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Daily Prompt: Mistress of….what?


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If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick?

Well, after suffering some mental blockage like my friend twindaddy (even though his post still turned out epic and hilarious, with help from the Humping Trooper), I crept downstairs to ask the man for some advice. It went something like this: 

Me: “I need help. What am I really, really bad at?” (I’m so good at so many things, it’s hard to find that one thing I could stand to improve upon.)

Joe: “I don’t fuckin’ know!” (Manners!) “Only you know that.”

Me: “Oh please, you know plenty of things I’m horrible at.” (We’re mad about each other, I swear.)

Joe: “I don’t know, love.”

Me: “If I could choose one skill…to be mistress of…it’d be always having…uh…the best ideas…yeah. I don’t know.”

Joe: ::laughs::

Me: “I think this conversation is going to end up as my blog post.”

And so it has. But really, I don’t know if I could choose just one skill I’d like to master. I’m greedy, I want it all, I wanna be the best at everything. I’m competitive, you see. So if I could be a mistress of any skill in the world, I’d pick being the mistress of being awesome at everything. That’s a skill, right?

What’s that?

You say I’m a cheater?

Screw you. I’m awesome at everything, and you’re just jealous.

Okay, enough. Here’s some things I’d really like to master (or mistress?):

– baking (I made a pumpkin shaped cake for Joe’s birthday on Halloween, and it looked sad. Just sad.)

– packing (Joe’s the master of this one. He rolls his shirts military style and I toss everything in then sit on the suitcase.)

– folding (How does Joe get the towels folded so perfectly over the rack in the bathroom? It’s seriously a mystery to me. Are you noticing a theme here?)

– staying awake past midnight (I’ve become an old lady lately. Just look at this list so far!)

– speaking every language in the world (Oh, you’re talkin’ smack? Yeah, I know what you’re saying.)

– not letting idiot customers get to me (Really, what’s the point?)


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Happy Tuesday, everyone! Tomorrow marks yet another day of a crappy opening shift. Hooray for Early Morning Musings!


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My Head is Spinning!

Somehow, this explains how I’m feeling.

So I’ve been a little MIA from my blogging duties this past week. Not that I’m a post-every-single-day kinda gal anyway, but I’ve been especially neglectful lately. But in my defense, whole lot has been happening! Aside from me trying to make that moo-lah with lame 5 AM shifts and long weekend shifts (leaving no time for anything except a glass of wine or two…maybe three… before bed!), Joe and I make settlement on our home this WednesdaySo I’ve been tossing everything I own neatly packing my belongings into boxes and totally breaking the tape gun knowing exactly what I’m doing while I tape each one shut. (I also just tried to be cool with the strike-through and can’t figure out how to turn the font black like the rest of my post. *Le sigh*)

Meanwhile, Joe is stressing and drinking way too much coffee and buying plastic bins because his books are too good for cardboard boxes (kidding, the plastic bins are convenient) and I feel like I have no idea what’s going on and I’m supposed to be moving everything I own into our new place on Wednesday. My stomach is in knots. Like those crazy boating knots. So in a few weeks time my future in-laws are visiting from Florida for the holidays, and our belongings must be packed neatly away so Joe we (there I go again) can hang Christmas lights! Hooray! Totally stoked about having my own little writing getaway as well.

On another exciting note, after weeks of whoring around my short story, “Sirens Underwater”, it has been accepted for publication by Philadelphia’s Apiary Magazine!!!! The issue will be released December 7th, and will be available in bookstores in the Philadelphia area. I’m hoping it will also appear online, so I can link it up all over the place. This is my first publishing gig and I’m stoked. I’ve also been invited to the issue’s release party on December 7th. Time to plan my sophisticated writer outfit.

With all this (happy) stress I’ve been neglecting my love for running! But today, the best friend and I went for a great 4 mile run. I can’t wait to have a space to hang all of my running bibs, too!

But, as busy as life gets, I could never ever neglect the most important part of every Monday: Romantic Monday, that is, hosted by the suave Edward Hotspur. I’ll be posting mine shortly. I encourage everyone to participate, and read some of the other fantastic posts that have been popping up over the last few weeks. So, blog yours and link it up at Edward’s page!

It’s a beautiful day here in Jersey; the weather is in the upper 60’s. Counting my lucky stars after how blessed we were that Sandy left us with no damage. Praying for those who were just..devastated. Click here to donate to those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Anything and everything helps.

Here’s an awesome song. Enjoy!



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