Sunday, March 21, 2010

Make sure you take your vitamin BFF

 As I have stated in my previous post, I have been throwing my share of one girl pity parties lately. Add to that good time, 2 kids,(one who is a teenager, which if you didn't know, is like a kid on hormonal crack ) bills, work, bills and all the other fun daily must do's has left me feeling a tad bit blue.

           One of my favorite ways to exorcise the demon crankstress that has possessed me all week is to hang with my best friend. Justine and I have been BFFS for over 20 years but the first year we met is an entirely different story.

           In 1985 I was a new 8th grader at Thompson Jr. High. One thing I have learned through moving a few times growing up was that all the boy's loved you. While all the girl's loathed you. I was also painfully shy in new situations. This apparently indicating to the girls that I was a snobby bitch ( I know this because when I became their friend later they would tell me so ) and for the boys to move in for the kill.

           One of those boys, who I will call " Hot Scott " was real cute and we started "going out" as we use to call it. All the while Justine had apparently been crushing on Hot Scott forever. This fact and other ridiculous 8th grade politics resulted in Justine becoming my arch nemesis through out that year.
           Fast forward to Freshman year, 1986 the year of awful hair do's and even worse fashion statements. I walked into my first art class to see my old bud Hot Scott. (we are just friends now) We catch up and chat. We are having a good ol' time when who should walk in but Just-F'in-stine!!!...Really?....Not only was it Justine but she sat directly on the other side of Hot Scott. see diagram below

          What you can also see in the diagram above is that not only did I have to sit in a close proximity to my arch nemesis, I had to look right at her ugly mug the entire time! as indicated by dotted line

          The seating thing turned out to not so bad. Hot Scott made a great barrier and Justine and I managed to never speak. That was until we walked into art class to find Hot Scott had gone home sick. After getting over the shock and disgust we were both obviously suffering, we sat down and started working on our projects. Our conversation began with awkward boring small talk. Then before we knew it we were laughing up a storm. We had such a great time that we decided to meet up during our lunch period. Then at lunch the good time continued until Justine invited me over her house after school. That afternoon filled with singing cats, empty apartments, eating canned won-ton soup out of the pan while sitting on the floor and lots and lots of laughter, is one day that I will never forget. Ever since that day we have been attached at the hip. Even now that we are grown with families of our own. I still make time to talk and laugh with her. She is always the first I call when I need advice, laugh, cry or perhaps share a fun bit of gossip. ( I know, it's wrong, we are awful people ) Who is your bff and where/ how did you meet?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Jokes on me

After a week of self loathing,pity parties and treating myself like (lets quote my eloquint son here) a poopy can borrow it if ya want, it is kinda catchy......I would like to take some time to reflect on the ridiculous sites that I visit when I need a good laugh........... DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!

    •     This woman is a great comic who will pull at your heart strings when you least expect it. I strive for her ability to say whatever, and I mean WHATEVER she is thinking.If you visit her, site she also has a sex advice column that should not be missed.
  •  as a kid of the 80s decade who listened to hardcore and had many a bad hair do. I just can't help but show some love to my goth peeps!
  •   I think the name of the site says it all . Feeling down? Blue? Having a one man pity party ?....than this is the site for you!   Need I say more?        
  •   Again...need I say one more word?
 Go visit these sites and please, let me know what you think. Do you have a favorite site to visit when you need a laugh?... DO TELL!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The tea made me do it!

        Can I procrastinate or what? My last post was back in.........back in.....well, lets just say it's been a while. It's not as if I've done nothing... I have!... I've been learning and finding all sorts of new tricks about blogging .Lately though, it seems like the little whispers the universe sends out to us to nudge us down the right path, have been slowly building to a roar. This topped off with the continuous encouragements and kind reminders from my BFF and my family to get to it.
        I think, or I should say, I KNOW why I have shied away from my blog. It's because I have not practiced any of what I have preached in my last post. Not only have I not lost a single pound, I have barely exercised and I am still hanging with that bitchy inner critic chick. I have even given her a promotion with a laptop, free wi-fi, and her very own twitter account. That way she can keep me updated on my sad sorry state in real time.

        While practicing one of my favorite procrastination exercises (surfing the web) I checked out this fellow blogger site. I had discovered her while reading a magazine (another fantastic distraction) called Artful Blogging. Her blog "Life Set to Words" is stunning. I was struck by a post she had written about a quote she had read on a yogi tea bag .
                                             -Whatever you are doing is the most beautiful thing.

        I love that quote. It reminded me that all we do moment by moment is important. Even those not so memorable or honorable ones. It reminds me that denial and procrastination are just the kind of fuel that lil' Mrs. critic bitch need to fuel my fear of failure fire....or is it fear of success ? I am still not so sure about that one. What I am sure about, is that I need to shake that stuff off. Tell that critic women to shut the hell up , feel the fear and then do it any way.

        The events of my morning really sums up the whispering to screaming universe thing I talked about earlier.

  •         6:30 am . Sat down with morning coffee at the computer to check in with my facebook peeps. My BFF has left me a comment on my post the night before telling me she got a kick out of it and said, I quote "you should get back to blogging already!"
  •         9 am. My hubbie calls during his coffee break. While we were chatting he says " that is SO true, you should put that in your blog."
  •         10:30 am. (this is the cherry on the screaming universe cake) I make my mid morning cup of tea. When I flip the tag I have to laugh.......
                                            - Whatever you are doing is the most beautiful thing.   

        OK ...OK ... I get the hint!... I drank my tea.... picked up my pen and began to write.