Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cowden's Rentals

Dear Anna,

This post is mostly for you. I think it is a fabulous idea for us to trade movies or tv shows! Such fun! Plus, who doesn't love getting mail.

Love, Heather

(P.S. If any of my other friends want to "rent" from us, please feel free to make a request!)

TV Shows:
Arrested Development (All seasons (1-3))

Best of Will Ferrell (vol. 1; SNL series)

Flight of the Conchords (season 1)

Friends (seasons 2, 3, 4, 5, 7)

Gilmore Girls (seasons 4, 5, 6, 7)

How I Met Your Mother (seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

The Office (seasons 2, 3, 4, 5)

27 Dresses
Alex & Emma
The Bachelor
Batman Begins
Batman Forever
Batman & Robin
Benny & Joon
Bridget Jones Diary
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
The Dark Knight
Down with Love
Ever After
Fantasia 2000
First Wives Club
Galaxy Quest
Get Over It
Grease 2
Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban
Hope Floats
Hot Rod
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Seuss cartoon)
The Incredible Hulk (with E. Norton)
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Joe vs. the Volcano
Love Actually
Night at the Roxbury
Oceans 11, 12, & 13
One Fine Day
The Pink Panther
Prince of Egypt
P.S. I Love You
The Producers
Robin Hood - Men in Tights
Robin Hood (Disney cartoon)
The Sandlot
School of Rock
Sleepless in Seattle
Someone Like You
Step Up
Walk the Line
The Wedding Date
When Harry Met Sally
Where the Heart Is
While You Were Sleeping
X-Men, X-2, X-Men 3 - The Last Stand
X-Men Origins - Wolverine
You've Got Mail


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Here I go again...

I may never actually be a grown-up.

It's true.

For although I went to college, graduated with a Bachelor's in English, got married (and moved to Texas - ewww), I apparently still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up.

I've had approximately 1,000 jobs since I graduated.

OK not 1,000, but it feels like it.

And all the things I think I want to do seem just outside my reach.

For instance, with my English degree I thought I'd pursue a position in editing. Masters of Editing program, internship, then entry-level copy editing...

Um, God apparently had other plans, cause I married Stephen and we moved to Texas.

So there went the Masters, and the (unpaid) internships (cause although he may not look it, Stephen is a gold-digger).

And while I still get to use my editor-ing skills on small stuff at my current job and editing Stephen's school papers, I'm not that crazy about editing anymore. I think maybe I'd like it, if I could get my editing dream job, but that dream has kind of fizzled.

I've toyed with the idea of trying culinary school again. There are schools around with programs I could enter, but it would have to be part time, and once I was finished, even if I got a good job at a good restaurant, I'd probably work most evenings for dinner and this would be a tiring thing with Stephen in school and nights being my best time to see him.

And then there are kids. Someday (I emphasize, SOMEDAY), we'd like to have a couple kids. And, while I know that most people have jobs when they are preggo and then after the kids, suddenly, I feel like I could be a stay-at-home momma...

How weird is that?

I promise, this is not an option I would have considered in my younger days. But, lately, I can see it.

So I don't know. I feel sort of lost. Like a high-school senior who has no idea what they want to do after graduation. Like a kid on Career Day who just doesn't know what they want to be when they grow up.

But here are the things I do know: Jesus loves me, even in my indecision. And he knows what I'm going to do even if I don't. Stephen loves me and is incredibly patient with my job switching and my unknowingness. My family and friends love me, even if they didn't know all this before reading my post.

So at least I have a few constants in my sea of inconsistency.

And the constants are my favorite part.