20 Signs You Grew Up in Catholic School

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20 signs you went to catholic school

There is a blog post floating around Facebook these days called 20 Signs You Grew Up A Church Kid. After 12-years of Catholic school I didn’t understand most of them.  Apparently growing up in Catholic school is just not the same as growing up a church kid. They had fun Jesus learning with Mr.Psalty, and we had just plain old nun-ification. With the help of three of my lovely former-plaid skirted friends, I came up with my own!

Let’s get this party started. Are you ready? Cause just like your first two hour mass, it’s going to be a loooong ride.

ASH WEDNESDAY

1. You at one point compared who got the “better” ash mark on their head from Ash Wednesday. Really they all looked like splotchy finger prints, but it kept you busy at recesses comparing noggins.

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2. You feel like a rebel when you wear colored socks. Oh yeah…

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We are Strong

Strangely, oddly i can relate but in a very opposite way. Like a mirror image. 🙂

Changing the Way We See Things: Our Journey to Tanzania

I came here knowing that this was going to be hard, that there would be a language issue. That there would be cultural differences. I worried what we were teaching would go right over their heads or that they wouldn’t care.

I was wrong.

I have watched these kids blossom. They have gone from incredibly shy and only giving us the textbook definitions to kids with an attitude and  kids who are assertive. Kids who stand straighter and know their rights. Girls in Form 1 and 2 who would take over their group and become the leaders, telling the older boys what to do! Students who said barely anything during our class hugged us and cried with us when we had to leave.

The skits that came through were incredible. Every skit that was shown had layers upon layers. They talked about relationships, abuse, abortion, pregnancy, all in the same…

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Part 2 : on dating a girl who reads…

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Date a girl who reads.

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Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek…

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Part 1 : on dating illiterate girls…

I'm not weird, I'm just a limited edition!

You should date an illiterate girl.

Date a girl who doesn’t read. Find her in the weary squalor of a Midwestern bar. Find her in the smoke, drunken sweat, and varicoloured light of an up-scale nightclub. Wherever you find her, find her smiling. Make sure that it lingers when the people that are talking to her look away. Engage her with unsentimental trivialities. Use pick-up lines and laugh inwardly. Take her outside when the night overstays its welcome. Ignore the palpable weight of fatigue. Kiss her in the rain under the weak glow of a street lamp because you’ve seen it in a film. Remark at its lack of significance. Take her to your apartment. Dispatch with making love. Fuck her.

Let the anxious contract you’ve unwittingly written evolve slowly and uncomfortably into a relationship. Find shared interests and common ground like sushi and folk music. Build an impenetrable bastion…

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Motivational Mondays!

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It’s Monday! a new week, a new year. Time to get moving and get things done. 

I’m learning that in the end its all about attitude, everything is in our heads, controlled by our vicariously made minds.  So even though I didn’t wake up on time or get most things accomplished. It’s still 9 AM and i know that i can make this day better and this week too! Amen. 

Here’s to staying positive and motivated

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NY Resolutions

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NY Resolutions

Do it!!

1. Sleep more.
Since we sleep for a third of our lives, it should be no surprise that it plays an important role in keeping us healthy. Getting a good night’s sleep can improve your mood, memory, and metabolism. It can also keep your immune system functioning properly.

2. Drink water.
In terms of what your body needs, water is the perfect beverage. Get enough H20 and you may experience clearer skin, increased energy, and relief from pesky dehydration headaches. Plus, toting around a water bottle is a great way to resist the temptations of less healthy, high-calorie drinks.
3. Get off the couch.
A study from Harvard’s School of Public Health found that watching TV for two hours a day increases a person’s risk for type 2 diabetes by 20 percent and heart disease by 15 percent. They also found that getting more than 3 hours of tube time ups your risk of dying prematurely from any disease.
4. Use a salad plate.
This one’s pretty simple. Large plates make it look like you have less food, while small plates make your portions seem bigger. My mom is officially against this, but i like it.
5. Take the stairs.
For every 12 steps you go up, you’ll burn 15 calories. You’ll get stronger legs and better aerobic capacity than non-stairs users.
6. Sit up straight.
Most people wouldn’t guess that sitting properly can help your bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments.
7. Take a breather.
Believe it or not, many of us haven’t quite figured out this breathing thing yet. Taking deeper breaths can reduce anxiety, slow your heartbeat, and stabilize blood pressure. It has also shown promise as a treatment for insomnia.