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is it weird that i really like girls who love to eat?

(not in the "glutton" kind of way for the record)

combining the fact i've been cooking more often/a wider variety of ethnicities in recent months with my desire to pursue all local specialty dishes when i travel and i'm starting to realize that food factors into my relationships a ton.

in the past, i've dated/had interest in quite a few vegetarians (or close enough to be called one). never really had interest in any vegans just because of the severe limitations. i've cooked according to their tastes and found myself holding back a ton. fortunately, in accommodating their interests, i found quite a few new restaurants i may not have sought out if the situation was different.

on the other had it was always a major bummer to me that the people i had interest in were so reluctant/fearful/just not interested in the kind of food i wanted to explore/enjoyed.

although my relationship (like every other relationship) has ups and downs, it's nice to have quite a few things in common like food interests because it opens up a world of opportunity concerning new places to check out as well as interesting events to partake in while abroad.

now only if i was dating someone who actually had interest in sports on top of all the other good things i might consider putting a ring on it.






...and by "interest in sports" i really meant "interest in ICP."

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i love the internet. partially because of weird crap like this.

partially because of internet memes.


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the next two months are basically what i consider to be the calm before the storm. i guess i'm indifferent towards it all at this point. obviously, the fact that i'm going to be moving away is kind of a bummer. if my moving away is anything like everyone else that i've been friends with who has moved out of state...i'm basically going to lose contact with i'm guessing 75% of the people that i talk to now. not by choice of course. it just kind of happens that way.

it really comes down to the "out of sight, out of mind" aspect that many people experience. we all get caught up in our busy lives and, as we grow older, we realize our priorities at 21 are totally different than our priorities in the late 20's. sure, most of my friends are not quite to the point where they're married or popping out babies. many of them, however, are slammed with work or school or family and just don't have the accessibility like we used to have.

i really hope when i do move away to at least talk to most of my close friends over the past five years on a regular basis. the reality is that i'm moving 5 hours away, will probably come back here at least once a month depending on how far i'm traveling for work, and there is still a possibility i could take on a client that is within metro detroit. i hope that some of my friends will at least make an effort to see me periodically when i'm in town and understand that i'll always be more than willing to play host if they come to visit me in chicago.

in the end, it's weird to think that a lot of the individuals i've met in the past couple years of social networking will probably never see or hear from me again. i hope they can get over it. heh.

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a phone call and an email were all it took to flip my situation upside down.

see you in january.


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i had an interview with a company near LA last week. i also had an interview with a company in charleston today with a second interview scheduled on thursday. things are starting to get a little more interesting. it just stinks that i can't get an interview in the great state of michigan for the life of me.

i was, however, told that i could get a job as a cook with olga's "tomorrow" if i had interest. i respect individuals in food services but it just seems like an industry that sucks you in and makes it difficult to leave. plus...i have 3 degrees that need to be put to work so that i can actually pay off all of this damn student loan debt that i've accrued.

i guess i could always consider a career in live action role playing.


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it's been pretty tough to get through the days lately. aside from the normal good things i have going (friends, family, sports) i've felt my continual unemployment weighing heavily on me. you don't really know how frustrating it can be to have no positive outlook in something you think about constantly/spend countless hours doing research and attempting to address until you've experienced it for yourself.

i still maintain that i'll head anywhere in order to get a job. thing that sucks is i know a lot of my job searching through the internet is shot in the dark. online job postings are generally crappy to begin with based on the fact they don't always disclose every detail related to the job.

i need something to happen soon. that's all i know. not even from the financial standpoint (which...is getting tougher by the week). i just need something to pop so that i can avoid going insane.

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i still find it interesting how far removed from religion i am since i was a kid.

much like many of the people i know that still hold on to being "religious", i always told everyone that i was catholic, i believed in god, i prayed, etc. i wasn't one of those crazy going to church 3 times a week types (because that apparently makes you a better believer) but i still believed in all of it. i mean...that's the thing you do when you're a kid right? believe what your parents tell you to believe.

i started to realize that my parents (both still to this day very religious) slowly stopped paying attention to any kind of religious growth that my sister and myself were experiencing. now, as an adult, i couldn't be happier about it.

i respect anyone who practices religion and would never engage in conversation where i openly bash it. i don't practice or believe in one. it's as simple as that. i never get in debates or arguments about religion because i just don't care enough about your beliefs to discuss it.

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man.

i really, really, really want to find a job.

more than anything i've wanted in my life basically.

i don't want a shitty retail job. i don't want a shitty job serving people or doing customer service. i don't want to work 40 hours a week hating each hour more than the next.

i have so many different things that i want to do but since i can't really afford to do them i'm stuck trying to patch things together to aid in not falling into some kind of funk/depressed state where i'm miserable constantly and spend all waking hours at home.

sometimes i really hate answering questions about my job search since everyone knows it's gone nowhere up until this point and that i've faced one crappy situation after another. i like talking about myself and the fact my friends have interest in my well-being on one level or another...i just don't want to continually think about the thing i've found to be the most frustrating thing ever for me. so really it is starting to become a "let's not talk about it unless you have a lead/know your/your friends company is hiring" deal.

in the end, i'm really starting to understand why people get a little angry when they're continually reminded of their failures.

in happier news...everything else unrelated to work/money is going great. my relationship with my family is great. relationship is still going great. friendships (with the exception of a couple that are make me feel uneasy) are still incredibly strong. living situation is good. overall morale is still pretty high. i'm playing sports more and more on a weekly basis (which is awesome).

on a separate note...EVERYONE is having or making babies. it's like the interest in getting married died out over the past 2 years and now everyone is all about making babies. what the hell is going on? it's redonkulous.

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i wish i could work for the onion:


Girl Raised From Birth By Wolf Blitzer Taken Into Protective Custody

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so close!

i'm not going to lie. i make little effort to do one thing that i've loved since i was a little kid: camping. whether it is deep in the woods in the most rustic spot or in a KOA i have always been a huge fan. although things i did as a kid differ than as an adult (traded fishing for binge drinking), there is something about getting away from traffic, hectic weekdays (when i was working), and being "connected" that is extremely appealing.

i'm glad that we've made this trip an annual event. we all refer to it as "baby food weekend" but end up spending merely 3 or 4 hours in the city participating in baby food related events. all the rest of the time is spent peeing in the woods, frying foods over a fire, and bonding with some of my closest friends. it's going to be awesome.

p.s. if we don't win the adult baby food eating contest i'm going to go into a fit of rage and steal the reward. free pizza for everyone!

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