What was I thinking?

During class on Thursday, there were two girls sitting behind me. One of the girls was talking about her ex boyfriend and how she was happy to be out of the relationship. “I mean, what was I thinking? He treated me like shit!” When I heard her say this, I thought of all the people who probably have said the same thing about their ex. I know I have! Sometimes I think back to how much time and energy I wasted on a guy, and I wonder what I was thinking. It’s odd; when you’re into someone, you ignore all of the bad things about them. After you move on from them, you then realize that there were so many warning signs telling you not to be with them. I guess that’s the way it works though; we learn from our past relationships so we can build better ones in the future and not date the same losers over and over again.

After someone is out of your life, you feel terrible. I remember thinking that I would never get over a certain guy, but that’s changed. After awhile, you move on with your life. For all of the people out there who have recently gone through a breakup and are feeling heartbroken, I’m here to tell you that things will get better! Even if you think you’ll never be able to move on, you will. Trust me.

I had fun writing this blog, and I hope our readers have enjoyed our posts!

~GRACIE

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LDR?

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Last night I was talking to a friend about long distance relationships. She said that she doesn’t believe they are real because “how can something, love, be real when you’re not even together?”

I’ve had my share of LDRs (long distance relationships) and I feel they are just as real as a relationship that is … in person, I guess the word for it is. You still communicate, show love, and do all the things other couples do … just not together. If you’re really vested in your LDR, you’ll probably have visited your significant other or they’ve visited you. During those times, you get to partake in the other side of relationships; the physical. The holding of hands, the whispered words, the passionate kisses and embraces and all that come with the more intimate side of being in a relationship. It is, without a doubt, a lot tougher if you don’t have the means to visit them, though.

To me, distance shouldn’t be a roadblock to love, but I know some people couldn’t do it. Not just because of the distance, but trust, as well. I think even more trust is involved because, in a normal relationship, you can run into your SO and you spend lots of time with them. With LDRs you don’t have that same thing. You just have to trust that the other person is truthful and faithful. You also have to learn to do things differently than a normal couple. Movie night? No, you can’t just go pick them up and head to the movies. I remember picking a movie on ‘movie night’, looking forward to it, and watching it together on Skype … or dinner dates. Skype and cooking/ordering the same thing to eat at the same time, that was dinner together. It was even tougher if very different time zones were involved. For example, it’s 6:00 am on Tuesday where you are, but 6:00 pm on Wednesday where they are.

The most important thing about a LDR is that you both want it and are willing to make it work. If that element isn’t there and it isn’t strong, no, a LDR won’t work. Sometimes, Skype and texting and pictures just don’t cut it. It’s not something everyone can do and I understand that my friend doesn’t believe it and can’t do it. I just hope it doesn’t hinder her or anyone else when it comes to finding that special someone.

Hope you all had a great Friday,
~EW

Money Team Vs PacMan

Oh Crap, So  I totally forgot to Blog this past Tuesday ( and  its now Thursday ) MY BAD! At Least I remembered today so maybe I can redeem myself.

Let’s talk the Mayweather vs Pacquiao Fight….

So by now we all know I work with the public, at a grocery store….
It’s funny because the Older men are starting to come in and buy their Beer for the Fight this Saturday! In specific ; this older mexican man came through my line was was happy about buying his beer; telling me he’s getting ready for the fight! Glad I’m not the only one excited !

Let’s keep it Real , MAYWEATHER is going to be a Beatdown– a LONG awaited BEAT DOWN!

I wonder why more Women that come into the store and shop aren’t vocal on the fact that the Biggest Fight in History is going  down this SATURDAY!!! Anyways– Hope you all get to watch it!!!!!

GO PACQUIAO!

❤ RW

CAN WE GO?

My sister and I were at Target last night doing some errands. While we were in the hair products isle, we couldn’t help but overhear the conversation that was taking place the next row over. It sounded like a teenage guy and his mom, and the teen said “Mom! Can we go?” His mom seemed not to pay much attention to what her son was saying. A few minutes later, the boy continued to ask his mom if they could go. His mom finally answered by saying “Okay, we’re going to go. Just a couple more minutes.”

At this point, the son had enough. “Mom! You said the same thing fifteen minutes ago!” This made me and my sister laugh, mostly because it reminded us of our own mom. Growing up, we didn’t like going shopping with her because she would always take FOREVER to leave the store.

I sympathized with the boy in Target, although it was funny for me and my sister to hear. I’m sure there are a lot of people who can relate!

~GRACIE

Yeah, You’ve Still Got It.

Just a cute interaction I saw at the bookstore today.

I was among the stacks and rows of books looking for something in the history section when an elderly lady came into the same section. I looked up and smiled and she returned it. She looked like your normal, run-of-the-mill older lady; grey hair in a bun, high on her head, shoulders stooped a bit, long skirt that seemed to stop just above her shoes, which were very comfortable, white orthopedic shoes, a top with long sleeves, and a lacy shawl over her shoulders. The perfect cozy, innocent grandmother.

I had turned back to my browsing when an older gentleman came into the aisle. Once again, I looked up and smiled, but he didn’t see me. No, his eyes were completely focused on the older lady who had not stopped looking at books since she entered the section. I couldn’t help noticing, out of the corner of my eye, his eyes travel over her frame and back up to her face. What he could see of it, anyway, as she was turned away from him. He walked slowly into the aisle and took up a place right near her and, like I figured, her hand bumped his on her way to pick up a book that was slightly out of her reach, but right in front of him. One of the most basic tactics to meet someone in a book store. Everyone uses it. Or maybe just me. Yeah, probably just me. Oh, and this guy.

She looked up at him and they stared at each other for a moment. I swear, this lady blushed redder than an apple. They exchanged pleasantries for a few moments before he asked her out for coffee. She accepted, they exchanged numbers (writing the numbers on slips of paper instead of just saving it into a phone; something I haven’t seen in a while), and he left the aisle quickly afterward. I noticed a smile playing on her face, her body seemed straighter, and I couldn’t help thinking that she was thinking in her mind, ‘I’ve still got it’.

Have a lovely rest of your Friday, everyone.
~EW

I don’t like kids….

One day a co-worker of mine was telling me a story about how a woman got really offended when she said ” I don’t like kids”. Mind you she didn’t mean that she really didn’t like kids , what she meant was she didn’t like kids who are misbehaving.

My co-worker tells me that there were some kids who were misbehaving, throwing things in the store, messing up displays and the kids’ mother wasn’t doing anything to fix their bad behavior.

I can see why the woman would be offended about the comment.
At the same time, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and my co-workers opinion was pretty valid seeing as she meant it as she didn’t like kids that were misbehaving. This  also meant to me that she didn’t like how the parent was allowing the poor behavior.

Working in Customer Service and with  the public, it’s hard to please everyone. One simple comment about not liking kids, set the woman off– and the funny thing is she was mad but they weren’t her kids. Come to find out the kids belonged to another woman.

Two things people need to understand:

1: Mind your own business
and
2: Opinions are welcomed– we do live in America, you can take it or leave it– why stew on the little things.

❤ RW

Cannabis Christmas

“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.”Bob Marley

“Marijuana is quite possibly the finest of intoxicants. It has been scientifically proven, for decades, to be much less harmful to the body than alcohol when used on a regular basis (Google “Science”).”Nick Offerman

 “Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?”Bill Hicks

 “Of course I know how to roll a joint.”Martha Stewart

 “When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.”Barack Obama

“I have always loved marijuana. It has been a source of joy and comfort to me for many years. And I still think of it as a basic staple of life, along with beer and ice and grapefruits -and millions of Americans agree with me.”Hunter S. Thompson

 “The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.”Carl Sagan 

“It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics… dope and all that crap. It’s a thousand times better than whiskey – it’s an assistant – a friend.”Louis Armstrong

hippiehillToday is the ever so anticipated 4/20. I’m sure you will all be celebrating in one form or another, whether you’re sitting at the top of Hippie Hill in San Francisco, or you’re sitting at home surrounded by friends and family. For the readers who are unfamiliar with the relevance of the date, today is a day celebrated by Americans across the country that participate in smoking the leaves from delicate plant. As I walk around campus today, I couldn’t help but notice all the signs advocating for the celebration of the day. While I have been known to take part in its celebration, I honestly had no idea how the “holiday” came to be, so I did a little research to find out its origin.

According to the oh so credible Wikipedia, here’s what I found:

A group of people in San Rafael, California, calling themselves the Waldos because “their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school”, used the term in connection with a fall 1971 plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop that they had learned about. The Waldos designated the Louis Pasteur statue on the grounds of San Rafael High School as their meeting place, and 4:20 p.m. as their meeting time. The Waldos referred to this plan with the phrase “4:20 Louis”. Multiple failed attempts to find the crop eventually shortened their phrase to simply “4:20”, which ultimately evolved into a codeword that the teens used to mean marijuana-smoking in general. Mike Edison says that Steven Hager of High Times was responsible for taking the story about the Waldos to “mind-boggling, cult like extremes” and “suppressing” all other stories about the origin of the term.

Hager wrote “Stoner Smart or Stoner Stupid?” in which he called for 4:20 p.m. to be the socially accepted hour of the day to consume cannabis. He attributes the early spread of the phrase to Grateful Dead followers, who were also linked to the city of San Rafael.

Just a fun fact that I wished to share with my dear readers. Remember to have fun on this fine day, but to also stay safe out there!

-KBblunt