May 23rd, 2002


i wake up every morning to the sound of birds

Okay, so every morning I've been here so far the parakeets have woken me up. Today it was at like 7:30. I go in and let them out of their cage because that's the only way they'll shut up, but I'm thinking that may be positively reinforcing the whole chirping loudly for fun thing. Then I think that they're parakeets so their little brains can't link the two together for reinforcement. Then I think maybe we should just let them have fly around the office 24-7 and really not worry about it. Who knows?

Yesterday, I unpacked. That was it. Today I think I'm going to leave the house to go shopping. Oh, and work on my resume. I applied for a job yesterday and had to spend like an hour revamping the resume for it, it was a disaster. I also took lots of naps yesterday because I was very tired for some reason.

the buying game

Someone wonderful gave me a mall gift certificate for graduation, so today I went with my sister to the mall to spend it. It was for $50, and I spent $120. Whoh, where did that come from? My sister said it was okay though because I had more graduation money at home and deserved some shopping after a semester of spending about nothing. Good idea!

Besides, some of that stuff was quite necessary. Spent $30 on bras... I mean, that's just not something you can do without every day. Spent $80 on two outfits (sale!) at NYCO, and one of the outfits is very job-interview ready. Spent $15 on an impractical but very cute halter top. Spent $15 on a present for Mom because this monet cutting board she's wanted was on sale. I hope she doesn't change her mind and want the Renoir now. Just realized in this paragraph that I spent a bit more than $120. Oh, just don't add it up.

Our mall has a Delia's now! I felt like I was IN the catalog -- v. weird!

Buying things really does make me feel good about life though, in some sad materialistic way. I spent a lot for an unemployed girl, but I do think I deserved it. Also saw an adorable blue Pontiac Firebird on the way home and started coveting it, which is good because I'll need to buy a car sometime in the next 12 months probably and that will require getting over my general disinterest in them all. Will have to ask car-caring persons in my life if Firebirds are worth anything. Kinda like Sunfires, too. hmmm.

Oops, forgot to include purchase of cute wal-mart flip-flops: $5. I love flip-flops.