Always Real, Narcissism

50 Things In 50 Years

I turned 50 a while back. Or maybe I’m going to be 50 soon. I forget which. I like to be coy. Nonetheless, I jotted down a random list of 50 things I’ve learned or observed in 50 years. These things may not be universally true, but they are true for me. * * * * * 1. If you want to be really really good at something, you will probably have to forsake something else in your life. The pursuit of excellence in any given field is not conducive to moderation or balance.  Either balance…

Continue Reading

Antique Childhood, Christmas, Narcissism

Random Christmas Stuff About Me You Weren’t Really Itching To Know

I’ve never owned a Christmas sweater. I’ve always felt like maybe I should have one. On several occasions I’ve even carried one around the store.  But I just can’t seem to take the plunge.  Just seems like too big of a commitment. As well, I’ve never owned a pair of Christmas earrings, little dangling bulbs or ornaments or whatever.  I guess I’m not all about festive after all. The red turtleneck is my standard holiday party outfit. I’ve always wanted some nice Christmas china but never wanted to spend the big bucks on it or spend…

Continue Reading

Narcissism

So Very Meme-ingful

Dawn tagged me with this lengthy meme and so here it is, thus filling my meme quota for the remainder of the year, perhaps even the decade. If this is just entirely too long to read, and I understand if it is, then scroll down to question 8 before moving along. That’s all you really need to know about me and this here blog. * * * * * 1. How long have you been blogging? I started in July of 2005. Sean was around 18-months old and I needed a creative outlet that I could…

Continue Reading

Narcissism

I Never Met A Spotlight I Didn’t Like

That’s not entirely true, there have been a few spotlights I didn’t care for.  Like the time in first or second grade when Sister Edwina made me stand up in front of the entire class and read a note I was trying to slip to Natalie that detailed how cute I thought Brain Murphy was. (He was cute). His name is actually Brian, but the note said Brain. Anyway!  I’m in the 5 Minutes For Mom Spotlight today. If you have nothing else to do, you can go over there and read it.

Narcissism

It’s All True, Except That One Part

Apparently, some of y’all think I’m a blunt-brained blonde with no pedigree and big feet. It’s not true.  My feet aren’t big.   And now, I must come clean and confess:    True – I AM a member of the DAR. Thanks to my mother and her wicked research skills.  John Upton, an ancestor on my mother’s side, came to America from England in the early 1700s. He had thirteen children.  Another ancestor, Hans Michael Goodnight, came to America also in the early 1700s from the Alsace-Lorraine area along the French and German border. Hans had 24 children altogether.  He…

Continue Reading

Narcissism

Six Unimportant Things About Meme

Pammer from Outside Voice, one of the first people ever to comment on my blog, tagged me for this Six Unimportant Things About Me meme.    Coming up with six important things about moi would be a challenge, because I’m not sure there are any important things about me — but six UNimportant things?  Piece o’ cake, that list is a long one. So then, here ya go, my annual meme:   Six Unimportant Things About Me   1.  I am a member of the DAR. 2.  I once sat on Chet Atkins lap. 3.  My shoe size is 6.…

Continue Reading

Narcissism

Y’all Are So Creative

Well that was fun!  Shall we do that again sometime? I loved reading your answers. You made me laugh.  Here is the shot in it’s original form, but turned upright.  Photo Temporarily Unavailable As you can see, it’s a cake! A half-eaten grocery-store birthday cake.  It took me longer to figure that out than it did you. So then, the randomly chosen winner is Sarah!  Miss Sarah, here is your fabulous prize-like prize package (insert applause and Vanna-like gesture here). Photo Temporarily Unavailable – Two 5.3oz Lindt Petits Desserts chocolate bars, retail value $2.99 each. Now that’s my idea of dessert! – A slightly used Twinkie…

Continue Reading