What's in my head

This is the home of your average girl in her early 30s making her way in the big city...Not really. I have thoughts. Now I have somewhere to put them.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Entertaining TV

I went through a "Deal or No Deal" obsession. Then the Canadian version was announced (the chance to win a million dollars, tax free no less!). I read the application - it was long. It required a poem - or a rap (yeah right!). Plus you had to disclose if you knew anyone who worked for Global, the production company, etc, etc. Since I knew someone on the crew (Devin), there was no way I was going through all that work just to be disqualified. (I am lazy. I can admit it). Then I was watching an episode, with it's perky, bubbly, outgoing contestant. She jumped around and had a lot of spunk. I don't have much spunk. I'd be quiet, nervous and shy on national TV. This coupled with the laziness and the knowing of Devin confirmed to me I was not going to fill out the application.

After attending a taping of "Deal or No Deal Canada" I am so glad I didn't spend the time applying because there's no way real people stood a chance of making it as a contestant. The first contestant to take the stage during the marathon taping I attended Thursday had personality, spunk, and a hook. Two words for ya people:


(you should totally watch the Cdn episodes, I suspect it will be worth it).

Thursday, January 18, 2007


I was going to go to school, then I wasn't. And I didn't. (chicken?)
I was going to move out, then I wasn't. And I didn't. (fraidy cat?)
I was going to quit my job, I wasn't. And I did. (embrace the change)

Despite not having a full time job to go to. Despite not having a secure job to go to. I. Quit. My. Job. Today. After three years of security, benefits, ok pay, and doing something I was pretty damn good at, I made the choice to walk away.

Instead. I get to do something I think I might love. I get to do something that I think will make a difference. I get to do something that will make the world a better place. (OK, I used to feel that way about journalism...). But, it's part-time and temporary.

I leave the paper Feb. 2. Stay tuned because I might just stop neglecting my blog now that I'll 1) have lots of free time 2) not be paranoid of about people at work finding out about my blog.