"I want to be my own design" Clive Barker - Imajica

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I lost a friend today

I met Moon sometime last year. I can't remember exactly when. I suppose it doesn't really matter. From the first time I met her she was always unfailingly kind, caring and one of the most generous people I have ever met. As my dear friend Jane put it, Moon sparkled. She and her husband were in a horrific car accident last week and last night Moon passed away. There is a blog that covers the whole story and where you can donate to help cover all the medical costs and funeral costs. http://moonmustard.blogspot.com/

I wish I could have known her longer and better. I may not have known her well, but I will miss her all the same.
 on her wedding day
 always with a smile
 going out on a school night with me, always so silly
 on her birthday in Ireland
 with one of her adorable kitties

(all pictures stolen from facebook)

I feel so very sad right now.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Oh PETA, you are kind of assholes

Really? Apparently there was an ad campaign that courtesy of our friends from PETA that said if you went vegetarian you would lose weight. Forget all about sensible eating and exercise. Apparently all you need to do to not become a whale is to not eat meat.

add this song to the list

and now this

courtesy of the always awesome


Rinse and Repeat and Repeat

So you know how certain songs just get stuck in your head and play over and over and over again? Well these are the songs that have been playing in my noggin' all day today.

Don't judge me.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Naughty Fairytale


I am still new to this whole blogging business and I honestly have no idea how to post a video here except for using a link. Gimmie some time and I am sure I will figure it out. So for now click on the link and enjoy this deliciously naughty fairytale that was brought to my attention courtesy of the Divine Miss M. Keep in mind that it is not safe for work but it is terribly lovely to look at and it happens to feature one of my all time favorite pieces of classical music. Enjoy my friends.

I have a problem

No really, I do.
A serious problem.
An addiction if you will.
To what?
Books. Yes that's right, books.
The smell of the paper, the feel of the page, that sound a new book makes when  you crack it open the first time.
pure joy

When I moved into the house with Mr. S and company I left my books in storage as I didn't really feel like moving them again until I was sure how long I'd be living here. Now that it has been somewhat decided that I will be here for awhile I decided that I wanted my babies back.

Yes babies. Books are like a living thing for me. Shut up already. I already told you I have a problem right?

So anyway the other day I had Mr. Shitty bring my books, bookcase and all of my Christmas decorations over (of course I could do a whole post about my addiction to Christmas decorations, perhaps another time).
Oh joy and rapture, to finally have my children back among me. So many delicious books. I've even already used my Mammoth Book of British Kings and Queens book to discuss the finer points of the Anarchy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Anarchy in case you are curious) with Rob. I've also encouraged my doppelganger roomie to read The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim. Which if you have never read it, features some lovely descriptions of Italy and one of my favorite paragraphs ever.

"Rose clasped her hands tight round her knees. How passionately she longed to be important to somebody again--not important on platforms, not important as an asset in an organization, but privately important, just to one other person, quite privately, nobody else to know or notice. It didn't seem much to ask in a world so crowded with people, just to have one of them, only one out of all the millions, to oneself. Somebody who needed one, who thought of one, who was eager to come to one--oh, oh how dreadfully one wanted to be precious!"

I am going to try and be a good girl and not purchase any books, but you know Christmas is coming and I have plenty of them listed on my amazon wish list (not so subtle hint). For now I will content myself with bringing my books out into the open air and maybe re-reading a few that I haven't read for awhile.

mmmm booky goodness.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Just Say No

Just say no

Just say no to the negativity

Just say no to the drama

Just say no to hatefulness

Just stop spreading the negativity and the drama and the hate and the anger and the animosity

Just stop the self pity party

Just stop feeling sorry for yourself

Just stop whining about every little thing

This is as much for me as it is for you. 

I know that every single one of us has those days where all we want to do is curl up into a ball and whine and cry and while I think that is perfectly okay once in awhile it isn’t okay to live your life full of negativity and bitterness. 

It’s okay to feel sad or angry but it’s not okay to wallow in it. 

It's okay to be lonely and want someone in your life but it's not okay to feel like you need to have someone in your life to make it worth living.

Life isn't easy, we all know that. But so many people tend to make it harder on themselves than they need to. People who spend so much time focusing on what they don't have, they miss what is right in front of their face. 

I have to work on it every single day.  I have to remind myself on a daily basis that things aren’t all that bad and I am pretty damned happy.

If you aren’t happy with some aspect of your life change it. Or at least try to. Don’t just sit there and whine about it because you and I both know that won't make you feel any better and it won't change a damned thing.