Ireland seems to be popping up everywhere these days. I don’t watch much tv, but over the weekend I for some reason started watching 19 Kids and Counting, a show I generally dislike. The episode was about the would tour the Duggars were taking, and they just happened to be in Ireland. Today, I flipped…


“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poor-house. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring.” -Henry David Thoreau

I like this

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” -Alan Keightley

Why I am an introvert

“I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” -Henry David Thoreau  


Whenever I look at the clock at 11:11, which seems to be most days, I make a wish. Since tomorrow is 11/11/11, I’m planning on making wishes all day long. P.S. By wishes, I mean prayers… I don’t really believe wishes work 😉

I met my first Irishman!

Last night at work, I was cashiering and a tall guy that looked foreign was in my line. Naturally, I got excited because I love talking to foreign people. When it was his turn to check out, he was buying beer so I had to ID him. He handed me his passport and I freaked…

Slow down

Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life? We are determined to be starved before we are hungry…when we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality.” -Henry David…

Donald Miller

“And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can’t go back to being normal; you can’t go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time.”  

Expect more. Pay less.

I have a seasonal job at Target. It is really interesting working at a store that I have gone to for literally my whole life, and finally understand why and how it works the way it does. Everyone that works at my store is SO NICE. They don’t hire anyone that isn’t friendly, which makes…