... invite someone to join you: everyone should be able to dance “like no one is watching”. If you got the tunes: share them. :-) 9 months ago
... are we? :-)
... unless you do it like my Mom does: by burning something she is cooking :-) 9 months ago
... but I would rather explore the winding roads of Tuscany or the Amalfi Coast in the Ferrari and take a BMW M6 or a Mercedes SLK on the Autobahn.
I’ve driven on the Autobahn: it was NICE!
130 miles/hour (200 km/hr … which I think was the speed limit … they do have one). I drove a Ford something (a Germany only sports coupe).
The minute I let off the gas (my passengers were freaking out) a convoy of 5 black Mercedes drafting off of each other passed me.
Hope you get to accomplish this goal: it’s well worth it. 9 months ago
You are obviously a very engaging, motivated, active, smart and attractive young woman with HUGE dreams and desires. You have not let life’s challenges and disappointments dampen your adventurous spirit, and I have no doubt that if you can find the time and money you will accomplish all of your goals and them some.
You seem like one of those persons that has a “can do” attitude and one that will drag anyone she cans and wants to participate along into any new adventure that presents itself.
Keep it up and best of luck in your goals … maybe I’ll run into you in a few of them. :-) 9 months ago
I think it would be nice to sit on a perch, with lots of ammo and pick-off zombies from a distance. But somehow, I think you are more likely to be dealing with close encounters of the zombie kind, and that rifle will be more useful if you grab it by the muzzle and use it as a bat.
I say #12 has to be self-defense with “short weapons”. Preferred would be a sawed-off shotgun, with a bat, shovel, machete, Katana or similar sword as trusted stand-by; and #12 needs to be #1.
#4 and #7 are redundant. Basic First aid is all you’ll be able to use: dress a wound, stitches, minor burns, that’s about it. Heart attacks and other debilitating injuries there is no point dealing with.
Yes, you should know how to swim (everyone should), but I would say that by all means, stay out of the water. Who said Zombies can’t swim?, and besides, if they can’t drown, they can just walk on the bottom (remember the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie? Also, water will be cold and hide other potential dangers. Unless you are on a boat, I say: stay of of the water. Make #7: Basic First Aid, and make #4: Cardio and strength training; Tough Mudder kind of running.
#9 should be more specific: learn to clean and disinfect anything in the field, without getting any on you, with minimum resources.
#10: learn about edible plants and insects: cooking might be a luxury.
Finally, make #3 Advance orienteering, which includes night navigation.
Just my opinion.
Be ready for World War Z. :-) 9 months ago
When you do push-ups, you mainly work your Triceps, but you need strong Biceps and Abs to “assist” your push-up.
It might seem counter-intuitive, but if you do curls to strengthen your Biceps it will help your Triceps and thus help you do more push-ups.
Also, you need strong Abs to hold the plank position for your push-ups, so doing sit-ups helps (you can just do 2 to 5 min. planks too, but you are cheating yourself out of the whole range of motion).
So, add curls (or chin-ups) and sit-ups to your daily workout and up your individual set # for the first set by 5 a week (subtracting 5 from the third and then the second set), so in 10 weeks you’ll be doing 100 push-ups in one set.
Good luck! 9 months ago
People usually fear change because they fear the unknown. BUT, there is no reason change has to be unknown.
If you want to minimize the “trauma” of the first day of school for your kid, you take him/her to the school before so he can get familiar with the place, his classroom, his desk. You introduce him/her to his/her teacher and if lucky have them meet some of their soon to be classmates. No unknown = much less fear.
Change can be VERY positive and you can take steps to make it as little of a surprise as possible.
“The only constant in life is change.” Don’t know who said that,but it is true. So, embrace change and focus your effort in making it positive and familiarizing yourself with knowing what the “Change” is all about to minimize the surprise, and thus, the fear. Good luck. 9 months ago
... if it is between biting your nails and smoking. I rather you bite your nails.
But it is a “stalling” technique.
Smoke, bite your nails, whatever … you are pausing to perform that activity rather than what needs to be done.
No matter what some people say, the human brain is terrible at multi-tasking. You can only do one thing well at a time. So, if you are thinking of your ex-bo and feelings and thoughts start pouring, you distract yourself by biting your nails: ” let me bite this corner … I miss him so much … and now I’ll bite here … but he is such a bonehead … and this one is long too … but we had so much fun … and this one needs to be trimmed too …”
The activity distract you enough to “meter” your thoughts and emotions.
But like I said: if it is between smoking and biting,go for biting … and find yourself a new boyfriend :-) 9 months ago
at least you recognize that chewing your nails is a coping mechanism, it “buys” you time to think and come up with a “solution” or a way to deal with your troubles. Yes, chewing gum might help, but instead you can try a “constructive” grooming behavior. Carry a nail clipper and/or a file with you, and whenever you feel the need to bit your nails, use the clippers and/or the file instead. That way you are still stalling/thinking, but you won’t have your fingers in your mouth looking like an idiot (I know, I use to bite my nails too … and have relapses once in a while).
You know that moment when you are touching your finger tips, deciding which nail you are going to chew on? At that moment, you need to reach for the clipper and/or file and use it, instead of your teeth to “groom” (de-stress/think). Try it.
Good luck. 9 months ago
If you loose something and you start looking for it, you can’t find it no matter how hard you look. But, if you stop looking for it, you stumble on it and fall on your face :-)
Love (and/or Lust), for lack of a better word, is the same.
If you are not looking for a mate, they start coming out of the woodwork, but if you look for one, you can’t find one to save your life.
Having a “partner” can be of great help in straightening your life. But like in your sister’s case, it can be a further complication, if not the main source of her problems.
I wouldn’t make “being single” a goal to straighten your life … but if that other person becomes an issue, don’t hesitate to cut those ties.
Good luck! 9 months ago
about being rich. But your actions, rich or not, are what establish your morality.
Why would it be immoral for me to enjoy the rewards of my efforts? If I am good at business or extremely talented at sports or the arts. If I am a gifted genius or blessed with incredible beauty, and I get handsomely rewarded for my “God given talents”, why is that immoral.
What is immoral is, when I see injustice, discrimination or human suffering and I am in a position to do something about it and I don’t. That is immoral.
Should I offer all my wealth to try to rectify everything that is wrong with humankind. No! And there is not enough money for that. But I should not turn my back when there is an obvious opportunity for me to help my fellow men, no matter how much health I have, or don’t.
Besides, some of the richest people I know, have no money, and I also know some very poor, lonely people that are very wealthy. 10 months ago
Filling job applications and waiting to hear back can be very frustrating and time consuming.
You should instead network and apply to those jobs that you have a good chance of getting, or one in which you might have a foot in the door or know someone that can move your resume to the top of the pile.
Are you in Linked In? It a professional social network that can help you connect with people that work where you want to work. Also, you should attend every job fair you can and not just fill out applications and hand-out resumes. You need to talk and engage with the people that represent the places you are applying to and establish a “relationship” with them that can help you secure a position.
It’s a lot of work but it will pay off better than just filling 30 job applications.
Good luck to you. 10 months ago
Do you “see” if you’ll brush your teeth in the morning?
No: you do it! I bet there is a whole bunch of other things you just “Do” . Taking care of yourself must be one of them.
Having a good Yoga routine like the one you show is a wonderful day to start EVERY morning. Don’t think about it, just do it.
If you don’t take care of yourself, who will?
Good luck. :-) 10 months ago
... did he love you back?
Raptors can be so cold blooded. :-) 10 months ago
You can send e-cards instead…. save a tree … and a stamp and/or gas. 10 months ago
They are nice and they clean the air and easy to maintain.
Another very good indoor plant is the Mother-in-Law Tongue … great name isn’t it.
If you don’t have a green thumb, the “spider plants” are REALLY easy to care for, and you can drape them across furniture, window sills and window treatments. 10 months ago
You go glamping and it might be even better than a hotel. The cool thing about camping is that it makes you appreciate how good “regular” life is.
Yes, there is something “vestigial” about sitting around and open fire and cooking on it, laying under the stars and falling to sleep out in the woods. But there is nothing like freezing your butt off in the middle of the night or having to find a spot in the woods to do your “business” to make you miss modern amenities.
Go camping, just one weekend (one night) and you’ll get a taste for it and figure out if it is for you or not. Glamping for one weekend and you’ll learn nothing. 10 months ago
... just do it!
You don’t make excuses to not brush your teeth, do you? So just go out for a walk every day, period!
Stop thinking about it, stop “planning” it, stop figuring out where and how long … just go for a walk, make up your route as you go. When you get tired, come back. If you didn’t like the route you took, change it and do it again the next day … and the day after, and the day after. No excuses. If it is raining, take an umbrella, if it is hot, take water with you. If your shoes are not comfortable, buy new ones. Just do it! ... no excuses.
Best wishes. 10 months ago
Good find! I’ll have to bookmark that one. Thanks. 10 months ago