Monday, November 29, 2010

a reason, a season, a lifetime...

I came across this post as I browsed the internet. It talks of how people come into our lives and the degree to which they affect our lives. I know I come into people's lives as one of the three. Sometimes I think I'm only going to be in their lives for a short time, only to find myself their much longer. That is always a pleasant surprise.


People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty; to provide you with guidance and support; to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

I Wish I Could Speak Like Music - Poetry by Hafiz

I Wish I Could Speak Like Music

I wish I could speak like music.

I wish I could put the swaying splendor

Of the fields into words

So that you could hold Truth

Against your body

And dance.

I am trying the best I can

With this crude brush, the tongue,

To cover you with light.

I wish I could speak like divine music.

I want to give you the sublime rhythms

Of this earth and the sky's limbs

As they joyously spin and surrender,


Against God's luminous breath.

Hafiz wants you to hold me

Against your precious


And dance,


From "The Gift" by Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Let's Talk About:: Body Language

The video of the song that you are watching and listening to at the moment is not really what I'm talking about here, but I like it. I know you want to watch, so go ahead and then read what came to me last week as I was driving home. Okay? K. :D

I made this video playlist at

I hope you enjoyed that video. mmm-hmm. :P

Have you ever, in your "real life" and I know you have, met a person or persons that you have been drawn to. Hell, we all have. They can be an outgoing person, a caring one, or one that just has mutual interests as us. We talk to them and we gauge just how much they want to associate with us. We know where we stand all by their body language.

How much do they really want to talk?

Do they show an interest?

Do they just tolerate you?

Do they seek you out , or are you given the cold shoulder?


A necessary book for life. *laffin*
No, I'm serious.

So here is what I've been thinking.

It's the same here, just not as black and white. You gauge by the chatter. Or by the silence. This, to me, is the "online body language".

Far too often one person will be drawn to another, and the interest from one is not reciprocated by the other. This is sad, and I should know because it has happened to me. I have been in both positions.


What I mean is this. I have had a couple people over the three years I have been here that would message and comment me and want immediate responses. They were, as one friend of mine has pointed out, tiring.

There were a few people that commented me each day who I got to know and now really like. We became friends and I actually look forward to their comments.

A couple though, were persistant. So much so that I began to look at them a little different. I looked deeper into who they were, not just the surface. And I found some that I almost tossed away who turned out to be quite beautiful.

First impressions here can be brutal.

Yet there were others that I just wished would take the hint. Most of you reading this know me and if you don't, know this: I can't stand to hurt someone. But there were a couple I had to block. :(

Now I also have been on the other side where I'd be the one who wondered "Why don't they answer me?"

I was wanting approval.

I was wanting acceptance.

I was now the tiring one. And I didn't even know it.

What I want to say here is, don't just give one look. I've found that I have discovered diamonds in amongst those persistent rocks. They are rare, and I know that for some of you, you do not have the time to give each and everyone that friends you that attention. I'm just saying, maybe more than one impression should be allowed.

I am constantly discovering things about myself and life. I am truly a work in progress.

In conclusion, I want to say a thank you to all the wonderful people whom I have been allowed to really get to know. Thank you for allowing me into as much of your world as you are comfortable.

And also an open apology to those who I have been a "persistent rock" to.
To those people whose boundaries I pushed just a little too much.

You know who you are. ;)



Tell me what you think about body language. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Friday, October 29, 2010

From now on....Friendship with none of that Sissy Stuff

Are you tired of those sissy 'friendship' poems that always sound good, but never actually come close to reality?

Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of True Friendship.

You WON'T see cutesy little smiley faces on this- Just the stone cold truth of our great friendship.

Read to the end.

1. When you are sad,

I will jump on the person

who made you sad

like a spider monkey

jacked up on Mountain Dew!!!

2. When you are blue,

I will try to dislodge

whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile,

I will know you are

plotting something

that I must be involved in.

4. When you're scared,

we will high tail it out of here.

5. When you are worried,

I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse

it could be until you

quit whining, ya big baby!!!!

6. When you are confused,

I will use little words.

7. When you are sick,

Stay away from me

until you are well again.

I don't want whatever you have.

8. When you fall,

I'll pick you up

and dust you off--

After I laugh my butt off!!

9. This is my oath...

I pledge it to the end.

'Why?' you may ask;

-- because you are my FRIEND!


Friendship is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it, but only YOU can feel the true warmth.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Pharmaceutical News Ha-Ha

In pharmacology, all drugs have two names, a trade name and generic name. For example, the trade name of Tylenol also has a generic name of Acetaminophen. Aleve is also called Naproxen. Amoxil is also called Amoxicillin and Advil is also called Ibuprofen.

The FDA has been looking for a generic name for Viagra. After careful consideration by a team of government experts, it recently announced that it has settled on the generic name of Mycoxafloppin. Also considered were Mycoxafailin, Mydixadrupin, Mydixarizin, Dixafix, and of course, Ibepokin.

Pfizer Corp. announced today that Viagra will soon be available in liquid form, and will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer. It will now be possible for a man to literally pour himself a stiff one. Obviously we can no longer call this a soft drink, and it gives new meaning to the names of "cocktails", "highballs" and just a good old-fashioned "stiff drink". Pepsi will market the new concoction by the name of:


Thought for the day: There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer's research. This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Have you had someone that was in your life that can still evoke strong memories? An old friend; a husband or wife; a lover perhaps? They can make you remember those good times, and also how much you miss them? Yeah, I think we all do.

As the second verse states, I came across some old emails this weekend, and this came to me as I worked today.

Tangled... Jingle-Jangled

I'm tangled up in memories,

Memories of you

That make me feel warm inside

And at the same time, so blue.

I came across some messages,

Emails and poems you sent.

How did I misconstrue what

Your words really meant?

I won't let my words become daggers,

I'm just making sure you knew

That as I stumble through these memories

I'm both happy and blue.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I got this as an email fwd.

It has some very good advice and in sending it this way, it is going to way more than 15 people. Peace everyone.


There's some mighty fine advice in these words, even if you're not superstitious. This Lotus Touts has been sent to you for good luck from the Anthony Robbins organization.. It has been sent around the world ten times so far.

Do not keep this message..

The Lotus Touts must leave your hands in 6 MINUTES. Otherwise you will get a very unpleasant surprise. This is true, even if you are not superstitious,agnostic, or otherwise faith impaired

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.

FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.

SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

Eleven. Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'

FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice

TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dexter... Season 4


Last night I watched discs 3 & 4 of season 4 of Dexter. I don't want to give too much away about the show, but read this from imdb(dot)com:

"Meet Dexter Morgan. By day he's a blood splatter pattern expert for the Miami Metro police department. But by night - he takes on an entirely different persona: serial killer. But Dexter isn't your average serial killer as he only kills people who fit a very prolific and precise "moral code" taught to him by his late father Harry (he didn't kill Harry, honest), and developed very thoroughly throughout each kill."

If you've never seen it before, I highly recommend it. But you HAVE TO <--- note the caps * start with disc 1 of season 1. That is if you want to really understand Dexter and the story of his life.

Kev gives 2 thumbs up! Be forewarned... it's addictive. :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Optimist's Creed

These are words that I try to live up to, and they are words I many times fall short of.

I Promise Myself...

To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.

To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.

To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.

Christian D. Larson 1912



Random Quote of the Day - 10/3/2010

"I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes." ~ Sara Teasdale, "The Philosopher"

Friday, October 1, 2010

The World Asks Why


Random Quote of the Day - 10/1/2010

"All of us get lost in the darkness... Dreamers learn to steer by the stars... All of us do time in the gutters... Dreamers turn to look at the cars." ~ Rush "The Pass"

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 9/29/2010

"The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up." ~ Albert Schweitzer



©Curtis Bogan

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 9/28/2010

"I used to believe that anything was better than nothing. Now I know that sometimes nothing is better." ~Glenda Jackson

Morning Walk


Monday, September 27, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Magnifying Man


Random Quote of the Day - 9/25/2010

"God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me." ~Author unknown, variation of an excerpt from "The Serenity Prayer" by Reinhold Neibuhr

Friday, September 24, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 9/24/2010

"They say that these are not the best of times, But they're the only times I've ever known. And I believe there is a time for meditation in cathedrals of our own." ~ Billy Joel, "Summer, Highland Falls"



Thursday, September 23, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 9/23/2010

"Cinderella, she seems so easy... 'It takes one to know one,' she smiles... And puts her hands in her back pockets... Bette Davis style" ~ Bob Dylan, "Desolation Row"

The Look


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

8 on its side


Random Quote of the Day - 9/22/2010

"But of all these friends and lovers... There is no one compares with you. And these memories lose their meaning... When I think of love as something new. Though I know I'll never lose affection... For people and things that went before... I know I'll often stop and think about them... In my life, I love you more." ~ Beatles "In My Life"

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Earth Eye


Random Quote of the Day - 9/21/2010

"And Honey, I miss you and I'm being good. And I'd love to be with you if only I could." ~ Bobby Goldsboro, "Honey"

Monday, September 20, 2010



Random Quote of the Day - 9/20/2010

"Tough and funny and a little bit kind: that is as near to perfection as a human being can be." ~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 9/19/2010

"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be." ~ Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ, c.1420

Woman and Flower - Picasso


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Jersey Girl Photography Inside the EMP


©Photos by Jersey Girl

Random Quote of the Day - 9/18/2010

"I have this one little saying, when things get too heavy just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man." ~ Jimi Hendrix

40 years ago, the world lost one of the biggest cultural figures of the Sixties. His music continues to be an influence today on the music scene and on young musicians, no matter what genre. RIP Jimi.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lost In Time


Random Quote of the Day - 9/17/2010

"One doesn't know, till one is a bit at odds with the world, how much one's friends who believe in one rather generously, mean to one." ~ D.H. Lawrence

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 9/16/2010

"The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile." ~ Plato

The Beauty of a Note


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 9/11/2010

"I was sitting at a traffic light at 436 and Piedmont-Wekiva Road when I heard on the radio of the first plane hitting the WTC." ~ Me

Twin Towers - NYC


Friday, September 10, 2010



Random Quote of the Day - 9/10/2010

"There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound." ~ Diana Cortes

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 9/9/2010

"Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me, Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee." ~ Stephen Foster, "Beautiful Dreamer"

Eye of a Tokay Gecko


Submitted by Alan M

Photographer's comment: "A close-up shot of a Tokay Gecko. Their eyes remind me of old-fashioned keyholes. Thanks for looking!"

Wednesday, September 8, 2010



Random Quote of the Day - 9/8/2010

"Do not confuse your vested interests with ethics. Do not identify the enemies of your privilege with the enemies of humanity." ~Max Lerner, Actions and Passions, 1949

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 9/7/2010

"You will turn over many a futile new leaf till you learn we must all write on scratched-out pages." ~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Robot Love


Monday, September 6, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 9/6/2010

"You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face... And show the world all the love in your heart... Then people gonna treat you better... You're gonna find, yes you will... That you're beautiful as you feel." ~ Carole King, "Beautiful"



Sunday, September 5, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 9/5/2010

"There's beauty in the silver singing river... There's beauty in the sunrise in the sky... But none of these and nothing else can match the beauty... That I remember in my true love's eyes." ~ Bob Dylan, "Tomorrow is a Long Time"



©Scott Church


The lyrics are from the poem Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore,
sung by Palbasha Siddique.
Lyrics (with English translation) for the music, Praan by Garry Schyman, are below...


Bhulbona ar shohojete
Shei praan e mon uthbe mete
Mrittu majhe dhaka ache
je ontohin praan

Bojre tomar baje bashi
She ki shohoj gaan
Shei shurete jagbo ami
(Repeat 2X)

Bojre tomar baje bashi
She ki shohoj gaan
dao more shei gaan

Shei jhor jeno shoi anonde
Chittobinar taare
Shotto-shundu dosh digonto
Nachao je jhonkare!

Bojre tomar baje bashi
She ki shohoj gaan
Shei shurete jagbo ami
(Repeat 3X)

Bojre tomar baje bashi
She ki shohoj gaan
Shei shurete jagbo ami

Bojre tomar baje bashi
She ki shohoj gaan
dao more shei gaan

Stream of Life
[English translation of Praan]

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day

runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth

in numberless blades of grass

and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth

and of death, in ebb and in flow.

I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life.

And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 9/4/2010

"So take me down to your dance floor... And I won't mind the people when they stare. Paint a different color on your front door... And tomorrow we may still be there." ~ Gram Parsons ~ "A Song For You"