TidBits from "Enter Month Here."

These are scattered tidbits from the months past…
Because not everyone has twitter.

Just give me Judd Nelson thrusting his fist in the air because he knows he got me… Just give my Patrick Swayze reminding everyone that nobody puts baby in the corner.. Just give me Patrick Dempsey offering to ride away on the back of his lawn mower.. Or give me Eric Stoltz telling me he didn’t know. ’85 – ’87

Imma get myself a big fat Newfoundland pup. That shall be my equivalent of a cat collection. I shall be known as the “crazy Newfoundland puppy lady.” Because I could never be normal and be something that already exists.

Doing laundry like a big girl!
So far so good. It’s the next day and I’m still waiting for clothes to dry ’cause I forgot to check if they were dry last night.

On the way to the airport, Victor pointed out a restaurant that offers “Indian Style Chinese Food” .. well that ought to be interesting, no?

So we were going to pick up Daddy at the airport.. But the car doors are frozen.. and refuse to open..So we have to wait now… 

 I kind of..um.. have trouble paying attention. Especially to vital details. This is problematic in so many things, baking very much included. See, sometimes I decide to get creative and look up a recipe, except it’s in “British” meaning the measurements are like so: 

170g flour

I am left gaping at that. I have no idea how much that is. No idea I tell you. None. 
 Anyways, a really nice lady wrote the recipe like so: 

170g/3/4 cup flour 

Easy right? British and American measurements (there’s a more technical way to say that I’m sure) side by side. Perfect! Right? Except.. it’s super easy to miss that 3 there… Take your time .. subtract the 3 from that and what do you get?… I’m telling you..I shouldn’t be allowed to bake anymore.

Helped Victor w/ his paper route today. Passed by a house with Halloween decor still up. I think they’re confused. (Yes yes he’s the golden child. Already has a job while I’m here spending it all on thin textbooks. Whatever.)

If you vacuum a spider it dies right? I’m terribly afraid it won’t and will, instead, survive and come back a 6-legged creature thirsty for revenge!

Just finished organizing Monopoly; who plays and then leaves everything upside down like that!? All the money was in chaos! (I might have spent more time than I care to admit, sitting down amidst three Monopoly boxes and organizing everything. Cards, money, houses/hotels. I see your smirks. I know, when I have kids this will seem so silly. But I don’t! So leave me to my crazy organizing ways!

I changed Blogger to “English – UK” just to see what would change. Nothing really did except I read everything in a UK accent in my head. ( I will never read it w/ an accent out loud because Loki-Lou and Sleepy Joe would, with good reason, be terribly insulted. )

From the week I finished high school: 
This week was fabulous… now.. let’s make it even better and GET THESE FINALS OVER WITH! 

Pankicking? Darn it I just made up a new word… to get rid of finals.. we’re gonna pankick!!

November TidBits.

“TidBits from the month before… mostly made up of tweets and random sentences made up of mundane occurrences.. because not all of us have Twitter and sometimes 140 characters is just far too limiting..”

We’re listening to a CD and I feel like it’s the 50’s and we’re listening to a Radio Show … Kinda cool .. ^-^

I just solved three geometry problems. All correct. I feel like superwoman. a genius.

I hate it when I need a drink of water but I’m in my pj’s and there are people (and by people I mean not family people) in the kitchen. So I die of thirst rather than change. 

Loved this: NYTimes: After the Storm, a City Full of Stories  The NYTimes gathered a couple of stories after Hurricane Sandy. This is the type of thing I’d love love love to do .. 

Whoa hello there late Autumn! Is it just me or did fall pass by in a blink this year?

Anyone else find Realtors an interesting lot?  (Our Realtor is a great guy and we’re having loads of fun with him .. I suspect he’s finding us quite the strange lot too ..)

This just happened. Victor bribed me with a pack of sour patch kids into letting him game on my phone. I am weak. He is smart. That’s usually how it works, no?

I stumbled upon a “face map” for what your acne is telling you.. basically wherever you get acne it’ll tell you what you need to fix in your diet/lifestyle to get rid of it .. The Kid was looking over my shoulder and asked “What about if you get them on your cheeks?” [Where he has recently been surprised to find a pimple or two as a result of preteeness]. “Hmm .. lookout for greasy cellphones and change your pillowcases often. Also you’ve gotta stop touching your cheeks.” I read.. “WHAT?! But my cheeks are the cheekiest cheeky cheeks!” he protested while putting his hands up and squishing his own cheeks.

#FacebookProblems Wished a girl “happy birthday”, she answers with “Thanks! Miss you!” I don’t remember ever seeing her in person. Girl how you miss me when I don’t even know you?

“Sleep, my little one, sleep, my pretty one, sleep.” -Tennyson [Tennyson makes my knees go weak]

And tomorrow.. The packing begins! Move No. 13!

The problem with really good Brazilian food.. Is that I eat it. All.

Also, there’s a whole batch of tweets on my current obsession going on on Twitter..If you want to find out what that most current obsession is .. Follow Me!
Hope Y’all have been having a wonderful December so far!


So technically these are mostly October TidBits, but it’s November.. so I don’t know whether to call them October Tidbits or November Tidbits.. so.. um …

For those of us without twitter and because sometimes 140 characters isn’t enough.

Sometimes I like to mess with Victor’s mind by telling him to be quiet while he’s reading silently. 

Got my background check this morning.. My “criminal record” is not available.. Or in other words.. I have none.. I’m interesting like that.

I get happy when it’s time to eat. Do you get happy when it’s time to eat? You should get happy when it’s time to eat.

Always listen to your mother. Always. The laws of gravity will bend over backwards to make her statements and instincts right. Always.

It seriously bothers me how we constantly get “jealous” and “envious” mixed up. WHY would you be jealous of someone’s hair? How do you get jealous of someone’s hair anyways? “Oh my goodness No! You can’t play with her hair! Only I can play with her hair!” …? 

Things I’m Still Afraid of: Washing my face in the shower because something will be hiding behind the curtain and when I close my eyes it will snatch me.

If you spit bubblegum on the floor, you will have just witnessed a completely inelastic collision. 🙂

(I only know this type of stuff because I have to.)  

Overly Attached Girlfriend’s favorite verse: Matthew 28:20 last part.

I miss running after fireflies .. ~*

Things I’m still afraid of: Crossing the street by myself and loud sink drain thingies. 

Told someone I plan on going to Uni this January, “Since when do they let kids into university?” 

Oh please. Why does this keep coming up? I’m a big girl!

That soul crushing moment when you walk to the fridge and realize you’re out of OJ.

Hugging helps lower blood pressure.

“I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at.” 

Less than a month away from being old enough to vote, buy tobacco, get my own place, get married, get a tattoo, get arrested. Not sure how many of those I’ll actually be doing… but…

Does anyone ever even use those straps inside suitcases? I could use a few to strap a couple of shoes outside, though….

Currently eating spaghetti with chopsticks. With my LEFT HAND!

How do you explain to someone that the small bruise on your face is the result of your phone loving you so much it jumps from your hands to kiss you while you’re lying in bed reading and holding it up?

Here’s a tip: Never read a natural treatment book out loud if you don’t know what you are reading actually means..Especially if you don’t know what it means. For example, don’t shout out a name of a disease and ask what it is in the middle of a living room at your grandmother’s house. Google it if you must, but don’t read it out loud. And that’s another thing, when you do google it, please make sure it’s on search, not images. 

That’s it for the tidbits folks, but I’d really appreciate it if you passed by our TidBit Thursday link up and left your link!


August TidBits.

And here are August’s TidBits … because not everyone has Twitter:

I firmly believe that if we must lick envelopes closed, they should at least be flavored. Like Nutella. Just saying …

Is it weird that I think that .. one of the most inspiring parts of the olympics..is the commercials. -_-

Tiffanie’s opened up her Etsy shop! Come check it out! cornerblogstore  

So many wonderful things to do! So little time! This gives me happy shivers.

Everyday I randomly pray little prayers … most of them consist of: “Thank you Lord for cookies, and thank you Lord for milk.”

When Victor reads the Bible story of the night at Simon’s house, he substitutes cinnamon for Simon’s name. “Cinnamon was a proud pharisee…” Probably just goes to prove we’re related…

Some nights, I can hear the train whistle blow as it gets further and further away… Train whistles have always had the ability to tug at my feelings and take a piece of me with them into the dark distance . .. Anyone else feel trains have that effect on them?

After my presentation as a swimming instructor, fellow classmates complimented me with the following, “You have a good instructor’s voice.” 
Little do they know … ‘being loud’ it’s part of being Brazilian.

So.. Is the back of your back .. your chest?

That awesome moment when you have a face mask on and you feel a sneeze coming on. 

“Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.” ― O. Henry, The Gift of the Magi (That story is pretty darn awesome by the way) 

Nothing is more contagious than an example.

This evening, right after his shower, Victor weighed himself and came jumping out into the living room yelling “I’m fatter! I’m fatter! I gained a pound! Hallelujah!” And this just goes to prove .. something, I’m sure.

Sometimes I wish I had laser beams that would shoot out of my eyes on command.. it would make my death stare that much more effective..

I can’t wait til they find a way to make it possible for people to message you phone battery charge.. And candy. Definitely candy.

Just vacuumed and swept the whole house. Arm workouts for the whole entire week? CHECK!

Friday night I was surprised to find a purple black and green bruise on my hip. Extremely tired, I ignored it. Yesterday I remembered where it was from … Friday morning after 3 1/2 hours in the water teaching kids to swim, my last student attempted a flutter kick but missed the water completely. Guess where he kicked instead. Yep. My hip. I wonder how many people think working with kids is actually a safe job … 

How has your August been?

TidBits of March.

I’m excited about two more posts coming up. In fact I’m doing the I’ve-got-blog-posts-in-the-making happy dance, right now. But here are a few tidbits from my twitter, Facebook, and around…from March:

I follow a bunch of athletes on Twitter. Then I just sit here exercising vicariously. (:

Put cookies to cool outside. And then came a masked- I’m assuming- thief. 

Mother asked me to make Victor a sandwich. 
I did. According to him, “It tastes like charcoal! But delicious! Crunchy! It takes like it was baked!”
I’m taking it as a compliment

He was rattling off facts again, while I was studying for a Chem test.
“Larissa do you want another fact?” 
*sigh* “No. Not right now!” 
“Well I don’t care, did you know that Colombia prints more stamps than any other country?”
I grow wiser daily.

The amount of energy necessary to break up a nucleus into its component nucleons is called binding energy. Ironic Maybe?

Luck be a Gentleman! (To paraphrase #Sinatra)

“I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all.” – E.B. White

I check out the children books we don’t finish.#BigReadingBuddyConfession #1
I buy enough treats so that there are some leftover for me.#BigReadingBuddyConfession #2

It has yet to be confirmed, but I’m pretty sure my first word..was food.

Surround yourself with people you want to be like. Find out what makes them tick. Implement.

Bianca Juarez  @BiancaOlthof
My strategy for Words With Friends: play a bunch of fancy sounding words until I make up a real one

Everything stinks till it’s finished. DR. SEUSS

And last but not least, something I have always believed in but had never been able to capture into words or explain,

“Without a destination, you’re left to wander. And while wandering may teach you things, expose you to new experiences, even shape who you are, it’s unlikely to bring you the sense of satisfaction that you so crave. You never feel the accomplishment of reaching the destination on your journey.” -Scoutie Girl

Hope y’all are having a great week so far. If not, cheer up, tomorrow’s Wednesday already!