Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day 4 challenge


1.) Nap, please.

2.) Why did I ever switch my major?!?

3.) I wonder how much money I can find hidden in the couch?

4.) How much farting is too much farting?

5.) I really am pretty lucky.

6.) God, M is smartprettyhilariousmoodyareincarnatedJoanCrawfordemotionalinneedofabathfantasticsnuggly.

7.) What was the SPLIT moment in time that made x event happen this way? And if I had done 1 thing different, would it have changed it all?

I should probably add to this list:
* I am hungry
* Am I the only one here who thinks our house is one step above Hoarders?
* What's that smell?!?
* Why aren't you cooking me dinner?
* Wow, now that's some amazinghairfreakishdisfigurmentalarminggoiterimpressivefashionsense!
* If I had some money, I could do _______(fill in the blank)________
* Why didn't I think of that!

What about you? What do the voices in your head talk about?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 3 Challenge


1.) Cook me dinner. Seriously. I love to cook, but I dont love doing it everyday.

2.) Know how to laugh...with me, at me, at you, etc.

3.) Wear glasses. I like 'em nerdy and brainy.

4.) Be the underdog.

5.) Understand that I need space. I like my alone time. I like time with my friends. It doesn't mean I dont love you. It just means that I need time to be me. -by the way...this is one of the best things about my husband. He gets me.

6.) Be kind to people. Care about them.

7.) Have passion in your life.

8.) Be ready for an adventure!

Feelin' Proud

I whipped up this wreath last night in about 10 minutes. The best part?

It cost $3!!!!

I bought all the supplies at the Target Dollar Spot (love that place!). It's 2 tubes of mini glitter balls (tee-hee) and the wreath.
I love making wreaths. I'm not sure what that's about...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Remember... I once said that my sister Emily is one of my favorite artists? It's totes true. Check out her work here and let the proof be in the puddin!

Emily had her MFA Thesis show this past April and her prints were breathtaking. You can see below how adorabible she is and how awesome her work is.

And Miss M got to attend her first (hopefully of many) art openings. Look at her, little avant garde thang that she is!

Today's Challenge

DAY TWO: Nine things about myself

I already wrote 33 things about myself. But here's my attempt at more.

1.) As a child and into early adulthood, I wanted to be a fashion designer, an artist, an actress, a singer, an author, a russian history scholar, an archivist for the Smithsonian, a chef/cafe owner and a drama teacher. I still dont quite understand how I ended up in social work. I fear that after having worked in this field for over 10 years has made me hard and jaded. Every day, I lose a little more of that liberal idealism that helped nudge me along all this time.

2.) I think that everyone has a story. And people want to be heard and touched. My dad once told me that was his professional philosophy and I think of it everyday.

3.) I recorded an interview for StoryCorps with my bestie Colleen and it remains one of the coolest things I've ever done. We recorded our interview in a tiny booth in the middle of Grand Central Station, which lent an air of coolness right there. We talked about nothing really...why we were friends, our hopes and dreams...silly stuff. But it was an awesome experience and I wish that I would do more oral history stuff with family and friends. Perhaps this will be my new project...

4.) I'm really sappy and sentimental. I save weird things - ticket stubs and menus and randomness because it all has meaning to me. I have notes from high school, cards from my birthdays, report cards. It means zilch to anyone else, but I keep it. Now that 3 of my grandparents are gone, seeing things they wrote or made is my connection to them. One of my favorites is a big manilla envelope full of old Polaroids. My grandpa gave it to me for my birthday right before he died. He went through and collected all these photos - me as a baby, me and my siblings, him and my grandma...and he labeled all of them.

5.) I cry at least 4 times a week. I am sappy and emotional and I get my feelings hurt often. I pretend to be tough, but really, I have thin skin. I hate seeing people be rude to others - it will literally make me cry. Once when I was pregnant, I was in line at the post office. The man in front of me was on his cell phone, but not being obnoxious about it. The man in front of him turned around and screamed at him for being rude, talking to loud, etc. And I just lost it. There was no call for that. A simple "would you mind speaking quieter?" would have suffised.

When I was a kid, I used to cry when I would see old people or old houses. Not because I was afraid, but because I was thinking of how much they were loved once and how much they had lost. And it still makes me sad to this day.

6.) I have intuitive dreams. I have dreamed about 3 of my aunts kids before she told me she was pregnant (down to the detail of what they looked like, when they would be born, etc.). I used to dream about my grandfather after he died and it was literally as real as me being in the same room with a living person. I've dreamt about bad things before they happen and have strong deja vu.

7.) I think there is nothing more beautiful than standing in the surf of the ocean, letting the water rush over your feet. To me, that is paradise.

8.) I am one loyal bitch when it comes to my people. Dont cross them or you'll cross me. I beleive I was once described as carrying a bayonet in front of Colleen, poking people out of her way. I really dont think it was supposed to be a compliment but that's the way I've taken it.

9.) I feel incredibly lucky and blessed beyond all belief to have a good husband, a healthy child, weird but supportive parents, siblings that I think of as friends, friends that I consider sisters. I dont know what the hell I've done to deserve them, but I'm not knocking it!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

To make you smile

Weekly, this show makes me remember how much I love to sing. And how much I miss being in choir. And how much I love when something like "Singing In the Rain" is made new again.
Watch and be dazzled!

10 Day Challenge

A friend on Facebook has issued a challenge. For the next 10 days, I'll be posting along with those challenges.

Today's task is to write 10 things you want to say to 10 different people right now. I could be trite and write, "Dear Ewan McGregor, I wanna skrunk you." Or "I am more in lust with Jim Halpert than I am with just about anyone else." But what's the challenge in that (though to be fair, being witty is tough work)?

So here's what I've come up with. Each one goes to a different person or group of people.

10.) I hate being sick. And even though I'm on an antibiotic, I still feel like poop.
9.) Sorry to my daughter's preschool class. I know I was supposed to make stuffing for tomorrow's Thanksgiving feast, but brownies in muffin pans was the best I could do.
*Side note: I am noticing a theme of foods in muffin pans. What the hell is this about?!
8.) I really, really miss my family. My parents recently moved to North Carolina, my brother and his wife live in DC and my sister, though only 30 minutes from me, seems like a universe away. We aren't able to be together for the Holidays this year and while I know why, I dont have to like it.
7.) We are about 3 days away from living in an episode of Hoarders, family! We need an intervention!!! And also a maid.
6.) I love you. I do. I love you. And I dont say it enough.
5.) I hate that I didn't watch Glee with you on Tuesday. It was a great episode, but watching it alone was weird.
4.) I hate that no one picks up my slack at work when I'm gone. I hate that I'm expected to do 4 jobs at once with no thank you or pay increase. I hate it.
3.) Wait until you see how freaking ADORABLE our holiday cards are this year!
2.) I didn't get you sick, silly.
1.) I'd like to buy a vowel.

What 10 things do you want to say to people right now? Are you good at telling people what's on your mind or do you hold it all inside?

Tomorrow's challenge: 9 things about yourself. Start thinking.