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Thursday, March 30, 2006

To be honest I have nothing to blog about.
My life has pretty much groaned to a halt.
I'm not moving forward. I'm not moving backwards.

Just standing still.

Frozen mid stride like the Tinman caught in the rain.
Waiting for Dorthy and the oil can.
Listening for the ticking of a heart that isn't there.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Wake me up when my
life gets more exciting.

Until then, enjoy my
pointless blog postings. Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 27, 2006

Fun with the iPod

Ok- I'm being lazy.....I stole this from Erin who stole it from her mother!!

(So I put my iPod on shuffle and answer the following...........)

1. How does the world see me? Angel (Sarah McLachlan) Um...ok? Maybe today is opposites day?

2. Will I have a happy life? Candy Man (H.Connick Jr.) My life will be like a jazz cover of a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory song? I can live with that.

3. What do my friends really think of me? Happy When Your Here (Letter for Cleo) "We're two peas from the same pod, bowing down to the same God we're not sure exists."

4. Do people secretly lust after me? Warrior (??) I stole this song from Scott's training mix. "Shooting at the walls of heartache. Bang! Bang!" Secret luster,whom ever you are, I am a warrior.

5. How can I make myself happy? Skylark (K.D. Lang) This is the song Scott would always ask me to sing at the Sonora Inn. I must say that singing this always made me happy.

6. What should I do with my life? Tomorrow We'll See (Sting) No-I am not going to become a prostitute. Sorry ipod survey thing but I refuse to bow down to your will.

7. Will I ever have children? Come Together (M. Jackson) I'm not touching this one.

8. What is some good advice for me? I Did It (Dave Matthews) "I never did a single thing to change the evil ways of the world...Better lock me up. I'll do it again."

9. How will I be remembered? My Lover's Gone (Dido) "No earthly ships will ever bring him home again."

10. What is my signature dancing song?Hot Patootie (Meat Loaf) "Bless my soul. I really love that rock n' roll." It's Rocky Horror Picture show! Dance people! Dance!!

11. What do I think my current theme song is? Local God (Everclear) "I can't sing the songs you sing. I can't find the gorgeous words."

12. What does everyone else think my current theme song is? Don't Know Why (N. Jones) "My heart is drenched in wine. But you'll be on my mind, forever."

13. What song will play at my funeral? Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman) "Give me one reason to stay here and I'll turn right back around." Seeing how I want to be cremated...Please...I beg that no one give me one reason!

14. What type of men/women do you like? Keep On Growing (S. Crow) I will say as I get older my expectations of what my partner should be like have grown a this song fits. (I also like tall boys so this song made me giggle.)

15. What is my day going to be like? Flashdance (Irene Cara) This pretty much sums up today.

16. What is happiness? I Believe (BUoS) "I believe love is the answer."

17. What's my favorite fetish? Any Man of Mine (S. Twain) I do have fetish for men who worship me but then again doesn't every girl? "If I change my mind a million times I want to hear him say 'Yeah,I like it thata way'."

18. What is your love life like? I Will Survive (G. Gaynor) Ain't that the truth. I just hung in there until I found the right one.

19. What is sex with you like? Brother (Toad) I refuse to comment at the risk of offending some of my readers.

20. What's your life motto? Big Yellow Taxi (J. Mitchell) Yes! This is VERY close to my motto "Don't know what you've got till it's gone."

21. What do your parents think of you? Big Lie, Small World (Sting) Heh! Who told?

22. What does your best friend really think of you? Shoe Box (Barenaked Ladies) No Comment

23.What's your favorite hobby? I'll Be Okay (A. Marshall) Not really my "favorite" hobby but moving on seems to be a theme in my life

24. What's the worst thing about you? Life,In A Nutshell (Barenaked Ladies) "It's never enough."

25. Describe your mind. That Girl (Wicked) "Don't dream too far. Don't forget who you are....Wishing only wounds the heart."

26. How will you die? Wild Thing (The Troggs) I guess I should stay away from wild animals?

27. How does your crush/S.O. feel about you? Beautiful Stranger (Madonna) Well Scott has said he doesn't know enough about me so...

28. What is your wedding going to be like? Living On A Prayer (Bon Jovi) Pretty much sums up why there will not be a wedding anytime soon... "Rebecca works the theatre all day. She brings home her pay for love....Ohh, ohh living on a prayer."

29. What about your honeymoon? You and the Mona Lisa (S. Colvin) Yay! We're going to Europe!!!!!

30. Describe the last day of your life. There She Goes (The Boo Radleys)

31. Why does life suck? Ring My Bell (Anita Ward) "Sit back and relax while I put away the dishes."

32. Why does life rule? Beautiful Life (E. McCain) "It's a beautiful life. Just as advertised."

33. What will you be famous for? Humans Being (Van Halen) Nothing. I won't be famous for being a human being. "Shine on."

Well-That was fun. It's funny how I have 500 songs and my iPod seems to spit out the weirdest ones for this thing!!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Happy Thursday kids!
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Monday, March 20, 2006

Guess what time it is?

The Vernal Equinox

As the newly reborn sun races across the sky, the days become longer, the air warmer and, once again, life begins to return to the land. Twice a year, day and night become equal in length.

To the elders of the Olde Way, these times, equinoxes, were markers in which seeds would be planted and then harvested. The first of these, the Spring or Vernal Equinox occurs on or about March 21st.

The ancient goddess, Eostre, a Saxon deity who marked not only the passage of time but also symbolized new life and fertility, was the key symbol of this celebration which was also known as Ostara.

Legend has it that the goddess was saved by a bird whose wings had become frozen by the cold of winter. This process turned the bird into a hare. Yet this was no ordinary cottontail; this long-eared rabbit could also lay eggs!

The main symbols for Easter are the egg, for new life or beginnings, and the rabbit/hare, for fertility.

A common old wives' tale regarding the vernal equinox is that this is the one day of the year that eggs can be balanced on their end. Although this myth is untrue (eggs can be balanced on any date with enough patience) and unsound (would it be different in both hemispheres? Why only the instant of vernal equinox? Why not autumnal equinox?) it is often perpetuated in the news. Also, the current Guiness world record for egg balancing wasn't done on the Vernal equinox.

Relationship to Easter

As Christianity spread across Europe and Britain, these older symbols became incorporated into the new faith's holiday of Easter; even the name seems to have been a variant of the Goddess whose festival was originally celebrated with the arrival of spring. The old rites honoring the planting of new seeds, the fertility of the land and its people, and the hope of the new life arising in the world were replaced by solemn displays commemorating Christ and Christian beliefs.

(BTW-Here's the truth about the Easter bunny!)

Sunday, March 19, 2006


March 19th: A (Not So) Very Important Day

I felt the need to blog today. However, since Scott and I are both sick, and have done nothing worth blogging about, I will blog about March 19th.

Important things to know about March 19th:

March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). There are 287 days remaining.


-1813 - David Livingstone, Scottish missionary and explorer (d. 1873)
-1848 - Wyatt Earp, American policeman and gunfighter (d. 1929)
-1947 - Glenn Close, American actress

-1683 - Thomas Killigrew, English dramatist (b. 1612)
-1943 - Frank Nitti, American gangster (b. 1883)
-2005 - John De Lorean, American automobile engineer (b. 1925)

This day in history...

-1687 - Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men.
-1831 - The City Bank of New York becomes the site of the first bank robbery in United States history ($245,000 taken).
-1915 - Pluto is photographed for the first time but was not recognized as a planet.
-1918 - The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.
-1931 - Gambling is legalized in Nevada.
-1953 - Academy Awards are first televised.
-1987 - Following a scandal involving Jessica Hahn, televangelist Jim Bakker resigns.
-2003 - President Bush begins a US-led military operation in Iraq.

Ah, what a wonderful day March 19th is.
Now aren't you all glad I went out and gathered all of this information for you?
Don't you feel smarter for having read this important and informative blog?
I thought so.

Friday, March 17, 2006

"An Irishman is the only man in the world who will step over the bodies of a dozen naked women to get to a bottle of stout."

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Pookless in Seattle

The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own.
-Susan Sontag

Yesterday, Scott and I decided to do a tourist-ie Seattle thing.

We went to the famous Pike Place Public Market.

This place is ranked third on the lists of things to do in Seattle.
(First being the Space Needle. Second being a ride on the Monorail-Guess that one will be off those lists in the future.)

It turned out to be a really cool place.

And-I have a feeling that we'll be going back for another visit in the future because there is a lot to see. Posted by Picasa

After a quick jaunt through the "dry" part of the market, where all of the jewelry, t-shirts and flowers are sold, we found a place to eat lunch.

The Athenian Inn!

This place is great. All of the tables over look the fishing yard and the bay beyond. They serve great fish and chips with sourdough. And....

It's the cafe that was used for a scene in Sleepless in Seattle! Posted by Picasa

No trip to the market is complete without a stop by
the very first Starbucks coffee shop.

Yes folks this is where it all began.

Before this place opened people just sat around staring at those funny brown bean thingys wondering what the heck they were good for.

And then the gods spoke and a man came down from the mountain and said, "Let us grind these. Then we will run water through them. Add milk, drizzle carmel, add chocolate and whipped cream, add a shot of vanilla flavoring and ice. Then we will consume these beans as nature intended...In the form of a super dupper mega million calorie Frappacino." Posted by Picasa

Scott felt the need to call Shawn,
the biggest Starbucks coffee whore in the world,
and brag. Posted by Picasa

On our way back from Starbucks we passed through the fish market.

Every kind of seafood you can imagine is on display. All of it is fresh from the sea too.

The "fish mongers" toss the fish over the tourist’s heads. We also saw one of the fish guys chasing a group of screaming teens with a frozen monk fish. It was very amusing.

So, like all good tourist, we had to take a picture of the fish.

I made Scott poke one while I snapped this picture. (Another common tourist thing to do at the market.)

He said he feels "like a yuppie with (his) two Starbucks cups and using a pinkie to poke a frozen fish."

He thought the fish market was interesting.
I was fascinated. I've never seen so much seafood in my life. Posted by Picasa

Scott found something else interesting across the street from the market.

(Although this time
I would not let him get
close enough to poke it.)

Another great
"Pookie" adventure
for the history books.

Friday, March 10, 2006

The Starry Night 

I'm posting this in response to The Pez Mommy Moonwriter's blog posting.

If I Were A...Meme:

-If I were a natural phenomenon, I would be...a thunderstorm. Nothing is else in this world is so frightening, sad and beautiful all at once.

-If I were a metal, I would be...copper. It's the same color as my hair. Also-"Copper was associated with the goddess Aphrodite/Venus in mythology and alchemy." Venus is very important to my sign and to my charts. I was born as a Venus sign under the star Venus!

-If I were an animal, I would be...a cat. I have many of the characteristics of a cat. I seem to have a way with cats that many do not. I've been called a "cat whisperer." :)

-If I were a color, I would There are so many shades of blue. It's color that can be happy, sad, hopeful and desperate.

-If I were a mythological being, I would be...a Phoenix. Many times have I burned and risen from the ashes.

-If I were a human activity, I would be...painting. No matter the colors or the strokes in the end it's art.

-If I were a work of art, I would be... The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. This is by far my favorite painting. From the first time I saw this piece it spoke to me in a way no other painting ever has.

-If I were a weapon, I would arrow. Once released it either flies straight and true or becomes lost in the forest.

-If I were an emotion, I would Nothing do I crave more from this life than to give and receive love.

-If I were a character in a book, I would be...Elphaba from Wicked. Read the book and then you will understand what it takes to become the Wicked Witch of the West.

-If I were an article of clothing, I would be...a shoe. It's the hardest working piece of clothing.

-If I were a flower, I would be...a sunflower.

"Ah, Sun-flower weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the Sun,
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller's journey is done:
Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my Sun-flower wishes to go."
William Blake, Ah! Sun-Flower

Thursday, March 09, 2006

You are 50% Evil

You are evil, but you haven't yet mastered the dark side.Fear not though - you are on your way to world domination.

How Evil Are You?

That's me-50% evil! Some days I think that I'm more like 75%. Maybe 80% on a really bad day. ;)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Special Edition-Fat Cat!

"A 33-pound cat in Qingdao, China, is being described as a 'feline monster' because of its 31-inch waist and large size, according to a report." Local 6 (Florida)

Check out the link above for the full story.

This is a real cat! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them.
-George Bush

Scott and I went to see this movie yesterday and I must say....


I was so impressed by the way the characters were developed. The landscapes were sweeping. The sex scenes were tastefully shot. The story was beautifully written.

After seeing this film it makes me angry to hear so many people putting it down for its content. How can they judge something that they themselves have not gone to the theatre to experience? How can they form an opinion about a movie they haven't even seen?

The themes of love, friendship and true devotion are moving. And-the movie really makes a point of showing how the men's choices affected not only their lives but everyone around them. How can anyone say that these are “poor themes" for a movie?

If you haven't seen Brokeback Mountain. Go! See it. Then form an opinionPosted by Picasa

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Raising the bar.

(I took this at the Fresno Zoo last year. Cute. No?)
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33 Questions to Delight Your Senses

Ok, ok I know these things are a blog entry cop out but...I have no good excuse-I'm slacking off with my blogging. So here it is- My crapy blog entry!!!!!!!!!!

33 Q&A's From Me to You

1. How tall are you barefoot? 5'6 and 3/4"

2. Have you ever smoked heroin? No!

3. Do you own a gun? No way!!

4. Have you ever been in Rehab? Rehab? For what???

5. Do you get nervous before "meeting the parents"? No-Why? Should I be???!!!

6. What do you think of hot dogs? I would eat one only if I am verrrrrry hungry (or have had a few drinks and there just happens to be a hot dog vendor right outside the bar and it was really just that one time I swear!!!!)

7. What's your favorite Christmas song? Deck the Halls

8. Breakfast, lunch or dinner? Breakfast is the best meal of the day!!!! (And the most important)

9. Do you do push-ups? Not since I was forced to in high school gym class

10. Have you ever done ecstacy? No! What the hell? Who made this quiz?????

11. Are you vegan? No-I'm American

12. Do you like painkillers? Okay-For real...Who is the joker who made this thing?

13. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex? I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you.

14. Have you ever stolen something? Yes-I am ashamed to say that I have

15. Do you have A.D.D.? Not that I know of but one time I thought that I might but...hey let's play!

16. Top 3 thoughts at this exact moment:1. This show is messed up (watching Drawn Together) 2.I'm cold 3. My toe itches (Nothing but honesty for you folks)

17. Name the last 3 things you bought.1. A chicken sub 2. Large diet Coke 3. Gas (2.49 a gallon)

18. Name five drinks you regularly drink: 1. Coffee 2. Chai Tea 3. OJ 4. 7up Plus 5. H2O

19. What time did you wake up today? 8:15am

20. Current hair? Natural Redhead and Very Long but I am getting a haircut very soon

21. Favorite place to be? I'll have to get back to you on this one-Still looking for it

22. Do you own slippers? Yes-About ten pairs...None of which do I use.

23. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Homeless and living on the streets of London

24. Would you be a pirate? Yeah! I would love to swing from ropes with a dagger between my teeth and a parrot on my shoulder. I mean, duh, who wouldn't want to be a pirate?????

25. What 3 songs do you sing in the shower? I sing A LOT in the shower however the three songs I would say I sing the most are 1. Bring on the Men (from Jeckal and Hyde) 2.You Didn't Know Me When (Harry Connick, Jr.) 3. Hopelessly Devoted (Grease)

26. What is in your pockets right now? $21.23, one of my business cards and lint

27. Last thing that made you laugh? Will and Grace

28. Best bed sheets you had as a child? Stawberry Shortcake

29. Does someone have a crush on you? I sure do hope so

30. Last picture you took? Scott outside in his running gear

31. Do you have any tattoos? Where are they? Yes-Two Ankle and Back

32.What pet-peeves did you encounter today? Two really stand out 1. A fourty year old woman with old school silver braces and those creepy rubber band thingys 2. A big ass dvd screen in the back seat of some soccer mom's van playing some mindless kiddie toon for her mindless minions while I am stuck in traffic beside them

33. Why are you filling out this quiz? Because I'm being a lazy blogger