Dec 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Well loves, here we go again, another year comes to a close. And its time to start thinking about the year that is passing and the year to come. For me this has been a crazy year full of ups and downs, and the moments that got lost in between. I find myself being glad that this year is over and filled with optimism that the year ahead will be better,much better.
I guess that's how this day makes everyone feel. I haven't come up with any resolutions for the year ahead but I'm sure that I will. Last year my resolution was to quit smoking and I did just that, it will one year tomorrow. If anyone has a resolution that they would like to share I would love to read it. I'm always curious about what people wish for themselves when there is a blank slate ahead of them and anything seems possible.
I wish for us all a safe and prosperous new year, I hope and pray that all of our dreams come true and that we lead the lives that we imagine ourselves living.

So here's to you and here's to me and our fabulous year ahead!

And if you plan on spending your night the way that I do remember, friends don't let friends drink and drive and they don't let them drink and screw ugly people.

Dec 29, 2008

And Done...

Well another Holiday season has come to an end, and I my dear friends could not be happier.

Dec 24, 2008

To You and Yours

Dec 23, 2008

I was flipping thought the channels the other night in a rare Christmasey mood which has been hard to come by, for some reason this season. And I really wanted to watch a great Christmas movie, none inperticular just one that might further my yuletide cheer and really get me in the mood. But there wasn't a single one on anywhere. I was shocked no Miracle on 34th street, no Grinch not even its a Wonderful Life. What is going on here? I remember when I was a little kid it seemed like we could watch a Christmas movie every night during the week before Christmas. It seems to me that in a time when so much is going wrong and so many are in times of turmoil that there might be a need for a little more Santa on the air, and maybe we can be reminded that it really is a Wonder Life.

Dec 19, 2008

Quote of the Day

" See, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. So be as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves."

Dec 17, 2008

How Cool is This!

Hey there loves, I was looking for something the other day and came across a website that I thought was super cool, and it got me to thinking. Maybe I should share this little gem with all the folks out there in the great unknown, since they too are super cool.
I will be calling this little section How Cool is This! Here I will post things that I think you might like, I hope they make you as happy as they make me!
In my very first edition of How Cool is This...
Zing All you do is got to this site, type in anything that you are looking to buy and click the department that it can be found and voila! They give you a list of places where you can find it. The best part is that these are sale prices and you can sign up and have them send you e-mail alerts when your item goes on sale at other places. According to the site the prices are no more than 30mins old and not only can you have an unlimited amount of searches but you can get alerts for as long as you want.
Its also nice because according to the site they never sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease any personal information. (I like that)
Well I hope that you have as much fun with this as I have.
Go forth and save!

Dec 15, 2008

The lovely Laura over at My thoughts- Uninterrupted, has tagged me to be a part of the Story Virus. You can find a recap of its creation and the instructions here.
And This my friends is the story...
The bus was more crowded than usual. It was bitterly cold outside, and I hadn't prepared for it. I noticed that a fair number of the riders were dressed curiously. As I glanced around, I stretched my feet and kicked up against a large, heavy cardboard box laying under the seat in front of me. (Splotchy)

I hunched down to see what it was, but as I did, the bus violently veered to left. I was thrown up against a heavyset Asian woman with blond hair. I pardoned myself, but she faced forward with no reply. Just then, a man wearing a jumpsuit of silver and gold stood up at the front of the bus. He was holding a megaphone and a box of graham crackers. He held the megaphone up to his face and began to speak... (Some Guy)

"Ladies and Gentlemen...please do not be afraid! I am here to help you" he said in a mighty booming voice. As he began to step towards me I felt a hand creep its way around my throat and all of a sudden I was pressed against the mighty bosom of the Asian woman as she she hauled me to my feet. She began to back away from the costumed crusader all the while holding me, feet dangling in the air. I panicked and my eyes searched the bus, hoping to connect with someone, anyone who would be able to help me. My eyes met those of the hero in gold and just as I began to gasp for air he yelled...(~E)

"Put her down and no one gets hurt", he yelled at the Asian woman. All the passengers turned to see what was going on and, as they did, I noticed they were more panicked than I was. A small bespectacled man closest to us hissed at my captor and said in a low voice „Take me, just don't hurt her.“ My fear gave way to curiosity. Who were all these people, and why were they so concerned for my well being?The Asian blonde's back was now pressed against the back of the bus, and she increased her grip on me as the megaphone man crept slowly towards us. As he passed through the bus people started getting up, and now they formed a small army behind him. He raised the box of graham crackers above his head and put his lips to the megaphone... (That Damn Expat)

"Since you refuse to cooperate, I will have to use my secret weapon!" Suddenly a laser like light shot out of the box of graham crackers and everything went black. I don't know how much time passed, but I awoke in a mysterious room with a terrible headache. Immediately I assumed that I had been captured and began wondering why me? Why not the Asian lady who seemed to be the source of trouble? Just then, a woman walked into the room wearing a gold lame' dress, she said...(Laura)

"Welcome back to the land of the living Agent Larson, we were afraid we had lost you back there. That was quite a rookie mistake you made, not ducking for cover when you saw the graham crackers of destruction." Graham crackers of destruction, Agent Larson... Who the hell was this woman... And why the hell was she wearing a gold lame' dress up to her ass in the middle of winter? I gathered from the look on her face and the gun that she now had pointed at my head, that I had just said everything I thought that I was thinking, to myself out loud. "I guess I got hit harder than I thought." She shook her head in agreement. "I love the dress," I said with a nervous smile "very sparkly."(Oleander)

I will be tagging in no particular order (as always)
1. Lilly Holiday
2. Megan
3. Sandi
4. High-heel gal
5.Tova Darling

Dec 12, 2008

I was sad to read this morning that the renowned pinup Queen of the 1950s, has died. According to her agent Mark Roesler, Page suffered a heart attack and never regained consciousness. She was 85. Page has been a fashion icon and a leader in the sexual revolution. Page did with a whip and a smile the things that most men were only dreaming of and most woman could not yet conceive. She was a one of a kind beauty who will forever been known, loved and emulated, because as they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Bettie Page
"I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer. I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time. I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important. I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live." -B.P.

Dec 9, 2008

So a little ways back I started the first Stuff that Matters to Me post. Here is a snip it for those who missed it.
So for those of you that are following along at home you might wonder what are the Anyway I thought that I would share a few of them from time to time, since of course sharing is caring. Each time I will be be sharing the who or what the why and the where so if you're interested maybe it can matter to you too. Some topics may be heavier than others.
The Who:Darfur
The Why:This matters to me because genocide on any level anywhere should not be tolerated. someone once said "If you kill one innocent man it is as if you were kill all of humanity", That is something that has stuck with me and shaped the way that I see the world. To date, As many as 400,000 people have been killed; An estimated 2.5 million innocent civilians have been forced to flee their homes and now live in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Sudan or in refugee camps in neighboring Chad; Over 3 million men,women, and children are reliant on international aid for survival.
and The Where:You (if you are interested) can learn more about Darfur at, or

Today the Who will be...
Who: A site called, Free Rice is a sister site of, the goal for Free Rice is to provide education to everyone for free. and to help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
The Why: This matters to be because I believe that there is no reason that someone should die because they lack food. A basic human need, and something that is abundantly available in most of our lives. However the statistics are staggering according to
923 million people across the world are hungry. Every day, almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes--one child every five seconds. And 820 million people in the developing world are undernourished.
The What: The what for this one is easy you can go to and all you have to do is play a game, its fun its free and you just might learn some thing. This is how it works Free Rice gives you a word, you click on the meaning of the word and for every one you get right their sponsors donate 20 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program. The game is fun and you get to learn lots of new words and best of all you are doing a little something to help those in need. There is no limit to how long you can play or a length of time that you have to play to get your answers to count. I have the site saved in my favorites and I play when ever I have a few extra minutes, like when I'm waiting for something to print or for a song to download. I know that 20 grains doesn't seem like a lot but it adds up fast and the more people play the bigger the numbers will be. here is a list of their donations so far this month,
December 1, 139,808,860, December 2, 157,220,920, December 3, 170,926,880,December 4, 177,606,640, December 5, 174,104,460, December 6, 70,678,180, December 7, 68,603,420,
December 8, 149,490,580.
Every little bit helps and every right answer matters, and who knows you might just learn a new word or two.

Dec 5, 2008

I don't know what is, maybe its the lack of sun light, or the cold weather, or maybe its this crazy time of year, but I feel constantly overwhelmed. I feel like I'm barely finishing one thing before the next thing needs to be done and my mind is a million miles away.
I long for bed and find that I rarely want to get out of it in the morning. That's not to say that I sleep once I'm there, because sleep for me is an elusive phantom, something that I can only remember, and seldom experience. And still, some days I wish I could just pull the covers up over my head and pretend its not the next day and I don't have to get up.
I have a constant feeling these days that I'm on the verge of a break down, a full on panic attack seems like its just waiting in the wings for me to show that my guard is down and then it to will overwhelm me and finally I will succumb to it all and I will just break. Break, Break... into thousands and thousands of little pieces that might never fit back together.
I feel some days like a zombie an empty shell who has just gotten through the day, but didn't really live in any of the moments.
But breaking like sleeping is not an option, for if the keystone crumbles the structure falls and all is not well, so for now I go on holding it together, with tape and gum a little bits of string and hope that no one tries to pull at my loose threads.

Dec 2, 2008

What are the things that matter to you?


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