Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

Every year, I contemplate the possibility of making actual New Years Resolution. I think, "it would be a good idea to...fill in the blank." What? lose weight, meet new people, exercise more, watch less awful tv?
This year I'm making the commitment, going the distance, these resolutions are getting made!

-Stop trusting first impressions
-Enjoy the little moments
-Cuddle more
-Get rid of labels (She's not the overly skinny blond bimbo, she's a woman, with positives and negatives like everyone else)
-Stop giving food so much power
-Be more outgoing (I don't care if it's cliche)
-And yes I would like to lose some weight, but it's the healthy body image I'm really concerned about

Sunday, December 20, 2009


I spent the last weekend house sitting for an older couple that I know from church. While I need the money for school and the job causes me no physical pain, after about a day or so, it starts to drive me a bit crazy.
There's nothing to do and the antique clock collection keeps me awake for hours when all I want to do is sleep. It's insanity-inducingly dull.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Today I went to the DMV to get a new driver's license. Since I've turned 18, I needed a new license that would remove the restrictions of an under-18 license. I went in, gave my old, unexpired license to the lady behind the counter and explained what I needed. After looking at my license for a moment, she sighed deeply and mumbled "Allright, but I'll have to make you a new license."
I'm sorry? Did I miss something?
Isn't that why I'm here?
To get a new license...right?
I gave her my information again, took another picture, and waited for her to finish.

There were no problems with this interaction. The woman was pleasant enough and I got my license. I was simply puzzled by the seeming lack of willingness to be helpful. If I asked for a new license, doesn't it make sense that's what I expect to get?