2007 August | SIMA

How many of you think this is Pink?

Wrong! It’s Gwen Stefani. I also was fooled by the overly sculpted abs and bleach-blond hair. Not an attractive look for a woman.

Day 3 on the (full-time) job. I’ve spent much of the past three days scurrying about — rearranging my office and consolidating markers and tape and glue sticks into manageable piles (and then chucking them — I’m not a freaking preschool teacher), attending meetings and taking notes and trying to figure out how the heck to do my job, being physically and mentally exhausted. Working at a non-profit is so unlike working for a big company. For whatever reason — lack of manpower, lack of time — they don’t have things prepared for new staff members in advance of their arrival. Email isn’t set-up. The office isn’t vacuumed. There’s no filing cabinet. Etc. Etc.

But…the people are super friendly and almost grateful to have me. It’s nice to feel needed. My only worry is that I’m not going to be able to actually do the job that I convinced them I can handle. Oh, and that I’m not going to be able to get used to waking up early again.

I have NO idea how I’m going to be to keep a full-time and a part-time job at the same time.  I already feel worn down.  How do people manage to do everything at work and still make time to go to the gym, meet up with friends, go out for drinks, play Wii?

Miss South Carolina had the opportunity to redeem herself on the Today show this morning. Her new answer:

“Personally, my friends and I, we know exactly where the United States is on a map,” she said. “I don’t know anyone else who doesn’t. If the statistics are correct, I believe there should be more emphasis on geography in our education so people will learn how to read maps better.”

Click here to read the whole article.

Still, does she sound like a well-educated 18 year-old honor student?

I wasn’t hungry for dinner until 9 last night, and J had only eaten lunch a couple of hours beforehand, so we opted for something light and easy — SpaghettiO’s! Seriously! When was the last time you had SpaghettiO’s?

Yesterday was sort of a wash of a day. I got home from my PT job around 2 pm and putzed around the apartment for an hour or so, writing emails and cleaning up. Then I passed out on the couch next to J for two hours. I was such a zombie for the rest of the evening and crashed at 11 pm.

I’m in the market for a good book. I have so many unread titles on my bookshelf, but I’m not in the mood to read any of them. Any recommendations?

Thanks to the B’s for telling me about Miss South Carolina’s HILARIOUS answer during the interview segment of Miss Teen USA Friday night.