Friday, July 28, 2006

I need a bigger dictionary

Has it really been a week since my last post? I guess that's what happens when you are feeling a little under the weather. I guess my friends wedding had an effect on me.

I started reading The Six Pillars to Self-Esteem, and I must say that I find myself wanting a more In Depth dictionary. There are at least 3 words on every other page that I haven't a clue to what the meaning is. So I am finding it difficult to read. I guess I need buy a dictionary and one of those word a day calendars too. I can use just about anything that helps improve my vocabulary. To bad there isn't a panacea (yes this is one of the words) for all of my challenges (chose not to call them problems), then again if I did have one, life would be boring.

SO what have I been up to lately!

Nothing, but work!

Monday we had an audit of the store. Are department passed with a 100%. I was all worried because I had to take a quiz. You know how you build up a whole bunch of butterflies in your stomach because something big is about to occur, and you are afraid something bad like failure is imminent? Well maybe it doesn’t happen to you, but it sure does happen to me. My stomach felt like it was going to burst from the butterflies eating me alive, and I felt like I was going to mess everything up including the verbal part when they ask me what Title 31 is (in regards to money orders and Western Union). When it’s time for me to take part in the audit for my department, the auditor hands me the test and then he tells me to get a piece of paper. My heart is pounding, but not as much as I thought. Then he tells me to answer questions 10-14.

I’m like “WHAT”!

Only five questions, I got all worked up for five questions out of about 40.

What THE …

Then I find out I don’t even have to answer verbally or otherwise in regards to Title 31. I got all worked up for nothing.

I got all five questions right! We had the best score in the store. What a TEAM, What a TEAM!

Still I think I need to stop worrying about things and just wait and see. I’m hoping that The Six Pillars will help me to build up my self-esteem so I don’t worry so much, and believe in my abilities more. I don’t care if I have to learn the entire English language and then some; I am going to finish the book for my sake.

I’m ending this post the same way It began…By posing a question!

Would you “adjust” your underwear (tidy whitie’s, boxers, thongs, or panties) if you were in the eye of the public? (Bet you can’t wait for that post)


Chris said...

What if I'm not wearing any? ha ha ha

Don't worry about understanding every word. Pick up what you can by context, but just try to pick up the general concepts.

I am impressed because you have shown, by getting that book, that 1) you believe that you "can do" and 2) you believe that you are worth the effort to make a better future for yourself.

Congratulations on the audit. Those always make me nervous too!

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Judith said...

I'm all about vocabulary! Some of my favorite books are ones of reference; dictionaries, lexica, and thesauruses. Kudos for building yours. Awesome!

Congratulations on doing so well on your test. I think a good score (and butterflies) is indicative of a good student.

Interesting question at the end. How much "adjusting" of undergarments does one really need to do when going commando? Just a thought.


Bobby said...

Audits suck ass. I am the lead auditor at work and hate conducting them because I have to go after my friends. At least you were prepared and were ready for the worst. That matters more than anything. I have learned that preparing for the worst always works out for the best.

P.S. In regards to my latest entry, you would not want my job - I just don't have one. At work, I have 3!!! Lead Auditor, Safety Coordinator, and Lab Development Tech are the 3. Do you still want to trade?

Chelle said...

Thongs hurt my toes...

Jeff said...

Worrying sucks. Things are never as bad as your imagination makes them out to be.

About the underwear question:

Depending on how uncomfortable the situation is, I would say "yes". I can get over being embarrassed in minutes, uncomfortable underwear could last all day!

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Judith said...

Love the new template!

shari said...

Charles, I like for a blog dictionary. It lets you put a link-box thing on your blog and I use mine all the time. Even when I'm not posting. I just had to use it look up panacea. :)

The Dark Lord Omz said...

Rock on with your bad self.

Dude, underwear chafes, if it's gotta get fixed, fix it. Just don't be digging for gold.