So does this sound like me?

You are a highly spontaneous person who always likes to try new things. Novel and unpredictable situations don’t bother you; instead you find them challenging and exciting.

You tend to be focused and resourceful and you are able to juggle a lot of projects at the same time; as a result you are sometimes a whirlwind of activity.

You have a firm grip on reality and enjoy living in the present tense. But you have a keen imagination that enables you to lift off from time and space to be remarkably creative.

You are humorous. You are able to laugh at yourself, and you like entertaining others.

You have a deep sense of compassion. You can show genuine insight into the needs of others; you are good at listening and talking; and you express a genuine desire to be helpful.

Yet you are easy-going. Your tolerance for others and their beliefs, your lack of prejudice, your ability to compromise and your occasional antics make you popular with others and a great companion.


Proof that I am Italian…..(UPDATED)

…..and other reasons I am slapping my forehead! (NOT to diss my Italian relatives or heritage, but you’ll understand in a minute!)

Italians stereotypically have big tempers. I have manifested this trait once or twice in my lifetime. (Well, maybe more than that!) However, I have ALSO learned that doing so often messes things up or at least doesn’t really help the situation! Case in point, check out my knuckle after I decided to punch my steering wheel:

(UPDATE:  However, upon further reflection, I admit that perhaps this can’t entirely be blamed on my Italian temper!  My Dad, who is NOT Italian, once hit something and busted his hand open pretty bad.  So, I apologize to my Italian relatives who are currently calling Cousin Guido to help shut me up……..)

Fact 2: I noticed the problem today mostly because I NEED MY HANDS TO TALK!  (UPDATE:  This IS entirely an Italian trait…..)

Fact 3: I am very talented, beautiful, and intelligent……oh, and modest!

There you go, Gina out!

To My Best Friend

Justice may be fleeting, even non-existent in your life right now.  The pain you feel from the hands of others is horrible, and I seethe with righteous anger.  Yet, I know that the Lord is with you as the fruits of His spirit are truly evident in your life – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  As these are evidenced in all aspects of your life, who can truly believe the vile words placed against your character and love?  I ask you this – what fruits have your tormentors manifested?  I offer hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, and so much more.  So perhaps you should feel sorry for them, for they do not live with Christ as you do but dwell in their royal garb, presenting their self-professed holiness and separate themselves from those whom Christ loves.

Yet I know your pain is real.  Your tears are wet on your cheeks.  The purity in which you offered the talents that God has given you have been torn from you and shattered with abuse.  I know this, and I am so sorry.  I wish I could take away the pain, yet it surrounds you deeply.  I am sorry, I cry with you, and I pray for it to subside.

Yes, I love you, with the purity of sisters – as much as I love myself as guided by the Lord’s own words.  This love will not be tainted but the world’s filth or accusations of others.  THANK YOU for being a TRUE, HONORABLE, LOYAL, and CHRISTIAN friend to me and so many others.  I, for one, can’t imagine anyone as wonderful and real as you and I will never shy from this knowledge, for it is the truth.  I hope you believe me when I say more people acknowledge this truth than your tormentors, for the truth shines bright on a hill and cannot be hidden.  And the fruits of your tormentors will be seen for years to come as more lives and good names are tarnished with their filth and self-righteous sin.  Yet, even when it hurts so much to do so, we are called to love them even with their black hearts.  We cannot become like them, ever.

You are a wonderful friend, a better mother, and an amazing human being.  I rejoice that God created you!

American Idol Final Week….

Once again, I am writing this as the show airs……I am SO EXCITED!

Song 1

David C – omw I loved his rendition of the U2 song! He still hasn’t found what I was looking for, but I have found a new idol in DC (sorry Justin!)

David A – Elton John is one of my favorites, my friend says he “did more unique things with the song”. I think he did a great job, but maybe I am biased to DC. Dang it, Simon gave first round to DA and now my friend is texting me nanner nanner points! Dang!
2nd Song – neither song really jumped out at me, but I preferred DC’s rendition. DA’s just seemed boring to me. But yet again Simon overruled me! (Yep, still getting nanner nanner texts…..)

3rd Song – I am done saying the sang dang thing!

All I can say is, VOTE FOR DAVID C!

Why today is special….

Today is May 19th, a very special day. Why, you ask? Well here is some historical context for the day:

However, as compelling that is, the above is NOT why today is special! Today is my Dad’s birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!

My Dad is pretty awesome! Of course I am not completely biased, but I HAVE known him for a long time! He is handsome, strong (physically, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually), kind, and loves deeply. He is my model in life – I can attribute so much to him, including my love for rock! I could go on and on, but suffice it to say I am very proud of him and love him very much.

LOVE YOU DAD! I am so glad you’re mine!

Here is the pic you’ve been waiting for!

Tattoo number four! And, let me tell you, IT HURT! This is the first one I’ve gotten that has color and COLOR HURTS! Mostly because it touches areas that have already been tattooed by outline so it’s especially tender (or, in my own words, RAW!). But I love it!

This is a Mother’s Day Present to myself:


My stats are not that great, but Syesha is really gone!

So, I know I called Syesha out many times, but at least this week I was right! The finals will face off between the Davids! Of course, I am hoping David C wins, who has been my favorite from the beginning. I might have to vote several times for the bugger next week!

Okay, so that’s my update about American Idol.

Yesterday I had another special one-on-one day with Kenny. Josh was seeing Speed Racer for the second time with his grandma, and Kenny wanted to be with me instead. (Ah, sweet boy!) So we hung out, did some shopping, watched some TV……it was nice. I really love that kid! We connect on a level that’s hard to explain – he is very advanced emotionally and we are both very, very goofy together.

On a side note, today I am getting a new tattoo. I will NOT tell you what it is, but will post a picture later today or tomorrow. Dun dun dun!

Also, today is my little brother’s birthday! David is now 38, which is freaking funny because I still call him my little brother! LOL HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID! I LOVE YOU!

Okay, that’s all I got right now. Gina out.

American Idol – Then there was Three

Okay, sorry for the delay.  This will be a short post.

David A – I think he did OKAY, the Chris Brown song WAS kind of silly for him though.

Syesha – she was OKAY, I think she’s trying a bit too hard and the dancing, well, I don’t like it.

David C – still my favorite, although he was off on the Switchfoot song at the beginning.

Gina’s Call – I think Syesha is gonna go, she is talented but even Paula had harsh words for her.  I believe the Final is gonna be all about the Davids.

We shall see!

An Amazing Weekend……

It has been a non stop weekend! Let me start from the beginning so you can get a good sense of it.

Oh Friday Kenny ditched school and I was off of work. We started by talking about the day – a birthday pre-celebration with just me and him. Over coffee, we came up with a sketch of the day’s game plan.

  • First we went to Denny’s to have a hearty breakfast. I had my usual Moon Over My Hammy, and Kenny has Chicken Fried Steak and eggs. It was a pleasant breakfast, slow paced, and we had plenty of time of visiting.
  • Because it was only around 10am, I told Kenny that I needed to run an errand. What he DIDN’T know is that the errand was to get him a new cell phone. So we drove to the AT&T store and he was VERY excited when he realized why we were there. He picked out a cool Sony phone and we were on our way.
  • Then, the highlight! We went to K1 Speed, an indoor kart racetrack. It was SO FREAKING AMAZING! Truth be told, I was a little scared at first because the karts go up to 45 mph, way more fast than the karts at Boomer’s, etc. So the first race I was a wimp and Kenny was zipping around the track with no problem. When I FINALLY got the hang of it and began to catch up with him, the race was over. So, of course, that meant we had to race again! So we did and it was SO FUN! One time Kenny spun a little and I almost crashed into him, but ended up spinning out to avoid him. It worked out though because he spun out right after so we still were close. LOL We are now addicted to this!
  • Then, we went to see Iron Man, which worked out because we got there just in perfect time for the next showing. It is actually a good movie! We had fun and he was very sweet to me, holding my hand (but don’t tell anyone!)
  • Then, we headed to Guitar Center where we jammed on drums, bass guitars, and guitars. He loved that more than I thought he would!
  • We then headed home to hang out, play video games, etc. It was AWESOME! Here is Kirstie getting in on the fun!

Saturday continued the fun as it was Kenny’s actual birthday, he turned 13!

  • We started by having a family breakfast/lunch at Cheesecake Factory. Here they sang happy birthday to him.
  • We then hung out at home talking about Kenny when he was born, little, funny stories he has created in his life, etc.
  • We then went to Game Stop to buy him a video game and I got two games for CHEAP as well!
  • Then Kenny and I just hung out having fun. It has been COOL!

Now that it’s Mother’s Day, I am being lazy and I am enjoying it! We are going to dinner tonight as Kirstie has to work today! Doh! But to all the mothers out there, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Thursdays ain’t bad

So today is Thursday – what is it about Thursdays that make it seem so non-important? I mean, Mondays are tough, you know having to go to work after the weekend.  Tuesdays, well this is also another non-important day, Wednesday is hump day, and of course Fridays are exciting as it is the doorway to the weekend AND usually payday.  But Thursdays – what is the deal?

I don’t usually think about Thursdays myself.  And honestly, I am not sure what I am going to say now.  But I realized that Thursday ain’t BAD.  I mean, they are way better than Mondays and are so close to Fridays, so just by association that makes them positive.  What are YOUR thoughts?

So yeah, obviously my need to write at this present moment is huge!