Friday, December 31, 2010

Should old acquantance be forgot...

Well, some should be...but I just never can...
Happy New Year to ALL my old acquaintances.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Your friend is so shiny!

My sister thinks this photograph should be my album cover.
Or maybe the photo on the jacket of the book I'm going to write.
I don't know...
I was trying to figure out what this picture reminded me of...

It finally hit me...
(I still love the picture.)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Bringing order to chaos

  1. Self-examination is the only path out of misery. (Only a fool does the same thing over and over expecting different results.)
  2. Get up, shower and get dressed--every single day--even if you have no where to go! You are as productive as you are dressed to be.
  3. You can pretty much do ANYTHING you want to do. Just do it already.
  4. Get organized--have a place for EVERY thing, and put everything in its place--it will vastly improve your life.
  5. Turn off the news. In fact, turn off the TV. Your life improves VASTLY without the weight of the world on your shoulders.
  6. Turn on some music. Sing loud and dance around your house.
  7. Get control of your finances immediately. (Stop spending money.)
  8. Nothing ever turns out exactly the way you imagine it will. Expectations are planned disappointments.
  9. Work's enormously satisfying! Even if you stay home--clean, organize, rearrange--have something to show for your time!
  10. Wishing things were different is a great way to torture yourself. Change it or let it go.
  11. Things get better for those who set out to make things better!
  12. Say nice things to yourself. Often!
  13. Most of the things you worry about will never happen...and most of the things that will happen you will never even occur to you to worry about.
  14. Life is definitely unpredictable...but you CAN control a lot of right, go for a walk, live in a clean environment.
  15. Every problem you have is your responsibility. Period.
  16. Laugh. Pray. Read. Write. And then laugh some more.
  17. We all have the same amount of time...use it wisely!
  18. Those who complain the most accomplish the least.
  19. Be grateful. Compared to 90% of the world, YOU are rich.
  20. Life goes on... and you can start over every single day.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Random Kinds of Factness (or stuff I've thought about lately...)

1. I think travel may be my ultimate soul mate. Baseball might be its only rival.
2. I am a pretty good singer. Not so good of a dancer. But please...just sing and dance with me anyway.
3. I like my smile. And to smile. I'm happy and like to make others happy.
4. Being productive is very relaxing to me. Go figure.
5. I enjoy being alone more and more each day.
6. I love to write and I'm getting pretty good at it.
7. I'm happy with the junk in the trunk, the straight hair, the tiny little age spot and the boobs.
8. Since 1986, I have never owned anything but a Mac. And I never will.
9. I can buy good tickets to concerts. And I do.
10. I know WTF is going on. And I have my SH*T together.
11. I have incredible friends…some for 25 and 30 years.
12. I have good friends who work at Dodger Stadium and Angel Stadium. Enough said.
13. I've been to the top of the WTC and to ground zero.
14. I saw the first video as it was played on MTV. Can you name it?
15. I've figured out that there are three steps to making it through a crisis in life: Get up, take a shower, and go to work.
16. I have met Don Sutton, Tommy John, Steve Garvey, Rod Carew and Greg Maddux. Oh, and Manny.
17. There’s no chance for me to become pregnant.
18. I recently installed a(nother) shower head, a water filter, changed my headlight and hung the Christmas lights. Hear me roar.
19. I have owned 8 tracks, 45s, 33s, cassettes, floppy discs, zip drives, CDs, DVDs, VHSs and ipods.
20. I’ve had a beer in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, France, Prague, Vienna and Budapest...and a few in the US too.
21. No matter what, I gravitate back to the 80s songs.
22. I get googled and people read my blog. (Baffling!)
23. I LOVE to make people laugh. Seriously, it makes my heart beat.
24. John Mayer may actually be my soul mate too.
25. With the amount of years I spent in college, I should have multiple PhDs. I am SO proud to have my Bachelor's Degree.
26. I have GREAT kids in their mid 20s. College graduates. They are all I ever hoped they’d be.
27. I saw Queen with Freddie Mercury and Black Sabbath with Ozzy.
I saw Sting with The Police at a tiny club in LA in the early 80s.
28. I've never broken a bone.
29. I have been continuously employed for over 30 years--15 years at Coco's, nine years at Saddleback and nearly six years at Montage.
30. I have been to the stadiums of the Dodgers, Angels, Padres, Giants, A's, Diamondbacks, Rockies and Yankees. More to come.
31. I have been a mother more than half my life. The best half.
32. I can intelligently discuss the stock market, politics, religion and sports. But mostly sports.
33. At this point, when I look back at my 23 year marriage, I only remember the good stuff.
34. I know from experience now that good things come to those who wait, patience is a virtue, this too shall pass and that it’s never too late to live happily ever after.
35. I have realized that as much as I love to travel, I now really look forward to being home too.
36. I’ve decided that I will not spend one minute with a man I don’t want to be with. And even less time with a man who doesn’t want to be with me. Actually, the same goes for a woman.
37. It’s not that I am happy when I’m thin—it’s that I’m thin when I’m happy.
38. For me, life is very long and time goes by very slowly. Am I doing something wrong?
39. I am really good at my job. And that’s always been true.
40. I've learned to get in all of my own pictures.
41. I have a terrific memory. Especially for song lyrics. And dates.
42. I know now that all the time I wondered what people were thinking of me…they weren’t thinking of me at all.
43. I prefer to have someone in my home for a meal than go out to a restaurant. When are you coming over?
44. I am exactly the woman that I'd always hoped I'd be. Always knew I'd be.
45. Life goes on. You live through it. The sun does, indeed, come up the next day!
And, there will come a time when you think everything is finished
(actually there will be MANY of these times)...that will be the beginning.