Monday, March 31, 2008


That pretty much sums it up...

What goes through the minds of these people???

Are they Crazy??

I just shake my head and realize there's no way I'm going to ever understand what goes through their head... Why would one be afraid to leave the bathroom?? Of all rooms... I think I might be afraid to leave my house one day, but the bathroom? I think I'd be more afraid of going IN, not coming OUT.

I guess we just read about these things and hope we never become such people. Which also reminds me of an e-mail mom sent me... hahahaha!!
I never want to get old....
An elderly Floridian called 911 on her cell phone to report that her car has been broken into. She is hysterical as she explains her situation to the dispatcher: 'They've stolen the stereo, the steering wheel, the brake pedal and even the accelerator!' she cried.

The dispatcher said, 'Stay calm. An officer is on the way.'

A few minutes later, the officer radios in. 'Disregard.' He says. 'She got in the back-seat by mistake.'
Three sisters, ages 92, 94 and 96, live in a house together. One night the 96-year-old draws a bath. She puts her foot in and pauses. She yells to the other sisters, 'Was I getting in or out of the bath?'
The 94-year-old yells back, 'I don't know. I'll come up and see.' She starts up the stairs and pauses 'Was I going up the stairs or down?'
The 92-year-old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea listening to her sisters. She shakes her head and says, 'I sure hope I never get that forgetful, knock on wood.' She then yells, 'I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door.'
Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day. One remarked to the other, 'Windy, isn't it?'

'No,' the second man replied, 'it's Thursday.'

And the third man chimed in, 'So am I. Let's have a beer.'
A little old lady was running up and down the halls in a nursing home. As she walked, she would flip up the hem of her nightgown and say 'Supersex.' She walked up to an elderly man in a wheelchair. Flipping her gown at him, she said, 'Supersex.'

He sat silently for a moment or two and finally answered, 'I'll take the soup.'
Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards. One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, 'Now don't get mad at me .. I know we've been friends for a long time, but I just can't think of your name! I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is'

Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, 'How soon do you need to know?'
As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, 'Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Interstate 77. Please be careful!'

'Heck,' said Herman, 'It's not just one car. It's hundreds of them!'
Two elderly women were out driving in a large car - both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red, but they just went on through The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself 'I must be losing it. I could have sworn we just went through a red light.' After a few more minutes, they came to another intersection and the light was red again. Again, they went right through. The woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous. At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was red and they went on through. So, she turned to the other woman and said, 'Mildred, did you know that we just ran through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us both!'
Mildred turned to her and said, 'Oh, crap, am I driving ?'

Friday, March 28, 2008

Bottle Messages

I've always heard the stories about people sending messages in a bottle, but have YOU ever done it??

Message in a Bottle

Has anyone ever FOUND it?? That's the even more exciting part. This article is all about how a girl sent a bottle out during elementary school from Seattle and someone in Alaska found it - 22 years later!

I think that's pretty fascinating. How strange to have it found? Even if you don’t remember actually doing it, the fact that the bottle was eventually found is pretty amazing.
I want to do something of the sort. Perhaps it will be found one day as well. Perhaps it won’t. But maybe if I put the right information, they’ll be able to find me. Perhaps it will be after I am passed on, perhaps it will be soon. Who knows…
But I suppose I should go on a cruise so I’m out in the ocean doing such a thing…?? Cruise anyone??

Smarter in Marriage?

According to this article, you get smarter when you are married.

Smarter Marriage??

Basically it says:

" . . . because the changes that occur in the brain during the early stages of love are not conducive to intellectual pursuits. The feeling of euphoria, the sometimes obsessive desire to be with your beloved... all make concentration on anything else almost impossible.

. . . researchers have actually observed the effects of love on the brain. When people in the early stages of infatuation are shown photos of their sweethearts and told to think about them, areas of the brain rich in the chemical dopamine are activated. Dopamine produces very powerful pleasurable sensations....

As relationships mature, however, those areas are less responsive to the mere sight of one's lover. To be successful, the relationship must evolve from dopamine-driven euphoria to a more mindful cultivation of love and respect. Flowers and candlelight dinners help, but so do exploring and experiencing the world together. In fact, one area of the brain that "lights up" in these later stages of love is the cortex, the same place where information is stored and rational decisions are made."

Alright - so I quoted practically the whole article, but it's hard NOT to.
Explore, learn new things, go new places, try new things. But do it together. What’s the fun in doing all kinds of awesome things when there’s no one to share it with? Share it with someone, do something together and have fun doing so. Yeah – I’m going to try learning new things. New classes, new projects, new exploration of things I don’t usually do… I’m looking forward to it.
But I know that I can do lots of these things and experience and grow by myself as well. It's more enjoyable to do certain things with someone, but if you don't have someone to do it with, don't use that as an excuse to not do it. Still have fun, learn and get out of your comfort zone and then you'll be all the better when the time comes if/when you find someone to share even more things with.


The thing I hate to hear the most is when someone who longs to have a child of their own, someone who is mature and able to take care of a family, someone who wishes to bring a child into this world cannot. No matter what methods are tried, no matter what procedures they do, they are just unable to have children.
And then there are those young girls who just don't know how to keep their legs together and get pregnant all the time. The girls who go from one man, one bed, to the next. They have two or three children before they are 22, none of which are from the same father. I just don't understand why they continue to put themselves in that position. They can't afford their children, they can't afford to live and they live off of others. There are such things as FREE birth control... They should really look into that.
It just is not fair when those who long for a child have to suffer while those who can't raise/afford a child have multiple. Isn't there some way that can be changed? Some way to have it all make sense? Some way to have it work out right and better for everyone?
Another thing is the children with that unwed, young mother are not going to be raised right. They are probably going to be in bad situations and terrible places. Granted, I'm making assumptions and stereo-typing, but in a lot of cases, that's how it is. The mother doesn't have time to be WITH the children because she's too busy working to provide food for them. Or in some cases, she's too busy playing with the next guy in line. Those children do not need to be in that situation. They need to be in a healthy life-style. With people who care for them and love them and will teach them the right things.
That brings up the whole adoption thoughts. The people who want a child could take the ones of those who are not in a good situation to have a child. But some of the young mothers think they should keep their child and that it would be better for the child to be with them. But is it REALLY better for the child, or does the mother just not want to give him/her up? I don't blame the mother, it's her child for pete's sake. But if she cannot give the child the life he/she deserves, then should she really keep the child, or give her child to someone who cannot have one of their own, someone who has longed for and wanted a child to love and raise and teach the joys in life?
The adoption idea is great, but it's so expensive. Insurance companies don't cover adoption fees. Why is that? It doesn't seem fair. Instead of paying welfare and such for these mothers who cannot afford their own children, they should make the adoption process much less expensive, more rigid, but less expensive so that people can afford to take these children into better situations and families.
Or maybe I just have all my ideas skewed. Maybe I just have no idea what I'm talking about. Each situation has different reasons and circumstances for the outcomes. I just wish my friend could have children. She has tried many times and many ways, but with no success. It's very sad and I wish that she could have carried children of her own. Instead she has to watch as her friends, sister-in-laws, etc are having child after child. Some married and in a happy family, some just can't keep their legs together.
I'm sorry, friend. I wish there was something I could do for you. I wish I could give you the ability to bear your own children. Perhaps one day, when you aren't trying or expecting... Either way, I wish you happiness in your small family you do have.

Typing - it's a hobby

I used to have better accuracy than I do now. I tend to use the backspace key a lot... but hey - at least I get it down quickly, right??

74 words

Speed test

Try it - let me know what YOU get.

(Thanks, Alice, for giving me a way to practice!)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Social Event of the Year

Okay - I don't actually KNOW what the social event of the year is going to be, but I decided I'm going to host it.

I'm not sure where, when, what, how, or anything of the sort - but I want to do it.

I love hosting parties, planning events, doing fun things. I like to be social most of the time and I really enjoy sharing fun times with groups of friends. I would LOVE to have the social event of the year be something that I organized and put together. It's so much fun.

Although it would be even more enjoyable if I had guests that seemed to appreciate it a little bit more, but that's okay. I enjoy doing it regardless of their non-appreciation.

Social Event of the Year - yes, I'll be doing it. I'll be in charge. I am very much looking forward to having my next party. What should it be? House-warming? Naw - other people will already be living there. Maybe it'll just be a huge Spring Bash?? That would be fun!

I'll get brainstorming on that. But seriously - for those of you in Raleigh that read this, be prepared. There's going to be other get togethers before the Social Event of the Year, but trust me - they will ALL be fun!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


There's always that cliche thing to do - when a girl is alone, she sits at home eating ice cream or cookie dough and watching a sappy love movie.

Well - last nite I decided to make cookies, and of course I need to eat some of the dough first, and watch 'Bones.' So I mixed it all up and carried the bowl to the couch with me... I'm actually not big on eating a lot of dough, so I ate some and then just watched the show. Finally, as I was sitting there kind of chilled, I decided to bake some so I could get warm and have tasty, fresh cookies. I baked a batch, and then sat down with a plate of cookies and a glass of cold milk. It was pretty good!

I thought to myself how typical and pathetic it was for me to do this. But then I realized that I had been craving these cookies for a LONG time. My excuse was always, 'but there's no one here to eat them.' But even when there WAS someone there to eat them, I hadn't made them. So it was about time. Plus, I wasn't drowning my sorrows, I just happen to be enjoying an evening by myself with some tasty snacks, Dr. Brennan, and Agent Booth.

Besides - whoever heard of anyone drowning their sorrows in oatmeal chocolate chip cookies??

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


A terrible thing at a job, is working with people who are totally incompetent and do not know how to do their job. They are completely confused and just confuse everyone else in the process.
I wish we could just eliminate this person. Honestly, she's not making my job or the job for the next person in line any easier. In fact, she's making it HARDER because I have to spell EVERYTHING out and repeat myself about things. Does that make sense? I realize that some people made need her position, but I do not. Nor do I want her. I can handle having someone of her position to work with, but not her specifically. She just doesn't get it. I don't understand.... Did no one teach her or something??

And the other TERRIBLE thing is an incompetent computer. One that doesn't do what it's supposed to. And the IT people do not even know how to fix it.... What does that tell you??? Computers SUCK!

Just venting my anger and frustration about it all... Thanks!

Internet Security

So - while I'm at work I am blocked from some of my most frequently visited sites. Which is pretty sad... but I guess that makes me work more. Or blog more.

I am addicted to Facebook and a little bit to MySpace. I was CONSTANTLY checking facebook and just keeping myself entertained. Obviously it was because work was slow. But now that it's not slow nor is it extremely busy, I would still like to be able to check it. I do not get that priviledge however.

So - needless to say I will probably be blogging more. Much to Alice's delight. And I guess it's good. Maybe I can start to be more creative too...?? Or at least find more entertaining things to write about to keep everyone coming back for more. HAHA!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Listen to the Chocolate

'Live Your Dreams'

Maybe I should take the advice written on the Dove Chocolates....
Honestly - they usually have some great advice. Do I listen? No, but maybe...

'Decorate Your Life'

Yup - I'm going to start doing so...

Strange girl

I was having a conversation the other day with a friend. And he mentioned that he wasn't used to a girl being as independent as I am. Especially not out in the mountains. The fact that I would go and climb in the cold water, get dirty, get hurt and not mind - that was something he wasn't used to. And he's also stated before that I'm an independent girl. And honestly - he's right.

I've never really been one to ask for help - ever. I don't expect people to do things for me - I kinda figure they won't. I don't let people help me, even when I could probably use it. I rely on myself and don't wait for other people. I very much like living by myself and I think that has a lot to do with being independent. I only rely on myself because I know I'll always be around to rely on. I will never leave, I will never lie (well, I'd know deep down if I was lying), and I will always be there for myself.

Another strange thing that keeps me from being a 'normal' girl... I lived in a warehouse for a month... I showered in a hose and at truck stops during that point in time. I don't mind going shopping and to the bathroom by myself. I like being outdoors. Mud is fun. Getting dirty - that's not a bad thing. I have very few clothes that I would prefer not to get dirty. I don't know how to cook. I clean because it needs to be done. I don't know about relationships and not sure if I want to be in a serious one. I don't want kids (at least not anytime soon). I'm not eager to get married. I don't oooh and aaaw over the 'cute' things all the time. I don't talk about my weight in front of boys. I don't share everything with everyone. I enjoy being by myself. I like getting dressed up, but I like those times of camping where I don't get to shower for a week. I'm not open with my feelings. I prefer NOT talking about myself. I don't like cats.

Oh - I'm a girl. And pretty normal in most ways. But there are some things that set me apart. For that I am glad. I would prefer to be even more different and unexpected, but I am what I am....

Thursday, March 20, 2008

First Day of Spring - First Day of Change

Today is the First Day of Spring! It's great, although today is not as warm as it has been earlier this week. Perhaps that will change as the day progresses....

So - although I've been saying for some time that I need to start working out, I've decided that I REALLY do. I really do need to do a lot of things. And what better time to start than on the first day of Spring. The first day of changes in the weather. The first day of a new season. The first day of a new phase in life.

I need to start working on myself physically. I need to work out and get myself into better shape. Then perhaps I will be able to breathe much more easily, be more flexible, be more happy with the way I look and actually appreciate my body instead of being INCREDIBLY self conscious about it ALL of the time.

I also need to start working on my bad quirks...
I need to be more trusting; just believe someone when they say something - they have no reason to lie, and if it turns out that they lied, then just roll with it and learn from it.
I need to be more uplifting - to myself and to others.
I need to be less jealous of others.
I need to be more motivated.
I need to be more organized.
I need to get things done - those goals that I have yet to start this year (blanket, scrapbooks, etc).
I need to be less judgemental of myself - look at the good qualities I have (even if they are few) and appreciate them.
I need to be more well-rounded - learn different things that I've never learned before and get more in-depth knowledge of the things I do know.
I need to be more daring and adventurous - there are SO MANY things I've wanted to try and do, but just haven't yet. I need to quit being chicken and do them. What could possibly happen??
I need to travel more.
I need to experience new things.
I need to start cooking healthier - scratch that... I need to START cooking.
I need to express how I feel to others without being afraid of awkwardness.
I need to be more open with situations that may seem strange.
I need to get out of my comfort zone.
I need to have change and variety.
I need to start planning for the future (where do I want to be this time next year, 2 years, 5 years??).
I need to start saving money.

There are so many things I need to work on. And oh - these are just the beginnings. I know I can do them all. It will take effort and it will take time, but I'm hoping that I can really do all of these things by the end of the year. Wish me luck . . .

Sometimes this is how I REALLY feel.

Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl "Will you marry me?"

The girl said: "NO!"

And the girl lived happily ever after and went shopping, dancing, camping, drank martinis, ate chocolate, always had a clean house, never had to cook, did whatever the heck she wanted, never argued, didn't get fat, traveled more, had many lovers, didn't save money, and had all the hot water to herself. She went to the theater, never watched sports, never wore friggin' lacy lingerie that went up her butt, didn't have to worry about the position of the toilet seat, had high self esteem, never cried or yelled, felt and looked fabulous in sweat pants and was pleasant all the time.

The End.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Naked Dream

There's always that dream, the nite before a big speech or an important presentation, that you are so nervous, the anxiety seeps into your dream. And what do you dream about? Standing up to give the big speech and realize you are in your underwear, or even worse, naked.

Now - why anyone would even let you out of the house, into the car, or into the auditorium to GIVE the speech while being naked, I will never know. But I also have never experienced that dream. Although I have weird dreams, scary dreams, and very emotional dreams, I have never had an awkward naked dream before....

Until now....

Just to clue some of you in on my job.... I work for a construction management company. I am the CA (construction administrator) on-site. Which means I am the only girl on the property, usually....

Now - I have no idea why I was dreaming about work. Likely because I've started to get busier with different things that need to get done so it was on my mind. But it's actually been awhile since I've dreamed about work, or the people I work with.
Until last nite . . .

Yes - these two things go together.

Last nite I dreamed that I went to work completely topless. I just was at work moving the office around, setting it up, and I was completely nude from my neck to my waist. I was wearing pants, socks and shoes, but nothing else. I even thought in my dream how odd it was, but I wasn't completely uncomfortable and no one seemed to really notice anything unusual. It was such an awkward and strange dream. It wasn't even our office - it was the temporary property manager's office I was dreaming about. It was such an ODD dream.

But I've finally had the awkward naked dream... so unusual. So strange. But I've finally had a common dream.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Great Outdoors

This past weekend I was able to go with a friend to pick up a car in Hendersonville, NC. It was a most enjoyable trip. We were able to go in the mountains and play in waterfalls... The scenery - although it's still winterish - was beautiful!!


And of course - I got hurt.... I guess that's what I get for walking around waterfalls in barefeet. Although it's many times better than walking them in flip flops. And I got a LOT less hurt than last time.
I mean - a sliced toe? Or 23 stitches in your chin? I think I'll stick with the sliced toe . . . Too bad I couldn't choose LAST time.

All in all - the weekend was WONDERFUL and amazing.... I haven't been to the mountains in such a long time and it was beautiful. And it was fairly good weather. It only started to rain a lot as we were planning on leaving. hehe! Neither one of us minded, Rain is GREAT!

So - thank you for the great weekend! And my toe won't get infected, it will be fine!! Besides, it hasn't hurt for the past two days....

Friday, March 14, 2008

My Aunt

And it's pronounced AWnt - she's doesn't like to be an insect... :-)

My Aunt is an AMAZING woman. She has had trials and hard situations in life. Yet no matter what happens, she stays strong to her faith and to her family. She comes out triumphantly from those hard times, and much stronger than when she was first thrown into them.

I've stayed with my aunt a few times to help with kids or what-not. Really it was just time for me to get away, but I am grateful for those times. She's taught me and been a great example to me.

Times are tough and life throws us curveballs and unsuspecting things that make us not want to get out of bed in the morning (although, even when things are great I don't like to get out of bed in the morning). I will always look to my aunt for her strength she's always had and the amazing person she is.


Thursday, March 13, 2008


Last nite I went to bed early. I actually fell asleep watching an episode of one of my FAVORITE shows - 'Bones' - which is suprising. But I actually very much like falling asleep to a movie. If my couch were more comfortable, I would do it more often.
So - I was sleeping when my friend called. Which is GREAT because not only do I enjoy talking to him, but he kept me from waking up unhappily a few hours later when I would've been cold and uncomfortable.

Lately I have not been getting much sleep. Really, hardly any sleep at all. I know it's because I'm spending time with a friend. But that's really quite alright. I enjoy the time with him so I'm willing to lose sleep over it. And every now and then I actually catch up on some good sleep (ie: last nite). But I've come to realize a few things about 'good sleep.' On nites that I only sleep for a few hours - I may dream but I don't remember the dreams, and they aren't as vivid or real as on the nites when I get more hours of sleep. I wake up tired from lack of sleep. But on nites that I have such real dreams, I wake up tired from the emotional exhausted state that my dreams have put me in. They are not usually emotional as in sad or anything, but I have lots of emotion in my dreams.

My dreams range from normal - with lots of emotion - to outright strange and ridiculous - with lots of emotion. Last nite there were people I haven't seen or talked to in YEARS, people I didn't even know, there were strange places, events, and everything was just crazy. There are nites when everyone in my dreams is a stranger. I know them, but I actually have truly never seen the person before. Or if I have, I never spoke with them, thus I do not (or should not) remember what they look like.
Some nites I am running for my life, some nites I am desperately in love, some nites I am scared, some nites I am so excited, some nites I'm so sad, some nites I'm so happy, some nites I'm so alone, some nites I'm so complete, some nites I am just normal, but even the normalcy is extreme. My dreams are just so emotional.

I believe the emotion in my dreams is the emotion I am afraid to show and/or feel in life. I try not to have emotion. I know that sounds strange, and I really am not sure why I'm like that. I just don't want to get hurt, I suppose. I don't open myself up to people. I don't share how I feel. I don't share things about me. Sometimes I openly and randomly say things, but although it seems offhand to everyone else, it might actually mean a LOT to me and they just don't know it. Sometimes it's just an offhand random comment, but sometimes it's not. Good luck deciphering which it is... Or just always take it as random and then there's nothing to worry about.

Basically - last nite I had a LOT of stuff going on in my dreams. Work related, friend related, completely random, and totally strange. I just wake up shaking my head really... It's so odd. Why can't I just have dreamless sleep every now and then??

Lots of people like to have dreams and sometimes my dreams are great. There are a few that I still remember, actually. Those are the good ones, I guess. I've dreamt that I've died, I've dreamt about the love of my life (or that's how it felt in the dream), I've dreamt that I was a guy, I've dreamt so many different scenarios and situations.

Please just give me something so that I have a few wonderful nites of dreamless, wonderful, relaxing sleep!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Can't...Do... It...

Decisions. I just can't make them. And it seems that when I do, it could very well turn out to be the wrong kind of decision. Thus the reason I try to avoid all sorts of big decisions.

I get overwhelmed and stressed out. I don't like the thought of making the wrong decision. I don't like being unsure of how things are going to turn out. I don't like making decisions.

I made a decision. I feel right about it. I think it makes the most sense. For the summer I may not like it, but in the end, it's what should be done.
My lease is up - and I'm doing month-to-month payments. They are terrible. And definitely NOT worth what I'm paying. So I am going to move in with my old room-mate, Jamie. She's sharing a room with our mutual friend, then there's someone else, and there's me. I don't know that it's going to be super fantastic. But I will be saving money, bunches of money (hopefully) and keeping myself entertained through the summer. That's a good thing.

Of course the decision to live by myself really hurt a good friend. And then the decision to live with other people for 3 months hurt her even more. And I'M SORRY! But I just feel like this is the best decision. I think it makes the most sense for me. I feel bad and almost think that I should just get a house with a friend - the original plan - but I know I would not be happy. And that would be terrible....

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Creatively Forgetful

I have my creative moments.

But then I tend to forget them.

Like this morning - or perhaps it was last nite - I had thought of something and had come up with a great post for it, great idea for writing, but then I forgot to write it down and of course I didn't have a computer around.

I lost it.

That's happened multiple times. I would be talking to a friend and say, "Hey, I need to blog about that!!"

But what happens...?? I forget and of course my friend doesn't remember either. Or I just forget .... Arg!

Hate it!
But it happens....

Sidenote: I got my hair cut yesterday. . . I don't think I like it. She cut it more than an inch. That's TOO much.... I need my hair to grow faster. About 4 more inches and I'll be happier. So - Vitamin B, here I come!!

Flowers for Myself

Last evening I was at the grocery store getting a money order for work. It just so happened that they had flowers displayed right near the check out.

I'm not one that's big on grocery store flowers - blame it on living at a flower shop for 10 years - but for some reason these ones caught my eye. They were pink, white, purple, all different color options. And suprisingly enough - they were only $0.99 per bunch. So obviously they weren't going to last long, but they were pretty.

Besides - how often does one get to enjoy a bouquet of Alstromerias? Almost NEVER.... I've never actually purchased flowers for myself before either, and I just wanted some - so I got them. Was quite fun, actually...

And even if they only last until tonite- I at least got to enjoy them last nite and this morning for a bit.... It was also quite enjoyable to arrange them. It's been awhile since I've done that. Perhaps I'll go work for a florist on the weekends...
or not.... :X

Monday, March 3, 2008

Twitterpated Season

The weather today - or practically all weekend - has been gorgeous. It's that early spring air. It's warm, but not quite the weather to not wear a jacket (although I was in the office all day, so maybe it got nicer). It's a different kind of spring feeling than out west. Maybe because it's only March and it's happening, or maybe because it's got that humid feeling instead of dry. I'm not sure what it is, but it's wonderful and I love it.

Although this is the season for twitterpation. That I'm a little worried about. I fall in like in the fall and spring into romance in the spring. Okay - so I can pretty much fall in like at any time of the year. Haha! But even "Bambi" shows that springtime is twitterpation time. And there are a lot of weddings that happen too....

Speaking of weddings.... I got the opportunity last week (Thursday) to attend a wedding. It was short, as I suppose they usually are, and it was sweet. She couldn't stop smiling. I could tell they were SO HAPPY. I was SO EXCITED for them....!!!
That same day I was also able to go to the hospital and see a 5-hour old baby. She was adorable!! I'm glad I didn't hold her, and Kristie will be glad too, because I would just keep bugging her to have a girl if I had held this little girl.
But to witness a wedding and see a newborn all in one day, it was sort of a lot for my head to hold in. And I would've blogged about it before, but I couldn't quite wrap my thoughts around what it was I was thinking about.
And just this evening I was thinking about it again - different thoughts - and decided it was wonderful.
For probably the first time in my life, I can actually say that I am willing to get married. I have always been very adamant about not getting married, staying single, living and loving life. But I actually have realized that marriage can be happy. Regardless of all the unhappy marriages I've seen, I know that it can be happy and wonderful. And that's what I'm going to have. Not anytime soon, no thought of it happening within any near future, but it will happen - someday. And no - I will NOT start planning my wedding like some of you did. And I will NOT try desperately looking for someone to marry. But I am not opposed to the idea of someday getting married.
I haven't quite pinpointed what made the difference... I think it was Rachel and Mike's wedding. It was really a cute one and they just looked SO HAPPY! So - one day I want that love and happiness that they have between each other.
As for the baby - I could see that happening some day as well. But not until AFTER the marriage. So since I definitely will not be getting married anytime soon, the babies will not be happening until MUCH further LATER!!

Stupendous Saturday

Saturday was STUPENDOUS!!!

Ariel came over, we went and checked out a house that's currently under renovation that we are planning on moving into this month. The progress doesn't look like it's much or that it will be done in time, but whatever. That's another post for another time....

We then got to spend the afternoon primping. It was great!!! I LOVE getting all dressed up and looking pretty. But I spent too much time on painting my nails and didn't do my make-up as good as I'd hoped, but that's okay. It didn't really matter anyway. :-)

The above link takes you to Ariel's lovely blog about it all. It's true that it was amazingly fun.

Cheesecake factory for dinner... YUM!! I didnt' actually eat that much, silly me. But what i ate was delicious. I also got two different slices of cheesecake - Snickers and Strawberry - that I am still enjoying!! MMMMM!!!!
Mini-golfing was fun, even if I had just done it the nite before. Haha! We didn't really keep score, we were just messing around. It was pretty hilarious!
Rock-band of course was AWESOME especially because we were in our formal wear. hahahaha!
I'm looking forward to getting the photos from Ariel's camera. Mine only has a few, and not that many good ones. So I won't be posting any on here, at least not until I get the good ones from Ariel.... HURRY UP, GIRL!!!

Can't wait until our next time to get all dressed up fancy. It's so much fun to get all pretty and just feel great! Next time I will also be able to fit into my FAVORITE red dress....

Fantastic Friday

Yes - this weekend WAS Amazing fun!!

Friday nite - omigosh.... I couldn't stop smiling the WHOLE nite. It's not very often that I have a date that actually takes charge and plans things without telling me. It's not very often that I go on dates, period. But this nite was SO much fun...
I only have some of the pictures as his camera died after the first half, and my camera died before the candlelit dinner started....
Yes - that's what I said - a CANDLELIT dinner... It was so cute, with mood lighting and EVERYTHING.

Let me start at the beginning. He called me at about 4 o'clock-ish, when he got off work, to double check the time to pick me up. Told me that it was a t-shirt and jeans affair.
I went home and started to change. And changed, and changed. I am not usually one to wear a t-shirt and since I had no idea what the plans were, I didn't want to overdress, but wanted to look cute. I think I tried on at least 6 different tops, trying to decide. I finally just went with my 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle' t-shirt.

Off we drove for the first destination of our date.... Remember - I have NO IDEA where we're going or what we're doing. And then we pull into 'Adventure Landing' which has arcade games, mini-golf, go-karts, etc. Still not sure what we're doing, but yay!
We go inside and he gets tokens. Off we go to play arcade games like little kids. We played a basketball game - he won, I won, and then I beat him at not looking and shooting! Yeah - that's right, I BEAT him... hahaha!
Skee ball, motorcycle, snow-machine, shoot 'em up game, air hockey, cyclone and it was just all so fun. We took our tickets (that I won the most of) and went off to the prize counter. We got two parachute monkey guys (to throw off a water tower at a later date) and then he saw a dolphin bracelet and got that for me. So sweet. I mean - it's just a basic, cheap bracelet, but it's cute and the fact that he noticed it and got it (particularly because it's dolphins) was sweet.
Mini-golf was the next event on the agenda. This is the game that he TOTALLY beat me at, but I did a decent job with it... Only 5 points difference at least. It was so much fun though. We actually did a speed round as well and let's just say that it was the more entertaining of the two. Especially since I cheat pretty well in a game with no rules. HaHa! (These pictures are on his camera, so I do not have them yet...)

As we left he couldn't decide if we should do dinner or this other activity first. He opted on waiting for dinner a little bit more. Off we went to get hot chocolate, which was actually at the first place we actually hung out together (beyond my apt). It was so sweet! We got different flavors this time. But they were SO delicious! We didn't sit there to finish them as we apparently had to get somewhere for dinner.

He pulled into a parking lot at a pizzeria place. I was just thinking, "Mmmm. Pizza. That's kind of our food...haha." We go inside and they keep telling us to hold on for a minute, they aren't ready yet. I was sort of confused, but just went with it. Then they took us in the back - and we MADE OUR OWN PIZZA!!! It was SO MUCH fun!!
Granted, neither of us had a clue what we were doing, but it was SO much fun.... I've never made my own pizza before. And you KNOW this took some planning to talk to them about it....

While we were waiting for the pizza to cook (we made a Hawaiian pizza, the favorite, but realized that we had our choice of all these different toppings and as many as we wanted, yet we only did Hawaiian. Silly!) he pulled candles out of a bag. Then he lit them... So cute!! After we got the pizza, which was DELICIOUS, the owner came out, saw the candles and turned off the main lights. So we had 'mood lighting' for the rest of our meal. It was so cute!! I really couldn't stop smiling the whole time. LOVED IT!!
He's a sweetheart, and although he might have only done this to make up for NOT taking me out while he took out the other girls, it was still so much fun and I very much enjoyed it. It was just an amazing nite and I can't wait until I get to take him out and surprise him with something amazing and fun!

Sunday, March 2, 2008


Today, while tearing apart my rotisserie chicken - getting the last of the good white meat - I realized how incredibly barbaric eating meat can be.
There you are, ripping apart something that was living. Something that had a heart, brain, a life and a purpose.
Ripping apart the muscle, the bones, the body of this poor creature.
Pretty barbaric and disgusting.

But I ate it, nonetheless. And it was tasty. And I will most likely continue to eat meat of all kinds. Although I don't eat much of real meat anyway.... I am more of a chicken person. I'll just try to not get it on the bone so much anymore. Otherwise I may change my mind and start the diet Brian has going...