Thursday, August 21, 2014

Visiting Pawpaw

  • Pawpaw: How much you weigh, 180?
  • Me: Not 180.
  • Pawpaw: Well, how much?
  • Me: Not 180.
  • Pawpaw: You sure, cuz you look heavy
  • Me: I'm sure.
  • Pawpaw: You weigh more than me, I know that.
  • Me: I'm sure I do.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ryan Adams - Gimme Something Good

Monday, August 18, 2014
A few weeks ago, I was chatting online with a friend who has also been job hunting. We’re both lucky enough to be employed, but ready for something different. And during our chat, we started talking about those stories you hear about people who get offered a job out of nowhere by a former coworker, or people who met someone really powerful at an airport bar and after a few bourbon’s, walk out with a job. 
Y’all - IT HAPPENED TO ME. 
A former coworker sought me out the first week of August. Told me to apply for a job at her company and I did. I didn’t even know what the job was, just sent my resume. Three interviews and two weeks later, I got a job offer for a higher level position that comes with a THIRTY-FIVE PERCENT ANNUAL RAISE, annual bonuses and stock options. I start September 3. 
I put in my notice this morning and it was rough. Seven years is a long time to work in one place, and I love the people here, but it’s time. And I’m good with my decision, but I still feel like simultaneously jumping for joy and crying in a corner. 
Changes, y’all. They’re big time. And they’re terrifying, but they’re almost always good. 

A few weeks ago, I was chatting online with a friend who has also been job hunting. We’re both lucky enough to be employed, but ready for something different. And during our chat, we started talking about those stories you hear about people who get offered a job out of nowhere by a former coworker, or people who met someone really powerful at an airport bar and after a few bourbon’s, walk out with a job. 

Y’all - IT HAPPENED TO ME. 

A former coworker sought me out the first week of August. Told me to apply for a job at her company and I did. I didn’t even know what the job was, just sent my resume. Three interviews and two weeks later, I got a job offer for a higher level position that comes with a THIRTY-FIVE PERCENT ANNUAL RAISE, annual bonuses and stock options. I start September 3. 

I put in my notice this morning and it was rough. Seven years is a long time to work in one place, and I love the people here, but it’s time. And I’m good with my decision, but I still feel like simultaneously jumping for joy and crying in a corner. 

Changes, y’all. They’re big time. And they’re terrifying, but they’re almost always good. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Leftovers

Is anyone else watching this show? Tonight was a total mindfuck. I have absolutely no idea what is going on and I love it. It’s nice to have Damon Lindeloff’s twisted little stories on TV again.

Also, Justin Theroux is hot as hell.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ch-ch-ch-chaaaaaanges

Major life changes coming my way. Huge. Gigantic. Cannot wait to share more details on Monday. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ladyrigormortis:

savleighm:

The fact that Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian Mckellen are best friends in real life makes me so happy

x

GOD DAMNIT THEY ARE NOT REAL

Best thing on the internet in forever.

Cold ones after #bluesonthegreen and #Shinyribs.  (at Mean Eyed Cat)

Cold ones after #bluesonthegreen and #Shinyribs. (at Mean Eyed Cat)

Friday, August 8, 2014
I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain. Jonathan Carroll (via theskepticisafool)

(Source: quotethat)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Holy Justin Timberlake! (at AT&T Center)

Holy Justin Timberlake! (at AT&T Center)