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Hat, meet gift box… a holiday temp job to get me out of the acheter vrai viagra apartment

After visiting the mall this weekend, I’m extra happy that temporary holiday season job at the big department store fell through. What a horrible nightmare of crowds and slush and noise. Holiday spending may be down, but holiday shopping is alive and well. As is the Queens Christmas spirit, which translates into lots of pushing […]

Adventures in unemployment… trial membership at the fancy gym

I was walking down Broadway last Friday evening, south of Madison Square Park but north of Union Square. This is a ritzy part of town, where nannies pay other nannies to push strollers and restaurants offer $25 lunch specials one week a year, by reservation only. Design Within Reach – whose name assumes the customer […]

“Coming to America” is alive and well in Queens

After a long day of not finding a job, it’s relaxing to engage in an even more mindless activity. Channel surfing, second to sleeping, is the greatest time-waster ever created. My thumb and a few buttons on the remote control give me 200 stations of useless television programming, and occasionally something worth watching. I always […]

It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game

My employer and cheap uk viagra I parted ways last October. I wasn’t blind-sided or steamrolled by the buy cheap purchase uk viagra layoff, but the hit really cleaned my clock and rung my bell. The incident was unfortunate, though inevitable. With the failing economy, the company wasn’t getting the job done on either side of the ball. They were in search of […]

Unemployed guy fits right in at the US Open

Tourists and Manhattanites don’t come to Queens. They’re still scared of Brooklyn‘s tonier neighborhoods, where killer mothers, nanny henchmen and four-headed demon newborns of death rule the parks, boutiques and cafes. So this side of the East River, a little north of Brooklyn, where all the foreign people live, might as well be Sadr City […]

Training camp opens… unemployed football fan rejoices

Are you ready for some football? Why, yes, Hank, thanks for asking. I’m actually ready for a lot of things, and football is chief among them. Here’s a quick list… football (like I said) a paycheck this the end of summer a new Boards Of Canada album The World the viagra uk cheap purchase buy end of the “Obama isn’t […]

What happens when I can’t afford a Mets ticket

Attending a midweek afternoon baseball game is the height of unemployment decadence. I developed a taste for it after my 2008 layoff. Shea Stadium – the New York Mets‘ old home field – was only a few subway stops from my apartment. And an upper reserve seat behind home plate could be had for $5-$10 […]

A respite from March unemployment madness

I’m halfway through my fifth month of unemployment. Some days are better than others; some days are worse. Some days are productive, and some days feel like a big, fat waste of time and energy. And some days I struggle to get out of bed. Ever ride a roller coaster that isn’t much fun, makes […]

Despite staff layoffs, Redskins still offer record player contracts

Football season has been over for weeks. Pittsburgh fans are still starting fires in trashcans, though these days it’s to keep warm, not to celebrate their team’s championship. The Washington Redskins still managed to make headlines yesterday, with the start of the free agent signing period. On the day teams begin talking to available players, […]

Without football, unemployment gets a little harder

A grateful fan’s lament that his team’s season is over