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My Very Own Meme!

I was having a Netflix marathon the other day and thought this was hilarious….so I wanted to make a meme!

Thank you Malcolm in the Middle!

Malcolm in the middle

Change

I was thinking the other day how much changes we go through in our lives.  My thoughts started with the changes our tastes go though (for example I hated peas when I was little and now I like them) and then I found this question:

When you think of your life ten years from today, what’s different?

The more I thought about it, the more I realize how much I have changed…granted I was 15 at the time so there’s a huge difference between high school and being an adult (notice how I didn’t say ‘grown up’…I don’t think I’ll ever be a grown up!).  Looking back you realize how insignificant high school actually is, even though while you’re living through it you think it’s the most important moment of your life.

With no help from Facebook…

I am comfortable and content with myself and my beliefs, which I think comes with age. I amhealthier than I have ever been in my life (having lost almost 40 lbs 5 years ago-yes 40!) having changed my diet to reflect my thoughts and beliefs (more about that at a different time so get ready!).

I’ve changed my thoughts to be more positive and understanding which has helped me become a happier person (that and 5 years ago finding the man that would become my husband).

My life is far from perfect-it never will be and I don’t think I want it to be but I want to make sure I never stop changing.

 

and I LOVE butterflies!

There is Good in This World

 

I heard an amazing story today:

There was this man who was the president (I think) of a company.  The company had made some decisions that caused them to have to take a buy out from a larger company.

He had two decisions…he could become richer than his wildest dreams and have everything taken care of finacially for him for the rest of his life.

OR

Allow 50 people to continue to have jobs so that they don’t have to worry about where their next paycheck is coming from.

What did he choose?

What was more important to him?

It was more important to him for the 50 people to have jobs than for him to get a huge sum of money.

It was more important for him to allow those 50 people to continue to have a consistant paycheck so that their families didn’t have to worry.

He chose others over himself.

Some may not agree with the decision he made…but I am proud of him.

Granted, I do not know all of the details within this story, but the details that I do know reinforce the opinion I have of him.

Who is this unnamed man?

This man, is my grandfather.  And it makes me swell with pride to say so 🙂

If You Could Delete a Memory, Would You?

I was messing around on WordPress today and came across The Daily Post…I don’t know much about it and to be honest I didn’t even look into it much before starting this post but I think it’s from some of the heads of WordPress in a way to get more of their bloggers posting more often.

Anyway…they had a link to a website called ‘Plinky’ which seems to post random questions that you can answer on their site.  The first one I saw was ‘Do you like cats or dogs better’ (by the way I love both!) but I didn’t like that question so I went ahead to the next one.

How could you not?! They’re SO CUTE!

If You Could Delete A Memory, Would You?

At first I wanted to answer ‘yes’….we’ve all done and said stupid things in our lives that we would like to forget or change.

But the more I thought about it the more I said ‘no’.  No I would not delete a memory if I could.

Every memory is there for a reason.  Whether it’s a good or bad memory.  We learn from our experiences.  They all are meant to teach us something…we wouldn’t remember it if there wasn’t a reason.  (I know sometimes you wonder why you remember something…there’s a reason…somewhere in there…)

 

Would you delete a memory if you could?

NPR-Not Your Grandfather’s Radio Station Anymore

I have recently been re-introduced to the wonderful world of NPR. (That’s National Public Radio).  My dad was known for listening to NPR whenever he was in the car (my grandpa actually listened to country).  Just like normal teenagers, I thought it was boring and how could anyone ever listen to something other than music?

As I got older I started to listen to Morning shows on the way to work and realized that I liked that better than the music.  Don’t get me wrong, I love music; I just don’t like that songs can get stuck in your head so easily and make you think of little else.

“I’ve got the moves like Jagger, I’ve got the moves like Jagger…”

While at work one day my co-worker was listening to This American Life on NPR.org.  The crew of This American Life sent their reporters to cover different shifts at a 24 hour diner in Chicago and interview the people who were in there. Once that was over I found one where they interviewed people at a mall around Christmas.

The host of the show, Ira Glass, looks exactly like you’d think!

Not all of the episodes are about interviews though.  Many are stories; and surprisingly, these people are really great at telling stories.  The reason I say surprisingly is because of my old thinking of NPR being boring and only about economical or political subjects.  They do those programs too, but I feel I get enough of that on TV, Internet and Facebook that I don’t want to listen to more. So I find the stories (as you know I love stories!)

Yesterday while at work I listened to 6 programs (all being close to an hour-long) and most of them were really interesting.  It’s kind of hard to describe but each program has multiple Acts, like a play.  They introduce the subject that they’re going to be talking about then go into the first story (which is usually an interview about the subject), go into Act 2 (usually a story-an excerpt from a book, etc) then go into Act 3 which, I’ve found, is usually something ‘funny’ or something completely off of the original subject (I’m sure they think it fits but sometimes it’s just too off the wall).

One of these things just doesn’t belong.

My favorite ones so far have been episode 420: Neighborhood Watch and episode 414: Right to Remain Silent. I also liked that first one I mentioned172: 24 Hours at the Golden Apple.  It may seem like I don’t have a lot that I’ve liked but I’ve only listened to maybe 15 so far and I have 80 still on my ‘To Watch” list (and that’s just from This American Life).

There are tons of other programs and This American Life archives go back to the 90’s.

I can just see it now…after searching the podcasts for a subject you’re interested in, you get the family together and you all sit around the computer, listening to your favorite program.  Is it Little Orphan Annie?  Nope.  It’s This American Life.  Be sure you have your Ovaltine!

That’s exactly what I pictured!

On a side note, I want to say a BIG congratulations to my brother-in-law and soon to be sister-in-law on their engagement! We love you both and are so excited for you!

Viva Las Vegas

When you think of Las Vegas, what comes to mind?  Usually it’s drinking, gambling, shows, and money.  It’s not my kind of town; not even a little bit.

What’s the motto? Oh yeah…

So before our recent trip to Vegas, my husband and I were trying to figure out what we were  going to do there.  We don’t drink, we have no money to gamble (I see it as pointless anyway), and we have no money for shows (plus we were there Tuesday-Friday so there wasn’t much for shows during the week).

We did learn that Vegas is more than just drinking and gambling….you just need either a car or cab to get there.

Two days before we were set to leave we decided to look into how much renting a car would cost, we found one for $10 a day and we jumped on it!  Our itinerary completely changed and we were so excited!  For us there’s only so much walking the strip in 95-110 degree heat one can do and it gets boring staying in your hotel room for that long.

Although, we did have a pretty awesome view!

My favorite part of our trip was when we were able to get off of the strip and away from the crowds and take in the natural beauty that Vegas (and Nevada) has to offer.

It’s been years since I’ve seen the mountains so I was enthralled with their beauty from the moment we landed.  Red Rock Canyon was at the top of our list for places to visit.  We got up early on Wednesday and went out there with my brother-in-law and his girlfriend.  That short drive was worth the entire price of the car rental.

Ladies and Gentlemen…I give you…Red Rock Canyon:

Ryan and Annie 🙂

Hubby and I 🙂

This is definitely, hands down, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.  Vegas itself is not really my kind of town, but there is a lot of beauty to admire.  Moral of the story: make any trip you take, your own.  You will enjoy it 10x more if you do.  If we ever go back, Lake Mead and the Valley of Fire State Park are next on our list!

Oh and of course I can’t forget to add the whole reason we were in Las Vegas in the first place:

Katie and Justin’s Wedding!

And what’s Vegas without….

Yep, Elvis! He’s ALIVE!

Did I Miss The Memo?

I feel like I’m so out of touch with the current trends sometimes.  I’m usually so up to date, even if I don’t follow them, I at least know about them.  Or I guess I know about them but I don’t understand them.   Maybe I’m looking for meaning in things that don’t really have any but I just don’t understand some of the current ‘cool’ things.  Two in particular seem to have appeared out of no where and I just don’t understand them.  Where did they originate from and why are they so popular?

The first one is the mustache trend.  I just don’t get it.  It started overnight and then exploded into everything.  There’s mustache clothing, mustache accessories, mustache home decor…it’s become a mustache meme.

An example of how far mustache’s have grown.

Ok, I do have to admit, this is pretty funny 🙂

*UPDATE 5/13/12*  I Figured out where the mustache’s came from!

“There’s a lot of reasons why a man would wear a fake mustache to work” The Office Season 7, Sex Ed.

Another trend that I’ve seen on Pinterest is the “keep calm” posters.  I just don’t understand where they came from or why they’re everywhere.

The ‘basic’ poster

It’s also gone into popular culture books and movies (I do love this series though!)

Even into the Mustache Phenomenon!

I just don’t get it.  Did I miss the memo on why these are around? Or am I just getting old?  I don’t feel like I’m getting old but maybe I’m too boring (if that’s the case, don’t tell me-haha)…If anyone can explain it to me I’d love to know where these originated from!

HAHAHAHA!

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