It's better to regret something you did than something you didn't do.
I don't know who said this or where it came from so no one gets credit. But, I think it's true I don't regret much in my life, things happen for a reason. But, the things I would count as regrets are things I didn't do. Since I realized this I find myself doing things I may not have done before. I hope I don't regret them some day!
many people of our generation have some desperate fear of commitment. i think its really why our generation switches jobs, careers, houses, belief systems, cars, friends, etc. all the time. its rampant. its not just in america, i was informed yesterday. i am certain we will regret the commitments we did not make when we are older, unmarried, with no children, lose passion for our jobs which currently seem to be the only thing people truly care about, and are home alone with all of our stuff. its kind of a sad state. The previous has been edited to protect the innocent. But, could it be more true? I am afraid that I will wake up one day and regret that that I did not do. See a theme? It's true though people of our generation are afraid to commit. Look at me with my fear of picking just one career for the rest of my life, I'm supposed to be able to be whatever I want to be but no one ever said anything about everything I want to be.
The truth is, we don't know what's going to happen-we just think we do. Often we make a big deal out of something. We blow up scenarios in our minds about all the terrible things that are going to happen. Most of the time we are wrong. If we keep our cool and stay open to possibilities, we can be reasonably certain that, eventually, all will be well. Remember: maybe so, maybe not. -Richard Carlson
I wonder if this was written for me, I am the queen of scenarios, the master of blowing things out of proportion, the perpetuater of terrible things are going to happen. This is what I will miss having Christie for the most, she always listens to my scenarios and talks me down from my blowing out of proportion and she is always there at the end to say see all is well, but never you were wrong (well almost never).
"be careful not to fall in love with being the guy who is always depressed" There was more to this but I don't remember and the author is unavailable but I will tell you that the whole thing was almost poetic. The part I do have is important to remember I don't think that this one was addressed to me but, I think we should all be careful of it. Some of us call these people 1-downers. :)
Yesterday Blaine and I hung out all day, we played video games, laid around and then went to a pool party for his friend. When I picked him I told him we could go anywhere he wanted for dinner. Then steered his choice to Buffalo Wild Wings. The service was terrible, they messed up both of our orders, and it took forever. But, Blaine was very impressed by the amount of tvs and the arcade games. We came home and crashed. Today I think will be mostly hanging out and taking it easy!
This is our second attempt at Blaine putting bunny ears on me. The first time he looked at the picture and said "oh my gosh that's horrible, DELETE it." So, I'm pretty sure he was talking about me since only his fingers were in the picture.
I'm not really sure why he felt the need to flash me..but he did so here it is for all to see!
In the car on the way home from the pool party. Spending my Saturday afternoon outside in August with a bunch of 7yo not my idea of the best day. But he had fun. (I told him not to tell his mom that we take pictures while we're driving)
Blaine begged me for an icee. I told him there was no way he could finish it before we got to the pool party, but, he proved me wrong and drank the whole thing. And suffered only one brain Freeze.
My favorite phone friend just got on an airplane to go to Hungary. So, now I'm not going to have anyone to talk to when I'm driving in my car. I'm quite worried at my ability to make decisions on my own. There is a fairly good chance that if I email her to ask her what she thinks my next move should be I will have already made the wrong rash decision when she writes back. But, I have been working on it, so we'll see how it goes. Thank goodness for the Internet! Wish her and her tiny dog a good and easy flight half way across the country!
Welcome to the blogging world Marlena! I think you figured out how to make us be your friends so I'll forgo instructions!
So the hands down highlight of my day is my brand new envelope sealer! It's not quite as fancy as this one. Mine has a teal bottle and a yellow sponge top, you just add water and then the rest is magic. My tongue sure is glad I don't have to lick all of those envelopes. I'm pretty impressed with it so far. Obviously my day has been a little boring. But, it's better than the break down I thought I was going to have yesterday! The next 24 hours are going to be sad, I'm losing two friends in two days. I'll miss you Christie. Don't forget to blog!
Let me start with movie reviews of the movies that were watched...
Cold Mountain. This was a GREAT movie. It did make me cry, and since it was the last one watched it left me wanting a comedy. But, if you haven't seen it I would say watch it!
The Departed was another really good movie. I would have changed the end of it. But, no one asked me! How can you not love a movie with Jack Nicholson? I love that guy!
The Babysitters was kinda weird and a little bit creepy. It was well written and well acted but I wouldn't recommend it to everyone. I know I kind of went to bed with a disturbed feeling after watching it!
Tropic Thunder imo is NOT the best comedy of the year. Having said that it wasn't terrible. I laughed quite a bit. And I always like a star studded cast, and it makes it funny when the stars are making fun of their own industry. I would say watch it, but maybe not in the expensive theater.
So, I woke up Saturday morning (at a friends apartment) thinking that the apartment was going to fall over. There was a really loud noise and the whole apartment shook, however, I was asleep after a late night so after opening my eyes looking around and seeing nothing worth noting. I closed my eyes and attempted to go back to sleep. Thinking if the apartment fell over at least we were on the top floor so I probably wouldn't be squished to death. Shortly after the earthquake/explosion. My friend came in picked up my cell phone and started dialing it. I said hey that's my phone who are you calling. The response was 911, someone is going to get hurt. WHAT is this some kind of dream? I guess the people in the apartment next door were in a huge fight throwing things screaming threatening to kill one another and slamming doors. My friend explained what was going on to the 911 operator and then went outside to let the cops know where to go, to avoid having them knock on the door. And making it obvious who called. It had settled down by the time the arrived and I guess the people had calmed down becauseno one was taken away or anything. My heart broke for them both, and I resisted the urge to go over there and talk to them both and let them know that kind of fighting is NOT healthy. Probably wouldn't have to listed to me anyway.
Other than that my weekend was very uneventful just fun times with old friends that is coming to an end. I'm a little bit sad about that. But, we'll see how it works out.
I had a great time hanging out with an old friend last night. Even though we didn't make it to the movie as originally planned, we had a good time watching the Olympics! Good thing we missed the movie it was swimming and the woman's all around gymnastics my favorites!! We make each other laugh and think what the heck was wrong with us 5 years ago. And we're in about the same place as each other not quite sure what the next move is. Mostly satisfied with our lives as they are, even if everyone else seems to think we need to be grown ups!
Meanwhile, I think my dog is a little sad that I haven't been around as much as I normally am I feel bad about that. She can't be spoiled though I'm sure I won't always be employed part time and home most of the time
Yesterday I was listening to myspace music and it was nice a change from the radio because I could listen to different types of music without commercials. The sad thing was that there are only a limited number of songs on each artists page. Well, today I have found the solution to my not wanting to listen to a radio station with commercials Pandora Radio check it out! It is amazing you put in artists, genre, groups, songs that you like and based on that it picks new songs for you to listen that you might like. You tell them if you like it or not and then it keeps picking. AMAZING! Thank you Scott for the suggestion! You are the best!
I have felt pretty crappy today, my own fault. What are you gonna do?? But, I'm here!
I find him fairly Amazing!
I have filled nights watching the Olympics! They are so exciting to me especially gymnastics and the swimming. I'm not really into synchronized swimming though I watch it and gape in amazement and I feel fine eating dinner during volleyball, I could take it or leave it. I'm excited for track and field to start! and regular diving is fun! I used to be glued to the tv during gymnastics as a small child, this year I figured they only come around once ever 4 years so I better watch them while I can! I even gave up THAI food to watch them last night. That's not easy! I went to BJ's brewhouse instead it was good, the avocado egg rolls were awesome! The meatloaf was okay (I love meatloaf and think I am qualified to give my opinion as a meatloaf connisuier!) it was too gravy like I prefer my meatloaf ketchupy! It was good though, next time I think I'll try something else.
Today I've been listening to stuff on myspace music since I haven't figured out how would be the best way to use my ipod at work. It works out better than a radio station because I can listen to what I like. Some of my faves are bayside, we the kings, plain white ts. So that has been fun!
I figure with Christie going to Hungary that I better start working on my blogging skills. It turns out I am an excellent blog reader, it's the writing I'm not so dedicated to...dang it. But, we'll give it another shot.
I have been blogging around (I like to click next blog at the top of the screen, until I find something interesting to read) I've found some good ones. But, those people have lives that are way more interesting than mine!
I finished Kristen's wedding and that was more fun than a wedding should be! I'm not sure what is going to occupy my time now that it's over though. I'm pretty sure that I need to be a wedding planner it is my most favorite activity! Here are some pictures of the wedding because boring blogs can be made more exciting with photos...so I'll give that a try!
The boys (do they look alike?) I just don't see it