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I am currently a college student. We are in a position right now where Monster is in daycare, comfortably, which means that I can pursue the goals that I want/need to pursue. So I’ve been looking for a job. Something either locally (hah) or within the nearest 20-40 miles. I don’t mind a bit of a commute. So I’ve been scouring job listings for two weeks straight now. Looking and applying for everything I qualify for. I don’t care what it is, as long as I qualify, I’m applying. I know I can do a good job. I know that I’m a very good candidate for the jobs that I’m applying for. The thing that gets me though.. is some of these jobs would be perfect for those out of work locally. Things as simple as secretarial work, filing, etc. But the problem is that a lot of these places require ten years of experience. Now, I understand they want someone who can do the job and do it right the first time. But for a small business firm requiring ten years of filing experience and secretarial experience? Even if I’ve been working from the day I turned 16, I wouldn’t have ten years of experience! In this economy, can we really afford to be that picky with our employee candidates? -sighs-


Who else here is a clutz? Just me? Nah, it can’t be just me. Or else they wouldn’t have stores with entire sections devoted to fall protection and helping make sure you don’t break yourself in half if you do fall down, especially on the job. I swear, I am the guiltiest clutz ever. I run into walls for goodness sake. I’m glad I’m going into a line of work, once I get my degree, where I don’t have to worry about falling down or falling off of things. It won’t really affect the animation. Well, the worst it can do is give writers a good story to tell!

Respiratory Guard Lozenges

I received the Respiratory Guard‘s lozenge to review. The first thing I noticed the other day when I got them and opened them up was that the darn things were hard to open. I had to get a knife and pop open the packaging that the lozenge was in. The smell was strange. Kind of a blueberry pancake mixed with something else smell. But not enough to deter me.

The moment it was in my mouth though, it tasted like… blueberry and old coffee filter. Do you know when you’re making coffee, that smell from the coffee filter? It’s like that smell, but in your mouth. It’s not terrible, but it’s not good either. And when I’m taking a daily supplement, I’d like it to taste good at least. I let it melt in my mouth, as the package said to either chew it up or let it dissolve.

Now, I only took two for the first day. The taste alone was enough to just make me go get Monster’s flinstone vitamins instead. If it does what it says it’s supposed to do, it’ll be great. But I just don’t know how many people will be able to get past the taste.

They wouldn’t be a replacement for the flu vaccines, but they’d be useful in their own little way, maybe in conjuction with the vaccines. All in all, I don’t think they’re terrible but the taste needs major improvement before I keep putting that in my mouth.

This review is a result of a feedback campaign by Respiratory Guard. The recipients were asked to give their honest opinion about the product they received. Good reviews were not incentivized and poor reviews will not be censored for their opinion of the product.

Dentek Custom Comfort Nightguard Review

Because I have a bad habit of gritting my teeth when I’m sleeping, I signed up to review a dental mouth guard from DenTek Oral Care, Inc. They sent me the mouth guard, and I made the below video explaining a little bit more about the product. I apologize for my scratchy voice (if it picked it up), I’ve been sick.

Original Video – More videos at TinyPic

I really thought the mouth guard was nice. Once I got it fit, it fit comfortably in my mouth. I have a bit of an aversion to having things on my teeth and in my mouth, but this really didn’t bother me at all. Holding it in my teeth for the two minutes though, that was kind of annoying. Simply because I felt like there was a big piece of plastic in my mouth that was really not fun to have there. Plus it was kind of warm still. I didn’t let it cool as long as I should probably, but oh well. It fit nicely and I didn’t have a sore lower jaw in the morning when I used it. Now if I can just remember to keep using it.

Some improvements would be if it came with a holding case so that after you rinse it out, there’s somewhere nice to put it. Either shaped like the general mouthguard shape or something. I ended up putting mine between two paper towels after I’d rinse it off at night.

Oh, also it’s worth noting in the video that I am showing you the one I didn’t use. The unmolded and unfitted one. Why? Because y’all don’t really need to see how crooked my teeth are!

This review is a result of a feedback campaign by DenTek Oral Care, Inc. The recipients were asked to give their honest opinion about the product they received. Good reviews were not incentivized and poor reviews will not be censored for their opinion of the product.

Things I like..

Looking at Spencer on my camera. Thinking about moving. Thinking about the future. Thinking about Monster and I and a new job and my career goals. I’m officially a college student! Starting classes December 2nd, baby! Bachelor’s in IT here I come. Then after that, to a tech school for my technical degree in computer generated animation. Woo!

Other things I like… talking to Angela at night. Checking on Monster in the middle of the night. Reading him a story before bed. Taking pictures. Making things. Drawing. Doodling. Editing pictures.

Some things I don’t like though? Being sick. Looking at the prices of south beach hotels (ouch), not having enough caffeine, being hungry.

My brain is so fluttery today because I haven’t ate yet and my head is still kind of congested. Ew.

I’m sick. Again.

Jesus monkeys at my immune system. Seriously. What’s up with you immune system? START WORKING BETTER. *pokes at it* I’ve got a gnarly head cold. I bought some suphedrine today and it seems to be helping me breath out of my nose a little better, but ugh. Still. Last night I woke up at 4am because I couldn’t breathe. I was so tired, disoriented and dizzy. And, for some reason, Jeremy was awake still. Wtf.

Oh and then Spencer, poor Spencer, called at 4:30am because he was having nightmares. :( He and I both call each other when we have nightmares and need to talk to someone.

Oh! Speaking of talking to someone! I got to talk to Angela for an hour last night. I had to cut it off a bit earlier than I wanted because Monster was like “oh, Mommy’s on the phone, let’s BE LOUD AND OBNOXIOUS AND NOT GO TO BED” erg. But yay! And I emailed her last night. I miss her terribly. <3


I keep looking at flights from Texas to Iowa and Iowa to Texas. I miss Spencer, and so does Monster. They really had a great time together. I keep looking at all the different costs and prices. Flights, travel insurance quotes, bus tickets. So many options for people who want to travel. That’s good though. Having lots of options is always beneficial, right?

Term life insurance

Earlier I was talking about life insurance quotes, and now I’m looking at term life insurance quote. Whereas regular life insurance spans until you die, term life insurance is only for a period of time. I don’t understand what the situation would be with term life insurance. Does somebody want to explain that to me? I don’t really ‘get’ it. Like, if you know you’re going to die, you want to get term life insurance?

Acne :(

The bane of every teenagers social life. Acne. There are so many things you can do from simply washing your face more often, to getting specific types of acne treatment. I just feel sorry for teenagers who have severe acne problems. It really affects your self esteem in such dramatic ways. I mean, I know kids grow up and get over it. But what if it was possible to just skip all the weird awkward teenager phase? How many awesome adults would we have?

Speaking of healthy

And speaking right after talking about appetites.. this’ll probably make you lose yours! Have you ever heard of having the ability to colon cleanse? I think it’s really healthy to do every once in a while, but I’ve never done it. It seems like it would be kind of invasive, but generally beneficial. Healthy colons make a healthy person, right? Or at the very least, it helps keep your digestive tract healthy!