Saturday, October 08, 2005

Empathetic Pathetic

For some reason I needed comfort tonight....comfort, like a
warm blanket, to reassure me it was ok to fall asleep...ok to
leave the blunders and burdens of the day behind.

As I read the news of the earthquake in Pakistan I can't help
but feel empathy for the suffering and pain going on
there...and a bit of resentment for those of us, half a world
away, happily asleep in our beds, ignorant to the pain.

"We all have our times of pain and suffering", someone once told me.
But do we? Have we? And does that make it ok to go on as
if nothing has happened? Since it has not happened to us this time? I don't know how to feel about that.

Am I just too empathetic sometimes? I feel pathetic.

Good Girl!

"Good girl," i declared as I patted her on the head and gave her a bowl of water. Slurp, slurp, slurp; she lapped it up, shook her coat, then wagged her tail as she looked up at me with her sweet big brown eyes.

"I can't believe she did it," I told my husband, putting my hands on my hips as I stretched my legs. "She's come along way," he confirmed with the pride of a father, kneeling to rub her tummy. "There was a time when she was too scared to go down a small set of stairs, and now, look at her. She should be proud of herself. I know I am proud of her."

The recipient of this praise and disbelief is my little dog, Sugar. A miniature American Eskimo housedog, you wouldn't expect her to have just climbed a VERY steep canyon wall (not sure of it's exact height but it is BIG and takes a good hour to get up it in shape and requires alot of rock-climbing, ledge-climbing and that tupe of thing.)...but she did it (with very little help from us, I might add.)

See, the reason we are so proud of her is that we got from some friends of ours when she was only a puppy. Apparently, the people that "owned" her (although I hate to use ownership with creatures) before our friends did had apparently mistreated her and abused her. So, needless to say, she was very skiddish when we first took her in. At one time, she was terrified of a set of 5 stair-steps or shivered at the thought of attempting to jump into the seat of our car.
But that was 1998 and this is 2005 and
she really has come a long way.

So to our little hardcore house puppy, I say, good job!

Friday, October 07, 2005

Haiku Friday

lips, nose, tits, and ass...
fake beauty sought, WRONG REASON!
plastic eternal

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Stalker Serenade, How I Love Thee!

It seems someone "out there" is stalking my blog. I discovered this today upon opening my email. I was surprisingly amused & even somewhat "stimulated" by the poetic and delightfully raw verbage. Queen of quandary, you know who you are. I love the work of your fingers...sufficiently pounding the keyboard. I eagerly anticipate the sound of your voice on the other end...

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

An Inspiring Quote

I thought I would share with you my favorite quote from one of my favorite movies. I like it so much because of it's raw, timeless truth. It is taken from The Count of Monte Cristo written by Alexandre Dumas, screenplay by Jay Wolpert and is quoted by the main character, Edmond Dantes a.k.a. The Count of Monte Cristo. (Sorry about the run-on sentence folks ;) )

"Life is a storm my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment and be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into the storm as you shout as you did in Rome. 'Do your worst for I will do mine!'. Then the Fates will know you as we know you..."

So, if you are fortunate enough as I am today, to have the sun shining down upon you, savor and enjoy it. It may not last forever, unfortunately. Be ready at any time to take a stand for what you believe.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

I Love The Onion!

If you have never checked it out, you simply must go to It is a mock news source and it is where I go when I need a "pick-me-up", you know, when the world is getting a little too serious.

In the issue from September 28th that just got archived yesterday, there are a couple of pictures on it that just cracked me up right away. So if you go, you must go to the archives for the September 28th & scroll down about halfway and you will see what made me laugh...(yes, it's the Carhartt work thong!!!)

WARNING: If you are easily offended by just a little bit of political incorrectness, you may not want to go but if you need a good laugh, I highly recommend it!!!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

The Army Wants You Back!

Ok, so you may have to squint a bit to see this, but look at what I ran across while surfing the web tonight. It seems that the military is really hurting for recruits. Could it be that we are spread too thin all across the world? (gasp!) Surely not!
Please note that this specific snapshot of the website shows a form one can fill out and submit to be contacted by a recruiter. It waves money in your face..."up to $150,000 in bonuses" (ummmm.......right)
This specific form is for "prior service" like myself; someone who served a lot of time and got out for whatever reason.
Although I do consider it from time to time, I can't help but chuckle a bit at the way it seems to be bribing us former soldiers. "Please baby, take me back. I'll buy you lots of nice things & treat you better this time...I promise. I'll do ANYTHING to get you back! I can CHANGE, baby, I can CHANGE!!! ;)

adopt your own virtual pet!