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I was just thinking…

In terms of yesterday’s post: so far so good. No volcanic erruptions at the moment. Tension is still present, but I’m okay with tension. I’m not okay with ash.

I’ve started about 5 lists in my head of humerous and crazy things that I need to write in my journal and possibly my blog. Its is amazing how having large amounts of time can free your mind of tons of needless stuff and fill it with even more tons of needless stuff. smile

Currently I am jounraling a lenghtly list of “Rules For Living With Your Parents.” It’s pretty funny. I think after all this is over it will be much funnier and more appropriate (I haven’t been able to fully appreciate my rules since I’m still under their roof). I’ve also started a “What I Miss and Appreciate About Home” list. Maybe I’ll post that one day too.

Anyway, today is my hodge podge of some of the many scattered thoughts that run through my head. Will jokes that the scariest thing he could ever experience would be to spend a day in my mind. He is probably right. Believe it or not- too much goes on in there. I’m sure you find that hard to grasp, but I’m being serious. smile I think a lot of women are probably the same way. Everything has to be picked apart and analyzed. I overthing everything. I overthink breakfast. It’s yet another strange oddity I am freely exposing the the Nest World.

I truly miss the convenience of having a dishwasher. You’d think with the thousands of large kitchen appliances my parent’s have bought at the Arabian version of “Best Buy” they’d eventually just throw one in for free. Of course, then I would have major fuse issues. I think I’d take that risk. Anyway, I don’t like hand washing dishes. I’m a germaphob and never feel like I get them as clean as a real dishwasher can. However, it gives me a nice long time to sit and look out the window as I wash and wonder about the people that are outside.

I see the buses take the TCNs to work in the morning, and sometimes I watch them get off at night. I wonder what their days were like and if they miss home too- though I have to believe even the poor conditons they face here are better than where they came from. One of the guys that works with Will is from the Philipines and likes to joke that by working over here he makes more than the president of his country- and he is being totally serious! I know some of you could probably name 5 people off the top of your head that make more than our president too, but what is amazing to me about this guy is how little he makes. Its not because hes making a ton of money over here- its because of the poor conditions of where he came from. Isn’t that crazy?

What other musings to share today… ?…

I wonder about what other people that I used to hold so close to my heart- both recently and long ago- are doing at this very instant. We are such an egocentric culture that it can be difficult at times to realize that another person’s entire world is going on this very instant too. I wonder if these people are laughing right now, or if they’re working hard, or doing something great. I try to remember them and I can’t even picture some of their faces anymore. I think that just happens sometimes with people that were important during one stage of your life.

So many thoughts to process.

I also get this terrible image of Kate Bush everytime I am flipping through channels and approach VH1 International. They love this lady- and I’ve never even herad of her! She had this crazily disturbing music video called Wuthering Heights and it trips me out everytime I see it! It came out in the 70s and it is the scariest thing I’ve seen in a while. The strangest thing about the whole thing is that I’ve lived here 3 months and have seen this randomly old video 5 times. I really wanted to find a link to her video, but I couldn’t. You would all have been wigged out too. What a strange TV selection I have.

I am grateful for online radio stations. I miss my music so much! Everyone is asleep (which is the only way I can actually get on without a fight) now so I have my earphones on and am having to constantly remind myself that I can’t sing along. What a dork. Will misses his sports radio the even more I think. Its blocked at work, so he never gets to listen to it. Its not like mine- I can’t just go out and buy him The Sports Animal on cd… thankgoodness. smile

Better go for now. Tomorrow I am posting before the good Lord wakes, so I need my sleep

the cereal killer

I guess I just can’t stay away this morning.

Once again back to post after just 3 hours of posting. What is my obsession with this thing!? Step away from the computer!

That’s really annyoing.

Oh well. I just had to post about my bizarre breakfast moment.

I was pouring my Frosted Flakes into my bowl when “it” gently rolled out and landed right on top. Ahhhh, the much coveted and long awaited prize in the cereal box. When I was younger that was the holy grail- the reason I would be up to my arm in cereal digging in the box (gross). It was the whole reason I would eat cereal. Now, however, you almost have to pry the box out of my hand in fear that if you don’t step in things could get messy. Without supervision I could easily kill a whole box in a day. Any kind of cereal. I have no prejudices.

So anyway, “it” fell out. I have to admit, I wasn’t nearly as excited as I used to be, but I was still surprised at the elation it caused and the fact that I actually spoke outloud, “Wow! I got the prize!” What a huge dork. I know.

I sat down and started to eat and decided to open my new treasure. It was this top- you know the ones that spin, with a booklet attached (because kids need instructions to work toys that don’t come with a million buttons and gadgets and batteries I guess). So, I opened it up and it wasn’t instructions at all…

It was ring tones and phone backgrounds for your cell phone! What in the world? “All you have to do kids, is text message these numbers to this number and we will send you your very own anime background!”

Wow.

What is the median age for cereal eaters that really really want the prize (not including me)? What- like 6 or 7? These kids are barely able to fuse together meaningful sentences and they have cell phones now!?

What has the world come to?! “Hey Kayleigh, its Kelsey. I know you live right next door but I don’t believe in going outside anymore so do you want to come over to my house and call boys from my cell phone!?”

Kids have cell phones but still require their mom to hold their hand while they cross the street? Kids have cell phones but still wear pajamas that have the feet in them?

I think we’ve gone way to far.

<3

Clean Hands, Clean Car, Prenatal Vitamins, and Getting Scared

Just some random things today.

I intern in the marketing department of one of the hospitals here in town. We have a resident nurse that works in our office and today she had this cool “germ finding gadget.” It looked like a black light and you shine in on your hands or where ever else you want to check for germs and you can spot them! I am a “germ-aphob” you could say, so I wash my hands several times during the day. I got checked and I was all clear. Some of the ladies had germs on their hands and arms though, it was weird.

Well as of now my car is as spotless as my hands! We are going to sell good old Cameron since we’re moving. I’ve had her since I was 16- so it is time to go. It has accumulated a lot of yuck over the years and was in desparate need of a “deep cleaning,” so we got it detailed yesterday. I have never been more proud! It looks great- for a split second I thought I would want to keep it (not really though). I hope it makes someone want to buy it. Of course, we are expecting rain this week so the true Cameron may be revealed! smile

On to prenatal vitamins. A girl I work with- who is younger than I am- is taking them! She said it is supposed to make your hair grow faster. Anyone heard this? Is it true? She had been taking some biotin vitamin stuff and she said it didn’t work, so she and her roommate were going to try this. I have been growing my hair out for years, all in vain, so I am curious. The whole idea of taking prenatal vitiamins freaks me out. I can just imagine me buying them and setting them on the counter. Will would come home, see them, and faint. smile I think it’s all in the name. They are probably the same as regular vitiamins just with more folic acid and iron or something. Who knows.

Well I have been officially terrified today-thank you Andrea. She is the lady I intern for. When she was in junior high she lived in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. She had a lot to tell me- mostly scary stuff. I had to go check my pants after I talked to her, that’s how much it scared me (not really)! Kuwait is different from Saudi, but it is the same in some ways. I am not motivated enough to go into details about all we talked about, but it totally gave me a lot to think about- mostly worry about

posted in Nothingness,Q-8,The Old Blog bullet permalink bullet 4.19.2005

Just Another Day

Not an overly exciting day today. I have come to realize that is not a bad thing. There are times when the “busyness” and stress of some days have me looking forward to days like these, so I won’t complain. Thankfully, I don’t think there are any major sporting events that Will will want to watch- OU lost at basketball yesterday and we won’t get the Mavs game if they’re playing, so it will be a nice and relaxing evening of watching Seinfeld and Everyone Loves Raymond reruns! smile I tried to put some pics up today, but I had saved all of them as photoshop documents, so I wouldn’t load! Such a dissapointment. smile I am so proud of our pictures and I can’t wait to get them up. Oh well, more to come in the “overly exciting life of Will and I!”

posted in Nothingness,The Old Blog bullet permalink bullet 2.07.2005

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brittny I'm B-Love. Lover of God, my husband Will, my doggies, OU football, weight training, plyometrics healthy eating (mostly!), peanut butter, and all things health related. Buckle up and get ready for my constant embarrassing moments, health and fitness tips,and my effort to rely on Christ while living life in the real world. Follow me on Feedly! Sign up for monthly emails at blove@theblovelife.com!


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