Monday, May 19, 2014

What's In A Name?

I was asked this on a website and I thought it would befitting to put on here:
On my name on here is Lanie Mecher....but my birth name Kelsey Elaine Mecher (my father nicknames me Laine).  So for this post I present you my first name:  Kelsey.

I have always known what my name meant.  As a child I was curious so I looked it up....."Ship Island"  Basically my name loves the water and ships, and islands.  I knew I should have been born in Hawaii!! :)

Kelsey can be used as for a female or for a male.

Pronounced:  KEL-see

Old English origin meaning "victorious ship" ; Ships victory, from the ship island.

In Irish the name Kelsey means "Brave"

In Norse the name Kelsey means "From the Ship's Island"

SoulUrge Number: 1

People with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details.

Expression Number: 5

People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be optomistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily. They may be changeable, restless, untidy, and rebellious.

Famous People with the name Kelsey:  Kelsey Grammer.

"Training wheels are off. Dad asks little girl if she’s ready. She’s ready, but scared so she hangs on for dear life. Dad holds on to his little girl, while she’s pedaling her new bicycle.  As he starts letting go, she keeps going and going. He finally does what all fathers hate to do: he let’s go. He’s so proud of his little girl on her bicycle pedaling it just right, keeping it straight! He yells, “Good girl Kelsey. Great job!!” As a worried father he doesn’t want her to get too much ahead so he calls her back. But as every wanderer child, she doesn’t. She keeps going….and going….and going. He finally realizes she’s not turning back. He races down the sidewalk yelling at his little girl, screaming for Kelsey to get back. He screams at her 'Where are you going?' She looks over her shoulder and yells out with a smile on her face 'To McDonalds!!'"

In 1991, McDonalds came out with this commercial.  As this commercial was playing at the hospital where my parents and my brother were at waiting for my arrival my brother turned to our parents and stated 'If it's a girl her name has got to be Kelsey'.

June 2nd, 1991....Kelsey was born and she loves McNuggets from McDonalds and loves being by the ocean.  She fishes as often as she can and dreams of living in Hawaii surrounded by Islands!!!!

This has been my poem ever since I was born and I live by it to this day:

"I'd rather be the ship that sails
and rides the billows wild and free;
Than to be the ship that always fails
to leave its port and go to sea,

I'd rather feel the sting of strife,
where gales are born and tempests roar;
than to settle down to useless life
and rot in dry dock on the shore,

I'd rather fight some mighty wave
with honor and supreme command;
and fill at last a well-earned grave,
than to die in ease upon the sand.

I'd rather drive where sea storms blow,
and be the ship that always failed
to make the ports where it would go,
than to be the ship that never sailed."

I wouldn't change my name for anything.  I love my name, I love hearing my name, and I love for what it stands for!!!


Friday, January 10, 2014


Once again I am put on the spotlight of writing in my favorite blog "Three Little Birds".  I still enjoy this blog, still enjoy that I am bringing Bob Marley back in my head everytime I open this blog.  And that's a good thing.  I need to be reminded of Marley tunes as well as others but "Three Little Brids" will always be a part of me that can never be broken or taken away from.

Once again we are hit with a New Year.  The Year of the Horse for the Chinese astrologies!!!  For durable and stability, energtic in ways that seem unreal!  Oh yea, this is my year.


So How's that Diet Going!?

So this year I am hoping to get into shape.  Not like run a marathon or anything, but just in shape for health reasons.  I don't have diabetes but my family history has, so for me NOT to fall into the genetic code I want to be able to eat right, and to exercise more and be able to be in a comfortable weight that I will be proud of.

So I'm reading Jillian Michaels, The 17 Day Diet, and reading smoothie making books.  I'm thinking...okay this year is the year...this year I am actually going to stick to a plan and be able to stay with it so by the end of this year I will hit my weight level that I want to be and I will be satisfied with that.

Then I went to the local gas station, Wesco and saw this: diet plans just went right out the window for day and I don't see them coming back too soon with this on the shelves!!!!!  You can't really tell till the aftertaste the Buffalo part.  Still good Combos but what about my diet?!!?

Temptations, temptations I know I have to overcome them but when Combos makes something like this, it just blows my mind!!!  How can I just walk by it and not even have a nibble here or there?  It just boggles my mind on how they do this.  Looks like tomorrow I'm going to have to work a little harder at trying to lose the pounds of that day and then the pounds I just packed on with the Combos.

Oh yea....I'll be making a change with my weight real fast!!!!

Hopefully though with this new idea of mine with the Smoothie mixes as my drink for the day will help me out.  I'm trying for the Dance and Cardio workouts.  Cardio every other day and the "other" days I will do the Dance games on my Wii and work up a really good sweat!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

This made my day!!!

A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier.

Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day.

The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the e-mail.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston , a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack.

The widow decided to check her e-mail expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted.

The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I’ve Arrived
Date: July 19, 2010

I know you’re surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I’ve just arrived and have been checked in.

I’ve seen that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

P. S. Sure is freaking hot down here!!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Years Resolutions STINK!!!!

"It's the New Years!!!!"


"2013 is a brand new year; new adventures to take part in!!  Goodbye 2012.  You were fun, you were sad, you were mellow, you were laughing.  Now it's a new year and I will partake in this new year with joyous occasions!!"

New Year's Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year.  It's a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes.


We are all fooled by the advertisments.  We have been taken in like little children only caught up with the candy in front of us.  We waste our times on New Years Resolutions again and again.  Year after year we have plaques hanging up on the wall with our Resolutions so proudly hanging for all those less fortunate can see.    10 is usually the same number used by every family member in each household for the New Years.  10 things that they would like to see changed in them someway, somehow in this new year.  And the 10 things are always similar in every household. 

"Lose the Bulge"

"Get better organized"

"Get close to the family"

"Quit Smoking; Drinking; Binging"

"Smell the Roses once in a while" "Enjoy Life"

"Learn something new:  Language; Skill; Computers; Music; Men; Woman."

"Find that special someone."

......over and over again!!  Biggest ones are Losing the Weight, Family, and Quit something.  Others that I have seen and are actually pretty cool are the "Bucket List".  All the things that they want to do in life before they "kick" the bucket.  I actually have one of thsoe in my wallet.  So if I die in a accedent and the coroner goes through my things, I want him to be able to see that this girl wanted to life her life to the fullest.

So saying that...yes.  I have a New Years Resolution hanging in my living room for all to see!!  My list...pretty much the same.  Lost the weight...get that special someone in my life...blah blah....enjoy life....set up a photography blog.....blah blah blah.....get better at writing....blah blah blah blah......!!!!!!

In the real world....we are still doing what we want to do, we are still eating the same foods as we did last year and there is no way I'm dealing with that family member when he did that to me....I don't care if it was last year and I'm trying to renew myself this coming up year I'M NOT DOING IT!!!

Yep, we really are improving our lives here.  How odd that we have towrite down what we are going to do this upcoming year, start doing it the first few months and then forget why even did we bother try it out the first time and then go right back to where we were before this whole little chirad began!!!!
All this ranting and raving was to be in my head and I was supposed to be righting down what I'm doing for the New Year 2013 and it turned out to be this.  Great!  Great new start of the year huh?  I wanted this blog to be my inspirational blog.  My one and only chance to write about losing weight, about gaining my life back, about finding that one person that is a cross between a God's look and the mind and ability of Chuck Norris (I love Walker, Texas Ranger so sue me)!!  And I guess that's how this blog is going to look like.  My New Years Resolutions from the wall to the blog.  Not only are you going to hear how I'm losing my weight (and pushing and sweating and groaning all the way) but how to help you out as well!  Not really...I just want listeners to listen to me cry and moan everyday while I work out to lose this disgusting fat and not able to find the one true love.  I've set my standards and nobody has been able to come forward to fill the shoes.  (Can't one guy out there have the ability to kick some ass like Chuck Norris, be sweet and caring (and be able to kick anybodies butt if they even think about hurting me) and have the body of a Greek God!!!!  Is that too much to ask?!?!?!

Apparently so, since I haven't found him yet. 

Oh but we have all year to find out don't we?!?!

Welcome to 2013!!!!


Days can be long, days can be short.  It's up to most to make the best of things.  I just wonder how long my days will be?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

This is my new blog site

I will be happy to use this as an example