Wednesday, November 22, 2006

10 Things I WOULD BE Very Thankful For

10 Things I WOULD BE very thankful for (in no order, and this ONLY 10 things)- not to say that I am NOT thankful for so many things that I do have.... I just thought I would do something different. Happy Thanksgiving.

1. Effective Oregon Driver's Education
2. Effective California Driver's Education (Hello Lindsay Lohan)
3. Effective Washington Driver's Education (I grew up in SD and never took driver's ed and I am a much better driver than west coasters)
4. People who donate to refugees who will be arriving on Portland in January (contact me if interested.)
5. If my mom came to visit me in Portland
6. Any family members and friends who visit me in Portland. I love hosting!
7. Rich people donating to a good cause, or to anything for that matter. I just volunteered for Loaves & Fishes this week. I stood outside of a grocery store and harassed (ok, politely asked people if they would be interested in donating a meal or two to a home-bound senior) and the men who drove up in their 2006 Mercedes and the women in their 2007 BMW SUVs all seemed to give the cold shoulder. Some of them didn't even acknowledge that my friend Cecelia and I were talking to them, they just ignored us. The young to middle-age and not-so-affluent people were the ones who were receptive and sometimes excited about paying just $2.90 (minimum, for ONE meal. You could buy a month for about $20 or an entire month for $87- probably a measly fraction of that doctor's income.) This doesn't make any sense to me.
8. If I could give my dad just one more hug. Or thank you. Or "I love you."
9. If there was a junction box in the ceiling of my studio so I could mount my ceiling fan that is halfway out of the box and occupying a significant amount of floor space in my place.
10. If I could meet a person who could show me (consciously or not) to realize what I am supposed to be doing with my life.


At 11:28 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmm, Cecilia. You know Nicole, in regards to No.10 the thing you should be doing in life is to be the best version of yourself and don't worry about what others are doing. But of course, that takes a lifetime so what I'm saying is just keep on keeping on.

At 10:15 AM, November 30, 2006, Blogger nicole said...

That's not really what I meant man. You know how someone says something that just makes something click for you. They don't have to be lecturing you or anything and it could be totally unrelated to what you were looking for, but its said and its an AHA! moment.... That's what I want. I don't worry what others are doing and I try to be the best version of myself. Or Charlize Theron.

At 12:13 AM, December 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean when they give their 2 cents and it turns out to be a buck-fifty? I get ya. I still think you half know what it is you want to do. When someone says it and makes you realize it more they're bringing you that extra step closer towards doing that thing you always wanted to do or believed in the corners of your mind. Big life decisions are hard to make that's why I consult my magic eight ball. - andrew

At 9:33 AM, December 01, 2006, Blogger nicole said...

Can I come over and use your magic eight ball?


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