The design of its headquarters reflects both its status as a tech giant and its original academic routes.Who knew that Taco Bell had so much in common with the archetypal Silicon Valley startup?He lived on the other side of town, but I was sure my mom would be okay with driving me. I had worn a cute skirt to school and debated on wearing it to the Riley's, but decided against it -- three year olds could be really active and I didn't want to deal with the skirt.
This is a declaration for anyone who's in a long-term relationship in their 20s and has felt pressure to "see what else is out there." Some people think that being in a relationship in your 20s makes no sense at all.
I never imagined I'd be the "type" of girl that would be getting married young.
And if that sounds judgmental and presumptuous, you're right.
I spent most nights of my senior year in high school babysitting. Apparently having a real job would affect my grades too much, so I was stuck earning my money by spending my nights in various houses, feeding Kraft Dinner and hot dogs to hyper-active kids while their parents took a night off. I had a pretty steady clientele, most within walking distance of my house. I gave my cell phone number out to my clients, and he was lucky enough to call me on one of my nights off. "I'm afraid I can't offer you more than your regular rate or anything..." "It's fine," I interrupted. I'd love to babysit for your son." "Thank you so much," he said, sounding thoroughly relieved. I would need you from around five until pretty late." "Not a problem," I said. His tie was loosened slightly and he had taken off his jacket, rolling the sleeves of his shirt up. "I'm a mess, I know," he sighed, sitting on the couch.
I don't mind children, and at most places I had full access to the fridge while I finished off my homework after putting the kids to bed. I liked to play games with the kids and most of the time, the kids asked for me back before their parents did. "I usually take Friday nights off, but it sounds like you could use the help." "I really could," he said. He had a young-looking face, but he looked tired and really tense. I'm still trying to figure out how I'm supposed to balance him and my job." I smiled, a little unsure of what to say, and he seemed to notice. Kyle's head was poked through the slightly ajar door, looking at me.