January 24, 2011

Where should I put my gum?


So, my best friend took me out for lunch.
Usually we just have coffee, but if were feeling adventurous, we'll add in good food at like a Panera bread or something casual.
Note, the word casual. A step up from Taco Bell or Wendys, but honestly if you talk as much as WE can talk, food just gets in the way.
But not that day. Oh nooo....not that day.

She drove, which placed me at her mercy. I put my big girl pants on though, and didn't complain. Hey! Gas isn't cheap dude.
Plus it gave us more time to converse...and trust you me, we can TALK.
She didn't tell me where we were going, but since it involved food,
I didnt dare complain. I sucked it up, considering she drove AND was taking me out for lunch.

It was all good. Then she pulled into the joint.

Now mind you, if I had known we were going someplace fancy-schmancy I would have dressed the part. But oh no....I had on a hooded sweatshirt and green crocs. Oh, and a baseball cap. She had on jeans and was having a bad hair day. We were a match made in heaven.
When we walked in the really large doors, that actually felt more like 4 regular size doors, all I see are men in suits and stuffy women in high heels. With fancy hairdo's and high polished fingernails.
*sticks finger down throat*

And this is no please-seat-yourself style joint. This is no buffet or wipe your mouth on the back of yer hand place.
Oh nooo....its a dab the corner of your mouth with fresh white linens place.
And Im chewing gum. Damn.

We are escorted to our seats while our waitress mixes some type of fancy oil with fancy parmesean cheese and tells us how to dip our fancy bread.
I thought for certain, she was going to feed it to us as well. She points out the wine list and asks us what type of beverage we prefer....

Can I just get a water?
And do you serve bottomless fries with that? All while, Im frantically searching the table for some type of paper product that I can put my chewing gum in. Nothing. Damn.

I can feel the heat rising from the inside of my hoodie, flushing my cheeks. I lay the white linen napkin on my lap cuz I'm a proper girl, and my Momma raised me right.
I mentioned to my best friend, that I am way under-dressed all while thinking how I didnt fit in, because my toenails weren't painted.

Finally, I said...."Pssstt...Betha...were should I put my gum?
Theres no where to put it, do you think I should just swallow it....?"

She laughs and says, "Neh, just stick it under the table"
I love that best friend of mine.

January 8, 2011

Find your path...


Explore Dream Discover

Im not a huge fan of Winter...everyone that knows me, knows this tiny bit of huge information. It hurts my bones and tricks my body into thinking its near 90 instead of 30.

Ok, ok, ok....40, sheesh!

Either way, the good news is my computer is fixed (knocks on wood)
and it didnt cost an arm & leg. Why do I feel as if lightening will strike out of the sky and hit my computer now? Probably because I dont have the best luck in the world, lol...huh?
But, at least I'm laughing. And trust you/me, if I can keep laughing at all of lifes obstacles, then I figure I'll live longer.
Or have new grey hairs;)

Now, thats not to say, when there was a screw in my tire last week, (helping itself to ALL the air in my dagummed tire) that I didnt throw myself on the ground, shake my tightly balled fists at the sky & have a temper tantrum whilst cursing at life's small jokes.

But then I laughed.
And remembered that if you can find a path with absolutely NO obstacles, it probably doesnt lead anywhere.

January 4, 2011

The door to opportunity...

Door to Opportunity...

The New Year has already found us sick & tired (why does tired always follow sick?) my computer has some nut job virus that makes me feel violent and wanting to throw it out into the lawn and its only day 4 of January. But along with the sick & tired, the BIG, the bad & the ugly...
Oh yah, and the overwhelming need to hide in a winter cocoon, comes a big sprinkle of GOOD.

Sometimes with the good comes the bad...
And opportunity doesn't always knock loudly...at times it whispers & you have to really listen, closely. Because you don't want to miss it.
And screaming is bad, but good for the heart.
So, follow your happy place, listen for opportunity, scream if it makes your heart feel better....
I guess the good comes with the bad...the rest always seems to fall in place.

January 1, 2011

Happy Beginnings...

Happy Beginnings

I am not one for New Years Resolutions, but I am one for
New Beginnings. Reasons to start over fresh and try it all again.
Brand new. To get up stronger, each and every time I fall.
To nuture my creative passion & soak up the world around me...
To take the good with the bad. Life is about maintaining balance.
To remember that the beginning can be the most important part of any ending....

And how all great things have small beginnings.

A brand new year is here and waiting for me. Waiting for you.
Life really is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
So, to all my favorite blog readers, here's to New Beginnings...
Here's to Y O U.

Happy 2011