Sunday, June 28, 2009

Scary....But Funny as Hell!!

This is gonna be one of those random blogs that I do where I just want to share a tidbit (MG's word) of a random thing that I did or was part of :)
So this past weekend, I spent it with some of my closest friends. I'm gonna go ahead and share something that we discovered in the middle of the night on Saturday (Sat going into Sun). After numerous drinks of whatever contained a so much % proof on it, everything started to seem funny to everyone. There was a debate about whether Pizza Hut was now called The Hut (thx 4 that one MG haha), there was a little bit of truth or dare (which is always fun) and some serious Rock Band playing. I suddenly remembered something my cousins had done a few months ago that I thought I'd introduce to my fellow drunken friends.
Ever heard of the scary maze? It's an online website that offers a puzzle maze that people try to complete but never do. If you are familiar with it, then you know what happens at the end of the maze. If not, I'll be posting the link for you to try and see if you are successful in completing it.
I just wanted to share b/c if you ever find yourself bored w/friends (especially drunk one's) it is such a funny thing to see how a drunky reacts when getting the crap scared out of the them! You might have to copy and paste, but please try if you haven't!!

This is the link to the maze! Try it out if you haven't. Just make sure that you are in your own home and not the workplace.

If you have not done the maze, do not look at the reactions yet! Do the maze and then view the reactions later!!

These are a couple of links to reactions from people playing the scary maze game.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Getting To Know Me Part 2

This is a continuation of yesterday's blog post that I found more fun to answer. Some of these are a little more personal which is always more fun. Enjoy!

25. What did you do last night? I went to see Transformers 2 with friends.
26. What was the last film you saw at the movies? Transformers 2.
27. What is your favorite movie? The Godfather and Scent of a Woman
28. What is your favorite TV show? Sex and the City and Friends
29. Now what show is really your favorite that you won't admit to seeing? The Hills, lol
30. What is your favorite CD at moment? The Twilight Soundtrack
31. Favorite item of clothing? My Charles Trippy T-shirt
32. Favorite sandwich? Fried bologna w/crumpled chips. Weird I know, have liked that since I was a kid. Haha!
33. Favorite sport to watch? Basketball and Horse Racing
34. What is your favorite candy? Gummy Lifesavers
35. What is your favorite flower? A Daisy
36. Favorite soft drink? Big Red and Barq's Rootbeer
37. What was your favorite toy as a child? A home made Cabbage Patch Doll that my mom got me
38. Favorite day of the week? Sundays, they represent a new beginning, a clean slate.
39. What is your favorite song? Leave Out All the Rest by Linkin Park
40. What is your favorite love song? 4 in the Morning by Gwen Stefani
41. Have you ever had your heart broken? Once
42. Hugs or kisses? Definitely kisses. They're so much more intimate.
43. Do you remember your first real kiss? OMG, yes! It was Sal Condenza. Never saw him again after that! He violated my mouth, eww! So gonna have to blog about that one day! Haha!
44. Have you ever been in a serious relationship? Yes, twice.
45. Any regrets from that serious relationship? No.
46. While in a relationship, what do you enjoy the most? Those moments of talking about absolutely nothing for hours.
47. Are looks or the way you are treated matter most in a relationship? The way I'm treated.
48. What is the first thing you notice about a person of the opposite sex? Their smile.
49. Did you feel uncomfortable sharing about yourself? No
50. And finally, is there any news or exciting info you'd like to share with us? I'm thinking it might be "that" kind of love once again, yay!

Thank you so much for participating my friends! I really enjoyed reading and getting to know a little more about my coven people. Now I know why you all are so special to me!! Hope that you all have a happy, safe and great weekend :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Getting to Know Me Part 1....

This blog is gonna be quite different. It's gonna be more of a get to know me type thing. I got this e-mail the other day from a friend entitled Getting to Know Your Friends. There were so many questions about specific things that I thought it would be cool to be a blog. It will have to be broken down into two sections. The first part consist of general questions while the second deals with favorites and relationships and love. I thought it was fun and decided to share. Maybe you can copy and paste and do the same on your blog. Regardless, here are some little known facts to get to know me better. Enjoy!! :)

1. What is your middle name? Ann, blah I hate it!!
2. When is your birthday? December 19th
3. What kind of car do you drive? A Ford F-150. But I really miss my GT-Mustang :(
4. Pets? Yorkie-Paris, German Shepherd-Venus, Tabbie Cat-Shotzie
5. Who was the first person you spoke to on the phone today? My dad.
6. Who was the last person you spoke to last night? My friend Chris
7. What did you want to be when you were little? A teacher
8. How many towns have you lived in? 7 4-US 3-Germany
9. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? London, England
10. Are you a morning person or a night person? Pfft!! Night owl! Haha!
11. What food do you dislike? Eggs
12. What characteristic in a person do you despise? When someone lies
13. Do you wish on stars? Yes I do!
14. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Green
15. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds, I like the way they sparkle!
16. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
17. Coffee or tea? Tea
18. What is under your bed? My beading stuff. I like making jewelry.
19. What was your most recent memorable birthday? My last one, it was the first w/o my mom.
20. When was the last time you cried? Last night.
21. What are you afraid of? Losing my dad.
22. Do you prefer Summer or Winter? Winter
23. How many keys on your key ring? 5 the truck, the club, 2 for the house and Chris' place.
24. What are you listening to right now at this moment? Never Say Never by The Fray with the humming of the air conditioner in the background.

This is halfway through. Tomorrow I'll post the other half that deals with my favorites and questions about love and relationships. Hope that it is something you enjoyed in getting to know me a little better and I hope to see a similar thing from those of you w/a blog! Until tomorrow, have a wonderful day :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Today I wanted to make a blog and dedicate it to my dad! I want to begin by sharing a special memory of my father.....
When I was little, I had a doll that was very special to me. This was the one doll that I did everything with. Anyway, we were in Germany at the time and had gone on a tour to Spain. Naturally, I took my doll with me (I was 8 yrs old at the time). When our trip was over and we had returned back home, I realized that I had left my doll on the tour bus. I was devastated. Seeing how much my doll meant to me, my dad decided that we would go back to the bus station and get my doll. When we got there, they told us that the bus driver had already left for home - this particular bus driver owned the bus so he had taken it with him - and that he lived 300 mi from where we were. So clearly, my whole world was shattered, I was never gonna see my Cabby (that was her name) again! And then it happened, my dad saved the day. My poor father was so tired from our recent trip but he decided anyway that we would go ahead and make the trip to this man's house to get my doll. We didn't even go home, we left from the bus station. We made the long trip to the bus driver's house and when we finally got there, I was reunited with my doll.
This may not seem like a big deal to some people but to me it is. When this story has been told in the past, alot of people have said that they wouldn't have done that. My dad is a unique person. He is very kind hearted and doesn't have a mean bone in his body. I always feared my mom more than my dad. Put it this way, my father has never raised his voice at me. A few yrs ago he yelled at me for something and it was such a shock to me that it made me cry! It literally broke my heart that my dad yelled at me. It was funny b/c after seeing how much it hurt my feelings, my dad felt bad. I just wanted to share how special a person my father is. This is for you poppa, I love you and hope that you have a wonderful Father's Day!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Pandora's Box - Good or Evil?

There was this thing on the National Geographic channel the other day about Pandora, the first woman created by the mythological gods. I did not catch the whole story, but I did find her interesting and decided to blog about it. Another random thought running in my head that seems to tie with current situations in my life right now. Anyway, hope you enjoy and that it gives you something to think about.

"Trouble" "Somethings Are Better Left Unsaid" "Opening a Can of Worms" "Friendships Gone Bad" "The Root of All Evil" These were some of the thoughts that were shared when asked to mention what Pandora's Box meant. According to the website, Pandora's box was defined by the following. "In classical mythology, a box that Zeus gave to Pandora, the first woman, with strict instructions that she not open it. Pandora's curiosity soon got the better of her, and she opened the box. All the evils and miseries of the world flew out to afflict mankind".

This got me thinking.....How often are we faced with our own version of Pandora's Box in life? Everyday we are faced with situations- whether it be at the workplace with co-workers, at home with family or in the relationship with the one you love- where as much as we don't want, curiosity does get the best of us and sometimes leads to regret or uncertainty. So is it better to leave things alone and not take a chance knowing that you may get hurt? Is letting curiosity get the best of you so bad? At first I agreed that maybe it was better to leave things alone and avoid any "unforeseen trouble" but then I received an answer that I did not know let alone expected about Pandora's Box.

My friend Matthew @aguyfrtx tweeted this "2 me Pandora's Box is often seen as the root of all evil b/c curiosity led to it's opening......Many don't realize that "hope" was left b4 it was closed! So, even though things can get bad, there is always hope". So maybe curiosity isn't always so bad. Maybe it is something that needs to be explored and felt before you get to what you are looking for. Personally, curiosity has led to good things so far. Which is rare for me because I am usually one to distract pain and suffering these days. So what I guess I'm trying to say is, take a chance in life! Ask that question, take that dare, make the first move. Maybe there may be heartache and disappointment along the way, but never forget that there is always gonna be hope in the end! Thanks for those who participated! XOXOXO

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My Dilemma

This is one of those random thingys that have been on my mind. After this past weekend in chat w/@rose_flores and @iamgrey and then this morning w/@mrsginobili it really got me thinking....

Ever have those moments in life where you find yourself questioning if what you are about to do is something that you're gonna regret? You know those "I shouldn't be here" and "Did I just say that?" moments. I have been feeling that way these past couple of days and it was really brought to my attention when a friend of mine mentioned the word trouble this morning on one of her tweets! Thanks MG! Haha!

There is something that I have been struggling with that I really want but I know that I shouldn't have because like all things that we really want, might lead to trouble and heartache. But how much fun and how good can trouble sometimes feel!!Anyway, I've talked to my best friend about it and she told me what I always tell her, follow your heart. Up until she told me that I never realized how frustrating it is to hear that when you are on the other end of the convo! Guess i had that coming after telling everyone to follow their heart. I promise from now on I will not say that anymore, lol. So anyway, all this talk about fun and trouble this morning got me thinking, I believe I might follow my own advice and MAYBEEE follow my heart. What's the worse that can happen right? I'm gonna live in the moment and just hope that things work out for the best and I'll make sure that I'll have fun along the way!! My twitter girls know what I'm talking about! I truly do <3 you girls and am so happy that you have become part of my life!

And to that certain person who is also reading this blog, you have won! Please don't let me down :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

My cousins.

I was reading a blog entry from a friend that got me thinking how important family really is. This blog that I read was about the praise and appreciation of a sister. Got me thinking of how all of us have certain people in our families that make such an impact in our lives. Now I don't have any siblings, so I'm not familiar on that kind of relationship, but I do have 2 cousins that are very close to me. So close that I know my life would be incomplete w/o them. So in a way, they are my fill in sister and brother.

Now these two people are complete opposites. One I was raised with and the other I would see from time to time growing up but still remained special for some reason. The first is my cousin Jesse (JJ) for short. He is 10 months older than me and has always been the big brother I never had. He's in the military and just recently came back fr a 6 month tour in Spain. The 2nd is my cousin Sandra. She too is older than me and is a spitting image of my mother.

It was when I lost my mother, that I realized how important they were to me and how much I needed them. In the traditional sense, members of both sides of my family were by my side, but I found that I really didn't care. All I wanted (aside fr my dad and closet uncle) were my two cousins. That's all that mattered. When they finally arrived, everything started to feel like it was gonna be OK. These two individuals hold a special place in my heart. I love them so much that I would do anything in my power for them.
I have become even closer to my cousins now and talk to them on a daily basis. Funny thing....For some reason even though I didn't see my cousin Sandra that much growing up, she always was special to me. And I finally realized why. As I mentioned, she is the spitting image of my mom and no surprise inherited alot of my mother's character. People always said that she could have passed as my mom's daughter. Sandra reminds me of my mom so much! I see so much of my mom in her. I like to think that my mom lives through her, which means that she will always be with me. Sounds funny but that brings me comfort.
Anyway, so in conclusion family is important. We shouldn't take them for granted, especially the one's that mean the most to us. Sandra, JJ this post is dedicated to you both. I have no idea how I would have survived these past few months w/o you!