by Helen Keller…
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”
I think it says it all. All we can do is try and do the best that we can with what we’ve got. :) 4 months ago
Not sure how much they cost, but it might be a nice investment one day. 4 months ago
me and the emu take over your world, what would you do? Probably study like I would otherwise, since I have a final tomorrow.
Do you follow a diet of any sort? What or who do you eat? No, no diets. I’m not picky. More vegetables, less meat.
Does Shakira sing in your bathtub in the mornings or you don’t have a bathtub? Nope, she doesn’t. I have a pretty good hunch that she wouldn’t like the bathtub. It’s pretty old and no household products can fix the…um…overused look.
How often do you cook? Once a day, or at least, I try.4 months ago
I try, but I don’t always succeed.
How do you see yourself? 4 months ago
Which group would be the easiest to live under? Extreme compassionists.
Which would be the most difficult? Extreme ignorance/apathy worshippers.
Which one are you choosing to live in already, if you were to honestly look at your patterns of consumption, diet, exercise, or awareness? I don’t live in any of them, and I can honestly say this. I can’t stand consumerism; however, that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy retail therapy once in a while. I try to eat as healthy as I possibly can without sacrificing things that I like. I also exercise regularly. Sometimes I exercise less because I’m just busy up to my arse with school, but then, I make time specifically for that. Finally, I think I’m as aware as I can be of things going on around me, but there will always be something that I’m missing.4 months ago
1. How are you feeling today? Tired but ready to get this crazy and never-ending summer semester over with.
2. Are books usually better than the movies? Yes. Books are awesome.
3. What is your favourite genre of music? I don’t really have one. I like many different varieties of music.
4. Would you say you are an introvert of extrovert? Intro.
5. Do you prefer computer games or board games? Board games.
6. Kisses or cuddles? Both!
7. What is your favourite smell? Anything lemony… D&G has this perfume called Light Blue. It’s my absolute fave.
8. Have you ever had braces to make your teeth straight? Nope.
9. What is your age? Do you wish you were older / younger? 33. I love being in my thirties.
10. If you were to meet me, what would be the first thing you would say? Hi, I’m D. How are ya?4 months ago
I’m glad she saw through it all.
Life is not simple. Sometimes we end up in situations where we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t. I don’t know what would I have done if I were you… It always bothers me when people say, “Oh, I would never!” Oh, bullst. You don’t know st if you have enough nerve to say something like that. Never say never because you never know, unless you’ve walked in that other person’s shoes.
I think that you did the best that you could under the circumstances. Sure, you can always look back and say, I could have done more. Should have, could have, would have doesn’t serve you well. And she clearly recognized the situation for what it was.
Good for you. Good for her. Glad things worked out for both of you. 4 months ago
Very, very proud of you. 4 months ago
It is hard to talk about something like that because people expect you to somehow “fix” it. Oh, just snap out of it. Get out there and see just much worse other people are than you.
I know how much. I wasn’t born yesterday. And if I could “fix” this, believe me I would. I wish I didn’t have to struggle. I wish this wasn’t a battle because that is what it feels like sometimes. Sometimes it lasts a few weeks, other times months.
Running away from it doesn’t help. Wallowing doesn’t either. So, the logical answer here is finding a balance of acknowledging it, doing your best to take care of yourself, and using it to your advantage. Having been through it gives you strength because you know what it is like. 4 months ago
I’ve showed him pics of other choices that I thought that would look nice on his finger, but that was really a waste of time. He said, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no… That. “That’s where we started!” I know. That. “God damn it, G [insert first name] D [insert last name]!” ::sigh::
There goes that Russian temper again.
“Kiss my ass.”
Ha! 4 months ago
Well, the good thing is that he knows exactly what he’s getting into. I told him from the start, what you see is what you get.
He always says… “God, that Russian temper…” That’s right. And don’t you forget it! Hey, that’s the same temper that will kick someone’s ass if they say anything shitty about you. Just sayin’. 4 months ago
have to deal with it, but I get it completely. I have struggled with it for years. You have to remember to take good care of yourself when the days are hard. It is easy to fall into the whole thing of “Why me?” Not that easy to climb out.
I think you’ve got a good and realistic attitude about it. Just remember to be as compassionate with yourself as you are with others. :):)
hugs4 months ago
Well, ya know… ;) I do love to cook. 4 months ago
I loves ye as well. :o) 4 months ago
No worries, Shellster. I know you’ve been super busy. I’ve been keeping up with that. I’ve been just as busy myself. But, somehow, in the midst of all of that, I managed to sneak away a little life.
Thank you. He’s my rock, and I’m very grateful. This man has seen me at my worst as well as my at my best. He’s seen me just throw my hands up in the air and say, “I’m done with all of this. I just can’t do it anymore.” He is my best friend. He treats me like I’m a freaking goddess and sees the best in me through it all. I don’t have to be anything other myself and that’s a LOT. I know I’m a handful. ;) 4 months ago
Have any of you heard of Zoara or used it?
I’m planning on buying my sweetie his wedding band. Something simple but classy too (14K white gold 5mm). So I’ve looked at Kay Jewelers yesterday and Zales. They did not have a whole lot of selection. I know it’s just white gold wedding ring to them, but it’s not to me. Zales had two kinds: classic and comfort fit. Kay just had one—comfort fit (although they called it something else but I know it has to be basically the same thing). I’ve checked Zoara and they have a lot more selection. You can get “low curve,” “slightly curved,” etc., etc. It can be quite overwhelming, but I think I may just have found the one. (see the image)
Any suggestions? Tips?
The ones I saw at jewelry stores just didn’t do anything for me. Not that I know that this one will either because I can’t hold it and look at it, but I just have a feeling that this maybe it. But, then again, not sure.
And don’t give me that, “Oh he’ll love whatever you get!” Damn it, I know that. I want to get him something special, even if it looks simple. :):) 4 months ago
pop … sicle
magic … wand
connect … the dots
hot … cold
evening … star
pretty … colors
time … flies
silent … night
far … away
left … right 5 months ago
by Anaïs Nin.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Life is not simple, and sometimes no matter how you look at a situation, you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t. Thinking logically doesn’t make things better or easier for anyone involved. So what do you do?
You just get through it. You’ll find the strength along the way. It won’t feel or look like it to you, but you’ll see it for everything it is (was) once you cross that river.
I wish you all the best. ::hugs:: 5 months ago
and the basic rule was… “not to serve anything we wouldn’t eat ourselves.” I agreed. The work we put into making meals was just as hard as we would have made those meals for ourselves.
So, since most folks do not eat cat or dog meat simply because of its palatability (taking everything else out of the equation), no, I don’t think this is something that I’d consider to be appropriate. 5 months ago
I grew up in that era. I never believed what we were told. I knew it wasn’t true. I knew it was all just propaganda. 5 months ago
I feel that having this license will make me more competitive when it comes time to apply for the internship. I’m a bit stressed because I’m not sure how I can possibly find the time to study for this exam on top of everything that I’m doing. But I’m going to try. Everyone in my cohort has taken the NCE, but I don’t really plan to get my LPC license along the way because I don’t see the point. To me, going the LPA route is more practical, since eventually we will all have to take the EPPP as soon as we graduate.
So, anyway… keep your fingers crossed for me, please. It would be nice to have this under my belt. 5 months ago
that I got my master’s before I decided to go any further. Gave me time to get my ass kicked around enough to think whether it will be worth it or not. ;) 5 months ago
it’s always better to do good then not, even when everything around you is spinning in the opposite direction. As Gandhi said, we need to be the change we want to see in the world, so it has to start at the individual level. At least, that’s what I believe. 5 months ago