Friday, March 23, 2012

Watch For Falling Objects...

On my morning commute to work yesterday I spotted this sign on the back of a big rig.
This easily made my morning!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Way Too Many Emoticons...

I have a confession to make...
I use way too many emoticons.

I'm a very sarcastic individual with a rather dry sense of humor.
In person, you can tell this from simply having a conversation with me.
Online, however, I feel like there's no real easy way to distinguish the difference
between sarcastic comments and genuine comments.
Hence my usage of emoticons.
There are times I find myself using them in every e-mail, instant message, or text being sent.
It's at this point where I have to step back and tell myself,
"Calm down there, girly!  People are going to think your computer has gone manic!"
But I would much rather look silly by using a bunch of emoticons than
accidentally offend someone via text/the internet.

I think it's safe to say I'm just too sarcastic for the good of the texting and internet age.
One of these days I'm sure it will wind up getting me in trouble.
So until a universal font used to depict sarcasm is created, I will continue use these silly little faces.
Unless it's at work.  I keep my office e-mails 100% sarcasm-free.

Do you ever find yourself being misunderstood in texts, e-mails, etc?
Do emoticons tend to hijack your conversations too?

Friday, March 16, 2012

Waves, Critters, and Cliffs...

A little while ago VN and I went on adventure to the Tidepools in San Diego.  I had never really been to tidepools before.  It was so nice!  We had a fun time exploring and looking for little critters.  We ended up seeing limpets, chitons, goose-necked barnacles, California mussels, aggregating anemones, lined shore crabs, and even a couple sculpins.  My camera battery had died as soon as I found the lined shore crabs.  Boo!

Our little day trips (both Saturday and Sunday) were beautiful, fun, and relaxing...  Exactly what I needed.

This sign made VN chuckle while it absolutely terrified me.
My balance isn't quite what it should be.

The brave boy decided to go closer to where the tide was coming
in.  This is the typical face I get when I tell him to "turn around"
and he knows I have a camera in hand.  He's a silly one.  :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wishful Wednesday

The day's almost over, but I've got at least an hour left for this post to still make it on Wishful Wednesday...  I love patterned socks.  I have a whole bunch of them in my sock drawer, but I always love getting new ones.  Here are a few I heart at the moment.

Love these vintage daisies!

Birds on a wire.

I love anything Van Gogh.  Specifically Starry Night.
I love these socks more than I can even express.

Cute, colorful, and great to wear
to support autism awareness.

I'm not sure why, but I adore
all things with anchors.

Coverse inspired socks?!?  Yes please!

These ballerina socks are simply adorable.

I love all things sugar skulls!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Everything Is Going To Be Alright...

Printable quote found on Pinterest at this original post.

This is something I have had to frequently remind myself of.  I'm sure you can tell by my last post that I've been having a rough time lately.  

I've been battling depression for quite some time now.  I was officially diagnosed my Junior year of high school (about 8 years ago), but I'm pretty sure I was depressed way before then.  And the lucky girl that I am, anxiety seems to go hand-in-hand with my depression.  Two for the price of one!  (I love bargains, but this is one time I'd definitely rather not.)

Lately I've been feeling overwhelmed, disorganized, anxious, and rundown.  The last few weeks have been filled with ups and downs.  The downs being the more memorable of the two.  It's been rough, but I'm trying to get through it.  I'm a firm believer in the cliche, that "everything happens for a reason."  I know that God will never give me more than I can handle, and the hard times are what make us stronger individuals.  But really?  I just want the craziness and chaos to be over already.  Until they are though, I just have to keep reminding myself that everything is going to be alright...  Hopefully sooner rather than later.