If you don't like my attitude, quit talking to me.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Hello and Goodbye!

I just wanted to write a very short note to let everyone that I have left Blog World. (if you haven't noticed that already, hahaha) I once enjoyed writing and catching up on everyone's blog, but since I've been working full-time, I haven't had the time. Sadly, the time for creative writing had come to a close. It was a fun outlet for me.

I'm officially on facebook now and am finding that much easier to stay in contact with other people. If you have an account on facebook, I'd love to add you as a friend and catch up with you there.

It's been fun! Hope to hear from you soon.

The name on facebook: Anony Amos

(Anon wasn't accepted as a name, I tried!)

Thursday, February 07, 2008

List Inspired by Cool Sis

Anon's Christmas List

$1000 Shopping Spree
Tummy Tuck
Laser Surgery for Sun Spots
Breast Lift

Is that too much information?

hahahahaha :)

(Sorry, Cool Sis! I just felt SO INSPIRED after reading your blog that I just had to get that off of my chest.)

which reminds me....I guess I need to add one more thing to that list:

A Wax Job for the Chest Hair

Ouch! I have a feeling that one's gonna hurt!


Sunday, January 27, 2008

Howdy Partner!

I don't know if it's writing that I like or just trying to take different pics. Either way, my professional photographer and I are having fun! :) I've missed you all. The full-time working mom role is kicking my butt right now. I started this entire blog process was when I actually had time to think creatively with my writing. But, did I happen to mention the time factor? Yeah, gotta have some time to keep up the pressure of writing with my contemporaries, Cool Sis and of course, Mr. Huffeldink himself. I may just have to resolve to giving you updates on my life which can be summed up in a few words: work, cook, listen to music and drink beer. ;)

So, I'm giving you all a heads up for my next post because I want you to brace yourself for the greatest revealing of a "twin" that will make you gasp. That's right, the ole' saying goes that everyone has a twin and I found one that you will not believe. Ooh-who-who!!! I can't wait to show you all! Get your twin stories ready, Peeps!

As for my twin, I haven't bumped into her yet, but when I do it's because she's thin, brunette and sexy! :) :) :)

Y'all come back now, y'hear?
(That's as close as I get to country, all you Chesney fans out there!)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Merry Christmas?

Fall is one of my favorite times of the years. The season changing colors and listening to the crunch of the leaves as you step outside brings a sense of rejuvenation. This year, fall has become a time of reprieve which I have come to appreciate more than ever. Football and tennis are over now, but this is just the calm before the big storm that hits in December.

I couldn't help but share one cute moment over fall break that still makes me chuckle every time I think of what happened. We have a tradition in our family, as I'm sure many of you do also, of carving pumpkins. The kids really look forward to this and a couple of them were especially excited about the fact that they got to "use the knife themselves".

Now, what has turned out to be an almost "ceremony-like" manner, we light the pumpkins after everyone's satisfied with their jack-o-lantern. We have a front window that directly looks over our front porch/entry way. The kids have a special spot they put them at and then, they proceed to go inside to the window to watch Mom light the jack-o-lanterns. With great anticipation in the air, I struck a flame and lit the wicks. I began hearing a tune from inside the house, "Silent Night, Holy Night..." My oldest daughter began the melody and the others joined in except for one. All of a sudden, my middle daughter is getting a little rattled and you hear her burst out, "Hey, that's not a Halloween song, that's Christmas. Does it look like there's a star in the sky?" Whew, I'm glad they got that one cleared up. :)
If you knew my middle daughter, you can understand why this is so funny. She kind of has a little attitude when she gets frustrated.

Well, that's exciting as my post gets tonight. I'm just glad I actually have a moment to spend in Blog World right now. The costumes are in a pile, trick-or-treat is finished and the freshly roasted pumpkin seeds were delicious. I hope you had a "Merry Christmas?" too!


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Where's the Beef?

The line from one of my favorite commercials when I was a teenager. I absolutely LOVE great commercials, especially the ones that make you laugh out loud. Whoops, I've forgotten how to type in Blog World. Excuuuuse me, I meant LOL. :) I barely have time to catch the news on TV anymore, but as I was cleaning up the kitchen tonight, I began to hear a familiar tune by REO Speedwagon. So, I looked across the way to see what was going to happen. In the advertisement, there are white collared business men working on their lab tops in what appears to be an "office looking" room. The melody of the song takes the men "back in time". Turns out that these guys are working on a high speed Internet connection in, of course, a Holiday Inn. Maybe I'm totally out of the loop since this is the first time I've been able to concentrate on any televised programming since the school year started, but it's hilarious! For those of you with DVR, you'll have to look for this one.

Commercials? Maybe you can think of a few that strike you off the bat because I like strolling down memory lane too. From McDonald's jingle to Aflac, sometimes, I'd rather watch the commercials than the programming.

On the other hand, there's always the annoying commercials like guys sitting around, strumming guitars and singing "Viva Viagra". GIVE ME A BREAK! Yeah, I'm sure studios in Nashville are lined with musicians trying to pluck a new tune to sing about Viagra.

I miss y'all!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Attempting Magic

Two long years have passed for me and my family. With some encouragement from my friends and the hope that some of you may be inspired to do a "family project" as well, I decided to share this moment with you. My girls and I have been growing our hair for two years now to donate to a nonprofit organization called Locks of Love. (Most of you are familiar with this organization. Wigs for Kids is another reputable organization that makes hairpieces for disadvantaged children.) This decision came at a time where God was specifically talking to me about giving. My husband and I think that giving serves as a role of great importance in our faith. With our high paying jobs (harharhar) and four children, God has challenged us to be creative in our giving and we find that God has provided for us to give to the needy.

I had been struggling with the entire "giving" issue and feeling that God was prompting me to give beyond what we were currently doing, but I couldn't put my finger on it. I was sitting in a service on June 26, 2005 and my pastor was preaching on the story of the boy that shared his lunch with the crowd. He said two things that day which haven't left me. #1: God is interested in others' predicaments, so should you. #2 God has given you something that is not for you. Ironically, I was twiddling my hair at the time and God spoke 'I've given you hair and three girls. You need to share what I've given you.' I wasn't totally convinced. (Not that I was stuck on my hair per se, but I've had long hair in the past and wasn't exactly thrilled about caring for long hair again. Besides, I always need time to think about these kinds of things.)

The next day, I was running errands, flipping through radio stations and WBCL was doing a program on Wigs for Kids. I came across this program midway through the interview and when I hit the button, I heard something to the matter of "your hair can be turned into a wig for cancer patients". (Yes, I finished listening to the program.)

About a week or two later, my oldest daughter was thumbing through the newspaper and an article caught her attention. She brought the paper to me to show me what she had found. I wasn't surprised when I saw the article. A girl in our town had grown her hair out for the second time in her life to give to Locks of Love. My daughter looked at me and said, "That would be fun to do Mom!" So, I agreed and here we are.

I can't say that I've had a good attitude about this the entire time. The starting process was fun. However, the more length you have, the more of a process it becomes. As the hair has grown, so has the time to get ready in the morning. At times, I felt like I was losing my Christianity trying to care for it, but God has been patient with me and taught me more than I would have ever imagined from hair.

You all know that belly dancing really is more my style. But, today for the first time, I will attempt magic.

Now, you see it.

Now, you don't.

Poof! The first disappearance act I've ever done.

A ilingualist-bay, a belly-dancer, a party stalker, a composer and now a magician.

What's next people? The possibilities are just endless here in Blog City.


P.S. Like my cut? Cool Sis got to play Barbie yesterday afternoon with my hair. I did the girls. Hey, how about that? I'm a hair stylist too!!!!! :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Gee, Can I Play Too?

It took me awhile to realize what game I was playing, but now I know. Yes, I've been tagged. (A great big thanks goes out to my Cool Sis for instigating this post .) For those of you who may be unaware of the concept of playing tag in blog world, the object of the game is that you must tell 8 (no more, no less) "interesting" facts about yourself.

Here I go:

Fact #1: I HATE these kind of "games" online.

While I find myself interested in reading others' factoids, the process of this concept personally drives me crazy. Typically, I don't do these things. For those of you who've emailed me questionnaire surveys before, I apologize for ignoring your mail and making the exception this time. Please forgive me. But the main reason I even have a blog to begin with is because of peer pressure, and I'm giving in, once again.

'What's the point?' is my question. Are you really going to know me because I've spilled my guts on a few meaningless facts of my life? Is it going to make our friendship closer because I've told you these things? For myself, that's why I don't get into telling these pieces of trivia. If you want to get to "know" me a little better, then let's do lunch. You might have more of an impression than reading the "facts" and letting the information go in one ear and out the other.

One more thing that goes along with this topic is those irritating "pass it on to 10 of your friends and back to the person you received it from" emails. First of all, I don't think I have 10 friends. Secondly, the guilt trip you get at the end about if you love Christ, if you're a Christian, if you want to spend eternity in heaven, blah, blah blah, then you'll send this......

Well, guess what? I'm going to hell because I never send them and more than likely anymore, I don't even read them.

Fact #2: What you see is what you get.

I don't feel bothered to express my opinion. (see fact #1) :) I don't like feeling like I'm walking on eggshells with anybody, so why should I make anyone else feel that way? If you want to know if I'm glad, mad, sad or delirious, I'll tell you. If you don't like me, don't act like you like me. That's cool with me. Let's call the shots as they are and move on. There's no sense in playing the emotional roller coaster game.

Fact #3: I use this symbol, :) , a lot when I'm writing.

Considering my personality (see fact #2) and my sense of humor which tends to lean towards irony, I use the symbol to tell the reader that I'm either chuckling as I'm writing or that I'm not being serious about what I'm writing. I tend to use this symbol more with people that don't know me. Because of my (what I've been told) "strong" personality, I can be taken the wrong way so the symbol serves as a reaffirming measurement and that I'm writing with good intention. While I may use the symbol in other ways, I would say these are the main functions for me.

Fact #4: I think anyone who has four children (single-births) in four and a half years needs their head examined.

semi :)

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Fact #5: My dream is to become the poster chic for a weight loss center.

Yeah, like I'm on the poster and the advertisement reads something like: Do you look like this? Then our center is just the place for you!


I know, I can eat and I'm sexy. :)

Fact #6: My weakness......cadbury eggs. Yummo!!!!!!

*see fact #5 :)

Fact #7: I was once the MVP for our church softball league.




It's kind of like my tennis playing......I'm like a blur on the court baby! :)

Fact #8: My favorite outdoor activity :) canoeing.


Okay, I think that's a wrap since I'm at 8. I've got atleast 5 more, but I'm a believer in playing by the rules. So, I'm throwing in the towel. Plus, if I keep going, it's only going to get more ridiculous, trust me. The old creativity ball only gets faster as it goes down the hill.

I feel so much closer to you all now since I've told you this valuable information. I usually wouldn't do this, but since we're getting past the surface layer in this online relationship.....I'm giving you my cell phone number. Please call and let me know you're out there. Here's another little 411 for you, I never answer my cell phone if I don't recognize the number, so there's no pressure to go into a long conversation with me. Just leave a message and let me know you got my number. I know it's a big step, but I just feel like this is the right time. For those of you who don't have my new number, call......I think you'll like my new voice mail. :)


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