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Thursday, April 9, 2009

My Caterpillars Are getting big :-)

The directions on the box say that they will move to the paper and start to cocoon. I think it's happening. Good thing to cause I'm headed to mom's next week by train so I can't really take them with me to keep an eye on them.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Lots of Stuff Today :-)

Ok, this is going to be a long one I think.... I have LOTS to share :-)

First I got something the other day, well two somethings, can you guess what they are?

Ok, what about now?

Well they're not butterflies yet, but they will be :-) Right now they're just itsy bitsy caterpillars.

(I know it's a bad pic but my camera did not want to cooperate with me on this one!!!

Next I've been a knitting fiend!!! Here's what I've finished recently:
My pretty Leg Warmers!
My Knit and Crochet Today Knitted blanket
Here's Flo modeling the Vanna's Choice blanket (I designed myself BTW!!!)
The Devil Baby Blanket for my Prego Cousin
And another scarf for my family out of Grandma's Yarn

And if that weren't enough!!! I got my acceptance letter for my Bachelor's program at University of Phoenix, I'm going to start in Business Administration on October 13, 2009!!! Yay for me!

Then, this will be the last thing I promise: I'm hosting a book giveaway on my reading blog. It's for a really good book called Girls in Trucks, it's chick lit, but I LOVE me some chick lit! So get over to my reading blog and check out the giveaway, I'll draw winners on April 30th, 2009!

Well that's it for now. I have more to share, but I'll save it for next time :-)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Suze Orman is WRONG!

So today computer guy is sitting in his office and yells "Hey Jen on MSN.com there is an article about Suze Orman." I know that he hates her, and I'm not too fond of her myself. So I head over to MSN.com and find this lovely article: Stop Listening to Suze Orman

So I became intrigued and started reading. I knew a little about Suze before, I knew that she was self-made and that she liked to hear her own voice. But I didn't know that she used to work for a bank, nor did I know she had a product line that she sold on QVC. So for those of you that are struggling and can't afford a pot to piss in and could really use some sound financial advice; buy my products at whatever outrageous amount I have the audacity to sell them at and then everything will be better. Is that how you become wealthy? I wish I would have known that as a child I would have been much better off today.

But the article talks about her belief that children who grow up with parents with money problems usually have money problems themselves, and that financial stability lies with emotional stability. Ok, I see her point, but there are a few flaws to that. First of all me! My dad is excellent with money, sure he struggles sometimes, but he's always got "safe" money in the bank. And while my mom was a little credit crazy for a while she's got her ducks in row now. Me nope, no such luck. When I have money I spend like there's no tomorrow. I know credit cards will get me into more trouble so I quit using them. I don't even apply at the store when they ask anymore.

And then the emotional thing. Well I think that the majority of people with financial issues are people my age, 20 somethings. Now I know that there are those 20-somethings that are very mature and responsible, but for the most part the early 20's are when we are trying to find out who we are, so I would say that leads to emotional immaturity. For some this lasts well past our 20's, we don't truly find emotional stability till we're into our 30's. So to say that emotional stability and financial stability are byproducts of each other. WHATEVER!

I think most financial problems stem from loosing a job, getting sick, some kind of unexpected event (like car breaking-down). I know that there are those who (like me on occasion) use shopping therapy to make everything feel better, but I do not think I'm normal nor do I think that most people have the same financial down-falls that I do. So to make a blanket statement, like financial problems occur because of emotional issues is a true fallacy if I've ever heard one.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Added a blog and my interview scam experience.

Well I know I'm not really all that active on my blog, but I've decided that I'm going to be. So one way I'm going to do this is by starting another blog (Hmmm.... Common sense eludes me sometimes I think LOL)

My new blog is going to be just for my book reviews. In addition to this new blog my book reviews can be found at Goodreads.com, paperbackswap.com, amazon.com. I'm thinking of setting up a B&N user account and posting there also, but that'll have to wait till later.

Ok, now to the real story: I've been looking for a part-time job, and so far no luck. Well I had an "interview" last night with a financial company that I proably won't mention. So I was kinda pummped. I looked into their website a little bit and they looked like a good legit company. I go to my "interview" and low and behold it's basically AmWay for investments. I was so p***** off.

I've sold AmWay before and I've been to an "interview" that was similar to this one. But did I realize what was going on? Nope, not me, not until the end of the presentation. They started by talking about the company, how long they've been in business, magazines that have done stories on them.... blah blah blah. Then they went into what kind of services they offer their clients mortgage refinanicing, term-life insurance, and mutual funds. So it all still seems ok to me. Then this guy comes up and put a graphic on the screen and thats when it hits me!!! The graphic they used was almost identical to the one that we used to use when I "sold" AmWay. So now I'm getting mad and I was gonna just walk out of there, but for some reason I'm too polite and I just sat through this whole two-hour presentation and it was nothing but a waste of my time. UUUUUUURRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh well, I'm frustrated, but not much I can do at this point right?

Other than that I'm almost done with my Vanna Afghan, when I get it finished I'll post some pics. I've actually been thinking (since I started a reading blog) that I'll start another blog just for my knitting stuff. Because the best way to be better about posting to my blogs is to have so many of them that it becomes overwhelming right?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Christmas is over, kind of...

Ok, so my mass of Christmas knitting didn't get done. But with it still being January if I finish the rest of my scarves by this Christmas it should be ok, right??? LOL

I got sick of knitting scarves so I've temporarily moved on. Right now I'm working on this blanket, it's going to be really cool if it comes out like I planned it. But there's no pattern, I'm going simply on my mind's eye so it will have to be seen. I'm making it in the round and adding cables. It looks like it is going to work. And it's for the Vanna White knitting contest, so hopefully I can finish it before the 1st of February.

Plus I started a baby blanket for my cousin who just found out she was pregnant. It's a really cute blanket. It's the Devil Baby Blanket from Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk Divorced and Covered in Cat Hair. I just happened to have a pound of red yarn laying around, then I saw that pattern and wanted to make it, then my cousin said she was pregnant, so it just kind of worked out!

In other news I had a job interview on Friday! It was with an insurance company in Troy. I didn't get a great feeling from the interview but I didn't get a bad feeling either. I'm not planning on getting it, but if I do that would be nice.

Ok, here are the pictures of two of the scarves that I did get done:

Misty Garden from Scarf Style

Ruffles from Scarf Style
I also finished all of the stuffed animals that I made. But I took the pictures on my sister's camera and she hasn't e-mailed them to me yet. So as soon as she does I'll get those up here also.

Other than knitting and that job interview not a whole lot going on. I've been overly-addicted to facebook and goodreads lately. I've also been going nuts on paperbackswap.com

I'm trying to hit 100 books this year. So far I've finished one. But I'm in the middle of two right now. Then I'm taking a world literature class in my next block so I'm sure I'll get a lot of reading done in those nine weeks.