I think a few days ago I promised to blog every day, fully intending to follow through. And then I spent all of Friday frantically pulling expense reports together at work before celebrating the end of the week by getting dinner with my friends, where I proceeded to eat a massive brisket sandwich and all the waffle fries. And there may have been some rum. And Fireball. And beer. Again, whoops. Consequently, I came down with a hangover, and there went my Saturday. At least I got to spend it in bed with Will Gardner 😉
I don’t really have excuses for Sunday and Monday except that Sunday I was too restless to sit still after spending all of Saturday in bed and yesterday I was too tired because, hi, Monday.
I’m actually a little sleepy this morning because I was up last night mentally writing an insightful post, so hopefully I’ll have something thought-provoking up soon. But I’m officially awake and focused enough to continue on with the October Blogging Challenge I set out to complete, so here’s what I missed:
3. OOTD: I actually really hate myself in photos, so I didn’t even take one of my outfit on Friday. Instead, I decided to be creative and write this whole post about transitioning from a college wardrobe to business attire (recounting the time I cried in an Ann Taylor LOFT dressing room when I tried on a blazer for the first time), and then I never posted it and it’s too long to lump in with the other items on the list in this post. AND THEN I took a picture of myself on Sunday in leggings and a t-shirt and riding boots because that’s my ideal outfit but, again, hated the picture too much to post it online. But just to sort of complete this item, today I’m wearing a maroon and navy striped shirt with this pretty blue jeweled collar thing from J.Crew (from a phase called, “Mom buys expensive clothes for Molly,”) and a beige pencil skirt from H&M. I tried to take a selfie of the shirt but it looked like I was just posting a picture of my chest, which felt awkward at best.
4. Explain the story behind your blog name: This one is easy. College was awesome, mostly because I spent four years living amongst hundreds of people my age who all just wanted to have fun. And then I graduated and felt like I’d been catapulted off of a cliff with no parachute or umbrella or anything else one might use to keep from smashing into a rock in that situation. Everything about being out of college made me uncomfortable. I had to use my own money to pay rent. I had a commute. I had to work eight hours straight, and that work didn’t consist of writing. Guys I didn’t know approached me at bars. And my friends didn’t all live in the same building as I. The way I see it, when you’re in college, you’re a college student, and when you graduate you’re a twenty-something, and as a twenty-something, I’ve had a lot of problems that seem to be specific to my age bracket. Truth be told, I came up with some other names first that I liked a lot more, and when I realized they were all taken, I started singing “I Got 99 Problems” and joked that I should call my blog, “I Got Twenty Something Problems.” The URL igottwentysomethingproblems.com didn’t already exist, so I just used it, hoping that maybe people would stumble across my blog whilst googling the lyrics to the song. Honestly, though, I do want to change it at some point. Do people do that?
5. Your top 5 favorite movies: Gah, this is hard because while I love movies, I’m more of a TV show person. I feel like I’m going to be judged hard-core here.
– To Kill a Mocking Bird (I always bawl like a baby during the last scene for unknown reasons)
– Crazy, Stupid, Love
– The Hours (it’s a film adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, which I know because I compared the book to the movie in my college senior seminar final paper…and because I’m bursting with nerdiness)
– Little Miss Sunshine
6. Six pet peeves you have
– Loud gum chewers
– Slow walkers
– The misuse of the subjunctive — it’s not, “If I was you,” it’s, “If I were you.” YOU NEVER WERE THE OTHER PERSON SO YOU CAN’T SAY, “I WAS.”
– The Kardashians
– People who interrupt me in the middle of a sentence with something that has nothing to do with what I’m saying
– People on the T who fall over because they refuse to hold on to the poles
7. Seven lessons you’ve learned so far this year (oh boy) *The following is a condensed list of the one in this post
– Do not base your trust of a man (tall, short, athletic, nerdy–any man) on what he says. Do pay attention to his actions; those will give you a better sense of how he really feels about you.
– On a similar note, don’t go to a bar the night of Valentine’s Day.
– If you get a stain on a white, dry-clean-only dress, do not immediately douse the stain with water.
– Your boss isn’t always right. Sometimes you’re right.
– Don’t pass up an awesome job opportunity simply because its salary is slightly below your current one. If the employers really like you, they might match it.
– Finding a roommate on Craigslist isn’t as horrifying as it seems.
– Scoop Ben & Jerry’s into a bowl before you eat it, rather than attacking it with a spoon straight from the carton like you’re Mindy Lahiri and you’ve just gotten dumped. Yes, it took me twenty-five years to learn this.
Alright, well, if you got through all of that, thanks for reading! Hopefully I’ll publish shorter posts each day from now on. Oh, and if you have any remarks on my weirdness or want to answer any of my retorical questions, feel free to post a comment!