Much To My Delight

Much To My Delight


Jenn and Kim’s Day Off

You may remember a few weeks ago I mentioned that my agency was closing. Yesterday was my first official day of unemployment. My co-worker Kim (Kimmy, Kimmy-Pie) was in the same boat, so we begrudgingly spent another day together even though we were no longer forced to by our employer.

Ugh, being unemployed is so miserable.
We were feeling so low and crummy that we slumped down in big wicker chairs and ordered two glasses of sangria by the water in Battery Park City. We were a sad sight to behold, let me tell you.
And by two glasses, I really mean a whole pitcher. We really were distraught.
Man, could I look more sad and pitiful?
That’s nothing. Look at this sad sack. 

Then the waiter came by, saw our distress, and forced us to finish a huge plate of hideously cheesy nachos. What a sadist.

Kim put on a brave face. She was crying two seconds before kicking her leg back in forced merriment.

It hurts to see myself this way, using a railing to hold myself up from crumpling on the floor in tears. Bless you railing. You saved the day.

After three hours of sitting on a breezy patio, we forced ourselves to kick back on a riverfront bench for two more. The view was horrible. Truly lackluster.

Ugh, I can barely look at it. It offends me.
 The sun finally set on our miserable, horrible, very no good day. Thank God that’s over!

Jenn P.

30-something psychotherapist. Loves cooking, hosting parties, exploring new places. Texan by birth. New Yorker by choice. Likes to tell little stories. Pull up a chair; I'll tell you one.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17585145114316931037 The Townhouselady
    Long time reader first time commenter… I was literally laughing out loud. GREAT post. Hopefully you’ll get to enjoy many more “tragic” days like this one before you’re forced back into the trenches. Best- THL
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16485566934292633170 This Bridge
    “It offends me” – HA!! Love it!
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09215514408102098662 ag.
    I think I would love to be unemployed if this is what it looks like! GREAT post…and as always, great photos, too!
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01147344578518296814 Lauren Zabaneh
    I laughed all the way through this! (not unusual for your posts:) You crack me up. And that did look like a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. YUCK! (and by that I mean that horrible, make you feel so sad sangria! YUMMERS.) Love you, girl.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07313400714301291801 gabrielle
    really, unemployment looks better and better everyday.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04363619895070735473 Whit
    Unemployment looks good on you! Also, I dream of seeing those sites someday. I’ll just be living vicariously through your blog for the next few years, if that’s ok.
  • Kim Thiessen
    hahaha love the pictures, but I look terrible in the one of us
  • http://www.vmacandcheese.com/ victoria | vmac+cheese
    AWFUL. You poor thing! In other news, your smile is looking fab! When did you get your aligners off? (I have about a month left and CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!)
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12175305622018784629 Erin
    I want those Nacho’s now. They look like the perfect thing to drown your sorrows in!
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03639988823571635034 Jennifer
    You both are gorgeous and looked like you were drowning in your sorrows. Not! ;)
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02289248042627599850 Christina @ This Woman Cooks!
    Ah yes unemployment isn’t all that bad now is it? ;) I loved your comment on my blog, I’m feeling the exact same way! Excited for the pumpkin lattes, the leaves…not so much the sweaters (yet) but there’s just something so magical about fall. Hope you enjoy what’s left of the summer!
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09029654962963124705 dwidlebug
    Stumbling upon your blog for the first time, enjoy my reading here and pictures are so funny! also I hop you find the job soon, and keep smiling:)
    Cheers,
    Dwiana
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14978978261098754954 Angie’s Recipes
    When one door closes, another opens….you two look happily unemployed ;-) Cheers,
    Angie
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14789861707977033486 Cammila Albertson
    Haha I love it! Clearly, you guys are smart, clever, fun, and gorgeous — I have a feeling you’re gonna land on your feet. ;)
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05179838289046469156 Style Journey
    Oh my gosh! At least you can find humour in being unemployed. Hopefully you both will be employed soon! Sometimes I wish I didn’t have to work so I could enjoy all the fun things and travel, but then I wouldn’t have any money! Heather
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05781200971356581090 Kerri
    Looking for the “like” button …
  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com/ Monet
    Gosh…you two are gorgeous, first off. Secondly (and most importantly) you are obviously smart and talented. Enjoy your day of relaxation while you can…you will be hired ASAP! Thank you for sharing this delicious treat. I’m enjoying your pictures and your words with a cup of coffee in my hands and rolls rising on the counter. Hugs and love from Austin!
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17474285938941511637 Shannon
    I’d advise you to, first thing Monday morning, head over to the unemployment office and sign your ass up. It obviously agrees with you, as much as you try to tell us differently. Ha. Seriously, you do know that you just lived pretty much the perfect day, right? I live for sangria and nachos. And being unemployed.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09149781315469755878 Much to My Delight
    Please note: Kim and I have already been hired (at the same agency!) and have the next few weeks to play. Results are not typical:)
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15469807881897293379 Lynne
    So funny! Good luck at your new job!
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12505444655040656140 alison@MyLittleHappyPlace
    I think those nachos made my ass grow an inch! Wish I had such lousy days! ;) Good luck w/ the new agency!
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02860428306713379828 Lori ann
    oh to be young unemployed (temporarily) and gorgeous in nyc. sigh. i hope you have a few (many) more sad days like these. x
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06206773722688910705 jackie fo
    Bahahahaaaaa…love it! Enjoy your time off :)
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02659751063643621817 YONKS
    LMAO!
    Dianne :-)
    YONKS
  • Anonymous
    Oh my god you made my day!!!