So today I was walking home with groceries in hand from work and this boy…had to be about 4 years old….was on a tricycle and had no shirt on. He asked me first what my name was…..then if I had any paper. I asked him what he needed paper for. He said to get my number for his friend Brady….how adorable!!!!!! I said i was too old for his friend and then he shouted “But he’s 16!!!!!” I just thought that was adorable. It really made my day. Haha if men are romantic at 16…..why can’t they be at 25-33??! 4 weeks ago
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So I walked into work today, a Monday, and was not particularly thrilled to start the work week again. In the lobby there are tons of photos that were put up over the weekend of nature photographs. They are beautiful! it was so fun to walk around and spend a few moments looking at the photos before I started my crazy day of work. 2 months ago
Ok so Saturday night, I went out with E to a bowling alley. We were going there for her friend’s birthday and both really excited to bowl. However, we didn’t even end up bowling. We were both sort of disappointed. We stayed more than 3 hours waiting for a lane, but were exhausted by that point…but the cool part is….while we were waiting, we played some arcade games. I played guitar hero, and I ended up getting a high score on one of the songs! My name is entered into a public arcade game as having a high score. I feel super cool! 3 months ago
So yesterday P texted me becuase he was working at CCSU’s Open House and thought of me. Well he called me and we talked for about 10 minutes to catch up on how we were doing and people in our program. i was about to end the conversation and he said “Wait, can I just say something” and he proceeded to tell me how he really appreciated me, valued the time I was in his life…..and that I was beautiful. I was so taken aback and flattered. It was said so nicely and it made me really value our friendship too. And I can’t believe he was brave enough to put that out there. It really made my day and was icnredibly special to me. 6 months ago
So this may not sounds like a cool story to anyone else, but it really got me. Tuesday night was my second league night at pool. The first match I played I totally kicked butt. Tuesday night I guess I was nervous, or not ready or something, but I totally got skunked by a 2. As I was playing, I turned to T and said “I swear, I’m better than this”, and he just said “I know.” It’s not even really what he said, but it’s how I said it. It was completely reassuring, that he knew I was better, that he believed I had the skills and tonight was just an off night. His words cut through me and completely reassured me and in that moment I loved him for it. It was a moment of real human connection. 6 months ago
So Last night I went to Breakers like I usually do. The waitress was really nice to me, and she told a friend that I was new in town and just moved from Connecticut. I didn’t even tell her that! Apparently I’m “known” at Breakers now. That made me happy. Then I hung out with A for the night. He’s a 7 and invited me to join his team (which I tried joining before and got pretty much shut out of). I think I have a better shot getting in with A. He spent the entire night helping me get better and setting up drills for me. That was really nice of him. I mean, setting up drills couldn’t have been fun for him at all. I’m glad I went to the pool hall last night. 7 months ago
So I just moved to Virginia. It’s been up and down, but I was very lucky to meet a very cool group of people last week at pool. I was invited to join a group of 4 guys, one of which i got a number from. R has been pretty cool. He took my out of Dc Saturday and we met up with a group of people and it was such an amazing night.One of the best parts was that…..right before I left on Saturday night, R took a moment and told me very explicitly that i was part of the group now. That made me so incredibly happy. I moved here knowing no one…..and the fact that he told me that i belonged to someone, that I belonged to a group here, was so special to me. I was floored and incredibly grateful. There are still amazing people around. 7 months ago
So today when i was driving to O’s house, I was checking out a guy on a motorcycle. Then he starred me down too (in his sunglasses) and revved his engine as he drove off, so to acknowledge the moment we just had. It was very playful and flirty. I need to be flirty more often. It’s fun. 8 months ago
So two nights ago, late at night I was reading this great Henning Mankell murder mystery. At this point in the story, a woman just discovered that someone had planted a mine in her backyard. Just as I was reading the description on how mines are the best soldiers, because they don’t need food or water, they just sit there waiting until someone steps on them, my desklamp light bulb exploded and I was left in darkness! It was like a scene from a scary movie or something! I could not believe the timing! I had to laugh at the irony of the moment! 8 months ago
So I came to a very important realization yesterday. I began the day just where the day before left off, in the throws of depression. It was by far the most I’ve physically felt the depression symptoms with headache, ever movement was painstaking, I could hardly hold a conversation and I had uncontrollable burst of hysteria. Then as the day went on I set up a phone interview for a position that seems like a really good fit. Also I won my pool match against a 6. A SIX! I think he had to have thrown the match or was having a completely off day, but I still won fair in square. It made me realize that I still can have little wins. It’s not all bad, mostly bad yes, but there’s still room to bounce back and find something that will be a good fit for me. I need to remember this for future reference. 9 months ago
I took a risk and decided to surprise J at work today since I know he had a terrible terrible weekend. Also I had called him earlier and he didn’t pick up, so I figured he needed to see a friendly face. I had really good timing, he was on a break so I got to chat with him a little, it seemed as thoguh he needed a boost. Then he called and left a message for me really thanking me for visiting. It was a risk and I was a little nervous to do it, but I’m glad I did. Love that kid. 10 months ago
So my sister and I went on a trip to Ocean City, MD. Like we traditionally do, we went mini golfing one evening. Even though seh won, I got a hole in one on the last hole so I got a free game! Then the next night we played another game since I had that free game and I got ANOTHER hole in one on the last hole wining yet another FREE GAME. Pretty cool. I’ve got skills. 11 months ago
So this happened a while ago and I haven’t got around to writing it down yet. When I graduated on May 16th, I was sitting in seats waiting for my name to be called and I heard a familiar name, and then looked up and saw a familiar face. My junior year pre calc math teacher was recieving a degree as well! What’s even cooler is that later in the evening I ran into her and reintroduced myself. It was really cool, we took pictures together. I was graduating with my masters and so was my teacher from 9 years ago. 11 months ago
So last night J came back into my life, as he so often does. We had a great night. Went for drinks and got to catch up. I forget how deep our conversations can get. And we’re so cool with expressing our love for each other. Really love that kid. He did freak out a little this morning, but thats ok, no sweat off my back. And he said that someone he haded talked to in a long time had reached out to him, so I thought that I could continue the love chain. Sent M a message. Maybe he won’t respond, that is his right. But it would be cool if he did. 12 months ago
I have been ectremely blessed today. So many wonderful things happened but I’ll break it down into two categories.
First…..people on campus are talking about my Capstone presentation that I presented yesterday. I knew I had nailed it yesterday, I could tell people where impressed, but I didn’t realize how impressed until today. I walked into the office and L sat me down and told me again how immensely proud of me he was. I could tell he meant it and it made me very happy as well. Also M, director of the LC sent me an email hours after my presentation saying that she was so impressed that she was changing the center’s website and implementing my resentation into all of her training! ALSO I emailed J who used to work in admissions and she emailed me back this morning saying she had told all of her colleagues how impressed she was with my presentation. ALSO K stopped me in the bathroom and was like singing my praises! She’s so cute she was so expressive in how impressed she was! I’m so incredibly overwhemlped by these reactions and deeply flattered.
The other cool thing that happened: I had to do my stress management presentation on Eastern’s campus. Now I had never been there so once I got on campus I asked a student how to get to Occum hall. She could tell I wasn’t getting the directions since I was on the completely opposite side of campus, so she asked if I would mind if she just hopped into the car, showed me how to get there, and dropped her back off at her dorm. So I did! I took this wonderful journey with J who lives in W, is a junior, and studying psychology. How helpful! I was so impressed. It’s been an impressive day. And tommorrow I get to conduct the last group interview of my program….I’m starting to get a little nostalgic. 13 months ago
So…to start off I’m going to paint a picture of how my life has been lately. I’ve been BUSY. Not necessaily BAD busy but hit teh ground running at 6:00am and don’t get home until 9pm and still have to prepare for the next day. After my capstone presentation (in less than one week) and other assignments things will slow down a little, but I’ll still be stressed with trying to get a job (which things will slow down a LOTTTTTT if I’m unemployed!) But this wonderful thing happened after my cycle class this morning.
So a regular who I have spoken to a couple of times thanked me for class today and then took me off to the side after class. She told me that wrote a handwritten letter complementing not only my class, but my warm, welcoming personality. She gave that letter to the front desk and they are going to type it up and pass it along to coperate! (Maybe it will even appear on the employee website portal I hope!) As soon as she said that, all the stress and “GOGO!” mentality that I have had in the past few days just melted away. It’s one thing to give someone a compliment, but the women handwrote it on my behalf and gave it to teh fron desk! How wonderful! I was incredibliy flattered. 13 months ago
So today I was in line at the grocery store. The cashier asked me if I was the rep for Central and I said that I was. He recognized me from when I visited FHS and told me he planned on going to Central! Yes! I felt so happy in that moment. That’s why I love admissions. I immediately txted L and told him we’ve got another confirmation on the way, and it’s all because of me! 14 months ago
So L and I showed up at Pocket Rockets to play pool again. We love going Friday nights because it gives us a chance to practice. I always feel a little bad because we take up a pool table that D and E could have otherwise charged people for. Or at least let someone else use. Well we showed up yesterday and all the tables were full except for one. That one had a little “reserved” sign on it. L and I were nervous that we wouldn’t be able to play but it turns out D had put the reserved sign up just for us. How wonderful. It was such a lovely surprise. I’m so glad they enjoy us coming to play at their hall as much as we enjoy hanging out there. 15 months ago
So today, not only was it really easy for me to exchange something at Bed BAth and Beyond (when I opened it out, one piece was missing), I ran into the (kinda) hot guy that took my cycle class. I introduced myself and he said it was a great class and he would be sure to be there next week. He miiiiight have come to class with a girlfriend (they didn’t act like they were together, I thought they were siblings but when I talked to the mother after class she called him a “friend”). Well whatever, I just hope I see him again. and I had a good return experience. 16 months ago
So today I started talking to L. We began another great conversation like we regularly do and the whole job searching thing came up. He told me that he is commmited to helping me find a full time job. He asked C to make a call at U of H for me. He told me he’d call anyone I wanted on my behalf. I don’t know if I expressed to him then and there how much that means to me. I’m so nervous about finding a job once I graduate. Although I would love to continue working for L, it means so much to me to have such a powerful advocate. I’m truely touched. He expressed genuine commitment to getting me a job. I’m so grateful to have him a s a supervisor. 16 months ago
SO I don’t really consider this “cool” but it was an extraordinary event. Today is the day of the Christmas concert. During mass before the concert a man from chor Padorowski had a heart attack. My dad was sitting right next to him and he was the first one to call 911. My pediatrician happened to be sitting a couple rows away from him. The preist actually said into the mircrophone “Is there a doctor present?”. I don’t ever remember hearing those words in their intended context and it was surreal. I remember seeing a man rip off his jacket and start preforming CPR. The entire church was collectively living through this experience. A man even went up to the priest to tell him to preform the Anoiting of the Sick.LAter on my mother told me that at that point the man did not have a pulse. My aunt had the chor start singing. There was such a life force present inside that church. I was sending all my prayers, as I’m sure everyone else was, and it was almost palpable. Everyone in that church was going through some sort of an experience as a result of that heart attack. About 5 minutes later the EMT rushed in, but most people in the church still did not know the status of the man. I was on the edge of my seat. I thoguht I was going to loose t. Finally as they wheeled him on the stretcher I saw him move his hand and I knew he was alive. I lost it. Tears were streaming down my face.
I still haven’t really been able to process how this affected me, but it did. Something in me changed.
I’m so glad that man made it. 17 months ago
After class today I had very interesting conversations with two people, specifically B and D. Figures that this would happen on the last day of classes. Hopefully I can run into them both and talk to them later. I should have said more to D, I felt as if I may have left the conversation a bit prematurely. 17 months ago
So today we had the two big information sessions to make up for the canceled Openhouse. I assumed that I was not doing any of the information sessions, just helping with the event. D had jokingly told me I was doing the session, but he always makes those jokes. When I got there, D again mentioned that I was doing the session, when I todl him I thought he was joking, he told me that everyonbe was under the impression that I was doing the second info session.
So I found out that I was conducting the second information session! I had given the speel tons of times before, but this was ht ebiggest group of people by far. There were more than 200 people in the audience! It was AWESOME!!!!! I LOVED being on stage. In the begining I was a bit nervous and found myself saying “um” but within a couple of minutes I got into the rythym of the presentation and it went great! SO MUCH FUN!!!! I loved it! 17 months ago
So my sister is in town for Thanksgiving. We wanted to do a sister-bonding activity (haha i know, we were aware that it is corny) so she suggested laser tag. Wow. Laser tag is awesome. we did the IRONMAN version so it was a 30 minuten game. This was so fun (even though I’m not that good at it…..P was thoguh, she came in 6th!!) that I’m going to need to come back sometime soon with my friends. What a good idea, and P and I really had fun. I’m going to miss her ,but I won’t mind having the room to myself again ; ) 17 months ago
So yesterday I came back from G’s house and saw that someone had made a little sidewalk chalk map up and down my sidewalk. It wasn’t even out in the community paved area, it was practically our propert. It was probably the middle school aged girls that have a garage near our apartment. I thought it was really cute and pleasently surprised me. It’s nice when random things like that happen. 18 months ago
So today I went to Barnes and Nobles to read the book L wanted us in the office to read. While I was reading I started talking to a man next to me. It turns out that he knows K.O. He was so happy to hear that I knew KO that he gave me his name and number to give to KO. I will def give KO his information on Monday when I go into work. Then he told me about his job. He works as a flight attendant for private jets. IT was a really cool ocnversation. Even cooler that we have a mutual friend. Those moments make me happy to be a person interacting with other people. 18 months ago
So J and I reconnected yesterday. I had made a comment on her fb and later on that night we ended up hanging out. We actually made it to Goldrock Diner this time! I picked her up around 9 and ended up dropping her off at about 1:30am. We talked to 4 hours! We caught up about everything. Also, it was really nice to get to talk to her about M. She’s the only person who actually knows M for herself so I didn’t have to explain everything to her. And it was such a release to talk about him to someone that knows him. From the 4 hour long conversation, what I took the most was that she’s absolutely in love with her girlfriend. She glows when she talks about her. I don’t have that with G. At all. I need to cut my losses (70 bucks) and keep looking for someone who really makes me happy. No settling. 18 months ago
So today L and I decided to climb a mountain. When we got to the top, there was some sort of German festival going on with food, music, facepainting, me dressed in leaderhose and singing with accordians. It was pretty cool. I had climbed up to that tower many times before and had never discovered anything as cool as that before. I had a grat date today with L : ) 19 months ago
Last night I had a wonderful time. I was so nervous to go to F’s Bachellotte party becuase I don’t knw her too well. Well I went with lauren who knows her much better and it ended up being LEGENDARY! We rolled around Hartford in a party bus! I had never done that before. SO Worth IT! Then we went to a couple of bars/clubs. Black bear like usual. Then we went into nv which is a club I would normally not go into, but with a bunch of girls it was fine. In fact it was great that I decided to go becuase I ran into R! It was so nice seeing her! Then we went to Pour House where we ran into J and his friends. iT was cool. Best part was riding around in the party bus!
And to think I was so nervous beforehand I was thinking of not even going…. 19 months ago
So today in Career Counseling we were taling about gender roles. There was this one woman who insisted that woman do not have the spatial capacity to be engineers. This conversation went back and forth a few times and I knew I wanted to say something but didn’t know what my move was going to be. This one woman…..GEEZ! she mentioned her boyfriend like 8 times during thre conversation and let us know that he’s stronger than her so all guys are more phycially stronger and that woman just rather do tradional gender roles and that there really is this huge difference in the way men and woman think. Finally what set me off was that she said her boyfriend said there were a few girls in his engineering class but they were just looking for husbands. WHAT THE FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF! I didn’yt even remember deciding to speak but I said outloud that I was offended and my sister was studying engineering and she will graduate this school year and she is MOST CERTAINLY not doing that to find a HUSBAND!!!! This woman…....oh man she got me pissed.
I was a little embarassed that I spoke up and said that but after class another girl told me she appreciated my comment. It made it all worth it. Then I phoned my sister to tell her the story. Her first respond was “I’m not trying to marry the engineering guys, they’re too weird”. Haha.
This woman…..(I couldn’t help but notice the two women who were perpetuating gender differences had bleach blond “playboy bunny” hair). 20 months ago