||[Jan. 11th, 2005|07:12 pm]
The Question Club
Due to the fact that I have bills to pay off before I incur more for school past what I already have, I am doing two somewhat crazy things:
1. I am 25 and I moved in with my mom.
2. I took a telemarketing job.
I am getting so bored living here. It is a small town, not much to do, I have watched tv to death it seems, and I do knit and crochet, but since it is just my mom, and the house is 2400 square feet, it is a constant 60 degrees in the house, because her gas bill is expensive. (I offered to pay some of it, so she'd turn the damn heat up, but she refused, which is good for the bill situation.--oh, and we live in Iowa. Brrr.)
So I'm bored. And we work the same hours, and she is pesty enough and snoopy enough to be a pain. I'm on dialup and suffering, and would like ANY suggestions for things to do. (No cable either--if I want to really watch something, I have to walk a half block to my brother and sister-in-law's house.)
I haven't lived in the area for five years, and any friends I do have around here are in the nearby large town (half hour away, and one is actually moving! *tear* but her husband got a good job, so I am happy for her) and most of my new coworkers are complete idiots, so not a lot of luck there.
Well, since I mentioned it...I'm working at a calling center that makes business calls, outbound, during the day. Today was my second day, and I am so much smarter than 95% of these people. It's sad. I am smart, and I want to go back to school this summer, but so many people I say that to are like, "oh, I said that." I don't want to get sucked in and trapped!
Also, the calls randomly pop up on the computer, fairly fast paced, but there is usually some down time inbetween. One of the girls I sat in on while monitoring suggested getting something to keep my hands busy. Any suggestions? I guess that's the thing--is there anything I can do to keep tedium away, in very little time, and keep my intelligence level up? I am also worried I will forget a lot of my French (I'm hoping to be a language studies major when I get to a four year college) and I can't read or look at anything, only thing I thought of was writing words down or something.
Anyway...help! My life has gotten very boring, and very tedious, and I just am about to scream. I already cried a little, particularly because the sweet conviencence store job that was 3-1 four days a week hasn't called back. *tear*
Sorry to blather on...but I want some advice, suggestions anything!