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[11 Jan 2006|11:05pm]

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose. Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and the last she placed ground coffee beans.

She let them sit and boil without saying a word. In about twenty minuets she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see?" "Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled, as she tasted its rich aroma.

The daughter then asked. "What's the point, mother?" Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity--boiling water--but each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water they had changed the water. "Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?"
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[07 Jan 2006|04:54pm]
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[07 Jan 2006|01:10pm]
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Thought that was funny lol
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Maybe this will get everyones attention :-) [20 Dec 2005|11:18pm]

Bob Family Reunion?!?!

When? Where? Any suggestions on time and place so everyone knows :-) because if i dont see everyone soon i will cry...i will

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[14 Dec 2005|05:17pm]
So who is hanging out with me on Friday if i don't get stranded in Philly on the way home tomorrow? ;-)
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[03 Dec 2005|12:11pm]
[ mood | energetic ]

I just have to mention that Jess is the greatest ever and just made my day along with all the rest of you...if you dont know why ask me and ill send you the powerpoint :-)

Cant wait till i get home, miss you guys like crazy...i'll fly in on Dec 15th and leave January 18th so clear those calendars...i expect 4 hours of sleep every other day


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[30 Nov 2005|06:47am]
You Are 25 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

only 6 years older than i really am lol is that bad?
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I'm up way too early [22 Nov 2005|06:15am]
[ mood | crazy ]

number 16 baby

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To be a kid again *sigh* [09 Nov 2005|07:05pm]
Close your eyes... And go back...

Before the Internet or the AIM

Before semi automatics and weed

Before playstation2 or X-bOX

Before the 5 hours of homework you put off every night...

..Way back...

I'm talkin' bout hide and go seek at dusk.

Red light, Green light.

Playing kickball & dodgeball until your porch light came on.

Mother May I?

Red Rover

four square

Hula Hoops

Running through the sprinkler

Happy Meals

Getting the privelage to sit in the front seat of the car


Watchin' Saturday Morning cartoons

Like Hey Arnold and Doug


Or what about legends of the hidden temple, global guts, double dare, bloody mary and who, ARE YOU AFFRAID OF THE DARK!

Who could forget Snick

Or the teenage mutant ninja turtles, scooby doo, and Power Rangers,

Christmas morning...

Your first day of school

Bedtime Prayers and Goodnight Kisses

Climbing trees

Getting an ice cream off the ice cream truck (the real ice cream truck w/ cones & banana splits)

A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers

Jumpin' down the steps

Jumpin' on the bed

Pillow fights

Runnin' till you were out of breath

Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt and you almost peed your pants

Laughing so hard that you did pee your pants

Being tired from playin' all day

Your first crush...

Rainy days at school meant playing "Heads down 7-Up" & "King chase the Queen" in the classroom

Remember that?

I'm not finished yet...

Kool-Aid & Icee Cups was the drink of the summer

Giving your friends a ride on your handlebars or spokes

Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school

Class Field Trips

When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there.

When getting high was swinging on the swing-set

When $5 seemed like a million, and another dollar a Miracle.

When your parents took you to McDonalds and you were so cool.

When Toys r Us overuled the "mall"

I want to go back to the time when...

Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-moe"

Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do over!"

"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.

Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "monopoly"

Catching fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening

It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.

Saying cuss words were referred to the "F, B or S - word" or h-e double hockey sticks.

Being old, referred to anyone over 20.

The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties.

The only real heart break you had was when your mom wouldnt buy you that new toy

Nobody was prettier than Mom

Nobody was cooler than Dad

Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better

It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the "big people" rides at the amusement park.

Getting an inch of snow was a dream come true.

Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare"

Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles.

If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED!!!
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[14 Oct 2005|05:27pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]


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[10 Oct 2005|02:05pm]
[ mood | missing you guys ]

I took a walk around the world to
Ease my troubled mind
I left my body laying somewhere
In the sands of time
I watched the world float to the dark
Side of the moon
I feel there is nothing I can do, yeah

I watched the world float to the
Dark side of the moon
After all I knew it had to be something
To do with you
I really don’t mind what happens now and then
As long as you’ll be my friend at the end

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well, will you be
There holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side with
My superhuman might

You called me strong, you called me weak,
But still your secrets I will keep
You took for granted all the times I
Never let you down
You stumbled in and bumped your head, if
Not for me then you would be dead
I picked you up and put you back
On solid ground

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well, will you be
There holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side with my
Superhuman might

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well, will you be
There holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side with my
Superhuman might


If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well, will you be there
Holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side with
My superhuman might
This just came on the radio and it reminded me of when a few of us went to the 3 doors down concert at ppac :-) good times...miss getting to hang out with you guys!

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[09 Oct 2005|09:13am]
[ mood | lazy ]

You scored as Green. You are the color green! People love you because you bring laughter to the crowd, and often lighten sad moods. People can identify with you because you can be both serious and silly. Sometimes people don't understand you because you're up for fun one night and then the next you'd rather sit at home. But no worries, they still love you. How could they resist you? You've got that loveable magnitude no one can stay away from.






















What Color Best Suits Your Personality?
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Hey everyone :-)

My life has been boring and busy so I havent gotten to update in a long time. Classes are going pretty well, stressfull but i dont think there is a class that hasnt stressed me out before, well maybe band but even then lol. Andrew and I are talking again, nothing serious but its nice to be able to hang out with him and stuff again without it being wicked awkward. My new roomate is wiiiiiiicked better than the two i had last year, she is cool we hang out on the weekends and stuff and she doesnt keep me up till insane hours of the night or wake me up wicked early being noisy so its all good. I went to a play at school last night, School House Rock Live. It was fun, reminded me of high school and going to see everyone in the plays. It was a small lil stage though, it was like the one that the play was on in like 8th grade i want to say, The Sound of Music one...except not as many seats. Sooooo yea thats about it...man im boring lol. I bought my ticket to come home yesterday. Those darn things are getting wicked expensive. Last year at this time i got a ticket for $200 to come home...this year the same airline same day and stuff is $700....SEVEN....thats like a 300% increase ugh. But i found another airline that was a bit less expensive but its still more than i have ever paid to come home before. Anyways i'm gonna get going writing about my life is even starting to bore me lol. Talk to you guys soon! Miss you lots and lots

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[03 Sep 2005|09:58pm]
[ mood | missy ]

"I miss that town, I miss the faces, I can't erase it, I can't replace it, I miss it now, I cannot believe it, So hard to stay, So hard to leave it."

I miss you guys :-(

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[27 Jul 2005|11:54am]
I miss you guys!...sorry i havent updated...been sick for way too long (some funky sinus infection turned ear infection turned both) and i have class and work and stuff but anyways :-) I gotta run because now i have work but I hope everyone is doing well!

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[17 Jul 2005|04:32pm]
[ mood | blank ]

Andrew and I broke up last night

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[11 Jun 2005|11:29am]
Is it possible to have a midlife crisis at 19?
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[09 Jun 2005|10:19pm]
dont have to really write anything but i thought this was funny

You Know You're From Rhode Island When...

You celebrate "birt-day"

If your oldah brodah is a retad.

If you had a "wickit" good time at the beach.

When you hear an amazing fact your immidiate reply is "no suh!"

You can drive two miles with out seeing a Bess Eaton

You know the difference between red, white and clear chowdah

You consider a car journey of longer than one hour a day trip.

You can you curse in Italian.

You know the basic rules of DuckPin bowling.

You own garden tools from Job Lot.

You have tried to drive the measured mile in less then 45 seconds.

You know what the expression "side by each" means.

You have used the expression "Not For Nuthin" or "bubbla".

You serve bread with every meal.

You know what "3 all the way" means.

You load up on milk and bread before a snowstorm.

You feel compelled to hear at least one weather report a day.

You understand the humor of the Ocean State Follies.

You have pulled out of a sidestreet and used your car to block oncoming traffic so you could make a left-hand turn.

You consider your holiday season incomplete without a trip to Lasalette Shrine.

You have a bottle of coffee syrup in the fridge right now.

You've phoned into a talk show on WPRO or WHJJ.

You have given a bottle of Sakonnet wine as a gift.

You've gotten sick from eating too many clam cakes.

You own at least one coffee table book with a picture of a lighthouse on it.

You've boasted about the money you saved at the Christmas Tree Shop.

Your first live concert was at The Civic Center or Rocky Point.

You own a hat with a red "P" on it.

You were born at Lying-In Hospital.

You still call the Rhode Island Mall the Midland Mall.

You have close relatives who work for the state.

You've gone to "Legs and Eggs".

You have used a demolished landmark when giving directions.

You secretly watch "Providence" even though you tell your friends you don't.

You have slammed on your breaks to discourage a tailgater.

You know what a burger "The Newport Creamery Way" is.

You have dated a girl named Brenda or a guy named Vinnie.

You have used the breakdown lane on 95 to pass someone.

You've personally met Vinnie Paz.

Your idea of a dream house is a raised ranch.

You have relatives who have been to Edgehill Newport, Codac, or Butler.

You have driven more than 5 miles out of your way to save less than two bucks.

You been on a RIPTA bus less than 12 times in the past 6 years.

You can sing the Rocky Point theme song.

You know what a "governor-preferred" plate is.

You know someone who works for the Registry.

You've asked your mechanic for an inspection sticker even though your car failed to pass.

You have a degree from RIC, CCRI or URI.

You think vodka and Del's is a great combination.

You've been to Twin Oaks for your birthday.

You've borrowed dealer plates from a friend.

You know how to pronounce Pawtucket, Cowesett, Usqepaug, and Narragansett.

You've been to Scarborough Beach but not Block Island.

You know where "The Pier" is located.

You've been on a Bay Queen cruise.

You can recognize a Cranston accent.

You think high hair, gold chains, and gum go together.

You think there's a "v" in the name Cheryl.

You drop the "w" in Greenwich, Kingstown, and Warwick.

You use the expression "down-city" for downtown.

You've eaten at Haven Brothers.

You celebrate St. Joseph's Day and know what a "zeppolla" is.

You have at least one gallon of Newport Creamery coffee ice cream in your freezer.

You know what "ProJo" stands for.

You still call CCRI "reject".

You know who Jack Comly, Sara Wye and Sherm Strickhauser are.

Your city house and your beach house are less than an hour away from each other.

You know the original name for Airport Road.

You always start giving directions by saying, "Well, you get on 95"

You know where "NiRoPe" comes from.

You know what "John from Alpert's" sounds like.

You can recite the license plates of all your family members and friends.

You know where "Harvard on the Hill" is located.

You refer to the movies as the Show.

You know what a "package store" is.

You think lots of gold jewelery looks great on the beach.

Your favorite expressions are, "Are you serious?", "Wicked", and "You know what I'm saying?"

You know you need "quahogs" to make "stuffies".

You know there's a West End but not a West Providence.

You think banana, vanilla, and idea all end in "r".

You know what a burger "The Newport Creamery Way" is.

You put vinegar on your french fries.

You've eaten at Haven Brothers, drunk.

You know what Allie's makes.

You've gone to Cumbie's for milk or gas. (HAHAHAHA Cumbie's!!)

You know that there is never any school in Fosta-Glosta when it snows.

The girl you ended up marrying lived no more than 6 blocks from where you grew up.

You've converted the basement of your house into an apartment.

You call spaghetti sauce, "gravy."

You tell friends that something is "on special", instead of on sale.

The meal at every wedding you've ever attended was chicken, shells and french fries.

You put celery salt on your hot dogs.

You are never from Providence, or East Providence, but from the East Side, Rumford or Riverside

You order an iced coffee in December.

You read the wedding announcements in the Sunday Pro-Jo and recognize at least 3 couples.

The seltzer guy delivers bottles to your home on a weekly basis.

People at work wish you a "Happy St. Joseph's Day!

Your holiday season isn't complete without a trip to LaSallette Shrine.

You know someone who knew the Farrelly brothers when they lived around here.

You know exactly which parts of Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary, Meet Joe Black and Amistad were filmed in RI, and you can tell someone exactly where that is.

You know what the Coffee Cup Salute is, and who does it every morning.

You grew up with everyone you see at Stop and Shop.

You know where South County is, even though it doesn't exist.

You and everyone you know are either Italian or Irish, or both.

You’ve never been farther south than Jersey, and not farther West than there, either, but are planning to move to Florida as soon as you turn 60.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Rhode Island.

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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh [04 Jun 2005|09:28am]
i havent updated in forever although that seems to be the trend among most of you as i read the entries i missed lol

A Few things all of you need to know that will make your life easier:
1. Never fly in a plane after less than 6 hours after you are diagnosed with a double ear infection in one ear,one that isdeveloping in your other, a sinus infection and when the doctor thinks the upper respiratory infection you had a month ago is comingback....itsnot worth the 2 hours of pain in each flight....it was so bad there were tears

2. NEVER take a summer course of chemistry. I dont care how bad you want to graduate...doing three weeks worth fo chemistry when you havent taken in it 3 years in 3 days is NOT WORTH IT.

So yea im taking Chemistry 109...which i thought would be relativly simple...which it is....untillit flies at you at moch speed and hits in you inthe face knockin you to your butt in one hit....so yea im a little stressed about it you could say Have basically been waking up at 6:30...going to class 8-12...lunch on the lawn from 12-12:30...work from 12:30-4:30 with the hot boy i get to train for the summer...4:30-5 eat dinner...5-when i go to sleep chemistry homework/studying (typically sleep occurs around midnight) These days seem so long it feels like i have been here for three weeks already but i have only been in this room for ONE WEEK TODAY! This is going to be the end of me for sure. When i come back in december i may no longer be a forensics major lol

Other than that things are okay...im still breathing...though it is sniffly...im afraid with all the stress from school that my cold will never go away :-/ Hopefully it will though, thats all i would need for the next like 2 and a half months.

Time for more homework...
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[20 May 2005|03:10am]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEG! Sorry i dont know how to make it pretty on Livejournal or i would lol

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[06 May 2005|04:54pm]
Just so that everyone knows and I don't get a million phone calls, my birthday is the 9th, not the 7th like Jess likes to think. But thanks for the call anyway.

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