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What Makes Me Smile

Yesterday, as I sipped my Tim Horton’s coffee I found myself smiling. It lead me to think about all the things that make me smile. They aren’t always big things, in fact they are mostly little everyday things.

Since I’ve already mentioned the coffee, I’ll just elaborate a little bit.  Every time I take that first sip of a Tim Horton’s coffee I smile.  Sometimes, I even sigh.  Throw in a chocolate dip doughnut and that smile is wider and brighter.

My kids don’t always make me crazy. How can I not smile when second-born says “I love you mommy”.  Yeah, I know every mom smiles at that but I always smile when she says it out of the blue.  Then there are the few and far between times when they have a “sisterly” moment. When they’re not bickering or yelling at each other.  I have to smile at these moments because it makes me feel hopeful that someday, hopefully not in the too-distant future, they will be able to get along and be great friends as well as sisters.

Obviously, like anyone else, my guilty pleasures make me smile.  Two of my guiltiest pleasures are Nutella and reading.  I love getting home from work and just before starting dinner having a little bit of heaven (pronounced Nu-tel-la) on a slice of bread.  Mmmmm always make me smile when I take that first bite.

Then there’s reading.  What can I say about it other than, if I could sit and read all day, I’d gladly do it.  I often forgo sleep so I can read.  Getting a new book, be it a hard copy or an e-copy, makes me so very happy.

Another thing guaranteed to make me smile is the sight of my nephew (6yo) and niece (4yo) dancing.  They dance with so much intensity and enjoyment. How can I not smile?!  Whereas my nephew goes all out when you ask him to dance, my niece prefers not to be watched.  If she catches you watching the dancing ceases immediately, only to commence again when she “thinks” you’re not watching.

I always have to smile when I tell DH that I’m in the mood for something specific for dinner and before I can even tell him what it is, he guesses.  He’s always been able to do this. I don’t know how. I guess he just knows me really well.

I know it’s a bit childish but I can’t help but smile when my friend Cristina snorts when she laughs.  We’ve discovered that although we may not look it, we really are 12-year-old boys deep down inside.  We giggle, laugh AND snort (well she does) at the most inappropriate things.  Very much like Peter Griffin.  To know us is to love us…REALLY!!!

One thing that makes me smile until my face hurts is….ready for it?… ROB!!!!!

When he smiles, I smile

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Robsten, Nonsten, I Don’t Give a Crapsten!!!!

I know that at times it’s best to not give any credit to “crazy talk” and it’s best to ignore it but sometimes I just can’t keep my mouth shut.  [W4R:  *gasps* Oh my stars!]

It is astounding to me, that grown women, are capable of such immature and vile hatred. Hatred that they spew on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and various personal blogs.

As you’ve probably figured from the title of this post, yes, this is about Rob.  Okay… it’s about Rob and Kristen.  They were spotted (and by “spotted,” I mean that they were photographed by paparazzi) in Paris.

As is the case whenever they are spotted together, the war between Robstens and Nonstens heats up.  Generally, I tend to stay away from this drama. So much so that whenever they are seen somewhere together, be it personally or professionally, I stay away from Tumblr.  I get annoyed by the Robstens that get all gushy and freaked out because they’re together and I get annoyed at the Nonstens because…well…FACE IT!!!  It isn’t a PR stunt.  THEY ARE TOGETHER!!!! (Please note that this is just my personal opinion)

I’ll be honest here, and please don’t hate me (yes, it’s true! I don’t like being hated) I am not Kristen Stewart’s biggest fan.  I don’t think she’s a great actress.  However, I do think the girl is very beautiful and yes…if they choose, she and Rob will have beautiful babies (it’s inevitable when the dad looks like Rob).  Having said that, you don’t find me spewing hatred about the girl.

Today, I read a blog post where the writer indicates that Rob has lost fans because of his choice in girlfriend.  I don’t understand this. I just can’t get my head around it.  I’m not sure why these so-called Rob fans think they have the right to have a say in who he dates.  [W4R:  I think the only way that would happen is if they could care about Kristen more than they care about Rob, right?  I mean, if they’re truly Rob fans, they wouldn’t care– they would be happy… right?!  And don’t you remember how everyone tore apart Emilie de Ravin when they were filming Remember Me via gossip mags and his ‘fandom’?  Poor girl!  I personally think we can do better as fans!  More supportive – no matter what!]

Speaking as a Rob fan… YES!  I AM A ROB FAN AND PROUD OF IT! …in the great scheme of things, does it mater who he dates? Whether he’s dating KStew or anyone else, will that stop me from loving him?  Will that stop me from going to see all his movies?  HELL TO THE NO!!!!  In fact, I was just telling a friend today that Rob would have to be a serial killer for me to stop loving him.  Then again, seeing as I wear Rob-Coloured Glasses, I suspect even that wouldn’t be enough to make me stop (that was a joke people).

I often ask myself what it is that makes these grown women [W4R:  …and some men, let’s be honest… there are a few… out there… somewhere…] so hateful.  Is it because they wish Rob dated them instead?  Would they be happier if he dated someone else?  I suspect that it wouldn’t matter who he was dating.

The other thing I wonder about is if this sort of thing goes on in other fandoms.  I am not a part of any other fandom.  The “I Love Robert Pattinson” fandom is plenty for me.  Did Brad Pitt have to endure this when he chose Angelina over Jennifer?  (Sorry, I’m just thinking out loud.) [W4R:  Yes, actually he did.. everyone was pissed about the love triangle that was blown up to bits in the … ahh.. yes, the lovely gossip mags.]

Bottom line is, it doesn’t matter who Rob dates.  It’s no one’s business but his own.  [W4R:  Amen, sister!  Well said! *happy clapping & standing ovation*] If KStew makes him as happy as he looks in the pic above, then I’m happy for him. And if people are going to say mean hateful things about his girlfriend, then he probably doesn’t want them as fans anyway.  As a friend of mine said today, if it’s gotten so bad that people have to say these nasty things, they should all be given something to moan about in their own lives.

I’ve posted this pic just because.  HE’S GORGEOUS!!!!

*Writing4Roses is kind enough to look over my ramblings to make sure I’m dotting all my Is and crossing all my Ts (and to add the odd witty comment every here and there).