Yay It’s Over!

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Ah..you hear that?  The lack of Christmas music 🙂 I’m delighted that it’s over.  I know that time with family is great but the financial part…oh boy!  I have something to tell you that may surprise you… I pay for Christmas with cash.

No credit cards for that. I refuse. It encourages overspending. I know the kids probably think they didn’t get enough but we did one gift for each child and couple.  While I miss the cash and the thought of deferring it over a few months is definitely attractive..it’s a losing scenario.  The great thing about Christmas.. No one will say they felt like they didn’t get enough.  LOL

So how long do we give the stores before we should expect Valentine’s decorations?  LOL


Bah Humbuggery

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Oh it’s Christmas…hearing bells clang when I go grocery shopping in Hell, I mean Walmart means one thing, Salvation Army by the front door…regardless how many times I’ve chunked some money in that red bucket, every time I pass I’m compelled to give more…which is probably the point. 

I feel bad, I was a needy kid, sometimes my mother would have to go to the food pantry to get donated food so we could eat.  We had it rough growing up but at the same time I don’t have enough money to solve the worlds problems, I dont have enough to solve some of my own, lol. 

So everytime I pass the bucket I get this wave of guilt…. I swear I have the guilt complex of a catholic.  Buying Christmas gifts is always a joy, as much as I hate shopping you would think I would get smart one tat and shop early…see thats part of my tradition, wait til the last minute and then I get to bitch about how rude people really are, lol.

This season has been a breeze so far thanks to Amazon (I heart you Amazon.com) with fast, cheap shipping.  More gifts for later this week though, I’m going to have to go shopping on location…totally dreading it. 

If I go with a list maybe it won’t be too bad…how has the season been treating you?  Looking forward to 2011?


Truths for Friends

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…from my good friend Helen to me and now to you, so funny that I had to share, read on:

1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blu Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.

13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to. (or ERDAS)

14. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet that on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

24. The first testicular guard, the “Cup,” was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important. Ladies…..Quit Laughing.

You may have seen these before, some of them or all of them on other lists but with the season of greed…I mean giving in full swing….thought you could use a laugh. 👿


Early Thoughts, Resolutions

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In the predawn hours I tend to be a little more positive, before I’ve allowed my inner critic to have it’s way with positivity.  I have a lot of hope for my future, I also have developed a bad habit of making excuses, making bad choices.  Mouthygirl was to be a place for daring, throwing caution to the wind and saying anything.  I’ve strayed from that and that’s part of the reason for my recent absence.  Ultimately, I’ve been censoring myself and rereading everything and deciding not to post. 

All my own fault.  We’re in the final days of the first decade I’ve spent as an adult, and I’m not entirely proud of the lack of progress I’ve made in my life.  I won’t be saying this in ten more years. The good news is that I’ve found a  job thats more than a job, finally. 

So as I climb this ladder before me, I’m preparing myself for a few setbacks, they always come…but I’m looking forward to the future, the changes as they come, this passion I feel welling up inside me…again. 

How would you describe the past ten years of your life?   What will you do in the next ten?