Thursday, January 28, 2010

Happy New Year!

Wow. I was doing SO WELL with the posting and then Christmas came and ate my life. And then New Year’s Eve involved me crying in a bathtub. It’s still unclear while we (yes, we, I had company) chose the bathtub, but I don’t make excuses for my ridiculous behavior. I just own it. Huzzah!

So in honor of the first post of 2010, I’ll say that this year hasn’t sucked so far. Yay! Actually, if I look at where I was a year ago and where I am today, life has improved significantly.

Last year on January 28, 2009 (courtesy of the fact that gmail never makes me delete anything! Love you gmail!):

Meghan turned 25. Today she is 26. Happy Birthday Meghan!

I was complaining about the end of my awful job.

I admitted to being “Pathetic Sarah” for the week. (I don’t really know what this means. Probably that I’m just a drama queen. Like you didn’t already know that!)

I was two days away from being unemployed.

I had just broken up with the guy and it would be months before I admitted it bothered me (tip: ignoring your emotions isn’t healthy, not like I don’t ignore them now, but at least I recognize that it’s not healthy. Yay personal growth!)

I was a generally unhappy person.

This year on January 28, 2010 (courtesy of my ability to look around me):

I have a job that I love and work with people I like a lot

I’ve continued to meet new, awesome people in this cool city. Some of the people I knew last year I’ve phased out, others have become really close friends, and the new people get better every day.

I don’t have stress dreams about work anymore! Yay! Now when I have dreams about work, they involve silly things that happen during the day. Much better quality of life.

OK. That’s enough of the positivity (MS Word just told me that’s not a word, I don’t care enough to change it). I know that’s not why you guys come here. You guys come here for my sarcasm. And now you come here to read things I think are hilarious:

The funniest thing I've read in a LONG time.

That link above, it’s for a blog I read and list on my blogroll. I wish I could be as funny as she is. But that’s my cross to bear, not yours. Even though the entry is long, it is WELL WORTH reading. Even thinking about it gets me giggling again.

Let’s see. What else?

- iPad is officially the silliest thing I’ve seen. It’s like a giant iPod Touch. I mean, it’s COOL. But I don’t feel like it’s going to replace laptops. Maybe it’s just me, maybe I’m out of touch. I also don’t get netbooks and they’re sweeping the nation.
- I got an invitation to a baby shower for a friend of mine. I’m 23 years old. I feel like I’m too young for this to happen to me. And it’s not even an oops baby. She is married. Has been for several years. And now they’re having a baby. This is weird.
- There comes a point every winter where I announce that I’m done with the season. That happened yesterday. At about 5:30 PM. And I wished for Tampa. So there’s that.
- I didn’t watch the State of the Union. Let’s be honest, not even the hilarious drinking game circling the world could get me to watch that. You know people are going to yell at each other, you know people are going to shake their heads, and frankly, for that kind of behavior, I’d much rather watch a game. Luckily, FSU was playing Duke! Really though, I stopped watched the SotU years ago. I just read the speech in the following days. Some of my more liberal-minded friends were getting on me saying things like, “I used to watch W, you should watch Obama!” Sorry kids, it doesn’t count when you only used to watch him to see how you could mock him next, besides, I didn’t even watch W. I told you, the SotU isn’t a good television thing. I think mostly it bothers people that I don’t love Obama and they usually ignore it until something like this comes up where deliberate action shows my dislike for him. Oh well!
- I was talking to a friend recently about how he knows when he “really likes” a girl and isn’t just passing the time and it made me think, “How do I really know when I like a guy?” Answer: I don’t! Isn’t that crazy? I haven’t “really liked” anyone in such a long time that I think the signs I used to watch for aren’t relevant anymore because it’s been that long. Isn’t that sad?
- After a lifetime of not really caring (because you can only care about so much at one time), I think I’ve become anti-strip club. I mean, I don’t think it makes you a bad person to go to strip clubs, I’ve been before. But if you’re in a relationship, you have no business being there. Either of you. At least not if you’re with me. I think I really don’t like the double standard. Like, if a guy goes to a strip club, his girlfriend shouldn’t care because lap dances don’t mean anything. But if a girl goes to a club and dances with a guy while fully clothed, it’s not ok. There’s just a disconnect there that recent events brought to light and have impacted me. I’m more surprised than anyone.
- Tim Tebow has annoyed me for some time, but seriously, he’s begun to PISS ME OFF. It has nothing to do with his free speech rights. You’re right. He can sit on tv and talk about whatever he wants. That’s more than within his right to free speech. But it’s the message he’s sending. Sadly, he’s influential, and young boys will watch and think, “Well, if Tebow says so, then it’s probably true.” And that’s JUST what we need, another generation of boys thinking they can tell a woman what to do with her body. So kudos Focus on the Family and Tim Tebow. Way to perpetuate this ridiculous fight my gender has to have with the government so that I can decide what happens in my uterus. SUPER HAPPY about that. And now Sarah Palin is chiming in. Ugh. We all know HOW MUCH I LOVE HER! Actually, you don’t. That’s one of the serious posts I keep putting off but basically it will be titled, “Sarah Palin: Why I consider setting up my own non-crazy country from time to time.”

That’s all.