Friday, May 9, 2008
Random 10 Friday
Would you believe that this picture was taken by my 2-year-old? Well, it was! Look at that beautiful sky!
I think this title has a special meaning today. There are so many thoughts running through my mind right now. So, there might actually be 10 Random songs AND 10 random thoughts in this post. I'm pretty sure I have ADD now, too, because I can't even follow everything that's going on inside my head, let alone everything going on in my life!
I am now officially crazy. Ok, I was crazy before. But, I think we can make it official now. Pardon me for navel-gazing. It's just in my nature.
First of all, I have one question. Is it possible to go through puberty twice? I'm not kidding. I really thought that by age 30, I'd be done with the whole acne fiasco. I'd post a picture of me right now, but I'm sure no one wants to see my pimple-ridden face. That's disgusting. When I was 20, I actually took Acutane. (Is that it? Now the crazy lady in my head is telling me that's not was it was called, and now I'm 2nd guessing myself). Acutane is the mother of all acne medications. It does some sort of weird chemical regenerating (again, is that the word I want?) to your skin...basically changes the chemical make-up (no pun intended) to help get rid of acne. It also has some pretty severe side-effects. First of all, it cause crazy severe birth defects. They usually make their female patients take some form of birth control while taking acutane to prevent this unfortunate side effect, but I was so adamant that I wasn't sexually active at the time that they didn't make me take any.
Then I got hives all over my legs. Seriously, it was DISGUSTING, not to mention painful. I couldn't go hottubbing or swimming because whenever I entered the water it stung like the chlorine was eating off my flesh. It looked even worse...my skinny little 20 year old legs were suddenly covered in what looks like cellulite (even on my calves) EEWWW, GROSS!
The worst thing was that it actually made me break out. I actually still have acne scars, 10 years later, from the break-outs I got from taking Acutane.
I heard a couple of years ago, that there was a class-action lawsuit against the makers of the junk, because it was believed to cause severe depression in teenagers.
Hmmm.....maybe I should've joined that law suit, and at least had my happy pills paid for, for the rest of my life.
Are you sufficiently grossed out now? I didn't mean to ramble on so long about Acutane.
I actually think my zits are from running. What? Yeah, I'm a sweater. I sweat a lot when I run. Even in the cold. Maybe I just start carrying some little moist towellettes with me.
I was going to talk about my conversation with my husband last night, in which we discussed all in an hour:
-buying an new flat screen TV to put upstairs so he will actually be home, when he's home(instead of watching TV in the basement),
-my extreme episode of crazy last month,
-what can we possibly cut out of our lives to simplify it,
-should I or shouldn't I keep teaching piano,
-why we shouldn't quit karate,
-whether or not I can actually handle, emotionally, having a 4th child in the near future,
-my running is the reason we don't spend enough time together as a family,
-and How much do you think the neighbors make in a year?
Our conversation wouldn't have been complete without a little gossip thrown in at the end. So there. I tried to sum it up, because I know I tend to ramble.
p.s. The picture is of my little creation from yesterday. I finished my little rock walk-way in my garden. One more thing to cross off the list. What do you think?
Here is my random 10 list for today. Come on and play with me! It's fun!
1. Prince of Darkness - Indigo Girls
2. Gente - Laura Pausini
3. Shot Full of Love - Billy Ray Cyrus (from his "mullet years")
4. Baby, Now That I've Found You - Alison Krauss
5. Most Beautiful - Frente
6. Big Hopes - Ty Herndon
7. I Know Your Out There Somewhere - Moody Blues
8. Blackbird - The Beatles
9. You Could Drive a Person Crazy - Bernadette Peters
10. Conviction of the Heart - Kenny Loggins
Never Saw Blue Like That - Shawn Colvin