June works hard for the $

I am home from my first day at work. Please note that I am typing this at twenty to 6:00, and I have let the dogs out, talked on the phone, changed clothes and put in an Amy's Burrito to cook before I got on here. Who likes her short commute? Did I mention I have not had a short commute in almost 20 years? Did I mention the first George Bush was president then?

I think I like my new workplace. Y'all know when I get a new job I do not talk so much about the place itself, lest I get fired like Dooce, but the building itself is very pretty, and everyone is cool and tomorrow I get taken out to lunch.

Wooooo!

Also, I already had two pertinent conversations about em dashes, and you just do not know how as an editor I miss talks like that.

I wore one of my new ensembles to work today. Yesterday I went out and exhausted myself creating a wardrobe-y when the day before that there was none. This new place is pretty dressy, and I have not had to dress up for work, like, ever. In fact, the last time I had to dress up for work was the last time I had a short commute. Apparently the two go hand in hand.

Anyway, $455 on my credit card later, I now own five pair of worky pants in size enormous (who needs to diet, stat?) (who needs to stop saying things like "stat"?) (do Amy's Burritos count as dieting?), four new sweaters, three super extra-cute pairs of shoes and 96 old blouses that will have to do.

Jessica
Here are my new Jessica Simpson shoes, and I like how my old shoes are peeking at them with envy at the edge of this photo. They are supposed to be kind of beigy gold, but I wore them today and I think they are more pink. What WILL I find to go with them?

Hihosilver
I hope you're sitting down, but I picked up some silver metallic flats, too. Hey, they were on sale 30% off, and there is the tiniest scratch on the toe of one of them so I had them knock off an extra 10%. My, these are good pictures. I cannot TELL you how exhausted I was, after working on that statistics textbook all night then having to shop all day, so these are very, "Oh my God, I am so not in the mood to get my phone and photograph this" shots.

Spectcle
Finally, I got me some cream and black spectators, because you know I enjoy spectating.

I finished the @##$@&*%% statistics book, by the way, SIXTY-EIGHT HOURS later. That is not one of my exaggerated numbers. That is why I felt free to rack up $455 on my credit card. As soon as my check of pay comes from freelancing, I can pay that credit card right off.

And if new shoes and size-enormous pants weren't exciting enough, my friend Blanche sent me a Sephora gift certificate last week to say congratulations on the new job. Blanche is the cutest friend you could ever ask for. At any rate, I got me some Bobbi Brown lipstick, because that's my prerogative. It came in the mail today while I was toiling.

Bobbayyy
Won't you let me edit something for you? With my ram's horn hair? And my busy necklace/collar? Why did I combine those two items? I see now that it was a mistake.

Oh! Oh, oh oh oh! And I forgot to tell you the other exciting thing! I have been in the spare room lately, not to sound like The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and every time I'm in there, I keep thinking, You know, it sounds like baby birds out the window. And I keep looking out the window like an idiot and not seeing any nests and do you KNOW there is a nest RIGHT UNDER THE WINDOW that I was missing day after day?

June. Alert. Good with accessorizing. And ram horn hair.

Anyway, there is a CARDINAL'S NEST and it's RIGHT THERE, and I do not mean the pope or whomever is there with a tiny hat, but rather a red bird and his brown wife, and their tidy tidy nest and at least two fuzzy little birds who I can see clear as day. If there are more they are hidden by foliage, but those two are RIGHT THERE under the window!

Nestswear
Okay, like, see if you really really really look, you can see red in the middle of the picture? That is the dad cardinal.

I have to go because Marvin just showed up to deliver some legal papers. I asked if he had anything to say to the blog crowd but he said he did not. Hmph! Edsel is having hysterics at seeing his daddy.

Remind me to tell you about the scorpion that is under my corner cabinet. I have to go peel Edsel off Marvin.

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Author: June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

125 thoughts on “June works hard for the $”

  1. Sadie is learning more about dashes today than ever before. Can I end a sentence with before? says:

    Thanks, June. I actually had googled it earlier and whatever I read mentioned that an em dash could be represented by —, en dash by — and hyphen by – since some keyboards don’t have special keys for each.

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  2. Sadie is learning more about dashes today than ever before. Can I end a sentence with before? says:

    Thanks, June. I actually had googled it earlier and whatever I read mentioned that an em dash could be represented by —, en dash by — and hyphen by – since some keyboards don’t have special keys for each.

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  3. keyboard hyphen –
    em dash (alt 0151) —
    en dash (alt 0150) – looks like a hyphen to me
    and just for good measure, cents sign (alt 0162) ¢

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  4. Sadie - try holding down the alt key and using the numbers on the 10-key pad. It worked for me. says:

    — – – ¢
    If I keep reading this here bloggie thing I might git me an edukayshun.

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  5. Sadie - try holding down the alt key and using the numbers on the 10-key pad. It worked for me. says:

    — – – ¢
    If I keep reading this here bloggie thing I might git me an edukayshun.

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  6. Sadie - try holding down the alt key and using the numbers on the 10-key pad. It worked for me. says:

    — – – ¢
    If I keep reading this here bloggie thing I might git me an edukayshun.

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  7. © you can also use your character map. (Start and then type character map in the search field) Double click on the character you want to use →then copy and paste.

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  8. Hmmm, all those dashes look identical to me.

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  9. Nice spot for a nest, for all of you. Nice, too, that you don’t prune much or mama cardinal would have chirped ‘location, location, location’ to papa cardinal, and they’d be snugged in near someone else’s window with an unpruned bush/tree. But, snugrumples, don’t need much light in a spare bedroom. Nice shoes. And no, you were quite perceptive, cloth roses (hmm?) and purple bead collections don’t mix. Nice as solos though. You don’t need to worry about the calories, dear, when you drip personality like you do. My mother would say you have ‘spark’. High on her list.

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  10. The cent sign! Heavens to Betsy I’d love it if that one was just on the keyboard in the first place. Just scoot down the others and put it right next to the $ sign. I mean does anyone really use that little ^ anyway??

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  11. The cent sign! Heavens to Betsy I’d love it if that one was just on the keyboard in the first place. Just scoot down the others and put it right next to the $ sign. I mean does anyone really use that little ^ anyway??

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  12. The cent sign! Heavens to Betsy I’d love it if that one was just on the keyboard in the first place. Just scoot down the others and put it right next to the $ sign. I mean does anyone really use that little ^ anyway??

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  13. Oh dash it all I’m confused. Let me dash right out and get some pie. Cosmo slobbered on the dash board of the car. I need to go to the grocery to buy some Dash detergent. I liked Dash Riprock on the Flintstones.

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  14. go, girl! you’re showing off and setting a standard so high you’ll have to wear make-up everyday!
    you need some pearls with that pink. i’m seeing something vintage-y from etsy with lots of pearls and maybe some weird little romantic charms.
    please wear the pink shoes with your sweater so we can see how they look together. i’ll get “my gay” to wardrobe you up, if you like!
    or just fuck with the people at your office and wear pink everyday.

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  15. Dammit I missed the em dash conversation. Did anyone say it’s option-shift-hyphen for the em dash and option-hyphen for the en dash? What do PCs have instead of the option key? Is it the ALT key?
    I hate it when I miss punctuation discussions!
    Forlornly,
    Siren

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