November 30, 2004
November 29, 2004
There I said. Are you all rushing to close out the window as I type????
You Know You Grew Up In The 80’s or Early 90’s If:
1. You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word “SIKE”
2. You watched the Pound Puppies.
3. You can sing the rap to the “Fresh Prince of Belair” and can do the “Carlton".
4. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly sexy.
5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own.
6. You owned those lil’ Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls.
7. You know that “WOAH ” comes from Joey on Blossom
8. Two words: Hammer Pants
9. If you ever watched “Fraggle Rock”
10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars…. and “spokey-dokes” or playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect
11. You can sing the entire theme song to “DuckTales ” (Woo ooh!)
12. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watc h cartoons.
13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
14. You saw the original “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ” on the big screen…and still know the turtles names.
15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
16. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
17. You played the game “MASH ” (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)
18. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.
19. L.A. Gear….need I say more?
20. You wanted to change your name to “JEM ” in Kindergarten. (She’s truly outrageous.)
21. You remember reading “Tales of a fourth grade nothing” and all the Ramona books.
22. You know the profound meaning of “WAX ON, WAX OFF”
23. You wanted to be a Goonie.
24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us…head-to-toe)
25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.
26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
27. You took lunch boxes to school… and traded Garbage Pail kids in the schoolyard.
28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
29. You still get the urge to say “NOT ” after every sentence.
30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts.
31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.
32. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hook up.
33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes. (and like #24, probably in neon colors, too)
35. After you saw Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure you kept saying “I know you are, but what am I?”
36. You remember “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”
37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
38. You ever got seriously ! injured on a Slip and Slide.
39. You have ever played with a Skip-It.
40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
41. You’ve gone through this nodding your head in agreement.
42. You remember Popples.
43. “Don’t worry, be happy”
44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.
45. You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still do…getting yelled at by “younger hip” members of the family)
46. You remember boom boxes. . and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.
47. You remember watching both “Gremlins ” movies.
48. You know what it meant to say “Care Bear Stare!!”
49. You remember watching “Rainbow Bright” and “My Little Pony Tales”
50. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.
51.. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
52. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool… and don’t even flinch when people refer to them as “NKOTB".
53. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on “Saved By The Bell,” The ORIGINAL class.
54. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.
55. You just sang those words to yourself.
56. You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.
57. Homemade Levi shorts… (the shorter the better)
58. You remember when mullets were cool!
59. You had a mullet!
60. You still sing “We are the World”
61. You tight rolled your jeans.
62. You owned a bannana clip.
63. You remember “Where’s the Beef?”
64. Y ou used to (and probably still do) say “What you talkin’ about Willis?”
65. You had big hair and you knew how to use it.
66. You’re still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren’t you!!!
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Do y'all think that's odd? To buy 2 pairs, planning on returning one of them??
November 17, 2004
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How To Be A Happy Woman
1. Eat a whole box of Godiva truffles. Don't share.
2. Fall madly, passionately, head-over-heels, dangerously in love. Hold nothing back.
3. Speak bad French or Italian to a French or Italian person. Listen when they correct you.
4. Break up with a guy you like but isn't good for you.
5. Don't give in, no matter how painful, if your principles are at stake.
6. Wear a thong. Leopard print.
7. Bake a wedding cake from scratch.
hahahahahahahaha you've got to be kidding.
8. Paint a wall in your house a primary color. Don't apologize or explain when people look at it funny.
um, no. Maybe paint a wall in a color that excites you that isn't popular.
9. Take a yoga class on the off chance that concentrating on your breathing really will bring you inner peace.
10. Inner peace is over-rated. Look for whatever makes you happy, even if it makes you crazy.
11. Use the "I have PMS" excuse. Once. It'll never work again, so use it wisely.
You can use it more than once, just use it sparingly.
12. Only buy really good, high-quality handbags. Spend thousands of dollars on them and then give them to your daughters when they graudate college. Under no circumstances should a lady be seen without a pretty handbag.
Um. no...this worked before I had kids. Now the idea of spending that much on a purse that may or may not get left somewhere, get spilled on, drawn on, or thrown up on....don't think so.
13. Know when to listen and when not to listen.
14. Your girlfriends become more important as time goes on. Treat them beautifully.
15. Buy or rent a very fast car. You'll instantly understand the thrill of NASCAR.
Oh yes! But buy it.
16. Do not ever let a man tell you how to drive, dress, think or walk.
17. Discover why you were put on this earth. Some of us were lucky enough to know when we're five years old. Some people don't discover it until they're 89. Discover it and then put every bit of your passion and love and time into it. Don't let anybody ever stand in your way.
18. If you absolutely must write a love letter, write it then put it away for three days. Go back to it. If anything seems embarrassing or off to you, throw it away. Only the most certain among us should actually send a love letter. It's much easier to call; there's no paper trail and they can't prove anything.
19. Forgive your mother.
Um, no. Love your mother and accept her the way she is.
20. Forgive yourself.
21. Make something that is not temporary.
22. Travel alone. You can be anybody you want to be, whereever you are, but for some reason it's easier to be the girl you want to be when you're not at home.
Sounds like a good idea, though an impossibility
23. Never take naps for granted.
24. Puppydogs will always cheer you up, no matter how angry or sad or depressed you are.
Unless you're allergic and horribly afraid of dogs.
25. Read good books.
26. Own real estate.
27. Never never never sleep with a guy on the first date.
28. Marriage is not an old fashioned idea.
29. Document everything.
30. If you have a son, teach him to love women. If you have a daughter, teach her to love herself.
31. Do not evade reality. Bills must be paid, children must be fed, and your soul must be nourished. Reality whispers sometimes. Don't make it shout.
32. Work out.
33. Never never never sleep with a married man. Unless he's your husband, of course.
34. Do not buy faux cashmere. Buy one scrumptious black or cream colored cashmere sweater, take good care of it and it will last twenty years.
35. Never attribute to the mundane what can be attributed to the divine.
36. Do not let anybody tell you that jewelry is just a "material possession". Every smart woman knows that a diamond tennis bracelet, a strand of pearls or a birthstone ring are not just possessions: they are sentiments of love that can be passed on for generations.
Agree - I look forward to leaving my pieces to my children, along w/the story as to why they are important to me. For instance, custom wedding bands and engagement rings, no story needed, but found in Utah. Diamond solitare necklace, a thank you from hubby for producing beautiful son. Etc. You cannot tell me that my children will not cherish these items when they are handed down.
37. For one holiday season, be Martha Stewart.
For as many as you can tolerate!
38. Groundspeed of joy: the pace at which you rush to meet your loved one at an airport.
39. Sometimes the most valuable possession you have is a door to close behind you.
40. Ask for something - once. Never again.
41. Use any excuse to celebrate.
42. Respect the limitations of your own morality but do not live so safely that you are in perfect condition when you reach death's door.
43. Dreams do come true.
44. You can find inspiration in anything if you look at it the right way.
45. Writer's block is a myth.
46. You never know who you're going to meet, influence, or persuade. Imagine how important you are that you might inspire somebody to a life like yours.
47. Be yourself.
48. Beauty is always the best accessory. Corrollary: Beauty can be faked.
49. You can handle anything. You might need help, but you can handle it.
50. Happiness is a choice, like everything else.
Great list - like Michele at A Small Victory says it well...not all women are the same! And not the same things make us tick...
November 15, 2004