About Mand’s Mind

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.

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