let's do this again

ok, after further consideration, the link in the previous post deserves a post of its own.


here’s the gist of the article: New federal guidelines ask all women capable of conceiving a baby to treat themselves — and to be treated by the health care system — as pre-pregnant, regardless of whether they plan to get pregnant any time soon.

you have got to be kidding me. doubleyou-tee-eff.


know what’s annoying, and rather disconcerting? i went to two interviews for the job in waseca, the guy said he was impressed, etc, etc, then i called him and explained the situation about the graduate assitantship, and he told me that they don’t know when they’re going to fill the position, they don’t know who, blah blah blah, and i should take the GA.

so today i was looking at jobs on the MN workforce site, and they had posted another job listing for that job. ??? not only that, but the pay went up!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!?!?

i am so sick and tired of looking for jobs. i am not looking forward to doing it come october/november. i don’t know if the master’s will help or not. i’m kind of scared.

3 posts in one day!

highly unusual of me to post 3 times in one day, but here it is.

tonight i had a conversation with angie about religion, because she and chad are kind of at odds about their child and how it will be raised (oh yeah, for those of you who don’t know, angie’s pregnant) and specifically, when it will be baptised. angie’s religion, assembly of god, basically doesn’t baptize people as babies. they baptize when they feel they are ready to be saved. kind of more like confirmation in the catholic church. so, from the time you can be accountable for the things you do (i don’t know, age 5 or so?) and the time you decide to be saved, you are basically going to hell.

in the midst of the convo, she basically told me that if she died tomorrow, there was no doubt in her mind that she was going to hell.

now, here is my survey of the week.

do you believe in hell?

i don’t know if i do….if god is love, she would be awfully hard-pressed to send anyone to hell. unconditional love is god’s presence on earth, and if you have loved unconditionally, you have experienced god. in my mind, anyone who has loved completely unconditionally can’t go to hell. i do believe in purgatory – it makes sense to me that for all your misdeeds on earth, there should be some sort of penance period before heaven, but how could a god that is love embodied let anyone go to hell for eternity?

i think i’ve come to the conclusion that either there is no hell or it is very very very very hard to get there.

i hooked a good one?

today nate and i went to subway for their 2 footlongs for $8.99 deal (which, when you think about it, is cheaper than making supper at home, unless you eat spaghetti or cereal).

we walk into the subway, and nate is wearing his “one by one the penguins steal my sanity” shirt. the girl behind the counter mentions his shirt, then continues to talk to him about if he plays mmorpg’s and which one, and how hers is better, and blah blah blah.

i’m watching the whole thing, and i’m like, this girl is hitting on my hubby! what a slore!



so, i guess my temp job is over. that was lame. 2.5 days! so much for 2 weeks, which was the original plan.

i have an interview at the lit press on thursday morning, then thursday afternoon i have a second interview at the place in waseca. and i have an interview for sharon’s job (she’s moving), but i’m not sure what the pay would be on that.

nothing much else is going on. my cat has been pretty demanding lately, crying out muted yelps and twitching her tail a lot. maybe she has cat allergies, who knows.

i’m also preparing myself for liz’s shower, which is in TWO WEEKs, and her wedding is in a month!! holy cow. that’s coming up fast. this weekend i’m heading up to fargo for melissa’s graduation party, then on saturday i’m heading down to the cities with my grandma for my cousin molly’s grad party. are my sisters coming???? i’m curious. let me know.

so once again, a drive heavy week. i hate spending money on gas, but i’m hoping that grandma will foot the bill for the cities trip. maybe i’ll convince her to take the bug, since my car clicks and dings and all that jazz. seriously, all my car needs now is jazz hands, and it’ll be a broadway musical.

i just did DDR! what a workout!

oh my

so after about 5 hours today at my temp job i was ready to go home. i forgot what a pain it is to work! all i wanted to do was go sit on my couch and watch the national geographic channel.

but at least it’s interesting and not boring. i get to make corrections on a bunch of documents that have already been through proofing once. i’m not sure how long it’s going to last, but here it is: my first “tomorrow’s friday!” in three months. hee hee. AND i get paid $14.25/hr. not so bad for a temperooni.

AND……(big news)…..


I have an interview at the liturgical press at st. john’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i have been sending resumes to CSB/SJU for 5 years now. everything that has come open that looks even semi-related to what i want to do i sent a resume to. i bet i’ve sent upwards of 25 resumes. and finally. after 5 years of doing this. i get in. you have no idea how ecstatic i am. if i get a job therE? OMG. i would absolutely die from bliss.

here’s the job description:
Post secondary school training in graphic design, art production, scanning, color correction, layout, and photography desired. Undergraduate degree preferred. Training in marketing or demonstrable skills; 3-5 years experience in graphic design and print production or demonstrable skill of intermediate or greater level. Advanced skills in InDesign, Quark Xpress, Photoshop Illustrator and Word for Macintosh. Ability to coordinate and maintain multiple projects, analyze information and organize work priorities.

exactly what i’m looking for!!omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg



i have a temp job! it will last 2-3 weeks, and it’s at an ad agency. we’ll see how it turns out! good news is is that my unemployment fires right back up afterwards!

a few thoughts

on illegal (or legal) immigration. mostly talking about the hispanics who are quickly becoming a large part of the country.

first of all, there is no official language in this country. i agree that the majority of people speak english, but we can’t “force” anyone to learn a language in a country that doens’t HAVE an official language. my prediction is that in the next 50 yrs or so, there will be a close tie between english and spanish speakers. and ya know what? i know both languages, so i’m not gonna complain.

second, the republicans are never going to enforce illegal immigrants. why? because hispanic immigrants vote republican. they are devout catholic people, and they will vote republican because of that long-lived wedge issue, abortion.

third, i don’t care if there are illegal immigrants in this country. i don’t care if there are legal hispanics in this country. the first people to arrive were “illegal” immigrants. we are ALL immigrants. native americans even descended from people who walked over the arctic bridge (or artic. i don’t know which). so get over yourself. everyone descended from an immigrant of some sort. to want to throw them out is hypocrtical.

BUT these immigrants aren’t going to get anywhere by waving the mexican flag during protests. you don’t see me walking around waving my german flag, because i’m an american. i value my german heritage, and love bratwurst and sauerkraut, but i’m not going to go around yelling about my right as a german-american to what other people have. so, seriously, if they want to be taken seriously, they should start waving an american flag while wearing fiesta gear or cinco de mayo skeletor costumes. HOWEVER….on st patrick’s day, the irish wave irish flags and stuff; but this isn’t a holiday, this is a protest to make american citizens see your point.

fourth, let them stay.