Wednesday, August 03, 2005

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This was on the site


on another note: i was laying on my side in bed the other night and my face was squishy so i lifted my head, pulled my skin back and put my head back on my pillow. I do this becuase my ex-boyfriend told me once about 10 years ago that he has to pull his skin back when he lays his head down so he won't get wrinkles pre-maturely. That made me think about all the little things people have told me in my life that i remember as if they told me yesterday:

my ex-sister-in-law told me she paints her toenails before she gets in teh shower so the shower water can take off any that ended up on her skin.
(so when i paint my toes, i always remember this)

she also yelled at me one time for putting a plate in the dishpan with food on it becuase why would she want to wash dishes in water that had food in it! (i always remember this when i'm rinsing my plates)

my dad told me if ever you go to bed drunk, put one foot on the floor so you don't get the spins...(uh...thanks dad! Why didn't you tell me about investing???)

My brother Chris once told me, while i was crying and in despair about how i just coudln't do it anymore - "Too bad! Get off the floor and do it anyway! Life is tough; but, you have to keep moving anyway" (I use that bit of info to this day)

my other brother Eric once told me the story of being in the back seat of his buddy's car and he put his hands behind his head and beat the back of the window, alternately, with his elbows so the driver would think he had a flat tire. (he's full of little tidbits like this...but for some reason, i remember this one the most)

a girl i used to waitress with got a boob job. I asked her what kind of guys she got attention from with those things and she said "The kind you don't want."

Peng told me he loved me. I'll never forget that...

who, in YOUR life, said something you just always remember?


Blogger ads510 said...

When I was five years old my mother told me to "fight my own battles and stand up for myself." That's a big task for a five year old, but I always remember it whenever someone wants me to compromise my beliefs.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

that is a big challenge at 5. but she prepared you for adulthood. good for her!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Shananigans said...

I love postsecret! I recently found it on a friend’s blog. Unfortunately the thing that comes to mind is when my first serious boyfriend said "I don't love you anymore" when he was breaking up with me in his car. I was 19. Ouch, that one hurt. But I generally don't remember most of what people say to me, probably because I'm too distracted to really listen most of the time.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Pher said...

My mom once told me, "to think you were planned" That one kind of stuck. My dad told me he doesn't have expectations from anybody so that he is never disappointed. I'm still trying to figure out if that was a copout or some profound dadism.
I had a wife tell me once that she was gay! Ooops. That one stung!
I had another wife tell me that she preferred a "pepper" diet. Wow!
I had a friend say to me once,
"one more line won't hurt"...he's still in San Quentin 25 years later.
Most importantly, I've had so many friends tell me that I'm loved and important in their lives. That's golden!

10:37 AM  
Blogger GrandPooOfAwesome said...

(wonders how many wives pher has had ;))

Ug I hate the spins.

This is an interesting post. It's amazing what sticks with us.

My grandmother (mamaw) was the worst about telling me crap stuff. She told me that if you laid down on a full stomache that you'd have a heart attack.

She also tried to break me from biting my fingernails. There was this lady in town that was really large and mentally retarded, and she told me that she used to be thin and not retarded but she swallowed a fingernail. :(

10:53 AM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

ohmygod...that had me laughing out loud grand gpa! that is funny as shit!

i think i block out negative stuff. you've had a lot of ouches. ouch. sorry my brutha! but your life is peachy now! and you did it all by yourself...with the shaping of pain. without it; we don't grow...

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Bill said...

Absolutely true story: When I was about six, my dad and a few of his friends told me to watch out for the dragonflys that were buzzing around. He said that they have a defense mechanism like bees do, but that instead of just stinging you, they'll sew your lips shut. I swear I am not making this up.

And ask anyone who knows me, to this day I am the biggest wuss in the world when it comes to any kind of bugs. I have to have my wife or my son kill spiders at the house.

I know it's not very motivational, but I sure as hell remember it vividly.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Julie said...

When I was little, my grandmother would always pull the blankets up to my chin and say "Keep covered or you'll catch your death of cold." Which in a five year old's brain means "Cover your shoulders or YOU WILL DIE!" To this day, I can't sleep without something covering my shoulders.

A high school principal that I hated told me I might as well drop out and get knocked up because I was never going to amount to anything. When I first started working in financial services, I turned down his loan application. *tee-hee*

And words I shared: About 4 years ago, I was seeing a guy who was a total dick, and he totally cut off a girl in line for the pool table at the bar. She sent her boyfriend over to make a deal of it. I told her "Hey, don't you send your boy over because you're mad. If you think he (my BF) is an asshole, tell him he's an asshole. You have GOT to learn to stand up for yourself, because honey, if you're waiting for a knight in shining armour, you should know he's not coming."

I ran into her last winter. She told me that speech changed her life. It felt better than I could have imagined.

12:26 PM  
Blogger ramblin' girl said...

a grandma quote:

"it is just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as it is a poor one."

perhaps my slightly dyslexic brain got that bassackwards, lately I've been dating guys that make next to nothing.

1:10 PM  
Blogger LoriLoo310 said...

I had someone tell me that life's not about the amount of love you recieve, but about the amount you give.

When I first became a Christian a friend told me that it was very easy to become a Christian, the hard part is staying one.

Both pieces of advice have stuck with me through life.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Bahee said...

My grandma used to say "Don't bother the driver" when she was driving...I say it myself so others won't bother me!

1:23 PM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

holy crap julie. what an asshole! i'm glad he got his karma and yuo were able to witness. that's a rarity...

i hate spiders too. i'd rather be in a room full of snakes than spiders. and if i smoosh one over my head i'll scream EVERY time because sure as shit that carcass will fly back at me!

double that! i forgot one: My mom said to fall in love with a short, fat, pimply guy because he'll worship the ground i walk on!

Hmm...i like spiritual advice that makes me feel good.

1:25 PM  
Blogger tabitha jane said...

there was a spider in my school bag today so i didn't do my homework.

i'm braindead right now, so i can't think of stuff that stuck with me . . .
ask breanna what her grandpa told her about cows that live on the sides of hills or mountains one time.

3:38 PM  
Blogger A Puppy & A Guppy said...

I kninda like to think I passed on "isms" for my kids to remeber that hopefully weren't too dorky. I tell them to pursue the career they will love and they will make money. If not, they'll love what they do!
My parents were good examples but I remember nothing of what they said..My older sisters gave me much needed advise like "To get a job you have to pund the pavement." I still pass that on to friends looking for work.
Oh, and site is an enigma for now cuz it's catharsis for a wounded soul. Sorry.

6:42 PM  
Blogger GlitterGlamGirl05 said...

Well...let's mom once told me "you are important and deserve the best" she's right.

My aunt on the other hand said to keep healthy.

5:09 AM  
Blogger GlitterGlamGirl05 said...

P.S. Glad you like my shoe! : )

5:10 AM  
Blogger Senor Guano said...

I can't thing of anything at the moment other then it is cool what you wrote. Kudos to you poopie!

9:15 AM  
Blogger Ghost Dog said...

My Dad said:

"Remember 2 things. 1, don't sweat the small stuff. 2, It's all small stuff."

And, on the subject of wishing: "Wish in one hand, shit in the other. See which one fills up first."

4:26 PM  

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