I decided that maybe I should start reading again. You know, get my brain thinking about something other than Facebook or what Groupon will offer me today…….speaking of, where is my daily Groupon email??
In the 7th grade I read a book titled Alicia: My Story by Alicia Appleman-Jurman and it was overwhelming. As a middle schooler my primary focus was whether or not I could remember my locker combo and whether or not I’d be recognized as a female that day. Reading a book as thick as a fat burger about a girl my age surviving the Holocaust wasn’t really on my agenda. But then again I was a great student (excluding the time I handed in a blank math test, said “I don’t know what I’m doing”, then turned around and cried at my desk) so I was going to attempt this fatty read anyway.
Surprisingly enough, the book was surprising enough. I could not even fathom having my Dad go into town and never appear again. I won’t give it away, but I couldn’t imagine losing my entire family and then fending for myself as a homeless starving child.
Read the book and you will automatically feel better about any situation you could possibly be involved in. Here is some more information about the story.
I cannot report any complaints within the last few months. I have found a job as an Associate Product Marketing Manager at a great B2B tech company in Massachusetts. I have moved out of my parents’ home. I also have a twelve minute commute to the office.
As you can imagine, life is quite amazing right now. I attended my very first business trip last week, which lasted four days and certainly exhausted me. The waves of information being presented to me were difficult to comprehend at times but, being only two months old, I absorbed what I could. The main thing I was able to take away from this meeting was introducing myself to those people who I will be working with for the remainder of my career with the company.
Massachusetts is certainly different than where I grew up in New Hampshire. I am trying to keep a positive attitude about being a “Masshole” but I don’t know where you will find traffic so heinous and drivers so lousy anywhere else in the country. Also, what’s the deal with sales tax?
Dear Massachusetts, I’m trying.
Between going to work, catching up on 30 Rock, clearing the snow off my car and attempting not to hit myself in the eye with my $15 workout cord, I would say I am a pretty busy bee.
I’d also like to report that my activity on both Facebook and Twitter has dropped (is that a good thing?) and sadly I’m sure all my crops in Farmville are long past deceased. And on that note, I think I will now give in to my new old-lady habit and go to bed before 10pm. Goodnight!
Today I woke up to a very dark, windy, and rainy day. I’m pretty sure I could see cows circling in the air outside my window. It’s a crazy storm. In this time I’d like to share a video of my past internship from last summer. My family and I had way too much fun with the giant ice cream tub costume that my poor brother got to sport for three months. Hey, he made good money for a 16 year old.
The costume kept breaking so my dad finally spent a morning duct-taping and screw-driving the living crud out of this thing. He took it out into the yard so I could take it for a “test run” and see how it was holding up. As I was roaming around the yard one of my parents came out with a camera and started video taping me. I went along with it, but the funny part is I had no idea what they were talking about. It just so happens my family is hilarious and we ended up making this video accidentally.
Unfortunately, my early Christmas gift to myself has been pushed back to AFTER Christmas. Super fail. The release of Little Big Planet 2 has been delayed to January 2011. You can read about it by clicking the link below:
But in better news the job search has begun again and looking hopeful. One of my friends comes home from Iraq in six days. The gym has found a place in my life again. My 22nd birthday a couple weeks ago was reason to bring my best friend up from Tennessee. My one year anniversary with the boy is approaching. Chocolate soy milk is still delicious. And my cat is still just as cute.
While researching relevant topics for the Twitter account my company holds, I ran across this adorable clip. Even if you aren’t a sucker for cute animals you should give it a try.
I am now an official graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology! I graduated with honors, as VP of the Lamda Pi Eta honor society, and with the shortest name in the list Department of Communication graduates. The day was beautiful minus a 20 minute rain storm that could have been much worse. I am in the process of packing my crazy apartment (my arms are numb) and should be moving home to NH tomorrow. As a bonus, my photo made the cover of RIT University News – the Graduation edition! Click link below.