Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Traditions

RT @HuffingtonPost Bonfires and brightly colored panties: check out the most interesting New Year's Eve traditions

New Year's Eve may conjure up images of champagne flutes and stolen midnight kisses, but for revelers in Sao Paulo, there are more important matters to consider -- such as the color of their underpants.

Indeed, in South American nations such as Brazil and Bolivia, your choice of intimate apparel (red if you're looking for love, yellow if you're hoping for money) is said to impact your fortunes for the coming year. But that's not the only unusual custom believed to bring good luck on New Year's Eve: in the Netherlands, Dutch party goers will be setting their discarded Christmas trees ablaze, while in Panama, residents will be following suit -- but with elaborate effigies of pop stars and political figures. 

What are some of the oddest New Year's traditions you've ever heard of?
What are some of your traditions?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cute video!

I am so bust right now trying to get everything back in order. Please stick with me as I get back into the blogosphere. I greatly appreciate your patience. Remember you can always read and comment on past issues and check out my fan page and other blogs!

-Rockin Rita-
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How about both?!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Hectic Times


There's lots of catching up to do! Please forgive me as my schedule hasn't allowed much time on facebook nonetheless my blogs. I've got new stuff 2 post this weekend as well as tons of emails. I feel bad 4 not posting much the last few months. I'm dying to get back into things but please bear w/ me as the holidays pass by. I promise it'll be worth while! :) In the mean time you can always read and comment on past entries or check out my other blogs.

Thanks for your continued support,
Rockin Rita

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

the 20's are just WEIRD

So I introduced myself a while back and never made another post!! Got a little busy I guess, but I am here now!! YAY!

I am currently on break from school for thanksgiving, and have been thinking |usually not a good thing| about the weirdness of being 20.

I'm too old to be a crazy teen, but too young to be taken as a serious adult. I'm too old to keep having all of these crazy flings, but too young to be really be thinking about who I want to be with for the rest of my life.

It really is this weird in between. College is all about finding out who you are, what you want in life, and really getting out all those fuck ups before it is really going to mess your whole life up. |sorry don't normally curse, but I feel it just works better|.

I mean things like deciding to leave somebody for another person in college isn't as bad as when you decided to leave somebody you have a house with kids with or anything else really.

Relationships are just weird...I'm in college I shouldn't be tied down to somebody! I should be having fun! Yet I'm expected to have a family before I'm 30?? In case you didn't know I am studying psychology...which means I really am going to need a Ph.D.

So I have another 6 1/2 years of college, who really needs a family? Because trying to have a family while working on a masters seems a little much to me.

I have all these thoughts running through my head and I still have another 5 years before my quarter life crisis can happen! I guess it will just make me more interesting to read :D

How do you all handle tough spots in your life?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankfulness and Giving

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As today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States,
today I'm blogging about Thankfulness and Giving.

5 things I'm thankful for
  1. friends- they are my whole world
  2. music- there is a song for everyone on just about any topic anyone could ever think of...need I say more?
  3. love- without love, life would be painful for everyone
  4. pain- yes I am thankful for pain. It reminds us that without pain there can be no love
  5. having what I have- I'm a very fortunate and like probably everyone else in this world (who doesn't live in poverty or in a violent town, city, etc.) I take it for granted sometimes. I'm am extremely grateful and thankful for it all- the good, the bad, and everything in-between. Life is about's about the journey. Life is like a roller coaster ride- there will always be twists and turns and ups and downs. It's how much fun you have that counts. You gotta try hard to do your best to enjoy it!
-What does it mean to be thankful?
-Why is it important to be thankful?
-What are some of the things you are the most thankful for?
-What does it mean to be giving?
-Is it important to be giving?
-Why is it important?
-What are some ways to give?
-How do you personally give?

I look forward to reading your responses! I would like to wish you all a very happy thanksgiving. May each one of us have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season and always!

Monday, November 22, 2010

The truth is in the journey...

I thought I'd kick off my first entry back from oblivion with some questions for you guys. What are some of your fondest holiday memories? Do you have any traditions that you do every year? What are they? What is your favorite thing to do this time of year? What is your absolute favorite thing(s) about the holiday season, thanksgiving, winter, etc.

It's been a long journey to come back to my beloved blogs. I've missed all you guys so much! I've been so busy! I'm quickly running out of my unemployment benefits and still have no job :( Been job searching and applying to a virtual ton of places. Hopefully I'll get something soon! Also been taking time to finally go through most of the emails in my main account. Hope all is well with everyone. Here's to posting as regularly as I can!

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Bad Start to November

oh geez no!Bad start 2 November- a couple hours ago the laptop adapter I bought not long ago w/ motherboard died! :( Trying 2 contact seller- "synaptic-systems" on ebay. Don't know if/when I'll get a replacement from them...gonna try blogging from the pc when I have the chance which will not be often. wish me luck!

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

(MW 2057) The Easiest Quiz You'll Ever Take... I Think

MountainWings A MountainWings Moment
#2057 Wings Over The Mountains of Life

The World's Easiest Looking Quiz
(Answers at the bottom. Hey - NO Cheating!)

1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get catgut?

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?

6) The Canary Islands in the Atlantic are named after what animal?

7) What was King George VI's first name?

8) What color is a purple finch?

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10) How long did the Thirty Years War last?

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Answers To The Quiz

1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?
116 years, from 1337 to 1453.

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get catgut?
From sheep and horses.

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
November. The Russian calendar was 13 days behind ours.

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?
Squirrel fur.

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
The Latin name was Insularia Canaria - Island of the Dogs.

7) What was King George VI's first name?
Albert. When he came to the throne in 1936, he respected the wish of Queen Victoria that no future king should ever be called Albert.

8) What color is a purple finch?
Distinctively crimson.

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
New Zealand.

10) How long did the Thirty Years War last?
Thirty years, of course. From 1618 to 1648.

MountainWings Note:
It's amazing how the simple is not so simple and the obvious is not so obvious.

Also, when you've been wrong nine times, you don't trust yourself anymore and even when truth is presented to you, because of past failures, you doubt the obvious doubt you.

Don't let past failures convince you that you can't be right, that you can't do it, that success isn't destined for you.

We don't fail because we don't succeed,
we fail because we quit,
believing that we can't win.

Thank you for inviting MountainWings in your mailbox.
See you tomorrow.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Why Dogs Hate Halloween

Have you ever wondered why dogs get all loud and annoying on Halloween? Well, I think this could perhaps play a part. What do you think?

Hope you enjoyed this.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Top Halloween Movies Of All Time/Finish the Sentence

*Please note that these are just some well-known classics I think deserve to be on the list.*
Most are some of my favorites, some are recommendations based on imput from some of my fellow Xangans (see this entry).
  1. Beetlejuice 
  2. The Haunted History Of Halloween (History Channel original)
  3. It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
  4. Sleepy Hollow (Johnny Depp/Christina Ricci movie)
  5. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  6. Poltergeist
  7. Gremlins
  8. Ghostbusters
  9. Cape Fear (the original)
  10. Halloween H2O
  11. Halloween (the movie)
  12. Psycho
  13. Nightmare on Elm Street
  14. Frankenstein
  15. Dracula
  16. The Addams Family
  17. The Addams Family Values
  18. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  19. Friday the 13th
  20. Amityville Horror
  21. The wolfman
  22. Shaun Of The Dead
  23. The Decent 
What do you think, is this a good list? Did I leave off any great Halloween movies? What's your top Halloween movies?

You know it's Halloween when.... 

ex: You know it's Halloween when... that's all I've been blogging about this week!

*Be creative! If I like your ideas/sentences I'll post them in a later entry!*

Friday, October 29, 2010

Funny Friday: YouTube Halloween

What's your opinion on these pranks? Do you have a favorite prank to play on people at Halloween? Explain in great detail!!!! (It may become a future post!)