Friday, February 27, 2009

How was *your* week?

I posted a very simple question on Twitter today asking everyone to sum their week up in just one word, these are the responses I received!

  • WEAK
  • LONG
  • OVER
  • LONG
My week in one word: AMAZING

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Questions, questions...

Ok... so here we go. I posed the following question:

What talent or ability do *you* wish *you* had?

These are all the responses I received...

  • Umm Talent?? I'm going to say some free running talent would be nice, very nice.
  • "I" wish that "I" could write poetry.
  • I wish I could learn many languages. If that's a talent, probably not.
  • The ability to set people on fire... with my MIND
  • The ability to be alert. Now being alert without caffeine would be a superpower.
  • The ability to travel time; and to see what important historical event? the last sex pistols concert!
  • Talent - I wish I could sing or at least carry a tune
  • hmmm. I imagine beautiful scenes. I wish I had a talent for painting.
  • To be invisible... and I'd love to be able to paint
  • I wish I had the ability to write creatively and be able to entertain with my writing.
  • The ability to speak several foreign languages fluently.
  • oooooo I wish I could play an instrument
  • Gene Simmons Tongue!
  • Laser vision. Don't ask me why lol... because I don't know. Just would be pretty darn cool. That and flying. :D
  • Instant transmission.
  • The ability to go in my wallet and always find large bills in it.
  • The ability to freeze time.
  • I would like the ability to never have to poo... come to think of it; I'd like my dog to have that ability too. :)
xoxo ~Silly

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." 

~Charles Darwin

Leave your comfort zone...

We all have turning points in our lives. Some of these are prompted by events, people, a simple conversation even. We all change and grow as the days pass. Accepting change and realizing new things in the only way to fully appreciate and live this life that we are given. 

Even when you think that you know who you are as a person, your likes and dislikes, sometimes something arises to make you realize that there is more to this big big world, that there is more to you as a person... unknowingly going through the days when there is more out there to make you happier, make you more satisfied. 

There are all kinds of changes and right now I am talking about change for the better. I fully believe that everything in this life happens for a reason and shapes who we are as people. I believe that change happens when we are ready for it... even if we don't know we are ready. 

Six months ago I would have told everyone that I was happy with who I was as a person, and I was happy. But... over these past six months I have learned so much about myself. Learned things that have made me feel more fulfilled than I ever have.  I do not say that lightly, I truly feel more fulfilled and more aware of who "I am", then I ever have. Self discovery at times can be a scary thing... but with all things, if you embrace change, if you embrace new things... you might just find that you like the change. 

Some people are stuck in their ways and refuse to change any aspect of their lives. Hey, that is their prerogative, but if you are one of those people and you happen to be reading this... give change a chance. Let yourself be completely free and open to the things around you. Read more, make new and different friends out of your comfort zone... just live life and see where it brings you. After all... we each only get one go around - might as well make it as wonderful and brilliantly blissful as possible.

I have opened myself to this world more so in the past six months than I ever have. Opening up like this was not something that happened intentionally, it happened with the love and support of a friend. A friend who has brought me on a journey of self discovery, and without even trying. For the first time I found someone that wholly and completely accepts me for all that I am. Every quirk, every emotion, every thought... though they may not always agree, they accept me. That friendship right there is a gift that does not come along often and I am lucky enough to realize that and hold on to that gift. Their support and friendship has made me able to open up more and more with each passing day, their support has let me "finally" just be me.

So open yourself up to life. To new things. To new people. To change. You might just discover amazing things about yourself that you never knew were even there.

xoxo ~Silly

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

No power...

Power, electricity, hot water... the simple things that we all take for granted and don't realize how awesome they are until they are gone. Yesterday around 2am we lost power due to a storm that dropped 24" of snow in under a 12 hour time frame. Typically in my area power is restored very quickly when it goes out, well... not this time. Last night once more I was without power. Luckily I have a generator so I was able to have heat and keep the refrigerator plugged in. If all the food in that refrigerator were lost, I could only guess how much money would be lost in spoiled food. I honestly thought when I came home from work yesterday that power would be restored already and life would resume as usual. I was wrong. I ended up going out for dinner and staying away from the house as long as possible. Returning home I lit as many candles as I could and scattered them about the house. Found a few flashlights and huddled up for the night. Hoping the power would pop back on but no such luck. Even my dog was disliking the power outage. It's the first one he's experienced and for whatever reason it spooked him. He sat in the corner most of the night just staring at me with his sad confused doggie eyes. So here is a list of some downfalls of not having power at my house...
  • No hot water = no shower 
  • No lights
  • No Internet
  • No television
  • Have to use my cell phone for an alarm clock, which is not loud enough at all
  • Can't do laundry (it's a freaking mountain right now)
  • Can't do any cooking
  • Cleaning is next to impossible
  • Brushing teeth is a pain in the ass and only possible because of bottled water... lol
  • Getting dressed in the dark sucks, but it's kind of funny
  • Listening to a generator all night long
  • Making sure the generator has enough gas to do its' job
  • Can't flush the toilet, which is so not a good thing
  • Worst part, seriously, is not being able to take a shower... if power is not restored when I get home then I will be heading to a friends house to take a very very very hot shower!!
Um... that's pretty much all my complaining on the power thing. Hopefully when I get home from work tonight it will be turned on... but who knows!! :)


An interesting page I came across with what each birth month means in regards to personality, characteristics, etc. Below is what my birth months said about me, most of what it listed is incredibly true...
  1. Attractive personality (I would like to think so!)
  2. Affectionate (Always have been)
  3. Shy and reserved (I definitely have my shy side)
  4. Secretive (A hint of mystery is never a bad thing, right?)
  5. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic (Couldn't have said it better myself)
  6. Loves peace and serenity (Who doesn't, pure bliss)
  7. Sensitive to others (Very much so)
  8. Loves to serve others (In ways I didn't even realize until recently)
  9. Not easily angered (It takes a lot to get this girl fired up)
  10. Trustworthy (I can be trusted with anything)
  11. Appreciative and returns kindness (Karma, karma, karma)
  12. Observant and asses others (Quietly I have always done this)
  13. Revengeful (Not so much my style, but it's happened)
  14. Loves to dream and fantasize (Oh I am certainly a dreamer)
  15. Loves traveling (and I so wish I could do more of it!)
  16. Loves attention (to a point... I like to go unnoticed at times as well)
  17. Loves home decors (huh, don't really get this one, lol)
  18. Musically talented (Nope, I've played 4 different instruments, sucked at them all!)
  19. Loves special things (Now this is very true, I cherish my special things)
  20. Moody (Yup, I'm a moody girl... he he)
If you want to check your month out you can go to this site and find it

Friday, February 20, 2009

Boobs or Donuts?

Another day, another question... somehow throughout today I brought up the topic of donuts, and then the topic of boobs. Not exactly which order, but the response I got to these two topics was quite astounding. So with that turn of events it prompted me to ask the question...

What catches *your* attention more? Boobs or Donuts?

I hadn't planned on blogging about this one, but the response was just awesome, and gave me many much needed laughs. Below are all the answers I received! 
  • LOL! They do go hand in hand... pun intended! Ha... ha
  • I would certainly say the former (donuts)
  • Ummm, depends on the donuts?
  • Easy, and I think you know my answer... (boobs)
  • boobs
  • What are donuts again? Sorry, you said boobs and everything else seemed to fade away.
  • donuts as I don't need more boobs :-)
  • it's not donuts ;-)
  • it's tough to pass up a good donut. At least I know if the donut's stuffed or not.
  • boobs!
  • hahahahah boobs! and a nice smile!
  • Most definitely BOOBS!!!
  • Jelly or hydro gel, sugar or saline, plain or natural... can't just choose without more examination :)
  • Has to be donuts. It just has to be... they just taste too good.
  • Well - technically every vote for boobs is actually two votes.... Put my two in ;-)
  • Boobs FTW (for the win) every. Single. Time.
  • boobs
  • small boobs for sure!
  • BOOBS!!!!!!!!!!
  • "boobs"
  • DEFINITELY boobs. Not a big doughnut fan. ;-) (I'm assuming the doughnut votes were from women?) ....and just a side note from me on that comment... a lot of the votes from women were boobs, including myself! he he :-)
  • boobs
  • um... what kinda donuts? lol
  • You're kidding, right?? You can get full from donuts
  • boobs
  • boobiesboobiesboobiesboobiesboobiesboobiesboobies
  • Boobs. Without a question.
  • In a world of zen or quantum physics both are the same :)
  • boobs... but those holes in donuts make them obvious pasties if u need a peek at nipples
  • How about donuts :]
  • The first option (boobs). I like donuts, but not that much
  • Boobs
  • boobs. donuts would go straight to my ass
  • boobs yo
  • Ok, you win. Boobs.
  • boobs, definitely :)) donuts make one fat
  • Boobs. Just in case I ever need spares.
  • everyone is saying boobs, so it's a must. BOOBS
  • to buy... boobs... to lick frosting off of... well... donuts!
  • Ditto! (boobs)
  • Boobs, no contest, any kind of boob beats any kind of donut
  • boobs any day
  • of course delicious warm large tits =)
  • boobs
  • That's easy. Boobs.
  • Boobs with doughnuts on them!
(and just as a quick note: I had asked earlier what every ones favorite type of donut was... this was the best response I got, "Favorite donut... thinking... has to be a chocolate long john with cream filling.")

Pac Man...

Computer games don't affect kids. I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music.

~ Marcus Brigstocke

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I found this thanks to a blog entry by @amusingchaos and decided to check mine out as well... very cool :)

You Are Seductive and Ruthless

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.

You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.

You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way.

And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.

You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009


"Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only for wallowing in."

~ Katherine Mansfield

When to say "I do"...

This morning I commented that two friends of mine had gotten married after only four months of dating... I received quite the response from that little comment. So I was compelled to ask the following question and see what the feeling was throughout...

How long do you think you should wait after meeting someone to marry them?

These are the answers I received...
  • My parents got married after only 4 or 5 months of dating... 41 years... still going.
  • If you know that they're the 'one', then you simply know. Though, I thoroughly advocate living together first.
  • You should never marry anyone you don't hate.
  • There's no right answer. Some quickie marriages last forever. Other, traditional, 4-year engagements fizzle out quickly.
  • Long enough to find out how they really are in the morning, afternoon, night, happy, sad, upset, pissed off... could take forever.
  • I think that is individual. I dated my hubby for 12 years before we married, but that was me. A friend married after 2 days and is still married 20 years later.
  • There is no rules on this. I met and married my husband within 5 months of meeting. It lasted 13 years :)
  • I knew after 2 weeks with my gal that I wanted to spend my life with her.
  • Hard question really. Some people feel that they experience earth shattering love the moment they look at someone... and to them marriage seems like the next logical step... I was one of those... but have since learned my lesson. I believe the SAFE amount of time would be to wait a year.
  • My husband and I seriously discussed getting married on the second date, but we waited 3 years - I'm not sure why we waited.
  • I should wait 2 days short of two years from the day we met, since that is what I did.
  • At least 6 months.
  • Do what your heart tells you! <3
  • Really depends on the people, but the way I see it, if you're planning to spend the rest of your life together, why rush?
  • I think it depends, but I tend to wince if it's less than about a year. I married my husband 10 days short of knowing him for a year in person. Quite a lot longer online though.
  • Depends if we are going to start a family. That would "fast-track" a relationship at my age.
  • I think you should only marry people you haven't met in person. (Twitter meetings don't count of course.) :)
  • Enjoy the ride for all it's worth as love is something that should be savored with every bite. :)
  • Until it feels right, although I just find it unnecessary.
  • 1-2 years. More importantly, they should be established. So many young people get opportunities to move due to jobs but are married.
  • Dating and marriage: It's inversely proportional. At 18, you should wait 4 years. At 25, 1 year. at 40, 6 months, and so on. After 50 you need only wait til after room service turns down the bed.
  • As long as it needs to be... or as short.
  • Long enough for a full background check ;) joking... sort of
  • Minimum 6 months. But 1 year is better.
  • I think one should wait 6 months after the relationship is established and stable. Preferably 1 year.
  • We ponder this question often in our household. I say six months, domestic partner says, "hold out until ones of you dies" ...I'd rather be not married to him than married to anybody else. He's awesome with a wickedly dry sense of humor.
  • One. whole. day. and if you don't know them by the time those 24 hours are up, it's not happening... lol.
  • 14 minutes. (Wiseguy)
  • Time doesn't really have anything to do with it. It's connection.
  • I waited 8 months ;) But then, I knew that it was meant to be right away. Been 7 years now :)
  • I think you should at least have dinner. Any faster would seem... uh... needy.
  • 15 Minutes - 20 Tops. Relationships are all downhill from there :)
So there are all the answers that I received... and yes... I do post all of the answers... even the silly ones!!

Myself... I never was too concerned with getting married. Now though, given the right person, the right circumstance, this girl may one day wear a ring around her finger and say "I do".

Monday, February 16, 2009

How I feel everyday...

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Too many accounts...

I have too many email accounts! Why do I feel compelled to keep them all. I mean, when you move from one apartment or house to the next, you forward ALL your mail to your new property. Why can't I do the same thing with my email accounts? As it is now I have 2 Yahoo accounts, 1 Hotmail account, and 1 Gmail account. Hmmm... I DO NOT NEED THEM! Oh yes, and apparently I have 1 tumblr email account from when I tried to set up a blog there. So, that is 5 email accounts. I primarily use 1 of the Yahoo accounts for work, and my Gmail account. My Hotmail originally started for spam but I over time gave the address to a couple of people. 1 of my Yahoo accounts I only check to keep the account active, but why is beyond me, maybe I like the name?  I really should cut it down to two... possibly one... but could I ever truly do it, methinks no... that might take therapy!!! lol

It's not only email addresses, I could not possibly count how many online companies and banks I am registered with. Almost every password at this point is different, almost a guessing game when I try to access an account I haven't used in a couple weeks. I used to be incredibly organized with all the web site names, user names, passwords, but over time I have even slacked on keeping them in order.  There really needs to be some kind of secure program that literally keeps every user name, password and web address in one easy to find location, so I can quit stressing my brain out the next time I want to log in somewhere.  Although as I type that, I would probably doubt the programs stability and security and not use it. Oy.

So anyway... there is my little tirade about all my accounts, which was prompted this morning when I tried to log in to my Hotmail account and was rejected over 4 times because I couldn't remember the freaking password!!! d'oh

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fifty Million...

Most of us have fantasized about what it would be like to "hit the jackpot", become an overnight millionaire!! Well, I was curious what people would spend those first few thousand on... so I posed the following question:

If you won $50 million dollars, what would you purchase?
  • A few wells for charity: water... and a new Macbook Pro
  • The best damn set of Attorneys and Accountants on the planet!
  • 50 million? Uhm... Lots of iPhone chargers or wait... No, I would buy a whole street, put houses on it and double the money :-) hehe would be a smart plan, isn't it... I think :-))
  • "Amazing Fantasy #15" - the 1st comic book appearance of Spider-Man
  • If I won millions I would first buy a new truck. F-250 Gun Metal Gray
  • If I won $50 million, I buy all my debts... then a new house... then a couple of cars, Macs, and TV's... I's save the rest. I have a Macbook now. If I won the lotto, then I could buy the big iron for a REAL video edit suite & get a Modbook or 2.
  • A Lexus RX 350
  • House, cars, all bills paid off for me and family, trust for kids, some to church, invest the rest, whole family vacation
  • My first purchase would be beach front real estate.
  • I think I'd give my house and everything in it to a family that's lost their crib to foreclosure.
  • A space rocket :) ...Wait. I'd probably need some more money for that. I'd have a jet pack made.
  • Probably a Corvette - Stingray, definitely!
  • A house, a nice car, pay for my siblings education, pay off my fiance's student loans and never work again. It's not *my* debt. Wait... fuck, when I get married it will be. Fuck. Oh well.
  • If I won $50 million I would buy a house, give money to charities, and then put the rest away for a rainy day.
  • W/$50mm I'd buy 4 annuities. 1 for each child's education, 1 for Mom in her dottage and 1 to pay for wife & my retirement.
  • Buying myself a life that is student loan debt free. Then a house for moms and house on the beach somewhere.
  • What would I purchase... a new house and car, then invest for college for the kids, and then save a few hundred dogs and cats.
  • I'm going to the LA Boat Show today, could spend some of those millions very easily this afternoon, I'll fantasize about it.
  • I would donate 45 million to various charities, buy a house, a new car, and go to school for the next 8 years without working.
  • I'd buy a working farm, invest a large chunk for the future, clone my dog Judah, get some plastic surgery & never work again.
  • an ex-soviet submarine,  and use it to sink whaling ships and harass seal killers... and to take me to the Bahamas ;-)
  • A house I design myself, then I'd make it completely solar/wind powered. Plane tickets for all my friends to visit.
  • I would purchase a secret island and get an '82 Delorean.
  • I think I'd buy a congressman. Not a big one, maybe like one from Rhode Island or something, I don't think you could get a better model for less than $50 million. ;-) ... Although I've heard Barney Frank is on sale. Must be a President's Day thing.
  • My soul.
  • A few businesses and a jet.
  • Pay off my student loan and buy a pack of Ramen Noodles with what's left over.
If I won $50 million... The very first thing I would buy is a car... I'm not sure why, but something I have always wanted to do is go to a car dealership, pick out my favorite vehicle, and then just hand the salesperson cold hard cash... with of course an awesome bonus for him/her just because.

Other than that... I would spend the rest of my life being that secret someone that sent people money 'just because'. Tip every waiter/waitress a ridiculous amount. Help out the every day people that need it the most. Just help them anonymously though. No need for praise or recognition, just the ability to do it would be one of the greatest gifts. You can't take money with you when you die, so it would be my personal mission to literally spread the wealth until my dying day. Oh, what a joy that would be... one can dream, right? :)
Oh... and I would so want a money tree in my backyard!!!! Wooooooooo

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The World To Me...

I just adore this song... I could never tire of hearing it - enjoy!

Oh Please...

We all get hit on, it's just a part of life. Sometimes it's flattering and gives you a smile, other times you wish you could dissapear into the ground... and other times, well... you just want to burst out laughing because it is SO bad. I was in the laughing kind of mood, so I posed this question:

What is the worst pick-up line *you* have ever heard or used?
  • Girl you must be tired... because you've been running through my mind all day. I rather like that one... LOL
  • I once heard a Christian guy say, "Honey, if you're already saved, what difference does it make?"
  • My favorite has always been: Guy: Did it hurt? Girl: Did what hurt? Guy: When you FELL FROM THE HEAVENS.
  • You'll need this Visine so you can see clearly our future together.
  • I was getting new shoes and a kid came into the store and told the sales lady that he heard her number was 50% off.
  • Eeeeh... (looks up and down) how YOU doooin? (ok... did it jokingly, but still lol)
  • hehe... "hello" *wink*
  • [chuckles]. I drew a picture of an ear of corn and wrote "this is my corny pick-up line" on it and gave it to a maiden and on the back, it had a block of cheese with "too cheesy" written on it. She was greatly amused at my awful lines, hehehe
  • Are you horny or do you want a beer?
  • I've heard "Baby can I have your number because I lost mines."
  • He came up to me, put his hand in my drink too out an ice cube then dropped it on the floor saying "well that broke the ice!" gross but I did laugh and got 2 free drinks :D
  • Used: "Would you like to come out to play this weekend?", circa 1997. It worked, we're married. (10 years) Also I had to kidnap her tupperware (it had cakes in it) and hold it ransom (with note) ...that was also a "win"
  • I seriously had a guy use that fresh prince "ur feet must be tired cause you've been running through my mind" line on me - Hilarious. I had to laugh because of his while approach. He kinda fell into the seat next to me and it caught me off guard. It was cute, lol. (I was on the train in NYC)
  • I just don't use pick-up lines and have never hung out with guys who do. sorry.
  • Calling a gift (free) drink a 'cougar tamer'
  • Your legs must be tired 'cause you've been running through my mind all night.
So that's it for answers (for now) if you have other pick-up lines you've heard leave a comment to add to the list! :-)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.

~Captain Corelli's Mandoline6. "Love is the beauty of the soul."


Well Friday the 13th is this Friday. Some people are superstitious of the day so it made me think... what other superstitions are out there? I don't have many... I must admit I'm a bit wary of Friday the 13th when it comes around, but not enough to lock myself in a padded room all day.  I'm a bit spooked by triple sixes... lol - I don't even want to type the three numbers together here.  Other than those two things, I can't think of anything else I'm superstitious about, not now anyway. 

This thought prompted me to do a little research to find out what other superstitions are out there, here are some of the things I found...
  • Ambulance: Seeing an ambulance is very unlucky unless you pinch your nose or hold your breath until you see a black or a brown dog.
  • Baseball Bat: Spit on a new bat before using it for the first time to make it lucky.
  • Bed: It's bad luck to put a hat on a bed.
  • Bed: You must get out of bed on the same side that you get in or you will have bad luck.
  • Bee: If a bee enters your home, it's a sign that you will soon have a visitor. If you kill the bee, you will have bad luck, or the visitor will be unpleasant.
  • Bell: The sound of bells drives away demons because they're afraid of the loud noise.
  • Bird: A bird in the house is a sign of death.
  • Birthday Cake: If you blow out all the candles on your birthday cake with the first puff you will get your wish.
  • Blue: To protect yourself from witches, wear a blue bead.
  • Bread: A loaf of bread should never be turned upside down after a slice has been cut from it.
  • Bridge: If you say good bye to a friend on a bridge, you will never see each other again.
  • Broom: To prevent an unwelcome guest from returning, sweep out the room they stayed in immediately after they leave.
  • Butterfly: If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year.
  • Candle: If a candle lighted as part of a ceremony blows out, it is a sign that evil spirits are nearby.
  • Cat: A cat on board a ship is considered to bring luck.
  • Clover: It's good luck to find a four-leaf clover.
  • Coin: It's bad luck to pick up a coin if it's tails side up. Good luck comes if it's heads up.
  • Comb: To drop a comb while you are combing your hair is a sign of a coming disappointment.
  • Crack: Don't step on a crack on a sidewalk or walkway.
  • Door: It's bad luck to leave a house through a different door than the one used to come into it.
  • Elephant: Pictures of an elephant bring luck, but only if they face a door.
  • Fingernails: It is bad luck to cut your fingernails on Friday or Sunday.
  • Frog: A frog brings good luck to the house it enters.
  • Hair: Pulling out a gray or white hair will cause ten more to grow in its place.
  • Ivy: Ivy growing on a house protects the inhabitants from witchcraft and evil.
  • Knife: It is bad luck to close a pocket knife unless you were the one who opened it.
  • Ladder: It is bad luck to walk under a ladder.
  • Ladybug: It is bad luck to kill a ladybug.
  • Milk: It is bad luck to let milk boil over.
  • Mirror: To break a mirror means 7 years bad luck; also, it is unlucky to see your face in a mirror by candlelight.
  • Nose: If your nose itches, someone is coming to see you. If it's the right nostril, the visitor will be a female, left nostril, male.
  • Opal: Unless you were born in October, it is unlucky to wear opals.
  • Owl: It is bad luck to see an owl in the sunlight.
  • Pepper: If you spill pepper you will have a serious argument with your best friend.
  • Rabbits Foot: A rabbit's foot will bring luck and protect the owner from evil spirits if carried in the pocket.
  • Salt: Bad luck will follow the spilling of salt unless a pinch is thrown over the left shoulder.
  • Shoes: It is bad luck to leave shoes upside down.
  • Swan: A swan's feather, sewed into the husband's pillow, will ensure fidelity.
  • Tongue: If you bite your tongue while eating, it is because you have recently told a lie.
  • Umbrella: It is bad luck to open an umbrella inside the house, especially if you put it over your head.
  • Veil: A bride's veil protects her from evil spirits who are jealous of happy people.
  • Watermelon: A watermelon will grow in your stomach if you swallow a watermelon seed.
  • Wish: If you tell someone your wish it will not come true.

Well... these are just some of the superstitions that I have found. If you can think of any others you have heard please leave a comment here... I would love to hear them all!!!   

Monday, February 9, 2009

Last words...

Not sure why but I feel compelled to write about my mom. She passed away more than 5 years ago on June 28th... 5 days before her birthday... 1 month before her 30th wedding anniversary... 25 days before her mother passed away... and 25 days after my daughter was born. A lot of us say that we had/have 'the best' mom... well, mine was no different. I loved my mother more than you can imagine, we were the best of friends in so many ways. She was one of the only people I had ever met that didn't curse, that treated everyone completely equal no matter what their circumstance. It was because of her and the way she raised me, that I am the person I am today. Not a day goes by, not one... that I don't 'talk' to my mom, that I don't tell her that I love her. Her life ended much too quickly by comparison... she was only 48. Anyway, I won't get into details right now, but she was very ill for about 3 years before her death. We knew she was going to pass, we just didn't know when. She knew her time was limited... over those three years she went through many surgeries, hospital stays, the works. Well, as I mentioned before she passed 25 days after my daughter was born. When I gave birth I was living in Massachusetts, my mom was in New Hampshire, so she could not be there due to her illness. She hated that she couldn't be there. For as long as I could remember all she wanted was to be a Grammie, she never met her granddaughter... only heard her 'squeaks' over the phone, and soon nicknamed my daughter "Squeaker". We talked on the phone every day after I gave birth. Well, 2 days before she passed my mom called in the afternoon, it was a very brief conversation. This is basically all that was said, and I will NEVER forget these words.... "Susan, I love you, I'm proud of you, and you'll be a great mom". Just typing those words I tear up. I remember when she said it, it seemed odd... mom just didn't say things like that randomly. I know I talked to her again the next day, but don't remember a word, those are the last words I ever remember coming from my mom. I cherish that memory, those words. Some things in this life are priceless, and that moment, that memory, well... it has helped me get through a lot. She knew, somehow, that it was her time. I will always miss my mom, and though it has been years now, the pain of losing her has not gone away, it has just.... changed. For those of you that have lost someone special in your life, you know what I mean. Today as always, I shall repeat those words, at least once, look at her picture, at least once, and tell my mom I love her... at least once.

I love you - I'm proud of you - and you'll be a great mom

Electronically Yours...

Now a days it is very rare to receive an actual written note or letter in the mail, or personally from a friend. Now that the Internet has taken over, most communication is done through email... people keep connected with their families through places like myspace or facebook, they share family photos through other websites... so I was curious and posed the question: 

When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?

  • The last two letters I've written were both to myself. Reminders of promises I've made-much like New Years resolutions.
  • Friends would hang on to them and send me the letters 6 months or even a year later. There's nothing like seeing your own words come back to haunt you.
  • Last summer! I wrote to my little brother while he was serving in Iraq.
  • Not enough but more than most :) I am a lover of fine paper, and note cards. It is becoming a lost art.
  • Just a couple days ago to go along with a gift I was sending... but before that? Years.
  • Other than writing something inside a card. I'd say it's been at least 4 or 5 years since I actually wrote a letter to someone.
  • Hmm... September... and that ended over a month of daily letter writing. It was fun, and he was also in work release/prison.
  • Today, actually. If a V'Day card counts.
  • Does it count if I wrote it on paper, with a pen, and then typed it up in an email? Probably not, huh?
  • Just yesterday milady. "Dear loveliest of maidens..." =)
  • I don't remember, maybe I should send a postcard.
  • Like a month ago actually. :D
  • Last week to my ex MIL. She refuses to go "high tech" for me. lol
  • PAPER!!!??? How Medieval and Archaic!!!???
  • I wrote one about a week ago. It wasn't email and it wasn't snail mail it was personal delivery.
  • I wrote a letter to my MIL yesterday, but because my hands hurt, I typed it instead of writing it like I usually do.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Not just for bed...

What is the strangest/oddest/coolest/most memorable place *you* ever had sex?

Here are the answers that I received to the above question...
  • In the ocean, very weird
  • Public park on the grass by a stream, lunchtime on a weekday
  • What is sex?
  • I don't think anywhere all that strange ~ a vehicle?
  • Central Park
  • My boss's desk after hours with a blond girl from accounting; pretty memorable. Especially the next day when I met with him.
  • In the surf on Pensacola Beach after dark, stars in the sky, people watching from their balconies but unable to identify me at night.
  • Mine was a car wash... or at work... every Saturday for like two months straight... at 6:15 -6:30... gotta love quickies at work
  • Roof top with lotta offices looking down at the roof where we were - daytime
  • Got da be the bosses desk. That was a good time!
  • Sex in a river in Belize with crocs
  • Strangest place wasn't all that strange, but it was in the back of my truck parked along side the highway next to a cemetery.
  • Grand Canyon
  • An abandoned church... also hood of car outside my house, late late one night in college
  • Public bathroom while people were knocking on the door
  • In a hot tub while my parents were upstairs asleep.
  • While at a Christmas party for work, outside in my bosses van.
  • Parking Lot, Universal Studios in an '86 Scirocco
  • US Senate elevator. And no, it wasn't with anyone imporant :)
Myself... I have quite a few 'original' places and stories I could share... but I'm thinking I'll need another blog post to devote them to... ;-)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Bad sex or wait?

This was the question posed:
If you had gone 6 months without SEX & you had the opportunity to have sex but knew it would be bad, would you do it, or wait for great sex?

Here are the responses... 

  • If you've been out of practice for 6 months it's going to be bad sex no matter what you do :)
  • I vote to make the sex better if it is bad!
  • Better none than bad.
  • I think I'd do it :) ...meaning choice for bad sex
  • Just do it ...meaning choice for bad sex
  • If it had ONLY been 6 months... I'd consider myself a lucky guy
  • In a cocaine heartbeat. Bad sex is better than no sex.
  • I'd think I'd wait.
  • I'd do it. After six months, even bad sex is decent sex :)
  • DO IT! :D ...meaning choice for bad sex
  • I would do it ...meaning choice for bad sex
  • People are actually having sex out there without inviting me to join in? How rude!
  • Definitely wait
  • 6 months? I'd stick it down a mud hole!
  • Could I have both? Pretty please! ;-)
  • I'd probably try to wait and break down quickly.
  • Hold out for great sex :) Heck, I've waited that long, I can wait a little longer.
  • Um... I haven't had sex in over 7 years... so I guess my answer would have to be that I would definitely wait. *shrugs*
  • No sex is probably better than bad sex. At least you can have good sex by yourself if you get creative, no? ;)
  • Hold out, no question
  • I'd wait for good sex at that point- cause great sex doesn't just happen. :)
  • 6 months? Don't wait, that's just fking painful
My answer... I would most certainly wait. Bad sex is almost a tease, leaving you unfilled, messy and most always finishing the task by yourself... might as well wait and focus all my energy on mind blowing sex.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tears like blood...

Tears look like water but feel like blood

Heart feels like thunder, but sounds only a thud


Blood tears are felt from deep within

The eyes reveal the colours of  tears

Colours reveal the meaning of tears


Tears are the international language

All can understand, and none can contradict


The power of the tear Is so strong

It carries it own odour, speaks out the heart

Translating the words they wish to say

Without saying them


What is the strangest thing *you* ever ate?

I'll tell ya, I asked this question having no idea what would come of it... well, end result is that we put a lot of strange things in our mouths.  After seeing some of the answers of this particular question, I lost my appetite very fast! So if you've got a weak tummy, or lame taste buds like mine, you might want to reconsider reading this! Just fair warning...

  • Conger Eel and Horse
  • I try to keep strange things out of my mouth... o.O *giggles*
  • Kidneys
  • Roasted beetle larvae in Peru and I like it
  • Crocodile. Tastes like very soft chicken. I'm dead serious.
  • um, probably quail eggs... nasty nasty
  • In Japan I tried something roughly translated to "Fish Stomach"
  • Snails, frogs legs, alligator 
  • I'm guessing the strangest thing I ever ate was insect legs in my candy bars. NEVER AGAIN!
  • Apparently, a chocolate bar with insect legs in it.
  • Scrapple (look this one up on Wikipedia... pretty horrifying)
  • Monkey brains in Argentina
  • Probably the time I had goat meat in Switzerland... I'm a vegetarian now

Absurd Laws...

I came across a site today that revealed dumb laws in each and every state of this country.  Though there were many favorites, I picked one law from each state and posted it here. I know a lot of laws we consider 'dumb', but these are just absolutely ridiculous. These are REAL laws that were put in effect at some time during history; though I doubt the local police would get you in trouble for them, he could if he wanted to! (scary) Read & Enjoy!

  • Alabama: It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
  • Alaska: It is considered an offense to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose.
  • Arizona: Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.
  • Arkansas: A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.
  • California: It is a misdemeanor to shoot any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
  • Colorado: Keeping a house where unmarried persons are allowed to have sex is prohibited.
  • Connecticut: You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.
  • Delaware: Alcohol may not be served in nightclubs if dancing is occurring on the premises at the same time.
  • Florida: Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.
  • Georgia: All sex toys are banned.
  • Hawaii: Coins are not allowed to be placed in one's ears.
  • Idaho: You may not fish on a camel's back.
  • Illinois: One may not pee in his neighbor's mouth.
  • Indiana: If any person has a puppet show, wire dancing or tumbling act in the state of Indiana and receives money for it, they will be fined $3 under the Act to Prevent Certain Immoral Practices.
  • Iowa: A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
  • Kansas: The state game rule prohibits the use of mules to hunt ducks.
  • Kentucky: One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once.
  • Louisiana: One could possibly land in jail for 20 years upon urinating in the city's water supply.
  • Maine: After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up.
  • Maryland: It's illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits.
  • Massachusetts: It is illegal to give beer to hospital patients.
  • Michigan: There is a law that makes it legal for farmers to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.
  • Minnesota: A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head.
  • Mississippi: If one is a parent to two illegitimate children, that person will go to jail for at least one month.
  • Missouri: Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar (enacted 1820).
  • Montana: It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperon.
  • Nebraska: If a child burps during church, his parent may be arrested.
  • Nevada: It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.
  • New Hampshire: It is illegal to pick seaweed up off the beach.
  • New Jersey: It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.
  • New Mexico: It's forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public.
  • New York: Citizens may not greet each other by "putting one's thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers".
  • North Carolina: While having sex, you must stay in the missionary position and have the shades pulled.
  • North Dakota: Beer and pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.
  • Ohio: The Ohio driver's education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.
  • Oklahoma: It is illegal for the owner of a bar to allow anyone inside to pretend to have sex with a buffalo.
  • Oregon: It is illegal to place a container filled with human fecal matter on the side of any highway.
  • Pennsylvania: It is illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.
  • Rhode Island: Riding a horse over any public highway for the purpose of racing, or testing the speed of the horse is illegal.
  • South Carolina: It is perfectly legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays.
  • South Dakota: It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.
  • Tennessee: It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.
  • Texas: It is illegal to see one's eye.
  • Utah: A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
  • Vermont: Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
  • Virginia: It is illegal to tickle women.
  • Washington: All lollipops are banned.
  • West Virginia: It is legal for a male to have sex with an animal as long as it does not exceed 40 lbs.
  • Wisconsin: While all cheese making requires a license, Limburger cheese making requires a master cheese maker's license.
  • Wyoming: Any person who fails to close a fence is subject to a fine of up to seven hundred and fifty dollars.
Well... I know what you're thinking - how the hell are these possible? How could they possibly be true? Well... there are a lot of dumb people out there, and a few of those oh so special people made and enacted these absolutely ridiculous laws, never put anything past the mind of a 'dumb' person :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I'll be your angel...

Most embarrassing moment...

I posed the question: What was your most embarrassing moment? This question was compliments of tomster2... Read, be ready for R rated... and enjoy!!!

  • During a BJ from my GF in the driveway of my car having her parents pull up behind, then knock on the windows to say hello. Oops!
  • My mom caught me masturbating... With a cucumber. It was pretty tragic.
  • Ran into a guy I graduated with & was friends with. Called him Randy. His name is Rusty (& he has BRIGHT red hair.) How could I forget?
  • My most embarrassing moment oh dear, my one happened in France and includes a math teacher ehem... I was in France and only 13 could not find a toilet, so went for a piss round the back of some garages, I got interrupted. Well got disturbed when having to piss, pulled my zip up too fast got dick got in zip, teacher, she had to free me, I got hard :) Took a few weeks for the cut to heal and the rest of my time at that school (to heal) lol, the teacher never looked at me the same way again. It was totally embarrassing at the time, but I laugh at it now and it really does make me laugh to remember it. :)
  • Pee-ing in my pants in 2nd grade in class. Ooooops. I'm potty trained now though.
  • While sleeping on my parents couch, my father caught me masturbating... in my sleep. I had no idea it happened until my mother told me.
  • 8th grade, cub scout pancake breakfast, talking to a boy from my class, leaning against a pole with my hands behind my back... I look down and my dress is completely unbuttoned from neck to waist, the only saving grace was I had a slip on.
  • I once exclaimed jokingly but not intentionally "Oh Gawd, I'm such a retard!" at a Special Olympics gala dinner.


It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.

~ Alan Cohen


Posed the question: Have you ever had a nickname? Do you have one now? Here are the responses... 

  • Deedubau, Dw
  • Lea, L, LL
  • As a child my nickname was Peach Pit. No nickname now, however some find Gina too long so they call me G
  • Swede, Svedka
  • Dr. Shock
  • My poker nickname is Batman
  • LB - 25 years ago
  • Fesh (used by all my friends and family)
  • Fish
  • Matty (something my fiance and mom use)
  • Gonzo
  • I don't have a nickname per se, lots of people call me bitch, slut, tramp, but I consider them terms of endearment.
  • Tomster is what my close friends call me
  • Some buddies used to call me thug, when I lived the thugish lifestyle.
  • I have several! Gina Bean, Reheenie, Heenie, Peanut, Regizzle, Regi
  • My nicknames have ranged from Lizzie, Zeezee, Zaza, Li (said as 'lie') and Hey You!
  • Watty!
  • Jelly
  • B
  • Ari Nae is my nickname... last three letters of my first and middle name
  • Jones, Roo, Perrier Rain Water
I myself can't say I've had any nicknames in the past... not ones I'd mention anyway... recently I have been called just plain 'Silly'  

Hump Day...


Double mouse...

What do you consider to be your best and worst trait(s)?

I posed the question "What do you consider to be your best and worst personal trait(s)?" Below are the answers I received... read away!

  • Best: I'm loyal Worst: I'm loyal
  • My narcissism. Same answer for both questions.
  • Best: Honest, Empathetic, Friendly Worst: Procrastination, Obsessive, EMO
  • My best trait is being a 'good listener' and I think my worst trait is being a 'doormat' for almost anyone
  • Best = always want to help, Worst = expect perfection from everyone
  • Best: generous and patiend Worst: picky and anxious
  • Perfectionism is both my best and worst trait
  • Worst trait: Potty mouth, and um best trait... I really don't know
Me personally, my best traits would have to be that I am kind and forgiving... my worst trait is that I can't stand up for myself at times when I should.

Monday, February 2, 2009

There are things in this life that make us all happy.  Some of those things you don't even realize just how happy they make you until the threat of them being gone is posed.  

Feeling like 'me' again...

The past few months have changed me in ways that I could never properly describe.  Certain events, people that have entered my life... in a way these past few months have been an eye opener for me.  I am the person who likes to make everyone else around me happy, no matter what the cost; even if it means sacrificing my own happiness, I have done that my entire life.

These past few months, for the first time in my entire life I feel comfortable being who I am, truly being who I am.  The silly side, the serious side, the romantic side, even the naughty side.  Every side of who I am has been able to shine.  I owe a lot of this to one particular person.  This person has inspired me, has made me feel like me just being me is good enough, for everyone.  That right there is a gift.  

In a way I have been given 'me' back, and you know what?  ...people seem to really enjoy the real me.  Not the people pleaser, not the fake smiling Sue, but the real me.  I've realized that if they don't like who I am, then there are plenty of people out there who do, and it is such a glorious and comforting feeling. 

Inspiration comes in many forms and I believe it depends on the person... what would motivate you to do something you love?  To remember something you love?  If we all knew, we would do it.  

Most all of us just want happiness out of life, and if we knew how to obtain it, we would do what was necessary to get to that point.  I was lucky enough to have inspiration thrust upon me in an unexpected way by a very special person.  I am doing something I love again.  I am writing again.  Writing is such a blissful release for me, I had forgotten how much I truly did enjoy it.  I don't care who reads it, sees it, I just love doing it.  Being creative again for myself.  I have had so much variety introduced to me in the past few months due to Twitter.  People from all over the country, the world... sharing their views on life on movies on music, on everything from how they like their morning coffee to how a love has broken their heart.  

This world is a splendid mix of all varieties of people and the more I know, the more I want to know.  The more I crave it, desire it.  I love learning, and in the past few months I have learned so much... about myself, about others, about life... I don't want this to stop, I want to continue to learn and grow intellectually and as a person.  Thank you Twitter, and thank you 'unknown' for introducing me to the Twitterverse.