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how salty are you

spilled salt

You know, I can’t help myself. Here comes another SpongeBob reference, specifically from the episode “No Weenies Allowed”…Somehow you’ve made it out of Weenie Hut Junior, and you’re at the door of the Salty Spittoon. Instead of being greeted with the normal, “Welcome to the Salty Spitoon. How tough are you?” you get “Welcome to the Salty Spitoon. How salty are you?” This may seem silly from the normal routine, but the answer is quite important.

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human hibernation

baby and bear sleeping with a pile of food

Do you ever feel like as a species humans are getting screwed over? We have to work jobs, we have to pay taxes, and WE DON’T GET TO HIBERNATE! So many other animals get to snuggle up during the winter months with a nice pile of food, while we go out in the cold and continue working. I’m calling for a HUMAN HIBERNATION!

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my vegetarian saga

vegetarian dish

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, it always makes me think about the short-lived time that I was a vegetarian. It was a span of time that lasted about two months during my sophomore year of college, and it culminated right around Thanksgiving. Having no game plan as to how I could make Thanksgiving work in a family of meat-loving people, my vegetarian saga came to an end.

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online validation

cell phone filled with social media likes

A few days ago, I tweeted for the first time in years. I wish I could say it felt good, but noooo, I was too busy being anxious about whether or not people would validate my tweet by liking or retweeting. I’ve talked before about how out of touch I am with social media practices. But I forgot about the part where I constantly check my phone after posting to see if there are any new notifications. How many of you all can relate to this?

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you hesitated

woman looking through rearview window

When you’re at the pool, do you test the water with your toes, or do you jump straight into the deep end? If you have to test the water, one could say that you are hesitating to get in the pool. I remember watching Frozen and laughing when Ana said, “You hesitated” because Kristoff didn’t answer a question right away. It was a bit unexpected with her being so direct in addressing this delay that could have been motivated by a doubt. However, how often do you think this phrase to yourself?

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fun size

line up of different candy bars

Wrap me up and call me a fun size candy bar because I am SHORT (I’m inches away from 5′ 0″). There are some people that start off being the tallest person in the grade, but eventually everyone else passes them in height, but I never had that privilege. So this goes out to all the shorties, because we aren’t just short, we are fun size!

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pizza friday

pizza pizza

In my household, Fridays are a day for us to relax after going through the week. This means that no one feels like doing any intense cooking, and we’ll probably end up watching a movie. I don’t remember when we started this tradition, but it is something that we’ve been doing at least since the start of the pandemic, and that is getting pizza from Papa Murphy’s on Fridays.

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learning from rejection

paper person with a broken heart

Over the years I’ve become more familiar with rejection. Rejection happens with crushes, and it’s bound to happen with the job search. Sometimes it’s easy to think, it just wasn’t meant to be, but most of the time your heart was caught up in the idea of this something that rejected you. However, there could be a lesson that we’ve been missing with rejection.

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finding time

hanging pocket watches

525,600 minutes in a year. If there is one thing that movies have taught me, it is that humans are obsessed with time. There have been countless movies about time travel to change how things once were. Villains have tried to find some kind of magic potion that lets them live forever. We spend a lot of our life thinking about times that were and that are to come, and the present moments become a blur. Often times it feels as though there is simply not enough time, and we have to find it.

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the future of job applications

two people discussing application

Since I’ve been searching for jobs, I’ve been hearing a lot about Applicant Tracking Systems, a.k.a. the computer systems that decide I’m not qualified for a job because of certain keywords (or lack thereof). I’ve been trying to figure out ways to finesse this system, but there are only so many times I can use the word “market” and have it make sense with what I was doing on my past jobs. However, I have a feeling that in the future the whole application process will be an automated ordeal.