Wednesday Confessions

It’s Wednesday, and the good news is that I actually have the day off AND Kathy and Nadine brought back Confessions.

More Coffee Less Talky

Last month, I got really mad at my coworkers for leaving the desk a mess, so I passive aggressively dumped out all the paper clips in our tray into the bottom of the drawer.

Speaking of mess, I get stressed out if there’s a ton of work waiting at my desk and mess everywhere when I come in, which is basically every day. I like everything organized. Did I mention next week is my last week at my job?

When I told my boss when my last day was and he asked if anyone had the week after that off, my immediate thought was “I don’t care.” It’s a two weeks notice, not a vacation.

I am painfully nice, and even when I think I am being a bitch, people apparently have no idea. I was once told that I look like Taylor Swift. I look nothing like Taylor Swift, clearly, since I’m not an 8 ft tall blonde fashionably-dressed singer, but I think I may look like a deer that could never ever be mad at anyone. They just have no idea the rage inside.

I’m watching Friends and it’s from a new perspective than when it was actually on. I’m now the age of the friends. My mind is blown. Phoebe and Chandler are my favorites. I feel the real life adult struggles of their lives, now.

Sometimes when people do things at work, I redo it after they leave. It’s not that I don’t like them; it’s that I don’t trust that they did it right.

I don’t go to Starbucks. Or drink coffee. So, this whole coffee cup freakout completely misses me. I don’t even drink those fun lattes everyone posts pictures of. How about some chocolate almond milk?

Speaking of coffee, I found out the schedule for my training next month starts at 6 AM. On the bright side, we should get out early. On the other hand, where’s that coffee I was talking about?

What are you confessing today?


Show Us Your Books: Books, Lately

I slacked off on my reading in October, because I got super busy and it was a stressful month for me, what with making the decision to quit my job. But, I’m feeling a little better and have been back into reading, lately.

1. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir by Felicia Day

Felicia Day is an internet creator and writer, and I’ve watched a couple seasons (episodes; one season is about 90 mins) of her web show, The Guild, but never followed her that closely. I’m also not a gamer, unless you count The Sims, which you don’t, so while I’m a huge nerd, you wouldn’t think that I would find her book that fascinating.

I was totally hooked by it. It’s an easy read, and I found all her stories funny and could relate to being a weird kid who turns into a weird adult. I would definitely recommend, even if you aren’t a huge nerd.

2. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

I have watched a little Aziz Ansari standup, so while I was a fan already, this book was not what I expected it to be at all. I thought it would be more in the style of his standup, and while he adds his own wit and humor to it, it’s actually an interesting read on its own about how relationships are created and play out in modern times.

I would recommend to anyone, whether you may be thankful you don’t have to deal with dating and learning how to use Tinder, or whether you are going through dating now and want to appreciate that at least there are others going through the same thing.

3. Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull

This book is written by the president of Pixar and Disney Animation. I am a huge Pixar fan, and think they are basically the greatest thing ever in movies, and I wanted to learn more about their history. This is actually more about business and the reasons Pixar succeeded and how they do things, but there is a lot of background information about their beginning and problems they dealt with.

It’s interesting to see how a successful creative company runs their business, while giving people the freedom to create their art and stories. It was also cool to read how some movies we know so well now started out completely different.

4. One More Thing by B.J. Novak

I thought this would combine two of my favorite things: one of the writers from The Office, and short stories. Boy, did I not enjoy this one. If anyone else has read it, I’d like to hear their take on it, but it was not for me. The stories seemed mean and like they were clearly written by a New York dude. It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t my kind of book.

5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I was on a non-fiction kick for a while, but I felt like some good fiction, and tried Kristen’s suggestion of Throne of Glass. It was like a warm glass of awesome.

It’s about a female assassin who is released from serving out her sentence in a mine to become the Crown Prince’s champion in a competition to become the new royal assassin. It had me at female assassin.

It was fantastic, and I recommend to anyone who enjoys fantasy novels and characters who can kick butt, but also magic and love triangles.

I’m currently reading number two, now, Crown of Midnight, and I’m finally warming up a little to one of the male main characters.

What have you been reading, lately?

I’m linking up with Steph and Jana today for Show Us Your Books.

If you haven’t yet, add me on Goodreads; I like making friends, there.


Friday Favorites

It’s finally Friday, but I am still a sad panda, because I have to work this weekend! Boooo. I am going to try to enjoy it, anyway. I literally just stuffed my face with tacos, so I’m on the right path, clearly. To indigestion and sleepiness. But also, FUN.

Favorite Outfit:

Sweater: AE (old: similar) // Belt: Target (old: similar) // Dress: Target via ThredUp (similar) // Boots: ModCloth (old: similar) // Socks: Target (old: similar) // Necklace: Target

I think we can all agree that sweater weather is perfect weather. Boots and a dress are easy to wear, and right now I don’t have to wear leggings or tights, because it’s still warm enough.

Favorite Natural Food Store Find:

We went to the natural food store, and I found what appears to be one of the ingredients to making Polyjuice Potion. Seriously, does anyone need to restock their potions ingredients cabinet, because I have your bladderwrack right here.

I think Severus Snape might have used this on his enemies – horn of bladderwrack. I’m going to fall into a fit of Harry Potter giggles.

Favorite Weather:

Fall walks and runs are the best!! Look at these colors! I wish fall could stick around for half the year.

Favorite Drink:

Watermelon soda. Because I am instantly regretting not getting watermelon soda at the taco restaurant today. I always get the watermelon soda before I leave, but there was a crowd when I went back in to refill. Should have barreled through like The Hulkersaurus Rex I really am inside when it comes to watermelon drink.

Favorite Video:

You’ve seen the bouncing pug, but you will reach a new level of excitement when you see a corgi bouncing.

Favorite Moment:

I was listening to the radio and clearly heard the announcer in an ad for a movie say, “Everyone is raving about The Penis Movie.”

I’m going to admit that I was equal parts intrigued and alarmed.

Then he repeated, “Go out to see The Peanuts Movie this weekend.” That makes more sense. I’m kind of sad there’s not a Penis Movie, but that makes sense.

I’m linking up with Amanda today for Friday Favorites.

Have a great weekend. I heard that penis movie is great.


Six Jobs I Could Not See Myself Doing

In two weeks, I am…..quitting my job! And I have no idea what I’m doing. That’s not quite true, but it’s not at all clear right now. I will actually be working through January or February doing some training for my other job, but after that I will not be working at a full time job.

Needless to say, I’m kind of freaking out, even though I am leaving of my own free will. It feels like I have reached a point where it is time to try to move on. And naturally, I shall freak out a lot.

While I try to decide what I want to do with my life in my current career miniature crisis, I thought of some jobs I would NOT want to do.

1. Theme Park Ride Tester
I get motion sickness just by riding in a bumpy car ride, so thrill rides are not for me. I ALWAYS close my eyes on roller coasters.

Last time, I opened them because I thought I would live adventurously, and got SO sick after riding the swinging ship ride. Did not puke, but also did not go on any other rides that night. I still ate a fried oreo later, though, so it wasn’t that bad.

2. Cologne Spritzer Lady at the Mall
I don’t like smelly things, so that also rules out hanging out at the Yankee Candle store and Lush.

3. Crawlspace Inspector
That’s probably not really a job title, but I’m not crawling under a house unless scientists have actually brought dinosaurs back to life, and it’s the only place the Tyrannosaurus Rex won’t find me.

I’ve seen way too many movies, and my fear of spiders is very strong.

4. Furniture Builder / Woodworker / Craftsman
If you’d seen me assemble a piece of Ikea furniture before, you’d understand that I am not skilled at building objects. And if you try to bring a hammer into the mix, it can only end in someone’s pain and suffering.

5. Herbologist
I think that’s actually only a Harry Potter job, but let’s just say I have not had a great record with flora. I am crazy about plants, but I have no idea how to care for them without, you know, killing them.

6. Uber / Lyft / Taxi Driver
Even with GPS, I am still possibly the worst person at directions. When I say I have no sense of direction, I am not exaggerating. When I get in a car, my route is based solely on experience of driving that way every day or GPS.

My husband still makes fun of me for driving in completely the opposite direction of his house for several miles while we were still dating, because I had been there several times before. I had to call him to get help finding his house, and drive all the way back the way I came, then towards his house.

All those things I will not be adding to my resume. Luckily, those are not on my dream job list. What jobs could you not see yourself doing?