I am reading
- The Ares Decision
by Kyle Mills and on page 123 he describes the office of one of the main characters…
Her tiny office was crammed with books that looked like they’d spent most of their lives in the field, but most were completely obscured by her fetish for sticky notes. There was hardly a square inch available anywhere that didn’t have a reminder of some type attached to it.
I think I may already have the book angle covered and I’m pretty sure I’m only a few more sticky notes or lists away from this description!
More on the book once I finish it, hopefully this weekend.
Today in our world we lost two well-known women. An entertainer and a politician. I am dismayed to report that my Facebook feed was inundated with memes of the latter instead of images and quotes of the former. I think it’s a sad reflection on our society when a mousketeer is mourned more deeply than a Cold War leader and strong female role model. Of course, it might just be me… decide for yourself who made a bigger contribution to society. I am not saying one life is worth more than another or that you shouldn’t be saddened by both of these losses. I am just pointing out that focusing on the ‘bread and circus’ is what prevents us from seeing our politicians for what they really are and for holding them accountable. Politicians today are thrilled with where the focus lies because they know they can get away with murder while the majority of registered voters are glued to whatever tripe the entertainment industry distracts them with.
Current Mood: Sad
We are in the throes of potty training in our house. I’m glad to say that it’s going very well. Of course with all these naked butts bounding around the house questions are imminent. The twins have known for a while that they are different. Ellie is a girl like mom and Marcus is a boy like Papa and Austin. The burning question now is WHY. So we have discussed parts as nonchalantly as possible but some words are apparently hard to get a three year old tongue to say. When Marcus asked if I had a ‘peanut’ (again) this morning I calmly answered “No, girls have vaginas and boys have a penis.” To which he squealed “I want a giant eye!” I almost fell off my chair from laughing. I’m convinced now that the cell companies employ toddlers for their auto correct team.
So me and my twinnkies were having a dance party (I was exercising) and I told them to stretch their arms up high and reach for the sky which they both did. Then I told them to ‘touch your toes’… Ellie dutifully bent over and touched her toes while Marcus sat down and put his feet together touching his toes to each other!! This just proves that it’s all about your perspective!!
Current Mood: *Wink* & Happy Babies!
Well we are a few weeks into the new year and things seem to be on track. Had a bit of hit on the taxes but managed to work around it. Still losing weight… slower than before… but still forging ahead. Upgraded my PC to Windows 8 which I do think performs better but I miss my Start button (btw Win+X is a godsend). Now I am thinking about a theme refresh here on the old web page…. something fresh and new and maybe not quite so dark. I am open to suggestions.
Also… stop for a moment and appreciate your freedoms which you must be endowed with if you are able to read this post.
One of my favorite MLK quotes:
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
– I would extend that to say not just color but creed, sexual preference, disability, political views, and any other *minority* category that exists. ~ Peace, Love & Understanding ~
Current Mood: Hey there!
I’ve always been a music fan. While I have no real talent in that respect, I do love to listen to music. It has always played a role in my life. I was always able to find a song fit each situation. Of course, when I was growing up we only had three channels on television and for a lot of years only a 19 inch or a black and white set so sitting and watching TV was not really a pastime. I suppose we had a Nintendo or Super NES or something when my brothers were little, but beside me typing away on the Commodore 64 gaming really wasn’t thing. (This was before the internet, kiddies!) The point is, I guess, that music was my pastime — I had hundreds of cassettes (yes, cassettes!) for my much cherished boombox. Now I listen on a digital device like my iPod or PC or phone and the cassettes are long gone. I still have well over 300 some CDs in storage, and I am always buying more, and they all get transferred to my PC; not to mention the probably thousands of dollars I’ve spent on iTunes over the years. Well you can likely imagine the size of my music collection. Though most often I revert to the songs I listened to in my teens I definitely like to listen to and own some of the new stuff coming out.
It was while listening to a newer song (not hot off the presses by any means ‘cause I am OLD) that I decided to write this journal entry. Music still has the ability to make me emote. The song I was listening to made me feel nostalgic, remorseful, full of longing and regret… so many things. Then it made me laugh at myself that even after all these years I still feel the same way about some things or people that happened to me. I still find the same things attractive, I still have that same little nagging voice in the back of my head that I did 20 years ago… maybe people really don’t change?
The track changed and the next song fast-forwarded me to only a few nights ago and a ‘heated’ discussion with my boyfriend. I would probably send him a link to the song on Facebook as a statement but it would be completely lost on him because he never listens to the lyrics or gets what I’m trying to say — but I would know, and the therapeutic effect wouldn’t be lost on me. A few years ago I made a mix tape (actually burned a CD) for him but he never really understood the message even though I thought it was obvious.
Anyhoo… I am probably going to reread ‘Love is a mix tape’ which I highly recommend if you ‘got’ anything I just wrote (but seriously be prepared to cry). Have a harmonious day!
Current Mood: Amused & Hey there!
I just had an interesting conversation with my twins as I was getting them dressed for bedtime. Ellie pointed at her baby boobies and asked me what they were and I said that they were ‘boobs’. She then wanted to know if they were going to grow big like mine?! To which I replied ‘oh no! I hope not!’… of course she thought that my reaction was quite funny but then insisted that hers would indeed grow to be big ‘like Mom’s boobs!’ Lordy!
As if this was not enough Marcus got it on it. He asked me if his boobs would grow big like Momma’s and I said no, boy boobs don’t grow, they stay small. His reply was a despondent ‘aaawwww’…. as if to say that he did not think it was fair that Ellie should get boobs and he wouldn’t and he looked so serious and disappointed. Now what on the green Earth do you say to that!!! I used my standard response for when I am completed flabbergasted by my kids and scooped him up and gave him a big hug and kiss and tickled him until all discussion of boobs was forgotten.
So happy New Year everyone and I hope your first bewildering experience in 2013 is as interesting, funny or enriching as mine!
Current Mood: *Wink* & Amused & Baby!