So, I know you all dying to know what is new in the life of Shannon Doherty. Well, my dear, you are about to find out.
It is very late at night and I am rushing to do this (as always, unfortunately) and I should be sleeping. My love for my friends I do this with and the two other people reading this is stronger than my will to sleep. Fueled by this love, I will write this piece tonight if it kills me.
Let’s see, I believe I’ll start out with school. I am still attending college. This is my second semester at Dutchess Community College and so far it has not killed me. My teachers are lovely and mean well. Would you like to hear about my current projects? OKAY GREAT. Here they are!
Ceramics= I’m working on a project that requires two objects to be made, can be abstract or realistic, and they have to have a relationship/evoke emotion. They have to be either human or animal body parts or the entire body. I have chosen to do a pair of jellyfish. I am still working out exactly what form they will be (wall mounts or some sort of pedestal bowl thing or something). Over the next few days I have to come up with the final idea.
3D Design= I am finishing up my cardboard project. It is a door with a broken doorknob. It represents the concept of lost dependency. If you cannot rely on a doorknob, what can you rely upon? I was inspired by Claes Oldenburg’s giant broken button sculpture. I will have to begin the found objects project soon. This is essentially taking a bunch of found objects and creating my own work of art from them.
Art History= Well, this isn’t really a class I do projects in. I do have to get on making flashcards for the Aegean and Greek “knowns.” “Knowns” are works of art from history that I have to memorize the title, period, sub-period, and date/dynasty they are believed to be from. This coming test will require me to memorize about 60 of these. Woo hoo! GET PUMPED.
English 102= Again, no projects, but I do have to read Barn Burning by William Faulkner. My teacher is requiring us to write a “reader’s response essay” to this story, which is essentially just writing about something she tells us to that coincides with the story. I have not been doing so hot on those for some reason. My “this is bullshit” attitude must not be a good read for her.
Work has been pretty horrible. I mean, I haven’t been working too much and that is nice. I like not working. The downside to this is not getting paid much. Apparently, my bosses think I suck and hate me as an employee. They’ve been wanting me to do this bogus VIBE shit. I don’t really think I will get any more of a positive reaction from customers than I already do. If a customer gets mad, frustrated, or whatever, they probably feel this way because they don’t want to wait for things that are not instant (nothing is), they have been told incorrect information and I am telling them how it is, or they don’t like the price of something. There are other miscellaneous things customers get upset about, but those are the big ones I deal with. VIBE will not fix these. If it could, it would sound a lot more appealing to me. I don’t like people and I didn’t even care if I got the job or not when I was hired.
I am a GOOD employee because I can produce quality work and can problem solve fairly well.
I am a GOOD employee because I own up to my mistakes and am very up front with customers.
I am a GOOD employee because I don’t fuck around and I actually care about my standards of work.
On the other hand, I am a BAD employee because I could give a shit about corporate’s ignorant requests.
I am a BAD employee because I will not roll over for every customer that walks in and complains.
I am a BAD employee because I don’t make time to clean the entire department from top to bottom every time I close.
I am a BAD employee because I don’t worry about the meaningless small shit that does not affect anything except “numbers.”
Sounds like I need to get the hell out of retail, and if any of my managers/leads are reading this, don’t take it personally, I don’t hate you, just retail. You guys can be pretty awesome.
My personal life is kind of torn. My parents are still trying to disconnect me from my relationship that has been going on for an entire year now. They have blocked his number and ban me form sleeping over anyone’s house. They, also, try to get me home at a “reasonable” hour and to tell them where, when, and who I am going somewhere with. I can appreciate and understand the concern. But, seriously, I am not getting into trouble. I mostly just watch movies or shows, do homework, and sometimes go to a museum or go out and get food. I get that controlling me must be a blast, but after 19 years I’ve become so tired of it.
They want me to “communicate” with them. What that means is “Shannon, we realize that you are growing distant from us and we don’t want you to abandon us. Now go do chores.” When I was younger, I would honestly go weeks without talking to my parents. Communication? It was all yelling or empty small talk. Obviously, there were some moments of “communication,” but nothing I really remember. I was depressed for most of my life up until this point. I would barely talk to anyone. Now that I can drive and get away from the house for long periods of time, they want to “communicate” with me. Why would I want to communicate with people who are always trying to oppress me and my life choices?
Thank you for reading this, if you did. If you did not read this, well, then I am talking to no one aren’t I? How are you today no one? That’s fucking super.