Friday, September 12, 2008

J-J-J-JADED!

So, there's this new guy at work. He's a little bit older 50's-ish (I was the oldest until he came!). Well, he made me realize something, how important a good job is.

I've been complaining about this job, which isn't all that bad, and he comes in and talks about how wonderful working here is and... it puts things into perspective. I haven't really had to live from paycheck to paycheck. Well, not since I was the producer of paychecks. I am pretty sure my parents scraped by many months of my youth. But now that I listen to his story, I am reminded that I have it really well.

Thanks, New Guy!

(Oh! We each got sales today at the mall that only gets 1 sale a week!)

Friday, September 05, 2008

hypocrite

I recently commented on a friend's blog that she should run the half marathon to commemorate her success at running, even though she hasn't trained well enough for it.

I'm a hypocrite.

Tomorrow is the Jesse James' Days 100-mile bike ride. I was planning on riding it, but I never signed up.

Sorry, Moe. I guess I was just trying to get you to do something that you'd be proud of, unlike this guy who bailed on one of his goals. Go for it! I will cheer you on from the sidelines.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Like the wind

There are many ways I'm like the wind, but today I will tell you only this way. I keep changing directions.

I got a package in the mail from Amazon on Saturday containing 2-2GB cards for Sean and Becky's new phones (Chocolate 3, we switched to Verizon from TMobile) and 2 books (so that we could get free shipping. That's the only reason, I swear.

Well, now I started reading them, they are short, so I won't divert much attention away from the other books, plus it's good practice for my "How to Read a Book" book that I'm reading.

Anyway, I screwed up on the order and got the original edition of "The Elements of Style" by Wm. Strunk, Jr. I was thinking I was getting the Strunk and White version, but alas, the first edition. Oh well, it should help prevent atrocious writing such as the last few paragraphs, but this is just stream of consciousness writing anyway.

I also bought "The Elements of Grammar" by Margaret Shertzer. I don't know anything about it, but it was highly recommended to me by Amazon, maybe they had too many of them. I still am planning on reading Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace (9th Edition) by Joseph M. Williams, but that will come. "Style" was suggested by an English professor-friend.

Any suggestions on other books to peruse? I have lot's of reading time now.