Rediscovering Tina

There is life outside the pulpit

Rambling 101 June 2, 2014

Filed under: Personal Reflections,Writing 101 — Rediscovering Tina @ 6:02 pm
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ImageFree writing is actually harder than it sounds. Flowing words stop. Bam! Hit a wall and splatter dead. No syllables. No buying a vowel, Pat. Air in the brain and chugging sounds can be heard for miles around as I struggle to come up with a train of thought to get this thing moving.

Writing should be an easy thing to do. It should be as easy as talking to another person. Yet when you read my writing, it’s as if I let a little of my guard down, let you see behind the protective walls I have so carefully constructed. Writing actually feels more intimate than talking. When talking I guard my words more, because I can see your face, see your reaction to my response, hear the inflection in your voice. When I write, I don’t have to take that into consideration. It is just me and the keyboard having it out. When I choose to let you see the conversation that the keyboard and I are having, you are eavesdropping on my most intimate thoughts, plans, ideas, hurts, joys, fears. Sometimes, I have a near panic attack just letting the words out. It’s as if they will cause the world to stop or flip end to end if someone were to see that the world wasn’t perfect that day, or I didn’t feel much like loving someone, or I wanted to knock someone’s block off. Funny how I’ve been conditioned by others to believe such nonsense.

Nonsense- believing all the utter crap that everyone else says you should be and do and follow and say and start and end and blahblahblahdeblah. So many years and days and seconds wasted trying to please everyone and pleasing no one. Try that on for utter nonsense.

Trying on clothes irritates me and now that I found jeans that fit perfectly, the one place that carries them is going to quit carrying them. This happens every time I find a decent pair of pants that fit a “bottom the size of Brazil”.

That reminds me… I think I need to watch Bridget Joneses Diary and have a Colin Firth drool-fest.


Golden Globes January 16, 2011

Filed under: Post a Day — Rediscovering Tina @ 10:34 pm
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Anyone who knows me knows I was cheering for one category and one person in that category…

COLIN FIRTH won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role as King George VI in “The King’s Speech“. Beautiful movie!

If you haven’t seen it yet… run!



Bucket List January 15, 2011

When I said I was going to Post-a-Day in 2011, I temporarily forgot how hard it is to write for 15 minutes with an empty mind! After searching around the Internet for some writing prompts, I decided to go with writing a bucket list.

I realized the other day that I am turning 45 this year. Both my grandmother and my Mom died when they were in their sixties, so I recognize that I could have only twenty years or so left on this earth! I reckon I’d better get busy!

1. Meet Colin Firth– of course if I do this too early, my little heart may just palpitate right out of my chest and it would no longer be viable for transplanting.

2. Visit England– this has always been a desire of mine. In fact, before I met Steve, I used to tell people my husband was in England and he was walking over. Of course, meeting Colin Firth while in England would be fabulous!

3. Attend an Indianapolis Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium before Peyton Manning retires– I was blessed to see Brett Favre play at Lambeau before he went stoopid and went Viking.

4. Become debt free– please, Lord.

5. Get back  down to my wedding day weight

6. Record an album with me singing

7. Playing the drums in a band

8. Watch and own every movie Colin Firth has done.

9. Decorating cakes bigger and better.

10. Become a traveling evangelist- every time I go to the movies I imagine standing on a stage talking to crowds of people about Jesus.

11. Visit every state in an RV with the hubby, Rick, Linda, Beth and LeeAnne.

12. Take an Alaskan cruise and see the whales

13. Work as a DJ

14. Start a women’s bible study

15. Go on a silent retreat

16. Have one of my songs recorded/produced/noticed by Bill Gaither

17. Learn to play guitar better

18. Take a song writing class

19. Write a book to encourage others that there is life beyond sex addiction and pornography.

20. Trace my family tree– which I can do once I am debt free and can afford all the websites that have all the info!

There’s twenty of mine… now tell me about your bucket!



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