Daydreaming about Moving Somewhere Remote

Marin Frist: “Here I’ve been telling single women to go to sports bars. I should’ve been telling them to go to Alaska.”
Theresa Thomasson: “Yeah, well, the odds are good, but the goods are odd.” –Men in Trees

Match is always talking to me about wanting to live off the land somewhere. I think his ideal spot would be in some remote cabin in Alaska, with dial up internet. HELP! 😉 But seriously, I could see him being so happy out in the boonies somewhere. I think I would love to visit or vacation someplace like that, but I wouldn’t want to live there full time.

Moving is hard enough and I can’t even fathom how tough it would be to move someplace really far away. I also would have a really hard time with the dark season and lack of sunlight. But I would love to visit Alaska someday.

Hopefully going on camping trips will satisfy Match’s need for the boonies and keep him from dragging me off into Moose Country. I could not survive on dial up internet people!

10 Things That Make Me Happy

We crawl, then walk, then run, all in an effort to move further away from where they came from… home. I know firsthand the thrill of what changing one’s surroundings can do for one’s heart, and now I also know that sometimes staying home and letting others go can be its own fantastic journey. Because when you let go of something, you make room for something else entirely, something you never expected, something that makes “home” seem like its own unexpected adventure… A trip where new treasures are found around every old corner, for the world and all its complexities come right to your doorstep. -Marin, Men in Trees

Don’t forget to enter my contest below everyone. I’ll pick a winner on the road and announce it before Christmas *hopefully!* But do enter, please, I want to give away some $!!

A big thanks for the blog award from Jen, at Welcome to the Jungle! I love awards where you have to list things. I’m a big fan of lists. You should see the various to do lists at my house, at my work, on my crackberry…

Now, here’s the award rules: Copy the award image in your post. Then, list 10 things that make you happy, try to do at least one of them today, and tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day. For those 10 bloggers who get the award, link back to me because you’re nice like that!

Since we’re leaving tonight for Oregon, I’ve got home on the brain. I’m making my list about 10 things about going home that make me happy: Continue reading 10 Things That Make Me Happy

A Little Game of Tag

[said about mud wrestling] “Patrick, tag me in! “-Annie, Men in Trees

So Pink Jelly Baby gets this great award, and the proceeds to tag me along with a few others. The nerve! 😉

honestscrapaward She had to tell us ten things about her.

And now I’m tagged so I must also answer ten things. The silver lining here is that I get to tag ten of you (Evil laughter goes here).

I’ll try to keep this interesting for you guys.

  1. I am a huge book worm. I probably read 2-3 books a month. I listen to books on CD on the way to and from work, and I read at home. When I read, I completely tune out my surroundings. Sometimes Match gets jealous of my books because I ignore him, hehe.
  2. I’m way too addicted to carbs and cheese to ever go on a proper diet. I just exercise and use portion control to avoid getting too large. This method is starting to backfire on me the older I get, but I just can’t diet. I get too cranky and honestly life is too short.
  3. I lost my virginity in the back of an old car. To make the memory even more classy, we were caught by a police officer. Oh yeah. How’s that for embarrassing?
  4. I have an uncanny ability to remember song lyrics. Probably from all the karaoke singing I’ve done. If I weren’t afraid to be on TV, I’d try out for Don’t Forget the Lyrics.
  5. It’s always been a dream of mine to be the singer in a small band. I don’t want to be hugely famous, just small town, singing at the local fair kind of famous. Maybe someday?
  6. I really want to have my first child at 28, and my second at 30. That’s the dream anyway.
  7. I want to get married in the next two years, so that #6 can happen. 😉 I want some time to be married without kids.
  8. I shake when I get nervous or upset. I look like a Chihuahua, it’s pathetic. It usually takes a few hours for this to go away.
  9. There was a time when I cried every single day. Now I laugh at least once a day, and crying is extremely rare. I am so grateful for that.
  10. I’m completely addicted to Facebook Scrabble. Seriously, it’s quite sad. I need some sort of Tilers Annoymous. 😉

And now for the tags: I tag Coast Sister, Brittany E, Jenn, Josie M, E, Melissa, Yeti, Hardt, Pinknic, and Jen.

Birthday Twin and the Wine Party

Marin: “Can you think of a better way to celebrate this new chapter in our relationship?”
Jack: “We, uh, we have chapters?”
Marin: “Mm-hmm. Chapter one, ‘strangers,’ chapter two, ‘sex’… chapter three, ‘friends.'”
Men in Trees

Today Couple Wife and I went to Birthday Twin’s wine party. It was their “Spring Release Party” where they had live music, mouth watering tritip and bbq chicken, and of course, their fantastic wine. Couple Wife drove us in her hubby’s car, so when we drove up, BT didn’t recognize me at first. He started signaling where to park, and I waved at him through the window excitedly. His mouth broke out into a huge grin and he pointed us to the front row parking space. As I got out of the car he grinned and said, “Had to give you the VIP parking spot” and grabbed me and gave me a big hug.
It felt like I just saw him yesterday, even though the last time we actually hung out was July, at my fundraiser. He looked cuter than I remembered, his eyes were a brighter blue, maybe because he had a tan. Couple Wife nudged me and said, “He’s cute, love the eyes” and winked at me. Continue reading Birthday Twin and the Wine Party