Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting

Because I know Gabby loves this one.  And Erin, too.

I am most proud of (for somesaysheisE)

I am proud that I am trying hard to recognize the things that are making my life harder and, while perhaps not to entirely fix them, at least make some adjustments, try new habits, to be happier.  I know that I can be, and should be, happier than I am for all the good things in my life.  

But I refuse to sit here and whine, worry, and sulk.  To wait for, or search for, someone else to fix my problems for me.  I have to make the effort, or I won’t deserve it.  I am working diligently to make the very best of this one life I have.

I’m proud that I am my own savior.


Phil Collins - Do You Remember?

Somesaysheise requested this one, and I’m glad she did because I had forgotten how much I like this song.  Such sad but pretty lyrics.

You could’ve come over to my side 
You could’ve let me know 
You could’ve tried to see the distance between us 
But it seemed too far for you to go. 

sheisesomesay-deactivated201602  asked:

What do you wish you had? What's your favorite color? What's your favorite thing about yourself? What are you looking most forward to this year?

  1. I wish I had a bit more career ambition. Like, I’m good at what I do and I make more money than I probably ever expected to make in the nonprofit field. But I don’t have an innate desire to go into independent consulting or to start my own web shop. Maybe I’ll develop that down the road but I just don’t have it right now.
  2. I don’t normally give any thought to what my favorite color might be, but when I shop for shirts I seem to gravitate towards darker shades of blue and green. That’s the best answer I can probably give.
  3. My favorite thing about myself is that I refuse to be down in the dumps for too long. It’s a skill that took a long while to develop but I just simply don’t allow myself to mope about anything or be grumpy for extended periods of time. This attitude is also what brought about the NO WHINING rule.
  4. This year I am looking forward to moving into the District and being much more Metro-accessible. It will allow me to be much more social and to do more walking and exploring. This is such an amazing and historic city but I’ve hardly seen any of it yet because I live in the suburbs. 

    I am also looking forward to attending CHSH for the first time since 2011, going to MITU again, and hopefully making a trip to Vegas at some point. (I’ve been telling portorock for a couple of years that I’m going to make it out there and I’m eager to actually do it finally.)
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What was the name of your first pet? I had a turtle who was named Touché, although I didn’t know what that meant. It was our neighbor’s dad’s idea and I just agreed to it. 

Do you say “I love you” first, or do you wait for the other person to say it? I’ve been on both sides of this equation and they’re both pretty great. I’ve also been on the side of the equation where you say “I love you” first and the other person is like, “not so much” and then breaks up with you.

Suggest to me one book, one movie and one song. Book: “Still Life With Woodpecker” by Tom Robbins, Movie: Defendor, Song: “The Girl Who Loved The Monsters” by Rob Zombie

What did you want to be when you grew up? Fireman, basketball player, mathemetician

Are you proud of who you are? Abso-fucking-lutely

What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you? My family puts up with me being a pretty shitty communicator and still loves me unconditionally. Can’t think of anything that tops that.

Do you cry when you get hurt, or do you try to suck it up? If I get hurt physically, like breaking an ankle or something, I don’t cry because I’m stoic when it comes to that type of thing. But if I get hurt emotionally, like if someone breaks my heart or if someone I love dies, I find that I need to cry to help the healing process.

What song would you sing at karaoke? (Yes, you have to sing a song) Build Me Up Buttercup

Who’s better? Mario or Sonic? I’d take Sonic in a footrace and I’d take Mario in a mushroom eating competition. In a contest of “who is the better video game character?” I would also take Mario.

What word would you strike from the English language? webinar

What’s your imaginary child’s name? I don’t think I understand this question. Gizmo?


  1. What’s the best trivial fact you know?
  2. How do you feel about the zodiac?
  3. Are you gonna eat that?
  4. I think Homer gets stupider every year.
  5. What was your favorite toy as a child?
  6. What do you think is your best physical feature?
  7. Why don’t we do it in the road?
  8. Can you do any magic tricks?
  9. What is a meme you will never grow tired of?
  10. What’s the best piece of advice you have to give?
  11. Are you holding?