Wednesday, May 29, 2013


I have decided on a new bucket item list. 

I want to be serenaded with emphasis.
I don't know when or where, 
but my life will not be complete 
until I am the spotlight center of such an act.

1) without reservation
2) both shame and pride checked at the door

I want to be wooed in song 
melodically, audibly intoxicated with lyrics
{performer's blood alcohol content will not be questioned}

and I want it to epic ballad
not just some run-of-the-mill love song
if it doesn't have the potential for vocal strain 
and possible hamstring pulling theatrical song animation = no
I'm talking about hair band style singing that makes you sweat 
air guitar theatrics
Adam Sandler Wedding Singer-esque
John-Cusack-style hold the speaker box of love up to the window sanging!!!!

let's start with: 

wait for it, wait for it...

roll your windows up
 beat the steering wheel like it's a drum set and saaaaang!

guitar smashing
mic stand tossing
build to a crashing crescendo drum beat 
kick the wind kind of song 
shake the sweat out yo hair
ball your fists up and battle back the emotions

THIS is my MacDaddy of favorite love ballads
oh, Richie...
oh, Jon...

fist pump
chest bump
heart thump 

sing it to me baby and put your back into it!!

"I'll be there for you!
These five words I swear to you!
When you breath, I wanna be the air for you!

when I find my Mister, I'll make sure he knows about this
this may be part of a future nuptial agreement
this kind of performance at least once a year for all the years were together...
cause who can split apart when you have an epic love ballad karaoke promise?

no one.
that's who.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

{10} things that make me happy

Day 14: 10 things that make you really {Happy}
1. gummy bears

2. people watching in the airport
3. country music
4. THIS dog! I love her!!!

5. Summer nights
6. the {warm} sun on my skin
7. pleasant surprises
8. travelling
9. babies/kids laughing
10. roadtrips

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

it's just {stuff}

It's all just stuff.
I found myself having a pity party this weekend.
Listening to my dog's look-at-me-Ma barks and my footsteps echo of the walls in the empty room.
Looking around wondering how I accumulated all the stuff that fills up my house.
My house.
Wondering why it matters that I continue to work to maintain a house that I keep just for me.
Trying to figure out what to do next and how I get to my Dreamland that seems so far away.
And then Oklahoma happens and I see it all in it's turbulence, strewn all around in heaps and unrecognizable piles on the street, places that used to be homes and havents.
And then I realize that it's all just stuff.
A bunch of stuff.
And it's not that important.
It really isn't.
So the people and the relationships...yeah those:
That's what's going to get me to my Dreamland. 
A harsh reminder that we're all we've got and we're in this together.
God be with Oklahoma.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

throw off the {bowlines}

Blog everyday, blog everyday in Maaaaaaay!
Ok, here's the deal. I'm starting on Day 4.
Why? Cause that's where' I'm jumping in.
Life has me busy, yo!
I'll catch up. Promise {pinky swear}.

One of my favorite quotes {and oh how I love quotes!!!} is this one:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do
an by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.

~ Mark Twain

Keep dreaming my friends!!!