Memories

(Written by: Me!)

The memories from that day

Seem to haunt me through the night

Why did I allow myself, my eyes

To fixate on that sight

I saw the headlights coming

I tried to close my eyes

I told myself it wasn’t real

Sadly, that was just a lie

I shouted out so loudly

Maybe that would make time freeze

It may as well been just a whisper

As the impact had taken over me

As I lay me down to sleep

Is all I can recall

Knowing that I put us there

Is the biggest regret of all

Looking back on all that happened

I realize we were blessed

But still, the memories of the accident

Are ones I pray I’ll soon forget

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

Fast & Healthy Protein Bars

Yummy-Yummy-Yummy

These protein bars are probably my favorite treat to have. They are fast, easy-peasy, healthy & oh so yummyful! (Yep, that’s a word.)

Being a vegetarian, it can sometimes be hard for me to get enough protein. But not with these tasty bad boys!

So this is my wonderful recipe. (You can make believe it’s your own though, I won’t tell.)
When dealing with protein bars (much like relationships) I like mine fun, healthy & sexay. You can adjust this recipe any way you’d like, this is just the way I like ’em!

Now g’head & impress your friends (or enemies) with these lovely little bites of mmmm!

Enjoy!

Becky’s Super-Lovely/Fun ‘n’ Healthy Protein Bars

2 cups almond butter (or peanut butter)
1 3/4 cups raw honey
2 1/4 cups protein powder (chocolate tastes best with this one)
3 cups regular oatmeal
1 tbls cinnamon
1/2 cup almond slivers

9 x 3 inch pan

*Microwave almond (or peanut) butter & honey until smooth, stir.
*In another bowl, mix the rest of the dry ingredients.
*Add the almond (or peanut) butter & honey, mix with hands (It’s way easier that way! Plus, you get to get a little dirty. *wink*).
*Press the mixture into the pan & put in fridge for at least an hour

Makes anywhere between 10-20 bars, depending on how big you cut them.

Oh & before you say anything…
You.Are.Welcome.

Peace, love & sarcasm,
Becky

For Mike

I Love You Sweetheart
(“Owwwaaalll!”)

(I wrote this for the one I love.)

The brightness in your eyes

Cast a light which never ends

Before our love was realized

We started out as friends

With friendship, came the courtship

Which then turned into love

The rain that once poured down on us

Has stopped from up above

Our dreams have seemed to come alive

Our fears have turned to dust

Holding you, I feel at home

For in your arms I trust

My heart has captured all of it

My eyes have froze in time

Fixated on the one I love

Blessed to call you mine

Our darkened rain has faded now

And in it’s place leaves light

A brightness only we can see

And there’s no end in sight

My love for you has strengthened me

And with our love brings light

For in each other, we found a future

On those lovely summer nights

Peace, love & sarcasm,
Becky

Forgive & Accept

I recently read an article on the Psychology Today website called “Myths of Forgiveness”. I found it quite interesting, to say the least. I’m a big believer in trying to forgive, but sometimes that’s far easier said than done. One of the myths was “forgive and forget”. This one stood out alot to me because it’s something I’ve always thought. I have a love/hate relationship with this particular phrase because although I do believe it’s sometimes a good thing to forgive and forget, I don’t think it applies to all situations. If someone jumps ahead of you in the Starbucks lineup or makes fun of your choice for favorite superhero, then for gosh sakes forgive and forget. (Side note: Batman rules.) But if someone has done something to hurt, upset or give you a sad, intentionally or not, it can be hard to forget. In some instances, we tend to be like elephant sponges (What? It could be a thing.) and we just soak up all the hurt and never forget.

The author of the article, Will Meek, said it best: “If we forget what happened, we can also lose the learning that came from the experience.”

All 6 of the myths really struck a cord with me though. I think we all need to have the forgiveness trait, but we shouldn’t drive ourselves crazy thinking we need to forget. It may come with time, it may not. Just do what you feel is right for your own happiness and well being and you’ll be just fine.

In my opinion, it’s better to forgive & accept than to forgive & forget.

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

Myths of Forgiveness

 

the disney princess diaries

This looks alot like some of my own family photos.

Imagine life as a freakin’ Disney Princess. *GASP* I know, right? It sounds wonderful! Lovely hair, prettyful dresses, the gift of breaking into song every two and a half minutes! They seem to have it all. I always wondered what their diary entries would look like. What’s that you say? YOU have also, infact, wondered that too! *GASP* Well, lucky you!

Ariel

Hello again., dearest diary. Today I found the love of my life! He’s perfect, what every girl dreams of. Sure, I have yet to talk or meet him but I think I have a plan. There’s this lady that really wants to help me. She seems rather anxious for me to have her help me. Says she wants my voice.  And if I give her that one little thing, then I get to have even MORE limbs! Ones that dangle from my hips. They sound like so much fun. She said that if I do this, then I’ll get to go on land, meet my love, and live happily ever after.

Sounds legit.

I can’t wait to be apart of his world. What’s the worst that could happen?

(Not to self: Remember to look up the word “Hoarder”. Not sure why the girls keep using it around me.)

Belle

Ugh. Another day in this huge castle, listening to  this huge hairy guy go on and on about how awesome his library is. Who even gives a care? It was nice and all, but I can’t go anywhere without him breathing (heavily, I may add) down my neck. I keep telling myself, just a little while longer until this ridiculous curse is over & I can leave. He better let me leave eventually. It’ll be so awkward if I have to put him in his place in front of the candle stick. And WOW. The objects in this place need to be a little more considerate at night. They are always throwing dinner parties and breaking into song! It’s become quite absurd. Oh great, time for another meal with the beast. It’s always fun to watch someone eat soup like a rabid dog. /sigh.

Jasmine

Well, it’s been three months since the wedding to the street rat… I mean, Aladdin. (Wow, I have GOT to stop doing that.) Things seem to be going well, for the most part. I just wish he would stop complaining about Genie! “Why wouldn’t he let me wish for more wishes? WHY? I know he could have. He just wouldn’t!” That’s all I ever hear. And what happened to all of those romantic carpet rides I was promised before he put a ring on it? He took me like twice and that was it. And now I have to go and pretend to enjoy the puppet show him and that monkey have been rehearsing all day. Hmm, I wonder how Jafar is doing…

Snow White

Oh journal, I’ve had SUCH a glorious day! Oh me, oh my. The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and I know my special someone is out there just waiting for me somewhere. Oh, life is good. And the little men have allowed me to re-do their laundry today. Apparently I didn’t do it proper the first time around. No worries though, it’s what I do! The one with the bad temper told me I may need cooking lessons. Hmm, maybe he should try cooking for 7 picky and annoying little eaters and see how HE does. Ok, time for my meditation and daily rye & coke. In with the positive, out with the negative!

Cinderella

Oh my gosh! I like can’t believe I lost my flippin’ shoe! So, I go to the ball tonight. (Thank you fairy godmother! I owe you one, big time. You’re like the most amazing lady evah.) So I’m at the ball, totally dancing the night away with all the cute guys, when I must have lost track of time and BAM! It’s already almost midnight! And then, being the total clutz that I am, I go running down the stairs and TOTALLY lose my shoe! Ah, how embarrassing. I’ll never live this down. The fam is going to have a flippin’ field day with this when they find out. I just hope I get invited back to the palace, it was like so totally badass and awesome.

Aurora

So, yeaaa. I just woke up to some guy making out with me. Awkward!

I wish I were in this group shot.

(Before you’re all, “was she just making fun of them?”… Yes. Yes I was. But in a most loving way. I heart these ladies (well, girls) very much. Ariel is my hero. So I say this all with a light heart.)

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

Superpowers! You know you waaaant one.

Moms are always right.

Superpowers. We’ve all thought about them and we’ve all wished we had them. Which one is best you ask? Well, I’m no expert so I really can’t help you out. Sowwie!

………

Are the non believers gone? Those who either don’t care about superpowers or believed me when I said I couldn’t actually shed some light on the whole superpower thing? Phew! So it’s just us then, the awesomely wow folk who wish upon all the shooting stars that they could have even just one itsy bitsy little power of the super variety. Muahaha. I’mma good trixy trickster. It’s almost like, I have superpowers… or something. *GASP!*

So being the lamesauce and fantastical person that I am, I have dreamed of having superpowers forever. For reals. I often dream that I can fly and shoot lasers out of my eyes… simultaneously, while traveling back in time to ride a dinosaur and meet Albie Einstein (Aka- That really smart guy). All in a days work, right? RIGHT? Right. Ok, now that we’re all on the same page, let us discuss the powers that are super!

SUPER-AMAZING-FANTASTICAL-WONDEROUS! POWERS.

SUPER STRENGTH: This superpower can be found in losers like Hulk, Superman & Thor. ( Yep. That’s right, I said it. THEY SUCK. And I’ve fully prepared myself for the hate mail, so bring it on.) What can you do with this power, you ask? Well.. you get to be strong! Grrr-RAWRRR! You’ll be able to rip trees straight from the ground, ya know, in case you ever need to do that. You’ll be able to lift cars off of babies! Don’t know why babies are playing under cars, but who cares because YOU will get to save them! And you’ll be able to open very stubborn pickle jars. Yay! Everybody wins! This has never been a power I’ve really cared about having. However with that being said, when I go back and read what I just wrote, it sounds more and more appealing to me.

TELEPORTATION: This one, I want. Nightcrawler shares my enthusiasm as well because he also has this wicked awesome ability. Imagine instantly teleporting to any location in this world and beyond simply by willing it! Who wouldn’t want that? Lame people, that’s who. I bet Superman would be all “Meh. I don’t want that.” (Because he’s lame.) You have to be careful with this one though because you don’t want to be all “teleporty” and zap yourself too high up in the air or accidentally woosh yourself on the sun or something. If you’re wanting a tan, woosh to Hawaii or Mexico or your local Fabutan. Always remember, the sun is NOT for tanning. Still though, I want this one. I’ll take the risk. With great power, comes great bragging rights and I’d be ALL KINDSA bragging about this if I had it. And you would too.

INVULNERABILITY: Hulk & Super*lame*man has this one too. Sweet goodness, how many powers do they have?! Anyways, this one both intrigues & bores me, all at once. You’re immune to poison, corrosion, direct impact, radiation, and anything else that can kill you. Which yes, I can see why that would be helpful. But things like hunger, drowning, asphyxiation and old age you still have to worry about. Here’s my problem with this one. If I had it, I may start to get a little cocky after my 12th time jumping off the Empire State building just for kicks, and knowing me I’d totally forget that something as stupid as water could kill me. I’d be all jumping out of planes without a parachute and not realize I’m doing so above the Pacific Ocean. Then I’d be dead. And embarrassed to boot.

SHAPE SHIFTING: Mystique has this one. She’s kinda awesome. If I were her, I’d always morph into Jensen Ackles pillow. With this power, you can take on the appearance or shape of any person real or imagined and emulate any voice or scent. You can be anyone you’ve ever wanted to be. Identity theft has never been this easy! You could thief ALL the identities. The shape shifter is also potentially the ultimate prankster and is very hard to catch, which makes for very fun times in my opinion.

TELEPATHY: Professor Xavier enjoys this one. Simply put, you can read minds. I don’t think I’d want this. More importantly, I wouldn’t want anyone I know to have it! When my best friend asks me what I think of their new hair, the last thing I need is for them to know what I’m ACTUALLY thinking. I’mma lovely & sweet girl. I wish to keep it that way. But, a good (and funny) reason why it would be a gooder is if someone is getting on your nerves, just send images of Jack Black in a speedo directly to their noggin and enjoy the show! (Sorry to his fans. But even HE laughed at that.)

SUPER SPEED: The Flash & Superman gots this. The title says it all. You’re fast. Super fast. Kinda boring if you ask me. I don’t have much to say about this one, but all I will say is that I wouldn’t want it if I were a guy… (*wink* Get it? It’s a sex joke. Did you get it? See what I did there? *wink*)

MIND CONTROL: Again, Professor Xavier has this one in the bag. And again, it’s something I want nothing to do with! I don’t want to control minds or have anyone controlling mine. I want people to learn for themselves that I’m awesomesauce, I don’t wanna have to control them into thinking it. However, it would be benefitial for when I want flowers and chocolates personally delivered to me by Robert Downey Jr… Hmm.

SUPERHUMAN INTELLIGENCE: Brainiac rocks this one. (If he’s soooo smart, then why didn’t he come up with a more original name?) I’d love to have this one. Not that I’m not smart already (Muahaha. See? The fact that I even said that makes me smart.), but I want to be THE SMARTEST. What would I do if I had this power? Clear my schedule and go on Jeopardy. I’d be on for so many days. ALL the days. Yes, this one is in my top 3.

TIME TRAVEL: Oh man. I adore this one. The time travelers wife is a favorite book of mine and I just love the whole idea of it. I’d do so many things! Everyone tells me that I was born in the wrong decade. I’m more of a top hat and frilly dress kinda girl, I love all things vintage. I’d go back and buy ALL the lovely dresses, I’d meet Audrey Hepburn, and I’d go way back and meet a dinosaur! Maybe I’d even steal a long-neck-a-saurus’s egg, bring it with me to the present time and make my own Jurassic Park! One with only that one dinosaur though. Wouldn’t be much of a park I guess, hmm. I may have to rethink that. But, this traveling through time thing also comes with a warning. Judging from nearly every time-travel story ever written, this power may have you making a mess of our reality more than anything else. It’s a risk I’d totally take though. Screw you all. I’mma bring back vintage dresses & dinosaur eggs!

FLIGHT: Superman, again, has this. I want this simply because flights these days are so pricey and I want to travel! I’d still take teleportation over this one though, but it would be a fun and handy power to show off.

Now that I’ve done the top super-amazing-fantastical-wonderous-wonderful powers, allow me to shed some light on the less common powers. I now present you with…

THE MOST USELESS “STUPID-POWERS” NOBODY WOULD WANT.

ACID TEARS: This one would be nice for my enemies to have. I’d show them photos of the Titanic & clips from The Notebook to make them cry! Muahaha! *cough* I mean, no. I’d never do that. Whaaa?

BULLET ATTRACTION: No, I don’t mean you’re wanting to “do bullets”, as they say. (Is that what they say? I don’t think anyone has ever said that before me.) I mean bullets are attracted to you like white on rice! Or brown on rice. Depending on which you like best. I like brown better, but I’d rather none because I dislike rice. Anyways, bullets from any gun around you would be all up in your business. Nobody needs that.

ABSORB BAD LUCK: Well you may as well just go find & lose a rabbits foot, for goodness sakes. (Sweet goodness, I’ve been watching far too much Supernatural.)

SPLIT SECOND SUPER-STRENGTH: Remember my whole thing on how great it would be to save babies by lifting cars off of them? Could you do that all in a split second? Would you want to risk being squished by that car? And think of the baby. AWKWARD!

SUPER SLOW-MO SPEED: Eh. Just think of how terrible life would be if we had to see movies with Sacha Baron Cohen in slow-mo. ‘Nuff said. I think I’d be wishing I had bullet attraction at that point. (No offense to him. I’m sure he’s just a fine sort. When he’s not doing the things he does & all.)

Well, that’s my list. There are many more I know. I just like these ones best. If you’d like to add to the list, leave a comment. Or maybe I’ll make a part two! Or maybe just leave a comment. We shall see. And if you’d like to dislike me for bashing Superman so much, well go ahead. Even though while writing this, I realized that he has SO many powers, I also realized that he may have TOO many powers. Batman & Ironman are still favorites though. Sowwie Stupidman. (GASP!) I mean…

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

One of my superpowers is that I look like Ariel!

Cutsie Pet Photos

That’s right. It’s happening. My first (maybe only) blog about my lovely furry besties.

I have three of them. Well, two are mine and one belongs to my boyfriend. She’s become just as much mine now though, so I’m including her in this random pet post.

I’mma make this short, so allow me to introduce you to the two most opposite yet adorable kitties evah and my most favorite puppy in zee world!

**…DRUMROLL…**

Look at that face! Try saying no to that.

My blue eyed beauty.
(But don’t let her angelic appearance deceive you… She’s rather mischievous.)

Harley’s our fat little smooshy bear.

Bestest friends, those two are.
Cute & naughty little besties.

Meow. Bark. Yay pets.

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky