@Tuna Surprise I loved Great Illustrated Classics when I was that age! They're basically condensed/more fun versions of classic novels that are easier for younger kids to read. I had tons of them when I was growing up and they also helped me when I was older and already knew the basic premise of all the books I had to read in middle/high school.
@planforamiracle what is it with relaxed bosses and the arts? All I want to do is real work! Instead I spend about 75% of my day reading the hairpin, "doing grant research" and "looking busy"...
@laurel @Roxanne Rholes THANK YOU!
#3 is my biggest problem re: apathetic boss. She's happy to just be doing the work she's doing and not making any new connections/try any new ways to get money. I'm just coming up on my one-year anniversary so I'm starting to get a little bolder, but still working on how to get around her disinterest...
I AM SO EXCITED TODAY! I've been working on a fundraising auction since JULY and it kicked off this morning and we've already hit 23% of my goal and there are still 10 days left until it closes.
Also my boss approved me to go take a grant writing class in January and I am SO pumped. I want to be a grant writer so bad and we don't currently have one in our organization so I want to fill that gap. This was really unexpected because she's very nice but very apathetic and pretty much doesn't care what I'm doing all day as long as I "look busy". I'm making more of an effort to be proactive and it finally paid off!
Side note: Any grant writers here? I'd love any advice! Currently I'm a Development Project Coordinator for a regional Performing Arts Center. I've been taking it upon myself to write grants/do lots of research but I'd love some career advice from someone who actually does it.
@mollpants what exactly IS a "rape game" look? Do I even want to know?Is this a Thing in the real world??
@rosaline IDK, I lived in Northwest Ohio for a brief time, and the hairlines on the jocks there were pretty sexy*.
*Untrue. There is nothing sexy about the Greater Toledo area.
aghhhh Executive/19th Century Duke! Kate & Leopold was my favorite movie as a tween. It was like... my absolute romantic fantasy.
Possibly still my absolute romantic fantasy?
@MrsTeacherFace Yay, wonderful!!! Congrats!!!!
@garli oh man, this is a response to your first post and I am SO JEALOUS! I left a job I loved for a so-so job because of an abusive, mentally ill boss who I'd made multiple formal complaints about with HR. A month after I left they fired him and had already filled my position so I couldn't go back and I still feel bummed out. This was a year ago.
Congrats so so so much! I'm really happy that it all worked out for you. Good luck on your stress-free future!
@honey cowl yes! Hahahaha I care about rings too (if I had 100% choice: cushion cut solitaire on a thin gold band; wedding in the park near our house catered by our favorite restaurant not that I've planned this in my head or anything) but he doesn't seem to care? So I kind of feel like... ok fine! It's not that big of a deal...
I totally understand what you mean though - my boyfriend is very... unusual. I can't imagine him getting down on one knee and proposing, so I keep trying to make it clear that I don't expect that of him. I imagine it will be more of an agreement, which sounds unromantic but is very much the way he is. Sometimes I worry that he thinks I expect him to make some grand gesture, which would make him uncomfortable.