Because Seven Is A Darn Cool Number
1. Today was my first official day at the UO's Annual Giving Program. My job is to call total strangers and ask them for money. What is it with me and asking strangers for money? Girl Scout Cookies, JDRF's Walk for a Cure, and now this. It's a good thing I'm taking my "Resource Development for Non-Profits" class. Teaching me how to weasle money out of your pockets. Good life skills.
2. I hate exercise! I hate doing it. I hate what it does to my blood sugars. I wish I was still in ballet class. I never had this kind of problem with my blood sugars in ballet. I was a pretty little ballerina and I rocked. Going to the gym makes me feel like a failure. It SUCKS!
3. I get to go to Portland this weekend. Woohoo! Another wonderful weekend OUT and AWAY from Eugene. I'm really starting to hate this place. Which is bad because my job is to sell the school so you will give us money. But I really hate living in Eugene. You have to be 21 to do anything fun. The rest of us get stuck going to the $1.50 movie theater (because saying the Dollar Theater would have just made too much sense) and having late-night breakfasts at IHOP. Which is cool in theory, but in practice, it gets old after, oh, the first week. Anyway, off to P-town for a Navigators retreat. The Navigators is Christian group on campus. Woot woot. We're going to do a service project, chill in Downtown (maybe swing by Powell's bookstore? You don't have to say it, I can sense how jealous you are), and then go to Sunday services at Imago Dei. That means Vision of God in Latin. How cool is that? It's a very proactive church. They're really active in community service non-profits. It's fun stuff.
4. It rained this morning and I was sad. It has been sunny and bee-YOU-tee-full for the last three days and I'm just soaking up the sun. I hate the gray. Blech. Sunshine all the way. You would think after twenty-and-a-half-years of living in Oregon (and thus perpetual rain for six months out of the year) I would be used to it. But no. I think it has made me hate it all the more. So when I woke up this morning and saw white skies and drizzle, I was very not happy. But then sunshine broke through in the afternoon and it was happiness again! Keep it up, Mother Nature.
5. After viewing photos of the Nor'Easter online, between blizzards, pumping my own gas (which I have never done in my life) and paying sales tax (which I only do if I'm on vacation and only if it's for something essential like food), I'm fairly certain if I ever do move to the East Coast I will just stay inside my house and never leave. I'll just send my minions out for groceries, I'll do all my free-lance work from home (my husband can take of that little insurance problem), and I'll just order all my clothes online, when I visit Oregon. I could drive to Delaware, but that would probably require me to fill up my gas tank at least once. Oooh! I could have the minions do it.
6. So, I was interviewed on ChronicBabe a couple of weeks ago and I never posted the link to the article. So here you go. I was also interviewed on Dear Janis, but that interview never got linked or saved or something, so it's not on the website. But I was indeed interviewed. I just don't have any proof. Hm. Oh well, if I'm ever interviewed again and if it is every posted on the internet, I will make sure to let you know.
7. My blood sugar is outrageously high right now (it's a three-digit-number than begins with the number 4) and I just ate a bag of popcorn. Mmmmm. And surprisingly, I'm feeling pretty groovy right now. Popcorn makes me happy.
Love & Happiness!!