Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Running with my dog

I know my dog is tired after we go running when his ears are no longer up and alert, but relaxed. He is panting and ready for some water. We push each other on, wanting not to disappoint one another and puss out before the other one does. I could have turned into the drive and up the hill towards the apartment complex, but I keep going, deciding to run the extra 15 minutes that will let me eat a fudge bar when I get home.
I'm so glad the weather is nice again. The only thing that makes winter tolerable is the light at the end of the tunnel- spring.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Staying Motivated

I'm having a hard time staying on track while staying on track with all my freelance writing assignments. I've actually done a stellar job today, completing 5 articles and a blog post. I think this mainly has to do with the fact that I limited my job browsing to an hour this morning (and stuck to it), as well as limited my web browsing throughout the day. I think consistently reminding myself to stay on track has been the best motivator so far.

In other news, I wish it was warmer outside. It is one of those days that is so sunny you want to be outside, but then once you step outside, you realize that it is FREEZING and you have to go back for your coat. Blargh.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


I'm nervous about the bailout. I think when everyone was voting for Obama, they figured that he would be the one that would magically wave his wand and the economy would be fixed and everything would be just fine and dandy. Well it doesn't work that way. And now, Obama is going to be the scapegoat for the country's problems!

I love Obama, and I'm glad he is our president, but I am not completely sold on the Economic Stimulus package. This may be the only conservative part of me, but I don't really think giving away money is going to solve anything...it didn't work last year!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I love wearing my glasses. They are red, round, and have a cute secret leopard print on the inside. I started wearing glasses in 3rd grade, and got contacts in 7th grade. I can't believe I've been wearing glasses for so long, and it seems that my eyesight has been getting worse. I guess that happens as you get older.

I don't have vision insurance anymore, but I will probably need to get some within the next year in case I need to change my lens perscription. I've had this same pair of glasses for 2 years now.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Classic Rock

I've been listening to 101 The Fox lately while I've been working on the computer. I really really like it. I'm so glad that my dad introduced me to classic rock. ZZ Top, Steve Miller Band, and Aerosmith are some of my favorites. I also love Elvis, Queen, and the Beatles. I told you that I should have been born a boy!

I need to pick up my guitar again. I wish I had an electric one so I could rock out easier! But, I guess for now, Guitar Hero will have to suffice. :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

One Minute Writer: Giving a Toast

I've never been a very good public speaker. Even though my mom always says, "What's the worse that can happen?" my heart still begins to flutter and I stumble over my words when it comes time for my time to speak. I was in Forensics in high school- maybe that's where it started. Having your first public speaking event in front of other mean 9th graders isn't really the best experience.

I would have to say, though, that my worst public speaking experience was even later in high school. I had braces for 2 years and for about 9 months of that time, I also had an upper mouth piece that caused me to speak with a lisp because it was widening my jaw. Well, i won some award and had to give a speech at the meeting saying thanks. I thought I did ok until someone in the audience approached my mom and told her how brave she thought I was- she thought I was learning disabled because of the way I talked! She also spoke to me like I was a 5 year old. Talk about totally mortifying!