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Friday, July 25, 2014

The Secret Life of Blogger's Blog Party: In The End (7/19-7/25)

Weird Al was on the news the other night about making a comeback. I remember posting this video a few weeks ago, but I didn't watch it until the news brought it up. I'm usually not a Weird Al fan, but I really like his parody of "Blurred Lines." I think this song should be played to older middle schoolers and high schoolers as well as some college students.

Saturday, July 19

Went to lunch at Bagelicious and this was my awesome meal. :)

I was cleaning out my closet and found an Arabic poem I wrote in 2010:
بين جنّة و جهنَّم
ثقل قلب و عين
اطفل نور
راحة سلمي

Between heaven and hell,
heavy heart and eyes,
distinguished light.
Rest peacefully.

Some worksheets too.

I love this bokeh shot. It's pretty. :)

Sunday, July 20

I love this box… I do want to try these clementines for kids.

Haha… I almost bought it because of Monoxide. :D I didn't see "Jessica" though.

Mom showed me how to make nan's sauce.

The pickles I made were ready. So good. I'll be making them again.

Monday, July 21

Dad brought me home an Orange Julius. It was so good.

Mom showed me how to make nan's famous meatballs.

Getting ready for my SocraTea interview tomorrow… though in my heart I know I want to be in Green Bay…

…I have decided to tell her I changed my mind, I can't find housing and I want to go back to my dream: Wisconsin.

Tuesday, July 21

I love dad's Ray Ban sunglasses. :)

Wednesday, July 23

The sun makes my freckles stand out.

I've decided that I want to go back to my original dream and look in Wisconsin/Green Bay. I like what I see there and I want to be there. I'll be finding something temporary here to save, then keep applying in Wisconsin. While I was at the library, I thought about making a picture document of things I can look forward to about Wisconsin, goals, etc. :) Here are some pictures:

People from Wisconsin on City-Data have been more helpful and encouraging.
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Hi everyone,

I want to move from Pennsylvania to Green Bay (I've always loved Green Bay and that was my original plan to move from 2010-2013, then got sidetracked for 6 months and I want to try again... I've been to Green Bay a few times and I just love it. I know I want to be here) and I'm a writer and librarian. I have 9 years experience in a library, 3 years in office with technical writing and 7 years with freelance writing. I have a bachelor's degree in English and I know German fluently (as well as Arabic, but I'm not fluent in that [yet]). I am still currently working in Pennsylvania (and will be getting a 2nd job hopefully in retail to save up for the move and maybe transfer if necessary), but I applied at a few jobs already. Although I still work in Pennsylvania and will be taking something for extra money, I am still going to apply in Green Bay. What is the outlook for writers or administrative assistants? I did apply at the Brown County Library. Are there other libraries?
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Back when I was growing up there all of the area libraries were merged into the Brown County Library system. So you have the central library downtown with several branches in the city and suburbs. You may want to try libraries outside of that system which would be the Green Bay school district along with other suburban school districts. Also you may want to try institutions such as UWGB, St. Norbert College, NWTC.
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Sounds like a plan! I'm 40 miles from GB on the lakeshore. I think you would be able to find an apartment. As with any location, you have to do your homework. You might want to check into the
tax issue in terms of what is taken out of a pay check. I remember Wis. employees when I was living/working in Illinois complaining about it.

I worked for VW for 33 yrs., have a pension and ss so I was able to leave Illinois, move here.

Thursday, July 24

I love having pen pals from!

At today's art class, we were teaching the children about pointillism. So fun.

So pretty.

Friday, July 25

Mimi keeping mom's work papers and electronic devices warm.

I'm dog and snake sitting for my aunt this weekend.

My awesome dinner!

Even though I tried, it all fell apart
What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when...

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end

It doesn’t even matter


  1. So you were a cheesehead...

    1. Yes! I whip out that cheesehead every season. :D No shame, either. :p I entered the Packers contest as well, so hopefully I win because I want to see a regular season game because I've only seen pre-season games. I'm really hoping the apartments in Green Bay are nicer (I should say land lord wise...).

  2. "Weird Al" Yankovic is amazing, and "Word Crimes" crushes "Blurred Lines". Best version of that song, ever.

    Love all the nature, food and Mimi pictures, as well as your Dad's sunglasses. :)

    1. Yes! Weird Al's "Word Crimes" is the best and I'm glad it crushes "Blurred Lines." I hate that song.

      Thank you. :)