Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Give Your Ears a Treat

If you haven't heard of this West Coast based band... take a quick break to give your ears a little treat for the day. Now I know not too many people agree with my musical selections, but this is a band that has serious potential. A definite summer jam. Too all music lovers, enjoy!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Serious Case of the Monday's

Someone's got a case of the Monday's... today. And that someone is me. Whether it is due to the amount of time I have spent at the workplace, the anticipation of an upcoming trip (and a few days at home), or the fact that everyone in any customer service center seems to speak broken english, I have a serious case of the Monday's.

You know the days when you just don't feel like interacting with the outside world? Well ladies and gentlemen, that's where I am today. Just a blah, yucky old day for me. Maybe I still have not yet gripped the fact that even some people will still only leave you 13% for the best service possible. Sometimes working in the food industry really turns me into quite the pessimist. 
However, just when I'm feeling like sitting down and having a good cry for no good reason, I open the top to a nice cold Magic Hat #9. And, no, this is not what made me feel better. For goodness sake, the beer wasn't even mine, it was for a customer I tell ya! However, if you're familiar with this particular brewing company, you know that they are known for putting little sayings underneath all of their bottle tops. Granted, most of the time these sayings either don't make sense or are silly, today's saying could not have hit home in a more direct manner.

Four simple words. "No rain, no rainbows." These four little words brought everything back into perspective for me. Life isn't always rainbows and butterflies, it's compromise that moves us along (credit to Maroon 5 for the lyric interjection here). Just when I am thinking how bad of a day I am having, I realize that it's not so bad afterall. I should be thanking the high heavens that I don't have more serious issues on my plate instead of complaining about the trivial things in life. Have I reached some sort of enlightenment today?
Whether it's the slogan on the bottle cap, or this delicious Magnum chocolate ice-cream bar, I'm feeling a little bit perkier. All I know is when you're down, just be glad you're not out. Be thankful for what you do have, rather than crying about what you don't. And for now I'll step down off of my soap box and get back to reading my book about Dewey the library cat.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

It was just brought to my attention that I am almost a quarter of a century old. A QUARTER OF A CENTURY OLD, PEOPLE! Next year I will be 25, and I cannot even begin to tell you how uncomfortable that makes me feel. Granted, my birthday isn't until the last month of the year, the timeline is approaching at the speed of light.

I feel like it was just yesterday that I was getting ready for a themed Friday night football game, or buying a new dress for prom, or having sleepovers with my best girlfriends, or even sitting in the parking lot of the local Harris Teeter (hey, I didn't say I had the most eventful high school experiences).
And now here I am, a quarter of a century old wondering what in the heck am I going to do with my future. I guess you could say it's crunch-time (I can only stay in school for so long.... or can I?), it's that time where the rubber meets the road and I need some direction.

I recently heard on the morning radio news that the number one way to becoming a millionaire is to start your own business at a young age. You just have to have some good ideas. And I, my friends, am full of good ideas. I suppose if I put one of these great ideas into motion, I won't have to grow up too quickly.
A wise person once told me, "You're only as old as you feel." And I suppose I'm just choosing to feel younger than my other quarter-century counterparts who have faced their destiny in the real world. And hey, who knows, maybe one day I will grow up....