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Dear Erin,

March 13, 2012


Erin Schrader

Dear Erin,

When do you know it’s time to leave your current job and pursue something new?
I am stewing and stressing over a job situation and would love an opinion!
Thanks Erin!
Dear Too Legit To Quit,  
Let me tell you when you know it is time to quit your job and do something different.
When you find yourself wondering if you should quit your job and do something different.
Listen girlfriend.
Your heart isn’t in it. Or so it sounds.
Along with that, you are pretty young. Or so I am assuming.
{Yes, the remainder of my answer is based solely off of sounds and assumptions}.
Don’t get me wrong, there is something to be said about staying at the same job for years and years. People refer to this as discipline and contentment. Well at least I think that’s what they call it?
I wouldn’t really know.
However, there is also something said for trying new things when given the chance.
My life motto goes something like this
I am only going to live once (unless I turn into a cat which Lord willing I won’t), I might as well try everything once
Except marijuana. That stuff I never want to try. Unless I develop a severe case of glaucoma.
Eww, and tomato juice. Definitely don’t want to try that.
Anyhow, what was I saying?
Right. Your job.
You only live once.
Why waste it away doing something that you “kinda” like?
Experience a new job and you will experience new thoughts. New skills. New ways of doing things. New people to go to Happy Hour with. 
{The last one mentioned being the most important}
So here you have it—you think you want to do something different? Do it.
The worse thing that could happen? You don’t like it. Well guess what.
You can then do something different.
Try enough jobs and I believe you will find the one that is the perfect fit for you.
Best of luck.
Dear Erin,
Hi. My boyfriend and I just started living together and I’m wondering if you have any advice for this particular problem–he brushes his teeth weird. It’s hard to explain, and he has really nice teeth so his method must be working, but it’s the messiest thing I’ve ever seen. We’re talking foam all over his face. We’ve been in the habit of brushing our teeth together, and so I’ve even watched him to figure out how he does it. I’m still clueless. And kind of grossed out. He’s pretty confused, too. We’ve talked about it, and he’s admitted it’s a problem. We’re both in the dark about how to fix it. Perhaps a tooth brushing tutorial? Recommended best practices?
Dear Foaming with Frustration,
What a horrible problem this must be in your household.
I can’t imagine being a messy tooth brusher. How disgusting.

Okay. So I feel his pain. Here is what I blame the above “situation” on.
As in you and my husband.
The people that we brush alongside.
If you both weren’t so darn cute, we wouldn’t salivate so much over you while we have a toothbrush in our mouth. 
So no, it is not our technique that it is wrong.
And no, it is not because our dental hygienists have told us that we have the most saliva they have ever seen in ones mouth {although I did take that as the biggest compliment ever}
It is because of your smokin’ good looks.
So you want us to be better, cleaner, more civilized brushers?
Don’t be near us.
Easy as that.

Dear Erin,
My husband just realized he lost his wedding ring and he has no clue where or when he lost it. I am not at all happy about this and he  thinks I am overreacting. He thinks we can just go buy a new one and it will be just the same but to me it is a symbol of our marriage. So what is your thought on this am I overreacting or is he taking it too lightly? Thanks for your input.
Dear To Ring Or Not To Ring,
My first question to you is—where did he lose it?
That was just like asking you what your first name is right after I used your first name.
We will ignore the fact that this ring could’ve went missing at a strip club. Kidding.
Married men don’t go to strip clubs.
I do not think you are overreacting, nor do I think your husband has the right to just waltz into a jewelry store, act like nothing happened, and buy a new ring because he couldn’t keep it on his finger. I have come up with a solution. A compromise of sorts. This idea will prohibit him from buying a new ring, and it will also ensure that he never loses his ring again. 
My solution you ask?
A tattoo around his ring finger that says “I lost the first one.”
Problem solved.

And there you have it.
More of lifes ever so important questions solved.
Have any more you would like to ask?
Email me at livinginyellow@gmail.com
This world will be a better in no time.
Or at least we’ll know not to brush our teeth around each other.

One last thing that has zero relevance to this post. Here is a snap shot from last night.

Isn’t she beautiful?
If that doesn’t make you want to leave your place of employment immediately, or lock your kids up in a closet for a solid hour, I don’t know what will.
Cheers friends.

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