Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My favorite day of the week.

Sundays have been my favorite day of the week for at least 15 years.  At first it was because my mother started going to church and I had a reason to wear a pretty dress.  As a teenager, it was because I got to see my best friends that didn't attend my school.  In college, it was because I had shorter work shift and the best cafeteria meals.  Now, in my adult years (that seems so weird to type), it is because of the amazing fellowship with awesome people and their children.

Sadly, I am not in this photo because I am taking it
Every Sunday, Dean comes home from work at about 8:20 in the morning.  I will get up and have some quite time to myself and maybe do some light house work.  Then around 1:30 (or later), we make our way over to 11 Nelson street with the pupper.

It can be chaotic to say the least.  The children out number the adults by two, and we add a dog to the mix.  Usually there is a child or two screaming, a Disney movie playing,  and the back door slamming while the adults enjoy a good beer, play cards, and discuss everything from our relationship with the Lord to our latest Dumpster Dive haul.  It is loud, but we keep coming back week after week, because this is family.

I may be an introvert, but at the end of a Sunday afternoon turned evening (we always stay for dinner when we only plan on lunch), I feel refreshed, and loved.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Something about bananas... and no I am not pregnant.

Have you ever woken up and been really confused?  I'm not talking about waking up when you don't want to and being confused as to why you thought a 5 am work out is a good idea.  I mean really truly confused.  Can't figure out if you just had an intense dream or if that really happen to you and you are remembering it now.  Well, that was me yesterday and it threw off my entire day.

I remember getting into the shower thinking I had a really great Facebook status update.  All I can remember was that it was going to be something about my new appreciation of bananas with a disclaimer at the end to nip any rumors of little Gootees in the bud.  For the record, I hate bananas.  I despise them actually.

I didn't even know that my cat was there until I went to fill my water glass and he scared me half to death.

My head was still foggy while I was showering and I some how ended up washing my hair with conditioner and "conditioning" Dean's body wash.  Needless to say I had a really bad hair day.  Also, my contacts decided to hate me, so what little eye makeup I could get on my face, was quickly smeared.  The result of greasy and frizzy hair (didn't know that combo was possible until yesterday) paired with my raccoon eyes, made me look like I was in the middle of a serious emotional breakdown all day.  I received sympathetic stares from the maintenance man at my office building as I was walking in, and the coffee cart guy gave me an extra shot of espresso, I won't complain.

To top of my strange day, I accidentally called my boss dad, and I wore pants that I forgot needed mending, causing it to look like my fly was down all day.  So that would be why my post yesterday was really a myspace survey last min link up.  Because thinking and typing are hard. sometimes.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

This or That? with Whit and Erin

I had a blog post started for today, but it is not really polished.  Then I stumbled across this spur of the moment link up and deiced to hop on that train instead.  You can play to if you'd like.  Just go over to Erin and Whitney's pages and link up

Vacationing in Florida or vacationing in NYC: Vacationing in Florida.  I already live in the state of NY, and have been to NYC eleventy-billion times.  A week of Sunshine will do nicely please.
iPhone or Droid: iPhone please.  Admittedly, I am a tad annoyed with apple for making my iOS 7 take forever to download.  But, I will be over it as soon as I see all the pretty new icons. 
NSYNC or Backstreet Boys: NSYNC. They were the sound track of my childhood.
Being forced to delete Facebook or being forced to delete Twitter: Facebook, I would miss it, but I have already come dangerouly close to deactivationg my account anyway. 
Fireball or Miller Lite: I am a beer snob.  it kinda sucks for my wallet.  So that means Fireball all the way.
Full House or Family Matters: Full House.  Duh.  How is this even a question?
Dumbledore or Gandalf: This isn't even a serious comparison. Dumbledore.  Although I didn't get into Harry Potter until my early 20's.
Dying Easter eggs or Carving pumpkins: I would have to say carving pumpkins, even though Easter Eggs are more fun to me.  Just because I love fall more than spring.
NFL or NCAAF: NCAAF.  Any sport is better if school pride is involved. 
A hangover forever or sobriety forever: Sobriety.  The rare times I do get a hangover, it is hell.  I must be getting old.
January or July: July!  Summer BBQ's and beach days completely trump upstate NY's winters. 
Hannah Montana or Miley Cyrus: If I am going to be forced to pick one, I would have to go with Hannah Montana because it is easier to ignore. 
Shark Week or Fashion Week: Well I don't pay for cable, so I guess fashion week.
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or Saved by the Bell: Fresh Prince hands down.  If you asked me this question 10 years ago, my answer would have been different.
Britney or Christina: Christina has her crap together and dealt with fame gracefully.
Burrito or Burrito Bowl: Burrito bowls are so much easier to eat.
Reading blogs on your phone or reading blogs on your computer: Computer.  Reading them on my phone makes my eyes tired.
Angelina or Jennifer: Jennifer. She is my girl crush
Doug Funny or The Rugrats: This is the hardest question yet.  I will have to say Doug, because it's harder to find to watch again. 
An open mouth chewer or a heavy breather: Heavy breather. I already hear that all day from CC, so I have learned to block it out.  
Wow that was long and kinda reminded me of Myspace.  I just posted something like that not to long ago, I promise I will be a real blogger again soon.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Lack of Motivation Friday

You guys, I just booked my ticket to see my long lost BFF in Chicago!  Only 54 more days to go!  Ahh!! I cannot wait to see her!! Because of this excitement I really can't seem to focus on a post today.  So I decided to do something that would be brainless.  I logged in to Facebook and  found an old survey from 2010.  There were even older ones, but this one was shorter, and I seem to have the attention span of a puppy today.  So, let's see how much I have changed in three years, shall we?

A picture from 2010...drunken nights on a playground.

Are you dying to take off your clothes?
Then: ha no! it's Feb....brrr
Now:  As soon as I get home it's yoga pants time

Where is the person who has your heart at the moment?
Then: I still have a hold of it believe it or not
 Now: I was such a liar!! I would have to say that my heart is scattered about the world right now, but I am wise enough to put it in safe places.

Is your room ever clean?
Then: when I have done the laundry it is
 Now: Also a lie!  And I would say more often than not the bedroom is the messy room in the house.

Have you kissed the last person you texted?
Then: Sorry, Holly and I just don't do that
 Now:  I just text Dean, so yes.

Are you planning to get knocked up or knock someone up by age 17?
Then: I made it past 17
 Now: Still true

What are your plans for tomorrow?
Then: Finding a padded room and a helmet since the Steeler's are playing in the Superbowl and I always end up in the Er when they do (true story read it here)
Now: Maybe a trip to the market and some serious house cleaning.. what a lavish life I live.

Told your parents you were going somewhere but went somewhere else?
Now: I feel like this question does not apply at the age of 27 or 24 really

Do you really like someone right now?
Then: I do
 Now: Sure do, maybe not as many as before. 

What were you doing at midnight last night?
Then: snugglin into a nice warm bed
 Now: some things never change

What happened at 10:00 AM?
Then: Chai tea and gettin around
Now: just booked my flight to see my Meg-a-licious!!

Do you drink coffee?
Then: obsessively
Now: duh

Last time you saw your dad?
Then: High School Graduation...7 years ago :(
Now: haven't seen him since.  Only now it is 9 years ago :(

Did your parents spoil you as a child?
Then: Dad yes, only cause he didn't know what else to do with me
Now: same answer applies

If you walk by a mirror, will you check yourself out in it?
Then: I think we all do subconsciously 
Now: There is one in my living room I walk by daily and I always forget it is there.

Do you, or are you supposed to wear retainers?
Then: never needed to
Now: Thankfully I have a really good bite and never had to have braces

Last person you went swimming with?
Then: oh wow.... Becky and Christian I think
Now: Dean, like two years ago

If you were given the chance to go to Paris, would you go?
Then: Heck yes!
Now: Duh

Regular Cheetos or hot?
Then: Regular
Now: no thanks

How's the weather outside?
Then: I can't tell if it's snow or rain.
Now: cold and rainy

Spell your name without an E:
Kati or Kathln

What was the last thing you ate?
Then: a slice of heavenly cheesecake from a cute place on the corner
 Now: oatmeal for breakfast

Did you sleep alone last night?
Then: nope.
Now: yes, Dean worked last night... and I am trying to remember who it was that was in my bed ?!?

What were you doing at 8 this morning?
Then: sleeping in :)
Now: driving to work

Is there a person in your life that can always make you smile?
Then: I am blessed to have a few actually
Now: Still happy to know a few

What are you listening to right now?
Then: Sweeny Todd Soundtrack actually
Now: no music, sometimes silence is golden.

Did you kiss or hug anyone today?
Then: yup
Now: Yes

When is your birthday?
May 18th

Name something you are doing today?
Then: well today's over so nothing
Now: leaving work and taking the dog to the park.

What is the last thing you did before you went to bed last night?
Then: smiled. :)
Now: kissed Dean before he went to work

What was for dinner last night?
Then: I don't remember but I remember it was yummy
Now: Lentil soup... kinda.  Dean's attempted resulted in lentil mush

What will you be doing in the next 2 hours?
Then: sleeping
Now: starting my last hour of work for the week.

Monday, September 9, 2013

You think you've got me pinned

I have stopped jumping on the blogging challenge bandwagons because I always fall of off them pretty quickly.  However, today's topic really sparked my interest, so I went for it.

Monday, September 9: Take this short personality test and respond to your results. (at the end, find the detailed profile of your personality account - click "click to view" under "You" and "self awareness and personal growth." You can even google your type and find more info on it!)

I have taken this little test in the past (or one like it), but I always forget what my results are.  Oh, and for the record, I don't consider 72 questions to be short.  The way these things are designed they make you favor one thing over another.  I always over think my answers, so I end up feeling like it is not accurate. I ended up as a ISFJ, and even the test said basically said it was a guess. 

Notice how it says "slight. Marginal or no" preference?  Yeah, even a personality test can't seem to figure me out.  

When I read the portrait of an ISFJ,  I agreed with a lot of what it was saying.  But I believe that it could fit a lot of people who don't actually fall into the ISFJ category.  I feel the same way about horoscopes too.  They are written to fit a broad range of individuals personality tests ask questions to get you in a smaller box, and I am not sure how I feel about having a label slapped on me.  But I guess it is cool to be in the same category as Robin Roberts.     

Ultimately, of you want to get to know me, I guess you will just have to spend time with me.  

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Do these things if you want me to delete you on Facebook.

I have gone back and forth on deactivating my Facebook account numerous times.  I always end up keeping it and just going on a huge friends binge instead.  The internet is already loud enough.  I don't need to subject myself to even more chaos by remaining friends with people that annoy me.  So what will make me banish you from my book of faces?  A few things (that are actually really easy to not do).

ONE. All of your status updates are about politics and/or religion.  
Okay, we get it!  You hate Obama and abortion.  Even if I agree with you on these topics, that's not why I am on Facebook.  You will get the boot even faster if you express these very original thoughts with internet memes.  

TWO. You are constantly complaining about the drama that surrounds your life.  
I don't really care what your baby daddy did or didn't do.  Or that your exBFF had the nerve to be at the same place at the same time as you.  If your life is always surrounded by drama, maybe you should look for the common denominator (that's you, FYI).

THREE.  You believe your opinions/way of doing things are the only correct ones. 
This is the thing that pushed me over the edge today.  Don't comment on one of my status updates and say that "you could never do that.." implying that you are such a better person than me.  Especially if we haven't spoken face to face in over 10 years and we weren't even that close then.  You don't know the background of the story.  Not to mention that you have made plenty of questionable choices in your life.  End rant.  

FOUR. The only thing you talk about are your life struggles, even in your comments on other's posts.  
I am a huge fan of people being real on social media.  But there is a fine line of being real and being an attention hungry Debbie downer.  For example, if I say something about my love of peanut-butter cups, there is no need to leave a comment like "too bad I can't eat them or they will kill me".  I am sorry you have allergies, but lets not be dramatic.  

FIVE. You post daily status updates with your agenda.  
Are you going to do something fun this afternoon and you want to tell your friends?  Cool, post away.  But if you are posting your daily menu and list of errands you have to do after work, I really don't care.

If you repeatedly have done two or more of these things, I have (or will soon) unfriend you. I may not be able to control your actions, but I get to decide if I want to be subjected to them.