Oh my, I am having entirely too much fun at this new (to me) website I’ve discovered, txt2pic.com.  I’ve spent the last half hour playing around, and look what I’ve come up with!

What’s in a Name Meme

Softdrink did a funny meme on her blog, so I lifted it from her.  My 10 year old and I both did it.. her answers are in parentheses.  It’s fun, try it!

1.  Your Rock Star name  (first pet, current car):  Taffy Quest (Jasmine Quest)

2.  Your Gangsta name (fave ice cream flavor, fave type of shoe):  Moose Tracks Clogs (Chocolate Brownie Vans)

3.  Your Native American name (favorite color, favorite animal):  Yellow Dog (Blue Horse)

4.  Your soap opera name (middle name, city where you were born):  Marie Detroit (Marie Laguna Niguel)

5.  Your Star Wars name (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name):  Munli (Munla)

6.  Superhero name (2nd fave color, favorite drink):  Blue Mocha (Green Rootbeer)

7.  NASCAR name (the first names of your grandfathers):  Bill William  (Joe Kenneth)

 8.  Stripper name (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy):  Pleasures Reeses (Princess Sour Belts)

9.  TV Weather Anchor Name (your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter):  Beno Barcelona (Steinbrink San Diego)

10.  Spy Name (your favorite season/holiday, fave flower)  Autumn Rose (Autumn Daffodil)

11.  Cartoon Name (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now):  Raisin Boots (Watermelon Jeans)

12.  Hippie Name (what you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree):  Nature Valley Birch (French Toast Redwood)  

Brand New Year, Same Old Me

I love empty calendars, blank journals, lined paper waiting to be filled with scribbles, notes, appointments, and lists. All the possibilities of a fresh start give me hope for change.

I Like this quote “When you start using senses you’ve neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes”

Barbara Sher (American business owner, career counselor, author)

Fresh eyes, that’s what I want. I want to use those neglected senses. Go more places, have more experiences. I have allowed my life to become too routine, too scheduled. I need to allow for more spontaneity, more fun (even if I have to schedule it!), less “I have to..” and more “I want to..”

So, one resolution that I’m writing down in my new blank journal for the new year is to be more fun. Not just have more fun, but to BE more fun. I want to step out of myself and be silly and free spirited, unpredictable and a whole lot less boring.

As I sit here in my bathrobe, writing on my blog and watching the Rose Parade on tv, I idly say to my husband, “I’ve never seen the floats up close, in all the years I’ve lived in Southern California.” and, in typical Aquarius fashion, he says, “Let’s go! We can be up and back before the game starts.”  My first thought is, “Wait!  That’s not part of the plan.  I was going to take down the tree today and get the house cleaned up.”  Hmmm. I’ve just written about how I want to have more fun.. BE more fun.. and yet I don’t feel like jumping in the shower and getting ready to go to have a fun experience, because it’s not part of “the plan”. Apparently this spontaneous, BE FUN stuff is going to require an effort on my part, and may even require me to throw “the plan” out the window.

Ok, so much for the plan.  Here we go.  I’m going to start being more fun RIGHT NOW. I’ll write again later about our experiences and about my other resolutions (being fun isn’t the only one). So goodbye, from the FUN GIRL (or, more accurately, the girl who is trying to be FUN) and Happy New Year! I’m off to smell the roses!