Friday, January 30, 2009

Not Good Enough

So I was told that my previous blog is cheating and I need to post more. Just because I am looking to kill some time, I'll comply with the request.

Tonight I'm going to try my hand at a hobby many women are involved in...scrapbooking. I've always wanted to try it - although I'm not the most creative person in the world. I can be...but not when it involves patience. I'm also the queen of starting projects and never finishing them. I'm hoping that will change, but somehow I highly doubt it.

One of my resolutions for this year was to find a hobby that I enjoyed that didn't involve drinking. One of my favorite hobby's is playing darts, but for some reason, I just don't shoot well unless there is alcohol involved. Also, since Tony and I are quitting smoking this year, it would be a good time to find something to keep us out of bars so that we won't be tempted.

We will see how this goes...I wanted a cheap hobby, but after thinking about it, I really don't think there is such a thing!

25 Random Things About Me

I posted this on Facebook this morning, so I thought I would use this as my blog for today.

1. I figure skated competitively for 13 years and eventually taught lessons. Boy do I miss those days...and those thighs.

2. My brother is my best friend. No matter what, hes always there for me and understands me in a way that some of my very close friends never will.

3. My grandma just turned 95 last week. She looks awesome for her age and you would never believe that she is that old.

4. I was diagnosed with severe endometriosis at 14. I've had 4 surgeries, but it keeps spreading. I've been dealing with this for over 10 years and I'm at the point that I wish they would just take everything out. 2 more years...wish granted.

5. I'm addicted to teen-fiction-vampire-romance novels. I haven't actually sat down and read a book in years, but I finished all 4 700 page novels in less than a week. Actually, I have 100 pages to go in the last book, I just haven't had the time to dedicate to finishing it.

6. When I was a child, I wanted to be a writer and write books. I'm a very creative writer and love to write whenever I get the chance.

7. Speaking of writing, I am published. My college english/writing teacher published one of my homework assignments. A paper that I wrote for an assignment in a college writing class...a paper that I wrote at 2 am drunk as a skunk. It was a comparative essay titled... Santa Claus vs. The Easter Bunny.

8. In H.S., my best friend Val called me "dumbass" on the way to the dance for leaving the homecoming tickets at home. Guess it kind of stuck, because to this day, she still calls me dumbass....and so does her husband.

9. I'm a pretty good dart player. I've played in leagues since I was 17. I used to be better than I am now...could be better than I am now, but enjoy it more as a hobby than anything.

10. I love Marilyn Monroe & Elvis Presley. The good ones always die so young.

11. One of my favorite movies is Gone with the Wind. My grandma and I watched it as a little many little girls do you know that could sit through a movie that long? Other favorites is the Cutting Edge, Dirty Dancing, North & South, and Pearl Harbor. I could watch those again and again.

12. I'm dating the guy that I was infatuated with in high school. But he was off limits back then because he dated a friend of mine. I think after 10 years, its ok for me to date a guy that a friend dated briefly in HS.

13. I love cars. I'm actually going to the auto show Saturday to look at some of the new ones. I really want a new camaro. My dream car is an Aston of these days. <*sigh*>

14. I want to learn how to play the piano. I took lessons as a kid, but hated it. Now I'm at an age to appreciate it.

15. I have a bucket list...a list of things I want to do before I "kick the bucket". I've had this list since I was in high school...although over the years, some things have been marked off and others added. I've never showed it to anyone, nor will I.

16. I am an organized mess. From the looks of things, you would think that I'm a slob, but I'm actually very organized.

17. It is my generation to have triplets. Which is ok with me...knock them out with one shot!

18. I HATE onions. Its actually the smell I can't stand...but therefore, I cannot eat them. I also hate mushy foods, i.e bananas, beans,etc. etc.

19. I share a birthday with Neil Diamond, Mary Lou Retton, and the great John Belushi.

20. I took swing dancing lessons. I'm not saying I'm good at this type of dancing, but I got some moves...

21. I hate shopping. I'm really not a girly girl. I prefer to shop online...

22. I tried to enlist in the military out of high school...but they wouldn't take be because of my health issues.

23. My favorite color is purple.

24. I don't like clubs. I prefer a hole in the wall bar over a nightclub. My "Cheers" is Rookies. I live there.

25. I can drink gallons of iced tea. It is one of my favorite drinks. No wonder I can't sleep at night!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

2 Minute Thought of the Day

So, a certain someone said that I need to post more regularly on my blog. Even if it is only a two minute thought of the day. So, at your request here it is...

Bear with me, I've been up since 3 am and those that know me well, know that I am not a morning person. My brain cannot function that early or for the rest of the day for that matter. Which brings me to my 2 minute thought...I got 5 hours of sleep last night. Much more than some nights when I go to bed at 2 am and have to get up at 6:30 or 7. Why is getting 5 hours of sleep and getting up earlier such a problem for me?? I am going to have to leave soon to go home and take a nap just to get through the rest of my day. I don't normally need to do this.

Aside from the lack of sleep, I have dart league tonight, and I also have to get some pictures ready for scrapbooking with Rachel tomorrow evening. Why is it such a hard decision for me to decide what to scrapbook, I have tons of pictures, and not a clue of what to choose. No vacations recently, the idea I had, Tony procrastinated getting my pictures upstairs for me to scan them in so that is out of the question. Maybe I'll just take some random photos with me and mess around since this is technically the first time for me of doing anything like this!!

1 more before I go...I'm STILL reading Breaking Dawn - the 4th novel of the Twilight Saga. I've had less than 100 pages to go for over 2 weeks now. I have been busier than normal and haven't had time to sit down to finish it. When I do find time, I want to make sure I have enough time to finish it for good!! Hopefully, that time will come this weekend.