Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Boring Tuesday

Last night T and I treated ourselves to fancy dinner. We got a gift certificate from my parents about a year and a half ago, and finally went to have the dinner. It was at Blue Ginger which is owned by one of those famous chefs, Ming Tsai. I had the lobster. I can honestly say that I think it was one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten. It had tons of black pepper and garlic, and it brought out the lobster flavor just wonderfully. It was one of those dishes that you take a bite and are just giddy with happiness each time you bring the fork to your mouth. T loves it when I do that. Good food can just make me so happy sometimes. For dessert I had a little cheesecake with bing cherry sorbet. That was wonderful, too. And we had sake. And some delicious spring rolls. We relaxed. We chatted. T had the Alaskan Butterfish. It was delicate and lovely. It was a wonderful dinner. We had a nice time. That is our goal, to have a nice time sometimes.

I'm trying to create a website where I can sell my hats and some other things I've made that I don't have any use for. I'm thinking of selling the hats for $15 or $20 plus shipping. T even bought a domain for me. I'm working on the pages, but I don't really know how all this web stuff works. I suppose it's maybe some good job training to set all of this stuff up. I think maybe I'll set up an eB@y store with a link back to my site.

Here are some hats:


Right now I'm focusing on knitting a vest for myself, though. I'm a very selfish knitter. Oh, and I'm finishing the blanket I crocheted for our living room. Hm, still selfish.

There's absolutely nothing going on in the job front right now. I'm calling the temp agencies and mailing out my resume, but I'm not even getting nibbles. I'm mostly overqualified for all the jobs I feel like having right now. I wonder if that's why things look so bleak. The coffee shop didn't even call me back. I suppose I could go back and talk to the manager again about a job, but I just don't feel like it. I don't want to work evenings or weekends. I just want a nice little office manager job somewhere.

So here I sit, drinking a decaf americano, playing on the computer.

13 comments:

niobe said...

It really sucks about the job issues. It's always hard to find a new job, especially one that you'll be somewhat happy with.

The hats are teh cute. I mean, they are *absolutely* adorable. Do they come in different sizes?

Nearlydawn said...

I will be glad to buy all 3 - if you really want to sell them, that is! I LOVE having handmade baby gifts!!!

I envy your knitting abilities... The hats looks so great!

I can crochet, but I'm bad at following patterns. With that knowledge I have resisted the urge try to pickup knitting. :)

orodemniades said...

Love the hats! Someday I'm gonna get me a Jayne hat...

Erin said...

Those hats are so cute! I haven't shopped around much for tiny adorable hats, but something tells me you could charge more than $20 for them! Super cute. Good luck with the website! I played around with designing websites a while back and this book was SO helpful. Really easy to use and give you everything you need to get started.

http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Web-Design-Beginners-Graphics/dp/0596004842/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/102-0654115-6076137?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1190744762&sr=8-2

And I'm so jealous of your dinner last night. I love Ming Tsai and that lobster sounds amazing. I'm glad you're making a goal to enjoy yourselves more.

ultimatejourney said...

I've always wanted to try Blue Ginger. I actually asked for a gift certificate for my bday, but I didn't get it.

The hats are truly adorable. Are they wool? Maybe it's good to have some time away from having a formal job so you can get a craft business started instead (or in addition or whatever). Good luck getting things set up!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

I love the hats!! My mom has been trying to learn to knit for about a year and she wants to attempt that straberry hat. You have a customer here!!!

furrow said...

Came over here from nearlydawn's site. Love, love, love the hats! I'm a crocheter who failed at learning to knit.

megan said...

first of all, i'm so sorry to read about your negative...it just sucks. i'm sorry.

looking for a job is so difficult. it's just hard in so many ways. i hope you find something suitable soon.

your hats are gorgeous. i often dream of just getting paid to knit....i'm like you though in that i'm a selfish knitter. i'd probably have a hard time parting with things. . .

wishing you the best of luck, Rachel...in the job hunt and everything else.

mary ellen said...

Cute hats! :-) Glad that you and T had a nice dinner out!

My Reality said...

I am in love with the hats! I can't wait until I actually need a baby hat, then I am heading to your new store. The strawberry hat is precious! They all are.

Sara said...

I LOVE the hats. Are they adult sizes or kid sizes? Either way, get that business going asap girl! I want to place my holiday orders NOW!

Anonymous said...

Cute hats! I'm working on a hat right now but since I'm a beginner, I've had to rip it out and start over again. So frustrating.

Good luck on the job front.

Erica

daisychain said...

Cutest damn hats EVER!
Daisy