Thursday, April 24, 2008

In a word...

I stole this from Queen Karana.

This is the "One Word" meme and to complete it...


Get it? Got it? Good!

1. Where is your cell phone? charging
2. Your significant other? computing
3. Your hair? frizzy
4. Your mother? working
5. Your father? traveling
6. Your favorite thing? Family
7. Your dream last night? odd
8. Your favorite drink? water
9. Your dream/goal? thinness
10. The room you're in? Office
11. Your ex? tiresome
12. Your fear? hights
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Married
14. Where were you last night? Home
15. What you're not? Quiet
16. Muffins? Blueberry
17. One of your wish list items? Money
18. Where you grew up? DC
19. The last thing you did? typed
20. What are you wearing? Clothes
21. Your TV? Off
22. Your pets? none
23. Your computer? slow
24. Your life? interesting
25. Your mood? happy
26. Missing someone? always
27. Your car? newish
28. Something you're not wearing? coat
29. Favorite Store? Sephora
30. Your summer? busy
31. Like someone? yes
32. Your favorite color? Pink
33. When is the last time you laughed? Today
34. Do you cry a lot? Sometimes

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Are you kidding me?

I really enjoy the Notes from the Universe and so on occasion I have posted a note if I was especially moved by it or encouraged. Apparently I'm supposed to let all of you know that the Notes from the Universe come from One would think that it would be fairly easy for you to google (at "Notes from the Universe" and find them yourself if you were interested.

I guess I won't be copying any more of their notes to share here. If they actually wanted the word to get out they wouldn't act like jerks when people post their stuff (and clearly label it Notes from the Universe). To add insult to injury they didn't even spell my damn name right when they posted their comment (that I rejected. pfft.).

Instead of the Notes being a nice, positive, uplifting thing, I now feel like they're a marketing ploy that I don't want to be a part of anymore. Sad.

A gentle nudge ;-)

I love my Notes from the Universe :D

Remember you once told me, Gail, that if ever all of the circumstances in your life were aligned just so, your soon-to-be friends were in all the right places at all the right times, and the financial markets, social climate, and global energies had all reached optimal points... you'd want to be gently nudged as a subtle sign that it was time to start doing new things, saying new things, and visualizing so that you might catch these gargantuan waves of change and surf to dazzling new heights?


Hang ten,
The Universe

PS: Oh, Gail, you also wanted me to remind you something about a fulling, high-paying job and Cadbury Fruit and Nut Bars... go figure.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tuesday Love List ~ my friends

I thought I'd do a list of people I love and why... I'm going to do ten people on this list, and if you don't show up on this list, maybe you'll be on the next one.

1. Amanda: How can I not love this crazy kid of mine. She makes me crazy and proud all at the same time. I guess that's the nature of teenagers. It's odd having her so far away but I know she's safe and healthy and happy.

2. Brian: Ahhh yes, the boyfriend. Hopefully soon the future husband and then husband and then father of my children. I think I love him most because he makes me laugh. Every day. Even on days when he's made me cry.

3. Tracy: She's my bff here in Santa Barbara. My "person". I adore her laid back and generous nature. She's always go with flow girl and I love that. Plus she's a huge geek who loves the same shows I do.

4. Karen: I don't get to talk to Karen often but every now and then I'll read her blog or she'll comment on mine and it's like we never stopped working together. She's steady... I love that.

5. Carmen: My sister is a pain in the neck but I love her. All the time. No matter what. And she loves me all the time no matter what. What more could you ask from a sister?

6. Sassy: I talk to her almost everyday online. She is a huge part of my everyday life. I don't know what I would do without her to snark with!

7. Stephie: Also one of my most favorite OL and RL friends. She keeps me sane. Plus she's as funny as they come!

8: Bobby: My brother is an outstanding human being. I've never known anyone more loving or giving. I'm proud to be his sister.

9: My mom: What a woman. She gave me life and a lot of attitude. Both have served me well ;) Thanks mom.

10: Alicia: I miss my Alicia. Working with her for 2 years was awesome and even though we don't see each other every day anymore, I'm glad she still calls me to gossip when she has good news.

Who do you love? Why? You know what? It doesn't matter. Just make sure you show them or tell them that you do in fact, love them very much. Warts and all.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Good advice

1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

2. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

3. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

4. When you say, "I love you," mean it.

5. When you say, "I'm sorry ," look the person in the eye.

6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

7. Believe in love at first sight.

8. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

11. Don't judge people by their relatives.

12. Talk slowly but think quickly.

13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

15. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.

16. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

17. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

18. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

19. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

20. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

21. Spend some time alone.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Because Meg said to

Meg Fowler writes a very funny blog here and last Friday she said to do this, so now I finally am. Better late than never right? You could do it too if you wanted. In the comments or on your own blog. I bet you'll feel better when you do :)

Things YOU Love:(since people aren't things) cameras, being driven around, thunder storms.

Song you love: since it's Christmas... Mary Did You Know?

Food you love: sushi, mac&cheese, fried chicken, french fries!, salad, brie

Thing you love to look at: Brian's eyes, a beautiful sunset, interesting doors, the ocean when the waves are big

Sound you love: waves crashing on the shore, thunder, the sound of the door opening when my boy comes home at night

Thing you love to laugh at: Brian, Family Guy, Amanda, my nutty friends, my sisters, my mom

Gadget you love: my iPod

Person you love: Brian, Amanda, my family, my friends...

Software you love: firefox!

Word you love: ostensibly

Thing you love on the internet: TK

Place you love to go on vacation: I think I would love Europe and Hawaii and Asia and Oz and everywhere

Sensation you love: drifting off to sleep

Animal you love: puppies

Book you love: The Count of Monte Cristo

Emotion you love: excitement, passion, comfort

Occasion you love: Birthdays!

Quality you love in people: compassion, honesty, positivity

Thing you most love to shop for: Kitchen stuff (when money is no object)

And finally…

What you love about today: That it's no longer Monday. ;)

Now you try it... I think you'll like it :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Love? Actually?

I was reading someone else's musings about love and what it is and how it works and that got me to thinking about the love in my own life. I have a lot of it. Lots and lots of love. And each of those loves is quite different and yet, they are all the same.

My family. The love my family feels for me and I for them is constant. It's steady. There's no guessing and there's no worry or wonder about it. They love me. They love me everyday. All the time. No matter what. Even when they don't like me very much, they love me always. And I love them always. It's sort of amazing that it works that way if you think about it. I know so many people who can't stand, let alone love, their family and it makes me realize how blessed I am to have 4 best friends in my brothers and sisters. I have a mom and dad and grandmothers who really do love me, too. And best of all I have a daughter who I adore and who adores me. That's love.

My friends. What a funny group of friends I have. Women mostly who are all different and wonderful and funny and caring. Some I'm closer with than others but they all love me. It's a good thing and a true blessing to have so many wonderful, caring women (and men) in my life. They love me for who I am and what I bring to the table in my own quirky little way. They love me for making them laugh and letting them cry. They love me for saying what no one else will say to them. They love me for being willing to be stupid with them and act silly with them and for being dorky about the same things with them. That's love.

Brian. There are a million things I think I could say about how Brian loves me and I love him. He's my best.friend. He's the person who laughs at me when I make "the pouty face". He's the person who will SQUEEZE my head when it feels like it's going to crack open like an egg if he doesn't hold it together for me. He's the person who I tell everything to. He makes me laugh. Everyday. I've never know anyone who could make me laugh everyday. Even when I've been at my worst, my most pathetic, my deepest sorrows, he finds a way and he makes me laugh. And I make him laugh. And I hold him when he cries. That's love.

In a world of resume dating and tell me 10 things about yourself that someone should know to fall in love with you dating I am blessed to have found him. I don't think my wicked ability to flirt or the fact that I read several good books a year or can play a mean game of taboo are what really matters. I think what matters is the way I scratch his back at the end of the day or they way I cram all his stuff in my already full purse or the way I hold him when he has a nightmare. It's the little things. It's the way we finish each others sentences. It's the way he takes my hand in his. It's the way I feel when I look into his pretty green eyes. It's a million tiny things that make up the day, the weeks, the months and the years.

That's love.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Now this is a nice thing to read on a Monday

The prospect of happiness that moves you in the direction of a new dream, Gail, will always pale in comparison to the happiness you find once it comes true.

You can bank on it.

Happy, happy Monday -
The Universe

PS: You have so much more to look forward to, Gail, than you can now possibly imagine... just keep moving.

(Notes from the Universe)