Too many passwords!

Eh. Too many passwords!

Can’t keep them all straight. Seems like all these websites have different requirements for passwords — must have one capital letter, at least two numbers, one special character, no special characters — so I can’t just use the same one so that remembering is easy. Writing them down seems not secure.

My brain is full. Not signing up for anymore websites.

I really wanted to go onto Trip Advisor and write a wonderful review about John, our tour guide from… what was the name of that place? It had the same name as some kind of disease… Cataract. That was it. Cataract Tours.

John was awesome, and since I refuse to sign up for anymore password-access websites, I can not say it there, so I will say it here.

Niagara Falls was better because of you, John!

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Saving Money

I saved sooooo much money today.

It is only $20 dollars to take this pile of disgusting, spider-ridden wood to the local waste management facility.

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And it is $42.50 for Special Pick-up, the curb-side service of waste disposal.

I paid $42.50.

How did I save money, you may wonder?

Well, if I would have cheaped out and transported the gross wood myself, here is how the universe would work with me in that situation:

1. I put the wood in the trunk of my car.

2. A certain percentage of spiders and /or other creepy crawlies would have freed themselves during transport.

3. At a later date, one of said creatures would scare me whilst I drive, most likely causing me to crash and having possibly thousands of dollars in car repairs.

So today, I just saved thousands of dollars in car repairs.

Totally worth an extra $22.50.

Creative Spaces

I hit up one of my fave day-trip spots

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Had a Zombie latte. Yes, that is what it was called. It was one of the best lattes I have ever had! I have know idea what was in it. I hope not brains. There was a hint of yummy nutty flavor.

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The above pic looks like I meant to capture the gorgeous flowers that accompanied my study table for the afternoon, but really I was more interested in the view out the window. Can you see it? Yes, it is a planter where the greens emerge from a human head like a zombie Chia Pet.

Okay, lots of zombie talk. But it really isn’t a creepy place. It is actually very nice and colorful and bursting with creative umph and wonderful paths in the fresh air and fun twisty paths inside.

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Love to Read?

I have some time off of work and decided to try and get back to my roots by spending a few hours a day …… watching TV.

Is it bad that a TV show is a contributing factor to who I am? Or maybe it was just a good example of parts of me when it came on the air and that is why I connected with it so?

I don’t think I was as big of a coffee addict before I started watching ‘Gilmore Girls’ than I am now, so the show definitely had that affect. But I always loved the written word, which is why I am linking to the following page, because I probably would never have read ‘The Fountainhead’ if it wasn’t for Rory Gilmore.

Books Referenced in ‘Gilmore Girls’

Also, I love what this chick is doing.

Getting Happy

I have made many life decisions that were motivated by trying to please other people … people who ended up not being pleased anyway.

A Dave Ramsey quote comes to mind:

“We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.”

Even though I am not speaking specifically about financial decisions, this statement still resonates.

I read a good book that helped me come to terms with things a bit called, “Strip Off Your Fear: Radiate the Confidence Within,” by Betsy Talbot.

Just a suggestion for a good read if you need some Umph to get going and make those daily decisions that will help you live more authentically and happily.