Random Acts of Emojis

This post is completely unrelated to the task at hand for Blogging 101 today, but I think lots of people will be able to relate (or at least the iPhone users).

While texting a friend this afternoon, I noticed that we use a TON of emojis in our texting conversations! There were very few messages sent and received that did not have at least one, if not several emojis attached. Sometimes we can simply communicate only using emojis. So, I decided to screen shot my recently used emojis to give everyone a little snap shot into my life….


  • Blushing Face- I do that more often than I would like to admit
  • Blowing Kisses- sent only to my fiance
  • Crying Face- wahhh this sucks
  • GIrl- hey girl hey, like yaaassss
  • OK- ok
  • Thumbs up- used sarcastically
  • House- we just bought a house
  • Cheesing It- “Ok, I’ll do what you asked, but I don’t like it.”
  • Dog- I have 2 of them
  • Tongue out- This sucks! often used after workouts
  • No emotion face- blahhhhh
  • Couple- refer to house emoji
  • Poop- I literally refer to poop in just about everything I talk about
  • Bicep- working out
  • Angry Face- Hatechu, this sucks
  • Pain pallet- Painting our new house
  • Sleepy Face- I’m exhausted from working on our new house
  • Money bag- Used to describe how I have no money
  • Checkard Flag- Its race weekend (Headed to NH & CT)
  • Beer- drinking lots of it while working on the new house
  • Flower- My roommate from college sent me beautiful flowers
  • Bee- got stung by a bee and my hand blew up like a balloon
  • OMG face- all my OMG moments
  • Food- I could eat cookies and pizza- ALL DAY!

So, there you have it. The last 2 weeks of my life in emoji form. Super random, but super me.

What does everyone else’s look like??


What about what I want?

You might think this post is a self centered one…you’re right. Blogging 201 suggests analyzing what posts and at what time our readers are actually engaging in our blogs. Since I don’t have any likes or comments or followers, today is going to be about me. I’ve always thought it’s easiest to talk about myself to strangers since they have no idea where you’ve been and what you’ve done so far in life. Judge, don’t judge. All are welcome to follow along with this one.

So, today what I want to do is to give you a short background about myself: Born in raised in southeastern PA, have one brother, tons of cousins, lots of dogs and I’ve never moved. I’ve had three major hobbies in my life, racing, gymnastics and complaining.

1. I started racing Quarter Midgets at the age of 7, after watching my younger brother race cars from the grandstands. (No I don’t literally sit on midgets and ride them around in circles). Check out http://dqmrc.com/ if you want to know what they look like. At first I sucked and was afraid to do anything but ride around in circles at the back of the pack. One day a few years later it “clicked” and I started winning races. I “moved up” to Three Quarter Midgets my senior year of high school. Bigger, faster, and older men to race against (http://atqmra.squarespace.com/) I didn’t have a ton of respect, because I was just this new “chick” and girls can’t drive. I am the first ever female to win a points championship in the club’s 58 year history. I won the overall series championship, without ever winning a race. Let me tell you, that’s a big deal. Two years later I won my first feature event at Oswego Speedway in New York and was the first ever women to place that high at the track and win a race within the club. In 2013, I “moved up” again into Supermodifieds (http://ismasupers.com/) and still run them today. So far I’ve won Rookie of the Year, placed 2nd and 3rd several times and just recently have been the highest finishing female again at Oswego Speedway. This weekend I’m off to Sandusky Speedway in Ohio for a 2 night event. Hoping this time I can put it in victory lane!

Starting on the pole at Oswego in June
Starting on the pole at Oswego in June

2. Gymanstics. Love it, hate it, leave it. I’ve always had a love, hate relationship with gymnastics. Loved it as a kid, but competing and working out got in the way of having a life when I was in high school. I quit my senior year of high school and haven’t looked back until now. I recently got involved in CrossFit and I’M OBSESSED. It involves a lot of gymnastics skills, which now I wish I kept up with so I could be that much further ahead. Live and learn I guess.

3. Complaining. Ask anyone who knows me and they will cautiously tell you that I complain all the time. It’s too hot, it’s too cold, I’m tired, I’m hungry (I’m always hungry. Pretty sure I was a hungry hungry hippo in a previous life) I can’t help it sometimes, but I am trying to fix it. Its one of those goals I wrote down for the month of June and July. Complain less, make things happen more.

That is an insanely short version of the last 17 years of my life, because before age 7 I did nothing worth talking about.

-Here’s to another day and another dollar.