Thursday, August 28, 2014

»fifty-two: week 35«

Happy Thursday! I had a mini-meltdown last night. I was thinking about blogging while traveling, in prep work for potential A Day in My Life posts in the future. I flipped out because I realized I didn't have a way to upload pictures from my camera while traveling since I normally use the iPad/Bluetooth Keyboard Case combo. So imagine my horror that lasted for 5 minutes before googling to see if Apple had an Lightning Port to SD card reader. And now imagine my relief that my google search came with a solution! Something to get before November. Also, if you like, you can click here to see my last day in the life post. Its an older post. Like 2009 old. Jeeze, that was five years ago... 

I honestly had a different question for today, but I couldn't answer it for the life of me. I ended up going with one of the backup questions I had saved. Lets get started!

Week 35: What bad habits do you want to break?

I have two horrible habits that I've had for years that I can't seem to get rid of no matter what I do. It frustrates me so much that I can't stop. I can't stop biting my nails and picking my lips. There, I said it, its out in the open. These habits even evolved into stress habits at my last job. Every day I would have to work, I would bite my nails while driving until I didn't have any nails left. Then when I wouldn't have any nails, I would move to biting my lips. When I would get to work, my lips would be bleeding. It was just so gross. I could never wear anything on my lips other than lip balm which would get eaten off in the process. I never wear any thing on my nails because a.) I don't know how to properly paint my nails without messing up. And B.) I end up biting my nails even with the nail polish.

Since being let go, I don't pick my lips too much, but it still happens. Right now I'm applying so much lip balm in hope to heal my lips. I still tend to bite my nails while driving, but since the weather is cooling down a bit, I try to keep my window open and my arm hanging out to enjoy the weather. I should probably invest in some sort of anti-bite polish for my nails, right? Probably...

Please let me know I'm not alone in these horrible habits. Do you have a habit you'd like to break? Or if you had one of my habits, what did you do to break them? Let me know in the comments below! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

»Let's Play 20 Questions!«

Happy Wednesday everyone. I've been thinking about my blog, and how long I've had it. I've had this blog going on two years now. My first post on Antlers & Anchors was made on December 31st 2012, and I think was the most snarkiest post I've ever wrote. Maybe? I don't know. Anyway,  I went into this blogging adventure thinking I'd find a group of bloggers that I could reach out to, kind of like long distance friends. But that hasn't really been the case. I'm getting page views and comments, but not too many frequent visitors. It kind of makes me wonder, who's out there? Who's reading my blog?

So let's play 20 questions! Other than the basics, ie: Hello, I'm Kasey. I'm 27, married and I live in South Carolina. Here are the questions!

1.) What's was your favorite food when you were a child? 
Chicken Lo Mein. When ever my parents would take my brother and I to chinese buffet, I would get plates of the stuff. It's still my favorite thing to order when we get take out.
2.) What is your most played song in your iTunes?
Since I reset my iTunes on accident, my most played song is T-Swift's new Shake It Off, but it used to be Fall (Remixed by M83 vs. Big Black Delta) by Daft Punk, M83, and Big Black Delta off the Tron Legacy: Reconfigured soundtrack.
3.) What would you name the autobiography of your life?
"Why Do I Even Try?" 
4.) What songs are included on the soundtrack of your life?  
Shake it Off by Taylor Swift, Just One Yesterday by Fall Out Boy, This is Gospel by Panic! at the Disco, Gold ft. Casey Lee Williams by Jeff Williams, and Anything by Hedley.
5.) What was the last movie, TV show or book that make you cry or tear up?
I'm rewatching a lot of movies currently, and spoiler alert:  I always tear up during Pacific Rim during the Mako/Stacker scene where Staker tells Mako he will always be there for her in the Drift before his death. So sad, I always tear up during Father/Daughter scenes. 
6.) What do you miss most about being a kid? 
Not having any responsibilities, being able to make friends more easily. 
7.) Would you rather have wine or alcohol?  
8.) Would you rather have a night out or a night in? 
While I love a good night out, I always prefer romantic nights in. Or at least I have in the past. That might change now that Rob and I are living with more people. 
9.) What's your favorite color? 
I love a good teal. Or just any combination of blue/green.
10.) Are you ticklish? 
Normally if I'm touched, I'm not really ticklish, but if the person is staring at me with the intention of tickling me, then I get ticklish everywhere. 
11.) What's your favorite fruit? 
I enjoy a lot of fruits but my favorite is pineapple.
12.) What do you value most in a friendship? 
Honesty, an open mind, and a respect for the friendship.
13.) What would you sing at Karaoke night? 
I'm addicted to Shake it Off by Taylor Swift. It's also really easy to sing to, so that.
14.) What's your favorite zoo animal? 
 I love any of the big cats like lions or tigers. But I also have a soft spot for giraffes.
15.) How many pillows do you sleep with at night? 
Two to start out with, but once Robert leaves for work, I some how commandeer his two pillows every night.  
16.) Do you love or hate roller coasters? 
I love roller coasters! I especially love coasters that don't have a floor in the cart. 
17.) What's your favorite movie? 
I enjoy any of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ie Iron Man, Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I also love the first three Pirates of the Caribbean, and Pacific Rim. 
18.) What's your family holiday tradition? 
Traveling to Myrtle Beach every Thanksgiving for the My People's Thanksgiving Migration©. 3 Days at a beach house filled with some of my favorite extended family. I look forward to it every year!
19.) If you can be a hybrid (half animal/half human and or human with animal parts), what type of hybrid would you be? 
I've thought about this and if I was a hybrid of anything, it would probably be a either a flying fox hybrid or a chameleon hybrid. Flying or the ability to change my hair/skin color? Awesome. 
20.) If you had to change your name, what would you change it to? 
If I had to be named something other than Kasey Lyn, I'd probably choose to be called Antonia Mae. 

Here are my answers! If you'd like to introduce yourselves, just give a brief description of yourself, and answer at least 5 of the questions! Don't be shy! I promise I don't bite!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

»fifty-two: week 34«

Happy Thursday! Another week has passed and I've been a bit slack with my posts. But I promise that I have stuff in the works! The Blog even got a quick face lift this morning. If your going to check it out, I'd stick around just the first page so far. I have to go back and edit some posts with the updated graphics, but what do you think about the colors? I love a good teal mixed with gold! Also don't mind the sidebar picture too much. I have to take a decent picture before I can update that. Tomorrow I'll hopefully have it changed, or at least by Sunday! Anyway, on to the question.

Week 34: Do you think that you are the same person in life than the person you are in your head?
I think that everyone sees themselves differently in their own heads than how they present themselves in real life. Everyone has a vision of how they see themselves, and everyone has a vision of how they wished they were.
Personally, the person that I imagine in my mind is so vastly different than the person I am in reality. The person in my head, or the Kasey that I wish to be is so much more than who I am in reality. The Kasey in my head is so much more confident and vocal about her thoughts and feelings. She is more active and she stays fit. She is sociable and has friends she can count on. She is more organized and she is a hell of a lot more put together and fashionable. She is a bit more spiritual and an active practitioner. She is a bit more bitchy when she has to be, but is still classy and knows how to kill them with kindness. She's a queen.
And now I sound a little crazy, to be honest. The Kasey in my head, she is the person I want to be. She is the symbol of an obtainable goal. She's a pretty lofty goal, but she isn't impossible for me to become. But the reason that she is currently just a goal is my own insecurities. I haven't yet gathered the courage to start this journey to becoming the Kasey in my head. Though I think that moment is coming soon. With my still not having a job, and Rob is working longer hours with the goal of a promotion, I've only been doing things to pass the time. But it's high time for me to be utilizing the time to become the Kasey I see in my head. I just have to push myself. I have to find the drive and the want to be the person I imagine in my head. 

So question time: Do you see the same person in your head that's on the outside or are there several versions of yourself? Do you want to be the person in your head? Let me know in the comments below! Have a great Thursday!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

»fifty-two : week 33«

Happy Thursday everyone. I hope everyone has had a good week so far, here is the latest 52 post! We've only got 19 weeks left of 2014. I've already got my list of questions for 2015.

Week 33: Write about the craziest thing you've done in your life.

This is an amazing question, however, I have a less than amazing answer. I'm not a huge risk taker. I don't put myself out there like I probably should, and I'm okay with that. But if I were to put myself out there, either, I have an amazing time, or I fuck up spectacularly.

Example A is that amazing time. When I was 15, I was in a international girl's group. The group's popularity comes and goes through the years and it is under the Masonic family of organizations. But anyway, every two years the group had what is called Supreme Assembly, which is the international event. That year, one of the Senior Advisors of our state was a very high ranking official during the assembly, so a lot of the girls from South Carolina were expected to go. I had been chosen as a girls representative for our state so I had to go. I enjoyed my time. We were also able to go on outings, one of those outings was to go to Royal Gorge Park. We took a scenic train ride to the park and then walked over the highest suspension bridge in the United States. My mom, a few of the girls from our group and myself, walked across the bridge which spans across the Royal Gorge at 955 feet above the Arkansas River. I remember walking across it and seeing snow flurries fall down. This southern girl hadn't seen much more snow than that. That experience was so beautiful, that I want to go again. I'm trying to convince Robert that Colorado Springs is the place to go for our next vacation.

Example B of the craziest thing I've done, I'm honestly ashamed of. I also want to apologize for generalizing this and not naming any other names. Like I said above, while I didn't do the thing, I'm pretty ashamed I had any part in it. That said, I had just met Robert, and we were friends during that time. There were two girls I was also friends with, and they themselves were going through a rough patch in their own friendship. Robert and I had been hanging out with one of those girls one night, and she had decided that she wanted to do something to piss off the other girl. This girl was very angry in her youth and was very destructive. I would say she was a textbook drama queen and toxic friend, but that would be giving her too much credit. Anyway, she decided that she wanted to mess with the other girl's truck while she was working. Robert didn't really care too much about the situation, but since I was friends with both of the girls, I tried to calm down the girl I was with. So instead of keying her car, I advised to do something that wasn't any kind of permanent damage. I had stated that window markers shouldn't be too hard to get off, and the other girl went with it. She bought the markers at a store close to the other girls work site, and with Robert and I in the car, she wrote, "C*$T Bitch" on the truck's windshield. Stupid right? Truck Girl and I didn't speak again for about two years, and Truck Girl is actually another toxic friend that I talked about in my Honesty Hour post. Marker Girl and I just drifted apart a few years after that. I really didn't agree with a lot of the life choices she was making and I honestly didn't want to put up with her drama anymore.

In the end, the long and the short of it is the simple fact that crazy and the drama that surrounds it, isn't always a good thing, or at least I don't have the energy to put up with it. I have to ask though, what are some other crazy things that you've gotten into or done? I'd like to know how tame my stories are. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

» fifty-two: week 32«

Holy Mjolnir Thor, its Thursday! Here's that thing I do every Thursday

Week 32: Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?

This is such a hard to answer question. I appreciate intelligence and all its worth, but I find myself admitting that I would rather be a joyful simpleton. With losing my job, I feel that unbelieveable amount of stress has been lifted off my shoulders. I feel that if I were super smart at genius levels, I feel that if I didn't use my brain for something amazing in the sciences or maybe the arts, then I would feel guilty for not using my brain for its worth. That would be an incredible amount of stress and guilt that I'm not prepared to handle.

While I would hate being called a simpleton, I'd rather live a joyful life. As quoted by Kimberly Elise: "I live a very joyful life, with lots of laughter and good times." I love that my life, and want to continue living my life full of laughter and smiles and just happiness.

What would you choose? Essentially this is just asking would you rather be carefree or responsible?