Opinionated and Loving It!

I am a 40-something professional woman with a loving husband and a wonderful college-aged daughter. I am opinionated and always have been. Some things I have strong feelings on and others will be all fluff. You don't have to agree with me, but I appreciate this forum with which to express my opinions. So, those who don't like my opinions can find another blog to read - it won't hurt my feelings....really.

My daughter sent me this article...and it is eerily true.


I also read a quote this morning by Sheryl Sandburg that said "every girl who is told she is bossy should be told she has leadership skills instead."

Today, I feel reaffirmed.  And stronger than ever.

posted by Lori @ 5:02 AM 0 comments

No book for you!

When my daughter was little, she LOVED books. (As an adult, she still does). So, when we'd go shopping, I was not above bribing her...if she was good, she would get a Little Golden Book. (Hey, it wasn't candy...it was an educational bribe, so don't judge me).

It worked like a charm. She was a doll when we went shopping, staying in the cart and looking cute. She got lots of compliments about how "good" she was...and it made shopping easier.

One day, we were in K-Mart at the checkout and there was a kid a few lanes down that was screaming and throwing the biggest fit you've ever seen/heard. Sarah took this all in very quietly, and then in all of her three-year-old innocence says "I don't think he's going to get a book today."

I had to smile and agree with her.

Flash forward 24 years...she's at her job as a central check-in clerk at a medical clinic and she sends me the following instant message:

"There is a kid here today that is not going to get a book."

LOL! I love my daughter...she knows all the right things to say to make me laugh/smile!

posted by Lori @ 6:47 AM 0 comments

Random Texts

When I get bored, I like to send texts to random numbers saying "I hid the body...now what?"

posted by Lori @ 6:43 AM 0 comments

This is my kind of doctor...

Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that it... Don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Brandy distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two body, your ratio two to one.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of single one, sorry. My philosophy: No pain...good!

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetable be bad?

Q : Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Oh no! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: You crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming good for figure, explain whale to me.

Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is shape!

Well... I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And remember:
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"


For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans...

5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

posted by Lori @ 8:35 AM 0 comments


I love these types of comparison photos...so I made this one about planks. :-)

posted by Lori @ 9:17 AM 0 comments

End Racism!

A 50-something year old white woman arrived at her seat on a crowded flight and immediately didn't want the seat. The seat was next to a black man. Disgusted, the woman immediately summoned the flight attendant and demanded a new seat. The woman said "I cannot sit here next to this black man." The fight attendant said "Let me see if I can find another seat."

After checking, the flight attendant returned and stated "Ma'am, there are no more seats in economy, but I will check with the captain and see if there is something in first class." About 10 minutes went by and the flight attendant returned and stated "The captain has confirmed that there are no more seats in economy, but there is one in first class. It is our company policy to never move a person from economy to first class, but being that it would be some sort of scandal to force a person to sit next to an UNPLEASANT person, the captain agreed to make the switch to first class."

Before the woman could say anything, the attendant gestured to the black man and said, "Therefore sir, if you would so kindly retrieve your personal items, we would like to move you to the comfort of first class as the captain doesn't want you to sit next to an unpleasant person."

Passengers in the seats nearby began to applause while some gave a standing ovation.

posted by Lori @ 11:01 AM 0 comments

I am SO gonna be this old lady...

posted by Lori @ 9:40 AM 0 comments

How to tell you've had an excellent Christmas break:

your dirty laundry is fully comprised of jeans and pajamas.

On the flip side...at least all of my work clothes are clean. *sigh*

posted by Lori @ 9:43 AM 0 comments

Stupid Government Forms

Okay, part of my plan to stay alive after 12/21/2012 is to arm myself, so I've decided to apply for a FOID card. Simple enough, right?

So, question number 5 of this form is (and I quote):

"Are you mentally retarded?"



Forget for the moment that this is SO politically incorrect and cruel and think about the question. That is being asked. On a government form. Requesting permission to own a firearm.

Who IN their RIGHT mind would answer that question in the affirmative? Particularly if they do want to own a firearm. I'm half tempted to answer "yes" just to see if they process the application and issue the card. But the fee is non-refundable and I'm NOT going to support the efforts of a government that is SO stupid as to ask such an offensive question on a form.

What a bunch of bureaucratic morons. That question should be posed of them before they can file to run for office.

Sometimes...I'm ashamed of our country.

posted by Lori @ 8:24 AM 0 comments

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