Saturday, January 11, 2014

Totally Freestyle Dancing

I think she was dancing to the soundtrack from Batman from the 60's (the one with Adam West).

Monday, September 30, 2013

Writing a Blog and the Importance of Being Earnest

To write a good blog, you have to pull from inside. You can't just pull fashion pictures off of the web and post them up, or post up "selfies" everyday. Fashion bloggers carry a lot of weight in the industry right now, but it's changing. You have to be inspired, knowledgeable, savvy, flexible, honest, and psychic. That is why so many blogs are sinking, and why so many bloggers are walking away from their blogs. 
If you have a lot of other stuff going on in your life, it is often hard to make time for your blog, and your blog suffers. I fall into the second category. So, what to do, what to do. ..................
  1. Wait for the right inspiration?
  2. Wait a really long time?
  3. Consider turning the long wait into never coming back?
  4. No! Use the lack of time and inspiration to write an article on lack of time and inspiration. Genius. I tell you, it's really good to be me right now.
There has been a lot going on this summer, and life has been full. There have been hair changes, weight changes, plans for the future changes, work related changes, and it's all been exhausting.   I'm so wiped out I can barely eat my cheesy baked bread. (It's delicious btw). 
The most important thing is to not let the pressure get to you. Pressure from work to be less spaced out, pressure from my grand daughter to put my ideas into a children's book that she can actually read,  pressure from my hair dresser to reveal the hair color I'm using, pressure from the bill collectors to pay bills on time, arrrggggg! The pressure!!!! Not only am I supposed to get my book into print, I'm expected to get a video deal to turn the characters into a game that she can play. Really? (chewing on cheesy bread #2, mmmm) 
So, where was I? Oh yeah, don't let the pressure get to you. (what is that on the floor over there, and how did I miss that with the vacuum?)
In closing, be sincere, be calm, and the inspiration will come to you. You'll see. (Is that tomato sauce on my new jeans?)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Addicted to the Reach - Basketball

When I was a young girl, I played basketball. Not very well, but I played. I think the reason they let me stay on the team was because I was a good shot. I could throw that ball at the hoop from just about anywhere on the court and it would go in. I was not a very popular girl, and I got fouled a lot by the "mean girls". So I quit. But not before I had become addicted to the reach. Anyone who has played basketball knows what that means. It's a feeling that never leaves you. The arms are elongated, you almost feel like you're flying. And you will find many excuses throughout the rest of your life to experience that feeling, such as helping little old ladies reach things on the top shelves at the supermarket. Or reaching behind something to retrieve an object that no one else could reach, smiling, holding it up victoriously. 
Being addicted to the reach is a feeling that needs to be kept in balance with the rest of the body, so keeping the lower extremity toned through daily walking is important. Short bursts, sprinting, is also a good idea; it "tricks" the muscles into working harder. Yoga stretches, to keep your muscles flexible, are also a really good idea.  Not to mention that yoga has been shown to be beneficial to your organs.
It all boils down to reaching out. Once you get started, it gets easier. It's a feeling that becomes a driving force in your life, making you more accessible, more likable. And isn't that a good idea for everyone, since we all share this organic space ship called Earth.
See you on the court.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Freddie Mercury

This guy was a genius. 
I had never seen this picture of him before, so I decided to post it up. 
It's Friday, welcome to the weekend. The first time I heard Freddie sing, it was a Friday night in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Things were pretty quiet. I was sitting in my car, waiting for a friend to come down from their apartment, so we could go to some other town that was more "happening".  Oh, the quiet, the complete and utter "deadness" of it all. Then a miracle happened. Killer Queen came on the radio. A voice singing, so seductive, so alluring, I felt like I was the one who discovered him. I listened, looking up at the fire escape behind the red brick apartment building. My own private concert. Thank you Freddie.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

World Grid Controversy - Lines Connecting All Major Ancient Sites

Fact: Fifteen circles, forming an Earth grid, connect all major ancient sites.
Controversy: Who really built the sites, and why? 
Some people contend that aliens assisted the ancient people with the building and location of the sites, perhaps to harness the Earth's increased magnetic energy in these areas. Other people hold the belief that ancient people were much more advanced, and knew secrets of technology that are lost to us today.
Regardless of which side you take, or if you have your own theory, how totally cool is it that the Earth has a natural magnetic grid marked by ancient sites? 
You can research it, and I encourage you to do so. It's fascinating.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Best of New York Magazine July 29-August 5, 2013 Double Issue - Sex

Cover - A Double Issue - Sex (need we say more?)

Anarchists of the House - page 22 - The Republican Congress is testing a new frontier of radicalism - governmental sabotage.

The Hoboken Sound - Page 67 - An oral history of Maxwell's.
Not to be missed in this issue - Swim where you live properties - page 60, and The Approval Matrix - page 104.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Golden Advice - Start with You.

"There is within me a friend who consoles me every time that troubles overwhelm me and misfortunes afflict me. The man who does not feel friendship towards himself is a public enemy, and he who finds no confidant within himself will die of despair. For life streams out of man's inner self and in no way from what surrounds him." - Kahil Gibran, The Eye of the Prophet
*And that is why I buy shoes.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Thought on Freedom

I know what it means to be an American, and I know what it means to be free. I know what is offered, and I know what is taken. I know that my eyes are starving for beauty, and I know that  beauty is all around.  You cannot tell me what "deserving" is, that word does not exist for me. I have been misjudged, underestimated, set-up, blamed, neglected, selfishly loved, overworked, underpaid, played for a fool, and left out to dry. I know my heart is not hard, I still give people the benefit of the doubt, and I have joy, real joy. It doesn't come from anything that I rely on or believe in, it's just there. It was there when I was little, before I learned about religion, before anything. I was just happy to "be". After a multitude of lessons, some good/some bad, it is still there.  In my angriest moments, when my bowl of disappointment is overflowing, it remains. It's what really keeps me grounded. It's what I always come back to. It keeps me free, even though sometimes my life is not my own.  At least I think it's joy. It's that warm, sure feeling. No matter what is going on around me, and no matter how far down I've been, it's that little fire that never went out.  It's singing because it feels good to sing, smiling because smiling is nice, and doing things for other people because it feels good. It's random acts of kindness for others, and knowing I deserve to be kind to myself. It's knowing that no matter how hard things seem sometimes, life is still the greatest gift, and I am glad to be here. I may not have all of the answers, but that's ok. 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Granny Hootenanny - Summit Hill, Pa.

Combine local musicians with kids & hula hoops. Shake gently. Serve with a side of vendors sprinkled with good humor. 
A good time was had by all.