FMM: Inside My Head


If you’re new to FMM here’s the lowdown, answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Then invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts.


I like…relaxing

I don’t like…ignorance and hatred

I love…my family, they mean the world to me

I dream of…being healthy, happy and fulfilled

I wonder…how someone can be filled with hatred and what would motivate a person to commit horrific acts a violence (like what happened last Monday in Boston)

I know…that at the end of the day I have succeeded in being the BEST version of myself

I went…to visit my mom and stepdad yesterday… and naturally she feed me

I think…I was right when I answered this question when I initially write these questions in 2010, and I am so thankful for that.

I plan…on being a better person tomorrow than I am today

I regret…not telling people I love them when I had the chance

I do…things my own way and in my own time.

I drink…lots and lots of water

I wish…my headache would go away

I am…working on maintaining my friendships… which is something that has been difficult for me in the past

I am not…sure what the future holds for me, but for the first time in a LONG time I’m really excited

I need…finish my laundry

I hope…that one day I have children of my own

I want… a new wardrobe

I sometimes… feel discouraged about my weight loss journey, and I sometime compare it to others Sad smile  weightloss

I always… talk to my cat … I say good morning, greet him when I come home, say goodbye when I leave…

I can… always count on my mother to be there for anything that I need.

I cannot…do a sit-up… I mean I have been told my my doctors to not do them… due to all the abdominal surgeries I’ve had

I avoid…people who cannot add to value to my life, I feel like at the age that I am it’s time to reduce the BS people in my life… # of BS people in my life currently = 0

I will…be in the gym at least five days this week!

Until Next Monday!!


FMM: Twenty Questions


If you’re new to FMM here’s the lowdown, answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Then invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts.

Twenty Questions

1. Share something that you enjoy doing when you’re alone. Dance and Sing

2. What do you plan to eat next? No clue, I’m having a hard time trying to get down breakfast (a daily struggle for me)

3. When did you first travel on a plane?  Where did you go? I took a FunJet (are they still in business?) to California with the family

4. Do you currently have a crush on someone?  If so, share a few of the reasons why.  A crush on a normal, everyday person? No. Celebrity?…. Nope. But Athlete?? Oh yes… and let me just say, the Mesa Grand Prix was this past weekend so I was able to see him once again in all his shirtless glory… Why? I can’t explain it… I need to just show you real quick 5 reasons…


5. List one thing that disgusts you that probably wouldn’t bother someone else.  Certain words, for example; panties, smegma, moist, pflegm, seepage… just writing these words gave me chills…ahhh!!

6. If you could buy a new car tomorrow (and money was no object) what would you buy? Chevy Tahoe Hybrid… money is no object, but I still would like to be environmentally responsible


7. Who was the first person who broke your heart? My father

8. If you could spend the night with a celebrity tonight, who would it be? See Question 4… and if he’s so inclined he’s more than welcome to wear his Speedo… or maybe jammer, I’m not picky


9. Are you a morning person or a night person? Neither… I’m more of an afternoon person

10. What’s your favorite board game? Scrabble

11. Can you play an instrument? If so, what do you play?  Viola

12. What is the last thing you ate?  Bagel

13. Do you wear a watch?  Sometimes, I’m trying to get back in the habit of doing so

14. Do you go to church? Yes

15. Do you ever wish on stars? No

16.  Have you ever been on a motorcycle? No

17. What is the last thing you purchased? A coffee from Starbucks

18. How big is your bed? Queen

19. What size shoe do you wear? Usually a 9, but it varies a little.

20. What are you looking forward to most in the coming week? Friday!

Until Next Monday!!!


FMM: Movies and Me


If you’re new to FMM here’s the lowdown, answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Then invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts.

1. If you could be a recurring star on a show that is currently on TV, which show would you choose?  I would be on Scandal. I would be Olivia Pope’s therapist. I KNOW EVERYTHING! Although her relationship with Fitz is hot. It’s gonna fizzle out eventually and my character would be the one who fixes the “fixer” (Can you tell I haven’t really thought about this…lol)


2. Name the movie that you are most embarrassed to admit that you love. *Looks around the room* Cool As Ice… SERIOUSLY Naomi Campbell and Vanilla Ice, I don’t care who you are, you want to see that hot mess in action, Alas the movie is difficult to find..

3. Name one show that you’ve never seen and would love to watch. I would love to see Wicked on Broadway…

4. Do you ever go to movies alone?  Yes, all the time, I like to go midday when there is no one in the theater  I went one time to see a horror movie and there was me and a suspicious looking man in the back, I wasn’t sure what freaked me out… the movie or the guy.

5. If you could only watch one TV show for the next year, which show would you choose and why?  I would rewatch Lost… that show was a total mind F*uck. And I swear every time I see it I notice something different about it

6. If you could star in one reality show, which one would it be and why?  It would be a cross between a weigh-loss, travel and challenge show, every time I hit a major weight loss mile stone, I would travel to some exotic locale and do something that I’ve never done (that scares the poop) out of me,  like sky diving, swimming with sharks, learning how to walk a tight rope… I would call the show               (I completely borrowed that logo from Ryan Lochte’s new reality show…which I will be watching… JEAH!)

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7. If someone rented a billboard for you, what would it say?  (My photo editing skills are fantastic….lol) billboard

8. Who is the most famous person with whom you have been in the same room?  Does President Obama count? I went to graduate school in Las Vegas, so there were always celebrities around and I always played it cool…cause I’m a total fan girl

9. If you were chosen to be a contestant on a TV game show, which show would you want to be on?  The Family Fued!! I would kick butt!!

10. If there was a movie being made about you, which actor would you choose to play you? Kim Coles…. I think she would fantastic in the role of me KIMCOLES_PROMOTIONAL_reddress

This was really a fun one… not sure what my answers say about me though….

Until Next Monday!


FMM–Almost Spring


Almost Spring

As winter turns the corner
And spring is on the way
I wait with mounting happiness
To see what comes today.

I also love the cold days
With frost upon the sill
But something special happens
Once winter’s had its fill.

The crocus buds are swollen
The daffodils sprout so tall
Something special happens
As spring time makes its call.

So get ready for the changes
That happen none too soon
When spring time rounds that corner
And flowers start to bloom! 

Marilyn Lott What do you love most about Spring? For me Spring signals are renewal for me, all the dead things are washed away and life begins to flourish. I always like to use the Spring as a time when I refocus myself on my goals and re-energize myself.  Have you ever noticed that Spring has it’s own scent? After a really heavy rain it’s like you can actually smell life…. you can smell the grass and the mud and the rain has this crazy strong scent… I love it!

If you’re lucky enough to have a Spring Break, what will you do to enjoy it? This spring will be used for traveling and visiting friends out of town, I keep putting it off, so that’s defiantly a priority once the weather turns

Do you have a garden?  If so, what do you grow? I do have garden, the house that I live in previous owners planted roses and peonies, so every spring and summer I get a little burst of color in the backyard . But I do love gardening, and would love to a  small vegetable patch 547507_10150796938995995_1211604512_n
Share one thing that you hope to accomplish during Spring.  I have a few little craft projects that I would like to complete. Hopefully the doctor will give me the okay to start exercising again…so O can start training for my upcoming 5Ks. I also started a photo challenge and hopefully I can complete that as well….but the major thing is I want to figure out how to use this movie editor and up load my videos on to Youtube, yesterday I  eluded to the fact that this FMM post would be a little different…. well that was a fail, after spending much other morning trying to figure it out, it just wasn’t happening…

Do you do Spring cleaning?  Yes, on my bedroom! I clean out the closets and put away the winter clothes and d swap them out for the spring/summer ones. This is generally the time of your were I will either redecorate or move stuff around in my bedroom. I’m just purchased a new comforter set, so I’m really excited about that.

What is your weather *really* like right now? {Just b/c it’s almost Spring, doesn’t mean that it feels like it for some of you.}  It’s gonna be a while for Spring hits the Chicago areaweather

Share one photo that you’ve taken during the month of March.  This was a snapshot taken when I was Skyping with a friend yesterday….. not a photoCapture per se…. but  it’s only been 4 days in the month…. slim pickings (I look really odd in that photo…wow)
What’s your favorite thing to do on a sunny afternoon? Probably take a really long walk around the neighborhood.

If you could spend the day doing anything in your city, what would you do?  Chicago is such a great city to live in during the spring/summer months, I think if I had a day I would hang out the Museum campus and check out all the great exhibits….that would defiantly take a couple of days

Until Next Time!

FMM: Tech Questions


 So I made a promise to myself that I would participate in FMM every week as a way to keep my blog up and moving, and it could be a way for me to get some inspiration flowing, because I have not been sharing the snarkiness with the masses at all! So February rolls around and I look at the questions and instantly I say, “Ain’t nobody got time for this” and the next thing I know it’s a month later….. So because I’m a procrastinator and I don’t want to make a liar out of myself… here is a month worth of questions from’s Friend Makin Mondays


Questions and Answers

February 25, 2012


1. Did you watch the Oscars? If so, who did you enjoy seeing most?  I didn’t watch the Oscars, I make it a point not to watch any award shows, if I do watch I will watch the red carpet only because I’m more concerned about the sartorial splendor than anything else, I can always find out who wins the next day on the internet. And in the case of the Oscars every single aspect of the Oscars were discussed the next day on every single news outlet known to man… so really it was like watching it.

2. Do you drink meal replacement shakes, smoothies, etc?  No, I’m a little weary of those shakes and smoothies and honestly I’m trying to eat all my meals why on earth would I need something to replace it

3. Share one thing you have done to help someone in the last week?  Honestly I didn’t do anything, I spent the majority of my time in bed recovering from surgery, and if I really wanted to pull something out of this question I stayed out of everyone’s way. Cause a Tyra in pain is not a happy Tyra..

4. What is the tastiest thing you ate last week?  I had a Philly cheese steak and it was like eating a little slice of heaven

5. Think of one fun thing that you could do this week without spending any money to do it.  I spent a great deal of time in bed watching “Rob and Big”, “ Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory” and “Ridiculousness” I don’t think I have ever laughed that hard before, which was probably not the smartest thing considering I had abdominal surgery, and I was literally holding my gut every time I laughed but it really lifted my spirits.

6. Share one place that you’ve been to and would like to visit again.  I would love to go back to Puerto Rico, when I went on a cruise a few years ago we only spent a few hours there before we headed back home, but I remember thinking, I could totally live here, so I would defiantly want to go back and stay a few weeks, soak up some sun and take in the culture

7. Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?  I prefer Facebook; I don’t think my personality fits with Twitter…seriously 140 characters?? That’s just the warm up for me; and let’s not forgets that if you tweet too much you can go to twitter jail…

8. What is your favorite vegetable?  Broccoli and Cauliflower are my favorites; I can never get enough of them.

9. Share a goal that you have for the month of MarchThis month I will continue to stay within my calorie range of 1400 calories a day and drink at least 10oz of water, this month I will also attempt to complete a March Madness Challenge from Sunshine’s Journey to 199.

10. Share a quote that inspires you. 

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill


Blogger to Blogger

February 18, 2012



1.  Does your blog have one overwhelming theme?Nope, it’s a completely random

2. How did you come up with the theme(s) for your blog? Was it intentional? Not really, I think I just wanted something that was really reflective of me and my life, which is completely random and doesn’t have a definitive flow… much like my real life.

3. Share something cool that has happened in your life as a result of blogging. This didn’t really happen because of my current blog, but it did happen on Twitter which I think is considered a micro –blogging site (I could be totally wrong about that…. But it’s a story so stay with me on this) I was following  Amber Benson , who I think is simple fantastic tweeted, “Hey guys what do you think of the new Giant Cheetos, not sure if I should try them or not” I replied something to the effect that they look like giant orange turds and I’m not sure I could eat them based on that alone, she replied that something like, “OMG I never thought of it that way”…so I log off of twitter totally on a high about “speaking” to a famous person on twitter, I log on the next day and I get a private message from the Cheetos twitter account telling me that they were made aware of my displeasure of their product…and wanted to know if they could send me coupons their products… so I sent them my address and ended up with a box full of all sorts of Cheetos products including those giant Cheetos that still look like a giant orange turdimages

4. How much time to do spend reading blogs every day?A couple hours a day

5.  Do you blog on the weekends?I don’t have a regular blogging schedule, which I really am trying to work on.

6.  Do you keep track of your stats?  Do they matter to you?No, I don’t expect people to read my blog, I don’t consider myself or my story to be compelling enough for people to want to keep coming back for more

7. How do you decide how much to share about your personal life? I will post it if feel someone can relate to it, I really don’t want to put all my business in the street.

8. Do you aspire to be a writer, or did blogging happen for some other reason? I started blogging because I had something to say and just started writing…

9. As a blogger, do you think it’s more important to write for yourself, or for your readers?Both, I think there is a reason you have the followers that you do, they identify with you on some level,

10.  What kind of plans do you have for the future of your blog?Not sure yet… still working on that..


Personal Quirks and Habits

February 11, 2012



1. Share one unique character trait that sets you apart from your friends.I have no tolerance for BS. My friends for the most part are little bit more lenient about things like that… but not me once the BS meter goes off it’s pretty much over.

2. List at least two pet peeves that always aggravate you.People who never do what they say they are going to do, and people who are consistently late.

3. Is there a word or phrase that you say so regularly that people expect to hear it from you?“Whatever” I find that word works for a variety of situations, but usually I say it in a dismissive matter.

4. Are you a risk taker, or do you typically play it safe?I play it safe…

5. Describe your life as it was in high school. Are you the same person? Have you changed?OMG, Yes! It’ funny because how I saw myself in high school is not how other people saw me in high school. I had a respectable amount of friends in high school, but I always felt like I was a loaner inside. Apparently I was the shy popular girl. Although I don’t consider myself shy by any means it does take me some time to warm up to new people. I like to observe people who sitting back and watching them interact with other people tells me a lot about them.

6. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done that you’re glad you did?I know there is something, I just can’t think of anything at the moment.

7. Do you ever talk to yourself? If so, share an example. Yes! By the way did you know that the most intelligent people tend to talk to themselves? I will typically talk to myself when I am frustrated or when I lose something, it’s not uncommon for me ask myself where I put something while I’m searching for it.

8. Share something you did that unexpectedly helped shape your life.I forgave people and I let go of a lot of anger, You don’t realize until you let go all of the bull how deeply it was affecting you, no one should have to live with that type of pain, letting go of the anger was the only way that I was able to move on and find some peace

9. Do you follow a strict routine, or are you a free spirit?Are you somewhere in between? Defiantly somewhere in between. Personally life… free spirit all the way. Work or School…strict routine!

10. Share something about yourself that you hope will inspire others. Despite all the adversities I’ve gone through, I’ve still remained positive and continue to move ahead. My transplant journey doesn’t define who I am, it’s just a small part of who I am

Five Things

 February 04, 2013


1. Share five things you hope to do before you die.

A.   Ride in a hot air balloon

B.   Run a marathon

C.   Travel the world

D.  Have a (tastefully) naked picture taken of myself

E.   Sit down and have a conversation with all the living presidents


2. List five things you love about yourself.

A.   My freckles

B.   My fingernails and my skinny fingers

C.   My strangely literal brain

D.  My capacity to live

E.   my witty personality


3. Share the five coolest things that you’ve done in 2013.

All the cool stuff I have planned starts in the Spring and Summer

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4. List five things that you always have in your kitchen.

A.   Cat food

B.   Spices

C.   Rice

D.  Microwave popcorn

E.   Fruit


5. Share five places you would like to go on vacation.

A.   Puerto Rico

B.   Senegal

C.   New Zealand


D.  Ireland


E.   San Francisco



6. List five celebrities/public figures you’d like to meet.

A.   Bill Clinton

B.   Nathan Adrian

C.   The Dalai Lama

D.  ??

E.   ??

7. List five bands or artists you’d like to see perform live.

A.   Bruno Mars (happening this spring!)

B.   Maroon 5, every time I see them they are awesome…

C.   Coldplay



8. List five TV shows that you don’t want to miss.

A.   Downton Abbey

B.   Celebrity Apprentice

C.   Duck Dynasty

D.  Too Cute

E.   Supernatural


9. Share five things you wanted to do as a child.

A.   Move to NYC and work at a magazine

B.   Be a mom

C.   Be a secretary

D.  Become a professional singer

E.   Be a doctor


10.  Share five things you hope to do in 2013.

A.   Wanna hit the onederland goal!

B.   Start my midwifery courses

C.   Continue cultivating friendships with people who matter to me

D.  Become more social

E.   Improving my health


So this completes the previous FMM, tomorrow I will post the answers from tomorrows FMM… maybe I’ll do something different with them

Until next time

Dance Like Nobody is Watching!