The Big One

September 19, 2017

Last year on this day I turned on my computer, swallowed my fear, and went back to work. It’s been a whole year. I made it. Yesterday we had a bit of a shitstorm and my boss said to me, “Carrie, I love you. I mean I f*cking love you. If you try to go somewhere and take a different job I will hunt you down, put you in handcuffs and drag you back to the office.” Some people might…

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Postcards from hairstagram

March 26, 2017

Last week I wasted spent 8 hours of my life playing musical chairs at the salon. Here is some of what I overheard/saw when I wasn’t a. watching my phone die or b. falling asleep with my head in the bowl. For anyone wondering what it’s like to be not famous living in LA. Model: I'm ordering sushi. Stylist: Ooooh that sounds good. Model: You can have it. I'm only eating a piece, they just required a minimum order. Stylist…

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Teen Mom 2 recap, exasperation, etc

March 15, 2017

As I said on twitter last night just as Teen Mom 2 was about to start: Jesus take our wheels. #Jesusbreaktheirwheels Who’s with me on that? Especially considering Chelsea’s driving a Range Rover and Kail a BMW SUV and neither of them have jobs. Okay Chelsea gives laser peels and hair removal, but don’t even try to tell me that paid for the Range. I know math. On to the episode at hand which I believe was entitled Cherries and…

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Wage wars

March 9, 2017

1988: A posting goes up in my high school for summer jobs with the county. Four people will be chosen from all the students who apply. I’m small boned and petite in build. I want one of those manual labor jobs. I’ve been accepted into University and have to pay my own way. That job pays $7/hr. SEVEN DOLLARS AN HOUR. More than I’d make at any other job. I fill out an application and get on the interview list.…

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