Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Well, this sucks.

Good thing I've been reading all those 'Post-Apocalyptic/Zombie/End of the World' books lately. It feels like everything I've learned by reading them will become useful information, sooner rather than later.
But seriously....I'm truly saddened by the outcome of this presidential election. Never in a million years did I think that we'd have such a repulsive reality star/business man as President of the United States.
It really speaks to the mentality of our country. While that absolutely frightens me, I can find some happiness in the fact that this disaster may end up forcing the like-minded folks to rise up and fight against the potential changes that he has talked about making.  You know, assuming he doesn't in fact cause the end of the world before we have that chance. For example....he and all his supporters have been screaming forever about 'Building that damn wall!!!' and insisting that Mexico is going to pay for it.  Do we really think that this will happen?  I highly doubt that it will, and I'm wondering how his supporters will feel once they realize that as well.
I could go on and on about this massacre, but I'll just say that I hope that we can all come together and get through this together.  We'll fight if we have to, but ultimately, we will NOT let this bring us down and we won't stand for anyone that tries to take away the rights that we've fought so hard to obtain.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Happy Halloween!!!

While it was a tad chilly, Halloween 2016 was a success! Zachary got a bunch of candy, we didn't get too many kids stopping by our house (more candy left for me!!!) and Z's costume was a hit.
However, I'm surprised that more people didn't know who he was supposed to be.  We even had some young kids (like 10 or 11 years old) that saw him and yelled out 'Oh no, it's Darth Vader!!!'
Zachary, in true form, quietly replied 'I'm Kylo Ren.'  It was pretty funny.
Other folks either gave him a generic compliment 'Oooooh, what a great costume!!!' or 'Wow, I love your light saber!' and we even got one 'Look out, it's a ninja!!!'
Even Zachary just let that one go.
All in all, it was a lot of fun.

In other news, I'm on day three of my model.  I know, I haven't mentioned it here yet...but that's a post for another day.

Until then, some pictures:

This is Zachary and my niece, Julia at a Halloween party last Friday night

The man himself: Kylo Ren

Daddy and Kylo Ren take on the neighborhood

Friday, October 28, 2016

You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?!?!?!?

Hello and Happy Friday!!!
I'd like to get some stuff off my chest that's been bugging me recently; specifically about my daily commute(s).
Here is a list of things that make me CRAZY:

  1. People who want to chat with me on the morning train.  I'm fine with a quick hello, and a 'check in', but I have no interest in talking to you for 45 minutes.
  2. People who talk LOUDLY, and NON-STOP on the train.
  3. People who can't seem to comprehend that when walking through a huge crowd of people, looking down at your phone, and strolling along like you're the only person left on the planet, MIGHT not be the best idea.
  4. People who either have cheap headphones or have their music turned up so loud that I can hear it from 5 seats away.
  5. Loud typists
  6. Those folks who refuse to take their backpacks off, so that they're essentially taking up space where another person could be standing.
  7. The jerks who refuse to let people sit with them on the commuter rail.
  8. People who eat full meals on the train. (extra rage for those eating foods that stink)
  9. Loud eaters on the train.
  10. Train delays.

That's pretty much covers what's been making me crazy lately....and that's just the list that came off the top of my head.
And people wonder why I want to have a drink as soon as I walk through the door.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Shhhhh.....don't tell anyone I'm here.

Remember that time I had a blog?

I am, and have been a Facebook addict for quite some time now, which I'm totally fine with.
I find it hysterical when people comment on my statuses, specifically those related to my commuting experiences, with things like: "You should start a blog!!!", "I hope you're recording all of these somewhere!!" etc.  Little do they know that I started a blog 8 years ago, and it has been lying dormant for the past 2 years.
Little did I know that when I finally got around to looking at it (I hadn't looked in LONG time, partially because it was blocked at work, and inexplicably is suddenly accessible!!) I would see that the majority of my favorite bloggers are still going strong. It made me a little bit sad that I've deserted the blog world for as long as I have, and I was thinking back on how much I used to look forward to online visits from my blog friends, and especially reading what they were up to on their own blogs.

I'm on the verge of letting the Facebook world know that I'm out here.....but I'm not quire there yet.
We. Shall. See.

In the are your old favorites: