Coming Soon....

I know It's been a super long time since my last post. Give me a break! Things get a little crazy. However, you can all look forward to a couple new posts brought to you by ME...very soon.

A Day of Thanks...

Thanksgiving is a time I always reflect on the things most important in life. I have so much to be thankful for. Today in particular, I was appreciative to have food in such abundance. I was grateful for the hands that had prepared it. Everyone undoubtedly put much effort in to such a great dinner. I was happy to have a loving family in which to share the day with.
As I write now, I think about all the blessings in my life. I truly do have so much to be grateful for. While I could go on in detail about my appreciativeness for different elements in my life, I choose to not divulge in to it now.
I will say, most importantly, I'm grateful for the ability and opportunity I have to live when and where I do; in a place I feel safe, where I can get an education, work, vote, have my own beliefs and have a chance to be heard- In a family so close and built upon never ending love- Surrounded by incredible supporting friends- And the knowledge of a Heavenly Father who is always here. This Thanksgiving, I give thanks to all of you who have helped me throughout my life. I hope we can all reflect on the important things in life a little more often than we do now.

Nerds are People Too...

In a recent conversation with a friend-about random yet insightful marketing techniques and ideas I was referred to as a nerd. Considering myself highly sociable, I questioned the one to make reference. His reply was:"Nerds in general like detailed info and data.. and find it interesting. the avg. joe likes well... averages." So as it turns out, his seemingly odd remark...was a compliment!

Living Ears...

For those of you who appreciate good music, take a look at
It's a great place to find out about new artists and preview songs. You can also subscribe to and download weekly podcasts, which have tons of cool songs. Take a look, listen to a podcast or two, and leave some comments letting them know what you think. Hope you all like what you hear.

My Next Purchase...

I am in love with this light! I'm posting it here, one-to let you all see and two-to give me a better reason to go out and buy it. Because of course, since I just showed it to you, and told you I was going to get it...guess I have to keep my word. I'll HAVE to get it now. The only problem will be trying to hang it once it's actually in my apt. It's a lot larger than what the picture makes it out to be. I will have to track down a cute tall guy to help me out. I'll have to post some pictures once it's up.

This is the Man...

The man we chose. I say "we" as in the majority. I certainly didn't chose him. My views when compared with his are vastly different. Aside from the ideals, I'm not sure I'd ever want a Man in charge of my Country who doesn't honor the flag, National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance.

Michelle's Hellish Dress...

While I love Narciso Rodriguez, I think this particular dress was less than a good choice for the historic election night. While stunning on the runway, the dress does nothing to flatter Michelle Obama's figure. Maybe if she had opted to forgo the black cardigan it would do some justice. They way it is looks like a hell colored victory dress...not the most satisfactory pick.

Witches Night Out....

So here they are, our pictures from the witch festival at Gardner Village. We had a blast, even though Brandy and I weren't feeling 100%, we still gave it all we had. We had fun shopping and meeting other witches...but most of the fun was in the dressing up.

Brandy and witches!

Charlee and I..we couldn't take one good picture together! Don't worry hun, we'll get some next time.

A Letter to Me From John McCain- Let's Get Out & Vote

My Friend,

From the time I entered the Naval Academy at age seventeen I have been privileged and honored to serve my country.

Throughout my years of service, I've been faced with challenges where I could have taken the easy way out and given up. But I'm an American and I never give up. Instead, I choose to show courage and stand up and fight for the country I love. Today, I am asking you to stand with me and to fight for our country's future.

Our country faces enormous challenges and our next president must be ready to lead on day one. My lifetime of experience has prepared me to lead our great nation. I'm prepared to bring solutions to our economic challenges, bring our troops home in victory and improve our nation's healthcare system.

Time and time again, my country has saved my life and I owe her more than she has ever owed me. I have chosen to show my gratitude through a life of service to our country and tomorrow, you will have a choice before you.

I humbly ask you to make the choice that will allow me to serve my country a little while longer by casting your vote to elect me as your next President of the United States.

Finally, I ask that you never forget that much has been sacrificed to protect our right to vote. We must never forget those Americans who, with their courage, with their sacrifice, and with their lives, have protected our freedom. It is my great hope that you will exercise your right to vote as an American tomorrow.

I thank you for your kind support, your dedication to our cause, and most importantly I thank you for your vote.

With sincere appreciation,

John McCain

Breaking Up is Hard to Do...

Some may be rough, others may be amicable. Either way, it's nothing anyone wants to go through. Whether you're on the giving or receiving end, it's not easy. Everyone wants to be loved and needed, especially by the one person who just broke up with us! We want that one person to come back, tell us they miss us. It's validating and irresistible. But word of advice from author Greg Behrendt, "Resist you must. If he's not calling you to tell you he hired a U-Haul to come pick up all your stuff and move it back into his house, then consider yourself a nice, downy little pillow cushioning him from his feelings of loneliness and loss that's he's not fully ready to deal with on his own."
More words of advice for all of us...(yes, myself included) "Put him on hold and listen to me missy: A man who wants to make a relationship work will move mountains to keep the woman he loves. If he's not calling you to tell you he loves you and wants you back, it should only be because he's showing up at your new residence to do it in person. If he's not trying to romance your socks off with dates, flowers and poetry, it should only be because he's too engrossed with his couples counseling workbooks and is prioritizing getting back on the right track. If he's not doing that, he may love you, he may miss you, but ultimately, HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU! Don't be flattered that he misses you, he should miss you. You're deeply missable. However, he's still the same person who just broke up with you. Remember, the only reason he can miss you is because he's choosing every day, not to be with you."

Working Woman...

Tomorrow, as you all must know, is Halloween. This is a fairly big holiday in my family. We pretty much go all out. We normally get together the night before, carve pumpkins, have dinner, roast the pumpkin seeds...and watch the cat (or dog) enjoy the nastiness of the pumpkin insides. It's fun. It has long been a tradition of ours. And tonight, I'm not there. I'm not enjoying the creative carving ideas because I'm at work, just as I'll be at work tomorrow.
Not only will I be working for the first time ever Halloween evening..but I won't be completely dressed up either. It's a first for me. I've asked my co-workers to dress have the holiday spirit. I was quickly shot down by, something to the extent of..Natasia, Halloween is one of those times you reflect and honestly ask yourself, am I an essential or non-essential employee. If you're dressing up, you're non essential. Non essential? Why I aught to not show up..and see just how non-essential I really am!!! Ha ha. Really, don't worry ya'll, I'll be there. I'll be there...well costume, although not full costume. I think a simple witch hat will do.

I also missed out on some candy, cookie, cupcake making fun today with the girlie's at home. I've been wanting to make some cupcakes for awhile now. So, I'm going to try to get up super early and make some. I'll also be staying up late this evening carving my own pumpkin. I hope it turns out well. I'll post some pictures of all my happenings later. HApPy HaLloWeEn!

Living a Rockstar Life

Thank goodness for this amazing drink. I've been needing a boost the last couple days...and one of these in the afternoon seems to do just the trick.
I love the pomegranate one...and I also drink the sugar free one.
While I'd love to be living a rocker star life...for now, I'll settle for the Rockst*r one.

Did That Really Just Happen?

You hit the "send" button, and continue on with your other tasks. Then it hits you. "Wait...did that really just happen? Did I really just do what I think I did?" And then you spend the next few minutes trying to convince yourself you didn't. You couldn't have! You're not that scatterbrained...right?
But then your worst fear is confirmed. You sent that embarrassing and/or damaging email to the WRONG person. Oops.
It happens frequently. I've been both the recipient and the sender in different instances. Some more damaging than others.
Trust me when I say...misdirected errant text messages and emails can cause quite the confusion and if sent at work can put much more at stake than just embarrassment.
I once received a text Does ur wife know? Recently, I sent a confidential email, while sent to the right person was also sent from a place easily accessible to others.
Let's hear your stories. You're welcome to post anonymously.

Miss Right...

Mr. and Mrs. right-are just that, right for one another.
Some recent factors have played out in my life that have shed some light on the way men think. I'd like to share.
We all have different goals, ambitions, perceptions and desires when it comes to finding a mate. In other words, we each have an agenda. Whether tangible or not,(and it's okay to admit) we have a list of items/qualities we'd like to find in someone. On this list may be certain things that are non-negotiable while others may be a bit less significant. We deem these lists sensible, because we need a partner who facilitates our every desire, right?
Truth be told ladies, we're not the only ones with a list. Mr. Right has constructed a file of his own. And Mr Right, is probably doing a lot more checking off of his own list than we are ours. Face it, men can have Miss Right right in front of them, and give them a kick to the curb if one item doesn't match up. Something as insignificant as "she can't play bass" or "she can't decide where to eat", both of which are actual statements men have relayed to me in the last few days, can actually be the deciding factors in ending a relationship.
The point- having an agenda is not a bad thing. We are human, that's what we do. We find someone with whom we have commonalities. The problem is the substance of that agenda. Is it achievable? Too often they are not. We need to be willing to negotiate our agenda. Conferring with one another and deciding which things you can cut some slack on and be more relaxed about will actually do both Mr. and Miss Right some good. It shows they are willing to communicate. It shows they care about one another enough to let some things slide so that others can grow stronger. Adapting to each other shows that you trust one another. These are things you should be willing to do in order to be potential mates.
Rather than sticking to your dating "resume" try being a bit more flexible, while still not compromising your morals. Be honest with yourself and ask how attainable you are making yourself and then share this article with the Mr Rights out there and hope they do the same.
Good Luck!


Sunday was my sister-in-law's birthday. My dad made omelets for a bunch of us. He makes the worlds best omelets..according to me. They were delicious. Since we did the early morning thing, I decided to hang out at my parents house for most of the day, along with my older brother. We decided to watch a movie in our parents new home theatre room, which by the way is amazing. My dad chose "The United States of Leland". I thought is was a great movie and would recommend it to any of you who like a good thought provoking movie.

After stabbing an autistic boy, the sixteen year old troubled and pessimist Leland P. Fitzgerald (Ryan Gosling) is sent to a juvenile detention. His teacher and aspirant writer Pearl Madison (Don Cheadle) gets close and tries to understand him, first with intention of writing a book, and later becoming his friend. Leland slowly discloses his sad vision of world.

I think the movie may change the way some people look at the community and world that surrounds them. The movie depicts real life problems without extreme stereotyping. One part in particular that stuck out to me was a scene where Pearl, after having done something wrong, says "I'm only human".
Leland in turn says "Isn't it funny how people only say that after they've done something wrong? No one ever says that after they rescue someone from a burning building."
In the movie, Leland simply observes the world as it is. Another quote to get all you thinking.
Leland: "And that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing about tears, they can't make somebody that doesn't love you anymore love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for all the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war with them, and they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try and do something good, it still turns out bad."

Friendly Recommendation

So, I was reading a friends post today and ran across something that stuck out. It's something I've been thinking about the last few days. She says,

"Never make someone a priority in your life when you are only an option in theirs....
It's like, at what point does "loving your neighbor" and "being a good friend" turn into "being a doormat," or "being too available," or "being an option?".

I've been asking for advice from people I trust who are brutally honest with me. Over and over again, I'm told that I let people walk all over me.

Really? I do? I had no idea. In my mind I think I'm pretty good at standing up for myself and sometimes I feel I come across rude when I'm stepped on. But, maybe they think that way because of the fact I'm too forgiving...if that's really a fault. I guess it can be. At what point do I stop forgiving someone who repeatedly hurts me?

A close friend said to me the other day, "You should surround yourself with people who make you a priority". She explained that too often I make myself available for those who don't do the same for me. "You're always there to fill anothers void, but who is there to fill yours?"

I guess hearing this from several different trustworthy friends, has somewhat made an impact on the way I've been thinking and making recent decisions. But how do I change a value that's been ingrained in me? It's just the type of person I am. I guess what I really need to do is make the distinction as written above.

Beautiful Mistake

You've been too scared to tell me what you're thinking.
You're not ready for this, we've both known it for awhile.
We don't want to accept it, but why stay and have regrets.
It's hard falling asleep alone, but do we want to wake up together?
Let's be honest this time.
If we both agree, why does it hurt so much?
I feel as if I'm losing my best friend.
I hope you are happy, and completely lonely.
I can't tell if this is the end or just a beautiful mistake.
Did we just give up the best thing we've ever had?

I Shall Believe

Come to me now
And lay your hands over me
Even if it's a lie
Say it will be alright
And I shall believe
I'm broken in two
And I know you're on to me
That I only come home
When I'm so all alone
But I do believe

That not everything is gonna be the way
You think it ought to be
It seems like every time I try to make it right
It all comes down on me
Please say honestly you won't give up on me
And I shall believe
And I shall believe

Open the door
And show me your face tonight
I know it's true
No one heals me like you
And you hold the key

Never again
would I turn away from you
I'm so heavy tonight
But your love is alright
And I do believe

That not everything is gonna be the way
You think it ought to be
It seems like every time I try to make it right
It all comes down on me
Please say honestly
You won't give up on me
And I shall believe
I shall believe
And I shall believe

It's All About Me...

i am: wanting something more
i think: about life and all it has to offer
i know: what I want, even if it's not what I'm getting at the moment
i want: to live happily ever after
i have: way too many clothes in such a small loft
i wish: upon stars
i hate: uncertainty
i miss: a lot
i fear: being in cars
i feel: anxious
i hear: scanners, and televisions all around me
i smell: yummy
i crave: warmth
i search: diligently
i wonder: what is coming next
i regret: failing
i love: dancing
i ache: daily
i care: about everyone-sometimes to a fault
i always: want to help
i am not: giving up
i believe: in fighting for a cause
i dance: to relax
i sing: in the car
i don't always: give one hundred percent
i fight: for what I believe in
i write: for fun
i win: prizes at showers, all the time
i lose: things in my purse everyday
i never: want to go through that again!
i confuse: my accomplishments with my value
i listen: to Bright Eyes and Dashboard weekly
i can usually be found: at work or sleeping
i am scared: of spiders...yuck!
i need: a bath tub
i am happy about: being in company of good friends and great family

Now that you've got an insight to my thoughts, copy, paste and rewrite your own answers in your blog. Make sure to leave me a comment so I know to check yours out. Happy Writing!

Emotional Distress

Some of you may know, and others not, that I was in a life altering car accident back in December. I remember it vividly, as if just yesterday. It was December 26th, and I was on my way to Arkansas to visit my, then in-laws. It wasn't something I was thrilled about doing since my husband and I had been separated. Without divulging into too much detail about our relationship-I felt like I needed to go. It was something I needed to do for me, and for him.

A sickening feeling overwhelmed me Christmas night. We'd be leaving the following day -driving along with my sister in law and her husband. We were taking our truck. I was scared. I didn't have a good feeling. Along with my mom and dad, I convinced myself that everything would be okay, and that I needed to go.

That day came. We completely filled the back of the truck with all our luggage, Christmas presents and extra luggage we were taking to the family. The four of us piled in the truck and headed towards Arkansas. Again, a bad feeling overwhelmed me and I asked my sister in law to say a prayer for us. She did, and I felt a little sense of relief afterwards.

About ten hours later, Adam decides he wants to take a nap. I offer to drive and he directs me in the correct way. Not ten minutes into me taking over the drivers seat, a cloud of fog surrounds the vehicle. It inhibited me from driving safely. I drove with my lights on low-beam, I slowed down, but I was uneasy. I had never driven the road and was uncertain of it's path. I wanted to stop. I couldn't drive. I pulled over and got out. I felt bad that Adam didn't get to sleep, but he felt more comfortable driving than I did. So again, he took the drivers seat.

Two minutes later, there was zero fog. I rested my head on the pillow and was just dozing off-when it happened.

I heard screaming. It was the most terrifying scream I've ever heard. I awoke startled and frightened. The car was spinning. All I remember is yelling - I wanted to know what happened. I kept asking if Adam had fallen asleep. I asked if there was fog, if there was ice. I wanted to know what happened before I died; because at that time, I thought I was going to die. I felt us stop and then lift off the ground-we flew up in the air landed upside down and rolled several times. We stopped.

Silence. That's all there was. I couldn't see. I couldn't feel. I couldn't hear. Finally, voices. Everyone asking if the other was okay. my feet were on the cold snow, sticking out the passenger window where the truck had landed. Finally my eyes opened and all I could see was blood. Blood everywhere. I was terrified. I kept asking everyone if they were okay-asking where the blood was coming from. I still couldn't move. I couldn't feel. I tried to find my seat belt to unlock it, but couldn't. I was getting claustaphobic. My heart was pounding. I was hyperventilating. I needed out. Adam tore the front windshield off-somehow Scott, in the back undid my seat belt and Adam picked me up. I held on, but collapsed. I couldn't walk. I couldn't stand. I still couldn't feel. He lifted me and laid me next to the truck.

From there, it's a blur. I remember someone holding my hand, someone giving me a coat. Paramedics wanting to move me, fearing the truck would roll again. But at the same time not wanting to move me until I was on a bed. I heard them talking about me being paralyzed. I was shaking. I wanted my mom.

I asked them to call my mom. I kept screaming. I needed to talk to my mom. Finally, we got her on the phone. I vaguely remember the conversation-but I know we hung up with her thinking it was a lot less serious than it was. Then, I was in the ambulance. Alone. They wouldn't allow Adam to go with. I was alone, and scared. I ended up at the hospital about 20 minutes before any of the others and by this time I hurt. My back hurt, my neck hurt. I could move my fingers and toes, but that was it. I couldn't lift myself.

The others eventually showed up and we were all cared for. The other three were released the first night, and I still hadn't been able to move my upper body. Two days later I was transferred to a spine specialist in Kansas. Adams parents came to the hospital and a day later my parents did as well. After many scary, painful days I was released. I'd broken my neck and had to be in a brace for three months. I'm now awaiting surgery and still in much pain.

I'm grateful we all lived. We are very lucky to be alive after such a horrible incident. But, now, I'm dealing with the after shock traumatic experiences. I wake up from horrible dreams and sometimes in a daze. It's a terrifying experience to be in a car. I can't bring myself to go on a car ride longer than an hour. I'm suffering from emotional distress. I have constant flashbacks. I feel like I sometimes have panic attacks while in a car. I have persistent pain from the horrible accident.

The car accident has affected and impacted my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined. I sometimes feel at a loss to know how to cope with the panic. I think I'm experiencing symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder. The healing from the psychological trauma is taking longer than I'd expected.

Biden v Palin

"Can I call you Joe?"
And that's how the debate began.

In their first Vice Presidential debate Republican Nominee, Sarah Palin and Joe Biden, the Democratic Nominee discussed topics such as health care, same sex marriage, the economy, energy and global warming and Iraq.

The Alaskan Governor stood her ground during the debate and made it clearly evident she wanted to have her track record known.

Biden also had an agenda, and it seemed to be making McCain out to be viewed as only a successor to President Bush; saying he (McCain) voted four out of five times with Bush on budget plans.

While their opinions differed on most topics, they did share one common belief-that the institute of marriage should be between man and woman.

-My view-
Biden seemed to want to focus on the Bush administration rather than on McCain which makes his arguments weak.

Palin was so concerned with talking about her track record, she sometimes forgot to discuss the question at hand-which in turn, made her look weak.

How do you think they fared?

I'm Envious...

I'm clearly envious of all ya'll who have the option of choosing between taking a bath or taking a shower. Because I myself, don't have a choice. I have a shower, that's it. There's no selection process for me. And for a woman who has taken baths her entire life-let's just say it's been a difficult transition. Growing up, I'd take baths in the morning before getting ready. I'd take them in the evening to relax before going to sleep. And I'd often take them during the day to collect my thoughts. Bubble baths are a nice, calm, serene experience. Hot baths would make me feel better when I was sick, alleviate pain when my muscles were tense and help me relax when I wanted to unwind. Taking baths are a great soothing measure. I think every woman NEEDS a bathtub. I used to complain about having a small tub. And I eventually upgraded to a nice large jetted tub. It was amazing. But now, I'd go back and take that small bathtub in an instant. I'm seriously considering getting a clawfoot bathtub and placing it in an area in my small loft. I can dream.

Vindicated Woman

If you had the opportunity of warning your significant other prior pms'ing would you? Well, now you can! Seriously. Pms buddy is a free online menstrual tracker that will send alerts to your other half sending warnings of mood swings, aggression, tearfulness, and obsessiveness with chocolate. Not only do they send words of warning-they advise and counsel as well.

The website reads-"When all else fails, flowers will always do the trick. They are kryptonite to PMS". That is a great suggestion! Now, if we can get our men to adhere to it.

Check it out. I find it completely comical.

I Know It's Early. But,....

I am really excited for Wicked to finally come to Utah. I've been wanting to see the musical which is based on Gregory Maguire's novel for such a long time. Soon, it will be in Utah at Capitol Theatre. I'm overly excited now, because my mom and dad just went to see Wicked in New York and loved it. Only about eight more months...seems like such a long time. But I'm sure it's well worth the wait.

What Do You Think?

So, working in the media, I have the opportunity to view many story ideas. I also get to view and sometimes critique other media outlets stories. It's a great job and I love to hear and read responses and comments on different topics in the news.
Today, this website made its way in to the media and has gained much attention from viewers everywhere. Take a look at it. I'd like to hear your response and read your views on it.

Everything You Want to Know

I've been thinking of several different topics to blog about tonight...but nothing seems to pique my interest. So, I'd like to hear from my readers. What would you like me to blog about? What things do you want to hear from me? I'll seriously consider any idea given-Thanks

Sept 19, 2008 Is....

National Talk Like a Pirate Day!

It's true, there is such a thing. What once was a goofy idea celebrated by a handful of friends has turned into an international phenomenon that shows no sign of letting up. People all across the Country are celebrating National Talk Like a Pirate Day-many of who have made it an excuse to party like pirates every Sept 19th, and for many, days after.

The Other Man in My Life...

Thanks to Scott, Megan and Ethan...This is the other man in my life-and Blueberry is his name.
I love my beta fish. I'm worried however, about his scarce eating habits. Blueberry (or Banana as some would call him) is a nice friend to have around-especially when I just want peace and quiet. He loves the color yellow and will follow it if put in front of him. I love when he flares out. Beta fish flare or "puff out" sometimes, and they are beautiful! Usually, however, they only do this to impress or intimidate other fish. A good way to trick the fish is to put a mirror in front of him and let him see his own reflection- I've been thinking about getting a tank and purchasing some other types of fish-I think this would be good in my loft-while my dog will have to wait until I get a home.

Glad It's Her, Not Me...

FORT WORTH, Texas(AP) - A 20-year-old woman faces an aggravated assault charge after she bit her boyfriend, broke a picture frame across his face and swung at him with a sword during an argument about him not doing the dishes, police said.

The woman was arrested Thursday afternoon at the couple's apartment, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on its Web site.

The 21-year-old man told police that he became involved in an argument because the woman was upset that the dishes were not clean. Police Lt. Paul Henderson said the woman told the man to leave the apartment, but he refused.

Henderson said the woman then tried to physically remove the man. During the ensuing struggle, the woman bit the man's right shoulder and broke a picture frame across his face, causing visible cuts, Henderson said.

The woman then grabbed an approximately 2-foot sword and swung it at him, but missed, police said.

The woman was released from a Mansfield jail after posting a $10,000 bond, jail officials said.

Henderson said the man and woman had lived together for four months.

Ha ha ha...I just have to laugh. I know it's a serious matter. But I sympathize with this woman. For those of you who know me well, know how much I used to freak out about the house being clean. There were knock down drag outs at my house! (No real injuries, but a lot of screaming) She tries to physically remove the man- and then grabs a sword? And that's where we differ-I didn't grab for any weapons.
Anyway, I laughed when I read this today and thought I'd share. Happy Reading.

Super Pet Adoption....

The doorbell rings...I jump out of bed wondering what time it could be and head to the door. It's my boyfriend, Matt. He's ready for the day ahead, staring at me probably thinking to himself, what is she still doing in bed at almost 11am? But I was still tired and wanted to jump back in bed. Matt however, had different plans for the day. "Remember", he asked, "You wanted to go see the pets today." He was right, I did ask him earlier in the week to go the pet adoption with me. Even though I don't have an apt. big enough for a dog now, as stated in a previous blog, I am on the lookout for one. While I recently decided I wanted an American Eskie, after going to this pet adoption and seeing all the different breeds of abandoned cats and dogs I've decided it doesn't matter the type. I would have taken any dog that day, had I been able to have a place for it. It brought tears to my eyes to see how many animals were there. There were so many beautiful cats and dogs without homes and without proper care. While it was a good experience, I don't think I'll go back until I can actually take one home with me. I would also urge all of you to look at the shelters when getting a pet.

Something To Look Forward To....

So, my friends Charlee, Brandi and I have all decided we are going to participate in a witch festival this year. It'll be a witches night out at Gardner Village. October at Gardner Village is a huge deal and it's packed with excitement. Throughout the month there will be witch displays, carriage rides and dinner shows. The last weekend before Halloween, everyone dresses up in all sorts of witch costumes and participate in all the activities. Although I've never seen it, Charlee tells me there is a play that you can be a part of. There are nice witches, princess witches, evil witches, sexy witches...every type of witch imaginable at the village. So for now, I'm on the lookout for a great witch costume. I figure if I start looking now, I'll have a pretty good costume by next month. I'm extremely excited. Halloween is my absolute favorite. If any of you just happen to come across anything great-send me an email. Ya'll should check out the village as well. Wish me a happy hunting.

I've Been Thinking....

So, I've been thinking I'd like a dog. And I've decided on an American Eskimo. I knew from the start I wanted a type of sled dog. This one seems to be more of what I'm looking for than the others. They are beautiful. Of the reviews I've read they seem to be loving companion dogs and present strength and agility. Eskie's have a striking long, dense coat that needs to be regularly groomed. They do shed but can be maintained by consistent brushing. They seem to have a great temperament, are highly intelligent, trainable and independent. They do need stimulation and should be socialized as young as possible. They also make for great watchdogs-which would be great. They do, however, take longer to mature than most dogs. They act more like puppies for up to two years. I definitely foresee an Eskie in my home, in the near future.

Are You For Real?

I have a hateful reader. This was a comment left in my last post. Thought I'd share the hateful words with the rest of my readers- Obviously this person knows nothing about me. How discourteous of them to judge my life. What impolite things to say about me and my past marriage, taste of clothing, cars, and outgoing life. What harsh words.
To the reader who wrote this: I'm unimpressed by your distasteful scrutiny.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a magical thing!! Get off your pitty party party wa wa nobody cares about your bad days. Get a life and quit bitching about everything. Oh by the way they wouldnt look good with a good skirt. Maybe some day when your not such a high maintnance, materialistic, stuck up snob, you will learn to have fun and be really happy. If you havent realized shoes, clothes, money, your daddys bmw, don't bring happiness. All it took is reading this to see why your ex husband is your ex. Enjoy your cup of tea!!!

What is it about....

Rainy Days
I love rainy days. It's on those days I wish I didn't work inside all day. I wish I could at least sit by the window and listen to it-it's like music to me-odd I know, right? But it is! I love it. And I love thunderstorms. That's about the one and only thing nice about having a huge window right next to my bed-I get to see the lightning and hear the rolling thunder even better. I love curling up in a blanket and sipping on hot tea on those days. Rainy days are a magical thing.

The Family

At the request of some, I've decided to finally post a picture of my family. This is the latest photo of my wonderful family. It was taken at my little brothers wedding in June. I think Ethan is the cutest in those sunglasses. He stood in line during the ceremony and kept squinting...finally grandma got up and put her sunglasses on him-they were later switched out for his own. So, for those of you who don't know. We've got my older brother Scott, his wife Megan and their son Ethan. Next in line is my darling little sister Chloe, Mom, my little brother Garrett and his new wife-although not new to the family- Breanne. Next is my Daddy and then me. What a cute family.

Too Many Decisions....

So, I'm in dire need of new shoes. Okay, so I'm not in dire need per say...but I am really yearning for some new shoes. I've looked in the stores, and can't find what I'm looking for. So, I resorted to online shopping. I write it like it's a bad thing-to resort to online shopping-but it is actually pretty fantastic.
Here's what my list has downsized to.

I love these. I've been searching for purple-and I like the half boot look-especially with a good skirt, which I wear a lot of at work.

I have also been on the lookout for grey. And I'm not really set on what type of shoe-just know I need grey-so here's another top pick-

I think I will certainly opt for these.

Two others I think I will get-just because I wear black so often-and wear them out so quickly....

What do ya'll think of my picks?

What Would You Do?

So, for the past twelve hours I've felt the entire world is against me...and if not against me, surely not with me. It all started when I was awakened from my, already not so peaceful, sleep. I guess a neighbor thought that ten o'clock in the morning was a good time to start drilling holes in his wall. It wasn't. It wasn't a good time at all. Ten in the morning was not a good time, because, once again...and no complaints, but I was working late...and then went out with some friends and then didn't get to bed until four am. Six hours of sleep is not enough for me these days!
The bad day continued when my lovely boyfriend showed up at my house this afternoon. I love his lovely company any day, any time, doing anything. He on the other hand did not want to stay inside on this particular day! Somehow I ended up upset, which made him upset which ended in many minutes of silence. The entire day has continued in negative happenings. Making me feel like the entire world around me is against me. I don't know what I want to do. But I know I want to do something in good company. What would you do if the whole world was against you?

My Top Five

First and foremost-my # 1-Josh Hartnett.
The dreamiest guy ever! His sweet sexy smile, hot body, striking eyes and stunning looks makes Josh nothing less than my top choice for sexy babes.

I have to say, Ryan Gosling follows closely. He's so good looking. Simply gorgeous. I also heard he's Mormon...which gives him extra points.

One thing interesting, just came to mind...kind of a weird observation...both of these men have deep soft voices which are so attractive. Anything these hotties do is sexy...I mean, take a close look at them! awww...someday my prince will come...
okay, continuing...

Colin Farrell-the dirty nasty sexy hot babe! MMMM.....

Paul Walker-...look at those stunning baby blue eyes.

and lastly.... -I did have a model...but changed to....

Dave Annable- so hot!

A Little Venting.....

Okay, so I have some things on my mind that are quite bothersome. According to professionals, writing your thoughts down actually helps calm your nerves and "come to a conclusive decision on the matter". So, here it goes.

Tiff # 1
Wells Fargo
Now, don't get me wrong, I think Wells Fargo is a pretty great place to bank. I've personally been banking with them since my first savings account when I was a child. However, I don't agree with some of their ways in handling certain things. I for one, had been working with a company for almost a year. During this time, I hadn't had any problems depositing my checks..but one day while looking over my account, I noticed numerous overdraft charges. I know to how manage my money, and I'm pretty good about only spending what I have. Turns out, my paychecks had been coming from an out of state company and the bank was putting holds on my checks when they were deposited, unbeknownst to me. After speaking with a close friend who works for Wells Fargo, I find out this happens all the time. And that's not it. It's been such a hassle trying to speak with someone who can actually take care of the problem and give me a refund. I will not give up though. I'm determined to find a manager who will help. *I'll keep you posted on this.

Tiff # 2
The Fire Alarm in my Building
Over the past two weeks my fire alarm has gone off three times! This is completely exasperating. Especially when a piercing alarm goes off at 3 am while I'm peacefully dreaming. And again a week later at 6 am after a long nights work the evening before. And yet again that same day in the middle of the afternoon. It is an annoyance being evacuated for several hours waiting for the fire department to search the entire building and then give the okay to go back inside...only to find that the elevator is closed for several more hours until they can fix that. Not only that, but I think the intense ringing may be harmful to my beta fish, blueberry. Our fire alarm has gone off so many times in the last few months that people don't even evacuate now. They sit on their balconies to get away from the ear-splitting least until the fire dept makes them get out. Even the fire department is tired of getting called out to our building. One day there will be a real fire, and what a sad day that will be as many of the neighbors won't vacate and the fire department takes it's time thinking it's just another false alarm.

A Nice Surprise on an Awful Day

Recently I'd had a bad day. A bad day, with a bunch of bad news. It happened to be the same day as my five year class reunion. I'd already RSVP'd and had to go. So I put on my best game face and went. I thought it might be good to just get out of the house and meet up with old friends and chat with current ones. Turns out, in all actuality going made me more sad. Now, I don't mean to sound pessimistic. But seeing everyone happily married with their cute little kids running around probably wasn't the best thing to cheer a... well... newly divorced me up. I'd had it with having an awful day. I wanted to get home to my cute little (and yes it is little) loft and sleep. note: sleep is a wonderful prescription for an upset Natasia. So, I pulled up to my house and found a cute boy waiting for me with pizza, movies and these beautiful orchids. How did he know orchids were one of my favorite flowers? Good guesser! How sweet. Even better, they are still blooming and even more pretty now. Every time I see them they put a smile on my face. What a change he made in my persona, and what a nice surprise to an ending of an awful day.

The Dancer Who Left Us Tonight....

Courtney...the amazing Knicks basketball dancer who, given the opportunity, could out perform any of her peers on any style of dance, was apparently not America's favorite dancer. However, she was mine, and I think she deserves this post, written by...well me...ranting and raving about her outstanding dance technique. The girl is beautiful, she knows how to keep the crowd in awe and she has the best solo's of all the dancers. Once again, America did not choose the best dancer. I'm sure I'll continue watching future seasons simply for the unique and original choreography...but other than that...I'm sick of watching the best dancers get cut in the finale. Come on voters...learn more about the art and stop voting for people who don't deserve it!

Have You Ever?

If it is bold, that means I've done it.

1. Touched an iceberg

2. Slept under the stars

3. Been a part of a hockey fight

4. Changed a baby's diaper

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Swam with wild dolphins

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a tarantula

10. Said “I love you” and meant it

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise

15. Seen the Northern Lights

16. Gone to a huge sports game

17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables

19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Bet on a winning horse

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Taken an ice cold bath

28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Ridden a roller coaster

31. Hit a home run

32. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking

33. Adopted an accent for fun

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment

36. Loved your job 90% of the time.

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Watched wild whales

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Gone on a midnight walk on the beach

41. Gone sky diving

42. Visited Ireland (will be soon!)

43. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited India

45. Bench-pressed your own weight

46. Milked a cow

47. Alphabetized your personal files

48. Ever worn a superhero costume

49. Sung karaoke

50. Lounged around in bed all day

51. Gone scuba diving

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Done something you should regret, but don’t

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Been in a movie

60. Gone without food for 3 days

61. Made cookies from scratch

62. Won first prize in a costume contest

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Been in a combat zone

65. Spoken more than one language fluently

66. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone

67. Bounced a check

68. Read - and understood - your credit report

69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy

70. Found out something significant that your ancestors did

71. Called or written your Congress person

72. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over

73. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

74. Helped an animal give birth

75. Been fired or laid off from a job

76. Won money

77. Broken a bone

78. Ridden a motorcycle

79. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph

80. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

81. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing

82. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

83. Eaten sushi

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read The Bible cover to cover

86. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about

87. Gotten someone fired for their actions

88. Gone back to school

89. Changed your name

90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands

91. Eaten fried green tomatoes

92. Read The Iliad

93. Taught yourself an art from scratch

94. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.

95. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt

96. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

97. Been elected to public office

98. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream

99. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

100. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you

101. Had a booth at a street fair

102. Dyed your hair

103. Been a DJ

104. Rocked a baby to sleep

105. Dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all fours

106. Raked your carpet

107. Brought out the best in people

108. Brought out the worst in people (possibly)

109. Worn a mood ring

110. Ridden a horse

111. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap

112. Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe

13. Buried a child

114. Gone to a Broadway (or equivalent to your country) play

115. Been inside the pyramids

116. Shot a basketball into a basket

117. Danced at a disco

118. Played in a band

119. Shot a bird

120. Gone to an arboretum

121. Tutored someone

122. Ridden a train

123. Brought an old fad back into style

124. Eaten caviar

125. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need

126. Ridden a giraffe or elephant

127. Published a book

128. Pieced a quilt

129. Lived in an historic place

130. Acted in a play or performed on a stage

131. Asked for a raise

132. Made a hole-in-one

133. Gone deep sea fishing

134. Gone roller skating

135. Run a marathon

136. Learned to surf

137. Invented something

138. Flown first class

139. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite

140. Flown in a helicopter (will be in KSL's chopper soon)

141. Visited Africa

142. Sang a solo

143. Gone spelunking

144. Learned how to take a compliment

145. Written a love-story

146. Seen Michelangelo’s David

147. Had your portrait painted

148. Written a fan letter

149. Spent the night in something haunted

150. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane

151. Ran away

152. Learned to juggle

153. Been a boss

154. Sat on a jury

155. Lied about your weight

156. Gone on a diet

157. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget

158. Written a poem

59. Carried your lunch in a lunchbox

160. Gotten food poisoning

161. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission

162. Hiked the Grand Canyon

163. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks

164. Gone to the opera

165. Gotten a letter from someone famous

166. Worn knickers

167. Ridden in a limousine

168. Attended the Olympics (and danced in the closing ceremony)

69. Can hula or waltz

170. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books

171. Been stuck in an elevator

172. Had a revelatory dream

173. Thought you might crash in an airplane

174. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert

175. Saved someone’s life

176. Eaten raw whale

177. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint (am learning!)

178. Laughed till your side hurt

179. Straddled the equator

180. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing

181. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival

182. Sent a message in a bottle

183. Spent the night in a hotel

184. Been a cashier

185. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

186. Joined a union

187. Donated blood or plasma

188. Built a campfire

189. Kept a blog

190. Had hives

191. Worn custom made shoes or boots

192. Made a PowerPoint presentation

193. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course

194. Served at a soup kitchen

195. Conquered the Rubik’s cube

196. Know CPR

197. Ridden in or owned a convertible

198. Found a long lost friend

199. Helped solve a crime

200. Responded to a NJP newsletter

Wrinkles Away?

So, It's Tuesday night, I'm sitting at home and the phone rings. On the other end is my friend who tells me she's having a little get together. "Well it's sort of a hosted party" she explains. Okay, so I tell her I'll go but ask what type of party it is exactly..just so I'm prepared. (Trust me when I say I've been to a lot of really crazy hosted parties...some more fun than others). She continues on explaining that her other friend is hosting this party for NuSkin and a new tool that is supposed to get rid of wrinkles.....Okay I thought, stop right there. Wrinkles? We are in our mid twenties. Do we really need to worry about getting rid of wrinkles? Because last time I checked...wait, let me check again....okay yeah, still no wrinkles. But whatever, it's a bunch of girls getting together chit chatting...which is probably more fulfilling than doing loads of laundry at home. So I say I'll go. I go...and on the way run in to a headache full of traffic which I'll divulge into next.
Here I am sitting at the table watching this woman I know nothing about try to give the most satisfying sales pitch she knows how. Possibly working on others, pushing me further and further away. So here's the product, it's a tool you use in conjunction with other NuSkin products, of course. And the cool thing is it only costs like $450 total. Wow! I need one now!!!! Sense the sarcasm? Yes, you should. I think these products cause more harm than good...and that's my personal opinion, but when your telling your customers that "the energy that's going into you may cause harm if you're using a cell phone...." WTF? That's where the line needs to be drawn. And that's when I stepped out to take "an important phone call". We are so consumer driven. ughhhh!

Tag, I'm It!

Tag, I'm it...

1. Family & Friends I have the most loving, caring, outgoing, supportive family and friends ever. I love them more than they will ever know.
2. Writing. I went to school for it. I use it daily at work, and luckily its also a hobby.
3. Finding new interests.

1. Failing.
2. Being in another car accident. (Was in a horrific accident last December and broke my neck...still recovering.)
3. I fear I will never get over my uncertainty on certain things.

1. Have a family.
2. Get my Masters Degree
3. Become an investigative journalist.

1. The internet (ie: facebook, blogger, postsecret)
2. New home Furnishings
3. Sales

1. I can stand on my head for hours...although most of you already know this...
2. I haven't watched television in my home for almost 3 months. I know, crazy right? So You Think You Can Dance is on and I'm not a part of it? It's just a phase...I'm sure I'll watch them on the internet sooner or later.
3. I'm vegetarian. Yep, that's right...even though I love a good steak...being vegetarian is good for my health.

No Rules, Just Write

For the last day and a half I've been racking my brain, trying to think of something, anything at all to write about. I think of different topics; interests, friends, conquests, all sorts of lists, yet nothing spectacular comes to mind. And so I sit, and read others blogs hoping their stories will inhibit my own thinking....but it doesn't. So, here I sit and write whatever pops into my head. I figure I should not have just one niche, but rather write in abundance about the many topics that fill my mind. This is my blog. My blog has no rules, just writing.