Archive for July, 2005

Things I’ve learned…

Posted in From My Brain, Just For Fun on July 31, 2005 by TodaysAddiction

The fact that I’ve stolen these from various places does not make them less true…

I’ve learned that:

* One good turn gets most of the blankets.
* No matter how much I care, some people are just jackasses.
* Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.
* You shouldn’t compare yourself to others – they are more screwed up than you think.
* Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
* Not to sweat the petty things, and not pet the sweaty things.
* Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
* We are responsible for what we do, unless we are celebrities.
* 99% of the time when something isn’t working in your house, one of your kids did it.
* There is a fine line between genius and insanity.
* There is no such thing as child-proofing your house.
* That no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get arrested and end up in the local paper.
* The most valuable function performed by the federal government is
entertainment.
* You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests you think she’s pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.
* The most powerful force in the universe is gossip.
* There is a very fine line between ‘hobby’ and ‘mental illness.’
* People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them
* Nobody is normal.
* You should not confuse your career with your life.
* Never take a laxitive and a sleep aid on the same night.

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Not another test….

Posted in Quizes and Tags on July 31, 2005 by TodaysAddiction
How You Live Your Life

You have a good sense of self control and hate to show weakness.

You’re laid back and chill, but sometimes you care too much about what others think.

You’re open to new people and friends, which makes you a pretty popular person.

You tend to dream big, but you worry that your dreams aren’t attainable.

How Do You Live Your Life?

Stolen from Monkey

Magic Mirror

Posted in Addiction/Mental Health, Family, Friends, From My Heart on July 29, 2005 by TodaysAddiction

If I could have anything, I would want a magic mirror.

At work and in life, I have had the pleasure of meeting some of the most wonderful people. Some of the amazing young women I see oft times complain about being too fat, hating their nose, needing body parts to be bigger or smaller…
Why don’t they know that they are perfect just the way they are?

I love flaws, I truly believe that the things about us that are different ARE the things that make us beautiful.

I would love to have a magic mirror, one that I could hold up and you could see all of the beauty that I see when I am looking at you. One in which you could appreciate your imperfections as a wonderful piece of you, a uniqueness that belongs to no other. One that does not show any of the mean little things that bounce around in your head, that are completely self inflected.
If I had a magic mirror, I’d show you just how beautiful you really are.

Happy Thursday!

Posted in From HNT, From My Camera on July 27, 2005 by TodaysAddiction


The eyes are said to be the window to the soul…

(PS: This is what happens when you hold the camera backwards when taking pictures!)

Musical Blogs and Vents…

Posted in From My Brain on July 27, 2005 by TodaysAddiction

So many people are changing blog addresses… some because of blog stalkers, some because of real life, some because the author feels like they really can’t speak freely on their own blog…
I’ve wrestled with the last one myself.
Just let me take a moment to clarify *my* blog…
The key word here is MY.
My blog is like my brain “on paper”
This is my scared space, the place I write my thoughts, not for the reader, but for me.
Getting things out helps me get perspective sometimes, it is a place I can vent without it having an effect in my real life… this is where I can write both truth and lies, I write about things as I see them… which may not necessarily be accurate from the perspective of another.
It is where I can write my feelings and emotions which will change at my whim…
I may be mad today and happy tomorrow and that is OK…
I don’t write to offend, but it may.
I don’t write to hurt, but it can.
I don’t write to entertain, but sometimes it’s too damn funny to leave it in my head.
I write about deep issues and shallow ones… sometimes it reflects my actual self, other times it does not.
Please don’t take anything I say here too seriously or to heart…
These are simply the things that clatter around in my brain in any given moment.

Thank you
The Management ~

(now smile dammit, I just had to get this stuff out!)

Oh yeah… another one!

Posted in Quizes and Tags on July 27, 2005 by TodaysAddiction


The Stupid Quiz said I am "Kinda Smart, but Stupid!" How stupid are you? Click here to find out!

Stolen from Heather

Odd Tid Bits of Information…

Posted in From My Brain, Just For Fun on July 25, 2005 by TodaysAddiction

* The RIAA sued an 83 year old woman for downloading music illegally, even though a copy of her death certificate was sent to the RIAA a week before it filed the suit.

* A ten year old mattress weighs double what it did when it was new, because of the -ahem- debris which is absorbed through the years. That debris includes dust mites (their droppings and their decaying bodies), mold, millions of dead skin cells, dandruff, animal and human hair, secretions, excretions, lint, pollen, dust, soil, sand and a lot of perspiration, of which the average person loses a quart per day. Good night!

* A private elementary school in Alexandria, Virginia, accidentally served margaritas to its schoolchildren, thinking it was limeade.

* Each year, more people are killed by teddy bears than by grizzly bears.

* Quebec City, Canada, has about as much street crime as Disney World.

* Seven percent of Americans claim they never bathe at all.

* If you hook Jell-O up to an EEG, it registers movements almost identical to a human adult’s brain waves.

* The leading cause of on-the-job deaths in workplaces in America is homicide.

* A British gymnast survived a fall from a fourth story window because he went into a somersault and came down on two feet.

* Amusement park attendance goes up after a fatal accident. It seems many people want to ride upon the same ride that killed someone.

* Microsoft threatened 17 year old Mike Rowe with a lawsuit after the young man launched a website named MikeRoweSoft.com.

* Astronauts cannot burp in space. There is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.

* The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

* The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

* There are more plastic flamingoes in the United States than real ones.

* In 1998, more fast-food employees were murdered on the job than police officers.

* According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg.

* Only 14% of Americans say they’ve skinny dipped with the opposite sex.

* Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.

* Cats can hear ultrasound.

* In all three Godfather films, when you see oranges, there is a death (or a very close call) coming up soon.

* 23% of employees say they have had sex in the office.

* 40% of all people who come to a party in your home snoop in your medicine cabinet.

* The first Fords had engines made by Dodge.

* Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

* In 2003, there were 86 days of below-freezing weather in Hell, Michigan.