The Pumpkin Tells!!!!!

The reason that “The Pumpkin Tells” deserves to be the title of this post is because I have been sitting, for an hour, trying to remember how that song went. It’s like 5 words but I could NOT for the life of me, remember what it was or the tune or anything. So, all of the sudden I was just like “OH MY GOD THE PUMPKIN TELLS” and everything was magically better. If you don’t remember this song, or weren’t fortunate enough to experience it in elementary school music class, we like all sang the little song until the “clock struck midnight” and then the teacher told us what we were going to be. Ahhh….. Nostalgia… and pretty soon it will be time to bring back good old “Guzzle, Guzzle, Guzzle, Munch, Munch, Gobble, Gobble, Chomp!” The good old days. And also, oh my god its like November. Confused.

Nothing of interest to say, but I like fail at writing in this so I’m wingin it. Halloween is A WEEK FROM TODAY. AHHHHHHHH. Put me in charge of decorations, making the kids I babysit a really adorable little pumpkin full of fun halloween things (I’m like way too proud of it….haha), let me pick out fun accessories. BUT put ME in charge of thinking of a costume? Nope. Can’t be done. I think I am actually the worst ever at coming up with Halloween costumes. And every year, I’m like “Ok, Kelly, this is the year. We are going to think about this AHEAD of time and have an ACTUAL costume, when the time comes.” That has not happened once. I’m the girl on Halloween or the day of a costume party who is running around 2 hours before grabbing the most random crap ever and basically just put some ears on, OR I stand by my personal favorite of wearing regular clothes, sticking a name tag on, and telling people I’m on Wheel of Fortune. But THIS HAS GONE ON LONG ENOUGH. This year, I am HOPING, to have a “real costume.” But then today when I realized it is Thursday, and the whole costume situation needed to pick up the pace, I panicked a bit. haha Fortunately, I have very creative friends who have given me some ideas, that I MAY actually be capable of pulling off. Because not only am I not creative, I’m not crafty. I can’t like, make things. And I’m apparently not clever when it comes to interpretation. So my options are limited.

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A Another Classic Standby, Luna Lovegood. However I think I threw out my bottle cap necklace/other accessories do to some clumsy “spillage”

Anywho, yeah. It’s Thursday. This week flew by but went extremely slowly? Does that make any sense. I mean whatever it totally makes sense to me. Like today feels like THE LONGEST DAY OF ALL TIME, but like tomorrow is Friday? Already? I don’t know. I don’t know what I’m saying.

WELP OK. Now I shall just post some random pictures as I feel necessary because my brain is turned off for the day. Adios.

This is my brother. Who is very much alive, because SOME people didn't think he was real. Also, he is in my light. Tyra would NOT be impressed.

This is my brother. Who is very much alive, because SOME people didn’t think he was real. Also, he is in my light. Tyra would NOT be impressed.

 

 

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Awww look at my baby…. (fine. he’s 13. not a baby.)

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I thought maybe I should actually include a picture of pumpkins in a post entitled “The Pumpkin Tells”……… so yay MINI PUMPKINS

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Oh. Just awkwardly sitting on some hay. In a corner. By myself. Being Awesome.

 

2013 #OCDweek Creative Expression Contest Finalists

Guys, I entered this contest with absolutely no expectations and now I’m a finalist!!!! It means to much to me to even be a finalist!!!! But if you have the time, if you could please vote for my essay, “A Search for A Self and Myself” by ME, Kelly it would mean so much for me. It was something I had a really hard time even submitting to a bunch of strangers so being a finalist is honestly too good to be true.

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Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s OCD Awareness Week Creative Expression Contest!  We received so many wonderful entries, and it was hard work selecting a handful of finalists from all of the quality submissions!

Now it is up to you, dear readers, to select your favorites from the finalists!  You can vote for one entry in each of the two categories: 1) Writing and 2) Media/Art.

And the #OCDweek Creative Expression Contest Finalists for 2013 are…

Writing Category Finalists:

“From Worrier to Warrior [Poem]” by Heather McGraw
Description: This is a letter to OCD, documenting where it’s taken me in the past, how far I’ve come, and where I’M going to take us in the future.

“The Key to OCD [Poem]” by Gannon Myers
Description: Original poem written by Gannon, a 10 year old boy who is living with OCD.

“Inmate [Poem]” by Nidhi Shetty
Description: A…

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Just Another Week…

So today is start of another week. This week though, IS a bit different. I mean it is Columbus day first of all sooo yayyy Three Day Weekend! But today, is also the start of OCD Awareness Week.

So for anyone who didn’t know, or like always kind of thought it but I never talk about it so everyone is confused… I do suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I have my entire life, starting at around 6 but it became a serious problem when I was 8.

Until two years ago, I just lived with it. It was horrible. I was constantly afraid, I missed so many opportunities because “I wasn’t allowed to”, and I felt crazy. Because no one had ever talked to me about OCD, or anxiety, or depression. All I knew, was what I had researched online. But I felt that it wasn’t an acceptable thing to talk about. So I didn’t.

In the past two years, I have met so many amazing people. People who struggle from OCD, people who help treat OCD, and people who are really trying to make aware of how awful it is to REALLY have OCD.

I’m at a place now, where I can say to practically anyone, “Yeah I have OCD.” Chances are, they will have no idea what I mean or think of me as some stereotype. But still, I have realized that it is ok to say that. I shouldn’t have to be ashamed that my brain just doesn’t work the same as everyone else’s. I’m still not really comfortable talking about it with most people, because I know it just won’t make any sense to them. But we are taking baby steps here :-).

Even though this is, “just another week” for most people, it’s really important to me. So have a great week everyone! And if you have an extra 5 minutes, maybe check out www.iocdf.org. or check out this AWESOME project that I’m dying to see the finished product http://livingwithmeandmyocd.wordpress.com/.  Or just take 1 minute and remind yourself, that OCD is not joke that people make it out to be.

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Ahhh ERP… everyone’s favorite

And NOW as I just found out (see reblogged post ABOVE) I’m a finalist in the IOCDF contest they had for this week so MAYBE you should vote for “A Search for A Self and Myself” because someone kinda cool wrote it and I mean… it’s alright… 😛

A Weekend in Pictures

I’m too lazy to actually write about what went on this weekend mainly because it is so dark and gloomy and while we survived the “very real scary tornado warning” and I’m not ACTUALLY sure if its raining at the moment, it is just feeling like a curl up in my bed, watch an absolutely ridiculous amount of Netflix, and drink tea. So this is my weekend, in pictures, with some comment for clarification.

FRIDAY:

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So you have to use a little imagination here… PRETEND, this is a beautifully painted picture of Fall Scenery that was painted by NONE OTHER than ME

So what I ACTUALLY did on Friday was I went with my Mother to Saratoga Paint and Sip, but the NEW one in Latham!!! Which I quite liked, the bathroom was painted in chalk paint and they had a little bowl of chalk and I just thought that was really cute. I may be the only person that goes to Paint and Sip who ABSOLUTELY SUCKS at art but I still think its so fun. So do my paintings come out very well? NO. Am I the failure of the class and the one the instructors are always like, “Well… you did your best! And it was fun, right?” Yes. But seriously it is really fun anyone around the 518 should definitely check it out!

Fun to do, even if you are as good as art as I am!!! 

SATURDAY:

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Wolfs Biergarten Oktoberfest Block PARTYYYY!!

Pretty self explanatory. Oktoberfest. Gigantic things of Beer. Beautiful day outside. Rollerskating women carrying gigantic sticks with pretzels. A possible? cross-dresser making dirty balloon hats from the air pump cleverly positioned (and I apologize for such vulgarity on this website… 🙂 ) at her nipple.  Oh and the best part, Weiner Dog Racing.

SUNDAY:

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Ahhhh Proctors…Such a magical place….

Well. On Sunday. I had this special backstage tour of Proctors Theater, which is a gorgeous place to begin with but OH MY GOD. The whole tour I was just slightly hyperventilating. Like just standing on the stage and possibly pretending I was the star of a huge show, was incredible. My favorite was going into the dressing rooms. Because a while ago someone was like.. “Ummm guys, these dressing rooms tables are super boring” and SO now someone decorates/paints/just makes the table really cool for each show that comes to Proctors and after the whole cast/crew signs the table. Like SO COOL. And some of them were so well done.

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No one mourns the wicked….

 So yeah, it was awesome. Also if you live around here and you DON’T take advantage of Proctors slash ALL of the amazing theater and art and everything around here you are missing out… soooo go there. They have cool stuff guys. Seriously!

Best Place EVER!

And THAT was my weekend in a nutshell! Well the exciting bits. I don’t think you really needed to see the like nine million other parts of my weekend where I was completely catching up on HIMYM or yelling at the online class I need to take for the volunteer thing or drunkenly telling strangers that I know who they are through social media (why? Why, Kelly? Why?)

Hope you all made it through Monday! Tell me when it’s Friday please.