The Life of Bon: I was duped. Totally and utterly duped.

Friday, June 14, 2013

I was duped. Totally and utterly duped.

I had the most horrible day yesterday.  More horrible than all your days put together, I promise you, so don't even try to one up me!  First my one year old niece was puking all over me and Greg.  I felt so bad for the little girl, but at the same time was totally disgusted.  Secondly my "new job" is a total bust.  I will give you the full run down next week, but it's safe to say I am quitting.  And by that I mean I already quit.   I'll put it this way- I am not in the mood to change the diapers of grown men for a measly $8 an hour.  Who do they think they are trying to kid with that wage for that type of service?  I was totally duped into that job and the fact that they got me to do it even one day is an outrage, I tell you!  An outrage!

Next week I am going to Hawaii and I am hoping that that beautiful island will fully erase the trauma I experienced yesterday.  If not, looks like I'll be vacationing all summer.


I am now going to introduce you to four lovely ladies who have all put a lot of time and effort into their own blogs.  Each one is unique and beautiful in its own way.  In the past I have always had sponsors write their own paragraphs but this month I wrote them. Let me know what you think of it- does it make you more or less likely to visit their blogs?

SAMANTHA


Samantha is the writer behind the blog 24to30 where she keeps it real and keeps it fresh.  I think what I love most about her blog is that she is so down to earth- when I read her blog I don't feel like she is trying to keep any secrets or pretend to be someone she's not.  It's just Samantha.  Being real.  She is a mom to three, but the real focus of her blog is on sharing her weight loss journey.  I get the feeling from her that she'd tell you just about anything if you wanted to know.  I especially loved her letter to her 21 year old self- I saw so much of what I experienced at 21 in that thing. (Oh, and I totally agree on the skip the big honeymoon thing!)


SARAH


Sarah's blog, Venus Trapped in Mars, is one of the most original blogs I've ever read.  She is a self professed "Espn for women" and her blog focuses a lot on, yep, sports!  On her right sidebar instead of the typical links of "about me" "shopping" "my favorite brands" etc, she's got basketball, tennis, football, etc.  She's also a graphic designer, and you can tell from the look of her blog- it's sparkly and gold and beautiful.  I almost felt like I was visiting Kim Kardashian's blog!  I absolutely loved her post on everything she doesn't "get"... The obsession with Bachelor, people who don't have iPhones, or people who think Sarah Jessica Parker is ugly.  The list is totally random and so hilarious- make sure you check it out!  (I died laughing when she admitted she used to set her alarm at 3:30 am to harvest soybeans on Farmville.)



HOLLY


Hey Hollywood is where you will find Holly talking a million miles a minute about all the adventures in her life.  Previously known as Running in Stilettos, Holly's blog has got a little bit of everything.  On Thursday she does a "I've come to realize" link up that is both observant and hilarious.  She's got some giveaways here and there, but mostly her blog is about her life and all the fun she has.  Seriously, when looking over her posts I couldn't help but think, "Dang!  Homegirl has a ton of fun!"  One of my favorite posts is this one where she gives advice on what to do if you're in a car accident.  Let's just say some of us need all the help we can get!



BETH


The first thing that will probably catch your eye when you hit up Beth's blog, Hang on, Honey, is her blog design.  Every once in a while I come across a blog where I have to just sit for a minute and take in the aethetic.  I love the font that she chose and I adore her title:  Hang on, Honey: An ode to the twenty somethings.  (I think I mostly love this because doesn't it seem like every blogger claim to be a "twenty something")  She is tracking her weight until her wedding in October- but has missed a few "mini goals".  I laughed out loud when she said in this post, "I'm really good at listening to advice and ignoring it..."  Aren't we all?!?  I totally loved her "I think you might be lost" post where she made fun of everything people had googled to get to her blog.  


Go give these girls a visit... and don't forget to leave me a comment saying which way you prefer the group posts.  Last month's group post was here.

AND NOW.... THE WEEKEND!  HALLELUJAH!

21 comments:

  1. Well, it's gotta be hard to work for $8 bucks an hour even without the whole changing adult diapers thing. Icky! Well....Guess you get to immerse yourself in Summer...which sounds pretty darn good to me!!

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  2. Don't feel bad... I quit a job at a boutique hotel after one day when the manager walked in with a basket of his personal laundry and asked me to fold it for him. I walked out and never even went back for the paycheck. Some things just aren't worth it!

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  3. As a high school senior I applied for a similar job where they said I would just hang out with old people and whatnot. Got to the SECOND interview and they finally told me I would also be BATHING said old people. Uh, hello I was an 18 year old high school female, no way would I be bathing anyone but myself! Not for me, can't do it even if they paid me $30 an hour!

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  4. Aaaaaaahhh!!! The adult diapers thing is too much! I would have quit too. Good for you to stick with your guns and have some standards!

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  5. Hawaii will make EVERYTHING better! Which island are you going to?

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  6. I would have quit that job too!

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  7. ewwwwieee!! i think you were just a few hours late on the quitting! the secret is to leave BEFOREEEE you change the diapers! :) hawaii will make it all bettttter!

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  8. i like the little intro paragraph - keeps the descriptions consistent. i was thinking of doing something similar (for whenever i have more sponsors). i know 2 of these ladies' blogs but excited to go check out the others! have fun in hawaii. dying of jealousy.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  9. $8/hour!? What an insult! Good thing you quit :)

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  10. Thank you so much :) $8 isn't worth it!

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  11. Wow!! Stupid Job. Hawaii rocks!! I think I'm more likely to check out the blogs if you write about them. I read yours so your style is what I like. ;)

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  12. I hope you have loads of fun in Hawaii!!

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  13. I'm so sorry that your day was bad!! I had a terrible day yesterday and I talked to a few other people who had a terrible day too. I wonder if something was in the air. You aren't talking about your new teaching job though, are you?

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  14. I am so sorry you had a "poppy" day! (get it with the adult diaper?) I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing vacation and veg out in Hawaii! :)

    Laura@MiceInTheKitchen

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  15. Honestly, I've always said people, sometime in their lives, should waitress and also work in a nursing home environment. It teaches tolerance, service, and humility. It makes you look at the world differently. Sorry Bonnie, I have to disagree with you on this one. One day you might be in the same position, or one day someone might have the same thoughts about your dad... you might have learned a lot from those old guys...

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  16. I'm thinking that teaching probably taught you your tolerance, service and humility. $8/hour for adult poopy diapers? No gracias.

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  17. wow that does sound like a really lame job. glad you quit. I hope you have fun on your trip next week too!

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  18. I like it better when the author of the blog writes the blurb, but that's just me.

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  19. I wouldn't do that job for $8 hell I wouldn't do it for $88 an hour......lol

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  20. this was a cool new way to do group posts...I like it! my personal favorite is still probably when you have all of them share a story on a theme and we vote on the best one, while being entered to win ad space. the stories always end up being hilarious!

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  21. Have fun in Hawaii! I was just there for about 10 days with my family and had a great time! The weather was lovely and the scenery was gorgeous! Explore as much as you can! What islands are you going to?

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