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Friday, September 30, 2011

Oh, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes


You're Welcome

Thinking of Clover

Ok.. So here is the bacon I promised yesterday.

Just saw a post by a friend of mine that said "Just because you're on the right track, doesn't mean you won't get hit by a train. Keep moving." And I thought to myself; oh yeah! I need to elaborate on my "No Leaf Clover" blog from yesterday!

Let's see, I've got the hook, I've got the intro... what's left.. oh! The body!

I woke up with that song in my head yesterday, for some odd reason. I really felt the need to share it with you folks. I hope that those of you who read it, really paid attention to it and maybe did a little thinking of your own. So many times, we feel that we are on the right track. That the things that we are doing and the choices we are making are right. ...then low and behold, we find out along the way that there is some major destruction coming up. Now, this isn't always self propelled. If you see a sign and a bunch of warnings telling you "Caution: track is out ahead" or "One Way" or "This is not gonna turn out right, turn around and go the other way." Then, maybe it was a situation that you could have avoided, you just chose not to because at the time it felt right, or it was too good to give up.
What about those situations where you are actually on the right track, but another train comes from out of nowhere!? See.. if there's a collision that means there are 2 sides. One that was going the right way, and one that was going the wrong way (or so this is how it is for my analogy and my point).
Thing is... Keep moving.
Life is full of twists, turns, valleys and mountains. The only way to get from point A to point B is to keep moving. Some of you may get lucky and inherit tens of millions of dollars from Uncle Billy Bob, and buy a plane to get you from one place to the next, but you're still moving.

Good stuff. And it's FRIDAY! So, woo hooooo!

I guess I should throw in a picture... since I haven't done that in a while.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled Blog Challenge!  Thanks for tuning in. And, for those of you on Facebook? I need you to "Like" my blog by clicking that link over there ---->

Thank you. Thank you very much.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

No Leaf Clover

And it feels right this time
On his crash course with the big time
Pay no mind to the distant thunder
New Day fills his head with wonder, boy

Says it feels right this time
Turned it 'round and found the right line
“Good day to be alive, sir
Good day to be alive,” he says

Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way
Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way

Don't it feels right like this
All the pieces fall to his wish
“Suck up for that quick reward, boy
Suck up for that quick reward,” they say

Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way
Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way
It's coming your way
It's coming your wayaaay oh yeah!
Here it comes

Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way

Then it comes to be, yeah...

Then it comes to be, yeah...

Then it comes to be, yeah...

Then it comes to be, yeah...

Then it comes to be, yeah.

Then it comes to be, yeah...

Then it comes to be, yeah...

Then it comes to be, yeah!

Had to take a break from the Blog Challenge. Don't worry, I will continue. But for now, I wanted to put a thought in your head. Read the lyrics, listen to the song. I have some thoughts about this, and I will post it later today, if I have time to sit and type. If not, it will be tomorrow. Look for it. Ponder for a bit.... 

and, discuss if you want.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Blog Challenge: Day 6

Day 6: A picture of somewhere you've been to.

This is an actual photo that was taken with my phone while standing in the middle of the Blue Mesa (The Painted Desert) in Holbrook, Arizona. I stayed in Holbrook for about 2 and half months in 2009. I have never seen such beauty. I've been to several places. New Mexico and Arizona are absolutely amazing. I loved being there. I would love to go back one day and visit Sedona. I didn't get the chance to go while I was there, but they say Sedona is absolutely breathtaking.

And, for good measure, I'll throw in a free picture of the Meteor Crater while I'm at it. Super cool, man. Super cool. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blog Challenge: Day 5

Day 5- List 15 songs that make up the soundtrack of your life.

Woah! I like this one.. but I'm not sure 15 songs are going to be enough. I will try.

I tried to narrow it down. I'm sure I will look back at this list and wish I had made some changes..but for now, this will do. I tried to link them all to the you tube video. Enjoy! :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Blog Challenge: Day 4

Day 4: A habit that you wished you didn't have.

This is, indeed, a touchy one. I have a specific feeling about habits and the wishing thereof.
Habits are like physical traits. I believe they all can be fixed unless it is a severe deformity (and even those can be fixed to an extent with the way medical technology has advanced).

So. Having said that, I will say that there is no reason to have a habit that you "wished you didn't have." If you wish it away so much, then do something about it, right!? Right.

But, because I have agreed to do this 30 day challenge, I will play along and follow the rules (there are rules, right?). psssh... I'll just make them up as I go along.

I have several habits (of which I will only detail a few of). Shall we embark on this journey together?

We shall.

I hate that I use "....." so much when I type. It makes me look like a nut case (or so I think). Yeah, it's cute for a while, and in my mind when I use the ellipsis I am really trying to use it correctly. Most of the time when I end a thought with it, I am leaving room for either YOU to think... or ME to think. See? <--- what I did back there? Got it? Well, that's a habit. And it's annoying, I know. But, it's me. Do I wish I didn't have it? Nah. I think it adds character to Auntie.

I do have a seriously horrible (and most would say the absolute worst) habit on the planet. I am addicted to nicotine. I could go into detail about this and try to absolve some issues with it.. but I will just leave it be. It's something I am actively aware of and in the process of fixing permanently. Plus, it's just not attractive. Women shouldn't spit. And that ring in the back of my bluejeans pocket is just tacky.

My personal habit that I wish I didn't have?... I over analyze things to an unhealthy level. It is a habit. My brain has trained itself to automatically analyze things until they are bits of particles in the environment. This is NOT a healthy habit. I can't tell you how this can ruin situations and hurt you and those around you. Yes, I am a very observant person, but most of my details are formed after the fact. I don't mind some analyzing. But, like anything else; too much can be harmful.

So, there ya go. There's a few of my habits and some bits of Auntie's opinion and sarcasm to go along with them. Day four is FINISHED!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Blog Challenge: Day 3

Day 3:  A picture of something you can't live without.

Well, ok. I can't narrow this down..and since the requirement is someTHING and not someONE, I guess I will have to say:

I love to laugh. I love to smile at people. So, my smile is very important to me (plus this is a Dove wrapper..chocolate is pretty important, too). 

Lights! Electricity. I could live without it.. but Hurricane Katrina reminded me just how much I enjoy the luxury of power. 

Everyone has to breathe. If it weren't for oxygen, there would be no reason for me to be writing this blog.

And the people who freely give it to me.
There is nothing in this world better than sincere love from those who mean the most to you.

Day three, complete! Woot!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Blog Challenge: Day 2

Day 2 of the Blog Challenge: Explain the Meaning Behind Your Blog.

Well, my blog. Auntie's World. The meaning behind my blog would have to be simple. It is just a random, outlet for me to express my feelings and to try and make people think. If I can write something that makes you smile, laugh, cry, think a little deeper, or throw something out of anger; then I am happy. Plus, it gives me something to do when I'm bored (which is fairly regularly).

Auntie's World is a parallel universe. It's a black hole of thoughts and insane ramblings. It's a world full of zombies, rock music and war monkeys (with a hint of sparkling bunnies and kittens). Are you afraid?

Don't be. I'm not. I'm happy. A bit unorthodox, but happpy (with 3 P's).

Friday, September 23, 2011

Blog Challenge: Day 1

Ok. So here it is. My 30 day blog challenge (that I will probably stretch into at least six months). I'm gonna start with day one, because that seems like a jam up place to start. So, here it goes..

Day 01- Introduction, a recent photo, and 15 interesting facts about yourself.

Well, here it is: my introduction. Most of you know me, and if you don't, click that little link over there.                                          ------------>
It will basically give you an good overview of Auntie and her likes and stuff. BUT in order to help you all, here is a recent photo:

And, here are 15 interesting (that's a relative term, by the way) facts about me:
1- I broke my arm when I was 6, and just up until recently (a year or so ago) did I find out that it was a conspiracy! My older sister KNEW the brakes on that bike didn't work, yet she gave me a push anyway.
2- I have the world's worst memory. Ever. Period.
C- I think a good sense of humor can cure the attitude of anyone. One of my favorite quotes is from good ol Bill Cosby: "If you can find humor in anything, you can survive it."
3- I drive too fast.
4- At this very moment, I have to pee.
F- During every stage of my life, I've always had just ONE person that I tell absolutely everything to (and it hasn't always been the same person).
G- The quickest way to my heart is a hopeless romantic who appreciates cheesy humor.
7- I live for random moments and useless information. I read a lot because of it.
8- People who smile all of the time confuse me.
IIIX- I wish I could speak at least 5 separate languages (Latin, being one of them).
10- I have the world's worst memory. Ever. Period.
11- I am a conservative 100%. Although, I have very open views on some things and can talk politics with the best, I just choose not to. Politics bore me, and I don't care to elaborate.
12- I use the phrase "LOL" too much, but I really mean it.
M- Spiders shouldn't exist in this world but for just a moment. There should be a black hole somewhere that opens at a specific time each day that allows all of the spiders to cross over and eat bugs, then return.
14- I sing all of the time.
15- I still say OJ may not have done it (insert groans here).

Whew! ok.. so, there ya go! Day one is OVER! Woot! I'm pooped.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Loss of words

I'm wondering what to write about. I think I may need to start one of those daily blog lists (those things that walk you through a full month of topics to blog about on certain days).

I really love to write, I just find myself at a loss most times. And, when I have nothing to write about, and am wanting to write, it usually ends up being a soap box blog (as I'm sure you've noticed by now). People don't want to be preached at. They want to be entertained. Am I right!?

So. Here's what I'm going to do: I'm gonna look for a daily blog list. If I am needing a topic to write about, then I will use the item on that list based on it's corresponding day. Should be fun. OR.. Some of you could give some topics for me to write about. I've tried this on another site, and it worked out pretty well. People gave me topics to blog about, because they wanted to know my views on certain things.

So, if you have a certain topic that you would like Auntie's view on.. please feel free to contact me with it. I will be glad to include it in a blog. Kinda like a people's choice thing.

Looking forward to the weekend. I have three cakes to make! YAY! I'll post pictures when I'm done with them.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I was thinking. I would love to be able to sit and write a blog about my political views. Basically, I'm conservative. But as far as arguing my views and if they are right (versus anyone else) is not something I really have a passion for. Don't get me wrong. I love to argue! I just think that politics is a very difficult topic to argue, while trying to keep a level of civility in the conversation. People get stoopid sometimes. Don't get me wrong! I have my views, and I believe they are right. Is it going to make a difference in the big picture? No. It's gonna waste my time. So, instead of talking about politics, I'm gonna show you a picture of a bunny:

Monday, September 19, 2011


Bloggity blog, blog, blog.

Where to begin? Ah. The beginning.

So, here's a total no-brainer for just another Manic Monday: Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: "Mankind". Basically, it's made up of two separate words - "mank" and "ind". What do these words mean? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind. -Jack Handy

I would really like to hear your thoughts on this idea... but, I have found that there are more immature people out there than I had first thought, so I can't open up my comment section without having to monitor it (and them) on a consistent basis. And, let's just say: I'm not a patient baby-sitter.

So, if you're on my Facebook, please feel free to comment under the link to my blog. We will discuss. For those of you who aren't on my Facebook?.. So sorry for you. Blame it on the other lunatics that can't keep their mouth shut (I know, I know..I'm being ugly. I just can't help it. Adults should act like adults, not 10 year olds).

Don't you just wish you could tell some people "Go Away!" and it would work like magic? Yeah, me too. Oh well. No need in beating a dead horse.

This is where I stick out my tongue and call you a "Poopy Pants."



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Biscuits and Pretty Ladies

I had a fight with a biscuit tray this morning. There was some blood drawn and some feelings hurt.. but no worries! I won. I did, however, lose the battle with the alarm clock. Can't win 'em all.

Speaking of "can't win 'em all"... watched the Miss Universe Pageant last night. I always try to watch those things. I like looking at all the pretty ladies and waiting for that one that's gonna bust it while she's power walking across the stage. Haven't seen one fall in a while. Pity.

Anyway, for those of you who missed it.. Brazil was 2nd runner up, Ukraine was 1st runner up and Angola won Miss Universe 2011.

Oh no. Wait. That's not it...

there ya go.

In all honesty.. how fair is the Miss Universe pageant? I mean really. I never see a contestant from Mars or Neptune competing (<-- why does that look misspelled?). Do they not get the entry forms, or something? Are they not cordially invited, therefore they are offended? OR are they just too dang hot to come kick some Earth booty? Who knows. I just hope that it's their choice and that they aren't showing up due to prejudices. 

That would be just horrible.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Blah, Blah, Blah.. and more Blah.

Ok. So obviously I think on a completely different level than some. I get me. C'mon people! Travel with me here... let's hop down this trail together (see what I did there?).

In my last blog, it was brought to my attention that I somewhat sounded as if I am having issues in my life. I am in no way having issues, my friends (besides the everyday problems of what to cook for supper or doing laundry..and as of late, cleaning the litter box).

I want to be clear in what I was trying to say.. Because I feel that it's important for those of you out there that I consider amazing people, to understand the "behind the scenes" of my somewhat cryptic ramblings.

I was simply stating (in a deeper way) that every decision in life has a consequence. We have to trust ourselves. We have to have faith that what we are doing is right. And, when you are alone, sometimes YOU is all you got.
It was actually a loving way of saying how amazed I am to have such an amazing person to be with me during difficult decisions. Check the last few lines again.

Ok. So no more "deep thoughts" from Auntie. Sheesh! I guess I just need to stick to the comedy.

Th-th-th-th-that's all Folks!

Just Blah

The "blah" mood. Can't be good. Monday + Blah Mood = T.N.T

I didn't sleep real well last night. My mind was filled with questions and uncertainty. I hate those nights. Usually, I am my own worst enemy when it comes to analyzing a situation. I can over-analyze the reason a fruit fly is sitting on a banana. It's what I do. Deep thought. Questions run rampant in my mind, anyway. Most people who really know me, know that I'm generally always thinking.

I'm not quiet often. But when I am, it's because I'm angry, or I'm thinking. And, when I say "angry" I mean; spit fire, horns out, watch it- angry. I tend to say what's on my mind (if you want to know it or not), so when I'm angry AND quiet...whew!

I'm not angry today. I'm thinking.


How can you trust your own decisions? Do you always make the right choice? If not, how do you deal with the ramifications of failure? Don't get me wrong. I'm not doubting myself for anything.. I'm just thinking. ..out loud, kinda.

People talk about trust. Trust in your spouse. Trust in your family. Trust in your faith. I think the single most important level of trust, is Trust in yourself. We are our own, worst enemy. I can be harder on myself than any one person, dog, President or alien out there. I'm the hardest to trust, the hardest to forgive and the hardest to love... myself. OH!.. Don't forget.. the very first to doubt!

I think faith is the key. Trust and Faith run hand-in-hand. But there IS a difference. Think about it. I can trust myself to take the first step across the balance beam. That gives me the "umph" to start. To take initiative. Once my foot hits the beam, I can have Faith that I will make it across. I can believe in me.

But what happens if I fall? What happens when I fail, even with all of the faith and trust I have in myself?

Sure, I will brush myself off and start again... I can do it. I will do it. I won't stop until I do....
But, wouldn't it be nice to have a helping hand? A smile at the end, full of encouragement and cheer.
After all... I can trust them. Can't I?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Slow Down

I want to share a story with you that has really made me think. It's a little lengthy, but worth your time.

Washington, DC Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007. 

The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. 

After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule. 

4 minutes later:
The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

6 minutes:
A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

10 minutes:
A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly. 

45 minutes:
The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.

1 hour: 
He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before, Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities. 

The questions: in a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made….

How many other things are we missing?

Friday, September 2, 2011

This is How I ROLL!

You know? SO much is going on in my life right now, I can't even begin to list it all. But, it's all good. I just haven't had time to sit and write a blog in a while. I, however, could NOT let this time period go by without a tribute. This weekend starts an incredible journey. A marvelous time of blood, sweat, tears and mud. Broken bones, bloody noses, snot bubbles and torn tendons. Pride, cheers, fights and bets. Grilled meat, beer, chicken wings and chips. 

ROLL TIDE, ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

It's time for FOOTBALL!!! That's right. Shoulder pads, helmets and cleats. I can smell the sweat in the air and boy does it smell good! So, for the next 13-15 weeks, I will return to my regular football schedule: wake on Saturday morning around 8..clean the house and wash a load of clothes...prepare the food and find my spot on the sofa around 11am. ...not to be disturbed until around 9 or 10 that night. For it is football season, people! Let's get with it. Let the pigskin fly and the other team die! 

Keep a look out this year for the Crimson Tide. Since LSU players enjoy cop car rides, their team will probably suffer this season. Let's see ol Les pull this one out! 

Tide to the Top! Whoop whoop!