Thursday, January 21, 2010

Why I'm Totally Rad: An Online Report By Yours Truly

Rethink Your Shrink, The Monday Project

Every week on The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans we are given homework a project by the Gods and Goddesses of weight loss themselves :).

Last week was our inspiration/motivation board. Remember that post? It's the one where I bawl like a psycho and hate on myself?

No?

Click HERE to read it.

The project for this week is to list 5 reasons why we rock.

I think it's pretty obvious, with my mad shredding guitar capabilities, that I totally rock.

See?


What are you laughing at?! I know I was 19 and a total Goth, but I was so freaking cool back then. And look how cool and angry I was, rocking the Rogue X-Men Hair Streaks! Man, I freaking ruled.

Because I don't want to seem like I'm stating the obvious (that I rock, duh), I'm going to list five reasons why I'm RAD. I think one of those five reasons should be that I'm humble, but I don't want to waste one of my five on something so obvious.

You know I'm kidding, right? I hope so.

I thought long and hard about these, so it is with sincere hope that you all find me as rad as I do. Otherwise I'm just going to look like a complete jack ass.

Wait...

I think I've already accomplished that with this post.

Enough rambling!!

REASONS WHY I'M RAD:

1) It only took me two weeks to single handedly convince my brain that it craved green tea (which I TOTALLY hated) as opposed to Dr. Pepper (which I TOTALLY loved). I can now truly state that I actually *love* green tea. Seriously, check my purse, there are Green Tea Mints from Trader Joes in there.

2) I have belly danced professionally (wait, it gets better)...

with snakes...

near fire.

RAD

3) Ask me ANYTHING about orcas, dolphins, belly dance, guitars, serial killers, and French Sangreal conspiracies and I can almost guarantee that I'll be able to bore you to tears with extensive dictionary-like knowledge.

4) I finally feel alright about the hot chick staring at me on my motivational board because I realize that it's not who I used to be... it is who I am. The girl on that board is me... just a few years ago. I only need to tap into what I already know can be accomplished (a little weight loss and healthy lifestyle choices) and I can have her back physically AND mentally. I can't wait to see her/me again!

5) I'm smart.

It's true that I have a very bubbly personality and I think I come off as a ditz, A LOT. My areas of knowledge might not be considered important to most people. I have absolutely no concept of geography. I couldn't even begin to tell you where most of the 50 states are on a map, but when I become interested in something I make it a point to really research it. I could probably write a book on the 7 or 8 things that I'm fascinated by, and I enjoy knowing that they are not "normal" areas of expertise. I'm not smart like Bill Gates or smart like Stephen Hawkings. I prefer to think that I'm smart like Albert Einstein who, in an attempt to gain as much knowledge in his field as possible, refused to memorize basic information like his address or phone number because he didn't want to store things in his brain that he knew he could just look up. I don't clutter my brain with the knowledge of things I'll never use. I clutter it with the knowledge of things that I enjoy learning about.


That's why I'm rad. I love that I'm happy with myself. I was unhappy with myself for YEARS and that is a truly awful feeling.

Why are YOU happy with YOURSELF? Why do YOU rock? Please tell me in my comments or post your own "Why I rock / Why I'm rad" post so I can see :).

36 comments:

Sara said...

Honestly, if every reason has been "See picture above", I still would have believed it.

But belly dancing? With snakes? AND FIRE??

You're pretty damn cool.

P.S. This makes me think of Miss Congeniality:

"My parents don't like anything ostentatious. And they really don't like fire."

Julie said...

love this post! i came over from another blog and you are amazing, props for getting near snakes bc I'm HORRIFIED of them. love the blog, will def be back for more!

Miss Dot said...

I love your RAD post! You are RAD!! What a freaking awesome picture, too!! Like a teenage goth GOD! Rock on, sister!

When I get out of my blahs I'll start feeling more rad, too. For now, though, I'll blah some more.

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Stopping over from SITS! Love your list!

Brooke said...

what a totally rad list :)

and i'll have to 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) the :-O over the snake thing!!

Not Jenny said...

Wow. I love that picture of you. Such a hottie! And belly dancing with snakes and fire? I think that is off the charts on the radness scale!

Christie O. said...

I commented on your motivation wall post before I finished reading this one and I'm so glad that you see that THAT IS YOU!!! you are so totally rad, obviously for bellydancing with snakes near fire, I have not done anything nearly as rad as that, so freakin cool! my husband's booksmart but he also has this thing we call "the bank of useless knowledge" where he can pull all these crazy facts out of his butt and I have no idea why or how he knows these things, i mean really, things about the kardashians and crap like that. anyway, nothing to do with this, it just reminded me of that. great post! you ARE RAD! love it!

Heather D said...

Love this SO much. You are super interesting! Wow!
And rad? One of my favorite words. Ever.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I love that you bellydance that is one of my favorite exercises but I don't do it enough. I love this list!

AnnG said...

I think it's awesome that not only do you think you ROCK, but you take it one step further and believe you are RAD!! Based on what I just read I would tend to agree...wow!! All those things are pretty amazing!

Treasia Stepp said...

I'd say that your pretty damned RAD. Belly dancing, yes, with snakes and fire, No thank you!

MommaPebz said...

Stopping over from SITS...

I love your post, love your pic, and we should be friends, like now haha!

Seriously, you sound a lot like me. I too have the old goth photos (no guitar though!), know a ton about nothing really, & am trying to lose weight!

Im glad I found your blog!

MommaPebz said...

Hey thanks for stopping by my blog! I added you on twitter too! =)

Mandi Miller said...

Hmmm... why do I rock? Because I am a MOM! That's hard enough! I really enjoyed your post!! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!

Ms. Sarah said...

happy sits saturday. Have a great day. That was a great list. Me and snakes have a hate eachother relationship. ;)

Sarah Nicole said...

I love your list. It is amazing.
And you sound completely rad.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Shell said...

Stopping in from SITS and love your list!

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

Well, I am totally convinced that you are RAD! I can't believe the belly dancing and snakes and fire. So cool. Do you have photos to share? Cool post!

Pamela said...

I absolutely love saying the word RAD! I wish you had pictures of the belly dancing with serpents near F L A M E S!!!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Happy SITS Saturday! You are totally rad. I can't believe all you have done.

Charlene said...

You sounds pretty rad to me! Found you via Mommakin and glad I did... great blog!

PS: I rock because growing up I was always "weird" and now I've discovered that weird is the new beautiful! :-)

LookieLou said...

Love the post! Stopping by from SITS! Followed you! Snakes...you ARE a pet person!

Respectfully Yours said...

Hi Happy SITS. Just popping by, nice blog. Stop by and visit me sometime...Happy Saturday.

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Rachel Cotterill said...

Yup, you seem pretty cool to me :) I just dropped in from SITS, now going to have a look around the rest of your site.

MONICA-LnP said...

you are very rad indeed,and smart too,you write way better than I do thats for sure!
stopping by from SITS

Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen said...

Stopping by from SITS. Great blog! :)

Sandy said...

Happy with yourself? Good for you....nothing else counts. Thanks for the visit.

Emily said...

Wow! That's one fierce picture! But I want to hear more about the belly dancing, snakes and fire. Very RAD, indeed!

Kristin said...

2 weeks??? It took me months to kick my diet coke habit!

kanishk said...

When I get out of my blahs I'll start feeling more rad, too. For now, though, I'll blah some more

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Sheri Carpetenter said...

Happy saturday sharefest. Stopping by from SITS. Hope you have a great weekend.

B Sparkly said...

You just made me belly laugh, so thank you for that.I'm RED cz I belive I'm!
Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Oh, I could not stand green tea! Here's a link to the post I wrote about it: http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2009/01/green-tea-is-not-for-me-no-thanks_22.html when I was beginning to eat healthier.

I am happy, don't know about "rad." I never thought of myself as "cool" but rather unique, silly, reliable and organized.

Congrats on your SITS day!

LisaDay said...

Congratulations on loving you. It's really important. I am impressed you belly danced with snakes and fire. I tried belly dancing. I sucked. But I had fun, while sucking.

Happy SITS day.

LisaDay

Caity said...

Oh my goodness. You are so totally awesome. And Rad. This post made me giggle and I seriously love you right now.