Wardrobe Malfunction and a dose of Curls…

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So, several things have happened since the last time I posted.  A lot of serious things happening as well as light-hearted wonderful things.  I have compiled a list lessons I have begun to learn  🙂  I really wish you could see what I look like right now….hmmm….

Lessons learned:
1.  Love is hard.  Loving someone despite everything, thru anything, and over all is one of the hardest things I am learning at the present moment.  Loving someone aside from disrespect, aside from their inability to understand or love you back, and most of all simply just loving because you know you ought to is so tough.  GREAT lesson to learn.

2. Family maybe frustrating but, family is for life.  Blood is thicker than water and you’re not always going to like them but you always have to love them.

3.   It doesn’t pay to plan fully (certain things like getting a hotel room reservation, you know stuff like that is acceptable) because those plans will always fall through despite your efforts.  So what’s plan b?  Even if plan b presents itself last-minute, it will arrive in perfect timing.

4.  Safety pins save splitting zippers at formal events.  😉  But flip side, built-in air conditioner and the possibility of sticking yourself!  OPPS!

5.  Even when you feel like you are worth nothing to anyone always remember you are something to someone.  Who cares if it’s your dad….or your dog…or Herb.  You are still loved and someone is always proud or looking forward to seeing you.  Try not to feel under appreciated even though you run ragged.

6.  Learn the ins-and-outs of how your car works.  Car is leaking something and I cannot do anything about it until tomorrow…yay!

7.  Everything is made better when being surrounded by good company and booze.  What a great day it is when you can be in the company of old friends whom you love dearly but, might not get to see as often as you like.

8.  It is what it is and shit happens whether it makes it to the bowl or not.  On a figurative note, keep everything in perspective.  Life is messy.  Ask for gobs of patience!!

9.  Life can be really discouraging sometimes.  People are GOING to let you down.  It definitely pays to use Discover.  Keep on keeping on….keep on trucking.  People are there rooting for you, encouraging you physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually…There is a HUGE support group just for you!!!  WAHOO!

10.  Don’t try to poke someone with a fork, because when they move they will claim that they tried to stab you.  Yep…this occurred at dinner none the less.  Why couldn’t it have been http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQXVHITd1N4??????

11.  If your hair is curly and it’s humid….stop straightening and fighting them.  Be lazy and just buy the right product and let it go!  So what if it looks crazy?!

12.  There is always someone worse off than you: http://www.ksnt.com/news/national/story/Tornadoes-hit-Minneapolis-and-Joplin-at-least-one/6eaPtHSaqUGJ8kJmTIhYnA.cspx

13.  Binaca will NOT get you any dates, but it will give you great breath!  (ask Laugh-a-Lot about our bar excursion!  We were sober and going around asking guys if they wanted “fresh breath” all night!)  OH and don’t be afraid to tell a guy off (I had to…he looked at me like WTF just happened!  But, it got him out of our hair…note to creepers…the CatMan has no fear.

14.  Everyone needs a friend like Laugh-a-Lot…she is the only person I know that will go garage sailing (yes I realize it is “garage sales” but, you are moving so swiftly from one to the next such as she then you would be ‘sailing’…)and wear them on a regular basis all together…shirt, leggings, wooden $0.50 necklaces, and a leopard print bag just because she liked them.  This is why we love her dearly!  OH and looks like a collectomanic when she pulls her life out of her hand bag…”where’s my wallet again?”

AND DRUM ROLL PLEASE:

15.  Accept challenges as they come with an open heart.  It will help you overcome them with greater ease and make you stronger!  SO BRING IT ON!!

xoxo
CatMan

Last night, she said….

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Friday was a girls night. Fun and much needed.  We had a dance party in the bar…this celebration continued thru the weekend…etc.

Saturday’s a rugby day!  NOT.  I wish…that would have been cool…But, I had a delightful day of football instead.  🙂   I went to one of the biggest games from my Alma Mater, Indiana University, which is called The Old Oaken Bucket Game. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Oaken_Bucket.  ACTUALLY, I cannot just simply say that I had a fantastic “-day” because literally since Thursday I have really been enjoying myself.  This weekend was full of mischief, old friends, and lots of laughter!

Well back to Saturday, the game was a good game…even better company!  We totally had a blast.  I got back around 7pm and then met a few other friends out and about.  This is where more humor happened to find me.  I was very early so I was the first of my friends to arrive at this dive bar across town.  I went in scoped out the table situation and realized there was not an open seat in the house.  Then, I made friends with a table of guys that were sitting at a booth where I was standing.  5 minutes later  Mr. T shows up so, I just said my good byes to the kind gentleman and went from there.  He then handed me a card for a “Chip ‘n Dales” event!  AHHH THIS MAN WAS A STRIPPER!  I took the cards and scurried back to my friends.  Then later into the night, a friend of a friend was introduced.  Guess what?  He was a stripper too!!?!??!  Two in one night!  How lucky could a girl be???  UH NOT!

Also some other funny things happened…I got thrown over a guy’s shoulder and spun around, I had to climb over a booth table and ended up being “eye” level with everyone…I also ended up meeting a guy that had EVERY single opposite team liking as I did.  THAT was interesting.  From rival high schools to NFL, MLB teams….etc.  It was crazy funny.  I must say we were pretty cordial.  I found a bunch of Sweet and Low and sugar packets in my purse, walked into the Men’s Restroom, and then almost got asked out by this huge black man.  Literally, this could ONLY happen to a CatMan.  No….for real though!  It was such a great random, fun night.

 

OPA! Just felt like saying that for some reason...

 

 

Sunday, went to church with the family then to breakfast.  We continued to laugh our way thru it.  My brother as cruel as this sounds announced at the table that he had gone hunting the day before and shot a duck in the wing.  Unfortunately, he had to wring the duck’s neck (that’s the cruel sad part) but that they had some delightful duck meat to share.  We are hunter’s and gatherer’s over here!  Either way, it was funny how he told us.  Then the Colt’s lost….that was an incredibly horrible game….sigh.

Monday is a Monday.  Today I am listening to “The Muse” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsp3_a-PMTw and working on a bunch of hodge podge items.  I feel like I am being torn in several different directions…although I cannot say I am overwhelmed.  This is good.  My aunt is in from out of town so I think that we are going to go for lunch tomorrow.  What an excellent part of my week!

My last thought for you all today is this, if you appreciate your family and friends, please tell them often.  You never know what kind of day they are having or if they will be around to see tomorrow.  🙂

Keep smiling, keep loving and keep sharing ideas with the world my loves!

CatMan