one item happy, one item sad
happy first: 1. my new owl booty shorts. given to me by BAK. owls rule. i forced karl to take my picture in said shorts last night and then complained about how fat i looked in every single picture until it got annoying and he made me stop. (must stop doing that; it really is annoying)
sad second: 2. we got a TU alum letter in the mail yesterday asking for a donation. On the envelope it said "Mr. and Mrs. Karl E. Hills." First I felt really old (especially since the letter inside started "Dear Mr. & Mrs. Hills: I am a junior at TU....." and then i felt a little (lot) angry. WHERE IS MY NAME? How did my name get reduced to "MRS?!?!" I graduated from the same college, took the same classes and so on and so forth. I know it was some stupid form/merge letter, but it still made me feel weird. Does that mean I don't have my own identity in the alum database - i am just attached as 'spouse' to his??!!? Me no likey that thought. I didn't really enjoy changing my name when we married; i moved my maiden to my middle and even that was a little hard to swallow for me. But now, to be a "MRS" at age 25. THE HORROR!!! (a bit of sarcasm but i was truly a little freaked out by the envelope; you can now carry on with saying i am crazy if you like).
and, well folks, if these completely self-absorbed items are the ones that concern me (outside of more political issues like our environment, poverty, the increasing crime rate in my city, electing a new president, having a good job/insurance, feeding and clothing myself, ect. ect.) i guess i would have to say i am one lucky lady.