monthly recap: September

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September was a long month for me.

I have yet to find a job therefore I’ve spent a lot of time home alone. I am lucky to have made a friend that takes me out to lunch once a week and I am starting to go to a yoga class with her on Thursday nights. Regarding the job thing, I’ve probably submitted about 50 cover letters and resumes. One week, I submitted 3-5 everyday. I am lucky to be receiving unemployment but I’d rather be earning the money. And more of it, of course.

I set goals that didn’t happen. I gave in to buying new furniture so we took a trip to Ikea and bought a shelf for the bathroom and a new TV stand because the old one didn’t fit all of Ryan’s toys (the old one is now our coffee table). We actually got a ton of other stuff too but I think that was all the furniture. We still have boxes to unpack but most of them are in the spare bedroom so at least I don’t have to look at them. The “shy” goal isn’t a total failure and have befriended 3 new Denver people. Yay!

30 Days of Lists

I didn’t finish my 30 Days of Lists. I realized that it’s a lot of information most people wouldn’t care about, including myself, which is why I slowed down and then quite altogether. I’m excited for you to get to know be better but learning something new every day for a whole month is quite a lot.

And I’ve listened to more TED talks than any one person ever should (although I have learned a lot!).

Movies:
X-Men: First Class – I really enjoyed this movie. I’m am already a fan of the X-Men cartoons, movies and I’ve read a few of the comics. But this movie was clever to pull from past U.S. history and that was my favorite part of this movie.

TV Shows:
There were many that premiered in September so I’m sorry the list is long.
New this season:
The Secret Circle – This show is brand new this season so I’m not sure what I think of it yet.
Charlies Angels – I wasn’t sure about this one but I just loved Minka Kelly in Friday Night Lights and she’s one of the “angels” so I’m intrigued.
Ringer – I’m still unsure if I will watch this show all season because it has an unusual storyline, too unusual for me.
Unforgettable – This show takes a different angle from the normal “cop show” with a main character that remembers everything.
Revenge – Ryan’s mom said she couldn’t watch it because it’s too soap opera-y but I like the main actress and the drama is right up my alley.
Returning:
Parenthood – I’m so happy this show is back. Every episode tugs at my heart strings.
Castle – I think this show is so much fun and I have a weakness for Nathan Fillion.
Glee – What can I say? It’s a silly little show that makes me smile when I watch it.
Modern Family – This could possibly be one of my all time favorite shows. The family dynamic is the funniest I’ve ever seen on TV.
Harry’s Law – All of the characters are completely different but have to work together to make for interesting dialogue.
The Big Bang Theory – I feel like this show might be losing its charm due to the lack luster story lines but I’ve watched it since day one. I still really enjoy all of the quirky, nerdy characters and Penny.
Community – Another very, very funny show that I can’t get enough of. Must see!
Nikita – I like a woman who kicks butt and Nikita does just that. Love it.
America’s Next Top Model – This is my dirty little secret. When someone asks me what shows I’m watching, I never say this one.

30 Days of Lists – Dream Jobs

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30 Days of Lists

Day 16: Dream Jobs

  • Psychologist. This is something that I have thought about doing for a long time. I was accepted to the University of Washington with a major in Psych back in 2005. Specifically, I want to help public service employees like military men, police officers, firefighters, those kinds of people that put their lives on the line for us.
  • Ryan’s assistant. This sounds super cheesy but I would love to work besides Ryan everyday and help him do what he does best. And he can teach me things, which I enjoy.
  • Photographer. I have always wanted to be better at this and someday I will be with the right gear and just enough to make a living at it.
  • Food critic. I know what you’re thinking: you are the pickiest person I know, how would you ever eat things you don’t like to review them?! Well, to that I saw, it would be my dream to like everything.
  • Cat breeder. It would be the most amazing thing to be around kittens everyday, all day. Then, when they are big enough, I would make sure they all got into amazing homes.

The other day, Alice caught the attention of a squirrel outside and he came over and peek inside the window.

alice and squirrel

Check out my other lists here.

30 days of lists – Goals for the Month

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30 Days of Lists

Day 1: Goals for the Month

My goals this month were easy to come up with because we are moving into a new place and a lot needs to be done.

  1. Unpack everything before the end of the month. No unopened boxes unless they are in storage.
  2. Get a job. I haven’t worked since May 4th and I am actually quite anxious to find a place with great pay and benefits that also suits my personality. If it exists.
  3. Decorate the new apartment without buying anything new. This doesn’t include small things like nails or hooks or the like but any new pieces of furniture must be second hand.
  4. Don’t be shy! I need to get out there and find stuff I like to do around Denver. That hopefully doesn’t cost money. At least before I accomplish goal 2.

Check out my other lists here.