I’m such a putz. Aileen over at Army Pants and Flip Flops posted an entry all about how she used Pinterest as inspiration and organization for her wedding day. The way that I relate to people is to share something about myself that is similar to what they’re sharing. On paper it sounds find, but in practice it might come off as a bit self-centered. So what do I do? I just keep commenting. No really–like after-thoughts.. I think she ended up with 4 comments from me? Oi oi oi..
In other news… the only thing exciting going on is that work has been crazy as per usual. We’ve got another batch of new hires and thankfully they’re all showing promise. There’s a couple of snags that snowballed but we’re working through those. Learning week is coming up and I’ve got a couple of really promising training classes that I was able to sign up for. The first is ‘Inclusiveness,’ which helps to break down the difference between tolerance and acceptance and make it easier to communicate and work with people from varied and diverse backgrounds. The second is a communications course about inter-generational communication. There are 4 cohort groups that we work with right now and one of the issues that was a snag and snowball is because one of the older members of my team didn’t take me seriously when I provided guidance. I’m really looking forward to that class and hope that it’s more up to date. My god, if they talk down to me as a member of the young-and-entitled cohort, I’m going to walk out. Because that doesn’t help me to understand the other generations, that just tells me I’m a spoiled brat. It might be true, but WORK WITH ME, PEOPLE!
Lastly, school is great, but it’s MEA week. No school tomorrow, so I’m going to take the time to get some of my work out of the way that I’ve been falling behind on… at work. Overtime just isn’t enough time to finish what I need to do.
Cassie at Back To Her Roots posted a Confessions… entry the other day and I always like those. There are a few of us in the blogosphere who post Confessions… entries and I rather like the idea, so here are my confessions:
I am re-starting my weight loss journey at 230. I’ve re-gained 15 pounds. I keep placing the blame on my tailspin, but enough of that — the blame rests solely on my shoulders for being to complacent and lazy about my choices. I read a blog entry this morning about
why intentions don’t matter and basically it boils down to the fact that intentions are not actions. I need to put my intentions into action and make better choices if I’m ever going to see One-derland. #epiphany?
2: Snow Removal Policy
When I clear off my car in the winter, I HAVE to get every bit of snow off of the top, too. I see people driving around here with a foot of snow on the roof of their car and think they’re batshit crazy. The confession part of this? I didn’t own a shovel of my own before Monday night. Guess apartment living (and getting dug out by my parents last year) spoiled me…
3: Radio aimed at an older cohort
I listen to talk radio… the trashy kind. I would love to don my hand-knit cowl and higher-than-thou attitude and claim to listen to NPR, but nope! I listen to the Dave Ryan in the Morning Show in the morning and I listen to Lori & Julia or Jason & Alexis from MyTalk107.1 (GOSSIP! AND CELEBRITY “NEWS”) on the way home. What can I say? Music on the radio just hasn’t been appealing to me lately. I can tell that MyTalk isn’t aimed at my generation, though, based on the sheer number of advertisements for divorce attorneys and bladder control solutions.. Jeeze haha.
4: Bad Breakfasts
When I don’t pack a breakfast in the morning, I usually go for one of these guys… Sausage, “NC Egg” = egg whites, and chesse sandwich…. And when I see it spelled like that, I remind myself that it is not CHEESE but processed cheese product. Thus the extra “S,” and try to remind myself to have a better breakfast next time. (I also pronounce it like Dane Cook.. “uhm. Cheesse, some pickles… bun seeds.” google Dane Cook BK Lounge skit if you don’t get it–it’s kinda hilarious.)