Thursday, December 15, 2016

Five Things

  1. Gilmore Girls Revival:  I have been trying to draft a post about my mixed feelings about Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life which premiered on Netflix on November 25.  I was excited and disappointed.  There was so much hype for this return.  I imagined that Rory would be doing great things.  Part of me is disappointed in Rory because she was destined to do great things.  She was so driven in high school and college.  She went to private school, Yale, had the right grades, and connections. In the Winter episode, we learn that Rory is a freelance journalist.  Okay, so she is still writing which is good.  Well, it is obvious that Rory has hit a rough patch.  She appears to be lost. I wasn't happy with some of  her decisions.  For instance, she has an affair with Logan.  I would have thought that she would had learned from the time she had an affair with Dean.  Anyway, she's dating Paul who might as well not exist because he is so easily forgotten.  What puzzles me is how is Rory flying back and forth to London to see Logan if she is broke?  Is she living off her trust fund or is Logan paying for her travel.  Rory also makes other puzzling decisions.  What I didn't expect was for Rory to say that she is pregnant at the end of Fall.  What? Those were the last four words?  How is she going to take care of this baby without a job? Maybe she should had taken the teaching job or the job at the online magazine. Maybe her book will be a big hit.  I don't like to be judgmental. Besides we all hit rough patches in life.  I know because I've been there.  I was happy to see that Luke and Lorelei are still together and finally got married.  I wish that the series didn't focus so much on the musical so much. It felt unnecessary.  Stars Hallow is still quirky. It was nice to see what the characters are up to now. I believe that we seen the most character growth from Emily.  I was amazed to see Emily stand up to the DAR and told them to hug her hind parts.  (In case you are wondering....well you can read between the lines on that one. Just trying to keep it clean here).  Paris has soften a little, but she can still be pretty intense at times.  
  2. Fuller House: Continuing with the Netflix theme, I finished the second season of Fuller House.  We got to see a few old characters which bought back memories of original episodes, many years ago.  
  3. Time: It has been awhile since I've had time to read and watch Netflix.  I also finished 90210 which was a spin off the original series, Beverly Hills, 90210.   They really were able to stand on their own.  I completed my Goodreads reading challenge and trying to finish some books I haven't read yet but purchased months ago.  
  4. Writing:  I should be using this extra time to write that novel I have been dreaming about.  I have an idea in my head, but I just need to get it on paper.  
  5. Work: I expect to be working by the beginning of the new year.  I had an interview last week with a company out in California. I received a letter today stating that I was not selected for the job.  Maybe that wasn't the right place for me. I am going to take an assessment for a call center job in the morning.  I received some other hopeful news that I maybe called for an interview for another organization. There is one important lesson here, you have to be persistent, you have to get up and try again.  I often wondered if I fight hard enough for certain things.  

Friday, November 11, 2016

Five Things on a Friday

  1. I haven't written a Five Things on a Friday post in awhile.  I am excited that it finally feels like fall around here.  And you know its fall when you start wearing a sweatshirt around the house. Well, at least I do.  
  2. Earlier this year I discovered coloring books for adults.  Back in May, I was feeling really stressed out one day. So when I was walking around Target, I picked a coloring book and a box of 64 count colored pencils.  For a moment, I felt like a kid again.  I wasn't even embarrassed at the register.  I don't remember if it was the cashier or a customer in line who said, oh I have one of those at home.  I find coloring to be relaxing.  I pull it out every now and then.  
  3. Since I have extra time on my hands at the moment, I am almost done with my Goodreads reading challenge. I have read more books within the last three months than last year.  
  4. I have been watching Netflix here and there.  I have been watching Cheers. I was pretty young when they were on the air in the 80's, but I remember the theme song and the characters look vaguely familiar. I was looking for Beverly Hills 90210, but instead I found the reboot.  The reboot is okay, but I like the original series better.  The characters in the reboot are much younger than me.  I am waiting for a new season of Fuller House.  Technically, you don't need cable if you have Netflix or Hulu. But I maybe making a blanket statement. 
  5. And speaking of all things Netflix, if you are a Gilmore Girls fan, no doubt you are counting down to November 25 when A Year and the Life goes live on Netflix.  I'm a Gilmore Girls fan, so I'm excited too.  
Have a good weekend everyone!

Monday, October 10, 2016


Can you believe its October?  I can't believe that this year is almost done. 

A lot has happened since my last post.  In August, my internship came to an end.  It felt so strange that Monday morning when instead heading to work in the classroom, I was hauling all of my language to the airport in the rain. 

Being back home has been an adjustment.  I am back to looking for a job and I am the laughing stock of my town.  I feel like I have failed.  But I am not going to get into all of that here on the blog. 

I had a lot of interviews on the phone but no job offers.  Meanwhile, I have been catching up on reading books that have ben sitting on my Nook and Kindle since 2014. I made a decision not buy anymore books until I finish reading what I have.  But I broke that rule twice.  One of the books was 99 cents and the other book was something I really wanted to read.  If you haven't read Mya Penn's You Got This: Unleash Your Awesomeness, you should go check it out. 

I am so happy that it is fall.  I had a sample of pumpkin spice tea at the mall the other and it was good. I am not crazy about pumpkin but it was good.  I started back writing for Knoji again.  This time they are producing product reviews.  I am no longer doing consumer reports.  I have been writing the product reviews but it is hard.  The pay is $10 per assignment versus $50 for a full consumer report.  I feel like I am starting from the beginning again.  I have to motivate myself to get through these assignments.  Since I am not working right now, any extra cash doesn't hurt. 

There was a school shooting here in South Carolina in a nearby town the other week.  It felt too close to home.  You hear about these things happening in other states but you don't think that it could happen where you live.  But it can. 

I have been taking advantage of FitBit.  I don't have the band but I have the app on my phone.  It has been great. I can keep track of my physical activity, how much water I am drinking, and weight goals.   It makes you more conscious of your movement or lack of movement.  I am on track as far as my weight loss goals.  That gives me something to feel good about. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

My Thoughts on Texting

I was reading a post on another blog about texting.

I don't do a lot of texting these days.  I started texting back in 2005. However, I had a pay as you go plan that charged for text and picture text messages.  I had to be careful about how used my minutes because my phone was primarily for emergency purposes and short phone calls.  The good thing was that my plan allowed me to talk all I wanted at night and on the weekend. 

A few years ago, I found myself texting more than actual talking.  I had friends who preferred to text rather than talk on the phone. I was expected to carry on full conversations just by texting.  I went along with this method of communicating for awhile. This annoyed my parents.  Why don't you call just so and so?  Um well, they prefer to text. 

After awhile, this got old very very fast.  I would sit there and think, it would have been quicker just to call me.  If I am going to do that much typing, I might as well just send an email.  I had to ask myself if I was getting lazy? So I don't carry on full conversations via text anymore.  I think texting is good for giving someone a quick message when you can't talk. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Unattentionally Abandoned Blog

This may seem like a sad or strange title for a post.

I wish that I had more time to write posts for my blogs, but unfortunately, I just don't have the time that I use to.  I think that the last time I posted was I when I returned from my overnight trip to Miami.  I was there for a job interview.  Roughly two weeks later, I found out that I didn't get the job.  I was really disappointed for a few days.  I was looking forward to living near the beach. 

So it is back to job searching again, and my internship is almost over.  I am suppose to have a plan, but it feels like my so called plan is falling apart.  The good news is that I got my writing job back at when I least expected it.  I was truly convinced that it was time for me to move on. 

Here we are in the middle of summer and back to school season is now in full swing.  Summer clothes are on sale to make room for fall.  I was at the mall yesterday, and noticed that Aeropostale was closed.  The store was cleaned out.  I wasn't a big fan of their clothes although I bought a shirt and a sweatshirt from them last year. Their inventory is best suited for the high school/crowd.  What are some good places to shop for 30 something women?

I just got a call from one of my cousins tonight to inform me that he is getting married in January.  This makes me feel left out all over again.  The next big wedding wave.  We I was 25 and 26, I experienced a whole year where I was going to a wedding every time I turned around.  (At least that's how it seemed). 

I have been listening to a lot of books lately on audio which is more convenient.  I am on track as far as my Goodreads reading challenge.  This year I made it a goal to read 25.  Last year, I made the big mistake of setting a goal of 75 books.  Silly me. 

Until next time.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

On the Move

Last week I had a Skype interview for a job in Miami.  The next day, I was called for a second interview.  The company wanted me to come in person.  This was exciting and a little nerve wrecking at the same time.

Thursday, I scheduled a hair appointment and Friday night, I was buying an overnight bag at Target.  Shopping for lugguage can be challenging. Is the bag too big or too small?  Will I be able to fit my stuff in it?  And by Saturday night, I was packed and ready to head to Miami.

The only time I traveled alone was between Soth Carolina and Arkansas.  Everything went smoothly between Little Rock and Miami.  I checked in, had dinner, and made a few phone calls before going to bed. 

The next morning I went downstairs to the coffee shop after checking out.  Afterwards, I took an Uber to the interview.  I was given a tour and met the staff.  After I was done, it was time to go back to the airport.

When I was checking in and getting ready to go through security, someone asked me if I was traveling by myself.  "Yes," I nodded. 

It amazes me that there are some people out there who believe that blind/visually impaired people can't do ANYTHING for themselves.  Well, you are wrong.

I have been asked the following questions:  Do you dress yourself?  Do you pick out your own clothes?  Do you use a special computer?   And so on and so on.  I know people think that we are probably crazy for traveling solo but it can be done.  Thanks to airport assistance, I was able to get to my gate on time.

Everything was fine Monday afternoon until I arrived in Charlotte.  My flight was late getting to Charlotte and therefore I missed my connecting flight to Little Rock.  One of the staff members tried to get me there as fast as he could, but it was too late. 

I had to spend six hours in the airport.  The time passed somewhat fast than expected.  I had dinner at Burger King, and later went to Starbucks.  I listened to music, talked on the phone, and read a book that was on my tablet.  Before I knew it, it was finally time to board the plane.

I got home around 12:30 and it didn't take me long to fall asleep. I managed to get back up at six in the morning. 


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Busy Busy Busy

I haven't written a post since November.

A lot has happened since then.  In December, I graduated with my ATI certification.  It was a tough road but I made it through.  In January, I accepted an internship teaching assistive technology.  In March,  I had a medical emergency that I am not comfortable going into detail about on the blog.  However, it was a major health scare which involved an infection that could had been fatal.

I spent two months for recovery after spending a few days in the hospital.  I am back at work now, and I am doing much better.  I had to start making some major changes as far as my eating habits. 

While I was at home recovering, I spent a lot of time reading.  I read some of the books that have been sitting on my Nook for some time now including Violet on the Runway by Melissa C. Walker, SIze 12 is not Fat by Meg Cabot, and listened to Gabi, A GIrl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero.  I also read Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella.  I will be catching up on reviews at YA Books  Etc. when I find time to write. 

This is my second week back at work, I am back in full swing.  Over the weekend, I decided to resuscribe to Netflix.  I spent part of the weekend watching Fuller House, a reboot of Full House.  All of the major charracters (cast members) appeared in the first episode. However, no Michelle.  The show bought back a lot of memories for me.  Um yeah, I'm telling my age.

There are a lot of books that I want to read, however I just don't have the time like I use to.  Audiobooks have become my new best friend.