No clue…


Just a little something to pass the time

I have been obsessively watching this video because it’s adorable and makes my day so much brighter. I hope that it does the same for you!


Perspective

This is exactly what I felt like in my 20’s. Okay, sorry, this applies to my entire early life.

Thank you, Annie Lenox, for putting it oh so clearly. Young people everywhere should know that it DOES get better.


The Cardigans (not the band)

I realized that since 1997, I have work a LOT of cardigans and they’re making a comeback! Or, maybe I just love them so much that I want them to make a comeback. Who cares! CHEERS TO CARDIGAN’S!

Cardigan!

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Cardigan

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Cardigan!!

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It never ends!!

 

Also, I’ve been feeling really nostalgic lately, so I found some late 90’s flannel pics of me. I miss my flannel. Grunge — COME BACK!

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Substance Abuse – A Serious Problem in Our Country

I just saw a commercial for prescription substance abuse help and immediately had to vent about this:

I once was a young person who felt like life was always over. “Oh no, my boyfriend broke up with me, my life is over…” or “Ugh, my best friend is moving away to another state… my life is over…” I was melodramatic, depressed and over emotional. And as depressed as I was (whatever that means when you’re in your 20’s) never led me to abuse alcohol, narcotics or prescription drugs. Granted, I did try the antidepressant thing, but I was a zombie and hated that feeling. I did try therapy, and it was okay, but it got expensive. I felt like it was hopeless… like my life was pointless… But I eventually realized that life, though we joke that it’s too short, is really REALLY long. And that THIS TOO SHALL PASS.

So, basically this rant is about young people today and how they seems to resort to “quick-fixes” like alcohol, narcotics and prescription drugs to “numb” their “pain” instead of facing them head on.
Those who know me personally know that I wasn’t dealt the best cards in life. We had some really rough times (my Mom and I) and I lost my dad very early in life. I had some rough moments of hysteria, crying fits, suicidal thoughts… the whole nine yards. Who hasn’t felt that way, right?! Well, as I got older, these issues started diminishing. And other problems started to surface. I did feel like I was drowning for a long time, but I convinced myself that my life is good. And it IS! I have a roof over my head, a husband that loves me, a quasi-lovable dog and a great job (sometimes, LOL). And I never found the need to drown my life in substances that “numb” me temporarily. Because that’s just it, it’s TEMPORARY! And hence, the addictions… it’s so sad. I guess my point is that I feel so bad for the folks, especially the young ones, that feel the need to escape into a bottle of 151 or Meth or Percocet. No one should have to live like that. And no one should feel like life is completely hopeless when there’s a silver lining in every situation. They just have to brush themselves off and start again. And they need to get away from the issue that is causing them grief. It just takes patience and calm. So, if you know anyone who is depressed and abuses substances, be a friend and try not to alienate them. They need to know that they are loved and that someone is there for them.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha

 


Adventures with (Kirin)Ichiban!

Back in 2012, Kirin had the pleasure of experiencing real snow. It didn’t snow much in 2011, so she didn’t get the run around in it. However, this year it was perfect. She didn’t like it at first, but eventually started to frolic in it. It was adorable.

Here are some photos:

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A new day!

Well, I lost pretty much everything that I posted on my site since 2007 because WordPress had a glitch in my old page. Maybe I can find some of my old posts and re-post them.

Anyway, I’m BACK! Going to try to blog a little more, but I seem to say that a lot and don’t follow through.

With that being said, I leave you with an awesome quote:

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.

— Aeschylus 525-456 BC


Reason number 5568 why I hate living in Hipsterville USA:

I just woke up to a phone call from a neighbor that one of our neighbors had a break in through her roof access by one of the hipster tenants on our block. They were like “oops, we’re new here… Sorry” and left through the roof access again. WHO DOES THAT! These shitheads have been running across our rooftops for at least two years. So they aren’t “new here”
Thank goodness that we have Kirin to scare people off. I just want to find these fucks and give them a piece of my mind. Who do they think they are!!


New Family Member!

I’d like to introduce you to my new little monkey, Kirin Ichiban, the Shiba Inu!

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Bang!

When meeting new people at a party and having to figure out who’s going to take the plunge first, you and a total stranger call Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock! And the universe is in alignment.