Saturday, April 24, 2010

Affirmation Saturday

I have everything I need to co-create my own reality. I have value and I matter. I am empowered to nurture and tend to my own garden of purpose. I bring new life into the world.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Have a happy period.......


I have deadlines to meet....clients who have no clue what they want they just know that what I've done 4 times precisely by their specs is not it... my head hurts, I'm bloated, my back aches, my hormones are playing annagaddadavida and I'm cramping..........and now I'm getting orders from my maxi pads to be ....HAPPY

Dear Always want me to have a happy period? okay... just strap me a bar of godiva, a mini bottle of firefly vodka and a couple of valium on to one of your cute lil aerodynamic pads and I'll be glad to be just as happy as a frickin' lil lark! Until you do that...back the hell off!I'll have whatever kind of period I wanna have.

You know that a man had to come up with that particular bit of marketing BS or one of those Stepford women did it.

You want to know what would make my period really happy? A bazooka!......

it's either that or world peace and quiet....always ask for world peace and quiet.

Hey if you're gonna go for world peace go all the way and go for world peace and quiet.
You're just as likely to get it.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


So...we need some big poster displays for a show my client says.

Okay says I...picturing your basic tradeshow type venue or convention dealer room.

The show went great says the client - everyone loved your work says the client. Here's the link says the client take a look at how they turned out!

Where my designs have been without me.....


Affirmation Saturday

my power today lies in conscience.
I own responsibility for the baggage I have chosen to carry.

I am empowered by blind faith in fulfilling my purpose or greater good to "just do it," and I transform through passion or direction in principle.

Hurtin Songs...

I've been reading She Who Seeks blog
and have thoroughly enjoyed her "Hurtin songs"

I got to thinking and I have serveral too.

Not going to bore folks with the details but here are my top three

Number 3

Number 2

and Number 1


and because every thing has an opposite...

my top three happy songs.

Number 3...
yeah...I's a Disney song....sue me lol

Number 2

it always makes me smile.

Number 1

Things I always sing along with......

There's more but this is more than enough.


are like assholes....everyone has one...and some of them are downright stinky.


There are times when my love of Free Speech annoys me.
Yeah I know that's a hell of a thing to say but really in order to have free speech for some you have to have it for all and that means hearing things you really don't want to hear....frequently from people you don't want to hear them from.

It's bad enough having to sit by and let hate spew out of the mouths of idiots but when it dribbles off the lips of friends it's down right disgusting.

But..... I support their right to have an opinion....and to speak up about it...even when it's wrong.
even when I find it reprehensible

oy what a pain in the ass that have to allow hate literature in order to have allow horrid porn in order to have let people rant on about (I'm about to use some offensive terms - theirs..not mine) " niggers"," faggots", "witches",  "Bitches"etc etc etc order to be able to stand up and speak out about the things I hold right - Freedom of expression, equal rights for all, freedom to love who you will, freedom to worship as you will, and not be persecuted because of it.

in order for me to express my beliefs I have to be willing to let them express theirs.............and not pick up a 2x4 and smack them over their heads with it.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can't change
the courage to change what I can
the wisdom to know the difference
and the patience not to beat the hell out of those who annoy me.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Thank You Mr.President.

It was really nice to get up and read some positive news for a change. I think we just made a huge leap forward in acceptance.

The President has just decreed that same sex couples have some of the same rights that hetero couples have had for years....they don't have the right to marry yet..but they now have the right to be there when their loved one is make hard medical decisions...... to sit by a dying mate in the restricted areas of the hospital.  They're finally being acknowledged as next of kin.

If the man does nothing else ...he's just paid me back for my vote.

Go forth and google...history has just been made.

Its a beautiful day.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Naked Atlanta...

Let me just start out by saying that I live in a very URBAN area.
Very urban.... you can see the dome of the Georgia capitol building from the upstairs balcony.  It's also a very ethnically diverse area where I ...with my terribly white self am a glowing minority.

That being said I was taking a break from work the other day and when out onto the front porch to enjoy some tea, sunshine and a good book.

"The Kitchen House" (okay it's a mediocre book but I was just starting it at the time so I had high hopes)

I'm sitting there on the couch sipping my tea, listening to the neighbor cuss his lawn and reading. Thoroughly enjoying the very prosaic peaceful moment when I began to hear the very distinctive Clop CLOP Clop CLOP of shod hooves.
I looked at the book...and wasn't good enough to transport me into auditory fantasy land.
I've had books vivid enough to make me see smell and hear every nuance.... This was an okay little book but nothing shattering.

The neighbor had stopped too and was looking around....

sure enough...right down the middle of the street came an absolutely gorgeous appaloosa being ridden by a guy wearing nothing but a braves baseball cap, tube socks and shoes.
White guy...
and obviously glad to be out enjoying the sunshine....and obviously not European.

Did I mention that I live in downtown Atlanta?
In the hood?
there are no stables in the hood....

Obviously he was lost because I live on a dead end street and he got to the end of it looked around determined that there wasn't a crossroad...wheeled Seabiscuit back around rather expertly and clip clopped back the way he'd come with a nod to me and the neighbor.

The neighbor leaned on the fence and said " Miss Behavin' ....You know him?"
and I said " no....Neighbor...just because he's a white guy doesn't mean that I know him"
"He's not a friend of yours?"

"Don't take this wrong Miss Behavin...but white folks is weird"

"I ...can't deny that"

I have no clue who he was or how he made it from point A to point wherever without being arrested or why he wasn't plastered all over the news in all his glory but I'd like to thank the lone horseman of the hood for making my day a bit more surreal.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Affirmation because I need it today.

My power today lies in patronage or charity. It's the least I can do to help those less fortunate. Help will arrive when I am ready to accept it. It's my civic duty. It's not a hand out, it's a hand up. Give credit where credit is due. I am worth the investment or he/she is entitled to my assistance. 'Beggars can't be choosers,' but you can't keep a good one down. I am empowered by gratitude and my asset is obligation."

Monday, April 5, 2010

Words of wisdom

The only thing more fragile than a woman's heart is a man's ego.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Frickin Easter!

The picture suits my very frazzled state of being right now. My milk of human kindness has turned sour and my Scottish nature has just declared war on my neighbors.

I live in downtown the West End. It's an area that is in the process of being reclaimed from the junkies and gangs. It is indeed the Ghetto but the houses are really cool and most of the neighbors are nice. It's the sort of place where when it rains on garbage day one of the neighbors (I have no clue which one) brings my trashcan back up to the porch for me. Nice hard working folks.

We've had a recent move in though. I had high hopes when they bought this wonderful old craftsman bungalow across the street and started renovations. I was like YAY another person not afraid to come in here an work to bring things back. Huzzah!

But...... and there's always a but...
Just about every night since they moved in 3 weeks ago they've had a party. A big loud one that gets cranked up about midnight and goes on until daylight. We're talking enough traffic to block the street, loud engines, louder stereos and people fighting out on the sidewalk. addition to the loud music pouring out of the house - the doors and windows wide open black light on.

The neighbors have gone over there (one of them has an almost new born and she's ready to KILL). I've gone over there - 5 am walked right on in the open front door in my bathrobe and fuzzy slippers and had a little come to Jesus meeting with them . Up until last night we were being nice about it and trying to handle things like grown ups. And to be fair after my bathrobe chat they had been being quiet starting  at 2am like I asked them to. Last night...the hoopty ghetto blasting jackassery was back in full force.

About 5 am I gave it the hell up and did something I hate doing unless there's blood being shed....I called the cops.

The conversation went like this.

Me "Hi, I live at ******* and I'd like to call to report -
Operator "the drag racing? You're the fourth call we've gotten"

Me (half awake and stupid tired) " Huh? I have no idea how they're dressed....they're just being loud and I really want to sleep"

Long pause

"M'aam? have you been drinking?"

"No ..but if I had any booze in the house I'd probably start"

"What kind of CARS are they driving?"

"OH! THAT kind of drag racing - sorry...wrong cultural reference. I have no idea I'm laying in bed trying to sleep and I'm not going to get up and go look. They're just being loud. They're going to wake the dead and start the zombie apocalypse"

"Was that supposed to be funny?"

"No....I'm utterly serious."

"We're already sending someone out."

"Thank you SO much"

Dispatch has zero sense of humor.

and I've pretty much lost mine now too. It's war. They want music...I'll give em the daytime... loud and proud. Scottish pipes, filk songs, BACH ! Drummers! Gregorian Chants! and Maybe even Alvin and the Chipmunks!

I have a friend who's a 6ft5 muscle bound special forces type who's volunteered to come pipe for me...full kilt...worn regimentally.

(mine is an evil laugh)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

What's my sign...

Okay I'm so stupid tired today that I'm procrastinating. I do that by looking up odd things on the net.

todays oddity would be things like my Vedic moon sign

You are born in Vedic Moon Sign

LeoAccording to Vedic Astrology Classic:
You will have a broad face, will move fearlessly and as balanced as a lion, be physically fit and have beautiful and expressive eyes. The Lord of Leo is the Sun, known as the king of the planetary cycle, so you will have kingly qualities, be cultured, frank and open-hearted and liberal and honest. You will be liberal and large hearted. You will possess qualities of leadership and organization. You will be ambitious and will be desirous of achieving your goal. You will be independent but not impertinent. When you are enraged, you may be aggressive but will have the amazing quality of forgiving and forgetting. You will be fearless, bold, principled and unused of being ordered by others. You will complete your work with dedication but occasionally you may be lethargic and lazy. You may suddenly leave all work and sit down. You will try to live happily in all circumstances. You will be religious, charitable, egoistic and self-respective. You will have drawbacks like arrogance, being fond of flattering, self-praise, a tendency to impress others, self-exposure and partiality in behaviour.

Today's forecast...

According to astrological principles of Vedic Astrology:

You are born in Vedic Moon Sign
Horoscope for Thursday 1st April 2010   Powered by :
Positive day with aggressive approach giving better returns. Good day to plan marketing activities and PR initiatives. Favorable day for romance and meeting new people.
Plan your day:
1. Business deals Favourable day throughout for all kinds of business deals.
2. Love & relationships Positive day. New friendships made today could be long term.
3. Money transactions (Loans/Investments) Very favourable throughout for money transactions and investments.
4. Speculation in stocks & shares Positive day. Good for long term investments. Not so much for speculation.
5. Important letters or email communication Favorable day. You should avoid correspondence, which is likely to get replies tomorrow, though.
6. Journey Favourable day throughout.
7. Purchase of new house/ car Positive day.
8. Moving into new house Ordinary day good for moving into rented or old houses.
9. Gambling Favorable day. There will be gains if commenced today. (subject to strength of birth chart).
10. Start new medicine /surgery Very favourable throughout.
11. Initiating legal proceedings/notices Good for recovery cases as well as money related matters.
12. Offensive action involving violence or aggression. Not favourable for offensive action throughout.
13. Construction/ Building activity Good for all kinds of related activities
14. Educational activity /admissions Very favourable throughout.
15. Commence religious ceremonies Good Day throughout.

hmmm... interesting.... Somebody buy me a lottery ticket..I'm too busy to go out lol. I'll share!

my' normal' sign is Sagittarius.

Sagittarius About Your Sign...

Sagittarians have a positive outlook on life, are full of enterprise, energy, versatility, adventurousness and eagerness to extend experience beyond the physically familiar. They enjoy travelling and exploration, the more so because their minds are constantly open to new dimensions of thought. They are basically ambitious and optimistic, and continue to be so even when their hopes are dashed. Their strongly idealistic natures can also suffer many disappointments without being affected. They are honorable, honest, trustworthy, truthful, generous and sincere, with a passion for justice. They are usually on the side of the underdog in society they will fight for any cause they believe to be just, and are prepared to be rebellious. They balance loyalty with independence.
Sagittarians are usually modest and are often religious, with a strong sense of morality, though they tend to overemphasize the ethical codes they follow and worship beliefs about God rather than God Himself. This means that, negatively, they regard rigid, unloving, intolerant adherence to ritual and conventional codes as more important than the truths they symbolize or embody. They sometimes pay lip service to religions and political parties in which they have ceased to believe because the outward forms satisfy them, yet they may not hesitate to switch allegiance in politics or change their system of belief if they see personal advantage to themselves in doing so.
They have both profound and widely ranging minds, equipped with foresight and good judgement, and they can be witty conversationalists. They love to initiate new projects (they make excellent researchers) and have an urge to understand conceptions that are new to them. they think rapidly, are intuitive and often original, but are better at adapting than inventing and are at their best when working with colleagues of other types of character that compliment their own. They are strong-willed and good at organizing, a combination that gives them the ability to bring any project they undertake to a successful conclusion. Their generosity can be balanced by their extreme care at handling their resources.
Sagittarians are ardent, sincere and straightforward in love, normally conventional and in control of their sexual natures. Yet if thwarted, they may easily allow their failure to embitter their whole lives or they may revenge themselves upon the opposite sex by becoming cynically promiscuous. They are more apt then the average to make an uncongenial alliance.
If their marriages are successful, they will be faithful spouses and indulgent parents; but their innate restlessness will inspire them to use even the most satisfying ménage as a base from which to set out on their travels. They need to fell free and are often faced with the choice of allowing their careers to take over their lives at the expense of the love of their spouse and family. Sagittarian women are the counterparts of their men; even if they have no career to rival their love, they find it difficult to express affection and may run the risk of being thought frigid.
In other personal relationships they are reliable, seldom betraying any trust given to them. They can, however, be impulsively angry and both male and female Sagittarians know how to be outspoken and exactly what expressions will hurt their adversaries most. On the other hand they are magnanimous in forgiving offenses and are responsible when looking after the elderly in the family.
Their gifts fit Sagittarians for a number of widely differing professions. They are natural teachers and philosophers with a talent for expounding the moral principles and laws which seem to explain the universe. This gift enables them to be successful churchmen on the one hand and scientists on the other. The law and politics also suit them, as does public service, social administration, public relations and advertising. Travel and exploration naturally appeal to such restless souls and, if their opportunities are limited, they may find something of travel and change of scene in the armed forces or through working as a travelling salesman. Others may make fine musicians and, in the days before automobiles, they were said to be successful at horse trading and all activities, including sporting ones, concerning horses. This has been translated in modern terms into an interest in cars and aircraft - and again with emphasis on the sporting side racing, rallying etc. They are said to make good sports coaches, but their tastes in this direction may lead them into imprudent gambling, though the gambling instinct may be sublimated by carrying it out professionally as a bookmaker.
The vices to which Sagittarians are prone are anger they tend to flare up over trifles; impatience - they want to rush every new project through immediately and demand too much of colleagues who cannot work at the pace they require; and scorn of the inadequacies of others while expecting fulsome recognition of their own efforts. They may in one sense deserve recognition, because in completing a major project they will sacrifice their health and family relationships; in their family's eyes they may merit condemnation.
They can be exacting, domineering and inconsiderate in the work place; and boastful, vulgar and extravagant in their private lives. Their restlessness, if excessive, can jeopardize more than their own stability. some Sagittarians risk becoming playboys, wasting their lives away in frivolous pursuits. Others can develop a moralizing, religious fanaticism or else turn into hypocrites, their inner prudishness disguised by an outward appearance of joviality. Another side of the religiosity which is a danger in Sagittarians is superstition.
Possible Health Concerns...
Sagittarius governs the hips, thighs and sacral area; subjects suffer from ailments of the hips and thighs and are liable to sciatica and rheumatism. An alleged deficiency of silicon in their physiques can give them poor skin, nails and hair.
As they are often sportsmen indulging in dangerous pursuits, they are prone to accidents which arise from these. The ancient astrologers mention falls from horses and hurts from them and other four-footed beasts. The taking of risks in other sports is a danger to the modern Sagittarian, and he is also liable to accidents with fire and heat.

  • Traveling
  • getting to the heart of the matter
  • Freedom
  • Laws and meanings
  • the general 'feel' of things
  • Off the wall theories
  • being tied down domestically
  • Being constrained
  • cooling your heels
  • bothered with details