Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
You Are Sometimes a Sheep
You don't think there is anything wrong with going with the flow, and that includes following the crowd.
You enjoy getting along with other people, and if possible, you prefer not to make waves.
However, you aren't the type of person to follow anyone blindly. You'll stand up for what's important.
You don't waste your energy on fighting battles that don't matter. But when something important is on the line, you'll always stand your ground.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
You Are a Total Brainiac
You're amazingly brilliant. Some would even say genius.
You're curious, thoughtful, analytical, and confident.
You take on difficult subjects because you want to... not because you have to.
No field of knowledge is too complicated or intimidating for you.
You've got the brains to do anything you want.
It's possible you end up doing everything you want.
My mother has been a breast cancer survivor for 15 years. She went for her yearly mammogram this afternoon. All have been clear, except today. It appears there is a mass that is not suppose to be there. It couldn't be determined if it was scar tissue from her surgery or lymph nodes. Tomorrow, she goes for a biopsy to see if the cancer has returned. She is now 70, and not as strong as she once was. It concerns me if it is cancerous and she has to undergo surgery and chemo again. I'm worried she may not make it this time. Of course, we need to know the results of the biopsy first, before tearing off on a tangent.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
- Do you think the United States spends too much money abroad that could be better spent here in this country?
- How does one make friends exactly? I'm a little rusty.
- Is America as great as it once was or has it declined past redemption?
- Do you think the Supreme Court ruling for corporate political ads was a very stupid thing to do? Can it or should it be reversed?
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Your Brown Eyes Say You're Clever and Witty
You are seen as brilliant and irreverent. You speak your mind, and people love you for it.
You don't let other people see any insecurities you might have. You like to present a brave front.
You are sharp as a tack and very quick on your feet. You're the first to get or tell a joke.
You are also clear thinking in a crisis. You are an excellent problem solver.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I was thinking this afternoon of all the strife in the world. It disturbs me greatly at the state of this country in particular. A nation with such promise has failed miserably. It has let fall by the wayside it's greatness. Tarnished it's halo. And for what? Profit it seems. Money has corrupted this country. Greed has become it's master. Money was once an instrument, a tool, used to do great and wondrous things. Now it is a noose around the neck, slowly strangling the good from the country. Corporations now rule the land. It only matters that their coffers are full. Instead of a social responsibility once shown by the former titans of industries of long ago, the CEO and Board of Directors of these companies see dollar signs. There is no great philanthropy left. No goodwill to spread. They earn bonuses for crippling the economy, keeping wages stagnate, and making sure that those who do have, keep it. And those that don't, never get it. We the people, let them and smiled and asked for more. Boost our stock portfolios, mail us our dividend was our mantra. We never questioned. We never demanded. We accepted. We let them lobby our government instead of telling them hands off. We let them by never saying loudly, or often enough, that the people of this country come first. That the citizens come before profit. We let them and now they are in control. Are we gonna retake control of our government for the people, not the corporations? Are we gonna give up our environment, our health care, our educations, our futures for their bottom line?
Sadden and hopelessness moved in while we slept.
Our watchdog failed us.
Our alarm didn't sound.
Another battle to wage, another argument to win.
Pushed aside, used up, left behind again.
Red with blood the streets do run.
The air filled with sirens.
Hearts tainted with hate.
Turn away, run away, fight another day.
That's well and good,
but that day has come.
You Are Blueberry Pancakes
You prefer flavorful, fresh foods that are well seasoned.
You shy away from anything plain or overcooked.
It's not likely someone would find a lot of cheap convenience foods in your kitchen.
Instead, someone might find a wide array of spices, herbs, and flavorings.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
My funk has lifted! Woohoo! The last couple of days have been weird for me. I just wasn't my perky, optimistic self. I know part of it was due to just feeling a bit sorry for myself and my current predicament. I can't do much it about so I reconciled the fact that there is only so much I can do. I'll just keep moving forward. I have also lessened the obsession/crush. I figure it will happen whenever and I'm not going to worry about it! Suddenly everything seems fine again. Funny how that works!
You Are 45% Kinky
You're quite kinky, and you've been known to be somewhat adventurous in the bedroom.
But you also have a pretty firm line that you won't cross!
You know what you like. And you know what you don't like. And that's that.
You're willing to experiment a little, but you prefer your kink in very small doses.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
A new day dawns with promises despite the rain.
Snug under the covers with the pooch by my side.
Listening to the patter of rain on the window pane.
Thoughts of what to do today looms large.
Just laying there listening to the the dog breath.
Alone with my thoughts.
Clearing the dreams from my eyes.
Wishing you were here to cuddle up to.
Remembering the tenderness once shared.
The conversations that weren't necessary.
The joy of just being on a cold, rainy winter's morn.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Marriage. Interesting what comes to mind when someone mentions the word. Pictures of perfect nuptials, expensive meals, jet setting honeymoons, flashing diamonds, caterers, photographers, musicians, etc. For most people the reality is somewhere between the glamorous, made for prime time version and a trip to the local Justice of the Peace. Beyond the clergy and the religious cloak this institution is shrouded in, lies what a marriage truly is. Strip away all the decorations, the guest list, the personal vows and what is left? A contract. Not that exciting is it? A contract between two consenting adults that wish to support one another for the rest of their life's. This contract also carries 1138 special provisions attached to it that governs, defines and expands upon the simple "I do". It touches every part of their lives from that moment on. Health care decisions are explicitly deferred to the other without challenge. Survivor benefits are delivered upon proof. Property transfers are easier, as is anything else a marriage contract covers. Everything is in order after that simple utterance. For anyone who thinks it isn't a contract, let me break it down further.
When a divorce takes place, it is in a court, not a church. A lawyer is hired to untangle the mess, not a priest. For the marriage to be valid, a license from the government, not the church is needed. The clergy must be ordained by the church but authorized by the state, for a marriage to be valid. For the two people to be joined in a marriage, they both must be of legal, consenting age, and must enter into it of their own freewill, same requirements for a contract to be valid.
The religious argument should extend no further in this debate of same sex marriage, than whether a church will perform them or not. End of discussion. Churches are free to practice their beliefs as they see fit. They do not have the right to define who can enter into a contract with another person. They do not have the right to enshrine their beliefs and values into laws that govern those outside of their faith. Marriage has always been about the transfer of property and wealth, even in their own holy text, it is clearly spelled out. Marriage has undergone numerous redefinitions throughout history. Most of what would have been allowed in the Bible would be unfathomable now. Marriage may have a certain sacredness in religion, but in real life, half of those who partook consider it disposable, yet will seek to enter into another marriage contract again with a different person. If churches wish to save the children, then start by keeping marriages together, not by preventing them.
Lies passed as truth that goes unchallenged.
Ignorance is commonplace as something lofty to be obtained
Religion as law because your god is better than my god.
Knowledge is suppressed to control the masses.
Hate placed on a pedestal, shielded from view.
There is blood on those pious hands and a hole in your heart.
A world in chaos and you stir the pot and stoke the fire.
You speak not for God, but for your own insecurities.
The world threat you see is the reflection of your own soul.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
- What exactly are the lines between crush, obsession and stalking?
- How does one move from friendship to relationship with someone?
- Do you think the economy is improving?
- Is it wrong to have my wedding planned without a boyfriend first?
- What improvements would you suggest to make myself more employable?
Monday, January 11, 2010
Today may be the day or maybe tomorrow.
Who knows for certain what lies before us.
A happenstance that takes us by surprise.
A moment that makes us gasp.
That instance our eyes lock.
The moment our hearts open.
The minute we let someone in.
Glorious it will be, shaded in doubt and lit in promise.
Jittery first steps and tentative touches
reaching, wanting, needing
it to be everything we had hoped.
We will get there.
We can bring it into being.
A chance is all it takes.
What makes a perfect life? Is it money? Job? Love? Real Estate? Education? To every individual it means something different, or even the above mentioned in some degree or another. Since I can not speak for everyone, nor would I want to, I speak for myself.
My entire adult life has focused on just a few things. The things I consider paramount for a satisfying life. A nice home to share with someone I'm deeply in love with and money enough for our needs, both present and future. Rather simple. I don't need much as long as the basic are covered. This period of unemployment has taught me a lot about the emphasis I placed on material things in my life. The reality has been quiet the rude awakening, but in a good way. I'm not ready for the spartan, monastic lifestyle, but trimming back on all the little extras isn't as detrimental as I once thought. Life without money, or even life without enough money has a way of sharpening your focus on just how much unneeded crap one can accumulate if one isn't careful. All those small expenditures really add up over time. I'm actually happy about this discovery and new found self control. I like the fact that I'm no longer a mass consumer, but a thoughtful user of resources. I've learned to live on much less. Of course the struggle to get by is horrible, but I realize once I return to the work force, my needs will not increase much more at all. Yes, I will spend money on things I've had to do without, such as cable and a full tank of gas. I will treat myself to a bit more entertainment away from home within the company of people, instead of parked at the computer for hours on end. I will have to update my wardrobe to replace what no longer fits or suits the job I land. But outside of those few things, no more money on magazines, or little trinkets to sit around and dust. When something needs to be replaced I'll find the best quality I can afford with in my budget. No more purchasing stuff just because I like it or the price was too good to pass up. I'm gonna keep my belt tight and not become a slave to consumerism again.