Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lucky You!!

This came from one of my dear IRL friends Hamaker Love.

Check it out!

Lucky you!

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!

2. What I create will be just for you.

3. It'll be done this year. {might be a little while}

4. You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a story. It may be poetry or maybe even some creation I haven't even invented yet (but Heaven knows it will most likely be super shiny or look like it got attacked by a bedazzler). I may draw or paint something. I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!

5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!

*Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!*

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Accident indeed

In cleaning out my belongings and paring down to necessities, I came across this particular quote I happened to scratch down a little while ago. This former coworker is about as random as they come. Even more so than myself if you can imagine. During one of our last meetings he was side tracked and happened to say something which in essence I found to be one of the best accidental summations of New Moon I've ever heard.

"You know rain causes depression. Yeah that's why you got all those psychos jumping off cliffs in those states where it rains a lot."

No lie that's exactly what he said. Pretty sure I laughed harder than most at that remark, because of the double entendre I found in it, and also due to the fact that none of my other coworkers had ever read New Moon, to be sure.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Time Has Come...

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

OK so no not really. I've debated posting this for some time however short that time has been, but I feel I wouldn't be honest with myself or ya'll if I didn't.

Normally this is where I would interject some bit of humor, but I think I might just take Carrot's advice or at least follow her example. I lost my job about two weeks ago. In the ensuing aftermath I've had not as much time to think as one would suspect. I just kind of went into auto pilot mode and dealing with what's presently in front of me. I don't really want pity for the loss of the job, that's not what this is about. Yeah it sucks, but such is life, and I'm dealing with it. This loss was something that has kind of been in the works since August or so, well if we really want to get technical, it was May of last year, but I stuck my head in the sand so to speak, and held on to the bitter end, and bitter it was or at least slightly mangling to my hind parts.

In my searching and applying for jobs, I'm having the same problem I've always had. The stuff that sounds like I would enjoy doing and not get bored with right away excedes my present "qualifications." I know what I enjoy doing, and what I'm good at but the problem lies in reconciling the two. Yes, I understand that there is still validity in proper training for some positions (ie Doctoring, Pharmacist, etc). My biggest problem right now in job searching is the money, but I want to take steps that will lead me more in the direction of where I want to end up or at least where I think I would like ending up.

The problem is that the list of things I have ever seriously considered doing is so totally varied that I would essentially have to start from ground zero for any of them. I graduated from college almost three years ago, but the degree was in Home & Family Living. No I wasn't planning on getting the MRS degree, as most would suspect. I ended up choosing it because...because...well to be honest, I chose it because what I really wanted to do required the maintenance of a certain GPA, which at the time I wasn't entirely sure I could do, because I had definitely had my share of struggles in school. Eventually I took a class, ironically enough that wasn't part of my regular schooling, that very effectively reminded me that once upon a time I did like school and it was something that I did well in.

Because I didn't want to stay in school for another two years I took off the part of my degree that might have made me more marketable. The education certification, but at the time and even now I'm still not sure that teaching is really what I want to do.

I'm babbling here.

I also realized last week in my searching that the types of jobs I was taking were definitely not creating the type of resume that I would need to go in the direction I want to go. I'm sure that I'm not being creative enough or that I'm missing some very vital part to this whole finding a job/career path for me enigma, and maybe that's why I felt impressed to share this all with you. Who knows.

I guess my biggest problem is how does one turn a love for music, reading, and writing as well as a knack for knowing and remembering odd facts into a real job? OR better yet, what kind of job will allow me to continue to learn without necessarily having to pay to go to school all the time or at least pay me enough that I can afford to go to school on the $$?

OK now I'm thoroughly confused. I'm gonna go try to get rid of more "junk" that's stealing all of my valuable space around here.

Monday, January 19, 2009

When I was still in school... Wait wait wait that doesn't really start this story off right. Because of my insane dream last week, and Carrot's lovely comment about singing Neil Diamond's America which is what actually happened to remind me of my days in school.

There used to be a video posted on this site that featured this particular song along with some of the more well known statues around campus dancing to it. It rocked with a big finish of it's raining men.

Unfortunately it has been removed. (Brief pause to mourn the loss of teh funny...I'm done)

I did however find this little gem, again it's a little bit old, but still humorous. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Your Word is "Think"

You see life as an amazing mix of possibilities, ideas, and fascinations.

And sometimes you feel like you don't have enough time to take it all in.

You love learning. Whether you're in school or not, you're probably immersed in several subjects right now.

When you're not learning, you're busy reflecting. You think a lot about the people you know and the things you've experienced.

I Had (Another) Dream Last Night

Psychotic or decide...

So last night started out like any other night.






Not too shabby I'd say.

Somewhere in my first REM cycle I had a dream. (Insert opening line of Everything's Coming Up Roses here) I wasn't quite sure what was going on, except from what I could figure it was Halloween or about that time, and I was at some sort of gathering which actually turned out to be a blog par-tay. Although in anticipation of a few other bloggers arriving, those of us who were there each put on a pair of these

to take a group photo with as a souvenire for them. After that there were a couple other bloggers who showed up dressed like this

and one in particular who was dressed like this

except the blogger's collar was gold instead of starch white.

In other news:
I currently sound like Bea Arthur thanks to this lovely little cold I've had now for going on a week...Who knew I could sing Bass?

That's All Folks!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Beans, Beans, the Musical Soul Food...

or uh, somethin' like that.

I've had this song stuck in my head for quite some time, and I even know the words now. What I think is teh awesome about this particular vid is how many yootoob videos etc it references.

It's pretty good stuff!

Sorry the linky wasn't working before...we're a go now!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

It's Still Funny....Okay Maybe That's Just Me.

While I don't run across quite as many weird and funny things as I used to, believe me I've still been able to find a couple. First off I found this little beauty.

Upon first glance it appears to be your average foam letters and numbers. Great for learning and chewing. Upon closer inspection (clickety to biggify) I noticed this.

I am perfectly well aware that this means exactly the same thing that it says in English. HOW-EV-ER, given that I have no clue what language this really is, my little movie warped mind went directly to this.

Moving on we come to this little beauty.

When I saw this one I had to do a double take, because I thought that the street name was something else. Seriously? Who's the highly intelligent individual (<-- read total moron) who named that particular road?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

What is it? What happened?

I think these are Glitter's two favorite questions right now. She's such a doll baby, and so very full of life. I had the joy of sitting by her in sac last Sunday. When she was told we were to sing again she immediately piped up in her best singing voice with "LA LA LA LA".


Happy New Year Folks!

Now take my post title and insert whatever you want before hand for example...

Sappy New Year!
Crappy New Year!
Trampy New Year!
Super Nappy New Year!

1300 points to whomever can come up with the one that makes me laugh hardest!

ps enjoy the gratuitous awesome water picture!