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November 29, 2004


Thank you all so much for wishing me a happy birthday! I had quite a full day, and ended it by going to see The Incredibles, which lives up to its name. I loved it! And then to come home and find all these messages for me....you guys are the greatest! I will get to posting my resolutions for the new year tomorrow. You know of course that one of them was to quit procrastinating. HA! Now go see The Incredibles if you haven't already. :)

Nas, that horoscope is scary. And it's me. I hate when that happens (not)! :D

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my moment of Zen

The problem is not materialism as such. Rather, it is the underlying assumption that full satisfaction can arise from gratifying the senses alone. Unlike animals whose quest for happiness is restricted to survival and to the immediate gratification of sensory desires, we human beings have the capacity to experience happiness at a deeper level which, when achieved, can overwhelm unhappy experiences.

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

From "The Pocket Dalai Lama," edited by Mary Craig, 2002. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Boston, www.shambhala.com.

Today is my birthday, and I am treating it like the beginning of a new year. Another turn on the wheel, another trip round the sun. I am working on some resolutions, and I will post them later today. Not the usual "I will lose 10 pounds and quit smoking/eating/drinking/living" type of resolutions. Something personal and far more acheivable. For now, I am off to spend the day with one of my dearest friends. I can't think of a better way to celebrate.

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November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's wishing you a holiday that brings you all you want it to, whether that's a little quiet time at home alone or a house full of those you love and who love you.

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November 23, 2004

What is True in This Moment?

Honesty can be cultivated by transforming your inner language. For example, you might think: "I am no good" or "They are not good." Is this true? For some strange reason, people want to wallow in the idea of being either the best or the worst. What is true in this moment? How close can we get to the reality of our experiences?

-Martine Batchelor, "Meditation For Life"

Copyright Wisdom Publications 2001. Reprinted from "Daily Wisdom: 365 Buddhist Inspirations," edited by Josh Bartok, with permission of Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville MA 02144 U.S.A, www.wisdompubs.org.

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because Anne and I are quiz twins...

because I have been too lazy to write "real" posts about "important" things...

because I said so...

I am Bear

Bear Spirit Calls To You ~ Bear is spirit keeper of the West, the place of
darkness, maturity and good harvest. Bears are
active during the night and day. This
symbolizes its connection with solar energy,
that of strength and power, and lunar energy,
that of intuition. The bear holds the teachings
of introspection. When it shows up in your life
pay attention to how you think, act and
Bear's Wisdom Includes:
*Communication with Spirit
*Birth and rebirth
*Astral travel
*Creature of dreams, shamans and mystics
*Defense and revenge

Animal Spirit Guides ~ Which One Calls To You?
brought to you by Quizilla

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November 21, 2004

what kind of cat are you?

The Cheshire Cat! You're a sly cat who grins on the
outside, but schemes on the inside. Even your
best friends don't realize that you may
actually be their worst enemy!

What kind of cat are you?
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I rather like being the only cartoon cat on this quiz. :)

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November 20, 2004

just had to share

I just got home from a birthday party for a friend of mine. We had drumming and dancing and we did some henna tattoos. These will last from a few days to a few weeks. I decided to get mine done on my back. Here's a pic.


Happy Birthday, Jess!

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November 19, 2004

Evil Friday

Over on Laurel K. Hamilton's blog there is a rally for Evil Fridays, as a response to casual Friday since so many companies these days have a more relaxed dress code than in the past. Here's what I wore today:


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November 18, 2004

I'll kill them all with kindness

How Would YOU Take Over the World?

Makes sense, after all. If people are complacent with their television and high-sugar foods that make them immobile, they can't fight back!

This insight into my personality brought to you by Random Thinks, who got it from Beancounter Daydreams

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November 17, 2004

much ado about nothing

So yesterday was the day to be mashed and prodded by a med tech who was generally pleasant and explained everything really well. It wasn't as bad or as painful as I thought it would be. I find that things like that usually are not as traumatic as people make them out to be. The process was uncomfortable, but not terribly painful. The most painful part was sitting in the waiting room with a really bad soap opera on. At one point the plot, from what I gather, is that some girl, Theresa, is having a baby that she then is supposed to give to some other girl, Gwen, and the father of the baby...um, Ethan.

So Ethan goes upstairs with Fox, who is here to pick up Whitney, who is apparently pregnant with her brother's child. While this happens, Gwen goes into some daydream fantasy where she is what looks to be a saloon hall girl, in tight strapless corset and lacy skirt, with black tights and high button boots. It gets worse from there, ending in her shooting the woman who is stealing her baby. Then back to the real world. I didn't want to watch but it was so funny, so bad, it was like a train wreck. It was like a dramatic version of Howard's Head or Dream On :)

So, for some humor here is a little conversation I had this morning:

Them: so, what do you want for your birthday?
Us: I don't know. a phone. some cds and books. a garden. a job. world peace.
Us: :D
Them: hrmmm, last time I checked, Wal-MArt said they wouldn't be getting their next shipment of world peace until after the new year
Us: dammit!
Us: well that's better than SAMS, which was reporting it would be 2008 before another shipment came in
Them: wow...you know, I heard some places were getting preferential treatment...but you have to keep an eye out for inferior replacement products...I heard some people were getting world apathy and just placing a "peace" label on it
Us: hehehe
Us: I also read that some places were replacing the wording "martial law" with "world peace" and hoping no one notices
Them: man, that sucks...martial law has so much aspartame in it...

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