Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Need Some Happy News....

Well, today I don't have much to say, but Barbara from Writing from the Inside Out does. Go read hers, and share your own happy news.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

When Tuesday Feels Like Monday...

this helps.

Let It Play -Poison

Did you ever get up on the wrong side of bed
With an achin' head and just fall apart?
You're running late, the boss is bitchin',
It's cold outside, and the car won't start

Well I don't mean to bitch I swear
Cause we all got our cross to bear

But when I hear the music
All my troubles just fade away
When I hear the music
Let it play, let it play
When I hear the music
Sure as darkness I can see the day
When I hear the music
Let it play
Let it play

Life's just rented space getting laid to waste
When the lines on my face say I'm growing older
Just a stitch in time gonna save my mind
When the weight of the world lies on my shoulders

Soon I won't have a place to fit
But I'll cross that bridge when I come to it


Monday, May 26, 2008

Cell Phones For Soldiers

In honor of Memorial Day I wanted to share an organization started by two children; it helps troops in Iraq talk to their families back home. Cell Phones For Soldiers was started by a brother and sister, who were 12 and 13 at the time. Taken from their is what they do:

Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to turn old cell phones into more than 12 million minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas in 2008.

To do so, Cell Phones for Soldiers expects to collect 15,000 cell phones each month through a network of more than 3,000 collection sites across the country.
The phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each donated phone – enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad.“Americans will replace an estimated 130 million cell phones this year,” says Mike Newman, vice president of ReCellular, “with the majority of phones either discarded or stuffed in a drawer. Most people don’t realize that the small sacrifice of donating their unwanted phones can have a tremendous benefit for a worthy cause like Cell Phones for Soldiers.”Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. Since then, the registered 501c3 non-profit organization has raised almost $1 million in donations and distributed more than 400,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas.

“Cell Phones for Soldiers started as a small way to show our family’s appreciation for the men and women who have sacrificed the day-to-day contact with their own families to serve in the U.S. armed forces,” says the teens’ father, Bob Bergquist. “Over the past few years, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of others. But, we have also seen the need to support our troops continue to grow as more troops are sent overseas for longer assignments.”Through increased fundraising efforts, the Bergquist family hopes to raise more than $9 million in the next five years to fund new programs, such as providing video phones with prepaid service to allow soldiers abroad to see their families on a regular basis.

So if you have a used cell phone you're getting rid of, think about giving it to help the soldiers talk to their families!

Friday, May 23, 2008


Check out Pandora! It is a music site where you can create your own stations... cool is type in a song or an artist and they will deliver not only that artist or song, but they play music that is similar based on The Music Genome Project. I've been playing around with it, and have been amazed. If you love music...I promise you will love this site.

Some of the stations I've created are:
Counting Crows
Jenny Owens Young

and the list goes on, I can't stop trying different artists....this site is so neat! Have fun! :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

What Are You Most Afraid Of?

A friend sent me a survey last week, and the one question that really stuck out was...What are you most afraid of? For me the answer was... not making the most of my life.

I couldn't really think of anything physical that I'm afraid of. At this point in my life, I feel like I'm strong enough to take anything the world throws me. I may not like it, per se, but I can take it.

I guess my fear is easily prevented by long as I always keep it in mind, as I travel through life.

So, now it's your turn...What are you most afraid of?


This morning...the ticket machine gave me two extra quarters change with my ticket. Ok, ok, I hear you..I'll stop trying to figuring out why the guy didn't pick up the dime. Let's leave with his back hurt, and he didn't see it drop. Now that it's settled I feel a lot better! lol :)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Mute Monday

Sunday, May 18, 2008

A Good Movie and an Art Project

If watching movies from the 1930s is your thing than I suggest you watch Wedding Present. Cary Grant is the star and, as always, he is great. This movie is filled with fun that, in my opinion, can't really be duplicated in a more modern film. Check it won't be disappointed.

In other aspiring artist named Jennifer Marsh decided to transform an abandoned gas station into a public work of art. It's a pretty neat idea. :) This is taken from the article on

"I really tried to find a good balance of art and politics. I don't want it to be just a political statement. And I don't want it to just be a sculpture," said the 27-year-old Marsh, who is finishing her master of fine arts degree at Syracuse University.

"I wanted to startle people so they would stop and think about it (oil) ... and be inspired to make up their own opinions about the situation and how it has affected their community," she said.

With the help of professional and amateur artists from 15 countries and more than 2,500 grade-school students in 29 states, Marsh covered the 50-year-old former Citgo station — pumps, light stands, signs and all — with more than 3,000 fiber panels that are crocheted, knitted, quilted or stitched together.

The panels cover 5,000 square feet and come in every color, hue and texture. There are panels in burlap, leather, even silk. There are panels of solid color and others with patterns, prints or scenes. Some carry written messages: "Give me oil or give me death."

Some of the more imaginative panels are made with the labels from plastic beverage containers, plastic shopping bags and plastic six-pack carriers — all petroleum products.

A nearby kiosk explains the project — called WRAP, for World Reclamation Art Project.

Friday, May 16, 2008

What Do You Think of This?

While I was waiting for the train yesterday morning a guy (that looked like he could use really use it) asked me for a quarter. I happened to have one in my pocket, so I gave it to him. He proceeded to continue counting all the change in his hands...(I thought he needed it for the train or something...don't know.) Then he drops a dime on the ground and doesn't even bother picking it up. So, I'm thinking if that dime doesn't make a difference to him...why did he ask me for a quarter! Just a tad bit frustrating...if you ask me...which you didn't. lol

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Eagle Cam

Had to share! Check this out. It's wonderful! :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tell Me Something

Why is it that most women are working against each other, or a least looking at each other as competition in every aspect of life? I'm not a die hard feminist or anything, but I have been thinking lately. Most women have gone through similar experiences in life, and are generally in the same boat, so to speak, so why don't they come together to support each other. Often they put on the facade of coming together, but in my experience...this is just for show, or a limited time thing until they find something else to become insecure about. Like I said...I'm not really a feminist, but I think if more women really came together and pursued things...then they could take over the world. hahaha That's an extreme, but you know what I'm saying. I think women would be a lot happier if they realized that most other women are going through the same crap. Then they could help each other through it instead of glaring and cursing from the sidelines. Does that make sense?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Hitchcock is Awesome

This is the picture I hung up at work today! :) And that made me very happy. I love Hitch's movies. What a great director! I love looking for his cameo in every movie. lol

Among others, I also like:

Kevin Smith
Adam Sandler
and Quentin Tarantino.

Who are some of your favorite directors? I would love to know! :)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Talk With George

There's a tall thin man standing in the shadows
When he calls your name his voice is strong and clear
It's a dark and smoky place, so you can't quite see his face
He pulls you close and whispers in your ear

And he tells you he was born into some money
But it didn't mean he had to sit around
And he knows a thing or two about the things that you should do
If you don't want to take life lying down

First of all hang out a lot with Hemingway
Spend some time fighting bulls in Spain
You should go three rounds with Archie Moore and Sugar Ray
So damn scary you won't mind the pain

Be ringside at the Rumble in the Jungle
Make friends with Hunter S. and Jackie O.
And when they shoot poor Bobby down, you wrestle Sirhan to the ground
Love your friends and miss them when they go

You should write a book or two and start a magazine
Even if it never makes a dime
You should swing out by your feet above the circus ring
At the very least throw parties all the time

Time and tide will never care
Not so far from here to there
We just go

So enjoy yourself, do the things that matter
Cause there isn't time and space to do it all
Love the things you try, drink a cocktail wear a tie
Show a little grace if you should fall

Don't live another day unless you make it count
There's someone else that you're supposed to be
Something deep inside of you that still wants out
And shame on you if you don't set it free

Jonathan Coulton

A Story About a Father

First, I want to say Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! :)

That being said...this post is about a father, and it brings up a pretty serious topic...drunk driving. I've seen this discussed a lot lately, and when I saw this story I knew I needed to post about it.

Earlier this week a father of three gave his own life to shield his daughter from a driver under the influence.

In my opinion, drunk driving is horrible because the driver is not only putting them self in danger, but they're putting everyone's life in their own hands. So selfish!!!

My mother-in law's best friend died on her honeymoon at the hands of a drunk driver. Her husband survived.

It worries me that young adults these days do not take drunk driving seriously. They don't think about the dire consequences of their actions.

What do you think?

Thanks Guys!

I just want to say thanks to everyone that reads my blog. It means a lot! :) Have a great weekend everyone!

Ya, so maybe I'm a little drunk...but it DOES mean a lot.

Don't worry...I will post something better in the morning. team was last in trivia.. but we won a free pitcher of beer, so all is good!

Also, they didn't have Paula Abdul on the Jute Box, but Sammy Hagar was just right.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Good News....

While weeding through the yuckiness (don't think this is really a word, but whatever. :) happening in the world...I found this. A blind man, 78 no less, bowled a perfect game. Very cool! It's hard to bowl a perfect game when you can actually see the pins; I can't imagine doing it blind! He deserves a trophy of some kind.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Sunshine In a Jar...YES

Being one of those people that requires sunshine pretty much all of the time...I'm in dire need of this from It's a Sun Jar!! How cool is that? It captures light all day...and then at night it glows with sunlight. :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

2 Things

1. I think I'm becoming addicted to hand sanitizer. :) Not really kidding...I love the way it tingles.

2. Today...I was getting a soda from the break room ...there was a guy in there eating(he doesn't work in my office)...we made small talk for, like, a millisecond...I said see you...he said good luck.

I thought about that for a minute...good luck with what? My day? Life?...??? He was probably not getting that philosophical, but whatever...I thought it was a cool way to end the conversation. Pretty unique. :)

Monday, May 5, 2008

Saudi Arabi'a First Mixed-Gender Mozart Concert

A German-based quartet staged Saudi Arabia's first-ever performance of European classical music in a public venue before a mixed gender audience.

I thought this story was promising...maybe more instances of equality for women to follow? It's the little steps that add up. The Saudi Arabian publics' accepting of this...hopefully is a sign of more tolerance to come!

read more | digg story

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Wine & Cake= Nemesis...Who Would've Thought it?

So, you would think that a huge glass of wine, and a piece of super chocolaty cake would be the recipe for happiness, right?'s typical that for me it would have the opposite effect.

Sadness, and a restless night filled with disturbing dreams followed. AND unfortunately...the effects continued into today. Yuck!

Feeling better now though...thankfully. :)

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Bon Jovi Review

I went to see Bon Jovi on! I was so excited when my friend Barbara asked me to write a review of the show for her blog Layla's Classic Rock Faves. Thanks Barbara!!

Go there to read it! Also you can find Barbara here, here, and here. I enjoy reading all of her blogs. :) Check her out!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Just a Taste of What is in My Head Today

1. How come... I'm the only person who stops at cross walks, and waits for the little man to appear before I cross?

2. Today would be a nice day to smoke a cigarette.

3. Why does soda taste better from a can, but beer from a can taste repulsive?

4. Why do some people have a better sixth sense then others?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

So I Missed the Last Day

of April's NaBloPoMo, but I have good(or at least interesting) excuses. I spent the evening rocking out with Jon Bon Jovi! (more about that later) And when I got home, late, but still wanting to write, my internet was dead. Which I thought was quite fitting considering I was going to originally post about how the World Wide Web was having one of its many birthdays.

So happy birthday free web...what would we do without you! :)

I have enjoyed the structure that NaBloPoMo provides, but I don't think I'm going to participate again this month. But, I'm sure that I will still be posting at least once a day...I love it.