Lists of Yesterday… today

Since this weekend I was trapped at home with 5 very small, super homeless kittens (I will explain in another post.) I decided to clean up and give away some already read books. Including books I’ve had since high school… Like that one from Mr. O’s class that we never ever used, not even once.

On a side note: One of my personal favorites “The Picture of Dorian Gray” will never be given away, but was with those stacks of books.

To get to the point of this post… I was perusing my old reading material when a hilarious list slid out from between its pages. It was a list with who my high school friends would be if it were the 1980’s.

The answers are as follows:

Christine’s tide would be high as Blondie’s front woman Deborah Harry

Although no longer blond, Christine could pull off this look. Give it a whirl.

Isabel would be rocking and rolling as Joan Jett.

I wonder if Joan could love Clay Aiken like that...

Nikki T. would be Chrissy Hynde of the Pretenders fame. Because both of them love black clothes

Nikki T is all about the rock n' roll, and and wearing black...

Lisa was would be lacey glove wearing Madonna…


and Yours truly would be the Technicolor Cyndi Lauper.

Okay I mostly calm down my clothing for work... but neon green is a neutral, I promise.

All of these things still in a way make sense.

I think this photo fills in the mind gap of this list.

There is something to say about the hilarious truths of High School girls. Boy, do I still love making lists though.


Architects: Be wary of this advice

Okay, so Yahoo released an article today that shows you some habits that are incredibly harmful to you as a person. I am very interested in this because I happen to be a human, also because I never want to look like Mickey Rourke…

So I started to read this and stumbled upon this bit of wisdom:

Look Your Age—Or Younger!
It pretty much goes without saying that smoking cigarettes and frying your skin in the sun make you older, so kudos for quitting and slathering on the sunscreen religiously. But if you’re trying to turn back the clock—or at least slow it down a little—don’t overlook these other habits that may be sabotaging your efforts.

1. You keep your college bedtime
It’s not uncommon for superbusy women to cram a day’s worth of around-the-house to-dos into the late evening hours, a practice that pushes back bedtime into—eep!—Late Night with Jimmy Fallon territory. The problem with this is that too-little sleep is proving to be really, really bad for your health: Research links it to high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain, and even just looking tired and older.

Act your age: We’re not saying you need a perfect 8 hours every single night, but make sleep a priority more often and your body will thank you. Everyone’s sleep needs are different; to find out what yours are, sleep experts recommend you turn off the alarm clock when you’re well rested, and see how long you naturally sleep. (Most people need 7 to 8 hours.)

Some of us Helpful Yahoo people, did not attend school where we had the bed time of Wally Cleaver. Some of us went to school where we stayed up for nights in a row. Sometimes up to 72 hours straight. And although this article is well intentioned, I feel angry thinking about it. I was lucky in school If I was sleeping at the time Jimmy Fallon came on.

I never wish for someone to change their sleep schedule to 5am to 8am. I have a feeling time would not be on your side.


….can i go to sleep right now?

Adventures in Cleaning pt. 1

I think I tried to explain to Christine that my family does not move often.

We are not nomadic.

It has even been a struggle to switch rooms with my sister. I’ve been cleaning out my old room of my childhood memories. So I decided to take pictures of the Highlights and so today I give you these adventures in room cleaning.

Here is my cat Elliott helping a girl out with the shoe issues.

And here’s my discovery of my little burro. Who needs “My little Pony” when you can have a lead filled burro. That’s what I thought.

I am still not done cleaning so more photos are on the way.