iPhone 4 and Shower Epiphanies

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I’ll bet one of the first things you did right after you stood in line for that iPhone4 was to take a shower. Get all squeaky clean and ready to face the day, didn’t you? Have you ever thought about what this little ritual actually can tell you about yourself? Mine was full of epiphanies and it went something like this.

As I stepped in and instantly became engulfed with the warm soothing water, I felt joy. I had music playing in the background and soon started to feel the tension ever so slowly slipping away, that Zen feeling was returning. OH, OH, that is my favorite song!


Antique Road Show: What Are These Worth?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I am a fan of the Antique Road Show and PBS in general. Have you watched the Road Show? Where people bring in all sorts of family relics in hopes that they too, have some valuable heirloom. Ever thought about what heirlooms you might possess?

Last night while watching the Road Show I began to think about all the so-called heirlooms I now possess. As I recalled the memories of dismantling my great-grandmother and grandmothers house I was stuck on one question, what was my family thinking?


Simple Pleasures: I Found a Few

Monday, June 28, 2010

The other day I was gently reminded by a post comment that I should return to the simple things in my life. It was suggested that I seek out and embrace the simple pleasures, which my reader knew existed. Hmm, the simple things in my life?

I had to think about this for a moment and as I relived the past week events they began to make me giggle. I realized my reader had been oh so right, thank you. So, why was I giggling? Well here are some of last week’s simple pleasurable moments I seem to have over looked.


The FDA and Better Living Through Chemicals

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Yes, yes, yes, I’m over my hormonal imbalance of yesterday. I have arrived back to the normal world and I have some questions. While away on my chemical imbalance it seems I have missed some new regulations regarding the F.D.A. When did these new regulations take affect?

Since when did medication have to smell good? I do not remember this being a concern in my past. I was spoon fed weird concoctions by my mother that yes, did cause nausea. After all the moment you swallowed your gag reflex kicked in, followed by the scolding, “Don’t you dare throw that up.”


Bitch-a-tude: Now I Have One

Friday, June 25, 2010

Well, I made it out of the “Funk Attack,” only to be thrown right into a down right outrage. I was so irate last night I could not sleep and awoke to even more anger, now I have developed a “bitch-a-tude.” It is hard to be comical when you have a bitch-a-tude but I have to find humor where I can.

So here is what set off my bitch-a-tude. The republican Senate thinks I’m a lazy, drug addicted, hobo living off of unemployment. Do they know me? Where are they getting this information? Have you guys been spreading rumors?


Facebook Friends Defeat Funk Attack

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Yesterday I did not post for many reasons but mainly due to a major “Funk Attack.” I had spent the morning learning Congress thinks Greece and South Korea more worthy of my tax dollars than I. No worries; I’ll find something to get me out of this funk, “what’s happening on Facebook?”

Now I don’t know about you but I joined Facebook as a social thing, a way to stay in touch with family and friends, to be in the loop. What I have come to realize is that my so-called friends have secret desires I’m not sure I want to know about.


Nuances for a Day

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

As I sat down to read the most current posts of the blogs I follow I found myself wandering in thought. Try as I might I kept going over the past 24 hours and all the nuances I had gathered. Do you have any nuances that nag at you?

Take for example the term “Rushing to get somewhere.” I learned yesterday this is a mere expression rather than an actual feat.  Regardless of how hard you try to rush the universe will say, “NO, what you really need is an out of town, lost driver who insists on being in your lane." Slow down, except it, you are late.


Small Town Festivals and a Comic GPS

Monday, June 21, 2010

I must apologize for misleading you, I knew exactly what adventure I would get into this weekend but now that would not have been so enticing would it? I spent the weekend attending a free music festival here in Kentucky.

If you have never been to Kentucky it is full of small, Main street only towns that you can pass through in a blink of an eye. Henderson, Kentucky where the festival was held is a little larger than that but still a small city located right along side the Ohio River. Every year they hold a free Blues and Barbecue festival located in a riverside park. For the past 10 years this has become a “must do” summer outing for us.


My Life is it Label Cloud Worthy?

Friday, June 18, 2010

This morning while reviewing my “Label Cloud” on my blog I realized a category that had few posts associated with it. Normally that would not bother me but this label with few posts says quite a bit about me. The label, “My Life.”

So what about this label “My Life?” Well I have come to realize that my life has become very diverse. That now in my life I no longer afford myself the notion that some uninteresting task does not deserve my attention. Nor does my life any longer follow some predetermined route. So what does my life consist of?


Clouds: Old Anti-Depression Drug

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Being a baby boomer I did not grow up with toys to keep me occupied or out of my Mother’s hair. I was left to my own devices, devices I had to create to occupy my time, keep me in shouting distance and most of all out of trouble. The later I did not do well, but I found ways to pass my time, want to know what my favorite was?

I spent many a sunny day lying in the fields of the family farm just staring at clouds. Yes, I was a cloud watcher, a maker of objects from the white fluffy water molecules and I spent hours doing it. The picture show always amazed me and it was there anytime I chose to watch.


Chip and Dale: You're Evicted

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Somewhere along the way I grew up, bought a house and now realize I have squatters. These squatters have annoyed me and I’m not quite sure whom you call about having them evicted. Are their still laws concerning squatters? Do I have a legal leg to stand on?

Growing up I loved Disney characters but now that two are squatting on my property I’m not so sure. Yes, Chip and Dale are squatting in and on my yard. Apparently Disney World did not provide them with enough kudos at the park and they have relocated to Kentucky, in my yard.


Do You Hula-Hoop?

Monday, June 14, 2010

When I saw this photo it made me laugh and a thousand ideas popped in my head. I do not know why but I always loved the hula-hoop, it made everyone around, myself included, laugh. What were the ideas that popped into my head?

When I saw this photo (being unemployed) I though wouldn’t it be nice to require hula-hoops at work. It would be hard to disagree, argue, ladder climb, or fire someone while doing the hula-hoop.


A Kentucky Graduation With Two Different Outcomes

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Yes, June is High School graduation month here in Kentucky and yesterday I had the pleasure of attending one.  But have you ever attended something that left you feeling “same situation, two different out comes?” Yesterday was that event for me.

The Situation was attending my niece’s high school graduation and the outcome was showing her how proud we all were of her. To provide her with a day she will always remember. It was also about me being educated while attending the ceremony.

We did the usual acts of says congratulations, taking family photos and then finding the seats that my sister had so kindly reserved for us. It was as we sat in these reserved seats I began my education. A follow-up education I hope only is required in Kentucky.


Grandmother's and Mental Images

Friday, June 11, 2010

Simple acts or seemingly unimportant deeds that we all perform with no thought, only to find later have left us with the most beautiful mental images. Do you know what I’m talking about? I was part of such an act recently and it has left me with a mental imprint.

For some time now my grandmother has wanted to take a road trip to visit her sister an hour away and we have been putting her off. Not because of our personal issues but rather we felt the trip might be too much for her. At 91 an hour-long trip can leave her drained and sore.


Blind Faith or Desperate Prayers

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Do you have blind faith? No not the religious sort of faith but the daily sort. If you find yourself trying to keep up with this fast paced world, then I fear you DO have blind faith. But is it blind faith or desperate prayers? 

Blind faith is what you have when you perform a certain action and expect the usual result. Desperate prayers are what happen when blind faith does not comply.


Optimism: I'm in Training

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Are you an optimist, is your sun always shining? It is a wonderful thing when one can be so positive that even the largest mountain seems climbable, I am not that person. I fear I am an optimistic trainee, a sun seeker in training. I have to ask, did you go through optimism training?

Being optimistic I realize for some is just a fact of birth, for others it is a learned skill and to those I ask, how do you achieve this skill? I try my best but I do not feel I’m honing this skill as efficiently as I could be.


Middle Aged Women Have a Condition

Monday, June 7, 2010

We middle aged women all achieve a condition no one but us can understand, yes menopause. We gather comrades with the condition and take small pleasure in knowing we are not alone. But what if you are not one of these middle aged women, can you recognize the symptoms? Do know what to do?

If you are the significant other to middle aged woman you might recognize these symptoms. You come home only to find the air conditioning and ceiling fans on high, your mate lying in the middle of the floor stark naked; this is not a hint it is a symptom. Politely hand them a cool cloth and walk away.


Multi-Tasking: Oprah Was Right

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Multi-tasking is a modern term that we coined only to find out humans cannot do it. Why even Oprah provided us with experts to prove this fact and begged us not to try. Okay I’m a believer; I finally have the proof we humans cannot multi-task. Why am I suddenly a believer, how do I know this to be true?

Yesterday I started the day with a list of tasks I needed to achieve before the weekend and I did want a weekend. My list included grocery shopping, cleaning house, trimming bushes, exercise the dogs and to cook a pleasant dinner. I would learn by the days end that the list was just that, a list.


The Holiday Gods Have Spoken

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I told you I do not make plans for Memorial Day and I did not but the Holiday Gods still spoke to me. They still made their appearance and put an end to my one planned event, a canoe trip. No worries I took it all in stride, I came away with some valuable tidbits of knowledge. Know what I learned over the Memorial Day Holiday?

I learned that two five-foot tall women are not tall enough for loading a canoe onto a vehicle. I also became aware canoes do not fit all vehicles, some are not wide enough and some are just too short. That if you insist on loading it into a short vehicle you will end up with what looks like a canoe sail and no, you do not have enough rope for this. Blasted Holiday Gods.


Baby Boomers: Can You Imagine?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

We Baby Boomers were born at a rate of 300-plus a minute, another huge feat for the greatest generation. But have you ever thought about what it will be like when this generation gets old? Do you think we will take it lying down?

I am a Baby Boomer and lived through that part of American history that helped shape this country. The shear volume of my generation is what causes my concern and so I tried to imagine what I had to look forward to.  What would be different from what today’s elderly now has as amenities?

Well, grocery stores would have to make deliveries or install aisle lane markings. No way do they have room for all the motorized shopping carts that will be required. But the good news is pizzas, chips and beer will be sold in bulk, we are the “munchies” generation.


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