Saturday, February 27, 2010

I realized something

Last weekend was probably the most fun I've had in New Mexico in a LONG time. We didn't go anywhere, we didn't really do anything out of the ordinary, we just partied at our house.

A bunch of people came over, and my friends from Missouri drove through on their way to California. It's actually amazing what can happen when you get the right group of people together! It helped though, having my friends out. It was like a breath of fresh air. I've known her since I was like 16, which is about how long I've known Ben. She's someone that KNOWS me, and so I'm completely at ease and comfortable around her. It really makes a difference.

No one gossiped, no one spread rumors, no one was unhappy. It was a spectacular night.

See? Great party.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


"1 in 4 women can misread a pregnancy test"


And speaking of pregnancy....

Working in a piss poor part of the school district really irritates me sometimes. You see these terrible parents who keep getting pregnant over and over again. They're drug dealers, they abuse their kids, they abuse their wives, they are in and out of jail, they cannot provide proper nutrition/care for their kids...and yet they are perfectly capable of producing these wonderful kids who know too much for their young age. They are exposed to so much, and it's amazing that they get through the day. It's incredible that they could make it through the drugs and alcohol that passed through their mother's body while being carried, then come into a world where the fight is still going.

It is so rewarding to see them succeed in school.


Soon, these lovely darlings will be mine, thanks to a gift card for Valentine's Day by Ben.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Something that's bugging me:


I won't mention any names, but let me just fill you in on a few things:

1. I cannot sit and listen to you talk about your problems all of the time if we are not close friends. If I barely know you, or if we normally talk out of necessity, please do not fill me in on all of the trials and tribulations of your life.
2. Please do not go into detail about your health problems with me if we are not close friends. I should not know which parts of your body are turning blue...and I shouldn't know each intimate detail of the issues you're having. It makes me uncomfortable. Just tell me you are feeling ill.
3. I have excellent hearing. Do not repeat things to me unless you want me to just politely walk away while closing the closest door so I no longer have to listen to you. 20 minutes of the same story in different words is a little much.
4. Don't pretend to be something that you're not. We all see.
5. Please don't act as if you're a superstar. You're not. I am. It shows.

Ok, that's all for now. Irritating business, but whatever.