It's not me; it's them.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Comfort Zone

This is the post in which I try to convince you that my silly yuppie problems are worth your time and concern.

I’m bored. Not because I don’t have enough to keep me busy – between working, going to school, studying and raising a puppy dog with ADHD, my schedule is certainly full. But I’ve just gotten into such a routine of doing the exact same thing every day that my life has become completely predictable and dull. I mean, how many days of the week do I really need to come home from class just in time to catch the 10 p.m. rerun of Law & Order: SVU? Sidenote: One of my life goals is to be the completely random person at the beginning of the episode who discovers the body. Dare to dream!

Short of a casual encounter or two at Taco Bell, I’m not meeting anyone new, and I definitely haven’t been trying any new things lately. I just need something to push me out of my comfort zone. Vacations are sadly out of the question at this point since I need to save my days off and money for babies and weddings this summer/fall. There is always the option of joining Match or eHarmony, which wouldn’t so much be pushing me out of my comfort zone as it would be propelling me like a rocket. (I’m sure that would also provide some good awkward fodder for this blog.) Or maybe I’ll just keep signing Eileen up for the free sites and using her account to see who’s out there.

Seriously, I’m open to suggestions to spice up my life. I just need something to look forward to besides the end of the quarter. My only two stipulations are that it must be a social activity (no knitting), and it can’t be anything in which I could get hit in the face and mess up my newly fixed sinuses (I did survive the volleyball season, though, so I have high hopes in this category).

P.S. I did a Google image search for “yuppie,” and this was the first result. God bless yuppies for resisting change since 1986.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Beginning

What say you, dear friends and family? You don't know enough about me already? Well let me fix that by opening an entirely new forum to describe the extreme minutia of my everyday life! You can thank me later.

Allow me to start by saying I am not an awkward person. Now I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Jane, that's exactly what an awkward person would say." And you might also be thinking about having a snack, because really, who isn't? But no, I'm not awkward. I'm socially ept. I have friends (and I didn't even pay for all of them). My family likes me. My dog thinks I'm pretty cool. But awkward things just seem to happen to me. I figure I can ignore them like the rest of the human race does...or I can document them here along with other stories of my life for the world to enjoy. How Gen Y of me, I know. Just remember: When in doubt, I am so totally entitled to this blog, just like I'm entitled to job promotions and a healthy work/life balance.

I can't guarantee I will have time to update this often, but I will try my best for you, my adoring fans. I'm not used to writing without an editor, so I'm sure that the lack of checks and balances will allow this to get somewhat politically incorrect and weird at times (although I suppose that's kind of the point). We're working without a net here, people!