About Me

Some of you know me from my old blog "Moving to Morocco" where I wrote about meeting my husband and, you guessed it, moving to Morocco. Well, we're back now, and I want to write about other things (but yes, we're still happily married). There's no real subject to this blog. I just want to write. If you have a subject you'd like my opinion on, just let me know. I also plan on doing advice posts. If you have something you'd like an outside opinion on, e-mail me anonymously at nicegirlatl@hotmail.com! Thanks for reading!

Friday, September 24, 2010

I wanna be a billionaire so fricken bad

Have you heard this song? I actually cannot stand it, but it did give me inspiration for a blog post! So thanks annoying guy on the radio.

I assume I am like pretty much every other person when I say I've often thought of what I'd do if I won the lottery. Just an everyday working class woman getting 100 million dollars (or more!). Would I go out and buy an 8 million dollar house, would I get a Ferrari?  Actually, I can't know for sure what I'd do, but these big ticket items really don't interest me at all. I mean yeah, who wouldn't love to live in a grand mansion, or drive a car that can go 0 to 100 in a nanosecond? I would! But I don't think my frugality would leave me if I won an absurd amount of money. I probably would buy a bigger house in a gated community and have a swimming pool in my back yard. I'd more than likely buy new cars for my husband and myself, maybe some clothes shopping, and new furniture. I would definitely travel the world, set up trusts for my kids, and help out some family and friends. Ultimately though, I'd like to think I'd spend the majority of that money doing good in the world.

Feeding hungry children, getting medical care for those in need, sheltering the homeless, educating the illiterate, cancer research, etc. These are the things I think I would spend my money on. I think I would have immense guilt if I drove a car that cost more than some peoples homes, or lived in a house that cost more than an average person would make in a lifetime. These things are unnecessary. Yes you can have some nicer things that you normally would, but why would you spend $20,000 a night on a penthouse hotel suite? Does a $500 a night suite suck that bad? lol.  I'm just saying I think I wouldn't live my life like a "millionaire" I'd live it more like a person with a six figure income. Nice, but not outlandish.

What would you do if you won a $100 million lottery prize??

Monday, September 20, 2010

I AM going to Heaven

I don't usually discuss religion, mostly because my religion is MINE. I don't have to justify my beliefs and I don't feel the need to have other people believe as I do. I am a Christian, that's as far as I will go about my beliefs here. I respect people of all religions though. Sometimes -some very few and far between times- I will engage in religious conversation. One conversation I had a few months back sticks in my head. Actually not the whole conversation, but one sentence in particular. A really nice girl that goes to church regularly, consults God on all of her decisions, teaches a Sunday School class told me she was "absolutely positively 100% sure" she was going to heaven.

I am a good person, I don't do drugs, I don't drink, I don't cheat, I don't lie, I don't steal, etc. But I am not 100% sure without a doubt going to heaven. I think God is the one to judge us, and I think it's laughable that we can stand here and judge ourselves and each other. Who am I to say who is going to heaven and who is going to hell?  I think if we just believe no matter what we're going to heaven, then what's our reason for being good? Since I don't generally speak about religion with people and I don't go to church I wonder if I am the exception on this subject. Are Christians taught to believe, without a shadow of a doubt, that they'll end up in heaven?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Reality Challenge

I admit it, I am a reality TV junkie. When I have some spare time to watch TV, you can bet it's a reality show. I watch them for various reasons, but mostly because I don't like to be tied to shows that require I watch them on a weekly basis. Most reality is good whether you watch it every week or only once in a while. One of my current favorite shows is Man, Woman, Wild. If you haven't ever seen it before, it's a Man who used to be in the special forces in the Army, and is a survival expert. His wife is a journalist. They go into different remote areas in the world and teach you how to survive off the land, should you ever find yourself stranded in one of these situations.They teach you how to build a shelter, start a fire, hunt for food, etc. It's really interesting and educational.

My husband was asking why I liked watching that stuff. I told him he'd be really thankful that I was watching these shows if we ever got stranded on a deserted island. That I'd be able to save us. He asked me specifically what I'd be able to do. I told him, "I could start a fire". There it was, I knew what was coming next. "Oh really? I challenge you to start a fire"  So there it is, I have to start a fire just as if I was in a survival situation, only armed with my tutorial from a reality series on TV. Awesome. I've never been one to shy away from a challenge, so at some point in the very near future, I'm going to be scavenging in my backyard for some sticks to rub together until I pass out, just to prove I can. Again, Awesome.

I will update as to whether it was a success or not....wish me luck!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Welcome!!!!

It's been close to two years since I've been able to sit down and write something, other than a status update on Facebook, and it's time for me to get back in the swing of things. I absolutely love writing and this blog will basically just be my outlet for my thoughts. Good or bad, happy or sad, whatever I'm feeling like talking about that day. It may be something I saw on TV or on the Internet. It may be a situation I am in, it may be something I'm aspiring to do, it may be something I have already done.....wherever the day takes me!

If you have any suggestions as to what you'd like to see on the blog, let me know. I am also planning on doing some advice posts, how often will depend on how often I get questions!!! Shoot me an email at nicegirlatl@hotmail.com.