Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Dear Post Office,
We are still not friends. I plan on doing nothing to rectify the situation since I am not the one in the wrong. You come to me when you're ready. You know where I live.

Dear self,
When in doubt remember, you are beautiful and gorgeous and wonderful and brilliant and a rock star who has enormous capacity and potential and promise. And you do amazing things.

Dear people,
Yes, Every single individual one of you. To quote Marilyn Monroe, "I'm selfish impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." That is all.

Dear world,
You're wrong. Feelings aren't good/bad/indifferent. They just are. And it's ok to sit with them and explore them and feel them. ALL. Crying is allowed, just like laughing. And even several times a day if you need it. It's ok to express unpleasant ...even sad feelings ...even in relatively public venues such as blogs. So there.

Dear Charlotte Kasl,
Your book changed my life.
Dear bff's,
You are amazing and I love you more than life itself.

Dear New York,
I miss you terribly and will come to visit soon.

Dear Facebook,
Is it really necessary to change your format every other week? I mean it's not hard to figure out the new ones, but honestly one hasn't been better than another and quite frankly all the changing is quite irritating.

Thank you for existing in the blogging world.
Dear blue sky,
I have been longing for you. Please make yourself at home and stick around for a while.

Dear dentist,
Yes, we are still friends event though you drilled through my non-numb tooth. I understand that there was nothing else that could have been done. However, this business of asking me to take an antibiotic every six hours is really pushing the limits. I sleep for more hours than six at a time, and I value my sleep more than most people understand. This business of having to set my alarm to go off one or two times in the middle of my night is not my idea of a good time, and soon I'm afraid all those I come in contact with will resent you as well. Although Starbucks may be sending you a thank-you card.

Dear bed,
Last night said it all lover.

Dear Nellie,
I appreciate you remaining in constant working condition for six whole consecutive weeks. I'm going to need you to hold on for just a bit more.

Dear blog,
This concludes my 100th post!!!!!
Sincerely to all,

Monday, February 8, 2010

Haven't done one of these for a while...

Getting to know me in 2010

1. What is your Occupation right now?
-hard core trauma junkie and life saving er nurse extraordinaire

2. What color are your socks right now?
-I'm not sure how this helps you know me better in this specific year, but I prefer to be sock-less. My toenail polish is LaPaz-itively Hot by OPI

3. What are you listening to right now?
-Birds chirping outside my window. Cheesy but true. I love it :)

4. What was the last thing you ate?
-Hash browns, 3 eggs over-medium, sausage patty, and sourdough toast --went out for breakfast after work

5. Can you drive a stick shift?
-Well enough to get by, but I don't like to

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
-Mercy who's in Liberia ...miss you girl :)

7. How old are you today?

8. What is your favorite sport to watch on tv?
-What season is it? I'm kind of a sports whore. Love me some Yankee baseball, college basketball (go Aggies), and football. Ooh, and UFC (yay BJ Penn)

9. What is your favorite drink?
-Anything girly and fruity --preferably served in a tropical location, but I'm not picky :)

10. Have you ever dyed your hair?
-Lol, like today?

11. Favorite food?
-Potatoes --any way you cook 'em

12. What is the last movie you watched?
-Pirates of the Caribbean 2 -Dead Man's Chest

13. Favorite day of the year?
-4th of July

14. How do you vent anger?
-Cry. Big crier. Then I therapy write.

15. What was your favorite toy as a child?
-My rocking chair

16. Favorite season?
-Summer. No contest.

17. Cherries or blueberries?
-plain: blueberries -mixed/as a flavor: cherries

18. Living arrangements?
-Cozy and charming one-bedroom lakeside apartment

19. When was the last time you cried?
-I actually am having a hard time remembering. Weird. Really weird. I think it was Wednesday night --so 5 days ago --this may be a new record. Take note people!

20. What is on the floor of your closet?
-In the far right corner I have a three drawer organizer, moving to the left I have my shoes, followed my my suitcase, followed by half a closet full of well organized scrapbooking materials (not being facetious here --uber organized!)

21. Who is the friend you have had the longest?
-Melissa. We were bff's in kindergarten, and went all the way through school together --cna and nsg school included

22. What did you do last night?
-Saved lives.

23. What are you most afraid of?
-Being alone forever. No judgements here, I'm being honest.

24. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?
-Cheese, home-grilled outside in the summer

25. Favorite dog breed?

26. Favorite day of the week?
-Any day I have off

27. How many states have you lived in?

28. Diamonds or pearls?

29. Favorite flower?

30. Favorite song of all time?
-Wonderful World --Louis Armstrong

31. Favorite book?
-The Scarlett Letter

32. Favorite color?
-Green. Or blue. Depending on the day.

33. Favorite TV show?
-Grey's Anatomy

34. Name one thing on your bucket list?
-Go to Boston for St. Patrick's Day

35. Goal for 2010?
-One of them? Be more selfish. (not a typo)

36. Favorite store to shop?
--For...????? Clothes, I'm assuming? White House-Black Market. I also love Target and any book store.