Thursday, May 04, 2006

Fresh Grapes

I feel better today. As "anonymous" pointed out, it is important to keep things in perspective and remember our blessings. I still feel entitled to be bitter for one day when I don't get jobs I'm qualified for because of crappy reasons. But anyway, I had my day of bitterness about it and feel much happier today.

I owe the easing away of the bitterness to the many episodes of Deadwood I watched on my day off yesterday. HBO makes the best flipping shows ever. I get sucked into them all and totally addicted. Nothing beats a day on the love seat in your pajamas with beer and pie.

I also feel unbitter because my professor is reading her book tonight at the Waterfront. I do so love a good book reading. If I had gotten the diagnostic essay reading job, I would be doing that tonight instead of attending the book reading. So see? Many reasons to be unbitter today!

The last (and best) reason to be unbitter is that I get to anticipate a super fun weekend with my future Team. Corey's parents arrive tomorrow. We are doing a Pittsburgh Fun-o-Rama, including trips to the zoo, several museums, the aviary, many restaurants, and a visit to Trek of Pittsburgh (home of the cutest bike salesman ever). Hurrah for family visits!

8 comments:

Em said...

Oh hey, do you know Stacey Waite?

PeaceLoveMath said...

the cutest bike salesman in the world is corey, right?

i finally posted those rugby pics:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2003293&l=f3496&id=75901563
you can also get to it thru my facebook profile.

i hope you have some time this summer for paul and me to come visit...!

Katy said...

Heck yes I know Stacey Waite. She's the coolest person ever. Of course you know her! You went to Bucknell! Stacey rocked my Narratives of Teaching class last semester.

Em said...

Ha, I don't actually, which is why I asked. She graduated the year before I got there, which means I missed all mention of her writing.

PeaceLoveMath said...

now don't get ahead of yourself. i've only taken my bike to work once, and you ask corey, the accessories i've mentioned seem pretty important for anything more than just a short ride. but i'll be obsessed as it takes to get all skinny and in-shape like corey is!!

Katy said...

i don't think it's possible for girls from our family to build cue ball bottoms like he has...

just face it. you are addicted to cycling and you're doing it on purpose so corey starts to like you better than me.

Jane said...

Katy and Meredith's comments to each other on their blogs are the best!

east side girl said...

I'm sorry to hear about the job. I, too, was not one of the "chosen ones" which is why I decided not to go to grad school there.

Their loss!