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 livingears.blogspot.com
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 though...it 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 I...sexy 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."