Friday, September 25, 2009

duck pajamas

thanks to everyone who commented on my post-college crisis thoughts from a couple of days ago. it's nice to know i'm not the only one in a weird spot in life or that hates that need for money is guiding my decisions. i appreciate hearing people's thoughts and experiences. sometimes, through being honest and open about our frustrations and hardships, we can really comfort and motivate each other. yes!

jonathan and i just got back from volunteering at ascend's (the organization we interned for) annual gala. it was quite an experience to sit in the company of people throwing around thousands of dollars for basketball games, private concerts, and vacations during the live auction. of course it was all for a good cause and i know the people in the countries that ascend works in will really benefit from the money coming to them. (it would be cool if we didn't have to use luxury vacations to get help to the poor, but if it works, it works. aaahhhhhhh i said it. whew feels good to get that off my chest. okay.)

jonathan was in the silent auction with his design skills up for bid. he spent days (and even pulled an all-nighter after they made a bunch of print changes) designing the program for this gala. so we were hoping someone would bid on him at the gala to help pay for his hours of work on the program design. we don't know if anyone bid on him yet. i have to say, i'll be disappointed if he doesn't get paid for his hard work.

BUT we can live off of canned tuna and rice here just like we did in ecuador if we have to. and there are always our parents for a nice meal. it's funny to think that we're about as poor as the people we worked with in ecuador right now.

well, financial security is overrated. i'm serious. i'm happier now, poor, than i was a couple years ago when i had a lot of money.*

plus, jonathan is wearing my duck pajama pants right now (from the girls' section of aeropostale), and that makes me happy too.

(no pictures please:)

*not to say one can't have money and happiness. someday.... someday.


David and Brooke Gallagher said...

Amanda your the greatest!!!!

cathy said...

Let me bake you something. You'll feel better. :)

hoistgrace said...

Oh Cathy! I feel better already!

James McOmber said...

Good to hear the "happy and poor beats rich and lonely" thing isn't just a cliche. I also hope Jonathan gets bid on. I'd probably bid on him even if I didn't need his skills if I saw him wearing your duck pajamas.

Kristine and Ryan said...

Amanda- your blog rocks! Hope things are good for you.