Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Eight months in the dying...

...WolfBlock, my erstwhile employer, has finally breathed its last. The firm is out of money, and since I don't work for free (except on stage), I'm out of there and out of a job. So in mere moments I will browse to the Web site of the Commonwealth of PA and make my first-ever application for unemployment benefits.

Last night, Dan and I had the following "Life of Brian" conversation:

Me: I've been fully employed, underemployed and unemployed on and off since 2006. We haven't been able to spend money for the last three years.

Dan: Umm...well, we did buy the house.

Me: Yeah, but that's just a place to live.

Dan: There was also the grill. The ceiling fan. The dining room chairs. The guest bed. The TV. The XBox, the DVD player...

Me: OK, well except for the house, the grill, the ceiling fan, the dining room chairs, the guest bed, the TV, the XBox, and the DVD player, we haven't bought anything for the last three years.

Dan: There were those new coats last winter, too.

Me: Get me a cupcake.

8 Comments:

Blogger feanor said...

Heh heh.

May you be employed again soon, and buying things like crazy immediately thereafter!

9:30 AM  
Blogger Amy McWeasel said...

Heh. :)

4:11 PM  
Anonymous CathyC said...

And aren't you due for a trip to Connecticut or Florida ...

6:56 PM  
Blogger TrackerNeil said...

December 11, baby!

8:57 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Yeah, life's rough. This is why poor coutries hate us. :-)

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

Ummm...there was also a kick-ass 40th birthday party.

But I see where you're going with this. Socialism, comyoonism, Obamacare--it's ruining our country. Remember, Neil, all problems are solved by shopping at the mall.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Gillian said...

I love you, Rosemary.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

That's because you hate America and want it to die.

1:05 PM  

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