Saturday, January 16, 2010

I am trying to remember what life was like before there was homework, deadlines, tests, stress and multiple attempts of joining a religious cult in Utah in hopes of escaping it all. One of the funniest moments of this school year was a day last year when I was getting ready to go out for a night on the town, and Kaylynne walked into the bathroom while I was putting my face on, and with all the seriousness in the world said, "Ok, I have a plan to escape the giant stack of building schoolwork. It involves running away with the circus and I am more than willing to grow a beard to commit to the plan." I haven't laughed that hard in a really, really long time. But this is a really difficult school year for sure. They always tell us that the third year is the worst, and year number 3 is definitely living up to its reputation. The thought of getting an internship is daunting because it means that I don't get another summer vacation. Nope. I would get a summer of huge amounts of work and not a single penny of pay from all of it. I had a good conversation with my dad about the whole not-getting-paid-for-doing-an-internship thing and he's pretty livid about the whole situation. Sure he's my dad and he wants me to be well taken care of, and by that I mean being paid for the work...I don't know what my true opinion is on the topic. I mean, we are providing a kind of service, but we are also being taught something in the process. I don't know. Any opinions out there??? This just reminded me that my interview is in a couple days. Great. I totally forgot about it until right now.

Another Saturday has nearly come to an end. Not much really happened lately. I worked both yesterday and today, and will again tomorrow, so that takes major time away from school work. Sure, I could be doing homework instead of writing a blog, but really, I need some down-time every now and then! Today was an interesting shift at work. It was a really short one, but I did nearly get in a fight with a customer who demanded a refund on an item that is undisputably non-refundable. I don't think that I have ever used so much self-control in my entire life. I should get some kind of award for not going off on this customer for being such a...dare I say... complete and utter greedy bastard?? No, that would be too harsh. Anyway, hopefully he does not become too big of a nuisance for the staff at the store.

Tip of the day: Don't forget to breathe.

Speaking of staff, I am hugely looking forward to going out for drinks with a couple of my amazingly wonderful coworkers tonight. It feels like I haven't been out in the public for a long time and I look forward to mingling with people who are not telling me that I have to get this assignment done, or that test studied for, or this product refunded even though it was a final sale!!!! (Can you detect my small amount of residual bitterness for this person?)

As you have probably realized, I did survive Core Synergistics. It was definitely one of the most difficult DVDs so far, and I get to do it again tomorrow. Week 4 is supposed to be the "rest week" in which you take it fairly easy and do a lot of stretching and yoga. But then they throw in this killer core work-out that makes you want to cry. How is this resting? I think there is a glitch in the system.


  1. I agree with your Dad. There ought to be some form of compensation during your internship. not full pay, but at least something. has it always been this way?

  2. No actually. They used to pay the interns at one point. Sadly they took away what little compensation they were giving us. Very unfortunate.

  3. Haha, I love this. I can HEAR Kaylynne saying it. I'll grow some sort of body hair and join too!