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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Jul 11, 2019.

Online Clothes Shopping

Online Clothes Shopping

I’ve done a little bit of it lately because I just felt like new clothes, you know?

I hate being a plus-size shopper if only because 1) I have to do so much of it online and 2) it’s goddamn expensive.

I’m eye-balling these two dresses (sorry for the huge images) and am hesitating because they are on clearance and therefore are non-returnable/refundable if they don’t work. That’s a lot of...

JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Jul 11, 2019.

Teachers just don't GAF

Teachers just don't GAF

Student email: Hey, I think I left my book in your classroom. Can’t do the reading—can I take the quiz on Tuesday?

Me: Oh, hey, didn’t find a book, but here’s a PDF of the novel so you’re ready for the quiz on Monday :)

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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Jul 07, 2019.

JOB(s)--Too Many Choices!

JOB(s)--Too Many Choices!

I got offered a position at a job I thought had completely forgotten about me! It’s been weeks!

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But I want a different one! One I’m supposed to find out about this week! Now I’m trying to get answer from one place so I can give an answer to another, and it’s just too much! It’s exciting to be wanted and terrifying to...

JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Mar 01, 2019.

Sunday...Oh Yeah

Sunday...Oh Yeah

Productive Sunday! I am never this productive, but then again, I probably haven't cleaned in three months, either:

Woke up before my alarmSkipped yogaMade and ate copious amounts of pancakesTook out my mountain of recyclingTook a 1.5 hour napCleaned my bathroom sink and tubVacuumed my entire apartmentSwept most of the non-carpeted areasWashed my brasTried to mop the floors but found out was out...
JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Feb 26, 2019.

This Week Sucks

This Week Sucks
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It wasn't supposed to. Spring Break is supposed to be awesome, right?

Instead, I end up in the hospital with a medical issue that requires giving myself shots for the next 5 days, daily pills, and regular blood draws for the next three months to monitor the issue.

Then, I get my car serviced, and they're like, "There's...

JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Sep 02, 2018. 12 comments

LDR Tips and Advice [Edited]

LDR Tips and Advice [Edited]

Since I’ve last written, I’ve moved in with my boyfriend—a first for me! It’s been great and easy and we’ve been talking about marriage in the not-too-distant future, and I am supremely happy.

Unfortunately, he is leaving soon for a year-long study abroad trip overseas. I knew he was planning for this from our first date, but now we’re live-in partners and building a life together...so his...

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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod May 24, 2018. 3 comments

My Little Thing for the Day

My Little Thing for the Day

I called my Senator this morning. Told her to vote against DeVos, the Supreme Court nominee since that is a stolen seat, and pretty much fight against anything Trump puts up to Congress. Told her office to tell her to get all the Dems on board and any Republicans they can because her constituents are scared by what Trump is already doing—and I am scared.

I keep getting a busy signal on my other...

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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Mar 18, 2018. 18 comments

Tips/Advice for Surgery

Tips/Advice for Surgery

I’m having fibroid surgery on Friday. It’s been a year-and-a-half coming, and I’ve had it scheduled for 6 months, but I’ve taken every day of those months to ignore it, and now it’s the week of.

Y’all, I’m internally freaking out. The one and only time I’ve ever been under anesthesia, I was in elementary school. I’m a horrible patient. I freak out, I cry, I get super stressed out. As much as I...

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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Mar 11, 2018. 15 comments

Job Search Help--WTF Do I Do Now?

Job Search Help--WTF Do I Do Now?

So I jumped ship from teaching and am close to finishing my MBA with a concentration in marketing...and I’m scared shitless as to what I’m going to do next.

I will have to start job hunting soon, but I’m not sure how to leverage my teaching experience in ways that make sense for marketing. I need to update my resume and take all my background and run it through a marketing filter. How the hell...

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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Feb 28, 2018. 6 comments

Job Interview Tomorrow

Job Interview Tomorrow

And I’m so nervous!

I teach, and this is one of the few interviews I’ve ever had where I’ve had to go in and teach an actual lesson to a room full of high schoolers who are not my own.

I may vomit.

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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Feb 28, 2018. 11 comments

I Am Procrastinating...

I Am Procrastinating...

Somebody do my essay grading for me?

It’s not efficient whatsoever to grade one, text someone, check all my websites, read an article, and then go back to grade another one, but damn, I do not want to grade these things, especially since I have it in mind to do it quickly so they can get them back for re-writes.

Teaching would be so much more fun without all the pesky paperwork involved.

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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Feb 27, 2018. 5 comments

Update: GOT IT!

Update: GOT IT!

I GOT THE JOB I WANTED!

JOB(s)--Too Many Choices!

I got offered a position at a job I thought had completely forgotten about me! It’s been weeks!

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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Feb 24, 2018. 18 comments

Wah wah wah

Wah wah wah

Saturday was great, but is ending up on a wah wah wah note.

Saturday: A friend came for a quick weekend visit! We went to a Korean day spa! We hung out naked and got scrubbed within an inch of our lives and massaged so intensely that we were sore the next day! We played card games, and I never have people who will play card games with me!

Sunday: Friend left. I did responsible adult things...

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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Feb 23, 2018. 17 comments

Dreams...

Dreams...

I frequently have vivid dreams.

I’ve had dreams that were continuation upon previous dreams, and I knew because of the same black and white checkboard floor that was present in all of them.

Last week I dreamt that some was licking my toes...but in a sexy way (why yes, it has been a while, but even that was unexpected...my sex dreams have been taking left turns lately).

Last night I dreamt that...

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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Feb 21, 2018. 21 comments

Uterus Woes

Uterus Woes

I hate my uterus.

It has given me nothing but trouble this last year.

One ER visit, three changes in birth control, a scheduled fibroid removal surgery, missed work for extremely heavy flows, then the surgery cancelled, and TONIGHT, just now, my IUD fell out.

I’m just so incredibly done with life. Back to the doctor’s for more BC bullshit.

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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Dec 12, 2017. 23 comments

There's nothing like moving...

There's nothing like moving...

...that increases all urges to sell the majority of your stuff.

(Also, I hate moving. It’s expensive and tiring and everything is so heavy. Why do I have so much stuff????)

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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Dec 11, 2017. 19 comments

I hate online classes

I hate online classes

HATE THEM.

HATE THEM.

If I hadn’t gotten a scholarship to go back to school for free, I definitely wouldn’t be going the all-online route. There’s no way to recreate an in-class experience, there’s no facilitation of knowledge, and my instructor keeps dinging me on my writing when I’m a goddamn English teacher. Look, not saying I didn’t make mistakes and that some/most of the content feedback...

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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Dec 11, 2017. 8 comments

Please Don't Make Me Think About Work at Home

Please Don't Make Me Think About Work at Home

I haven’t been too shy about hating where I work. I am just waiting for June to roll around so I can get the hell out of here, but June feels so far away.

Anyway, I’m in a DGAF place with everything and am doing mostly what I please in the classroom—not deviating too far from what’s expected of me, but not bothering to toe the line if I don’t want to either. I have a coworker who feels...

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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Dec 11, 2017. 16 comments

Never-ending email frustration

Never-ending email frustration

So, I jumped on board to the Gmail train early, like as soon as it was offered and when it was still offered though invite-only.

As such, I have my name, JustSmileandNod@gmail.com (stand in for my real name).

Now, gmail says that every variation of my name belongs to me and will send emails to me—Just.Smile.and.Nod, JUSTSMILEANDNOD, J.u.s.t.s.m.i.l.e.a.n.d.n.o.d, etc, all get sent to me.

Over the...

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JustSmileandNod JustSmileandNod Dec 11, 2017. 11 comments

My Weekend: Dating and TMI

My Weekend: Dating and TMI

Friday:

Spur of the moment OKC date (like, set it up 5 hours beforehand)—first first-date in 10 months, and I decide it’s time to jump in. Drive to him, he’s cuter in person, we walk and talk, I find out he doesn’t have a car, we make out on a grassy knoll on a Uni campus, he’s a bad kisser and I try to give him feedback for it to be better. Nice enough guy, agree to a second date. Date ends...

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