Thursday, May 29, 2008

Just Say No

I'm pretty sure the guy that lives across the street from us is dealing drugs. He doesn't seem to have a job (except for driving a tow truck every once in a while) and there are a boatload of people coming and going throughout the day. I realize that I'm acting like that annoying neighbor from Bewitched who should mind her own business, but you won't be laughing when the Longmont police give me a medal for helping them bust drug dealers.

Of the possible options, I'm really hoping it is marijuana since that would be the lesser of three evils. Cocaine has the potential for being humorous (click here for the story about ordering a burrito and a Coke) but also has the potential for being pretty harmful (try Googling Amy Winehouse). Knowing Longmont, chances are he is running a meth lab. Let's hope for no explosions.

I'll keep you posted as this story develops.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

For my fellow 'Lost' addicts

Season finale tomorrow night. Gah!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

It is time to cast your vote

I've decided to search for a second job. I'll only be working 25 hours at the library this summer which means I'm going to have too much free time and not enough money to live on next year as I go back to life on a stipend.

I'm really hoping for a job that I don't care much about and thus won't feel bad when I leave it at the end of the summer. I'm also hoping for a job that is local and that I can ride my bike or walk to. While I sat bored at the library's info desk tonight, I decided to crack open the classified ads and check out my options. I'll put up a poll so ya'll can vote and help me decided. I've listed the pros and cons that I've come up with, so please take them into consideration.

Option 1: Weight room attendant at the rec center.

Pro: Opportunity to check out guys working out
Con: Likely to involve dealing with a lot of sweat. The smell factor is an issue.

Option 2: Milk delivery driver.

Pro: Hours won't interfere with my established schedule at the library.
Con: Requires a drug test before being hired which could be a problem*.

Option 3: Housecleaner

Pro: Good chance I'll be able to practice Spanish with co-workers.
Con: Will probably involve using cleaners with toxic chemicals which aren't so good for my bod or the environment.

Option 4: Burrito Deliverer

Pro: Free burritos
Con: Job involves driving which defeats my plan of using my car as little as possible this summer.

Option 5: Cocktail waitress

Pro: Good tips
Con: Would probably have to wear a mini-skirt type outfit revealing my thunder thighs which would much rather remain hidden.

Option 6: Liquor store cashier

Pro: Booze discount
Con: I can't come up with any. That's probably not a good thing.

So there you have it. Vote early and vote often.

*Seriously? If you don't know that's a joke you probably don't know me at all and thus should not be reading this blog.

Friday, May 23, 2008

She's Baaaaack

After a bit of a break from blogging, I've decided to return to it. The reason? Last night as I crawled into bed I realized that for the first time in a long time I'm content with life. The past few months have been full of some crazy emotional ups and downs as I try to adjust to life after Mississippi, struggle alongside some friends who are struggling and trying to figure out what the heck I'm doing with my life. Now that I'm in a place of stability, I have been reflecting a lot and really want an outlet for all these thoughts. Thus the return of the blog.

There are going to be a few changes. First, readers have to be invited to read this jumble of words and thoughts. No more public access after having an encounter with a a scary dude at the library where I work. I'll talk about that later. So if you have a link to my blog on your blog, you can probably just delete it so that folks won't try to go to my blog and then be sorely disappointed when they can't because they aren't in the "Cool Kids Who Know Becca Club". Second, I'm hoping this blog will be a bit more honest than it was in the past. With a limited number of people reading this thing, I hope to not censor my thoughts by only talking about the safe topics. I know that a lot of people in our church and community read my "Becca in the Bayou" blog, which was fine because the point was to update all the peeps who supported me with money and prayers while in Mississippi. I love all of those people, I just don't really want them to read my blog anymore. I'm thinking particularly about the teenagers in our youth group that I help out with. I realize that maybe I shouldn't be so guarded, but I really don't want to have to explain to parents why their kids are suddenly changing their views and opinions about religion and politics and the world in general. Plus, my interactions with them have been fascinating and will probably be the topic of a few posts, so I wouldn't want to write about them and embarrass them. I think I will primarily limit readership to those of you have blogs of your own. Sort of an "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" kind of philosophy.

With all that said, here is a sneak peek at some of the topics that have been on my heart lately and I'll be writing about in the coming weeks:

Spring Break trip to Gulfport
substitute teaching
crazy stalker at the library
life at home with the parents
my friend Jessie
the YMCA
my laughable attempt at learning Spanish
upcoming trip to Mexico
muh Dawg
more forgiveness
church politics
my frustrations with KBCO
my rediscovery of Pat Benatar
going Under the Overpass and Into the Wild
Brian's wedding
plans for the future

Hopefully that teaser will help you stay tuned.