The following are my goals for the New Year. I'm super excited about these resolutions. They are goals that I can actually see myself keeping. Believe in me, because I believe in me!
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
|cats and Christmas trees|
Cats make Christmas fun. Or at least eventful.
|Superman Christmas Tree|
This Superman Christmas tree option is also a good option if you have cats.
You might not appreciate how clever this one is if you're not a gamer.
|Star Wars Christmas Tree|
Any Star Wars fan would enjoy this Vader Christmas tree.
|Godzilla Christmas Tree|
Even Godzilla celebrates the holidays. Doesn't he look pretty.
|Beer Bottle Christmas Tree|
Can't afford a Christmas tree? You have some options...
|Men's Christmas Tree Hair|
Have a punky Christmas!
|Christmas Tree Head|
Finishing this post with a Christmas tree topper.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
|"Tormented" Photo by Distorted Views Photography|
I have social anxiety. Just having to stop for gas gives me a feeling of dread. When I force myself to participate in any sort of social gathering I'll constantly stumble over my words, words that hardly make sense to anyone else. I have little to no conversation skills. Talking scares me. I get a knot in my throat, a crushing pressure in my chest. I'm afraid of what I'll say and how it will be taken. It's exhausting, the amount of worry, shame, and constant hits to my self-esteem. I'll hide in my phone. People probably think I'm a snob. I'm sorry for that. It's just easier than feeling stupid. Even once I've made it home and am "safe", every word I spoke, every strange look I received, every real or imagined reaction I perceived will run through my mind over and over again. I'll go to bed thinking about it for hours, twisting and turning and sometimes crying myself to sleep. I'll wake up the next morning tired and irritable. Which in turn will create those not so good mommy moments that I will regret and hate myself for. I shouldn't have yelled. I should have been more patient. Am I a bad mother? Is my social anxiety causing issues with my children's social development? Am I failing?
It's about then that the depression sets back in. And the depression creates an entirely different devil, (one that would require its own post). I withdraw from society because of this. It's just too much. It's more than just being more comfortable at home. It's better for my sanity.
I do better when I'm with my husband. I don't feel as awkward walking into a room full of strangers. Sometimes it feels like he's my only real friend. And I don't mean to say I don't have friends, I do, and they are good, caring friends. The way I feel with them is through no fault of their own. But he is the only one that I feel I can be 100% myself with. I'm not standing alone against the rest of the world when I'm with him. I never feel embarrassed or judged with him. But it's created a kind of codependency that I'm not proud of.
I need to learn how to function in society without him walking me through it. I just don't know how. I don't know where to begin. I've heard the old adage, "The more you do it, the easier it'll get." But it seems that the more I do it, the worse I get.
How about you? Do you suffer from social anxiety? How do you handle it?
Thursday, October 11, 2018
|Alice in Chains costume|
As you can see from the picture above, our first punderful costume, Alice in Chains. Not the one for you? That's ok, we have a punderland of costume ideas ahead.
|Taco Belle Costume|
Taco 'bout a punomenal costume, this one is sure to get attention. But if its nacho flavor, that's ok.
|Social Butterfly Costume|
The Social Butterfly costume is a sure winner but may not be what you're looking for. Just Gif me another chance! If you're looking for something to better draw in the ladies, how about the Chick Magnet?
|Chick Magnet Costume|
Still not laughing? I thought it was punny. I guess if you still need some punspiration, we'll continue on.
|Spelling Bee Costume|
How about this simple yet effective, Spelling Bee. Ok, ok. Even I found this one punfortunate. It stung. But you have your options.
|Dunkin Donuts Costume|
These Dunkin Donuts costumes are great for friends or couples. There are, pundoutably, other couples costumes available if you donut like this one.
|Whip and Nae Nae costume|
Need a spur of the moment decision on a couples costume, pony up with this sure favorite.
Or perhaps you are looking for a group costume?
|Spice Girls Costume|
|Domino's Pizza Costume|
Or you can be punstoppable in this Domino's Pizza group costume.
|French Kiss Costume|
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Welcome to my mediocre account of celebrity families, but really just me reminiscing some of my childhood favorites.
The younger generations might not recognize this first celebrity family but they were huge in my day. (God, I feel old.)
Dom Deluise voiced a lot of my favorite cartoon characters growing up, made me laugh with some of my favorite Mel Brooks movies, I just found him all around adorable.
It wasn't until SeaQuest (remember that show?) that I fell for the rest of the Deluise boys.
In the SeaQuest 2032 Vapors episode, the Deluise family took over.
And lets not forget 21 Jump Street and my personal favorite: Stargate SG1 and its other spin-offs. They not only acted in it but Peter directed quite a few of the episodes.
Unfortunately Dom passed away in 2009 but did he leave quite the legacy behind.
There is so much more to the Deluise family, but we'll move on.
The Lawrence brothers.
It all started with Joey on Blossom where he played the dumb hunk we all loved. Then Matthew showed up in Boy Meets World and Mrs. Doubtfire and then we got all 3 of them in the shortly lived T.V. series, Brotherly Love.
They are all still in the entertainment business with no end in sight.
Remember these two? Well some people seem not to have realized that...
...this familiar face is related to the twins.
The Olsen sisters.
The Olsen twins have built a huge empire and though Elizabeth started off acting in her sisters films she made a name for herself in Martha Marcy May Marlene which she won various awards for. Then of course her role as the Scarlet Witch has certainly advanced her acting career.
I saved these guys for last. The Estevez family.
A family of actors, including (not pictured) Martin's brother Joe. But the three I grew up being more familiar with would be Martin, Charlie and Emilio. Emilio was always my favorite having been part of the Brat Pack.
|Emilio, Charlie and Martin|
The family has acted together several times, including Young Guns, The West Wing and of course Two and a Half Men. Martin Sheen is in a starring role on Netflix's Grace and Frankie. Charlie Sheen's most recent stuff was a show in 2017 called Typical Rick. As for Emilio, in The Public, he writes, directs and acts in the show.
Well that's it. That's all I have for you today. What other celebrity families did I not mention that you are currently bitching at me for missing?
Thursday, April 5, 2018
When I was a teenager, I never suspected that as an adult, I would think the crafts of my grandmothers as something cool and awesome. But here I am, wishing I knew how to cross-stitch.
I could frame my art work.
And put one in each room of the house.
I could make gifts for friends and family. Something that people would actually want.
I could maybe even open an Etsy shop! Make some extra money.
I hear it's very therapeutic.
The possibilities are endless.
As are the ideas.
I think it's a hobby that I could really enjoy.
Wouldn't you agree?
I think even my husband would benefit from me getting a new hobby.
Yes, I believe cross-stitch it the hobby for me.