Facebook Highlights.

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Like many of you, I log onto Facebook simply out of boredom. There is no easier way to receive your daily dose of both instant gratification and instant frustration. Talking about Facebook is a different blog entirely and we won’t get into all that right now.


I will say today was a banner day for my Facebook feed. Many of my friends had unusually entertaining posts. I figured I would give you all the best so you can post them onto your Facebook instead of that picture of your kid or dinner, or you drinking wine, or you drinking wine whilst feeding your kid dinner. You get it.

Here are my Facebook Highlights….

1. Weather… Ummm Hell No.

2. This Guy AGAIN.

3. I Wonder What My Parent’s Would’ve Done With An iPhone.

4. When You’d Thought You’d Seen It All

5. This Confuses Me But I Like It

6. More Awesome Ideas I Will Never Be Able To Duplicate.

7. Ukraine Got Talent… Or Ukraine’s Got Talent. Either Way, Home Girl Got Talent.

8. Instant Gratification.

9. Farts and such…

9.5 Woah. Finally. I’ve Been Inventing A Version Of This For 15 Years!

10. Predictable, yet poignant.


So you see Facebook can be a very interesting thing, but it can also steal your life.

So there’s that.




The cold hard truth is…

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This may go against everything you learned as a child but it’s the cold hard truth and someone has to say it. As you get older you start to realize you will have to cut things out. There simply isn’t enough time to do the things you need to do, let alone the things you WANT to do. Oh, and also you probably won’t be the president or an astronaut. Just sayin’

Anyway… I wanted to bring this up to help future adults better cope with the fact that they will be able to actually accomplish only a fraction of the dreams and goals they have when they are young, and also maybe a little bit as a cry for help.Fun-Time

Help with my time management. I mean starting my day hitting snooze 7 times doesn’t exactly get things started on the right foot, but gin will do that to you I suppose. Then we have the “to do” list in my brain. A list on which all of the items are battling for the top spot and therefore I cannot decide which to pick. So naturally I pick the worst option.

Take this morning for example. I spent a solid 45 minutes wandering around the apartment. Made two cups of coffee. Then I sat down to take care of business. What business did I take care of? I snapchatted my cousin a clip of a Stevie Wonder “Happy Birthday” video. That’s called prioritizing children.


I need a serious life coaching session.

This is the worst time of year for my time management problems. If it’s even remotely nice outside I will make every excuse in the book as to why I need to just roll around in the grass somewhere. I couldn’t possibly clean my bathroom, THE SUN IS OUT!


I don’t think everyone is guilty of putzing around like me and thank goodness for that. I’m a supporter of the go getter lifestyle, I just don’t seem to have the time to go anywhere or get anything. So, I hope all of you reach the goals you set for yourselves and all your dreams come true.

That being said, today is beautiful and I have lots of things I need to avoid doing.


There are people who are always moving forward and have no problems with change, but I think everyone has their limits. Kevin Bacon for example…


I get it…change is hard.

Life is like riding a roundabout…we start to cling to what we can as much as possible the faster it goes… Then we die…

ehhh… okay, not my best analogy.

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All I’m wondering is, why do we actually have such an aversion to change?

I think we automatically want the younger generations to experience what we did. I’m not sure why. They have way cooler stuff than we ever did. We should just let them do it the new way. Maybe, it’s the only way we know how to relate to them. Like, if they don’t have to walk 50 miles in the snow to school we couldn’t possibly have anything to talk about.

I can understand clinging to some things. We don’t want the future to be a bunch of fatties in front of computers. All I know is, this is a world full of clingy people. We cling to unhealthy relationships, we cling to trinkets, we cling to grudges, we cling to the good old days.

I can remember the one time my tiny, saint of a grandmother reprimanded me. You must be thinking I did something awful to deserve it. You’re wrong. All I did to make her mad was goof off when she was trying to show me the way to properly clean a lamp shade. Yes, a lamp shade. She was a tad OCD. Unfair? Maybe. But it wasn’t about the cleaning lesson. I wasn’t putting any value into the things that had shaped her youth… Sorry Nanie.

Here are just a few examples so you can tell if you are old enough to start clinging to your youth…

If you haven’t wanted to smack a young kid for being a punk, you’re not ready…

If you haven’t looked a fool in front of young people and not cared, you’re not ready…

If you haven’t wanted to take a nap yet today, you’re not ready…

If you haven’t dreaded your birthday, you’re not ready…

If you haven’t thought, at least once, that you should’ve listened to your parents a lot more, you’re not ready…

If you haven’t done the same getting ready routine you always do, but you look different, you’re not ready…

Things will change. We will all be forced to give up on some of the things we never thought we would (like trying to remember things). Let us all take it easy on each other. Because the completely useless younger people need us and they can deal with it because we will be dead soon. See, it’s all fair.

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What are some things you wish the younger generations would still do, have, like, listen to, or watch?



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Here is your daily dose of honesty. Your very large dose…

This first batch is by designer Viktor Hertz…

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We don’t know who designed this second batch, sorry…

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You made it! Glad you stayed with us this far! Hope you enjoyed these as much as we did. Have a great weekend!!

Love you,



12 Reasons Rainy Weather is AWESOME.

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Another gloomy day is upon us here in Northern Virginia. I’ve always felt like a bit of a creep because I like this dreary rainy mess. Most people hate this weather and some even get terrible seasonal depression so hopefully we can bring you a little lift today.

12 reasons why rainy weather is AWESOME…

1. Perfect excuse to sneak to a movie…Cinema

2.Free car wash…


3. Rain = Life…


4. Free drinking water…


5. Snuggles are more abundant in cold, wet weather…


6. You can turn off that machine that simulates rain noises and fall asleep to the real thing…


7. Sets the stage for spontaneousness….


8. Sets the stage for kindness…


9. Rainbows….


10. Everything is shiny…

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11. Free mud, free facial…


12. A chance to finally use that nice umbrella…


If that didn’t help, try some color therapy and look at the bright posters at



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Good morning! I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend.

Thank you Mr. Columbus.

Let’s talk about mistakes; We all make them.

I’m quite certain some of you even did something this weekend you wish you hadn’t.

Still, some mistakes are a little more severe than others…





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Some people are just crazy and actually think they are making good choices.

Most of us can agree that while those drunken nights make for the best stories, they also make for the most painful and costly fixes.

If only we had an undo for life…


Simply Look Around…

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Some days it is hard to see anything beyond what is directly in our faces.

Dirty dishes, screaming children, dirty laundry, traffic, stacks of bills, bed head, and all the other messes of life.

Being a dreamer doesn’t come so easily when you are stuck in the daily grind. That is when we ALL need to take a few pointers from…


I personally am down to follow anyone who can create a room of candy where everything is edible. Anyone who can torture bratty little kids and make it look like no big deal is okay in my book.

Willy gets it. He looks at things in a different way and transforms the mundane to the magnificent.

There is beauty all around us. While we may not have geese that lay golden eggs, floating potions, or gum that is a full meal, we do have things that should be noticed and appreciated right in front of us everyday.

Here are some things to be on the lookout for…













Good penmanship… (cause everyone appreciates that)




Really, there are so many reasons to see the beauty in everyday life…

– having air to breathe

– sunshine

– being able to feel, see, feel, hear, taste, walk, talk, dance, sing, and everything else that we take for granted.

If you are having trouble seeing the good today…




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Everything is “Eatable”… or is it?


I know I have referenced the movie Alive previously but can we talk about it again? THAT MOVIE IS CRAZY. It is based on a true story and that makes it all the more insane. It really has me wondering what I would do to survive. I know I have admitted that if anything catastrophic happened I would be in the first group to die. But sometimes I wonder if I am a survivor and don’t even know it. We all have skills and strengths we aren’t even aware of. An arsenal of untapped resources just waiting for the sh** to hit the fan.

Could I survive a plane crash, maybe…

Could I withstand the freezing cold… sure, I would do some jumping jacks.

Could I handle being away from civilization… absolutely, I would prefer it.

Could I eat another human to survive… ummmmmmmmm….

I can barely stomach what most people consider delicacies.  I’m a cheese pizza kind of girl.  (don’t judge me)

While I know I don’t have much room to talk on this matter since I haven’t gone hungry a day in my life. That being said, I’m not entirely sure what I would resort to if I were literally starving to death.

I would hope that I would be one of the tough ones who would survive despite all odds, not likely, but I’m hopeful. 

The will to survive fascinates me. I’m in no way meaning to make light of any life or death situation…

I am just curious what and if others think about it. We live day to day and most of us never give a second thought to the worst happening. I don’t think of myself as overly morbid, but I do think about it. I daydream about insane scenarios.

My questions is this:  could you eat your best friend (previously deceased of natural causes, of course) if it meant you would live to see another day?

and here it is in bad form to lighten things up and not really stay with the topic, our poster of the day…Image