Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Late Manic Monday - May 28

Manic Monday

Ok, so Monday was so Manic I didn't even get to do Manic Monday on Monday. Psht! Go figure. Actually yesterday was the first day I've had off since my return from vacation in March. So I attacked a MASSIVE mountain of laundry and some other equally mundane tasks and then spent the rest of my day watching episode after episode of Dr. Phil. Hi, my name is Unbalanced. I am a Dr. Phil addict. Anyway, so on to my missed Manic Monday meme.

What's your favorite food item that is in your refrigerator right now? I think that would have to be pepperjack cheese. YUMMY!!!

Do you enjoying barbecuing on the grill? What's something that you make often? I myself do not enjoy cooking on the grill, I don't enjoy cooking anywhere really. In fact, the closest I've come to grilling would be throwing some pre-made hamburger patties on my George Forman grill.

What one item (kitchen gadget, appliance, food item) in your kitchen best describes your personality? Why? Wow, that's a hard one to answer... especially since I have no idea what some of those things are in my kitchen. ???

posted by Unbalanced at 8:18 AM, | 4 comments
Monday, May 21, 2007

Manic Monday - May 21

Manic Monday

Well, the first question of today's Manic Monday comes in handy as I wanted to write about just that. So here goes...

What was the best day of the past week for you and why? The best day for me was Thursday. Thursday evening I drove to the airport and picked up my girlfriend. She came in town for a 4 day weekend. Damn I needed to see her. This weekend she finally met the last of my family. Now she knows who everyone is and guess what... they all LOVE her. BFF's mom, who is for all intents and purposes my mom, she was so freakin excited to see Turtle. No one knew she was coming. It was a surprise to everyone and honestly I think Mom was almost as excited to see her as I was. Seeing my mom's face light up like that made me feel so right about everything. She doesn't just accept her, welcome her... she embraces her. She already feels like she's gained another daughter, not just an extension of my family but an addition to her own. Only one thing left... she's looking forward to meeting her new grandson. In June we'll all be together for the first time. Turtle and her son will be here for 9 days and we are all going camping over the weekend. 21 of us, camping at Hillbilly Haven of all places lol. I am so looking forward to having Turtle, our kids, my two best friend's and their families, and our parents bringing us all together.

What is the best thing about the city in which you currently live? There are lots of things to do here. We have a major baseball team here, soon to have an NFL team, we have a Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor. Yet, the best thing about where I live is that all my family is here with the exception of my girlfriend and her son, but that will come in time.

What do you love most about yourself? The thing I love most about myself is I'm finally learning how to be happy. I'm learning that no one is going to do that for me, I have to be willing to stand up and be responsible for my own happiness. And guess what... I've never been happier.
posted by Unbalanced at 1:20 PM, | 2 comments
Thursday, May 17, 2007

She talks a lot...

and she knows it. My daughter, nicknamed Saribug, just talks non-stop. At times it's as though she is narrating all that goes on around her. Here she demonstrates what a duck, lion, and a Saribug say.

posted by Unbalanced at 7:59 AM, | 2 comments
Monday, May 14, 2007

Manic Monday - May 14

Manic Monday

Is it easier for you to forgive or to forget? It's definitely easier for me to forgive than to forget. A sincere apology, accountability, and a show of honest remorse is about all it takes to earn my forgiveness. However, in true Scorpio form, it's often filed away in case it's needed again. I do not forget easily, if at all.

Do you believe people can change? I believe that everyone has the ability to change their lives. It's how cycles are broken every day. I do not believe it is easy, it requires a constant evaluation of where you've been, where you are, and where you want to be. What can I say? When I'm not playing the devil's advocate, I'm an optimist and can believe the best of anyone, until proven otherwise.

Has life made you more cynical or more hopeful? Oh I'd say I have my bouts with hope and cynicism but I think overall I'm a hopeful person. I have witnessed many people making great choices in their lives, turning things around, taking hard life blows and making the best of them. So yes, I think I'd have to say I'm hopeful. The glass is half full afterall.

posted by Unbalanced at 10:27 AM, | 1 comments
Monday, May 07, 2007

Manic Monday - May 7

Manic Monday

What do you remember about your first day of school? I don't remember my first day.

Have you ever attended a high school or college reunion? Nope

What was it like? n/a

Do you keep in regular contact with anyone from high school and/or college? I have 3 friends that I keep in close contact with from high school. My BFF and BFF2 are still my closest friends, actually they are my family.

posted by Unbalanced at 4:45 PM, | 4 comments