Non scents ical ramblings

Blur of trees and colored leaves.

Tea leaves.

Hiking with me.

Never.

Oh- sometimes.

Normal – part time.

Is everyone?

Better in public.

His tongue is out.

Icecream.

Crying.

Hot chocolate.

Not really though.

Just the temperature.

Relative.

Yours are weirder.

Was that even part of it?

Right.

Highly doubtful.

45 Wahoo! 

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Vacation

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Deep breathing. I keep on reminding myself. Deep breathing.

On the phone with the flight agent. Deep breathing

Athens doesn’t have the boats available when I need it. Deep breathing

My boss is not sure. Deep breathing

Other options, too many to count.  Deep breathing.

Tropical islands or somewhere in the middle east, maybe Switzerland.

Deep breathing .

Africa?

School is only out the end of December. Deep breathing.

She cant come with me.

Deep breathing.

Vacationing?

Deep breathing a necessity.

The door was ajar.
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I locked it.
I had even come back to verify it had been locked before I left.
There were things moved around – things were not in the right places.
Some lights –that hadn’t been left open were now opened.
“Hello? Is anyone home?!” I began
“Hello- I know someone is home- announce yourself!” No response
Then I raced to the restroom- don’t you hate it when you wait to the last second.
I heard the sounds of someone walking around- while I was in the bathroom – I imagined the intruder waiting outside the door so as soon as I went out he would knock me unconscious with a hard blunt object.
I threw the door open and took a step back.
No one was around.
Then I heard banging going on – on the porch.
I ran in that direction – slid the porch door open as fast as I could.
There was my younger brother sawing a piece of wood. He didn’t look up.
“What are you doing home?”  I asked him.
“I’m suspended”
“Oh gosh what did you do this time?”
“I don’t want to discuss it.”
“What’s your punishment?”
“I’m home from school- suspended.” He said – like I was dumb.
“You didn’t get another punishment from the parents?” I asked not really surprised.
“Oh –yeah.” He said as if I just reminded him.
“What?”
“I can’t go off grounds.”
A short while later after sawing a plank of wood, making lunch, and doing jobs around the house he apparently decided it was kinda boring so he went into the shed.
He came out a half hour later.
“Look at the coolest thing I found! Look spray paint bottles in every color.”
“Cool, but don’t do anything stupid with them they probably won’t come out..you know like hair, clothes.. etc.”
Apparently he was not warned enough because he ran back inside, “look at my artwork!”
It was cool, zigzags and lines and circles- real modern art type.
“uh do you think everyone will be pleased with this on the lawn.”
“neh,” he said and waved his arm nonchalantly. “no one cares.”
He glanced at it again- “well its behind our house!”
“Good thinking” I rolled my eyes.
“And anyways theres a ton of trees they will be covered soon by all the leaves.”
I agreed with his brilliant deductions.
He reminds me of myself at that age.

Bucket List

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I have wanted to put together one of these for like years – but hey its about time!

Note I simply cannot put it in any specific order since it will most likely change from minute to minute.

  1. Take an art class
  2. Learn fluent sign language (I know the basics but it’s a far cry from fluent)
  3. Learn belly-dancing
  4. Learn how to play one song on the flute
  5. Drive a plane (bwahaha – those who were petrified of me getting my regular drivers license….)
  6. Spend a full 24 hours outdoors (with no phone/electronics)
  7. Drive and drive till I run out of gas (fun stuff)
  8. Stomp on grapes (to make wine) (*maybe* wash my feet first 😉
  9. Make cheese – on the stove
  10. Go into 5 stores I have never been in and buy products I have never heard of (or seen previously)
  11. Pet a crocodile (and preferably not get eaten)
  12. Go on a hot air balloon and detach the cords attaching it to the ground- land someplace far. (but like really far)
  13. Come into my office at work with a face full of face paint (maybe with hearts and Tweety )
  14. Design and * sew* a gorgeous long gown (gorgeous enough to wear to a wedding)
  15. Make a unique pair of shoes
  16. Do the 21-day complaint-free challenge
  17. Spend an entire day in a pool (possibly turn into a prune)
  18. Go to every one of the 50 states (every bless-ed one)
  19. Get a make-up-artist-license (without having to do school)
  20. Learn how to blow my hair
  21. Buy an island
  22. Figure out a way to get my degree in less than a year.
  23. Plant Vegetables
  24. Go on a three day liquid diet
  25. Maximize my free time at work -doing important things
  26. Blog more often
  27. Do secret (and random) acts of kindness
  28. Make a full work-out/fitness room in my house
  29. Coordinate my closet in a way that I don’t re-wear the same clothes. (maybe make the whole thing rotate constantly..)
  30. Get tons of new accessories
  31. Learn a new language
  32. Learn how to do pottery
  33. Do intense rock-climbing
  34. Watch the sunrise over the beach (on a Caribbean island)
  35. Start a huge business (in the entertainment field- I already have my idea I just need investors)
  36. Conduct business interviews
  37. Learn the art of deciphering body language – perfectly
  38. Take 25 pictures with random strangers (the weirder the better)
  39. One day walk around in cow-girl get-up (complete with the accent and boots)
  40. Participate in the Spanish holiday of La Tomatina (a day where everyone pelts everyone else with tomatoes)
  41. Go to the Swiss alp’s
  42. Subsist on chocolate for a week
  43. Publish a book (but a good one -prefferably one that will be a best seller)
  44. Research enough home-remedies and compile a book on what works
  45. Observe the Tinku “punch your neighbor” festival
  46. Build a two floor tree house
  47. Go on vacation (to a different country) by myself
  48. Become a professional hypnotist
  49. Volunteer in a homeless shelter
  50. Teach high school( or college)

These things are only touching the tip of the list however feel free to post comments on what you think should be on it as well.

The oddest things I have done/currently do

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Walked around (on a sunny day) with a fedora, sunglasses and raincoat just for the heck of it.

Smushed Avocado in my hair and put a plastic bag over it- but the plastic bag was kinda clear and it was kinda nasty looking especially when it turned from green to brown.

While driving – instead of doing anything really really rude – I just stuck my toungue out at the guy driving.

Substituted too many things in a recipe.

Cut off a motorcyclist so close we almost collided.

Argued loudly with my scary boss. (Thank goodness he is no longer my boss 😉

Drank apple cider vinegar.

Wrote a note on a piece of wood using lipstick.( Then left it at my desk at work – lol )

Ordered a mountain of manure. (And my mom said she will put it in my bed! I am still awaiting its arrival! I ordered it two days ago- Aaahhh)

Put olive oil on my face

I was supervising a group of rambunctious kids and agreed with them that pulling the pillows off the couch and sliding down the arm of the couch is pretty fun.

Used a hole- puncher to remove a thread on a dress.

Put lots of oatmeal with raw egg on my face.

Told my boss no.

Explained to my niece why she has to come now.

Used a Johny on the spot. (at least it wasnt on Spot).

Put honey on my face.

Dyed a pair of shoes- in a large soup container.

Wrecked the grade curve for my class by getting every question right on a murderously hard test.

Bought a junky car did not bring it to the mechanic and it died a week later.

Decided to run away with a friend not because of any reason except to see how our parents would react except we stopped by the closet and spend the remainder of the day inside of it, our parents were hysterical after searching for us (dumb 10 year olds) for like 5 hours.

Used Baking powder for deodorant.

Babysitting – I allowed the kids to thump down the stairs wearing pillows in their pants – after a split lip and calling the ambulance I realized it wasn’t the safest thing out there.

After getting locked out of a relatives house I was supposed to be staying at- I decided to climb two stories up to get to their balcony – unfortunately that was locked too. I had to climb down two stories hoping not to splat and hoping the neighbors would not call the police.

Realizing there is no dearth of odd things I do constantly.