October 26th. I love it.

With no events this week, I actually got a lot done!

First up this week, going to the movies. I love it. I usually try to hit the silver screen once a week, but this week I found myself there 3 times. I saw “The Best of Me”, “Box Trolls”, and “The Judge.” While I liked them all (and LOVED “The Judge”), “The Best of Me” so different from the book I was disappointed. They took out some major plot points! Even Box Trolls was virtually completely separate from the book with their failure to follow basic storylines. Now, take away the books, and the movies were enjoyable. This week I am going to see “St. Vincent”, “Fury”, and ‘Nightcrawler.”

I love it.

Next up, “Allegiant.” I love it. I absolutely love the Divergent stories, and I have been waiting to read this book because I didn’t want it to end, but Jill let me borrow her copy, so I figured now was as good a time as any to finish. And I have three words for this book. W. O. W. That is not anywhere close to where I was expecting the story to go, but it was so entertaining and engaging (and addicting – it only took me 3 days to read). Now what should I read?

I love it.

Finally, crock pot gumbo. I love it. Earlier this week, I wasn’t feeling so great, so I took to Twitter to try and get someone to bring me some gumbo; comfort food at it’s finest. After no one came to my rescue, I decided I would just make myself some gumbo. Today I woke up and threw everything in the crock pot and now my house smells delicious. It should be done soon (but until then I’ll just eat the pumpkin spice cookies I made yesterday).

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

Men. Jeez.

Here is a real life conversation I had today with a guy on the phone as Tony and I were trying to figure out how to fix our scorer’s table before the next volleyball game:

Me: Okay, what do I need to do first?
Guy: Let’s wait for Tony. You need to stand in front of the [scorer’s] table and tell him where the glitch is.
Me: Tony is the one doing that.
Guy: Oh. Do you want to switch with Tony?
Me: No. We’re good. 
Guy: Okay. Uh, then let me know if I’m talking too fast. If you need to switch with Tony, go ahead.

This kind of thing happens to me all the time.

Several times, when I have been the facility manager for an event, the people at the event will ask who is in charge and when I tell them that I am, there is usually a look of confusion before someone says, “Good for you.” 

I hate that.

If I am in one of my facilities with my assistants and a contractor or a vendor need a question answered, they will always pose the question to my assistant because he is a guy. And then, there is another look of confusion when I butt in and tell them what they need to know.

And it drives me crazy.

I really don’t get it. Haven’t we evolved enough as human beings to understand that there are so few limitations in the differences between what a man can do compared to a woman? Get with it, people! It’s 2014. I chose this line of work because I hate dressing up, sitting behind a desk, and trying to convince people to buy things from me. I want to be out there getting my hands dirty (and often times all of my clothes as well).

And yes, it is “good for me” because I’m only 24 years old, working in the field that I studied in college, and have a really cool job.

And it’s a job that I am damn good at.

Let me know if I’m talking too fast.

October 19th. I love it.

Considering the string of weeks I’ve been having, this one wasn’t so bad.

First up this week, book fairs. I love it. The Jefferson Parish Library had a book fair this week and it was glorious. There were over 65,000 books, movies, and CDs there and they were all super cheap. I went on Thursday after work, spent an hour there combing through the books and bought 14 of them for $18. What a deal. Well, I had a reliable source that said since today was the last day of the sale, all of the books were half price. How could I pass it up? I went today after work and bought another 16 books for $7. And I got some good ones; The Lord of the Rings Trilogy for a quarter each, The Help, Kite Runner, Rocket Boys, Hoot, DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons (a quarter each again), and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (probably the one I’m looking forward to the most).

I love it.

Next up, having Netflix in my room. I love it. I haven’t been feeling great lately (my dad left with with some sort of sickness he had while he was visiting), so I set up my Xbox 360 in my room on Friday. It worked out perfectly yesterday because when I got home from work, I had no interest in doing anything. I ended up laying in bed and watching “Merlin” for 6 hours and then I fell asleep. The good news is that I finally bought a remote for the TV in my room (because it is an old TV gifted to me before I had bought a TV) so now I don’t even have to get out of bed if I fall asleep with the TV on.

I love it.

Finally,wearing sweatshirts to work. I love it. After the crazy hot summer we had, I have been looking forward to this fall. Obviously, fall comes later here (I mean, it was 85 degrees a week ago), but this week alone, I wore a sweatshirt every morning. EVERY MORNING! This is the kind of weather my body was built for (and I’m excited that I can walk out of m house and not feel like I’m suffocating!

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

October 12th. I love it.

Love.

First up this week, the World War II Museum. I love it. After living in New Orleans for almost 3 years, I finally made it! I’ve been waiting for someone to go with me and a day when I could take the time to go through it. Today, my dad and I went and spent quite a bit of time there. We saw “Beyond All Boundaries”, a 4D experience and then we pretended to work on a submarine. I even got a smooshed penny for my collection!

I love it.

Next up, the 7th season of “Big Bang Theory.” I love it. My dad asked me to buy it for him with my Amazon Prime membership so he could get it faster, so since he’s down here, I’m catching up. I don’t watch it while it’s in season because it’s hard for me to keep up with, but based on our progress, I’ll be all caught up by the time he leaves.

I love it.

Finally, having my dad visit. I love it. Obviously, we’ve been doing a lot of stuff this week. I’m glad he’e here because I’ve been really stressed out and missing home. He leaves on Tuesday, so tomorrow is our last day to do something. All we’ve done besides the WWII Museum is eat and watch football (he got to see my new stadium). Who’s coming to visit next?

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

October 5th. I love it.

Holy October, Batman!

First up this week, “Gone Girl.” I love it. I saw the movie yesterday, and OMGoodness, it was amazing. Based on the reactions from the crowd, I could tell that most people hadn’t read the book I did. Speaking of the book, the movie was not totally like the book, but considering it took me 20 hours to read total, I get that it was hard to get that much information into 2.5 hours.

I love it

Next up, John Cusack movie marathon. I love it. My plan was to watch all of the movies today, but I couldn’t wait so last night I started with “The Raven” (one of my faves), and “Say Anything.” Love them both. Then when I woke up this morning, I started with “Better Off Dead” (awesome), “Serendipity” (amazing), and “Must Love Dogs” (oh, I do). I can’t stop smiling while I watch these movies.

I love it.

Finally, getting in the Halloween spirit. I love it. This year, in my own self interest, I’ve decided to show my holiday spirit which is normally something I don’t do (for reasons that aren’t that important). I made Halloween cookies, bought a sign for my door (witches feet that says “Happy Halloween), and even bought a costume (not that I’ll wear it because I have a football game that night). It feels good to celebrate things I love!

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.