Frustration for the work day

I find myself wondering, a lot it seems like, why there is so much DRAMA in the work place?  Seriously- it’s not that serious! 

I would like everyone to think about that as we enter into the holiday season, a season of at least pretending to love everyone and of giving back to the world.  Stop!  Breath! Enjoy the World!  If you are alive and reading this, please repeat after me…..

It is Not That Serious!


Review of Twilight: The Movie

So, I’ve just gotten home from seeing the movie Twilight, based on the Tween novels by Stephanie Meyer and I’m not too embarrased to say that though I am turning 28- I did enjoy the entire series.  I’ve also read ALL of the Harry Potter books, so if you have a problem with this- go ahead and raspberry yourself 🙂

I would give this movie 3 out of five stars.  It was a pretty typical teeny bopper movie- with the exception that the sexual tension was ENORMOUS!  I had heard that parents are praising this series for their daughters because ultimatly the main characters wait until they are married to have sex, but if you were to apply this scenario to real life- I promise some very sore very blue ……. (you finish the statement).

The soundtrack is quite nice, not too sugary, and I’m still not too sure how I feel about the actors, but I will give Catherine Hardwick some major Kudos for one thing.  By far of all of the movies I’ve seen made from books, this one actually stayed pretty true to the story and time line of the novel!  If you enjoyed the book, then you will enjoy this movie, just please remember this is meant for tweens- don’t expect too much 😉

Split Personalities

Good Afternoon Cats and Kittens!

I have no idea what has brought on this horrible nostalgic urge of the past few months, but it has brought up many random memories that I had thought I’d forgotten.  Since we’ve already established that I move a lot, I am going to pass on a piece of wisdom that my mother ALWAYS pulled out when she told us that we were moving again-

“Moving isn’t a bad thing- you can make a fresh start!”

Now, I’m not disputing the base logic in this, but I’m going through my head and remembering the many incarnations of Simone and honestly- even I can’t keep track.  Seriously! How much reinventing can one person do?  Do I look like my name is Madonna!  Either way you look at it, I was not very good at “reinventing myself”.

As a good friend of mine pointed out recently I am one person when she and I are sitting on the porch having a serious/deep conversation, but the instant that anyone else is brought in, the Berlin Wall goes up.  Though I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing, I guess that it just is for the moment, but my reason for bogging this is I’m wondering if I’m the only nutcase who has this problem 🙂

I’d like to think that I’m not a total bitch, but I know that I absolutly can be (sometimes on purpose if you’ve earned it) and for the most part it is unintentional if I hurt or insult you- I seem to be lacking that gene that gives people tact.  It would just be nice to know that I’m not the only person out there that it’s like climbing Mt. Everest to get to know well.

Human Connections

So, I won’t get into the gory details, but lets suffice it to say that I’ve moved around A LOT, but not as much as some military brats, and I have trust issues when it comes to relationships.  That being said-

I’ve found myself trying to walk down memory lane and reliving those moments that are probably best ignored outside of a therapeutic session.  When looking at each situation, my pushing people away is very evident, as are the pretty good reasons why I did it.  There are only really a couple of moments I can remember that I will eventually track the poor boy down for and apologize (I’m usually pretty passive agressive in these cases).  The funny part is that none of these were “moments” when I could have been in love, I don’t think.  There were only 2 that come to mind before college and I was too young to be thinking in that way for them.

I now find myself living alone in DC (happily) with my 2 cats Piper and Leo and wondering, what now.  I’ve got the Big Girl job and my mother even admitted to me that I’m better off than she was at my age, though I think that might have been more about her having been a newly single mom with 2 kids at my age.  I should feel successful, but I still feel like I’m waiting for adulthood to begin.  My career is there if I want it and that will probably happen because I do work for a good company- Hell, it’s paid for my life up to this point (Mommy works for them as well).

So, I’m not searching for a man, my cats like to cuddle and don’t talk back.  Does that make me lonely?  I do wish that my friends from Ft. Lauderdale would hurry up and move up here because (don’t get me wrong) I need someone other than co-workers to hang out with and DC is not exactly ground zero for available people.  Have you ever noticed how few of them even look up from the sidewalk while going to and from anywhere in the city!  One of the J1’s at my hotel explained it the best- In DC we live to work, not work to live.

Now, based upon the premis that there is a career in front of you and you have not lonely, does that mean that you are successful and happy?  What exactly is the criteria for this!  I now have 2 friends having babies (both married) and another is engaged, while others still are arrangin visa’s to go and work in all sorts of random places.  I guess that the question going through my mind is- Did I miss something along the way?  What do you think will make you happy and successful?  I’m not so sure that I’ve got my eyes open anymore.


Good Evening Everyone!

I guess that saying that is like the royal “we”, but it seems polite so I’ll keep it.  I am no one special, but like everyone on the web, I believe that what I have to put in writing is somehow important.  So, should you decide to become a regular visitor here, I welcome your comments!  If those comments are rude and mean- then don’t be surprised if ninja migits show up at your home to kill you.

On to it!