Friday, January 30, 2009

Why You Gotta Be Such a Whiny Punk

Dear sister-in-law,

Why do you insist upon behaving like a whiny, spoiled child ALL. THE. TIME? I know your grandfather just died, which is emotional and sucky for everyone but I just don't understand why you insist upon making his death all about you and publicly bitching on facebook that it pisses you off when people tell you their prayers are with him because you think they should be praying for you. Um, excuse me? He is the one who died. And while I know his death hit everyone pretty hard, to have you virtually spitting in the faces of people who care and are voicing their condolences to you and your family makes me want to slap you silly. I am appalled that you would post something as mean and hateful as "Well F*ck you all, I don't need your sympathy or prayers" on a public forum in response to wishes of condolences expressed by YOUR OWN FRIENDS. I mean, seriously kid. WTF? I know your parents raised you better than that.

Grow up already. 19 years old is way too old for this kind of junior high temper tantrums.

Your sister-in-law

P.S. You also might want to think before you post on facebook about how you lied to your boss about the date of the funeral in order to get more time off. I know some of your coworkers are on facebook and I'm not sure all of them are going to "keep it on the dl" as you requested. Here's a novel idea: DON'T POST IT ON FACEBOOK IF YOU WANT IT KEPT ON THE DOWN LOW. Effing hell girl, get a freaking clue.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Gone for a bit...

My husband's grandpa died yesterday so we're heading back east for the funeral etc. Internet access is spotty so I'm not sure how much blogging I'll get done. I will have a new note to post in the near future titled "Why You Gotta Be Such a Whiny Punk" in which I entreat my sister-in-law to grow up and stop acting like a'll be an awesome post and will make all of you with awesome in-laws feel even more blessed.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Some news

Ugh, so blogging 3 times a week is apparently really hard. I don't even have a good excuse. I've been holed up in our apartment avoiding the frigid cold weather (-35 with the wind chill tonight, tomorrow's high sans wind chill is -3) and it's kind of hard to blog when your entire day consists of Oprah, Martha Stewart, cooking dinner, and maybe a shower thrown in there for good measure. I mean, no one really wants to read about how I watched Martha make a table runner out of porcupine quills, listened to Oprah talk about her fatness (again), and then made a giant pan of homemade mac-n-cheese. I'm just not sure that's the stuff of good blogging.

But today I have actual news to blog about: I'm sort of quitting my job on Friday and I am more excited about it than perhaps I should be. It's a long story but basically I was offered a severance package for volunteering to get laid off. The laid off part kind of sucks especially with the economy the way it is and the unemployment rates skyrocketing, however, the severance package will give us enough $$ to get health insurance through my husband's school and to live on for almost 6 months, which leaves only 3 months until I (hopefully) start my Master's program. We'll have enough funding that I can find basically any job and we'll be doing better than we were. So I'm excited to be leaving an industry that's crashing and a job I dislike. Hooray for change!

So that's my blog-worthy news. Does anyone else have any news?

Thursday, January 8, 2009


I hate washing laundry. Ok that's not entirely true...I hate folding and putting away laundry. We have approximately 4 loads that need to be washed and I've known this since I got up at 9:30 this morning and yet, it's 2:15 and I'm watching Judge Alex. I'm not sure I've ever felt quite as unproductive and lazy as I do today. I've got plenty of things to do and 0 motivation to do them. I'm hoping that by putting my laziness in print I'll actually turn off the TV, take a shower (yeah, I haven't done that either today), throw a couple of loads of laundry in, and get card making for the many upcoming birthdays.

We'll see how well that works...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Dear Chicago Loop Area,

I love you. I had a lovely day walking around and exploring the 7 floor Sports Authority, and the deserted Navy Pier. I greatly enjoyed the film "Revolutionary Road" and I had a fabulous time walking in the snow down Michigan Ave this afternoon. I just thought I should let you know.


P.S. Pictures to be posted as soon as I figure out how to load mobile pics to blogger...

Friday, January 2, 2009


Dear 2009,

Here are a few things I would like to accomplish during your reign:

1. Work out 5 days each week
2. Blog at least 3 times per week
3. Take more pictures
4. Get better at email follow up
5. Get into graduate school and do well my first quarter.
6. Play the piano for 30 minutes each day.

I think that's a pretty decent list of goals for the new year, don't you 2009? Now, your job is to make this year as awesome as possible.

Thanks. Love,