Go Home Snow … And Other Random Thoughts

Snow.  Not cool.  Ok, maybe slightly cool. But it’s February and I want to run on Saturday and the forecast calls for 80% chance of snow.  We’ll see how that works out.  Today’s post calls for an epic arrangement of random thoughts, so please enjoy.  It’s just about all that I can handle and frankly need a random post right about now.  A big thank you to Amanda for hosting.

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I would not make a good full-time writer.   My ability to concentrate long enough to write a cohesive post has somehow disappeared.  Studying skills?  Forget it.  Now I flip-flop between wanting to draft posts for every day of the week and actually arriving home from work only thinking about changing into athletic clothes, making dinner, stretching, catching an episode of one of the ten shows I have missed, and then crashing into my bed.  Working full time, keeping up with blogging and hobbies, and finding time to be social is tough.  Boy, I give mega-props to you bloggers who keep it up.

I have however always thought about writing a children’s book with my mom.  Goodness knows we have enough topics to write about – the Bodie man and his various adventures or even the shenanigans that happen in our home town.  Ok, the last idea would have to be written under a pen-name and most definitely published (though it’s not a given) after we move out.  But, Helen of Pasadena was a hit, so why not give it a shot.

Matsumotos Shaved Ice
Haleiwa, HI 96712

Best.shaved ice.ever. I recently heard through the grapevine that my parents are planning a trip to Hawaii. Hm, maybe I should find a way to snag vacation days and find myself a ticket.  Just kidding, I’ll let them have their fun as empty nesters.  But still, the allure of sun, surf, and shaved ice.  It may be too difficult to resist.

Let’s talk about how obsessed our culture is with technology and cell phones.  When I got into the elevator to have lunch in our cafeteria, three other people jumped in and immediately brought out their phones.  This happens every.single.place I go.  Walking along the sidewalk?  Yep.  In the subway?  Yep.  Again, I’m often just as guilty but I’m just saying we are going to have some serious neck and back problems in the next 10-20 years.

How 11 Words and 5 Minutes Can Make Every Day the Best One Ever

Have you seen “50 First Dates”?  Now, I’m not much of an Adam Sandler fan, but using the movie as reference and how Drew Barrymore has to be reminded every single day about her life and schedule.  There are certainly days where I have to remind myself why I’m waking up so early or what I have on task for the day.  It’s not like I lost my memory, but I do have to have a small heart-to-heart/pump-up conversation with myself, especially on Mondays. Posts like these remind me that it’s normal.  Or so I keep telling myself that.

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You know those bloggers from the west coast who post pictures of the ocean or mountains on their days of?  Yeah, I used to be one of those. Until I got a real job and moved to the east coast.  Now I’m just making myself jealous by going through all the top eats and sights from the beloved Sunset Magazine website.

My fellow November Project peeps are amazing bloggers.  It’s actually thanks to Ali and Sarah that I found out about NP and made the decision to start showing up.  Actually a double thanks to Ali for an awesome run last Saturday and including me in her post (day year made by the way).  This girl is a phenomenon and I highly recommend checking her hilarious posts.  Filled with sarcasm, good fun, and rocking the neon like no-other, I’m sure you won’t regret it.

Power on my friends, the weekend is near.

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