Tuesday, December 18, 2018

My Realistic New Year's Resolutions

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!

  • Forget past mistakes.  I never learn from them anyway.
  • Find lost city of Atlantis.
  • Less pants wearing.
  • I will act my wage $$.
  • I will gain more winter weight to survive the cold.
  • Pet more cats and dogs.
  • Accept that I will see people I know in public.
  • Carpe the hell out of that Diem.
  • Be more awesome if possible.
  • Become rich and famous.
  • Conquer the world.
  • Nap.
  • Actually follow through on my New Year's resolutions.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Themed Thursday: Christmas Trees

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.
Portal Christmas

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

I Have Social Anxiety

"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

Themed Thursday: Puntastic Costumes

 Its that time of year once again, Halloween.  What you need this year is an awesome costume, a puntastic costume even.  Who doesn't like a good pun?  And if you're not a fan, let's see how many of these you can go through before your eyes roll up permanently in your head.  

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.

Bee-yonce costume

If they don't get the PUNchline in this one, tell them to buzz off.  

Zom-bee costume

If this is still not the one for you, don't worry, I bee-lieve I have some more.

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

You and your friends could have a fabulous thyme in these Spice Girls costumes.  

Domino's Pizza Costume

Or you can be punstoppable in this Domino's Pizza group costume.

French Kiss Costume

Calling this group costume perfectly awesome would be a punderstatement.  And for those who groaned their way all the way to the end, it is also our last punderific costume.  You're welcome.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Themed Thursday: Celebrity Families

 Welcome to my mediocre account of celebrity families, but really just me reminiscing some of my childhood favorites.

Deluise Family

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.

Lawrence Brothers

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.

Olsen Twins

Remember these two?  Well some people seem not to have realized that...

Scarlet Witch

...this familiar face is related to the twins.

Olsen sisters

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.

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

Themed Thursday: Cross Stitch

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.