Nov 8, 2016

7 Myths About Cats

I am apart of a family who loves dogs. Man's best friend... protector of the home when we're away... the first line of defense against strangers. Don't get me wrong, I like dogs, but I love cats. So, when I informed my parents that I had recently adopted my cat, Carmen, the mythical flood gates were opened. No, I don't mean mythology, I mean the cat myths! One of the biggest ones was that 'cats suck the breath out of babies'. It was funny, until my parents told me that when I came to visit, the cat could not stay in the house. In shock, I pulled out my blog brainstorming pad (there is no technical name for it), and began to write. I felt the need to create a post about the most common myths about cats (and kitties!) So here is the first of a mini series on...

7 MYTHS ABOUT CATS! (and kitties!)

#1 Cats can't be trained...
ACTUALLY: Cats are highly intelligent animals. They can be taught, not only how to use a litterbox, but to sing and dance, too! Okay, maybe not sing and dance, but search YouTube for funny videos and you'll find cats doing everything from playing instruments to properly (and accurately) using the toilet!

#2 Unlike dogs, cats can have chocolate...
ACTUALLY: Nope. Cats can't have chocolate either. Milk chocolate has an alkaloid chemical called theobromine that is toxic to both cats and dogs. Dark chocolate has even more of it! So, no candy, hot chocolate, nil!

#3 Cats will suck the breath out of a baby...
ACTUALLY: Cats are snugglers. They love to cuddle against any body part that is the warmest, which happens to be the chest, neck, and head. This fact is most likely where this rumor (or as I call it, an urban cat legend) stems from. This ones a myth kiddos!

#4 Cats can have table food...
ACTUALLY: Table scraps are empty calories for cats. Feeding your new furry family member table scraps is a sure way to make them pack on unwanted pounds!

#5 Cats don't need exercise
ACTUALLY: Want your your kitty to stay healthy, well help them get some exercise. Keeping them indoors, take the time to roll around the floor with them and their toys!

#6 Garlic helps get rid of worms in cats
ACTUALLY: Garlic leads to anemia in cats

#7 Milk is a cats best friend...
ACTUALLY: Milk can cause diarrhea, and could eventually lead to an overweight kitty. This is due to the fact that cats have a hard time digesting dairy products.

Nov 6, 2016

Going to pay a visit to the Big Apple in the New Year!

This is Carrie Bradshaw's apartment and I cannot wait to go see this place! It's in New York (of course) and is open for tours! It's #224 on the Bucket List, by the way... I'm hoping to visit this place on my 3-day New York visit in the new year.  Wanna come with me?

My Favorite Sex and the City quotes...

*click the link to check out #223, "Watch the entire SATC series and why you should too."

So, if you don't know, I am a HUGE Sex and the City fan. I love the show and I love the movies. Some of my best friends live in far away states and I miss them all the time, but I can't always see them. This show is the next best thing for me. Moreover, I can relate to some of the things that the women on the show go through. There is always something to learn and some profound, eye-opening quip or piece of advice given, and that's what this post gives homage to!

Here are my favorite Sex and the City quotes:

"I like my money where I can see it- hanging in my closet." -Carrie 

"I will not be the first to speak. And if he never calls me again, I will think of him fondly... as an asshole." -Carrie

"You can't swing a Fendi purse without knocking over 5 losers." -Samantha

"Maybe we can be each other's soulmates. And then we can let men just be these great nice guys to have fun with." -Charlotte

"I'm looking for love. Real Love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love." -Carrie

"I have never been able to be friends with an ex boyfriend. I met those couples who stay friends and I think how? How do they do that?" -Miranda

"It's hard to find people who will love you no matter what. I was lucky to find three of them." -Carrie

" We made a deal ages ago... men, babies, it doesn't matter. We're soulmates." -Samantha

So, what's your favorite one listed above? Is there a quote that you think I missed? Hit me up in the comments section! Have a great one, peeps!

#197 - Leave a positive note on a strangers windshield


There is sunlight in my soul today...

Yesterday was really hard. So hard, that I considered closing my blog, put my bucket list on hold, and return to corporate America. What brought that on? A couple of family members. I have always been a free-spirited traveller. I love moving around, seeing new places and meeting new people. It's humbling thinking back on all the people I've met and the countless emails and conversations from them, telling me how thankful they are for my encouragement, kindness, and giving. In spite of all of this, I've been called irresponsible and that I need to grow up, move somewhere (and stay there), and just get a job (by the way, everywhere I have ever lived, I've had work). 

I shake off naysayers and negativity pretty well, but yesterday, something broke. I think it was my heart. Fortunately, I have a best friend (who's more like a sister) who was able to give me some really good advice. I call it my crash course in "Battling Life: Family 101".
my bestie and her baby girl being silly (:

So, what's the message here? Never give up on your dreams. Discouragement and pain comes from everywhere, including family. But you have to shake it off because at the end of the day, you only get one life. 

So I blog on. And I will continue to do so, in the hopes that I will inspire you guys to get up and get living! 

Peace and love, lovelies!