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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Where are you?

So I know all my adoring fans have been wondering where I've been (ha ha ha) So this new job of mine sure does keep me busy.

I guess I might be in semi-blurker status over at HBO. I still read at night but rarely comment anymore.

So I feel completely naive. I know that CDA has homeless people and poor people but I was not aware of how many people there were until I started my new job.

what an eye opener this place has been. Unlike my previous jobs in retail and other offices the people that come in will sit there and patiently wait for two hours to get what they need because they have no choice. It's a huge difference than people who are paying for a service who can't wait two minutes for fresh fries, or wait 30 minutes for their photos at the ONE HOUR photo lab, or can't wait 5 minutes for the person that they did not make an appt with to get off the phone.

It breaks my heart when someone asks for toilet paper and a bar of soap and I have to tell them that we're out because we haven't received any donations.

It breaks my heart when a mother leans over the counter with tears in her eyes and whispers that her children have lice and she has no money for the treatment.

Breaks my heart when an elderly gentleman waits 2 hours for a $10 gas voucher and cries when he finally receives it because he's so thankful.

Breaks my heart when a young mother of two has had her power shut off because she owes a measly $86 dollars to her utility company.

Breaks my heart when a mother asks for diapers and we have none, but she just smiles and says that she'll bring in all the diapers she has left over that her daughter has outgrown.

If you are one of the fortunate people to be above the poverty line, please donate to food banks, please donate toiletries, please donate to Project Share at the bottom of your power bill. Think you pay too much in power to be able to donate? Donate throughout the summer when your bill is super low it will help many people out the next winter. Yes there are lots of people who choose NOT to pay a cent on their power bill all winter then come running when they are faced with a shut off, but there are so many more who make a sincere effort to make payments throughout the winter and the electric company is still going to shut them off because of less than $100 owed.

I wish it hadn't taken me working here to find out how many people are in need. I had always planned to donate and volunteer later on in life when I am more financially stable, but I'm going to try harder to make contributions now.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Things I Want To Do In My Life

Ok, I have the strictest of orders from miss Stebbijo http://www.stebbijo.blogspot.com/ that I must make a list of things I want to do in my life and make sure I credit miss Jbelle http://jb3ll3.blogspot.com/ for the idea. (or at least I think that's what she meant)

So was this supposed to be realistic?

1. I want to be rich not only so I can have money for myself but I want to give my family all they could ever need. So I guess I should say I want to be EXTREMELY rich like a bizillionaire.
a. hire my best friend to be my dog walker and her husband to be my pool boy for a ridiculous amount of money.
b. hire a chef so I never have to decide what's for dinner again.
c. take Stebbijo and anyone who wants to join on a king crab leg world tour extravaganza

2. I wouldn't mind being famous for a little bit.

3. I want to meet Oprah. If we're being really un-realistic, I'd want a time machine and travel back in time and thank Martin Luther King Jr. for his contribution to our world.

4. I want my husband to nominate me for "What Not to Wear" so that I can have people tell me how to dress and give me $5,000 to do it with so that he'll quit complaining about my clothes being cheap (as in price, not trashy)

5. This should really be at the top of my list, but it's fun to start out with the "out there" stuff. I want to start a family and I'm dying to meet my future children, I'm already in love with them.

6. I want to live a long healthy life with good friends and family.

7. I want to have enough income to where I can be a stay at home mommy and do volunteer work and be a softball coach, a Big Sister, maybe a girl scout leader, or whatever my kids are into.

8. I want to walk into a hair salon and say "make me over!" and have them actually do it. I've kind of tried, this lady asked how I wanted my hair cut and I looked at her and said "can't you just decide for me?" She wouldn't. I thought hair ladies would jump at the chance to style peoples hair however they wanted, I guess not. I saw an ad once in the paper you get a free cut and color if you be a "hair model" for students but I had to work. I haven't seen one since.

Ok, that's all I can think for now
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