Thursday, May 27, 2010

Graduation and stuff.

So my baby (ha) brother graduated from high school this week. This means, I have been out of high school for 5 years and still haven't graduated from college. Well that will happen soon enough. Anyways, after the last high school graduation for a while, I made a vow to send letters and maybe even hold a community meeting about semi-formal events. It sickens me that people have no respect and no dignity. People walk in to graduation in holey jeans and flip-flops like they just came from the beach or the homeless shelter. Rude? Maybe, but really people should show some respect. Also, screaming children!!!! One of my biggest pet peeves. Teach your kids when it's okay to scream and yell and run around. It is definitely not okay at a graduation or when you are eating dinner at a restaurant next to me. It wasn't even just the screaming children. Adults were having conversations with each other, and not even whisper conversations. And not just one or two, nearly every person in that place was having a conversation. Where has the respect and dignity gone?
On a lighter note, I look forward to having my brother close so I don't have to eat pasta and egg sandwiches all the time :). Since that is all Aly eats that is all I generally cook.
I'm glad that my mother is not like oh so many other mothers I know in this world who wear the mom pants. I vow to never wear mom pants. Yay for my mom's awesome taste in clothes :)
I applied for a job that I want so much and am waiting for a call to get an interview. The wait is making me anxious and nervous. The job closes today and they are busy with graduations tomorrow, so hopefully I get a call early next week :). I also found another job that I want even more that I am applying for. Keep your fingers crossed for me!


Amy said...

Oh Natalie. I wore flip flops to graduation. My husband wore shorts. Does that make us disrespectful? Oh, by the way, I asked Daniel if he would be offended if we didn't dress up. He was fine with it. Oh yeah, one of my kids was screaming and the other one was climbing everywhere and asking everyone for gum. You have no idea how hard I work at teaching him appropriate behavior for every situation in life. Someday when you have screaming children of your own, you will become a lot more tolerant of other screaming children. And the whispered conversations among adults? Rude, yes. However, it was hot in the gym and very hard to hear the speakers.

On another note, GOOD LUCK on your interviews!!! Hope it works out for you the way you want it to. Keep us posted.

Liz said...

I disagree. If you hold an event in a high school gym, you can't expect people to really dress up.

Also, I hope you will still make egg sandwiches. They are the BEST!

Natalie said...

So then you don't hold graduation in a high school gym. That's the first problem. And, Amy your kids don't run around screaming like the ones I was referring to. And they are young... Some of those kids were not as young.

Liz said...

Bahaha, are you talking about that 8-year-old that was sliding down the aisle on his belly?