Friday, December 31, 2010

A little Break

I just wanted to leave an update saying that I have not forgotten about my blog I've just had a lot of things going on this week. My job finally ended on Thursday and I am now unemployed. I am so happy to be out of that place it's not even funny. Now I can use my severance and unemployment to pay bills while doing something I really love but doesn't pay that much; teaching. I start working for an after school program next week. It's only part time so I need the unemployment but at least I will be working with kids and It'll look good on my resume. So with Christmas and New Years and the job ending I haven't had time to post but I will resume the blog challenge as soon as new years is over.

Catch ya on the flip side.

Lush

Thursday, December 23, 2010

How I started the Blog

Day 12- How you found out about blogger and why you made one

A couple of years ago I had broken up with The Ex and was feeling pretty shitty. He basically walked all over me, cheated on me, and left me high and dry in our apartment with all of the bills. I was sad, pissed, and miserable and I didn't know what to do about it. Someone mentioned that it might be cathartic to start a blog to get some stuff off of my chest. I immediately Googled blogs, since I Google everything, and found Blogger. A couple of months ago I read through all my blogs and it's really sad how much I talked about him but it really did help me get over him. Once I started feeling better the blog turned into more of a forum to talk about how crazy my life was, my funny ass friends, and other stuff that I had on my mind. My friends started reading it and gave me lots of encouragement saying it was pretty damn funny so I kept it up.

I took a hiatus from the blog last year when the Ex and I briefly got back together. He was uncomfortable with me talking about him over the Internet, even though I never used his real name, so I stopped. But then I realized that I was tired of him always monopolizing what I did, and he wasn't good enough for me, so I dropped his ass for good and started the blog again. I really enjoy it even though I don't always know what to talk about, I don't have a huge following, and I'm sure only a few people read it. But I'll keep it up as long as I have something to talk about.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More pictures

Day 11- Here are some more pictures of me and my friends


















Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Songs I listen to when I am happy, sad, etc...

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, or mad

Day 10 is a list of music that I listen to when I am in a certain mood. I usually listen to rap or hip/hop but I like other music too. The only music I don't really like is country. I like Carrie Underwood and there are a couple of songs by Taylor Swift I like, but otherwise I am not a big fan of country.

Here is a list of moods and examples of songs I listen to:

Happy: Up all night by Drake. I love this song and it's my ring tone on my phone right now.

Sad: Take a bow by Rihanna. Whenever I'm sad I like to listen to girly songs. I love oldies too like At last by Etta James.

Bored: Memories by Kid Cudi and David Guetta. When I'm bored I like to listen to music and clean my house. This is a really fun song to clean to. I really love anything that I can sing to and has a good beat.

Hyped: Come Around by M.I.A. I love the beat to this song. It's such a fun song to play in the car with the music blaring.

Mad: Signs by Nonpoint. I like to listen to rock music when I'm pissed off. It kind of lets off steam.

Something I'm proud of

Day 9- Something you're proud of in the last few days

Well technically day 9 was yesterday but I was sick so I forgot all about it. So I'll do two posts today.

At my job we get paid every other Thursday, but on the Tuesday of the same week we have the capability of checking how much our paycheck will be. I got in today and was pleasantly surprised that my check is $300 more than it's supposed to be. It says that it's for overtime. I never worked overtime. I NEVER work overtime. I can't stand being here when I have to be, let alone come in for overtime. Usually I am a pretty honest person. I don't steal from friends, even though they have things that I want. Like Robbie's new black Coach purse with the purple lining. If I was a worse human being I would have snatched that up in a second. I do take the occasional glass from a bar, or a knife from The Texas Roadhouse, because they have really awesome steak knifes, but all in all I would say I'm a good person. So saying that, it would probably be responsible of me to inform my job that they overpaid me.

But I'm not. I mean, who's to say that it wasn't a mistake? Maybe it's a Christmas bonus. Maybe they think I smell good everyday and wanted to give me some financial props for my overall goodness. I mean who cares? I'm keeping it. Instead of spending it on myself though I'm going to use it on Christmas presents. I was just going to buy everyone socks but now I can actually get everyone something nice. See, I'm a good person. I take from the rich and give to the poor. Yay me!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Short term goals for this month

Day 8- Short term goals for this month

The horrible job that I have been working at for the last three years was bought out by another company and is closing it's doors Dec 31st. Normally I'd get upset about the fact they are stealing jobs from Americans and outsourcing to the Philippines or some such place but I can't find any reason to care. I hate my job so bad and I am so burned out from working in customer service I am ecstatic that it is ending and I can finally take a break.

I was supposed to start my new teaching position Jan 3rd but I told them I couldn't start so soon. I need a vacation. I feel bad that they need my help but I feel like if I rush into the job too soon, and don't take a break in between, that I'll just be over exerting myself and I don't want that. I have been going to school to be a teacher for the last couple of years. It's what I've been working so hard for. I want to start off with a good outlook and excited about doing a good job. That's not going to happen if I start so soon after leaving this place.

So my short term goals are to have an excellent Christmas, a chill new years, and take a month off to spend time with friends, get a pedicure finally, and go to the gym as much as humanly possible. Mostly I just need to spend some time doing me. I think it is an excellent plan.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A pic of someone that has had a big impact on me

Day 7- A pic of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you



Here is a picture of my niece Rozlyn. She is almost three and the light of my life. Before she was born I never thought I wanted to have kids. I partied all the time and thought my life was always going to be an endless vodka-fest. My brother and his fiance were the same way but now that they've had a kid they are most settled and know what they want for the future. It's left a deep impression on me and made me see that I can have my cake and eat it too. I just have to find the right guy. Roz is the most beautiful, smart little girl I've ever met and I hope to have a daughter like her one day. One can only hope. :)

Friday, December 17, 2010

What super hero would I be

Day 6 - What super hero would I be

When I was a little girl I always wanted to be Storm from the x-men. I thought it was so cool how she could knock over anyone with wind, or zap a bad guy with lightening all while looking gorgeous. If I was storm I would use the lightening thing to zap mother fuckers that pissed me off. "You cheated on me fucker?" ZAP "You spent all our rent money at the bar?" ZAP "You think women belong in the kitchen while you run the streets?" ZAP That would be a really good way to keep a guy in line.




Now that I'm older I would like to be Anita Blake from the Laurell K. Hamilton vampire hunter novels. Anita is small, tough, and doesn't take any shit from anyone. All good traits in a person. And she has a harem of men who are all in love with her and would do anything for her. Oh, if only this was real life. Sure, she has to kill a lot of people and gets into a lot of dangerous situations but that makes the sex more interesting. I have to say.... I think she's got it pretty good. What I wouldn't give for an hour with Jean-Claude's sexy ass. Imagine having sex with a 400 year old vampire. A man can get pretty good at something in 400 years. Yum Yum.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A place I've been to

Day 5 - A place I've been to

One of my favorite places in the whole world is Vegas. I have family that lives out there and I've been there twice. When I was 7 my grandmother decided one night she'd had enough of Madison, packed up our Chevy, and drove my two brothers, my cousin, and I out to Vegas. That was one of the funnest trips I've ever been on. We drove through the Colorado Rockies and got freaked out at how crazy and steep those roads are. My grandma had a panic attack in Texas and we ended up at a hospital ER in the middle of the night where we encountered some cowboys that smelled like the foulest manure. I still remember that. For some reason every time I think about that trip I remember the smell of cow shit and chlorine. Probably because we spent all summer in my aunt's pool. I went out there again when I was 20 and my dad was living out there. None of the adults in my family really drink so when they took me to all the shows they gave me all their free drinks. I ended up smashed at Cesar's Palace the night before I left and puked on the plane on my way home. Good times.




When I was 13 my uncle paid for my trip to Budapest, Hungary where he lives. I had never been on a plane at that time and flew by myself from Chicago to London, then on to Budapest. I stayed for three weeks and it was a blast. I did a lot of things for the first time on that trip. I rode on my first plane, I rode on a subway, and took a taxi for the first time. We visited Budapest castle, parliament, saw a fashion show at the mall, and spent a weekend in Vienna, Austria. When we were in Vienna, my uncle took me to visit St. Peters church. They allow you to go to the very top of the church and view the city through telescopes. I got a little more than I bargained for though. On a near by building there was a naked old couple doing it on their balcony. It was my first time seeing people have sex. It did not make a good first impression on me. Oh the horror of all those wrinkles!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A habit I wish I didn't have

Day 4 - A habit I wish I didn't have

This is a tricky one because everything I do is perfect so I really can't think of anything. OK let me stop. Actually there are quite a few things I do that I wish I wouldn't. The main one is that I fidget. I have ADD so it's really hard for me to sit still. Even when I am sitting still, I am always moving at least some part of my body. I squish my toes back and forth, over and over, or tap my fingers on the table, or bite the cap of my pen. I absolutely can NOT sit still. I've had guys tell me that I continuously move my feet while I'm sleeping too. It got so bad at one point that I finally went to the doctor and was prescribed Adderrall and diagnosed with ADD. I didn't even know that I had it. I used to get so restless and I would self-medicate with alcohol to try and calm my ass down because alcohol is a downer. I still like to drink obviously but when I take my medicine it's like the difference between night and day. I feel so much more focused and settled. I still fidget quite a lot and if there was a habit I wish I could change, that would be it.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A picture of your friends

Day 3 of the challenge is a picture of my friends. I don't have one picture with most of my friends in it so I'm going to share a couple of pictures and give a little story behind them.





(From left to right: Khan, Sheety, ME, Woody, Acker, Khath, and Mccanty)

This is a picture of us on my 25th birthday. As you can tell I am drunker as hell. Actually we all are. We rented a hotel room in Wisconsin Dells for the night and went out partying at Marley's, which is a really cool bar. I ended up getting laid in the stairway of the hotel and passing out in the bathroom. Good times. I love it when I do stuff like that.




This is a picture from the same night. All the girls are the same except for Robbie who is on the far left. After this picture was taken we started getting our drink on in the room. I'm really surprised management never shut us down because we had three rooms near each other and we got pretty damn loud. Over all it was one of my best birthdays.

Here are a couple more pictures of me and my girls:



Me and Lupe out drinking





Me and Woody out drinking





Me and Kammie out Drinking

Notice how all of these pictures involve me and other people drunk? I sense a theme here.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The meaning behind my blogger name

Day 2 of the challenge- The meaning behind your blogger name

Well technically day 2 should have been Friday but I had a very busy weekend and didn’t have any time to blog. It was my friend’s 30th birthday and some friends from Chicago came up so I ended up partying all weekend. Not good. But I’m restarting the challenge today which is probably not how it’s supposed to go but oh well.

This should be a pretty short blog because my blogger name is pretty simple to figure out. I am from Madison, WI and I am a lush. When I was thinking about what to call my blog a couple of different ideas popped into my head but none of them sounded as good to me as Madison Lush. So there you have it. Short, simple, and sweet. See you tomorrow.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The 30 day Challenge

I have been having a hard time blogging lately. I've kind of run out of ideas on what to blog about. It sounds like a bunch of people are taking this 30 day challenge and I've decided it sounds like fun. Here is the challenge:

Day 1- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 2- The meaning behind your blogger name
Day 3- A picture of you and your friends
Day 4- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 5- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 6- Favorite super hero and why
Day 7- A pic of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 8- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 9- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about blogger and why you made one
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your ipod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself. (Baby pic)
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans, dreams, goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month what have you learned?
Day 30- Who are you?


So today is Thursday, December 9, 2010 and I will start the challenge today.
Here is a recent photo of me:




15 interesting facts about me:
1. I am super afraid of bugs and I'm allergic to spiders.
2. I read really fast. I love to read and read a couple of books a week. I have a dozen or so authors I'm in love with and I re-read their books if I can't find anything else.
3. I hate it when people bite their silverware or scrape their fork and knife together. The sound absolutely drives me out of my mind.
4. I secretly fear that I am going to be alone forever.
5. I want a kid but I'm afraid I won't be a very good mother. I love kids and I'm going to school to be a teacher so I know that I'll probably be a good mother but it still scares me just the same.
6. I love green olives and I eat them straight from the jar.
7. I am addicted to TV. I think I would literally die if I couldn't watch my favorite shows every week.
8. I think my hair is my best feature.
9. I feel more comfortable in sleep clothes than I do in jeans and would wear yoga pants everyday to work if I could.
10. I laugh in my sleep sometimes
11. I am a really fast driver and get really irritated when I'm stuck behind a slow person. My friends are all scared to drive with me but I've never been in a car accident.
12. I think family is really important and would do anything for them.
13. My favorite colors are pink and black.
14. I am allergic to earrings and I don't feel comfortable unless I have a necklace on.
15. I can't watch scary or slasher movies. I am secretly afraid that someday someone will abduct me and kill me like in a scary movie so I can't watch them.

OK so day one down. 29 more to go.....