Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obviously no one liked it!

So, my blog poll was a bust. No one answered my questions except Dave Hilden - whose snide remark was "John McCain". I decided that I can't be friends with him anymore because of it. (P.s. I am totally kidding :) )

The only reason I asked the blog world what they think makes up a good and decent person is because my middle sister seems to think I am biased when it comes to what makes a good person. I was going to compare my thoughts to what others think - and I am pretty sure I will be able to prove her wrong. However,er the answer "John McCain" doesn't really help me out.

Speaking of John McCain - it makes me think of the election. I am so stinking sick of all the political ads on TV and the radio. It is a little ridiculous. I can not wait until November 4th. Please everyone, do you civic duty and get out there and vote!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blog Poll

What constitutes a good and decent person?

I would love to know your responses blog world. Let me know what you think!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Copy Cat

I am totally going to copy Jessica Hilden with this post. I agree that random facts are fun. So, today's post is going to include a few odd ones!
1. I absolutely cannot go to bed if there are dishes on the counter or in the sink. It doesn't matter how late it is, I will do them.
2. I still wear a retainer - because in the words of my orthodontist "I have a very dynamic mouth"
Which i think means that my teeth are still moving and if I stop wearing it I could potentially undo what the 4.5 years of braces wearing did for me.
3. I am double jointed in my right thumb.

There you go, I hope you all still want to be my friends after all this weird information about me :)
Happy Monday!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sad News

Well, sad news for me anyway.

Let's give a little background info shall we: My older sister Meredith is teaching English in S. Korea for a year. She left at the end of February and was scheduled to return at the end of March 2009. We were all really sad that she was going at first, but as she has been there longer and longer and made friends and enjoys what she is doing - my family and all her friends realized that it is actually a very good experience for her, and we were all surprised that she loves teaching 4 year old children to speak English, when she does not speak on lick of Korean. O.k. So I am happy for her and her life experience of living in Korea, but I am definitely looking forward to her coming home.

This morning she calls me because she has found out some information through facebook that she was unaware of, and it upset her that we didn't tell her these things like 1. My parent's got a BMW (mid life crisis?) 2. My little sister got 2 tattoos when she turned 18, 3. My brother also got a tattoo of a fish. O.k., so we were discussing these things, nothing out of the ordinary. I was telling her that I was excited for her to come home because then we can go to the cabin and hang out, and the girls' weekend up there just wasn't the same without her, blah, blah, blah - then came the bomb.

She informed that she extended her contract to go through August 2009. I am thinking, OK... that is fine. It's just 6 months longer, no big deal. Next, she also told me that she was going to be home for a months. I was like SWEET! She is going to stay in MN for an entire month before she goes back to Buffalo, NY (where her boyfriend lives). Then came the sad part. She then informed me that she wasn't going back to Buffalo, but going to Turkey to teach English there for a year.
I guess I will just never see her again. She is frustrated that my family never talks to her about things, she doesn't like the economy here in the U.S., and if John McCain wins the election that it totally going to seal the deal.

It was rather hard information to get at 7 o'clock in the a.m. It's hard to sit here at work and not think about it.

Am I being selfish? I mean she really likes to travel, she likes teaching English - just not in the U.S., and these types of jobs pay pretty good salary. It all seems great right? Well, except for the fact that I NEVER GET TO SEE HER!

I am totally being selfish - but I actually like my sisters, and she is super fun.

Oh well, such is life. I can't control what she does, I can only control what I do.

I am just glad tomorrow is FRIDAY!

Monday, October 20, 2008


I just really like that word. In my old life as a biologist (before I devoted my life to mutual funds) I was able to use this word in sentences daily. Now, it doesn't really fit, and I am kind of sad about that.
Random, I know. But that is what I am all about.

Hope everyone is surviving their Monday. I know that I am struggling to get through.

Until next time - Ciao!

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Strangest Thing

So, the strangest thing has been happening since Greg has been gone. I have gone shopping a lot in his absence (not that strange); however, I have had a hard time actually buying things. For instance, On Wednesday I went to Crate and Barrel with Kendra to help her pick out a wedding gift for Jason's cousin. I was so excited because I don't get to go there very often now that they closed their store downtown - and I really felt like I wanted to buy a new cute candle holder or fun kitchen gadget. Then, the weirdest thing happened - I didn't really like anything enough to want to buy it. AT CRATE AND BARREL - I COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING THAT I, MARGARET GLASSON, LIKED ENOUGH TO BUY! Anyone who knows me, knows that is just not normal. I left the store with a white rubber scrapper - not because I wanted it, but because I actually needed it. Very Odd. Crate and Barrel usually has this power over me to spend way too much money on items that I don't really need. My fellow Crate and Barrel lovers know this power all to well. I did feel a little weird when we left the store. Have I lost my desire to shop? Have I lost my excessive love of Crate and Barrel? Say it ain't so!

Maybe, since I am now 25 years old, I am starting to become what some might call a "responsible shopper". My days of mindless spending seem to be over. Maybe this is for the better because you know, I do want to buy a house some day and as I have heard they are quite expensive.

It seems weird to me that Greg going on a duck hunting trip has brought on this very strange self realization. I wonder what I will figure out/ happen when he goes deer hunting?

Don't worry, I will let you all know.

In the words of Ringo Star "Peace and Love, Peace and Love"

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Life of a Hunter's Wife

My dear husband is now transformed into a full blown hunter. This time of year is particularly bad. The duck calls come out along with massive amounts of camouflage.
When I met Greg he knew nothing of hunting. Well now, 8 years later thanks to my dad he loves it. So much in fact that he is taking a 5 day trip to North Dakota to go duck hunting. Good for him - bonding time with my dad and brother,I guess. At first when these little endevours would compe up I would get sad, and I would be lonely. However, now I am home alone for 3 days (I am going up to the cabin with my mom and sister for the weekend) and I have a huge list of stuff I would like to do and now I am looking forward to it. I get to do whatever I want. I don't have to make dinner,I can just eat cereal. I can go shopping without him asking where I am going and what I am going to get.
Side Note:I think its funny when he asks me things like this because Its like, I don't know what I want to buy when I go to a store. If I knew that, what would the fun of shopping and browsing be?
I can even sleep in the middle of the bed (however, I do like sleeping next to him because he keeps me warm).
I mean don't get me wrong here - I love Greg and I love spending time with him. I am just looking forward to having my own agenda for a couple of days.
So, good luck to the hunters. I hope they have a wonderful time waking up at 4:45 am to go sit in the freezing cold in hopes to shoot down a few ducks. I know that I will be enjoying my sleep, sitting in my living room, wearing sweats and watching my TV shows - after I have gone shopping of course ;0)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

6 Random Things

Thanks to dear Jessica Hilden you all get to learn a little bit more about me. So here goes. Six random things.

1. There are 5 kids in my family and I am the only on that is left-handed and the only one that has brown hair (hence my blog name:) )

2. I was in 4-H as a child and showed sheep and then pigs. I was so good at showing pigs that I was the grand champion swine showman for 2 years in a row

3. I am very very afraid of touching/holding chickens and rabbits (both can sense my fear and peck/bite me)

4. When I was 12 I had a cyst on one of my ovaries that was the size of a cantaloupe. It was discovered during my sports physical - and if I hadn't wanted to join the swim team I probably would have never found it (well, until it burst) because I thought I was just getting fat.

5. I played the flute in the elementary school and middle school band

6. I was quite often mistaken for a boy in my younger years. Lets just say a bowl cut on a 2-5th grade girl isn't the best choice.

I don't have anyone else to tag - except Jason Beal should really get on the ball and do his!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

As I sit here on hold - going on 25 minutes now, I am perplexed about what to do. Do I hang up, call back and hope I reach someone who is competent at what they do? Do I wait it out, because, I mean I have waited this long already - what's a few more minutes. Also, I don't really want to have to explain the whole debacle to a different person. UGH!

Oh, wait - he came back to me! (25:05)

Lets think about this. When you have someone on the phone and you tell them to hang on a "sec" - what does a "sec" really mean?

Think about it!