Friday, October 02, 2009

Everyone needs a laugh sometimes

Ok, so my brother emailed this to me and I was really laughing as I read through this.  And, since I felt like I really needed that laugh, I figured there are others out there that do too.  So, without further ado, laugh away!

Subject: 40 thoughts...

1. I
wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you
realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may
know" feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately
choose not to be friends with?

5. Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it
wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would
magically fix the problem. Every kid in 
America did that, but how did
we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message
boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

6. There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

7. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and
suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first
saw it.

8. I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually
becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting
90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's
laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little
bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the
only one who really, really gets it.

9. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand
than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

10. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear
your computer history if you die.

11. Was learning cursive really necessary?

12. LOL has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

13. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger..

14. Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a
Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

15. Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart",
all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

16. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just
nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

17. Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in'
examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete
idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and
said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"

18. While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and
instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

19. Google Maps really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty
sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

20. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how
the person died.

21. I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the
shower first and THEN turn on the water.

22. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get
dirty, and you can wear them forever.

23. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

24. Bad decisions make good stories.

25. Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?

26. If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring
would probably just be completely invisible.

27. Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to
go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so
incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this
shouldn't be a problem....

28. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at
work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything
productive for the rest of the day.

29. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't
want to have to restart my collection.

30. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are
going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

31. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks
me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I
swear I did not make any changes to.

32. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

33. I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people
watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will
they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't
watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and
leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

34. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?
Crap!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes
to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and
run away?

35. Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising
speed for pedophiles.

36. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate
drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate

37. It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

38. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not
to answer when they call.

39. Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what
to do with it.

40. I wonder if cops ever get ticked off at the fact that everyone
they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Living life in fast forward

Does anyone ever feel like they're living life in fast forward?  I was thinking about it today, and that's how things feel.  Time seems to be speeding by all around me and I have no idea where it's all going.  I mean, I realize I'm working long days, trying to find fun and new things to do with two very active and curious toddlers when I'm not working, and always cleaning up after one thing or another (read here: a shedding malamute, two messy toddlers, a fairly messy husband, etc.).  So, I know the time is going somewhere, but when I look back on my day/week/month, I wonder WHERE did it go and how did I manage to NOT get done so many things I have on my "to-do" list???  

I've at least prioritized one thing lately that's been nagging at me for about a year.  I've been anxious to get the kids readoption done, but for one reason or another haven't.  First, I didn't want to start the process in southern California, as I knew we were moving and didn't want to do that mid-way through.  After that, well... one thing or another has been reason enough for it to slip to the back burner over and over again.  Well, on Friday Joe and I were fingerprinted and today I sent those prints in to CBI in Denver and the FBI in West Virginia!  That's the FIRST step towards the readoption... so I'm finally getting somewhere!  Let's hope those come back quickly and we can move on to the next step!  I also need to work on getting our TRAILS background checks done.  It's wild how different the fingerprinting process alone is in Colorado than it was in California.

In addition to that, I'm bound and determined to finish up a few things around the house soon.  It's sad, but we still have a ridiculous amount of boxes piled up in the garage from our move here in late May.  It's been hard to find the time since we aren't home very much, and when we are, the tornadoes REALLY enjoy helping me, which is not quite as helpful as they'd like to think they're being... :-) So, it keeps getting put off and now that it's getting cool outside, I know winter is just around the corner and I would love to be able to park in the garage before snow falls.  *Sigh*  We'll see.  I also need to finish organizing and setting up the basement.  It's huge and unfinished, so things were just sort of piled up and tossed down there as we moved in.  I have a huge play area for the kids, but it's been taken over by the mess when I go down there in search of something.  I am DETERMINED to get that back into usable order since most of their toys are down there.

This year, I've begun my Christmas shopping early.  Just some casual "Cra*gsli*t" shopping to find some neat things for cheap.  Our new income situation has forced me to plan ahead and really get smart with my shopping.  I've already picked up some great stuff, and also found them new jackets and snow boots!!!  Now, if only I could find someone with free sod, landscaping rock, and labor to put it it!  I'm dreading the idea of having a yucky muddy yard all winter.  Not much fun to go play in!  We'll see... for now it's a pipe dream.  

All this leads me into my next goal.  I'm starting to think about returning to the work force - for real.  Not that I'm not really working, I guess I more mean that I think I should be looking for IT jobs that would land me a salary and benefits.  We could REALLY use that, and it would take a load of stress off as our business is still a baby and it's a struggle to find the money to support our personal needs as well as keep fueling the business.  I still feel like my role there is important, but I think I may be able to help Joe from the sidelines more and find someone that can just run the front desk.  Soon, we'll have a book keeper and an accountant handling the ugliest part of the business (in my opinion - that stuff is NOT fun for me!), and then I think I'd be comfortable stepping down.  I would/will miss spending my days around Joe, and enjoying the ability/freedom to take days off whenever needed to take care of sick kids, etc.... but I guess it's about doing the smart thing, not the easier.  Right?  

Ugh... I still think about how nice it'd be to go back to just being home with the kids too!  I always felt so negative about having someone else take care of my kids all day long, five days a week.  It seems like THEY are the ones "raising" them.  I realize that's not completely the case, and I DO see a lot of positives about daycare, now that they've been there awhile.  Their language is REALLY blossoming, and I think that's in part to being around so many different people and kids of various ages.  They have actual "lesson" type of things, so they may be learning a larger variety of things than they were at home playing with me... not that I wasn't always trying to teach the, and not that they weren't learning... I don't know.  Maybe I'm just trying to see the positives.

Today, the kids are home sick and I am sitting here writing a post I really don't have time for.  I haven't vacuumed in a few days, so it's like a giant fluffy layer of hair is coating the carpet (ewww, I know!).  Malamutes are GREAT dogs, but they sure do shed a lot twice a year!  I had better get back to reality.  I'll post some random pictures really quickly to appease those that have been asking for them!