Thursday, July 1, 2010

Not Complete Without an Elk Hat-Rack

It's like, FINALLY!  All my questions have been answered.  I don't know where I'd be if smarter people than I weren't there to show me how cowboys decorate their homes.
Yee-haw!  We've got doilies!

Clearly, we also have images from my nightmares.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

All I Need to Know...I Probably Did Not Learn in Kindergarten

Sometimes you don't learn everything you needed in school.

It just doesn't teach you things like how to deal with a dead-end job.
Or how to stand up against a boss that wants you to do something at the very least unethical, and very much illegal.
And when you do stand up, it doesn't teach you how not to cry when said boss fires you.

You never learn how to make your brain stop chattering on that long drive home.  "You fuck-up.  What is wrong with you?  How do you get fired from a receptionist position?"
You don't know how to make the most of it.
You never learned how many hours there could possibly be in a day, when you have nowhere to spend them.

You also never learned how fortuitous a visit from your mum could be.  How she can show you that a nature walk, far from the city, can make your brain stop chattering.
You learn that petting your dog can stop the tears.
That you're not a loser, just because your ex-boss is a criminal.
Your mum shows you how baking a blueberry pie can while away some of the long hours.
A blueberry pie can show you that it's not such a big deal, you'll get a better job.
You'll be ok.