Holy Posting, Batman.

So I know this is my third post this morning, but I have a few things to share and they didn’t really go together in one post. Last Saturday we had a few friends over for Jer’s birthday party. Ryan and Ashley brought Rowan with them What a little cutie! I took these pictures while Ash was singing him to sleep.


It’s About Time

I finally got off my ass and did a painting. Granted it took my sister requesting it and giving me a deadline to accomplish it, but I did it. Maybe this will inspire me to do more. We’ll see.

Everyday Life – Silly Self Portrait

I did this about 10 years ago when I was going to Westminster College. The funny thing is that this isn’t too far off from how I looked those days. Well, besides the fact that I didn’t ride a tricycle.

Three Things I Swore I Would Never Speak Of….

…but writing about them is, apparently, perfectly within my comfort zone.

I have been selected by Badass Geek to participate in the Three Confessions Quiz!! DA DA DA DAAAAAAA *onslaught of ominous music* This is good, since I realized that I had no idea what I wanted to write about and needed a swift kick in the creative pants. So thanks, Badass.


Rules: Post three (3) confessions in your blog or journal. They can be as personal as you want them to be, so use your discretion. Write about your habits or idiosyncrasies, or something you did as a child… Anything at all. Most importantly, however, they must be something you’ve never written about in your blog or journal before. Once finished, tag/invite three different readers to do the quiz on their blog or journal.

1. My First Bout with Humiliation. When I was in 1st grade I was very close friends with a boy named Adam Hedgewald*. We did everything together. Had sleepovers, made snow cones with his Snoopy Snow Cone Maker, traded E.T. Trading Cards, and trashed most of his Star Wars Toys. Oh and we also like to hide in his closet, naked, and check each other out. Yep. We would strip down and, in all our childish curiosity, point at and inspect the various parts that differed from one another. It was pretty fascinating, I must say…until the one day when his father opened the closet door to find us in our afternoon inspection. I was a little embarrassed, but got over it pretty quickly. That is until we were standing in front of the coat rack the next day at school. Adam felt it necessary, even after the huge lecture from his father, to come up to me in front of everyone and announce that “Those parts were mine and these parts were his, and that we weren’t supposed to play with them,” pointing for clarification as he spoke. That is the first time I ever remember feeling that hot, sickly, stomach wrenching feeling of humiliation. I should have kicked him, repeatedly, in the balls. “THESE PARTS, ADAM? THESE RIGHT HERE? HUH?” As silly as it seems, even to this day, if I feel humiliated that scene plays through my mind. Kind of like my own personal ‘Nam. (Okay, that last part is total bullshit.)

*All names have been kept the same as I don’t give a shit if people know who you were. We were in 1st grade for Pete’s sake. Get over it.

2. The OCD of My Childhood. As a child, it was impossible for me to color anything with my Crayola 64 Pack and not use every crayon in this box. Did I feel like the Wax Devil would eat my soul or that my family would die if I didn’t? No, of course not. Don’t be ridiculous. I just didn’t want any of the colors to feel left out. I was a very sympathetic child. I just knew deep in my heart that little Burnt Umber would be sniffling in that box if I picked Yellow Ochre over him. I also had to arrange the crayons based on height and hue. My box of crayons was a work of art in itself. Crayola would have been proud.

3. Sleeping I cannot sleep if I think there is a possibility that someone is watching me. If I hear people up and around doing things, and my door is open, I either have to get up and close it or just get up for good. For some reason the thought of someone walking by and seeing me laying in bed sleeping totally weirds me out. The only times this doesn’t apply is when Jer and I are going to sleep for the night, but I can’t fall asleep facing him, and when I am sick and don’t care.

This concludes the divulgence into the mysterious world of Sus. Not the most exciting confession, but what can I say? Those secrets are between me, Jer, and this guy. And if you don’t like that, well you can just take the second star from the right and shove it straight up ’til morning.

I now tag Annie, Ashley B., and Heather to participate in this quiz. Please link back to this post. Good luck and God speed.

Everyday Life – Birthday Boy

Happy birthday to the love of my life!!!!

Holy Cow. Focus, Sus.

While this week was a total cake walk compared to the hell that I used to work in, I am still burnt from the proposal I just turned in yesterday. So that being said I think, until I get my second wind, that I will fill out a little survey. This is my pathetic attempt to share a little more about myself with you. Sadly, I don’t think I have the attention span for anything more substantial that this. My sincere apologies.

1. Are you over 18? Yes
2. What is the wallpaper on your computer? This.
3. Did you get enough sleep last night? So far so good.
4. First thing you thought about this morning when you woke up? I wonder if I can still fit into that skirt? (Sadly, the answer was no.)
5. What do you have under your bed? I don’t know. Haven’t looked under there in a while.
6. Ever tried to skip a meal? In the wise words of Yoda. Do or do not. There is no try.
7. What makes you unique? My ability to quote entire scenes from movies that I haven’t even seen.
8. Are you afraid of the dark? Only if by “the dark” you mean “your face.”
9. Favourite movie(s)? Young Frankenstein, Snatch, Pulp Fiction, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Harold and Maude, True Grit, The Big Lebowski. I think that will do for now.
10. 3 things you can’t live without? Oxygen, water, and food. Oh. Did I take that too literally?
11. First thing you will buy if given $1000? Baby shit, most likely.
12. Favorite song when you are sleepy? This.
13. What are you afraid of? Falling from a great height.
14. Are you a giver or taker? Uuummm….I’m a lover, not a fighter.
15. What are your nicknames? Sus, Sue Bee, Scoosk, Jimmy Two Boobs, Susan W.
16. What is your dad’s middle name? John
17. Most recent movie that you watched? The Bucket List.
18. If you were invisible for a day, what would you do? Slap people upside the head who wait until they get to the register to decide what they are having.
19. If you were stuck on a deserted island and could have only one kind of food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Spaghetti.
20. Favorite TV commercial? This one.

21. First thing you’ll save in a fire? My family.
22. Your eye color? Blue
23. What are the things you always bring with you anywhere? A book and my camera.
24. Who’s on your mind right now? Jeremy
25. What do you usually do when the clock turns 7 am? Frantically try to finish getting ready to run out the door for work.
26. The color of your bedsheet? White
27. Who do you want to meet? I would love to have met Madeleine Kahn
28. How’s life today? It’s good, good.
29. Do you like chinese food? Sure do.
30. How big is your bed? King
31. Is your room clean? Sadly, not at the moment.
32. Favorite comedian? Mitch Hedberg
33. Who do you sleep with every night? Jeremy
34. Do you like coffee? Very much so.
35. How do you like your eggs? From a chicken.
36. Do you believe in astrology? Not since my moon was kicked out of the house of Saturn.
37. Last person you talked to on the phone? My step-niece’s grandma.
38. What are you listening to right now? William – Into Another
39. Tell me a random fact about yourself: I can sing the alphabet backwards, starting with any letter. (i.e. Start with L, end with M)
40. What is your favorite season? Spring
41. Last time you laughed at something stupid? This morning
42. What time did you wake up this morning first time? 6:30ish
43. Best thing about winter? Hot chocolate and Christmas lights.
44. What are you doing this weekend? Having a little birthday extravaganza for Jer.
45. Favorite cereal? Lucky Charms
46. Favorite 80s television show? Jem and the Holograms. Truly outrageous.
47. Have you ever taught a little kid a curse word? If so which one was it? Not exactly. I did teach my nephew to say Keigel.

Everyday Life – So Retahded But I Totally Laughed.