musings, observations, and tea

Trouble on the Airwaves

I know I’m way behind the times on this one, but it just never felt like the right time to point it out. But then I heard Ellie and Ed back-to-back on the radio again and realized there is no “right time.” So away we go: it’s celebrity gossip time. You may or may not know this, but Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding used to date. Now, I’m not usually the celeb gossip type, so I’m not 100% sure of all the details, but to the best of my knowledge…

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But why blogging?

Hello, introspection, my old friend… Over the extremely few years I’ve been active on the internet, I’ve tried to start about a dozen different blogs. There’s something about blogging that really appeals to me. Well, there’s something about writing that appeals to me, anyway. But blogging seems to fit into this weird non-category. It’s half private personal journal, half public opinion article. And I always felt that my personal interests were too varied to fit into a cohesive narrative, or fill a need, or do whatever it is you do…

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Motivation, you fickle mistress

I’ve felt very aimless the last few months. Don’t get me wrong, I have plenty to do. I’ve got a wedding to plan – PSA: please don’t be surprised if somewhere down the line this turns almost exclusively into a wedding blog – I’ve got my job, and of course there are the dozens of daily tasks that occupy the majority of life. But I still feel as though I have no direction. Even in those instances in which I have a destination, I rarely know where to begin. My…

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Jay’s Story

On a Thursday afternoon in mid-April, an older man walked into the shop. He moved slowly, but he had a spark in his eyes. It was clear from the moment he spoke that, despite being old enough to be my grandfather, his spirit was as young as me. My coworker Ty and I have a silent agreement to alternate helping customers when it starts getting late and we have no work. Although the man addressed me, Ty got up to assist him. Still, I eavesdropped on the conversation. The man…

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It’s That Time of Month Again

If you are a female, you should read this post. If you are a male with a mother, sister, wife, daughter, etc. that you love, you should read this post. Fair warning that there is some frank discussion of women’s reproductive health, so I won’t fault you if you don’t want to read because that stuff grosses you out. But you should at least try. You might just thank me someday. So I’m a twenty-something female, and being a twenty-something female, I of course never go to the gynecologist despite…

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Tea time

I sort of accidentally got into a conversation about tea with a customer the other day. I have to say, talking to (pleasant) customers about mundane things is my favorite part of my job. But anyway, talking to that lovely gentleman about tea got me wanting to blog about tea. When I started drinking tea, the story of which I’ll come to in a moment, my mother was thrilled. Apparently she was a huge tea drinker and had wanted to introduce me to the magical beverage since I was young.…

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Lean Green Making Machine

Often lately I’ve found myself encountering the idea of sustainability. It seems like everywhere I turn, people are promoting a so-called “green” lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for caring for the environment. After all, this is the only planet we’ve got, and we’re already running out of chocolate. Here’s what I don’t get. What do you mean by sustainable? Let me back up for a second. The story of how Miller and I ended up adopting a guinea pig is a story for another day; suffice it to…

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On Employment, and the Struggles Therein

In the time I’ve been absent, I got a job. Well, two, to be precise. From retail part time to retail part time plus something called live event operating part time. I have to be honest, it’s not at all what I thought it would be. I knew the switch from retail to retail would be miserable. But here’s the thing: I was already miserable at my old job. I was the hardest worker there, but because I had been seasonal up until that point and was therefore technically a…

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Na Na Why Don’t You Get a Job?

Hello again all, it’s been a while. I didn’t want to be one of those one-and-done bloggers, but lately I’ve been nothing short of swamped. Actually, that’s what I wanted to talk about today: the job hunting process. Lord, where do I even begin? These last several weeks have been stressful to say the least. I’m sure any of you above college age can relate. You graduate. You get that shiny new diploma in the mail. It’s so much nicer than your rinky-dink little high school one. It’s so pretty.…

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Honey, You’re So Not Good

The scope of this blog is so wide, I’m not quite sure how to go about making introductions. So let me just begin by saying hello. These posts will be significantly shorter than the others to which you’ve already become accustomed on other columns on Blogwyrm, but you should get a wide variety of different observations of mine. So hopefully that should make up for it? Maybe? Please love me. Anyway, I wanted to talk about a song I keep hearing on the radio. Maybe you’ve heard it too, played…

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