Trending topic on Twitter: #growingupwithmyname So I thought it would be fun if we threw that in to the mix of the morning checkins
Went to Michael's after work and "exchanged" one of the art pads I had bought so that I could rebuy it, they hadn't applied the coupon and $6 is a bit of money. (All told, our supplies for class were expected to cost $65-85 so those things add up!) I have my first drawing class tonight. Have to stop by grocery outlet or something to get some cheap hairspray to use as fixative since I couldn't find my can in my crap, I mean craft, room last night. Watched the last Voltron and GoT episodes last night and I have like 3 pages left in my book!
Growing up with my name: not only could I never get pencils or keychains or any other tshotske with my name on it, having to correct everyone until the end of days on the pronunciation/spelling. Of course by high school, any teacher who didn't know me yet (my mom was a teacher so that helped in a smaller school system) often had the CLASS correct them on my name before I could, which also was kind of embarrassing.
Yesterday, I had a dental cleaning, gotta get one of my old fillings replaced boo. H talked me into working out last night after we watched GoT. I needed it.
Growing up with my name: There was always at least 1 other girl in my grade with my name, but not in the same class until middle school, but that was like 1 or 2 periods a day. In college, I took an English Lit class with 28 people in it total, there were 5 other girls who shared my name.
Post by georgeharrison on Jun 28, 2016 11:47:06 GMT -5
Growing up with my name: I could also never get anything with my name on it. which is SO weird now, since my name is like THE MOST popular name for girls under like 20? But when I was a kid, it was just an old lady name (I was named after my great-grandmother, so makes sense). Also, I got called Emily a lot. And my middle name is Lee (named for my great-grandfather), so I guess it was confusing. But this was before unique spellings were all the rage, so I don't know if they thought EmmaLee was just a unique spelling for Emily or what. Anyway...
My dad wants ideas for Tman's birthday. I couldn't think of any THINGS, so I suggested GCs for experiences: ifly and Great Wolf. But my dad wants to do them with us and there is no way in H E double hockey sticks that I'm going to wear a bathing suit in front of my dad. And the ifly thing he wants me to plan it all out and I just can't do that right now. Our schedule is so screwy and I just wanted him to get him a GC that he could use at our leisure, but he wants to go with and he wants me to plan the details right now. So, I'm begging for ideas on ML. So far, there have been a couple promising responses.
I'll be at my work for 7 hours today and then head to my old work for a few hours. This project is wrapping up and then I think I'm done there. It doesn't look like they are going to get the funding to start hiring and I can't do both anymore. It's too much, too stressful, and things are slipping at home. I liked being the mom that Tman could always count on to remember things and get things done and that is not happening anymore.
Post by madDawg228 on Jun 28, 2016 12:03:57 GMT -5
Good trending topic idea, @ksta!
Growing up with my name: was pretty easy, although I did get called Melanie and Valerie a lot. I've been told that my name is pretty by a lot of people, and my name didn't become popular-ish until 4-5 years after I was born. So I never had another M in a class in K-12, or in my Sorority (when I was living there). I'm sure there were other M's in college classes, but those are HUGE UW classes, so they don't count.
I put my hat in the ring for the bump up/promotion for when the 20 yr old goes back to college. I hope something comes from that, or I get some more interviews scheduled elsewhere.
Post by aellasbeth on Jun 28, 2016 13:20:50 GMT -5
Just chilling at work today. Running around getting texts from my boss while she is in a meeting. NBD. I love her. Really
Growing up with my name: THE MOST COMMON NAME for girls my age. Went to a small private catholic school so I didn't have someone in my class with my name until like 3rd or 4th grade. Once I moved to public middle school a lot more girls with my name. Even now it is pretty common out in the work force. I don't think its particularly "pretty" and it can sometimes have a connotation of a "popular" girl's name...blechh..
Nothing too exciting, ran to Costco before work and there were a million old people there, that is not unexpected but makes for slow shopping.
Growing up with my name: Like aellasbeth, and minion, I had a popular name so there was always Sarah P, Sarah S. Sarah H. Sara E in like every class. Nowadays it is like your kid has to have THE-MOST-UNIQUE-LY-SPELLED-NAME-EVER... Ava is now Eeeava or something like that or Katie has become Caitee I don't get it. My kid will have a boring name, sorry.
I am just hanging out waiting for the inlaws to show up. Still unsure of how long they are staying but we hope its through part of next week at least since the rest of this week is busy with getting ready for little mans bday and the girls regular appointments.
Growing up with my name (such an awesome idea by the way @ksta,) : I never knew anyone with my name. I was always the only one and it wasnt really popular during my time of growing up. Kind of an older name but not really a popular one ever I don't believe. Finding things with my name on them growing up was hit or miss.