Things I’ve learned this week

I’ve learned that I like red wine – not good wine, we’re talking the under $5 per bottle kind – but still, it’s wine and it’s in a bottle.  It’s a start

I’ve learned that I’m not happy being a homebody and I want to get out and meet people – any people.

I’ve learned that getting together with friends is one of my favorite activities.

I’ve learned that just because someone hurts you doesn’t mean you always get to act hurt for as long as you want.

I’ve learned that people who hurt you once WILL do it again – it’s not a matter of if, it’s when.

I’ve learned that being a good parent is more important to me than it is to others.

I’ve learned that I ROCK at Scene It! Even DeWayne says so, and that’s something!

I’ve learned that limeaid party isn’t as lame as it sounds…quite the opposite actually.

I’ve learned that being the bad guy is probably going to be my role in life for a long time and there’s nothing I can do about it.

I’ve learned that I’ve been giving away my control over if I’m happy or not.

I’ve learned that I’m a sucker for people being nice to me – even if they’re not really.

I’ve learned that being angry at yourself for being a sucker is almost as bad as the anger you feel toward the person you believed.

I’ve learned that some people don’t think my friendship is worth anything.

I’ve learned that I know better.

I’ve learned that my kid is HILARIOUS.  (If you ask, I’ll explain what’s so funny about a Vietnamese restaurant or her reaction to hearing what was really “wrong “with the cat.)

I’ve learned that cat’s go into heat as early as 4 months old – Oreo is 5 months old.

I’ve learned that I have very few social skills and I’m too shy to use the ones I have very often.  (okay, I already knew that, but it bears repeating)

I’ve learned that I can never remember if “its” is with or without the appostrophe if it is the possessive one but I’m too lazy to look it up every time and I’m REALLY too lazy to spell it out every time.

I’ve learned I can’t remember if it’s bears or bares when saying “it bears repeating”

Yeah, so obviously you can tell from all that that it’s been an eventful couple weeks around here.  I really don’t want to go into details, mostly because I’m so tired of it all.  Suffice it to say that there have been some major changes in my life and I’m pretty sure that it’s all for the best…once I get over the anger and hurt.

Now for the fun stuff – I got my tax refund a few weeks ago and, of course, went on a (reserved) shopping spree for all the things we don’t buy any other time of year.   Here is a list of some of the things we got:

A new office chair (for the house office)

New outfits for Ally and I

4 (count them FOUR) new bras – all of them a different (much bigger) size than what I was wearing before.

2 new cd’s by Ray LaMontagne  – awesome

lots of other little stuff we needed and….

A NEW CAMERA!!  :)   A Canon EOS Digital Rebel.  It’s last year’s model and it was a floor model so it was on clearance.  Only problem is that now I want the really ooh la la lens for it and that costs almost as much as what I paid for the camera.  Oh well. maybe next year.

Okay – fingers are tired. I’m done for tonight.


Movie Trailers

Okay, I’m a movie fan, not a fanatic – and I am NOT one of those “OMG! There’s a new comic book movie coming out!” types of people.

But I saw the IronMan trailer today (go here to see it) and I’m actually pretty excited about it. 

What other movies am I excited to see? Well, here’s the short list (click the names to see the trailers):

Smart People

Indiana Jones (duh)

Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden (Bush couldn’t find him, but the Super Size Me guy probably can!)

Get Smart I actually loved that show, Nick at Night ROCKS!

Superhero Movie

The Happening by M. Night Shyamalan (or Shamalamanimna – if you’re Ally trying to say his name)

Defiance it has James Bond and Liev Schreiber in it – who can go wrong with that?

Meet the Spartans – they kick Britney Spears down a well.  Just for that it’s worth my $8.00

Cassandra’s Dream – it’s written and directed by Woody Allen, who I totally dislike, but it has Colin Farrell and Ewan Macgregor in it so that makes up for it

Leatherheads -George Clooney and the sweet guy from the Office in a football movie!

The Air I Breathe – this is one of those movies that makes the 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon SO much easier!

Nim’s Island

The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian

Vantage Point – it’s got Dr. Jack from Lost without the Island – woohoo! oh yeah and some other people too. :)

and, finally Taken with Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen.

I know – “short list” – but, well, this is me we’re talking about! :)