My first week of my new job came and went, and overall it went really well. I definitely underestimated the fear and overwhelming nature of starting something new, but I think I can manage it, and I actually find the new challenges really exciting. But the best part of my new job is that my commute has gone from 2 hours a day to about 40 minutes a day, and its kind of crazy how much it has affected my life. I used to get home at 7, 7:30 and now I get home at 6:00 thanks to an earlier start time. Dan and I took the dogs for a walk when the sun was still out, and I knew I made the right decision.
Currently Watching: We watched the Wolf of Wall Street this weekend, and after giving it a lot of thought, I didn't like it. Generally when I don't like a movie its because its boring or the subject mater wasn't interesting, but Wolf of Wall Street was certainly compelling and the story was entertaining. It had its moments where I laughed (the scene where he takes too many ludes being one of them), but overall I found the movie to be so derogatory toward woman. Not to get on a feminist soap box, but I am so sick of the absolute degradation of woman in film being justified as some form of artistic expression. While I get that DiCapro's character was supposed to be obsessed with excess, the movie probably could have been about an hour shorter if they cut out 80% of the gratuitous sex scenes. It was just too much, and maybe I am getting old, but we have got to get better roles for woman in film. Unless you break through as a major headlining actress, the only supporting roles available to woman are strippers and trophy wives. Its depressing.
PSA: Apparently this week was National Sibling Appreciation Day, and while I generally don't partake in these (fake) holidays, it gave me the opportunity to share one of my favorite photos of my siblings:
This photo was taken in December 2004, a week or so before I left for London and we were hit with a major snowstorm. It was taken in the front yard of our childhood home. Kevin is now taller then both me and Ryan, and my parents sold the house. So much as changed in 10 years, but my brothers are still as cool as ever (but Kevin still puts bunny ears on Ryan in pictures, some things will never change).
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