Despite my husband leaving today for another TDY, I had a great day. I spent some time with a friend, who also did me a huge favor in watching my children today and making me dinner. I finally discovered “Gossip Girl” and why everyone loves it – why did I not jump on this trend sooner? It’s like a shorter version of “Cruel Intentions.” I had a great day with my girls, who were cooperative. But I had three extremely good things happen to me today:
1) I found out that I was accepted for a job today! Nothing too exciting, just a position at the coffee bar here. But it is a job, and for that I am extremely grateful.
2) I also found out that I was accepted as an online tutor, which is a paying position. I have been trying to get into this program since July. This would allow me to make a little extra cash while tutoring from my computer, and the extra cash will come in handy for my $42,000+ student loan debt that is coming soon. I hope to be tutoring in English/Essay Writing. Might as well put that English degree to good use, right?
3) Today, Alex Trebek from Jeopardy came to the local area to do a meet-and-greet and for a contest search. Not only did I meet him, but I also tried out for the show (Sidebar: he is exactly in person like he is on TV). Andy had heard about this event almost a month ago and really wanted to try out, but he could not go today since he had to leave. I went in his place and had an autograph made out to him. But I also took the first test to be a contestant, and I passed! I had to go back later today to take another test, and unfortunately I was not accepted for the third round. Despite that, I was so proud of myself and happy that I did this. It was very challenging, and I was extremely nervous. According to Mr. Trebek, many people do not pass the first test as I did (now if he said that to make all of us feel better, I do not know – I’m choosing to believe him!). The second test is 50 random questions, each from a different category. I have never felt more dumb in my entire life, although I know I aced some of them. I can now say that I have tried out for a game show – wish I could say I made it, but I’ll take what I can get. It really made me want to try again someday!
For a Tuesday, that is pretty good. I hope yours was just as great. If any one of these things had happened to me one day at a time, I would have been happy. But all in one day! That makes it fantastic! Here’s hoping that your Tuesday was awesome, too – and if nothing else, it’s only 22 days until Halloween!