Saturday, January 20, 2007


So I got a job as a stripper. Well, not really. Just checking to see if you're paying attention.

The place I will be working, starting Monday, has a prominent sign inside that says "Let's go hunting," with Osama Bin Laden's picture above it. Any guesses?

I am really liking our new area so far. I love our cute little house, our kind-of scary neighborhood, and the fact that we have every store and restaurant we could ever need within a five-mile radius of us.

In fact, I started thinking the other day that I haven't had a tantrum since we left Germany. I haven't had the urge to blog about how annoying life sometimes is. Well, I guess that's because life is pretty nice here. I mean, I'm still trying to figure out which company to get a home phone and Internet from, why my mortgage payment book hasn't arrived (even though our first payment is due on February 1st), and why I haven't gotten a water bill yet (while fearing that it somehow got lost in the mail and the company is going to turn off the water because we "haven't paid the bill." Not to mention the fact that no one ever answers the damn phone and I have to go in to the office and wait in line for two hours to ask, "Why hasn't my water bill come in the mail?"). I'm annoyed that I have to go to the library to pay bills and that there aren't any jobs here that pay more than $8.00/hour. But other than all the normal things that most likely irritate everyone, there have been no panic attacks, no yelling at customer service representatives, and no direct orders for Scout to "get-us-the-hell-outta-here-or-else."

And I did buy my first handgun, which pretty much makes me feel like a bad-ass. And it kind of makes our kind-of scary neighborhood not so scary afterall.

I hope all of you are doing well. I really miss being able to read your blogs every day like I used to. OH YEAH! Congratulations to CalliValleyGirl! She's gettting married (which I heard via telephone from Sarah. Which shows how out of the blog loop I am). I'll be back to regular blogging and reading of blogs as soon as possible.


Anonymous said...

Nice to see you are back on.... I've been missing the updates.

I'm GUESSING you are working at a Pawn Shop!! Do I get another Starbucks card???


Heidi said...

Hey 'neighbor' . . . hope you are really enjoying central Texas! How about that weather last week? I promise you will be begging for that cold in mid-August. I think about you every time I drive by Panera Bread in Waco. Next time I am in your area, we need to do lunch or ice cream or something!

sharona said...

Yay! I'm so glad to see something from you! I was beginning to worry, not having heard anything from your way for awhile. I'm glad you're getting settled in and I'm now just a tiny bit afraid of you, knowing you have a gun! ; )

debey said...

Doug sez he ain't ''buyin'' the stripper story....HOWEVER, he does want to know, what you're packin', and if you're bringin' it with you, on your next hunting trip??.....
love you all!(yes, even Lewis),

debey said...

i decided to post your ''hunting picture'' on my blog.....but i kept the ''story'' short and sweet...much like your nap!!

Anonymous said...

Yes Dad, I am a Pawn Broker. But you cheated, so no giftcard for you. :)

Heidi - yes, the weather has been a little obnoxious. But I'm glad to be here anyway! And if it's one thing this town is missing, it is a Panera (I haven't seen one). And yes, we do need to hang out soon. I randomly thought of you the other day when I pulled out of my driveway. I can't explain why, but I did. I'll have to email you my number...

Sharona - just don't be the one to break into my house, then there's no need to worry about me having a gun. :)

Debey - Hmm...wonder why Doug doesn't buy the stripper story? :) Tell him I got a .380 pistol, and if I get my concealed weapon license by the time I come up again, I'll come show it off. And I love the picture you posted...I can't tell you how much fun we had.


debey said...

Erin.....dougie sez ''baby gun''!!