a compendium of musings and rants from Alison Beightol, who is old enough to know better.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Word to my mutha!
Happy Mother's Day everyone. mothers are awesome. or at least mine is. she raised me to be the kind of woman I am today. lol. now many people might cringe at that thought and start looking for my mom with a pitchfork but let me explain. I was brought up to be a strong independent woman. my mom always instilled the idea of not being dependent on anyone in the world and being able to survive any crisis. I consider this to be an awesome thing. there is very little in the world I can't do in the way of day to day survival. I can change my car's oil (although not now because I have a German car and everything under the hood is in German but as soon as I decode the writing...), change tires, build stuff with power tools(seriously), do basic plumbing, fire a gun safely, cook just about anything including stuff on the grill, speak Spanish and passable Italian, write a couple of books and many many other things including get a few varied degrees. all this because of what my mom raised me to be. basically she gave me a can do attitude. when a landslide of crap is coming, I know how to either get out of the way or rebuild after all thanks to my mom. I'm really lucky like that because in my life I've been in reach of the landslide of crap. several times. and I've always come out okay.
now the different sense of fashion(chuck taylor's and funky hair) and quirky sense of humor(Vladurday, anyone?) didn't come from her because she's kind of a wall flower but I guess because I'm the way I am, those just came along naturally. and not all people get me. that would explain why there is not Mr Cautionary Tale. what?, you ask. really? no Mr. Cautionary Tale. that's right, there have been many who have been sucked into the massive gravitational pull of me but none have survived. but that's okay. I think I'm more of a one woman show. and because of what my mom taught me, that's okay. in fact it's awesome. so thanks Mom. you are awesome and I don't tell you enough.