My Life Through the Songs of Prince

 

 

 

Music Monday

Pick an artist, and using ONLY SONG TITLES from only that artist, cleverly (preferably) answer these questions. This is harder than it seems!
ADDITIONAL RULE: You cannot use the same artist I did, or duplicate song titles even if they were performed by another artist.

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  1.  Are you a male or female: Cinnamon Girl
  2. Describe yourself: Sexy M.F.
  3. How do you feel about yourself: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
  4. Describe your ex boyfriend/girlfriend: Solo
  5. Describe your current boy/girl situation: Strange Relationship
  6. Describe your current location: Erotic City
  7. Describe where you want to be: 1999
  8. Your best friend is: Darling Nikki
  9. Your favorite color is: Purple Rain
  10. You know that: I Would Die 4 U
  11. What’s the weather like: Sometimes it Snows in April
  12. If your life was a television show what would it be called: Baby I’m A Star
  13. What is life to you: Diamonds and Pearls
  14. What is the best advice you have to give: Let’s Go Crazy
  15. If you could change your name what would it be: Bambi

If you don’t like the world you’re living in, take a look around you, at least you got friends. – Prince, Let’s Go Crazy

Even though this was originally posted on Facebook Notes (seriously does anyone still use that feature?) way back in April 2009 I thought that it would be fun to take a look back, I like it so much this will be a theme for the coming week…..

Until Next Time,

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Thanks, Hindsight

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Writing Prompt:How is the year shaping up for you so far? Have your predictions come true, or did you have to face a curve ball or two?

 

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This time last year I was thrown a major curve ball. After what was supposed to be a minor (seriously it was a day surgery…. and it took 20 minutes, the prep took longer than the actual procedure) to remove a suture granuloma on the line of my transplant site, actually now that I mention it this was the second one that I had…. the first one went well, except for about a month later my stomach started to swell in one spot and it popped open and goicuoey puss came out….. which was what prompted me to have the damn surgery the first time. The doctor went it a second time, but got some of the lower sutures that were closer to the muscle…. and removed those hoping that the inflammation response would calm down.All went well as far as I could tell… I was in a little pain… nothing major, then a few days later I was in a lot of pain…. it hurt to stretch, my stomach was swollen, but I figured I wasn’t really taking the pain medication and it was part of the healing process….

Well you know what’s not part of the healing process… waking up in a pool of blood., there was a hole in my stomach small than the size of a pencil eraser….that was literally gushing blood…. I’ll spear you the nasty details… but I will say that I was rushed to the closest hospital via ambulance.. bleed the 6 or so hours I was there; the doctors couldn’t stop the bleeding, then transferred my back to the hospital that I had the surgery (thank goodness that hospital was crappy and the monitor staff…. well not that discreet (seriously click on the link ) Spent time in ICU, Lost half of my blood volume, and spent a month or so on a heat monitor.

So I can safely say that the beginning of 2015 was beyond shitty…. and the rest of the year was pretty much the same. So (Iike I do every year) I told my self that the next year I would have no major health crises… SO FAR SO GOOD!

So when 2015 ended I took stock of my life and realized there are things that I can’t control, Having an autoimmune illness and all the stuff that comes with it is out of my control, at this point I can only control my response. It’s hard when things happen to your body and you can’t control it, so it’s sort of made me a control freak…. but in the end the added stress was not helping me, so I adopted a simple (yet tough matra) “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff” I can’t stress about things I can’t do anything about.. .. and I’m happy to say (even though it’s an on-going process) I’ve been successful.

It occurred to me the other day that I’m happy. Now to many of you, that might seem weird that I would say that, but I’m was always content…. so being happy about my life as it is at this moment is strange for me, and that’s a major change from last year…

So far my prediction has been correct, but we are so early in the year, who knows what challenges I may face in the coming months, but I’m prepared and I’ll handle it like I always do…..

So now I will make a prediction for 2017. Not only will I be happier than I am this year, but I’m also gonna be a kick-ass aunt….. I’ll let you know this time next year if I’m successful

 

Until Next Time,

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Never Again

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Writing Prompt: Have you ever gone to a new place or tried a new experience and thought to yourself, “I’m never doing that again!” Tell us about it.

 

 

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My  new experience is dating an ex….

Let’s start off with the obvious, there was a reason why he’s was an ex to being with. But honestly I was really in a bad place, I was coming off of my second liver transplant,  there were a lot of things medically wrong with my, my family was scattered about and I think that I was looking to … honestly I don’t know what I was doing, he was there, I was lonely .. it was convenient.. and then it wasn’t

It wasn’t a new experience, but I made myself believe that it was, and in the end things worked out the way that they did before, he’s my ex…again, except this time I can clearly say NEVER AGAIN. Sometimes being older and wiser and having more life experience doesn’t always mean that things will work out for the better; in our case things fizzled and came to a nasty head…. to the point where we don’t even speak to each other (at least the first time around we were cordial when we were around our mutual friends, and we would occasionally talk on the phone).

And like all lesson’s, you learn and you move on. At the end of the day I’m grateful to have had that experience, I learned that just because you care about someone doesn’t mean that a relationship doesn’t always work out, and sometimes leaving the past in the past is best for all parties involved. But most importantly I left that relationship with a better understanding about myself, and what I DESERVE in my next relationship.

Until Next Time,

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Alma Mater

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Writing Prompt:You’ve been asked to speak at your high school alma mater — about the path of life. (Whoa.) Draft the speech.

 

 

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Snippets from the commencement speech….

 

…as we look back this evening on a journey – a journey that started out with hesitant, tentative steps, we see just how far these young Ladies and Gentlemen have progressed. It has been an honor and a privilege being part of their journey and one which has been imbued with wonderful memories. Allow me to share two such memories with you – memories that serve to illustrate that while some things will change and rightly so – the core fundamentals in their lives will remain the same .

. I want to leave you with a quote from Albert Einstein,  “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” Go out in the world, trail your own path, learn from your failures, but most importantly enjoy the journey.

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Quirk of Habit

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Writing Prompt: Which quirky habit annoys you the most, and what quirky habit do you love — in yourself, or others.

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Guess it’s only fair to start with myself first. I avoid things that I find unpleasant, honestly who doesn’t… but ask someone; in particular my mother and that annoys her, because if we are having a conversation that I don’t want to have or if it’s getting to boring (I tend to lose focus after a while and zone out, not because I’m being bitchy.. my concentration is shit..I’m blaming the numerous drugs…. prescription drugs that I’m on) I will either quickly change the subject,  deny any knowledge of conversation and move on to something more pleasant…. I don’t like confrontation, and  honestly most day I’m too damn tied to deal with things that require more than 10 minutes of brain power….a girl has to conserve her spoons some how.

Not sure if this is a quirk. Most people will say that I can dish it but I can’t take it…. that might be true, people have told me many times that I’m brutally honest,  and as the saying goes, “You can’t sugar coat bull shit” I’ d rather tell you straight, and remind you that I love you and move on from there, now no one including me likes to be called out on their bullshit and yes when someone does it to me it hurts,  but I take it, it process it and move on. I don’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings but at the same time I don’t believe in being fake in order to spare someone either.

Let me just say thing… Indecisive-ness is NOT a quirk, but it annoys the hell out of me, I am surrounded my people who are indecisive….. common conversation with my mom, “where do you want to go out to eat?”….. every time we have this conversation I can feel my stress level rise. Whenever the thought of going out to eat, I already have a few places in mind….not her, I have to measure her hunger levels, her emotional levels, I have to take into account the day of the week, what she’s had for dinner the past week, what her taste buds are craving… and for 30 minutes we are sitting in the car when she finally says, “I don’t care Tyra, anywhere is fine”… so we go where I wanna go…… now let’s fast forward after the meal and we are back in the car she will say, “that’s not really what I wanted”.. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Tyra is not a mind reader and pretty much everyone in my family thinks that I’m on. I got enough on my plate.

I love my mother, but at least twice a week we have this conversation….. and for the love of all that is holy don’t let it be a weekend….. because she has declared all thinking and decision making null on the weekends (she says she works too hard during the week… she deserves a break on the weekends)

I’m not ever sure I answered the question….. but I am super annoyed now…

Until Next Time….

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