Ode to my fur baby!

Ode to my fur baby!

Am I raising a cat or an infant?  I ask myself this question often about my little feline bundle of joy, Kiwi.  She is most definitely NOT what I signed up for when I got a cat, and sometimes I wonder if she’s a dog or human child trapped in a cats body.

I ended up with Kiwi by accident.  A friend of mine brought home a stray kitten, knowing her husband was allergic.  Although, this cute little kitten face could not have possibly been resisted.  Alas, the husband remained allergic, and the cat had to go.  At this point I had seen her a few times, and had becomed mesmerized by her cuteness.  So when said friend called and said the kitten was going to the pound unless I took her home, well, if you know me, you know there was no choice for me in the matter.  That’s how Kiwi came to be mine.

I have never been a cat person.  I have always loved dogs.  They are loyal, affectionate, obedient, and you can almost always tell what they are thinking.  Cats scare me.  They are diabolical.  You can never tell what they are thinking, and that just freaks me out.  I often feel when I look at cats that I can see them secretly plotting someones demise.  It’s just a little creepy!

However, as Kiwi and I became aquainted, I began to see she was not like other cats I had known.  She was needy, and affectionate, and wanted a lot more attention than I was prepared to give.  So I had to adjust my expectations.  And the more I got to know this little kitten, the more I became suspicous that she was not a normal cat.  Cats are supposed to be independent and aloof.  But not this little one.

So now I have started asking myself:  Is this a cat, or a child?  In case you’re thinking I’m crazy, I present you with 10 ways my cat acts like a child:

1.  She needs constant attention, and will cry until she gets it, like a baby that cries until you pick it up.

  
2.  She has to be where I am all the time, and does not care if it’s an inconvenience.

  
3.  I can never shower or go to the bathroom alone.

  
4.  She must always sleep in my bed, and must always be on top of or at least touching my body.

  

5.  She needs so much physical affection, but only on her terms

  
6.  She follows me around constantly, and is always in the way

  
7.  My bed is never mine.

  
8.  Constant food and water are always a must.

  
9.  And I can’t forget about the constant early morning wakeup calls…

  
10.  But no matter what, she loves me the most, and always makes sure I know it. ūüôā

  

What defines courage?

What defines courage?

I will be sharing 2 blog posts this week.  One will be serious.  Since I have already opened the controversial can of worms with my last TWO posts, apparently, I thought I might as well go for a 3rd.  My 2nd post this week will be purely comic relief.  So stay tuned!

Since the appearance of the new public figure Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair a few weeks ago, I have seen responses varying from supportive to outright hatred. ¬†The transgender lifestyle is for sure a controversial topic to some extent, I think mostly because a lot of people don’t understand it. ¬†And not very many celebrities or public figures have ever come out as a transgender individual. ¬†So it is still a fairly new thing, at least in the public eye.

The main topic of outrage I have seen about this is due to the fact that Caitlyn has been awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this ¬†year’s ESPY’s. ¬†A majority people have expressed the fact that what Caitlyn has done is not courageous or heroic and is not deserving of that title. ¬†I’m actually surprised how many people were shocked by this given the fact that the award went to Michael Sam last year. ¬†But that’s neither here nor there I guess.

Given the list of some of the previous winners, which includes, Robin Roberts, Muhammed Ali, Nelson Mandela, and Pat Tillman, just to name a few, I will agree that giving the award to Caitlyn Jenner is somewhat questionable. ¬†My personal opinion on it is that it is a ratings and publicity stunt on the part of ESPN. ¬†But is that Caitlyn’s fault? ¬†No, it’s not. ¬†And does that mean that what Caitlyn has done is not courageous? ¬†Absolutely not. ¬†Some of the more hateful memes I have seen regarding this show soldiers saying they want to “thank” Jenner for her “courage.” ¬†And another one that is going around is that Caitlyn won this award over Noah Galloway, an Army veteran and amputee. ¬†Just to clear things up, that is FALSE. ¬†There are not nominees for this award. ¬†ESPN chooses one person to recieve it, end of story. ¬†I happen to think Noah would be an amzazing recepient for this award. ¬†But he did not “lose” it to Caitlyn Jenner. ¬†And putting that out there is just plain hurtful. ¬†Gotta love social media. ūüôā

But all these memes and all these people insulting the award that was given to Jenner made me start to wonder: ¬†what defines courage? ¬†Who’s to decide who is a hero, who is courageous and brave, and who is not? ¬†Seeing the memes with the soldiers made me wonder, is heroism and courage limited only to those who fight in the military? ¬†Do NOT get me wrong. ¬†I am one of the biggest military supporters you will ever meet. ¬†I love America and the amazing men and women who fight for our freedom. ¬†Without them, I wouldn’t be able to express these opinions right now. ¬†I have a father and brother who both served in Afghanistan and my father also served in the Gulf war. ¬†Their courage and bravery are the ultimate gift in my opinon.

However, does that mean that other people who do courageous acts are not worthy of that definition? ¬†Courage and bravery mean so many things to so many different people. ¬†I would not say that Jenner’s decision to fully transition to a woman and share that journey with the world should be in the same category as a person who is serving our country. ¬†But it is still courageous nonetheless.

Let’s define courage. ¬†COURAGE: noun. ¬†“the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.” ¬†Nowhere in that definition does it say that definition is limted to a certain group of individuals. ¬†Courage is defined in so many ways. ¬†Courage is being a parent. ¬†Courage is going for that dream career at the expense of everything else. ¬†Courage is committing to spending your life with someone. ¬†Courage is knowing when to walk away from someone who isn’t good for you. ¬†Courage is training for a marathon when you haven’t run a day in your life. ¬†I don’t believe that anyone has the right to automatically say that someone’s behavior isn’t courageous solely based on the fact that they don’t agree with their lifestyle.

There are a lot of people out there who saying being transgender or homosexual is a lifestyle choice. ¬†My opinion on that is that it absolutely is not. ¬†As a hot-blooded, man-loving woman, I know that I could never just up and decide to be sexually attracted to women. (excluding the few drunken kisses with my friends in my 20’s, but who doesn’t do that right?) ¬†And I could definitely never just decide that I no longer like my lady parts and instead want to have a penis. ¬†So I have to believe that it is the way we are made. ¬†Meaning transgender and homosexual people are that way from birth, and they have no choice in the matter. ¬†I won’t debate that because everyone has the right to their own opinion. ¬†I know what the Bible says about homosexuality, but the Bible also says a lot of things about loving each other and to not judge, lest you be judged. ¬†So you can’t pick and choose which parts to follow if you’re gonna use that argument.

So to everyone who is being all high and mighty on this issue, I’d like you to stop for a minute and consider something, without judgment, just for a moment. ¬†Imagine what your life would be like if you were living a lie. ¬†If everything you said and did HAD to be a facade. ¬†If you went through every single day feeling different, or not right in your own skin. ¬†How must that feel? ¬†Now imagine one day you find the COURAGE to be who you truly are inside, to do what makes you happy, to be who God intended you to be. ¬†But, by doing that, you risk losing your job, your family, your friends, possibly everything you have worked for or achieved in your lifetime. ¬†To me, that is one of the ultimate acts of courage and bravery.

Caitlyn Jenner coming out this way to the world and sharing her journey with everyone to see could cut both ways. ¬†On one hand, part of me thinks that she is becoming one of the Kardashian pulicity whores. ¬†But, on the other hand, her decision to go through this journey out in the open also has the opportunity to help people. ¬†And if her journey helps even one person out there who is struggling with the same issues, then it’s worth it. ¬†So to those who would say that Bruce Jenner was not courageous for changing his life, or that Caitlyn is not courageous for living it, I would say this: ¬†Think of all the life choices that you have ever made where you stood to lose something. ¬†Did you stand by your decision anyway, no matter what opposition stood in your way? ¬†That, my friends, is courage.

In closing, I will give you this, in hopes that we can all try to see each other through God’s eyes, through loving eyes, and not eyes of hatred or judgment. ¬†1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

Dear Duggars:

Dear Duggars:

I have never had the intention of getting political/controversial on this blog. ¬†My posts are normally intended for fun and relatability, and I don’t ever want to try to ruffle feathers. ¬†But since I am sitting here fuming over what I just witnessed, I feel I must get this out or else something in my home is about to get broken. ¬†Also I am about 3 glasses of wine in and so mad I can’t even see straight.

I will preface this by saying I have never thought the Duggars were bad people. ¬†I think they are very closed-minded and don’t agree with a lot of parts of their lifestyle, but I have never begrudged them for living their lives. But then this scandal about Josh Duggar erupted. ¬†And I was immediately infuriated by the hypocrisy of it all. ¬†How dare they go out of their way to label gay and transgender people as pedophiles, when they had a pedophile living under their roof? ¬†How dare they go on television and claim to be an upstanding family with no flaws while they have this awful secret? ¬†I’ll tell you how: ¬†It’s because they are “The Duggars.” ¬†They are put on a pedestal as the epitome of Christian values. ¬†When this came out, I was shocked at how many came to their defense. ¬†If this was the Kardashians instead of the Duggars, I promise you no one would be defending them. ¬†I am a Christian person, but what I am not is a hypocrite who portrays a life of perfection while sweeping all my horrible choices under the rug.

Immediately I hear people saying “everyone has sinned” and “no one should judge” and quoting all the Bible verses to support that. ¬†Where were these people when the Duggars were out there ACTIVELY JUDGING people? ¬†Claiming that an entire group of people were sexual predators solely based on their sexual orientation. ¬†If they had this secret, instead of advocating against the gay community, they could have been out there advocating for victims of sexual violence. ¬†That would have been a way to spin this horrible situation into something positive. ¬†But instead they hid this and persecuted others, instead of using it to do something good.

Alas, I was ready to let it go and move on, if they actually owned up to it. ¬†Maybe Josh and his victims really did get the counseling they needed. ¬†Maybe Josh really is no longer a threat to little girls. ¬†At least I was hoping for that. ¬†I do sympathize for what this family went through. ¬†And they had a chance to come clean and have some good come out of this, and that’s what I was praying would happen. But then…I watched the Megyn Kelly interview.

So now, to help calm my anger, I am going to address the main takeaways from this interview, and why I think Jim Bob and Michelle as parents and people, should be completely ashamed of themselves.

“He was just curious about girls and just touched them over their clothes.”

Maybe if you would have conversations with your children about their bodies, and sexuality, and what’s inappropriate and not, he may not have “been curious.” ¬†Or, you could just let him have a girlfriend like a normal 14 year old boy.

“This was not rape or anything, it was touching someone over their clothes, a couple of incidents of touching them under their clothes, but it was just like a few seconds.”

Molesting is molesting.  Sexual abuse is serious whether it is rape or a guy grabbing your boobs at a bar.  Stop trivializing it.

“As parents you’re not mandatory reporters. ¬†The law allows for parents to do what they think is best for their child.”

NO, Jim Bob, CHILDREN. ¬†You have children, not “child.” You were the parents of the victims too, not just the offender. ¬†Why is what’s best for Josh coming before what’s best for your daughters as his victims?

“They didn’t really understand. ¬†It was more of his heart, his intent, he knew. ¬†He knew it was wrong, but they weren’t even aware. ¬†They probably didn’t even understand that it was improper touch.”

I am calling straight bullshit on this one.  I was molested starting at age 5 by a boy a little younger than Josh.  Even at age 5, knowing nothing about sexuality, I knew it was wrong.  I knew no one should be touching me that way.  STOP TRIVIALIZING IT!  And again, back to my point above, maybe if you had these conversations with your children, they would be fully aware.

“Our girls, even though this was a very bad situation, as we’ve talked to other families who’ve had bad things happen, a lot of their stories were even worse.”

This was by far one of the most infuriating parts of the interview for me. ¬†Again, as I stated above, sexual abuse is a serious thing, no matter what the degree, and excusing Josh’s behavior because others have gone through worse is just unforgiveable in my book. ¬†She even asks Jim Bob here, “As a father of your little girls, not Josh, weren’t you upset about this having happened to them?” ¬†Instead of answering that question, he replies with ¬†“We are just thankful that Josh came to us and told us what happened.” ¬†The fact that neither of these parents ever acknowledge even once in this interview, even when probed, what their daughters went through, is simply disgusting. ¬†The entire thing was about Josh and what was best for him.

“We don’t let, we don’t let them play hide and seek together, you’re not alone together, and (MY FAVORITE) little ones don’t sit on big boys laps. ¬†There’s boundaries we’ve learned.”

A: ¬†Siblings should not have to have those kind of boundaries. ¬†B: ¬†Way to put the responsiblity and blame on the girls by telling them what they shouldn’t do around their boy siblings.

“I don’t know why this came out, there must have been some kind of agenda, or bribe, or something.’

I don’t know about everyone else, but I sure have an agenda against pedophiles.

“We want to be advocates for protecting juveniles’ records.”

Or, you could choose to advocate for these victims and other victims of sexual abuse.  Just a thought.

“A pedophile is an adult that preys on children, Joshua was just 14 and turning 15 when he did what he did, and the legal definition is 16 and up to be considered a pedophile.”

This was about the moment where I almost threw the remote at the tv. ¬†Now you’re just debating semantics. ¬†14 is still old enough to know right from wrong, and no matter the age, it is still a crime and should be treated as such.

“I feel like this is more about an agenda, and there’s people that are purposing to try to bring things out and twisting them to hurt and slander.”

No. ¬†Just…no. ¬†Could the person who came out with this have wanted to hurt you? ¬†Sure. ¬†But it’s not twisting, it’s the truth. ¬†And it’s not slander, it’s THE TRUTH. ¬†And one thing I’ve learned about the truth is that it always comes out, it just does. ¬†If you never wanted anyone to find about this, you shouldn’t have put yourselves in the public eye. ¬†You were not targeted because of your Christian beliefs. ¬†No one is perfect. ¬†You’re being targeted because you’re hypocrites.

“Hopefully justice will be served on those who released juvenile records.”

How about justice for your sexually abused daughters you ass?!?! (sorry, this is where I just lost it)

I do understand the need to protect your family and children, and I can understand why they didn’t want this to come out. ¬†But, this whole interview was about Josh’s struggle, they said nothing about what the victims went through. ¬†The only suffering of the victims they addressed was that now they are “being victimized by people with an agenda.” ¬†That disgusts me. ¬†Josh, Michelle, and Jim Bob are not the victims here. ¬†Those poor girls are. ¬†Who speaks for them?

In closing, I will say, I am sorry if I offended anyone with this, but as a victim of sexual abuse I cannot sit idly by and watch this whole thing be excused like he just stole a piece of candy from the drug store. ¬†And the last thing I would say to the Duggars…people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

They’re not pet peeves…they’re whole kennels of irritation

They’re not pet peeves…they’re whole kennels of irritation

***WARNING: The following post is rated R.  It contains strong language and adult situations.  Author assumes no responsibility for any offense taken if you choose to read past this point.*** 

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I’m what you would call a type A personality.  I like certain levels of order and organization, and like things done a certain way.  So obviously, there are a lot of things out there that seriously bug me.  They’re most commonly referred to as “pet peeves,” but to me, it’s just people having no effing common sense!  Since I still have not yet completed my master plan to control the entire world, I thought I would share a list of my top 15 pet peeves.

15.  Ombre hair color (AKA, roots)

  
Sorry Ombre fans, but it’s called roots, and if you can’t afford and/or are too lazy to keep up with hair coloring, then don’t color your hair!  I seriously don’t get why everyone doesn’t have the same opinion on this subject.

14. Socks and sandals

  
I have never, nor will I ever, understand this so-called fashion trend.  Guess what?  If the shoes require socks, then they are not sandals!

13. Drivers that don’t use a turn signal.

  
Enough said.

12. People who go to work sick.

  
Here is my PSA for the day:  You are not that special.  The company will survive without you for the appropriate amount of days it takes for you to get over whatever plague you might be suffering from.  Don’t be bringing that contagious shit around me unless you want to be punched in the face.

11. Wearing a band’s shirt to be “cool”

  
This makes me insane.  When I see a little hipster teen wearing a Nirvana shirt because they think it’s cool, but can’t even name one of their songs, I want to slap them silly!

10. Over-use of the word “like”

  
Might as well be fingernails on a chalkboard.

9. People who give their childs age in months (past the age of 1)

  
Because let’s face it, past 12 months, I’m too lazy to do the math.  Stop making me to try to decipher the actual age of your 45-month-old.  It’s not cute.

8. Couples who say “We’re pregnant”

  
I can’t even with this one.  Don’t do it people.  Just…don’t.

7. People who eat with their mouths open.

  
I always want to ask people, “Were you raised by pigs, is it a nasal problem, what?”  Whatever it is, figure that shit out, because I do not need to see your food as it is chewed and swallwowed.  And while we’re on that subject…

6.  Gum smackers.

  
You know the book 1984, at the end where they lock the people in a room that contains something that would be your greatest fear in order to torture them?  I feel like being locked in a room with someone smacking their gum constantly would be that form of torture for me.  I’m fairly confident I would literally go insane having to listen to it.  Honestly, I find chewing gum to be one of the most annoying things ever invented.

5.  People who invade my personal space in lines.

  
Here’s a tip:  If you see me inching away from you in line, that is me trying to regain some personal space so I don’t stab you.  It is NOT an invitation to move even closer to me.

4. Drivers who think they are more important than everyone else.

  
I dare these people to hit my car.  I also usually flash them some sublte form of communication to let them know they pissed me off…

3. Leggings as pants.

  
Don’t get me wrong, I like leggings as much as the next person.  Nothing says comfort like stretchy pants.  But ladies, please, no one wants to see every dimple on your ass or look at your camel toe.  If you’re gonna wear leggings, make sure the shirt is long enough to cover your lady parts!

2.  Bad grammar

  
Some days I wish I had a crappy education so all the bad grammar in the world wouldn’t bother me so much.  Pay attention in English class people.  It’s not that hard.

1.  Non-parents who give parenting advice.

  
Oh, you don’t have kids? Please, dazzle me with your parenting expertise.  Listen, I don’t even want unsolicited parenting advice from people who DO have kids.  So please, just keep those little kernels of wisdom to yourself, ok peeps?

Thanks as always for stopping by my blog.  Have a wonderful long weekend!

The One Where I Realized Monica Geller Is My Lobster

The One Where I Realized Monica Geller Is My Lobster

I’m a little bit of what you would call a control-freak.¬† I’ve always been a Type A, organized person.¬† Always the leader, always taking charge, always organizing.¬† And I can definitely be outspoken at times.¬† In my home everything has a place, and it’s almost always immaculately clean.¬†Every knickknack placed in a particular spot and position, movies alphabetized, photos in albums in chronological order. And don’t even get me started on my closet!¬†This provides a lot of endless fodder for my family, as my drama tween could care less where things actually go, and the hubs likes to move things around occasionally to see if I notice. (Note: I ALWAYS notice.)

Another fun fact about me, Friends is my favorite TV show of all time.¬† There is not one fact I don’t know about that show, not one quote I can’t tell you what episode it’s from.¬† I’ve seen the entire series as least 10 times.¬† Seriously, I probably relate something in my real life to something that happened on Friends at least once a day.¬† Some people love me for it and some people get super annoyed.

As my love for Friends grew, I realized one of the main reasons I loved it so much was that one of the characters was eerily similar to me in personality: Monica Geller.¬† So in honor of awesome Type A’s out there everywhere, I give you 25 times I realized Monica Geller was my lobster.

25. I too really know how to have a good time.

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24.¬† I also¬†get very¬†loud when I’m excited.

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23. I try to be understanding, no matter what weird things my loved ones might do.

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22. I know what I want and when I want it.

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21. I can talk in circles when necessary.

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20. I have been occasionally known to be a sloppy drunk.

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19. I also secretly felt this way the day after my wedding.

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18. I love the cleaning that comes after you clean.

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17. And, there is a difference between “clean” and “Amanda clean”

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16. I too am a people pleaser

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15.  I have some spectacular dance moves as well.

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14. I have, on occasion, tackled someone to get what I want.

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13. Sometimes I get a little snarky with the people I love.

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12.I love to teach people new and valuable tricks.

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11.  I am NOT turned on by a mess

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10.  I can always tell when my husband is up to something fishy.

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9. I’m always¬†ready to do what needs to be done, even when I’m sick.

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8. I’m also¬†always the hostess.

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7.  I do, at times, let my anger get the best of me.

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6. I am also crazy competitive.

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7. I’m always on a schedule.

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6. I have a love/hate relationship with food…

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5….but even fat, I’ve still got it!

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4.  I know how to get my way.

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3.¬† I’m not afraid to tell people when they’re wrong.

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2. Sometimes I tend to overshare.

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1. But most importantly, I love with all of my heart.

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15 McAwesome Life Lessons I Learned From McDreamy

15 McAwesome Life Lessons I Learned From McDreamy

Well, as you all probably now know, Shonda Rhimes decided to try to ruin all of our lives last Thursday when she had to audacity to kill off Dr. Derek Shepherd, aka McDreamy, on Grey’s Anatomy.¬† Grey’s fans practically broke Twitter with grief, fury, and even a few death threats!

For my part, I was devastated.¬† After drowning my sorrows in a bottle of wine and a bag of Cheetos, I went to bed.¬† Getting out of bed the next morning was like Izzie getting off the floor in her prom dress.¬† For that one split second between sleeping and waking, I thought it was all a McDream.¬† But of course, it wasn’t.¬† The first thing I need to say is this: to all the One Direction fans who sobbed uncontrollably when Zayn left the band, I apologize for mocking you.¬† I get it now.¬† At the moment Derek died, I was crying, screaming, and throwing stuff across the room.¬† I think my family thought I had gone temporarily insane.¬† Maybe I did!

And then of course, comes the inevitable¬†anger.¬† The way his death played out was a huge slap in the face to all the MerDer fans out there.¬† He saves 4 lives, and then gets hit by a huge semi-truck?!¬† He survived a shooting, a plane crash, and then dies in some second-rate hospital because some dumb surgeon was too busy eating dinner?! Seriously?¬†That’s McCrap!! My biggest problem with it was that there was no epic MerDer goodbye scene.¬† He was just gone. Hey, Shonda Rhimes?¬† I’d like the last 10 years of my life back.¬† If you can’t give me that, you at least owe me hundreds of dollars of Kleenex and money for future therapy bills!

Sadly, all¬†the crying in the world won’t bring McDreamy back, so instead I am posting my tribute to him: 15 McAwesome life lessons that he taught me. R.I.P. Derek, I will miss you!¬† MerDer forever!

15. It’s crucial to ask the important questions when it comes to your future children.

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14. Apparently even world-renowned neurosurgeons can die of a brain bleed.

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13.¬† It’s important to always keep your promises.

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12.¬† A father that is culturally sensitive to his adopted child’s heritage, is a GREAT father.

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11. Occasionally you just have to teach others how to live life.

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10. It turns out you can have it all:  An amazing career, a wonderful family, AND fantastic hair!

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9. Sarcasm is always a good way to start an important relationship talk.

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8. If someone isn’t doing what you want them to, coercion is always a good fallback.

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7.  You just have to be honest with your loved ones, even if you might hurt their feelings.

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6. Always be optimistic in the face of adversity.

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5. Don’t make promises you can’t keep…

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4. Even sexy, genius, romantic, super-surgeons are indeed, flawed. (This was news to me too)

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3. When you’re a proper and sophisticated man, there is only one drink of choice.

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2. There’s nothing sexier than an elevator.

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1. It’s great to be a strong, independent woman, but it’s even better to have someone who gets you by your side.

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London BABY!

I have officially reached Defcon 1.  And it’s not because of all the severe spring weather we seem to be having lately. (Note, I’m an Okie and I take severe weather seriously.)  No, I’m on high alert about something very important, something very near and dear to my heart.  Something that is going to change the world.  That’s right, it’s Royal Baby Watch 2015.  Yes, the countdown is underway, as any moment now the pleasantly plump Duchess Kate will be giving birth to a scrumptious little prince or princess.

Alas, I am still waiting.  As Joey Tribbiani would say, I am Westminster crabby!  I need to see this newest addition to the royal family already!  I guess I should explain that I’ve had a borderline insane obsession with the royal family since I was a little girl.  I can remember watching the video of Diana and Charles getting married and thinking I’d never seen anything more beautiful.  I cried when Diana died.  When William married Kate, I called in sick to work and got up to watch the coverage starting at 4am.  It is definitely what fairytales are made of.  A beautiful commoner who marries a prince and inherits a kingdom.  How can you not be completely enthralled?  And when Prince George was born, I waited impatiently to see the first pics of the dashing little future king of England.

The British bookies have been busy placing their bets as to whether it will be a prince or a princess, and what the names will be.  For a girl, right now Alice is the top contender with odds of 6/4.  Other top girl names in the running are Elizabeth, (6/1) Charlotte, (6/1) Victoria, (10/1) and Alexandra. (14/1)  I would personally love to see a little princess Diana, but that one has the lowest odds, with 20/1.  I guess that would be a lot of pressure for a little girl.  But come on, another Princess Diana?  I would go insane with excitement.  Maybe if it’s a girl that can be her middle name!

Of course, It could always be another little prince. The name James is topping bets with odds of 16/1. Arthur comes in next at 25/1 while Henry, Philip, Alexander and Albert are all tied at 33/1 odds.

So until the newest royal makes his or her debut, I will be sitting here impatiently with my knickers in a twist, getting sloshed and being cheeky until the delicious little one arrives.  It better not happen while I’m at work or I’ll have to risk being sacked just to watch the coverage.  For me, the royal family is the bees knees and anyone else who doesn’t think so is just dodgy in my opinion!

Cheers to all for reading, and I hope you have a bloody great day!

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My crappy blog introduction

Allow me to introduce myself:¬† My name is Amanda, and I hate introductions.¬† How are you supposed to do a blog intro anyway?¬† To me it feels like the first day of school, where the teacher makes you stand up, say your name, and “tell us something about yourself.”¬† I always panic in that situation.¬† All I can think is, well crap,¬†I’m just gonna blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, and it’s gonna be¬†crazy embarrassing!¬† Then all year I’ll be known as the girl who told a room full of strangers on the first day of school that I like to pretend I’m a horse and gallop around everywhere. (You know, like in Monty Python and the Holy Grail?)¬† Sometimes I make an amazing first impression, and sometimes I let on just a little too quickly what a weirdo I am.

But I guess that’s why I’m blogging in the first place.¬† We all have a little weirdo in us, and I think it helps to share that and realize you’re not alone.¬† So now that you know one of my most¬†embarrassing childhood secrets, (yes, the horse thing is true) here’s a few other more relatable facts about me.¬† I have a freakishly tall¬†husband.¬†(Ok, don’t know how many of you can relate to that, but I just like to always point it out.) ¬†I have a¬†drama queen for a¬†daughter.¬† I have a crazy little cat.¬†I love movies, music, and food. ¬†And I¬†LOVE wine.¬† Speaking of wine, I’m also trying for baby #2 so I will probably write a lot about wine to compensate the fact that I’m gonna have to do without for awhile…sigh.

So, if you find these topics even somewhat intriguing, then come back for more.¬† Sometimes I’m eloquent and sometimes I’m quirky, but I can definitely guarantee some fun and relatability up in here!¬† In closing, I’ll leave a little quote that pretty much sums up my whole reason for blogging in the first place.¬† Until next time, happy Tuesday everyone! 3c0cb95e606cb8dca17d60491da01c79