Sunday Stealing…Shout out the answer…

Shout Out The Answer

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we try to credit the blog that we stole it from. We also provide a link to the victim’s meme in our “Previous Victims” widget. (It’s our way of saying “Thanks!”) Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from this new meme or recently asked questions from a previously featured meme.
Cheers to all of us thieves!!! 

Shout Out The Answer Meme

Do you shout out the answers at the TV while watching quiz shows?
Sometimes.

  1. Do you get over-involved with TV or movie plots at times? if it is interesting enough
  2. What’s the highest hill or mountain you’ve ever climbed? Mount defiance in the NJ Botanical gardens in Ringwood
  3. Do you have a piggy bank? Nope but I should
  4. What’s the fastest you’ve ever traveled in a car? 80 miles an hour
  5. Could you ever hand milk a cow? Yes and it was weird. I like my milk processed and in the dairy section of the supermarket
  6. Which was your favorite science? Biology, Physics or Chemistry? Biology
  7. Have you ever had a surprise party? (that was an actual surprise) Well when I was 15. In my culture it is customary to celebrate a quincenera but I was not one of those girly girls or had enough friends to have a proper one. My mom had my best friend have her boyfriend to take me for a walk. I was so upset no one remembered my birthday. It had never occurred to me that it was all a ruse to prepare my surprise birthday party.
  8. Have you ever worn clothing with the labels/tags still attached? Yes and even inside out
  9. Have you ever slipped on a banana skin? Nope
  10. Are you scared of the dark? Lately yes. There have been some things going bump in the night
  11. Do you have a lawyer? No.
  12. If you had a paid year off, what would you want to do? Work on a novel, travel and spend as much time as possible with kiddo
  13. How long did you last phone call last? 5 minutes
  14. Have you ever helped someone across the road? Yes and then helped them to get to their final destination. It was not safe driving home a stranger but thankfully it did not end with an unhappy ending.
  15. Have you ever been wolf whistled in public?Nope

Coffee…

Not a fan of coffee but I understand it as a necessary evil in some situations.

My first drop of coffee was the cuban coffee which in itself is very potent. It is soo potent that the serving size is a shot glass.When I lived and worked in Miami we had a coffee hour at about 3pm the cortadito which is the second cousin to the cuban coffee. It is a lot lighter and sweeter but not much less potent. The coffee group was loyal and filed in a straight line for their taste of the afternoon energy drink.

Nowadays I only drink coffee from dunkin donuts via the coffee coolata. It is at best basically a coffee flavored milkshake except when of course I get a turbo shot of expresso.

I do not drink coffee at home but if I did it would be light and sweet.

Moving attempts and other rants…

In the last two weeks I have been actively looking for an apartment and I found one and they accepted my application. However I got cold feet when I started feeling pressured to leave my current apartment with only two weeks notice and not the standard 30 day notice. It is great to feel wanted but I am a firm believer in karma and want to incur positive moving karma. If I did that to the potential new place they would be all over me. It rubs me the wrong way to encourage behavior you would not want done to you. My current landlord is not the best at getting anything fixed but he could be worse in many other ways. My compulsion to move is more to do with needing to downsize and the decrepit age of my current apartment. I hope that when winter comes along I can already be moved to a new place or well on my way toward that direction, otherwise I will be typing to this here blog in full winter gear in the middle of my living room.

The upside of staying? I can continue to be more financially stable. Moving is expensive and it takes a while to get your footing back after all that upfront expense. I think it might be better to enjoy life a little and wait for the right place at the right time. The apartment I found was great but not the right timing. To this end, I opened up a local bank account to save money. It is a bank account for depositing and saving and not connected to any of my bills. If I see it I will want to use it. Out of sight out of mind. My goal is to look at my balances again in December. I have it now set up just for direct deposit. I hope this works since I am usually  not a stickler for saving. I tend to live paycheck to paycheck but after seeing my salary and credit report I realized that I make enough money to live and pay my bills. I have to teach myself to use my money more wisely. Easier said then done but fuck I am going to give it a real try. My relationship with money has been fickle at best. It was never instilled in me to save. It was more like you earned it, you can use it however you want. What I never quite grasped until recently is that there are consequences to being irresponsible with one’s money. So as my mid year resolution to myself, I will make every attempt to be more fiscally responsible. I have always worked hard and played harder, but i think for the next six months I will continue to work hard but also try to save harder.

Sunday Stealing…Let’s not be difficult

Let’s Not Be Difficult

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we try to credit the blog that we stole it from. We also provide a link to the victim’s meme in our “Previous Victims” widget. (It’s our way of saying “Thanks!”) Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from this new meme or recently asked questions from a previously featured meme.
Cheers to all of us thieves!!! 

Let’s Not Be Difficult Meme

Stolen from: Surveysurveysurvey


1. Do you like your movies and books to be more lighthearted or serious? 

Depends on the mood I am that day. Sometimes I want something somber and serious and some days I could use a laugh or two or three.

 2. What’s more important, first impressions or lasting impact? 
Lasting impact. First impressions can be wrong but lasting impact is the gift that keeps on giving. Well unless its a bad lasting impact.

 3. Order these areas of psychological health from what you need the least improvement into what you need the most improvement in: physical, emotional, social, intellectual, environmental, spiritual 
intellectual, physical, environment,spiritual, emotional, social

4. Do you react appropriately to things and control your feelings?
Yes and No. Most people say that I don’t react enough and that I keep my feelings close to the vest, which is technically true.

5. Do you have stable relationships? 
See answer to #4

6. Do you need to be in a relationship to feel good about yourself? 
No. But a relationship doesn’t hurt either. A girl has needs(take that any way you want). Ha!

7. Which is the clearest and most concise, your thoughts, your speech or your writing? Which is the least clear and concise? 
Clearest would be my thinking. Less clear is speech since I don’t always know how to express verbally what I need from others hence I get pissed on a lot.

8. Are you always trying to learn new things? 
Always. Everyday above ground is an opportunity to learn something.

9. Do you feel at peace? 
Today? Yes, yes I do.

10. Do you have strong morals and ethics that you believe in and adhere to? 
I have strong thoughts on things. I have an issue not violating them from time to time.

11. Do you think of the needs of all humanity or just the needs of yourself and those you know? 
You live and die alone. I think of the needs of those closest to and the worlds need secondly.

12. Do you recycle? 
When forced to at work.

13. Are you active in your community? 
I am active on meetup.com, does that count?

14. Are you sensitive to the needs of others? 
I feel everything. I wish I was less sensitive to those around me. I end up putting others needs before mine consistently and I am not even talking about kiddo. I happily put her first every time.

15. Do you dress up to go out? 
Only if it completely necessary. If I could dress in jeans and sneakers to every social function I would.

16. What could make you lose respect for someone? 
Their actions don’t match the talk.

17. If you won $1,000 every week until you die, would you still go to work?
Yes. If anything I would be a happier worker. It would be a choice to be at work not a necessity.

18. What trend has been getting on your nerves lately?
I don’t follow trends.

19. Do you forgive yourself when you make a mistake? 
Not as easily as others might.

20. Is ignorance really bliss? 
Ignorance is just that, ignorance. What is bliss is there in that?

21. What can be described as ‘even better than the real thing’? 
Vibrators

22. What’s in your wallet right now? 
ID, money and such

23. Do you write letters that you never send? 
If emails count then yes.

24. Do you ever get the feeling people are laughing at you? 
Everyday and twice on Sunday.

25. Who’s the one person you’d like to drop a house on?
The co-worker that sent me a text to a link about 12 clues you are not good with make-up. WTF!

Things I learned in June…

In June I learned that no matter how much you change that others opinion of you does not. They keep the idea of you of when they met you, or something significant happened, or your role in their life. It is an uphill battle to even try to change it and in the end you can’t so trying is futile. The best we can do is not let others opinions affect your thoughts about yourself. Charity starts at home and more specifically with the person in the mirror. Minimize the contact with the person or people that reek of negativity and value yourself more than the opinions of others. I strongly believe that we are born with the capacity to know the difference between right and wrong. It seems from a early age we are taught to ignore our own instincts and follow those that are better aligned with those of the society we live in.

Fuck that!

Be kind to yourself. You are human and make mistakes, it is part of life. Shit happens and then life moves on

Local Spot:Mama Kats writing prompt

  • 20150623_11472720150623_12134020150623_12161920150623_1154301. List 7 things you’d rather be doing this summer.

2. Write a blog post inspired by the word: challenge.

3. Book review!

4.  How is Summer Vacation different for your kids than it was for you growing up?

5. Take us somewhere local spot in your city and show us what we’re missing…you’ll be saving us thousands of dollars now that we won’t need to take that trip.

I pick door number 5. There is a place 45 minutes away from me that I love to stroll through, grounds1 for Sculpture. It is an outside museum with statues that are larger than life. The landscape is beautiful to walk, find a quiet nook to sit and relax, and it lends itself  to great picture opportunities.

my mother and I. .

I am one week and a couple of days into living by myself for the very first time. The first few days I had something planned every day.  The thought of an empty house made me anxious. It didn’t take long to realize I was running from myself. I have to learn to like myself and change what I don’t.

During graduation week my mom came to visit which is great but bad for my mental health. Ha! The things we do for our kids. I  love my mom but I don’t like how she makes me feel about myself. We should have known better than for her to stay with me for more than three days. I haven’t lived with her since I was 15. Our relationship has always been complicated. Seeing as how she tried to leave early I don’t think I have to worry about her visting anytime soon. It is easy to say I will  cut her out of my life but she is my mom so ….well we are stuck together  till death do us part.

My issues this visit? She had nothing positive to say about me, my apartment and my parenting skills. All her jokes were at my expense. It got to a point where even my kiddo asked me privately what had I ever done to her? I shrugged my shoulders but I  thought to myself….being born.  She has always told me that I remind her too much of my dad and then continues  to list all his negative traits.

Who’s fault is that? Ha!

I  have tried to be different with my kiddo and I recognize where i have been and not soo much. We do the best with what we have and we know. I don’t blame my mom exactly and I recognize that she is also a product of her time and that she is human and imperfect as we all are.  It doesn’t make it bother me less but it leads to seek out ways to manage my contact with the things that hurt me and that I cannot change. My mom is who she is.