International Women’s Day 2014 #international #women #powerful #wonderful #ladies #feminism
Ahhh the joys of post-grad employment!
What a way to make a livin’
While I’m extremely grateful for the career opportunities that have been given to me in my post-grad life, I can’t say I’m exactly over-the-moon. I wanted excitement, friendships, adventure, knowledge, and most importantly, the ability to really utilize my degree(s).
I’m not, NOT using what I gained in college, but I’m doing it “for the man”, it feels, rather than actually “creating”. It’s a double-edged sword. Again, I’m in no way ungrateful, just slightly less than enthused.
The biggest problem I am having with my employment status, is the environment. I thought that post-college I would be in a more creative field, and that would lend itself to more creative people in the workplace, and therefore kick-ass times, and many a blossoming friendship. Isn’t that what the movies told us we would have? I do not have that.
Just me and the gang out for a quick drink
I was recently speaking with a friend about this. She asked, so innocently, how my new job was going. I started off with a meek, “Ok” and then began to lament my (privileged-white-lower-middle-class) sorrows.
"It’s ok. The people are nice and everything…but I’m the youngest person there. We just don’t mesh. Let’s just say we won’t be going out for drinks…." BLAH BLAH BLAH.
This friend quickly informed me that those things are overrated, and that now I’m in the REAL world. (I swear to GOD if I hear that phrase one more time I might punch a bitch.)
When people stop being polite and start getting real
"I had that when I first graduated. My co-workers and I got close, and we went out almost every night after work. But it got boring and tiresome after a year. Now, in my new job, I just see them at work. A lot of them have kids. It’s the real world…." my oh-so-mature friend said.
With that, I unleashed my rage* upon my sweet friend, whom I love very much. (*rage may be a bit strong, but let’s stick with it for now…)
She didn’t see it coming. I began slowly with the “but I want that. You had it, I want it.”
Then came in strong with the “I don’t want to be around people that have children. Fuck the real world. I don’t want kids until I’m 40.”
Upon seeing her reaction (especially to my old-maid-mother comment), I finished out with a “well, we’re just not going to be friends…that’s all I’m saying.”
With a quick smirk, and chug of my beer the conversation was over, and no one came out a winner. We quickly moved on to other topics (and some more complaining, of course), and it was actually a good night.
I realize this sounds like one big pity party for myself. I realize how lucky I am to A) be employed, B) be employed in a pretty good job, and C) be doing something that at least vaguely resembles my studies. I’m fortunate and I thankful….I just suppose that I need something to bitch about.
Let’s hang ladies
Oh my millennial nature.
*whispers* You can be mature and respectful and still have a dirty sense of humour.
*murmurs* You can curse a lot and still be highly intelligent with a massive vocabulary.
*mumbles* You can be quiet and reserved and still be witty and even outgoing in certain circles.*sighs* You can be intelligent and sharp-minded and still forget what month it is
I dont think ive ever felt more of a personal connection to a cartoon character than I do to Squidward
This morning my daughter, who is nearly four, saw the stretch marks on my hips and stomach. She ran her hands over them and asked what they were.
“I got them when I grew up,” I said, “and a few more when I had you.” I grinned down at her. “They’re my stripes. You’ll get stripes too when you grow up.”
She was overjoyed. “Really?”
I think she’s in her room now, pretending to be a tiger.
This is what we need to teach.
Reese Witherspoon in Pleasantville, director: Gary Ross, 1998.
The “Carol” Cincinnati news coverage starts.
Let the production countdown begin!
Official statement is that ‘Carol’ begins filming “within two weeks” and will run for 7 weeks in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.
Stars of the film such as newly minted Oscar Best Actress Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara & Sarah Paulson are expected to arrive within the week until next week.
Defending the Millennials (Epic Confrontations #3) - Nice Piece
I want to say all of this and more…
Fancy - Iggy Azalea ft. Charlie XCX
Homage to Clueless. Perfect.