Tuesday, July 13, 2010

They Just Keep Sucking Me Back In...

Voice Inside Jen's Head: Pretty much done with this whole owning my own law firm thing. I'm ready for the next thing and don't want to spend what little brain energy I have on marketing and accounting. Instead I shall spend this energy on reading up on aid programs and meeting people who are already doing the work.

Random guy at the restaurant where I work: You're a lawyer? Really? I'm working on starting my own company and already developed a robotic prototype. Could you do the business filings?

Jen: Sure, let's meet up next week and talk numbers. I can definitely help.

Random guy number 2 at the restaurant where I work
: You're a lawyer? Really? I'm starting up an import business, could you prepare two trademark applications for the start up?

Jen: Sure, sounds exciting. I can definitely help.

Voice Inside Jen's head: $$ cha-ching, cha-ching $$. I shall stash away the money that I charge for these services so that I can pay my expenses in a few months when I volunteer for an aid agency.

Now, to just get paid....

Oh, also, for those of you following this blog (and by "all" I mean my mom) Kate has requested a correction to the Salsa post. Apparently I forgot to mention that in addition to the two bottles of wine, pizza and french fires we also consumed an order of fried calamari (oh, and the blueberry beer). I'm glad we got that all straightened out.

Good Day.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

My Girlie Magazine Horoscope Says....And a Note on Microloans

Obviously this means that within the next 20 or so days I will do something ridiculous that will ultimately land me the job of my dreams. I don't know why people read anything other than SELF and other girlie magazines. They make me feel like I am eating healthy, exercising and finding my dream job without any real effort. YYYYAAAAYYYY.

On a completely unrelated note to my horoscope, I am writing this blog whilst waiting for a phone call from a woman that works with microfinancing and microloans. Other than the ridiculously groovy sounding names, these economic and finance ideas are friggin amazing. The entire process is based on improving people's lives in third world countries by providing small entrepreneurial business loans. These loans are then used by small communities to start and run their own businesses with the goal of self sufficiency. I have to say, one of the most frustrating things I've found about the non profit world is a lack of business/administrative knowledge. I am intrigued!