Friday, February 27, 2009

TGIF, Random Sherisms, and some random tunes

Friday always seems to creep up on me. Wednesday I woke up, and thought to myself, "Man, it's only Wednesday?"

Then, suddenly it was Friday.

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This morning, as I was dropping TJ off at preschool, I was walking out the door, as a Mom and her daughter were walking in. The little girl had a kind of scowl on her face. You know, the 3-year-old-I'm-pouting kind of look on her face. Then I heard the Mom say, and I quote, "Now someone else can listen to you whining for a little while."

I just about busted up laughing right then and there. I don't know why, but that line just made my day. I walked to my car with a huge grin on my face.

Then, this afternoon, as I trying to get the kids into the car, to go have lunch with my girlfriends, and Peter was whining at me, I found myself thinking those EXACT WORDS.

I guess, I thought that woman's pain was funny, because I've lived through it, and I'm just glad I'm not the only one.

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Earlier this week, I went to the movies with a bunch of girls in my neighborhood. We decided to make it cheap and easy, so we went to the local dollar movies, where they are playing "Twilight"

I'm not sure why I subject myself to this torture over and over again. I guess, for the sake of having a girl's night out.
The movie was just as cheesy, ridiculous, and stupid, if not more so, as the first time I saw it.

And again, I couldn't help thinking to myself, every single time Jacob came on the screen:
Sharkboy.




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I think there is something terribly wrong with my dishwasher. It is only just over 2 years old. That's still pretty young for a dishwasher, right? And it still cleans the dishes just fine, but for the last few months, the so-called "whisper quiet" feature just doesn't seem to be working. That thing is so darn loud. So loud, in fact, that if I run the dishwasher, you cannot have a conversation in the kitchen. And I can't run it at night because it will wake everyone up. It is THAT loud. I kind of reminds me of when we used to live very near the air force base, and the fighter jets would fly over head, and you had to stop whatever you were doing, and just wait, because you couldn't hear yourself think.
My dishwasher has the decibel strength of a fighter jet.

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Last night, for my book club, the ladies and I went over to my old alma mater to attend a lecture by Jeffery Zaslow. He is the co-author of the book, The Last Lecture, with Randy Pausch.

If you aren't familiar with The Last Lecture, this man Randy Pausch, who was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and had terminal cancer, decided to give a final lecture. It was then documented in a book.

I loved reading the book, and really enjoyed the lecture. I was amazed at this man's wisdom, and tenacity, despite his trial of dying. He basically did this lecture to leave a legacy for his children before he died.

He taught so many incredible life lessons through the stories he told in his lecture.

It gave me a lot to think about.

Here is my review from goodreads, that I wrote right after reading the book:

This book really surprised me. Before I read it, I didn't really
know what it was about, and being a nonfiction, I was skeptical. But I have to
say I really enjoyed reading it. I gained a lot of respect and admiration for
the author, and his ideals. I learned a lot about keeping a positive attitude,
living life, and raising my children. I think the message of this book will stay
with me for a long time.

You should go read it. Probably the best non-fiction book I've ever read.


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I have decided that I am a drama magnet. It seems that no matter where I go, or what I'm doing, some sort of drama ensues. I can't figure out why.

But it has me thinking. Turning it back onto myself. Do I create all this drama? Well, I certainly didn't create the drama of the crack-whore motel, or the almost accident. Ok, well, I might have escalated that drama in my head, stressing myself out, but I didn't create the incident.

So, why do things like that always keep happening to me?

It's got me wondering about my reaction to things that happen in my life. And if I'm handling each situation the best way I can.

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Today is the last day to enter my giveaway. I will be drawing a name tomorrow morning after i get back from my weekly long run. That is if I'm not taking a nap. So, if you haven't entered, go do it now. It's your last chance to win a copy of my CD "Solitude" plus some more Sher Loves: chocolate, Bath and Body works, and more chocolate.


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And now, some tunes:

1. El No Esta Por Ti - Laura Pausini
2. Here with Me - Reo Speedwagon
3. Lovebug - Jonas Brothers (don't judge me, I have a 7 year old)
4. Possession - Sarah Mclachlan
5. You Really Got Me - Van Halen
6. To Be With You - David Archuleta
7. Con te Partiro - Andrea Bocelli
8. We're Young and Beautiful - Carrie Underwood
9. Independent Love Song - Scarlett O'
10. Crashed - Daughtry
Bonus: No Llores Por Mi - Enrique Iglesias (apparently we're loving Latin music today)

16 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

I know. Twilight is so bad that it's actually entertaining if you're looking for a good laugh....

Kristina P. said...

I just read that Drew Barrymore is possibly going to be directing Eclipse. How weird is that?

Annette Lyon said...

Jacob just looked to pretty and girly to be a tough, masculine werewolf. I giggled every time he came on screen.

And my whisper-quiet dishwasher sounds like someone's inside smacking the interior with a hammer. It's not that old either.

DeNae said...

I've found that my dishwasher makes that noise every time I wash big rocks and nails in it. It's the damndest thing.

Nick and Stacey said...

First of all our dryer is ridiculously loud too, and it really isn't that loud...dumb appliances anyways! Can i just tell you how much i love your friday posts....I know i can always count on something, and always as promised very random...but I love to read them! And your questionaire was perfect! Great Idea!

wendy said...

That was alot of good "random-ness" The quote by the mom --priceless. Whinning really grates on the nerves after awhile. I too love that book ---he was AMAZING. It is good that you create Drama --makes for excitement, mystery, frivolity ---and good post reading. (p.s. this is me ..fingers crossed, can I win can I win can I win)

Lara said...

My kids are watching Shark boy and Lava girl right this minute as I am reading this. In the same room. Cue Twilight Zone music....not Twilight music.

I loved the Last Lecture...I would have loved to go to your book club with you last night! Fun times!

veronica said...

Oh Sher! SO many reasons to love you! :)
Excellent random post!



(And DeNae cracks me up!)

Mechelle said...

I just went to check to see if I was signed up for your give away and had to watch your brother's mission call again. SO I AM CRYING AGAIN! He is so darn cute. It does my heart good to see our young people to be as fine and honorable as your brother is. I see it in his eyes and his smile. m

PS
I am laughing through my tears, the whining thing. Priceless.

PPS
I am so glad I have never seen Twilight. Thanks for the validation.

Melissa said...

I'm refusing to see Twilight purely on principle. And the whole "whining" thing? I so wish I knew that line about 16 years ago!! Love the randoms!

Mikki said...

You are definitely not the only one. Some days I'm so glad to be escaping to work and getting away from the whining, and fighting for a few hours. Ugh!

tammy said...

It didn't even dawn on me that Jacob was Shark Boy. Too funny.

I don't think I would've been able to hold back on that comment that mommy made. I totally would've been LOL.

Ashley said...

I thought I was the only one who loves the song 'Here With Me' by REO Speedwagon. Isn't it just such a gorgeous song? I'm so glad someone else knows and likes it. :) I'm really too young to like REO Speedwagon, but I love their Greatest Hits CD. :)

tiburon said...

We need to get some Keane and Mayer on your playlist.

That is quite the eclectic mix!

You are a drama magnet because you have a blog - it is karma giving you stuff to post about ....

AS Amber said...

DeNae's comment made me laugh right out loud.

My dishwasher is 400 years old and leaks water out the bottom of it every time I run it. Oh, and it's loud.

Just how long is your "long" run? I ran to the door from my car at the gas pump on saturday and it was a good 30 yards so I'm wondering how my LONG run compares to yours.

Tink said...

I absolutely loved that mother's comment to her child "Now someone else can listen to you whine" or something like that! That cracked me up! I think I'm going to use that one ;0). Have a great day!