About

This is me……

Mazel Tov

Or this is me trying to get my sport on (she says laughingly as I am not very athletic)………..

ME & JANIE WITH LITTLE ONE_crop

My greatest desire is…..to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, and to have some fun.

Here are some random facts about me, in no particular order.

During the winter months, when we all become paler, I have a visible mustache. I did have it waxed once. Um, that shit hurts! Now I beat them to the punch and state upfront: I’ll be keeping the ‘stache thank you very much.

I skied a black diamond mountain in Colorado….after only one day of lessons…..and didn’t die.

I have gone to a couple of ranges with others and have fired a pistol, a hand gun, a rifle and a shotgun. Get this, I actually hit the target. And more importantly, I did it without falling over.

I’ve also tried paintball. Once.  That was enough for me…..cuz that shit hurts too! I was sporting huge and painful bruises for a very long time.

I raised a lot of money for the American Stroke Association and was able to do a marathon in Jamaica in return…..even though I was a smoker at the time.

At the ripe old age of 38, I became a certified Lifeguard. Not once, but twice.  I passed both times and was offered a couple of lifeguard jobs….which I turned down. I found out that I can get you out of the water….but if the only thing standing between you living and dying is me performing CPR….well that just freaked me out too much.

Speaking of swimming…..I spent a year as a volunteer working with an Adapted Aquatics Program for children with Autism. I miss it. I might have to do that one again.

I have what I consider to be a good heart and what I know to be true….the mouth of a sailor.

I’ve experienced…skydiving, indoor and outdoor rock climbing, adult gymnastics, surfing, kickboxing, the Quantum Leap, yoga, AntiGravity yoga, hot yoga (noticing a theme here?) and a Super Spartan race……just to name a few of my “athletic” endeavors. I use the quotation marks because I am not very athletic in the true sense of the word.

I’ve got three tattoos that I love! All on my back and only visible if I want them to be seen. You know, being a “professional” and all.

I once accompanied a friend who is a little bit older than my parents to get her first tattoo. The one she always wanted and may or may not have gotten had I not stepped in and hooked her up. I think she has gone on to get a second one since then.

I also went parasailing with a friend who was 70 years young….I wanted her to be able to check that experience off her Bucket List as been there done that. She also had a young hottie waiting in the wings to teach her wind surfing. Now that is what I want to be doing when I am 70!

I have my motorcycle license, but no motorcycle.

I rise earlier than most….because I like when the world is quiet.

Lastly, I wish I had three of me…..because there are still many things that I want to try in life.

And that is what this blog is about……experiencing life as fully as I am able (the good and even the not so good), and hopefully at least entertaining others in the process.


26 responses to “About

  • Joe Dad

    Very cool. Welcome to wordpress.

  • Terry Schenck

    This is a nice surprise 🙂

  • lightpaw

    Inspiring, Thanks!

  • Terry Schenck

    you’ve accomplished more in half your life than most of us will in several lifetimes ………

    • Saving My Belly Button Ring

      Dude, thank you so much. You totally rock! And Terry, thank you for being there for me when I needed you. Get this…..these are just a few things I pulled off over the last 15 yrs…….I cannot wait to see what I do with the next 15 yrs! Please hang around, I might need you again!! Hahaha

  • Terry Schenck

    awww Thanks Dude…..what is different about you is you’re not afraid to try things and fail…….unlike most of us…….P.S. I’m always here for ya 🙂

  • Subhan Zein

    With your accomplishments… You are… wow, I don’t know what to say. I’d be glad just to be a follower. And I’d try to be a humble one. Promise.

    Happy New Year to you, may 2013 bring you more love, happiness, and success. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

    • Saving My Belly Button Ring

      Wow. Thank you so much. You have already got one thing going in your favor….I always wanted a friend from down under….I love the accent! I am going to be offline today. But when I come back….your wordpress site will be the first one I check out!

      Happy New Year to you, may 2013 bring you more love, happiness, and success too. 🙂

      PS ~ You made my day!

  • Just Words...

    F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S about page! I’m exhausted just reading it… yikes! Busy, busy, busy woman with an obviously warm and generous heart.

    We do have a couple things in common, other than age, I have my motorcycle license as well. Decided when I turned 40 I had to have it. My husband at the time (now an ex) always rode and I rode bitch. When I passed the course and got it he bought me a Harley Fat Boy. It was used, but man I loved that thing. As it turns out, I lost it in the divorce – oh well.

    I think I read in another post that you sell newspaper advertising. I used to write the filler… (you know what I mean, the text that fills the space between those clever little ads… some newbie reporters call them news articles…lol) for a weekly newspaper back in CT. (okay… I’m not really that jaded. I did enjoy being a beat reporter, even if it was just for a weekly 😉 )

    As far as the tattoos go… I’ve wanted one for a long time but I just couldn’t think of something I loved enough to make that commitment to love for life. But… I think I’ve figured it out. Now I just have to figure out where… lol.

    Oh my, boy how I’m rambling on! Sorry :-0

    As far as your self expression is concerned, I can only strive to be as eloquent.

    Thanks for sharing so much of your life and personality.

    ~Cheers~

    • Saving My Belly Button Ring

      YOU are so very awesome! I have got more to say, and will be back soon. 🙂

      • Just Words...

        LMAO… sorry about the newspaper ad thing… ooopsie! I must have gotten your blog confused with another. I guess it’s only natural.. after all my eyesight has started to suck, and my boobs and butt have started to sag, so I guess the mind is next thing to go. Also sorry about the age association. I’m sure I’ve got a few years on you. Yikes! (LOL)
        But in any case… you got it going on sista and I love your blog 🙂

      • Saving My Belly Button Ring

        I am so sorry to hear about the eyesight, butt, boobs and mind. 😦

        Hey I know…… why don’t you try yoga? HAHAHAHA

        Loved your post about that!!! So you have got it going on too sista! I heart your blog much!!

        PS ~ My eyesight is getting a little wonky…..I just ignore it. Just kidding. Gonna have get those puppies checked here soon.

    • Saving My Belly Button Ring

      Thank you so much for your kind words!

      I am sorry that you lost your Harley Fat Boy. But maybe it had old hubby karma anyway, and you’d be better off with a new one. I want a Harley Sportster…..but I would be more than happy to start off with a Honda Rebel. And my bike will be used too. Unless I win some kind of prize….but seeing as how I never enter anything….I am thinking….used it is! hahaha Oh, I only rode bitch once….and thought…..oh hell no!!!! hahaha

      Yeah, I didn’t write any ads. Wasn’t me. I thought you were talking about the ads that have begun popping up on my posts. I guess that happens automatically when you start having more than three people visit your posts daily. hahaha But I respect where wordpress is coming from….they gotta make money from somewhere for letting us use the free blogs. Oh, and if I were you, I’d be proud as a peacock if I wrote any articles anywhere that I got paid for. GOOD FOR YOU!!

      Let me know about your tattoo if ya get one! One of mine is my name….I figured that would stand the test of times. Hahaha

      Again, thank you so much for your kind words. They mean a lot to me.

      And, I think YOU are…..a brilliant, funny and an extremely entertaining writer! I hope others find your blog! I have you on my what blogs I read section to send people your way should they come mine.

      • Just Words...

        Thank you so much!! That is awesome! I haven’t added a blog roll to my sidebar yet but I will shortly and you’ll be on it for sure. Thanks as well for the very kind words. It means a lot just that people stop by and read what I have to say, but when someone like yourself takes the time to comment it warms the heart… really.

        As far as the tattoo goes I will keep you posted. I want to get the word “Wanderlust” with its definition somehow between my shoulder blades. But I think I also want something on my ankle too. I’m thinking those two spots are fairly safe from gravity’s evil pull… lol.

        Thanks again for the kind words 🙂

      • Saving My Belly Button Ring

        I’d comment all day long on your posts if I had the time, cuz they are sa-weet!

        About the blog roll…..it took me 1.5 years to get around to it on mine. Take your time is my motto. hahaha

        Wanderlust, huh? Niiiiice! Let me tell tho….getting a tattoo does kinda hurt. Not like a make you cry kinda hurt. It is more like an annoying why do you keep stabbing me with that little buzzing needle and I am sorry but if you don’t hurry up here soon I am gonna have to turn around and hit you kind of hurt!!! Just didn’t want you to end up with Wand. hahaha

  • "Occam Blade"

    Well composed and genuine-feeling. I suppose when my number’s up they would play a number of songs, but one that comes right to mind is “Life is Wonderful” by Jason Mraz.

  • Rookienotes

    Getting your mostache waxed hurts so much! I had it done only once and I saw the ligt. lol,

  • emmasouthlondon

    I’m so glad to have stumbled across your blog –
    just LOVE the name of it (so true, of course!!)
    Full of inspiration and lifts – looking forward to reading more!
    Emma 🙂

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