Thursday, October 25, 2012

So much to say... time to start blogging!!

Hello all! My name is Michelle Cordes, and this is my life.

"If my life wasn't funny, it would just be true, and that is unacceptable." -Carrie Fisher

You see, no matter how much I try to live a "normal" life, it just never seems to work out, and I have made a living by doing two things........... doing great nails and entertaining the hell out of my clients. In 15 years of being a nail tech, I never seem to run out of stories  or things to talk about! I always feel like my life is pretty boring, but everyone I meet seems to find it really interesting, and I make people laugh about it all the time. I guess I could be pissed about some stuff, but why? Who wins with all that negativity?!? So, I tell my stories with a spin... the spin that I can laugh at myself. Welcome to my blog, where I will try to capture a little bit of that in the written word. Don't worry friends, I will change names to protect both the innocent and guilty in their privacy!! :)

Where to start... hmmm. Well, as I mentioned above, I am a 15 year nail artist who has owned my own little salon, been a station renter, and am currently an employee at a large salon company... we'll call my work by it's name... My Job. I have been at My Job for about a year and a half. I am also a full time student at Tacoma Community College doing my Direct Transfer Associates, and after Winter 2013 will be done there. University of Washington in Fall of 2013? YES PLEASE! I am a business major and a chemistry minor ( I am a self professed nerd...) and I am looking forward to a career after college of doing something in the beauty industry. I would like to be a freelance consultant and educator, an executive at a nail product company, or maybe even start my own business. Who knows where the path will end up!

I have a daughter, who I am sure will let me know what she wants to be called after reading this. She is 17 going on 30, and is a freshman at a university in Washington this year. Kinda weird to have her gone off and being a grown up! She went to go stay with her dad (The Ex) for her senior year of high school, so she hasn't lived with me for awhile, but something about her being "gone" is making me miss her something terrible. She is my favorite person on the whole planet!

I have been in a relationship with LTB aka Long Term Boyfriend for 6 years... well, 6 years for the most part. He is a pretty private person, so he will only be mentioned in passing here as needed to show his place in one of my stories. This is a damn shame, because he is funny as hell! He is smart, complicated, and opinionated... and can usually use those things to both crack me up like no other AND piss me off like no other... truly the hallmark of a great relationship!

So.... here is the source of most of my angst... I am overweight, clumsy, and according to a close friend, not capable of finishing anything I start. Ouch, but thank goodness it was said with love! Truth is a bitch, right?! I am usually going mach 10 with my hair on fire, and while it doesn't seem to freak me out much, most people think my life is a zoo while I think it is pretty average. It drives LTB absolutely friggin' nuts. I am always doing some new shit and he always wonders why I have to pack my life with more and more shit! Guess there is just no grass gonna grow around these feet!

Currently, I am embarking on selling a few home products that I love, and I am hoping they have a health effect too. Ahhhh... the real question is how can I be such a busy body and be such a fat ass?!?! :) I have a few minor health complaints because of my weight, but mostly I am just sick of carrying 245 pounds around on my short ass body. I can still run; well, maybe I am a little out of practice on that (lol), but I love to hike and to be outside. I have hiked around Mt. Rainier and have aspirations of thru hiking the Appalachian Trail one day. I am continually searching for ways to better my body... eating well and exercising just doesn't cut it for this girl, and I don't give a damn about what the medical establishment says "works". Not for me, and not for a lot of other people I know. I have contemplated writing a book called "The Fat Girl's Guide to Life, Fitness, and So On", however I think this blog will suffice!

 So, I will end this first "introductory" blog post with some highlights about me...

  • I am agnostic, bordering on atheist. Don't accuse me of not knowing any better... I am technically a baptized and confirmed Roman Catholic. I just can't wrap my brain around the whole organized religion thing for reasons I am sure will come up here along the way. I have researched a lot of stuff about religion, and at the end of the day, I am just not sure there being a God makes sense... I sort of look at religious people like they would look at someone who believed the polytheistic view of the Greek gods. Ridiculous, archaeic and doesn't make a lot of reasonable sense.
  • I am neither wildly liberal or wildly conservative. I believe I fall in the middle 90% where most average Americans fall. I believe in a free market economy (duh, business major!) but I tend to look at government a little more as socialist than as capitalist. I hate big companies and their big lies and secrets, and I expect the government to take care of our weak, old, sick, and disabled. I can't wait for this god damn election to be over, because for me it isn't about the economy, it is about social policy. And everyone is so damn wrapped up in the economic part (which will never be fixed with the way The Fed is set up) that I am sick of hearing about it. I support same sex marriage, legal pot, a woman's right to choose, and the 2nd amendment (minus assault rifles which I think are way. too. much.) 
  • I am currently just starting on It Works! wraps and supplements and getting great results. I will post pics when I have good ones to show. I am also going to start selling Organo Gold coffee, because it is friggin amazing and good for you too. Keep an eye out here for any other healthy products and my testimonial of them.
  • You may not always agree with what I say, but as certain as I am to voice my opinion, I will also fiercely defend your right to be able to voice yours. THAT is truly the gift that we get from "the land of the free". :)
You still here? Suhweeeeeeet! This just barely scratches the surface of what goes on in this head of mine, but I figured we had to start somewhere! Now, as much as I am sure my English teacher will be proud of my writing skills if she reads this, I am also equally sure that my SPANISH teacher will not be impressed if I don't get on my Spanish homework...

Stay tuned folks.... it is gonna be one hell of a ride! Welcome to "Life of Cordes"! Now, click to "follow"... share with your friends.... C'mon, you know you wanna!!!!

Catch ya on the flip side.... :) M.