- I am a girl/woman/human who has random thoughts. Sometimes you can find me here rambling, other times i might have useful stuff to say. For the most part, my friends and family can see what I might be up to in the days events. Or, for sake of sakes, its all made up... only i know.. and MAYBE a select few of you! Either way~ I am an American living in Australia. Oh, and any photo you see on this blog IS NOT FOR YOUR USE. If I have taken the photo myself or have permission to use it, YOU CAN NOT USE IT FOR YOURSELF. So be warned... and just dont use my damn photos.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The day the media had its anniversary special on 9/11:
BUT WHEN A GUY IN FINLAND http://www.newsweek.com/id/160420 posts a video on a popular video sharing site, gets questioned by police and LET GO due to "lack of evidence" and then goes and KILLS 10 people and BURNS the bodies... not a word is mentioned here except for a snippet on the morning news.
-the first snowfall
-the laughter of my friends
-the scurry to find your scarf before heading out the door
-one of my best friends wedding
-seeing my friends' kids grow up
-seeing my friends grow up
-spending Thanksgiving with Grandma
-not being the ONLY family to celebrate Thanksgiving in a 100km radius
-feeling the cold chill in the evenings
-looking at the frost on the windows
-etching your name into the frosty windows
-de-icing my eyelashes in the winter
Sounds odd to miss all these things. But, for whatever reason, MN still holds my heart. I love driving the section from Stillwater to Wisconsin and being able to see the Welcome sign.. it just makes me melt.
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Monday, September 22, 2008
This was odd...
Opp!s... almost gave away his real name... ha! Orville & I kept cracking jokes about this outfit... in the end, I think the funniest one was: So, do you think she does tricks? How much does she charge for a trick? And... I could go on and one about the jokes.. but its prob not that funny to anyone but me.
I was intrigued by the shading of green on the face. I liked this one. This one was an Airbrush job. I think it turned out really well. I took a photo of her, and the model smiled and posed for me (obv another shot). I think she could consume an audience. Maybe I would classify it as a favorite, as far as Pro Team would go.
The face is an interesting piece on the belly. I think I would have made the nostril be the belly button, but hey, we cant always think alike can we? This one looked impressive when you were in person, but not so much in the photo, now that I look at it today.
Its monday afternoon.. I have 3.5 hours left of work and I have been counting since 6.25 hours ago. Its turned out to be a nice day outside: not a cloud in the sky, little bit of the breeze (just enough to help keep you cool) and the sun is beaming down.
I want to be in the pool- or
I want to be having a coffee & a chat- or
I want to be going for a bike ride- or
I want to be sitting on the beach enjoying the day.
Its seems that my weekend was just so busy that I didnt really get a chance to "do nothing". I had a great weekend, but today... today I just want to be outside. In the breeze. Feeling the sun.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
As kids we never acted up or "got out of hand". We never, NEVER got in trouble by the neighbors while we were at the park. But, back in those days, you knew your momma had every right to sit your a** down and give you a good talking too....and if you were REALLY bad, you knew that the nearest adult had the right (only if your parent wasnt available immediately). Either way, as kids, we knew that if we stepped out of line.. there would be consequences... and most of the time they would be severe enough to overtake any bit of fun we had getting caught.
There is a park in California (Costa Mesa area) which has banned team sports (classified as any activity with 10 or more people involved). Council planted trees & boulders to help control the ban of team sports being conducted in the park. All because of some "periodic complaints" about noise & safety from nearby homeowners.
Serious? So no one can be a kid anymore? You cant get the neighborhood kids together and have a game of ball... what happens if 4 of you are playing hopscotch and 3 are playing handball, and 3 of you are talking... is that a group activity?
Oh but in being fair... parents can not be parents anymore. Parents do not want to take any responsibility for their children or actions. Dang, parents do not even want to know where the kids are most of the time anymore. (obv I am not talking about EACH parent, but a large % of parents have become blah-zey about it all).
But then again, how many kids do you see outside riding bikes? Mowing lawn? Helping with the gardens? Playing with the other kids on the block? Pretty few.
Who knows.. maybe this ban is only applicable to the fit and healthier (lifestyle) of adults who choose to be active and partake in activities with their friends.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I was paging thru a magazine this morning and stumbled upon an advertisement for a book titled "Blueprint". Its a story about Arielle, who lives in Heaven and she is going to be reincarnated to Earth for another shot at life.
The trick? She has invited her friends to dinner, and they friends plan her next life.
Can you imagine? Wow... that was a bit of a thought provoker... my friends will plan my next life? Yikes! That in itself, would really make you assess & analyze your current friend list.
I thought back for a moment at where I was emotionally 15 years ago. I thought of my friends at that time... gawd, if THEY planned my next life... it would be a roller coaster of dramas, good times, laughter, confusion, and a lot of hard moments.
If I go back 10 years ago, those friends would have created a life of a good time, just a bit of drama, laughter, slight confusion, and a few hard moments.
Looking at my present list of friends, I am confident that my friends would give me a "next life" filled with love, laughter, good times, extremely little drama and minimal hard moments ( I believe you need a bit of drama in order to appreciate things as well a few hard times to appreciate the good) and really no confusion.
Its funny as I look at my current list of friends. I realize how much I have grown as a person and how much more impact and value I place in myself, and my friends, over the years. All of it is a part of growing up but its also a part of being okay with yourself and your environment. I believe that our friends, like our environment (home, work, social, community, etc) reflect us as an individual. You are guilty by association of your friends. I really appreciate my friends, and I love the fact that I can look at my current friendships and be proud of who I am, who my friends are, and where we are all at.
That being said, all those past friendships have allowed me to grow and realize a lot of things in life... thats what friendships are about. But for who I want planning my next life... I want my current friends, and I am OH SO THANKFUL for each of them, and for those choices of whom I have wanted to include closely in my life.
Think about it... would you be happy with your current friends planning your next life?
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Its been governed under a Federally Mediated Settlement that these 9 workers, and any employees who wish to pray and NOT HANDLE pork, are allowed to do so, if it is because of religious reasons.
Now, before you get your feathers flocking... hear me out.
I think if you want to pray due to your religious beliefs, thats your right. If you want to do it at work, and take time outside of work (i.e. not on your specific breaks which you are entitled to) then I believe its a different sort of cause. They say its discrimination to not let those who chose to pray outside of regulated work breaks... how is it not discrimination to not let me wander in at anytime of day I want because "thats what my beliefs tell me to do?" I think its great if you want to pray and show your committment, but I dont understand how its okay for a group of people in certain cultures to be able to do it, and not for others. Whats fair for 1 should be fair for all, right? But, remember, Church & State are seperate... No God Allowed in Public Schools.... thats how I was brought up... but now its okay for God, or Allah or Whoever to be in my workplace? What? I am so confused.
Apparently, as well, these 9 Somalian workers were instructed to sign a "Pork Acknowledgment Form" before they were hired. Now, that form is no longer in existence. In fact, they have come to a settlement that they dont have to handle pork. They have applied for a job in a CHICKEN PROCESSING PLANT.... did they not think that pork might be touched at some point in their careers? Lets say you work in an Hardware Store.. but you are allergic to Pine Timber... do you really think that your employer should allow you to not 'touch the products' then? Or, what if the thought of a 10 inch purple vibrator scares the hell out of you... would you apply at an Adult Store for a job, or would you wander to the local Wal-Mart and maybe apply there instead?
Maybe its just me, but I think common sense sometimes SHOULD prevail. But then again, apparently I am wrong, because all of this was decided by a FEDERALLY MEDIATED SETTLEMENT. Which, to me, tells me that my government thinks I am wrong.
And all this time I believed that if I was collecting a paycheck from an employer and working for them, I would have to abide by the conditions (within reason) of that environment. Funny that.
But lets not even get started on how the fellow employees are going to react to the Muslims being given extra breaks for prayer.. but if an employee comes back 10 minutes late from lunch, thats grounds for a write-up in the Employee Handbook(after a specified number of warnings). Who knows, maybe one day, the World might find GOD... even if it is to get an extra smoke break.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Here's the funny part, and no, I am not trying to take ANYTHING away from him, but you have to admit: you have to giggle after you read this next few lines. Why is he in the Guinness Book of World Records? Well: the worlds smallest bodybuilder of course... with 3 pound dumbbells.
Now, that's funny. That's lighter than most women's handbags!!!
And if you still cant grasp the "lightness" of the issue... lets put it into perspective. He has been listed in the book for the world's smallest bodybuilder for lifting 3 pound dumbbells which is the equivalent to:
A)lifting a 1/2 gallon of milk
B) lifting the average weight of a human brain
C) lifting less than a Mac Book, which weighs 5 pounds.
I pulled a few images off the net: have a look.
Maybe it makes me giggle cuz i love the look on his face.. its just so "serious".
In actual fact, I think its great he has overcome such obstacles (i.e. height deficiency) and has used it to his advantage (Book of World Records).
And... I apologize, I just cant help myself.. does everyone hear the song : "From Little Things Big Things Grow" playing in the background while reading this? Or, is that just in my head?
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
I will be meeting 3 of his closest friends that night. Its a 2 hour drive. We are all driving together.
Can you hear the panic in my voice? Honestly, I know it will all be great and we will all get on fine. Its just the anxiety of meeting his friends...its just so nerve-racking.
Ack..bring on the muscle relaxers!
Helpful hints? Aside from the usual crap of "be yourself" and all that.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
As we say in Oz, "Good On Ya" to a well loved and much respected man.
Rest In Peace Steve Irwin
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Love & Miss Ya Heaps.. Did you feel like this today at school...minus the gorgeous smile?
He tells her he cant leave his current situation because of his daughter. I stumbled upon the above photo from this blog that I read ( go check it out... its great!)http://postsecret.blogspot.com/
have dug up a 7-foot King Brown out of the ground (warming himself). The King Brown is suppossed to be docile ( I dont believe a word of that...) UNTIL it is provoked... imagine 3 shovels coming at you while your sleeping and getting warm... the snake is severly ticked off!
The word was that all 3 needed new undies after that...
I would faint.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
So, if no one demands, no photo. Demand? Photo. Get it?
Tilda. Fightin Mad Mary. Anyone?
Hey, I just noticed.. Billy Bob has a Ganesh Symbol Tattoo on his left arm... I have one on my left foot... ah.. the ink that binds.