Working Again

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I’ve only got a few minutes for you because I have to get ready to go to my new job! I’m very excited, I think this is going to be a fun job, with fun people. The various environments I’ve been in throughout my working career have made for some very interesting memories, to include the people I’ve worked with and interacted with. There’s nothing like real life to give you character. 😉

Last night I spoke with my cousin Rebecca, whom I wrote about a little on Sunday, I told her I’d written about her and my uncle and that she should read it when she’s ready. She asked about the job, and last she knew I was working at home and very excited, we saw each other on my birthday. It’s funny how much things can change in such a short amount of time. Between you and me…I’m not sure working at home is for me.

I’m so much more social than I ever realized, I’d find myself craving interaction. I enjoyed being here when my son got home, that was a definite positive. I’ll be getting home later now, but it’s all good. I’m not upset about that, I’ve never worked 9 to 6 but it can’t be all that different than any other shift. Hopefully it’ll allow the worst of the traffic to die down both ways for me. Hopefully.

I can’t tell you much about my job, but what I can tell you is that I’ll do it well, once I know all of the aspects of my position. I’m to understand it’s a created position, so really that’s all the more reason for them to see that job as mine and no one else’s. That’s my mission anyways. Being unemployed incited feelings in me that I don’t care to revisit, however I look at it I feel I could have and should have avoided it still, but I do realize that maybe this had to happen to get me out of the job I was in.

I enjoyed most of the people that I worked with there, but I can honestly say I have never worked in a more hostile environment in my life, only one other time in my life can I compare that experience to, and I ran from that one too. I remember roughly a week before I found that “job” I had told a coworker that I was taking the first train out of there. That’s what I did, sadly that train derailed come payday, but lessons learned…water under the bridge…yada yada yada.

We’re on a new page, it’s a new day and you know what? I’m excited.

Have a good day everyone!

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Antiques Roadshow and History

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I was looking around on the website of the local news channel when this story caught my eye. Very interesting, I love reading things like this, rare finds that are impressive and definitely newsworthy.

It reminds me of Antiques Roadshow. Recently they came to Dallas, when we heard I got online and requested tickets, sadly we didn’t get them but we watched the show and it was great, as usual.

I enjoy hearing the experts discuss the history of things that they value, doesn’t really matter what the history is, it’s all interesting to me. What’s funny to me is that these are the shows that I watch intently like some women watch Sex and the City.

I love the History channel too. I watch that channel more than any other channel I think. I get bored with some things, like religious history…snooze.

A new show I’ve been enjoying lately is The Hotel Inspector on BBC. I think it would be fun to run a bed and breakfast on a beach. I can imagine no better utopia and watch this show pretty intently too.

I’m looking forward to the summer season to get out and enjoy the sun a little, maybe even get a little bit of a natural tan.

🙂 Later!

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Rhythm Heaven and the Nintendo DSi

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I recently bought the game you see Beyonce playing on TV, Rhythm Heaven and I’ve gotten past the first test, but not much further, it’s hard!

I preordered a DSi and went and picked it up in the wee hours of my birthday, April 5th. I had to buy it, in June 2007 I won a DS from BobMeetsWorld.com (run by someone else now) for Bob’s 30th birthday he gave his away. “Bob” later went on to start JohnCow.com, a wildly successful domain, playing on a commonly misspelled domain, JohnChow.com.

I found it somewhat funny that the newest generation of the DS was coming out on my 30th birthday, so I preordered it. I’m enjoying it, I bought the black one, and they’ve by far improved it over the previous design, the power button is no longer a slider that can accidentally be flipped during game play. The sound is no longer a slider either, and the screens are bigger.

The Nintendo DSi camera and sound are my favorite parts of the DSi, aside from the games of course. As you can see in the commercials, these are really fun ads to the DSi:

If you have a Wii, you can watch commercials for upcoming things, there are videos there about the DSi that are definitely worth watching showing all the cool things you can do with the sound options that have been added.

When you buy the DSi you receive 1000 Nintendo points to use in the DSi shop. Very cool. I bought two games with my points and now have 100 points left, I’ll have to buy more points to use them since the levels are Free, 200 Points, 500 Points and 800 Points.

You can download the DSi browser for free, it’s fun but I haven’t explored it that much yet. They recently added a game under 500 points that’s from Clubhouse Games, it’s called Card Classics, and I’d recommend it. I didn’t download it but I have the actual DS Clubhouse Games:

It’s a very fun game, by far the best DS game I’ve found so far, and the online play and local game options are a lot of fun if there’s more that one DS in the household. I also have Mario Kart, My Sims and Touchmaster. I got Mario Kart with the Nintendo DS that I won and it’s a great, intense game though a lot of people have cheats.

I never really got into games in my childhood or adolescence so it’s a little funny that I’m into them now, but it was winning that DS two years ago that set these wheels in motion. Now there’s no stopping me, lol.

What games do you play?

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MouthyGirl turns 30!

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So there’s roughly three weeks until my 30th birthday and I’m pondering my next 30 years.

gameover :(

Sounds like a country song. In fact, it is.

“My Next Thirty Years”

I’ve never been intimidated by turning 30. I haven’t felt my twenties leading up to it, haven’t considered it a grand landmark or anything like that. If anything, I welcome 30 and all that the age comes with.

A lot of the insecurity I knew in my early 20’s is gone, I’m a lot more secure in who I am now, and some days, I’m actually proud of myself. My son is growing up, he’ll be 12 this year, that makes me feel old, but otherwise, I don’t feel old.

30 is just a number. My grandmother is 82, will be 83 this year. My mother just turned 50 this year. There are lots of birthdays, mine is just one of them and while it feels like it should be some sort of landmark, I can tell you quite honestly that when I was 18, I had no idea who I would be when I was 30.

DeboHobo has a birthday today. Happy Birthday Deborah!

Now that I’m almost 30 and I look back to when I was 18, I was so stupid back then. I made a lot of bad decisions, things that didn’t alter the course of my life, but could have been done better. I was lost when I was 18. I was also pregnant that year and trying absorb as much knowledge as possible about being a parent.

I think I’ve done pretty well. The kid is well rounded, smart, funny and a lot like his mom. 😀

Generally I guess 30 means to me that I get to look back at some things and be glad they happened, and look back at some other things and wish that they hadn’t, like the family members I’ve lost in the last decade. I wouldn’t change anything that has happened in my life though, only because they’ve all culminated and marinated and made me who I am today.

And I don’t think she’s so bad. 😉

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