Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for laughter. I am incredibly blessed to be surrounded by people that make me laugh. In the past week, I have laughed until I've cried and almost peed in my pants a lot. I have snorted countless times because that is what I do when I laugh really hard. My friends are hysterical and they tell funny stories. I have heard about an outrageous incident involving an airplane bathroom. I have heard about plummeting off of a ten foot ramp while skiing. I have heard a co-worker's account of jumping off a ladder and landing on a metal was funny, I promise - the irony, not the injury. Yesterday, I attempted to push my single friend/co-worker into a cute boy at lunch. She choked on her coke. That was funny. I have taken part in numerous conversations/comments about being a baldface.

I believe that laughter really is good for the soul.

Thank you funny friends...being silly with you is priceless.

Monday, February 22, 2010


On Friday night I went on a date with a man that is now called One-Hat-Bill. (Thanks Julia, for the creative label. I totally love it.) He earned his nickname because he likes to wear a black newsboy cap. Anyway, I happen to think One-Hat-Bill is pretty great. He is unique and creative, cultured and intriguing, and he has a determined love for God. We met at a Japanese restaurant for dinner. The food was good and the conversation was perfect. I just love talking to One-Hat-Bill. It is such a nice change to meet someone who shares my values and beliefs. We have another date scheduled for this Friday. I cannot wait for Friday! I am trying not to get my hopes up too much, but that is hard when you think someone is so fantastic. :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I missed Thankful Thursday last week. Lately I have been feeling overwhelmed in most areas of my life and could not find the inspiration to focus on my writing. This brings me to my topic for this Thursday. Today I am thankful for yoga. My life is crazy. I am usually busy making sure that all is taken care of. Juggling a job, my nine year old daughter, 3rd grade homework, college homework, a hyper-active dog, dinner, showers, and chores usually results in exhaustion. Yoga encourages me to take a moment to concentrate on the present. It allows me the opportunity to be centered on my own mind, body, and spirit. It has helped me to heal when life has been too hard. I am so thankful for the peace and clarity that yoga gives to me.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Mouths of Babes

The other day, I was sitting on my couch reading a book. Hayley was on the computer, most likely Facebooking. She turned around and asked, "Mom, do you think Mrs. Bassett is in her 20's?"

(Mrs. Bassett is her 3rd grade teacher and she is in her 20's.)

I responded that Mrs. Bassett is indeed in her 20's. Hayley turned to look at me again and said, "No offense Mom, but you look like you are in your 30's."

(I turned 28 less than a month ago. Thanks Hayley).

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Favorite Valentine

valentine: a sweetheart chosen or complimented on Valentine's Day

I met my sweet valentine nine years ago and I have been in love ever since. My valentine makes me laugh and cry. My valentine makes me feel things that I have never felt before. My valentine makes me a better person every day. My valentine teaches me love, compassion, and forgiveness.

I am so thankful for my favorite valentine. I love you Hayley.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Gas Man

This is a funny story about a date I went on a few months ago. I did not see any humor in the situation when it happened, but I can laugh about it now....a little.

I met a guy on the online dating site. He was a successful pilot, and he was smart and funny. I was pretty excited. On date night, he showed up at my door with a bouquet of flowers. Good idea. We went to dinner at a great restaurant and a had a nice conversation. During dinner, I mentioned that my friend's band was playing in the area. He suggested that we go grab a drink and listen to the band. Another good idea. We snagged seats at the bar and ordered drinks. As we relaxed and enjoyed the music, the unthinkable happened. The pilot totally ripped a fart...right there at the flipping bar! Really bad idea. I'm assuming that he was under the impression I couldn't smell anything because I had been suffering from sinus issues. It was one of those silent, but deadly moments and no such luck...I could smell. The flatulence continued throughout the evening. I was horrified and disgusted and finally said that I was tired and needed to get home. When we got out to the car, that crazy tried to kiss me. Gross! He dropped me off at my apartment and attempted the awkward lingering act. Again, I let him know that I was exhausted and ready for bed. He left.

About three minutes later, I get a text. "I am just so tired. I kinda wish you would have asked me to crash on your couch". Wow...guy has some serious balls. It wasn't like I forgot to invite him to stay...I promise you it was intentional. I certainly wasn't looking to wake up in the night with a stinker trying to sneak into my bed. I didn't respond to the text or return any phone calls for a couple of days. I guess he got the hint because I didn't hear from him again.

Moral of the story: It's not cool when you are expecting a polished pilot and you get a gas man.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I got the inpiration for Thankful Thursdays from my friend and fellow blogger, Julia. Each Thursday I would like to begin recording something that I am thankful for.

Today I am thankful for birthday celebrations.

I celebrated my 28th birthday last week. It was special  for me because it was spent with sweet family & friends. It was spent with people that make me laugh...people that inspire me. I am so happy to celebrate the beginning of another year with people that are great.

I love this day.

Julia, Hayley, and I at Sips 'n' Strokes.
On birthday eve, we went to Melting Pot. Super delicious, even though we didn't get chocolate. No worries...we had wine & Reeses.

Lunch at Milanos with my sis. 
Mexican for dinner. Great atmosphere. Great band.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Christopher From Kentucky

It's true. Someone at the dating site thought I was compatible with Christopher from Kentucky. Unfortunately the site will not allow me to save his photos, so you will not get the full effect of this goon. Please trust me when I tell you that you are missing out on a super-sexy, v-neck shirt that accentuates some attractive chest hair. Below I have copied the text straight from his profile for your reading. In red text, I highlighted some specific topics that I felt were extra creepy. This is real.

Christopher – Louisville, Kentucky

Basic Information

Occupation: I work at the post office I sort mail *This should be two sentences. I don’t see a period.

Age: 31

Height 6 ’0”

Ethnicity: White, non-Hispanic

The most influential person in Christopher's life has been:

My older brothe he is smart with 22years of computer experience. I value his knowledge even though I don't feel he has much more than that to offer. He has a family that he puts his time into. *He states that his brother is the most influential person in his life, but he doesn’t have much to offer besides computer experience?

The three things which Christopher is most thankful for:

• haveing my own place and keeping it mostly in order have a roof over my head

• haveing a job to maintain my lifestyle even though it is just me and not spectacularI and a bit boreing half the time I don't mess around I am not a player and do what I can to keep my priorities strait even though I feel so alone *Please note…he is not a player. Imagine that.

• going to the gym when I am a member it helps to distract me from being lonely and depressed about being alone with out a special love in my life

Three of Christopher's best life-skills are:

• Being a good friend and companion

• Finding pleasure and contentment in simple things

• Managing my finances

The one thing Christopher wishes MORE people would notice about him is:

how sincear I usealy am how real I try to be. how eager to please people I feel conected to. I don't care for lies and or being fake. The farthest I go most of the time since my teens and before are white lies. I don't care for being dishonest/baldface lieing. I realy dislike baldface lieing. I want sincerity, honesty, some one trust worthy and open to being real, some one that is not a faker with their personality. how much I want chemistry in a relationship not just sex, though I do want sex I want to be loved. I wish women would see how hard I look for true love and wish women would go on a date with me to see me I need help finding love. *He is not looking for “just sex”, but he does want sex, in case you are interested.

The things Christopher can't live without are:

• a job got to have something to pass the time * Apparently he has a job to pass the time. I have a job to pay the bills.

• a roof over my head

• the hope I will find a decent woman to love

• my silly since of humor that is amuseing to me

• love, I can only be a shell of a man with out it

The first thing people notice about Christopher is:

I guess that I am an talkative, that I am outgoing open. I try to be respectful maybe that I am chipper at time. That I have a warm and easygoing personality. I am good at small talk. Maybe from time to time I am nervous around new or beautiful women when getting to know them. I like to laugh I do that a bit but some times I am quiet when feeling alone or unappreciated or wanted. cause I am lonely my hornieness gets the better of me and at time's I may try talking dirty, or about sex and or relationship stuff. I get eager wanting to talk about sex, relationship, or talking dirty when I am alone with a woman, or around other unformilar people. *I’m not even sure what to say here.

Some additional information Christopher wanted you to know is:

I want true love. I want a serious relationship. I do what I can to be real. I don't beleive in baldface lieing. I have not had many lovers/girlfriends, and want someone who has not had much more experience, or maybe less. I want a decent woman. I do what I can to be a decent man. lust is mainly important to feel wanted and cherished. I think thats the way for most everyone who wants to be wanted or desired, lust is not the only factor in a relationship, but it can be important at times. I am and have disired to being a hopeless romantic since my early to mid-teens, and live with heartach still looking for my own love. I am lost being alone

My interests

Christopher typically spends his leisure time:

T.v., vidieo games, and getting out to the movie theaters. I don't realy play vidieo games any more. I no longer have any one to play with, very regular I haven't been going to my brother's much. For the last year to a year and a half I have been trying internet dateing with little to no luck. I got a motor cycle that I have had for 2yr's and have not riden it much just have not given myself much time 4 it. I do join a gym now and again when I push myself to find time for it. I would like to get out more being alone its hard to find fun doing things alone so much. I do what I can to be a decent man. I want to be a better man.

The last book Christopher read and enjoyed:

the shanara books and some dungeons and dragons nothing real deep. I just not much of a reader. just want to be more active lately have been thinking about wanting to get more into reading? *Yay...dungeons and dragons

According to my friends:

Christopher's friends describe him as:

• Affectionate

• Hard Working

• Loyal

• Passionate

One thing that only Christopher's best friends know is:

I don't realy have a best friend any more. The best friend I have moved away towards the end of high school. He live around a hundred miles away. I have gone to see him around ten times give or take in the last 10 years maybe more. He has only come to see me once cause he had some dance to go to? He realy kindof sucks as a best friend realy. since high school. I have worked to earn a liveing. I have moved around 6 times, and have changed jobs about a handfull of times to better my situation. I may have had about 10 jobs or so since late highshool not to many in the last 5 years or so. I have not been jobless for very long in between. *Apparently his best friend sucks at being a best friend, so why is he your best friend????

I am not a  heartless person and I truly feel sad for this man. I just wonder how creepy one can actually be? And who the crap thought I would be compatible with Christopher From Kentucky?


I experienced a sort of spiritual shift last Thursday....on my 28th birthday. It was the startling discovery that I am an adult. This should not be an astounding revelation for me. I have a child; a small being that is completely dependent on me. I have a job, an apartment, and bills that I am solely responsible for. Still, something feels different. It is the realization that it is time to attain my hopes and dreams, rather than view them as future intentions. There are many goals that I have planned to obtain at some point in the future. I am suddenly struck by the inevitable certainty that time is flying by and aspirations must become achievements. I am truly amazed at how quickly 28 years have passed. I have compiled myself a list of goals to complete this year. I am going put unconditional effort into accomplishing them.

  • I will take a knitting class.
  • I will spend time volunteering for causes that are important to me.
  • I will travel.
  • I will spend more time with the people I love.
  • I will pay off as much debt as possible.

I can't wait to start my tiny 2010 bucket list! Many details to come!