Oct 31, 2008
I just want to wish you all a very Happy Halloween! Try not to eat to much candy!
Oct 28, 2008
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to get what he cannot lose."
Oct 27, 2008
So for those of you that are following along at home you might wonder what are the things that matter to me (by the way I'm thinking maybe I should go with something different than me) Anyway I thought that I would share a few of them from time to time, since of course sharing is caring. Each time I will be be sharing the who or what the why and the where so if you're interested maybe it can matter to you too. Some topics may be heavier than others.
The Who Darfur:
Since early 2003, Sudanese armed forces and Sudanese government-backed militia known as the “Janjaweed” have been fighting two rebel groups in
Darfur, the Sudanese Liberation Army/Movement(SLA/SLM) and the Justice and Equality Movement(JEM), which have since fractured into over a dozen
groups. The stated political aim of the rebels has been to compel the government of Sudan to address underdevelopment and the political marginalization of the region. In response, the Sudanese government’s regular armed forces and the Janjaweed have targeted civilian populations and ethnic groups from which the rebels primarily draw their support.The Sudanese government and the Janjaweed militias are responsible for the burning and destruction of hundreds of villages, the killing of hundreds of thousands of people and rape and assault of thousands of women and girls.(savedarfur.org)
This matters to me because genocide on any level anywhere should not be tolerated. someone once said "If you kill one innocent man it is as if you were kill all of humanity", That is something that has stuck with me and shaped the way that I see the world. To date, As many as 400,000 people have been killed; An estimated 2.5 million innocent civilians have been forced to flee their homes and now live in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Sudan or in refugee camps in neighboring Chad; Over 3 million men,women, and children are reliant on international aid for survival.
You (if you are interested) can learn more about Darfur at savedarfur.org, invisblechildren.com or eyesondarfur.org an Anmnastiy Internatiol website, where you can see the satellite evidence and read detailed accounts of each village so that with your own eyes you will know the brutality that is taking place in Darfur.
Labels: Matters to Me
Oct 24, 2008
No matter who you are or what you believe get out and vote let your voice be heard!
Oct 23, 2008
Well friends your girl here has been given her first award, it was given to me by the lovely Holly over at In My Over Active Head, Thanks Holly!
Here are the rules:Pass it on to five other bloggers, and tell them to open the nearest book to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences...The CLOSEST BOOK, NOT YOUR FAVORITE, OR MOST INTELLECTUAL!!
Well here I go...
Well the first book I saw is one that's on my desk its called What Not to Say and its by Linda J. Beam
And it says... Meaning "next to last", penultimate is often mistakenly used to mean "the very last", or the ultimate: "The perfectionist was crestfallen when he was awarded the penultimate prize; the grand prize went to another." Many people also mistakenly use penultimate when they mean "quintessential" or archetypical."
What a mouthful if I had known this was coming I would have had a more fun book at my desk.
So it is now my honor to pass this award onto... drum-roll please....
Oct 22, 2008
I have had many great friendships in my life thus far and as I have begun to look back on them I realize that a great friendship is like a great love affair. Like a great love affair you happen upon this person and the sparks fly you love love love them and you cant spend enough time together, you tell each other everything make plans for the future and think that it will be like this forever. And as time passes in both a great friendship and a love affair things change, you talk a little less quarrel a little more but still you're sure that you love them and they love you so in the end what else really matters.
But in a great love affair when things fall apart or when someone has broken the other beyond repair there is a clear place to end things, there is a line that when crossed the two part ways and the love becomes a story of their past. And indeed there are a few lines in friendship that work the same way, but they tend to be blurry and often ignored for the sake of saving a great friendship. But why...
I know that the reasons are many, big and small and are as varied as the friends themselves but when is it time to let go? Is it time to let go when we realize that we are better friends to them than they are to us? When a person becomes someone that you don't feel that you know anymore, is it then? Why is it that it is so hard to know when to let go, and when you do know how do you do it? Do you end it like your love affair?
They say that friends come into your life for a reason and some stay a moment some a season and some for a life time, but how do you know which is which? How do you know who to fight for and who to let go?
In the story of my life I have a friend, from this day forth this friend will be known as Quicksilver ( or unpredictable).
Quicksilver is a friend that I thought would be one of my forever friends, we were best friends and I thought that it would be that way forever but now I don't know more and more I feel like our relationship is one sided I do all the giving and she does all the taking and I just don't know that I have it in me to stay on this ride anymore.
Quicksilver used to be the girl that everyone loved, we hung out all the time from shutting down bars to watching movies. She was the life of the party and always the one you could count on if you needed a shoulder, but now she is the person that everyone asks if you have heard from, she doesn't answer phone calls or emails. She never wants to hang out and when she does she isn't really there. And it has all happened so fast I have had friendships that have tapered off in the past that eventually come to an end but this felt like it came out of nowhere one day she was my best friend and the next I barely know who she is, and I'm sad about it but I cant keep putting myself out there. And I'm so confused.
So that's the story so far...
Oct 20, 2008
How do you know when its time to let a friendship go?
*To be continued...
Oct 18, 2008
Well, I my friends have been tagged by Shorty , and here is how the game is played:
1. Link to the person that tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Let your tagger know when your entry is UP
So here are my six things and as always in no particular order
1. I am still sometimes afraid that there is something under my bed
2. I love to watch very scary movies in the dark even though I'm the biggest scaredy cat there is
3. I love babies
4. I love the snow
5. One of my biggest fears is falling I sometimes have nightmares about it
6. Unlike most people I love public speaking
And here is who I'm tagging
Holly, The Ex, Mama of Romance, Sassy, Belle and Michelle
Oct 16, 2008
"Those who are different change the world, those who are the same keep it that way."
Oct 15, 2008
I came across a little something that I thought was awesome and If you are a total purse freak like me you will too.There is a new site that is about to launch today its called Handbag Plant.com. And to kick off the launching of their new site they are giving away a handbag an hour for 24 hours. All you have to do is go to their site give your name and email address and pick the bag that you like, they even pay to ship it to you. Personally I think that is one heck of a way to get your name out.
So to all you fellow purse freaks out there this one is for you!
Labels: I Like That
Oct 13, 2008
So I managed to make an appearance this weekend at that party and get the heck out of dodge before the Grinch even got there. I was all ready saying my good byes by the time that I heard that he was on his way so it worked out perfectly.
Oct 10, 2008
I was thinking last night as I tried to fall asleep that maybe I should share a few random facts about me with those of you out there in the blogospehere. So here they are and as always in no particular order.
1: My thoughts never go from point a to point b, which tends to confuse and sometimes anger and annoy those around me
2: When I was little I talked really fast I still sometimes do
3: Dirty things make me itch even if they are just on tv
4: I wish I were tall
5: I am the worst speller ever
6: I like being hit on it gives me a little boost
7: I wish I were more of a risk taker
8: I tend to say yes more than I should
9: I have an irrational fear that people are talking about me
10: I sometimes cry myself to sleep
That's all for now...
Oct 8, 2008
Who was it I wonder that decided that the best revenge is living well? I mean do any of us really and truly believe that. Is it really enough for us to just live well or is it that the best revenge is living better than the other person? Who among us hasn't wanted to make sure that they looked their best when they know that they are going to see the one that broke their heart or the one that got away. And I my friends am no exception to the rule.
Once upon a time in a life now far far away there was a boy who broke my heart, from here on out he will be known as the Grinch because, well to me that's what he is.
This all comes up because there is a very big chance that I will be running into the Grinch at a party this weekend. Although I haven't seen him in a very long time and don't really think about him during the day for some reason he is often in my dreams most of the time the dreams are pg and there isn't much to them but he is there and that bothers me for so many reasons and none at all really. I would like to be able to say that I'm not stressed at all about the potential sighting of the Grinch but that would be a lie. The thought of it has taken on a life of its own and is slowly driving me crazy. Mostly because I am worried that he will spot me and I will not be on my game. I want to be the one that sees him coming I want to be the one that catches him of guard, and I want to be smoking hot when I do it. Is that to much to ask?
Oct 6, 2008
Why is it that the wanter never gets and the getter never wants?
Oct 3, 2008
"Experience is what comes when you work hard and still don't get what you want."
Oct 2, 2008
I Think therefore I am... Is there any truth to that? And if so why isn't it working for me?
Oct 1, 2008
"Stand by your man.... And show the world you love him..."
When you aren't showing the world you love him and its just the two of you at home do you still have to "stand by your man" or do you tell him how you really feel about the way he acted that day?
(For the record I love my S.O. (significant other, fiance actually) I love him more than I think I realise sometimes he is the kind of guy that everyone tells you will make a great husband and dad and the kind of guy that makes all your friends go home and say to their guys why cant you be more like so n' so.
That being said and stated for the record I feel like I can move on.)
So that brings us back to my question do we just stand by our men our women which ever the case may be or do we tell them even if its in front of others that we think that they are wrong?
A small situation yesterday brought me to this question, my SO and I were leaving a restaurant when he discovered that there were tomatoes on his sandwich which of course caused him the beautiful hot head that he is to lose it. And he begins to insist that we return so that he can tell the people inside just how stupid they really are. However this time I was too hungry and too tired to lie and I told him the truth that he never asked for no tomatoes, now I say this time because this has happened to us a few times and normally we are in a drive through and someone is standing there and I don't want to interrupt his colorful dialogue with the guy at the window to tell him that he is wrong. ( most of the time he is right but not always) For some reason it just seems wrong to tell him in front of someone that they are right and he is wrong. So I don't, but on this particular occasion far away from strangers ears and already back in traffic I told him the truth and I must say it was liberating I didn't have to pretend all the way home that those people are incompetent and agree with him because he was sure he told them.
Now, my SO is a busy guy and just like everyone else he makes mistakes but when other people are watching and he just knows that he is right that seems to be the time when I hear that song and afterwords when its just the two of us it seems silly to even bring it up, I mean why make him feel bad about something he cant do anything about now.
"Stand by your man... And show the world you love him" thank you very much Tammy Wynette