Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Writer's Block Challenge: Day 2

Your Opinion on Cheating

Well, well, well this is a fun one. My opinion on cheating. If you don't want to know the answer to this one than quit reading now. If you don't like what you read, don't say you weren't warned.

Now, onto the fun part. Let's start off by saying that though I have had opportunity I have never cheated on someone when I was in a committed relationship with them. Let us also say that I have been cheated on many, many, many times. I'm not really sure what that says about me to be honest. I'm sure we could mention something about loyalty and probably naivety or stupidity.

At any rate this being said I have some experience in the role of the person who is cheated on and here is what I think about it.

If you really love the person you would not cheat. Period.

If you use the excuse "I didn't want to hurt them" in terms of not wanting to break up when they find out that you're cheating (and they will) it will hurt them more.

If you are cheating you have no respect for the person you are with.

You can use the excuse that you are not getting what you "need" out of the relationship that you are in. If that is the case then you need to reconsider the relationship you are in.

Basically, in a nutshell, that is my opinion on cheating. Take it or leave it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Writer's Block Challenge: Day 1

Introduce Yourself and Fifteen Interesting Facts
1. I am OBSESSED with Twitter, to the point that on my way back from Ardmore once my phone was dead and I couldn't check Twitter and had a little breakdown.
2. I have recently discovered that if I don't work out every day I feel guilty and icky.
3. I resisted Pinterest, but now am addicted.
4. I have a love/hate relationship with my treadmill.
5. My guilty pleasures are ABC Family original shows.
6. I cannot go into a book store and not spend money.
7. I think Apple/Macintosh/anything starting with "i" is pure evil and cult-like.
8. I think my mp3 player is psychic and knows exactly what I need to hear.
9. I don't hate coffee, but I don't love it, however for the adventure I'm planning I feel like I need to learn to love it.
10. I can do a whole lot of things at once and still know exactly what you said and repeat it back to you.
11. I love, love, love Blue Bloods, but only allow myself to watch it when I am running on the treadmill.
12. I have tried to do Couch 2 5K twice and I have stopped at week 4 both times (though this time I just changed to a different interval training that is working better, so it is still a victory).
13. I sometimes wonder if I was switched at birth (why, yes, yes, I watch way too much television).
14. I have found recently that I really, really, really hate driving. I would enjoy it if I had a new car and I was the only one on the road.
15. My thirtieth birthday absolutely changed my life.

Writer's Block

I am suffering from crazy writer's block lately. Usually the blog is my stress relief and I guess since I turned 30 I have chosen to not allow myself to be stressed, thus no need to write. There have been some big things (10th anniversary of 9.11.01) that I tried to write about and the words would just not come. This has been happening over and over on both blogs.

In an attempt to remedy this situation I am going to start another blog challenge. That will at least give me something to write about and maybe in a month I'll find something to write about again!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


As I sit down to write this I am looking out my window and watching leaves fall. Yes, it is true fall seems to have arrived. While technically fall does not begin until the 23rd it seems to have arrived in Norman last Sunday. I woke up Sunday morning to go to church and almost had to go back in to get a sweater. Fall had certainly arrived.

To reinforce the coming of fall even more Saturday we came to the conclusion that my pump for the pool had died a sad and pitiful death. I made the (responsible) decision to go ahead and close the pool. So also while I look out my window as I type I see a sad, sad pool with a cover on it. In reality I wouldn't have the time to get it back to clear (lots of algae issues this season) before it was time to really close it. I can have the pump replaced this spring and get it vacuumed and throw in A LOT of chemicals and it will be fine.

The conclusion of the pool season is always sad and this one seems a bit more melancholy. In a little over six months I will open the pool for the 2012 season. In the time that the pool is closed a lot of decisions about my future will be made.

I have a love/hate relationship with this particular season. For the most part the idea of fall makes me giddy, however the reality of it always seems to make me sad. You have football game after football game, fairs, school is back in session, church stuff starts up again full swing, as does Junior League, you enjoy crisp weather, beautiful trees, An Affair of the Heart, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the beginning of hot chocolate weather, and cuddling weather. All of these are things that I LOVE, however they also all tend to revolve around "couple-dom".

I am happy with where I am in my life and I would under no circumstance change it, but it still seems to make me a little sad. The majority of my relationships of the past have seemed to either start or end in the fall, so when the weather turns cold after the drudgery of the summer months I tend to be a bit reflective and kind of sad. Looking back I'm glad for every relationship that has ended, however it does bring back those feelings of intense sadness.

I am still in a mood where I am solely focusing on myself and being the best me I can be to prepare me for the adventure I have planned after graduation in May. When I go through these feelings of melancholy it tends to reinforce that I am right where I am supposed to be and am going right where I need to be.

So even with the mix of happy and sad that I feel during the fall I know that something big is forming just under the surface. I cannot wait to see where I am when I open the pool in March. Big things are coming.