Tuesday, September 30, 2008
THE RULES YOU WON'T LEARN IN SCHOOL:
Rule No. 1: Life is not fair. Get used to it. The average teenager uses the phrase “it’s not fair” 8.6 times a day.
Rule No. 2: The real world won’t care as much about your self-esteem as much as your school does. It’ll expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself. This may come as a shock. (See rule No. 1)
Rule No. 3: Sorry, you won’t make $60,000 a year right out of high school. And you won’t be a vice president either. You may even have to wear a uniform that doesn’t have a Gap label.
Rule No. 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait til’ you get a boss. He doesn’t have a tenure, so he tends to be a bit edgier. When you screw up he’s not going to ask you how you feel about it.
Rule No. 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different view on burger flipping. They called it opportunity. They weren’t embarrassed about making minimum wage either. They would have been embarrassed to sit around talking about Brittney Spears all weekend.
Rule No. 6: It’s not your parents fault. If you screw up, you are responsible. This is the flip side of “it’s my life” and “you’re not the boss of me”.
Rule No. 7: Before you were born your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way by paying your bills and cleaning your room. And by the way, before you save the rain forest from the blood sucking parasites of your parents’ generation, try delousing your bedroom.
Rule No. 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers. Life hasn’t. In some schools failing grades have been abolished and class valedictorians scrapped, lest any ones feelings be hurt. Effort is as important as results. This, of course, bears not the slightest resemblance to anything in real life. (See rules no 1 & 2).
Rule No. 9: Life is not divided into semesters, and you don’t get summers off. Not even Easter Break. They expect you to show up everyday. For at least 8 hours.
Rule No 10: T.V. is not real life. Your life is not a sitcom. Your problems will not all be solved in 30 minutes, minus time for commercials. In real life, people have to actually leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule No 11: Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them.
Rule No. 12: Smoking does not make you look cool. It makes you look moronic. Ditto for expressing yourself with purple hair and/or pierced body parts.
Rule No. 13: You are not immortal. If you are under the impression that living fast, dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse is romantic, you obviously haven’t seen one of your peers at room temperature lately.
Rule No. 14: Enjoy this while you can. Sure parents are a pain and school’s a bother but someday you’ll realize how wonderful it was to be a kid. Maybe you should start now.
Who do you know that needs this list? Pass it on internet, pass it on.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Box full of goodies!
Fudge, taffy, and some taffy chews
I love this apron! And I really love the towel loop! Thanks Beverly!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The birthday girl. How can you NOT love that face?
This is my oldest niece, Butterbean. And yes, she picked out her own fabric. So she's a bit flashy? Whatev.
I said, "Smile for Nina and show her your birthday smock!" and she said, "Bite the weiner, Rizzo."
I made these smocks people! Some peon's better get in them!
I leave you with this picture, dear readER ( there MIGHT be two of you but I'm betting on one.). I know you don't want to see 230 pictures of my favorites girls but if you do click on on the above photo and it will take you right to all the pics!
See now that I have purged my soul and filled it with pinkness and cotton candy I feel so much beter.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
And here's what I did with it today. Because I'm lazy. And I'm bound and determined to find the quickest hairstyle possible. So of course, glasses and a barrette.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Here are two videos that I find very interesting regarding Barack Obama. Look, I'm not saying that McCain is the answer to all the problems. But I'm also not too keen on having a man in office that can't even be bothered to HONOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. I give you he is a dynamic speaker. I give you that he is different from the others. But quite frankly his differences only make me fear him more.
Take a look. Discuss.
Here's the short version on the new job that I got mere days after being laid off.
My brother did an internship for a VERY LARGE communication company (which shall from here on be known as The Big 'Ol Company or BOC.) over the summer for his Master's. He and I chit-chatted about his job a bit and he told me to send my resume on over him just to see what would happen. At this time I wasn't planning on leaving my job, wasn't looking for another and I certainly didn't know I was getting laid off! So I sent it over and within a few hours of my brother passing it along I had a phone call from one of the manager's asking me for interview. It just so happened that the day he wanted to interview me I had already requested off from work and was planning on being in good 'ol Cow Town. I go to the interview. It goes really well. Fantastic in fact. The manager wanted to hire me that second and send me off for training the next week. I put him off and told him while I was interested I did have some loyalty to my current job. Two weeks later I was laid off.
I decide to keep this info to myself instead of sharing it with BOC. They are still telling me they want to hire me but they have some administrative changes going on and things keep getting pushed back. So I'm in contact with them through the entire month of me ending things with my job. I finally get to the point where I just don't think it is going to happen. I had one week left with my last job and hadn't heard anything from BOC. So I start to panic. Because I was KINDA looking for another job but not really that hard. What was supposed to be my second to last day of my old job (they ended up letting me go 3 days earlier.) I get a the call I had been waiting for. The official offer. Whew. How's that for perfect timing? I got two weeks off to pack and move and then I started the new JOB.
I've had two weeks at this new adventure so far and all I have to say is "EH." It's tough right now because they really don't know what to do with me. They hired me early because they really wanted to get me on the payroll. So I have FIVE WEEKS of sitting in a cublicle in an office. So not what I'm used to. That's 8 hours a day staring at grey fabric walls. And they have me cold calling. For eight hours a day. Oh yes. I'm trying to keep a positive attitude about this. I know this isn't MY JOB, it's just to get me through this time. I have 3 more weeks in the office then they send me to SF for 9 weeks of training. It's going to be like being in school again! So I really won't get out and start doing my job until about the first of the year.
**SIDEBAR: Can someone PLEASE tell me when we got SO FREAKING CLOSE to 2009?!? I mean REALLY. Back to regularly scheduled programming.**
So I'm sucking it up and dealing with it all. Settling in with the Parental Unit is coming along. I think it is harder on the Hubs than it is me. I mean, they are my parents after all. There have been some very bright spots in all this. I'm seeing my sister and nieces on a weekly basis. I'm hanging out with my old Roomie again. So it's nice to have some company. Although I do miss my Fashionista Carol. (Hi Carol!) All in all we are stretching and growing. I'm looking forward to what is a head. It's a whole other chapter. I'm excited to see what comes.