29 things that I've learned from life

  1. Never have milk products before a run when you have a slight lactose intolerance.
  2. Things will always go on sale the week after you buy them.
  3. Your ass does not look fat in those jeans; the mirror is from a fun house.
  4. Putting things off until tomorrow means that you have twice the amount of work to do then. Suck it up and do it.
  5. Don’t be afraid of criticism. Live and learn.
  6. My middle name should be passive aggressive.
  7. Little people are always listening.
  8. I can’t dance like no body is watching.
  9. You can’t fear change. It’s the only way you’ll grow.
  10. Public transportation will always take its’ sweet ass time when you’re in a rush to get somewhere
  11. It takes at least three government employees to figure out a paper jam in the photocopier. Two of them will be engineers. The one with the glorified English degree will find the last paper to fix it. Go fig.
  12. Always go with your gut…except in times of hunger. Then use your brain.
  13. Don’t forget to take off your jewellery when playing sports. The one day you forget to take off a ring is the day you will catch that screaming line drive and bend your favourite ring into the weirdest shape known to man. Frankly, you’re lucky it only bent and you didn’t lose a finger, schmuck.
  14. You are not a mouse, although your niece sometimes thinks it’s a part of your name.
  15. Time doesn’t heal all wounds because some people won’t let things go. It’s ok to let them go instead. The people, I mean.
  16. Writing is cathartic.
  17. Lululemon may make your ass look fantastic, but it also gives you a false sense of security. Do not wear lounge wear 24/7 or your pants will stop fitting.
  18. I will never receive exemplary customer service…EVER. Instead, I am karma’s bitch and will continue to have pickles dropped on my head and lattes made for me instead of americanos.
  19. Men do not suck. Ever.
  20. Working smoke alarms save lives (c’mon – you knew I had to throw it in there ;) )
  21. Being positive will attract greatness and help you lead a rich, full life…even if you don’t have two nickels to rub together.
  22. Get the facts first, jump to conclusions after.
  23. Acting somewhat knowledgeable in a subject can get you into trouble. Sometimes it is good to play dumb or you will forever be "tech support".
  24. Don't get too busy looking after others that you forget to look out for yourself. Putting yourself first isn't a selfish thing you should feel guilty about.
  25. Exercise is not fun. Whoever says it is is a newb. Give them a few more weeks.
  26. You make your own choices. Period.
  27. DO NOT eat too many sugar-free candies. EVER.
  28. People will want to touch your hair just because it's curly. Learn to deal with it.
  29. Live. Laugh. Like...a lot. Love is still to come.


angsellis said...

Hear! Hear!
Happy birthday tomorrow!!!!!

Sarah said...

♪♫ Happy Birthday to you

I ♥ You!

maria said...

happy birthday, Mouse! a great list. :)


Sarah said...

Fantastic post as usual!! Love it :)

And have a Happy Birthday!

Heather said...

Number 24 struck a chord...I always gforget to take care of myself...I'm a nurturer at heart...lol

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Great lessons that we can all be reminded of and some that I have learned as well...like the sale right after you buy something! Happy B-day to you...hope you had some fun.

Shirls said...

happy b-day mouse!

Laura said...

I particularly like #17.

Happy Birthday and many happy returns.

Espressomama said...

Happy Birthday!

Bi0nicw0man said...

Happy Birthday!

jainey said...



and yeah, 27 was not fun.

Jen said...

Happy birthday girl!!!!

I always find the same thing with #2 and my god...I learned #27 the hard way (if they affect you the same way they do me!!)

Here's to another one!!!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Happy Birthday!!!

And what an awesome list. Totally had me giggling.

Cat_82 said...

Love this post.

Happy birthday!

Carolyn said...

Excellent lessons!

Happy Birthday Mouse!!

Shrunk said...

H*A*P*P*Y B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y!!!

meredi said...

Happy bday, chicha! A great list. Hope you had a wonderful day :) Are you doing fam stuff? Or going out with your guy? Or both? :) Anyway, have a blast!

Chellie has Issues said...

I love your list. I especially love #'s 9, 15, 16, 23, 24 & 28. Happy birthday youngster! Wait until there's at least a 3 in the front of your age before feeling oldish. :)

Erin said...

Have a great day!

I love #6, ha ha! That is so me....

There was this line once on Grey's Anatomy, it was so great. Addison was talking to McDreamy after an argument and said, "I know, I know...there is a land called Passive Agressiva and I am their queen." I thought that was hilarious.

Charlene said...

Happy Birthday Marie! What a great post- as usual :)

Candace MacPherson said...

Happy Birthday, Little Mouse.

MizFit said...

happy happy happy BIRTHDAY you spring chicken mouse!

cinemarie said...

Happy Birthday!! :)
This post is very good, love the way you write - it's intimidating, almost:)

Sara said...

Happy Happy (belated) Birthday!!

I loved the list. But you are wrong on 1 thing. Love is not still to come, it is here is spades. You are surrounded by family, friends and bloggers who love you so so much!!!

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