Everyone needs to go check out Puppy War
You vote for the dog/puppy that you think is the cutest. Click on Top Dogs too. It will make you want a puppy.
That's right - Oregon Trail.
My wonderful husband
surprised me with the 5th edition of Oregon Trail for Christmas. It's one of those games I just couldn't get enough of in elementary school. It has really taken me back to all the great memories in the computer lab at my elementary school - Number Munchers, Mario Teaches Typing and so many others.
So hopefully none of you are judging me after reading this entry.
P.S. Mike also got me some other things for Christmas - sure I love Oregon Trail but come on.
This last weekend I had an incredible weekend. My former co-workers(Mandy Grant
, Kaitlin Taylor
, and Jady Copeland
) wanted to surprise one of my other co-workers and best friends (Amy Vavra
). I'm so glad that they thought I would be the best present they could give to her for her birthday. So they flew me into Tampa for the weekend. Amy was "sufficiently" surprised. It was great.
I got to spend time with great friends
. God has truly blessed me with some of the greatest friends on earth.
**If I knew how to link people I would. I may try learning that one day.
Update: I learned how to link people. Thanks Sara
Before we moved to Bowling Green I was working on my resume and it made me think of all the jobs that I've had. I've had quite a few interesting job experiences. So here it goes. May I present my resume - less formal than usual however.
1 - Like every other girl, my first job was babysitting. I started babysitting, though, when I should have still needed a babysitter. One time I went to Hawaii with my parents on a business trip when I was 9 years old. I babysat for a 9 month old every night when they had meetings for about 10 days. What was wrong with those parents?
2 - Lab Assistant for a Veterinary Professor at Purdue University. I worked in a pig and rat lab. That's right....rat. If you know me fairly well you are completely surprised right now. They were trying to find some cure for diabetes with these pigs and rats. While I worked there we took about 30 rats into the surgery room aka their deathbed and dissected them to get what we needed from them in order to do lab stuff(?) - I obviously can't really remember what I did there. I just remember smelling like latex gloves everyday.
3 - Shoe Carnival. During my senior year of high school I thought it was time to get a normal job. I know it's not that normal, but just remember my last job (see #2). And just in case you are wondering, I didn't tell our customers about the special deals going on over the loud speaker. If you've never been in Shoe Carnival then you have no idea what I'm talking about right now.
4 - Office Assistant at Faith Christian School. I did this for 3 summers. This may have been my most normal job ever.
5 - Cleaning houses. I cleaned two houses with a couple of friends throughout both years at FC. It was just enough work to have money to go spend every week. I was not looking for anything to take up too much time.
6 - Florida College Camp Friend - I don't know if you would classify this as a job, but I got to travel around with Amy Vavra, Will Childress, and Andrew Wilson for 6 weeks one summer. We went to North Carolina camp, Alabama camp, Florida camp, and Georgia camp. That was a fun trip.
7 - Stocking Frito Lay chips. I joined the rankings with all the others that did this while going to Western Kentucky. Every Saturday I would go into Wal-mart (you all should know how I feel about Wal-mart if you read my last entry), pull out the chips on 7-8 ft carts and then do my job. I can't tell you how many times I heard "You are too short to be doing this job, hun" or "Can you tell me where I can find pickles". I would have to let them know I didn't work at Wal-mart just for Frito-Lay. I did start figuring out where things were and just telling people they could find mayonnaise on aisle 4 because it was easier than trying to explain to them why I was working in Wal-mart but not working FOR Wal-mart.
8 - Front desk at the Holiday Inn University Plaza. I had to do an internship and so I worked there 40 hours while going to school for 18 hours/21 hours respectively my senior year at Western. It was nice that I never had to pick out what I wore to work. It was awful what I had to wear, though. I wore a navy blazer, a navy knee length skirt, and a white collared shirt that looked and fit like an over-sized man's shirt, pantyhose, and navy loafers. Luckily, most people I knew never got to see me in that outfit. My roommates would laugh pretty much everyday when I left for work though - it's just never got old.
9 - Admissions Counselor at Florida College. This was probably the best job I took. I met my husband the first summer that I worked there. I never thought that I would move back to Florida but if I didn't I would have never met Mike. I also worked with really amazing people. If I knew how to link to people I would link to Amy Vavra, Nathanael May, Mandy Grant, and Kaitlin Taylor. We had some great times. I miss you all.
So now I'm in Bowling Green and I've taken a job at BlueCotton (#10). I haven't been there long enough to have crazy stories yet.
So there you have it - I'm sure you would have lived a fulfilling life without knowing my job history but at least you've filled your brain with some useless information. Hope that serves you well.
This story is about where you shouldn't keep your money.
So a couple of days ago I went to Wal-mart.** I just needed to pick up a couple of things - razors and strawberries. Great combination. Since my purchase classified as 10 items or less I walked up to the Express Lane. A young girl, probably 10 years old, jumped in line in front of me - which was not a big deal.
The lady rung up the Slim Jim (jerky) that the girl was buying, told her the total and waited for the girl to pay. At this point I figured she would pull out her money from her pocket or a purse of some sort - but no, she pulled it out of her hair. Yep, her hair. She had a camo hat on, her hair was very matted and the odor that 10 year old children usually possess (especially in the summer) was strong. As she got her dollar bill out she also had hair that she had pulled out of her head in her hands.
Before I got in line I had intended on paying with cash - however, as soon as I saw this I put my money away and got out my credit card afraid that I may get back that dollar in change. My total was only a couple of dollars but it was worth putting in on my card instead of having some random girl's hair in my wallet.
**Since Mike and I moved to Bowling Green, KY, I've been to Wal-mart about 100% more times than I went in Tampa. And every time I've gone I've seen something else I just can't believe. It's incredible.