Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I Like It

I was e-mailed the following a long time ago and held onto it because I really like it. I did not write it and I have absolutely no idea who DID write it, so I can't give them credit... Enjoy :-)


Ladies and Gentlemen: Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience… I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay beforeyou and how fabulous you really looked…. You’re not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pmon some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you.


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind… the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life… the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 yearolds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary… what ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can… don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own…

Dance… even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Brother and sister together we'll make it through. Someday your spirit will take you and guide you there. I know you've been hurting, and I know I've been waiting to be there for you. And I'll be there, just tell me now, whenever I can.

Everybody's free.

Get to know your parents; you never know when they’ll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography andlifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people youknew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard;live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasizethat when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you.

Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way offishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over theugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen…

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Ok, so I got my butt thoroughly kicked today with my first venture into the world of "The 30 Day Shred." Wow, what a workout....

I was shaky when I finished the workout... There were a few times that I had to stop... My body just wasn't willing to do any more, but I kept fighting my way back in...

We'll see how I fare as I progress with it... :-)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Weird Weather

Poor California... So ill-equipped to handle weather... My entire drive home was full of flooded streets and giant puddles to drive through....

And if someone had told me that while living and working in Orange County my office would ever need to send out a "Tornado Emergency Procedure" e-mail - I would have told them they were crazy... I actually laughed when I read the e-mail... (Mostly because it stopped raining that day about 10 minutes after it was sent...)

And then today my friend posted this picture of the pier in Huntington Beach... Craziness!

So that's how the week is going - wet and weird! But we've been keeping cozy and dry... And I've been getting to wear my boots... :-)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Lazy Rainy Holiday

I love holidays... Especially when I have them off and Josh doesn't because then I get to sit on the couch in my jammies and watch whatever I want... I can have a What Not to Wear marathon, gorge myself on Say Yes to the Dress.... It doesn't matter :-) And add to that, IT'S RAINING!!! Even better. So now it's even nicer all wrapped up in a blanket. I did brave it momentarily to run a couple errands and grab myself some Spicy Chicken nuggets from Wendy's. SOOOO fantastically yummy. Especially with Sweet and Sour sauce to dip them in... Wonderfully sweet and spicy. Yum.

So I think I figured out the main part of the bad mood on Friday - I had been off work for two weeks for the holidays and after the second week of being back at work, I was tired and cranky and wishing that I could just be home and stay home... And then I realized that once I got home, Josh would make me laugh, I'd spend some time with my friends, and I would remember that it's not so bad.... But I think I need to buy some lotto tickets.... :-) Haha!

Friday, January 15, 2010

High Altitudes

I get altitude sickness. Bad. I can't breathe and doing anything is at least twice the struggle as normal...

The reason I bring this up is because lately I feel like that. Not because there is anything physically wrong with me... I feel like I can't get air...

I will get back to writing again. I really want to... I just have to get past this funk and get back to where it doesn't feel like twice the struggle as normal.

2010 better start looking up from here on out..... I'm already not happy about turning 30 this year (I know it's just a number and I've honestly never been bothered AT ALL before, but this one is really getting to me), so it'd better not try to push anything else at me... You've been warned, 2010.

I need a vacation.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Best of - the rest...

Dropped the ball again... I've been enjoying my vacation and spending time with family and haven't really had a chance to write... So here are the rest of the Best Of's.... Enjoy...

Day 25 - Gift: I love my sewing machine that my husband got me for Birthday / Christmas! It's AWESOME.

Day 26 - Insight or Aha! Moment: Umm... No idea?

Day 27 - Social Web Moment: Getting into blogging and finding a bunch of really awesome people whose blogs I LOVE to read.

Day 28 - Stationery: Hmm...... I don't really use stationery... I am obsessed with stuff like that though... I really liked the cards that I made for a dinner that my department had...

Day 29 - Laugh: Best Laugh.... I laugh a lot.... Um... I think that the last time that I laughed so hard that I was in pain would have been when we were at my friend's house and the double shadows that her motion sensing porch lights were casting of us were cracking up. It's hard to explain, but we were both folded over in pain from laughing so hard....

Day 30 - Ad: The D&G watch ad.... You can see it here.

Day 31 - Resolution You Wish You'd Stuck With: I don't do serious resolutions... My resolution every year is "Hug a monkey." I have yet to give a monkey a hug, so it's my resolution again this year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!

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