Sunday, September 5, 2010

Things I’ve Learned This Week #1

I think I’m going to make this a regular weekend blog post because…well, I’m sure there will be a bunch more stupid little things that need mentioning in the future (that don’t deserve a full post on their own). Yaaay.

Things I've Learned This Week:

I've Invested Thousands of Dollars in the Wrong Career Choice
It’s official. After only one week of teacher’s college, I’m ready to quit & become an unemployed Doritos eater in my parents’ basement. Seriously. My faculty advisor is a football coach and is NUTS and scares the SHIT out of me.

Crazy Football Coach: “Being a teacher is brutal. You definitely won’t get a job if you stay here (my town). If you do get a job elsewhere, it’s going to be a shitload of work. You’re going to be teaching subjects you hate. You’re going to hate your students. You’re not going to have a social life. You will ruin relationships – look at me, my wife divorced me because of it. Get out of it now if you can.”

I’m going to stick with it, mostly because I just spent a crapload of money on tuition. I also may decide to amputate/impregnate/shoot myself down the road as an excuse to get out of it.

Men Really Do Break Up with Chicks Via Text Message
This happened to my friend today. I immediately thought, “What man – after dating someone for several months – would break up with a text?” I didn’t believe it when Berger broke up with Carrie in Sex and the City with a post-it note. Apparently, it happens. FYI: I have fulfilled my talking about relationships on this blog quota for a year with this mention. It won’t happen again. I will slow roast my poodle if it does happen.

I Will Never, Ever, Be Good at Karaoke
No more “I can’t hear myself” or “I got a cold” or “the song was in the wrong key.” I. Really. Suck. I actually got booed last night. The ironic part is that I was in the most redneck bar in existence. There are animal heads hanging on the walls; crabs on the toilet seats; and biker & farmer men with beards down to their belts, with missing teeth, drinking beer. I’m not gonna lie – I looked hot. I was wearing a mini-dress, shiny black books, and had fully brushed all my teeth. Yet they were booing me?!?

I Sat in a Chair that was in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
I watched The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants this week (shut up, I love this movie!).  There’s one scene, where Lena (the girl who is in Santorini visiting her grandparents) is sitting at a table & writing in her journal. I noticed something vaguely familiar about where she was sitting, so I whipped out my Europe pics from 2 years ago and discovered this:

Lena from the movie

Grandpa is to the left & my face is being covered by glasses (it was good white wine!)

The movie was filmed 3 years before I was there, so renovations to this restaurant were made (note the balcony to the left). It couldn’t be in any other place on the island because this restaurant is the highest up & the only location that would provide this view. I do think that Lena's sitting at a different table in the restaurant, though, probably the one behind my grandpa. The crazy part is that the waiter was yelling at me to come up & eat and I was saying, “No, thank you!” but my Grandpa insisted on going up. If only they’d have put up a sign or something, then I would’ve known….geez…

That’s right, be jealous.


  1. I have a friend whose fiancé dumped her via text, after 8 years! Shocking, isn't it. It wouldn't even enter my head.

    What did you sing at karaoke?

  2. Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now." In my defense, that song is hard to sing. And I had a cold. And a drunken dude humping the side of the stage was distracting me. And.....I suck.

  3. Breaking up via text is such a cowardly move. What a douche bag.

  4. P.S. in reference to what TbR said..8 years!?! Wtf? 8 years is a huge chunk of your life to spend with somebody. I can't even remember beyond the past 8 years, let alone what I had for breakfast. So...that's nuts.

  5. My goodness, I love your blog! It's so funny!

    Yes, guys who break up by text, after dating someone for a decent period make me mad (so my ex). Cowards, the lot of them!

    Also, I am planning on doing teaching post-grad next year, and I ran into an old teacher, who spent 20 mins trying to convince me not to do teaching. Hahah.

  6. Thanks for the compliment!! It means a lot, considering your blog is ABSOLUTELY FREAKIN HILARIOUS (I love the part about you wanting to draw Bella falling on her ass, it actually made me laugh out loud). Yay for you experiencing the same anti-teaching lecture as me, what a motivator eh?

  7. Tough song choice; you aim high and like a challenge i see. Furthermore, man humping stage would be a distraction, no wonder you weren't at your best.

    And 8 years. I know, right. MADNESS.

  8. Hi there, I am just wondering what was the name of the restaurant you visited in Santorini? The one where the "Sisterhood of the traveling pants" was shot? Thank you so much for your reply! :)