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To follow up my last post

I found this through Stumble, which may be one of my favorite intertube features.


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Meh…it’s Tuesday.

I have lots of things I feel I could write about, but I can’t seem to muster up the energy. I took photos of a cooking experiment, hopefuly when I get home from corporate land i can get them on my computer and write a worthwhile entry. For now, I’m sulking in how much I don’t like my job.

Only and hour and 14 minutes until I can go home.

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More from the intertubes.



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Cake Wrecks

Friggin. Hilarious.

Just go read. Find the cake that says “Good Luck in China” with the firefighter. I laughed so hard I cried in my office today. People asked me if I was ok.

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Perhaps this reveals my political leanings…

…but I find it hillarious. And true. This is from my mother via an e-mail.

The 23rd Qualm
(Written by a retired Methodist  minister.)

Bush is my shepherd; I dwell in want.
He maketh logs to be cut down in national forests.
He leadeth trucks into the still wilderness.
He restoreth my fears.
He leadeth me in the paths of  international disgrace
for his ego’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of pollution
and war,
I will find no exit, for thou art in  office.
Thy tax cuts for the rich and thy media control,
they discomfort me.
Thou preparest an agenda of deception in  the
presence of thy religion.
Thou anointest my head with foreign  oil.
My health insurance runneth out.
Surely megalomania and false patriotism shall follow me
all the days of thy term,
And my jobless child shall dwell in my basement forever.

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Funny how things present them selves at interesting times.

I remember when this “song” came out. I was graduating from 8th grade and becoming the much anticipated high school freshman. I still like this song now, and it’s far more appropriate now for this graduation from college then it ever was in 8th grade.

Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99… wear sunscreen.
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be IT.
The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.

I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.

You are NOT as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself, either. Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.

Dance. Even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings; they are your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography in lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you’re 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

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A new beginning

So, I find it funny that as I start a new phase of my life, I have this sudden urge, no make that need, to write about my life. I have far too many things to rant about, discuss, share and ponder and not nearly enough time in the day to sit around with friends like I used to. A little about me. I’m a twenty-something recent grad living in Chicago trying to make it. Some days, I know I can, some days I want to stay in bed and hide. I work in the staffing industry hocking my wares, all while wearing fabulous shoes! I love to cook. I have far too many opinions. I have an amazing boyfriend. I’m a daddy’s girl and some days there aren’t enough miles between my mother and I for our relationship to not include hang ups and phone throwing. My life is good, but I’m just starting out. Let’s see how it goes.

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