Cleveland at the Natural History Museum. Come and see him.

  3. Dumplin' Honeychild says:

    When I win the lottery, you can be my game warden or steward on my country estate.

  4. FearsomeBeard says:

    I love New York at this time of year, envious Beard here.

  5. BitterBear says:

    When are you and your rich real life BF Brett getting married? He keeps telling himself he can do better but we all know that’s not true.