Friday, January 30, 2009


I am in desperate need of an adventure.

I've been visiting a site: a lot lately. There are so many ideas that this website gives. I just might take one of the ideas.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dirty Babies

I came across this and found the tag line hilarious. I clicked on it from Yahoo.

It said: 'Dirt Can Be Good For Babies: It may be healthy for babies to put dirty things in their mouths.' Bad choice of words Yahoo. FAIL. I hope I'm not the only one with the dirty mind. I don't know, maybe I've been hanging around boys too often. The ones who insist on saying 'That's what she said' after any hint of sexual innuendo no matter how subtle or non-existent it is.

Anyway, here's the link:

It's a pretty interesting story and makes perfect sense. It is sort of odd for us to discourage that kind of behavior. It has been engrained into our heads that 'Dirt is bad' when in fact a little dirt is fine for a healthy immune system. Seems hypocritical, doesn't it?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Disco Dancing

I'm tired. I don't know why. No wait. Yeah, it probably has something to do with getting up at 5:30 AM. I usually sleep until 8 but this morning, I had visitation at the high school. That was a weird experience in itself. Flashback: Circa 1999-2003.

And I was about the same height as the students. I'm used to being shorter, but in a group of all kids younger then you, it can be a bit intimidating. I guess I need to invest in a 5 inch pair of heels. You know, just to make a statement.

Okay, I found this picture on my flash drive. It's on most of the rides at Disneyland. Holding hands is permitted. But No disco dancing! (There's a certain tone when you say it. It's hard to explain, but it's there!) Sorry, I just thought it was funny.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

'Going Green' with plastic?

Whoever came up with the "Going Green" ad campaign is a pure genius. Wait did I say ad campaign? Of course I did. It's a fad, a trend. That's it. "Going green" is like a fashion statement. People will buy more 'green' products if it's the cool thing to do. Now, there's an entire market of 'green' things. And most of these items cost some more as well.

If you say "Oh, we should all 'Go green.'" do you really have any idea what you're talking about? Just jumping on the bandwagon of all those other people who 'care for the environment.'

Example: I was in Target the other day and was looking at the cleaning supplies. Of course there was a bottle that claimed to be 'green.' I think the bottle was even called 'Going Green.' (I know this 'going green' is a little redundant.) But behold, the product was in a PLASTIC bottle. Not an earth friendly biodegradable bottle. No, it was petroleum based plastic.

A bit hypocritical. But the bottle said the cleaning ingredients were 'green.' But yet that person who is jumping on the bandwagon is more than likely going to pick up that 'green' cleaning solution and not even think twice. Only because it has the phrase "Going green" on it. And they're paying more. Ad person: Genius.

Lake Superior State University gives a list each year of the most overused words. And guess what made the 2008 list? Yup, that's right 'green' or 'going green', etc. There are also fun ones like 'maverick' and 'bailout' that are on the list.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dream Interpretations

So I have this thing with dreaming about horrific weather. No joke. I've dreamt probably in the last year (from what I can remember) about 3 tornadoes, 2 volcanoes, and my street being completely flooded. I don't know what my issue with weather is. Seriously. And these dreams are the ones that are the most vivid.

So last night I dreamt about a tornado. Shocker. I'm at a restaurant with my family in Iowa. Don't ask me how I knew it was Iowa, I just knew. So, it's this Joe's Crab Shack kind of a resaturant (sans seafood). The waiters and waitresses are dancing and entertaining the guests. I look out the window, which is floor to ceiling, and see about 20 funnel clouds. No biggie. In fact my aunt even comments on how cool they look. Okay, so we're looking out the window but there's no scenery. Just a flat piece of land with a grey, fog-like sky.

These funnel clouds begin to come closer and end up becoming tornadoes. My family finally realizes that these tornadoes are coming towards us. So we quickly get up and walk towards the center of the restaurant and ask one of the waiters if there is anywhere for us to bunker down for the tornadoes coming. The waiter nods, we walk into the kitchen and then I'm woken up by my cell phone.

Okay, so let's interpret this. I typed 'dream interpretation' into Yahoo and picked the first site that came up, ( so who knows how scientific this is.

Tornado: 'You are experiencing extreme emotional outbursts.'
Yes, I am experiencing an emotional outburst towards this interpretation.

Several Tornadoes: represents those in your life who have mood swings and can have violent outbursts.
If by violent you mean, throwing Tupperware.

Restaurant: Either I need 'emotional nourishment' or I have many choices in my life I need to make and I am feeling a bit overwhelmed.
True. There are several times I feel overwhelmed by 'life choices.' Touché.

Family: Either there is rivlary in my family or they are a sense of a security. I might also be overly dependent on my family.
I'm not overly dependent on my family, I just fear becoming overly dependent on them.

Score for Dream Interpretation: 2 out of 4. 50%. .500 in baseball (which is nearly impossible.) But that's not the point. It's still half. Fail.
I might have to research a little further next time I need my dreams interpreted.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The beginning

My goal: To actually continually write and keep up with this blog.
My issue: It hasn't happened. I just always stop writing.

I don't know why. It just always happened. And I'm sure people aren't interested to know what goes on in my mundane life day in and day out. I'm really not trying to blow anybody's mind but if your mind does get blown, I apologize. It was not part of the plan.
So let's make this interesting or make our best efforts in doing so.

A bit about myself. I graduated with a bachelor's in communication with an emphasis in journalism. So I guess you could say writing is my forte, but not in an article-writing, fact-checking sort of way. Maybe that's why I'm not a journalist. It's just not my type of writing.

I am always trying to find myself. I am on my way of knowing who I am but there are still bits missing. I am creative and at times witty but I'm not sure how it translates on the page. I guess I'll find out.

And with that, I'll think about what I'll write about tomorrow and if I do write tomorrow it will be an improvement from my other failed daily blog excursions.