self-esteem destruction

I've discovered a very good way to destroy someone's self-esteem in 30 seconds or less.
ask them if they're pregnant.
better yet, ask them repeatedly (over the course of a couple of months, or course). then, after being told "no, I'm not pregnant", look the person up and down, then with a questioning look in your eyes, say, "are you lying to me?" when they say "no" again, tell them that it "looks like you're trying to hide it" and that "you look very motherly".

you may wonder why I say all of this.
well, because it happened to me! the last month, I've been asked over and over again.
and the above conversation, though it may sound fabricated, happened today, with a co-worker.
trust me, I took no liberties. the conversation is typed out word for word as it happened less than an hour ago.

I have a few questions on the subject.
first, why would you EVER ask if someone was pregnant? unless they're about ready to pop they're so incredibly pregnant, that's a question you should never ask (at least based on appearances).
second, let's pretend for a second that I am pregnant (which I'm not - I want to be, but I'm not yet!). under that assumption (that I'm pregnant), say I am lying to you and I'm wearing clothes in a way that hides the pregnancy. don't you think that maybe, just maybe, I have a reason for not telling you? for hiding the facts? as a co-worker (my manager, to be exact, who I have no relationship with and rarely talk to or see), why would you ask these questions of someone? are you trying to destroy their self-esteem?

well, it pretty much worked. I feel like crawling in a hole. or maybe I'll just go to the bathroom, lock myself in a stall, and have a good cry.


the sweetest thing...

look! no hands!!
ah, the joys of being a child and discovering static electricity & baloons...


2 weeks!

It's official! I put in my resignation at the bank.
two weeks from today, I am a free woman!

what's even better: I LOVE my new job! it's been so long since I've had a job that I looked forward to going to. it really is a great feeling.



what happened to 2007?
it was a good year. lots happening.
something that's very hard for me to believe is happening in just three days: my 2 year anniversary! two years!! that's a long time if you think about it. think of other things you've done for two years - there aren't many. go to school, work a certain job, have the same roommate. two years.
and we still get accused of being newlyweds. people falter when they find out it's been nearly two years - they have to think up something to explain why we still like each other so much! they are always unsuccesful in finding an excuse - they simply have to realize that marriage actually CAN work and be fun!

I graduated college! I'm starting a new job on Monday. I'll be working as a para in a resource room at a middle school. it's not glamorous, and it pays very little, but my heart will be in it. and that is worth taking a paycut in my book! I'll be working full-time, so that'll make up some of the difference. and it will hopefully not be long term anyway - I'm hoping to not be in the workforce for all that much longer! (God-willing).

I bought a parenting book last night. weird.
no, I am NOT pregnant! just wanting to be prepared. :)