30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 20

Day 20- Your dream wedding

If you know me at all you know that this is my absolute FAVORITE topic on this stupid blog challenge! It’s going to be hard to keep from telling you all the details! So go ahead and steal my ideas if you must…but know that you are STEALING ideas 🙂 That’s lame.

Dream wedding would be on the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland with all my family there in true Irish fashion BUT…that doesn’t make sense now does it? So I readjusted my dream wedding and decided on the following.

Wedding #1 – America Or Germany

Colors: Navy Blue (dark dark dark navy) and white

Shoes: 

Dress: I think something with ruffles and fluff. Since I’ll need two dresses I really can have the best of both worlds! This one I think will be white. Something along the lines of this but the fluff will fall nicer, not poofy and out.

Wedding #2 – America Or Germany

Colors: Antique rose pink,champagne, off-white and I’m thinking of light gray also but not sure on this.

Shoes: I’m a huge fan of the Louboutin’s obviously so keeping the theme – antique pink with diamond encrusted heel. Beautiful!

Dress: Thinking about doing a very light pink dress…so light it almost looks like creme colored not sure about that but will probably take a less fluffy dress and one that is more subtle 🙂 Look at #1 out of these four…that’s what I’m going for 🙂

As for the rest of it, I haven’t planned it out yet. I may end up switching it all around but regardless, I have an idea for both weddings! Either way, without all the glitz and glamour and the material things…I get to marry the most wonderful man – TWICE! I’m so excited!!!!! I’m glad I have the chance to play around with my wedding.

As far as decorations…as long as I have hanging lights everywhere I don’t care!

I want it to look like a fairy land…like the inside of a Christmas tree. You get the idea! 🙂 I have a few ideas for some great hanging lights so we’ll see how that goes! 🙂

What are your ideas for a dream wedding??

Until next time, Readers!! xoxoxoxo

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 18

Day 18- Plans/Dreams/Goals You Have

I’m super late on writing this…it’s passed dinner time here (7:40pm) so I suppose I best get hopping! I’m at day 18 and with 12 days to go…I can do this. Then, I get back to the blogging about what the heck is going on here. So much stuff to tell!!

Instead of writing my blog earlier, I was fixed on laying in bed and finished Season 2 of Vampire Diaries (I know, I’m a dork) and having a couple glasses of wine. Where did I find the time to do this? Oh well, I have the most amazing man in my life and he handled all the gardeners (which by the way the jacuzzi is up! Not running, but it’s placed!) He brought me a glass of wine…later made me a turkey, cheese, and cucumber sandwich and I got to sit there in my GLORY! All day! 🙂 I stumbled around here and there and played with Harley but for the most part…I claimed today as a do NOTHING day! Fabulous.

In other news, the yard is starting to look AMAZING! They placed soil down today and grass seeds as well. Can’t wait to see some green in my lawn other than weeds!  I can’t wait to give you all a full report with before and after pictures. It’s great! I’m on a mission to find a lilac tree…and if they don’t have them here? I’m shipping one in from the US. End of story! I must have it. They are still finishing up the walkways around the house but that should be done on Monday. Toblerone and I go on vacation and by the time we return, I hope all is DONE!

And a sneak peak just for you….You’re all invited! 🙂

So…on with the task today. Plans/Dreams/Goals…easy enough, right? In no particular order….

1. Finish my book(s)

2. Make sure Harley has the best life a dog could have…complete with continuous playtime and snacks – regardless of children entering my life.

3. Get proposed to – married (twice to the same man)

4. Have 4-5 children, god willing

5. Kiss an elephant ear (don’t ask)

6. Own a house on or very close to the beach in Cape Cod…preferably Chatham.

7. Move back to the states

8. Learn to play a super complicated piece on the piano.

9. Spend more time with my family (all of them – cousins too!)

10. Learn German fluently…then I’m tackling French!

11. Travel to Australia, Italy, Thailand, Greece, and making regular visits to the UK and Ireland

12. Become an English teacher here in Germany but I will teach them AMERICAN – English. Not British English!

13. Save up lots of money

14. Go on more date nights with the Toblerone

15. Write more letters – snail mail style.

 

Until next time, Readers!! xoxoxoxoxo

 

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 17

Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why

I’m not sure I like this topic. I mean, what are the rules? Can I keep anything I find or purchase as that other person? If so, I would obviously want to be a princess and I would buy out the town. But then that’s too easy and would get boring. I can only shop for a little while before I get too tired!

Maybe it would be cool to be a doctor for a day and not be terrified of needles. Possibly save a  life or maybe two lives! Then again, I wouldn’t want to risk losing a life.

Maybe a Mountaineer and attempt to climb Everest (after already being acclimated to the oxygen levels and such of course.) Then again, I don’t really like the cold and that seems like too much of a hassle for me.

Maybe I would be a top CEO at Disney and tell people what to do and make decisions on new rides and such. Then again, that seems stressful.

Maybe a celebrity for a day. I would shop all day, get starbucks, and then have a concert later in the evening and bask in the glory of people singing my songs and screaming my name. Then again, I can do that in my parent’s living room and still get the same amount of attention.

If I have to switch lives for one day, I would choose a girl who is lost and has no where to go. A homeless girl. I would switch lives so she could see from on my side that a simple life is as good as any. That dreams are definitely something to strive for but a good wholesome life is the first step. She would learn that family is the foundation to any life and that having few things you need really means having it all. She could see that the best gift is giving herself the courage to find better. Hopefully she would realize that somewhere out there is a place for her to call home and that people love her no matter what.

In the meantime, in her life I would get her started. Get her goals prioritized. Get a clean shower, nice clothes, a full belly and start the contact back home to her family. I would look for starter jobs and ask for the help of those in shelters and in food pantries. I would hit the streets and ask every store manager if they could use any help. At the end of the 24 hours, I would have hoped to get this girl turned around and given a second chance. Save a life.

Why? Because everyone deserves a second chance at a better life. Mine may not have been perfect in the past and probably still isn’t but I overcame some greater obstacles and beat the odds. Unlike some people I know that were born on a silver platter and fed with a sliver spoon. Daddy and Mommy pay for everything and bail you out of your affairs in your marriage and pay for you to move all over the place. The rest of the world struggles. Life gets boring without the struggles and the hard times. Gives you something to work for, makes you more creative with your means.

That’s who I want to be. Who would you want to be if you were given 24 hours?

Until next time, Readers!! xoxoxoxo

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 16

Day 16-  Photos of yourself 2 years ago

In South Beach, Miami for New Years 2008-2009…hanging out with my best friend (wife), super fun french guys and an Aston Martin. Nothing was more fun then my pink fluff of a dress.  I have no where to wear it to now but what a good night that was. I saved a girl from death in the bathroom climbing under the bathroom stall  (in my dress!!!) sliding on the floor to save her. She was completely passed out…I’m sure alcohol poisoning and was completely unconscious! It was crazy! Then I danced until 6 in the morning. Absolutely amazing night…I’ll never forget it! 🙂  So this pic was from my first day in 2009, I wish I could do it all over again! There’s always drama on New Years for most but the wife and I managed to just say, “whatevs” to the drama and had a great time..heck…a great week!

On December 5th, 2009 – the most beautiful nephew in the world was born!! MY nephew! A first for my family and we were SO excited! He was the most perfect burrito baby I ever did see. Now he’s so big with blond curly hair (almost two!!) There is no words to describe the love I felt for him when I first saw him. 

So, I’m known as the weird one.The loud and obnoxious one, always trying to be the jokester. Here we are on Christmas day at my Grandparents house…found a decorative little penguin and there starts the wacky girl that I am. X-mas always makes me a little funny – full of eggnog, chocolate, and cookies, I’m bound for destruction! I’m just glad my family hasn’t disowned me yet!

I have hot friends. That’s all I will say about that for now…more on that later. This was Halloween, I’m on the right there making my best “duck-face” and two of my besties. I was a Ballerina that year with my friend Roblet, which was super exciting for me. I LOVED being a ballerina! I’ve always wanted to be one and what better time to do that then at Halloween! 🙂  What was the best costume you ever wore for Halloween? I need to hear some ideas for my Halloween party I’m throwing this year. These Germans don’t know whats about to hit them! (For those of you who don’t know..they don’t have Halloween) Worst costume gets thrown in the jacuzzi!

When I wasn’t all dressed up and going somewhere or acting like a maniac, I did partake in some relaxing time. I was out with Toblerone downtown for a dirty martini, per usual. He snapped this pic and there ya have it! 🙂 He calls it my Jennifer Aniston pic. If Only…

2009 feels like just yesterday but I guess as you get older it all starts to blur together. I wish I could rewind the time. I’m getting to that point, aren’t I? Wishing it were yesterday rather than today. Well, I can’t turn back time but I need to start making today count…and tomorrow…and the next day….and the next….and….

Until next time, readers!! xoxoxoxoxo

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 15

Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play

So I thought this was boring and decided to play the ipod shuffle game – Lets see how we do. 15 more days of this crap, people! Sorry! I hope you aren’t bored to death!!! I’ve got lots to blog about after this is over so stay tuned!! Oh ANNNNDDD We have officially surpassed the 5,000 views! YAY! Thank you all for reading!

How am I feeling today?
‘Funny The Way It Is’ – Dave Matthews Band (Indeed, funny the way it is. It’s all just so hilarious.)

Will I get far in life?
‘Sweet Disposition’ – Temper Trap ( I won’t stop until it’s over, won’t stop to surrender! Great lyrics, even better song.)

How do my friends see me?
‘Watchagonnado’ – Kaspar To the K (Hmm, I’m sure most of them say, “Well, what are we gonna do with her!” I’m loud, obnoxious and crazy. End of story! Whatcha gonna do about it?)

Where will I get Married?
‘Bottom Of The Barrel’ – Amos Lee (Ha, as if! Bottom of the money barrel…yes, I can see that happening after two weddings on two different continents!)

What is my best friend’s theme song?
‘Further the Sky’ – The Gabe Dixon Band (This is more of a lean-your-head-on-my-shoulder-and-cry kind of song. I don’t think this is her theme song as she doesn’t need a shoulder to cry on but I’m always a shoulder for rants and tears if necessary. So far, her life is pretty fantastic so it’s not needed!)

What is the story of my life?
‘Valse Frontenac’ – George Winston (This is all piano music but this is the story of my life. I hear music like this anywhere I go. I’m simple and these type of songs are incredible. They inspire me and this is what I listen to when I write.)

What was high school like?
‘Pink Moon’ – Nick Drake (This is a great song by the way. But yes, high school was full of people listening to oldies like Grateful Dead and what have you. So this fits!)

How am I going to get ahead in life?
‘Love Me Or Leave Me’ – Frank Sinatra (Agreed. You either love me or leave me. That’s how I get ahead. I don’t stick around for fair-weathered friends and I love whole-heartedly with the people who love me in return! It’s as easy as that!)

What is the best thing about me?
‘Memory Lane’ – Dean Martin (I would say that my memory is immaculate. I remember everything. It’s almost sickening and distracting! I am constantly remembering little memories from many many moons ago)

How is today going to be?
‘Narrow Escape’ – Ray LaMontagne (Rather, no escape at all!)

What is in store for this weekend?
‘In My Place’ – Coldplay (In my place, yes but if you mean In My Place as in IKEA!!!!!! Then heck yes, that’s exactly where I will be!

What song describes my parents?
‘Be Here Now’ – Ray Lamontagne (Um yes, all of you – be here right now!!! I wish everyone was here ;-(  It’s hard, that’s for sure. Every day harder than the last!)

My grandparents?
‘High Hat’ – Fred Estaire (This I love, not only are my grandparents fantastic dancers – foxtrot, etc, they are the ones that introduced me to Fred Estaire and all the other greats of that time.)

How is my life going?
‘Basket Case’ – Sara Bareilles (Precisely..nuff said!)

What song will play at my funeral?
‘Dive In’ – Dave Matthews Band (Tell me everything all is taken care of by those qualified to care of it all. – That about explains it. Thanks Dave!)

How does the world see me?
‘I Like When Girls Kiss Girls’ – Pittsburgh Slim (Ha, interesting.)

Will I have a happy life?
‘Daydreams’ – Adele (I guess with dreams anyone can have a happy life, no?)

What do my friends really think of me?
‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ – Eva Cassidy (Ain’t not sunshine when she’s gone…Well, I would love to think that’s how they feel!)

Do people secretly lust after me?
‘Kingdom Come’ – Coldplay (No comment)

How can I make myself happy?
‘Turn Around’ – David Ryan Harris (Turning around and taking a peek from another point of view…that usually works. Or songs by DRH are also great!)

What should I do with my life?
‘Agoraphobia’ – Incubus (I don’t think having a fear in panic attacks will help me grow. lol)

Will I ever have children?
‘Light a Candle in the Chapel’ – Frank Sinatra (Thanks Frankie…I’ll get right on that.)

What is some good advice for me?
‘Gossip In The Grain’ – Ray LaMontagne (To be honest, Ray L. is an amazing writer of poetry and he’s a crack head so I don’t have a clue what he’s talking about or whether this is even advice!)

What is my signature dancing song?
‘Make Me Live’ – East Clubbers (Anything that is techno is definitely an ass-shaker for me!)

What do I think my current theme song is?
‘Empty’ – Ray LaMontagne (I’m empty of many things but filled with many others!)

What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
‘Hey Katie’ – Josh Kelley (Ha…that’s fun. For those of you that don’t know…that’s my nickname)

What type of men/women do you like?
‘Set Fire To the Rain’ – Adele (Yeah, I like the men I have to burn first. No I used to like the men that gave me heart burn…now I like life a little easier!)

Until next time, readers!! xoxoxoxoxo

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 14

Day 14- Seven things that cross your mind a lot

1. The Future of Facebook

It’s common while I’m stalking others on facebook I think about how we had new profile pictures and new albums of pictures from mini-vacations or new babies. Yet, here in lies the situation. Let’s say in 20 years, facebook is still cool and happening…are people going to leave up the pictures of themselves from 20 years before? The younger, sexier body, better dressed? I mean…what a comparison…You have the hot guy from your 4th grade class who grew up to be even hotter now and is sporting a 6 pack or maybe it’s an 8 pack. Then in 20 years…he has a new photo up. Of him holding his 5 year old and his 6 pack is now gone and replaced by cake, spare ribs, and beer. I have been on facebook for several years now and looking back at my first profile pic compared to now…there is already a massive change. I look old as hell compared to my younger, cuter face back then!

2. Why bother cleaning?

You ever notice that when you spend all day doing laundry, cleaning the floors – mopping included, dusting, wiping down counters, changing the sheets on your bed, and every other thing you do to make your house glisten. Then your family comes tramping in and it’s all a mess before you can blink your eyes. Milk is spilled on the clean floor, dog hair is EVERYWHERE, Food crumbs reappear on the counters, and the nicely made bed is now in a crumbled mess. Someone tell me why this happens? Why it’s only the person who cleans all the time that tries to keep everything clean. This drives me crazy and I CONSTANTLY think about this.

3. Wed-Me-Not

I’m obsessed with weddings and always looking at the dresses and how people do things, what colors they choose and yaddy yadda. Sometimes I’m super nosey and I’m only interested in the details, I don’t want to steal ideas! Just an FYI if you’re ever asked by me. I’ve had my wedding planned for much too long and know exactly how I want them (yes them…I’m having two.) But, there comes a time when I think people need to be shot. Neon colors for a wedding? Or short mini skirts? Or maybe it’s the camouflage wedding. Kill me now.

Why be gross? Why? I wish class grew on trees. I would hand it out like it’s candy! Damn rednecks!! They just annoy me! And, I absolutely can NOT stand people who wear jeans to a wedding. Were you raised in a cave, you moron? Just don’t…don’t breathe, don’t live. Don’t do anything. Just disperse! Sorry – a little hasty but I really have an issue with disgusting people and their terrible judgement. You can see more of these funny pictures here.

4. Bye Bye Blockbuster

Ever since Red Box and Netflix were invented….Blockbuster and all those other fun places are going out of business. I used to LOVE going to the movie store, especially with my girl friends before a girly sleepover. As soon as I walked in I would just be overwhelmed by all the choices and would scan the new releases twice. Round one, I would think about it, round two I would make my decision. Now, it’s as easy as a click of a button and that takes away from the excitement of it all. I think making the rental of a movie so easy is unnecessary. Too much technology – making life WAY too comfortable and easy while taking the fun out of it.

5. Harley Says

Do you ever wonder what your dog is thinking? And if he could talk…what exactly would he say? Toblerone and I make up voices for Harley and talk for him (weirdos) but I wish he was blessed with vocal chords so we could have a chit chat every now and then. I wonder if he would ask for tea instead of water….or a crumpet instead of a dog bone. Would he talk politics or the latest hottie on the street? Would he use swear words or have a sweet little kid voice (after all – he’s only 17 months!)  For now, he’s my mute of a dog and I love him more than anything!

6. Why is my sweater there?

I’m also so shocked to wake up and find the clothes I went to bed in to be all over the place. What really surprises me is not knowing how they got there. In normal day time hours when I’m trying to pull a sweater over my head I always get my ears stuck or end up with static hair all over my face. So what boggles my mind is how I manage to do this and fix myself back into sleeping mode without so much as waking up fully. I mean, really? Do I somehow have noddle arms in my sleep so my sweater just falls right off? And is my hair wet so that doesn’t move an inch either? What in the world?! I’m just struck my this and every morning I wake up and I see my PJ’s on the floor or under my covers somewhere I start to question myself. Or maybe I should question Toblerone? Just sayin.

7. What’s Next?

I am always trying to plan my next move. Where will I be in 5 years? In Germany still? Or maybe back in the US. Australia perhaps? Hanging out with the Dingos! I usually don’t stay in one place very long…only in Maine and NY have I been in one spot for more than 3 years. I have the travel bug in me and I need to constantly be stimulating my brain with new sites and new culture, new people, new faces, new food. You get the idea.

 

UPDATE: The garden is superb!! They started laying down some of the 8 billion stones we received and it’s starting to look like a backyard! I’m so excited!! And when I say “Garden” I mean the whole yard. Here in Germany they call the whole yard a “garden.”  So, things are going well and they are moving along fast! They’ve only been at it for 5 days now and the stones in the Jacuzzi area are all placed and the walkway has begun! TA DA!!!  I’ll keep you posted on more news and more pictures are to be coming too!! :-)))  

Until next time, Readers!!! xoxoxoxoxo

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 13

Day 13- A Love Letter

Before I begin – I just want to point out that this is not a love letter to Toblerone. I can’t tell you who it’s for or who it’s from. Names will be left out. 🙂 That is all!

My lovely  _________,

                     Every day that we have spent together has been a dream in and of itself. You’ve been by my side through everything, through the good and bad. I only hope I’ve been as good as a friend to you. I hope you know that no matter where your thoughts may take you about us and whether or not you made me happy enough – rest your worried heart. I’ve never been happier than in the time I’ve spent with you. When you look back at our pictures know that every smile was because of you. Every inside joke and laugh was because of you. You warmed my heart more than any other person I have ever met. You have made my life so fulfilling and even though it all ended shorter than we had expected, I will always be with you, never too far away. 

                  The moment I first laid eyes on you, I knew you would stay by my side as long as I lived. I was lucky from day one and still feel overjoyed that I got to have you all those years all to myself. You were completely worth it, don’t you ever forget it. Although you may be feeling lost and sad now…I’m not far from you. When the wind hits you just right, that’s me holding your sweet face in my hands. I promise I will never leave you. You will know when I’m around, you will feel me. From time to time I will visit you in your dreams so be sure to listen closely to me. 

                  Your strength is beyond anything I ever had and I admire you for holding on to my memory so dearly. Someday, I will be with you again. I will get to feel your skin against mine and I will be able to whisper to you all the things I never got to. Please continue on, don’t stop here.  I’m still living on in your heart so carry me with you wherever you go. I want to see the world, and go on adventures with you. 

                You’re everything I could have ever asked for. Thank you for being so strong for our families and our friends, I know it’s hard. I’m waiting for you come to me but take your time. Please don’t rush. I’ll be waiting with open arms. I don’t need to tell you but I will just for good measure. I love you. I’ll be seeing you…

                                                                           Forever yours, 

                                                                             ________________

 

SO – This was a hard post to write. I didn’t write it from my point of view…obviously. Did it from another’s to add a bit of a challenge to myself.

Until next time, readers!! xoxoxoxo

 

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 12

Day 12- What is your favorite quote

“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” – Max Ehrmann

Thats an easy one. I mean, I love love love many other ones but this one just called to me. Funny story about how I found this. My mom used to arrange and organizers volunteers for the Elderly. I also used to help out and this came to an abrupt halt when one particularly cocky fellow decided that putting his hand on my leg during a movie was a smart idea. Men never change! Anyways, they weren’t all like that! Most were very sweet and very very happy to have help and someone to talk to.

One particular old man with probably the biggest set of ears I had EVER seen in my whole life was moving or something or another. So we went to check in on him or help him. I can’t remember it was back in the good years (19 years old…etc.) My mom did her usual chit-chat and I was fixated on the things around his place. I was always searching for antiques that were interesting to me. I came across a hand-stitched saying in a frame and I fell in love. I read it over and over again to memorize every word. In that moment I was thankful I was in plays/on stage. Having to memorize a bunch of lines comes in handy when you need it!

So, that’s how I found the quote but it spoke to me. At that particular time in my life I was uncertain and in the process of finding myself or rather I like to say creating myself and the simple idea that fate would take it’s course whether I knew it or not. I needed to just let the cookie crumble or let the puzzle pieces fit together. That everything would work out in the end. With that, this became my favorite quote. I live by this!

IN OTHER NEWS:

I bought my first drindl today!! WOO HOO!!! Take a look at it! 🙂 Normally these can be several hundred Euros…then there are the cheaper ones that are in stores at 100 Euros and most aren’t very nice but I found this one at 60 Euros!! I almost fell over. Tobi got a matching shirt for his lederhosen and I’m SO excited to go to Oktoberfest at the end of September!! It’s going to be awesome – and I will drink my face off. That is happening. Yes.

Our Garden is flying right along and approximately in 3 days, I will be sitting in the bubbly warm water of my jacuzzi with a drink in hand. I don’t care if I dehydrate. I’ve been waiting for this for YEARS! Can you believe we bought this jacuzzi 2 years ago? It’s time to unveil the beast! As far as the rest of the yard, I can’t wait to show you the finished project, it’s going to be beautiful. Soon we will buy furniture and the largest fence ever made…or hedges. I can not look at those stupid neighbors anymore. They make me want to puke. So, the stones arrived for the deck, the walkways in the back of the house and for the driveway! Check this out….and this isn’t even all of it. More pallets of stones arrived after I took this picture! We have taken over our neighbors yards…several of them. 🙂 Oops!!

Until next time, Readers!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 11

Day 11- List all the places you’ve lived and what you think about them

Maryland, U.S.A.

This is where sugar and spice and everything nice was first cooked and then taken out of the oven. Baked to perfection from scratch. Upon arrival, I had a large family complete with brothers and sisters, little did they know I would be the favorite.

Maryland was beautiful, we lived in the country miles away from other life forms but I loved it. I’m sure if I went back now I wouldn’t love it as much only because with imagination I had turned that house into the most beautiful place in the world. Do you remember playing make believe but you believed in it so much that it felt real? 

I moved when I was 4 but I ended up going back often to visit my dad and then again for college which was a GIANT mistake. Wish I chose another place…picking an all girls school was probably the wrong direction. lol. Anywho…My brothers, Dad, and step mom still live in Maryland so I’m still able to get back to it. It’s nice there if you go to certain areas. Most of it seems to be filled with hicks and terrible terrible bars but I guess with massive amounts of alcohol it’s easy to fall in love with any old place! Baltimore is nice when you go to the inner harbor. Toblerone LOVED it there and absolutely NOTHING can compare to the crab cakes. NOTHING, do you hear me?!?!?!

New York(upstate), U.S.A. 

     So here started the longest place that I actually stayed put for. I absolutely went through that awkward ugly stage…those who remember, I know…it was bad huh? Lets just say I think I look a little better now considering what I was. Braces..bad outfits…all of it. Not sexy.

I had the best friend who was the most gorgeous girl in school and all the older guys loved her. I was happy being the best friend that just got to hang out with all of them. Ha – eww..I was such a nerd. I figured my time would come when I could dip into the ocean and catch me some fish.  I was there in upstate, in the middle of farm land from 3rd grade until the middle of my junior year…and then….my step dad got a new job that would transfer us to Maine. Really? Maine???

I literally had to get a map and look to see where that was. I fought and fought this and tried to come up with plans to escape..I was 16 after all! Couldn’t believe I wasn’t allowed to graduate in the school I had spent most of my life…with the friends I had. Looking back now though, I’m glad we moved…I met some REALLY amazing people and that would have never happened if I hadn’t left. NY is where I was when I met Toblerone later in life, so I ended up going back but things changed. People changed. 

Maine, U.S.A.

  We arrived in Maine during what would have been my Christmas vacation for the middle of my junior year in high school. We spent Christmas in a hotel and I was super depressed. I was uprooted and felt out of place. I was in a haze for the next year and a half finishing school and then as I went off to college (in Maryland) I was totally confused. Depression knocked me down and after the first semester of college I had to go back to Maine. So I did…trying to pick myself up again. I think had we not moved I would have been able to pick a better college and felt more comfortable in my own shoes. Too much changed in that small amount of time that I wasn’t able to get a hold of it anymore.

Then it all started to make sense to me. As I grew older and figured myself out started working full time and setting up a 401k, making amazing friends Maine didn’t turn out to be so bad. It was here that I would turn 21 in 2005 (you do the math!) complete with a Hummer limo and I really fell in love with the ocean.

It was in my backyard every day! Now I miss this place probably more than any of the others. More so, I miss the people (Wife, Dbay, Barbie, Banana T’s, Ashmatash, JessJess, Moni….) They know who they are. I had the most amazing memories there…and being in my early 20’s…who wouldn’t?! It certainly is vacationland and I miss it every day. 

Florida, U.S.A.  

Oh Florida, what a strange mistake that was. No I can’t say mistake…it just was an experience. I went with my bestest wife in the world from Maine down to South Beach, Miami and whoa. That place was filled with rich Europeans and lots of drugs. We partied at mansions or clubs. It never really mattered. It was the closest experience we had to being celebrities.

We hung out with millionaires and I’m sure were surrounded by famous people but you can’t tell…everyone blends in. We rarely walked out of our house without being absolutely perfect after all there is some reputation to uphold!! This place was swarming with the most beautiful people I had ever seen in my life. Incredible.

The clubs were something I could have never of dreamed of being in but there we were. In the thick of it. We had friends that would get us into any club we wanted without a wait. You had two options…either have a ton of money or know people. That was the only way. Plus, the more girls on a guys arm, the better. This was a completely different kind of ocean from Maine. People were topless!

And the water was very salty and like bath water – almost too warm.  Also the place I discovered Nuvo – pink vodka drink that I can’t live without! I wouldn’t exchange this experience for a million dollars….or would I? I’m thinking a bachelorette party needs to happen here. Who’s with me ladies??

England

My dearest England! How I love thee!!! I started traveling here when my dad was living near London. I think I was 10 years old or so. What an incredible place to be. I would stay for weeks at a time and really enjoyed it. I would walk down to the corner store and the little Indian dude behind the counter would great me hello and know exactly what I came for – Mars Bars and other lovely things (can’t remember the name as they are now discontinued!) The charm is what got to me. It was perfect in it’s cookie cutter way and the castles…- O. M. G., people…put me in one right now! I would still love to live in England but maybe more so Ireland. Anywhere that I can speak English of course!!

Germany

And here we are. I won’t get into it but Germany is the sweat, blood, and tears capital of the world. These people work their tails off and then in turn seriously know how to relax and have a good time. It’s a fairytale land and I’m so glad I get to be surrounded by mountains so high and wild flowers that are too beautiful you don’t want to cut down. And now, since I’ve probably bored you to pieces with my nonsense about all these different places in my life….I’ll sign off. To learn more about my life in Germany just read my earlier posts! 🙂 

Until next time, readers!! xoxoxoxoxox

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 10

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

Ahh….only 20 more days to go. This is starting to get on my nerves, no joke! I’m walking around and concerned that I won’t have enough time to write my day blog. A challenge I refuse to fail! So I’ve been trying to get myself ahead of the game here and write one or two a day in advance when I have inspiration. Or at the very least start it!

A quick update: Are garden/yard is very much underway and only after 3 days in and it’s going very fast! Also, as you may know the houses here are built close to one another. Currently on the side of the house with all the action is next to a piece of land, owned by someone, but no house. The old hags that own it are ruthless. Every week they meticulously place grass and what have you in certain places to make the grass look perfect. Once Harley had pooped in their yard (yes…I let him) and the next day or so there were signs up in this yard saying that this was not a dog’s toilet and to stop or they will call the police. Interesting. So…This is the ONLY way to get into our back yard with the giant machines they are using and what not so we had to use their yard. Just a reminder: THERE IS NO HOUSE. It’s just a piece of land for nothing!!!!  He showed up yesterday and let us have it! lol. I went storming outside, slamming doors, and half letting Harley run out and knock the dude over. I rolled my eyes and put my hands on my hips and said things in English that everyone is probably better off not understanding. All is ok, as long as we put their yard back to tip top shape afterwards. Remind me to bring them homemade jam with a taste of arsenic in it.

Moving on, Here we are with today’s topic! Cheers!

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

When I’m Happy……

Ida Corr – Let me think about it 

Stromae – Alors on danse

Medina – Gutter

Coldplay – Viva la Vida

Incubus – Just A Phase

Dave Matthews Band – You & Me

Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition

…and anything catchy that I can shake my ass too. Usually, getting ready to go out and I like the dance music to get me going!

When I’m Sad……

This is hard because I listen to sad and slow music all the time no matter what mood I’m in. I like haunting melodies and melancholy lyrics.

Dave Matthews – Sister

The Other Lives – Black Tables

Acceptance – Different (Acoustic version)

Adele – Turning Tables

Coldplay – See You Soon + Fix You

Eva Cassidy – Time After Time + Somewhere Over the Rainbow

The Album Leaf – Streamside

Amos Lee – Kid

Ray Lamontagne – Barfly

Sara Bareilles – Gravity

Billy Joel – Lullabye

When I’m Bored……..

When I’m bored, I don’t listen to music…I get bored and check out facebook. lol. Thats the truth people. SORRY!

When I’m Mad…….

Incubus – Megalomaniac

Brandon Flowers – Crossfire

Citizen Cope – Let The Drummer Kick

Colbie Caillat – I Won’t

Stateless – Bloodstream

David Ryan Harris – Strong Enough

I strongly encourage you all to look up these songs – YouTube it or what not – if you haven’t heard them yet. I love them all! Incredible artists.

Until next time, readers!!! xoxoxoxoxo