As a wrap of this year, I have decided to repost ten of my favorite blogs from this year in no particular order.
How often do you complain? How often do you have to listen to other’s complaining?
Everywhere I turn someone has something to complain about. Sometimes it is little, such as they did not want to wake up this morning. Sometimes it is big, such as the world is out to get them.
I am so full of other peoples complaints. I was unaware that I carried around an invisible complaint box everywhere I went. I too have a life and struggles. It never fails that who ever is complaining, never asks me how I am doing.
Maybe you too have been carrying around said box. I feel your pain.
It is time we fought back. And here is how we will start.
1. Respond with: how thankful you are that you have clean drinking water, do not have cancer, or any other extreme example pointing out how petty they are being.
2. Respond with: talk to the hand because the face ain’t listening. I did this to my friends in middle school all the time and it totally worked.
3. Respond with: Gosh, your life is so terrible, does anything good every happen to you?
4. Respond with: Oh I’m sorry were you talking to me? I was busy thinking about how awesome my life is.
5. If all else fails respond with: Those goddamn (insert liberal, conservative, etc depending on the person) are ruining america! and storm off.
Our Scentsy for Adoption fundraiser is turning out to be a big, fat fail.
Just to give you an idea, our very optimistic goal was to get $10,000 in Scentsy sales. That would raise roughly enough to cover our Home Study, adoption classes, and USCIS fees. Currently, we have 1.4% of that.
I'm not really a terribly pushy person (except when it comes to S.
This next month I will be participating in NanoWriMo for the first time and my blogging will take a back seat for a few weeks. I will try and blog once a week. So, be on the look out for that awesomeness.
Peace: What does peace mean to you?
All quiet, amicable, bloodless, calm, collected, composed, constant, easeful, equable, free from strife, gentle, harmonious, irenic, level, mellow, neutral, neutralist, non belligerent, nonviolent, on friendly terms, on good terms, pacifistic, peaceable, placatory, placid, quiet, restful, smooth, sociable, steady, still, tranquil, undisturbed, unruffled, untroubled, without hostility
How often do these words enter your day?
How often are these your actions?
How much of your day would change if at least once you were one of these things?
A few years back, I was invited to join the Movember Digital Challenge - led by Canadian social media maverick Sean Moffitt, and Movember co-founder Adam Garone - as the Montreal chapter's captain. Our mission was simple: to create a buzz and raise awareness/money on the digital networks for the fight against prostate cancer. The initiative was a smashing success: …
My friday advice for you:
Dad- “Man, I really think I should have ordered the duck last night.”
Me- “You mean duck was on the menu and you got something else? If duck is on the menu, always get the duck.”
I have done it folks. I have found the best tasting potato chip of my life. Yes it has taken me 28 years to find a potato chip that I actually like to eat. Now if only I could find a store bought ice cream worth anything. But I will save that for another day.
What goes into the perfect chip you ask. Well… an ingredient list that surprise I can read. No genetically modified anything. No chemicals just all natural real ingredients. And let me tell you what, the taste difference is mind blowing.
Sure you can buy a bigger bag of Lay’s for less money, but people we are talking about food here. FOOD. It should melt in your mouth in such a way that it has you under its control from the moment it hits your tongue. You loose all sense of time and reality and for that brief second it is just you and the food. All your hopes and fears have abandoned you, leaving you to simply enjoy something in a way that is unparalleled to your mundane life. This is how each meal should be spent.
If people were truly living life as it ought to be lived imagine the love that would come out of every corner, every person, every moment.
I intend to spend my life finding these immaculate foods. No matter how much crappy food I have to taste and spit out. I will do it for all of you because you deserve a life of decadent foods.
*Laurel hill did not pay for this blog post*
Wednesday morning, driving to the gym and listening to NPR. At that hour of the morning, Garrison Keillor presents 'The Writer's Almanac' providing interesting factoids about authors that would ensure victory in a game of Trivial Pursuit, if only I would remember them. He then reads from the 'Poet's Corner' - and I literally had to pull over to listen to his gentle voice intone excerpts from…
It’s Snowing on my BLOG !!!!!
My world is now complete !