Thursday, September 11, 2008

Words of Wisdom...

Dear universe,

You already know that my natural tendency toward impatience is hugely magnified by waiting for potential teaching jobs to post in late fall and/or spring. I have serial tension headaches and I'm generally unpleasant to live with as I vacillate between giddy abandon and dragon-like fits of fire breathing. In the meantime, if you could throw me a bone and make the degenerates at the loan company process my deferment that would just be stellar. And, if you're not too busy, and you have a different future in mind for me, make one of the marketing analyst or data miner or continuing education jobs come through at Dallas-area hospitals. I like options. I'm open to the possibilities.

Also, if it's not too much trouble, bring BW here for a visit so I can have a bear hug. That would just be aces!
Oh, and universe, thank you for taking Pandora the Prius to an all-time gas-saving high: an admirable 61 mpg. Take that, oil industry!

The Loon in Curls

Readers, on a positive note I've lost 22 pounds in about two months. I'm happy with that. It's slow, it's steady, and my pants are falling off; heartening if slightly embarrassing at times.

In other news, if you haven't already, go read the September issue of Estella's Revenge. You won't be sorry!

P.S. I like library school again after last week's freak out.

P.P.S. I'm still not reading much.

P.P.P.S. I'll stop rambling now.


  1. Library school is only a means to an end...I had my fits and starts of loving it and absolutely hating it. Hope librarianship will turn out to be what you had hoped for! (and keeping fingers crossed for the universe to respond positively to your polite requests!)

  2. Well, I am glad that library school is back on because I an using you as a gauge. I am kind of thinking about going to library school. As for the universe, sometimes you have to do tricks to get her to listen; after all, she does not want to get all dressed up for nothing haha.
    You know I still want to get together sometime soon.

  3. Melanie, oh good! I'm glad someone else wasn't all completely gung ho. All degrees are a rollercoaster, I say.

    Thanks, Lezlie!

    Fem, we definitely need to get together. Let me know when you're available and we'll ravage the Clay Pit.

  4. Haha, I freak out all the time over what I'm going to do with my life. I think it is the curse of our generation. My parents never had that kind of trouble... they picked a career and expected to spent the rest of their life doing that same thing!

  5. Oh, and bully for you on loosing twenty-two pounds! Claypit, ummmm
    however, you must know (if you don't already) that they have been changing up the buffet quite a bit and all time favorites, at least mine, are not always on there and you may have to order off the menu. But, yes, definitely Claypit. Wish E could be there...sniff, sniff.

  6. Kim, isn't that the truth! My mom and I were just talking about how people nowadays (myself included) don't expect their job to be permanent. My mom worked for the same company for 25 years before she was laid off (a-holes!). I doubt that'll ever be my situation, unless I happen to get a spot in a great school that I just can't leave.

    Fem, oh no! What are your faves that aren't making it to the buffet? Have you been to India Garden in Garland? It's in a strip mall...trying to remember what's around it. Anyway, they have a daily lunch buffet that's awesome. It's not as Americanized as Clay Pit. Good stuff.

  7. 22 pounds?! What are you doing? Give me tips and keys to the weight loss universe.


  8. Congrats on the 22 lbs!

  9. Keeping my fingers crossed that the universe will align things just so for you. Library school can be a drag at times, but it does get better. OMG, congratulations on losing 22 pounds. That's awesome!!

  10. Whelp, sometimes they won't have Chicken Tika and Lamb Korma. No, I did not know that there is an Asian food restaurant in Garland. I have went to two others in Addison, one right down the road from Claypit called Flavors and the other off of Trinity Mills road called Ruchi Palace, but they were a bit too spicy for me. I am kind of a wimp when it comes to Asian spiciness. It is still Claypit for me.

  11. Giving the universe a nudge and wowee!!! 61 mpg!! I'm in awe. I want one of those babies.

  12. Wow! Congratulations! I'll keep everything crossed for job posting, continued enjoyment of library school and whatever else you need.

  13. I love it when you ramble.

  14. How fantastic for you!!!! Congratulations. It is so important to get and stay healthy, I'm proud of you!

    Beautiful eyes and curls, by the way! :)

  15. Nik, walking everyday, eating healthier and less. As far as eating healthy, I don't deprive myself, but I do try to cut out fried stuff, sugar, etc. I opt for sugar free chocolate pudding, sugar free cookies, that sort of stuff, when I need junk.

    Thanks, Chris!

    Thanks, Lisa re: the weight and the library school advice. lol

    LOL, Fem! I haven't been there in forever, so I'm definitely ready to give it a go!

    Thanks, Bookfool! And a friend of mine told me yesterday that the new generation of Priuses are supposed to have a plug up option, so the first 40 miles you go are totally electric.

    Thanks, Purl!

    Awww, thanks, Stephanie!

    Thank you muchly, Carl!

  16. Go Pandora! I'm green (pun intended) with envy. Stumpy (the MiniCooper) only gets 28 in town.

    on a positive note I've lost 22 pounds in about two months...

    So, what's your secret??

    And how are you enjoying I Am Legend? If just started my second selection for the R.I.P. III challenge and am lovin' it!


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