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How about some quotes from people famous or not so famous?

It has certainly been awhile since I last created a post on my favorite quotes. So I decided, why not now?! Seemed as good a time as any and I’ve saved up a few great ones I think. Hope you like this selection. But if you don’t, then too bad. Nah, Iz just jokin’. Leave a comment PLEASE (yes, that was me begging for a comment) to let me know which was your favorite.

The creation of art is not the fulfillment of a need but the creation of a need. The world never needed Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony until he created it. Now we could not live without it. – Louis I Kahn

The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage. – Thucydides

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. – Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 – 1964)

And my favorite of favorites because it feels like this is my life right now…

Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age. – William Feather (1908 – 1976)

Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can. – Elsa Maxwell, September 28, 1958

If you’re leading a full life, you’re going to fail some every day. – Thomas Moore

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. – Albert Einstein (1879-1955, Physicist)

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. – John Kenneth Galbraith

This one is truly speaking to me at this point because it seems that every day is coming & going faster than ever before…

What happens when the future has come and gone? – Robert Half

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness. – Gilda Radner US actress & comedienne (1946 – 1989)

Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse. – Miguel de Cervantes

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand. – Frank Herbert

You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others, or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are. – Jeph Jacques, Questionable Content webcomic, #352, 05-04-05

Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. – Mary Tyler Moore US television actress (1936 – )

The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously. – Nicholas Butler

I laugh whenever I read this because so often we fight more to prove who is right…

Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong. – Dandemis

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. – Sir Arthur Eddington

Enough for now,
Ciao

Friday Bullets – 5th Edition

Welcome to Friday! It’s been Friday for hours now & in some places it’s really Saturday already but hopefully there isn’t anyone in those places reading this post & thinking “Shit! It’s still Friday? WTF?!” But anyway, where I live it’s still Friday and I’m gonna do another boring edition of Friday bullets cause I got nothin’ better to do. And not piles of work. And not crap to get together for the CPA or anything. Heh. So, without further delay.

  • I’ve been holding onto this picture from LOLcats for MONTHS or maybe just one month. Have you seen it? I luurrrve this picture!!! Look at the fish! And look at the cat! Ahahahahaha. I also like the message. Because really, death IS always closer than you think.

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  • As long as the weather holds out, we’re meeting up with some other peeps tonight at Honey bunny’s school for a bit of star gazing.
  • I have no idea what to wear to a bridal shower that I’m going to tomorrow.
  • The gift that I got for the shower is probably more appropriate for the bachelorette party, if you know what I’m talking about.
  • So hopefully it doesn’t embarrass the shit outta anyone. Especially the bride. Or perhaps her grandmother.
  • Avoidance & procrastination are my best friends at this time of year.
  • My little pumpkin is turning 4 years old in ten days.
  • It blows my mind that she is turning four already.
  • We were looking through pictures of her when she was first born and my god I was the size of a HOUSE!
  • My dad is going to Philippines next week & he has been having radiation and chemo treatments since December.
  • I’m REEEEAALLLY freaked out that he is taking this trip.
  • Yet, I know that he has to go cause its truly important to him.
  • I alternate between scared, happy, depressed, angry, joyous, and a dozen other emotions on an hourly basis these days.
  • Maybe I should consider some medication?
  • And finally, a hilarious literal video translation from the Funny or Die site ~cause this is one of my happy moments. It is the White Wedding Video from Billy Idol (if I had more skillz wit da html I could figure out how to display the video below but I suck) so enjoy the video anyway!
Enough for now,
Ciao

What Desiree needs…

You may have seen this meme going around…type (your name) needs into Google and see what you need. Then write the first 10 things you find…

1. Desiree needs… a vacation!! (Ha! This is perfect.)
2. Desiree needs… everyone now. (For a great big party with lots of alcoholic type beverages)
3. Desiree needs… solace. (This is kinda true, actually. Weird)
4. Desiree needs… a hobby that doesn’t start with “f” and ryhme with chasebook. (Holy shit!! I’m not making this up!!!)
5. Desiree needs… 100 color copies in binders. (Huh, apparently someone thinks I’ve got work to do!)
6. Desiree needs… to get a mortgage. (WOW I’m starting to get frightened by this now.)
7. Desiree needs… a pulpit. (Bwaahhahahahaha, nobody wants me to get behind a pulpit, believe me)
8. Desiree needs… some help (and some adult conversation). (Preferably with my best girlfriends & lots of alcohol)
9. Desiree needs… a family that will be patient with her. (Sooooo, true.)
10. Desiree needs… to be vindicated. (Wha huh?)

So now, if you want to participate, then follow the incredibly simple instructions above and get on with it! Oh, and put a link to yours in the comment section so I can find out what it is that you need.

Enough for now,

Ciao

Manic Monday 39 – Waffle

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Mmmmmmm, waffles. It’s been a good couple of years since I’ve made waffles with a waffle maker. Why? Time -or lack thereof- would be the main reason. There is always so many things going on each weekend. And making waffles on a week day is completely out of the question. Clean-up is the other main reason, I suppose. Just call it laziness.

When I was a young girl my step mom would make all of us a huge breakfast every Sunday. And there are 5 of us kids plus there was generally a friend or cousin sleeping over, too. So, we’re talking about eggs, bacon, waffles, toast, potatoes. Yeah, that’s a helluva lotta food. But every morsel of it was eaten, let me tell you.

I make the gremlins toaster waffles all the time. I think they’re just as good in a pinch. And usually all the time we have in the morning is spent arguing ~go get dressed, go brush your hair, you better brush those teeth, and for the love of Pete please turn off your bedroom light.

After typing this post, I’m now thinking about making  waffles at some point in time, sooner rather than later. But I can’t commit to a specific time. It’ll have to be on a whim. We might not have anything going on this weekend. Perhaps, this will be the weekend for waffles! Better not tell the gremlins or I’ll never hear the end of it… just let them be surprised when I pull out the ol’ waffle maker & start whipping up the batter.

Enough for now,

Ciao

If I were cool enough to have a band this would be our name & album cover

I learned how to use photoshop just for this! Of course when I say “learned” I mean I only figured out how to do this one thing & the rest is a complete mystery to me. But perhaps when I have a free decade I’ll finally figure out how to make it work.

In the meantime, I caught the copy bug again and decided to do this fantastically cool album cover meme from sweetney. So, voila! Here it is!! Do you like? Huh? Do ya?

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If you’d like to try one of your own, then: following these easy steps (rules courtesy of Best Week Ever):

  1. Go to “Wikipedia.” Hit “random” and the first article you get is the name of your band.
  2. Then go to “Random Quotations” and the last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
  3. Then, go to Flickr and click on “Explore the Last Seven Days” and the third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
  4. Use Photoshop or some other image editor to add text & spiffify.
  5. Post a link to your band’s album cover here! Let’s see whattcha got people.

Enough for now,
Ciao

***Thank you for the image I used for my album!!!***

This is the stickiest sweetest thing EVAH!

OMFG, I’m dying from the cuteness of this. Can’t. get. away. from. the. cuteness.
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Manic Monday 38 – Fire

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I was searching on Flickr for the hell of it using the explore the last 7 days – which B the W is a way cool feature – and look what I happened to find:

Isn’t this a phenomenal photograph of fire??!!! I love how you can see the movement and tones and temperature of the fire.

The husband & I went to Maui for our honeymoon, eons ago, and while there we went to the requisite dinner/hula show. And, of course, the men performed with fire. Sadly none of my pictures came out like the one above. Probably because I was using a crap camera from the stone ages but that’s besides the point.

Enough for now,

Ciao

****Biggest of big thanks to cat segovia for the image!****


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