Monday, October 6, 2014

73 Questions

Vogue video of Anna Wintour answering the 73 question challenge. Figured as I am shifting my life, I would answer these and see where I am in a year.
 

1. How long have you been in the area?
I was born here and lived here until we were seven, we moved quite a bit after that and I returned the summer I graduated college, 1992.
2. What’s your favorite season in San Diego?
We really don't have "seasons"  I would say my favorite month is probably March or November.  Both are a bit chilly in the morning and warmer in the afternoons.
3. What’s your favorite activity in San Diego?
Heading down to Coronado with iced coffee early in the morning and reading a book on the beach.
4. Would you ever leave San Diego?
Yes, I am planning on moving next year to Oregon
5. What are three words to describe living in San Diego?
Sunny, expensive, crowded
6. What’s your favorite movie?
Sixteen candles.  Warms my heart the story of love that you never expected
7. Favorite movie in past five years?
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  The story behind it and watching a man stuck in his life come alive is so refreshing
8. Favorite Hitchcock film?
I haven’t ever seen one!
9. Favorite TV show that’s currently on?
Criminal Minds.  Stuck on it right now.
10. What’s a book you plan on reading?
Alchemist
11. A book you read in school that positively shaped you?
Catcher in the Rye.  I read it about once a year.
12. A book you read in school that you never think of?
Moby Dick
13. On a scale of one to ten how excited are you about life right now?
Five, but for what is to come, Nine
14. iPhone or Android?
iPhone
15. Twitter or Instagram?
Instagram
16. Vine or Snapchat?
Neither
17. Who should EVERYONE be following right now?
On Instagram, Leslie and Doug @leslieanddoug.  I LOVE Doug the Pug or Tuna Melts My Heart @tunameltsmyheart.  They story of Tuna and his instant fame. 
18. What’s the coolest thing in this room?
My dyed daisy's, they are so vibrant and fun.
19. What’s your favorite San Diego restaurant?
I hardly eat out, so that is hard to say, probably Miguels Cocina
20. What’s your favorite food?
Big juicy burger dripping with bacon, cheese and more goodness
21. Least favorite food?
Fish, sushi, ugh!
22. What do you love on your pizza?
Pepperoni and Olives
23. Favorite drink?
Beer!
24. Favorite dessert?
Gooey chocolate chip cookies with ice cream
25. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
Dark
26. Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Pho, it was gross,  Right next to chicken livers wrapped in bacon... why?
27. What’s the hardest part about being a mom?
Having patience
28. What’s your favorite band?
Social Distortion
29. Favorite solo artist?
No idea, it changes weekly.... or never.....
30. Favorite lyrics?

31. If your life were a song, what would the title be?
She is good enough
32. If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?
Mike Ness
33. If you could master one instrument, what would it be?
Guitar
34. If you had a tattoo, where would it be?
One?  I have six, all over my body
35. To be or not to be?
To be
36. What’s Oprah like in person?
A raging bitch
37. What number of question was this?
37
38. Dogs or cats?
Cats
39. Kittens or puppies?
Puppies
40. Dolphins or koalas?
Koalas
41. Bird-watching or whale-watching?
Whale-watching
42. What’s your spirit animal?
No idea?  I guess a giraffe?
43. Best gift you’ve ever received?
My engagement ring, from my husband
44. Last gift you gave a friend?
A bottle opener
45. A person you want to have coffee with?
Arlene
46. A historical figure you’d love to have coffee with?
Ronald Reagan or John F. Kennedy Jr.
47. How do you like your coffee?
With something sweet and non milky.
48. Can I play a note on this piano?
Sure
49. What’s your favorite curse word?
Fuck
50. What’s your favorite board game?
Monopoly or Life
51. What’s your favorite country to visit?
England
52. What’s the last country you visited?
Mexico
53. What country do you wish to visit?
Greece
54. What do you see in this image right here?
Nothing
55. Can you write down your favorite word that starts and ends with the same vowel?
abba
56. What’s your favorite color?
Purple or Black
57. Least favorite color?
Pink
58. What color dress did you wear to your prom?
White
59. Diamonds or pearls?
Diamonds
60. Cheap shampoo or expensive?
Cheap
61. Blow-dry or air-dry?
Blow-dry
62. Heels or flats?
Flats, flip flops
63. Can you give an impersonation of someone?
Not well
64. Can you do the same impersonation with a British accent?
No
65. My friend outside this window would love to ask you a question?
Sure
66. [Holding two different colored dresses] Which should I give my girlfriend?
The one on the left
67. Pilates or yoga?
Yoga
68. Jogging or swimming?
Jogging
69. Best way to decompress?
Yoga or a run
70. If you had one superpower, what would it be?
Invisibility
71. Can you describe an experience you felt most nervous?
Jumping into a self  help program
72. What’s the weirdest word in the English language?
oogle
73. Last question: Is this the strangest interview you’ve ever had?
No
 
 
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Friday, June 6, 2014

Summer Wishes.....

Summer is just a few days away.  The kids are counting down the number of days.  Five if you want to know.  In those five days, we have three field trips, four half days and a few parties.  Learning is over, now is the time for enjoying the last few days with friends.
 
Summer to me would be late mornings, sunshine and evenings with friends.  Too bad, my life no longer includes a summer break.  Too bad no one asked me, as a society, I think we should all shut down for ten weeks and just have fun.
 
In an effort to enjoy the months ahead, we have created a list of what we want our summer to look like....
 
 
- Sitting outside each night to laugh and enjoy
- Weekly family dinners around the pool and grill
- Evening hikes
- Weekly trips to the beach for early morning donuts or late night pizza
- Two camping trips
- Bi weekly adventures to try a new restaurant, brewery or activity
- Saying yes more than no
- Spur of moment weekend getaway
- Mexico!
- Make your own nights... Pizza, Burgers, Sandwiches
- Experiments
- Turning our electronics off and enjoying what is in front of us
 
Summer to me is looking back and saying.... remember that summer we ......
 
 
 
 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Forty Four Years

A few weeks ago I turned 45.  An age that for some reason seems so old.  I sailed through 30, 40, but now I just feel like 50 is about to kick me in the ass.  Now that is old! 

My forty fourth year

I experienced......
1.  New York City with my Mom, Sister in Law, Spawn for Spawns 13th birthday.
2.  Camping in the mountains
3.  Yankee Stadium
5.  Mumford and Sons with my two best friends.
6.  Two day road trip up and down the coast of California solely to visit different breweries
7.  Frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity
9.  Fourth of July at an exclusive event
10. Utter despair of a child that has lost a pet
11. Love that never ends in childhood friends
12. Legoland, Legoland hotel and how laughing can hurt
13. The 9-11 Memorial
 
 
I ran......
14. In Central Park
15. 490 Miles
16. Completed San Diego's Triple Crown - Carlsbad, La Jolla and Americas Finest City Half Marathons
17. America's Finest City Half Marathon with Spawn, her first
21. ROC Race with Amy, Spawn and G
22.  Rock n Roll Half Marathon
 
 
I learned......
23. That weekends are meant to be spent unplanned and full of laugh and love
24. That I am a dog person
25. How to walk away from toxic friendships
26. To make a mean stir fry
27. How to play Disc Golf
28. A lot about myself, what I want and want I don't want
29. More about beer than I thought I would ever want to know
30. How to love myself
31. To say No
32. Days at the beach are better than days anywhere else
33. How to tell a joke, a bad one, but I can tell it
34. That my kids are pretty cool
35. That a handwritten note makes someones day
36. That my tummy and milk do not like each other

 
I am better because.....
37. I realized what is important
38. I owned my behaviour
39. I found my way back to church
40. I opened my heart
41. and had it broken
42. Simplified my life
43. Kept a Gratitude Journal for a year
44. I am surrounded by people that love me unconditionally
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

15 things you probably never knew or thought about....

1. At least five people in this world love you so much they would die for you.
2. At least fifteen people in this world love you in some way.
3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.
4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
5. Every night, someone thinks about you before they go to sleep.
6. You mean the world to someone.
7. If not for you, someone may not be living.
8. You are special and unique.
9. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.
10. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
11. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.
12. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won't get it, but if you believe in yourself, probably, sooner or later, you will get it.
13. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget the rude remarks.
14. Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know.
15. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.
 
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday Truths

This article was so right on, Dear Women, Please Just Stop......   Take the two minutes to read it.  It is worth it.  Let me be the first to admit, that I have fallen victim to this more than once.  The bashing, the back stabbing, the talking smack.  Why?  Why do we do this instead of building each other up.  It is crazy.  I doubt men are as hateful and vengeful as us women are and it is just plain embarrassing.   This year, why not try to love more and hate less.  Isn't that easier?  Or is it that we do not love ourselves so we break down those around us to make ourselves look better.  Pathetic.
 
 I am obsessed with grilled cheese.  Mainly because I have had to cut dairy out of my diet once again and it is killing me.  Finding this blog has not helped either.  But this article, made me laugh, because it is oh so true!
 
#coffeewithben..... I LOVE this... one day I am going to join in.  One day, when I have the balls to 1) drink 100% Paleo approved coffee or 2) not give a shit!
 
The last week or maybe two, I have really been struggling with relationship, personal, crazy issues.  This article hit it right on and really brought my issues home.  I always liked to think that I am strong, but after ready this, I realize I am very, very weak.

Dating online really sucks.  And when you meet someone, it is like you won the lottery!  Especially if they are not bat shit crazy!  For all you brave enough to hit the online dating world,  this is will give you a laugh.

Never being a huge fan of Woody Allen, but I find this letter very heart warming and sad at the same time.  Celebrities that are held to different standards than us normal people. 

WOW... just WOW.... as a mom, that wholeheartedly believes we are setting our kids up for a reality check as they get older with the "Everyones a Winner" mentality society all of a sudden has, this article shows the power of losing and what a great example.
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