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Sam
DC/MD/VA locale
Where should I take off my shoes?
Interests: Cake, dogs, iPhone, yoga
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I never grew up with any struggles. None. Zero. I had an amazing childhood, and if we were struggling, Momma made it a point to take that burden on herself so Mel and I could be carefree kids. We grew... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at My Mumbling Thoughts
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Dear Baby Andrew, Two years in, and I still call you that, despite you no longer being a baby; you are a little boy now. When you're 32-years-old, I'll probably still be calling you Baby Andrew. I claim Auntie Rights.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at My Mumbling Thoughts
It's been so long. I don't know why I carry on in these phases; I'll be here for a while, writing, chatting away as if this is my normal, and just as it starts settling in to feel comfortable, to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2015 at My Mumbling Thoughts
Let's catch up, it's been a while. On April 23, 2015, I opened this new post to write...something. I guess whatever the latest mumblings were pouring out of my brain. I then saved it in a Draft state and haven't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at My Mumbling Thoughts
A few tiny mumbling thoughts in no particular order... ** Generally I'm not one to watch TV, but in the past few days I've watched the latest episode of Scandal, Mad Men, the entire latest season of Girls, and the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at My Mumbling Thoughts
What if we took a year off? Not now, obviously, we'd have to plan it out. You'd have to finish getting your masters, and we'd need to save more money. If we're going to do it, let's do it responsibly.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at My Mumbling Thoughts
Dear Work, Lately I've been...uhh...a little down. I'm fine! Just not my usual chipper self. There's all sorts of reasons why I haven't been chipper: winter won't die, busy with life, blah, blah, blah. But let's be real. The constant... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at My Mumbling Thoughts
It comes in waves. That's what folks say, anyway. "It" I presume is "life." At least that's what I'm assuming today. Life comes in waves. My most recent wave is more like a tsunami. But enough metaphors. Ain't nobody got... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at My Mumbling Thoughts
There's a girl in my neighborhood I bump into occasionally in the afternoon when I'm out walking with the boys, and I'm pretty sure she doesn't like me, Harold or Humphrey. She's never rude, but I get the vibe that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at My Mumbling Thoughts
When I was in the second grade my teacher, Mrs. Bowman, gave everyone an assignment to write a tall tale. We had just learned about Paul Bunyan and his big blue ox, Babe, so I was now fully aware of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at My Mumbling Thoughts
I don't do resolutions. I simply can't stick to them. They make me anxious and I start feeling tremendous amount of pressure (that yes, I know I put on myself) I won't accomplish anything ending up a big fat failure.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at My Mumbling Thoughts
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Dear Baby Andrew, A few weeks ago you turned one year old. I wanted to write this post earlier when it would be relevant, but your birthday fell on the Sunday right before Thanksgiving. Things were busy, folks were visiting,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at My Mumbling Thoughts
I forget sometimes that I am energy. I get wrapped up in my routine, lulled into the sway of my day-to-day, and become insulated by the steadiness of my life that I forget...I am energy. My thoughts (mumbling or otherwise)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at My Mumbling Thoughts
Hi, my name is Sam and I'm an alcoholic. That's how it generally goes, right? The first step is admitting you have a problem, and then you start working the program? I'm three and a half years sober, and last... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at My Mumbling Thoughts
There's a gal at work I don't like. We all have those people, right? The "frenemines" or people we love to hate, just 'cos...So I have this internal competition with her, and I'm sure she's probably 100% unaware that I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at My Mumbling Thoughts
Well, it happened folks. This morning, after sleeping with our balcony door half-opened all evening, I had to shut it this morning and turn the heat on. The leaves are falling, there's a snap in the air, and it officially... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at My Mumbling Thoughts
Our lives are filled with tiny moments, and my life has been full of one moment after the other. I get rushed sometimes, and I forget that I need to stop, pause, reflect, process, and understand. This is how my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at My Mumbling Thoughts
In today's day and age, our society likes to focus on being happy. We have pills, and self-help books, and spiritual pinterest boards, and inspirational quotes that are geared towards being happy. Be happy. Everything is okay when you're happy.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at My Mumbling Thoughts
Sometimes I feel like my depression from the past has transformed into a new kind of depression; a smarter depression, perhaps a more clever depression. It's not so much all-consuming, and debilitating like it was in my late teens/early 20's,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at My Mumbling Thoughts
It was just the other day when I was in counseling crying and I said, "It's just so noisy! Everything these days is so noisy. When did it get to be so loud?" Life is very noisy. Recently the volume... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at My Mumbling Thoughts
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Well, it certainly has been a while! I have to say, I've been really busy these past few months; or perhaps it's less "being busy" and more just getting accustomed to having legit things to do during the day that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at My Mumbling Thoughts
I think I was nine or ten living in North Dakota when my mom offered me my first cup of hot tea. It could have been earlier when we lived in Colorado or California, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at My Mumbling Thoughts
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Dear Baby Andrew, I've never met anyone who needed more bags than I do whenever they traveled, but alas, you have outdone even my record, who has once packed five bags, and that was to move overseas. You just visited... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at My Mumbling Thoughts
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“Buy a notebook. Write down what you want. Write down what hurts you. Show it to someone you love. Save it for your children. Burn it in your backyard. Either way, go to bed knowing that in some way, those... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at My Mumbling Thoughts
"A Better Son / Daughter" Sometimes in the morning I am petrified and can't move Awake but cannot open my eyes And the weight is crushing down on my lungs, I know I can't breathe And hope someone will save... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at My Mumbling Thoughts