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Sunday, September 03, 2006


I was inspired this morning by these articles...

What I have learned
Jamie age 34

When someone shows you who they are... believe them. (OK this is not mine... it is Maya Angelu... but it is sooooo freakin true)

The beauty is in the details.

When you gain weight when you are in your 20's it comes off when you cut out cokes or desserts... when you gain weight in your 30's... it is not that easy.

It is possible to have acne and wrinkles at the same time.

A person who cheats with you will cheat on you.

Appreciate the time you have with your parents... mine live far away and it is really hard not to have them on a daily basis... plus.. as I am getting older their mortality is becoming more and more obvious to me.

Just because you wanted to be a actress at one time and then changed your mind doesn't mean you are a loser or a quitter... it just means that your goals changed. That is ok.

Being pretty doesn't help you make friends with women.

The saying "Those who can do... Those who can't do teach" is complete bullshit and needs to be stricken from our vocabulary if we ever want to find qualified teachers for our children.

The American education system is really screwed up.

1 dog and 3 kitties are not to many pets... but it is pushing it. Pets are part of the family and you should treat them that way. Putting animals out in the backyard and then ignoring them is cruel.

There are two sides to every pancake.

People ARE looking at you and judging you by you appearance... you are not being paraniod... especially if it is a group of actors... and especially if you have gained weight. Oh... and they will talk about you when you leave. Just accept it and move on.

Getting a positive pregnancy test does not mean that you are having a baby.

People can change... but they usually don't.

Getting divorced at 24 can be a blessing... I mean it is certainly better than hanging around in a bad marriage and then getting divorced at 34 anyway.

When you find true love you will know it... How? It will be easier than all your other relationships.. and more fun.

A girl can get along in life quite nicely knowing how to cook 4 dinners perfectly.

Having two miscarriages can shake you to the core... it can actually change the person that you are.

Therapy is great.

Insurance sucks.

It is good to stay in you pjs all day every once in a while.

Diet pills don't work and they make you feel all jittery and throw-up-ish.

Don't under estimate the power of perfectly arched eyebrows.

Sometimes the students teach the teacher.

Parents can really f-up their kids without even realizing it.

Marriage is not like all the sitcoms - There are husbands out there who are tidy, organized, great lovers, sensitive, cook, and take great care of the house... and they are not gay either!

When you get stressed, try to listen to your body... take a bath, get a massage, get a pedicure... if you don't listen your body will just start talking louder.

Don't get married when you are in our early 20's... you change to much between 20 - 26.

Drama in your life is not exciting... it is draining. It is ok to be "normal". Do not create drama because you are bored.

The more jewelry... the worse the marriage. (I stole this one... but it is sooo true).

You must have coffee every morning... if you skip it you will have a headache all day long.

Apples don't fall far from the tree.

The best way to end an argument is to let it go. Pick your battles.

There is great strength in someone who can apologize.

Planning is the key to a successful party.

You can not be too organized.

Making the bed in the morning can make you feel like you house is clean.

Marrying the right man will make your life so much easier... if you married the wrong man... you can not change him... so either change your expectations or get out.

Kids do not always make you happier.

Pay off your debts. Do not live off credit... it is like living in prison. Do whatever you have to do to pay things off and save a little bit every month. It feels so much better to buy things with money you actually have. Live within your means.

Wanting something that you don't have can eat up your insides.

Sometimes there are people who just always seem to make the wrong decisions in their lives... it is hard to support these people... but they still need us... even if they won't listen to our advice.

Sometimes people give advice but it is really assvice. Ignore them.

Reality TV can be addictive... so can diet coke... and cake.

Vacations are important. We never really took family vacations when I was a kid... we couldn't afford them. I think it is important to save up and then get away and have fun as a family together. A great vacation at the end of a hard year can make all the difference.

It is hard to be content.

OK... that is it for me... so far...

I am interested... what have you learned?


Blogger One Mother's Journey said...

Never take what a doctor tells you as gospel - listen, write it down, and then go consult Dr. Google.

Sugar free candy gives you horrible painful gas. Who knew?

Going to the hospital in labor does not guarentee going home with a baby.

A pair of tweezers can be a girl's best friend.

Family (no matter what your definition) is everything.

You can't escape it - one day you will look in the mirror and see your mother staring back at you.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I have learned by watching my friends around me that babies don't fix marriages.

I am with you on the dogs on chains thing. How could anyone do that to an animal? I think that is evil.

And when my eyebrows look great, I always feel sexy:)

10:48 AM  
Blogger Julie B. said...

Don't judge people by their relatives.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Ollie said...

7 kitties aren't too many pets, as long as you love your little kitties with all your heart. :)

The term TTC actually means "Trip Through Crazytown".

"Organic" is the best word ever.

Trying to create life makes it very evident that life is fleeting.

Racism is alive and well in our society, horrifically.

Empathy and sympathy are worth more than gold.

There are lots and lots of people in the world who have great fun being cruel to those weaker than they are.

Doctors don't know everything.

The world doesn't stop, just because yours did.

It's ok to embrace the career you fell into.

Pedicures may not solve your problems, but they can certainly delay your having to think about them for a half hour.

Fresca makes an awesome mixer.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Bad things happen to good people

Friendships require care and work

Some things are better left unsaid

Always trust your instincts, you have them for a reason

Sleep is important!

Your life will be much more satisfying if you can roll with the punches and take pleasure in the small things.

Nothing can make you feel better than laughter... laughing with your oldest friends, laughing with your SO, hearing your baby laugh for the first time... They all warm your spirit and heart.

Throw away parenting books... You know your baby better than anyone.

Relaxing, taking a cruise, and not obsessing about starting a family will NOT help you have a baby.

Miscarriages are not little occurances. They are the loss of a child. The parents of a lost pregnancy deserve respect and time to grieve.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

thanks for this!

1:41 PM  
Blogger ellie said...

The shoe section at bloomingdales is alway a good place to go when you are having a bad day.

What other people think about you is none of your buisness.

And when choosing your battles- ask how important is this in the larger scope of life with this person.

When making ice cream cones and using the sugar cones- sticking a little tiny marshmallow in the bottom will stop it from leaking.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Piccinigirl said...

Retail therapy..really is the best kind

Miracles happen every day, even when you're not looking

love this Jamie, hope you are feeling better today.


8:31 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

acne and wrinkles ,check
people are looking of actors...and move on ,double check
you cannot be to organized ,wishful checking
marrying the right man ,happy check
kids do not ALWAYS ...happier,there are those times that this one gets a check
Reality TV, happy check
oh and check to the not gay husband one too.
Heres mine ,I have a favorite quote by Eleanor Roosevelt "You must do the thing that you cannot" at 1st for me, it was pay the rent.check,and lately it is embrace technology,halfway check.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

I have learned nothing apparently. Otherwise ,I wouldn't keep making the same fucking mistakes over and over again...

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Julie, Baltimore said...

I actually had to take time to think about it, but here is what I learned:
- Always be honest. Cannot go wrong with it.
-If you don't want to be alone- learn to compromise and keep doing it
-when you make a choice, sometimes you give up forever what you didn't choose
-family is most important
- I need time to myself, CANNOT give it up, even if it is 30 min per day
-it is bitter sweet to see your life's dream come true. you get there, but you loose the goal you used to have- does it make sense? :)
-I preffer journey to destination
-Be kind to everybody
-the older I get( I am 33) the more I think about humanity on everyday basis.

I could go on, but this is not my blog, right?

Best wishes,


6:55 AM  

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