Prague! I miss you today!
My new favorite name for him came from Joe’s tongue getting tied up: Odious Odorous Otis. He is adorable, but stinky.
I think he looks like an ocelot, and I love that some of his whiskers are black, and some of them start out black but then turn white.
I can give you wood.
It’s my mom, being cute with my husband! Happy Mother’s Day!
(Or as Joe said, “Happy Sunday!” … Jerk!)
Photos of Happiness. 011.
I can’t help but giggle every time I see this photo of Sam photobombing Katie. This was on an island in the middle of the Vltava River in Prague, where I was adoring the greenery. Katie seemed very at peace so I went to take a picture… and then Sam swooped in! What are (twin) brothers for, anyway?
Andrea E. Peterson » Moving On -
A new post about my life… tried to make it a bit more professional in nature so that possible employers might see it down the road.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
— Mark Twain
It’s amazing to me how relevant quotes by this man show up at just the right time in my life. My current boss, a manager at Starbucks, has regularly made me feel belittled. He often brags about how little education he has, yet he’s the one in charge (though, cringe-inducingly, he also says he’s the “stupidest” one there). I tend to think of him as someone who has overcome hardships—something I admire, to a certain extent— but he also says and does small things and acts like a small person when talking to me.
My ambition in the last few months has been to pursue my photography and to finish my Master’s degree. I did the photography thing and loved it, but his distinct lack of interest (despite butting his head into my personal life all the time otherwise) was disappointing. But worse has been the attempt to finish school. I’ve almost felt he has been actively blocking me from working on it. I asked for closer to 30 hours at work, instead of 40. Instead, because I have open availability, I get more hours than most of the other partners at Starbucks. He does nothing but roll his eyes when I bring my laptop to work on papers or study.
To top it off, he makes me feel small by sometimes insinuating that I am stupid. My least favorite thing in the world is when he says, “Y’all are special” in his typically Alabaman accent.
That, among myriad other reasons, is why I am proud to say I have put in my two weeks’ notice and will be done at Starbucks by 12:15PM on Friday May 10.
(Source: larmoyante, via boneforest)
Two pieces of news!
Joe has accepted a post-doctoral position at Washington State University, so we’ll be moving to Pullman, Washington by the end of May.
THE other news is that we finally bit the bullet and got the companion kitty we’ve been hoping to get for Rory. We adopted him from the Los Alamos Animal Shelter today. His name is Otis, which I LOVE! He and Rory are still getting to know each other, but I hope in time they’ll be beating each other up in good fun.
Photos of Happiness. 009.
I am not happy today. Not at all. Won’t talk about it. Here’s me on my Honeymoon in Cyprus. This is at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tomb of the Kings. I was giddy because the site was closed down for New Year’s Day, but there was a bit of fence pulled back where others were obviously letting themselves in. We were giggling at the fun we were having trespassing, and how little the Cyprian authorities seemed to care.