It's All Goodnow……

Recipe for Disaster

I had quite the domestic night:

After getting home I did my dishes.  Once the dishes were out of the sink I was able to make some homemade mac and cheese.   Who wants the recipe?  Ok, ok….I’ll give it to you:

One box of macaroni elbows

5 oz of shredded cheese. 

2.5 oz of feta cheese.

3 tablespoons of olive oil

1 can of black beans

Stir that up and BAM!!!!  Homemade mac and cheese, black bean style.  Come get some.  Ladies and gentlemen welcome to flavor country.

I then enjoyed my victory of a concoction.  It was delicious.  This was one of the first real “Andrew Original Recipes” that I have made.  Not gonna lie………I just might have missed my calling. 

I’m buying myself an apron and a chef’s hat.

So seeing how I was dominating the whole domestic part of life I decided to make the big leap:  Interior decorating.   That’s right, I rearranged my room. 

Moved my bed, my nightstand, my couch………… looks……………FUCKING TERRIBLE.  It makes no sense.  I now can’t get to my light to turn it off, I took up 25% of my open space with how I rearranged the bed.  I now have to jump over my couch to access my storage space.

Again, it is a huge clusterfuck. 

Now, one might say, just put it back the way it was.  But NO.  Not me.  I’m going to leave it. Maybe I will finally get sick of it and move it back, but until the weekend I’m going to stick this out. 

So there you have it.  My domestic, culinary, clusterfuck of a night.

I think tonight just about sums up my life.

Job Security

A friend of mine just sent me a text letting me know that he might lose his job.  Not a good feeling.  I once thought I was going to lose my job (Kansas City incident) and it was the most nerve racking thing that I have ever been through.

What would happen to me if I lost my job?  How long could I support myself, sans income?  How up to date is my resume?  Would I look for a job in the same field? 

Frankly, all are good questions and ones for which I should have definite answers. 

If nothing else, my friend’s concern has led me to think about how allowing your life to be tied to a company that could potentially discard you at any moment is a dangerous game to play. 

In years past working at a large company was the “safe” bet.  I’m not so sure that is the case any longer.  See: Enron (people forget just how big of a company Enron was), Bear Sterns, Lehman, WorldCom, etc.   I would imagine that individuals working at these companies thought their jobs were moderately safe…………   Only to have their retirement plans go to zero and their jobs go away overnight.

We are one more 9/11 away from another financial disaster like we saw in  2008.  Think of the panic in the markets if that were to happen.  Think about how large corporations would have to make even greater cuts.   It would be pure chaos. 

All of this makes me realize how fragile my own financial security is.  How I should be smarter with where I put my money, what I spend it on.

It makes me realize that I should not take my job for granted and that I should have a well thought out plan B.  Because you never, ever know what could be around the next corner.