Some of us were talking about things we love in relationships. It changed into a conversation about the things that people think they want but don’t really want. It’s weird because lots probably try to tell you what they want, but it’s not the things that they facilitate.
I will give you an example. Someone says they don’t want to date a smoker. Many people are quite definite about this. They say they will not do it. Although once they start dating someone who smokes, they are decide that it’s not so bad. Even though they don’t want to date a smoker. This kind of thing is pretty common. There are many supports to this phenomenon, though. Usually people notice it if they are discussing with their friends specific aspects of their relationship involving situations they have been in. The way I see it, though, it’s weird, because you would think that women and men would feel like their own situations would be most apparent to them but it’s usually the other people who notice. The other day I was talking to my friend who was saying that he didn’t like the fact that his girlfriend was really petty about keeping her apartment clean. I was like, how did you not notice that? I mean, you said you don’t like that when people do it, but you continue to date her. It’s something she does. And you say you don’t like it. But she does it. So you need to decide if you want to date her or not. It’s like, people can’t understand this stuff. But there are relationship rules for women that might be helpful, I think, with so many women who are in this environment, too. I mean, a girl I know named Becky was telling me that her husband doesn’t clean his fingernails. She said it’s filthy. She said she doesn’t want to date someone who doesn’t clean his fingernails. Actually, she keeps dating him. People seem to be kind of caught with this. I don’t know. And these situations have happened to me, too. This could just be part of human nature. You notice things like this when you talk to your friends and when you critique your own relationships. Most people do this, so I don’t think it’s that odd. However, it’s probably important to look at what you want and see if it’s something that you actually think would make your life better. Picking apart everything that everyone does wastes effort.
I think that I should probably take my car in to have it spotted. It’s been acting a little funny recently when I try to turn on the wipers. I mean, I know they work, but they don’t seem like they have been. I’m trying to say that they are still washing the windshield but they seem to be slowing down and I don’t think that is regular. So I am going to bring it to the shop and see if they can figure out what is going on. My car is cool, I just don’t like that. A BMW repair shop near me can probably help. But I think that it might be a good idea essentially because I want to make sure it’s fine.
The other thing is that if they can repair it or whatever for discount that would be great because I would be able to get it back to how it was and not have to use a lot of money. So that’s what I’m going to do. My main issues with this though are that I don’t really know what is wrong and I don’t like having to ask other people for it. I mean, they are probably going to be trustworthy but as far as car repair shops go you don’t really know. But they have a website and stuff so I will have to ask them. I think my car is excellent. I have been driving it and I always think that it’s so good. A lot of people aren’t really into their cars that much but I feel like with mine I know that it’s phenomenal. Other than the problem I’m having. But I’m not even that into cars and I think that this one is great. So that’s what I am wanting to get it fixed. I think that I’m going to have to see if there is anything else I can get to realize how to study my car.
I guess though that some people who know more about it than me might the place to go. But I think that I’m probably going to want to read more about this because that would be the best way to voyage. The other thing is that I Have been wanting to get something for the cup holder that I can put stuff in because I don’t really use them. I mean I have like a spoon that I keep in there but I don’t even know what I have it for because I don’t use it.
The town in which I live is pretty wonderful. There are a lot of things to do here and I have some local skewing I’m sure which makes me like it more. But with all the things I do here and the fact that I enjoy where I live, how can you not agree? Well, I guess there are probably some people who wouldn’t. The thing is, a big reason that I like living where I do is that I have a little spot where I can go and relax. It’s a place by this field that isn’t too far from here. I will go there and just do what I do and kind of work out some things I Have been thinking on. The other thing that is nice is that my neighborhood i pretty sweet. It’s a place with a lot of features that you would notice when you go there. Because of this I have been learning about gardening and am thinking about adding to the one I have in my yard. That’s right, I have one there but I don’t really have much in it other than a few plants. But I would like to see what I can do and maybe even change some of the surrounding area in to a place where it could be even sweeter. So if I am going to do that I need to get some cast iron garden furniture for it so that it has a more of a casual feel to it as opposed to like just being this sectioned location. The other thing I would figure I need to do is get a few more varieties out there but that can come as I decide.
Speaking of my home, there is a lot of grass here that people take care of. Have you ever been to a place where everyone loves their yard? That’s like where I live. So when you are driving through the roads or whatever it’s like everything just seems to pleasantly be there in a way that makes you think that you are in a ritzy place. Except it’s not ritzy. It’s just a normal subdivision. At least that’s what I think. But I really would consider moving only if I had a good reason to, like if I were to move for a relation or something but that is something that I will have to talk about in another post because it is a very in depth subject and I don’t think I should go into that here. Let’s just say that because of the aspects of my town that I like, I am going to be happy living here and that is why I am wanting to work on my back yard a bit. And I just need to chose how I am going to do everything.
When it comes to photography, I know almost nothing. Many of my friends are really into it and have these fancy hi tech cameras, but not me. The only camera I have is the one on my cell phone. Anyway, I was talking to my friends the other day and they said that I would probably enjoy photography as a hobby if I were to get into it, but there are so many different camera options out there that I wouldn’t even know where to start. There is Cannon, Motorola, Nikon, Samsung, and Sanyo, and those are just a few. And then you’ve got to figure out what kind of camera you want, what kind of pictures you are going to be taking, what different equipment you need, etc. When taking a picture I guess all that stuff matters, at least that’s what I’ve been told. So upon checking out some reviews I found the Nikon D7100 which seems decent but I’m really not sure to be honest what separates it from all the other ones because they all seem pretty similar. My friends were telling me to start with a decent beginner camera but didn’t say anything other than that. It would probably be helpful to go to the store and see what they have and maybe there is someone there who can teach me the stuff that I need to know so I can choose the right camera.
And then I have to figure out what I am going to be taking pictures of, so I guess I should figure that out. Naturally it seems like I would want to be able to take pictures of anything, like people, or buildings, but I guess you need different kinds of lenses for different objects and that’s just more than I really know about. So when I am doing my research I am going to see if I can learn anything about that, too.
And then there’s the issue of using regular film or taking digi pictures. It seems like most people are using dig pics but I don’t really know what I would base that off of other than the fact that most of the cameras I’ve looked at had a view screen that would show you the picture right after you took it which really sounds like it’s not using actual film to me. So that’s probably what I will look at although I’m not even sure if there would be different options in that type of choice, either.
There are a few places I want to visit and I think I’m going to do my decision process out lout here in this post. There are also a people I want to visit so I’m gonna try and see if I can get those two events to happen together. The first place I’ve been thinking about going is Miami. I know, you’re probably thinking do I really want to go to Miami? It’s warm and humid and you all know that I don’t like that kind of stuff. But, when I see it on TV it always looks like such a cool place that I think I’m finally going to brave the heat and check it out for myself. Also, my best friend from college lives there so I think I’m going to try and visit him when I go. I can’t believe that I am actually thinking about going there, so I’m going to say this one is near the top right now.
The other place I have been thinking about going is to Oregon. I know, people are probably like why do you want to go there? What is in Oregon? I have a few friends who live up there and I also like that area of the country. I have been over to the west coast and I had a good time, and I mostly just want to go visit my friends. I’m sure that they’ll be able to tell me what I should do when I’m up there, but it’s not like when I think about going there I think about specific things that I want to do.
Regardless of where I go, I am going to use my hotel gift cards that I have been getting. I was given them as a present by my mother and she said that when I take my next trip I should use them so I’m gonna bring them with me. The only thing is that I don’t really want to crash at my friends’ place the entire time. I know that you can do that and I’m sure my friends wouldn’t mind having me, but I don’t want to be bothering them and I’m probably going to stay there for a while and I know that having someone at your place for a long time can start to get a bit uncomfortable, even if you’re good friends. So I’ll just stay at a hotel and then meet up with my friends for whatever we decide to do. Plus, hotel beds are usually a bit more comfortable than sleeping on your friend’s couches, so that’s another reason I’d rather just stay there. And I can also get up when I wake up and I won’t be making noise or anything that will disturb my friend. I don’t think that’s strange.
I’ve been thinking that I might want to look for a new car. It’s not that I necessarily need one, but I kind of want one. My car is great and everything but I’m looking for something that has a little bit more significance about it. My car is awesome, and I think I’m going to keep it but I’d like to see if I can get a lease on something else and see how I like it. There is a Mercedes C Class lease that I’ve been thinking about looking into, and I’m not sure what those cars are all about but I’ll be able to find that out with a little bit of research. I’ve been looking for a new car ever since I saw this one in the parking lot and I thought it would be pretty fun to drive. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with my car, but it’s one of those things that would be something to do. I don’t need an expensive car to have it as a status symbol or anything. I really don’t even care, it’s just something I want to do for me. And I’m not one of those people who really judges themselves or others by the kind of car they have or anything like that. In fact, that’s something that kind of bugs me. I just think it would be sweet o have a sports car or something and that’s that.
I have room in my current car’s trunk for some big boxes now that I just cleaned it out. I am the kind of person who will let things be sitting there in his car until I finally realize that I need to clean it. I had boxes from these things that I bought a while ago in the trunk, and I also had a bunch of towels and stuff. I took all of that out and I probably can actually go to the store now and get some of the things that I need without having to wonder if they will fit or not. I’m not sloppy, I just don’t clean my car as often as I should. And I keep the inside clean, it’s just the trunk where everything seems to get put. I think that I am going to see if I can find some way to stop doing that, actually, because if I have something that I need to put in the trunk and it is all messy then I can’t get it in there and I have to try and cram it in the inside of the car and that’s no fun. So maybe I’m going to try and stop doing that. I also want to see if I can replace the carpet that is in there since I accidentally seem to have moved it out of place and I can’t get it back. I was pulling this big box out and it got caught on something and now it’s like all messed around and doesn’t look the way it used to. I’m probably the only person who even cares about that, but I want to get it back the way where it fits.
I am talking to my friend about snoring. He said that he has been snoring and wants to see if there is anything he can do to stop it. I don’t have ay idea how any of that works so I told him he should probably talk to his doctor or something. He sent me a link to some sites that are supposed to talk about it and everything but I didn’t really have much idea about what I was reading. The other thing is that I guess his girlfriend has been complaining that he snores. Heh, she says that she can’t sleep when he is snoring and she said he told her that she was welcome to sleep on the couch. I laughed. Even though it wasn’t really something I would want to have to experience, it was still funny because she is the one that told me it and it was just funny. So he told me that I should read this review and see what I thought about some of the things it talked about. I know there are like those mouth guards and there are also certain ways you can lay that are supposed to make you snore less. I don’t really think I should tell him what to do though since it’s not really any area that I am familiar with.
I know that I have heard him snore and it didn’t really bother me because it was a pretty quiet snore, not like some that I’ve heard. But if it’s going to be an issue then I definitely thing he should see if he can get it taken care of or something. I am also going to see if there is another kind of pillow he can use because one of the things we were talking about was that his pillows suck. I mean ok, I was at his place and we were watching a movie and I decided to sleep over there because I didn’t feel like going back home and he gave me this pillow to use and it was really uncomfortable. He said that’s the kind of pillow he always uses but I don’t know what is going on because it was just like uncomfortable and I couldn’t get it to feel right no matter how I positioned it. So I think that maybe he is just using pillows that are the wrong shape and he should get some new ones. I don’t know if that’s what’s causing it but she should get new pillows anyway because his are really pretty poor.
I am a fan of roller blading. Some people think that’s weird because it’s not really that popular but I enjoy it. I’ve got a few pairs of blades and I like to blade around the neighborhood. I’ll see people looking at me but I don’t really get bothered by it because at least I’m doing something that I find enjoyable. I also like doing tricks and stuff but I’m not really that good. I can do some jumps but that’s about it. I have seen that there are a few ramps and stuff around here and I will check them out when I am feeling active and adventurous but usually I just stay around town on normal roads. The other thing that I have been wanting to try is surf lessons. Unlike with blading, surfing doesn’t seem like something that you can just buy the stuff yourself and then go to it. Well, maybe, but I wouldn’t want to do it that way. Then again, I learned to skate when I was with some people who were already going skating so maybe I did kind of learn from people. But when it comes to riding waves I think I would prefer to have a teaching atmosphere.
So the thing I have to decide is where I want to learn. There are a few places I have seen around here and there is also a surf camp Costa Rica that I found that looked pretty nice. The thing I need to find out, though, is what you need to do to prepare. Maybe you just show up with yourself or maybe you need to do something beforehand. That can probably be answered with an email so it’s going to also be a way to see how the customer service is. Another thing I want to see is if I can check out a few of the places before I decide. Obviously most of them have websites but I still think that looking online can give you some good insight into what kind of experience they have. The place that I choose will probably be the one that I think looks the best so I’m going to start looking at some of the ones I’ve seen. After that it’s going to just be a matter of getting out there and learning to catch some gnarly waves! Well, there’s probably other stuff involved, but that’s the general concept.
One of the things that I am trying to learn more about is fitness. I have had a few chances to exercise but I usually don’t keep doing it. It is something that I am trying to get back into though because I would like to get in better shape. I am thinking that I should probably pick a few exercises and go from there so I don’t overtrain or something. I am thinking that I should probably start with just some situps and maybe some stretches and then add more as I get better at doing them. I think I also want to start jogging because it’s a good form of cardio and I don’t really think I could run very far right now without stopping. I am also going to need to get some new shoes so I can start exercising because the only shoes I have right now are the ones I wear to work and they are not really designed for doing anything strenuous.
As I go about exercising I think I am also going to see if there are any supplements that might help me. I usually see some every time I go to the store but I don’t really spend too much time looking at them because I’m not really interested in them. I may look into some of the ones that are supposed to help you get all your vitamins and stuff. I don’t think I need to use any of the crazy ones, though. I was reading something online about a few new supplements, though. One of the nnice ones was a weight loss supplement with garcinia cambogia extract in it that is supposed to help people lose weight but I”m not sure I need something like that. I think I’m going to have to look into this stuff a little bit more before I decide if I want to try something like that or not.
I am also thinking that I might want to start out running around my neighborhood before I decide if I want to join a gym or something. This way I’ll be able to see if I’m going to stick with it and if not I won’t have to worry about canceling my membership. Of course, I am going to stick with it because I am going to start working out regularly so it shouldn’t be an issue. But I figure I will start running on my street, anyway.
My wife and I have decided it is time for us to move on from our starter house that we bought four years ago. We have slowly but surely outgrowing it and now with another kid on its way it is definitely time to move. We knew this day would come eventually and now that it is here we both have mixed emotions about it. On one hand it will be great to have a bigger house with more room. On the other hand we are going to miss this place immensely. We put a lot of work into it and it shows. If you saw what it looked like when we bought it compared to what it looks like now you would no doubt be impressed. The good thing is that will be nice when we sell it as there is no doubt we will make out on it. We are going to meet with a realtor next week to talk about all of that.
In the meanwhile we have already been looking for our new home. My wife has already found a handful of them that she is interested in. She uses a site like this to search for Charleston homes for sale. I have yet to look myself but I plan on doing that next week too. I have plenty of vacation time left this year so I took next week off to focus on this. My wife works from home and has a lot of free time during the day because of that so we’re going to have plenty of time to sort this all out.
My main sticking point for where we go is location. I have a rather lengthy commute right now and want to slim that down as much as possible. I spend about forty-five minutes on the road in the morning and closer to an hour driving home. That is just too much especially with how much gas costs these days. I want something under thirty minutes both ways preferably even less than that. The other thing I want is a finished basement. I want to make a man-cave down there where I can watch sports and play some pool. I have a pool table now that I bought from my Uncle but have no room for it here. It has been locked up in our storage locker since I bought it last year.