Thursday, June 28, 2007

I don't want to spend my life jaded

I have decided I am a boring person.
I may ride motorcycles (when I get the chance), have 3 tattoes, rebel against the norm as much as I can, and don't care what people think of me, but underneath I am a boring person.
Anyone have a remedy for me?

On another note, anyone who's been watching Drive on Fox, the final two episodes (that didn't seem like a very long series to me) are on next Wednesday, the 4th of July back to back starting at 7pm central time.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Looking for your hot stuff

And once again...

1. Do you like strawberries? Yes
2. What is your middle name? J
3. Who was your first best friend? Sara
4.What grade are you in? None, graduated college in Dec
5. Have you seen "The Notebook" over a million times? Never seen it
6. Are you always online? Pretty much
8. Did you ever see "The Sound of Music"? I think I've seen it once
9. Have you ever played the flute? Nope
10. Do you play basketball? I can, but I suck at it
11. Are you a Phillies fan? Not a sports fan
12. Is your favorite color orange? No
13. Do you know someone named Emily? Yes
14. Do you think you're ugly? I wouldn't say ugly, but I wouldn't say attractive either
15. Do you like rap or rock better? Rock
16. Do you enjoy eating ice cream? Yes
17. Would you ever like to do plastic surgery? Yes
18. Do you have a xanga? Never heard of it
19. Do you have more than three screen names? Nope
20. Do you believe in aliens? No
21. Is the letter M in your name? No
22. You ever laugh so hard milk came out of your nose? Not milk, but other liquids
23. Are you a vegetarian? Nope
24. What is your most overused phrase online? Lol
25. Have you ever smashed your head against a pole and/or wall? No
26. Do you know who invented the refrigerator? No
27. Is your favorite subject in school math? Not even close
28. If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? Yes
29. Which comes first? the chicken or the egg? Chicken
30. Do you enjoy peanuts? No
31. Have you ever been on a plane? Yes
32. Do you like Ashlee or Jessica better? Neither
33. Were you ever in a play? Nope
34. Have you ever been camping? Nope
35. Have you ever used the phrase "huh"? Most likely
36. Do you have a crush on someone? Maybe ;)
37. Do you have AIDS? No
38. Do you believe in love at first sight? No
39. Do you believe in fortune tellers? No
40. Do you like Hilary or Haylie Duff better? Hillary
41. Have you ever seen the entire Harry Potter series? No
42. Can you recite lines from the "Lord of the Rings"? No
43. Are you normally labeled as a goth, prep, punk, etc.? No
42. Do you have the ambition to become a doctor? No
43. Did you ever eat rice krispies? Yes
44. What time is it? 9:34
45. What is today's date? 6/27/07
46. What is the name of your best friend? Karli
47. When was the last time you took a shower? Today
48. Have you ever seen "Stand By Me"? No
49. Are you a Star Wars fanatic? No
50. Are you a Celtics fan? See question #11
51: Have you ever seen the movie "Rent"? no
52. Do you have braces? No
53. Do you eat breakfast daily? No
54. Have you ever spent the entire day watching Animal Planet? No
55. What kind of shirt do you have on presently? Black tank
56. Did you ever ride a horse and/or donkey before? Yes
57. Do you believe in unicorns? Yes
58. Do you have Aol, Msn, Comcast, NetZero, or PeoplePC? AIM, MSN and Yahoo
59. Do you know a person named Kyle? no
60. Do you like someone? yes
61. Do you have a friend with benefits? no
62. How many boys do you have on your buddy list?
63. How many girls do you have on your buddy list?

1.)Q. Can you cook? Yes
2.)Q. What was your dream growing up? To become a cop
3.)Q. What talent do you wish you had? Nothing
4.)Q. If you bought a drink what would it be? Mud Slide
5.)Q. Favorite vegetable? Broccoli
6.)Q. What was the last book you read? People's Almanac 2
7.)Q. What zodiac sign are you ? Cancer
8.)Q. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Yes
9.)Q. Worst Habit? Procrastinating
10.)Q. If you saw someone walking down the street would you offer them a ride? no
11.)Q. What is your favorite sport? Don't like sports
12.)Q. Negative or Optimistic attitude? realistic
13.)Q. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator? Wait patiently
14.)Q. Worst thing to ever happen to you? Car accidents
15.)Q. One weird fact about you: I shave dry
16.)Q. Do you have any pets? yes
17.)Q. Do you think clowns are scary? no
18.)Q. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be??? way too many things to list
19.)Q. What color eyes do you have? hazel
20.)Q. Ever been arrested? nope
21.)Q. Bottle or Draft? neither
22.)Q. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? pay off my loans, give some to my parents, use the rest for other bills
23.)Q. What 's your favorite place to hang out at? okoboji
24.)Q. Do you believe in ghosts? yes
25.)Q. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? hang out with Kevin
26.)Q. Do you swear a lot? yep
27.)Q. Biggest pet peeve? stupid people
28.)Q. In one word, how would you describe yourself? weird
29.)Q. Middle Name? j

2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 3 letters of real name plus izzle) Wenizzle
3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (fav color and fav animal) Black Lion
4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (ur middle name and street u live on) Jane Burnett
5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name) Wirwe
6. YOUR SUPERHERO NAME: (Your 2nd favorite color, and favorite drink). Blue Vault
7. YOUR IRAQI NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, 1st letter of your middle name, 2nd letter of your moms maiden name, 3rd letter of you dads middle name, 1st letter of a siblings first name, and last letter of your moms middle name) Erjrory
8. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (parents middle names) Kay Thomas
9. YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one of your pets) Black Pig

200. My middle name is: J
199. I was born in: IA
198. I am really: Bored
197. My cell phone company is: Sprint
196. My eye color is: hazel
195. My shoe size is: 7-8
194. My ring size is: 5-6
193. My height is: 5'8
192. I am allergic to: cats
191. I was born in: 1983
190. I am annoyed by: stupid people
189. Last book you read: Summer Sisters
188. My bed is: very comfy
187: One thing you hate about yourself:
179. My favorite Holiday is: thanksgiving
178. The perfect kiss is: yet to come
177. The last three cd's I bought were: I haven't bought CD's in a long time
175. Are you living at home? Nope
174. Do you have any siblings? A brother
173. Are your parents divorced? No
170. What did you do yesterday: went to work, came home, went for a walk, ate, watched a movie
:::I Do (YES)/Do Not (NO) Believe In::
169. Love at first sight? no
168. Luck? Yes
167. Fate? yes
166. Yourself? yes
165. Aliens? no
164. Heaven? yes
163. Hell? yes
162. Ghosts? yes
161. Horoscopes? no
160. Soulmates? no
::Which is Better?::
159. Hugs or Kisses?: hugs
158. Drunk or High: neither
157. Phone or Online: online
156. Red heads or Black haired: doesn't matter
155. Blondes or Brunettes: Brunettes
154. Hot or cold: hot
153. Summer or winter: summer
152. Chocolate or Vanilla: Vanilla
Night or Day: night
150. Oranges or Apples: apples
149. Curly or Straight hair: straight
:::Here's What I Think About:::
148. Abortion: pro choice
147. Backstabbers: hate them
146. Parents: they’re palatable
:::Last time I:::
145. Hugged someone: yesterday
144. Had food: 1 hr ago
143. Seen someone I haven't seen in awhile: No idea
142. Cried in front of someone: Long time
141. Grew: don’t know
140. Who is the ditziest person you know: don’t know
139. Who makes you laugh the most: Kevin
138. The last movie I saw: Pleasantville
137. What I don't understand is: life
136. The most unsatisfactory answer I've ever received is: because
135. Something I will really miss when I leave home is: familiarity
134. The thing that I'm looking forward to the most: Bike rides
133. The thing that I'm not looking forward to is:
132. Tomorrow is: Sunday
131. Today is: Saturday
130. Next Summer: I hope to have more money
129. Next Weekend: might be exciting
128. People call me: rarely
127. The person who knows the most about me is: Patch
126. The most difficult thing to do is: eat right
125. Ever gotten a speeding ticket: Nope
124. My zodiac sign is: Cancer
123. The first person I talked to today was: Kimberly
122. First time you had a crush: 7th grade
121. The one person who I can't hide things from: Me
120. Last time someone said something you were thinking: today
119. Right now I am talking to: No one
118. What is your dream job: To be an artist
117. First real job? True Value
116. I have/will get a job: Yes
115. I have these pets: Pig
114. I hope: Life works out in the end
113. The worst sound in the world:
112. The person that makes me cry the most is: Patch
111. Best sound in the world: Bike pipes, sirens, and thunder
110. Person that makes you happy: Kevin
109. Florida or Hawaii: HAWAII
108. My favorite piece of clothing: jeans
107. My favorite sport is: I don’t like sports
106. Last time I cried: yesterday
105. My friends: are the best
104. My computer is: entertaining
103. The school I go to is: nonexistent
102. Last person I got mad at: Not sure
101. The all-time best movie is? The Great Outdoors
100. The all-time best feeling in the world is:
99. The most annoying person you know is: My brother
98. I lose all respect for people who: liars, fakes, cheaters,
97. The movies I have cried at are: numerous
96. Closest friends: Karli
95. TV channels you watch: ABC, NMC, CBS, FOX, KCWI (I have no cable)
94. Favorite web site: Sgt. Grit
93. I like:
92. The worst pain I was ever in: kidney stone, and dropping board on toe
91. My favorite word is:
90. My room is: messy
89. My favorite celebrity is: David Boreanaz
88. My weakness is: flames, cops
87. What I like about the preferred sex is: Face
86. Who broke your heart: Joey, Patch
85. One thing that makes you feel great is: Kevin
84. You Filled Out 200 Questions Because: Actually I had to renumber AGAIN, because people can’t count, so it wasn’t 200 questions

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Come on in and rock awhile

Does anyoen know a magic way of getting dried paint off of jeans? I had a little accident yesterday at work, so now I have flourescent orangey red, green, and blue paint on one of my newer pairs of jeans

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Dana Schulps

Making up for the last 3 weeks of cops:

Las vegas, NV:
“Not your van, but you’re in the driver’s seat?”
“I’m crazy, I’ll try to run both directions if I have to”
“Anything I forgot, you’d like me to add on?”
Boise, ID:
The guy that was arrested for stalking seemed really calm for being “set up”. If I was set up, I think I’d be a little more upset.
Brevard county, FL: FTO Brad Bellflower,
Nothing illegal in the guy’s pocket, except maybe the container full of drugs, and the syringe. And he still walks to the back of the cop car with that stance that he’s so cool, at least he’s not balling his eyes out.
“That’s what happens when you ride dirty, you go to jail”

Wichita, KS: Officer Matthew Hoyt, Officer Aaron Whiteman
Riverside County, CA:
Ever notice how no one with normal families is on cops? Maybe she shouldn’t tell the cop, “If I could I’d kill him”, not a good choice of words.
Cincinatti, OH: Officer Donny Meece,
Hillsborough Country, FL: Deputy James Ennis, Deputy Gabriel Aquino,
If y’all are gonna show us the officers, at least give us names with them. it’s so mean to show a hottie and then not tell us who he is
“Like I said, crime don’t pay, right? ‘Cause everything you took, we got back, and you’re empty-handed.”
Las vegas, NV: Officer Kevin Phillipson
Could you take a little longer to tell your side of the story, lady. It seemed like she was on something, she’d talk, long pause, talk, long pause. There is something missing from their stories, she has the long pauses, he’s saying his heart is bothering him, but he doesn’t want medical attention, he repeatedly says the drugs he’s taking are all prescription, even though he states he’s a police officer in Boston.
They’ve been married a month, after one physical fight, he’s ready to give up. Of course he looks like he’s over 50, and she looks 30 or so.
Boston, MA: Trooper Jesse Sweet, Officer Marc Sullivan,
I love Trooper Sweet’s reaction when he opens the van door: “Well who’s sack of weed is this?”
And then, (I’m guessing) the people rubbernecking at the traffic stop on the side of the road cause an accident. And all the people stuck behind them start honking, people are so fucked up.
Fontana, CA:
“Once they hear that K-9 bark, and they know that there’s no hope for them.”
It’s always a nice sight, when the guy’s laying on the ground, a bunch of cops on him, crying “I give up, I give up”
“turned out to be something really good”
Wichita, KS: Officer Rob Thatcher, Officer Dustin Nail, Officer Ben Jonker
Covington, KY:

Las vegas, NV: Officer Blaine Holmes,
Hillsborough County, FL: Deputy Keith Edwards,
Oskaloosa County, FL:

Live your life with arms wide open

Thursday night, I planned on going to Porky's for bike night. Thursday, we had thunderstorms, and a tornado watch, I actually found out where the basement is at work. So I was figuring that by 6 when I got off, we wouldn't be going to Porky's, well, Karli decided that since the severe weather had passed we should go anyway, and I wasn't gonna complain. Karli, her mom, me and Kevin started out for Porky's only to be called by Karli's mom's friend and told that Porky's was locked up, so we went to Trophies instead (the place the bikers go after Porky's). That was fun, got to hang out with bikers and look at bikes, then we decided to go to The Jungle Room, a karoke (sp?) bar where a great number of the bikers congregate after Trophies. I never go to sing, I just like to watch, I was very entertained because Karli and her mom were dancing. I kinda felt sorry for Kevin cause he seemed so bored. As mean as it sounds, I'm thinking next time I go, we're leaving him at home. He was so out of his element. You know how bikers have a certain stance about them (and if you don't I'm not gonna explain it, cause you won't understand anyway)? Kevin just didn't fit in with them.
I was talking to my boss yesterday about it, and she said I need to have a list of stuff I want/need in a guy. Is that true? I was so happy just having A guy, I don't want to go and make a list and maybe find out that there's not a lot on it that he fits with. I'm extremely confused. I've never had a boyfriend (yes, we are officially girlfriend and boyfriend) before, so I don't know anything about relationships, but I know I love cuddling on the couch, I also know it's not going to go beyond cuddling, even if I have to dump him, it's not happening.
Any advice from my small subset of readers?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wrapped around your pretty little finger again

Name: W
Birthday: 7-2
Birthplace: Iowa
Current Location: Iowa
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5'8"
Right Handed or Left Handed: Right
Your Heritage: German
The Shoes You Wore Today: none, yet
Your Weakness: flames, sweet cars and bikes, guys in uniform
Your Fears: the unknown
Your Perfect Pizza: stuffed crust mushroom
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year: I don't plan out goals, I'm pretty much where I wanna be, maybe get a little more excitement into my life
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger: LOL
Thoughts First Waking Up: Damn
Your Best Physical Feature: my ink
Your Bedtime: whenever I choose
Your Most Missed Memory: childhood
Pepsi or Coke: coke
MacDonalds or Burger King: burger king
Single or Group Dates: group
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: none
Chocolate or Vanilla: chocolate
Cappuccino or Coffee: none
Do you Smoke: no
Do you Swear: fluently
Do you Sing: not in public
Do you Shower Daily: yes
Have you Been in Love: yes
Do you want to go to College: been there, done that
Do you want to get Married: maybe, I want that type of commitment, but I don't know if I want marriage
Do you belive in yourself: sometimes
Do you get Motion Sickness: yeah
Do you think you are Attractive: no
Are you a Health Freak: far from it
Do you get along with your Parents: sometimes
Do you like Thunderstorms: yes
Do you play an Instrument: no
In the past month have you:
Smoked: no
Been on Drugs: no
Gone on a Date: yes
Eaten a box of Oreos: no
Eaten Sushi: yuck
Been on Stage: no
Been Dumped: no
Gone Skinny Dipping: no
Stolen anything: no
Ever been:
Drunk: no
Called a Tease: no
Beaten up: yes
Ever Shoplifted: yes
How do you want to Die: in my sleep
What do you want to be when you Grow Up: who says I have to grow up?
What country would you most like to Visit: ireland
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color: doesn't matter
Favourite Hair Color: doesn't matter
Short or Long Hair: short
Height: taller than me
Weight: not too heavy
Best Clothing Style: not too grungy
Number of Drugs I have taken: zero
Number of CDs I own: too many to count, over 50
Number of Piercings: 2
Number of Tattoos: 3
Number of things in my Past I Regret: a few

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

They may believe you but I never will

Stole this from Sodapop:


All I know, is it was the summer between 7th and 8th grade, probably being a kid, getting ready 4-H stuff for the fair


an internship, and working


1. cookies
2. chips
3. ice cream
4. muffins
5. basically anything with sugar in it ;)


1. Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
2. Angel - Sarah McLachlan
3. Believe - Brooks N Dunn
4. Johnny Cash - Jason Aldean
5. Save A Horse (Ride a Cowboy) - Big & Rich


1. Pay off my college loans
2. Give to my parents to pay off the house, and other home improvement stuff that's been done lately
3. Buy myself a house
4. Share with friends
5. Not work for the rest of my life


1. Drinking pop
2. Not going on my walks everyday
3. Not eating healthy (yes, I know I have bad eaiting habits, doesn't mean I'm changing)
4. Being a slob
5. My character flaw


1. Spending time with my family and friends
2. Laying on the couch with Kevin
3. Going on bike rides
4. Going to old car shows
5. Snood


1. Tight jeans
2. High heels
3. Shorts cut above the knee
4. excessive makeup (that being more than blush and lipstick)
5. Low cutting tops


1. Windows Gigabeat
2. Casio Exilim digital camera
3. My pig
4. My desktop computer
5. Silly Putty

So, Sunday, Kevin and I went to my old elementary school playground, I went there a couple years ago with friends, but it was more interesting this time, just remembering shit I did when I was young. And, Kevin kept saying how he would have loved to have something like it when he was a kid. I miss being young. I would have loved to go inside and looked around, but its not open anymore, the only school I went to that's still open is the high school, and it looks way different on the outside. It would be so fun to be able to go through the three schools and just remember.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

It's another day in the dusty haze

I ran into an old "friend" at work yesterday, or rather she saw me in the window and came in and chatted. I say "friend" because she called me anorexic on an online forum, and killed the friendship. Of course, she ignored it and decided it didn't happen and still thought we were friends. When I got home from work, I sent her a message explaining why we weren't friends and for her to stop trying to get in touch with me. She knew (at the time she called me anorexic) that I was on that forum and read it, so she can't say she didn't.
She replied to the message (appreantly she's a little slow on knowing the meaning of don't talk to me anymore). She wanted me to put it behind me, and then she said, I really meant you're skinny. THEN WHY THE HELL DON'T YOU SAY THAT INSTEAD?????
Some people really need to think about what they say/do/'type' and the consequences. (Though I know that's a lot to ask these days)

Sorry needed to vent, and if I replied to the message, that would ruin my whole stand on me not talking to her

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Cause they're just so fun

Another Get To Know You Survey!
1. First off, what's your name? W
2. Okay, but what does your best friend call you? weink
3. Have you ever kissed someone with braces? No
4. If you could change your eye color what would it be? I like my eyes
5. What is the wallpaper on your phone? City cop car
6. How many pillows on your bed? 2
7. Who was the last text message you sent to? Karli
8. What color is your shirt right now? orange
9. Do any of your friends annoy you? Yes
10. What school did you attend in elementary? Roosevelt
11. Who was the last person that made you laugh? Kevin
12. Who do you make fun of the most? stupid people
13. What's the longest you've ever talked on the phone? Over an hour
14. Have you seen your best friend cry? Yes
15. Do you dance in the car? I don't dance
16. Do you and your best friend act alike? Sometimes
17. What is a noise that you cannot stand? Crying kids
18. What's on your mind right now? Wishing George's cramps would go away
19. Would you rather sleep at a friend's or have them over? have them over
20. Has something happened where you honestly thought you were gonna die? No
21. Do you have a hard time admitting you're wrong? Depends on what I'm wrong about
22. Who was the last person you held hands with? Hell if I know
23. What makes you lose your appetite? Not much
24. What color is your laundry basket? Blue
25. Do you think you're a nice person? Depends on the situation
26. How do you like your steak? Medium
27. Who's in your house right now? Me and my pig
28. Where did you last go out to eat? Dinner & Desert, had to think about that one for awhile.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A day of fun

OK, so it's been a couple days since I've posted, you'll get over it.
I've been pretty much working and hanging out with Kevin. Working and having fun, what more could a person want? ;)
Had to work Fri, Sat, and Sun for our grand opening at the store. Unfortunately there were a ton of things going on here and just down the road, so didn't have a lot of customers. Therefore, I only got Monday off instead of Sun and Mon like I'm supposed to. But it was fun having Mon off.
Kevin now has a class in the mornings, so we don't get to chat on AIM before I go to work. Anyways, Monday, I had to get my glasses rearranged since someone (Kevin) hit me in the face with a volleyball on Fri night. So, we went to lunch at the mall, killed time, got my glasses fixed and were going to go mini-golfing, but the place didn't open til 3. We killed more time, we went to a toy store downtown, and by the time we left, you could tell the storeowner really wanted us to leave. We were kinda acting like kids. We sweated and majorly sucked at mini-golf, then went walking in the river, I got us totally lost in the woods. I thought we were supposed to go down one trail, that led us to a run-off of the river, so we walked quite a ways before we actually found the river, and then a bit more before we actually went in.
I've decided I want a tadpole, they're so fun to squish (no I didn't squish any to death), we had to cross the river to get back, by the time we actually got in it, so we both got pretty well soaked, especially after slipping and landing on our asses, that was entertaining.
We dried off (at our respective apts), washed his truck, went to Village Inn for supper and came back to my house to listen to a joke CD, where Kevin promptly fell asleep on my bed for about 10 minutes.
But it was fun, I wouldn't mind another day of acting like kids, makes the rest of the week worthwhile, and ok to live with. I was complaining after we got back to his truck how he's always making fun of me, he said he only makes fun of/laughs at people he likes.

UGH!!! George showed up right on schedule today, so while I'm feeling like crap (why the hell do I always have to get cramps?) I get to mow the lawn, shower and go to work for 8 hours, lucky me.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

She may believe you but I never will

Wow, its been awhile since I posted (me who posts almost everyday), this is what happens when you have stuff to do during the day, and are tired when you get home from work. I now understand why other people don't update everyday.
I will not complain about my work. I know my boss is on the internet quite a bit during the day, and knows how to use the internet, I'm sure if she really wanted to she could find this blog. I also don't have the desire to complain about work to you people (not that you're bad, but I don't know most of my regular readers other than that they read me, and I read their blogs).
So, with that in mind, I will be commenting on some of the stuff the customers do/say when they're in the store. I work in a crafts store. I am the only employee as my boss opened this store not so long ago, and really hasn't had the time to look for anyone else, plus she would like someone with an art background. So a couple things I've seen within the past week.
I had some kid with a box of food come in last week and start a little speil (sp?) about how he was with such-and-such group and that by buying this stuff I would be helping these kids stay off the street, or something like that, I stopped him and told him I wouldn't be able to buy any because I was working. I just thought it so messed up that one would walk into a business and peddle their wares, maybe its just me.
Today, I had a lady and a little girl (maybe about 6?) come in and the girl starts walking into our back part, which I told her "this is where the store ends", the lady with her asks if she heard that, and then went on to say the girl was used to being next door (a place where little kids frequent) and wandered all over that store as if that was a good enough reason for her to wander into the back area. I was thinking, I don't care lady, take responsibility and tell her yourself she can't go back there, doesn't matter if it's not your kid, she's still with you.
Also, we have some pigment dyes (dust) in jars and I had two people attempt to open them. These will fly all over and make a horrible mess if opened with the jar tilted (you know how people hold jars when opening them). I told them "Don't open that" (simple and understandable, right), they replied "Don't?" as if I hadn't said it clearly enough before. And one of these people was with her friend, they were about college age, early 20's and were talking about Ipods, after I told her not to open the dye, she lowered her voice, apparently realizing I could hear her whole conversation.
Had a woman come in and chat with my boss, she was saying how she lived in one of the lower rent places in town and paid under 50% of her rent because she was low-income but "not proud or ashamed of it" because "she was looking for full-time work, and everyone was looking for part-time workers" I was thinking, well shit if you're only paying that much of your rent, wouldn't you take the job even if it was only part-time, maybe you could move up to full-time.