Saturday, June 28, 2008


Hmmm...that is a word, right?
I know procrastinate is a word. I ought to.
Seeing as I am a world class procrastinator.
Yep, I am sure I could at least place if there was a world championship.

For those who do not know this, and why would you, I am moving.
Yep, leaving good old Alaska for, hopefully, good old Arizona. I must be nuts!

I am, of course, still packing.
I have known about this move since, ohhh, January???
I only have a few weeks left.
You wouldn't think it would be that hard or take that long. I don't own that much stuff. When I moved up here, I got rid of tons of stuff.
If I was taking everything it would be easier but I am not....soooo I have to sort through.
Get rid of books, clothes, random stuff I seem to collect. Maybe I should just pack up every few months. That would help to cut down on my accumulation of stuff.

But I NEED some of this stuff.
Who can live without more storytelling and music reference books?
And, hey, I work with kids...I NEED these puppets...really.
And the jewelrymaking stuff..well a girl has to have a hobby to keep herself off the streets, right?

I am NOT going to do what I usually do. Which would be come down to the wire, about a week before I have to go and then LOSE MY MIND!!!
Nope, not gonna happen this time.

I am NOT writing this instead of packing....nope, not me.

Funny vid, I have done at least 5 of these things today instead of packing.

George is soooo funny and soooo on target.

Hey, I am going to pack now....really!

Love, Laughter, Peace, Blessings and STUFF!

Friday, June 27, 2008

The House Test

Some of us can not resist temptation.
So, I saw this "test" on another blog and just had to try it out.
Why? Because it was there. Duh!!!
You answer 10 questions and then they generate this info.
Go my results and then try it.

What the House Test Says About You

You are happy with who you are, and you don't have an inflated sense of self importance. You do your own thing quietly. You don't take up a lot of space.

You aren't against being community oriented, but it's not really your thing. You tend to prefer to focus on your family and not the neighborhood around you.

You are a calm, contemplative, and smart person. You take ideas very seriously.

Your looks aren't conventionally attractive, but they're definitely unique. And someone, somewhere, finds that hot.

You are moved by what's exotic and unique. You often have the mentality of a traveler, even when you're not traveling.

My Opinion of their "results"....Not Bad. that second one it said I like to focus on my "family" live alone, usually. I suppose they could mean my extended family...well whatever.

And that fourth one says I am not "conventionally attractive"...Hey!...did they just call me "funny looking" ?

Hmmmm....take the test and tell me what you think of your results!

Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin....some of his Stuff

I loved George Carlin.....actually I still love George Carlin.
His comedy is/was irreverent and damned funny.
And most often totally on target. George said stuff that we often thought.
A lot of his bits will most definitely live on.
I have put up some of my fave bits by him.
His "Stuff" routine cracks me up and also his "Parkway/Driveway" routine.
Classic stuff. We'll miss you George!

* Ooops! Almost forgot. Did you know that George Carlin did the narration for the Thomas the Tank Engine Children's Series for a couple of seasons? Yep, and a marvelous job he did!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Exercising in Bed....No Not That!! ...Jeeeeze

Okay, Peeps get your minds out of the gutter!(or maybe it's my mind)

For those of you who don't now what "that" is....I am talking about or rather "not" talking about "the horizontal mambo", "shagging", "getting lucky", "nookie", "knockin' boots", "a roll in the hay", "making whoopie", "doin' the hoodileehoo" (that one is probably only used by myself and a girlfriend), "making love" or what is more commonly called sex.
Ha! for someone who says she is not talking about sex, I sure have talked about it a lot. Okay....moving on.

Now...what I started out talking about, before I got sidetracked, is actually exercising in bed. You know, leg lifts, crunches, stretches, etc.
I have always, well since my 20's or so, done exercise in bed either right before I go to sleep, usually in an attempt to encourage sleep or when I wake up...that's when I do the most stretches.
So, my point, I do have one.....ummmm...oh yes....I started to wonder last night how many others regularly exercised in bed.
I had a vague memory of a book on doing yoga in bed. So I googled this A.M. and found it.
Yoga in Bed by Edward Vilga...I think I owned a copy of this once or maybe just thumbed through it, anyway it looks good and reminds me of what I try to do with my bedtime exercise.
I even found a youtube about Yoga in Bed (of course I did...ya have to love youtube..oops, it's not youtube).

Yoga In Bed - Click here for the most popular videos

Further googling led me to Bed Top Yoga by Carol Dickman, another book I'll have to check out.

Of course, being the Googleholic that I am, I had to keep googling and I found ,OMG, lots of stuff on exercising in bed. Should have known it wasn't an original thought.

I found an article that says that Exercise in Bed Improves Sleep and Fitness .
Here's a quote from that article:
Tartell says, "No matter what your age or physical condition you can benefit from exercising in bed at any hour, whether it's morning, afternoon and even when you awake in the middle of the night, often with those seemingly uncontrollable, nagging thoughts."
Dr. Tartell says that kind of repetitive thinking, which keeps many people awake late into the night, has been shown to dissipate after doing the "Get Fit In Bed" exercises, and is often followed by a return to normal sleep.

Yep, I can totally understand that. I often find my mind going all over the place when I try to go to sleep.

Anywhosit, there seems to be a lot of research and such behind this idea.
So, when y'all crawl or fall into bed tonight, remember to do those leg lifts, stretches and crunches.
I don't think I need to know about anything else you do.

Love, Laughter, Leglifts and Blessings,

Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Wise Woman.....

A wise woman once told me...

Yeah, she was young but wise beyond her years.
Unfortunately, I did not listen to her. No...i foolishly went out and established what we will laughingly call relationships with a few menfolk.

*****she begins to sing******
To all the men I've loved before..

As you may have guessed,the course of true love (riiiiight) did not run smoothly.
And so for the last few years, I chose to pin my hopes for a male/female relationship(I am really starting to dislike that word) on these guys.
And for awhile these were...

But I found that they made you do some crazy stuff so I had to let them go...sniff...I really miss Jose.

Besides..a lot of my mornings were beginning with this thought....

So then, I went through a somewhat odd phase where.....

LOL...those were fun days! But I have finally worked through them.
Yes, I have sent my imaginary friends on their way although I have to say some of them were a lot of fun and one could really dance!
But they never seemed to want to go out much.

Sooooo....what, you ask, is the point of all this...Danged if I know.
Does there have to be a point?
Well...okay, if we must have a point then I suppose it is that...ooooo, how trite is this...Life goes on.

In the end, we have to deal with folks, male and female, and we will have relationships of some sort whether we want to or not.
And so now I am really happy with my "relationships" (dang that word) with all my internet Peeps!
Cause youse all "real" people....I think.


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Men & there a Connection?

Do you think prayer really works?

So, I reaaaaally hope that prayer works. Sincerely.
Cause there is someone who is seriously "cruisin' for a bruisin' "
and I am not normally a violent woman.

I have tried being understanding.
I have tried being patient.
I have tried just walking away.
I have yet to try violence.

Will it make me feel better? They say it won't.

And I shouldn't even be considering it,
given that I just wrote a Peace blog a few days ago.
But I have to tell ya.
I am starting to understand the appeal of giving someone
a good "oops" upside the head.

Hmmmm.....lots to think about.
So, whadaya'll think?

Seriously, I know I won't hit anyone but really....
Doesn't thinking about it make you feel better?

In the end it comes down to this....

Love, Laughter, Peace? and Blessings y'all!

Friday, June 6, 2008


Hmmmm....need I say more?
I woke up twice the other night,once at 2am (went to bed at 12ish) and then at 5am. Thought I was going to have to just give up and stay awake.
But it was 5am and I don't have to get up till 7am.
Besides, lol, I'm no quitter. So I went back to sleep.
Then I awoke at 6:49am, blurrily looked at the clock and passed out.
When the alarm went off, 11 minutes later, I wondered why I hadn't gotten up at 6 something.
Okay...only wondered that for a few seconds.

No....this post has absolutely no point.
Thanks for reading it anyway!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Blogs for Peace

So yesterday, June 4th, was the official Blog for Peace day and me being somewhat date challenged forgot.
But I figure better a day late than not at all.
The first place I saw this idea was at Mimi's Blogblast for Peace website.
If you want to know more about this movement please visit that site.

I love telling stories that advocate peace.
Stories that make people think.
There are two wonderful storytelling resources that advocate peace.
Both of them are on my book shelf.
The first is Peace Tales by Margaret Read MacDonald and the second is Spinning Tales Weaving Hope with many editors.
Here are a few of my favorite peace tales.
(For thoughts on Peace, check out my Mother Theresa Blog .)

Not Our Problem
The King sat with his Adviser eating honey on puffed rice.
As they ate they leaned from the palace window and watched the street below.
They talked of this and that.
The King, not paying attention to what he was doing, Let a drop of honey fall onto the windowsill.
"Oh sire, let me wipe that up," offered the Adviser.
"Never mind," said the King.
"It is not our problem.
The servants will clean it later."

As the two continued to dine on their honey and puffed rice,
The drop of honey slowly began to drip down the windowsill.
At last it fell with a plop onto the street below.
Soon a fly had landed on the drop of honey and begun
His own meal.
Immediately a gecko sprang from under the palace and with a flip
Of its long tongue swallowed the fly.
But a cat had seen the gecko and pounced.
Then a dog sprang forward and attacked the cat!

"Sire, there seems to be a cat and dog fight in the street.
Should we call someone to stop it?"
"Never mind," said the King.
"It's not our problem."
So the two continued to munch their honey and puffed rice.

Meanwhile the cat's owner had arrived and was beating the dog.
The dog's owner ran up and began to beat the cat.
Soon the two were beating each other.

"Sire, there are two persons fighting in the street now.
Shouldn't we send someone to break this up?"
The King lazily looked from the window.
"Never mind.
It's not our problem."

The friends of the cat's owner gathered and began to cheer him on.
The friends of the dog's owner began to cheer her on as well.
Soon both groups entered the fight and attacked each other.

"Sire, a number of people are fighting in the street now.
Perhaps we should call someone to break this up."
The King was too lazy even to look.
You can guess what he said.
"Never mind.
It's not our problem."

Now soldiers arrived on the scene.
At first they tried to break up the fighting.
But when they heard the cause of the fight
Some sided with the cat's owner.
Others sided with the dog's owner.
Soon the soldiers too had joined the fight.

With the soldiers involved, the fight erupted into civil war.
Houses were burned down.
People were harmed.
And the palace itself was set afire and burned to the ground.
The King and his Adviser stood surveying the ruins.
"Perhaps," said the King,
"I was wrong?
Perhaps the drop of honey WAS our problem."

A tale from Burma and Thailand retold by Margaret Read MacDonald in Peace Tales

How many situations have we said are not our problem??
Eventually anything can be your problem if it is allowed to get out of hand.

Advice from a Three Year Old
There was once a famous artist who decided that he wanted to study the works of Buddha and attain enlightenment. He thought that the best way to do this was to seek the most famous and wisest teacher and ask him, "What was the most important thing that Buddha taught?"

The artist traveled to the other side of the world to find the teacher he sought. When at last he found the teacher, he asked him, "What was the most important thing that Buddha taught?"

"Do not harm anyone and only do good," was the teacher's immediate response.

"What?" shouted the indignant artist. "You are the most famous of teachers! You are supposed to be wise beyond your years! And this is all you can tell me? A three year old could have told me the same thing!"

The teacher, who had sat quietly through the entire speech, looked at the artist and said, "A three year old could have said the same thing but it is a very difficult thing to practice, even for one as old as myself."
(A Zen tale retold by LLL, Storyteller)

The Animals Reform Meetin'

Long time gone, there was a big gatherin' of animals and fowls and birds that got together to talk about everybody behaving better.
Instead of talkin' about how to improve things, everyone started talkin' about how other folks were doin' bad things.

Brer Hyena complained that Brer Buzzard was always gettin' to eat first.
Then Brer Wildcat complained that the mice and rats were right troublesome.
Though everyone knew how much he liked to eat mice and rats.
Then Brer Tiger up and started moanin' about how troublesome rabbits were.

Now right then, Old Brer 'Coon just couldn't stand all the fussin' and he called the meetin' to order.
"Friends" he said, " we all have got to do a lot better or we're goin' to end up bein' in a really bad way. What do y'all think about us tryin' to reform ourselves?"

Brer Tiger jumped right up and hollered "I'm all for reform."
"I seen Brer 'Coon stealin' corn almost every night and it has to stop!"

Well then, Sis Cow chimed in with, " I'm for reform too. I want y'all to know that Brer Tiger has got the blood of my young'uns in his mouth, and it's got to stop!"
Brer Elephant stepped in to say his bit, "Look who's talkin'! Sis Cow is eatin' up all the grass and leavin' none for us Elephants."
Brer Wolf shouted, "Men are goin' around usin' knives and guns! It just ain't safe no more to go after'em."

Now at that point, Old Brer 'Coon tried to call the meetin' to order again."Look y'all, we gotta start gettin' less complaints and get more reform! Now who's got somethin' positive to suggest?"

Well, Brer Deer jumped on up and said that all the animals had to stop eatin' meat.
Brer Wolf said "No that don't make no sense, what we need is for all the animals to stop eatin' grass."
Sis Chicken started cacklin' and said" No, no, no! Y'all have all missed the point. What we need is to kill all the snakes."
To which Brer Fox shouted, "Hey, I rent my cave to the snakes! What we have to do is kill all the worms."
Now y'all know the birds didn't like that! They figured they would starve if all the worms were killed.

And so the arguin' continued.
Every animal tryin' to keep what was good for him and get rid of what his neighbor wanted.

At long last, Old Brer 'Coon stood up and said "That's enough! What we need to know is if any of you folks are willin' to agree to give up somethin' you like for yourself. If ya are then say so, now."

He waited. But nobody said a word. They just sat there so quiet that ya could have heard a tater growin'.
"This is sure 'nough a sad and sinful world we are livin' in," said Brer 'Coon. "Everybody is just findin' fault with everybody else. I say, it's time to quit this meetin' and go back to your own homes."
Old Brer 'Coon shook his head and said, "You can begin charity next door. But if you want to reform, it's got to begin at home."

And that's all I have to say about that!!

An AfricanAmerican/Southern Tale retold by LLL,Storyteller

Holding Up the Sky
One day an elephant saw a hummingbird lying flat on its back on the ground.
The bird's tiny feet were raised up into the air.

"What on earth are you doing, Hummingbird?" asked the elephant.

The hummingbird replied, "I have heard that the sky might fall today. If that should happen,
I am ready to do my bit in holding it up."

The elephant laughed and mocked the tiny bird.

"Do you think those little feet could hold up the sky?"

"Not alone," admitted the hummingbird.
"But each must do what he can. And this is what I can do."

From Three Minute Tales by Margaret Read MacDonald pg 145

Love, Laughter, Peace and Blessings to you!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

If I Was Your Guitar - Pura Fe (Blues)

I adore Pura Fe's music! She has a fabulous voice and she plays the hell out of that slide guitar. This song is great although this particular performance isn't quite as clear as I'd like (to find out more about Pura Fe go here Pura Fe/ Ulali ).
I have been looking for the words to this song but have not found them yet. Soooo, it looks like it's up to me. I am working on it.
This is what I have so far....

If I was your guitar
I'd be the happiest woman alive

Lay me down across your lap

(cant catch this line)

Travel up and down my frets
caressing the magic notes

When you get up to the top
work my heart strings by remote control

Yes, that's it. I never said I was good at this or fast.
I hear really slow. So, I workin' on it. Cut me some slack folks!
I will update as I often as I can
(she says as if anyone besides herself is really concerned).


Okay...I just like this pic and the thought! So I figured I'd put it up. I will have to think of a blog to go with it soon. Of course, I could use my life at present but that would just waaaaay too easy and predictable!
Don't rush me! I'm thinking....okay...I'll be I've sunk to cheesy movie quotes!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Strange you have one?

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Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

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I found this at Wendy's Reel
And I hope kids never get a hold of this! They spell badly as it is!
Love, Laughter, Peace, Blessings and Good Spelling to you all!!