for those who are in or around sane

Sunday, May 29

my life as an optimist?

shit happens and it sucks... i'm at home enjoying my family and friends adn lack of work. at first, nothing happened and it was good. then drama unfolds and it is bad. all my friends have blog entries lately about change, so i figure here's my two cents. wherever i go, i get the same stuff. i figure this is b/c i'm the same person. and i am loyal to the people i love, so no matter where i go, i carry them with me (sometimes literally). i guess drama is just drawn to me. i tend to lead a rather calculated life. i get high strung when the out of the ordinary happens - in good ways and bad alike. i'm actually the "laid back" one in my family, which makes me laugh uncontrollably. so maybe shit happens and i just overreact. maybe what i view as drama is really just Life for others. perhaps even my perception of drama will change over the years (after i've lost a few pounds and gained a few gray hairs from anxiety).

so, with that said, i'm comfortable with my life right now. if changes happen in the future (which they are like to be) i'll roll with it as best as possible, knowing that life as it is will stay at relatively teh same sanity level. hoorah for sanity!

Tuesday, May 17

What to do when you're R E A L L Y bored:

X= yes
blank = no

[ X] I've consumed alcohol.
[ X] I've run away from home.
[ X] I have lied to my parents about where I am.
[ X] I listen to political music. Ike Reilly kicks ass!  
[ ] I collect comic books.
[ X] I open up to others easily.
[ X] I watch the news.    
[ ] I own over 5 rap CDs. Well, maybe H does?
[ ] I own an iPod or MP3 player Again, H has one, but I don’t.
[ X] I own something from Hot Topic
[ X] I love Disney Movies.
[ X] I am a sucker for hair/eyes
[ ] I don't kill bugs
[ X] I curse regularly. Fuck yeah!
[ ] I paid for a cell phone ring.
[ ] I am a sports fanatic. No, but I have mixed affections for both my cities: I love the Twolves, the Bears, the Wild, the Cubs & the Twinkies
[ ] I have "x"s in my screen name.
[ ] I've slipped out an "lol" in a real conversation.
[ X] I bake well.  
[ X] I would wear pajamas to school. Been there, done that
[ ] I own something from Abercrombie.
[ X] I have a job.
[ X] I love Martha Stewart. Don’t laugh at me!!  
[ ] I am in love with love. What does this mean??
[ X] I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
[ X] I am self conscious.
[ X] I love to laugh.
[ ] I smoke a pack a day.
[ X] I loved Perks of Being a Wallflower. Hell YES!
[ ] I loved Go Ask Alice. It’s on my reading list
[ ] I have cough drops when I'm not sick.
[ ] I can't swallow pills.
[ X] I can swallow about 7 pills at a time no problem
[ ] I eat fast food weekly. Eww.
[ X] I have many scars.
[X ] I've been out of this country
[ X] I believe in ghosts.
[ X] I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room.
[ ] I am really ticklish.
[ X] ive seen a therapist.
[ ] I love white chocolate.
[ ] I bite my nails.
[ X] I am comfortable with being me.
[ X] I play computer games/video games.
[ X] Gotten lost in your city.
[X ] Saw a shooting star
[ ] I had a serious Surgery What is serious?
[X ] Gone out in public in your pajamas
[ X] I have Kissed a Stranger
[ X] Hugged a stranger
[ ] Been in a fist fight
[ ] been arrested
[ X] laughed and had milk/coke come out of your nose
[ X] Pushed all the buttons on an elevator “it’s MY lel-lator!”
[ X] Made out in an elevator
[ X] Swore at your parents
[ X] Kicked a guy where it hurts
[ ] Been close to love Well, um, I’m there?
[X ] Been to a casino
[ ] Been skydiving
[ X] Broken a bone but, does a toe really count?
[ X] Skipped school
[ X] Flashed someone
[ ] Done the splits!
[ ] Played spin the bottle
[X ] Gotten stitches
[ ] Drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour
[ X] Bitten someone
[ ] Been to Niagara Falls
[ X] Gotten the chicken pox
[ ] Crashed into a friend's car But a friend’s car crashed into mine once
[ X] Been to Japan
[ X] Ridden in a taxi
[ X] Shoplifted I swear, it was an accident! I really really meant to pay for the kitty litter! it was on the bottom of the cart!
[ X] Been fired
[X ] Had feelings for someone who didnt have them back
[ X] Stole something from your job
[ ] Gone on a blind date
[ X] lied to a friend
[ X] Had a crush on a teacher
[ ] Celebrated mardigras in New Orleans
[ X] Been to Europe
[ X] Been married
[ ] Gotten divorced
[ ] Had children
[ ] Saw someone dying
[ ] Been to Africa
[ X] Driven over 400 miles in one day
[ X] Been to Canada
[ ] Been to Mexico
[ X] Been on a plane
[ X] Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show
[ X] Thrown up in a bar and outside the bar....
[ X] Eaten Sushi
[ X] Been snowboarding
[ X] Been Skiing
[ X] Met someone in person from the internet Why, hello Rhett!
[ X] Been moshing at a rock show  
[ X] Been to a motor cross show in Sweden!
[ ] Lost a child
[X] Gone to college
[ ] Done hard drugs
[ X] Taken painkillers
[ X] Had someone cheat on you More than likely
[ X] Miss someone right now Hells yes.
[ ] Paid your bus fare in pennies

Thursday, May 12

Tea: Reprise

And before i went to sleep last night, i made me a cup of weak tea with a shot of whiskey and a bit of lemon. slept like a baby; i can feel the germs running for their lives!!!!

i know everyone has crabby days, and i guess today is one of mine. they are so unexpected & unnecessary. all i can do about it is eat "dark chocolate" m&m's (they are really semi-sweet, doh!) and snarl at my computer.

i need a hug. my iMac isnt that cuddly....

Wednesday, May 11

Dust, Mold and the Quest for Tea

The perfect sore throat remedy is a cup of steaming hot half peppermint, half chamomile tea with honey and a squirt of lemon. i'll totally vouch for it. i'll even vouch for 100% peppermint tea if you cannot mix herbs at the time.

its gorgeous outside. the weather is that perfect crisp-ness that leads to amazing nights of sound sleep. unfortunately, for those of us with odd allergies, it also leads to a puffy, red, sore throat the next morning. it feels like i smoked a pack of cigarettes (which i didnt, Mackenzie!!). But here i sit, rasping away on the phone to solicitors, tears pricking my eyes every time Lauren make me laugh so hard my throat throbs, an annoying tickle on my uvula until my tea is finished brewing. and then.... relief!

oh, and i've also started reading kid's books again. i figure, if i end up with children that are as voracious readers as i was, i had better get a head start so i can recommend or deter as needed. its going well so far! if anyone has suggestions, please let me know!