Spider Solitaire
Darla
lynnedunnlive
 I’ve heard of Spider Solitaire before but never played it myself until a few days ago. I still find it a bit confusing compared to the regular game because the colors are all the same so it kind of throws me off a bit. I’m sure it gets easier in time. Is this the type of game where you are always going to win or something? I’m curious because every time I’ve played, I’ve gotten all the cards in order and with regular solitaire; I usually lose a lot more than I win. I have seriously played about 300 times on my computer and only won like 30 times. It’s pretty sad. I don’t know if there’s always a way to win or not, but it seems like it’s pretty hard to win. This is why this game seems like it’s going to grow on me much more than the regular version.
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How long has this game been around? Solitaire strikes me as the type of game that has been around for a very, very long time. I’ve always been a huge fan of simple games like this. There’s nothing like getting home from a long day of work, lying down on the couch, all warm and cozy under your blanket and getting lost in a game of Solitaire. I could seriously probably play this game for an entire day straight. On my cell phone there’s actually an app where you can play it with people online. It’s pretty neat! I typically win hehe.

Motorbike Games
Darla
lynnedunnlive
 I’ve been playing quite a few motorbike games lately. I personally feel like they are one of the coolest games out there. It’s neat because I’ve never been the type of person who’s been into being a dare devil and riding bikes and such, but when I play games like this, I can be someone else for a while.
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I’ve always been a big fan of bikes and I think people who ride them and do crazy stunts are just amazing people. I’m such a little wimp though. I’m always worried that I’m going to get hurt whenever I’m on a bike. I must admit, when I see someone riding a bike of any kind I will get all freaked out and worry for them. I worry that they won’t make it home that night to their families or that maybe they are going to get hurt. I can’t help it. I guess I’ve just seen a bit too many things on TV about people getting hurt.

Does anyone else feel this way? I’ve never met anyone who’s as freaked out about bikes as I am. The funny thing is, I’ve never been hurt on a bike, never seen or known someone get hurt on a bike in person. I just don’t understand why I am so freaked out by them.

But anyway, this is why I love playing these games so much. It’s like exposing me to bikes without me actually having to get on one. I hope it helps me get over my fear. I really want to ride a bike one day to prove to myself that it’s not that scary at all!

Relationship With Your Parents
Darla
lynnedunnlive
 How is your relationship with your parents? Mine used to be a lot better, but things have changed a lot since I was a kid. I’ve always hated my mother. I don’t like using that word, but she put me through a lot of things that she shouldn’t have and treated me like her slave, literally. She will probably never see the damage she’s done to me, but at the end of the day I know I’m stronger because of what I’ve been through.

I used to really look up to my dad but then once I turned 18, I saw him for who he really was. Don’t get me wrong, I love him but I just don’t trust him. Sometimes I wish I had parents that I could trust and rely on but I doubt that will ever happen. I’m finally at a point in my life where I feel I’m okay on my own and even if they’re never there for me like they should be, I will make it out just fine.
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I have a wonderful fiancé and we have an amazing future in front of us. I couldn’t ask for more right now. Life has been wonderfully amazing (as corny as that sounds) and I know that things are just going to keep getting better from here.

All in all, I’m glad I’ve went through the tough experiences I have because I’ve learned so much from them and grown as a person immensely. My life is finally going the way I want it to, and I love it.

Turning Your Life Around One Day At A Time
Darla
lynnedunnlive
 Changing your life doesn’t happen overnight. There are so many struggles that come with making major changes. It’s so easy to get caught up in your busy schedule and put “minor” things on the back burner. Taking a little bit of time each day is all it takes to get your life in the direction you want it. Are you worried about your spending habits? Take time each day to think about what you are going to be spending your money on, and ask yourself if you really need the items you are buying. I can tell you, it’s not an easy habit to change, but in time, it will get easier.
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Are you always ending up in negative relationships that only seem to bring you down? While this behavior cannot change right away, the fact that you know there is a problem is a great start. When you start to get interested in someone, take things slower than you normally would. Really spend a great deal of time getting to know the person and tell yourself that there’s no need to rush.

I have spent so much time in the last year trying to change my habits. There are times when I feel like I want to scream from the frustration of it all and when I “slip up”, I feel that I ruined the whole process; but that’s not the case. When making a major alteration in one’s life, you must realize that mistakes are bound to happen; it’s how you respond to those mistakes that makes the biggest difference.

Funny Thoughts
Darla
lynnedunnlive
 My friend and I have come up with this really funny idea and I would love to actually go through with it. You see, my friend (I won’t give her name because I don’t want to embarrass her) is probably the funniest person I have ever met in my life. She comes up with the most hilarious comebacks and just random comments off the top of her head. I really can’t stop laughing every moment that I’m with her.
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So anyway, one day I decided to start writing down all the funny things she was saying and realized she seriously needs some sort of place where she can show off just how funny she really is. I came up with the idea of creating a website or maybe a blog where we could post all her funny quotes as they happen. We could either explain the situation or put them in a complete out of context format. I personally think the out-of-context would be much funnier, because it would keep people guessing.

My question for you guys is, do you think something like this would get attention? Do you think it would be worth our time? I mean, if it’s not something that my readers would be interested in then I would like to alter it somehow and make it into something that would be more interesting to the general public and not just our group of friends. I really wish you guys knew her, because if you did, the things that she says would be that much funnier.

Please comment and give me your thoughts so we can get moving on this idea. I really hope we can make it work! It would be so hilarious to get your reactions!

Far East Movement
Darla
lynnedunnlive
 Who else is a fan of Far East Movement? I’m actually listening to them as I type this out. What I love about their music is that it is so upbeat and fun. It’s something you can listen to when you are feeling down and just need to get out of your own head for a while. Every single song on the entire album is amazing. They do a bit of sampling as well as many amazing collaborations.
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I’m sure most of you have heard “Like a G6” and “Rocketeer” by now. Those two songs definitely caught my attention from the very first time I heard them. Two more of my favorites off the album (although it’s very hard to pick just two) are “Girls on the Dance Floor” and “If I Was You (OMG).” Both of those songs are what I like to call “cocky, dance-like-crazy songs.” If you like to dance, this is definitely the CD for you. I haven’t bought any CDs for a while, because typically there are only a few songs on each album that I end up actually wanting to listen to. It’s nice to hear something that is amazing all the way through, because that doesn’t happen very often.

I don’t know any of their names yet lol, and I may not ever know them. I always have a problem learning the names of people in groups unless there are certain people that stand out. This whole group blends together so well, it’s really awesome.

What are you doing still reading this? Go check ‘em out!

Honesty
Darla
lynnedunnlive
 How honest are you in your current relationship? This is something I have struggled with for a long time; not that I am a liar or anything, but I just have a hard time opening up to people. Having anxiety and depression hold me back, because I worry that if I open up too much, people are going to automatically label me as “crazy” or “emotional”. It’s not that my whole life revolves around what other people think of me, but I’ve been called all sorts of things throughout my life, and things that I know are not true. I’ve basically built a shell around myself because I don’t want to get hurt. It takes a lot for me to let someone in and even people who probably deserve to be let in, won’t because I just don’t know who to trust.
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I’ve learned then being honest with yourself is just as important as being honest with others. When you continually try to make other people happy and put them before you, you aren’t being honest with yourself; you aren’t taking the time to ask yourself if you are happy or if you are doing what you want in your life. This is my biggest fault. I put others so much ahead of me that I let them push me around and they don’t even realize they are doing it. This is why; honesty is always the best policy. Even when it comes to yourself.

Watching Babies Grow
Darla
lynnedunnlive
 Since living with our roommates, my boyfriend and I have been able to watch their baby grow up. It’s so crazy that he is actually a year old now. I still can’t believe that not that long ago, he wasn’t crawling at all, he couldn’t even take a step and now he’s walking around like a little crazy person hahaha! He’s running around, he has this crazy, fun personality and it just seems to have come completely out of the blue. Not that long ago, he was only drinking bottles and now he’s obsessed with spaghetti and begs for food just like a dog lol. He is the cutest, sweetest baby I have ever seen and I know he’s going to grow up to be an amazing young man. I can’t wait until he starts talking in full sentences. I am so excited to see him go to school that first day and bring homework home.
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Whenever I’m at the store, I am always seeing toys that I wish I could buy for him but he’s not old enough yet. It’s not like I want him to grow up really fast, but at the same time, I’m too excited to wait lol!

Watching my younger brothers and sisters is amazing to me too. It’s so weird to see someone as a baby and then see them as a teenager, or just seeing them grow into their own people. The human body is freakin’ amazing!

OBSESSED Gamers
Darla
lynnedunnlive
 It always used to drive me crazy that my boyfriend was so into gaming, because I felt like he was doing it for the wrong reasons. He does so many things in order to make other people happy and it’s really frustrating, because I want to be there for him and help him be a better person like I know he wants to be. I’m not saying in any way that he’s a bad person, but everyone has things that they need to work on in order to make them happier in their own life. I love him more than anything and he makes me insanely happy.
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Have any of you ever known anyone who would just sit there all day and every single moment basically, all they thought about was gaming? I have seen people like that and I really don’t get it because life is all about living, not playing games.

However, I am starting to understand it lately because it really is an amazing stress reliever. I have been playing WOW lately with my boyfriend and honestly I would play any game with him. I love going around and killing stuff haha. It’s really fun using spells and stuff like that. I think gaming all the time isn’t good but doing it with the people you care about is awesome.

Karaoke
Darla
lynnedunnlive
 I’ve never been a huge fan of Karaoke. I mean, I think its fun to watch but I would never be comfortable enough to sing in front of a large crowd of people. Let me rephrase that; I can’t even sing in front of a SMALL crowd of people. For those of you who are like me, there is another way to get in on the fun but not have to embarrass yourself in front of your friends hehe. I have noticed, there are a LOT of Karaoke songs on YouTube and even on OnDemand (for those of you who have Comcast). It may be the chicken way out, but I think it’s really fun.
I’ve been wanting to work on my singing lately and I think this is a great way to do it. I sometimes even record myself singing along and then post it on YouTube or just watch it real quick to see how I did and then delete it.

Sometimes I wish that with every single CD you buy, you could get a second disk that was the Karaoke version, because you have to admit, the Karaoke versions you usually find are pretty lame and not as good as the original song.

Who knows… maybe one day I will get confident enough from singing in the privacy of my room and belt out some songs in front of my closest friends. Maybe I’d have to get a few drinks in me first haha. Just kidding!

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