Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Shenanigans!

"Everyday is a gift, thats why they call it the present."

I love this quote! Haha I came across it and found it to be on the lighter side and something I think most of us can agree with (most days anyways). Everyday really is a gift, and one that we should all be thankful for. There is not much to it, and it is certainly not as "deep" as previous quotes but I just thought, eh the sun is out, people are happy, its Friday and I have a lovely weekend ahead of me - why not pay homage to the great gift that everyday really is.

I also found this awesome assortment of quotes that got a chuckle out of me, hope you enjoy!

The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money. - David Richerby
Better an empty head than an empty bed. - Anon
This could be entertaining, meaning embarrassing. - Anon
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Anon
When you have someone by the balls their hearts and minds soon follow. - Anon
Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he's in trouble. - Dennis Fakes

Thursday, February 25, 2010

What a week! Things seem to be finally wrapping up and I am happy that the weekend is finally within our grasp :)   As life goes, there have been some family issues in my life these last couple weeks and I must say we are all ready for the waters to calm and the sun to come back out (literally -- where are you sun?!) but instead we are faced with more snow and rain. Blah! This is my mature and reasonable response to everything these days. Although I should be honest, I alternate between "Blah" and "Gah" I really must expand my vocab a bit; Dr. Stepanski would be so ashamed. Nonetheless my attitude it starting to perk up again and figured it was about time I come and write a real post. Not just a montage of pics and quotes but something of interest. Something everyone is thinking but does not want to reveal in their own blogs. These are serious times, and I am here to provide a serious POST. My, oh so serious subject matter is....


Just what exactly is happening to Shiloh??!?!

I warned you it was going to be a serious post :-p

So I have a younger sister, 3 1/2 to be exact and I must say that rarely does she have much control over her wardrobe. It is not because my parents are oppressive tyrants that command she look a certain way at all times but more because she is a toddler and could really give a shit about what she looks like. Meaning, on occasion she will pull certain things from her closet but most the time she just wants to hurry up, get the whole dressing process over and be done with it so she can move onto the more important part of the day: torturing my mother with her pitiful breakfast eating habits (tears upon tears have been shed because of the lack of "popcorn" that is on the breakfast table...oh life can be so sad).

I understand many kids like to play dress up, my sister included, but in terms of the day to day stuff it is the parents who are responsible for dressing their kids and sooo people I ask you all, why do Brad and Angelina continually dress their cute little girl in dark, drab boys clothing? I am not trying to come across as though I am judging this "look" but more am just curious as to what their motives could be. Plus if you look closely at the picture above its clear those shoes have to be far too big for those little piggies of hers, right?! haha

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Shenanigans!!!

Morning everyone! Sorry I have been outta the loop this week, its been a stressful one. It would be nice to go a month or so without some hurdle to jump over but I suppose its every bump in the road that makes one a more compassionate/stronger person (or so I keep telling myself :-/).

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."

Albert Einstein

I had to read this quote twice to understand it but once I had I realized its one of my new favorites =)

As I get older I realize how often others take it upon themselves to judge their peers and supposed "comrades". Instead of trying to understand or take a brisk walk in this persons shoes they instead jump to conclusions, assuming the worst and then dealing with it however they feel inclined; many times by gossiping or just cutting off ties with that person all together. Whichever route is taken causes pain and hurt; as if there aren't enough reasons in the world to feel this way!! :-p  I just think that if everyone tried to take a step outside of themselves every so often, and imagine what it would feel like to step inside someone elses world for a day or two than it would be more difficult to cast judgement on anyone. Coming from a family that has gone thru many ups and downs, I have realized we all have weakness's and to judge someone for these "faults" limits our abilility to understand humanity and the society we live in. This is how it would be in the perfect, little, innocent, happy world of mine anyways :)

All this talk about judgement and walking in anothers shoes, reminds me that a certain pro golfer will be making a public announcement you all judge him because of what he has done? Its hard not to, right? However, I can't help but wonder what kind of life he has had that would guide him into such a crazed and promiscuous lifestyle. Who knows...

One thing I do know is I am loving this model, check out the story here:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This is where my mom and little sis are heading today,

Playa Del Carmen, Meixco

And this is where my dad is heading on Thursday,

Barcelona, Spain

And this is what is supposedly coming my way tomorrow,

Boston, MA

Not fair, just not fair!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Shenanigans!

Soo my friends whats your take on this quote?

"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone." 

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Its important for me to tell those who are losing someone they love, to say what needs to be said; don't walk away until you know they know how you feel about them. Its sad to feel as though you missed an opportunity for closure but its even sadder to think that the person you loved passed away feeling alone.

On a lighter note, ITS FRIDAY!!!!!

I have a pleasant weekend ahead of me, dinner with girlfriends tonight, house hunting tomm, a jewerly party tomm night and then superbowl festivities on Sunday - not too shabby =)

Random notes:

Some fun blogs to check out,  Nicolas Cage at his best.   Google at its finest.

Quack Quack.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

One more thing!

Anyone interested in a little pick-me-up should head over to Mine all Mine . She is having a great giveaway, well if you like makeup you will think so!! =)

Here is her latest post,

Just some babbling...

Got into the office this morning and was thinking about an email I received from a good friend last week - this is how it ended:

And ps, don’t put stress on yourself to know all the answers right now!! Do any of us ever know all the answers?!?! Just know that things have a way of falling into place on their own!

Thought I would share it with all of you because if you are anything like me, stress and confusion is part of your daily routine. When its all said and done, do we have much control? So everyone raise your glass and heres to, learning how to roll with the punches, stand when we feel like stumbling and halting when we want to run like hell!! =)

And just for the heck of it, here are some neat Irish toasts that I dug up. Enjoy!!

May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.

May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.

Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.

May you have the hindsight to know where you've been,
The foresight to know where you are going,
And the insight to know when you have gone too far. (Really like this one!)

May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, and never catch up.

'Sláinte chuig na fir, agus go mairfidh na mná go deo.'
Health to the men, and may the women live forever!

Happy Hump Day

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Food for thought.

Thanks to those who left comments on Fridays post, the thoughts and explanations for that quote were great!

I also think that a lot of people are frightened of change, the unknown can be a scary thing but it can also often be a wonderful thing. It is what pushes us to grow and thrive, expand into fuller and for the most part, better human beings. I try to embrace change but I won't lie, there are times I am fighting it all the way. As I get older I truly see the significance and the empowerment it can bring into ones life. It is in the moments that you feel least comfortable that you grow the most. That is my opinion anyways. So I say, Yeaaaa to change!! Anyone who tries to stop it or get in its way will stay a close minded and sheltered human, which is a sad and pitiful thing to encounter.

Next up - Award shows.

I use to love love love watching award shows. I mean I seriously would count down the days to any award show, including Miss America! My best friend growing up was the same way, so we would often use this as an excuse to sleepover one anothers house, eat ice cream and jibber jabber about whose gowns were the prettiest! Oh they were so much fun growing up, thinking maybe someday I would be the one holding the golden man or wearing the crown, a girl can dream right?? :-P 

Well anyways, this has dramatically changed. I no longer have any interest in these monstruous productions. I know that these shows are in actuality much more than just "shows" and its a time for artists to be recognized and praised for their hardwork but I just have no desire to sit down for hours on end, and watch these people gloat while they prance around as though they are the greatest thing since sliced bread... harsh?

The best thing about these ceremonies are the dresses and I can easily check that out online the next day in about 10 seconds, no need to subject myself to hours of merciless acceptance speeches and overly exaggerated performances (although I do wish I had seen Pinks act on the Grammys the other night!). I just think its all the "hoopla" around these shows that make me slighlty uneasy. I'm not saying all but there are definitely many actors/actresses/singers and so on who already think they are a big deal, so why spend my night confirming their wildest beliefs, indulging them? 

Although I must say I may have a bit of a crush on all the men from Kings on Leon.... ;)

Lastly, I have fallen in love. So crazy in love I don't know what to do about it. He is out of my league (a little pricey), and it would be a long distance relationship (not so great at those). But he is beautiful, gives me lots of space to think and live the way I want, lets me dress/decorate him however I want and he lends me unconditional love - no expectations!! 

                                                    To buy or not to buy?