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Thursday, May 22, 2008

CULTURE/SOCIETY: Five Quotes I Picked From A Site

Still having internet problems, so don't expect too much blogging from me for a while. I still try to keep up with my Twitter page though!

I got this from rosepurr at
Raggedy Ann in a Barbie Doll World. - OlderMusicGeek

Go to this site and find five quotes that resonate with you by either reflecting who you are or what you believe.

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), What Is Man? (1906) (Got to love that Mark Twain! - OMGeek)

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) (Oscar Wilde is no slouch either! - OMGeek)

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton (1885 - 1945)

Stupid people always think they are right. Wise people listen to advice.
Proverbs 12:15 (Surprise, surprise, I'm using a Bible quote! It's a miracle. :) - OMGeek)

Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom.
Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

A link to the post from Raggedy Ann In A Barbie Doll World
A link to the blog of Raggedy Ann In A Barbie Doll World
A link to the random quote page

Monday, May 19, 2008

CULTURE/SOCIETY: My Mother Picks Up Hitch-Hikers

This is another piece that I was going to put up for Mother's Day, but my poopy-butt computer and internet service stopped me! Grrrr!

It's from the blog with the best title around, Raggedy Ann In A Barbie Doll World. - OlderMusicGeek

My mother picks up hitchhikers.

She believes that she has an obligation to be a good Samaritan. Once, when I was in high school, we picked up this old woman who looked a little blue around the lips and was having trouble breathing. Mom wanted to take her to the hospital, but the old lady insisted that she just wanted to go home.

It was dark, and we drove out of town and down into the woods. The lady didn't talk except to give us directions. Finally, after we turned off the main road and down into a thick copse of trees, even my unflappable mother was beginning to look a little nervous.

The lady asked my mom to stop the car and let her out. There wasn't a house- or even a light- in sight. We asked her if she was sure this was the right place. She said yes and got out of the car. We laughed nervously and drove away.

My mother makes adventures.

Mother's Day 2004, we spent the whole day seeking out “Rock House,” a natural bridge and historical site deep in Eastern Kentucky. We drove for hours, ate diner food, and discovered deserted little ghost towns full of sagging porches and family cemeteries. Amazingly, with no map and directions that included the phrase, “maybe,” entirely more than I was comfortable with, we found it. A biker gang was hanging out beneath the bridge, and my mother made friends with them.

We hiked to the top, and the view was breathtaking. It was worth the snakes and the lack of gas stations and the sunburn.

My mother is spontaneous.

She just called me this morning, high from her first time seeing the redwood forests. She was nearly weeping at their beauty.

Earlier this week, she got off work in Arizona, got in her car and drove 14 hours to San Andreas, CA. She's a travel nurse, and in Cali, it's easier to get a license in person than it is to get one by mail. She finished earlier than expected and got back into her car and drove another four hours to the national park. She lucked out and got a lodge room next to the waterfalls. She slept and then spent two glorious days hiking around the wilderness.

On the road back to Arizona, she called my father, who lives in Palm Springs, and invited him and his partner to have dinner with her. They agreed. Mom spent the night with them and then went back to Arizona, where she worked three nights in a row. She's getting ready to go to bed now, and I know she'll sleep well.

When I was younger, I resented my mother's spontaneity, her compassion, her adventurousness. It was a little like living with a really good thunderstorm. Exciting and beautiful, but often you were soaking wet and a little uncomfortable. My life was unplanned, and my social life suffered for it.

But look what I got in return! Ghost stories and wonder. I wouldn't trade them.

Last week, while my mom was hiking around the wilderness, I was working in the basement of a client's site. But in the evenings, I emerged blinking in the new spring sun, and explored the little town. I ate at local diners and walked around their lake. I read about the Indian Burial Mounds and explored the woods.

This is my mother's gift to me, and I am blessed every time I turn off of the paved road.

Written for LJ Idol

To read more about our trek to Rock House, go here.

A link to all my Mother's Day posts
A link to the original post in Raggedy Ann In A Barbie Doll World
A link to the actual blog, Raggedy Ann In A Barbie Doll World

Sunday, May 18, 2008

CULTURE/SOCIETY: A Mother's Day With Kids And A Cat

This a little late, but my computer was down. I got this from my mother. I don't know if this is real or not. Tried to look it up on the internet, but I couldn't find it. Supposably, Ellen DeGeneres read it on her show. - OlderMusicGeek

So, we had this great 10 year old cat named Jack who just recently died. Jack was a great cat and the kids would carry him around and sit on him and nothing ever bothered him. He used to hang out and nap all day long on this mat in our bathroom.

Well, we have 3 kids and at the time of this story they were 4 years old, 3 years old and 1 year old. The middle one is Eli. Eli really loves chapstick. LOVES IT. He kept asking to use my chapstick and then losing it. So finally one day I showed him where in the bathroom I keep my chapstick and how he could use it whenever he wanted to but he needed to put it right back in the drawer when he was done.

Last year on Mother's Day, we were having the typical rush around and try to get ready for Church with everyone crying and carrying on. My two boys are fighting over the toy in the cereal box. I am trying to nurse my little one at the same time I am putting on my make-up.

Everything is a mess and everyone has long forgotten that this is a wonderful day to honor me and the amazing job that is motherhood.

We finally have the older one and the baby loaded in the car and I am looking for Eli. I have searched everywhere and I finally round the corner to go into the bathroom. And there was Eli. He was applying my chapstick very carefully to Jack's . . . rear end. Eli looked right into my eyes and said "chapped." Now if you have a cat, you know that he is right--their little butts do look pretty chapped.

And, frankly, Jack didn't seem to mind.

And the only question to really ask at that point was whether it was the FIRST time Eli had done that to the cat's behind or the hundredth.

And THAT is my favorite Mother's Day moment ever because it reminds us that no matter how hard we try to civilize these glorious little creatures, there will always be that day when you realize they've been using your chapstick on the cat's butt.

A link to all my Mother's Day posts

Friday, May 16, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


This is an email that was sent to me from someone on Second Life. I am positively sure I suffer from this! - OlderMusicGeek

The Centers for Disease Control has issued a medical alert about a highly contagious, potentially dangerous virus that is transmitted orally, by hand, and even electronically.

This virus is called Weary Overload Recreational Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from your boss, any of your colleagues, or anyone else via any means whatsoever - DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private life completely. If you should come into contact with WORK you should immediately leave the premises.

Take two good friends to the nearest grocery store and purchase one or both of the antidotes - Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract (WINE) and Bothersome Employer Elimination Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.

You should immediately forward this medical alert to five friends. If you do not have five friends, you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your life.

CULTURE/SOCIETY: Latest "Tweet" from Twitter

to help my ex - who's going to school days and working nights - i agree to take our daughter tues-sat night! ugh! no weekends for a while! from web

A link to my Twitter page

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

CULTURE/SOCIETY: Latest "Tweets" From Twitter

figured out how twitter works. last "tweet" pointless cus juice_brianne is not reading/following my tweets! i feel so rejected! :)

stuck using the library computers - and the work computer during break and lunch - to keep up on reading emails and blogs! ugh!

A link to my Twitter page

Monday, May 12, 2008

CULTURE/SOCIETY: My New "Tweets" from Twitter and More Excuses For Not Blogging

Well, I'm still not blogging as my latest tweet from my Twitter account shows...

stupid stomach bug and computer! was sick this weekend so i couldn't take my computer to a friend to fix the slow as molasses internet! from web

If my computer gets fixed this weekend or runs okay for a while, I'll post my Mother's Day blogs. But don't hold your breath waiting!

Oh, here's another "tweet" I put up today...

Well, I guess I should put the "tweet" from juice_brianne that I was responding to...

waiting for my brother to come back because he insists on hooking my TV up for the first time all year.

My smartalecky response... - Yes, can you believe it! I gave a smartalecky response! -

@juice_brianne - i thought girls got boyfriends to hook up tv's! why'd you wait all year? from web in reply to juice_brianne

She was smart enough not to reply to it!

A link to my Twitter page

Saturday, May 10, 2008

CULTURE/SOCIETY: Why I Haven't Written For So Long And Why Zuhn Thinks Other Bloggers Write

Okay, I know it's been over a month! What can i say? I'm sure my four regular readers are suffering from severe withdraw!

*I stare into the auditorium and wave at The Computer/Music Nerd, Tudor Rose, The "Jamaican" and some guy from Ireland.*

I could give lots of excuses - for instance.. I just went off a medication that I had been taking for 6 months and one of the withdraw symptoms was insomnia, so I was too dead tired to sleep. And my computer is acting up, making my internet connection re-e-e-e-e-eal slow sometimes. Also, I had been working lots of extra hours. Plus, it's finally warm and I got spring fever! - If my slowing down of postings from the blogs I read is any indication, it seems a lot of people have something better to do than sit in front of a computer, now that it is FINALLY warm again!

I could say those things, but I won't!

I am going to try to get back to the grindstone again. I make no promises though. It depends, in part, how my sleep goes - and how busy I am this summer!

But I have started Twitter, so you can keep up with me there. Though I'll probably add my "tweets" here anyway.

In fact, here's my first one - well, i'm finally starting twitter after a couple of years. i broke down because i wanted to respond to my friend's tweets! from web

Funny thing is - I'm having trouble figuring out how to respond to people's tweets!

But in the meantime, here's an old piece by one of the bloggers I read regularly, Zuhn...

oh boy!
Posted on Monday 4 April 2005

Well, in full procrastination mode, I have been scanning through some random blogs. I have discovered three trends. One, blogs written by funny, insightful people usually in the freelance writing/editing business. Two, blogs written by religious freaks out to spread their love for Jesus just in case God got bored and decided to google “God” and happened onto their inane-youth-league touting blog and then God said “Well, obviously a devoted soul, let me put his name down on the guest list to heaven”. And three, blogs written by boring people who tell us about their boring little lives like someone will actually read it, all the while dreaming of their immanent popularity. I think I’m quickly falling into that third category. I hope not.

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