Pretty in Pink

I'm having a pink moment...


Just a thought

Have you noticed that when talking to some people, and they ask you what's happening in your life, they want to hear what is important to them, not what is important to you?


Ice cream

Ah... I feel better. I just had ice cream. With chocolate sauce. Mom makes the best chocolate sauce ever.

I'm still miffed that I caught that cold. Why did someone decide to unload their germs on me? I mean, it's not that any of the people I offered to share my germs with wanted any. In fact, they declined with emphasis. Oh well, my new friend ibuprofen helped me get on my feet today. At least for the necessary amount of time I could fake being well.

Today I feel better than yesterday. I went to interview. Very interesting to get feedback on both verbal and non-verbal behaviour/message. I liked it. But I think that the main issue is to not take it personally. I mean, these people just want to help me get a job. Or is it just me being thick-skinned from all those academic years of both giving and getting feedback on papers and essays and other written stuff.

I think I'll try to save voice for tomorrow. Only written communication from me tonight. If I can refrain from talking and/or singing with my less than wonderful voice that is. Highly unlikely. This morning I croaked out "The Bare Necessities" from "The Jungle Book" while ironing. No, I didn't do it just for fun, I had a purpose. I figured that if I could gently warm my chords I'd be able to actually speak at interview. Makes sense right? It worked. I could speak. At least clearly enough for them to hear what I said.

Okay, time for a nap.




...I need a hug.

Just like that.



Places to be, people to see

Morning everyone!

Well, it's about 2:45 am here and I still haven't gone to bed so I guess it's evening or night for me. Oh well, it'll be morning soon.

I realized that I hadn't posted a single word here since last year. Embarrassingly bad really. So here it goes. The first post of 2010.

For a person currently between jobs I have surprisingly much to do. Apparently there are tons of church activities right now and I happily signed up for several of them. But I love it. I love learning more and I love being in church and I love the people working in church and I love the people I know in the congregation. I'm happy there. The last two weeks I've been in church so much that I got the suggestion of bringing a sleeping bag so I didn't have to go home in between activities... Hm..

And of course there's been the annual book sale. Started last Thursday and is still going strong. Well, not that strong. It was surprisingly weak this year. Small and with less titles than previous years. I didn't find that much I wanted. I got about ten books. The average is usually around 15-20 books at the sale per year. Oh well, I have lots and lots of books already and people keep lending me books all the time too. Isn't that nice of them?

Currently I'm reading the "Left Behind"-series by Tim LaHaye/Jerry B Jenkins I borrowed from a friend. Link to official website here. I've been wanting to read that series for ages, but the library here does not have it and every time I try to place a book order from another library it gets screwed up in one way or the other. I have no idea how they manage that, but apparently it's too much to ask to get the right book. Very nice of friend to lend me the books I thought. I finished the first book in the series tonight. They're in English, that's why it took almost a whole week to get through. I won't go into the quite special way of writing one has to get used to also.

Tomorrow I'm planning to read a bit from the second book in the series as well as baking. I've had problems with my left thumb the last month or so so I haven't been able to bake anything. You know, germs and all that. But now, now it's almost healed and if I'm careful I can bake again. Yay!! I bought the ingredients for rye rolls and whole wheat rolls. We'll see how much I can manage.

I think that will do as a first post of the year. :)



I survived...today

I did not have to meet the nice men with the hug-me-jacket, nor did I have to go to the looney bin. It was close at one point though when a person decided it was a good idea to stop in the middle of a doorway. I repeat IN THE MIDDLE OF A DOORWAY!!! Now, I was stressed out. It was just a few minutes left until I had to put the mail in the postbox. Do you think I appreciated how he blocked my exit from the shop? Not sure if he was just stupid or suicidal. Got to be either one of them. I can't think of any other reason to stand in the way of me when I'm steaming and so stressed that my hair was on end. Despite wearing hair in pony tail I looked much like an angry porcupine. Some people are enigmas.

So, I avoided the looney bin, not sure about keeping sanity though because I need to brave the shops once again tomorrow. Probably after making some gingerbreads and eating them so I become nice again.


Wish me luck

A note to my friends and family:

I am now about to brave the outdoors. By outdoors I mean the malls and other assorted shops in search for Christmas gifts. If nobody hears from me in a week, please check with the local looney bin where I will most likely be sitting wagging to and fro mumbling something about jingle bells and long lines.

It is cold outside and I do NOT look forward to going outside. But I have to. I mean, there's not much point in giving Christmas presents if you haven't bothered to buy any right?

Maybe I'll be in a better mood when I get back home. Right now I feel a tad depressed at the thought of the hordes of people getting the exact same idea as me and going shopping this very minute. I'm also debating on how to dress. It is cold outside, mittens-and-hat cold that is. I won't be wearing any of it. Because in the mall there will be steaming hot and I do not like the idea of carrying stuff around just because I can't wear it.

Okay, vent over. Time to go.

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way...