01 January 2006

New Year craziness

Happy New Year, world. This is one of the few New Year celebrations that I plan on remembering....much fun, drinking, silliness, and post party coffee and taquitos. Fun pictures are forthcoming, even though my new camera pooped out of batteries and fell asleep early in the evening.

more later, time to eat some dinner

28 December 2005

Happy birthday Mom!!!!

Yes, it is true, my poor mother has a birthday dangerously close to Christmas. Poor thing has to share her birthday with the baby Jesus and everything.

But that is allright because this year she got the one thing that she really wanted.....a 20Q game!!!!!! My WONDERFUL boyfriend, WM got one of these ingenious little electronic games for Christmas. For the uninitiated, the 20Q game actually plays that 20 questions game that most people used to play on road trips to waste time. "Which one," you ask. Come on, you know, the one where one person thinks of a person, place, or thing and the other person has 20 questions that they can use to find out what you are thinking. It really is quite fun.

Anyway, my mom began playing with his toy over the weekend. She became addicted immediately. Eventually, no one could even talk to her for hours at a time. But he left and took his toy with him. Heh.

After a withdrawl period, mom recovered. But the cycle will soon begin again.

New Year's

In the tradition of Unfortunate Serendipity, I have a New Year's resolution.

In the year 2006 I resolve to:

Stop working my street corner.

Get your resolution here

26 December 2005

Nine months....

Nine months ago today WM and I met for our first date at a local hockey game. We both spent time playing around on a "not so serious" dating web site (OKcupid) answering quizes and having fun. Nothing serious. Neither of us were seriously looking for a new relationship or anything at all. Randomly, both of us decided to start talking to a couple of people that the site matched us up with. We decided to meet somewhere very public and...bing, bang, boom...I kissed him!!!

The best part is that we haven't stopped!

Happy nine monthiversary, WM! I love you very much.

01 December 2005

Backdated update on the Life Choices front...

Early mid-life crisis still standing, I may have a plan. Maybe. For now, at least.

Okay. I need a little more forceful opening....something more definite.

I HAVE A PLAN FOR THE FUTURE! (loudly, with feeling and excitement) After racking the brain, including much banging of the head against the wall, I outlined some possibilities. When push comes to shove, I love medicine and the process of studying the way that the human body works. I have a desire to stay in healthcare, but I have become somewhat dissillusioned with the mainstream healthcare system. However, eastern medicine is a different direction entirely that would require quite a bit of time with a lower end salary. Chiropractic medicine appears to be a great compromise between the two worlds. Chiropractors are recognized members of the medical community that utilize conventional western practices and less conventional practices to encourage the body to heal.

The "pros and cons" list is long. In the end, I decided that the process was worth a try.

wish me luck....(good luck, self)

15 November 2005

And suddenly everything becomes so clear...

Your Career Type: Investigative

You are precise, scientific, and intellectual.
Your talents lie in understanding and solving math and science problems.

You would make an excellent:

Architect - Biologist - Chemist
Dentist - Electrical Technician - Mathematician
Medical Technician - Meteorologist - Pharmacist
Physician - Surveyor - Veterinarian

The worst career options for your are enterprising careers, like lawyer or real estate agent.

What should I do with my life?

Hello and welcome to my Midlife Crisis.

The world continues spinning. Time continues ticking. But I remain stagnant, rooted into place by some invisible power. I am lost without a map....floating freely without a paddle...and any other trite sayings one can remember.

Stress congeals into a ball of goo in the center of my being and oozes through my pores. The only outward sign is a beautiful, new cold sore decorating my top lip.

.....focus is lost.....or did I never really have it in the first place?

13 November 2005

What the F***?

I honestly have no idea what this is about. I don't even like glam rock.

You Are a Glam Rocker!

You put the "show" in rock show with your larger than life self.
No doubt, you are all about making good music...
But what really gets you going is having an over the top show.
Glitter, costumes, and wild hair are your thing - with some rock thrown in!

03 September 2005

What do these people expect?

So, I mentioned that I am looking into nanny jobs. I realize that I am at a bit of a disadvantage. With no full-time experience working in childcare, I can not pretend that I know all of the ins and outs of the field. There are many people that make a lifetime career out of taking care of someone else's children. Honestly, I admire these people. I definitely could not do that for a living.

My problem begins here: people in the Dallas/Forth Worth area do not want to pay for good childcare. I realize that DFW is not a big hub of nanny-laden families....not like Washington DC or Boston or New York where every other family has a nanny following the kids around. What do the people expect? They would gladly dish out $250 per week for a local daycare to watch their child along with nine other kids, but suddenly become miserly when it comes to paying for private childcare. WM thinks that they are stuck in the "babysitter mentality". People around here don't think about a nanny as a private tutor, governess, and caregiver. A nanny should be an educated, loving, patient person that will care for your child like it was their own....Or even better than their own. If you are lucky, you find someone with bonuses like CPR, first aid, pediatric emergency training, and swim teacher training.

Do you think that you can honestly get that kind of wonderful care for minimum wage? Honestly!