Welcome to Mand’s Mind. I’m Mand. A mom. A wife. A daughter. A sister. An HR professional? A nerd. A pop culture enthusiast. A music lover. A blogger.
This blog is a labor of love where I share silly pics of my kids, my random thoughts on life, and my attempts at being funny. Thanks for visiting!
Here’s a bit of info about me…
I like watching sports more than playing them. Football is my favorite. Actually, any type of live event (sports, concerts, symphony, musicals, theater, etc.).
I live with three great guys and two sweet girls.
I love music. A lot of the time, its popular music. I don’t think I should apologize for that, but some music snobs might. I tend to prefer lyrics to the music itself, but in certain songs the music can be more moving than the lyrics. It has to do with my verbal side. I very much enjoy making mixed CDs for people, despite the fact that it may be an antiquated activity.
I don’t usually make quick decisions.
I donate to many of different causes.
Each day is a different day. I never do the same thing from one day to the next and it’s not on purpose. I put things in different places (and that means I sometimes lose them) or take different roads. It’s behavior that doesn’t suit everyone.
Dancing is so fun. Singing is also fun. I think this is why I love musicals (RENT, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, etc.). If I had been more confident in my adolescence, I might have participated in some. But for now I just sing with my kids and dream of guest starring on Glee or joining a flash mob. I’m also game for karaoke if you are.
Some people say I like being right. They might be right. Okay, I’ll be totally honest. I like showing off how smart I am. And I realize that there are tons of people who are way smarter than me (especially at certain subjects). I can’t help it; I’m a subtle show off.
I can be funny if I feel comfortable. I can be awkward if uncomfortable. Likewise, I can be quite social or mistaken for stuck up if feeling insecure. In my opinion, insecurity is a disease many women catch in theirs teens and spend the rest of their life fighting off. I think I’ll be my most confident during childhood and old age. I love to laugh.
I’m quite worrisome. I tend to imagine worst case scenarios.
Imagination. Very active. It lends itself to creativity.
I’m into a lot of shallow things. Like fashion and celebrity gossip.
I’m a big crybaby.
I don’t make friends very easy, but when I do, I’m a good friend.
I prefer salty foods to sweet foods. I’ve heard that taste buds change a little every seven years or so. I think it’s true. Food is good.
I don’t like most conflict and like to try to please everyone. It’s hard.
I enjoy reading. Anything from a cereal box to a good book.
I like playing trivia games such as Jeopardy or any game where I can demonstrate my pop culture prowess.
I like playing with kids.
Writing feels good to me.
I hope to know just a little about a lot of things.
I process most things internally and my energy is focused in a similar way.
I like to plan things out.
I’m good at teaching or facilitating learning.
I’m not always as direct as I could be.
I have the ability to be detail oriented, but also see the big picture.
Friends and family are the best.
I’m a fiscal moderate and a social liberal.
I’m diplomatic, insightful, a good listener and great adviser.
I refuse to let common sense cloud my judgment. Truthfully, I only have a little at my disposal, common sense that is. I have lots of judgment.
Impressionist art is my favorite (Renoir and Monet).
My favorite subjects are English, history, geography, organizational behavior, sociology, Classics (Greek and Roman civilizations), and Spanish. I also enjoy learning about generational differences and etymology.
I like to see classic advertising juxtaposed with witty feminism (Anne Taintor).
I dabble in scrap booking.
I’m a working mom.
I am blessed to be married to my best friend Allan.
Cyan and Atticus are the best thing I have ever done. I love them more than anything.