.favorite things.

fancy dinners, my man's smile - it's the prettiest, sushi, etsy, The King of Queens,  traveling, fishing, camping, golfing, hiking, sunshine, breezy days, the color green, homemade southern cooking, stained glass, tulips, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Chicago Bears, New York Yankees, pearls, blueberry waffles,leopard print scarves & shoes - but not leopard print shirts or pants ew,painting, strawberry lemonade, mangos,bubble baths, good dreams at night, celebrity gossip, the 70's, taking chances, the f word, juiceboxes, poker nights, dominoes, frozen grapes, love, Chicago-dogs (the only hotdog I'll ever eat), hot cocoa with lots of marshmallows, dessert, music,  astrology, chicken stuffed crust pizza with ranch from pizza hut in Madill, Oklahoma (which is the best pizza hut ever), red wine, taking pictures, emailing, Eva Mendes, The Stones, Mike McClure Band, Blue Moon, daylight saving time when it stays lighter out in the evenings, pinot, Chicago in the summer, banana snowcones, brunch, cake icing, my nieces and nephews, being lazy on rainy days, Johnny Depp, concerts, wine spritzers, lightning bugs, Dave Matthews Band, dirty jokes - I like the way people tell them because they never know how someone will react, swimming in the ocean, datenights, reading cards in the card section of stores, writing, not knowing whats going to happen next, white zin, mason jars as cups , coffee,pedicures, IHOP,Elton John, Newcastle Beer, memories, music festivals, water, happiness, following my heart,  sandwiches, 4th of July, Sooner Football, Seinfeld, silly string, FAMILY, bookstores, Birthday parties, "just because" gifting, candles, my girlfriends, my shoba, Sex and the city, black and white photography, thank you notes, manners, Andy Warhol, Mojitos, daisies, shopping, people watching, baking, dancing, scruffy guys, Christmas music in November, ME time, being native american, gatorade, club specials, babysitting Luke, running high mileage, laughing so hard I can't breathe and
my mom.

favorite words. these are things I've read that i apply to the way i choose to carry on this journey of life.

“Any decision I make is based on myself, and the only person I have to give an explanation to is God.”

"I have always thought the actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts."

“ People are always going to find a way to put your relationship down, but if you aren’t putting it down and you are happy, then those people aren’t worth a lick”

"The important thing is not to be bitter over life's disappointments... Learn to let go of the past and recognize that everyday won't be sunny, and whenever you find yourself lost in the darkness of despair, remember its only in the black of night that you can see the stars, and those stars will lead you back home... So don't be afraid to make mistakes and stumble and fall, because most of the time the greatest rewards come from the things that scare you the most... Maybe you'll get everything you wished for, maybe you'll get more than you could have ever imagined... Who knows where life will take you? The road is long and in the end the journey IS the destination..."

“ You can turn off the sun, but I’m still gonna shine”

" All I wanna do is have some fun "

"I feel home when I see the faces that remember my own,I feel home when I'm chillin outside with the people I know,I feel home, and that's just what I feel, Cause home, to me, is reality and all I need is something real"

" cause its a bitter sweet symphony..this life"
 
“every human being is a contradiction, some just hide it better than others”

To all my “real” /fake friends don’t think I haven’t noticed, but remember this is what I know - “ once they stop talking to you, they start talking about you”

“you live, you learn”

“people are really freakin’ weird. Some people believe that if you are not sharing every little detail of your life with them then you are not their ‘real’ friend, yet, you’ve proven to listen to them when they are going through a tough time, you have opened up to them in other ways, but they always want more. It doesn’t occur to them that maybe you aren’t proud of every little detail in your life so you don’t feel like you have to share that part with them. They assume you are trying to appear like you are the bigger and better person, but that’s where they have it all wrong. That’s just not it, who wants to dwell on the past? Not me “
 
“you can’t punish me for that. Don’t ask me my opinion and then punish me for the answer I give you! Better still, just don’t ask. Or don’t expect truth. Fruit from the tree of  knowledge. I love it! If you think I’m going to give you an opinion that’s popular then you are talking to the wrong person. I don’t know how to do that. I don’t know hot to turn my brain off and do what you would like me to do.”

“when I’m finally exhausted of trying, I’ll just leave, no argument, no fight and sometimes not even a goodbye, I don’t hate you, I’m not mad at you, I just move on from putting my effort into a relationship with you because I don’t get the same effort from you”

“I won’t let love disrupt, corrupt, or interrupt me”

“ I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t like zeppelin”

“ I get by with a little help from my friends, get high with a little help from my friends.”

“you will learn that some of the best experiences are sometimes made by mistakes”

“I’m not a perfect person, I make mistakes, I appreciate the people who stick around and enjoy making more memories with me even though they know who I really am”

“ there comes a point in your life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama & people who create it & surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy”