Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

I want to thank Joyce for putting these questions together. Go to her blog, and see what everyone else has to say.

1. What was your biggest worry five years ago? Is it still a worry?
That would have been 2008, I'm not entirely sure. I know I had a job and a boyfriend, so I was probably pretty happy with my life.
2. Yesterday (October 15th) was National Grouch Day...what makes you grouchy? What cheers you up when you're feeling grouchy?
People doing stupid things. I work with the public and sometimes their excuses for things are just horrible. Or people ignoring me when I'm a pedestrian. Yesterday, I was walking to work, crossing a street where the cars had a stop sign and I had right of way. This SUV pulls right up and stops over the crosswalk, as she stopped she saw me and I gave her a dirty look. She was sorry, but if she's not paying attention to me on the road, what else isn't she paying attention to?
And once again, people cheer me up. Working with the public, I get all kinds, but one customer can annoy me, and sometimes the next one will make me very happy.
3. In one word, how does it feel to be photographed?
Annoying. I don't like to be photographed, I don't like how I look, so I don't want it to be kept forever.
4. Besides your parents, who would you say had the greatest influence on you in choosing your life path? Explain.
I'm not entirely sure anyone does, even my parents. I don't seem to be doing what they wish I was doing. All my jobs that I have now, I basically picked up because I needed the money, but the longer I work at them, the more I love them. Of course, I'm not entirely sure what my life path is anyway, so...
5. The crisp days of autumn are here ...what's something you like to eat, but only if it's crisp?
I don't know. I don't think of food as crisp.
6. What's the most useless object you own?
Most of the knick knacks I have around my apartment are useless. Since, I will be moving, I've been thinking I have too much stuff and I see all these things I could get rid of, I want to get rid of, but I don't do it.
7. Share a favorite fall memory.
My grandma's birthday is October 15th, and for as long as I can remember it's been one of those holidays we make sure we get together for. So, all my cousins and aunts and uncles and children on my mom's side of the family get together. We used to do it at my aunt's house, but our clan has gotten to big to do it at anyone's house and now that my grandma is in a nursing home, we have it close to her.
I remember one year, we had a hay ride. My mom's family lives mosly in the country around Iowa. So, we got to go on back country roads and see the changing colors on the trees.
This year, she turned 97. I wonder how many more we'll get to celebrate.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I applied for another job last week, next Tuesday I have an interview. I'm really excited, I'd like to work at this place. It's been so long since I've been to a job interview, I'm not sure what to wear or what I should prepare for. Normally I'd tell my parents, but they've been on me about things, and I really don't want to share with them.
I'm also planning to apply to another place in town that just opened up, I'd like to work at this place too, but I'm not sure if I can fit all my jobs together as well as I can now if I get another one. I'd love to, because I love all my jobs, but I might have to get rid of one.
I've been coming to terms with the fact that I'll have to move. My parents suggested renting my apartment from the next owners, but I wouldn't have laundry facilities if I did that. That's my biggest worry, there's only one laundromat in town and it's way on the other side of town. I just don't want to deal with all this. I wanna bury my head in the sand and ignore it.


Theresa said...

What a blessing to have your grandmom at 97! Sounds like you all have fun get-togethers to celebrate :)

Carrie M said...

Your parents sold their house?

Joyce said...

You're so fortunate to have your grandma in your life still. Good luck with the job interview!