Input this

25 Aug

So if I thought my temp job last week was boring, I was sorely mistaken.

This one is the mother of all boring jobs and it’s all due to two works:

Data entry


Sure, I can type and have input data before but I never knew how redundant it can be. Also, I didn’t know how lazy teenagers are these days. I am inputting information from seminars held for high school students who are interested in going into the legal profession. They fill out surveys at the end of their visit and reading their handwriting is impossible and some of their answers, well, how about I just show you.

Exhibit A:

When I first read this, I thought maybe the girl was just being cute.I mean, she interested in being a lawyer so she can’t be serious, right?

But then I read on

Oi vey but props to her for saying she wants better food especially since I could sympathize with her since this was my lunch

Exhibit B:

What’s up with these kids not wanting to walk anywhere? They were on a gorgeous Ivy League campus and a majority of the answers are them complaining about them having to walk everywhere. Really? Killing me softly I tell you. At least some of their answers are entertaining-one of the boys left his twitter name on his survey and I so wanted to log on and follow him but I resisted temptation. Another boy was talking about how he was bummed that he couldn’t get into the girls dorms after 10pm—bad boy there. Other answers were quite heart warming, 99% of the surveys talked about how the best part of the seminar was making new friends from across the country who they would have never met other wise.

I was supposed to work 10 to 5pm but the power went out at 1pm so the other temp and I sat around in the dark with the rest of the office since we didn’t know what to do. Everyone is friendly enough but not going out of their way to be nice and they aren’t too chatty so starting a conversation with them was out of the question. Personally, I wanted to start singing kumbaya but I didn’t want to show off in front of strangers. Plus why not just sit there and play on my phone? I’m getting paid for it right? So that’s what we did until our supervisor told us we might as well go home since the didn’t know when the power would be back on. I got four hours of pay for three hours of work so I really can’t complain.

So I went home and I was completely beat….just after four hours…what is wrong with me?? I came home to a nice surprise though, some Warrior Crunch that I won over on Meals and Moves!

I made pizza last night with the last of my Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix and leftover sausage and peppers.

I decided to spice it up by adding Trader Joe’s Roasted Red Pepper Spread instead of pizza sauce


What a great pizza! I still have a good portion of the spread left and I know what I will be using it for next.

You all remember when I tried Gardein’s Beefless Tips and they were horrid? Apparently, I didn’t learn my lesson because I had this tonight for dinner

Moo Moo’s Vegetarian Cuisine Poblano Chick (Pea) Patties. Once again, I got bit by the curiosity bug when I saw this on sale at Winn Dixie. I’ve had chickpeas in the past whether it be in salads, burgers and falafel and love all things hummus so I thought these would be delicious. Plus I loved the irony of the company’s name. You can heat these up in the oven or microwave and being famished from a long day of data entry, microwave it was.

The moment of truth came and I should have known how it was going to pan out by the smell of it. It smelled exactly like a Lean Cuisine entrée, which to me, is one of the most disgusting smells. It reminds me of plastic veggies sprinkled with potpourri for some reason. But I took it out of the microwave and carried it on and placed it on my plate


It didn’t look anything like the picture (shocker) It reminded me of an undercooked, over sized snicker doodle covered in corn chunks. Need I say more? Two bites in, I slide it off my plate and even the dogs didn’t want anything to do with it.

That’s when you know it’s bad. No more vegetarian friendly dishes for me, unless, it’s Morningstar of course but Morningstar never disappoints. I have no real reason to buy these since clearly I am a carnivore but I love all the creative things that companies have in place of meat dishes. I’m a sucker for creativity I tell you.

Thank God my dad made shrimp and scallops.

21 Responses to “Input this”

  1. christinaorso August 25, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    this post was gurrate. haha!! i need to be on the lookout for those chickpea patties. i’m obsesssssssssed with chickpeas.

  2. Kace August 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    I teach those children.


  3. Amanda August 25, 2011 at 10:16 pm #

    I taught kids like that. Dude. No thank you. Learn how to spell please.

    I am dying at your description of the chickpea patties. HORRIBLE!

  4. Rach @ This Italian Family August 25, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    Ooh your pizza looks good! But then I’m kind of a pizza addict, haha!

    I used to work in the admission’s office at my university and it was amazing what high school seniors would send in on applications. But on the bright side, it does keep things interesting, haha!

  5. Alex August 26, 2011 at 4:20 am #


    That pizza looks flippin amazing!

    And I feel you on the Data Entry. I used to to Data Entry for Eastwood Insurance. You remember…the insurance commercials with the cowboy…THAT Eastwood. I hated that Data Entry job so much that I put my two week’s notice in, ON THE SAME DAY AS MY 1-YEAR REVIEW.

    Data entry and telemarketing…it’s not for everyone.

    – A

  6. Amy @ Second City Randomness August 26, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    I think I complained often about walking all over campus when I was in college, too. Now I WISH I could do that.

    Always wanting what I can’t have… grrr!

  7. livelaughloveandrun August 26, 2011 at 7:48 am #

    Those answers are hilarious (and sad at the same time)! My mom is an English teacher and one of the first things that she tells her students is that gonna, hafta, wanna, lol, and haha are not words.

  8. Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy August 26, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    That damn moo moo’s!!! I had the worst frozen gnocchi of there’s the other day and I’m still bitter about it.

  9. Shannon August 26, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    oh to be in hs again and have those types of “problems”. sure would be gurrate! anyway, what a bummer those poblano chickpea patties sucked… they sounded promising! awesome idea using the eggplant spread on pizza… ive bought that stuff before and couldnt figure out what to do with it other than spread in on bread and make a panini!

  10. diana@mymarblerye August 26, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    yeah some veggie stuff sucks…cedarlane makes good stuff though. Anyways data entry? Isn’t it sad that although you can leave when you want (temp job), to some people it’s their REAL job?

  11. leashieloo August 26, 2011 at 9:16 am #

    Oh god. These kids today slay me, gurate-ly. And I feel you on the data entry, I had a gig like that where that was part of my job for a good year. It was mind-numbing, but at least it’s temporary!

  12. Carly August 26, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    You have recently taught me that all temp jobs suck. Ha!

  13. BikiniBy30 August 26, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Agreed. Processed, store baought meatless “food” is rarely great. I don’t eat it often. I protein up on beans, tofu (which is processed but not the same) and whole grains and I get all of my needed grams! I make my own seitan roasts when I crave “meatiness” or make a dish with lots of portabellas. When you live near a Trader Joe’s again, their Vegatable Massala Burgers are so good!!

  14. Caitlin @ The Caitie Experiment August 26, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    HA! I was JUST on the T (Boston subway/trolley) this morning thinking, “I should market a line of tshirts that say, ‘I paid $45k a year so I didn’t have to walk 3 blocks — Boston University Class of 2015′”. BU has not one, not two, but THREE stops smack in the middle of their campus, plus two more that are within sight of the BU stops. Every time I see some little 18 year old in booty shorts get on at one and off three blocks later, I have an overwhelming urge to kick her. How does she expect to work off all those Twisted Teas if she can’t walk her ass two measly blocks?! (Seriously though, the reason I didn’t gain the Freshman 15 is because my school sequestered the majority of freshman at the bottom of a hill 2/3 of a mile from the academic buildings…. and I had a killer booty by the time I went home!).

  15. OliePants August 26, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    One of my biggest pet peaves is incorrect spelling of normal, easy words. Eek. I can understand a misspell here and there, but geez – what happened to the education system for that kid?

  16. LittleMissVix August 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    Wow data entry is snooze worthy, and you also have to deal with forms like that! You poor thing – just thnk of the money 🙂

  17. Erin August 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    I did data entry for 2 days in college once. I ate TONS of warheads to keep me awake and at the end of the day my tongue was ruined. Fortunately I found another job and didn’t have to make that work. BOOOO. Awful!

    Sorry you aren’t enjoying the frozen meals. Some can be…odd.

    PS. I don’t even understand the word that is supposed to be there. Does that mean I have officially moved past cool age?!

  18. Sara@runninginpinkproject August 26, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    I love that you are trying all of this random food that you found on sale. I TOTALLY do the same thing. It never ends well. 😀

  19. lookingupwhileslimmingdown August 27, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    That pizza looks Guuurate. What does that girl think she’s Tony the Tiger?? So is this data entry worse than the job you had to do for me looking at 1000 kids websites? 🙂 Sorry I didn’t get a chance to call you back today. I was busy hurricane proofing while you were hanging at the pool. So jealous. Call you soon!

  20. Katie @ Legally Fit August 28, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    Those answers are too funny. Sad though. Kids these days! I need to get some of that TJs eggplant sauce- it looks awesome!

  21. Monique August 29, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Im sad, none of these photos loaded for me. 😦
    I am itching to write – cant wait till my swtich is complete.
    Amys makes great veggie food. the brown rice and veggie bowl is crack! seriouslY!

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