Good News Monday

30 Apr

I love Mondays.

Wait, scratch that.  I love *this* Monday.  Most Mondays I feel like this:

That's the same look I have when I wake up one minute before my alarm goes off... and again 2 seconds after the alarm goes off.

Why do I love this Monday, you ask?  Well, it’s because I have lots of good news to share.

First, because of the completely overwhelming reaction to Thursday’s Things Video Game Customers Say, I’ve started a Tumblr to share more of the gems I hear each day at work.  You can follow it at http://videogamecustomers.tumblr.com/.  Go share it with your friends.  Be glad you don’t have my job.

Second, and in a wonderful juxtaposition of timing, I’m getting a raise!  That’s right- I am going to be paid more money for each hour of work, effective May 5th.  This is because the aforementioned video game store thinks that I do a pretty good job. No word yet on exactly how much the raise will be, or if they’ve figured out that I’m the one behind that viral post, but until reality sets in I’m going to enjoy the glow of potentially increased income levels.

Third, I’ve got two new books in my hands.  Well, not at this exact moment, since that would make typing difficult, but they are sitting right next to me right now.  I’ve spent the last two weekends babysitting for various adorable children, and the proceeds have been put to good use.  I picked up Insurgent by Veronica Roth, and City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare.  Insurgent was everything I’d hoped it would be, and more.  City of Lost Souls is staring at me, waiting for the work day to end so that we can curl up together.  Both are long-awaited sequels to two excellent dystopian YA series, and my favorite series (serieses? seriesi?) since Harry Potter.

Third part B, some of you out there may be up on book release dates.  Let’s play it cool that I have both books before their official release dates, ok?  (Insurgent comes out tomorrow, and City of Lost Souls releases May 8th.)  My local bookstore doesn’t seem to understand/care about street dates, and I kind of love that about them.  I paid full price for the books, I just did so a bit early…I call it a bonus for being a loyal reader (and preordering both books months ago).

Finally on the financial front, my budget for May looks pretty good.  After a long month of trying to track down late paychecks, everything has arrived safe and sound.  I did very well in April, earning about $2,700 between my five jobs.  (For reference, my January income was just under $2,000.  This is a very nice improvement.)  An increase in hours at several jobs, while super stress-inducing at times, has certainly paid off.  It’s also taught me quite a bit about time management and priorities.  I’m no where near perfect on either of those, and I still have days where I just want to get in my car and drive away from it all, but it is getting better.

So there you have why I love this Monday.  The sun is out, the birds are singing, the woodpecker that is courting my chimney is nowhere to be found, there is money in my pocket, and the city workers with chainsaws have finally finished their work.  All is quiet and calm, for now.

Let’s see how long it lasts.

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If you have good news this Monday, why not share it?  Leave me a comment below and let’s all celebrate together!

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2 Responses to “Good News Monday”

  1. yourlifeforless May 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    I have good news! My wife and I recently found out that we’re having a baby in November! We’re busy reading everything we can about how to be good parents 🙂

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