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don’t worry people!!

I’m not going to pull my blog. My concerned minions (ie. Kate A) were questioning my previous contemplative post and I am here to stay that I was just more-or-less ranting about the way that work has sucked all sorts of creativity out of my brain and has replaced it with terminology that makes me a social outcast at any cocktail party. I mean, it’s more exciting to tell people that you are a lobotomist (is that the term?) than it is to tell them that you do what I do because I haven’t figured out how to tell people what I do in an intriguing way that leads them to ask me more questions. I am thinking of telling people I am a “Lead Strategist in World Domination and Brain Washing” because I really think that raises questions. Questions like, “Wow, what kind of degree do you need for that?” (Marketing) “Will it always require a bloody coup in order for you to be promoted after a certain point?” (Yes, sadly, although I will try to minimize casualties) and the classic “So, um, like, do you get great tchotckes in that or what?” (Yes, plundering the universe does have it’s perks)

Seriously, though, why did I have to marry someone who has a far more interesting job than me? Here’s how it goes at all cocktail parties and any social interactions:

Host: Please meet Frank and Emily. Frank is a pilot and Emily is in advertising.
Guest: Wow, a pilot, really?
Frank: Yes, actually.
Guest: No kidding. Who do you fly for? What kind of plane? Where do you go? You are the most fascinating person I have ever met. Would you go home with me?
Frank: (Thinking long and hard and then remembering that I am standing there) I, uh, can’t go home with you tonight because I have baggage, er, a wife. She’s in advertising. (sigh)
Guest: Wife? What’s her name? Is she here? (Looking around)
Frank: Yeah. She’s right here.
Guest: Where?
Frank: Standing right here. Wave, Em.
ME: (Waving) Over here, me. Emily. I’m married to the pilot.
Guest: What is it like being married to a pilot? Are you worried about his dangerous job? Do you feel like you won the marital lottery finding a hot pilot husband? Do you know any of his friends?
ME: Um. Yeah. It’s great.
Guest: You must love it. What is it you do again?
ME: Lead World Domination Strategist, actually.
Guest: That’s nice. Is that like a bank or something? Frank, let’s go back to talking about you.
Frank: Of course.

When I was trying to figure out my major, I really should have considered that I would have to talk about my career for the rest of my life. ::Sigh::

Sleepy time!

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Well, it has crossed my mind many times as to why I have this blog since it seems that my updates are few and far between. Initially I thought it would be a great creative outlet for my wacky thoughts – turns out having a full time job sucks the life and sense of humor and creativity out of you. Or maybe getting old does that. Wow. That’s depressing.

I mean, let’s evaluate: what are my hobbies? work, husband, work, church, work, family. Not in that order exactly, but close. So that even sounds a little depressing. Let’s ponder this one, shall we?

::Sigh::

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busy busy busy

Well, Frank and I returned late Friday night from our trip to Disney World. We had a Disney-magical vacation, for sure! We stayed at the Wilderness Lodge and visited 3 of the 4 theme parks. Kate was a little disappointed that we didn’t make it to Animal Kingdom. Sorry Kate!

ANyway, we had a great time (as I mentioned) and really just loved spending the time together. We spent a lot of the trip hanging out with our friends Erin & John. We made sure to squeeze in some naps in the afternoon so we weren’t cranky for our evening activities. We saw the Fantasmic light & water extravaganza (and let me tell you – it was quite an extravaganza!). We also enjoyed a meat extravaganza (cows & chickens beware!) at the Polynesian. A fantastic adventure in food eating, we experienced a few “all you care to enjoy” buffets – and yes, Frank and I cared to enjoy!

Other than our lovely vacation, we have been working on the house. We marked up our plans last Monday and are getting ready to make our final selections and then close on the loan.

I also want to congratulate my sister Caitlin on getting her first real job post-graduation!! YAY! GOOD JOB! She starts on 8/22. YAY!!! I am so proud of you, Cait! You are awesome!!

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