Sunday, August 31, 2008

Before it's over:

Before this weekend is done...I will have my frames painted. I will buy spray paint, I will put on deep woods off, and brave my back yard to paint them.

And then, I'll figure out how best to mount the paintings in the frames.

And thennn, I'll post pictures of the new work here.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I'm voting for the candidate

that I find inspiring.

Also, he wants to cut my taxes. I know that campaign promises aren't worth trusting, but nonetheless, this page intrigues me.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

It's post number 40!


Everyone said, "No way, won't make it."

Oh yeah? Well, hah. And double hah.

In honor of today's 40th post, which is pretty lame, considering how long I've been doing this blog, I submit to you: 40 words that make me smile.

Now let me be clear: There is no criteria for this other than the aforementioned. They don't have to be meaningful, or funny, or related in any way. Fact is, I may even have a hard time coming up with 40 words. I promise you this: If I do, I will randomly put down words that don't necessarily make me smile. That's right, I'll lie to you about words, just to achieve my admittedly random goal. I will try to make all of the words words I like.

1. Pants
2. Light
3. Hat
4. Cheese
5. Monkey
6. Toaster
7. Radio
8. Potato
9. Chicken
10. Uncle
11. Sizzle
12. Gouda
13. Anton
14. Cellulite
15. Grandpa
16. Nasal
17. Tingle
18. Shudder
19. Foreshortened
20. Antenna (especially when pronounced An-tan-nah)
21. Wobble
22. Guzzle
23. Unctuous
24. Mellifluous
25. Constipated
26. Anxiety
27. Toenail
28. Murphy (especially pronounced with a strong Irish accent: Mour-fee)
29. Hamburger (the word, not the thing)
30. Rampant
31. Fleshy
32. Change
33. Idaho
34. Forehead
35. Grater
36. Zesty (it sounds like such a marketing word)
37. Jiggle
38. Tug
39. Jittery
40. Drowsy

Yay, I did it, and as far as I can tell, I like these words!

Friday, August 22, 2008


Here's some negativity. I know I'm usually captain happy. I'm sick of this tropical storm. Fay hasn't made it terribly frightening, just inconvenient here in St. Auggie. It's always wet out, windy, and it makes me want to NOT go anywhere. Sigh. I'm leaving. Stepping out over all the broken tree bits carpeting the ground. I want some High Fructose Corn Syrup. I know...that's why I left yesterday. I never told you, I saw an explosion at the top of a phone pole. It sounded like a gun shot. Boy, did I jump.

So, I'll bring my camera with me. If there's anything of note out there, I'll share it.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Out into the squall...

I know there's wind and heavy rain right now...but I want a soda.

And some candy.

It's time for some NOM NOM NOM.

Now is the time...

For what?

I don't rightly know.

Angry kittens? Maybe. If so, they'll have your ankles in shreds before you can begin to cope! Those angry kittens, oh, the trouble they cause. I think that we can all close our eyes, squeeze our fists tightly, and hope that the time for angry kittens is not now.

What then? That's my dilemma. I'm not certain if the not knowing hurting my head comes from. Could it be a function of actually knowing but not doing? Or is it more likely that I DO know, but it's the time for so many things that overwhelm has set in?

Here it is, lovely people, I have it:
Now is the time for assessment. It is time to set down all of the things politely drawing attention, and say, "Alright, which of you brings me the most emotional fulfillment?"

No is the time to interview the pieces of my life that I would like to spend more time with. Obsessions, I'm ready to develop a relationship with you!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Magic Is Inside of You (and Me)

Maybe this is a challenge, ma
ybe this is a manifesto, maybe this is just my new worldview. I don't know. Here's the thing. In speaking of magic, I'm not speaking of mysticism or spirituality. Well not in the traditional sense. There are no faeries here, or magical spells.

Magic in real life:
Tell people that you will accomplish things because you're magic. Not magical, just magic. This will be scoffed at by most people. Good. Use this at times when you have, or want confidence. When you're doubted, say, "Oh, didn't you know? I'm magic." No explanations. Then do it. Complete your goal....make it happen. When you've succeeded, and you should, after all, you're magic, tell your friends. They'll be impressed. Say, "I told you I'm magic." This magic is confidence, self belief, and directing your brain. And're magic. That's it. Yay!

Let's hear it for us, magic beings all!