January 20, 2007

Take me to the Caribbean...

...that's the name of the nail polish I chose for my vacation. Ironically, that's exactly where we're headed. As tradition has come to have it, we're going on our "usual" January cruise except this time with some unusual people. I probably won't be posting for the next week and as it's pretty late now and I have a plane to catch in 6.5 hours, so I'd better catch some Zzz's. Comments and thoughts as always welcome. =)

See You Soon!

January 19, 2007

"How can you call it unreasonable when all I want is my own way?" -Ashleigh Brilliant

10 (Funny) Commandments of Marriage

Commandment 1.
Marriages are made in heaven. But so again, are thunder and lightning.
Commandment 2.
If you want your wife to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say, talk in your sleep.
Commandment 3.
Marriage is grand - and divorce is at least 100 grand!
Commandment 4.
Married life is very frustrating. In the first year of marriage, the man speaks and the woman listens. In the second year, the woman speaks and the man listens. In the third year, they both speak and the neighbors listen.
Commandment 5.
When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: Either the car is new or the wife is.
Commandment 6.
Marriage is when a man and woman become as one; The trouble starts when they try to decide which one
Commandment 7.
Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you say. After marriage, he will fall asleep before you finish.
Commandment 8.
Every man wants a wife who is beautiful, understanding, economical, and a good cook. But the law allows only one wife.
Commandment 9.
Marriage and love are purely matter of chemistry. That is why wife treats husband like toxic waste.
Commandment 10.
A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished.
Bonus Commandment story:
A long married couple came upon a wishing well. The wife leaned over, made a wish and threw in a penny. The husband decided to make a wish too. But he leaned over too much, fell into the well, and drowned. The wife was stunned for a moment but then smiled, "It really works!"

GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

HAPPINESS
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all. LONGEVITY
Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.
PROPENSITY TO CHANGE
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.
DISCUSSION TECHNIQUE
A woman has the last word in any argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

January 18, 2007

Lunching with Julie =)

"Behind every successful woman...is a substantial amount of coffee."

January 17, 2007

Lost

Helping a friend out with something, we got on the topic of loss - not necessarily losing, but being lost in one's feelings and thoughts...

Lost

Lost without you by my side
Lost my fire and my drive
Lost the friendships that were dear
Find me and wipe away the tears

"Within you, I lose myself. Without you, I find myself, searching to be lost again."
-Unknown


We are all lost, trying to find something, someone – ourselves. We lose ourselves in work, in our hobbies, in our friends, in relationships. We embark on a never-ending quest to find truth, love and understanding. This search is what makes our life worthwhile, our friendships stronger and our love great.

When we are defenseless to the world and more importantly to our thoughts and feelings, we expose our inner self, at our most vulnerable. Our deepest secrets are suddenly in the open – there's no privacy, there's no walls. Feel free to lose your inhibitions and to find yourself.

January 16, 2007



Maybe It's Me...

Since I was a little girl I felt that there was nobody in the world that understood me, not 100% anyway. I always felt different somehow. As I grew up and developed relationships with people other than my family, that feeling went away, but not completely. Lately, I feel like I've been fighting with people that I care about the most and while some arguments are petty and some serious, doesn't it take two to tango?

Arguments, disagreements, quarrels, disputes, differences of opinion and squabbles are inevitable in any type of relationship. It's how we fight that differentiates one spat from the next and one relationship from another. We get angry for different reasons and it is only with people that we truly care about that we argue. An argument is an essential part of any relationship, whether romantic, parent/child, sibling or friend, but is the best defense to an argument a good offense?

"Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win." -Jonathan Kozol

* * *
A stupid argument
- a squabble
The more you do
- the less they care
Perhaps the trouble
- is with yourself
Anger welling up inside
- tears pouring down
The more you give
- the more you drown
In the thoughts of
- someone else
Perhaps it's better not to worry
- not to look
Ignorance is heaven
- & I'm stuck in hell
Maybe it's not the disagreement
- maybe it's me

January 11, 2007

Hmmm...

I feel like I haven't posted in a while and at the same time I am not sure what to say. Well, to start, with the holidays behind us and tax season fast upon us, I'd like to inform you that I will be doing tax returns this year and please do not wait unitl April 15 to come and see me (Dasha)!

What else?

After almost six years at FMC Construction, I am leaving. I am starting at KPMG on February 5, 2007. I will be working in Financial Services Tax Group. It's both scary and exciting. My hours will be killer and my commute, let's not even talk about my commute. It all happened very fast and while I'm looking forward to it, it's a big change and hopefully all will go smoothly. As for shortening my commute, we'll be moving in the near future. The question right now is where?

Brooklyn? Staten Island? It's all up for grabs at this point...we'll see what happens.

Тот, кто знает, чего хочет, или слишком мало хочет, или слишком много знает.