Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hi Blog. It's been a year.

I mean, what can I say? Life took over.

Since we last spoke a few things have changed. I still have 2 kids, I still have "Baby" and I have 2 classes left until I earn my degree this summer. I can't believe I began my degree (after transferring my junior college credits) when I was still actively writing here.

School has been quite an experience. I know now that our younger generation is full of completely illiterate kids who have no idea how to put a sentence together. They are so reliant on spell-check that they can no longer spell even simple words. Many of the these kids couldn't find a comma in bag full of commas, never mind asking them to use a colon, a semi-colon or any actual punctuation besides the EXCLAMATION MARK!!!!!!!!!! because OH MAH GAWD and everything even remotely exciting, including names, titles and even damn dates, REQUIRES an exclamation mark. The fact that our young people can't write points to a very serious need for kids to continue to read. I mean READ, like, books and articles. Not FB posts or tweets. read full paragraphs with actual words in them and punctuation and context and relevance, or dammit, even irrelevance. My point is: it was very hard for me to do online classes when every class has a discussion board and we have to comment on our classmates' posts. Some aren't at all legible. So, rather than just being happy that I'm about to graduate and I won't have to read young people's bullshit drivel any more, I instead have applied to grad school. What an idjit.

I've been at this job over 2 years. I quite enjoy it, however, being a secretary has fairly run it's course. I am looking into opportunities in my educational field now....we'll see what happens with that. I can't really say much more than that because of jinx.

My birthday in this weekend. I'll be 45. I'LL. BE. FORTY-FUCKING-FIVE. I believe that makes me older than middle aged. Which.....I may have just actually died thinking about that. In my mind I'm about 26. But when I look down...OH HONEY! I ain't anywhere near 26. And to be honest, I wouldn't go backwards for anything. Of course....I say that now. But ask me again in about 20 years.

And lastly, I am going to be signing up for my Concealed Handgun License class. I may be the last grown adult in Texas who isn't packing heat. I should just go ahead and get it over with. Except that I'm afraid to touch guns. I'm not sure how I'm going to learn how to shoot one if I can't touch one. Maybe I'll just pass the written test and they'll give me a certificate and I can show that to an assailant to prove that I COULD shoot their brains out if I wanted to. NO? Not effective? *Sigh* Yeah, I know. I have to actually own a gun in order for the CHL to have value.

That's it. That's all I've got for now. I'm pretty sure I'll have more to say later. I'm going to bring the kids to Vancouver for a summer holiday and hopefully shenanigans will ensue and I'll have something more entertaining to contribute later.