That’s right guys, Hostess is going out of business. The company most known for Twinkies and Wonder Bread is soon to be no longer. Firing all 18,500 of their employees and selling their brand.
I just did a search on ebay for Twinkies and they are literally selling from $20 to $50 a box! A BOX! That’s 10 cute like cakes filled with creamy diabetes that will probably expire by December or January. If you don’t believe me, look for yourself.
I never really understood the fascination with Twinkies, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to check and see if any are still for sale in the shops around me…
Today, I was just going to be a reader. I just wanted to blog hop and participate in other peoples posts, see what’s going on in their lives, when I stumbled upon a blog called Beyond The Masquerade (Great blog name by the way. Wish I thought of it myself since it is way more fitting than my current blog name)
She’d written a post yesterday about quitting NaBloPoMo, which i’ve never heard of before. Then, of course, my curiosity got the best of me, so I looked it up. What is NoBloPoMo? It stands for National Blog Posting Month which you can read about it’s origins here on wisegeek.com
Anyway, back to my main reason for deciding to blog today… While reading her post, I thought that I could NEVER see myself accepting a challenge like that. But why? It shouldn’t be too hard to have something to say once a day right?
The difficult part for me would be the commitment of it all. And that word… at that time, just got me thinking. At first I thought, I’m not really a writer, so it wouldn’t make sense to join. But then it made me think about my life, how unorganized it is, how it isn’t really going anywhere. It made me think how I haven’t really made any meaningful commitments to anyone or anything, and it also makes me realize that maybe I’m not an interesting person at all, that maybe I don’t have anything special to offer…
Though I didn’t mean for this post to go spiraling down a drain of depression, I am going to publish it anyway. After all, this is my blog where I am supposed to be truthful and honest, right?. Such a contradiction of my life… truth and honesty. I haven’t been any of those things to myself or anyone else in a very long time, I hope one day I can change.
So I finally got in touch with my landlord and they are willing let me stay here and pay off my debt in installments, SCORE! But after doing the math, it’s gonna tak me like 5 or 6 months to pay it all off >.<
Which basically means I need to make some money and FAST. And the friggin holidays are coming up! Guess I’ll just be sending baked goods and greeting cards this year.
EDIT: Yeah… So I’m the idiot who thought this feature was like a voice-to-text sorta thing. *insert embarrassment*
I called my landlord this morning and had to leave a voicemail *sigh*
Basically I just asked if I could pay off my debt $1000 at a time and still have a place to live. It’s been 4 hours and still no call back. Should I be worried? Yeah… I thought so.
In other news! I just recently had an uber satisfied client send me a really sweet message this morning about a project I did for him. I am a voice over artist, well… I recently stumbled into it without any training at all so I’m not sure if I can actually call myself that just yet.. but anyway, here is what he had to say:
Allyson, your last audio file was perfect! Your voice conveyed both the “serious” and “sales pitch” messages I wanted conveyed with the narration.
As a former on-air reporter at ABC, I’m going to pay you an additional complement. I gave you a one-minute script and you returned an audio file that was exactly one minute in length. This is a difficult task to achieve for even the most seasoned broadcasters (I know because I’m a former seasoned broadcaster). :)
Man that is so great to read! Because I’d have never seen myself getting paid to read in a million years. Once I started, though, I always thought “wow I suck at this” but at the end of the day, it doesn’t always really matter what I think of my work, it’s what the client thinks, right? RIGHT!
I started writing a post talking ALL about my voice over gig but I’m not even sure I want to post it anymore, I’m so depressed about my current living situation *sigh* Let me not get into it, I really wanted to end this on a positive note. So here we go!
NYC is 62% BLUE BOOOYAHHHH!
I’m four thousand dollars behind in rent…. and I have 5 days before I’m evicted…. I hate borrowing money especially when I don’t deserve it. I feel really worthless right now, just when things were starting to get better too. I found a new source of income, but it’s a slow start. Hopefully everything will be okay. I guess we will know in 5 days.
I came home today, and saw that my whole room had been COMPLETELY switched around!
But then I realized that I was in the wrong apartment…..
*slowly backs away*