A Girl Should Be Two Things: Classy & Fabulous. - Coco Chanel


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 51

Whats up? Look who still has their back background and its not January anymore! We will see how long that lasts. I'm not changing it until I have to even though the sign telling me to change it is annoying.

Hey fellow El Camino Ward friends! There is a new song out by one of my faves, Amos Lee called what? "El Camino". You should take a listen. I'm diggin it.  You can listen to it here.

My "Photo of the Week" as been lacking lately. I think I am running out of ideas or maybe just not motivated to go out and take pictures. Maybe I am losing my creativity lately... I don't know, but I am disappointed in myself. I need to kick it up a notch!

I don't know if anyone has noticed.... but I have not talked about tutoring in a while... I usually do because its something I do every week for the past year. Its not that I have stopped going, I haven't, I am just not enjoying it anymore. That is so sad for me to even say. It has changed a lot over this past month and has become more like babysitting rather than tutoring. The kids don't bring their homework, they don't care and they have no respect for adults and people that are spending their free time to help them. It makes me sad, but I am losing my motivation to go now. I am wondering if it is even worth my time or if I should find somewhere else to volunteer where I would be of more use and wouldn't leave so irritated. I am hoping that talking to a few people we can make some changes and get it back to the way it used to be. Then I would want to keep going.

This morning I went to the dentist. It was time for my 6th month cleaning and check up. The X-Ray Machine wasn't working... so he couldn't tell me for sure if I had any cavities.... but he kept telling me how great my teeth looked. Always a nice thing to hear when you visit the dentist. They also gave me $50 bucks. I guess they charged me more for my fillings a year and half ago than they should have. I thought they had paid it all back to me, but they told me I still had a $100 of credit left. So they gave me 50 today and then I am going to use the other 50 to get my upper Wisdom teeth out this summer. I am really not looking forward to it, but they keep bugging me about it every time I go in and I should get them out. Ugh. I wish they would have taken them out when they took my bottom wisdom teeth out when I was in Jr. High. Oh well... not a bad trip to the dentist. That is 3 times in a row that I have gone in and had no cavities. Hooray! I guess the trick is going in every 6 months. When I go in every 6 months they also give me free whitening kits... which is pretty awesome, because they can be expensive to buy.

Yesterday I bought the cords to hook up my laptop to my TV. It was more expensive that I thought it was going to be, However, I think it will be totally worth it. Now I can watch tv shows on Hulu on my actual TV... and I am thinking Netflix Streaming. The guy in the Mac Store that was helping me saw that I was wearing a coconut ring. Serving his mission in a Latin Country... he knew that I got it in a Latin Country and asked me where. I told him Guatemala. From that came... "Hey, a group of us are backpacking Europe this summer if you want to come. Here is the name and number of the girl that is organizing it". Sure okay... that could be cool. What is your name? ha ha. I would rather travel with people that I know vs people that I don't, but lets be honest... I love to travel and if I can't find anyone to go out of the country with me this year, I could very well take this guy up on the offer. I have not been to Europe and REALLY want to go, PLUS it could be a great way to meet a lot of new cool people right? I just like that he invited a complete stranger to travel with him and his friends.

There is something I need to get off of my chest. I have noticed that I have a new pet peeve. I know it probably seems like I have a lot. I really am a happy and positive person for the most part, but one thing that has REALLY been getting to me is when I try to call, leave voice mails and text message someone and write them messages online.... and I hear nothing. I mean... are you SOOOO busy that you can't text back real quick and acknowledge that you got it and you will get back to them later or something. I feel like no response is saying you don't care, especially after several attempts. I know that is not always the case, but that is what it says to me. If I hear nothing I assume the worst.... I feel like they are mad at me and try and think of what I did wrong. I would NEVER do that to someone I cared about. I have a few friends that do this and it drives me nuts and makes me want to stop trying to put in effort  on my part because I feel like I am always the one making the effort to keep in touch. It doesn't mean I don't love them. Hopefully this doesn't make me seem like a horrible person.

So glad that January is over, even though I didn't accomplish all of my goals. It means quarter end is over and done with. Usually January is the least busy of all the quarter ends, but I still had to be at work on Monday for 14 hours. Worst part is that it was a Monday and not a Friday... which means I went home and went to bed just to get back up and go back to work. Yuck. January being over also means that much closer to Spring which I am REALLY looking forward to. It has been SOOOO COLD! Seriously, in the mornings its 5 degrees outside. That is miserably cold. I'm SO over it. I have decided that maybe that is why I have no motivation to exercise in the Winter, because I am supposed to be fat. I need the fat to help keep me warm. Ha ha ... Maybe I just tell myself that to feel better.


Lori said...

I want to go to your dentist! Wow.
Winter is a hard time of year for most people i think... even in SB i am less motivated to get out there in the colder mornings and shorter days. Hang in there- use the gym :) I think we might get a membership to the Y in Santa Ynez which would help me be more motivated. Sorry to hear about tutoring- those children need a major lecture. Who is in charge? they need to step it up!

Lynette Mills said...

I have always liked your photo of the week. They are all good! Did I tell you that Mapleton has a free gym for people over 50? I've gone three times so far :)

Kayleigh said...

I have to get my wisdom teeth out too! along with a root canal.... YUCK! We should get it done at the same time so we're all loopy and drugged up together. :P

I'm the same way with messaging... It is frustrating! How can you just not respond?! Usually if I don't respond it's because I'm busy at the moment (Or at the gym and I do NOT take my phone in), but I respond as soon as I can. Hopefully I'm not on your bad list! Haha