Monday, May 31, 2010

Let's free my mind!

I feel like doing something on my list, since it has almost been over a week since I have posted on my blog. So I am doing number 12 off the list.

12) Answer 50 Questions that Will Free your mind

Can I say, these questions definitely got me thinking, I don't know if it necessarily freed my mind.

P.S. I'm dying for a pop! Only two more weeks!

P.S.S. Sorry the format of my list is funky, I don't know why it is out of whack, when it looks normal on what I'm composing.

Here is my list:

1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 26, I'm only 26 and I
don't even know how old I am half the time, I keep thinking I am 26.
2. Which is worse, failing or never trying? Never Trying
3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so
many things we don’t do? Very good question, that is why I am doing the 1001 day
project, to help me do the things I want to do, but keep putting it off, because
I have to do other non-productive things like work and cook dinner, and clean the
4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
Definately, I am all talk.
5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? War
6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? What I am doing now, working with kids, and making them smile.
7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing? Kind of a mixture of settling and doing what I believe in.
8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently? Yes
9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken? I would say 75 percent
10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? Doing the right things
11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do? This is a tough one, because I am known for going along with others if they are talking bad about someone. I am so bad for gossip and talking about others behind their backs. But if they were saying something really bad that I disagree with, I would definitely say something along the lines that what they are saying is not correct and this person is a great person.
12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? Expect the
13. Would you break the law to save a loved one? If it was a matter of life and death, YES
14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity? Not directly, but yes
15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people? The way I eat my cereal, I eat it dry without milk.
16) How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy? Because everyone has a different idea of what happiness is and what it means.
17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back? Become a parent, what is holding me back is money, and Husband, wanting to wait for the right time.
18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of? No not really. I try to let go off things right away, and let bye-gones be bye-gones, there is no sense on dwelling on the past and what will never be.
19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? Probably Savannah GA, that place seems so beautiful and quaint. Seems like a great place to live.
20. Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator
faster? Sometimes I do, when I'm being impatient. Even though I know it will not make it go up any faster.
21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? A joyful Simpleton. I already worry enough as it is, and it is not productive.
22. Why are you, you? Because God made me that way
23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend? I'm not sure, I try to be.
24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives
right near you? Losing touch with a friend who lives right near you.
25. What are you most grateful for? Being alive
26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones? I rather never be able to make new ones, because what is the sense making new memories, if you can't remember the old ones, memories makes up who you are and how you live your life.
27. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first? Yes
28. Has your greatest fear ever come true? No
29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now? Yes, and it definitely doesn't matter now. Now it makes me laugh, now thinking about it.
30. What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special? Christmas of 1990. It was the biggest Christmas we had, and not only that I just remember it being such an amazing time with our Family, and I could see all the love and joy.
31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive? When I'm working and going into the classrooms.
32. If not now, then when? Then never
33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose? The satisfaction of doing it, you only live once, and if you never achieve it, then you'll never get to experience that feeling of success.
34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever? Yes
35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars? Because politics get mixed in the shuffle and distorts the true meaning of faith.
36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil? No. I feel like there are still to many gray areas, even though most of it is all in black and white.
37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job? Maybe.
38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing? More work I
actually enjoy doing.
39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before? Yes, I have
40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in? Good question, I have no idea.
41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today? I would try to or at least give them a call.
42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous? No it isn't worth it, I rather be alive longer.
43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living? Being alive is simply that, being
alive, but Truly living is making the best of the life you have, and living it to the fullest.
44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right? Usually right away, because the more you think about it, the less likely you will do it.
45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake? Because no one wants to be a failure. Sometimes we forget we are human.
46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? Probably nothing.
47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing? Good question I have no idea
48. What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love? Matt, yes everyday.
49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that? No most likely not, unless something memorable happens.
50. Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you? Sometimes my decisions are made by others, only because my decisions affect others.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Nothing like drinking beers

So I've completed number 98 off my list:

98) Successfully drink an entire can of beer

So this may seem like a silly thing to have on one's list, but surprisingly enough I have never drank an entire can of beer. I have attempted to drink it, but I would always spit it off or only be able to drink a few sips of it, and then feel like I am about to hurl. I always drink Mike's Hard lemonade, or Smirnoff, or some kind of mix drink. I'm always a pain in the but at gatherings, because I won't drink beer. So the reason I have put this on my list, to expand my horizons, and who knows, maybe I will start drinking beer more often, because actually it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. So about a half hour ago, I opened a can of Miller lite, and took little sips of it, and ate some chips. And the more I started to drank it the more I realized it wasn't that bad. I think what helped is lately I have been eating a lot of beer bread, which I love! So drinking the beer just reminded me of the yummy taste of beer bread. I must say how surprised I am how buzzed I am from one beer, maybe because it is the first beer I have ever had, but drinking one bottle of Mike's Hard lemonade doesn't have that effect. hehehehe. And Can I say beer is a lot cheaper than mix drinks and malted beverages. So if you have any good types of beer to recommend, let me know, I am willing to try some different types.

Here are some pics to prove that I have definitely just had an entire beer:

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Leave an inspirational note:

Today I have just completed number 3 off the list. It is such a great feeling when I can cross something off my list!This is the one I have completed:

3)Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find

I have just finished Meg Cabot's book Boy meets girl , and since another book I had was due this Saturday back to the library. (BTW I have a new obsession with Meg Cabot books, I love them!) I decided to go ahead and do number 3 off this list. I think this is a fun one! So I wrote an inspirational note, with mostly quotes in it, and sayings that I have made up about words of wisdom about life. So I folded up my note and put it in the book, and hopefully someone will read it and it will put a smile on their face.

Here are some pics of the note that I left:

Also I like to say, it is really hard to try to do the splits (which is on my list) I'm very close but still not there, It is going to take awhile. And I ended up getting rug burn on my foot today, I guess attempt to do the splits, caused my foot to rub against the carpet. So now I have a lovely mark on my foot.

Operation Pop is going great, though I am only on day 4. But so far not dying for pop.

I am also currently working on reading 50 books. I have just finished my first one, now 49 to go! Right now I'm watching Soapdish, (Which is a pretty stupid movie)now I have the S and A of the watching 26 movies from A-Z.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

365 Day Photo challenge:

Today I decided to start the 365 Day Photo Challenge. Which is this one off the list:

29. Complete the 365 Photo Challenge

How it works, is you take one picture each day for an entire year. So starting today, I will take pictures until May 18, 2011. I wasn't originally going to start this challenge today, and it would make sense to start in the beginning of the year, but it all started when I got Pizza at Little Caesar's. I was getting dinner, because I didn't feel like cooking tonight, after going grocery shopping for over an hour. So I am leaving the place with a pizza, crazy bread sticks, pizza sauce (note it is very HOT pizza sauce in a small container) and a 2 liter of pop. Well the pizza sauce came flying and it slide off the pizza box I was carrying, and spilled all over my left foot and shoe, and my pants leg. Then it was all over the concrete floor, by the entrance. So I had to go back into the place, and ask for another pizza sauce, and give the sad spilled empty pizza sauce container to the employee, and I'm sure they probably had to clean the big mess I left on the floor by the front entrance. They were probably laughing at me, and thinking WOW that girl doesn't know how to keep things in her hand. So it got me thinking if only I had my camera, I could of took a picture of the spill, and put it in my 365 challenge. But I didn't, so I took a picture of the aftermath of my foot, after wiping some of the sauce off my foot. And can I tell you my foot got burned a little from the sauce! So I am starting the challenge and I will be carrying my camera in my purse, to capture those funny moments. Because I do have quite a number of funny moments. The idea of this project is to take a picture that highlights the day, and then I will have a snapshot of an entire year to look back at. FUN! So I will be keeping my photos on Facebook.

Click here to see my 365 Photo Challenge

Here is the first picture for 365 Day Photo Challenge:

Monday, May 17, 2010

Operation No pop for a month!

So Today I have decided to start tackling this goal:

54. No Pop for a month.

By the way it is called POP not Soda. Well at least it is to me. I could have a long soda verses pop debate. When I think of soda, I think of baking soda. Soda doesn't sound as appealing as pop. When you drink POP it kind of makes a POP sound when you drink it.

But anyways I could go on forever on the silly pop tangent. So officially starting Today, I can not drink any pop for an entire month. So Basically no pop until June 17th, 2010. Let's see how good I can do on this. So far I am on day one, and I am doing just great. I'm not a serious pop drinker. Not like I used to be, I now drink more water than anything. Though a few weeks ago when I had my wisdom teeth taken out, I could not have any pop for a least a week. And I was dying, I felt this urge to drink something fizzy. I think it is one of those things when you know you can't have it, you want it more. So we'll see how I do on Operation No Pop.

If nothing else, maybe cutting some pop will get rid of this belly flap I have going on. . .

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Identify 100 things that make me happy

So I will complete number one off the list:

Identify 100 things that makes me happy.

So here we go, lets see how hard this is (in no particular order):

1) Matt, My husband
2) Marco, My cat
3) My Friends
4) My family
5) My job
6) Popcorn
7) Friends (The TV show)
8) Facebook
9) Thunderstorms
11) Reading books
12) Singing in the Shower
13) Cupcakes
14) God
15) Making others smile
16) Oreo Cookies
17) Taking Pictures
18) Being married
19) Working with Kids
20) My co-workers
21) Getting something accomplished
22) Babies
23) Listening to music
24) Driving with my sunroof up
25) Drinking Cherry Coke
26) Meg Cabot Books
27) Making a difference in others lives
28) Shopping
29) Bright colored finger nail polish
30) Getting good deals on the clearance racks
31) Beating mom on Scrabble
32) My wedding ring
33) Winning
34) jelly beans
35) Singing Karaoke
36) Playing Rock Band
37) Getting the Mail
38) Cleaning
39) Organizing things
40) skinny jeans
41) Purses
42) baking
43) Having guests over my house
44) Checking my email
45) strawberries
46) Hugs
47) Hearing the words "I love you"
48) ice cream
49) Daydreaming
50) Pretty colored pens
51) Not wearing any shoes
52) my laptop
53) opening presents
54) a beautiful day with 75 degree weather
55) Roller Coasters
56) Weekends
57) Going home from Work
58) kittens
59) Rainbows
60) Being Alive
61) God's Blessings
62) Getting magazines in the mail
63) Calling my mom
64) Visiting Friends
65) Days off work
66) Going on Vacation
67) Kisses
68) my birthday
69) Giving presents to others
70) Paydays
71) Finding money I didn't know I had
72) chocolate
73) Sharing my funny life adventures with others
74) My veggie garden
75) Sleeping in
76) fireworks
77) Family get-togethers
78) Fireflies
79) Writing poetry
80) Making smores
81) Getting Flowers
82) Romantic Comedies
83) Getting Thank-You Cards
85) Coffee to wake me up when I am super tired
86) Springtime
87) Birds Chirping
88) Cute Dresses to wear
89) Shimmery Eyeshadow
90) Logic Puzzles
91) our house
92) Making to do lists and then completing items off it.
93) Netflix movies that come in the mail
94) Looking at my Wedding Pictures
95) Mix Drinks
96) Going to the movies
97) DVR
98) Watching Bridezilla
99) Flip flops
100) Being myself

Coming up with this list wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Though the last 15, were really hard to come up with. The more I worked on this list, the more I realized that I could easily come up with 100 things that make me mad. hehehe..

101/1001 project

Welcome to my new blog! I have been wanting to start a blog for awhile now. But I never knew what I should write in my blog if I had one. But now I've finally found some inspiration. I found out about this from another person in the internet world who was also doing the 101/1001 project. The project is called Day Zero.

The idea is I had to come up with 101 things that I would like to accomplish in 1001 days which is by Feb 10, 2013. I think the hardest thing so far with this list was coming up with 101 things to do. It took me about 6 days to figure out all 101 things I want to do. I thought it would be easy, but then I started to run out of ideas. Looking at other people's lists really helped with my inspiration. So Now I can finally start this blog because as of today I have officially finished my 101 list!

I have a couple of people such as my husband and mother, who don't think I will complete this list, because they know me very well. I am one of those people that start something but never finishes it. But their pessimism is motivation for me to prove them wrong! I really would love to do everything on this list and I am going to, and if I do, I'm totally throwing a party for myself. So the two big reasons I am doing this list is to A) Prove some people wrong that I CAN in fact follow things through, and B) So I can have more meaning and purpose with my life. I only have one life, why sit around everyday work, make dinner and then waste time on Facebook. Because that is what my life consists of right now. Which is pretty BORING, and not only that wasting important time I have in my life to live and have meaning! So yes, I want to do this list, so you will get to hear my stories of how I will make completing this list possible.

I can cross off start a blog on my list now! Which is the first thing I can take off the list. If the item is has a line through it, that means I have completed.

So here is the list:

1) Identify 100 things that makes me happy
2) Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
3) Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
4) Send a secret to PostSecret
5) Go barefoot for a day
6) Go to Las Vegas
7) See 10 classic movies I've never seen
8) Donate blood
9) Have a baby
10) Learn to Knit
11) Take a cake decorating Class
12) Answer "50 questions that Will Free Your Mind"
13) No fast food for a month
14) No Complaining for a week
15) Take my parents out for dinner
16) Stay awake for 24 hours
17) Do some Volunteer Work
18) Read 50 books
19) Expand my vocabulary by 100 words
20) Visit a psychic
21) Go to a haunted house
22) Watch 26 movies I have never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet (Currently working on)
23) Tie a note into a balloon and let it go.
24) Complete a 1000 piece puzzle
25) Do the splits
26) Go paintballing
27) Give a 100 percent tip
28) Start a blog
29) Complete a 365 day photo challenge (Currently working on)
30) Do 10 acts of random kindness
31) Run in a 10 k
32) Go to the circus
33) List to 26 bands that I have never heard of starting with each letter of the alphabet
34) Make 5 new friends
35) Finish Wedding Scrapbook
36) Make homemade pickles
37) Go to 10 new restaurants
38) Make 5 mix CDs and leave them around town for people to find.
39) Say yes to 100 things I want to say no to
40) Go to Cedar Point
41) Make a quilt
42) Paint a picture
43) Milk a cow
44) Find a four leaver clover
45) Try 10 new foods
46) Ride in a limo
47) Don't watch any TV for a week
48) Donate 5 dollars for every goal that I don't complete.
49) Carve my name into a tree
50) Drink nothing but water for a week
51) Ride in a hot air balloon
52) Make homemade doughnuts
53) Go to 3 states that I have never been to.
54) Go without pop for a whole month
55) Learn how to use the sewing machine and create something
56) Start my day five o'clock in the morning
57) Make a music video and post it on YouTube
58) Go to the Ohio State fair
59) Eat an entire meal from Taco Bell
60) Go to the Cleveland Zoo
61) Ride in a train across America
62) Grow a new fruit in our garden and make something out of it.
63) Go to a drag show
64) Complete a song with Guitar on Expert on Guitar Hero
65) Cook 25 new dishes (Deserts, Main dishes, sides)
66) Get my eye brows waxed.
67) Re-watch all the episode from all ten seasons of Friends
68) Create myself swarovski crystal necklace, bracelet, and earrings
69) Make a apple, cherry, pumpkin, pecan, and strawberry pie
70) Go on a 20 mile bike ride
71) Finish a blanket that I am crocheting
72) Ride a mechanical bull
73) Pay off my car loan before January 2011
74) Collect a swear jar for 3 months, Five cents a swear.
75) Leave 50 post-its around town (Operation Beautiful/Gives me Hope)
76) Go on a hike in the woods for 3 miles
77) Do 100 full sit-ups in a row
78) Look good in bikini (flat abs)
79) Go to an Alanis Morrisette Concert (hopefully there is another concert in the next 3 years)
80) Learn Zumba
81) No internet for a month, unless work Related.
82) Make the spare room into a guest room or baby room (which ever comes first)
83) Go a week without wearing make-up
84) Go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum
85) Go to a Strip Club
86) Create a family slide show
87) Clean, condense, and organize all my stuff in the basement
88) Don't look at what time it is for an entire day.
89) Buy a new refrigerator
90) Complete an entire logic puzzle book
91) Bowl a game of 200 or better
92) Be on time or early for everything for two weeks in a row
93) Find a hat to wear, that I actually look good in.
94) Go to bed by 10:00 pm for two weeks.
95) Work out 4 times a week for 3 months straight (1 hour)
96) Visit Anna in Michigan
97) Read the entire Idiot's Guide to Spelling and Grammar
98) Successfully drink an entire can of beer
99) Complete listography
100) Spend an entire day using my right hand instead of my left.
101) Spend more than 50 dollars on a pair of shoes/jeans/pants/shirt/or dress.