Sunday, January 26, 2014

What Would You Do

What if you knew me
really knew me
deep down inside
What would you do

Would you still want to be my friend
Would you think less of me
Would you turn your back on me

What if I told you that
I believe abortion should be legal
and it's not a baby til it can breathe on its own.
What would you say

What if I told you that
I believe in conspiracy theories
and I don't believe the government has the best interest of the people
Would you look at me odd

What If I told you that
I don't believe in the same God you believe in
or maybe I don't believe in one at all
Would you think you had to save me

What if I said to you
I am gay
or maybe bisexual
Would you want to hang out with me

What would you do

If I disagreed with you
If I really shared who I am

Would you still be there?

This poem was inspired by the thought of anyone who is afraid to be who they really are because of how other people may react.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It's a Sale

Just head on over to the red light district.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

It's Not Really Nice to Lie

Right now I know some pregnant people.
And other people are lying to them.

" I loved being pregnant."
"Greatest feeling in the world."
" As soon as the baby is born, you forget the pain."
 " After the baby is here, there is only joy."


Maybe some people loved being pregnant, but EVERYONE says that.
I can not be the only person on the planet that hated it.

Your boobs hurt.
You get strange pains everywhere.
Hard to turn over.
You get so big, you can't see your feet and you can no longer get next to a counter.

It's been 17 years and I am telling you, I remember the pain.
I remember being in labor and telling my husband that I don't know why I wanted to do this.
I remember having trouble sitting comfortably for over a month after birth.
Does that sound like joy?

Sure, I love my kid.
But, I didn't love feeling like something was sitting on my abdomen all the time.
I didn't love not being able to take deep breaths.

Being a parent is truly a feeling like no other.
But, being pregnant is no walk in the park.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ten Things Tuesday- She's Not Speaking My Language

I'd like to believe that I'm hip.
I'm happenin'.

However, I feel a little lost when my daughter starts spouting these words.
I have to ask.
She explains.

Suddenly, I can understand my grandma and mom.
For someone that constantly says that she isn't old, I am starting to feel a little that way.

This week I have decided to make Ten Things Tuesday about words that the teens use today.
Maybe you will learn something
maybe you already know.

1. Ship
     When you are feeling that two people should be in a relationship, you "ship" them. You just think they should be together, platonically or romantically.

2. Feels
    When you have a strong emotion about doing something, you "feels" it. My daughter just said to me the other day that she feels Lords of the Rings really bad so we need to watch it. This one really annoys me. So much that I feels it in my bones. 

     I think every knows this by now. You only live once. Unless, you are a cat or are revived by CPR or paddles.

4. O M Gee
     What is this? OMG, Oh my God, and O M Gee mean the same thing to a religious person. Writing Gee doesn't make it better because it is still considered blasphemy because it is used to take the place of the word God. Still a no-no. My nieces do this, thankfully not my daughter.

5. Imma
     Short for I am going to. "Imma goin' over to Grandma's" is an example. Does anyone else worry for our grammatical future?

6. Squee
     I have yet to grasp the meaning of this. I think it is supposed to be a noise of excitement. Yet it makes me think of a squeegee that you clean your windows with while pumping gas.

7. Hit me up
     I don't know who came up with this. I don't think I want to know this person. I have a cousin that says this all the time on Facebook. Is the phrase look me up or get a hold of me just too mundane? Let's make it more punchy by saying hit.

8. Random
     This word is just over-used. Everything seems to be random, whether it truly is or not.

9. Casually
     A favorite adjective of my teen. She is always casually doing something. From going to the fridge to get a snack or taking the remote, she is always "casually" doing it.

10. Derp
     In my day, this would be dope, dweep, nerd, or weirdo. Now, dope is marijuana and nothing more and it's OK to be a nerd.
Have a great Tuesday!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My Book

So, here is here.
My Ruth's Yummy Stuff: Dips cookbook.
The Kindle edition and the paperback are both available on Amazon right now.

I love dips.
I can make a meal of chips and dip or crackers and dip.

If you love dips or know someone that does, check it out.
Picture included with every recipe.