This Week IN RAGE!

So like most of my friends, they have dedicated certain moments in their lives to vent, complain, and scream about those special events in their lives, which always have brought a smile to my face. No not because I enjoy the pain and agony of others, but because they're the most hilarious moments in anyones life, mine too. As such, I have decided to try to dedicate a post a week to those same type of moments called "This Week In Rage." Hope it brings a smile to your face and makes you rejoice that your life isn't as bad as mine...(can I get a witness?)

This Week In Rage

I recently was invited to take a trip to Maize, Kansas to celebrate the marriage of my cousin to the man of her dreams. I wasn't planning on attending, mostly because I didn't have enough money to spend on the trip. But my OTHER cousin Laura, showed up at my house last week and begged me to jump on the soul train headed for Kansas. Despite the fact that there is absolutely NOTHING to do in Kansas, let alone the DRIVE OUT THERE there is NOTHING PERIOD. But I was wanting to get away, and so I couldn't resist. So this week in Rage has got to be the 36 hours I spent in the backseat, driving to AND from Kansas. I could NOT wait to get out of the car at the dirty gas stations just to stretch my legs, only to regret that we had a long ways to go.

In the end I did enjoy the entire trip alone. I love being around my family and especially hanging out with the Baptist Community in Maize, Kansas.



Come and Knock On Our Door!

Come and knock on our door.....
We've been waiting for you......
Where the kisses are hers and hers and his,
Three's company too.

Come and dance on on our floor......
Take a step that is new.....
We've a loveable space that needs your face,
Three's company too.

You'll see that life is a frolic and laughter is calling for you......
Down at our rendez-vous,
Three's company, too!!!!!!

There is no doubt that any of you have forgotten the crazy escapades of Jack, Janet, and Crissy and their flamboyant landlord Mr. Furley. Better yet that addictive jingle, "Come and Knock on Our door, we've been waiting for you....Three's Company too!"

Well I have figured out my own Three's Company. I consider it one of the closest knit friendships around. So I have gone ahead and created my own version of the 1977 sitcom below.

Ok so I'm not exactly the best graphic editor, but while you are contemplating whether to laugh out loud or cry inside, let me share more with you regarding Three's Company. The other night, Jessica, Jana and myself were hanging out at our favorite place, Village Inn, or as we would like to call..The VI. Consider it the Peach Pit of the 90210 days or The Max from Saved By The Bell. We always tend to come out of the establishment, after glancing over the crowd that continues to pour in from who knows where (I've decided they all come down from the mountains, and I don't mean the views of PC or Deer Valley) feeling better for the lives we are currently living, despite the different circumstances we each embody.

I for one like to mention that despite these differences, the three of us have decided that we will most likely end up hanging out at the Inn into our late 40s and beyond, still single and still going through the circumstances that I mentioned before.

After giving it some thought, I have to agree! We all have some sort of disposition for illness or disability of some kind, and in some cases history has repeated itself. I don't want to go into too much detail, but we each have at least one thing or another that makes us stand out. I have to give credit to Jessica and Jana for accomplishing and receiving their Bachelor Degrees which I still need to hammer out sometime within my life. So right there goes to show you that we are not that odd of a group. I'd like to think of us as being endowed with great senses of humor, personalities and who have thus far lived life to its fullest (probably more evolved than Crissy, Janet and Jack even.) I am grateful for Jess and Jana for continuing the long friendship the three of us have enjoyed. I believe it will continue to grow and get more crazier and even more memorable experiences will be realized.

Even if that means having our names engraved on a gold plaque and placed on a booth within The VI, (what an accomplishment that would be!!) Which, like the theme song, has a space that needs your face, Three's Company Too!!



I would first off like to mention that this year was THE best Christmas I have experienced in awhile. I was able to throw a party for some influential, and fantastic friends anyone could wish for, and I spent the majority of the holiday with my family which I really enjoyed. I also took some ALONE time, (are you surprised?) which I could never see myself doing in my entire life. Just for the fact that I was always one wanting to be amongst A crowd ALL THE TIME. I honestly believe I have reached a major milestone in my life realizing that YOU NEED ALONE TIME!!

I also hope this isn't a sign of old age because I am turning 27 in less than a week...>tear<

Let me just let the dog pound out of the bag okay...in the past 6 years of my life every time my birthday would come around the cash and prizes side of me HAD to throw some sort of get together with friends. I admit some birthdays were better than others, but all in all I can't complain about the great time I've had and the memorable gifts that I've received. Thank yous go out to you all who have endured these gatherings year after year..I salute YOU!

But now that I am spiraling down the hill towards 30..I don't want to bother with it anymore. Does anyone else out there feel the need to make a BIG HOO HAHH about their birthday every year it comes around?? I confess to his holiness that I've been a victim of the birthday HOO HAHH, and could never understand why anyone wouldn't want to make such a big deal about their birthdays.

Mind you I have never been one to text the entire address book in my cell phone stating, "HEY JUST WANT TO REMIND YOU ITS MY BIRTHDAY NEXT WEEK!" Only to be told back, "HEY JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW I DIDN'T GET YOU ANYTHING!"

I've figured its because from ages 19-25 I was still relishing the ALL ABOUT ME limelight. I was immature and selfish. YES I SAID IT!! But I've finally figured out these demons and decided that I would take a stand and try harder not to squeeze the life out of my friends to come and celebrate just another day with me, ABOUT ME.

Just nod your head and make me think that you understand what this jibberish is portraying. I'm done with the fact that I NEED GIFTS, that I NEED TO GO OUT TO DINNER, that I NEED TO SEND INVITATIONS. There are just more important things, like maybe taking all that energy and time to finding a wife and getting hitched...hhmmm