Monday, April 28, 2008

Money, Life, and my Dad's sage advice on the two

More than a few years ago, my dad and I had a conversation that has stuck with me to this day. The gist of it was two important points he wanted me to remember and stick to. 1. Don't piss your money away. Well, I'm still working on that one. I've made pissing my money away practically an art form, to which I'm sure my dad shakes his head at quite often. 2. Don't piss your life away. Much more recently, my dad said to me "Von, I think you've taken that pissing your life away thing a little too far." I think I know what he means. When he made the original statements, I was in high school, being busy like high schoolers are. I was in clubs, and groups, and organizations. I went to clubs. I was rarely home. I'm *ahem* a little bit older now, but am still incredibly busy not pissing my life away. My dad chuckles when I give hime a run down of what I'm up to. Here's a quick look at what I have going on right now, or will have going on this summer: German Class Administrator to Adult German School Bodhran Class Go-go dancing Class Volunteering at Old Town School of Folk Music Trying to meet up with the cacophonists and shake things up a bit Guitar lessons Kayak lessons Joining the Chicago Kayak Club Photography Classes Bartending Chicago Festivals (I'm on board for 2 this summer, come see me!) Bartending private events Learning to crochet Oh, yeah, and my newest passion - Blogging. (Dad doesn't know about this yet) I wonder why he thinks I went a little overboard with his suggestion? There is a downside to being so busy, I may write about that some other time.

5 comments:

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Sounds like a busy summer to me!

Shannon Erin said...

One of the many reasons we're friends!

Von said...

AG - busy to the good, as I like to say. Shannon - You know it! You knew this entire list before I put pen to paper. Oh how I wish we could also resurrect Urban Capture the Flag....

Kathleen said...

amazing list! color me impressed.

though I get that there is a downside to being so busy. Still, it looks awfully impressive!

Von said...

K - thanks!! I'm also reading A LOT. I might have to borrow your idea and add a list of books I've read this year somewhere on this bloggy blog.