Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Even Collie girl is pretty beat up about Marcus Lattimore's devastating injury sustained last Saturday.

There is not much more to say that hasn't already been said, tweeted, or written about one of the most talented, yet humble player in the game.  

But I know that all of Gamecock nation and college football in general in cheering for this young man's bright future - whether on the field or off.

Get well soon Latti!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The FB Debate

How do you feel about Facebook?

I have a love/ hate relationship going on right now. I love that I can keep up with friends through photos, status updates, and wall posts, but on the other hand, I hate that I can keep up with friends through photos, status updates, and wall posts. . . without having to call or text.

But also I hate it because of what it's become, to our society and our culture, to individuals and to businesses .... with its own set of rules and regulations straddling the right of free speech.  Do you think I will be logging on next Tuesday when either Romney or Obama edges out the other?  Hell no.  I can't stand how people get so hot headed and make hurtful (and often ignorant) statements - whether about politics or even just in general.

Unintentionally, I've had my feelings hurt on social media and unintentionally, I've also hurt others.

It's enough to make me want to deactivate. .

But is it worth it?

Logistically, it's a few mouse clicks and I'm there.  

Psychologically, I am not addicted - that's not the concern ... Moreover, if I had to rank social media:  Facebok < Instagram < Twitter in my book ... 

But do I want to miss the engagement or pregnancy announcements?  The wedding photos of friends and family?  The excitement when a friend accomplishes a long time marathon goal?  The birthday reminders?  Watch friends move into new apartment and find new jobs in new cities ? Stalk that new boyfriend or girlfriend someone is head over heels in love with?

Of course, I don't want to miss that.

But do the negativity and the consequences outweigh the benefits? You decide.

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Makings of a Comeback?

I have not blogged in almost three months.  A part of me needed a break because prioritization and schedule limitations truthfully left no time to devote to this outlook... but I also wanted to soul search why exactly I was doing this and what my plans were for it long term.

I can't say I accomplished the second goal, but I have missed the creative freedom and fellowship, and I am having a hard time throwing in the towel so easily on something I started back in April 2009.  There are a lot of years and a lot of memories on this site!  I also hate that I have missed documenting so much of our first and second years of marriage, friend's weddings, and other adventures, so I'm breaking the ice. I feel like I am finally in a place of peace and renewal.

I have no idea if anyone is still out there reading, but if you are, I appreciate your loyalty while I got my life together.  Moreover, shout out to my sister and her blog, that really encouraged me to get back on the horse!