Sunday, June 29, 2008

This song is not a rebel song

OK, I have WAY too many things to do right now, but I've gotten stuck watching Cure videos on Youtube. I love most of their songs, and this one was an early favorite. There's a lot of fall-out based on this song, which is not politically motivated. It is a summation of The Stranger (L'Etranger sp?) by Albert Camus. It's just such a musically interesting song.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Princess Leia dog costume

The ultimate in animal cruelty. Want to shame your dog? Order here.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Giving notice

Back to weekend nights!

I'll get about a $10,000/year raise, work fewer days (same hours) and have a lot more flexibility during the week. In return, I'll have a difficult time staying awake in church and I'll miss "family" time with all of us. But things really seem to go better with our family when we're on opposite shifts anyway, so what does it matter? It's kind of like a divorce without the strife LOL.

I will get to stay at my current job as a research assistant. That way I can keep up with my clients and participate in the study without having the whole 8-5 commitment.

Not sure if I'll stay in school or not. One of my friends planted an idea in my head about law school (Noooooo!!!!!!!!!!) which was really bad timing because I had just found a loophole that prevented teens from getting an order of protection if their abuser was under 18 as well. THAT needs to be fixed!

I'll continue with the classes I signed up for this fall, and see where it takes me. Hopefully going back to weekend nights will help me get back to my old self and my old ways of balancing life.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

$4 gas?!?!

Yep, it only affects those of us in the middle class and below. Why should the president be aware of this?

Monday, June 02, 2008

Another new favorite

OK, so I'm a sucker for memes. These are just really so funny!

Find more here

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Catching up

I haven't been online much lately, with the end of the semester, projects and tests, work ramping up, and going to visit both Texas and Alabama. I'll post some updates about those areas, but I just had to log on to mention a wonderful conversation.

I'm a little over halfway through my doctoral program at my second school (due to a move). I loved my first school and hated to leave.

For my first two semesters here, I had an incredible professor. She is one of those people who is just so intelligent that you hope you can keep up in a conversation with her. She is someone I respect immensely, and I felt respected in turn by her.

I ran into her at the grocery store. We discussed lots of things, but she was really interested in my experience at school, and was sad to hear about my recent issues with a class. I told her that my experience in her class was so wonderful and that a few of us were having issues with the latest (new) class.

I have so few opportunities for in-person positive reinforcement. Everything has become so negative at work, at school, and at home. She said a lot of very positive things to me that I will just hold on to. I used to feel like I was somewhat successful and I used to feel that I did a good job as well. Hopefully with a few changes I am incorporating min my life, I can experience some success again.

So thanks, JoAnne. You have been such an inspiration to me and I will miss you. But you will always remain such a huge role model for me.