Saturday, April 29, 2017



Guesses for TOPIC: Irene
Guesses for BONUSES:
1PT: Tyler
2PTS: Stormy

Picture guess: Jessica

I originally had something written down on paper.  I since lost that paper on Sunday. The story is still embedded in my head. The people at work call me a human computer because of the way I can remember numbers, and the way I can recall memories and such.

One co-worker told me that if ever there were a math test, they would cheat off me!  LOL.  It's a real laugh because while I'm really good at formulas, I tend to have two different numbers in my mind. I have a correct number in my head, but my hand will write down a completely different number, causing my answer to be wrong. I do this with the simplest game of Sudoku. Ironically enough though, the tougher games I'm more cautious with.

So, I got off topic.  This happens to me a lot. I want to talk about something, and then I have trouble focusing, and then I fall off the topic.  This is what happens when you can't quiet your mind enough to think straight.

*deep breaths*

OK!  So, I could remember back in the 90's when we moved to Valley Stream and didn't have a phone in the house.  It's not like cell phones were popular then. The only kinds of people that had the Zack Morris phones were rich people.

For us lower-working class people, we had to use the good old pay phone to make our toll free phone callings.  There was one around the corner by the 7-11.  It's was just on the Long Island/Queens border if that tells you anything about the location.  I used to call my friend Carolina from there.  I would also call my grandma from there whenever my parents would get into a fight.

I would call from the payphone with no money.  I'd just call collect.  1-800-COLLECT was always the good one to make collect--or I should say "collect"--calls to.  I would dial the number, press the number I wanted to dial. My grandma or friend would answer...I'd manage to say, "Hey, it's me!" before the automated system would say, "You have a collect call from."  It would beep; and at the beep, I would read the number that was listed on the payphone.  I would hang up, and they would call back.

By the time the mid 90's had arrived, I always had enough change so I could make phone calls via the pay phone.  I mean, I wasn't one of those fancy kids like you had seen in movies like Clueless where I was allowed to have a pager.  According to my parents, the only people that had pagers were drug dealers and doctors.  It was more like a lame way of them saying, "We can't afford to pay the bill on them."  It was just easier to blame it on druggies and such!

Either way, the mid 90's were a good time for me.  Yeah I was missing my home in NY, but I made the best of it with music.  Music always got me through the tough times.  I'm Only Happy When It Rains was one of my favorite Garbage songs as well as Mailman by Soundgarden.  STP's Purple album was also a gateway for me to escape my life.

"You want to know about my new obsession? I'm riding high upon a deep depression. I'm only happy when it rains. Pour your misery down on me."

I wished that song had come out sooner in my high school years. I wish for a lot of things.  But that's OK! I always got by.  I never went to prom. For one, I was never asked. And two, I would have refused. But I could remember even in the 90's saying how if it were a zombie themed prom, I would totally go!  Who wouldn't want to crack a skull open for some brains?   Hmmm....Perhaps I've gone too far! I was just trying to figure out how to fit skull into this whole situation.

I left out the pizza.  In NY, you just get cheese...maybe pepperoni.  That's about it!  You don't get no fancy toppings to cover up the flavor.  And when I say NY, I mean like Long Island or Brooklyn.  Not Manhattan, or the City as most of us call it....unless you were in Little Italy.

Well I lost my train of thought again...I don't remember what I was getting at...I'll shut up now


20 Guesses:

01.) Anchovies? On Pizza? Blech!
02.) Is Pepsi Right Winged?
03.) What about Coke?
04.) Top of the morning to ya
05.) I never eat pig cause a pig is a cop
06.) Magic mushrooms (C'mon! You must have known at some point I would have gone there!)
07.) Amore
08.) Moon
09.) Round is the new square
10.) Round is a shape
11.) How do you want your tombstone?
12.) Wibbly Wobbly
13.) Timey Wimey
14.) Hey! It's 4-20, man!
15.) Cheech.....and Chong!
16.) Pie
17.) 3.14
18.) Cake
19.) Cheesy
20.) I've never sausage a thing!



Friday, April 28, 2017

Day 299


Day 299 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge.

Eh, I got nothing picture wise. I procrastinated the whole day. I guess I just got excited for having the next two days off.

Hey! I'm grateful for that! :)


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Day 298


Day 298 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge. Thursday, April 27th, 2017.

I'm grateful for glorious Florida nights! I wish the camera could capture what the naked eye sees sometimes!

I'm grateful for family and friends!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Day 297


Day 297 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge. Wednesday, April 26th, 2017.

I'm grateful my mind is still together. I know what needs to be done, and I must do it before I fall into a comfort zone.

It's time to venture out. It's time to look for another job. It's time to find something closer to home, and with better pay.

*sigh* It's always hard moving on. I'm grateful for new opportunities. Whatever they may be!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Day 296


Day 296 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge. Tuesday, April 25th, 2017.

I'm grateful I had a paid day off. I accumulated so much, but I never go on vacay. It's alright though. If I can help someone out, that is all that matters to me.

I'm also grateful for this wonderful weather we're having lately. I'm surprised because in April in SWFL, it's usually summer. And we're nearing hurricane season in a few days.

I'm grateful for family and friends. I'm grateful for my little dog, my son, my husband, and my bird. I'm also grateful I have a good home! :)


Monday, April 24, 2017

Day 295


Day 295 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge. Monday, April 24th, 2017.

I officially have 70 days left of this challenge. I'm honestly surprised I've made it this long.

It no secret that I'm a flighty person. I try very hard not to be. I just get impatient and easily distracted because I become easily bored.

I'm grateful I had a good day today. I spent some of my day with my husband, son, and MIL.

I'm grateful for good friends and family! I'm also grateful for my little dog! And my bird! Night! :)


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Day 294


Day 294 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge. Sunday, April 23rd, 2017.

I am grateful for good friends who are willing to reach out to me! You guys rock! \m/>. <\m/

Sometimes I suffer from a bit of the bumskies, but who doesn't? It's a combination of when your home life isn't going exactly as planned, and so you think you can find a win in virtual world, but it turns into another negative.

It's all about balance, and I am learning that sometimes it can all turn bad. Like attracts like after all! If you can change your mind, you can change your destiny. I'm slowly getting there! I'm grateful!