Category Archives: Five Things Friday

5 Things I wish I had more time for

  1. Working out
  2. Writing
  3. Reading
  4. Crafting
  5. Blogging

Everyone knows that you should get some exercise every day, but finding time to do it is difficult.  That’s one of the issues every contestant on The Biggest Loser complains about.  What time do you cut into to make the time?  Time with the family?  Work?  Sleep?  There is only a finite amount of time in each day.

I do pretty well with daily exercise, and sometimes I even work out twice a day.  But I rarely read daily, or craft daily, and I sure don’t blog daily (my last blog was…2 weeks ago?!)

I should write daily.  Every piece of writing advice says this.  But I don’t.  Actually, right now, I can’t remember the last time I wrote something creative.  Within the last two weeks, certainly, but within the last week?  I don’t think so.

I recently thought, you know, I want to do each of these things daily.  Surely there’s time for that somewhere, right?

But where?

Where does my time go, and when can I carve out some time to do the things I’m supposed to do?  Maybe if I stopped showering, or cut my sleeping down to four hours a night, maybe then I’d have time.  A teleporting device would sure come in handy, I could easily get an extra 3-4 hours a week by not having to drive. 

What’s sad is, I don’t even have kids I can blame it on.  I can’t say, “I have to pick the kids up from soccer practice, make them a snack, help them with their homework, get them bathed and put to bed.”

So how is it they can do it, and I can’t?

Is it that I have to choose?  I only get one thing of those five?  Then what’s it to be?  Write?  Or work out?  Read, or blog?

I don’t want to choose – I want to do it all.


Posted by on September 2, 2011 in Five Things Friday


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5 things I’m excited about this weekend

  1. Riding The Intimidator again.  The first time I rode it, it took my breath away – literally.  The second time (the same night as the first time) I was able to enjoy it more, knowing what to expect.  I wonder, since it’s been a while, if I’ll need to ride it a second time.  Wait…why wouldn’t I ride it a second time?
  2. Riding the Borg (I still call it that, even though the name changed).  I love this one because at one point, you really feel like you’re flying – face down, the wind whooshing around you, and no machinery in your line of sight.  If I could take a video, I would, but it’s not advisable.
  3. Riding Ricochet, the East Coast’s version of California Adventure’s Mulholland Drive.  This is the stupidest ride, ever, a cramped 4 person car, knees to your chest (and I’m short), going down a twisty-turny road.  But I enjoy the hell out of it, and it may be my favorite ride of all time.  I want to do it again, and again, and again.
  4. Riding the rapids, because it’s sure to be hot tomorrow.
  5. Doing all of the above with wonderful company.  🙂


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Posted by on June 17, 2011 in Five Things Friday


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5 Things I’m watching this summer

  1. Covert Affairs.  I realize it’s horribly cheesy, but that’s part of the fun.  Mindless entertainment!
  2. In Plain Sight
  3. Burn Notice
  4. The last four episodes of The Mentalist, still saved and unwatched on my DVR
  5.  This movie

What are you watching this summer?

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Posted by on June 10, 2011 in Five Things Friday


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5 Things I wish my cat understood

  1. Just because I’m in the kitchen does not mean I am there to feed you.
  2. You can’t be starving to death if there is still food in your bowl.
  3. You’re supposed to kill the insect, not stare at it and meow for help.
  4. The shower is not going to hurt me.
  5. Tomorrow is Saturday.  If you wake me up at 6am to feed you and I find food in your bowl, I will be pissed.

This is my cat, particularly the part at the end when he points to his mouth:

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Posted by on June 3, 2011 in Five Things Friday


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The Beginning

I have been blogging for years, and have kept a continuous personal blog for the last three and a half years.  Recently, I decided to start writing a not-so-anonymous blog, attaching my name to my thoughts and writings.  I hope to one day be a published author, and I’d like to have an existing web presence when that time comes.  So I started a blog over on Open Salon, because they seemed to have such a dynamic, intelligent community.  And they do, without a doubt.  But I decided to leave that community, for a variety of reasons, and start a blog here.

I still plan on keeping my anonymous blog – it is such a part of me, I couldn’t possibly stand to cut it off.  It is who I am, just as this blog will be who I am, it will just be a different side of me.  Not more or less real, not more or less truthful, not better or worse, just different.

I’ve decided that each of my posts will fall into one of the following categories:

  • Music Monday – songs running through my head, songs close to my heart, songs that make me think, remember, consider
  • Tuesday Times – Thoughts on this week’s Time Magazine
  • Wednesday Writings – Fiction, writing prompts, sparks of inspiration
  • Thursday Thoughts – Personal thoughts, thoughts on writing
  • Five Things Friday – Um…five things…about something…
  • Weekend Roundup – Interesting things I’ve found online recently

Yes, I’ve stolen some ideas from other people, but you know what they say – Imitation is the highest form of flattery.

Splitting time between two blogs, along with work, and writing, and a life, will be difficult, I know. I’m not promising a post in each category a week, but I am promising at least one of something a week.  My goal is 2-3 posts a week, with ideally a weekly entry on Wednesday.  We’ll see how it goes.

In addition, I’d love to get some guest posts on here.  If you would like to guest blog, please let me know!

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