Friday, February 24, 2012

Pretending to Be an Adult

Do you ever have moments when you feel like you're pretending to be a grown-up?

I have a professional sounding title at a very professional company. However, I could work in P.J.s if I wanted, and designing books feels like putting together a fun puzzle while doing digital stuff feels like solving a challenging puzzle.

Once a year we have our annual sales conference at an exclusive club downtown. I dress in the business suits I bought when I graduated college, thinking I'd need them for work (they get dusty). Walking the city street amongst all the professional folk in my pantsuit makes me feel the need to tell people, "Look at me. I am a business woman going to a business meeting. I'm not pretending in my mother's heels."

Luckily, I'm usually able to play it cool. When do you feel like you're faking it?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Worst Date Night

In honor of Valentines Day, I thought I'd blog about the most romantic thing a man ever did for me on this day, but then I got writer's block. So instead I thought I'd blog about my worst date ever.

I went through a phase where I went out any guy who asked me out as long as I felt they were decent guys. Because of that I went out with "Joe." To put it mildly, Joe was socially awkward.

He asked me how many baptisms I had on my mission and when I told him zero. He explained that with more faith and diligence, I could have had several baptisms. That's what worked for him.

While on the incredibly long ride home, he stuck his finger in my mouth when I yawned and then giggled like a 12-year-old. The second time he tried it, I nearly bit his finger. I spent the rest of the ride home staring out the window.