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Friday, January 18, 2013

“I will cut taxes – cut taxes for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class.  I’m a warrior for the middle class.” –Barack Obama

Dear Mr. President,

Every single time you show your face or open your mouth my whole being screams “liar!”  I have tried to persuade my inner logic that there is no possible way for one human being to be that incredibly dishonest and underhanded, but you have done nothing but prove the fact that you are time and again.  Upon receiving my paycheck this week, once again it seems that you have lied yet again.  Sad to say, it didn’t even shock me this time but that didn’t mean I was any less disappointed in your tactics and the repercussions that once again landed at my feet and not yours. 

I am as about middle class as they come.  I work extremely hard for every single thing that I have ever gotten in my life.  You have decided that it is okay to reach into my paycheck and take 44% of what I earn.  No that is not an exaggeration as I calculated it with my jaw dropped to the floor when I realized how little of my check I was actually taking home.  I don’t recall you being at my side as I worked over 60 stress-filled hours each week.  Yet you are more than willing to dip your hand into my money as you vacation for the umpteenth time in Hawaii (or elsewhere) since you have taken office.  That accounts for almost half of my income and yet you swear that you are for the middle class.  All I see is that you are for the middle class dropping below the poverty line as we sweat to pay for all those whom you have vowed to give welfare without any checks, balances or time limitations.  Do you understand why I have an issue with this?  I suppose you don’t because you are not personally affected by it.  Well, that and from everything that I have seen it is your objective to singlehandedly destroy everything for which the United States stands.  This is a great way to pull a Country down to a dictatorship . . . tax everyone to death so there is no point of working and just get on welfare and then on top of that, take away our Second Amendment rights. 

I will proudly stand and say that I did not vote for you in either election.  I will also proudly stand against everything that you are attempting to do.  If you thought that bringing down the United States of America would be an easy project well you didn’t account for those of us that will fight you to the bitter death.  I will not stand idly by as you try nor will I just accept your lies and manipulations.  You see I have a brain and I also have a backbone.  You will not win, but I will give you that you have four more years to give it your best try and anger those of us that still believe in America.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Liebster is German for "favorite," and there's this fun little award running around the webiverse. My friend Katie nominated me, and I'm so glad that someone actually reads this blog that I have decided to join the fun. Here are my tasks:

1. Post 11 random things about myself.

2. Answer the 11 questions my nominator set for me.

After that I am going to be a party pooper because I’m supposed to nominate 11 other bloggers, but since I don’t think 11 other people actually read my blog I’m going to choose the skip that part.  However if by chance you read this and want to play, please feel free!!!   

Random facts:

1. For my 40th birthday (which is in a couple of years still) I am refusing to spend it in this Country.  Not sure where I want to go though. . . suggestions?

2.  I’m more excited to have my library done in my basement than any other room in the entire house . . . that includes the kitchen and that says a lot!

3.  I got a tablet for Christmas and I have no idea how it works.

4.  I think ice cream should be its own food group.

5.  With the exception of the 3 hours I am at church, I wear pjs all day long on Sundays.

6.  I would much rather be in hot weather verses cold weather and do not understand people who like it the other way around.

7.  One of the hardest things I do on a daily basis is deciding what to eat and how to make it for just one.

8.  I have never been river rafting, but have always wanted to try it.

9.  There is a freckle on the tip of my nose which I can see all the time.

10.  Growing up I had the mouth of a trucker and still swear under my breath more than I care to admit. 

11. When I was little I always wanted to be a marine biologist when I grew up.

Katie, here are the answers to your questions:

1. How old were you when you got your first kiss, or alternatively, how old were you when you first thought you were "in love" with someone?  I didn’t get my first kiss until I was 18, but it was pretty magical.

2. What is your favorite color for a front door? Red . . . would you expect anything different.  :)

3. What song are you slightly embarrassed to admit you love? Anything by Boys to Men . . . it makes me smile to listen to them.

4. If you could do anything you wanted for a day, what would that be? Explore some place new in the world.  There is nothing like being in a new place and meeting new people and experiencing new cultures.  Love it!

5. What fictional character are you in love with? Robin Hood . . . this is a topic that I really have fun discussing.  So many from which to choose!

6. With whom are you most likely to argue... and least likely to argue? I’m most likely to argue with my boss, but only because he likes to push my bottons on purpose and I am least likely to argue with my dad.

7. What is your favorite holiday, and why? Holidays are not always emotionally easy on single people . . . so I will go with Saint Patrick’s day because there isn’t much attached to it.  :)

8. What is your favorite thing you have created yourself?  Food . . . always creating new things that make my mouth and tummy extremely happy.

9. What was your favorite toy as a child? A stretchy incredible hulk . . . it was the best thing ever but mostly we just kept trying to break it so we could see what was inside him.

10. What is something that you'd like to improve?  My attitude.

11. What act of service might you perform for a total stranger? It might just be something that is incredibly small, but I love to make people smile just by eye contact and smiling at them.  It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside when someone walks by me and my smile is contagious.  I also like to let people go in front of me at the grocery store line.  It is again something so small but people are always so grateful . . . especially moms with screaming children.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Single Female does not automatically equate cats

 Over the last month, I have been asked at least a dozen times if I have a cat.  When the answer comes back that I absolutely do not, the follow up question is always why when it would be such great company for my situation.  Most are appalled at my response and I have probably managed to offend a soul or two, but seriously who thinks it is kosher to insinuate that one is an old maid and therefore must have a cat, if not cats?!

With the exception of my darling nieces and nephews that are now getting to the age that they comprehend that I’m not married and don’t understand why, the marriage questions largely went away as I climbed into my mid-30s.  However it is slowly being replaced with the question of not just animals, but specifically with cats.  Let me clue everyone in . . . in my world the only good kind of cat is a dead one.*

I have a super fabulous friend that had some great responses to the question of why she wasn’t married while in her late 20s.  My favorite one was she used to tell people that she wanted just one more summer in her hot pink tube top.  It used to make me smile and still does just thinking about how it sent the asker away flustered because they were certainly not expecting that answer.  I wish I could come up with something as clever when asked about cats.

*For those cat lovers of the world out there, don’t get your panties in a wad that I feel that way.  Hey it just means that there are more of them for you to take home and for you to love.  To each their own and my own does not like cats.


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