The Stories...


The Stories...

featuring #1000 Speak

I'm Vain...

I'm Vain...

This post took more than five minutes with all the bells and whistles ("pictures", bold, italics and spellcheck). But this was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post on being vain. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump.

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10 Things Fish Tank Owners Wish They Knew Earlier

10 Things Fish Tank Owners Wish They Knew Earlier

Behind the scenes of what looks beautiful but isn't very pretty. If I had known just five things, I wouldn't have said "yes" to being the mom of a fish tank and you'd never know my story...

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5 Minutes: No sleep

5 Minutes: No sleep

I'm squeezing in a stream of consciousness post before my day gets hopping. 

Oh it's already been hopping.

Here's that story...

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A Terrible Privilege...

A Terrible Privilege...

This post was unexpected. Almost a month ago I shared my story about a compassionate teacher with #1000Speak. My daddy shared it on Facebook several times. One of his friends commented how he could relate to my story because he had attended an all white school before schools were desegregated. He called it "a terrible privilege". I could relate.

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Fake Reading...

Fake Reading...

I've been itching to come around and say hello, but there is one thing I cannot do and blog at the same time. I cannot read and blog. My niche should have been book blogging, but then I may not have as many friends...

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The cost of a mug shot...

The cost of a mug shot...

I can’t believe how much it cost to get a passport. Geez. I guess the good news is that it doesn’t expire for a long time. But within that time, you might want to use it and get your monies worth. 

So, we went to go apply for passports today. I’d been reminding Papa Bear that we needed to do this ever since we first planned our trip. I finally just let it go. If he wants to pay extra to rush them, then so be it. I stopped nagging.

Finally last week out of the blue he said he made an appointment for us to apply...

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Kenya G. Johnson - Blogger EST. 2010

Kenya G. Johnson - Blogger EST. 2010

I'm linking up with Tuesday Ten where we are sharing the first ten post we wrote on our blogs.

My first ten posts on this website were written between June and October of 2010. Back then my URL was postconfidential(dot)blogspot(dot)com and my blog title was Sporadic Publication. 

I signed my first post with my name backwards Aynek Noillag Nosnhoj. 

I wrote in one ginormous paragraph and I had no readers. My mom and dad didn't even know about my blog.

So here we go.

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The Best Film I've Ever Seen (in one year)...

The Best Film I've Ever Seen (in one year)...

For the first time in my life, I have seen all the Oscar Best Picture nominations BEFORE the show goes live. I know right? I've always wanted to do that and print off the list and ballot online to mark down who I think will win. So yeah, I can't wait to sit down and watch the show. 

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A Story of Compassion...

A Story of Compassion...

This post today is very special because 1000+ people from all around the world will be sharing their voices about compassion. Today I am 1 in 1000 who signed up to share what compassion means to me. Today I am part of a movement.

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Dem Dry Bones...

Dem Dry Bones...

My back started hurting Sunday night. I've used the heating pad three times in the last 24 hours and have taken several showers to loosen up my joints. 

Is my hip really responding to the weather?...

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Goodnight Roses...

Goodnight Roses...

As I turned off the lights in the kitchen, I left on one small light. I looked back and decided to take a picture of my roses because they looked pretty in the dim light. Of course the phone flash went off and I didn't feel like trying to figure out how to get the picture of how they really looked. 

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Don't feed OCD, phobias or ticks...

Don't feed OCD, phobias or ticks...

There's a television show that I used to watch called Monk. That show was the inspiration behind my original blog name "Here's the thing...". If you've been reading me a long time, you'll remember me using it as a tagline. Anyway, the character Monk was a crime detective who had OCD, and multiple phobias which made the show very funny. 

Christopher has Monk tendencies.

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My day in 5 minutes...

My day in 5 minutes...

I just had a funny thought. I said, “I don’t have time to write a stream of consciousness post right now. I’ll write a long post later.” What kind of sense does that make?

This one is five minutes of my time. By the time I add the bells and whistles to the other one I want to write, it’ll likely be an hour or more out of my day.

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The Kite: A Throwback Thursday Story

The Kite: A Throwback Thursday Story

Christopher's two favorite things were airplanes and dinosaurs. So as a family we went out in search of a kite, which left me sitting in the car with the napping Christopher. I can tell you that it would have taken me a fraction of the time to go in a store to pick out a kite. Never send the man in to get the kite unless you want some alone time. 

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Homeschooling Black History...

Homeschooling Black History...

I shared this quote this week along with a response to some interview questions I asked of my ten-year-old son. While it is a powerful quote from a ten year old, I also found it disheartening because I understood it's full context. This is a stream of consciousness post.

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Interview with a 10 year old...

Interview with a 10 year old...

For the last 30 minutes before Christopher's bedtime tonight, I asked if I could interview him. I got this idea from blogger Jennifer Hall, who makes this list of questions an annual thing with her kids. Here are Christopher's response to the same twenty questions. 

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Three Storytelling shorts, featuring "Who farted?"

Three Storytelling shorts, featuring "Who farted?"

Last week when I wrote about not having anything to write about, my daddy commented "I gave you a list of things to write about. Pick one." So with his permission, I present...

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Writing in the raw...

Writing in the raw...

Fadra’s stream of consciousness (SOC) link up is back! Part of my “research” this morning was to find out how long it’s actually been since the last one. I don’t know if it was THE last one, but the last time I linked up with Fadra was July 1, 2012. I said, “Wow, I’ve been blogging a long time.” 

I don’t think I’ll go all share crazy on my SOC posts. It’s connected to mailchimp, which will share to facebook and twitter. I think I’ll turn off that feature for SOC Sunday. So what happens in mailchimp will stay in mailchimp. If you’re an e-mail subscriber, you’ll get first dibs. 

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I'm going in...

I'm going in...

I'm diving into a stream of consciousness here. Bare with me. My computer, still hasn't recovered from crashing last month. She's unstable to write on, so I can't really relax and write if I have to keep saving as I go just in case the computer shuts down. I'm already burnt to a crisp from losing stuff. But a girl's got to write, right?

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I chucked my FitBit for Apple pastures...

I chucked my FitBit for Apple pastures...

So as you may or may not have guessed, I'm on a healthy start to my new year. And of course there's an app for that. Warning: This post isn't for everybody.

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