“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”– Henry David Thoreau

This is the quote at the end of my yearbook from senior year.

This Saturday marks 5 years since the class of ’07 graduated.

Expect nostalgia this week.

That is all….



It’s that special time of week everyone…
Happy humping day!

-I have the song Faithfully stuck in my head.
-Which is kinda like having Red Solo Cup stuck in my head, in that it embeds itself in there. Except I actually like the song Faithfully.
-My apologies that my posts have been sporadic at best, I gotta busy life.
I’m still yours….
-Strawberry Festival this weekend! So excited, seeing as I’ve missed it the last 2 years.
-The only time I miss having more than basic channels is in the summer, cause thats where all the good shows are.
-I suppose my DVD sets will have to suffice for now…
-I genuinely can’t believe its the middle of June… where the eff did the last year of my life go?!
-Yesterday whilst doing hours of monotonous computer work, I started making up songs about what I was doing– like Marshall does in HIMYM.
-I love his laundry song. But I’m back too soon, because I left the room without detergent and some quarters…
-I want to watch something with BC (Bruce Campbell for those of you not privy to my vernacular) kicking someone/things ass.

I’m forever yours… faithfully…

Bet you thought I forgot about you….

-Today is my dear friend Laura’s birthday! Happy Birthday. ❤

-Almost time to get my grill on.

-People sing Red Solo Cup at work…. makes me want to stab them or possibly myself with a fork. NO MORE!

-I had like 7 thoughts for this earlier and they’ve all escaped me now.

-Es-capé (yes, I’m trying to phonetically spell the way Dorey says it in Finding Nemo).

-Kenan & Kel! (Yeah, that was random. Hence the title of this post).

-Q: Who Loves Orange Soda? (A: Kel loves Orange Soda)

-When will the rainy days end?

-I could go for some Creedence right now ( Rain->Who’ll Stop the Rain-> Creedence)



I do, I do, I do-oo!


From my new favorite tv/movie like substance, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog:

Penny: Billy?
Dr. Horrible: Yeah?
Penny: You’re driving a spork into your leg.
Dr. Horrible: So I am. Hilarious.


Evening all!

After this evening I have a few thoughts to share with you.

The people we meet and have in our lives are certainly an interesting mix. We have people who push us and challenge us and force us– in good ways. We also have people who hurt us, tear us down, break our hearts, stab us in the back, or who are just mean to us. Sometimes those are people we can cut out and unfortunately, sometimes they aren’t. The greatest thing, though? We have people who support us, help us, build us up, treat us kindly, cherish us, love us, smile with us, cry with us, and laugh hysterically with us. Those are the ones who matter.

See, in life we’ll cross all those people, for good or bad, for short or long-term. It’s taken me a long time to realize that the people who are bad to us, who bring us down, they aren’t the ones that matter. Even if they’re someone who should be better than that. Even if they’re someone we care about, who we want to be better for us. At the end of the day, what they say and what they do might break us for the moment, but they can’t just break who we are. Waiting after all those people, are the ones who love us.  So, I don’t really feel angry at them anymore. I kind of pity those people… because if all they have in life is trying to be mean to others… then, what do they really have? If that’s all that matters to them? I realized that all those hurtful things people say can’t take away my life. They can’t take away my husband, or the house we worked so hard to buy and make our own, the people who love me, my cats, my writing, my Wednesday night grilling, or laughing hysterically with my best friends at some random and extremely cheesy movie.

So, while I’ll never be rid of the stupidity, the pettiness, the drama, or the just plain mean people out there; at the end of the day I’ll come home to better things. I’ll let the rest of it roll off my back. No amount of other stuff can take those amazing things in life away from me. I truly do have a good life. I love it. I love having bonfires with my closest friends, talking and laughing with my mother in law, watching my niece laugh, writing an amazing scene… none of the greatness in my life can be taken away. I won’t let it. Think about all the good things in life, next time someone decides to be a jackass. 😛

“We’re young enough to say, oh this has gotta be the good life…”


As is becoming a Wednesday tradition….

-Happy hump day! Though this week feels much quicker thanks to Memorial day weekend.
-Record breaking heat past couple of days. Summer is here!
-Which makes me want to listen to Summertime by the Fresh Prince.
-Btw who else loves Fresh Prince of Bel Air?!
-“In West Philadelphia born and raised….”
-Yep I can def rap/sing that whole song. #90skid
-Does anyone else in the world remember the kids show, Ghostwriter?!
-Or disney channel’s Bug Juice. I loved that show.
-It’s officially been 5 years since my senior prom.
-Ahh here’s to Zaza’s (eat the eyes!), standing on street corners fully decked in prom stuff when it’s 90 degrees, having random guys stop at a green light at said street corner to rap to you, limo drivers who like the same music as high school kids, and pre-prom being the BEST part of prom.
-A total of 2 people will get that last statement.

“Yo homes smell ya later!”

Ahh music. There’s nothing better for me when I’m cranky. Or unhappy. Or sad. Or angry. Or hurting. Or laughing. Or happy. Or driving with the windows open. Something about music can amplify or fix my mood. But if you’ve read this blog then you probably know all this. That being said, don’t discount the power of music in your life. Music can be unbelievably helpful and inspiring. Often, when I’m writing a scene it comes from a song. I’ll hear the melody and think it would be great for a montage or I’ll hear the lyrics and think it describes what my characters are going through. I don’t fully know where I’m going with this except to say let the music heal you. Also I’m going to pop a song or lyrics of the moment up here every so often…

The main song stuck in my head lately is Florence and the Machine’s Shake It Out . I personally believe that songs get stuck in my head for a reason, and I think I need to focus on shaking off and letting go of a lot of things. Maybe this will hit some of you the same way. “I’ve been a fool and I’ve been blind. I could never leave the past behind. I can see no way. I can see no way. I’m always dragging that horse around. Our love is pastured such a mournful sound. Tonight I’m gonna bury that horse in the ground. I like to keep my issues strong. It’s always darkest before the dawn.

Enjoy… maybe it’ll resonate with you. When you’re going a little crazy or you’re upset for whatever reason… give music a try. It’s more powerful than you might think.

“Every song ends, is that any reason not to enjoy the music?” -OTH

Happy hump day:

-I just had to look to see what date it is, even though I’ve written it about 40 times today…
-Today’s the sort of day where I just wanted to call into work and watch Dirty Dancing. And Casablanca. But I didn’t. Damn my work ethic!
-BTW I have As Time Goes By stuck in my head… “Play it Sam, play As Time Goes By…”
-I desperately need some sunshine.
-Every single time I scribble anything out I do it like I have to at work: two lines through it with an “e” at the end. Then I catch myself and realize it’s not work related. Palmface. #firstworldproblems
-Glee ended on a depressing (but good) way last night. It was also depressing cause all my shows for the season are over. #morefirstworldproblems
-But thats means Hell’s Kitchen and Master Chef start.
-Now I’m thinking of Master Chief. Oh how I love Halo.
-I digress back to TV shows… Gilmore Girls and OTH will suffice just fine to get me through the summer.
-Oh yeah and not to mention grilling/bonfires/parties/vacations.

Here’s lookin’ at you kid(s)….


I’ll give credit where credit is due, I was just checking out Lauren Conrad’s website as I do every so often and found this lovely little work out…

100 jumping jacks
90 crunches
80 squats
70 leg lifts
60 jumping jacks
50 crunches
40 squats
30 leg lifts
20 jumping jacks
10 mins of running*

*I hate running so if you’re like me I’d suggest substituting in another type of cardio. For instance I enjoy dancing and kick boxing.

All of that adds up to a whopping 180 jumping jacks, 140 crunches, 120 squats, and 100 leg lifts!

I love this idea for 2 reasons:
1- It’s simple and you can make it harder by changing your technique
2- I have the exercise attention span of a squirrel. Thus, anything quick that I don’t get bored doing (read: I can watch OTH while doing it to prevent boredom) is a plus. I also don’t have to try to follow along with a routine. 🙂

I haven’t tried it out yet (because people would probably look at me weird if I randomly started doing it at work), but it looks pretty kick ass. I’m hoping tonight or tomorrow I can give it a try.

Visit 100workout‘s website for more deets!

Enjoy the ass-kicking goodness!


“Somebody told me that this the place, where everything’s better and everything’s safe.” -From Walk on the Ocean by Toad the Wet Sprocket

I love this quote for two main reasons. First, because of One Tree Hill. It’s written on the wall of the cafe, and for many seasons I had no clue it was from a song until I googled it. So, it always triggers that OTH mentality in my mind, which usually gets me to a better place.
The second reason is the actual song it’s from. It’s one that I’ve listened to many times… much like the song City of Devils by Yellowcard, it helps whenever I’m upset, no matter what the reason.
The quote itself also signifies to me a special place or person or thing or time– whatever it is that is a safe place. And I think everyone has that.


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