Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tattoo List

Ok, so my friend and I have a "bucket list" thing, except we call it the tattoo list, because, well, obviously getting a tattoo is on the list. And I stumbled upon today and remembered that I had an old list, and thought I'd revisit it and add some more.

1. Get a tattoo

2. Go to Disney World again

3. Ride in a hot air balloon

4. Win a major award

5. Go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras

6. Go into space

7. Be the change I want to see in the world

8. Go to a bar on a boat, or in a lake, or something to that effect

9. Be elected to some public office

Successfully re-pot a plant FOR ONCE

11. Ride a horse

12. Travel overseas.

Get a teaching job

14. See the Grand Canyon

15. Go back to Cali

16. Walk the whole Golden Gate Bridge

17. Picnic in the Redwoods

18. Touch an elephant

19. See a volcano in Hawaii

20. Get a hole in one at golf

21. Go to the Memorial tournament

22. Run the whole time in a 5K.

23. Run the Flying Pig again

24. Go to Vegas

25. Learn Spanish

26. Fall in love

27. Finish my master's degree

28. Have a baby

29. Learn how to putt

30. Ride a motorcycle

31. Waterski/Go Tubing

32. Parasail.

33. Ride a four wheeler on a beach

34. Go on a cruise

35. Go spelunking

36. Climb a mountain

37. Go hiking

38. Go to an Ohio State football game

39. Learn how to fly a plane

40. Ride in a helicopter (preferably not MedFlight!)

41. Find a friend I can count on

Buy a new car. Well, new to me :)

43. Get my own place

44. Bowl another 200 game

Get a golf score in the 30's OMG 7/23 I shot a 36!

Start the lawnmower by myself

47. Go on a roadtrip

48. Be on Jeopardy!

49. Watch a Broadway show

50. Go to NYC at New Year

51. Survive NYC at New Year.

52. Run the Ecothon

53. Fly a kite

54. Find myself

55. Regrow my tiny heart

56. Volunteer

57. Sky dive

58. Learn to dance

59. Build something.

60. Travel to all 50 states

61. Stand on the four corners

62. Go see the trees in New England in the fall

63. Go to Red, White, and Boom

64. Forgive

65. Read 1,000 books for pleasure

66. Bet on the horses at the Kentucky Derby

67. Meet the current President

68. Perfect cheesesticks with hot sauce recipe

69. Pay off all my credit cards and loans

70. Recycle more

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

An idea stolen

I'm in between turns on Lexulous (the game formerly known as Scrabulous) (and I'm getting crushed, by the way) on facebook, and because I have ADHD (which is no longer considered seperate from ADD), I decided to post something to the old blog. So I stole this post from The New Girl who loaned it from jonniker, who borrowed it from sundry. And you're invited to use it too, if you have nothing better to write about.

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
Well, I had kind of real-live job for a while, until I got canned. And I joined a golf league, and I threw up on a boat and was left for dead.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I kept my resolution until about May, and then I fell off the wagon. I've basically made the same one again this year and will probably keep it just as long, which is to get in shape so I don't die at the marathon.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not especially close to me, but I do know quite a few people who had babies last year.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, thankfully.

5. What countries did you visit?
Just the great old U.S. of A.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
The ability to just Get Over It, Already.

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
March 29th, May 4th, August 4th, November 28th

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Making a real live friend

9. What was your biggest failure?
Getting fired?

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just mental illness!

11. What was the best thing you bought?
iphone 3G and a new computer

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
my friend

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

14. Where did most of your money go?
on clothes, shoes, and other random consumables

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
I was pretty excited about the marathon, and about getting that job I later didn't have anymore

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
Viva la vida

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
yes, I am. I really am.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
more smiling and more Getting Over It

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
being an asshole

20. How did you spend Christmas?
With my family and my friend. It was one of the best.

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?
I don't know if it was love but it was something.

22. What was your favorite TV program?
Jon & Kate Plus 8

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Yeah, you could say that.

24. What was the best book you read?
Confessions of Max Tivoli

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

26. What did you want and get?
an iphone

27. What did you want and not get?
another date

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
the Dark Knight

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I went to school and observed, and then I went to class, and then I went to bed. I turned 26.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Having a real teaching job.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
athletic shorts and a general brand of 'i don't give a crap what i look like'

32. What kept you sane?

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Laurel Holloman

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
Basically just getting someone new in the White House

35. Who did you miss?
I miss my gramps

36. Who was the best new person you met?
the Jarvis kids

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Leave your personal problems at the door and try your best to get through every day with a smile.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

"where were you? when everything was falling apart, all my days spent by the telephone, that never rang. all i needed was a call, that never came."

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Secret

The Secret

I received this book from my mom for Christmas because she said "miss gloom and doom" needed to get in touch with her feelings or something. So anyway, I've been reading it and it's quite interesting. Basically, it says you have to think on a positive frequency, and then positive things will come your way. If you are always thinking negatively, then more negative things will be attracted to you.

You have to ask for things you want, and then you have to believe that they're already on their way to you, like you've ordered them from a catalogue. The other night I asked to sell a book, and the next morning I woke up and it was sold. I thought that was pretty boss.

I asked my friend if she'd heard of it and she said she had watched the DVD, and the very same day she got something she needed because she asked for it.

Anyone else out there read this book or seen the movie and have any experiences to share?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Charmie's Olde Tyme Year End Revue

Well, it's that time again, to review the best and the worst of 2008. Unfortunately, I have a memory like a sieve and can barely remember what I did yesterday, let alone last January, but I'm going to give it a go for all the nones of you out there reading my blog.

Let's the early months of 2008 I was doing a lot of working out and hanging out because I was training for a marathon. So I got a gym membership and started getting fit.

In February I had a boyfriend until the end of the month, and I also had a rather feverish crush on someone and was flirting a lot. Broke up with the boyfriend after he spent a night calling me over and over when I was trying to sleep and one of his friends mentioned something about him buying a ring.

March was uneventful other than I finally got to go out with the crush, which was one of the best nights of my life, followed by months of trying to get back to that which resulted in a rather deep depression for the next 6 months.

April, I don't think anything happened in April. I was just an asshole to everyone around me.

May was my marathon and I ran the wrong way for over a mile. It was fun but I wish I could have helped my team out a little more. May was also the end of the school year, and the party where I threw up over the side of the boat, passed out and was left for dead, woke up and did some bad things, went back to bed and started hating myself and everyone else.

June was good, no school, got on some antidepressants and finally started to act like a human being again. Laid around the pool and did not much else.

July and August was more of the same, pool, golf, and drinking. Somewhere in there I was informed that I was no longer going to be working at my old job, and that just pissed me off all over again.

September and October I started going to school for a new teaching license, to get Special Education and hopefully a real live job someday.

In November I passed my Praxis and got three A's and an A- in my classes. Thanksgiving was fun, and I did my first ever babysitting gig and only had to change one pee-diaper and all was right with the world.

December was probably the best month of this year. I made several new friends, and one best friend. I get to hang out with her and her family all the time and they make me happy. I had an excellent Christmas and hopefully a good New Year.

My resolutions for the new year are to once again get in shape for the marathon, only this time I'm going to do the half with my mom. Resolution two is to try to make some more connections and try harder to see the good in people. I let someone break me this year and I'm still recovering from that heart smashing blow, but I think I'm almost there and I'm ready to start anew.

What are your resolutions?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

shiny new president

so....awesome. my vote for president actually worked this time. and also: it wasn't raining and freezing cold for the first election day in a long time! i think that was a sign of the hope that was to come.

in other news, i have a seriously terrible sinus infection. someone punched me in the face, i think. my face kinda feels like i slammed it in a door a few times. and the really fun part is, it's moved into my eye! woooooooooooooooooo. nothing like a weeping eye filled with gunk to spice up an otherwise boring, tedious, and completely uninteresting election day (ha, ha. a joke, for you, my one reader).

so, i broke down and called the doctor, and somehow they diagnosed me over the phone, and i'm going soon to pick up some prescription and eyedrops which i bet will be a ball of laughs. also, i have class tonight, so i'm thinking maybe i'll wear an eyepatch or something, and declare it pirate day.

either that or i'm totally wearing a hat all ghetto-tastic tilted to the side to cover this abomination. here is a graphic re-enactment of my eye's downward spiral, because i won't subject you to the horror that would be an actual picture of it. and plus i don't feel like taking a picture of it. and also plus, the picture i drew is gross enough.