Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mr. President.

You Are a Marilyn!


You are a Marilyn -- "I am affectionate and skeptical."

Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.

How to Get Along with Me
    * Be direct and clear
    * Listen to me carefully
    * Don't judge me for my anxiety
    * Work things through with me
    * Reassure me that everything is OK between us
    * Laugh and make jokes with me
    * Gently push me toward new experiences
    * Try not to overreact to my overreacting.

    What I Like About Being a Marilyn
    * being committed and faithful to family and friends
    * being responsible and hardworking
    * being compassionate toward others
    * having intellect and wit
    * being a nonconformist
    * confronting danger bravely
    * being direct and assertive
    What's Hard About Being a Marilyn
    * the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind
    * procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself
    * fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of
    * exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger
    * wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right
    * being too critical of myself when I haven't lived up to my expectations
    Marilyns as Children Often
    * are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn
    * are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger
    * form a team of "us against them" with a best friend or parent
    * look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel
    * are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent

    Marilyns as Parents
    * are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty
    * are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence
    * worry more than most that their children will get hurt
    * sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries

Take the quiz see who you are! I'm not going to lie, I secretly wish I was a Jackie!HOwever, the descriptions are totally me!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

My First Award!

Thanks to Casey for giving me my first award! No worries, Case, i won't post the video ;)

Rules of the award are to pass on to my five favorite blogs!
1.  Love Maegan - Because while our views are completely opposite on politics, I love her blog and fully believes she has the best clothes. Besides, she's hilarious and I absolutely love her hair.
2.  Make Mine a Mojito - Who is always an interesting daily read.
3.  Lindsay - Because I love hearing about her life. I truly believe that I would be her friend if this were real life.
4. Monograms and Manicures - Who is a great daily read and who seems like too much fun!
5.  Life in the Cove - A great boutique blog! I love their products, the person who blogs and their fun Product of the Day.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My Challenge for Obama

*Please be aware that what you are about to read comes from me after being extremely pissed off at a group of high school kids. It's more rambling frustration than an actual blog. So, if something doesn't make sense, that's why. It's not politically correct and this is probably the reason I don't like people and do not make friends easily.

ast weekend my husband and I took a little trip to a really cute little town.  While exploring, we saw this really cute little trolly, and when we turned the corner and looked on the other side, this is what we saw:

That's right, it says H-Town. First of all, I'm embarassed because I'm from Houston. Second, seriously, what the crap!? People are disgusting! 

Today, the hubs and I were on our way to lunch and these three teenage kids were walking on a one-way road. Not a huge deal, but for one, they probably should have been in school and two, they were literally taking up the entire road. So there we were, driving 6 MPH behind some wanna-be thugs. Which, by the way, if you're trying to be all tough, you probably shouldn't wear an argyle sweater with a yellow Polo underneath. It's not intimidating! After a few seconds, Bobby lightly tapped the horn ( I stress lightly because I would have laid on it!). Those stupid kids started yelling and throwing up their "Wanna fight?" hands. It was ridiculous!

So, what is my challenge for Obama, you ask. Since he is in the highest role an American can have in this country, my challenge for him is to somehow get into these kids heads that they are not cool because they skip school and show everyone their underwear. My challenge is for him to get it through these kids heads that just because they have a black president, does not mean that they can be even more rude and disrespectful. 

My hope is that these kids will see what they can do with their lives. Granted, he is not who I chose, but he is an intelligent, well-spoken man and I hope that these kids will take that from his leadership. Not that because there is a black president, they can do whatever they want.

My thoughts were that having an African American president were that he could be a good influence on kids who have the mentality that those taggers and school-skippers had. He was not my choice simply because of his policy and stance on issues that I do not agree with.

After all, he did reach out to those of who did not vote for him. He said that he hopes to earn our support and be our president, too. Well, here's what he can do for me! (and he can also get rid of wanting to tax me more!)

So, however this may come across, please understand a few things: I am not disappointed to have an African American president. I am disappointed to have a Democrat for president. I am not only talking about African American kids, I am talking about even white kids. Eminem could use have used a good, swift kick in the behind when was growing up as well! Since we have elected a celebrity to office, I would rather my brother have an intelligent man to look up to rather than someone like 50 cent. So, Mr. Obama. Please set an example that will make me proud and make these kids want to suck at life less.


Monday, November 3, 2008

A Great Weekend! Thanks to New Girl!

What a great weekend we had! Friday I disappointingly only had three trick-or-treaters, though I had a feeling that might be the case. After the trick-or-treaters we went the casinos with our neighbors -- who I love!

Saturday, since I let the hubs stay out a later than I wanted to (on his own!), he decided he should do something nice for me in return. So, after raving about a trip posted by New Girl, he took me to Natchitoches for the night! It was a perfect day! I got up early Saturday morning to get some work done and when I was finished, he said, "Get your bags packed, we're going to a B&B!" I was so excited.

This is a picture of the B&B we stayed at.
This is a park in Natchitoches, The Virginia Ruth Baker Memorial Park, that was named after my best friend, G's Great-Grandmother! This is also the park where the easter egg hunt at the end of Steel Magnolias was filmed.

Virginia Ruth Baker Park, again
Isn't this seriously creepy!? This was a tree outside a BEAUTIFUL home...I would be scared to meet these people!
This is the house where Steel Magnolias was filmed. It is now a B&B. We tried to stay there but it was booked. Maybe next time.
This is just a picture of a church in town. I thought it was really pretty.

We had such a great time! There are more pictures that I will post tomorrow from Day 2 of our trip. As well as one picture that I think deserves it's own post!


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