Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A note to my family.

This blog post is called a note to my family, because that's what it is. For those of you who don't know us, I can break it down for you real quick 1) There are A LOT of us. Meaning if I tried to list them, you wold get tired. 2) We are Italian, so we talk loudly and with great use of our hands. If there is something on someones mind.... it will be said 3) Every single person has their own bit of insanity. 

With that being said, I have, well let me count... 13 first cousins? plus my brother, sister, and I that's 15. Yeah I know. Crazy! Obviously I don't get to see all of them everyday (or as much as I would like) because we are all at VERY different phases of our lives. I'm pretty sure the age range is like 26 to in the womb. So clearly we each have different priorities. However, I can't help but think I am missing them grow up. When I was a kid there were 7 grand kids and we were all best friends, but now the younger ones have their own group and they are all best friends. :) Its great. Us older guys get to play the big kid, role model roles. Which brought me to this post... that is supposed to be a list for my family, but has somehow turned into me rambling like always. 

A list for the special little one's (the things you need to know):
1) We are blessed. We have something very special in each other that makes us different and unique. Don't let that go to waste. Confide in your family, because we are lucky to have each other.
2) If you need advice, I'm a good listener. I may not have advice you agree with, but I will be happy to share what has (and has not) worked for me. 
3) Find what you love, and do it. Everyday! Everyone may not share the same interest, but If you want to go to clown college, I will be right there cheering you on as you ride a unicycle in the local parade. 
4) Everyone is different. Everyone was put on this earth to serve a purpose. Find yours. Don't EVER let anyone distract you from it. 
5) Everyone makes mistakes, but the worst mistake you can make is holding it in. Don't beat yourself up, make sure you tell someone. Always share whats bothering you.
6) (This goes great with #5) SPEAK YOUR MIND. If something doesn't sound/feel/look right... say it. If you have a question... ask it. Don't ever be afraid to use your words. 
7) Find someone who will treat you with the respect you deserve (and you deserve a lot!). Because life is too short to settle. 
8) You ARE beautiful/Handsome. Don't even question it. Don't hide it with ton of makeup (I'm speaking from experience). Don't compare yourselves to others. You are the only YOU and you are perfect.
9)My last and final piece of advice is a simple two words that I think most people forget... Be humble. We often take for granted what we have. Don't do that. Walk with your head held high, and with thanks in your heart. And forever know that you have a team of people cheering you on. 

That's all I have to say for now. I know its not my usual craziness, but I wanted to get all mushy in time for Valentine's Day. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentines day?

Hey guys!

I know, I know... Its been a long time. Last time we (meaning I) spoke, It was Christmas. Then the next thing I know I'm walking through the isles at Walmart and I notice a Valentine's Day display.... no I'm not freaking kidding. I was just as shocked as you probably are, even though (sadly) Valentine's Day comes at the exact same time every year, I feel like I get caught off guard. Add that to the fact that the entire holiday is useless, and you find yourself with the sneakiest little bitch of a holiday. That's for certain. But I digress. Back to my point, I'm at Walmart (buying $50 worth of stuff that I cant even remember at this point) and I see this Valentines Day display and I quickly think of three things 1)Heart shaped peanut butter cups 2) The fact that I haven't seen my blog in over a month and 3) Valentines day has the cutest colors! 

....That's why I think I have ADHD.

Anyway! I plan on updating you about some odds and ends that I find important. If you get bored just jump to the bottom of the page, for I am sure to have witty/sarcastic comments located there. 

1) Eric and I enjoyed our first Christmas with Zoey (and our third together as a couple)! 
She was totally in the spirit! Meaning she hid in the corner the entire time.

Family Photo!

2) Started Webster University. I can't really say much cause I'm like two weeks in. However, I can say I miss my community college friends because they were super cool. You wouldn't understand. I'm not complaining.... The people at Webster have been really nice and friendly (mostly). I'm just not sure, get back with me for this one. 
3) We are moving! Yes my friends, we are moving! I can't even express my excitement, probably because you wouldn't hear me over the screaming and loud stereo systems coming from outside my window! No more fights breaking out on my street in the middle of the night (hopefully) because we will live in an actual subdivision! Not only that but.... we got to paint! Whatever color my heart desired. Which happened to be green at the time. The best part is the yard for Zoey obviously. 

You have pretty much caught up with everything I have done in the past month. My life is SO exciting, I know! Sadly, my Direct TV was shut off today because of the move, so I will just be playing Law and Order SVU reruns in my head for the next week or so. Maybe with all that free time I will blog... or do something related to college. whats that called again? oh yeah. Homework.