Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
"I am completely disgusted by the headlines concerning my sister's weight. A week after the inauguration and with such a feeling of hope in the air for our country, I find it completely embarrassing and belittling to all women to read about a woman's weight or figure as a headline on Fox News. (Are you new? That's how things work around here)
All women come in different shapes, sizes, and forms and just because you're a celebrity, there shouldn't be a different standard. (really?)
Is this something you would say to your wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, or even a friend? (probably, and I hope they would do the same for me)
I seriously doubt it. (Bitch! You don't know me!)
How can we expect teenage girls to love and respect themselves in an environment where we criticize a size 2 figure? (Uhmmm Size 2? Girl please...)
Now can we focus on the things that really matter.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Side note; I actually still have knots in my stomach from watching this last episode. There have been some great awkward moments thus far, but tonights episode was out of control. Hilarious.
Alright, this clip isn't from tonight. But I still enjoy it. She's a dream.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
The first article was by Shaun Boyd titled "Irrational Entitlement: No matter where I’m working, I always feel like I’m being taken for granted, and that I deserve better." This article discusses the idea of irrational entitlement in the workforce. I definitely agree with the ideas this guy discusses. I remember when we went off the college is was basically the idea that once you graduated, you would be able to get that dream job. Or at least that's what I told myself. I guess its easier for people who knew exactly what they wanted to do with their life going into college. But for those of us who were graduating, and still weren't sure which direction to take- finding that dream job isn't that easy.
The second article was the commencement speech Steve Jobs gave at Stanford in 2005. I never knew much about Steve Jobs, and why people were so obsessed with him. After reading this speech, I have a much better idea of who he is. He definitely got the short end of the stick a few times, but look what he still managed to do with his life. I definitely have a lot more respect for him!
The last article is by Steve Pavlina titled "Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You." I really liked this article because its basically the way that I look at life. I want to see the world and do everything that I can before its too late. This is probably why I have a hard time seeing the purpose of working yourself to death at your typical, boring 9-5 job. I graduated from college and went to work at a resort in hopes of meeting new people, and getting to travel. One of the main reasons why I left the resort was because I wanted to get a "real job". Most of my friends (and most people) did the standard graduate from college, get a job, and then move to the city. So I felt left behind and definitely way more poor than most of my friends. Well here I am a year and a half later, with the inevitable feeling that I always get. The panicked feeling like there's so much to do and see out there, and I'm here...for now.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Apparently I'm in the real world now.
I have been in the real world dating market for over a year now.
You know how there are five stages to grief?.. Well I think that there are five stages to dating.
1) When you first break up with someone, you want to get right back on the wagon. For various reasons, really. You're used to having a boyfriend so you want to transition right back into that. Or maybe you think it will distract you from feeling depressed or lonely. And perhaps in the back of your head, you think it might make him jealous and realize what he just lost.
2) The second stage is when you realize that its actually not that easy to meet people in the real world. Meet someone through a friend of a friend? Ok that works, but the older you get- the less single friends people have. At a bar? Alright that also can work, but how do you weed out the decent guys from the douche bags? And even then, how long does it take for you to fully trust someone who you can't really do your homework on. You know what I mean by this- when you date a friend of a friend you have the perk of getting their background information.
3) Stage three is maybe when you cave, and join a dating site. Ok don't judge... But I did join Match last year. I looked at it as just one more resource for meeting people. I wasn't "desperate" as some people still think online dating people are. But surfing through profiles did give me something to do with my day. Alas, I didn't find my Match as they advertise on the commercials...obvi.4) Stage 4 is when you've gone on too many dates and you're basically over it. In my case, that was like after two dates. Dating basically turns into no one having a real name, only nicknames.
Typical conversations throughout the year with Michael:
"What did you do this weekend? Did you go out with Bus Boy? (I met him on a bus). No? That kid with two first names as a name? (You know the type). Girthy lou? (Don't ask). Restraining order/gay face? (had multiple crazy ex girlfriends...never a good sign). The poker? (too long of a story). The one with "bacne"? (ha) The Irish guy? "CHAR CHAR CHAR" (Coworker, Ramon, thinks all Irish people laugh like CHAR CHAR CHAR). Keep in mind that most of these Michael came up with, not me.
5) Then finally you get to where I think I'm at today. Stage 5 is when you are finally at ease and/or don't really care anymore. You know what you're looking for in a guy, and what you're attracted to. But you also have come to the realization that you need to give people a chance. You get to a point where you're not looking for a "boyfriend" but someone who is worth spending time with.
I actually have a date tonight which brought this whole idea into my head.
All my single ladies, how much do you love dating?
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Here's what annoys me more than anything. I walk down a row of treadmills and see one open, (it was a New Year miracle)! I get on, put my towel down, plug in my headphones and start switching through the TV channels. I go to start the machine only to find out that its broken. Neither person on either side of me decided to give me a heads up at any point. And you know that there were others like me trying to get that machine to work. RUDE. I finally found some weird machine, got knows what muscles it was even working (I'm sure I'll feel it tomorrow). 20 minutes on that shit, and then I fled back to the safety of my apartment. Now I am now forced to go tomorrow morning to make up for my failure today.
Now in hopes of becoming slightly more optimistic, I will say that there were some decent looking pieces at the gym. And then there's me staring at them out of the corner of my eye, while trying to look REALLY busy drinking my water bottle.
I hope tomorrow morning is better!
*LOVE Hayden Christensen. All I did was stare at him during the entire movie. Then focused on the fact that him and Rachel Bilson met and started dating on set. And then I was jealous.
Monday, January 5, 2009
(Thanks Michael K)