not only my title... but one of my favorite books from my early 20's by elizabeth wurtzel.

my post - short and sweet.

if the entire world would take some sort of antidepressant, the world would be a better place. i have the courage to admit my head isn't always right. those that don't, are the crazy ones. i actually feel sorry for them.

the end.


Chicago Soundtrack and Scrappy Girlfirends

wow! why did I NOT buy this soundtrack after the movie came out??? I downloaded it yesterday... and i had forgotten how much I LOVE this flippin music!!!

And if you're good to momma....

"They say that life is tit for tat
And that's the way I live
So, I deserve a lot of tat
For what I've got to give
Don't you know that this hand
Washes that one too
When you're good to Mama
Mama's good to you!"

that is SO a role I could see myself playing!!! man! Queen ROCKED IT OUT!

So tonight.. I get to meet MY HOLLY!!! I can't effin WAIT! now holly lives just about handful of miles from me... and we met online! crazy, eh? well, we share the same scrappy passion... and she's as nutty and goofy as I am... so, we've been courting each other online, and tonight is our first "date"!!! Of course there will be at least 10 of us at her house.. who the hell knows what she's got up her sleeve.. but i am certain it is bound to be crazy! CAN'T WAIT!

hope you all have a splendid Friday... my funk started to lift a couple of days ago... so life is not lookin so bleak! thank GOD for drugs! hahahaha



nothing good to say monday

so, i've been in a funk for about 10 days now. it all began, of course, with an argument with the hubby. i just can't shake it. some ugly things were said.. and they've resonated in my mind for ten days now. i have a three day theory... if i can mull over something for three days and get over it, it's gone. if i can't, it's worth bringing up over and over again. yeah - he doesn't see it this way. i got home from my trip, almost wishing i hadn't. i wanted to cry when i walked in the house. but know that DD is the age, she understands mommy is sad if i cry, i can't do it in front of her.

so. here i am. in a funk. i created most of the day saturday. thinking that would help. it did.. temporarily. i created some (i think anyhow) good stuff. a couple of gifts for my best friend's first new home. i hope she will love them. but the funk it keeps arising! man. can't shake it. fell asleep to it, woke up in the middle of the night to it, so much so, i think i was having a panic attack in my sleep. woke up short of breath and had gasping pains in my chest and upper back. i turned over, they passed. and go figure, i had one of those dreams that i kept waking from all night and kept falling right back in where i left off. to keep it short... i could NOT for the life of me, make it to the alter on time... go figure.

and yeah, instead of working, like i should be doing. i'm bloggin. hoping i can release some of the funk "out there" and one of my goody goody girlfriends will come back with some amazing advice i have yet to hear.

have a splendiforous monday. i'm gonna turn the music up load and try to shake this funk away.

peace out.


Pull my Finger and I'm Taggin...

Ok, so... thanks for pulling my finger. I tooted! it's a small toot, but a toot just the same. I've got a LO posted on the http://www.cosmocricket.com site. woo hoo!!!

and my new, dear, sweet, adorable friend Nicolehttp://www.nicolecarro.blogspot.com/... and i normally don't do those email fwds, tags, quizzes... but heck.. it's a good way to get to know people, yo!!! so here's the deal.... and YO! if i tag you.. you BETTER respond.... because you KNOW i am a NY-er and you KNOW us NY-ers have connections, yo!

haha, really though. respond. damnit! I want to know more about you too!!!

so here's the rules:

These are the rules.... each player starts with 7 random fact about themselves on their Blog. People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and post the rules as well. At the end of the blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment.

  1. my daddy was an undertaker. yup, i've been dropped off and picked up from school in the herse. and yeah. death doesn't freak me out so much. and heck... think of the job security in THAT industry!!! really!
  2. i've got great lips. not being narcissistic... i do. they're full. they're pouty. so much so, i had a client ask me once... "wow! you've got great lips. where did you get them done?" i cracked up. only in THIS generation do those sorts of questions get asked.
  3. i love being a mom more than i ever thought i would. in what other career are you treated like a rock stor everyday by your number one fan!!!! "mommmmaaaa!!! you're HEAR!!!" after i've just left the room for 10 minutes!
  4. i have THEE ugliest feet of any woman i've ever known.
  5. i began acting in theatre when i was 7 and i danced for 12 years. really thought i'd have a career in performing arts. what the hell happened?
  6. along the lines of 5... i really would like to be a stand up comedianne someday. really. my life? one big stand up routine. it all began when my dad called the fire department to our house when i was 7, because i overflowed the toilet!!! material. i've got good friggin material.
  7. i have had a ton of jobs in my young life... adult life only two in the last 11 years... but as a youngin... ive made dentures, taken pictures at JCP, cleaned pools, been a nanny, a barista, a hostess, a manager of a tow truck company, shoe salesperson, retail shop clerk, and CEO of my very own lemonade stand!

ok, so i tag you:

  1. Jen - http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/
  2. Leslye, y'all! - my new HEB chica! http://doyougiveascrap.blogspot.com/
  3. Ali E - http://www.aliedwards.typepad.com/
  4. Stacy J - http://stacysbigpicture.typepad.com/
  5. Kat - http://katyat34.typepad.com/being_30something/
  6. GINA - http://gina-scraps.blogspot.com/
  7. DEBBIE - http://silverpooloflight.blogspot.com/



So, I am fortunate and honored to be an Island Girl for We B Scrappin. This is my LSS and not only are the owners, Pam and Kathy, top notch... the customer service you get is a force to be reckoned with. They always welcome you in with a big smile and that is even from Judy, Pam's Mom, when she is hiding under the cash register from the UPS and FedEx men!!!

The products in that store are so versatile, eclectic and just plain fun. And if I don't see something I want, a simple mention to the girls, and POOF, it's ordered for you! Now that is just awesome.

The latest, most coolest, most greatest addition to We B, is the Message board and KIT CLUB!!! This KIT ROCKS!!! Nicole is the one who puts all of these yummy goodies together for you... i mean just plain gorgeous.. so yummy.. you want to eat them up! I suggest you wander on over to the Island... NOW.. and check them out! A feature has recently been added to the Kit Club page, that allows you to see past months kits! I have been thrilled with each and every one so far! Not to mention the reasonable price... for the amount of quality items you get in the kits... TOTALLY worth it! Let me not forget to mention the awesome friendships that are to be found on the message boards. I can honestly say, I think I've met some lifelong friends already! The ideas and inspiration you find on that board... AWESOME! AND.. did I mention we were International!????? Yeah, that's right.. WE REALLY ARE A BIG DEAL!!!

So... I demand you.. GO HERE NOW!!!!

You will not be sorry!

Happy Friday!!!


Oh my.. Miss Stacy Julian... I *heart* you!

long blathering post... beware...

It all began in February. the pre-registration for CKC Buffalo. i had been the year before. still considering myself a newbie. i wasn't excited to see the "celebs".. couldn't pick most of them out from the crowd. this year... I'm an old-timer. deep in the trenches of supply hoarding and the like. come on.. you ALL know what i mean. don't deny it. you do it to. and i follow the "celebs" daily. yes, i have coffee with Ali, Cathy, Donna, Heidi, Stacy, Tara... in that order, since i have my favorites alphabetized. i feel like i know them. i post comments, most times. but i feel like a stalker. but then i realize, you know what? these are just normal people. just like me. they blog. i blog. they create. i create. i have musician love affairs in my head. so does CZ. hey, it's a common thread. if we lived near each other.. they would WANT to be my friends... hahahaha, I'm just that cool!

all kidding and smartassedness aside. this weekend, while at CKC.. i fell in love. i fell hard. i took Stacy Julian's class, "Finish Line Scrapbooking". all i can say is.. wow. that woman. she. amazed. me. period. i was in such a good place mentally and so happy to be at that convention, which left my mind open and ready to soak up any new knowledge like a sponge. and i did. i had bought Stacy's book a while back.. and i just wasn't getting it. you see, i am the type of learner that has to read it, do it, see it done, and talk about it. and that's when i get it. the personal touch she gave to each one of us in class was amazing.

she began by telling me how cute my purse was... of course.. it's an elisalou.. and then when class began... she came over, sifted through my pictures.. and she got it. right away. she got it. she teared up.. she had me bawling. just by looking at the pictures, no lo's, no journaling, she got what i was saying through my pictures. that just rocked. i then began her process and felt so friggin refreshed. like i was given a new lease on scrapping. permission to just let go.and i did. and i DID trust her. she then came back and looked at me completely lo's and told me i was really getting it. and one caught her eye.. and she said.. "WOW! I've GOT to lift that! what an idea!!!" i was blown away.

so, miss Stacy.. if you're reading... you touched my life. i was a lurker on your blog. but I'm now coming out of the closet. i am a full fledged stalker. hehehehe kidding. i just want you to know how amazing i think your perspective is and you've become a wonderful role model for me. i told my girlfriends that very weekend.. that I WILL work for you someday. it's inevitable. i will leave my wonderful career behind to come work for Simple ANY DAY!!! heck, I'd even do it part time, in addition to my FT gig! you just ROCKED my world that much.

so.. a huge, heartfelt thank you to you and your class. my spirits have been lifted when i needed it most and my mind will not stop spinning with amazing ideas. I've been writing notes and drawing sketches DAILY now. (good way to kill time on boring conference calls) i really do hope you teach this class again somewhere that i can attend. what do i have to do to get you to MY LSS???????????

so faithful readers (what, do i have like 5?) TRUST ME. i will be preachin the Finish Line Gospel.


and you will never look back!