Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Is it copywrite?

So, what's the scoop with copyright here on these blogs? I only have three readers (10 on a good day...as far as I can tell), so I'm not real worried about the implications of anything I write here. When I have pulled from other online sources, articles, blogs, etc, I have given the link or information to get back to the site I found the information on. But, is a copyright implied? or directly given when publishing online? I don't want to research this. (Gawd...don't make me use a good day that way.) I just hope someone has a quick, short, understandable answer can share this amazing knowledge with me..

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Taking a Breath-er

Yep, got enough irons in the fire there's little time or inclination to come to Blogger other than to check in on my friends. I'm taking a Breath-er (heehee).

Keep up the postings. I enjoy reading everyone.

Much love,


Friday, September 17, 2010


The world is my oyster. There's enough sand here to grow some beautiful pearls.

I've finished the edits for my mother's little tome. It's the finished part that makes me feel so good. I've got a thumb drive around here somewhere to save this ditty onto. Then I can take this over to a store and pay them to use their ink and paper and have it printed up. Mom gets last edit. She'll be here in a couple weeks. This has been downright fun. I know she'll like it. She's my mom.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What it Takes

It takes two and a half hours to apply for gov't jobs.

Private sector positions take almost as much time. KSA's (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) section is the most confounding aspect of the entire process.

Just saying...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ready to Rummmbblle!

I just love Football..

Relax, get pumped and eat. No throwing chips at the television...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Air Multiplier (huh)

Yes, it is called an Air Multiplier. That's why I had to walk over to the display and see what the sign was talking about. These Stargate-in-miniature thingies are sitting on the shelf at Best Buy and according to the sign they "multiply air".

Air multiplier. It's a fan. It's a blade-less fan. Or rather the blades may be inside the Stargate. Yet, when I put my hand inside the Stargate it did not disappear into another reality plane. It got windy, but my hand didn't disappear into another realm. I don't know what I expected, it's not a "reality multiplier". I'm a little let down. There wasn't even any shimmer of liquid silver or anything. Don't these copywriters watch Sci-Fi?

Shuffling the deck

I've yet to look at my cards.

Thought patterns

Hope is not Faith. Hope employs doubt. Faith does not allow doubt.

Hope is linked to the phrase, "I'll try." Faith is active in the phrase, "I will.", which is directly linked to will power - meaning the power of will. (Not Bill, necessarily...smile)

Faith is the active participant. Which also brings to mind active, action, to act. That is the backbone of faith. (Need I remind one that hope is a wishbone?)

"One is never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true" ~unknown author. Ah..there's that power thing again...hmmm.

Maybe a little lost

Saying "Yes" feels irresponsible. Saying "No" feels like I am cheating myself from what is available. I want to KNOW all will be okay. Saying "no" doesn't feel any better than saying "yes".

The change that will be here soon (job, family, home) plays with my reality and it is hard to accept graciously. The unknown of change that is coming is still scary. Even when I know it can be "better". I wonder what step I haven't yet taken that will bring me to the next plateau. I mean to be walking uphill, yet the landscape is too close for me to view my ascent. Am I walking uphill?

If only the course came with directions instead of feelings. This morning I woke in a pervasive cloud of fear; this not knowing. I can't know that I have taken the right steps until I get there. Am I taking enough steps; in the right direction; fast enough? How unfair that seems to me right now.

The All There Is is laughing at me this morning. I should relax and see that humor of it for myself. I feel there may be too many steps to take to relax just yet.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Moving Van Cometh

I am in awe. I actually thought I was going to live here a little longer. I thought the apartment was home. But, no. It appears I will be moving in the next 60 days, or sooner. I was finally settling in. Kind of. I only had one Christmas/New Years here.

One daughter moved in with me in April. My other daughter will be joining us in October. There is a three bedroom flat available a half a block away. It would work wonderfully. For the same price there are several homes (un-apartments) available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Daughter One and I will be looking at one tomorrow night. I'm not sure my head is wrapped around the idea that I will be moving. What an amazing concept.

If I could just land that "permanent" position all this would feel grand. Without it, all this leaves me feeling a bit trepidatious.

Monday, September 6, 2010


I woke up pretty motivated. I wonder what happened. Somehow not much of what I thought I was going to do felt very productive or enticing even. Books weren't doing it. I felt more blah from reading than I did wandering around the apartment. I finally gave up any hope of "doing" anything and took a two hour nap. It helped. On my second waking I popped disc two of the second season of Mad Men into the video player and started sewing. Several quilting blocks later, and three hours of Mad Men to escape into and I'm feeling better.

I seek some motivation. There's changes coming up in my life again and I feel the need to be better prepared. Sometimes a fresh perspective escapes me.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Movie Night

It's been almost two years since I've been to the movie theater to enjoy a feature. I have a hard time allwoing myself the luxury of spending that kind of money on myself when video is so available between Hulu and the library. I splurged this evening and saw Inception. I love this kind of science fiction. Even if the ending did not surprise me. The cinematics were wonderful. It was a good choice for the big screen. Now I don't need to rent it.

Usually I like the previews. I guesss I just didn't see anything that caught my attention.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Video to warm your heart

Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

My personal drivers

If/when I win the lottery I am putting someone on retainer to be my driver. In the meantime I use the bus. I have several drivers that I consider my personal chauffeur. This morning's bus driver was too good not to mention. The sign in the front windshield is a large hand lettered sign the simply says, "Smile". I've seen the bus around before. The sign alone makes me smile. But, this morning as I and several others were boarding the bus our driver was "singing". I just caught the end of the song so I'm not sure what all I missed. Once the doors closed and the bus started rolling this driver is holding court for the whole bus with his personal rendition of stand up. It was outrageous. The cheesy stuff were things such as asking the bus riders over the intercom, "You all see what happened last night?" Of course, nobody answers. "Didn't anyone see what happened last night?" Comedic pause, "It got dark." and he switched off the interior lights for effect. I'm sorry. If that doesn't get you smiling first thing in the morning you are dead. "And I'm bettin' it's going to happen again tonight."

Then he starts singing again. If you have ever heard anyone sing in their sleep you understand what this driver sounded like. "You don't know how good you got it. No, you don't know how good you got it. You don't know. You just don't know. You don't know how good you got it." And then he apologizes that this particular track isn't on his CD.

I know, I just know this driver has no trouble makers on his bus. There is no way. The humor was so corny and so sweet no one can help but at least shake their head in disbelief and smile. It was a great way to get myself to work this morning. A treat for my day. I would hire him.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Girls, girls, girls

Actually, it will be four women in my pretty decent size apartment next month. For a week. All the sudden my home doesn't feel so large.