Saturday, June 25, 2011

My soul feels ragged...

...if you see me anytime in the near future, please give me a hug.

I also miss my friends from the East Coast, so this post will be an homage to them and my college years.

Thanks for the memories.
DISCLAIMER: If I forgot to put your picture up, that doesn't mean you're not missed!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Animal Crackers (Cookies)!

Remember Barnum's Animal Crackers that were all the rage in elementary school? I was quite a fan of them as a child, I'd pout and whine to my health-conscious mother until she agreed to buy them for me--only if I ate no more than four per day. 
To this day, whenever I see a box of them(or the like) in a grocery store, I get a bit giddy and get a strong urge to buy them. Normally, I'd give in, but I'm making a serious effort to be healthier lately. So when I saw a box of these beauties at Trader Joe's today, and I didn't allow myself to buy them, I wept a little inside.

...they even had icing on them! mmm.

Yes, I just wrote an entire blog entry on fun-shaped cookies. That is all. :-)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Do not let your fire go out

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.

-Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


I haven't always been a fan of my parents, or even close to them--I was quite the angsty teen. But I can definitely say that the older I get, the more I appreciate the way they raised me and the more I adore them to pieces. This doesn't mean we don't have our significant disagreements or extremely differing perspectives on life--but I can't say how grateful I am to have them both.

So here goes...
(In honor of Father's Day that passed yesterday)

Who is my Dad?

My Dad is my most beloved,
Yet my biggest enemy.
My Dad is the one who criticizes me the most,
Yet celebrates my every achievement harder than anybody else.
My Dad always believed I could be more,
Even when I was convinced I was nothing.
My Dad pushes me harder, believes I’m stronger,
And will NEVER take “I can’t” for an answer.
My Dad has always spoiled me rotten,
Yet always shown me that humility and being good to others should come first.
My Dad has always given until it hurts,
The needs of my brother and me always taking priority over his.
My Dad isn’t and was never perfect,
But always did and does the best he knows how to.
My Dad has shown me how a real man should act.
My Dad loves me the most.
My Dad BELIEVES in me.
Here’s to you Dad, I love you.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


I am sitting here a bit dumbfounded.

One of my close male friends just called to "break-up" with me. Except the only problem with this is that him and I have NEVER had a romantic interest in each other, and we also have never had any significant personality conflicts. His reason for not wanting to be my friend anymore? His girlfriend is not comfortable with our friendship. Wow.

I can understand why a woman would be uncomfortable with her man having close female friends(although I personally do not agree with this mentality), but seriously I am about as threatening to my friends' relationships as a stuffed Spongebob Squarepants doll. What especially stinks about this is that this individual has been someone I've been with for about the last decade--we've laughed together, cried together and seen each other's lives change drastically.

I've always enjoyed the friendships I have had with my male classmates or colleagues, but I can't help but wonder that if these types of connections are impractical as we grow older and spouses and significant others play a greater role in our lives? Does anybody have thoughts on this?

What can I say? I wish him luck.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Let it be

This song soothes my soul.
I love that the sound is so raw and untainted by modern synthesizers and AutoTune.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Crazy eHarmony Cat Lady Video

So this video has just started to go viral on YouTube, Facebook and other social media websites. It is a video created by a young woman attempting to post an introduction video, to enhance her dating profile, on the dating website eHarmony. What makes me wonder is why she would actually post such an embarrassing video where members of the public could see it? Hmm...something tells me that this young woman won't be getting too many dating inquiries.

"Hi my name is Debbie...and I love cats...and I love to run...and I think about how cute they are, and their ears, their whiskers and their nose...I just love them, and want them. And I want them in a basket, and I want them in little bow ties, I want them to be on a rainbow!!"

I know many of you love cats, but can you say that you love cats THIS much?  

Ummmm....yeah. If you're ever feeling like you might be a little odd or insane, go back and watch this video, and I assure you that sentiments of normalcy shall promptly wash over you.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Some day, we will dream again...

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. 
- C. S. Lewis