Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I answered them...How about you?

While working on the Day Zero Project list (please go HERE!!!) this little baby popped up. Maybe I've been hiding under a rock but I haven't heard of it before! So I will check a thing off my list while sharing :-)

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 28
  2. Which is worse, failing or never trying? Never trying
  3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? We spend entirely too much time following our head instead of our heart.
  4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? I hope not! Doing is more rewarding than saying.
  5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? Everybody to feel happy.
  6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? Anything animal related, I'm a sucker for the little guys.
  7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing? I'm taking a huge leap right now and doing what I believe in.
  8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently? I think I'm doing a pretty darn good job at finding my happiness.
  9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken? We all make the decisions that affect our life, everyday I'm controlling the course of my life.
  10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? I'd like to hope I'm doing the right things right.
  11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire.  They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend.  The criticism is distasteful and unjustified.  What do you do? Leave them to their own opinion and never speak of the convo again. Everybody has their own opinions of people and situations, doesn't mean I have to like it or participate.
  12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? Be happy with every decision.
  13. Would you break the law to save a loved one? Yes.
  14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity? Not yet, definitely a bucket list item.
  15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people? Feel.
  16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy? Everybody is different, none of us will be 100% happy with the decisions another makes, even if it's your soul mate making the decision.
  17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?  What’s holding you back? Going back to school. The fight.
  18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of? I don't believe so. I'm pretty good at letting go and moving on.
  19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? I want to go live in Rome for a couple months just to experience the culture. It looks beautiful and Im hoping the people are just as beautiful.
  20. Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster? I have a 3 1/2 yr old I no longer get to push the button ;-)
  21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? joyful simpleton
  22. Why are you, you? I am me because I am the greatest me.
  23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend? I try to be the best friend I would want.
  24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you? Losing touch with a good friend right near you, best friends can still be best friends from miles away.
  25. What are you most grateful for? My daughter.
  26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones? Toughie! I would say make new ones, the past is there for a reason after all.
  27. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first? No.
  28. Has your greatest fear ever come true? Hopefully never.
  29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now? What time?
  30. What is your happiest childhood memory?  What makes it so special? One that I will never forget will be holding Sean for the first time. I can remember everything and I was only 2, the color of the couch, that we slept in the parking lot of the hospital and how amazing his little face looked.
  31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive? When I decided to take a huge leap and go for something I've been wanting to do for a while. It will be a struggle at first, no doubt, but it's a dream that I shouldn't give up on.
  32. If not now, then when? Never, if you don't do it now you may never have the chance to do it again. Just go for it!
  33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose? You have the possibility of losing the satisfaction of completion. Just because you're not to the end of the race, doesn't mean you haven't achieved anything.
  34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever? Yes.
  35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars? Because people's passion for their own beliefs fog the reality that not everybody believes the same thing.
  36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil? No.
  37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job? No. I honestly love my job. I would cut back my hours though.
  38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing? More work I actually enjoy.
  39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before? I have had days like that before, but not today.
  40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in? Welcome to my right now :-)
  41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today? I would spend today with E, as much as I love and care for many others in my life I wouldn't waste a second with her.
  42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous? No way! Famous people have no lives beyond the cover of People, I could never live like that. Being extremely attractive means nothing because I'm OK with myself and as long as the people I care about are calling me beautiful on a daily basis I must not need a bag over my head yet.
  43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living? Being alive is merely walking the earth, Living is enjoying every step you take.
  44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right? Right now. I should have done it a long time ago, but I just took a jump and let my heart lead.
  45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake? Mistakes hurt. Whether they are falling out of love, smashing your finger or losing a friend or career. It's the lesson that makes the pain go away.
  46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? Nothing, I'm getting judged beyond belief right now, but it's what's right for me and if somebody is judging you, then I don't think they really need to be in your life anyways. The rough times bring out the people that truly care about you.
  47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing? The last couple of weeks it's happened a lot ;-)
  48. What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love? I love being happy. So I'm in the market of surrounding myself with people and things that make me happy. If you don't make me happy, be warned you will be removed from my life.
  49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday?  What about the day before that?  Or the day before that? Specific days? No, but I will remember kind of what I was going through.
  50. Decisions are being made right now.  The question is:  Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you? I am making them for me, finally.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Inspired by the Knottie Nesties

Why are men so terrified of a woman's purse?  There were some colorful responses and it really got me thinking.

How many times have you asked a boyfriend, fuck buddy or husband to go grab something out of your purse? I have a million times and I always end up with the whole damn purse on my lap. Really it's chap stick or my wallet!! Not like I asked you to grab a tampon or naughty toy (FYI there aren't any in my purse). And even if it was a tampon or the other would it really kill you? I mean if you're a boyfriend, husband or fuck buddy I'm more than likely sleeping with you which means those kind of things no longer register on the "not needing to know" list.

Is it really such a personal spot? Everything in my purse can be found in a drawer in the kitchen (pens not knives) or the bathroom which once again you are probably sharing with me at some point in the week if we are one of the above. I get men don't carry around a lot of stuff, but if you asked me to grab your Visa out of your wallet I wouldn't hesitate or even go digging through a coat pocket or glove box would be no big deal.

I swear men are friggen weird creatures a lot of the time.

That is all. Hope everybody had a wonderful Tuesday.

5 more days,


P.S. My pulled pork nacho food baby's name is Edward. I love him.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fucktards and 4-way stops.

If you live here you better damn well know how to drive with a skiff, yes a SKIFF, of snow on the ground. There was so little snow this morning that the only places there was a trace was on the sidewalk and maybe in an unused turn lane. Do you think this stopped everybody from driving 8mph instead of the 35 they could have been going? No. Now lets combo shit holes with 4-way stops. 4-way stops are about the easiest thing to do while driving behind stop and go. After all you just stop and go on your turn, it's one of the first things you learn in drivers ed and yet everybody apparently forgets how to do this as soon as they turn the key.  If you're going to drive like a asshat dipped in bird shit please go back to whatever state you came from, and if you are from here please go punch yourself in the face for me.

I will be bed hunting this week.  I'm in need of a good nights sleep for once and I'm pretending that it's a bed problem and not the large amounts of activity that isn't allowing sleep.

Hugs and sugar plum fairies,


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ai miei amici meravigliosi

Someday I will learn to speak Italian, until then Google Translate will make things look and sound awesome for me.

To my wonderful friends...

Alberto, my main woman, you have stuck with me through thick and thin, for this I thank you. You let me be happy, sad, mad and crazy and love me anyways. You knew things about me before I knew them and never pushed or prodded for answers but let me come to you when I needed to, never judging along the way. We have done everything together since we were 15, from running with crazy boys, to nice ones, putting up with high school, having kids and falling in and out of real love. For everything listed and more you are my true best friend and I love you to pieces.

My mommies...a wonderfully diverse group of ladies that started as a bottle feeding support group and now 4 years later we know everything about each other. We share our ups and downs and even though things are based mostly around the kids, there's never a question we can't ask without getting great responses and virtual hugs. Remember, a good monkey never monkeys with another monkeys monkey.

My knottie nesties...Yes that is your title and I'm damn proud of it! An overly rambunctious collaboration of chaos and chuckles. We do the ass kicking, the name taking, the drama, crazy in laws and physco coworkers, get angry at husbands for each other and have some pretty great bodily function discussions. What more could a girl ask for? You all will offer a hug or an honest response whether it's necessary or not and it's more than welcome. For being overly opinionated and not the pansy asses, I admire us.

Cheers with beers and large amounts of wine,

Friday, December 2, 2011

Oh yes sir.

I totally just blog stalked myself. I had a good time reading my old posts :-)

I am at work like every other weekday during the hours of 8 am to 5pm and yet I'm still convinced I really shouldn't be here. I would rather be anywhere else not because I hate it here, I really do enjoy it, but I'm beyond exhausted. If anybody has suffered insomnia you feel my pain.

My need for Christmas shopping is in full force, not because I want to but because it must be done. Santa is the present at our home. Must. Find. More. Presents. Good thing is she's a girl and thinks clothes are awesome (yes I will get away with this for as long as I can).

I'm exhausted and dance is tonight. I would rather not put up with the dance mom gossip so please cross your fingers that it won't be too overwhelming.

Laundry must be done as I have my fat pants on today because I have been neglecting my washer and dryer. I will also be putting up more Christmas decor, this makes me happy.

Short and choppy blog out!