Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Crazy like a fox

A few months ago, my friend CriSillyus wrote a blog about having spotted a fox and the symbolism of it. I read the blog when she first posted it and hadn't really put it entirely out of my mind, though I wasn't 100% certain what exact symbolism it was. She's more into the nature symbolism thing than I am. It's not that I don't believe in certain things like that, it's just not what I put a lot of thought into, but for whatever reason, this fox of hers never really went too far from my thoughts.

So she called me last night to tell me about what an amazing weekend she had. (She hadn't had times like these in a while - lots of internal turmoil/decision making - so I was excited to hear about it.) She was telling me about the great things that had happened and there it was.

Right in front of me, dashing across the road.

A silver fox.

I stopped her mid-sentence, remembering her blog from last November, to tell her about the fox.

She was speechless. I was too. I've had "weird" things happen before, but nothing like that. It was almost surreal. It's ironic, actually...the turmoil she's been dealing with has been figured out. Mine? Just beginning. That silver fox has a way of making its rounds.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This whole Twitter thing...

When I embarked on this whole Twitter thing a couple years ago, I wasn't too sure what to think of it. I mean, did I really need to know that my friend @callie (who lives in California) was meeting @bob @julie @kellie @jane and @kirk for dinner? And that they were having @sushi? And that they were waiting on @jack to join them? (*names changed to protect the guilty Twitterwhores)

Clearly, in the early days, my social circle was small. Thanks to @NKOTB joining Twitter, a whole lot of Blockheads also joined. I was up to a whopping 30 followers now! WOO! Most of these followers were close friends that I'd known already or had met through the New Kids' ning site. I hadn't really made any new friends because of Twitter. But I stuck around because it was the best way to hear from the guys in @NKOTB. I also kept up with some of my other favorite celebrities this way, too: @SherriEShepherd, @ScottGrimes and @altgeldshrugged (Jen Lancaster, my favorite author).

As my follower list slowly grew, I started becoming friends with more and more people. With a celebrity "endorsement" came a follower explosion and even more people who I've come to call friends. It's a rare day when I tweet something and someone doesn't say "oh, I know how you feel" or "You can do it" or "OMG, that shit's funny!" And let's face it, who doesn't love encouragement?!

So...as time goes on, I wanted to pause for a moment and say thank you. To those who have sent words of encouragement or humor, to those who know me personally and choose to follow my snarky ass anyway and to those who have far more important things to do than follow me but do it anyway....thank you so much.

The other day, I was having a total pity party and sent a tweet to someone asking them to "make me smile." And they did, by following me. I sent them a DM and said "Do U ever have days when U wonder if you really matter in the grand scheme of things? You don't have to wonder today. You just made my day." 

Some days I wonder if I really matter in the grand scheme of things, but I'm constantly reminded by you all that I do matter. Love me or hate me, I've come to realize that I've impacted many lives by what I ramble on about here....but please know that you've impacted my life, too. Thank you for that.

Special thanks goes to @altgeldshrugged, @donniewahlberg, @jenricechex, @jonathanrknight, @ProjectDance and @sherrieshepherd. You six crazy, nutty, completely lovable people will never know the depth of my appreciation for you. Much love!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010


I adore Jen Lancaster. She's my favorite author and she keeps me in stitches with her tweets. She posted a blog today - Scorsese Strikes Again in regards to a canine intelligence test. Apparently you can test how smart your dog is by putting a blanket or towel over his face and seeing how long it takes him to get out from under it. The longer it takes, the um, less smart he is.

If you check out her blog, you can see that her dogs Maisy & Loki took about 50 seconds or so to get out from under the blanket.

Possessing the competitive streak I do, I thought I'd test Lucky's (my black lab) intelligence levels against Loki & Maisy.

You can see the results here. ~ insert laughter here ~

And a personal message to Jen: