Thursday, July 11, 2013

Oh, boy...

My BA is in Philosophy. This means that 1) people invariably give me a blank look when they hear this, and 2) I have no hope of ever finding work in my field. There's not a lot of job opportunities out there for 'philosophers'.

My schooling doesn't go to waste, however - I use it every day. I'm the epitome of absent-minded because of the debates I've got going in my head. I'll think an issue to death...argue both sides of it, examine all angles, dig under rocks, until I'm satisfied.

In the meantime, the real world has passed me by, and I've missed conversations, knocked stuff over, dropped a few things, and have been completely oblivious to the chaos around me.

I love when Dwayne or Chelsea says something like, 'Don't you think...' I can't help myself. Even if I agree, I will NEVER admit it - I always have to play devil's advocate and disagree, so I can get a debate going. So that I can win.

Because obviously, I'm a terrible person. Poor Chelsea gets so upset. Wow.

I have to stop writing now and go apologize to my daughter.

:(

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  1. One of my favorite quotes from Martin Buber: "Reality is very reliable; you can get it out again and again." Clearly, it can seem to pass us by, but we always have that wonderful power to consult it afresh.

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    1. Oh, that's a GREAT quote, thank you Geo.!

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  2. I think philosophy is a valuable major. Learning to think and read critically shouldn't be underestimated.

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    1. I agree! Thank you Laoch! It was a hard skill to learn, but I appreciate it now!

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  3. Hi, I found you on Laoch's blog. I was just going to ask how to follow, and I see the subscribe by email below. So just hi. :-)

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    1. Hi Susie, thanks so much for the comment!

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  4. So it's about 12 hours later and I've read your whole blog. I'm under the weather with a UTI, and your blog was perfect reading between potty breaks. :-)

    I've also read all of the Little House books. My favorite part is when Laura rocks the school bench to support sister Carrie against evil Miss Wilder. Remember?

    I also liked your balloon post, the coifed hair comment, and kids sleeping horizontally. Mine does that. I could go on but I need my bladder oops beauty sleep. Good night!

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    1. Hi Susie,
      Oh my gosh! I cannot believe you read my whole blog! This thing goes back nine years!
      I used to be able to go back and read it, but things have changed and now I'm kind of afraid to.
      My daughter loves to go back and read it, she says it's like a window into her childhood. :)

      I love that part of the book! Laura was so fierce!

      Thank you so much for your comment and kind words!

      -Michelle

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    2. Well, you inspired my post today, and I thank you for that. You blog is wonderful. It really reflects your moods. You seem so sweet, and you should re-read it. It might help. You are a great writer.

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    3. Hi Susie,
      Thank you so much, that is one of the nicest compliments I've ever had.
      I might go back and read it soon, if I get up the courage :)

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    4. She is a great writer, and she IS nice. The best mommy in the world. :)

      ~the daughter

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    5. You are the best daughter in the world, and a much better writer than I'll ever be! I'm very, very proud of you and the beautiful, intelligent woman you've become! (sniff) My baby...

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    6. To Rose Chelsea,

      I can see that she's the best mommy in the world.

      You two definitely have a bond. I'm amazed at your whole family. Mine is spread out.

      You should encourage your mom to keep writing. She could even make a buck or two.

      Susie

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  5. Mommy - *flips hair, nose in the air*

    Suzie - I'm tempted to sneak onto her account at some point and set up some ads like I've done on mine. Hehe.

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    1. I'm not sure if she wants to be followed, but maybe you could set that up too? With the little people? If she wants.

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