Thursday, September 10, 2009

Why can't I search for "trophy wife" on

While I was eating dinner tonight I was playing around on my computer (have I mentioned I don't have cable and I live alone so I have no one to talk to except for the dog?) and wound up on I have a job so I am not sure how the course of clicks led me to this job-search database.

"What sort of skills do you feel you are good at?" the website prompted me. Hmmmm.
"Type some key search terms" it asked, to which I entered TROPHY WIFE.

Nothing. There are no postings in or around the Columbia area, in case any of you out there were wondering. I guess I'll have to stick with the children's non-profit I work at until something turns up.

Moving On Up

Well folks, I guess I'm MOVING ON UP in the grown-up world. I have a full-time job, apartment of my very own, adorable dog (who still pees on the floor of my new apartment), loving boyfriend and supportive family. What else could I ask for? I'll tell you what I'm asking for: how the heck am I supposed to know how to be a grown-up? They don't teach you these things in college!

I spend a large portion of my work day trying to make sense of all of the things I need to get done. Annual Reports, petty cash requests, domain name registrations-- what are these things? The last thing I want to do is look like I don't know what I'm talking about so I have mastered the art of looking productive while I panic inside!

In all reality, it's not as bad as I imagined it would be. Living alone is kind of quiet since I can't afford cable but I have gotten creative about how to spy on neighbors without them noticing which is just as entertaining as reality tv. I imaged staying in the same town I went to college in would make the transition a bit easier. In fact, this town is very different when you don't live on campus. Who knew?!

Peace, Love, Learning.