Random stuff bout Me, Chad, Shelby or anything else I feel like talking about

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Going without Facebook: Day 6

Hmm, obviously I must not do anything else on the computer besides get on and check Facebook! It is now Day 6 without accessing Facebook and I find I get on the computer, check email and then go "Huh, now what??" I don't really search other websites or blogs.

Quite honestly I don't really miss Facebook at all. A few times I am like "Ooh, I need to update my status to say this" but then the moment passes. I do find that some people have resorted to sending me emails - image that!! They know I am not on FB and will send me emails to see how I am doing and to let me know what is going on. Something I probably would have known had I read their updates! So it is kind of nice, and more personal to get an email. :)

So tomorrow will be the day I can access Facebook again. Will I? How soon? I don't know....Only time will tell.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Going without Facebook: Day 1

So after my terrible mood yesterday, and my grumpy, crabby, whiny statuses I kept posting, I decided I needed to give everyone a break from me and am going to not log on to Facebook for a week. Wish me luck!!

So today is the first day and I must say...I did cheat a bit. I tweeted which automatically updates my Facebook page! But that was only to tell people I am taking a break and to apologize for my issues yesterday. I am going through slight withdrawals though. I turned on the computer and went to the internet to come her to update my blog and what do I immediately type in the search bar but www.facebook.com! Oops!! Hee, hee! But once the page came up I immediately closed it down!

So there will probably be more posts from me this week since, well, I don't have anything better to do on the computer then check email. The only other thing I normally do is go to Facebook. Guess I will get caught up on blog reading too. I mean I follow quite a few but rarely ready what is on there.

Off to purchase some software so I can retrieve my photos that were accidentally deleted off of my camera. Oh joy.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Sale-ing, we went Garage Sale-ing

Now re-read that title to the tune of "Sailing" by Christopher Cross, cuz that is what I am doing!

So today is my last day of my stay-cation. Today Shelby & I went garage sale-ing. Or I should say, I went garage sale-ing and Shelby stayed in the car. I only had $30 and wouldn't say I found any great items or deals or anything I couldn't have lived without but I found a few things I am proud of!

3 sets of flip flops - grand total $2
New set of cute jammies - $2
One of those backpack picnic basket things - $6
One of those thingys that hold your alcohol bottles and dispenses it a shot at a time - $5
The Great Muppet Caper (on VHS no less!) $.50
Cannonball Run II (on DVD!) $1

Garage sales are such a funny thing. When you have them, as I have, you are amazed to see what you think will be the big hitters and what items actually are. Then there are the people that either 1) drive by slowly and never stop or 2) stop but get out and just do a quick run through of the sale. You gotta take it slow people! You never know what treasure may be tucked in there amongst the stuff! And a drive by?? Come on! Do you have super human vision or something and can see all the cool stuff from that far away? Stop your car and get out!

I saw a crum-ka-ka (sorry about the spelling!) iron at one garage sale today. The lady said I was the first person to know what it was. I almost got it. It was $1!! My mom would have been so proud of me! Not that I have the faintest idea how to make crum-ka-ka or ever would....

I am always amazed at the people that think they have enough for a garage sale. Let's put out two items and consider it a garage sale. Now those are the ones I would drive by. At least make it look like there is some possible treasures there people!! Or the prices on some of the stuff - are you seriously trying to get rid of it or just wanted to brag at all the cool stuff you have by setting it out in your driveway and saying it is a "garage sale"?

I was VERY tempted to buy the Atari system and the games. Had Chad or Mike been there I am sure they would have snatched it up right away. Actually I was a bit surprised it was still there.

Anyway, off to admire my treasures again!

Happy Sale-ing!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Law of the Garbage Truck

My BFF Nikki sent this to me and I just had to share.

Law of the Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport.

We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.

My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.

My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly.

So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!'

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.'

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment.

As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally.

Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.

Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets,

so ... Love the people who treat you right.

Pray for the ones who don't.

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!