Me: 101

The mother of all meme's, it's 101 things about me. I've been meaning to do this since I saw it on Teresa's blog and I actually haven't read hers because I knew I'd want to do it and I knew if I read hers, it might affect the way I did mine. So, here we go.

1. I have three children
2. Only one of my three children was planned
3. My anniversary is January 17
4. My birthday is August 18
5. My favorite color is purple
6. I love to eat sushi
7. I really like chocolate
8. I love to drink Coke in a glass with a lot of ice
9. I love pajamas especially little nightgowns
10. I love underwear
11. My blood type is O-
12. I love watching my children sleep
13. I can't stand our dog
14. I really dislike doing dishes
15. I enjoy doing the laundry
16. I love being outdoors but always manage to talk myself into staying in 
17. I was an awful stay at home mom
18. I love to shop
19 I love clothes but get very frustrated when I have too much of it
20. My favorite Disney movie is Sleeping Beauty
21. I am quite sure my 17 year old self would be shocked and disappointed with my current self
22. I really don't care what my 17 year old self thinks but do find it amusing to imagine
23. I can't wait to be 30
24. I'm a crier
25. I hate that I'm a crier
26. I have truly atrocious eyesight
27. I hope and pray every day none of my children inherit my eyesight
28. I am a baptized Catholic
29. I went to Catholic schools from kindergarten through 12th grade
30. My high school was an all girls Catholic high school
31. When I was younger, especially in middle school, I was extremely religious
32. The worst years of my life were in middle school
33. I started questioning everything I had believed in when I turned 15
34. I was married in a Catholic church
35. I had both of my children and will have my third baptized Catholics
36. I did numbers 34 and 35 for my husband and my family
37. I don't believe in or support 90% of what the Catholic church teaches
38. As I get older, I want to live a more spiritual life
39. I have no idea how to live a more spiritual life and feel like a hypocrite the rare times I do pray
40. I hate self-help books
41. My family and in-laws think of me as a hippy but I am most definitely not
42. I can't stand Apple and think they are nothing more than the result of a genius marketing team
43. I work for an elevator company
44. I love shoes
45. I love handbags
46. I think my husband is really cute
47. I love shopping for my husband because he loves clothes as much as I do
48. I really enjoy knitting
49. I love photo albums
50. I love photos
51. I miss scrapbooking but feel very overwhelmed when I think of picking it up again
52. I feel overwhelmed about a lot of things
53. I am a procastinating perfectionist ("Well I can't do it just right so why do it at all?")
54. I met my husband in Public Speaking class
55. I waited until the last day of class and I made the first move
56. I truly believe that my hubby likes to look good for me
57. I know he really does love me
58. Some times, I'm not sure I am very good at showing him how much he means to me
59. I always fret about how my kids will remember me and how they will think back on their childhoods
60. I love to eat out at restaurants
61. I love Japanese cars
62. My all time favorite non-Japanese car is the Corvette
63. Some of my best childhood memories were on my grandfather's sailboat
64. I wish we had a boat in our family because I want my husbnd and chldren to be able to enjoy it the way I did
65. I really miss my grandfather even though he died about 8 years ago
66. I love the fact that my kids have two great grandmothers and one great grandfather and that all three are well of mind, body, and spirit
67. My grandparents make me want to grow old with my husband
68. I am the oldest of three children
69. I am the only girl
70. I love to dance
71. I was a ballerina for 8 years
72. I used to love pink as a child, then I hated it, now I adore it again
73. I think I would have made a great flight attendant when I was younger
74. I really wish that I could draw
75. I have only been to one country in Europe, France
76. I would really like to go to Italy
77. I would really like to go to Spain
78. I would really like to go to Tokyo
79. I don't watch a lot of TV
80. I don't watch many movies
81. I wish I had floor to ceiling shelves in my room that I could fill with my books
82. I hope that all three of my children love reading as much as I do
83. I don't like to imagine the future because it scares me and makes me feel nervous and, of course, overwhelmed
84. I truly believe that I am worth twice what I make but am also resigned to the fact that things are what they are
85. I believe everything happens for a reason but I can't explain how the reasoning is developed
86. My nervous habits revolve around my hands– I tear my nails and my cuticles and peel nail polish off my nails
87. I hate my feet
88. I love my hair
89. I like my eyes
90. I love my lips
91. I hate my teeth
92. I think I'm just the right height
93. I love wearing high heels and the way they make my legs look
94. I love wearing dresses but don't own nearly enough
95. I hate shaving
96. I'm terrified of waxing
97. I owe the library a good amount of money and found a lost book recently
98. I like vinyl toys
99. I miss the Bay Area
100. I adore my big crazy family
101. I am absolutely horrible with time management

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1) take your answer to each question and type it into an image search engine
2) post one of the images from the first page of results

1. The age you will be on your next birthday:

2. A place to which you would like to travel:

3. Your favorite place:

4. Your favorite object:

5. Your favorite food:

6. Your favorite animal:

7. Your favorite color:

8. The town in which you were born:

9. The town in which you live:

10. The name of a past pet:

11. The first name of a past love:

12. Your best friends nickname:

13. Your nickname/screen name:

14. Your first name:

15. Your middle name:

16. Your last name:

17. A bad habit of yours:

18. Your first job:

19. Your grandmother's name:

20. Your major in college:


That was insanely fun
 

Guess?

From the vastly talented


“Guess the song” meme


Rules
Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
Step 2: Post your favourite line from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: Googling is CHEATING.

1. I’ll kiss your open sores appreciate your concern You’ll always stink and burn

2. I can’t do those little things I hold so dear cause it’s all those little things that I fear

3. Would you believe me when I tell you you’re the queen of my heart?

4. Back with another one of those block rockin beats (LOL this is a gimme)

5. Cause every time I see you it lets me know just how strong that my love is for my baby but emotions just don’t lie.

6. Says he let’s go let’s go let’s go to this magic wonder show

7. I am one of those melodramatic fools neurotic to the bone no doubt about it

8. I’ll be your whatever you want

9. I didn’t eat yesterday and I’m not gonna eat today and I’m not gonna eat tomorrow cause I’m gonna be a supermodel

10. She’s got herself a universe

11. Blinding devotion, what’s the commotion

12. Your love is better than chocolate Better than anything else that I’ve tried

13. All the fear has left me now I’m not frightened anymore It’s my heart that pounds beneath my chest it’s my mouth that pushes out this breath

14. Couldn’t love you more you’ve got a beautiful taste “Glycerine” – Bush Courtesy of

15. Lookin for girls who are boys who like boys to be girls who do boys like they’re girls who do girls like they’re boys always should be someone you really love

16. Heyyyyyeyyyyyyeyyyy What’s this button for!?!

17. We look the same we talk the same yeahhhhh we even fuck the same

18. Peaches come from a can they were put there by a man in a factory downtown “Peaches” – Presidents of the United States Courtesy of

19. If he knew the things I did he couldn’t handle it and I choose to keep him protected

20. And I just wanna show my appreciation cause when I found you I found my new inspiration.

It appears my 90’s playlist was still plugged in ^_^

In other news, time has evaporated to a fine mist. Seriously, it’s like grasping at nothingness. During the week there is just no time for anything but sleeping and driving and eating and working and getting everyone ready for bed again. We’ve found a daycare for the children, La Scuola. I think they have a website? Holy crap it’s expensive. Good thing Mario’s not there permanently. I have no idea where in the hell to do Sadie’s first month. Possibly Gymboree. They went to a party at something like Gymboree today and had a blast. I have another swap to send out and I received one more and that’s it for me. No more swaps. Seriously. Not for a while. It’s way too hectic here. Ok I have to bake a cake. BYE!!!!

What’s going on

Here is just a sort of update on things on this end because I feel it's silly to kind of vent but not explain plus it's worth documenting such things for one day right?

I'm not even sure what I've shared here and what I haven't so excuse me if I repeat certain things.

Ok so it was decided that we cannot afford to live in our house anymore. The cost of living continues to soar and it's gotten to the point that no one wants to be in. Let's leave it there. So I have to go back to work. The catch is because I have no family to watch my children for me free of charge or ridiculously inexpensively, I have to pay for daycare. And because I already make SOME sort of money with my part time job, I need to find a job that pays a very specific amount so that I can cover the cost of daycare and also bring in more money than I am doing now. I have had no such luck until recently when I applied to a job through a staffing firm. It was actually the second staffing firm I went to and they have been very very very good. A little too good apparently because as the reality of my going to work at a real job and not staying with my children anymore looms closer, I am feeling extremely… overwhelmed. I'm having a very difficult time coping.

In addition to all of this chaos, we have also decided that owning a home is simply not for us, not right now. So when we sell our house we will not be purchasing a new one. Instead, we will be going back to renting. Hopefully this time, we will be able to rent a house instead of a condo or even a townhouse. And we are also hoping to find something more centrally located because this job thing is just getting very tricky coming out of Homestead.

I have an interview today with for an incredible opportunity, in Aventura. Mapquest clocks that as being a one hour commute each way from my house– most likely in no traffic. The pay however and the opportunity is so good, that I may just have to suck it up and deal with it until we sell this house and move to another. I think at this point, we're just looking to sell the house for what we owe the bank.

Mostly I feel pretty twisted over Daughter and the fact that while I was able to be home with her brother for 3 and a half years, she hasn't even turned one and I have to start looking to put her in childcare. And not even family because it's not available for her like it was for me. I'm heartbroken. I feel like a sort of traitor. And the thing is, at first I went into this thinking we'll just find me something silly and I'll do it for a year and we'll sell the house and move to San Antonio and I'll stay at home with her again. But remember how I mentioned how good the staffing firm is? Well, they're not finding me jobs, they're finding me careers. And so San Antonio has pretty much dwindled to a pipe dream. And with it, the idea of ever being able to stay home with Daughter once I start working.

So all of this has me really conflicted. On the one hand, I am devastated about not staying at home with my baby. On the other hand, I realize that by getting one of these really good career opportunities, I can give them lots of other things like the chance to stay in Miami which may not be a great city by any stretch of the imagination, but their grandparents are here and their uncles and cousins and great grandparents. And if I do get my career going I can do some serious contributing around here. The job I am interviewing for today pays two and a half times what I made last year. I can afford to put them in good schools which my mother is helping me do as she teaches at one of them. And eventually when things are really going well, we can buy a house in a normal part of Miami.

And there you have it. My interview is in about 3.5 hours. Wish me luck– for things in general really. And now for something fun…

You Are 30% Left Brained, 70% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

A Neat Aura Quiz

Courtesy of

Aura Colors Quiz

I think it’s pretty neat and since so many of you like working with art and photography, I figured it’d be a good one to spread.

There are two colors I answered yes more to (8 Yes) and they are Yellow and Sensitive Tan. But right behind them (7 yes) are Environmental Tan, Green, and Violet. I have no red overlay.

Yellows are the most fun-loving, free-spirited, energetic, and childlike personalities in the aura spectrum. Yellows are wonderful, sensitive, optimistic beings, whose life purpose is to bring joy to people, to have fun, and to help heal the planet.

Yellows can either be very shy and sensitive, or they can be the life of the party. These playful characters have a great sense of humor. They love to laugh and to make others laugh. Yellows believe life is to be enjoyed. They like to live life freely and spontaneously. With a perpetual smile on their face, they remind people to not take themselves or their problems too seriously.

Yellows would prefer not to work at all, unless their work was fun, playful, or creative. They love nature, and often have concerns for the survival of wildlife and the environment. Dogs are very drawn to Yellows and often become their best friends.

The Sensitive Tan is the bridge between the mental colors and the emotional colors. Their auras are a combination of a light tan color with a light blue band next to it that encircles the body. Their personalities are a subtle combination of the mental Tan qualities and the emotional Blue qualities.

Sensitive Tans incorporate the characteristics of mental, analytical logic with loving and intuitive compassion. These gentle personalities are quiet, sensitive and supportive. They prefer, like Logical Tans, to maintain a rational, intellectual foundation while they analytically process data.

Sensitive Tans are more emotional and intuitive than Logical Tans, but they tend to keep their feelings to themselves. When a problem arises, Sensitive Tans will retreat inside to figure out the most practical solution.

The Environmental Tan Life Color is a deep tan-colored band layered with a forest-green-colored band. The Environmental Tan is the bridge between the physical family and the mental family.

Environmental Tans experience their reality by physically touching their environment and then mentally analyzing it. (Occasionally, Yellow/Tan Combinations who have suppressed their free-spirited Yellow aspect believe themselves to be Environmental Tans. It is important that Yellow/Tans find a way to reconnect with their Yellow aspect rather than live believing they are Environmental Tan.)

Like their Logical Tan and Sensitive Tan counterparts, Environmental Tans desire security, stability, and logic. They operate best in a world of rules, boundaries, standards, and logical outcomes that follow basic laws of cause and effect.

Environmental Tans prefer structure and discipline. They process life in an orderly and sequential manner just as Logical Tans do, but they have the added ability to judge or measure their environment from an inner perception.

These amazing personalities can intuitively analyze spatial situations. They can sense the exact distance from one side of a room to the other just by looking at it. Environmental Tans relate kinesthetically and mentally to their environment.

Greens are some of the most powerful and intelligent people in the aura spectrum. Greens are extremely bright. They process information and ideas quickly; jumping from steps one to ten. They do not like dealing with all the steps and details in between.

A project that is too detailed is tedious and boring for Greens . They prefer to develop an idea, organize a plan, and then delegate someone else to take care of the details.

Greens are very drawn to money, power, and business. These quick-thinkers are very organized and efficient. They write lists and efficiently check off the items on the list as they are completed. Greens recognize patterns and discover solutions very quickly.

When Greens are in their power, they can accomplish anything. They love to set goals and are determined to achieve them. Greens are “movers and shakers” when it comes to taking action. They are also typically the workaholics on the planet.

Greens are highly competitive and enjoy challenges. They thrive on taking risks. Gambling is common for Greens , especially if there is a potential for large winnings.

Being strong-willed, these powerful personalities are determined to have their own way, which they usually feel is the right way. A person is rarely able to win an argument with Greens.

Violets are the inspirational visionaries, leaders and teachers who are here to help save the planet. Most Violets feel drawn to educate the masses, to inspire higher ideals, to improve the quality of life on the planet, or to help save people, animals and the environment.

All Violets have an inner sense that they are here to do something important, that their destiny is greater than that of the average person. Most Violets have felt this way since childhood. As children, many Violets imagined becoming famous, or traveling the planet, possibly joining humanitarian causes such the Peace Corp. Many of these charismatic personalities take on roles as leaders and teachers, while other Violets prefer to reach people through music, film or other art form.

Because this era is currently the “Violet Age,” any Violets who are not accomplishing what they came here to do are experiencing an inner “push” — even an inner “earthquake.” Inner forces seem to be shaking them up and pushing them to move into action, to fulfill their life purpose. Violets know they are here to do something significant. However, they aren’t always sure what that something is or how to accomplish it.

Many Violets were taught as children that their dreams and aspirations were unrealistic, so they have lost touch with their original visions. It’s important for Violets to reconnect with their life purpose and vision, and to take action. Otherwise they will always feel unfulfilled. They will always sense something is missing from their lives. Violets need to learn to slow down long enough to listen to their inner voice and to connect with their higher vision.

Weird to the Sixth Power MEME

I have been tagged by the ultra chic Brooke at Three Pink Trees (even her NAME is chic) for the classic Six Weird Things About Me Meme!

Number One:

I hate being scared even a little bit. I don’t think it’s fun at all. Therefore, I don’t watch scary movies, not even action suspense type movies. I also have never been in a haunted house for the same reason and you’ll never catch me at Halloween Horror Nights.

Numero Dos:

When I am really frustrated and just UGH I usually start going off in Spanish. I guess technically speaking I may have learned Spanish first but my parents spoke English at home a lot. My guess is that it’s a habit I picked up from my mom (along with a MILLION others) who most definitely did learn Spanish first and exclusively spoke spanish for the first six or so years of her life. When she gets frustrated she slips into Spanish because she’s more comfortable expressing herself in Spanish.

Number Three:

I’m scared of balloons. I’m trying my best to get over this because I have two kids and really the fact is that most people love balloons. I hate them. I can be around them for a little bit but when kids start playing with them and smacking each other with them and rubbing them and all that I just have to leave. When one pops, I get really nervous and usually have to leave the room as well. Just about everyone I know, when they find out about my fear, always jokes that for my birthday they’re going to fill my car or house or whatever with balloons. This has never happened because they see me around balloons and see how it really truly affects me and decide they’re actually friends of mine and would rather not like to see me die of a heart attack they inflicted. 🙂 For the record, the shiny mylar ones I can be around until it’s time to pop them.

Numero Cuatro:

I think candles that smell like food- cookies, pies, etc. are “cheating”. If a house smells like a cake is baking, there better be a cake in the oven!!

Number Five:

I am a horribly disorganized, messy, cluttered person but I am EXCELLENT at organizing for others and am quite detail-oriented on the job or when I was in school on projects. Why I can’t keep my house as neat and organized as I help others do is beyond me.

Numero Seis:

I *have* to eat something sweet after eating a meal. I just don’t feel normal or something if I don’t eat something sweet. Dinner mints don’t count!

And as part of the meme I have to tag six unlucky victims. I figure this time I’ll give my LiveJournal friends list a whirl.

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You’re IT!

Fourths

I was tagged by Elia to do this one. I’ve seen it before and maybe I’ve even done it before? I can’t remember. Anyways!

Four Jobs I’ve Had:

  1. Assistant Manager at Blockbuster Music/Wherehouse Music
  2. Receptionist at my uncle’s printing company
  3. Provisioner at a now bankrupt DSL company, NorthPoint
  4. Executive Assistant for an Event Producer

Four Movies I Could Watch Over & Over:

  1. Most Disney Movies
  2. Great Expectations
  3. Monty Python & The Holy Grail
  4. Half-Baked

Four Places I Have Lived (Apart From Where I am Now):

  1. Sweetwater (a part of Miami with a heavy Nicaraguan population)
  2. Little Havana, FL (the name says it all I think)
  3. Berkeley, CA
  4. Kendall (a more Western part of Miami)

Four TV Shows I Love:

  1. The Office is my absolute favorite
  2. My Name is Earl
  3. Food Network
  4. Pucca

Four Places I Have Been For a Vacation:

  1. Paris, France
  2. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  3. The Bahamas especially Bimini
  4. Key West, FL

Four Websites I Visit Daily:

  1. My assortment of Blogs and my LJ friends page
  2. PayPal
  3. MySpace
  4. Neopets

Four Favourite Foods:

  1. Sushi!
  2. Mexican food
  3. Egg Salad sandwiches
  4. Gnocchi 

Four Favourite Desserts:

  1. Brownies
  2. Cookies especially peel n stick
  3. Yellow cake with chocolate icing
  4. Pies- key lime in spring and summer, pumpkin in winter and fall

Four Places I Would Rather Be:

  1. On the beach for some reason
  2. New York on vacation
  3. San Francisco on vacation
  4. On a shopping spree

Four People I’m Tagging:

Anyone who hasn’t done it and wants to