If I did my math correctly, this is post number 300.
300 posts in just under 11 months.
I bet whoever taught me to read is really rethinking that decision right now (j/k, since it was my mom and she lurks here occasionally. She even used it in some research for a college class she is taking. My mom goes to college!).
Here’s to all the babbling!
And to you, Readerland!
PS, I am getting married tomorrow, if you are interested in such things. You may be able to read more about that here.
Now, go to Shakesville for the Pub (I would make a link to the Pub itself, but this is a scheduled post so it doesn’t exist yet. Just go.)
h/t to my MOM! seriously. i gotta give my mom some space here…she is 50, and has gone back to school. she is going to be a surgical assistant, i believe. i try to tell her everyday how proud i am of her. we had a really rocky relationship growing up, but i find that the rory/lorelei bond might not happen in real life…i am digressing…but despite all the bad water that has passed under the bridge (and all the therapy i have been to in order to grow and become friends w/ my mother after years of turmoil) i gush w/ pride that while some people just throw in the towel and live off of their husbands and whine about fixed incomes, MY MOM GOES TO COLLEGE! i am so proud of you mom…and hope to be following in your footsteps soon…and i sure as hell never thought that i would say i actually wanted to do something like my mom…does that make me old???
she has also been asking me a lot about feminism lately, and is trying to write her first research paper in years about why feminism still matters. my MOM! who claims she is a republican (sorry mom, you just aren’t) wants to know as much as she can about things like the wage gap, and women’s health and other injustices that make feminism relevant today…i teared up a little emailing her some starting points…i may buy her jessica valenti’s book for winter holiday…geared younger i know…but it will probably answer some of her questions…and it was a quick read…my mom, afterall, when i was very young, gave me influences i (and possibly she) didn’t realize…one of my clearest memories of being a young girl living in jackson, michigan, was my mom yelling that she wished there was a huge puddle on the road where the “pro-life” *coughantichoicecough* protesters were toting their signs…a few weeks ago i called her and thanked her for that example…however twisted it may be…not very “freedom of speech” friendly of me…but it apparently made an impression on me…
back to me going to college…i am coming up on a change of life…no, not that change of life…but the end of one phase and the beginning of…well i really don’t fucking know…i have this GI bill to use…and i want to know what the fuck to do w/ it…i will have my AA in chinese soon…i have two more tests to take…but i am thinking of finishing what i started b/f getting knocked up by mr. i am allergic to condoms and would rather be a marine than a daddy…i was a history major w/ a geek on for all things russian…i wanted to go poly sci, but was afraid of econ…now i am wondering if my dread of econ may be holding me back from something i really love…no idea what i will do w/ it…but i am thinking of turning my 110 credits, plus AA in chinese into something along that road…switching from eastern europe to the far east and south asia in history…and biting the proverbial bullet and and facing econ head on in the hopes that i will find what i am looking for…but my GI bill has limits…and so i need to be sure this is what i really want to do…and figure out what the fuck i want to be when i grown up…cuz a SAHM navy veteran sure isn’t my life’s ambition…no matter how many nanny and au pair job offers i have received…and did i mention that i have never been good at decision making?
it is no secret that i am a convert…but i did just realize that i am still a registered republican…that’s right on my 18th birthday i marched my ass into the secretary of state’s office and registered to vote and became a registered republican…but we all grow up sometime, especially when life kicks us in the ass and we realize that we have secretly been harboring liberal ideals all along…and now those values are staring us in the face dressed as real life…and not the 1950’s tv show we thought life was when we were good little church girls green and naive…so now i have to figure out how to switch officially in time for a primary…which i need to apply for an absentee ballot…and it is all very confusing and i am not even sure if it is necessary. plus, i am not going to be ADM by the general election…so i need to look into voting here as well i suppose…ugh! growing up is tough!
finally…i finally got LEOPARD! zoltan brought it (along w/ that damned cold) from california last weekend. we bought the family pack (so i only had to pay half)…and w/ the household network we have, we have already had fun controlling e/o’s compys w/ the cool new “share screen” feature…i haven’t even had time to check out all of the cool new features…but i will! i heart my mac…i suppose i could also try working at the apple store so i could actually get paid for all this free advertising i give them…hrmmm…
so this blog is already longer than i had thought it would be, and more like “dear diary” than anything of substance for the five of you out there…*waves*. now i am off to swallow some melatonin in hopes of sleeping tonight…unless we have another thunder storm…ugh! i am babbling again!