Saturday, December 27, 2008

Feeling Old

I am 23 years old. Actually, 23 and a half. When did I get so old? My God. Everyone knows that 21 is the last exciting birthday, but what they don't tell you is that after 21, there are certain expectations. Marriage, babies, grown-up jobs. I feel like I'm back to 18. Unemployed (AGAIN!), living with mom... I feel a new year's resolution coming on. Maybe a few of them. As cheesy as it may sound, I think I just need to do a little more living. You know, grab life by the balls. I'll work on that.

My Christmas was nice. It sucked being sick on Christmas, but it didn't ruin the day. I feel bad for not sending out cards, but life got in the way. We sent out our family cards, but I didn't get to the personal ones. Shucks.

Does anyone want to go ice skating?


Monday, December 22, 2008

I'm back!

I'm back living with my mom and I am so tired of moving. I'm not doing it anymore. Anyway, there some advantages and disadvantages to being back...

-Obviously, family and friends.
-Lu's Pizza!
-More jobs

-Nothing is open 24 hours in town! I have to drive 10 minutes if I want to buy anything after midnight. I'll have to get back on a normal schedule.

There are, of course, more advantages and disadvantages, but those are the ones that really matter.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go take some cold medicine and have a beer.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

We've Moved.

Sunday was our very last day in our old apartment. We are officially moved. I don't have much to say about it except that I am very tired and sore and I do not look forward to sorting through the large assortment of boxes and bags in our new living room.

Anna is gone. She went to live on a farm. (Seriously, she's living with Pat's manager out in the country. Not "live on a farm" as in the farm in heaven.) It's strange and I know Pat and Ethan are upset about it, which I completely understand, but I can't help but be excited about the lack of dog hair and smell in the new place. After cleaning the old apartment Sunday, I have decided that I never want a dog again. I might consider a bald dog. Maybe.

Work is going well. It's weird to see my checking account stay relatively even instead of continuing on a downward slope. It's nice.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

I've been in gung-ho knit mode lately (I wonder what causes these changes in the level of obsession.) and had a big photo shoot the other night. The funny thing is that a lot of these projects feel very new and it's hard to remember what I was knitting before. I guess the blue sock, but I feel like I put that down ages ago. And there were booties and two baby hats (which I did not get pictures of before gifting them – ugh!). I guess the MS4 started (and ended) earlier than I thought it did. I vaguely remember ceremoniously putting that one away when I was invited to two baby showers on the same day.

I think now we're at a point where any knitting until Dec 25th will be for other people, which means blue socks and MS4 stay on hold.

Ali's fingerless gloves are finished! Check!

Skip's sweater is still coming along. Good TV knitting. (How did I never notice that Skip is a giant, giant person?

Next up are Grandpa's socks. I've decided he needs some alpaca socks to get him through the cold winter. He's a giant, giant person, too, but I'm holding on to the hope that I can get these done by Christmas. I just need these socks and Skip's sweater.

And maybe a cape for Grandma…

Just a small one…


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

28 Days

I got the movie 28 Days from the library and watched it this morning. I saw it a long time ago and remembered liking it a lot. What I forgot was how horrifyingly depressing it was. Yes, there are cute funny parts, but overall it's pretty much a bummer.

And, to make it worse, it's very triggering to someone who recently quit smoking. They smoke constantly! And I think it just proves that smoking is not that bad for you. They're trying to get these people off drugs and alcohol, but they don't seem to frown upon smoking.

I should have put a patch on today. Now I'll just have to snack on chocolate all night. Gosh darn it.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Oh, that's real butter!

I have a job at Meijer and I haven't been smoking for a week and a half. Go me. I also have a cold, but that's less of a 'go me' situation.

How've you been?

(The title to this post is a line from a Strangers with Candy and it's one of my favorite parts. I think the delivery is the funny part though.)


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hooray for me!

Things are awesome. I had an interview yesterday and I have another one tomorrow. Yesterday was Walmart for a third shift job in the electronics dept. Tomorrow is for a job in the photo lab at Meijer. So, no, not dream jobs, but I really don't care. I want very much to be working again and very soon I will be! There's even a chance I could do both, but I'd prefer Meijer. I don't know how I feel about the third shift.

Plus, we're looking for a new place, which is fun. And I'm looking into classes for January. All in all, I'm feeling very productive. Well, kind of. I should really finish the dishes. That's the less fun kind of productive, though.

And now, to spice up the ol' life updates, I've decided to add a picture to each of my posts. I'm going to try to take more pictures from now on. They may not pertain to the subject matter of my ramblings, but pictures are fun.

(Ethan swimming at our aunt and uncle's house.)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

What I did on my autumn vacation.

This past weekend Skip and I went to Detroit to celebrate his birthday. Celebrations included:

Beers with Joe C

A puppy

A Pegasus

Whatever the hell this is

Thai food

Wild creatures at the zoo

Less wild creatures at the zoo

And a very classy hotel room.

Twas a good weekend.

Monday, October 6, 2008


I've been looking into knitting patterns for willy warmers. I think it would be funny to make one for... oh, I don't know... a special fella in my life. I have no doubt that I would be scoffed at and that special fella would never try it on, much less use it. But I could try. I just have some rhetorical questions about willy warmers.

1. Are there actually men who use them?
2. Do the willies really get chilly? Like your fingers and toes do?
3. When knitting a willy warmer for someone, do you do any measuring?

Again, these are rhetorical questions since I doubt anyone who would read this would have any answers for me. Except for maybe number 2. Gents, feel free to offer expertise.

Next week, we'll discuss male thongs. Stay tuned.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

My life, a summary.

Still no job. I've been up for a job for about a month but there have been complications and delays like whoa, so I have no hopes up. I've put in more applications... It's hard to even make an effort anymore. But, since I kind of have to, I'll keep on trying. Pat always suggests I try Fantasy Land in Tiffin. I could do some dancing...

I made a trip up to the yarn store in Perrysburg Tuesday night. They have a knit night on Tuesdays and I figured I'd go check it out. Well, I got up there about an hour after I left (did you know you're supposed to look up directions before you leave and not call your sister from the road, asking her to look them up for you?) and when I arrived, I found what looked to be about 30 ladies crammed onto the porch of the place. I was terrified. After several panicked calls to Jenny, I made my way up. I didn't stay to knit, just shopped. But I had to walk through the sea of knitting women to get in, so I'm proud. The store was awesome and I bought some very nice yarn. And I plan to go back for the knit night. But not this Tuesday. Guess why. No, guess.

Anniversary! Yay! (I'm allowed to get excited - it's a wonder we haven't smacked each other to death.)


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bored. And stuff.

The job situation is looking up. I have one prospect (I interviewed, they ran a background check and they're now checking references) and an interview somewhere else Tuesday. It kind of stinks because I would totally want the second job except that it's part time. It's a cashier in the Bursar's Office at Owens Community College. It would be cool and I would probably meet more people in my age group, but if I get offered the full time job (at Checksmart), I'll have to take it. I gotta get paid.

I'm going kind of crazy with the knitting. I need to start scrapbooking again to balance it out and to keep me from... well, from going more crazy. I have these wonderful fantasies of having my own yarn shop. But it would be a cool yarn shop. Like a cafe/yarn shop. Or yarn and chocolate. Yarn, chocolate and coffee (and tea for the gentler souls). That would be heaven. Oh! And there could be cats!

Not to sound mean, but I hate living with a dog. It's not so much that I hate the dog, because I really don't. It's just that I'm not a dog person. I am a cat person. So, living with a dog and without a cat is absolute crap. Tonight, Anna got sick and threw up several times. The piles of throw up were bigger than a cat. Now why would anyone put themselves into a situation where they have to deal with that?


I'm bored...


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ali's Headband Pattern

I have designed my first (super simple) pattern. It's a starting point anyway.

Lion Brand Cotton-Ease, color Snow
(Or any comparable weight yarn.)

US 6 Straight needles
Cable needle
Yarn needle

(I personally don't see gauge being an issue on this project...)

Cast on 14 sts

Row 1: K1, P1, K1, P2, K4, P2, K1, P1, K1
Row 2: K1, P1, K1, K2, P4, K2, K1, P1, K1
Row 3: K1, P1, K1, P2, K4, P2, K1, P1, K1
Row 4: K1, P1, K1, K2, P4, K2, K1, P1, K1
Row 5: K1, P1, K1, P2, K4, P2, K1, P1, K1
Row 6: K1, P1, K1, K2, P4, K2, K1, P1, K1
Row 7: K1, P1, K1, P2, C4F, P2, K1, P1, K1

Repeat rows 1-7 sixteen times or until it fits your head. End with rows 1-6.

BO and leave a length of yarn to sew together ends with yarn needle.

(If you don't want a slip-over-your-head headband, you could add a buttonhole toward the bottom and sew on a button.)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Knitting update

I finished my Browns socks. They're baggy and don't fit perfectly and are already starting to pill after 2 wearings and one washing, but I finished a pair of socks and none of that can bring me down, damn it!

I have also started a baby sweater. I wanted to knit a sweater, but didn't want to commit to an actual adult sweater. I have a baby in mind to gift it unto should it turn out wearable. I have the front and back done and am almost done with one sleeve. Oh, and I totally don't trust the pattern. There are a couple of places where it makes NO sense. Like, it tells me to finish the sleeve at 6". But, that makes it like half the length of the sweater. It looks ridiculous. So, I'm making it longer. Sleeves are roll-upable. I don't want to give a boy baby a 3/4 sleeve sweater. That's mean.

Lastly, I bought the most beautiful yarn in Dublin a couple of weeks ago and I need to figure out what to do with it. It's variegated with bold shades of green and purple. I'm not in a rush because it has to be perfect, but I do peek in at it daily and sigh. I want to knit it. I want to see what it turns into.


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Big Ol' Bummer

Since my last post, the knitting has taken a turn for the worse. I got stuck on a few things and had to call Jenny for help a couple of times. The pattern is frustratingly vague (or it seems like it to me). Anyway, I had a few issues and while most of them were worked out without serious problems, I do have a small hole on one side of the heel, which always seems to happen when I try to knit socks. There's also some looseness on that side, which I hope will go away with blocking and wearing. Anyway, I'm back on track and will post pictures when I find Pat's camera.

I've been a little down lately because of money and not finding a job and not knowing anyone out here. And now I have to realize that I may not get to go to school this semester and that's making me quite sad. I did have that interview Friday and that went pretty well, but my hopes are not high. I have a long list of places to apply this week, so I guess it's good that I have some prospects. I should start praying more. That's probably what's going wrong.


Friday, July 18, 2008


I am almost positive you need to see this. How do you know if the 'you' mean is actually you? If you like Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Neil Patrick Harris, Violet the Potential Slayer, random musical outbursts, supervillains, homeless people, science, evil horses or frozen yogurt, then you'll definitely like this.

And the rest of you probably will.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Since Monday...

Monday I started two things.

I started knitting the Browns socks that I've been wanting to knit for awhile (like a couple of years...), although I decided to knit them for myself instead of a gentleman. They're a little bigger than I had expected (apparently my gauge is too big or some shit) so I may have to hand them over anyway, but I doubt it. They're not quite that big. Just a bit baggy. Anyway! The point is that I started them on Monday and I'm just about ready to start the heel. (May I point out that this is sock yarn and these are size 1 needles, so I think that's pretty darn fast.)

I also started reading Garden Spells, which Jenny recommended. I am about 3/4 finished with it. It's a quick read, but I'm still impressed at how speedily I am doing things this week. (I'll leave out the part about me not doing dishes because the sink is leaky and how I've only done a couple of loads of laundry and how I haven't really cleaned except for picking up a few things that were in the middle of the floor.)

My other news is that I have a job interview on Friday. I'm not entirely hopeful because I don't even know what the job is, but I apparently applied for it, so maybe it'll be good. I'm going to wait and see and keep looking in the meantime.

Now I'm going to stop procrastinating and go to the grocery store. Or knit some more...


Friday, July 11, 2008


I need to invest in some sunscreen. In the past couple of weeks I've burned my face at least 3 times. I'm going to get the cancer if I don't wise up.

Today, Pat and I went golfing (I did better today, but I was miserable from the frickin heat) and for dinner I made something from Every Day with Rachel Ray. It was grilled marinated steak with "deconstructed guacamole". Basically, the steak with big chunks of grilled avocado and onion with tomatoes and cilantro. I don't know that Pat loved it, but I did. It was amazingly delicious. Ironically, the cilantro was my favorite part. I need to grow some.


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Golfing and Bitching

I am officially a golfing fool. Pat got me to try it and it's now my favorite hobby. I'm still pretty horrible, but it's fun. Unfortunately, I tend to get a little frustrated when I don't do well (which is most of the time) but it's still fun. And it's my favorite way to get exercise and a tan. Pat and I are supposed to go golfing this afternoon, so hopefully we can.

I have a bit of a beef with the Fafsa folks. I filled out the stupid form and I'm not eligible for assistance, but that's not what irritates me. Half of the form is dedicated to questions about my mom's financial situation but I was never asked if I live with her. Or off of her. I think that's messed up.


Saturday, July 5, 2008

My life in snippets:

-Still engaged. It's already stressful and I haven't done anything but think yet. In fact, I'd prefer not to think about it at all until some other areas of life sort themselves out, but the matriarchy wants answers and doesn't like that they aren't forthcoming.

-I still can't find my camera. It's pink! How can someone lose a bright pink camera?!

-I got my WiiFit a few weeks ago and I love it! I'm kicking some ass at the Hula Hooping but I'm tired of the snide comments about my balance. I know I have bad balance! That's why I bought you, you stupid machine! Ironically, I'm not bad at yoga poses. Apparently my balance is fine if I don't have to move.

-How am I supposed to go to Portland if gas prices continue to be this crappy?


Friday, July 4, 2008

Cedar Point

Pat and I went to Cedar Point Wednesday with our friends Dustin and Casey. At the time, I was slightly upset because we had absolutely no game plan and I generally like to plan things ahead of time. But, in the end, I'm actually glad we were so unorganized. We walked back and forth across the park so many times that I got a great workout. It probably would have been better if the sun wasn't beating down and we had plenty of water, but still.

We rode the Maverick first and I have to say it was really good. I wasn't expecting it to be very thrilling because it doesn't have any huge drops or anything, but it was surprisingly exciting. I also rode Maxair for the first time and that was probably the scariest ride of the day. That or Power Tower, which still scares the crap out of me.

The longest line we encountered was Maverick which was about 2 hours, then after that, everything was under 1/2 hour. It was strange.

It was a nice trip. Oh! And Pat won me a stuffed bear holding a heart! I feel like I'm in high school, but it made me happy. (Yeah, I'm sappy like that.)


Friday, June 27, 2008

Time flies...

...when you're getting engaged.

ENGAGED! Wee-haw!

This is my engaged hand:

This is us being seriously engaged:

And this is, in my aunt's words, a serious engagement:

We have no plans yet, so I can't really answer any questions. However, I'm open to most suggestions. (But nothing involving circus animals or adult swim cartoons or slip 'n' sliding in a white dress.)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sexy Songs

I'm trying to compile a list of sexy songs. By this, I mean good songs to have sex to. I'm not picky about slow or fast, romantic or dirty, as long as it makes you want to get it on.

I've been looking up lists of the sexiest songs online and it's pissing me off. There are a few songs that are undoubtedly going to be toward the top of these lists; "Closer" by NIN, "Crash Into Me" by DMB, "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak, etc. But some of these "sexy" songs are so not sexy. Do you really want to have sex to "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart? Really?

A lot of my problems with these lists has to do with personal preference, I know. I do not want to have sex to (let alone listen to) "Let's Get It On". Or anything similar.

And I have a little problem. I think one of the sexiest SOUNDING songs is "This Woman's Work" by Maxwell. And it's about pregnancy/birth. That's not so sexy. It's very unfortunate.


Sunday, May 25, 2008


I was driving to work the other morning and turned the corner to see this coming at me.

Doesn't anyone understand how scary these things are for some of us?


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Fuck It

I think I've made a decision. If I don't get this job that I just interviewed for, I'm saying fuck it. Fuck having a real job. I shall find a rich guy who will support me. And I'll be bored for the rest of my life.

I just hate interviews. And job searching. But I also hate not having an income. Or anything to do, like ever. And I hate that I haven't quit smoking yet. (Still wearing the patches, hoping I'll just stop smoking...)

But there are some good things going on. I love my new therapist. Therapy is the shit. It's the one hour a week when I can be completely self-involved and not feel guilty about it. And there's a cat there that rubs up against me, which is always enjoyable.

I'm tired now. Not doing anything is exhausting.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hectic Day

I have a new love. Podcasts! I bought an Ipod about a week ago and just discovered these things called podcasts. I've only heard a little bit of one so far but I'm hopeful that they're as cool as I think they'll be. I subscribed to a bunch of comedy ones as well as a few others. Stephanie Pearl-Mcphee should totally have one. Maybe she does and I didn't see it. Hmmm.

I have an interview in Bowling Green this afternoon and am completely unprepared for it as I got the call this morning. I hope she's forgiving due to the lack of notice. I had to take Ethan with me to the mall to buy an outfit and then we went to the library so I could print off my resume, but it didn't work. So, I don't have a resume, my outfit kind of sucks and I have weird hair because my straighteners are in Grafton. AND I'll be cutting it close time-wise because I'm watching Ethan until Pat gets home and he'll be a little late today. Oh well. I'm just happy that I got an interview.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

No Jobs!!!

There are no jobs within an hour of Findlay. I feel like there have to be a few, but I can't find them! Unless, of course, I go to work at McDonalds, which would probably pay as well as anything I could get but would make me want to kill myself and/or someone else.

I get that there are very few jobs in Findlay and that none of them are anything I'd want to do. It's not a big city. I would think there would be something, but I still get it. But Toledo is a reasonably large city. There should be more jobs available there! I don't want to give up my hope of finding a decent job that I won't hate (not retail, food service or factory work).

Well, I'm not giving up yet. I believe something will pop up and it will be fabulous. Maybe I should do volunteer work until then. That is, if there are any volunteer positions in the Northwest corner of the state. Probably not.

Maybe this is all a sign that I'm not supposed to get a job until I take a trip to Paris. I should probably do that soon then.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I should take up yoga.

Life is complicated. And hard. But we all know that. And I'm coming to accept that. I'll never get everything I want and that's okay because there's good stuff in life that makes it all worth it. There will be bad days and there will be good days and in the end it will all be worth it.

That's my feeling today. Undoubtedly tomorrow I'll have changed my mind and hate everything again. But then I'll come back to this thinking the next day, so it's all good.


Friday, April 18, 2008

Car Issues

I'm sitting in Government, my second class of the day when a security officer comes in. He asks if there's an Alison in the class. When I go into the hall with him, he tells me that there's been an accident involving my car.

It turns out a girl (who's in my accounting class) hit my car when she was parking. There's a decent dent in the rear driver's side door and the panel behind it. God willing, when it gets fixed up it'll be good as new.

The ironic part is that I just cleaned it out yesterday and was planning to go vacuum and wash it today after class. I'm so sad.


Thursday, April 17, 2008


I just got my hair cut and while I like it, I can't quite get over the curly hair kick I've been on. I'm worried that the style I want can't be done with a perm or something and that I'll actually have to style my hair daily. These are some examples of what I want... (I'm too lazy to find out how to post pictures)...

Also, I want to dye my hair a little darker. Well, I do when I get a little bit of sun.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

More Apartments

I changed my mind. I want to live at Bridgeview Apartments. They have exposed brick! Ugh. I need to get rich quickly. And convince Jenny to live downtown with me. Hmmm. I'll think of something.


Saturday, April 5, 2008

Dreams and Goals for the Future

I think have found my ideal apartment. Water Street Apartments in Cleveland. (I'd have to see them before officially labeling them ideal, but they seem perfect.) I see myself with a fancy accounting job downtown and a fancy apartment and my two cats (Filbert and the kitten I will be getting). And I can entertain! And these apartments are very close to the Browns stadium so when everyone goes to the games and gets trashed, you can crash in my fancy apartment!

I do realize that it may be a while before this dream is possible and that by the time it's possible I may have a new dream, but I still believe it's nice to have a dream.

My current goal is to get a decent job that is somewhat related to the accounting field and get an apartment with Jenny (probably closer to Cleveland since that's where most of the jobs are). I also have to figure in school... Oh well. It'll all come together in time.


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Reading Material

Today I went out looking for tarot cards. My search was not successful, but I did get to see the Stately Raven (bookstore in Findlay voted best bookstore in Ohio) which was neat. I have to say, I do think that the Book Loft in Columbus is better, but it was still cool. I bought a book there called "Learned Optimism (How to Change Your Mind and Your Life)". I haven't learned much from it yet, but I'm hoping to do so as I read into it. I also almost bought a book about unsolved crimes. That would have been an odd combination.

I need to read something that's fiction and not Harry Potter. I'm thinking my best bet is to go back to the Stephanie Plum books. I enjoyed those while I read them. I just need to figure out where I left off.


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Crap Of Life

Pat has broken up with me. Apparently he did it a while ago but never actually said that we were breaking up, so yeah. Now I'm caught up.

I definitely need a kitten. Or two hundred. Or a month long nap.

In other news, I saw a kid I went to high school with at Wal Mart here in Findlay. It blew my mind.


Monday, March 31, 2008

Kittens and Knitting! Yay!

Jenny and I went to Landmark to buy seeds for her gardening and they had baby ducks. Baby ducks! For sale! I pined terribly and considered buying one right then and there, but I really think my mother would disown me. Anyway, I've gotten over the baby ducks. Impractical. So, what's practical? A kitten! I'm entirely convinced that getting a kitten is the right choice. I just have to talk our mom into it. I think I can.

Lately, I've found a need for a hobby and also a way of relaxing. So, I thought I would take another stab at knitting. I knew I wanted to make leg warmers but I didn't know how to go about it. So I did what I always do. I just cast on a bunch of stitches and started knitting. I figured if it wasn't the right size it would make a lovely scarf. I'm using one strand each of dark grey alpaca and Shimmer from knitpicks. (They don't seem to have the same color now, but it's the preview picture on the main yarn page. It's varying shades of purple and minty green.) It's turning out really pretty and I measured it and it should fit my ankle, but I'll have to increase for the calf. I'm worried I'll ruin it all if I try. So... lovely scarf or possible unsalvageable mess? Decisions, decisions...

P.S. Thank you, God, for the not freezing weather... I like sun, too.


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy List

Jenny gave me the idea to make a happy list. I did so and am sharing it. This is my attempt at sincere optimism (unlike the sarcastic optimism showcased in my last post).

1. Filbert. (He gets to go first because he's here.)
2. My family. (In general, I like them a lot.)
3. I finally know what I want to do. (Career-wise.)
4. I am American. (I'm not the super patriotic type, but I am very lucky to have been born here. I am thankful.)
5. I have lots of entertaining DVDs. (Fiction is beautiful.)
6. I have a new car. (It does not stall when I stop at lights and you can't hear it from 4 blocks away.)

And that's my list. It'll do for now.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I hate being sick. I really do. Drugs help quite a bit, but it still sucks. My lips are all chapped, my throat is all dry and itchy, my nose is bright red constantly dripping. I'm out of tissues. The dog keeps dragging used tissues out of the trash. Ethan, while not being bad, still requires constant attention. I missed school yesterday which means I'll be lost in accounting. I have school tomorrow morning and a job interview in the afternoon. The house is a mess.

Luckily, I have a good attitude about it.


Friday, February 29, 2008

Deep Thoughts

Sometimes I text Skip. And then I wonder if I made sure it was, in fact, him I texted. If my finger slipped, it was SCO or Stef. That's not so bad if it was something like "You're hot" or "I like you". Both of them are also hot and likeable. But there are other things I would only like to communicate to Skip. And I wonder if they ever end up with someone else...


Poet's Corner

February! It's time to go!
March is under all this snow.

And when we find it, it will bring
only one more month till spring.

Then I'll go without my shoes
and maybe lay off on the booze.


Monday, February 18, 2008

State hunting.

create your own visited states map

I need another one of these grey ones by May 24th. Which'll it be?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Is it May yet?

Here's a question for discussion:
What are some things about your job/classes/life that you really didn't expect? Not big stuff necessarily, but little details for which you really weren't prepared.

I'll go first. When I started working at a library I really didn't expect to think a certain phrase nearly every day. And that phrase is "Oh God, I hope this isn't semen."


Saturday, January 19, 2008


-27 Dresses is a really good movie. Well, if you are a woman (or womanly). Men (and the manly) probably won't get all the wedding fuss and how much fun it is to dance on bars.

-If you learn to use the library catalog, you won't have to talk to anyone. What could be better than that? Also, if you are in a hurry, knowing your alphabet helps. And if you have gray hair, it's time to learn it no matter what.

-Why won't my boyfriend take a picture of his hat and send it to me? Why?


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I'd like to share a little something I wrote today..

It's January. The snows come down.
Or sideways. Or upways. Or all around.

The rainfalls freeze. The sky is gray.
But still I go to work each day.

I check each book. I shelve each tome.
I long to chuck it and go home.

My lashes droop. My eyelids sting.
I'm mad at every frigging thing.

I want some cocoa and my bed.
I want to rest my weary head.

Or curl up with my yarns & yawns
and watch Top Model marathons.

It's winter! Time to hibernate!
Of course each morning I am late!

This is no time for jobs or chores
outside our insulated doors.

Why won't the world just think like me
and, until spring, just leave me be?


First Impressions

As I previously stated, I am taking classes. Here are my observations, thoughts and predictions for my classes...

Introduction to Financial Accounting: Love the teacher. She's teaching the course under the assumption that we don't know a thing about accounting, so that's good for me. I think I will do well with this class.

American Government: The teacher is... interesting. Not in a bad way. Just different. He's from Canada. I think this class will be a bit of a challenge because I'm having a hard time remembering anything about government. And most of these kids just took government so it's fresh in their minds. And there's a kid in there that's 15 and is horribly obnoxious. Comments on everything. It's very distracting.

Sociology: I just took my first class last night. First of all, it's a 3 hour class (once a week) so it's kind of tedious. And there's a ton of homework. We have to write at least 1 paper a week. Also, classes are Monday nights and the work is due Friday night (by e-mail), so there's not a lot of time. And I suck at writing papers. But, given all of that, the teacher is hilarious and I really like him, so hopefully it won't be as bad as I think.

So, basically... Wish me luck.


Monday, January 14, 2008

I have a case of the Mondays

Arrgh! I really, really cannot stand my job anymore. Let me fix that: The job is fine. I hate all the patrons and most of my coworkers. And I will quit just as soon as I have another plan.

Anyone want to help me come up with another plan? I enjoy reading, being alone, watching Top Model and tickling Skip until he squeals. Anything in there a job description?


Monday, January 7, 2008


I'm going back to school! Yeah!

I signed up for classes at Owens Community College. Accounting, American Government and Sociology. I start this Friday. Who's excited? I am!