Evolution of a Puppy

Gunther, a.k.a. Monster (a name he lives up to) decided to grow up on me.

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Ignore, if you will, the dirt and slobber covered ball in the corner. He loves to play fetch.

I am currently sitting here contemplating a few harsh realities of my life:

1. The power in the kitchen went out, I'm the only one awake, and I have no idea how to reset the breaker. Also, the breaker is outside, protected by 3 foot long bushes full of spiders and other bugs eager to rip me to shreds.

2. Two huge flies decided to take up residence in my room. After an hour of trying to shoo them out my door, I ended up being the one leaving. I came back, and they were both still there. I waged war. One died, one wounded.. waiting to regain strength and attack again.

3. On a more serious note, I have no friends in this area anymore. I severed ties (no regret) with most people I went to high school with, who were flat out bad influences in my life. People I had no desire to know or stay friends with. I had a few friends left here before I moved, but after two years away it seems like they don't care to see me anymore. I've tried more than once to set something up, but I'm always met with "I'm busy, I'm working, I'm tired." It's discouraging, and I'm tired of trying. That leaves me with the problem of entertaining myself, which I'm just no good at.

4. I cannot find a job for the life of me. I have applied at plenty of places, and received plenty of "Thanks, but no thanks" emails in return. It's downright depressing. I spend my days applying to jobs that I keep getting rejected from, and wishing I had a friend so I could escape the house. It's a vicious, nasty little cycle.


Amanda Wissmann said...

Soooooo cute! We had a Golden Retriever when I was growing up, and they have always held a special place in my heart!

1. EW NO! NOT OK...Sit in the dark! EWWWWW!

2. Why didn't you kill the wounded one when it was down?!? Hit em where it hurts!!!! TAKE NO PRISONERS!

3. Man..that stinks. You should try a local blog meetup! :)

4. Hope you hear something SOON!


Corinne said...

PUPPPPPY!!! Love love love Monster :)

I would definitely be lighting as many candles as possible and getting a 10-person supply of flashlights before going to the breaker. EEK!
I really think that you'll find a job when the time is right - hard to hear, I KNOW. I was waiting/applying/rejected for jobs for 3.5 months before I got one. It was so so so hard, so I understand how you feel. Keep your chin up! Someone will finally understand they are crazy not to hire you!

Katie said...

your puppy is adorable!! We have a golden retreiver and she was such a cute puppy!! I miss the puppy look but not the puppy behavior! and I'm sorry about your friends and jobs. those times of transitions are so hard! I hope it ends for you soon!

Domestic Sweetheart said...

SOO cute! I just love your blog! I'm a new GFC follower :)

Sara Louise said...

At least when you are feeling down you have that adorable puppy to snuggle up to! That's when I do when I'm down, I hug my dog :)

Alyx said...

Come to Lincoln!! It was voted the #1 place to find work. At least that's what a billboard told me on my way home from work tonight.

Senja Y said...

Your dog is so cute!

So sorry to hear about your friend and job situation, I hope that it will get better soon, things have their own way of working out when you least expect it... Hang in there! :)

Shay said...

I LOVE your dog- I have always wanted a retriever! And I am so sorry about the bug/kitchen/friend/job situation. Hope you find a job soon!

emma said...

so sorry about the job situation, and especially the friend situation. i've been there and it is so hard!! hope things start looking up for you soon.