Archive for August, 2008

It’s Bedtime

Real Quick: ¬†Big shout out to SHERRY, QUEEN OF GRAPES in the Little Italy Festival (Clinton, IN) and the whole ROYAL FAMILY. ūüėČ

I’m too exhausted to write much tonight, even though it’s been a few days and I have a lot to ramble about. I guess you’ll just have to get filled in later!

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Wacky Wednesday

  1. What was the last store (other than a grocery store or something like that) that you spent more than $50 in? What did you buy?
  2. What is the furthest North, East, South and West you’ve been?
  3. Look to your left. What do you see?
  4. You’re the 1,000,000th visitor to a local high-end mall (Think someplace with high end fashion stores, Saks, etc). As your prize you have won one complete outfit from the mall. The restrictions are that you can have ANYTHING in the mall you want, so long as you’re wearing it properly when you leave the mall. For example, if you get a skirt, you can’t get a pair of pants. You can’t get a pair of shoes and a pair of boots. You can’t get a nightgown and… well, clothes… Anyways, what are you wearing when you walk out of the mall?
POST YOUR ANSWERS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION or EMAIL ME.

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Aimless. Restless. You-Name-It-less.

First week of classes: Done
Next up: Dinner/drinks with Steph, Italian Festival in Clinton, Katie’s Bridal Shower, Labor Day weekend cookouts/events, more school, Kate’s bachelorette party, Girlz Nite @ my apt, Kraig’s Bday, Dad’s bday, Katie’s Wedding Weekend Extravaganza, MY BDAY… and Lord only knows what else!

I have my 90-day review on Thursday. I’m not really thrilled about it. Basically, I believe I’m a slacker and I’m pretty disappointed with my performance thus-far.

Tomorrow is my doctor’s appointment/procedure thingy. I can’t spell or say the thing that they are doing to me so “procedure” will have to make do. Nana is going with me to hold my hand. Yes, I’m a big baby. I need someone’s shoulder to cry on and hand to squeeze.

I’m really lost without the Olympics. Not that I have all that much time to spend watching TV, but now that it’s over, I feel kinda aimless. Not sure what to do with my spare time. There’s a void where competition used to lie and I don’t know how to fill it.

I’m starting to get restless in most areas of life. Okay, Okay…I’ve BEEN restless with life, but now it’s expanding to all areas. Not to say that I’m bored with it (there’s too much going on to ever be bored), but I think I need to simplify… cut out the stuff I don’t really need to be doing and spice up the things that I do want to keep up with. I don’t know what that means… but changes are afoot.

Tomorrow is Wednesday Weirdness. If you don’t know what that is, email me @ krob918@gmail.com and I’ll include you in the weekly eFestivities.

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Ick.

I’m not feeling well.

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Versatility

I was awakened from almost-sleep with a need to blog about this.

As I’ve stated before, I’m the type of person who can get along with just about anyone (excluding police officers). ¬†I’ve always said that about myself, but for some reason tonight I discovered that not only can I get along with all different kinds of people, but I’m REAL about it. ¬†I can remember back in college when I’d have to kinda fake it. ¬†I’d have to try really hard to understand you and get along with you. ¬†I wasn’t like some of the chameleon girls that would easily change their personality depending on who they were hanging with, just to avoid confrontation (or the fear of being unpopular), but I wasn’t always true to myself. ¬†And, I didn’t really try hard at liking you, because I’d already put forth too much effort tolerating you.
But nowadays I’m finding that it’s so much easier to really get along with people. ¬†And not just in the sense of being polite and courteous. ¬†I truly appreciate the diversity of each person I chat with. ¬†I look forward to quiet nights (literally, no talking) spent cuddling on Jason’s couch, or boisterous afternoons at a talk-non-stop family cookout. ¬†Either way: I like it, I don’t have to pretend, I can still be me. ¬†
You would think that as you get older, you’d become more cynical of people, more set in your ways, and would likely get frustrated with the incompetence of those around you. ¬†I’m not trying to say that I’m perfect and that people don’t (often) frustrate me, but what I am trying to say is that I can always be ME, no matter who I’m talking to, where I’m at, or what I’m doing. ¬†WHO I am, not WHERE I am.

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Shaken, But Not Stirred

Life continues to be grand, although there have been some speed-bumps along the way recently. ¬†Even so, I’m feeling positive and upbeat. ¬†I think that’s a good indication that the cracks in my foundation have been filled.

My doctor’s office called the other day to let me know some tests came back with a “significant” hit for cervical cancer. I go next week to find out exactly what “significant” means and discuss treatment options. ¬†That’s scary… but I’m trying to stay calm and wait for my appointment before getting all freaked out.
Also, today would have been my 3-year wedding anniversary. ¬†In many ways it doesn’t seem like 3 years have passed by, but it certainly feels like a lifetime since then. ¬†A lot has changed; a lot has happened. ¬†But definitely all for the better. ¬†I think it’s a pretty big indication that today feels just like any other day. ¬†I’m not sad or¬†remorseful, regretful or lost in memories. ¬†
Life just is what it is, and I’m pleased to say that I’m trucking along like normal! ¬†Events happen that shake me up, and cause me to look at things from a completely different perspective… but all-in-all I like what I’m seeing.

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My Paradoxical Commandments

I will take every opportunity to better myself, even when the effort seems less than worth it.  


I will always seek the truth and stand tall to defend it, even when others stand in the way.

I will love all people (I just may not actually like them).

I will always do good, no matter what others assume my motives to be.

I will succeed.

I will do good, even if others pay no mind tomorrow.

I will be honest and frank, but not vulnerable.

I will dream big, with no fear of the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.

I will fight for the underdogs and root for the top dogs.

I will build for what I believe, even if there is a chance it will be torn down overnight.

I will help others, even if they aren’t ready to help themselves.

I will trust in the Lord, always.

I will give the world my best, even when it gives me the worst.


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