Monday, February 28, 2011

Oooh weeeee!

You guys Feb has been such a great month ps. I'm there's that.  I don't know if the stars are working in my favor or if I am just extra emotional and just happen to be super inspired from all angles.  So...just for fun I decided to list things that have inspired me this month....just for the heck of it.

1.  The new OWN network.  Every time I see Oprah I want to cry, and sometimes I do.  She has given so much happiness to so many is....well, inspiring.
2.  I know I'm gonna get a lot of guff for this one, but you know what I don't even care....not one iota.  Justin Bieber's Never Say Never.  I have never been to a movie that had me LITERALLY dancing in the aisle.  It wasn't about the fact that he's a 17yr old heart throb.  It was his journey that was so inspirational.
3.  The Oscars.  For the record, I do not sit around and wait for award shows to watch....I just don't have time.  I love the fashion and I love the aftershows...but to sit down for 3 hours and watch people get up and be "so completely surprised" that they won then act like an idiot while giving an "acceptance" speech....not my thing.  Last night the elements were in my favor and I found myself comfy, warm, and in good company WATCHING the Academy Awards. Who knew?  What I did NOT expect?  Crying during the finale....but you guys...when PS22 sang "Somewhere over the Rainbow" and then ALL the Oscar winners walked out Oscars in hand....I just couldn't help myself....I just COULDN'T help myself.
4.  Lisa Ling's "Our America."  I've been a Lisa Ling fan since the days of "Channel 1" (did anyone else watch that in Jr High/High School?)  She brings such an eloquent voice to those who are....not normal in "our" society.  She's a brilliant reporter, and has such a way with words and people.  It is a moving program.  Outstanding, eye-opening, jaw-dropping....I mean I could go on and on.
5.  My family.  A few years ago I just had a horrible horrible year...I mean, it was evident that the world was against me....but I bounced back (as one normally does) but, every SINGLE person in my family played a pivotal role in that.  Not just my siblings (who by the way were crucial in keeping me afloat), but my immediate cousins on both sides.  They rallied together and helped bring me back.  Now, looking back....I get a lump in my throat just thinking about how bad it was and how good they were to me.
6.  Rocky & Pam Su'a.  I remember how selfish I was.  My dad would work 15 hr days and come home and ask for a foot rub and I would huff and puff about it. All he wanted was a foot rub...not my right lung.  What a horrible daughter right?  My mom hasn't had a bad day in 15yrs.  (well, let's be honest, everyone has bad days...but she never let anyone see it).  She could be facing the most stressful crisis in America, and still answer the phone with cheerfulness in her voice.  I know we all love our parents so much...I mean it's only natural.  But I think the reason we all think are parents are the greatest is b/c we see what they go through for us and we see the trials they've overcome, and that in and of itself is definitely worthy of praise, but we see that they do it for their families....not for themselves. I am absolutely positive that they would move heaven and earth if they knew it would make us fact...I believe I have witnessed it a few times. They do it for make US can we NOT think they're the greatest?  How can we not be grateful?  How can we not be inspired?
All in all February has been a great month.  It's the month of Love.........and I loved it.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Trash....or trashy?

Would you guys judge me if I said I love reality tv?  I mean, it is not necessarily something that I am extremely proud of, but it gets me through the day.  I recently had a little time off and got all caught up on RHO Beverly Hills (RHO=Real Housewives Of) RHO Atlanta, Keeping up w/the Kardashians, Khourtney & Kim take New York,  Oprah Season 25 Behind the Scenes (at least that's legit....right?) & pretty much any of the programs on the new Oprah Winfrey Network (aka OWN).  It was a glorious few days off.  Well anyway, my mom says that reality tv is trashy, and while I do back her up on that very self-incriminating fact...does that make me a trashy person?  I don't cuss, I don't treat people the way they do, I don't by any means consider any of them a role model (except Oprah...ah...heaven bless Oprah).  So....bottom **I** trashy?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I love blog stalking people.  It sounds so creepy when I say it like that.....I like following blogs.  Everyone blogs about the funny, and happy things or successful stories in their lives.  I kinda just wanna give you all a high five...and a big thank you.  I love reading about positivity.  Winter can be gloomy.
Did everyone have an awesome Valentine's Day?  Incidentally, I had a great one.  No really.  I mean, yes I'm single....but I took some time out to say "I love you" to myself, and my loved ones.  It was awesome.  There was not one ounce of desire in me {that day} that made me regret not having a "significant other" in my life.  I have so many people to love and to feel love from, and that in and of itself is a huge blessing.  I am so excited for the spring!  The fashion, the flowers, the feeling in the air, and......the RUGBY!  It's Rugby season folks!  Ooh! I'm excited!!!