Monday, March 21, 2011

Words from the Wise

"It's good to be open-minded, but not so open that your brain falls out." -Jacob Needleman

"A blind man who sees is better than a seeing man who is blind." -Persian Proverb

"The higher we soar the smaller we look to those who cannot fly." -Friedrich Nietzsche

"To believe a thing impossible is to make it so." -French Proverb

"The madman thinks the rest of the world is crazy." Pubililius Syrus 

"To know what is right and wrong and not to do it is the worst cowardice." -Confucius

and just for a good laugh...

"No two people look at one individual from the same point of view. For instance, I have a girlfriend. To me, she's the most remarkable, the most wonderful person in the world. That's to me. But to my wife..." -Jackie Mason 

"The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think."

"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils ..." - Louis Hector Berlioz

“Love is like a booger. You keep picking at it until you get it, then wonder what to do with it.”


Monday, March 7, 2011

Chaos and Tortuga

When life gets so complicated and stressful, I tend to do nothing. That's right, nothing. Being overwhelmed is instead, don't accomplish anything that needs to be completed. Trust me, you'll feel better. Make a list of all those house-hold chores, spousal demands, kids' homework, etc. and burn it. Burn that list until  it's a sad little charred pile of nothing. If you're worried about the kids following your example-of lighting things on fire( imagine such a feeling and let it take over!) 

Yeah, it's kind of weird. What do you do now? Whatever the heck you want! That's right. Plug those headphones in, just like your demanding teenager, and slide on into that bubble bath(be careful with those electronics.) If you don't like baths or you live in Arizona, where it's already too warm to have a bath, then: write, get a pedicure, make your hubby rub your aching shoulders for crying out loud. 

Disclaimer: This exercise is to be completed in a one hour span of time. Extending the given period of time could lead to unruly behavior by participant, an emotional epiphany, laziness or even a brain aneurysm. 

Now, there is a reason Tortuga is mentioned in the title of this post. These past few days have proved to be a little chaotic and there are so many demands in life! I'm not a fan-of the demands, I like life though. I sat down on my stability ball at my beautiful black desk and looked at my turtle, Tortuga. He caught my eye, mainly because he takes up most of the space on my desk, but I was happy to have his company. I made a profound discovery.... 

The stupid dogs outside wouldn't stop barking and my list of duties shouted in my head. I shoved the windows shut, decided to write and avoid everything else. Just me and Tortuga chillin' at my desk. It was the best decision I've made all day, much better than the choice to leave my hair color on my head for an hour...that's what happens when writing takes me over. Let it happen! It's time, those creative juices are seeping out, let it flow (kind of a nasty image, sorry.)

Try the exercise-the list, and have some fun. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Man, oh man! What the heck is blogging? I thought that being born into this technologically advanced age that it would come naturally, not the case. Although a difficult process, I may be getting the hang of it. Posting this only took me two hours, literally, kind of ridiculous huh?

Now that I have figured it out, I can't remember what I had to say....Until next time!