ss_blog_claim=cd46ef178142ba5c793d6628c487d5ef The Stuff I Think: October 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Thursday Thirteen

It is just incredibly early, but I suppose I could try to write something here that makes sense. I would hate to forget to do my Thursday Thirteen simply because I hate mornings with a, in an attempt to get my day off to a POSITIVE start, I think I should call this:

13 Things I LOVE:

1. Spending time with my daughter--any parent knows that it would be impossible to put a price tag on quality time with your kids. My daughter is the only true reason I have for being alive and I try not to take that for granted.

2. Being warm when the weather outside is freaking freezing--the weather has started getting colder, especially early in the morning, and I despise cold weather, so I can appreciate the feeling of being inside a warm house, under a warm blanket (or my beloved Snuggie), drinking some hot chocolate, knowing that, if I were outside, I could be frostbitten.

3. Shopping--this is particularly true when I have money in my pocket, or my purse, if you will. I went last night to get a few more school clothes for Alyssa and I just love the feeling of walking around the mall, carrying bags, and looking at things I can actually own!! Retail therapy is awesome!

4. Getting surprise gifts for no reason--this need not be an extravagant gift. I just enjoy being thought of from time to time. It really makes no difference what the gift is...or whether or not it would even be called a gift. I am generally perfectly happy when someone brings me a Mountain Dew Voltage from the store, simply because that means that, for the brief moment that they were standing in the store in front of the cooler, I was on their mind. Starved for affection, much??

5. Sleeping through the night--I have a child and I have insomnia, so getting to sleep for 6-8 hours, uninterrupted, is something that seldom happens. There even comes a point when my beloved Tylenol PMs are useless. It sucks, too, because sleeping as always been one of my favorite things to do!

6. Diving into a project--Earlier this week, my project was birthday party invitations and, although I will sometimes shout expletives when things go all chaotic, the truth is, it makes me feel good to know that I have something to do with my time.

7. a day without acid reflux--anyone plagued with acid reflux will understand how awesome it is to go through a day without that kind of pain. And, believe it or not, I actually DO get days when I can eat semi-normally without regretting anything other than the potential weight gain!

8. Xanax--and that would be all I intend to say about that!

9. Christmas--an expensive holiday, but still my favorite. I mainly love the decorations that come along with Christmas. I love to put my tree up and always look forward to adding ornaments every year. It tends to be a bittersweet holiday, because I always wish my parents were around to spend it with us, but I can look at Alyssa and see how much SHE enjoys it and that makes it okay.

10. Entertainment countdowns--I think I have an addiction to those shows on E! and VH1 where they count down the 20 Most Horrific Plastic Surgeries and stuff like that.

11. The last day of the school year--again, my daughter is my best friend and, even at the age of 31, I get excited when I realize that school is out and she will have three months to spend at home with me! :)

12. Wearing new clothes--this is especially true when the clothes are a smaller size than the last new clothes I wore...not that that ever happens, but I sure would love it!

13. The fact that I was able to come up with 13 things to love--it was tough, because my life pretty much blows chunks, but I did it and now I LOVE that this is over!! :)

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Bored and Going To Bed

Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
--not usually, no

Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

Do you like to use post-it notes?
--I never cared much

Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
--all the verges on obsession!!

Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
--are you kidding??

Do you have freckles?
--a few

Do you always smile for pictures?
--yeah, usually

What is your biggest pet peeve?
--I have SO many!!

Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

Have you ever peed in the woods?
--what happens at drunken parties STAYS at drunken parties!! :)

What about pooped in the woods?

Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?
--not really

Do you chew your pens and pencils?

How many people have you slept with this week?

What is your Song of the week?
--not sure I have one

Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

Do you still watch cartoons?
--sometimes, but usually when Alyssa wants to watch SpongeBob...unless Family Guy is on

Whats your least favorite movie?
--I have a ton...

Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
--I would tell you, but then I would have to kill you...

What do you drink with dinner?
--usually water or sweet tea

What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
--depends on where the nugget is from (seriously)...Chick-Fil-A nuggets are dipped in Polynesian sauce...the ones grandma makes are dipped in honey mustard, and all others are ketchup....

What is your favorite food?
--chicken, cheese, and potatoes...and if they are all together, even better!

What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
--Forrest Gump...Walk the Line...Zack and Miri Make A Porno...

Last person you kissed/kissed you?
--I kissed Alyssa goodnight...does that count?

Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
--if I had the body for it, I might....

When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
--I think I was 12

Can you change the oil on a car?
--no, but I can take it to the mechanic to do it for me

Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
--no, knock wood

Ran out of gas?
--oh yeah...

Favorite kind of sandwich?
--turkey and cheese

Best thing to eat for breakfast?
--depends on my mood....

What is your usual bedtime?
--not early enough!

Are you lazy?
--we all can be

When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
--really?? I was Oscar the Grouch, the Queen of Hearts, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, a biker whore, all kinds of things....

What is your Chinese astrological sign?
--I have no idea

How many languages can you speak?
--is sarcasm a language? If not, one...

Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
--not at the moment...I quit reading them

Which are better legos or lincoln logs?
--I personally have no preference

Are you stubborn?
--I can be

Who is better...Leno or Letterman?

Ever watch soap operas?
--oh yeah...LOVE my soaps, if something cool is going on

Afraid of heights?
--a little

Sing in the car?
--all the time

Dance in the shower?

Dance in the car?

Ever used a gun?

Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
--1998, maybe?

Do you think musicals are cheesy?
--some are

Is Christmas stressful?
--certain elements are

Ever eat a pierogi?

Favorite type of fruit pie?
--hmmmm...probably apple

Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
--Miss America, an Olympic ice skater, an obstetrician....

Do you believe in ghosts?
--not sure on that

Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?

Take a vitamin daily?
--no, but I have some to take when I think about it

Wear slippers?

Wear a bath robe?
--sometimes...I have a great one!

What do you wear to bed?
--usually just a t-shirt

First concert?
--New Kids on the Block...shut up, I was 11 years old!!

Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
--I love some Target!

Nike or Adidas?

Cheetos Or Fritos?

Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?

Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
--not ringing a bell

Ever take dance lessons?
--yeah, when I was a kid

Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? Academy Award winning actor... :)

Can you curl your tongue?

Ever won a spelling bee?

Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
--not that I recall

Own any record albums?
--sure, somewhere

Own a record player?
--I think I still have one at my grandparents house

Regularly burn incense?

Ever been in love?

Who would you like to see in concert?
--no one in particular

What was the last concert you saw?
--Vince Neil....damn, that was 2001! Been a minute!

Hot tea or cold tea?

Tea or coffee?

Sugar or snickerdoodles?

Can you swim well?
--well enough to POSSIBLY not drown

Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?

Are you patient?
--not very

DJ or band, at a wedding?
--never thought about it

Ever won a contest?

Ever have plastic surgery?

Which are better black or green olives?
--gag me!!

Can you knit or crochet?

Best room for a fireplace?
--living room

Do you want to get married?
--I am

If married, how long have you been married?
--8 1/2 years

Who was your HS crush?
--I had a few ;)

Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
--I might if I thought it would work

Do you have kids?
--I have one

Do you want kids?
--not really, but I think people would talk if I got rid of her now! :) Totally kidding!!

Whats your favorite color?
--blue....and pink

Do you miss anyone right now?

Did you watch, Next Great American Band on FOX?
--never heard of it

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Thursday Thirteen (A Little Late)

Okay, so I happen to be a little late, but, this has been a busy week...give me a break! As long as this blog has gone without being updated, I would think that complaining about lateness would be wasteful. Anyway, my daughter is turning 8 years old this weekend (Sunday, to be exact) so she has been the top thing on my mind...pretty much for the past 8 years, really, but particularly this week. So, my 13 that I had planned for Thursday, which I am finally getting to now, is:

13 Nicknames My Daughter Answers To

1. Lyssa---of course, with her name being Alyssa, this one kinda went without saying. Other derivatives include: Lyss, Lyssie, and Lyss-Priss.

2. Skeeter--my grandparents stuck her with this one at birth. It has been shortened further to Skeets and lengthened to Skeeterbug.

3. Tootie--one of my personal favorites. This one also has spin-offs, if you will, such as Toot, Toots, Tooter, and Tootie-Smurf.

4. Smurf--this is her current nickname from me. It was shortened from the above-mentioned Tootie-Smurf.

5. Squirt--Daddy uses this one mostly.

6. Papoose--she doesnt hear this one as often now as she did when she was under two. Rather than calling her The Baby, we chose to call her The Papoose....clever, eh?

7. Turd--I know, I know...I probably should rethink nicknaming my daughter after fecal matter, but it just kinda happened, ya know??

8. Sweet Pea--what father can say that they have never called their little girl Sweet Pea? In my usual fashion, I modified it and called her Peanut for a long time!

9. Cuddle Bug--I still call her this at 2am, when she crawls into my bed to snuggle.

10. Punkin--also very generic, but hey....

11. Poot--probably where Tootie originated...

12. Little Bit--not one of my favorites, but it comes out from time to time.

13. Tater--I have no idea where this came from....

There you have it....all the things I choose to call my daughter that nowhere resemble her actual given name (for the most part)...I hope she can avoid a complex!