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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hello, Old Friend

Wowzers! It's been a very long while since I blogged. Well, today I guess the bug bit me. I'm feeling emotional. Blame the weather. Blame my lame vaca. Blame being cooped inside with two lazy dogs & a fire about to die. Blame my hang over.

I had a post in mind which led me here. Of course between the walk from the livingroom to the desktop, it changed. I'm fickle like that. Have you met me?

So let's just play catch up, shall we?

Things are pretty much the same ol' same ol'. I love Kansas, hate the politicians. Love winter, hate the cold. Got a new puppy, forgot how much work they are.

I was told that I am a "grass is always greener" person. Is that a bad thing?
Blogging? What's Blogging? Can I chew it? - Behr
He's adorable but don't let that sweet face fool you, he's high maintenance. He drives our other dog, his sister, Astrid nuts. She just wants to lay around and nap, he wants to wrestle, chew her ears & give her warm wet willies. She wants no part of that, ever.

Oh since my last craptastic post where I was whining about my job in October 2011 (yea, that long ago) I was laid off from that job when the company I worked for went belly up and had to find something completely out of my element -- Healthcare. I worked a year at the Orthopedic front desk in a big office here in Lawrence. I'd say that 6 months in I was searching for something better. That's when I found my new job in dermatology. It's a smaller office, one doctor, three medical assistants. I get to do a variety of things like medical assisting, managing the front office, running the front desk and my favorite... removing sutures. It's been 10 months and I still love it. The best part is my schedule. Late Wednesday suck sometimes but they're always followed by half Thursdays (best day of the week) & half Fridays. And currently, I'm on vacation. When my doc goes on vacation, I go on vacation. It's pretty sweet, mostly.

I guess that's all I have to update for now. The fire is dead & I need a vaca nap.

See ya on the flip side blogspot!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I. Am. An. Asshole.

I'm in a funk. A job funk. I've been doing this job since 2008 which means I've been driving the same 38 mile/45-60 minute (each way) commute for nearly 4 years? Yup. It feels like longer. I hate commuting. After two years in I even wrote a post about it - Life in the Carpool Lane. Of course that's back when I carpooled. I have opinions on that too. That's another post. Mostly though, commuting sucks. I imagine commuting would be so much better if there was another route other than the same one I drive everyday, teleportation, better morning radio programming, and/or a train. I'm burnt out. So burnt out.

So commuting aside which is the biggest issue, I also, hate my job. Web-designing/SEO is definitely what I *can* do, but it *most* definitely is not what I *want* to do. This is why I'm an asshole. I have a skill, I make good money, I can wear jeans, I get free soda, I have a desk, I have stability, vacation time, a very cool boss (mostly) etc. But I'm unhappy. Again, it's mostly because of the commute. I'd say 80% commute, 20% that I don't like what I do. There are so many people who can't find a job in today's screwed economy & here I am bitching about the job I have. I. Am. An. Asshole.

You know what's worse? I'm not even sure what it is that I would be happier doing. I'd love to get another County job like I had in California. I'm not even sure how it works here. In California it was a lot of testing. I'd like to work in Topeka or Lawrence to switch up the commute or not have much of one at all. I'd like to go back to school. I don't know when I'll find time to do that or what I'd even take classes in.

Ugh! I'm in a funk and I want out!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happily Married...

It only took me a lil over a week but HEY! We got hitched, tied the knot, committed (not to a mental hospital... yet), legally bound, etc etc.

Simplest ceremony we could get away with, minimal guests, and it was perfect. I am happy to say that after 3+ years, I finally married my best friend. <3

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stranded on a deserted island?

"What is the one thing you would bring if you were stranded on a deserted island?"

I always question this question. Nobody plans on being stranded on an island and if you were to "plan" to be stranded by deciding on what you would take if you were, wouldn't you "plan" to not be stranded by bringing a boat?

I guess there's always a % (I don't know statistics, that's math. I don't do math) chance that you could end up stranded anytime you take a plane over the ocean, go on a cruise, or what have you. Pack a Boy Scouts Guide to Survival, people. 

The real question, hypothetically speaking, should be... What do you think you'd have on you that would be the most useful if you ended up stranded on a deserted island? I bet it won't be your lipstick or stilettos.

This is ponderous man, really ponderous.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Feeling duped.

Feeling duped is an aversive emotional response to the perception of having been taken
advantage of.

Also see keywords: sucker, duped, trust, decision, emotion, skepticism.