Tuesday, July 16, 2013

never judge a book by it's cover.

this has been on my mind for a really long time and today I was given the courage to write about it...

Never judge a book by it's cover.

While at the gym today I was watching the news and a piece came on about Cory Monteith's death.

Such a sad story.  It was confirmed today that Cory died from a heroin and alcohol overdose.  I don't watch Glee often (only seen a few episodes) so I can't comment to Cory as an actor but I can comment to addiction and the power it has over a person.  And I can say, judging from appearance and fame and talent, I wouldn't have 'pegged' Cory as a heroin addict.

Truth be told... I wouldn't 'peg' any of the heroin addicts I know as heroin addicts. (yes, that's plural.)

Never judge a book by it's cover.

I've been exposed to serious drug addiction for the past 13 years. I personally have struggled with an addiction of some sort at various points in my life as well. I don't feel the need (nor am I really ready) to go into detail about any of that here, but it's a testimate to never judging a book by it's cover... never judging a person based on what's visible and known on the surface... whether that judgement is good, bad or indifferent.

It's not fair to you and it's certainly not fair to the person being judged.

that's all.  something that's been on my mind a lot lately that I had to share. 

Thank you Cory for giving me the courage to post this.  My thoughts and prayers are with your family and and your loved ones.  My heart breaks for them and for you.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

June favorite things.

I haven't done a favorite things post in a while so I figured I'd finally do one while sitting here trying to get Miss Gabby to fall asleep... grrrrrrr, this chick is so stubborn!!!

June fav #1 - Geico's Camel Commercial - LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

beyond hilarious - - and I love it even more because I collect camels!!!

June fav #2 - my tervis cups - they are pretty and they keep my water nice and cold!!!

June fav #3 - amazon.com - I found a replacement eye piece for my camera and my favorite book from my childhood - only spent $6, free shipping and I had them both within a few days!!!

 June fav #4 - Despicable Me 2 previews - - cannot wait to see this movie!!!  I am just so excited about it I couldn't resist putting it on my June favs :)

June fav #5 - pilot fine ballpoint pen - - these are the pens my Grammie always used and I love them now just as much as she and I both did back then.  They don't leave 'ink poops' when you write ;)  they are perfect!!!
and just because... here are some of my recent pinterest 'style' finds :)