Monday, December 31, 2012

A life lesson: growing pains

It all started at work. I work in retail and we have lots of fun sparkly dresses for NYE. A good conversation starter that I use with customers is, "oh, so what do you have planned?!"  After they tell me their extravagant plans for the evening, I reply with "oh, that sounds like fun! I have no plans..." And then it ends with an awkward pause because they think I'm trying to invite myself to their party.

This is my first New Year's after graduating college. I work tonight from 11-5 which isn't bad and luckily I have tomorrow off. However, I have no friends :/ (if you are my friend that's reading this please don't be offended). In the past I would go out with some high school friends because we all would be home from break. But I don't have a break this year! And even though I still live in Ames, any of my college friends (that are still in school) went home for their break! I just cannot catch a break. And the ISU bowl game is at 2:30 so I won't be able to watch or listen... argwaawllahwwwiwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But Go State!

I'm thinking this year I will be celebrating new year's by myself (insert singing all by myself by Eric Carmen or Celine Dion, whomever you prefer). Yes it's kind of sad, but at the same time my body is so tired from work that sleeping in my own bed with some ice cream and Netflix sounds good to me. 

I remember when I was younger my family would stay up to so we could watch the ball drop. As I got older my parents would go to bed before midnight and I would call them lame and boring and old. Now I'm feeling like I'm starting to become an "adult" (whatever that means). I would rather sleep and watch tv by myself instead of staying Up All Night (insert singing Up All Night by One Direction) being irresponsible and damaging my liver? What is going on? 

Thanks for reading :)


Saturday, December 29, 2012

A wandering mind causes lack of sleep

Why does it seem like whenever I tell myself, "tonight I need to get some good sleep" my body thinks that it should wake up 5 times during the night and then wake up at 5:00 am? It kind of reminds me of the episode from season 9 of "Friends" when Chandler unknowingly agrees to go to Tulsa.

(quick fact: I love Friends and make references to them all the time even when the other person doesn't know what I'm talking about and I explain it to them but then they just get annoyed and doesn't find it as humorous as I).

I also will make lots of references to How I met Your Mother or Frasier or Golden Girls or sometimes DC Cupcakes. My friends think it's weird that I've watched all 11 seasons of Frasier more than 3 times but it was on netflix and I was unemployed for 2.5 months...there wasn't much else to do! (the unemployment thing is a whole other post to come later)
Speaking of cupcakes, I think my favorite would be red velvet. But only in cupcake form. Even when it's the exact same but in cake form, I don't like it as much. However when it is in cake form and there's cheesecake in the middle....that's a different story.

Something that I've realized about myself and I think this post as well as my friends could tell you is that I have "conversational ADD". It is a term I made up and I have self diagnosed myself. It's when I start talking (to others or in my head) and I start at one point in the story but it will lead me to completely different topic and then so on and so on. Which to the person listening to the conversation can be quite annoying. Even when I talk in my head I get annoyed. So if you asked me a question, it might take 20 minutes because I make lots of detours and pitstops to get to my answer.

I probably should go to the gym right now since I'm awake and have some time but I work 12-9 today and I'm thinking my feet hurt so I'm gonna try to go back to sleep or eat my leftover chinese food.

Thanks for reading :)


Friday, December 28, 2012

A new year's resolution!

I have contemplated starting a blog for awhile and now is day one of jellenablogs. When I was younger I always found writing in a journal was the best way for me to reveal any kind of emotion in the rawest sense. I guess I decided that I wanted to start a blog that was like a journal but just public (which could be interesting). I have lots of random thoughts or ideas that come through my brain that I thought it could be beneficial if I wrote them all down for the world to see. And since I am using this as an outlet or diary if you will, I won't be using the best grammar or spelling. If that is a pet peeve of yours, then I'm sorry, to whomever might be reading this.

I hope to keep up with the blog and my new year's resolution will be to blog at least once a week every week! We'll see how long it lasts!

Thanks for reading :)