Tuesday, June 12, 2007


My current job, receptionist at a psychiatrist's office, is truly the best job ever. I answer the phone, I transcribe dictations, I schedule appointments, and I file and fax random things. These events usually do not take up much time. For instance, today I went in at 9 AM. I had a big report to type up and edit, and do other random things, and then from 12-4 I read. The phone didn't even ring. Except for the Dr. to tell me he wasn't coming in at all today. Tomorrow he has one eval to do, and that takes abot 5 hours, so again, I'll have essentially nothing to do.

Since I had so much time today, I was able to finish Fast Food Nation. I really have no idea why, but for some reason I am fascinated with the meatpacking industry. Isn't that odd??? I LOVED The Jungle. And in FFN he goes into great detail about workers in meatpacking plants and the horrible conditions they must endure. I would really really like to tour a plant. Reading some of the things in the book, I feel compelled to be a vegetarian, or swear off fast food entirely. But I know I could never really do that. Do I lack conviction? Am I weak? Do I not have the courage to stand up for things in which I believe? I don't know. I do know that I love a good steak and a double cheeseburger without the mustand and with extra pickles from Mickey D's every once in awhile. Although after what I've read today, who really knows exactly what's in the beef I'm eating. Still, it's very bizarre to me that I'm so interested in it. Like, I can imagine myself later in life becoming an advocate for better beef handling procedures, taking Washington by storm with my go-getter attitude. Ha. Ok, so I exaggerate. But I feel like I should be doing something. But I don't know what. I do know that McDonald's wields an extreme amount of power, and they do have the ability to change how meatpackers are treated. But they don't. I don't think I've quite sorted out all of my opinions yet, as I'm sure you can tell. Anyway, it's a very interesting book. I recommend it.

Next up? I have no idea. I think I've read every book on our wee bookshelf. There may be a copy of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn that my mom gave me last year. I started it, but I didn't get very far. Didn't grab my attention for some reason. I should give it another shot. If I can't find it, I think I'll try and read through the Conference Ensign. Should count for some Personal Progress, right??? Our YW are the in the middle of a PP Olympics, leaders included. So I gotta get crankin!

Website find of the day, courtesy of Scott(who does not blog as often as he ought):
Hot chicks with doucebags. Thanks, Scoot!

I'm out!

1 comment:

Annie said...

Guess what? I sometimes stalk you, too.