Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Weekly Obsession, June 24, 2014

Hey y'all, this week's obsession is pretty big and generic, The Internet.  I am in the process of applying for jobs in hopes of finding a new career.  I'm am so grateful for the internet because I don't have to drive from place to place asking if they're hiring, showing off my terrible penmanship on applications.  My dad gave me the idea to look on Craigslist for jobs and that's been pretty great.  I mean, I still have to sift through some shady stuff, but I've gotten a call back from one of the places that I saw was hiring, so Craigslist has reached a new legitimacy for me.  I made it my goal to apply for three jobs a day, but that hasn't gone as planned, yet I definitely am deliberately looking each day.

(I typed 'the internet' into Google and this was one of the first images that came up, sooo...)

"So how has the job search been going, Coléa?" Well, thanks for asking!  Not bad, I guess.  I was just saying this weekend how I can't wait for all the applying I've been doing to finally reciprocate with some phone calls and emails; within the past two days I've gotten some emails (one from an airline and a couple from a music supply store) and a phone call (one of those screening, pre-interview kind).  That's a little encouraging, but neither of those places/options are my first choice.  We'll see.  If you have any leads or money let me know, I will accept either and both.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Weekly Obsession, June 17, 2014

Hey y'all!  This week's obsession is brought to you by MUSIC!  I have been listening to this musician every chance I've gotten for the past week.  And I want more!!!

Sam Smith is his name and his voice is heavenly.  He's got this delightful voice that has the audacity to go high (I love when men can sing in a high range well), yet he has a soulful robustness to his voice.  I first saw him perform some weeks ago on SNL and afterwards had chills.  Most of his songs are about longing, love, and heartbreak; so, you know, really cheery stuff.  But so real to me.

I hope to hear more from him and absolutely more variety.  Perhaps some more upbeat, happy stuff.

SURPRISE!!!  You get a whole other weekly obsession!

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I finished the second season last week and have started watching from the beginning (Season 1) with my roommate who's never seen it.  I am constantly moved by the stories of these women in this prison.  It's so refreshing to watch a show that's not centered around men and that presents women as these non-archetypal beings.  It's invigorating and I'm obsessed!  If you haven't watched the show, I really encourage you to; it shows women in a different light, it shows them as dynamic and real human beings.  It's breathtaking.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Weekly Obsession, June 10, 2014

This week's obsession, Peroxide, has a kinda gross story attached to it.

Last Wednesday I woke up late, I either didn't hear my alarm or it didn't go off.  I suspect the former.  I also woke up not being able to hear out of my right ear.  This is not the first time this has happened, in fact it's quite common, so I did what I always do.  I giggled my ear.  But to no avail.  So this is it, I thought, I just can't hear out of this ear.  I went to work and struggled the whole time to even feel like I was in the room with my students and finally told a coworker about my ear.  She suggested I go to the drug store and get earwax removal drops.  I left work early, because I was basically useless and had nothing to do, and went straight (after going to two Harris Teeters without pharmacies, which I didn't know existed) to the pharmacy counter of Rite Aid.  I told her my predicament and she gave me great instruction on how to use the earwax removal kit.

I eagerly got home and busted out the kit.  I tried it.  Nothing happened.  I went to work that afternoon and came home.  Tried again.  No noticeable results.  I went to bed feeling bummed.  I worked on my ear again the next day with the same method and product, all I got was little bits of earwax hear and there.  Gross, but only a little.

On Friday I had lunch with my aunt and told her about my ear problem, she suggested I try peroxide.  So I got some peroxide that night and worked on my ear.  Improvement!  On Saturday I put the peroxide in and chunks of earwax came out.  I'm talking the size of the tip of my pinky finger.  FREAKING DISGUSTING.  I saw that and I dry heaved a little.  I can't believe with all my diligence with cleaning my ears, that that monstrosity come out of it!  I felt betrayed and relieved.  I worked on it for a little longer and more came out.  My hearing still wasn't 100%, but I could now hear out of my right ear.

Finally, Sunday evening, I was driving to my friends house to watch The Tony Awards (because it's the most important night of the year) and I burped and my right ear popped!!!  I was so excited to have my right ear at 100%.

The next day I started working on my left ear.  I want them both to be squeaky clean.  But you guys, seriously peroxide those ears every once in a while.  Apparently we just can't get all the wax and when we try to clean them with a washcloth (or a q-tip which you're not supposed to use) it only pushes the wax deeper.  

So this week's obsession is peroxide because without it I would still be walking around without the hearing of my right ear and would still be falling in yoga because I can't get my balance.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Weekly Obsession, June 3, 2014

I've decided to write a weekly blog about something I'm 'obsessed' with.  There's a vlog I enjoy, Superfruit, on which they talk about random things, but they always share their weekly obsessions.  It's kinda fun and goes well with my somewhat obsessive personality; so I'm gonna do it.

This week's object of my obsession are these pants!  I bought them (even though I shouldn't have) on sale at Marshall's and I love them. They have an elastic waistband (which enables me to eat more without discomfort) and elastic at the ankles because that's the style now; all with a fun print of light brown and black.  I dig pretty much all clothing that has geometric patterns so I'm glad they're in fashion.  I wore it with a plain black shirt, strappy black sandals, and a red lip!  My only two complaints are: 1) the pockets are really shallow (which is a vice by The Man to keep women being able to put their full hands in their own pockets) and 2) when I sit it's a bit tight on my thighs (but what else is new?).  So there you have it! I basically want to wear them everyday.