Where art thou, Romeo?

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I do apologize for not writing sooner! I have been rather busy with having went on “vacation” and the holiday that just passed. By “vacation” I mean no work, but definitely no laziness. I like my time to be lazy, which is what I’ve been doing as much as possible since I got back from said vacation other than work. And which is why I haven’t blogged. I know, excuses excuses.

When you go on vacations (away from home—to other states) sometimes you realize how much you dislike where you live. I went away to another state that was just different. I’ve lived there before and didn’t miss it until I moved to the “big city”.

Isn’t that how it always works?

It was quiet there. Peaceful. Wide open spaces. I enjoyed it.

I got back home and it was just…loud and irritating for some reason. No wide open spaces to be seen.

But then I start thinking– in every place you go, you will find some flaws to it. Everything and everywhere has flaws.

So I am thankful (I know it’s a bit late for this post) for what I have now. My home, my family, my friends, my possessions that make life a bit easier every day. And even though those things are not glamorous, they are still MINE.

Sorry this post wasn’t about finding my Romeo, but I had to get your attention somehow. ;D

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Some days are like Crisco

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Some days I really feel like a giant tub of lard. Like Crisco. Or a bowl of bacon fat.

Not every day. Just some days.

Like today. Like right now.

Maybe it’s because I’m wearing a bunch of clothes. Because it’s in the 40s outside.

Or…

Maybe it’s because I saw my already thin friend do a “before and after” picture of her before and after she started a certain exercise program.

Now she’s thin-NER and getting abs/fit.

Not fair.

One day I hope that I can find a diet and exercise regimen I actually enjoy and don’t get burned out on. And where I can still eat.

One can only hope.

Funny–how my last post revolved around food.

Now I don’t even want to look at food.

Must be a love-hate relationship. Damn.

C

A minute on your lips, forever…you know the rest

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I love food. All kinds of food.

My days revolve around food- mostly for nutritional value, but then again who am I kidding?

I love the taste of food.

When I’m home, I plan meals and after I’m done eating I start planning the next one.

When I’m working, I don’t think about food nearly as much, but I still think about it. Especially when my stomach feels like a gurgling vortex of starvation.

Now, I am one of the “lucky” ones who suffers from sugar lows if I don’t eat. Especially after inhaling a cup of coffee.

So?

Does our world revolve around food?

Think about all of the obese people out there. Then think about all of the people out there with eating disorders.

Both of those are heavily food related. Either eating too much (like me I guess) OR eating not close to enough. And yes I know eating disorders are in the category of mental disorders.

Larger people sometimes eat their feelings (I’ve been guilty of this in the past) because they THINK they are “fat”. Thinner people don’t eat because they have the fear of getting “fat”.

Both S-U-C-K. Neither are healthy. Both have so many health risks.

Of course obesity can run in the family, but still.

So I guess food can be both a blessing and a curse.

I mean, cupcakes, sodas, and potato chips are definitely curses- once they end up on your hips. Or clogging your arteries.

But damn they taste good.

So there, I’ve confessed- I love food. It’s the bees knees, the cat’s pajamas, the tits, and any other catch phrases you can think of.

Come to think of it…not real sure why I wrote this blog…

Happy Veterans Day, btw. Thanks to all who have served this country. Seriously, thank you.

C

Bar observations

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Tonight while out with coworkers and our friends, I noticed some semi-humorous behavior that I doubt people know that bystanders see.

I see things a lot of people don’t know I see. That’s the funny part about being out in public- you just never know who’s looking…

1) My managers’ girlfriend would sneak a kiss obviously on his lips when she thought girls were paying him too much attention- even though none of us were hitting on him in the slightest.

2) A girl who used to work at my location sat between her girlfriend and her male ex lover (also coworker that moved locations) and flirted shamelessly with him. I noticed girlfriends’ reactions.

3) How much guys can be nerds/dorks but still be sexy at the same time. Must be the passion behind their nerd talk. Star Wars, anyone?

4) My gay BFF has finally crossed the threshold of physical contact with me. Hands constantly on my arm and leg in a loving way (not romantic) while conversing and it didn’t bother me one bit.

5) The table next to us was such an odd mix that they didn’t look like they belonged together. They probably thought that about us.

6) I don’t like gin martinis. Apparently you need to enjoy the taste of gin in order to. Oops.

So there ya have it. Next time you go out, take a look around. You’ll see some interesting stuff.

C

Something different: Connecting my dots

I started following The Daily Post a few weeks ago and honestly didn’t read too many of them. I decided to change that today by actually blogging about a prompt they put up.

This made her smile.” For some reason, this sentence (taken from page 82 in Blood and Chocolate) gives me a romantic vibe. I don’t really like that because I’m not a very romantic person at all. In fact, when I was younger and had little boyfriends or you could say crushes and they would give me presents like boxes of chocolate or something, I would give them back. Now I understand the look on their faces when I did that. It was mean and insulting, but hey I was young and had no idea how that whole thing worked. Now I do.

So this sentence could either go like this…”The young woman had finally caught the eye of the stud next door. This made her smile.” OR…”The young woman had finally been chosen as the team’s head LMT! This made her smile.”

I don’t know. I kind of like the first one better because if one of my goals had come true then I would not only be SMILING, but also jumping for joy, screaming, smiling, telling everyone I knew, and so on.

If you think about it, there are a lot of things that make people smile. But what kind of smile is it? A genuine teeth-showing smile or a toothless smile (grin)? I guess I’ll assume it’s a teeth-showing smile. Am I over-thinking this too much? HA! Nah…

Things that make me genuinely smile:

1. food

2. when I win an argument

3. seeing friends

4. when my dad picks on me (I pretend to hate it)

5. when my mom calls me to talk (not rhetorically bludgeon me)

6. my dog

7. getting a text from someone you’ve been meaning to talk to

8. buying presents that I know that person will love

9. getting 100% on an exam

10. when someone tells me they love me

 

So I guess I am a sucker.

I can live with that…

C

Thank you

Well as usual I ate way more than I should’ve today and loved every single minute of it. From the fried turkeys to the pecan pies, everything was absolutely delicious.

Besides the food, I enjoyed visiting with my family that I don’t see as often as I’d like. I must have one of the most entertaining families ever. We are all unique and bring something special to the mix when we get together. They really do crack me up. The stories they tell and the way they tell them are priceless. They keep a smile on my face.

I am truly thankful for my family. I can’t tell you where I would be or what type of person I would be today without them.

XoXo
-C-

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

In exactly 1 week people will be opening their doors to kids cheerfully saying “trick or treat!” with their eyes sparkling with the hope that you’ll fill their plastic pumpkins full of delicious candy. That’s not the only holiday October is known for. Besides Breast Cancer Awareness month, October is also the month of National Popcorn Popping and a variety of others.

I can honestly say I got in the spirit last week. I popped a bag of popcorn. It was great.

I felt since Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness take up most of the spotlight in October that I should research a few other holidays that no one gives any credit to. Of course Breast Cancer has a right to have it’s own month since it’s a spawn of Satan. Moving along…

October:

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • American Pharmacist Month
  • Apple Jack Month
  • Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Clergy Appreciation Month
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Cookie Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Eat Country Ham Month
  • International Drum Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Vegetarian Month
  • National Popcorn Popping Month
  • Sarcastic Month
  • Seafood Month

Crazy, huh? I would like to know when these became special enough (besides the medical related ones) to have their own month. Cookie month? Seafood month? I can tell we like our food groups. I actually ate seafood tonight so I am definitely feeling the spirit. Fish and crab cakes. Mmm, good.

Read more about the interesting holidays and such in October here.

When Halloween comes, if I’m not working, I will be patiently waiting in my living room with a bowl of candy for the little children who decide to visit. My dad informed me that I will be busy since apparently cars full of “poor” kids will be dropped off in the wealthier (we aren’t even close but our neighbor is) neighborhoods. People, or I should say the parents, have no shame. If any of them give me any trouble I’ll dress up like a scary figment of their imagination. That’s mean though. Maybe I’ll just throw on a mask.

I mustache you a question. Are you jealous of my bushy eyebrows?

Or turn the porch light off and engorge myself in the leftover candy bowl. The worst thing of all would be to fill the bowl with fruit instead of candy. The children would be running and screaming from my house. Muahahahaha!

Decisions, decisions.

Happy Hump Day!

-C-