Monday, October 31, 2016

When life's kicking your butt, how about a theme song? Gilmore Girls Mania!!!

I just found out we're getting 4 new 90 minute episodes of Gilmore Girls November 25th (on Netflix). I know, total awesomeness! So this month's theme song is the trailer. Man oh man. We're sure to laugh and cry and we dang well better swoon. By the way, you can watch all the episodes on Netflix or you can probably get the DVD's from your public library.
Hey, don't have Netflix? Have you tried their 30 day free trial preview? Time it just right to catch the shows you want to catch up on and don't forget to consider when you actually have time to binge watch. I have to wait until Christmas break usually.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

My "What would Russell Wilson say?" mantra is in peril.

A qualifying, blah, depressing saying has taken over the planet. "It is what it is." You can't get away from it. The moment someone rants, complains, or explains something displeasing, that saying tops them off. At first I just logged who around me said it the most because that's how my brain works. Then I realized I might start saying it if I don't have a saying to combat it. Since I'm a total Seahawks girl, 12th man all the way, I came up with "What would Russell Wilson say?" How can you not feel amped with a silent retort like that? If you've ever seen a game Seattle was going to lose with only seconds left, the man can't even consider giving up. The other team is taking a knee and he still thinks there's a way to get the ball! So the saying worked enough the words stopped being a silent response to a suckie saying. I shared the awesomeness. 

Then the Seahawks tied their game against the Cardinals Sunday night. A tie is nothingness. They played until they needed medical care and didn't get real closure. And Russell showed for the first time in any press conference I've ever seen actual annoyed dissatisfaction. Oh, he's been unhappy in the past. He's claimed this and that were his fault and listed things that needed improving, but a tie was not okay to him and not anything he could work on. So he said, "It is what it is." I gasped. I couldn't very well use my counter saying then. 

Now you might think I need to lighten up. Sure. Always. But the truth of the matter is words matter. The ones you say out loud to top off trademark comments you make cement ideas and feelings into the way you view the world. You say "It is what it is," a total surrender comment and not in the Zen, life is suffering way, you're saying, what are you going to do? I can't do anything to change it." Even saying "Monkey poo" at the end of a rant is better than "It is what it is." So the next time those words slip out of your mouth, think if you said that as a kid. I had a saying when I was a kid because I was a bit angry. It was along the lines of "F*$@ 'em." That works too. What mantras do you say without realizing they're mantras?

Of course, Richard Sherman just said the crap line in his Harry Potter costume press conference and I didn't gasp or counter the words. He was dressed as Harry Potter with a wand and glasses and everything. Come on. I might just use that visual as my new mantra. Go 3-D.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Pinterest Quotes

Here's a bit of inspiration, sass, kick in the pants from my "neat stuff" board on Pinterest.
"These mountains you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb." Najwa Zebian 
I looked up Najwa and discovered she has a book of poems called Mind Platter. Looks wonderful!

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill 
This quote is written a few different ways as its made its celebrity cruise through social media, but the meaning is all the same. Keep going, people. 

"It's Monday. Time to take over the world." SHOPRIFFRAFF.COM
Who doesn't need a Monday ra-ra cheer.

"be badass"

"Virgo Today's Facts
All #Virgos speak at least five languages: English, Profanity, Sarcasm, Truth and Love."
If you haven't checked out your Zodiac sign on Pinterest, kick your feet up and spend a little time on yourself. The quotes are spot on or they at least have my number.

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Pablo Picasso 
Whatever your art form, indulge because it's plain good for you.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

When life's kicking your butt, how about a theme song? October goodness.

Pumpkin spice, colorful leaves, crisp winds. It's October baby! I added the pumpkin spice for Bookworm Brandee. The girl loves the stuff! Fall also means football, spiders, and premature Christmas products in stores. I'm choosing a couple songs from my birthday mixed CD my sister made for me. Thanks Shann.

Hard to be grumpy listening to this song.
Fresh Eyes by Andy Grammer

Here's one for all those looking for a bit of inspiration because it's so pretty.
Lost Boy by Ruth B