Monday, August 22, 2011

Work, Life, Baby Showers and Secret Admirers.

Work Update
School started Monday and I have a great class.  I have 16, 6 girls and 10 boys.  They are smart, funny, and make my job pretty easy.  Although today, after one got in trouble, he told me he was not coming back to school until I was nice and give him a prize.   I just told him I'd see him later.

Life Update
So we spent this weekend without air.  I wouldn't recommend it.  I now have great motivation to life my life right, I can't handle 86 degrees, I need to avoid Hell.

Baby Showers
I went to a baby shower yesterday for a friend from the day care I worked out.  It was one of the least annoying baby showers I've been to.  We played a game, they melted candy bars unto diapers.  You had to guess what candy bar was in there.  I got all of them right but one.  I don't know if I should be happy I won or disturbed that I knew all the candy bars.

 Secret Admires
So, I have been dating someone.  Someone that you may know.  He sent my flowers (awww).  The card for the flowers didn't have a name on it, so I've gotten a big kick out of telling everyone I have a secret admirer.  It's fun to have everyone all worried about my simple life and what's going on.  I love being the center of attention.  Even thought things didn't work out the first time, I'm very hopeful for the second time around, we'll see.

I may not be single and fabulous very much longer.  I will still attempt to be witty and even sometimes cynical about life.  Things won't change--much

Thursday, August 11, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things

I'm not feeling witty or cynical today.  I thought I would make some suggestions of things I think you should like.

  I love Genva watches.  You can't be them.  They are comfortable, cute, and you can get them to match anything.  I like the silicone watches a lot, like the ones pictures, but I also have on metal one that is great too.  They come in all kinds of colors.  They have normal and funky.  I have a black one with all different color flowers on the face, super cute.  I believe it's my favorite one.  I think you should go buy a watch or two.  You can find them at Halmark

My Nook Color is the best thing I have purchased in a long time.  I have always enjoyed reading, but I never read much.  I bought my Nook three weeks ago today and I am now reading my 5th book.  I love reading in bed, it makes me sleepy.  My least favorite part about reading in bed is when I'm done and I have to get up and turn off my light.  Since I'm out of bed I figure I should probably go ahead and use the restroom.   And then I realize I'm kind of parched, so I go and get a cup of water.  That makes the cat want some water or food so I feed and water the cat.  By the time I get back to bed, I'm not sleepy anymore. I can read my Nook in bed and I don't have to get up and turn off my light.  It's great, if you read, you need one.

Adele's Album 21.  If you haven't bought/dowloaded/listened to the CD, I highly recommend it.  Her voice is so unique.  You don't hear much like her anymore.  And while her songs are catchy and have good beats, they are also real and having amazing lyrics.  She doesn't rely on the heavy beats and computerized music I hear on the radio a lot today, but she relies on her voice and her lyrics.  You need to get this TODAY.

Glee is one of the funniest shows I believe I have ever seen.  I love the music, the one liners, and the way they aren't afraid to push the envelope.  Jane Lynch is one of the funniest people I have ever seen on TV.  She has great timing and the best one liners there are.  Lea Michele has a great voice and Matthew Morrison is fun to look at.  Best show on television, I think so.

I adore TOMS.  I love their "One for One" idea.  Every time you buy a pair of TOMS they give a pair to a child without shoes.  I own several pairs: silver glitters, black glitters, burlap, crochet, journey, red zebra, dear to teach and dots.  I love them.  They are very comfortable.  Well, I had a slight issue with the teacher TOMS, but I'm sure they will ease up.  They start a little tight, but they always stretch out.  I can wear them with everything, and I can work all day in them.

My 2011 Mustang!!!!  It is the prettiest thing I have ever seen!!  I love everything about this car. I love the color.  I love the interior.  I love the fact that my inside lights are pink.  I love that I have Sync and I can talk to people through my speakers.  I love that it goes fast.  I love the noise it makes.  This is what loves feels like.

Giani Bini "Jackpot" Boots.  I have 4 pairs: red, black, brown and gray.  I love them.  I love wearing them in the fall/winter.  The red ones are my favorite.  They are very comfortable and stylish.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

At Least It's Not Cancer

Wednesday night Allison and I went to see Crazy Stupid Love.  First of all it was a great movie--you should really see it.  I laughed, I cried, I laughed and cried some more.  It was one of the best movies I've seen in a while (and I've watched about 20 movies in the last month).

If you've seen the previews, on TV or in the movies, you know Julianna Moore's character, Emily asks her husband Cal, played by Steve Carell for a divorce.  One scene shows Cal in his office.  A co-worker comes in and says that someone heard him crying in the bathroom.  Cal then tells the coworker that he is getting a divorce.  The coworker looks relieved and says "Oh we thought it was cancer."  Cal sarcastically says that it's only his relationship.  Coworker tells him to look on the bright side, at least it's not cancer.

This is the part were Allison leans over and says "that's one way we could look at, it's not cancer just break ups."

This got me wondering.  Why do we treat break ups like they're cancer, or something far worse?  None of my relationships have last very long., but when they ended I was devastated.  Looking back I'm not really certain why I acted in such a way.  Sometimes a break up is a good thing.  Sometimes something good comes out of a break up.

One story comes to mind.   Let's travel back in time to 2010.

I dated "Mullet" (so nicknamed for his lovely choice of hairstyles.  Why he thought it was acceptable to have business in the front, party in the back I'll never know.) for six months.  Now, Mullet wasn't the typical guy I would pick out as "my type" but I was crazy about him none the less.  Things got a little serious, he got a little scared and disconnected so I thought it would be best to end the relationship.  I was crushed.  I cried and cried and cried until I honestly didn't think I could cry anymore.  And although I thought I couldn't, I did cry more.  I cried a lot.  I honestly cried almost everyday for months.  A year later, I can say that was stupid.  It was a break up, not the end of the world.

I now realize that even though, at the time, I thought that breaking up with Mullet was the end of the world, it wasn't.  Life it went on.  Today, I can say that breaking up with him was a good thing.  After all it was the break up that prompted my first road trip with Allison.  If Mullet and I hadn't broken up, I would have went to see Brooks and Dunn with him.  We probably would have drove to St. Louis the day of the concert, maybe go out to eat somewhere, found any automotive, home supply or tractor store we could and stop at them, go to the concert and drive home.  Instead I got to go with my friend.  We made it a weekend trip.  We went to the arch, a scary wax museum, the brewery, and out to eat at nice restaurants.  We went shopping, exploring, attempted to drive go-karts and went to the zoo, on top of seeing a great concert.  Now we've been to multiple concerts and trips to Nashville, Branson and Destin.   I can guarantee you if Mullet and I didn't call it quits, I wouldn't have my road trip buddy and my best friend.

My new goal in life is to treat every break-up, failed date, or rejection just as what it is.  I mean, it could be cancer.

In the Arch Aug. 2010

Ready for the St. Louis City Museum Aug. 2010