Posts by 80sgirl

To Tell or Not to Tell?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

While shocktober is my favorite month of the year and all I do is write of and watch spooky things throughout the month, due to the Mega Millions jackpot now at a whopping 1.6 billion while the Powerball is $620 million I did something I only do once a year on my birthday in that I bought a lottery ticket along with millions of other people since we all have that same improbable dream of winning.  Of course I know I won’t win as it will be somebody else or a group of others as is the story of my life but it had me pondering something quite relevant.  Now you hear many people joke that if they were to win the lotto they wouldn’t bother going back to work since they obviously wouldn’t need to and while I’m sure this has happened more times than I can even count I’m curious as to how many people would spread the word about the fact that they were now the overjoyed owner of millions of dollars as opposed to those who would simply keep it to themselves?   Now we’ve all seen movies, television shows and read the many stories of what can happen when someone wins the lottery.  Not only do their lives change immensely it also opens the portal to the besieging of phone calls and visits to their home from just about everyone they know along with others they don’t in hopes of getting a piece of the pie.  I so wish I were watching The Jeffersons as every time I hear that phrase I think of the theme song.  Relatives they haven’t seen or heard from in years, friends they haven’t thought of in years and numerous others all wanting a handout with their brazen sense of entitlement.      They all have their hands out with sob stories and before you know it you’re life is a complete catastrophe.  The media wants to interview you, charities are bombarding you via your phone, email and even front door and before you know it you think of how much better your life was before you even won that damn lottery.  The show The Lottery Changed My Life depicts both the positive and negative aspects of what can happen when a person wins it as often times they spend beyond their means resulting in them going through all their winnings or they make other foolish mistakes and within a few years they’re back in the same financial situation as they were prior to winning.  Before long many of these winners wish they wouldn’t have won at all or realize they would have been better off keeping their mouths shut about the entire thing.  They’re even at risk for being kidnapped and held for ransom or even robbed all due to the enormous fortune they’ve now acquired often times resulting in tragedy.  Sure hope blabbing to everyone was worth it.   As for me?  If I were fortunate or blessed enough to win several hundred million dollars as the person (people) who wins the Mega Millions and decided to take a lump sum no one would know a frickin’ thing other than three of my family members being my parents and my dog.  I’d still go to work like any other day, continue to drive the car I’ve had for almost fourteen years and act as if nothing had changed.  I would; however, take a week-long vacation about a month later, find and buy my lifelong dream mansion on the beach (where no natural disasters would destroy it) along...

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Goblins, Candy and Much More

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

While I bid adieu to summer I can’t help but feel excitement about the fact that October is my most favorite month.  Despite stores displaying Halloween items in September I refuse to think about anything associated with the spookiest holiday until we’re in the month of October which we now are.  While I’m not into going to haunted houses or other terror-filled locations I relish in watching horror movies as well as ghostly expeditions but while I’m home and in my jammies.     Am I the only one who thinks trick-or-treating shouldn’t strictly be designated for children and adults should be able to partake in the festivities of walking door to door whilst collecting goodies?  Possibly.  YAY!!!!!  Now I can take out all my Halloween items I got last year on clearance and display them!...

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Heart and Sole

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Rarely do I ever feel bad about throwing an article of clothing away since I’m not attached to any of my attire but when it comes to various pairs of shoes it’s often quite difficult to get rid of them.  Such is the case with my Nike’s which I’ve had for more than a year.  The second I saw them I knew they were for me and the fact that they fit even better than Cinderella’s magical glass slipper validated it.  They were so comfy especially since I’m always on my feet and I was really hoping they’d last for at least several years.   Unfortunately my wish didn’t come true since over time I began noticing the stitching unraveling towards the upper part of both shoes.  I hoped that would be the extent of my shoes’ wear and tear but it wasn’t as today I saw more and more weathering which was a tell-tale sign to bid a sorrowful adieu to my reliable and beautiful Nike’s.  While I got a new pair of Puma’s which are totally fabulous I still feel gloomy that I had to let go of my Nikey’s.      ...

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A Blessing of Sorts

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

                                                              It’s funny how a simple phrase can be so significant to others.  Ever since I can remember whenever I would sneeze a member of my family would always say “God bless you” and I’d always say the same thing only my words were and still are “bless you.”  I never really thought much of it and in fact would sometimes get annoyed if I was doing something important or even watching television only to have to stop and say “bless you.”  The thing is that I’d only say it to my family and never gave it much thought whenever others would sneeze if I were out but that all changed several years ago while I was shopping.  I happened to sneeze, something I absolutely hate especially while engaging in conversation with someone when a woman said “God Bless You” which made me stop in my tracks as I was shocked someone had actually told me that.  I thanked them in a surprised voice and at that moment it not only showed me there’s still some humanity in the world I thought to myself from now on whenever someone sneezes, stranger or not I’ll say “bless you” unless of course they’re a jerk at which point I’ll say nothing.   While the word gesundheit is not part of my vocabulary some who aren’t particularly religious could always say that to a person having just sneezed but for some odd reason hearing someone say “Gesundheit” just doesn’t sound as genuine as hearing them say “God bless you.”  So the next time you hear someone say “Achoo!” those three or even two words could mean a world of difference to...

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Major Eye-Opener

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

No one wants to live on the beach more than me.  Ever since we visited Santa Monica when I was six years old and swam in the waves I was hooked.  All I wanted was to live not by or close to but rather right on the beach.  The problem is that it takes an enormous amount of money in order to do that.  While California has some of the most beautiful beaches the state is too pretentious and expensive for me which is why for years I’ve longed and fantasized about living in one the Carolinas or Virginia Beach.  While I despise the snow which is prevalent in the state of New York one thing many people say is that regardless of the cold and snow we are safe from natural disasters which are plaguing many states lately and it is true.  During wintertime we have a vast amount of snow and bone-chilling weather but at least we don’t have to worry about a hurricane blowing through.  I can’t even begin to think of the utter hell I’d go through if my home was destroyed all due to Mother Nature or some other mother in this case.  The thought of losing all my belongings is too much to even fathom and I shutter to think of the people who were forced to leave many of their worldly possessions behind due to this most recent of horrific catastrophes.     This most quintessential fantasy I’ve had for years of living on a beautiful, desolate and safe beach has been completely destroyed similar to the homes, places of business and other areas in the specific southern states.  It’s terrifying because it seems like with each passing year more and more natural calamities are occurring and I’m beginning to realize people may be (and probably are) right about the dangers of living by the water.  While my life-long dream hasn’t changed I just want to make certain if I ever am able to live in a home right by the beach that it’s free of anything treacherous as once again fantasy creeps in.  I just pray for everyone afflicted by Hurricane Florence and wish all these tragedies caused by Mother Earth would come to an end.    ...

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