Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chris Rock said it best...

Chris Rock said it best.  "All good relationships are boring ". I can concur, as someone who spent an hour and a half in heated debate with her fiance discussing the differences in meaning between the two sentences:  "That person may have a bad heart condition." vs "That person has a bad heart condition."  On that point, no I don't want to expound any further.

What I will say is that I noticed this phenomenon early into my relationship and I had a hard time understanding it.  I mean c'mon! Debates over word placement in sentences, or viewpoints on whether mothers with newborn children should travel....  I mean really?  Is this the best we can come up with? Whatever happened to fights that stem from finding another girls panties in your bed?  Those are real fights!

And then it dawned on me. In a good relationship you don't fight about the fundamentals.  You don't have monumental difference's of opinion that weaken the very fabric of what your trying to piece together.  In good relationships, sometimes you fight for the sheer joy of fighting.  Simply put, to flex your fight muscles.  You fight about the psychological or social impact that certain behaviors have on society.  You fight about how to properly apply bible principles, you fight about how to understand scriptures correctly.  And frankly, I use the word fight loosely.  Trust me when I say that these are not even real fights.  While it might be a big deal to you, the Richter scale for fights refuses to even acknowledge these encounters.  These are extreme differences of opinion between two people who respect each other and ultimately are going to find a way to get on the same page. I mean could this be any more sickening? 

I'm telling you now if you've spent years lovingly nurturing your cynical side and creating an entire self deprecating sense of humor whose timing hinges on that cynicism.... a good relationship is going to destroy all of that work very quickly.  But after the smoke clears from the fall of that cynical wall, you find you are left with the only thing that really matters.  A partner whom you really trust.  Someone who puts you before themselves and who tries to see you in the same light that your maker sees you.  Someone you would cross the country, the ocean or the world for without hesitation.  And after all isn't that security the relationship golden fleece that most us claim we have been looking for?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

2010 FB Status Likes......

I'm a facebook troller, there I said it.  Many of us are, most are ashamed to admit it.  As with most things in life I dont suffer from allot of shame.  So whether you call it the modern day "Peeping Tom" or the "Virtual Voyuer" the fact remains.... folks is nosey!   By way of proof I challenge you to count off the number of times you started a sentence with the words: Did you hear; Did you see; or So have you heard? within the past week and maybe we can all begin to embrace ourselves a little more honestly.

So with that said, my nosey tail keeps tabs on the facebook posts that I get a kick out of.  As well as the ones I absolutely hate.  That list will be revealed at a later date.  So below are my 2010 likes for most creative posts IMO.  Of course this list is tainted because it's all from my point of view, but this is my blog so if you don't like it you know what you can do.  Names have been withheld to protect the innocent......   namely myself.   

  • dun flexed my presentation skeelz at a board meeting. socks was knocked off. that'll go down in history. and by "history" I mean "official minutes"...
  • seeing tangled with my parents...THUG LIFE!!!

  • Friend on Facebook posted an update saying how "pumped" he is listening to Nickleback and 3 Days Grace while getting ready to go to the gym... Promptly de-friended

  • I have decided that its a proven fact: The ratio of brand new shiny white sneakers in a room is in direct proportion to the number of black people there are in said room.

  • It warms my heart to know there are people in this world that would , at a stop sign on the top of the 30th street hill, roll down their car window and with the most genuine sincerity and concern ask a complete stranger - who is doubled-over legs shaking grasping for air - if she is "all right"........

  • What does it mean when you tell a bartender to surprise you and she gives you glass of water

  • I woke up with an unwrapped cupcake in my hand...the question here is not who or how...its just simply thank you

  • Women always compliment me on my "restroom eyes".

  • cutting my own bangs while watching the garbage pail kids.... i dont want to talk about it

  • I'm a 6'4" guy laying on a 4 foot long couch. But by all means, keep complaining about "your" problems.

  • just had a gas spill at the gas station, and it killed a cricket...I feel like BP right now

  • When I see people that skinny....I wonder what their organs look like.

  • I'm preparing to cheat at bible pictionary...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Italy 101

In my opinion Roman women have the lock on monochromatic dressing.

Someone needs to teach Italians how to clean their beaches.  Come on people, the Amalfi coast is one of your biggest money makers.  Would it be too much to send someone out nightly with a trash bag and a litter stick?

Speaking of cleaning...... Naples..... Really?

Italian men are like peacocks on a runway.  You cant help but feel privileged to be watching the free show from your cafe seat.

There is no such thing as speaking softly in Italian

Gelato..... yeah, not so much.  I know I won't be popular for that one but what can I say? *shrugs shoulders*

If you wait long enough at any Roman monument a fashion photo shoot will inevitably take place.

Wandering the streets of Florence with your Ipod playing Paolo Nutini...... Highly recommended.

When Italians recommend their table wine, they know what they are talking about.

You do nothing all day and feel like you conquered the world.  That might be for Europe as a whole but..... whatever.