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Here’s a little tidbit I don’t think many know about me..

When I was little.. my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.

I told them I wanted to be a waitress at McDonalds..

A waitress at McDonalds.

Hahaha.. they don’t even HAVE waitresses at McDonalds.

Maybe I meant “cashier..”

Most kids say.. doctor.. lawyer.. fireman.. singer.. dancer..

I said waitress.. at McDonalds.. a place that doesn’t even have waitresses..

I really knew how to aim high.. I guess bacteriologist at a veternarinary diagnostics laboratory comes close to what I wanted.. who knew?

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Trying to keep my mind off my upcoming flight to Phoenix (flying scares me.. but I like doing it.. so it’s just a whirlwind of emotion..), I’ve decided to make a list of the things I’ve never done.. and would probably do.. or probably never do..

Cruise
Aside from those $15 cruises along the Long Beach Harbor.. I’ve never been on a cruise.. you know.. those ones that last for days.. and take you some where fun.. nope.. never done it.. but I will.. one day..

Paid actress
I’ve done a lot of theater in my day.. but it was always community theater.. and the non-paying kind.. it would have been nice to get some money for all the hard work I had done..

Professional family portraits
The fam was never into getting all dressed up and sitting in a studio to get some pictures taken.. the only family pictures we have are when we get dressed up for some party and have some random background.. once.. I was a little tipsy when we took the fam pic.. and it totally shows!

Disneyworld
As big of a Disney fan as I am..  I have never been here.. but one of these years.. oh yes.. I will..

NYC
I have yet to go to New York.. I would watch as many shows as I can!

Sports
I was never in any organized sports league.. never did any of that.. I was.. and am… a complete girly girl that danced.. sports were icky..

Detention or suspension
I was such a good girl in elementary, middle and high school.. that I was never suspended or never had detention.. except I was sent to the principal’s office in kindergarten.. cuz I talked back to my teacher..

Fast food
I have never worked at a fast food place.. nor have I worked at a coffee shop.. but I really wouldn’t have minded the coffee shop..

That’s pretty much all I can think of for now.. I’m sure that when I finish this a whole bunch of things will flood my mind.. but I’m sticking to this list for now.. who knows.. they may be a part two in the future..

Growing up, we had a Chevrolet Celebrity (it was called something like that)  station wagon.  It was a tannish color.  It took us everywhere.

I remember being piled in there with a whole bunch of cousins while we took trips to various places.

It had one of those seats that faced the back, and I remember sitting in those seats on the long drive to San Francisco as a kid with my cousin.  We made so many friends with drivers along the way there.  That was fun.

I also remember piling in there with cousins as they all learned how to drive in that car.  We’d go to the local empty parking lot, and have fun as a cousin tried desperately to learn how to park amidst the screaming of kids and other cousins.

I remember sleeping in the back seat as my mom would go and pick up my dad from work at night when his truck would break down in the parking lot.

I remember sitting on the back edge of the station wagon as my very first boyfriend asked me to be his girlfriend one halloween night in 1996. 

I remember re-enacting that scene one year later for our one year anniversary.

So many memories.  We had that car from the time we moved into the house in 1984.  So many years.. so many memories.

After awhile it became my dad’s vehicle to work.  The air conditioning stopped working, the front drivers door stopped working, and my dad had to go through the passengers side to open the door. 

My high school graduation tassel hung from the rear view mirror after I graduated from high school.  My dad hung it there proudly. 

The station wagon is leaving the family tomorrow.  It’s going to be donated and the money will go to a cancer foundation. 

Over the years we have acquired so many cars, and we have come a long way since that old station wagon. 

I can look back and see how our house and our lives were when all we had was that one car.. how we handled life and how much we have grown in that house and as a family and how far we’ve moved on from the ‘station wagon’ days.

I’m sad to see it go.  It’s got so much sentimental value in our lives, but I know it’s due time and the cause is very good.

I’ll miss the old station wagon.. always there to show us where we came from and what we’ve accomplished.. but we’ve got the memories deeply implanted inside our minds and our hearts.

You served us well, “Britty..”

I like my freebies.  I’m not “el cheapo” like some people I know.. but the freebies are always fun.

There are certain online websites that I participate in that allow me to accumulate points.  From those points, I can redeem them for gift cards for places that I frequent.

Mypoints.com
They send you emails with various offers.  These offers can have a various range of points.  I don’t take the offers but I read the emails.  Each email is 5 points.  I read A LOT of emails just to get enough points to get a gift card to the Starbucks.  My next goal is to get a gift card to Panera Bread.  Mmm.. Panera Bread.

Gather.com
You can write articles, post videos, or post pictures.  Everyone then comments and rates what you post and you do the same in return.  The more active you are the more points you accumulate.  They used to have a cash option, but now it’s money given through a PayPal account, or gift cards.  I have yet to redeem some of those points, but I have enough and should be doing so soon.

They are good sites, legit.  I have gotten some gift cards from Mypoints.  It may take awhile to accumulate enough points, but it seems worth it to be able to get some freebies.  I may be wasting my time on these sites but hey.. the freebies make it somewhat exciting.

Do you know of any other online earning sites that are well worth joining???

It’s Super Bowl Sunday.

Pittsburgh vs Arizona.

Steelers vs Cardinals.

I’m not sure which one I’m rooting for.  I don’t even follow football.

This is what I did this year.  I asked OT what team he was going for, and I decided to go for the opposite team.

He’s rooting for Arizona.  The underdogs.

That leaves me to root for Pittsburgh.  Go Steelers!

I still don’t understand all the rules and terms and everything that goes with football.  I just watch the team I’m rooting for, and make sure they get to the end that they are supposed to end at.  Then I make sure they score more points than the opposing team.

Football.  Simplified.

I was in Color Guard in high school.  That meant that we had to go to all the Varsity home games because we had to do the half-time show and sit in the stands and do our little dancy thing as the band would play in the stands.

I never understood the game, and I never even watched it while I was sitting there.  I was always talking to my other girlfriends, or flirting with whatever guy, or hanging out with my boyfriend.

That was how I enjoyed my football game nites.

Maybe one day I’ll learn the ins and outs of the game.  My eight year old nephew has been trying to teach me football for awhile now.  Maybe I’ll freak out my boyfriend and show him all the stuff I know one of these days..

That’d make me sooo cool!

Yesterday.. (click here).. I complained.. and complained.. and complained..

Today.. it’s time to do something about it.. I have to.. I can’t spend the rest of my life complaining about what could be done.. and just not do it.. right?

Well.. ok.. here we go..

I’m going to start taking more control of my life.. start making myself accountable for things that I have been too lazy to do.. I’ll put myself on a cleaning schedule..

So far.. I designated Wednesdays as my laundry days.. and possibly Mondays or Thursdays to be my room cleaning days.. I refuse to fall behind on that.. and  I have to be mature enough to take care of it.. no matter how tired I get..

I’m not a kid anymore..  No one is going to do it for me.. (unless I pay them.. hahaha!)

Now that I zero’d out my credit cards.. I will make sure to keep them under control.. and try to limit my monthly card spending to $250-300 a month..

I’ve got student loans coming up next year.. I want to be financially prepared for all of that..

I started last year with the same outlook.. overhauling my life.. trying to be more responsible and more mature.. but for some reason my laziness got the best of me..

I really have to stop letting that happen..

I’m going to take it one week at a time.. and I know there are weeks where I will not live up to the expectations I put myself in.. but that can’t mean I give up.. I have to pick myself up where I left off and keep at it..

I think I can do it.. I hope I can..

I know you are all dying to see some of the pictures my Las Vegas adventures, but I do these blogs at work, and I can’t upload my pictures on to my work computer.

It’ll have to wait until I have time to upload the pictures, and post an entry at home..

Let’s shoot for this weekend.. cross your fingers!

There’s been a lot going through my mind.. random things mostly.. stress.. a yearning..

I’m wanting to do so many things and I know there isn’t enough time in a lifetime to accomplish them all.  Sometimes that makes me discouraged.. other times.. it makes me feel determined.

Right now I just feel complacent.  Work.. home.. school.. work.. home.. school..

I know that I’m just chugging along and finishing my MBA  program.. by December I should be done.  I’m already halfway through my first class of the year.  The time is flying by. 

Things will change up eventually.  Once school is done I’ll have free time to do things again.  I’ll be able to schedule things again.  I’ll be able to have a life again.

These are the things I knew I had to sacrifice going back to school.  I chose to go back anyway. 

Feeling stuck in one place just doesn’t feel good to me.  I feel stuck.  I don’t like feeling stuck.. I want to move.  I want the freedom to go where ever without having to worry about homework or deadlines and due dates.

I keep thinking to myself that this is the home stretch.. it’s pretty much all downhill from here.. it’s a countdown to the number of classes I have left.. I’ve gotten over the hump.. and it’s just a downward slide to the degree..

Then.. my life can begin.. and I can make those life altering changes comfortably.. even though I’m not sure how I’d fare financially..

Let’s just not think about it too much right now..


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