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Period, why are you so ****ing painful on day one? You're making me cranky.
All those women talking about their irregular periods: I kind of envy them. It's like ****ing clockwork. Every month, right on schedule. Never a missed one.
Spent a gorgeous day yesterday hiking around a beautiful resevoir and high meadows with my husband, kids, and dogs. Fabulous. Really.

Spent the evening last night and most of today picking TICKS off my husband, kids, and dogs. Annoying. Really.

Have you spent time in DC? (This is coming from a city lover, but NOT a DC-lover. I'm a New Englander at heart. I can't help it.) I went to college in a place I thought I'd LOVE and ended up pretty much hating it after just a few months. I stuck it out because I couldn't be bothered with reapplying, transferring, etc, but I strongly suggest that you try to spend more than a few days in a place if you're moving there because you think you like it.
Originally Posted by Like.Australia
ITA

If you've already spent a good amount of time in DC and know you'll love it, then I say go for it. But, if not, I'd definitely think carefully about it! Obviously, it's also equally important to like the school you're going to. Even if you're in a city you love, being at the wrong school can be miserable.
Originally Posted by SCG
I spent a week there about a month ago, and I absolutely loved it. I'm going back for a bit more either this summer or in the fall, and I'm touring American and George Washington while I'm there.

It doesn't hurt that there's so much to do and so much of it is free. I love museums and zoos, and it's all free to go to there.
Originally Posted by kenzie!
I know I sound like a total downer here, but there are "threats" that none of those things will be free anymore. Upwards of $7/ticket even. I went to school in Los Angeles and had vacationed there for a week+ before. I thought I loved it, but once I moved there, it sucked. I suggest that you talk to people who have similar interests/personalities to your own and see if they have the same perception of DC after having lived there for a while. I know people who love DC and live there. I, however, am not one of them. I compare all places to NYC and, well, DC and LA don't measure up.
I had resolved to go through another round of sending out my resume and references today. I skimmed through a couple of postings yesterday and among them was one for Maine. On the one hand, Maine is pretty far since I had intended to go as far as Massachusetts for a seasonal job. On the other, it sounds interesting and I bet it's gorgeous there. Still, it starts mid-June and today I got a call from a job on Shelter Island which I had given up on. It's right here in NY and it starts in May. I'm not crazy about the rather boring food, but I would prefer to make money sooner rather than later. They want me for garde-manger. Gee, what else is new? That's what women do: make salads while men handle protein.
I also saw one for a restaurant in midtown that might be good. It's just hard turning down a job I already have to go through interviewing and trailing and possibly not taking or getting the job anyway. Plus this job is only for a few months! If I hate it at least I know it'll be over soon. And they said it's quite beautiful there. Sigh.
I went to find a bakery with my coworkers, turns out its a residential building so we decided to walk a couple blocks, sit outside, and enjoy the weather for a bit.
Turtles: omg please don't put that in your moo moo

Nej: too late... moo moo has been infiltrated.
I have a 6 inch gash on my left calf. It's rather gruesome-looking.

At least it stopped bleeding....
Rock Chalk Baby!! If you aren't from Kansas, you just won't understand!

Dame Kenz Matilda Jayhawk-Rocksalt, heir to the family diamonds.
^This calls for a large sized cartoon bandaid.

I have several lined up. I have an entire Peanuts comic strip!
Rock Chalk Baby!! If you aren't from Kansas, you just won't understand!

Dame Kenz Matilda Jayhawk-Rocksalt, heir to the family diamonds.
AHHH. I am so relieved. I will not be having a coronary today. Whew.
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Ew! Ticks!

I've only seen one in all my years of rescuing. It was grotesque beyond belief (and I generally like bugs).
What to do, what to do? Four Seasons has an opening, but I'd have to turn down the seasonal job to go for it. Seeing as how I decided to go for the money, it makes sense to go for Four Seasons since it's bound to be good pay along with benefits.
The seasonal job affords me the opportunity to get away for four months, make some money (have to find out how much) and then try for a job. Hmm.
What to do, what to do? Four Seasons has an opening, but I'd have to turn down the seasonal job to go for it. Seeing as how I decided to go for the money, it makes sense to go for Four Seasons since it's bound to be good pay along with benefits.
The seasonal job affords me the opportunity to get away for four months, make some money (have to find out how much) and then try for a job. Hmm.
Originally Posted by Saria
No need to listen to me since I'm an old lady, , but I would strongly consider the Four Seasons job for the money and benefits. Once you get out from under your student loans (if I remember correctly from your postings), the world is your oyster!

You could also just take the seasonal job for the fun of it!

I'm not much help here, am I?
I was thinking that unless the money is pitiful, I'd go for the seasonal job since once I come back there will be more job openings. It's that whole bird in hand thing. But if I do get a call back from the Four Seasons, then I'll have a steady well-paying job now and won't have to worry about finding another job! Aaaahhh! *pulls hair out*
I'm sure that whatever you decide will be the best decision for you. It is your life and you are the Captain!

Let us know how it works out, will you?
No, you're supposed to tell me what to do, oh wise one!
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No, you're supposed to tell me what to do, oh wise one!
Originally Posted by Saria
What if what I think you should do doesn't work out? I'll be on your sh1t list!
Oh, you'll be in fine company! Well, not so fine, actually.
But how could you be wrong?
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Oh, yer mowing the yard...bfd
Oh, you'll be in fine company! Well, not so fine, actually.
But how could you be wrong?
Originally Posted by Saria
I only want to be in the finest of company!

And I'm not sure if I am worthy of your praise. I was young once and didn't always make the "right" choice, although at the time, it was the right choice for me. I will say that you should have your larger, long-term goal somewhere in your thought process and choose whichever job helps you best achieve that goal. Only you can make that decision.

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