Sunday, October 26, 2008
Anyhow, last night was my BFF's halloween party, and I bet your dying to know what I dressed up as aren't you? Well......dress up I didn't. I know, all this fuss over what to be, what to be....but after a horrible week which included one of the worse colds I think I've ever had I decided to go casual - no costume, no fuss. Which I'm actually pretty glad I decided against the whole dress up thing, turns out there were a million and one little ones there in a house that is seriously the size of my apartment (which is not a bad thing, at all - but when you have 25 kids running around, it can get a little tight!). So it was a fun night, saw some friends that I hadn't seen in awhile & got caught up on life and all that is happening, had a blast with the kids we played some fun games & had some great food. At one point, my BFF's MIL said to me "You always have a baby in your arms" and you know what - I do and I love it. I love the little beans, and it makes me so excited to think that one day? I'm gonna be a mom. Thought it would have been by now, but hey that's alright. It will happen, one of these days & when it does - good GOD - I am going to shout it from the rooftops, or ya know the blogesphere.
Friday, October 17, 2008
C.O. Bigelow Orange Mentha Lip Shine (via bath and body works) - love the way this makes my lips shine! Plus I love the way the menthol feels & seriously girls - this stuff makes your breath smell minty fresh all day!
Mac Zoom Lash - Now I have to say, I'm usually not a huge fan of mac makeup. Is it me or does it sometimes make you look a little porn starish?? Maybe that's not a good comparison - but ladies do you know what I mean? But this mascara, it gives you that fake eyelash look without looking overly obnoxious. For a night out - this is my go to pick.
OPI's "You Don't Know Jacques" nailcolor. I love OPI and their clever little nailpolish names. This isn't a color I would normally go for but it looks really pretty on, and in case you were wondering - these are not my real nails. Just so we're clear.
Last but not least.....a look at my bed. I think I could start my own newstand - because honestly there is nothing I love more than a magazine. Any kind, I'm not picky really: trashy, gossip, fashion, home, Oprah - really I love em all. So much so that I may need a support group.
So tell me what are some of your favorite things that you can't live without?
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Option 2 Tavern Wench
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Calling from the train late tonight I asked my husband "whatcha doing?"
He replied with "nothing just waiting for my wife to come home".
After a long day, or hell even a long week (I know its only Tuesday) that's all I needed to hear.
He may not put his socks in the hamper or listen to me when I'm rambling about what a travesty it is that Misty May got hurt and now I won't get to watch Maks every Monday.
He may snore really loud and sometimes want to be extra snuggly when really all I want is my side of the bed all to myself.
But really at the end of the day he's pretty great and he thinks I'm pretty great - which in itself is pretty spectacular.
Monday, October 6, 2008
*I believe - just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
*I believe - we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
*I believe - no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
*I believe - true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
*I believe - you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
*I believe - you should always leave loved ones with loving words... It may be the last time you see them.
*I believe - you can keep going long after you think you can't.
*I believe - we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
*I believe - either you control your attitude or it controls you.
*I believe - heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
*I believe - money is a lousy way of keeping score.
*I believe - sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.
*I believe - sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
*I believe - maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
*I believe - it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
*I believe - no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.
*I believe - our background/circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are certainly responsible for what we become.
*I believe - your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.
*I believe - even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.
*I believe - credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
*I believe - some of the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon. The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything…they just make the best of everything they have.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Sarah Palin does not believe in evolution. I take this as a metaphor. In her world and the world of Fundamentalists nothing changes or gets better or evolves. She does not believe in global warming. The melting of the arctic, the storms that are destroying our cities, the pollution and rise of cancers, are all part of God's plan. She is fighting to take the polar bears off the endangered species list. The earth, in Palin's view, is here to be taken and plundered. The wolves and the bears are here to be shot and plundered. The oil is here to be taken and plundered. Iraq is here to be taken and plundered. As she said herself of the Iraqi war, "It was a task from God."??
Sarah Palin does not believe in abortion. She does not believe women who are raped and incested and ripped open against their will should have a right to determine whether they have their rapist's baby or not??
She obviously does not believe in sex education or birth control. I imagine her daughter was practicing abstinence and we know how many babies that makes??
Sarah Palin does not much believe in thinking. From what I gather she has tried to ban books from the library, has a tendency to dispense with people who think independently. She cannot tolerate an environment of ambiguity and difference. This is a woman who could and might very well be the next president of the United States. She would govern one of the most diverse populations on the earth??
Sarah believes in guns. She has her own custom Austrian hunting rifle. She has been known to kill 40 caribou at a clip. She has shot hundreds of wolves from the air??
Sarah believes in God. That is of course her right, her private right. But when God and Guns come together in the public sector, when war is declared in God's name, when the rights of women are denied in his name, that is the end of separation of church and state and the undoing of everything America has ever tried to be??
I write to my sisters. I write because I believe we hold this election in our hands. This vote is a vote that will determine the future not just of the U.S., but of the planet. It will determine whether we create policies to save the earth or make it forever uninhabitable for humans. It will determine whether we move towards dialogue and diplomacy in the world or whether we escalate violence through invasion, undermining and attack. It will determine whether we go for oil, strip mining, coal burning or invest our money in alternatives that will free us from dependency and destruction. It will determine if money gets spent on education and healthcare or whether we build more and more methods of killing. It will determine whether America is a free open tolerant society or a closed place of fear, fundamentalism and aggression.
If the Polar Bears don't move you to go and do everything in your power to get Obama elected then consider the chant that filled the hall after Palin spoke at the RNC, "Drill Drill Drill." I think of teeth when I think of drills. I think of rape. I think of destruction. I think of domination. I think of military exercises that force mindless repetition, emptying the brain of analysis, doubt, ambiguity or dissent. I think of pain??
Do we want a future of drilling? More holes in the ozone, in the floor of the sea, more holes in our thinking, in the trust between nations and peoples, more holes in the fabric of this precious thing we call life?”