Monthly Archives: February 2014


I was reading Rarsaur’s blog about Blogger’s Block, which referenced Benzeknees’ 5 X 5 blog… and I decided to follow suit.  I do love a good game.  🙂


5 Things I am Passionate About

  • Advocating for children
  • Social Equality
  • Understanding other people’s perspectives regarding anything and everything, especially when the perspective differs from my own.
  • Food.
  • Education.

5 Things I Would Like to do Before I Die

  • Skydive.
  • Have a baby.
  • Publish a book.
  • Buy a house.
  • Figure out how to explain myself to my immediate and extended family members in a way that they can understand who I am and why.

5 Things I Say A Lot

  • Welcome to social work.
  • People are just stupid.
  • Ridiculousness.
  • Hey yo.
  • Absolutely.

5 Books or Magazines I’ve Read Lately

  • Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup
  • 100,000 + Baby Names: The Most Complete Baby Name Book by Bruce Lansky
  • Harry Potter: The Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling (I’ll finish the rest after I’m done with my current read)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (the whole series)
  • From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz

5 Favorite Movies

  • The Fifth Element
  • The Princess Bride
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Independence Day
  • Juno


Feel free to play!  Remember to link your blog to Benzeknees’!  🙂

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Thoughtly Thoughts.

I’ve done a lot of thinking lately.  Thinking definitely happens much more frequently when one doesn’t have internet access or cable at home.

I’m at work right now.  Not working.  I’ve done lots and lots of work this week and my computer has graciously shut itself down four times today.  If it shuts down while typing this blog, I will not be posting today.  And maybe not tomorrow either.

Lots of thinking.

I have a notebook at home.  Actually, I have several.  This particular notebook I found in a box or bag or tote when I was in need of paper.  The other day I was flipping through the pages and came across a list of baby names.  And then a page where I’d practiced my would-have-been married name several times.  A list of flowers that are in season all Summer long, as well as flowers that are in season during specific Summer months.  I found a list of names with things like “bridesmaid” and “ring bearer” next to the names.  I then found a list of various apartments near my office with prices, and then a letter to my ex explaining why I didn’t want to move stuff to the new place that day.  I could feel the lie in my reasoning.  “It’s going to rain.”  Really?  How about “I really don’t want to leave.”

I thought about the times I was writing these lists and the feelings I associated with these musings, doodles, and information.

I thought about how much has changed, how much is still the same.

I thought about what future notebooks may hold.

I thought about the tears on my face and the sadness in my heart.

I tore out several pages and then tore those pages into tiny pieces and then unceremoniously flung them into my bedside trashcan.  I looked at the remaining pages.  I loved my would-be-married name.  That can stay.  For now.

I dug out my baby names book and looked through the girls section.

A: Ariadne                                            N: Natalie
B: Brooke                                             O: Olive
C: Celia Cornelia Cora                         P: Penelope
D: Daphne                                            Q: Quintessa (?)
E: Eleanor                                             R: Rose
F: Francesca                                         S: Samantha
G: Grace                                               T: Thea
H: Hazel                                               U: Ursula (?)
I: Ilsa                                                    V: Veronica Vivian
J: Josephine                                        W: Wren
K: Kiera                                                X: Xandra (?)
L: Laura                                                Y: Yolanda
M: Miranda                                           Z: Ziva

I created a budget worksheet on my computer and thought about how I survive.

All very thoughtly thoughts at home…

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Internet Woes.

I’m a (very, incredibly) poor social worker.  Especially at this very moment.  Blah.

Anyway, I have been having many blog-worthy thoughts lately and have not had access to internet once I have left the office.  That said, I’m currently mooching off some neighbor down the road.  Hopefully the person doesn’t make it secured any time soon.  Not like the signal is great or anything…

Ahh!!  I just want to sit down and WRITE these crazy thoughts!  But I have no time.  My connection will be lost before I finish any kind of lengthy blog…

So, this is all you get for now.

Goodnight, dear readers.

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