Sunday, April 5, 2009

My peeps

The peeps in my life are amazing, I am lucky to have all of you as my friends and family.
Enjoy the Peep show... it's that time of year.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

No joke...

THIS is such an important cause. I find myself passing out the Luna bar shoved deep in my purse to the man at the freeway on ramp, holding a sign with a request for money. I have given out bags of dog food to the lady who has a cute pooch, holding her own sign with a request for food or money - my theory, It's not the dogs fault. I never give money, ever. Food is a different story, food is love, it is nourishment both physically and emotionally. Listening to NPR on Monday, they spoke about how 3 of every 10 homeless adults were in the foster care system and "Aged out" meaning that while these homeless adults were in the foster care system they were never placed and at age 18 they essentially became ineligible for foster care. Fortunately, today there are companies that offer transitional services for these kids, one that I know of here in Riverside servicing this demographic of kids who have the responsibilities of an adult without absolutely any support, both in Riverside and San Bernardino counties and was started by a classmate of mine at University of Redlands.

The link above will take you to the April food day blog where I learned...

One in eight Americans are at risk for hunger?
Four million Americans receive assistance from Feeding America each week?
Children who are hungry have slower emotional, social and educational development?
Millions of elderly Americans go to bed hungry every night?

It is so critical that those of us who are not in this position help those who are. So many people who never thought they would need food assistance are now asking for help from their local food bank. They have lost their jobs through the massive down-sizing's and layoffs. They have exhausted all of their resources. Elderly people on fixed incomes are finding that costs are out-pacing their incomes

Make a difference, every dollar counts - DONATE TODAY!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Finding myself and the happy pills

I know, I know.... a new blog - I promise I am still working on that. Until then, I have to be quite vague in giving info on this one as I am confident there are folks reading here that are, um -how shall we say - UNINVITED. Yes, soon to be ex-husband's new girlfriend that would be YOU.

Any special shout outs to "Soon to be ex-husbands new girlfriend" - please feel free.

So, what can I share?

My life is wonderful

I have lost an enormous amount of weight

I got the boob lift and reduction I wanted

I am having hot, hot amazing sex

I have a man in my life who is kind, loving, intelligent and just all around plain amazing

I moved out of cubeland, got the amazing corner office, found out I don't have to go to furlough and I still have my job

School is great, kicking ass - making good grades my future's so bright, I gotta wear shades

So for those of you who know me IRL you know the truth, for those of you who know me through the Internet I hope you haven't think I have completely lost my marbles and I promise the "real" writings of Kara will soon be available and for the poor schlep (or any poor schleps in the future) who are dating my ex- please go seek professional psychological help.

Some of the above information may be completely fabricated, slightly exaggerated or untrue.

I am putting together the email list for the new blog - if you are interested and want to keep in touch, please email me -
XOXO - Kara

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Luck... Hell - I was born Irish

Wish I was here today.

I have loads of single chick crap to lay on you.... breaking hearts, blind date drama and an accidental boyfriend.

Intrigued? I'll post soon, promise. I 'm off to go celebrate my most favorite holiday... by working my tail off and then hoping to catch up with chums at our only Irish bar in town.

Wherever you go, Whatever you do

May the luck of the Irish be always with you.

Happy St. Patrick's Day friends!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

3500 bucks

For $3,500 you can choose one of the following:

A) Take a KICK ASS Euro vacay (Think Virgin Atlantic, upper class - flat bed pod and staying somewhere super she-she)

B) Plastic surgery- My choice would be a lift and reduction though after looking at link I am feeling much better about the current state of my rack.

C) Write a check (TO AN AMAZING ATTORNEY) in the above stated amount for what I like to call "the most expensive way to change your name- EVAH".

I chose door number 3 today and while it was a moment that I think should have a complimentary shot of tequila and yes did take my breath away - it was also a moment of redefining clarity in a sense that is indescribable.

Thank God tomorrow is Yoga day, my body needs a super huge heaping dose of some yoga love.

**** And because I do have a huge heart - I did think to list Philanthropy as an option however I think you have to give gazillions of dough, on a recurring basis, for it to be called Philanthropy and thus should just be spent on moi.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

He may have the house.... I got to keep my sense of humor

or maybe I should label this post...venting, whining and bitching?

There is so much to write about and I don't know where to begin. My thoughts are definitely not organized so I am warning you that this post will be pretty sporadic and all over the map.

I am still searching for a new blog name so I will continue to post here until I can get it together to find *the perfect name*.
Dating... it's bizarre now a days - just plain freaking weird. It's like Drew Barrymore states in the commercial for "He's just not that into you" -because we have advanced in technology, you can now be rejected by 5 different pieces of technology... or something close to that. I have to say that the Internet does create an efficient way to meet people.

The ex factor... I have come to the realization that over the course of our marriage I strived for, struggled and worked my ass of so that we could live a better life, have better insurance coverage, be able to take nice vacations, own a home. Well, if I didn't have to shell out an additional $500 bucks (a month) to keep the ex on my insurance at the County I would be able to take a nice vacation right now. OK, something to look forward to in 6 months - once things are finalized.

I also find it HILARIOUS (ok, being just a little sarcastic) that the ex used to pride and brag about himself being the one who in the relationship that was financially savvy while the home we purchased only had one person qualify for the loan -me, his work truck is in my name and I am paying for the lawyer.

The weather...I know a few of you out there are buried under inches or feet of snow so I will try not to complain too much but when you are used to living on the surface of the sun, it is difficult to still put on a heavy winter coat in March. I know I'll soon be complaining about the heat and how we are breaking 100 degrees but I need it to be just a bit warmer.

Yoga...The very frayed thread I have been hanging by has been strengthened and is renewed each time I practice yoga. It seems to be the only place where my mind is not processing 890 gazillion things and I can find some peace/tranquility and self soothe.
This is my new favorite pose... I don't stick out my tongue though like this chick and my ass is about 10 times the size. It is such a good stretch - Dhanurasana (Bow Pose). Like anything in life, I was not able to do this pose on the first try and I cannot lift nearly as high but if you give yoga a shot, commit to at least a several classes. Yoga is one of those things that adds beneficial aspects to the different layers of our life.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Boost Mobile TV Commercial - Bicycle, Unwronged

I had to share this... how freaking funny is this commercial?