March Already?

I’ve been so insanely busy recently I can’t believe it’s March already. It also reminds me that I am staring down my last birthday in my 20’s. Which, when I think about it is just crazy to me. I suppose I just always thought I would have some moment where I really just became an adult. Instead it’s just been a slow easing process. I also don’t feel like I’m almost 30 yet, so that’s a plus right?

So what have I been busy with? Well I recently accepted a job offer at a local sterling silver wholesaler and retailer, to work on there online store, eBay listings, marketing, and expansion into places like Amazon. I’m super stoked about the opportunity for a ton of reasons. Bill also got a new office job as a database manager at a local medical supply company. And those two facts lead us to the next bit of busyness.

We joined a gym. Bill brought it up when he started his new job since he is sitting all day now and he doesn’t want to put on a ton of weight. So we toured several local small gym and rec centers and finally decided on the Rec Center in Tallmadge. Granted we have to pay non-resident rates, but the atmosphere was a million times better to us then the Kent fitness center. It has a nice family vibe to it and the only thing it was lacking for me was a pool. But we joined last week and I’ve gone almost everyday so far. I’m doing a combo of half an hour to an hour of cardio (elliptical, precor, walking) and half an hour of weight lifting. Generally Bill and I lift weights together, and then he goes downstairs to shoot hoops while I jump on the elliptical for 30 minutes and then I do anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes on the precor.

I’m pretty excited about it though. We’re hoping to go a minimum of 3 days a week, up to 5, maybe more depending how we feel. I’m using my week off well though and I went this morning and spent 30 minutes on the elliptical and 15 minutes on the precor and then I’m meeting Bill up there after he is off work to lift and then do some more cardio.

I have to pack in my gym time too because this coming weekend I’m going to be working a celtic jewelry trade-show with my new job, and then Monday I officially start.

All in all a great start to March. Started going to the gym, raiding 2 days a week, reading at least a book a week, and starting a new job I am super excited about. Lets see if I can keep this pace up, cause it feels awesome.

Ohio Dialect

I recently saw Jenn’s video/blog entry about words and dialect and figured I would join in. Be gentle, as it is my first video blog, but thought it would be a nice update since it’s been awhile.

Words said:
Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

Questions answered:
* What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
* What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
* What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
* What do you call gym shoes?
* What do you say to address a group of people?
* What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
* What do you call your grandparents?
* What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
* What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
* What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

Love Hate Weather Relationship

I have a severe love/hate relationship with the weather were I live. I love it because of this:

Because how can you not love having a view like that? Autumn is by far my favorite time of year.

But then, it also brings the snow, and we won’t get into my snow hatred yet. Although it will probably snow tonight just to spite me now that I’ve brought it up and thought about it.

But what I hate about autumn in specific in Ohio is the yo-yo’ing temperatures. Granted, I love 60 degree daytime temps, don’t get me wrong. But the 30 degree mornings? They too would even be okay if it didn’t go from 30 in the morning to 60-70 in the day and then back down again. All that does is make me miserable with sinus and allergy congestion.

So here I am, feeling miserable during my favorite time of year. Gotta love it.

What season do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Again with the new job?

Yeah, I got a new job…. again. Seems as though it’s becoming a trend for me, eh? But this is it for a long time. I am finally where I want to be. I just kept looking while working at other places, and now I have happily landed back in my field of choice, advertising. I started at the end of October and worked from home for a week as the new office was being painted and prepped for us to move in. I’ve been working in office for a little over a week now and it’s awesome!

I don’t have a technical title yet, as they wanted to bring me in and see where everything falls before I get a “title”. Currently my title would be PPC/SMO monkey. I got handed my first big client and have been spending alot of time in AdWords and Analytics, working on a local social media campaign for them, and writing monthly stats reports for them and another client.

But, I love it. I never really thought I would be into advertising, but I am. I love working in AdWords and Analytics, writing up a social media strategy for a company, and spending hours researching effective marketing tools to make a campaign go perfectly. I’m super stoked about this field, my new job, my new company and were we will go.

The only downside I have is a 2 hour a day commute. An hour in and an hour back. But if thats the worst part, I can’t complain at all.