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I was looking through some old data cds this weekend and came across an article written by Dave Barry called “25 Things I’ve Learned in 50 Years”.  His list inspired me to compile things that I have learned.  

This Cheery Tree Makes Me Smile

  1. Life is dull without music
  2. Taking a vacation once in a while is okay
  3. It is better to have 1 good friend than having 10, 15, or 100
  4. Self doubt can hold you back and make you miss out on a lot of opportunities
  5. Be well-rounded and open-minded towards other beliefs and ideas
  6. Working hard does not always get you ahead
  7. Buying designer or more expensive products does not always equal quality
  8. Never stop educating yourself
  9. It’s okay to be alone rather than settling for below your standards
  10. Attending Church does not make you automatically a Holy person, faith does
  11. Losing people you love is the worst experience
  12. A thoughtful card means more than a gift
  13. Jealousy is hard to overcome
  14. No one is normal
  15. Your brain can turn to mush if you do not do something to exercise it
  16. Being silent can make you appear more intelligent
  17. Always say thank you when someone holds the door open for you
  18. Things aren’t always greener on the other side
  19. People aren’t inherently evil. Some people just suck.
  20. Never take things for granted, life can change in a flash
  21. It is impossible to be liked by everyone
  22. People change, but almost never when or how you want them to
  23. No one can truly motivate you but yourself
  24. It can take a lifetime to figure out what makes you happy
  25. You learn a lot about people, when you are going through tough times
  26. Don’t expect everyone to have the same values
  27. It is important to learn the names of people
  28. Peer pressure in adulthood does exist
  29. Words are extremely powerful. One cruel remark can wound someone for life
  30. Karma does exist
  31. Wishing things were different is a great way to torture yourself
  32. There is so much more to learn and experience
Lessons from Dave that I like!

You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests you think she’s pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment. 

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

You should not confuse your career with your life. (This one is my problem, LOL)

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.

No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously. 


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Charlie Sheen at Bank Atlantic Center - April 23rd

Well last night was very interesting. I went to see the “Warlock” live at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The journey getting there was somewhat of a comedy. Earlier in the week my amigo and I decided that we were only going to spend $20 on these tickets….fast forward to the day of the show … we couldn’t find any good deals. Mind you that I resold these tickets in Boston for $150 below face value, but noooooo not here in South Florida can you buy tickets way below face value. We scoured the internet trying to find a bargain…low and behold a deal was struck at 7PM from an ebay member who sold us tickets for a third of what it cost him….WINNING for us! We arrived 15 minutes before the show started, which was fantastic. The arena was walled off so it was small and intimate, like the size of a performing arts center. The crowd was interesting, mostly men and women wearing stripper or club clothing….I think they were hoping to get backstage!

The show started off with a weird montage of horror and war themed clips, after that interesting video Charlie walked through the audience to the stage wearing a Florida Marlins jersey. He later gave the shirt to an older woman, how sweet!  I was hoping that we would see his bare chest but no such luck…just kidding. The opening monologue was random thoughts and Charlie-isms, amusing but nothing really new!  Mostly, Tigerblood, Warlock….etc. I wonder when he was younger if he ever thought his career would come to this. Probably not.  He introduced his only goddess to the stage, she looked so young! She was bopping all around the stage throwing t-shirts into the crowd….just like at a basketball or baseball game.

After the rambling…. there was a Q&A session with an Australian reporter, Scott Dooley…nothing too interesting really except for the KFM game. My friend Heather and I used to play this game continuously. Basically, you pick 3 people that you either have to Kill, F— or Marry.  So, Charlie had to choose between Brooke Mueller, Bree Olsen and Denise Richards. During the Q&A, a surprise guest, Dennis Rodman, appeared…talking nonsense with Charlie. It was funny though!

The best part of the show was when Jeffrey Ross, the comedian who appears on many Comedy Central celebrity roasts, came out and roasted Charlie Sheen…I laughed so hard. He really made the whole show entertaining…Charlie should thank him!  Check out the clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwQaOGiBcPI

There was also a hilarious part of the show where they brought audience members up to stage to ask Charlie for advice. The funniest question was from an 84 year old woman who said that she “wakes up special for him every day” and that she is single and living in Islamorada, looking for a man. After crowd prompting, Charlie gave her a big ole smooch. BTW….I did notice his gold grill! Lesson: Crack is Whack! Haha!

The ending of the show was strange…a rapper by the name Dirty Money dedicated the song “Party like it’s 1980” and they were all throwing out t-shirts again to the crowd.  It was such a great song (insert sarcasm here).

In closing, I had a great time. We had row 9 seats in a section that was close to the stage and for a price that was amazing, I was entertained. It definitely was an experience.

Please check out my youtube videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/ambie1978

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Love This Song

“Someone Like You” by Adele!  Can’t wait to see her live in Asheville!
(thanks to Garrett for the video)


I heard
That you’re settled down
That you
Found a girl
And you’re
Married now

I heard
That your dreams came true.
Guess she gave you things
I didn’t give to you

Old friend
Why are you so shy?
Ain’t like you to hold back
Or hide from the light

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it.
I had hoped you’d see my face and that you’d be reminded
That for me it isn’t over

Never mind
I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
“Don’t forget me,” I begged
“I’ll remember,” you said
“Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead.”
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead,
Yeah.

You know how the time flies
Only yesterday
It was the time of our lives
We were born and raised
In a summer haze
Bound by the surprise
Of our glory days

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it.
I had hoped you’d see my face and that you’d be reminded
That for me it isn’t over.

Never mind
I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
“Don’t forget me,” I begged
“I’ll remember,” you said
“Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead.”

Nothing compares
No worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes
They are memories made.
Who would have known
How bittersweet this would taste?

Never mind
I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
“Don’t forget me,” I begged
“I’ll remember,” you said
“Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead”

Never mind
I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
“Don’t forget me,” I begged
“I’ll remember,” you said
“Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead”

Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead

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I recently read a couple articles and also watched a segment on the Today show about Facebook and how it  can lead to depression for some. I was thinking about it and I can totally understand their point.  It is  similar to a high school competition…how many friends can I get up to? If I post something how many people will comment?  I do see how it has it’s advantages as far as networking and reconnecting with lost friends. I have people on my friends list that I haven’t seen or heard from since high school and I wasn’t really friends with them at that time. I also find myself comparing myself to my “friends” only to feel worse about myself wishing that I had more life experiences, it is not healthy view to have but I am working on getting better, LOL. On a positive note,  I also have had the opportunity to stay connected to people that would have not otherwise have contact with, which is good but in a way it isn’t because there is no physical interaction.

I am going to do an experiment, for 1 month starting today I am going to ban myself from Facebook…delete the app off the phone, delete from my favorites bar on my computer. If after that month, I don’t miss it then I will permanently delete it. I have to be strong and not be impulsive LOL! I remember being happier without it…maybe I will read more books…..lol!

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/03/29/excessive-facebook-use-may-lead-to-depression-in-teens/

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This is my official first blog posting ever…with the exception of myspace…does that really count? Not sure.

The reason behind me starting this blog, is not because I think that I am so interesting that everyone wants to know about my every move, rather it is a creative outlet for me, hopefully that will help me communicate better as well as keep me focused and re-energized.

I hope that I can keep up with this form of media. Please feel free to leave comments! – Amber

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