Thursday, April 20, 2006
Sometimes I wish I was an idiot. Life would be so much easier. I could just go to college to meet my husband, get married, go shopping, cook, decorate, and have babies. No wonder women decide to give up a career for a family...it's a lot less stressful, and you can do whatever you want all day long. Okay maybe that's not all it's cracked up to be, but it sounds better than making chemical solutions or wearing goggles. I am all for equal treatment of the sexes, and I'm smart, so you're probably thinking, "feminism!! make a change! Show them what you can do!" BUT it's really hard trying to find a job with a chemistry degree when I don't even want to work in a lab. Nevertheless, the companies I am applying to are amazing but so what? I'm going to be in a lab, testing stuff on machines for the rest of my life. LAME and BORING. THIS is why I wanted to do science journalism, so I could travel somewhere new, write about interesting phenomena, meet other really smart people, interview doctors and scientists, learn how to write better, and actually see the day light. I wish I was born dumb, because then I would have no decisions to make, no choice but to sit on my ass or do some mindless job, while my hubby was bringing home the bacon. I wouldn't have to feel guilty thinking I was wasting my education. There would be no education, there would be no waste. Life would be easy.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
I haven't written anything lately because my life has been DULL. It's about to get wild though, so get ready for some exciting stories. Besides being a brunette, the only thing that is different in my life is that I finished my senior project (besides making edits for RS and printing it out), and well, that's all that is different. Lame. I'm supposed to hear back from Kent State in 2 weeks, but I am not so sure I even want to go anymore. RS said "if you really want to do Science Journalism, don't let NYU or BU tell you that you can't." But how would I do it without being accepted to a program? The only other program is at MIT and I sure as hell won't get in there. I found some "environmental writing" programs at schools like Missouri, Wisconsin, and Michigan, which sounds easier and still interesting, but I'd still have to wait another year to apply...so what do I do until then? I 'm too poor to sit around and wait for application season. Another idea was to get my teaching credential to teach chemistry in high school. I think I would really enjoy this, but again, it's too late to apply and I'd have to wait until January to start. It's still an option, and I will probably still apply. I just have to figure out which CSU's to apply to. I'm thinking either Cal Poly or SDSU. Last, but according to my mom, most definitely not least, I am job hunting. I like my job at EAS, but it barely pays the bills, and I am ready for something new. I pretty much guaranteed them that I will stay till August, but I an currently searching for something new - something to give me a different type of experience - and more money! Anyway, thats my life right now - that and my wonderful boyfriend who tells me that I should be more positive because I have a degree in chemistry, all of my limbs, no terminal illness, a family who cares about me, and I'm "hot". Thank god for him.
Some wonderful things to come:
- Today:Housesitting for my boss for a week at his beautiful home - pretending I'm a queen.
- April 29: Heather's Bridal Shower at my house- "Red Hot Lingerie Party"
- May 6: Mom, Grandpa, Lisa and fam come Bisit! We're staying at the beach!
- May 19-21: Vegas for Heather's Bachelorette party!
- May 27-29: Memorial Day Weekend! (Kara is coming!!)
- June 5: Timo's 24th Bday!
- June 10: Lots of loves graduate! (Helya, Rachel, Heather, Jess, Brie, Ryan, your mom)
- June 17-24: CABO for Heather's wedding week!!!!!
- June 30: Jillian's Bachelorette Party!
- July 8: Brie's Wedding!
- July 19-23: Jillian's Wedding weekend!
Starting July 24 I will be homeless for bills. Please donate.
Also, I'll take you away in the way that you take me and go where I go.