Wednesday, October 15, 2008

#2 for 600 Alex

Time to pick a prompt and go to town

1.) Recall a time when you did something to get noticed. Write about it.
2.) Begin with “I wish someone told me…”
3.) If you could rearrange three things about your life what would they be?
4.) What do you love to create?

I wish someone would have told me that you don't really have to wait 30 minutes after eating before you slash back into the pool. Think of all the swimming hours I've lost. I'll never be able to make those all up now and trying will surely induce a cramp. I'm a big girl I'll sink.

I wish someone told me that BBQ sauce and cheese will fix any kitchen dinner/ lunch disaster. That statement might not ring true for breakfast of desert accidents I think that depends on the cook and honestly how much you might have been drinking at the time. I'll have the apple pie a la BBQ sauce.

I wish someone told me that I don't have to be so hard on myself because their are plenty of know-it-all people around me who are more then willing to be judge and jury on my every move and action. They often say YOU are your biggest critic, those people must not have co-workers, bosses, bitter friends, parents, nosy neighbors, or siblings.

To bad nobody told me that I was allergic to Dial Soap, I could have avoided that whole rash incident and my naval ring might still be in.

I wish someone would have told me that making out with a football player and a rugby player in one week was a sure why to end up with mono. Oh the glory days of college. Please the one time I act even remotely slutty I end up with mono and fail a few courses. Why me?

I wish someone told me I would need to move back home with my parents after college. A girl needs to prepare herself for that torture.

I wish someone told me to calm down and breath before I kick the screen door in a fit of rage leaving the door a bit more screen less. For that matter I wish someone told me to calm down and let things slide more often I don't need to get mad about everything.

I wish someone would have mentioned that I wont always have money to do things I want, while still trying to be young fun and independent.

I wish someone told me I was pretty more often. A girl can never hear that to much.

I wish someone told me I was smart more then they told me I was pretty. It's not always easy to be smart and witty. I sure don't have the drop dead looks for that to be overlooked.

I wish someone told me to stop procrastinating and just do it. Whatever it is, just do it. Well someone other then Nike.

I wish someone told me I wasn't going to be successful straight out of college. I wish someone told me about the dead end jobs I would work at.

I wish my mom would tell me I'm fine the way I am instead of telling me the things I need to change to be "better". To be what she thinks I should be.

I wish someone told me how to stop falling for guys who don't care about me. If I didn't know any better (and maybe I don't) I would think they all know each other. Like it's one big Mess with Amy McMean Club (M.A.M.C.).

I wish someone told me to buy new shoes, mine are gross.

I wish someone told me to smile more....wait I get that a lot.


Diane said...

I love this post! I wish I'd heard a LOT of the same things... but maybe it's never too late...?

Katy Lin :) said...

love you're list :) - i'm totally with you on the procrastination thing, lol!

oh, and i think you're pretty and smart :)

Weeksie50 said...

I wish I had found your blog long ago.. You are way to stinkin' funny.

Sometimes Sophia said...

Funny and oh-so-true. Great list, great writing. I think you're beautiful and smart, and I'm old enough to be your mom.

Sam_I_am said...

I can relate to the mom thing. If I did really well on something and got a good grade, she'd say "see? you could do that all the time if you studied more." but NEVER "Great job! I'm so proud of you!" I liked the swimming one too. Stupid old wives' tales

Mama's Losin' It said...

Hilarious!! I'm with you on so many of those...not the mono things, I've never been that slutty.


You're pretty though. Seriously.

And really really smart. I mean super smart.

Great post.

jenn3 said...

Love this list. I can relate with several of them. Especially the procrastination.