Sunday, April 15, 2007

This One's For The Girls

Scattered Thunderstorms - Hi 77 Lo 59 for Baghdad, Iraq
Rain/SNOW!! - Hi 50 Lo 36 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: an encore of This One's for the Girls,
Martina McBride

I turned 42 on Easter Sunday. I'd like to say I'm not upset about getting another year older, so I will... I'm not upset. I don't feel like I'm 42... I don't look like I'm 42... It's a freaking number... so... I spent time with my 13 year old niece and she is aching to grow up... The 42 year old aunt can not tell the 13 year old niece enough to enjoy every second of her teenage life... savor it... learn- learn from her successes and failures, listen to mom and dad, laugh, love, cry, choose your role models carefully, strive for excellence in everything you do. It's all part of it-- yeah... including the endless crushes- at least she has moved on past Johnny Depp. Does the 13 year old niece listen?... Thankfully, the 13 year old niece is smart that way... unlike the 42 year old aunt that is typing this....She never listened to anyone....

Ramble:

NOTE: Because my computer crashed while I was working on this post [and I neglected to hit the save button because I was on a serious roll] here is the Reader's Digest version-- I doubt any of it will make sense... but it is 4:30am and the insomnia has worn off and now I want to go get some sleep.

In general, women annoy me- main reason- high maintenance. Women complain about their spouses... worse, some call their spouses names... this is a direct reflection on the name caller...not callee... you picked him sweetheart... that must make you an idiot... Despite my annoyance, it is important to have girlfriends... Men are the hunters and women are the gatherers... we like to nest... we like details.. [high maintenance]. My husband is the most important person in my life, but if I discuss a problem with him... he wants to fix it [that's what men do].... sometimes women just need to talk through something... nothing needs fixing...

I have discovered over the past couple of years some pretty amazing women that are quite gifted at writing. Here are my favorites and I hope you visit all of them.









The Lasso of Truth - Wonder Woman started blogging around the same time I did. She is incredibly bright. Her posts are articulate and pithy. She is Canadian; she is an atheist; she is a conservative... She makes for an interesting thought provoking read and will debate anyone with a differing opinion.

The Trouble with Angels - I visit Diane and Mel when I just want to kick back. Going to their blog is like going to the home of a friend where you are comfortable enough to go to her kitchen and fix your own soda without asking for permission. Diane maintains a game called Dead Guy on the Sidebar... which I don't play... I stink at it. Diane is also the person that can read a manual and voila... she can do it... Pick one... Learn to Crochet in 3 easy Steps or Rebuild Your Car Engine Without Mussing Your Makeup---Diane is your girl.

SeeJaneMom - Wow.... Jane. Jane is like a mama bear protecting her cubs. She is smart, sarcastic, and she writes angry- she IS fighting for her children and her husband, the Marine. Her posts are biting... compelling... thought provoking... She is currently my favorite read.

Laura's Miscellaneous Musings - Laura also started blogging around the same time I did. Laura is my calm. She quietly points out important headlines and provides her own thoughtful commentary. I visit Laura to get the latest on Disneyland or a detailed review on a movie classic. Laura offers subtle insight that can not be found elsewhere.

DragonLady's World - former Air force, this gal introduced me to the term "link-whore". For that I am eternally grateful. (How am I doing?) DL is also a great source for a good joke.

Semper Gratus - Gunn Nutt loves our military men and women. She tirelessly provides information on her blog not to mention all the volunteer work she does. We should all be so dedicated.

The Reign of Ellen - Ellen like Wonder Woman had taken a bit of a break, but she has recently returned and I am so happy. First and foremost, she is a mom and she writes about her daughter and her own parenting skills... Unlike so many other mommy blogs... Ellen makes herself incredibly vulnerable. She really puts it out there for you- she uses herself as an example...She writes about depression. Also... her artwork is tremendous. Visit her blog if for only one reason... check out her children's books. Her illustrations are sweet.

-Jo... read this one.

Shallow and Tacky - I go here to get my fill of empty calories... This is my bag of Lays potato chips and pound of M&M's... funny funny stuff here.

Last Girl on Earth - Deni is a musician and lives in NYC... She is energy and wide eyed wonder-- she is an ambassador for her town. I vicariously live through her... note to self... I need to add her myspace site to my sidebar...

There are others... go to my sidebar and click on the drop down menu for "Places I Go".

Thank you ladies!

This One's For the Girls, Martina McBride

This one's for all you girls about thirteen
High school can be so rough, can be so mean
Hold onto, on to your innocence
Stand your ground when everyone's giving in

This one's for the girls

This is for all you girls about twenty-five
In a little apartment, just trying to get by
Living on, on dreams and spaghetti-o's
Wondering where your life is gonna go

This one's for the girls
Who's ever had a broken heart
Who's wished upon a shooting star
You're beautiful the way you are
This one's for the girls
Who love without holding back
Who dream with everything they have
All around the world
This one's for the girls

This is for all you girls about forty-two
Tossing pennies into The Fountain of Youth
Every laugh, laugh line on your face
Made you who you are today

This one's for the girls
Who's ever had a broken heart
Who's wished upon a shooting star
You're beautiful the way you are
This one's for the girls
Who love without holding back
Who dream with everything they have
All around the world
This one's for the girls

Yeah, we're all the same inside (same inside)
From 1 to 99

This one's for the girls
Who's ever had a broken heart
Who's wished upon a shooting star
You're beautiful the way you are
This one's for the girls
Who love without holding back
Who dream with everything they have
All around the world
This one's for the girls
Yeah, this one's for the girls

4 comments:

Wonder Woman said...

Thanks Cathy.

I feel the same way about nitpickers and whiners. Mike and I have vowed to never be that couple who bitches about eachother to our friends and family...not even as a joke.

Laura said...

Cathy,

You made my day!! Thank you so much for your lovely words. I can always count on coming here to your blog and leaving feeling better than when I came. :)

With gratitude,
Laura

DragonLady said...

Aww, thanks Cathy. And remember, there is no shame in being a link-whore. ;-)

I'm definitely going to check out each of the ladies you have listed. :-)

GunnNutt said...

Thanks for the plug Cathy!

I feel like the ant nosing around the picnic basket, though. You've invited some awesome ladies to cyber brunch and I'm really delighted to be on the list!