"I hate waiting."

As you might guess, I'm a bit impatient. I had hoped that picking up a pair of knitting needles would help me learn about the virtue of patience... but it seems I just want my projects to go along as quickly as possible.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Needs vs Wants

In my childhood, I hated this saying of my mother's... now I'm convinced it was some of the best advice she ever gave to me (but dang, shouldn't EVERY little girl have an EZ bake oven?) In any case, I used to beg for toys, like any good consumeristic little kid out there... and my mom would say "no." Not all the time (b/c believe you me, my ass was spoiled rotten), but with enough regularity that I have very distinct memories of disappointment. In my snottiness, I would say, "how come? we can afford it!" Now you see why my mother, in all her wisdom, made sure she NEVER EVER took me to Toys R Us. She would say, "well, you don't always need everything you want."

In saying so, it appears, according to Google that

Cynthia needs....
to write a blurb for the website
no money (what the heck is this? )
a little fortification to face the shops alone (not true!)
a makeover (yes please)
to revert only to old English
to be in GREAT condition (so where's my personal trainer?)
help (LOL...)
to be stopped.
to continue counseling with Mental Health-anger management classes
and family counseling (a bit ironic, no?)
a job.

and, just in case... I googled using my nickname, Cyn needs...

to get back on David Letterman
a break
to go on tour again
a new partner
your help
a serious talking-to (hee hee hee)
more botox (no thank you)
one of those tiara rings
no makeup.

Love it.

The exam yesterday was alright. 200 questions. Multiple choice. The first six were a breeze. Then I hit #7, circled it (to come back). Hit #10. Uh oh. It's not good when you're on #10 and there are already 2 questions about which you have no inkling. I was the first one to turn in my test (I'm a big believer in, if I don't know it now, I probably won't know it later) and met some friends for a couple beers after the exam (well, I had pear cider ale). Then off to training in Boulder. I had planned to get up to Boulder early so I could visit Shuttles to buy myself a reward for surviving the big test. That didn't happen, but I didn't know their hours, so i thought, hey! I might as well stop by and see what their normal business hours are... and lo and behold! DANGER! DANGER! DANGER Will Robinson! They were still open after training.

I'll save the pic of the booty haul for next post.

For anyone who's holding out on joining the Int'l Scarf Exchange hosted by Celia and myself... please hurry and join. We're cutting off the sign ups in early Nov.


Blogger celia said...

Show us the loot! ;)
Glad you survived the exam.. how many more to go?

10/23/05, 7:19 PM  
Anonymous Cordelia said...

Your mom was a good mom. I second celia's motion to give you congratulations on surviving the first exam, and add the amendment that I hope it went better than you thought.
Looking forward to seeing some loot!

10/24/05, 8:54 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Can't wait to see the haul. I seriously debated on trying to meet up with you but knew the budget couldn't handle the temptation. Congrats on the test. I'm sure you did great and it must be a relief to have it over with.

10/24/05, 9:27 AM  
Blogger Cathi said...

Cough it up!

10/24/05, 10:10 AM  
Blogger Jenifer said...

Oooh ... can't wait to see what you scored at Shuttles. Tell me when you're around, and maybe we can get together! Trident Coffee on Pearl St. (west) has a sandbox in the back, so if it's daylight hours and I"m with the kids, we can always hang out a little there. :)

10/24/05, 1:56 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

I'm glad the exam is over and I'm sure you did well.
So what's the loot? I thought you couldn't buy anymore yarn?!?!?!

10/25/05, 9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiya Secret Pal! I always had the same opinion as you in school, if I couldn't figure it our resonably quickly, it wasn't gonna happen... Watch your mail! :)

10/25/05, 10:02 AM  
Blogger Impossible Princess said...

i googled my name once...turns out its also a porn star...go fig...

10/25/05, 11:23 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

I like Shuttles but the drive is just too much for me.

What kind of exam did you take? I used to do the exact same thing as you. Skip the ones I didn't know and then come back to them. If I didn't know them a second time, I wasn't going to know them at all.

10/26/05, 8:40 AM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

pics!!! you've gotten this far with tests... how bad could it be? you are the resident genius right? or maybe that was someone else... he he he gotcha ya!

10/26/05, 1:29 PM  

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