Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fight Club = My Blog?

The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club.

Since the internet isn't real life I think of my blog sort of like fight club.  I think that's how most of my life goes.  I want people to want to know and care about my life on my blog, but I don't really want to talk about it when I'm in the real world.  Make sense?  No?  That's ok.  I don't really make sense most of the time anyway.  NBD, yo! 

Know what does make sense?  Brad Pitt betches! 

Why hello there...  (That is Brad, right?  I can't tell through that incredibly brooding expression he's giving me.)

I hope everyone had an awesomely amazingly superb weekend.  Mine was all that and more.

We went to a friend's ranch, shot guns, drank beer, floated in a baby pool, wore American flag bikinis and boots, ate lots of yummy nom noms, had a midnight dance party with glow sticks (and put glow sticks on the barn cat-- MEOW!), played jenga, relaxed in a hammock, made new friends and celebrated America for three days straight.  Thanks to all of the military heroes, you sexay G's...


Thursday, May 26, 2011

I'm peeved...I think.

Kells, this is a post about my emotions.  Just warning ya!

You know how there are those families that always seem to have drama going on?  That's my family.  We could be on Springer, no joke.  Both sides too!  I come by my crazy honestly.  :)

A cousin of mine is getting married this weekend in Houston.  The entire family was invited...except me.  I am literally the only other family that they have in Texas.  Everyone else is in Michigan, Illinois, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

We had a falling out after I moved out of our apartment my senior year.  Then when my dad died it brought us together again and it seemed like we had moved past what had happened the year before.  Long story short, money can make people do really dumb things.

I thought that while we weren't friends anymore, we were family and that meant that we were invited to family events like weddings and reunions and births and deaths.  Obviously I was wrong. 

[Sidenote: We have daily family emails updating everyone on what we're up to.  Some of my family members get really tedious and include what the weather is like in their town and what they made for dinner.  It's cute and makes me laugh.]

In an email a while back my aunt told the family that my cousin was engaged and was getting married in May.  I didn't think anything of it when I didn't get an invitation because honestly, I had forgotten when her wedding was going to be.  Then this past week everyone keeps talking about going to Texas and wedding and congratulations to her.  It was then that I realized that my invitation must have gotten lost in the mail.  I should really write a strongly worded letter to the postal service.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A little tip for salespeople

...Don't ask me how I'm doing.

Me: "Good afternoon.  [Insert name of company]."

Them: "Hello there, ma'am!  How are you doing on this fine day?" 

Me: (Oh great, a sales call.)

No one cares how the receptionist is doing today.  Why not just start out like all the clients do and ask for the person you want to talk to?  No, I won't let you talk to them, but I will send you to their voicemail.

So, how you doing today?


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Where's the faith?

I feel like my generation has a serious lack of faith.  It's not just Christianity but any religion.  Most of my very best and closest friends are Atheists.  We've had the talk or have silently come to the conclusion to not discuss religion, just like I don't talk politics with friends who vote differently, so I'm not going to go into my thoughts on some of my best friends not being religious at all.

It's so weird to me though how a large number of people in my generation don't align with any religion.  My Jewish friends are Jewish-ish.  Sure, they were raised that way but they don't go to a synagogue nowadays.  And a handful of my Christian friends attend church or bible study, but even I don't attend regularly.

I'm at the point dating this guy that things like religion are popping up in conversation.  He doesn't believe in God.  I do.  Wholeheartedly.  I don't think it's going to work out since we have such opposite views.  I mean, he thinks I'm worshipping nothing, right?  If Atheists believe there is no higher power then essentially he would think I'm completely foolish for attending church and going on mission trips and even reading the Bible.  Can it work out if you have different religious views?

Not to get all future-y on you, but I plan on raising my children in a Christian household.  What would he say to that?  Why doesn't the perfect (and I mean perfect) guy just fall out of the sky?  I've been praying long and hard for that.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The only thing to do when you're broke...

Stop spending and make more money!

That means I have to get a second job.  I've been trying really hard on not spending any more money, but with all of my bills (four different student loan payments [Yes, I've consolidated as much a possible.  No, no one told me you couldn't consolidate private loans.], credit card payment, rent, electricity, car and renters insurance, phone) plus food and gas, there isn't much money left over.  And I'm just making the minimum payments!

My new job (technically I still have to train for it and see how I like it/if they like me, but I'm not worried about it) is cocktail waitressing at a popular bar downtown.  I actually really like the bar and go there with friends when we go out, so I'm hoping it's going to feel more like a party than actual work.  I know I'll have to deal with obnoxious drunks and standing on my feet for a couple hours a night, and that could get really tiring but I hope overall it's a good experience.  My friend who works there didn't have anything bad to say about the job.

Oh!  And I get to wear shorts and tank tops!  Or basically whatever I want as long as I can wear a walkie talkie and move around.  I think it'll be a really good thing for me to be busy on weekend nights too, because I won't be out spending money-- I'll be making it! 

Money money money...money! 

I've recently started tracking all of my spending thanks to a gift from Kellsey.  I spend a lot of money going out.  A lot.  A lot Alot.  I honestly don't know how to not spend money when going out.  That sounds ridiculous.  I'm aware.  But it is seriously so hard to not spend money.  Everything I want to do costs money!  I guess my only solution is to not be available to go out and work instead!  :)  Whatever works, right?