Finding Myself OMG: A Bullshit Quest

Well, where do I start? I'm struggling, I suppose, to find out who I am outside of who my parents want me to be, who my friends want me to be, or who my own perfectionist tendencies (totally personified) want me to be. I don't know if this blog will really document my progress in, ahem, coming of age, or if it will just basically be a place for me to vent and blab about nothing. We shall see.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

What a difference a day makes!

I'm feeling much better today. If one defines one's moods in Simon and Garfunkel songs (as I often do, if you've seen Can You Imagine Us Years From Today? ), yesterday I was very "I Am A Rock" with hints of "The Only Living Boy in New York" and today I'm moving more towards (though not quite reaching) "Feelin' Groovy."

The weather's gorgeous again. I did some of my makeup biology work outside on the deck, and I decided that while it may not, in reality, be shorts weather yet, it is flip-flops weather. Of course, my little piggies FROZE TO DEATH. Even though, you know the thermometer said it was over seventy in the sun, it kind of lied, especially when the breeze was blowing, and I kind of forgot how prone to being icy my feet are. So yes, I will be wearing sneakers to work tonight. Ooh, or maybe clogs!

I finally talked to my Shakespeare professor today (it's a long and involved story that I don't really want to get into, but let's just say I was stressing myself into a pretzel) and it looks like everything's going to work out okay there, provided I can get myself into gear and get the work done that I need to do.

Let's see, let's see, what else? I had Cordy out in the backyard, playing, and she totally had NEON LEMON YELLOW poops. I'm a little concerned. Lord only knows what she's been eating. She's quite happy about spring arriving, as it means that she gets to go on more walks (we are totally lazy half-assed dog walkers in the winter, poor thing), that she gets to be outside more and can stay tied out in the backyard, and that there are more people, dogs, and EVIL CHILDREN walking by that when she's inside, she can sit in the window and bark at. The EVIL CHILDREN, in particular, are out playing and enjoying the nice weather (much like Miss Cordelia herself) in abundance. She's gotten almost used to the more local ones, taking it down a notch from barking and throwing her little body at the window to just putting her ears back and growling ominously when they appear or she hears their high-pitched little voices in the distance. Foreign children, not so much. She doesn't recognize them, therefore they must be EVIL.

Now, of course, she's kind of sleepy from all the fresh air, rolling in the grass, vigorous digging, barking like she's possessed, etc. I'm sleepy, too. Fresh air makes us both sleepy! But alas, I do not have time for a nap as I need to be into work by 5:00 or 5:30. Being a responsible person is hard, but I am on my way!

Speaking of work, what I call work is just an unpaid internship. While in the shower this morning, I was thinking about how I need to MAKE MONEY OMG to support my trip to Rochester, my spring break in Myrtle Beach, and my hoped-for trip to Ukraine and other European destinations this summer. I'm working around 25 hours a week at my internship, finishing up my course work from last semester, and planning on taking two summer classes, so my time is limited. And with my physical problems/tendency towards illness, my health is a factor, too. So I was thinking, "You know what, Marcia? You have skills. You should really pimp those skills out." (And no, the skills are not of a sexual nature.)

Basically, I think I'm going to offer my typing skills, my website design skills (for what they are), and my proofreading/editing skills for money. Hopefully I can find some people willing to pay me for these. We shall see.

I gotta go put some socks on my icicle toesies, eat some dinner, and head off. But yay for being in a better mood today!




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