Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pay the Lady

Today, I did my first focus group. Because of the confidentiality agreement, I can't disclose what it was for, but I can say that I did really well. It did, indeed, take the full hour. And I'm glad to say that my limited, but factual, tech knowledge really came in handy. Not only did I surprise the interviewer who was with me, but after we were done and I was waiting for my check, one of the focus group panelists came out of the "secret" room to thank me personally and say that my suggestions on the user interface of the thing I was reviewing were really creative and they're really excited about trying out one of them!!! I really want to say, but I won't. Part of the rules, of course. I was really proud of myself, because it was a pretty damn good idea.

They handed me the check and I deposited the money, and then I went home and paid my cell phone bill. Exciting shit, right?

Guess what, though? Now that my cell phone bill is paid, I have more money for my trip to VA the end of this month. How you like them apples?

It's a relatively slow month for cakes, but it free's up a lot of my time for these other things. I'm actually going out of state this month and all the way to the west coast next month. If things keep up, then I could be packing boxes by the end of summer. I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope that my decisions are well thought out and that the circumstances out of my control will lead me towards a more adventurous path.

Do you ever have that feeling like something or someone is waiting for you around the corner just beyond your view? I feel like that now. I have a lot more work to do before I can put my feet up and rest, but I want to be prepared for whatever's in store.

At the very least, my cell phone bill is paid. Gotta love it!


  1. That's awesome! I've been super depressed lately, sleeping a lot. I'm glad things are turning up for you. I've bummed lately but I know things will get better for me. At least I have a great support system. ;)

    1. Why are you bummed? What's going on?

    2. I'm just depressed. I'm sad about my brother being in jail until October, my school situation, and I miss my nieces and nephew. I just feel bad that they have to live life without their daddy. Poor kids. Plus I'm not having any luck finding work. I'm just... meh. I wish I'd have ways to help everyone. I'd like some money, too. Yeah, money. Some of that might be awesome too. ;)