Tuesday, February 21, 2017
I have hated adulting most of my adult life. I can kick myself for not thinking of this amazing idea to create a school where teachers educate young adults on how to exist in this crazy world. WHAT A GREAT CONCEPT! Need help using a coffee maker, folding a fitted sheet, taking care of pet, making the appropriate decision on what fork to use at a fancy restaurant, how to buy a car, how set up household accounts, or manage your money/debt? This is a million dollar idea and kudos to the team who invented it. I can't wait to watch these schools boom all over our country. WE NEED THIS! Maybe this will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!! LOL!!! The last two generations have been soft, soft, soft and the reality of adulting is overwhelming for so many. Greatest school to be created in the last 20 years as far as I am concerned. http://theadultingschool.com
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Angelism: Enjoy every second you are gifted in this life, your last breath may be the one you are taking right now.
My heart breaks a little today hearing this news. Alan Thicke, dead at 69 years of age, apparently was out playing hockey with his 19 year old son when he suffered from a heart-attack. Do you think when Alan left the house to go play with his son today that he had the thought by end of the day he'd be dead? He always looked great for his age, seemingly took good care of himself, and always appeared to be vibrant and full of energy. I simply can't believe it!
I grew up with the show Growing Pains and Alan was one of my favorite TV dads. This show was on for many seasons, is in syndication still today, and launched a great many careers including Kirk Cameron and Leonardo DiCaprio. When I see it on TV, I always stop and enjoy the sweetness that this show/family portrayed. Life was very different then. It was simple yet equally as complicated when it comes to raising kids and working together as a family. Anyhow, I feel my generation just suffered a great loss. RIP Mr. Alan Thicke.
To read more on this check out these articles:
Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/alan-thicke-dead-actor-was-69-955994
NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/arts/television/alan-thicke-growing-pains-dies.html?_r=0
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Angelism: Knowledge is power & knowing the details of your roots is amazing & eye opening.
I was told I was a mut growing up and that was why I was beautiful. I wonder if my family hoped I'd never question all that was actually me. I definitely had curiosity over the years on how my mix came together. People along the way asked, "What nationality are you?" Truthfully I couldn't quite put a finger on what I was. I'm not easily judged as any one nationality; showing up in this world with light eyes, dark wavy hair, freckles, tall, solid structure, curvy, physically strong, dominant nose, big eyes and large face; I appear to be many things. My Dad said on his side that I was 25% Italian, and 25% Spanish, and on my mom's side, I was 25% Polish, some Portuguese and who knows what else? Having traveled to Spain and Italy I definitely felt a pull to those cultures. At 40, it was time to discover the truth.
Turns out, I really am a bit of a melting pot. A rainbow of colors on the map above which is exciting and shocking all at the same time. Being mostly European was expected, but this breakdown was news to me. I had no idea I was Balkan, French, and German, nor would I have thought that I had British or Irish in me.
I also did not foresee being Native American or East Asian. I knew I would have some African roots in me as we have always heard there was some Puerto Rican heritage on my mom's side. I think it is an amazing thing to see this all mapped out down to each little DNA marker that makes up me.
I highly encourage that if you ever had any interest in knowing where your roots are from that you take one of these tests. I did the 23andMe.com DNA test that also reported on traits, wellness, and carrier status for certain health risks. I was so impressed with this report, that today I ordered a cancer gene test from getcolor.com because knowledge is power, and I want to know as much as I can.
My takeaway is that this explains my love for travel, and exploring a variety of things. My family history shows that we are movers, and I will assume we were willing to take risks and rebel once in awhile, as well as date outside of our race. It also explains why I have a love for so many types of food, and why I'm attracted to a variety of cultures, music, and lifestyles. My boyfriend took this test as well and he is much more of a purebred, 99.8% Northern European. He is my very white German, British, Irish, French and Scandinavian man. I love that my family history shook things up. Turns out I have cousins everywhere, and I think that's exciting! Cheers to diversity, blending, and the melting pot that is the USA. Glad that this Trump wall wasn't up 100+ years ago, none of my family would have made it over here. LOL!!!
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Angelism: Life is too short, have fun & be happy. And when all else fails just dance!
We can learn a lot from our pets. They have unconditional love, an ability to trust, and a big willingness to go with the flow. Most pets are just happy you are there to feed them. They are along for whatever ride you take them on. In this case it was dancing to some sweet Elton John tunes.
I've been a pet owner all my life. I grew up with dogs, cats, birds, fish, and even a bunny. Cats are my personal favorite. I like their independence and larger than life personalities. My cat Marley however, has a larger than life figure. I promise, we did not make her fat on purpose. Marley is not overfed and we didn't intend for her to look like a furry whale. This just happened! She is on diet food and still is over 20lbs. She is simply the laziest cat I have ever known. Playing, running, or feeling frisky is not her thang. She lives the "zero fucks given" lifestyle and I dig it. Large and in charge, she is friggin adorable.
Cat lovers, follow me for more Fat Cat Marley moments:
She will soon be trending to be a plus size fur-model :)
She will soon be trending to be a plus size fur-model :)
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Angelism: They say never judge a book by the cover because not everything is as it appears, but some bizarre things are as they appear and that's just weird!
I have been out of the loop on this relationship since Shaq has been with this girl for sometime now, but WTF? His girlfriend's shoulder reaches his big ass man hip. I'm sure from a male's perspective this has benefits, but come on. Is this really enjoyable? I would be embarrassed. I love a tall dude, I really do. I am 5'10 and my man Scott is 6'8, and I very much appreciate his grand stature. But honestly too much taller and our proportions are all kinds of crazy. I simply can't wrap my head around these images. #mindblown #shemustbecrazy
Lastly, I found this freak of the week image. Surf the internet long enough and some weird shit pops up. If you want to shock people this Halloween, look into replicating this. I don't know what the hell this person was thinking when they designed this whole human package, or why they took pics of it, but it caught my eye, and not in a good way. #confusedasfuck
There ya go! Some WTH? LOL images for your day!
There ya go! Some WTH? LOL images for your day!
Friday, September 9, 2016
Angelism: Shaved heads are not always attractive. Think carefully about the shape of your head as well as your skintone. Don't do anything stupid it may not grow back!
Today's shocking and "heartbreaking" celebrity news is a bald Vince Vaughn. He looks completely different and not in a good way. I have always thought he was a handsome man, I have a thing for tall, dark haired dudes. But now? WOOF! I know this is for a role, and for a million or more bucks, I would probably go bald too. This unforgiving image is proof that bald isn't for everyone!
My boyfriend Scott always threatens to shave his head. He claims it would be easier, save us money, and he would no longer have to waste those few minutes trying to fix it just right to cover up the balding that is happening with age. My only response is NO EFFIN WAY! I am not ready for this to happen. I am not prepared for the potentially scary bald man to lay next to me in bed. We are not that old!
Not sure how the rest of you ladies feel about the shaved head. Some guys can really rock it. Vince Vaughn however is not one of those guys, he needs to grow his hair back ASAP! Unless he is holding out for a serial killer role, this look does him no favors. If you can't pull off a Bruce Willis, shaving your head completely bald is not worth the risk!
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Angelism: What you believe identifies your truth. Belief is as open or as limited as you allow it to be. Belief can change at any moment if you choose to think differently.
I believe I should always leave loved ones with loving words, I never know if that will be my last goodbye.
I believe I don't have to change friends to understand that friends can change.
I believe that it will take a long time to become the person I want to be.
I believe no matter how hard I love, I will be hurt. Forgive and move on is the only healthy option.
I believe that I am responsible for the opinions others have of me. I choose how much weight I give to those opinions.
I believe I can do something in one moment of time that will change the course of my life forever.
I believe I can keep going long after I think I can't.
I believe either I control my attitude or my attitude will control me.
I believe that money is a shitty way to keep score in life.
I believe that I should not place value on my things. What I have today may be gone tomorrow.
I believe that I have the right to be angry, but that does not give me the right to be cruel.
I believe that no matter how sad I become, or how crushed my heart may be, the world will not stop for my grief.
I believe that maturity is a state of mind, one I can turn on and off when needed.
I believe that my upbringing influenced who I am, but I am responsible for who I become.
I believe two people can look at he exact same thing and see it completely different.
I believe I can have all the degrees in the world but that's not what makes me a smart / good human.
I believe that a total stranger can have a huge impact on my life.
I believe that keeping secrets weighs heavy on the soul. I also believe discovering secrets weighs heavy on the soul.
I believe that sometimes the people I am closest to take the most advantage of my generosity.
I believe that life is a gift, one that I am grateful for even on the toughest of days.
I believe that getting old sucks! My days are numbered no matter how hard I fight to stay young.
I believe that often the people I least expect to show up for me do.
I believe that I must believe in myself if I want others to believe in me.
I believe that I will do what I feel has to be done regardless of the consequences.
I believe in the greater good but accept that evil exists among us.
I believe that organized religion is not the only way to practice faith. It is possible to have relationship with a higher power outside of the rules of church.
I believe that I will make mistakes and that I will learn from them.
I believe in the power of love and giving.
I believe that there is only one race and that is HUMAN. We are all HUMAN and that is why we are all more alike than different.
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