It’s the last day of 2011! I was recounting all of the great parts of the year, most of which happened after summer. 2011 wasn’t easy but I’ve got a really great feeling about 2012. Bringing in the new years with my brother and a taco party! Pictures most likely to follow. I love the new year because it’s something everyone can corporately be excited about, a fresh...
“A beefier vocabulary isn’t just for writers though. Knowing what other people are saying and using the perfect words to convey your feelings is a critical part of being a better human. Better listeners are more successful in life.” I’ve always dreaded reading, in English I felt literally forced, and I’ve never been honestly motivated to do so until I started reading...
My brother just told us how he found out that...
Sometimes I forget I have some of the most amazing...
I am too blessed with wonderful people. It’s important to trust that those relationships are real and not get distracted by trivial things. Cherish the time you have with your loved ones and let them know that you are grateful for them in your life.
I need a man willing to play bogey golf with me.
You don’t have to be good to have fun.
My Mom's Christmas spirit it a bit overwhelming.
We don’t celebrate “holiday”, and we’re hippie Unitarians.
Probably how most legitimate chefs feel about the people on the Food Network (Raechel and Guy, for example), is how I am starting to feel about popular music in the United States. Governed by money and fame, my art is being delegitimized. When music used to have value, pre-20th century as far as I’m concerned (with some talented exceptions), is a time where I wish I lived. Its a precious art...
Cleavage, lipstick, and smiles.– My dad discussing the daughters of the new republican candidate, Huntsman.
I'm starting to realize that there's a reason for...
Citrine is known as the “success stone” because it promotes success, prosperity, and abundance. It particularly promotes success in business, earning it another nickname, “merchant’s stone”, and is said to bring business if put in the cashbox of a shop or carried. Citrine is a stone of good fortune, although it brings good fortune in sometimes unexpected ways. It is a...
Why the US is destroying the education system →
This is a pretty heavy article, but totally worth reading. As a future teacher (luckily I teach music and not English or History), students are no longer taught to be independent thinkers but cogs in a system that destroys their abilities to be individuals. There are many different types of intelligence and our educational system is starting to only serve the types of intelligence they feel will...
The more guys try to play me, the less I care.
Hooray for being an independent, beautiful, intelligent woman. They’re all dumbasses. Do they honestly think I can’t tell?
Today I’m spending my day with a shoebox full of photos. It makes me so sad that people don’t do things like this anymore, pictures are on Facebook or in online photo albums. Memories aren’t always as tangible as they used to be. I remember almost every photo that I’m in. My parents were great about the Polaroids and I couldn’t be more grateful. It’s also...
Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.
I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning,...– Frank Sinatra
So today I was reading nerdfitness.com. I cannot get enough of this guy, he’s so interesting and writes geeky Star Wars posts. At any rate, he wrote about Intermittent Fasting. To do this, once or twice a week you just don’t eat until dinner time and this is supposed to mimic how the cavemen/hunter/gatherers used to go days without eating. Now that we have access to food 24/7 its...
Considering I do all my best thinking at nighttime, I started wondering what an eardrum actually looks like. To suit my need for answers, I looked it up. It’s not pretty.
The Christmas Challenge
30 Jumping Jacks 5 Push Ups 25 High Knees 10 Burpees 10 Leg Lifts 15 Second Plank 7 Squats 5 Push Ups 10 Crunches 5 Push Ups 7 Squats 15 Second Plank 30 Jumping Jacks 1 Minute Wall Sit 5 Push Ups 25 High Knees Repeat 2-3 Times Every Day Lets get started.
A year from now, you’ll wish you’d started today.
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There’s nothing better than sleeping until you can’t anymore. So I have 3 weeks with absolutely nothing to do. No obligations, other than family, and not a ton to do “around town”. So, I’m thinking maybe I should take up crocheting again. But we have so many damn blankets around the house from the last time I started crocheting up a storm I doubt we need one more....
At least today ended with a grilled cheese sandwich straight from the heavens. Now that I’ve deleted my Facebook, like the true revolutionary I am, I have started having a lot more thoughts (pathetic, I know. Stay with me here). I have spent more time in the past two days thinking about the world around me and why things are they way they are and how they got that way than I have in at least...