Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What does life expect of me?

It's been a while... 2 weeks actually. I had intended to write this blog post a while ago... but due to lack of inspiration, or fervor for writing, it took the back seat til' now. We had a guest speaker at church a couple Sundays ago that really impacted me. His name was Hyatt Moore, who as well as being an awesome speaker is an amazing artist. (check him out!) This man honestly had me captivated, and I'd LOVE to pick his brain. I really enjoy being inspired, and having someone challenge my ever thinking brain with something I have never mulled over before. And that is precisely what he did...with one question. What does life expect of ME? I've never thought of it that way. I mean, I know I've spent so much time thinking about what I expect from life. I might even expect TOO much from life.

By definition the word "expect" means "To look forward to the probable occurrence or appearance of ___" (fill in the blank) Personally, I've done nothing but expect things from life and I've noticed unfortunately, that with some expectations come disappointment. I expect things to go a certain way and they don't, I expect things from people and I don't get them. I expect expect expect. But the thing is, why expect when you don't really have control over alot of the events that happen in your life? Where do expectations come from? Who sets the bar for these expectations?

But when you turn the question around, it's a whole new ball game. What does the life I've been given expect of ME? It's honestly a tough question. Think about it. If "life" were a person, and was able to express how they thought you should be or do, what would life want?  I've thought a great deal about this, and actually wrote down a few things while I was listening to mister Hyatt speak, and then continued my list which I'll be sharing!

  • Be a good, no scratch that, GREAT, understanding, supportive, and loving mother to my son
  • Actively be a friend to everyone. Offer a smile and an open heart when needed or when not.
  • To LOVE. People, myself, and LIFE.
  • To DO something proactive to make a difference in mine and others' lives
  • Be a good employee
  • Always treat knowledge as a gift.... Its free after all!
  • Be a caring daughter/sister/grand-daughter/niece
  • Spread smiles to people when they don't have one
  • Try to always be a person of integrity
  • Laugh!
  • Be thankful for every single gift I am given (not only in the material form)
  • Constantly have a relationship with god
 Now it's YOUR turn. I'd love to hear what you came up with!

Monday, June 7, 2010


 I was reading the June issue of 'Red Book' while on the bike at the gym, As I flipped to page 170, in the "Down time" Section, I spotted "From the Ha! Files" which showed a book called 'Undateable'-- It's the 311 things guys do to guarantee they won't be dating or having sex...By Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle. They give 4 examples from the book of things guys do (which I'll tell you in a bit) And I honestly almost fell off the bike laughing; Because they're SO true. I think the 40 something fellow gym rat next to me thought I was crazy, 'cause he was looking at me like I had just ripped one or something...anyhoo... I was inspired to do my own, shorter list, of things that personally, make a guy Undateable". If you're one of my few male readers I hope you won't take this too seriously if you so happen to fall under one of the items on my list.  The first four with the stars next to them are the one's my magazine gave.

*1. No "Jorts." The jort is a cross between a pair of jeans and a pair of shorts. They come in a wide variety of styles and lengths, all of which are hideous in any circumstance.

*2. No Fanny packs. There is never an excuse for a fanny pack

*3. No "mandles" with socks. That would be a man sandal worn with socks. You jump to maximum penalty status if you're caught wearing mandles with black socks.

*4. No pleated front pants/shorts. There is no way extra fabric gathered about the waist is helping your cause.

5. No bad hygiene. This includes but is not limited to, B.O, dirty teeth/fingernails/toes/nether regions. Or in other words, brush yo breff and try to make sure you're so fresh and so clean clean. Deodarant works wonders.

6. No being a Dungeons & Dragons/World of War Craft addict. The playing doesn't bother me, it's the rotting on one spot, "building your empire" for 3 days, that does. Refer to #5 for help with this one.

7. No poorly maintained facial hair. Love all different types of face fuzz if worn properly. However, I do not appreciate a forest on your face and being able to smell your last meal on your upper lip... please also refer to #5.

8. No Too-short shorts. Meaning to your knee caps, and just about mid calf only. Please refrain otherwise--even  more so if you have a man short tan (butt white starting mid thigh) cover that up, with shorts that fit properly of course.

9. No sporting monster nose/ear fuzz.  If it can be seen sticking out, please take care of it. No one like a nose Caterpillar.

10. No being "prettier" than me. Frosted tips/MANicures/facials etc. Men should take care of themselves, but there's a line, and frosted tips crosses it. Be at lease a little rugged.

11. No being a sloppy mess. Take at least a little pride in your appearance. A green shirt with holes, too short man shorts, and "mandals" with socks is tore up from the floor up.

12. No "braggy Bobin" it. It does not impress anyone how many reps you did at the gym, or how many inches your truck is lifted, what speakers you have, how many chicks you get, how much money you make, how many beers you drank Etc. Etc. So on and Soooo forth. When will you learn that NONE of that really matters?!

13. No drinking more than you can handle and acting like an idiot afterward.  We all know this happens to everyone sooner or later, but you learn from it, not do it over and over. I do not want to be with someone I have to drag home from the bar smelling like spilled beer and puke.

14. No treating people badly. An impolite man is most definitely someone I don't want to have relations with. I'm not talking "Woke up on the wrong side of the bed, and I'm grumpy rudeness". I'm talking USE your please and thank you's, open doors for people (men AND women of course), let that person waiting in while you're on the road if you can, be a good tipper when deserved and be polite to the server. Just general ettiquite is all I ask for. You loose extra brownie points if you're caught chewing with your mouth open.

15. No disrespecting your mama. She busted her ass raising you-- gotta show respect. (certain situations may make this one void) I'm not talking be a mama's boy and have her do laundry for you still, but be close and treat her right.

I don't want to go toooo crazy with this...just for fun... I also do not take credit for the "Undateable" idea...this was just my personal list. Hope you enjoyed!

P.s. There's an actual "Undateable" website....pretty funny. And make sure you watch the video!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Getting to know YOU and a monumental moment!

1. If a person has a booger in their nose. and you can see it, do you tell them?
  I honestly had a hard time not giggling while I was reading this question.... Im one of those that thinks words like "boogers" are funny.... and back to my answer.... heck yeah. Well that could actually be a heck nah, if the person is someone I REALLLY don't know at all or if they have what I call "the wall". A person who has "the wall" is someone you might not want to try to engage in light small talk with... such as "Hey dude...just so you know you got a lil' somthin' there, yeah...your nose...nope lil to the left...allllllmost.....yup, ok you got it"

2. What are you passionate about?
Sooooo much! I try to be passionate about everything. I'm very emotionally invested in almost everything I do. To name a few, music, church, my son, friends, love, loving people, being happy the list could go lon and on!

3. How long have you been blogging?
Lets see 8.10.08 is as far as my archives go... but I have not be ACTIVELY blogging since then....

4. What is your favorite "summer" drink?
Hands down a Corona with Lime and salt

5. What is your favorite type of music?
Classic rock or country...but my tastes vary

6. Something I do before I go to bed is......?
Secure my hair and wash my face

7. My Summer vacation plans are...?
Vacation??? what vacation?? I plan on working, and spending time outside with my lil man!
8. My favorite must have, can't live without, beauty product is?
M.A.C Studio fix in NW20

And now for the real icing on the cake! I have reached my 100th follower! I have been waiting for this moment for so long!! Blogging away, and hoping that I'm reaching somebody with my words, days and days of pouring out my heart, and sharing my life with you all. I mean when you get down to the real nitty gritty my followers are essentially who I do this for ( in part) Thank you for all the support, laughs and kind words you've written me. I've had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people through blogging, and you guys are so much a part of my daily life!!!  And in case you were curious Jenny from The Yankovich 6 Pack was my 100th follower!!!!! Wish I had a prize for you, but maybe you'll accept my sparkling personality as a substitute ;)

And now for a little song... and only because I said "nitty gritty" up there... this goes to show you how my mind works...I say two words and the second I do I'm off and running on something else...ay.

here you go Fishin' in the dark By The nitty gritty dirty band...enjoy!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Remember me?

I'm the writer of this know, the one who's actually supposed to WRITE stuff. The one who hasn't been writing stuff. It's been I wouldn't say crazy lately, but maybe semi crazy? An adjustment period? With Trevor starting his little Pre school, and my working more my time seems more limited.  Right now is kinda the first time I've actually sat down and really focused on anything blog wise. Poor little neglected blog. I'm listening to some Crosby, Stills and Nash and  being mellow for a while. Just me and bloggy.

I definitely have to dedicate todays post to thanking The Drama Mama over at The Scoop on Poop for the Beautiful Blogger award.... Honestly nothing makes my day more! And another little something to mention is that I'm ONE follower from 100!! This is totally momentous to me!  I digress. I've said this about Drama Mama before, and I'll say it again. You really just HAVE to go read. Just go indulge yourself already!

According to the rules of this award I have to pass this along to 10 super dooper
bloggers and tell you all 10 things you don't know about me.

1. I jump the gun. I'm impulsive. "prone to sudden illogical changes of mind, ideas, or actions"
2. I love me an ice cold Corona with a Lime and salt...deeeeeelishisssss!!
3. I'm a little on the socially awkward side...I always feel odd, for lack of better words
in a group of people I don't know. I gotta really be comfortable around people to
totally be myself....we're working on it.
4. I was going to be Aaron... I was so big my mom though I was going to be a boy.
If I was a boy my name would be Aaron...."Hi, my name is Aaron" That's just weird.
5. I am obsessive compulsive at time with my hand writing... its gotta be perfect. I've
been known to write and re write things for quite some time now.
6. I am a gum fiend
7.  I worry about everything. I worry about worrying... what can I say? I just worry.
8. I'm starting to believe in "fate"
9. Approach with caution if I have not had my cuppa Joe
10. I sleep through earth quakes

And now on to the deserving recipients of the award

If you read my posts regularly, you may  or may not notice that I give awards out to some of the same people every time...That's cause they're the BOMB. And because I'm a creature of habit...habitually.  Hope you all have a  good great wonderful  SUPER-FANTASTIC DAY!!!