Kiss Me, I’m Irish

{November 13, 2008}   Another Excerpt

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They wanted to play, to be children, to just be loved. They did not ask to be magic, or were’s, or anything. They just wanted to have a normal life. They wanted to fall in love, have families, and be with those they chose.
Adrienne Karahalios was just like those children who just wanted to be normal. Growing up as a were had never been easy. Her father had died before her mother could even tell him she was pregnant. Because they had only mated, but not bonded, she was spared the loss of her mother as well.
Adrienne sighed as she looked at the picture of her mother. Her mother had been gone going on ten years now. Ten years she has been living at Peltier House. Ten years she is been attempting to survive without the only family she thought she ever had.
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{November 13, 2008}   A Movie Quote Meme

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Movie Quote Meme rules:
1. Pick 10 of your favourite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Fill in the film title once it’s guessed.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions. Totally cheating, you dirty cheaters.
1. It will come to you, this love of the land. There’s no gettin’ away from it if you’re Irish. – Gone With the Wind
2. Jamie saved my life. She taught me everything. About life, hope and the long journey ahead. I’ll always miss her. But our love is like the wind. I can’t see it, but I can feel it. – A Walk to Remember
3. This is a great idea. I’m glad you came around. You want to do some gambling and have some fun right away, or you just want to get married? – The Wedding Singer
4. You’re morphing into one of them! Next week you’ll be waving pom-poms in my face! – The Princess Diaries
5. Beeeerrrr!!
6. As you can see, the pseudo-façade was stripped away to reveal a minimalist rococo design. Note the unusual inversed vaulted ceilings. This is yet another example of the late neoclassic Baroque period. And, as I always say, “if it’s not Baroque, don’t fix it!” – Beauty and the Beast
7. My little baby, off to destroy people.
8. You don’t understand the way it is, I mean for somebody like me. Last month, I’m-I-I’m eating Jujubes to keep alive, this month women are stuffing diamonds in my pockets. I’m bouncing on shit and quick as that I could be down there again. – Dirty Dancing
9. You tell them that our lives can change with every breath we take… and tell ’em to hold on like hell to what they’ve got: each other, and a mother who would die for them and almost did… You tell them we’ve all got meanness in us, but we’ve got goodness too. And the only thing worth living for is the good. And that’s why we’ve got to make sure we pass it on. – Where the Heart Is
10. Just for the record, I was only staring at your ass for the first 15 minutes!

Doing this stuff is so much better than having IT jobs, I think 😛

{November 13, 2008}   It’s in the family history

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My sister finally listened to my mom and I. She went to the psychiatrist. I’m not one to talk about others personal histories, but this is one that describes me as well.

Ten years ago, I was diagnosed as bi-polar. I, even then, didn’t believe it. Well, my sister was scared to death that she was going to get that label. Well, she got some good news, and it was a confirmation for me, as well. We have literally identical symptoms. My mom was able to make complete correlations between how I was and how Megan is. So, pretty safe to say that if I was to see and finally get a new diagnosis, I would most likely get the same one. She was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, ADHD, and depression.

Yes, all 3 of those can also be described as bi-polar, but bi-polar also requires rapid cycling. Trust me, my sister and I both do not have rapid cycling. So, now she’s on Zoloft. I warned her that if she has any thoughts of suicide to call her doctor immediately. I had a suicide attempt at sixteen because of Zoloft, so I worry about her with that.

She has to be careful with what she takes though. She had a heart defect at birth and still has a heart murmur now. That means most anti-anxiety meds aren’t safe for her to take. It also means that she can’t take diet pills, but I don’t think she needs those anyway.

Now to breathe a sigh of relief knowing that my sister has the maturity to admit that she needs help, and that she’s taking the steps she needs to to get there.

{November 13, 2008}   I Have a Love For Shoes

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Adidas Ozweego's are my dream shoes.I love, love, love to shop for shoes but I’m scared to death to buy them online. I have this really weird arch that requires certain shoes. So, the super cute high heels and even most athletic shoes don’t work out for me.

I’ve been on the hunt for a certain pair of tennis shoes, though. They’re Adidas Ozweegos. Many moons ago, I found a pair that I wanted so bad. They had PURPLE. Purple, I tell you, and I’ve yet to find them again. When my parents had the funds to get them, they disappeared, and were replaced with this ugtastic red and gold combination. *gag* So, I didn’t get them, and went with a pair of purple Athletic Works or something from Walmart 😦

Now my goal is to find a few pair of Sketchers or Airwalks that I like. When it comes to shoes, and the comfy good ones that fit my feet perfectly, they tend to run upwards over $50. I can’t justify spending that much on a pair of shoes. Why? Because I do not wear shoes often enough. I’m almost always barefoot.

So, what type of shoes do you like?

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Thirteen Products / Things I Love
1. Pledge Multi-Surface Cleaner
2. Anti-static Wipes
3. Starbucks Frappuccino, Caramel
4. de-icer spray
5. Wrigleys Orbit White Sugarfree Gum, Bubblemint
6. Fruit Shapes Fruit Snacks, Scooby Doo
7. Senseo Paris French Vanilla Caramel Bistro Coffee Pods
8. Coffee-mate Powder, French Vanilla
9. Downy Wrinkle Releaser
10. Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream
11. Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
12. Cascade Complete Powder Dishwasher Detergent
13. Tide Coldwater 2X Ultra Concentrated Detergent

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