Sunday, March 29, 2009


There are some things I just will not give up for comfort! You will never, ever see me in Croc's!! Not even to wear around the house! Hell, I've never even tried the ugly things on! It's undeniable how repulsive Croc's are, even the cat's hate them! Hee Hee!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Somewhere, Somehow

These last three weeks at work have been unbelievably stressful for me and I know that it's because I allow myself to stress over things I cannot control. A woman I work with is struggling with the quality in her job and I am mentoring her to get her back on track again. If she does not get back on track, and fast, she could lose her job. I know it is up to her to turn things around but I still struggle with the fact that she may lose her job.

I care about her and her well being, but try as I might, I want to leave work at work so when I come home I try to do things to keep my mind off of it. Music is always one of the best ways to do this for me and one of my favorite songs that will take my mind away and make me smile is by Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On. Ironic, hm? :) I can't help but smile when I hear the words and this video is so fitting...a leisurely ride on a bike is one of the best ways to spend a summer day!

I wish those three little birds would come and sit on my windowsill......somewhere, somehow.

Don't forget to put your records on and let your hair down :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Birthday Wishes

It's days like these that you can't help being sad. Days like these that memories flood your mind and you wish things were different but you know there is nothing you can do to change it. I was sitting in the car today when this song played and I couldn't stop the tears from flowing. No matter how hard I tried, they wouldn't stop.

Today would have been my moms birthday, well, it IS her birthday and always will be to me. She would have been 51. So young. I miss her every day, but landmark days are worse than others. I know that I will always miss her and I will always love her and wish things were different, but the only thing I can do on days like today, and every other day, is to remember. Remember her smile, her laugh, her hugs, her gentle nature, her kindness, everything about her. She may be gone, but she will always be with me.

Happy Birthday Mom! I love you!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Everybody's Free

This "song" played on my iPod the other night and honestly I have no idea where* it came from or why I have it, but it actually has some damn good advice in it if you listen carefully. The video is kind of wonky and weird but sometimes it's easier to "hear" the words than read them.

*I have been gently reminded of who I received this song from and I promise I won't forget again! Thank you!! ;)

I've added the words and high lighted my favorites. Oh, and no, I didn't graduate in the class of '99, but close.... :)

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99
Wear sunscreen
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be
it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
than my own meandering experience…I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh never mind; you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and
recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before
you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you

Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm
on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with
people who are reckless with yours.


Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes
you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you
succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your
life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they
wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year
olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe
you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky
chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t
congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your
choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people
think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own..

Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for

Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the
people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you
should hold on.

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the
older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live
in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will
philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize
that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were
noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one
might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will
look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who
supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of
fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the
ugly parts and recycling it for more than
it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen…

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I'm Not Moving

"Have you stopped to consider that it's life's "disconnects," "almosts," and "not quites," that make life's "connections," "gotchas," and "eurekas" so fantastically romantic? Good, because they were your idea." ~~A Note From The Universe

Well, first of all, Happy St. Patrick's day to all of you!! I hope it was joyous and safe!

I came across this group not so long ago and it seemed fitting to share it here today. The Script is an Irish Pop band from Dublin, Ireland, and fairly new. It was their second single that really caught my heart because it displays a powerful conviction for love, his love, for one girl ,and he's willing to wait for her through whatever comes his way. In the same regard it's sad, though, because he's letting his life pass him by waiting for someone that may never come back to him.

Here's wishing you happiness and a little bit of luck EVERY day of they year! :)

The original video is HERE if you're interested, unfortunately embedding was disabled.

Monday, March 16, 2009


"The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude." ~~Dennis S. Brown

Ever have one of those days that you wish you could just wipe away like words on a white board? Once you wipe them away, they are gone and never to be thought about again? Yep, that was today for me. It doesn't matter why or what happened because it doesn't change anything but I can tell you I just wanted to stand at the top of a mountain and scream at the top of my lungs "FUCK IT ALL"!!

So anyway, I remembered something I had seen a while back and it actually made me chuckle, which, when you are really pissed off and you can chuckle, it's a good path to be on. So you take a deep breath and begin again, even if it's in the middle of the day. You have to make your own choice to either be pissed off or move on because the only thing you can change about it, is you.

Have a look at the clip that came to mind...I dare you not to at least smile in watching Robin Williams! He is one man I would love to meet in person!

Oh, and please stay away from Olestra. He wasn't shitting when he spoke of it...well...I guess he would be if he was taking it...but...heh!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Flight From Sadness

"A bicycle ride is a flight from sadness." -James E. Starrs

Today was the first day that I have been able to hop back on the saddle, mostly due to frigid weather, partly due to available time. I didn't think that winter would ever end so I could ride again. It kicks my ass every time, but I still missed it, terribly. It's my outlet for many things, aggression being one of them. Pedal harder and faster and you feel better in no time! One thing I regret, though, is not taking a spinning class over the winter. I have to train my ass all over again!

I will never be able to understand how you can stand outside and it be perfectly still. It seems as if there is no wind at all, even the trees are still. Yet as soon as I get on my bike, with out fail, the wind starts up with me. I believe the wind has a vendetta against me, well not really of course, but it sure seems that way. Granted, I love the wind for the same reason I hate it. It pushes me...hard! When it's against me I feel every bloody muscle in my body to keep going and not keel over. When it moves with me, I don't use it as an easy way out and coast along. I still push harder and faster, it's just a little bit easier.

I have a lot of work to do to get up to where I was in the fall and to surpass that, but I am excited about it. Thank goodness the warmer weather has finally arrived!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I Choose...

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. — Albert Einstein

Tonight started the top 13 performances for Season 8 of American Idol and I can say that it was fun to watch. I've watched the past 7 seasons and every year the contenders get better and better. Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson (just released another album today, actually), Daughtry and David Cook are my favourites!

Every year, as I watch the painful weeks that lead up to and including Hollywood Week, I pick a few favourites that I think will go far or at least make it to the top 12. Thankfully no windows in my house were harmed in the process thus far...heh!

Danny and Adam were the two that stuck out to me during the weeks of auditions and then again during Hollywood week, and tonight, they were both fantastic. Two completely different styles and vocal sounds. Danny is on the soulful side and no matter what song he chooses, he has that kind of husky raspy voice mixed with his charm and smile, you just can't take your eyes, I mean ears, off of him! Adam just rocks it out every time. He can take any song and change it completely to go with his rhythm and style. He's not afraid to take big risks and he knows what he wants. On top of that, he's damn hot and has the eyes that just make you

With tonights artist of inspiration being Michael Jackson (not my favourite, let me tell you), it was a tough pair of shoes to fill for everyone. It's difficult to take a song from a pronounced artist and make it your own and still stand out with out killing the song itself. Kudos to everyone, especially Danny and Adam. They haven't disappointed me so far and I can't wait to see what they bring to the table in the coming weeks.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

I Remember

“Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” ~~ Kevin Arnold

I was going through a few photos and as I did, these videos popped into memory. Sad as they may be, they are of my favorites.

This one makes me cry every time I see it.....

Friday, March 6, 2009

A Side Of Blue, Please?

I've been "patiently" waiting for The Watchmen to come to screen and today I finally got to see it. (Yes I know it just came out last night..hee hee. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm not so patient). To be honest, I never followed the comics behind The Watchmen but I remember seeing the trailer during another movie and my interest was peaked. I can say I wasn't disappointed, even though it received some tough reviews after it initial showing. I honestly don't even pay attention to the reviews so much. Sure, I'll look into them and if everybody and their brother hated the movie, I won't waste my money in the theater, but I will watch it. What I like and what the "reviewers" like are two completely different worlds. I like to make my own assessment! Take it for what it's worth, I guess.

So my assessment is that it isn't really a jaw dropping movie, but it was really good. For a movie that is nearly three hours long, it was fast paced enough that the time moved quickly and it was captivating enough that you didn't realize your butt got sore for sitting for so long..heh! I would definitely watch it again, and again, and perhaps once more.

The characters are, shall we say, different. Now Comedian was nothing as I had "imagined" his character to be (remember I hadn't followed the comics). Jeffrey Dean Morgan usually doesn't play that type of role and all I can say is Edward was pretty much a sadistic bastard. Somewhere in there he had a heart, I think. Now Night Owl, he is like the boy next door. Always wanting the girl he can't have. Down to earth and just a plain ole nice guy. Rorschach, he's the guy you want on your side because if you piss him off, your future is pretty much set in the grave. Ozymandias is Mr. Goody Two Shoes. That's all I have to say about that. Silk Spectre II, now she's the HOT girl next! She has some tough decisions to make, though, and even when bad news came her way, she made the best of it. Saving the best for last, Dr. Manhattan. Let's just say I have no qualms about that man being blue! ;)

My only question that was left unanswered....Which role proves more difficult? A good guy trying to pretend he's bad, or the bad guy trying to pretend he's the good guy? I think its pretty much a dead tie, sadly enough.

Oh, one more thing...if you ever get a chance to have the four legged chicken, I hear its good ;)


I must share this preview I saw before the movie started! O-M-G! I cannot wait to see this movie! March 27th and I am there!!! It looks like a movie that will make me jump in my seat and potentially scream out loud in the! Based off of a true story (HOLY BLOODY HELL!!!) it's called The Haunting In Connecticut. Have a look!! I LOOOOVEEE scary movies!! :) Can't wait! Can't wait!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!

Today Dr. Seuss turns 105!

To think how many generations of my family that grew up on Dr. Seuss and the generations to come makes me smile. Dr. Seuss is full of fun and imagination and even a lesson or two or twenty :) Even as an adult, I still enjoy reading those books!!

Thank you for bringing an infinite number of smiles to the world!!!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

In Like A Lamb...

“Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn” ~~ Martin Amis

We've all heard the saying "In like a lion, out like a lamb" in regards to the first day of March. I'm still waiting for the lion to rear its ugly head because today definitely came in as a lamb. It was a very quiet day. I don't even think it was breezy out. The sun was shining all day with barely a cloud to speak of, and even though it was only a whopping 20 degrees out as the high, it was a beautiful day. I don't mind the cold as much when the sun is shining.

I can only hope that the end of March will be just as calm, perhaps a bit warmer though :)

This is a shot from my front yard of the sun setting! So pretty!