I had lunch with a friend from work and a friend of hers from who is a graphic designer for BAH. It was a yummy meal, great conversation, and (courtesy of Amy) I made an excellent contact! I am dying to work there and have been applying on and off since I graduated, so this will only help, I'm sure. He also has a t-shirt business and may be looking for freelance designers next summer. I am aware that things may not pay off immediately, but somewhere down the line, this will be useful!
I googled unemployment jokes today and was utterly disappointed. Sure, its not an ideal situation, but lets at least get some laughs out of it!
Unemployment lesson learned today: the gym is empty at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon.