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Friday, February 19, 2010

The Crass Response to Tiger's Apology....

I love my friend Caroline's sense of humor. This is her post on Facebook today regarding Tiger Woods' apology to the public:

"Wouldn't it have been a hoot if Tiger had appeared with 10 Playboy girls and just said "KISS MY ASS...YOUR JUST JEALOUS"!!!! he he he he he he he"

Clarification for the serious:  Just in fun...kidding around.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fat Tuesday...Fat Mouth. Mine

On Twitter today:

@jaelithe:   "BTW did I ever tell you I'm half Catholic? I got the Mardi Gras half. But not the Lent half."
Me: Oh, that's good- Meee toooo!

Me:  I never could make it through Lent w/ impossible sacrifices like giving up wine or chocolate. Then experience the temporary guilt for giving up licking envelopes? Cheers!
Twisted...self-seeking, I know.

Me:  Word of the day for me: "Abnegate" - to renounce, deny. ehh...I do that. often. I just have a new word for it now.

Me:  Uh oh...I didn't in any way mean to infer that I am "abnegating" Lent. Nothing official; I don't qualify. No ex-communication needed here...

Turning Points

My youngest, 9 YO daughter this morning: "Did Brad and Angelina have ANOTHER baby?"
When did we get to this? Apparently today. What happened to, " Mommy, can we bake cookies today?" I guess there was a reason for me to look at old pictures last night...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I Never Thought I Would See This...

Who have I become? I am in a bidding war on eBay right now with a potential nemesis over what better be less than $50.00, for a Banana Republic, leather bag! I need to get a life... Now, back to see what's going on.

Ok, I'm back and IT-IS-ON....Chick from Long Island, or husband,boyfriend...or whatever you are!
Why do I feel so entitled to this? This is the way auctioning is set up. The rules apply to me as well. It's merely a material thing- that I happen to want at a very low price.
This is what I am reduced to for hitting the 'BROWSE' button? Then typing in 'HANDBAGS'? Click 'WATCHING NOW'? Then, 'BID NOW'?  I's ridiculous. But do you know what this bag would sell for, Retail?

I see how you're going to be Long Island....I bet you have too many handbags already. Sure. Unlimited time to spend on searching and bidding for items that you truly don't need.  I don't have that kind of time!
Come on! With your persistence, there's a nice Omega watch you could get for under $100.00 if you jump over to that now.

Why this purse? Shouldn't you and your other handbags be determing which one you will use next? Or getting ready for a nice Valentine's Day dinner? Aren't you hungry right now?  Go open a bottle of wine and forget about this purse for the next hour and twenty, uh thirty minutes. It's ok. You and your aggressive, clicking, bidding finger just sit..waiting... for the laaast minute to attack...I mean, bid.
You know, this could qualify as a competitive sport! Ughhh, now I am stuck here to fight it out.  Sorry kids, get yourselves a Pop-Tart!  (the organic with whole grains, of course.) Shame is already hunting me down.

Did I say I need to get a life? Ok, maybe a therapist too.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Love and Pain

Author and friend, Stephanie Goddard posted this quote on Facebook today:

"We can’t evolve without love, which necessitates opening ourselves up to the possibility of pain."
~Steven Forrest

My response:
Perfect post for today, Steph. So true.

The thought of taking even a mild risk of exposing a part of ourselves can be debilitating and scary, but so necessary to grow and feel confident.
I think we take a risk (a healthy one), by opening ourselves up. A good place to practice this can be on here, FB, as well as other social sites. Participating may encourage others to do so, and may truly help others who didn't know how to help themselves before. By just taking subtle steps- sharing a thought, joining a thread with just a comment; Sharing animals or gifts ( humm...maybe if I stop feeding my children, I can find time for a functioning farm ; )

With this, we have to keep in mind, that when we over-analyze something we've said or done, to try and remember what Steph quoted yesterday from Byron Katie, "It is not our responsibility to worry about what others think."
With a little, or alot of painful practice, we can filter and balance this and all roads lead to good.
Being the impulsive queen of throwing myself out there, I should know!!!

Cheers to Steph- Opening up can be so edifying."

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Daily Dose

FYI: Chuck E. Cheese has a 2 drink maximun...I know! Right? That place is so anxiety provoking. Severe stimulation overload. But I do see their point. It could get ugly in there- they would have to hire a Bouncer...Children left behind..Parents start hitting on other parents...