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  • I am tired and so I am going to bed. i hope everyone has a great Sunday. I will be back on after I get some sleep.

  • I am a libra. Born October 8th. I am the youngest of three. I had an older half brother who passed away over a year and a half ago and an older adopted sister. My Aunt had her and my Mom adopted her. I am a big […]

  • Pegasus posted an update 6 years, 3 months ago

    Everyday I love coming here more and more because I find out new little things I didn’t know before about the site lol

    • What have you learned today, Pegasus? 🙂

      • I know it’s totally silly, but up in the corner where it has a little text box and the number and then our name, I didn’t realize that the text box was separate from the number so I kept clicking on the number to get to all of my connections. Then I accidnetally hit the text box and saw that a new little window pops up with a much more organized…[Read more]

    • I’m on here more than Facebook. Love this site.

  • To live a healthy life you need to take care of yourself, mind, body, and spirit.  Take care of your health. Make sure you stay hydrated. Drink at least a minimum of 8 glasses of 8 oz cups of water per day. You […]

  • aabeck posted an update 6 years, 3 months ago

    So my killer overtime paid off for the gift card i won it

  • Word of the day: sybarite (/ˈsɪbəˌraɪt/) – n: a person devoted to luxury and pleasure.

    I think we’d all like to live the life of a sybarite.

  • becca posted an update 6 years, 3 months ago

    TGIF. Weeks over, time to relax. Or I would if I didn’t have assignment to do and tests to study for.

  • To write a post a day (at least), but I never seem to make it that far. A lot of my posts end up being drafts… so I just add to them until they’re ready to be published. I’m working on getting a new laptop, then when I do, I’ll focus more on getting a certain number of points each day.

  • Nana posted an update 6 years, 3 months ago

    Howdy guess what? it rained last night!

  • My dream would be to visit every continent, backpack around Europe, and visit the 7 wonders of the world.

  • kendra posted an update 6 years, 4 months ago

    Loving meeting you new folks & I’m really looking forward to connecting with you guys and reading your blogs!

  • I think “plum raisin” would be a much more appealing term for dried plums than “prunes.”

  • Amalthea Hustles started the topic Water! in the forum Group logo of DrinksDrinks 6 years, 4 months ago

    Water is the most important thing you could drink. Are you drinking enough?

    I like to add a splash of lemon or lime or a slice of cucumber to my water, for a change of taste now and then.

    • I have just discovered cucumber in my water. I wasn’t sure I would like it but I do.

    • I went to the movies today, and I had a Harkins refill cup, and I realized while I was in line at the concession stand, that refills have gone up from one dollar to $1.50. Rather than going back to my purse to get the spare change, I just filled up my cup with water and added some lemon juice packets, and I actually feel pretty good about having…[Read more]

      • way to go!! I love drinking Cucumber water! so refreshing!! 🙂 my “poison” is Coffee, I do limit myself to One cup per day though

  • One of the perks about this job (depending on how you look at it) is that you get a whole lot of chances to practice different make up techniques and looks. I don’t normally wear a lot of make up in my day to day life, but getting dolled up for the camera every night is fun. Though it is less fun to have to wash all that off before I finally crash…[Read more]

  • I love Instagram!! I even have a Instacollage app to make my photos into pretty collages 🙂

  • I saw a graphic this morning on Facebook that said “I am a strong person, but every now and then I also need someone to take my hand and say everything will be alright.”

    When I was 23, my dad passed away.  My husband had just been deployed a week earlier and since my dad was not his blood relative, my husband was unable to come home to be with me.  I was understandably upset.  From the news of my dad’s sudden passing, to not having anyone else to really rely on being that I am an only child, to having to get on a plane alone and attend my father’s funeral, it was just a bit too much for me and I called a friend looking for comfort.  After spilling everything I was feeling and waiting for the verbal hug I hoped for, she tried instead to lift my spirits by saying “You’re so strong it doesn’t matter.”

    But it did matter.  In the moment she said that, in the scratchy telephone corded silence (because yes, that’s how many years ago this was, I was still on a corded phone), I felt more alone in the world than I ever had.

    She was trying to be supportive, I see that now, but in that very moment she said this I remember hanging up and thinking “So because I am strong I can’t need comfort?”  Let me tell you, just like the most disobedient child needs the biggest hug sometimes, so does the strongest person need a break from holding the world on her shoulders.  Take a weight lifter in one of those Ironman competitions for example.  He is strong, but no one expects him to lift his ridiculously heavy barbell all day.  In fact, his show of strength is so fleeting that if you blink you may miss it.  He lifts it up, holds it there for the five seconds it takes to be judged and then throws it on the floor and yells out in glory at his amazing triumph.  If I thought that I could do so without ending up in a loony bin, I too would yell and fist pump after an incredible show of strength, but I think in the middle of the funeral home would have been seen as slightly disrespectful.

    I am a strong person.  I fully own that.  I am proud of my strength and cool head because it helps me get through tough situations.  When the quake of ’89 happened in San Francisco, we had a neighbor, 3 years my senior, who was so frightened by what had just happened that she ran out of her house screaming like she was on fire and she fell down in the middle of the street and just curled up crying (we lived on a court so she was at least safe from being run over).  My dad saw her out the window and went to go help her, console her and get that poor girl at least out of the street and in contact with her mother.  Meanwhile inside the house, all alone and freaked out as well, I just went into action-mode. I started picking up the fallen things and sweeping up the broken things.  An open bottle of water had been rattled off the table and I mopped that up.  I was 13 at the time and I probably could have used some comforting too, but when none was to be found, I took care of myself, as organizing and cleaning things is my way of self-consolation.  Later my dad would tell me that he was surprised that I was so calm and cool and…yep you guessed it, STRONG.

    A ton of people came to my dad’s memorial. I had to end up reading my mom’s eulogy as well as my own because she couldn’t get through the first sentence.  After the service was over, the word “strength” was thrown around quite a bit, that I had had the strength to do that for my mother.

    This strength has been an asset and a downfall.  I am seen as being someone who can take care of herself, which I do, but because of this I’m seen as someone who doesn’t need anyone else ever and that’s simply not true.  I am never viewed as the damsel in distress, that is not the role for me.  I am the dragon.  But have you ever seen Shrek? If you have you’d know that even Dragon needed love.

  • Jessica posted an update in the group Group logo of Ladies of BlogJobLadies of BlogJob 6 years, 4 months ago

    I just wanted to introduce myself briefly since I just joined Ladies of BlogJob. I love writing, I love horror movies, and I love cats (especially tortoiseshell and tuxedo cats). If I seem familiar, I was on Chat About until two or three days ago. Hi everyone!

    • Do you have any cats? I have two. :3 Welcome to the group, Jessica.

      • My folks have a tortie and tuxie (hence my love specifically for those types) and the tortie has claimed me as her person. I love them both so much it is ridiculous!

        Thank you for the welcome!

    • Welcome here Jessica bye bye chatabout

    • Hi Jessica! I just got a chance to come on and settle in myself here on this forum. I think that is fascinating that you write horror movies! That is not a genre that I’m very familiar with, but I do love certain thriller type horrors. I’m Peg Asus over on Chatabout. I still like the site, but I’m starting to wander around and feel a little…[Read more]

  • Nana posted an update 6 years, 4 months ago

    Almost lunch time

  • I just finished a 2 mile run. Two year old in jogging stroller and huffing and puffing up the hill of horror as I call it. What am I going to do now? No, I am not going to Disney World, it was 2 miles, not 200. I […]

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