Wednesday, January 28, 2009

why doesn't it ever last

when I was a kid snow meant free day, no school, sledding.
when I was a kid the snow would fall endlessly all day, and the plows wouldn't come for hours, and it was awesome.
when i was a kid we always had snow boots, freaky freezie gloves, and snow suits, because we got to wear them often.
when i was a kid snow meant everything was closed, no one was on the road and everyone was outside playing or shoveling...
Now that I am all grown up, Life doesn't stop sooo much for snow.
I drive in the snow, I work in the snow, I never play in the snow, and I don't own snow boots at all.
The snow doesn't fall as long a s it used to, and it doesn't even stick around long.
I miss snow days!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

One Nation....Good Job America, Good Job!

I do not remember an election ever so exciting in my this one.
I can remember when I was little , very little, and the only reason I know the date is because I can refer to history itself. It was 1980, and Reagan had won the election - I was 4, I sat with my pop pop all day, as he had hoped Reagn would not win, and then he won. I remember how saddened he was by the nations decision, and his annoyance makes me giggle a little. I myself do not get all wrapped up into politics, but I know there are political issues that I do agree and disagree with, and so I think my pop pop disagreed with Ronald Reagan to say the least. Anyway after that, elections came and went, and even the first year I voted I knew I was voting for Clinton, I never knew the issues, but I knew my pop pop, allthough he wasn't here at that time, would have wanted me to vote for change, and so I did.
From that day when I was 4, til this day when I am 32, I don't think there has ever been a more life changing, and more exciting election and then innaugeration. Its funny the things you choose to pay attention to, and the things you don't.
I know the whole Bush/Gore fiasco was exciting and that year I convinced Billy to register to vote and he will tell you how it only proved his point that individual votes do not count,and I like to prove my point to, if your not voting then you have no place in political discussions with me, and thats how we roll!!!
Anyway this passed weekend I went scrapbooking in Delaware, and as soon as I got to the hotel - there were police, secret agents? and a lot of people in the lobby, in the bar lurking in the halls, all different kinds of people. I saw a guy with painters pants on - like the real ones, not the jeans, with paint splashed on them, a paint brand sweatshirt like M.A.B. and handcuffs attached to his belst a walkie talkie and a holster?
I was like what in the world is going on here, This is the third time I had been to this hotel for this event, and never have I seen such a stir, Actually I have never ever seen a sign of life in Wilmigton near this hotel accept for a few people out by the bus stop. I am not even kidding, I always thought this was the lifeless city.
So come to find out Joe Biden and his wife were staying in our hotel, and there was security all over the place. And Saturday he was being picked up by Obama on the train so they could get to their Innaugeration in Washington.
So Saturday morning Obama was suppossed to be arriving at the Wilmington train station at 12:30/1:00.
Early in the morning there are people walking down the street with lawn chairs, heading to the train station.
I put on MSNBC, so I could see and listen while I was getting ready.
I went outside around 11:30 to smoke, what else would I need to do outside in 20 degree weather, and there was this lady carrying on to what I was assuming her son, maybe grandson, she screams "I do all the things that are important to you now you have to come with me this will be important to you one day, and its important to me today, now lets go" He was stopped in his tracks, he was like 12 maybe, "I don't want to stand out in the cold, I don't want to goooo," he whined. I had to laugh inside because I knew where they were going, she just wanted him to go, she couldn't miss it, and she wanted him to be able to say he was there when he realized it was important. I felt like the lady all but grabbed him and drug him down the street, but he will be happy one day, I hope they saw something good.
Anyway, me Rachel, and Lori decided to walk to Dunkin around 12:15, I wanted to walk to that train station so badly, it was 2 blocks away. But when we looked down the street The road was filled with people, there was no chance. So on our way to Dunkin, we saw so many people, selling Obama buttons, and talking about the whole "whistle stop" in Wilmington. All of this was getting me all excited!
Anyway the city was all hustle and bustle and the best thing I could do was tune in from my laptop!
After we returned to the hotel, The lobby was full of police and press, One guy was in a chair on his laptop, his press badge backwards around his neck, and I was looking at his pics as he downloaded them onto his computer, They were great. I havn't seen them anywhere but they were really nice!
Later I found out on facebook (good old facebook) the train conductor who introduced Joe Biden and his wife, who has been driving Joe Biden on his train for the last 25 years into Washington, was a girl I went to school with dad. I watched the replay of it on CNN and all I could think was I went to sleep overs at that guys house. I found this pic on a UK news site(,and it happens to be that old school friends mom, the train conductors wife dancing with the President and his wife!

This was all so close to home, all these revelations in one day, all this exciting stuff, and then the innaugeration was finally here!
I couldn't watch as I would have liked too, but last night Billy and I watched the Innaugeration Ball, we watched the recaps from Washington, and we watched the concert on HBO. I LOVED IT ALL! I was wishing I was there because I like to always be "in the place to be", but ya know I can't be everywhere! I loved everything Michelle Obama wore, Loved the yellow dress, loved the white one. Loved how Tim Gunn fealt the need to explain that the dress was suppossed to strapless, and the one shoulder strap was placed there just in case there was a chance for any accidents! Thanks Timm Gunn! I also loved Joe Bidens wife, red coat and knee high boots, what a girl!!!
I also love what Obama and Michelle represent not only as the President and 1st lady, but what they represent as a couple. I mean seriously you can see the love and its nice to see that they are a real married couple. I always feel like the President and his wife, no matter who they are have always been standoffish in front of the camera, and seriously its the year 2009, be a real married couple and show the world who you are! I loved how Obama said his wife has been working just as hard as he has, she has been doing it with him only better because she does it backwards and in Heels!!!

Ok so I didn't just get out of it that the wives of our President and Vice President, are fashionistas, but I did happen to get a sense that I wasn't the only excited person, I think me and the whole world were on the same page.

This was a great day, a great decision our nation has made, and I have said this before - Good Job America, Good Job! (thats the quote I am going to make famous Michelle!!!!)
Anyway I feel like this is what this country needed, a little uniting, a little work together, and some patriotism, which is something I don't think I have ever experienced!!! So I hope we will finally be "one nation" and stand together and come out from under this rock we have all been hiding under and fight the fight and pick ourselves up and try again, pull ourselves together and make it work.
I can't help but think that my pop pop was looking for a change like this and I hope he knows we demanded change and we got it, and its a turning point for us as a whole nation and I can only hope that for as bright as the future does look, I hope it does shine!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Look for the Karma ad in the Clipper!!!

Never know who you might see....

So things got a little crazy after the ten million picures!!!!!!! But we will hav an ad coming out in "the clipper" I do not get this so if someone gets it let me see it!!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Trendsetter? Please don't quit your day job!

I just have to continue sharing with you these pics that keep popping up on facebook! I am just cracking up picture after picture!!! IT GETS WORSE AND WORSE THOUGH!!!

this is Shannon, Christine, Kathy, Farrah, myself , and Jackie.
I do have to say I did love my ponytails back then, I had a ton of hair and I loved making it so big, anymore I love it making it as cutting edge as possible, however I enjoy making your hair even better! you can get a glimpse here of my most favorite lipstick, It was wet n' wild and it was soooooo purple!!!!!!!

This was me and my friend Colleen at her house, seriously could I get anymore clothes on my body? I am seriously rocking a mens button down, lace bottom leggings accompanied by a pair of mens New York Mets boxer shorts and I def. have a pair of black patent dress shoes, accessorized by a square box purse, and a headband. Please note the head band in this picture also served as the ponytail holder in the first pic. I had a scrunchi fetish and I think it was because i needed five of them to hold all my hair and I loved the headband because it was like double duty, and better then a scrunchi!
Yup all that for one day! And we were probably going to the mall!
I never thought my parents had anthing to cringe over I always thought I was pretty simple, I take that back, I am truly the furthest thing from simple, and I don't think I can ever refer to myself as simple, I have alwas been HIGH MAINTENANCE, and there is no denying it!

this was AnnMarie, Lisa Mandi, and Me
I pretty much feel like I have always been "in the know" shall we say, and SOMETIMES NOW i feel when it comes to those who are like 15-20, I have lost touch, They think I am clueless. Well in 1992 when someone took this picture I think they wanted me to see I wasn't always so "in the know" even though I thought I was. I mean com on, why didn't someone sit me down and say ,"HEY, YOU NEED YOUR EYEBROWS WAXED!" I had no idea??? I look like a puppet, like Ber and Ernie, with caterpillars above my eyes!!! Seriously, why didn't i know? But at least I have a grip now!!!!!
I love this walk down Memory Lane, thanks to old friends and Facebook, for reminding me of the wild child that lives inside me, I know she is still there, and now I know why I am who I am!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The "Hair Hero" had the biggest hair in all the land...

Wow so far this year has brought up a whole lot, today someone referred to me as the "Hair Hero" I thank them a whole lot and I appreciate the honorary title, however it only may be true in some ways. Today was seriously great, in so many crazy and weird ways.
WARNING!!!!! This may turn into an emotional roller coaster ride!
Well late last night I was checking my "myspace" and I got a message from an old high school friend Kim, who I went to Villa with. This was a private high school I went to freshmen and sophmore year, after that I went to Pennsbury for all kinds of reasons, but for real I will never know exactly why?
We make poor choices in life all the time.
I begged my parents, I pleaded for Public School, I felt as though it was an unfair world if they didn't allow me to experience public school.
FOR WHAT?? That is the best question of my life. See when I look back at those Villa days, there was nothing wrong at all. I traded in everything my mom wanted me to get out of it, which was true friendships, a good education, and probably what could have been really the best days of my life with the best friends that I once had. I was selfish, I thought she was trying to keep me in a bubble, and trying to keep from experience, and I guess I was looking to experience everything all my grade school friends were experiencing, and they weren't shipped off on hour bus rides to school. I traded all that in for every day dress down day (and let me tell you that was the biggest pain ever), an earlier dismissal minus the hour long bus ride, for a junior year spent making friends with the wrong friends, school fights, ISS, and learning the true meaning of outsider. See, I had friends in Pennsbury, real friends that I knew before I even went there but none of them were in my classes, I may have passed them in the halls once a month, the school was huge, some people couldn't be my friend once I got there because they had girlfriends that wouldn't have it or they were in some big click that conflicted with their friendship with me. I didn't grow up in that school system with those Pennsbury kids and my Junior Year was lonely. Plus try having a first day of school where you totally realize that your so called boyfriend has another girlfriend who happens to be a senior at your new school, and everyone you meet knows it and then tells you about it. Trust me it was like the world caving in on me all at once. But this is what I begged for, and my mom said one day you will regret this, and that thought has hovered over me since, but today the day actually arrived. My mom was right and I finally can say I regret it, and if I could relive it knowing what I know now, I would change it...
Last night, Facebook, connected me with so many people, people who I loved and had a lot of fun with. I saw pictures of all the stuff I was a part of and then of all the stuff I missed out on. I snagged some pics I was tagged in just so I could share with you, because not only did they crack me up, seriously with the biggest smile ever, but also they made me tear a little, and they made me remember sooo much stuff I was so willing to forget and I have no idea why?
Do you know that I spilled orange wet n' wild nail polish on my friend Veronica's white furniture, and that her mom had a cow? Did you know that my friend Colleen's basement was the place to be and I was always there?
Did you know that, that 1 hour bus ride on the short bus, yes I had to ride a little bus, a little bus that made me cry the first day of school when I realized i had to get on it and the paperboy was sitting at the bus stop with me making fun of me, that same bus that I complained about that backed my reasons to leave, was probably the best two hours of my life every day. I spent that bus ride with some amazing friends, Gina and Erika. That same bus, got us more snow days then we probably deserved, broke down more times then I could count and made us late sooo much and we had the oddest bus drivers. The one bus driver even let us smoke 1 cigarette on the way into school. So seriously it was the strangest thing, but looking back it was something I would relive and something I havn't thought about in a long time!
Did you know one time our bus did make it to school on time and the school had a two hour delay and a few of us fell asleep in the gym on the stage behind the curtains?
Did you know I used the mens room in the gym sometimes, because there were no men in the school, so why not?
Did you now I would get in line for confession and never go into the confessional, but I wasn't the only one!
Did you know I was in talent shows, I was a cheerleader and we had to use the lacross teams uniforms, and that my mom saved our winter date dance, when school decided to cancel it, and I will never forget how nervous I was handing that letter into Sister Elaine, and how happy I was when she let us attend the Ghost Date Dance in place of ours?
Did you know I bought a Cherry 7up every day for the ride home and a hot pocket every day at lunch, and I always quarters in my locker because I was always forgetting my name tag, and needed to buy a temporary one for a quarter like every day?
Did you know when it was someones birthday everyone brought in a bow with ribbons attached to it and you had to wear them all day pinned to your uniform, it was fun especially when you recieved a lot!
Do you know what Kilt pin is? (A Villa girl does because without one your uniform skirt was not closed)
Did you know I once fell asleep in the library while I was writing and someone snapped a pic of it, and it ended up in the yearbook?
I GUESS MY POINT IS that I havn't thought about this stuff in a long time, and I wish I had thought about it all before I chose to leave it all behind, because I did leave it all behind and I didn't look back really until TODAY.
Well here are some pics of me and my friends from that forgotten left behind time...

These pics are hysterical and for their sake I will accept the title "Hair Hero", I know we all had big hair, but I always sem to push the envelope.
I love that I can tell these old friends that I have missed them, and I love that I can know who they are now, and share my life with them too, and maybe I can realize that this was the way it was meant to be.
I was meant to know them then and find them now!