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Swag Might Pay the Bills

24 Oct

I had such a wonderful, relaxing, sleep-filled fall break. Legit. I was sad when it came to an end. It will always be thought upon fondly…

Monday was back to school, blahhhh school ew. I got a free t-shirt from the Career Planning & Development Office though. It says “Swag won’t pay the bills” which is apparently supposed to scare us into coming to the career planning & development office because we need to plan our lives once our swag runs out. However I do believe that swag has paid Justin Bieber’s bills pretty well so far. Hmm.

I had my first day at work on Monday. I worked at the rock climbing wall. I did not sign up to work at the rock climbing wall. But I got scheduled to do it (it added me 7 hours this week and 10 next week) so I was like yeah sounds good I’ll do the rock wall. Basically the guy said we can do whatever the hell we want when no one is there, which is about 95% of the time. Only about 4 kids came to climb in the whole 4 hours but they only climbed for like 5 minutes each. And then when I got back to school, I made the Potter Puppet Pals video, it was awesome. I’ll let you guys know when it goes online.

Yesterday my climate change professor randomly decided to tell us about her husband’s affair. And a Chinese boy in my Calculus class decided to sit in a chair in front of the door so our teacher couldn’t get in. That was a sufficiently awkward and delightful time.

Then I had my first day of work at the front desk which was also pretty easy and I got to text a lot. We thought that one child got kidnapped from the Tae-Kwon-Do class, but false alarm.

Today I had class and then volunteered at the animal shelter. It was nice, the puppies were eating their own shit today. Then I came back home to the apartment and got ready for day 2 of work at the rock climbing wall.  Only one kid climbed tonight. I climbed twice, I almost got to the top (about 5 feet away (it’s 28 feet tall)) but then I started feeling like jello so I decided I should let go. I felt pretty accomplished though considering I never climbed one of those things before!

And then I stopped at Dollar General because I needed to get Carrie a birthday card, and then I saw peanut butter M&M’s and realized that I needed those too.

So I just got home and Kayla and Tobi are playing “A Team” by Ed Sheeran in Kayla’s room on the guitar and piano and they’re singing. I love living with musical people!

 

Also… #throwback

Cathy

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Accomplishments and Shit

19 Sep

So this week hasn’t been too bad. Actually it’s been pretty good, other than two shitty occurrences.

Last Wednesday after I posted my blog, I went to the animal shelter which was pretty fun. I walked dogs for about an hour and none of them even pooped! And that, my friends, is accomplishment #1 for the week. Then I played with a cat for one hour. Thursdays suck and I don’t remember anything about it so let’s pretend it doesn’t exist. Friday I got my Spanish test back, 99% bitchesss (accomplishment #2). I like this class because it doesn’t ask me about language tenses and translations but basically it’s like a literature class where the literature just so happens to be in Spanish, and we just so happen to do the analysis in Spanish. Just don’t tell anyone that I use google translate on most of the reading homework… unfortunately I don’t have 934 hours to spend on it every night.

Friday at 4:45pm was our first “Summit Leadership” class. It’s for all the people who are living in these apartments and doing service projects. It’s once a month from 4:45-7. They always bring us catered dinner for the first 30 minutes, accomplishment #3. We had to build balloon sculptures. Then I had to go help at DVD Bingo which is something that Residence Life Association does, which I am allegedly a member of but I skipped their meeting yesterday (#4). Shitty occurrence #1 is the fact that I didn’t win a single damn DVD at said DVD Bingo. I get my hopes up again and again always to be disappointed.

Saturday I slept in hella late (#5). It rained and I didn’t do anything which was awesome. Then Caitlin and I went grocery shopping and we got ingredients to make S’more Bars (#6). We just now finished eating them yesterday. It was pretty fun because it was the first thing we baked together in the kitchen. I don’t remember anything about Sunday except that I ate many s’more bars. And I made an art project to hang on my wall, out of canvas, paint, and buttons (#7). I think it turned out pretty well.

Monday was supposed to be the day that I heard back from the community center which is where I interviewed, so my mom told me I should call and follow up. The woman said they were finishing calling people Monday evening/Tuesday morning. I took a very long nap and patiently waited but didn’t hear anything. But I did make tacos for dinner, which I consider to be my first “real” meal that I have cooked in this kitchen (#8). (P.S. Monday night I couldn’t sleep, shitty occurrence numero dos)

By Tuesday at 3:30 I still hadn’t heard anything so I decided to call again. The woman said they still hadn’t called everyone but she said she could tell me then that THEY WANT TO HIRE ME!!!(#9!!!!!!) Gosh I can’t believe it! After a whole semester last year searching, and a month this year searching, I finally found something to pay the (theoretical) bills but also to finance my sophisticated lifestyle of buying a lot of Special K cereal and international plane tickets.

So today I went back to the animal shelter to volunteer until 2:30, which was fun because they had new puppies! They were so adorable and well behaved! And after that, I went to fill out a form at the family center that gives them permission to do a background check. And then… I had to go take a drug test at a clinic here in town. That was sups awkward because a male nurse was filling out my paperwork and I had to give him the cup at the end. But I would like to announce that I filled it above the required 60 mL line, but just barely. That’s definitely an accomplishment (#10). And I actually got it all in the cup which I will admit I was worried about (#11). Also, I noticed when I was standing there awkwardly that there was a cabinet that said “Shy Bladder Paperwork”.

One last thing I’d like to add, I’ve been watching a lot of “Breaking Amish” and “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team”. That’s an accomplishment too (#12). I love having a TV.

I hope your accomplishments are outweighing your shitty occurrences this week too!

Miss you guys

Cathy

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