As children we are all shown and smothered with the legend of Santa and his magical reindeer. We are lead to believe in a mystical, if not judgmental, being who brings toys and goodies to those children who he had determined are good enough. But that’s not what I was thinking about today. We can tackle that another day.
Rudolph! We all know who and what I’m talking about. For as long as I can remember, I have know about this special reindeer. The one with the red nose. All of us have seen the special on television. And we have all recited the song without fail. A show and song about this reindeer letting us know about his birth and his struggle and the pressure to fit in. because he was apparently born right after a nuclear disaster causing a very bright birth defect. This by itself is strange. I assume maybe one of his parents was one of those bioluminescent jellyfish from deep in the ocean. How a reindeer and a jellyfish met, still not sure. Online dating possibly… However, the particulars of “how” he came into “existence” us not what I’m on about. What I’m really concerned with is the fickle nature of the other reindeer.
Dasher, prancer, dance, all those jerks. That’s what this is really about. I am upset by the fickle nature of these “greater-than-thou” reindeer. First they don’t want anything to do with Rudolph and make fun of him mercilessly. I’m not sure how Rudolph still wanted to be friends with the other reindeer after he came to favor with Santa. I guess this does show the good nature of Rudolph. After all of this I’m not sure I would want to hang with the jerks whose opinions are so easily swayed and could just as quickly fall out of grace. In any case I think we can all learn from Rudolph that it is ok to be different and have a flash light for a face. Happy holidays!
I have been reading about Ben Franklin. I read his autobiography and enjoyed it all, except when it ended. I am not entirely sure what I was expecting. But it wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be. Not to say it wasn’t very a interesting and quick read. Because I very much enjoyed the way it was phrased along with the collection of stories He thought would be important and worth leaving behind. Of course history tells us that so much more happened than what ol’ Benny boy told us.
I get the impression of Franklin that he would have been a real jerk had he not actively worked on being humble. Mostly because that’s what he said about himself! He loved a good debate and lively conversation. He studied ways of debating so as never to be proven wrong, in fact. As someone who also likes to argue and lively conservation: I completely understand.
He also talks about being frugal and pinching every penny. This he was very good at. As many of his successes would be contributed to his ability to manage his funds. He often wrote about being smart and thrifty. I think to myself: if I could manage my money half as well as he suggest I would be twice as well off. Of course along with being thrifty is being diligent with work and behavior. Infact the reason we have day light savings is because of Franklin. He was on a trip to london once and noticed how the people would sleep untill many hours into day light and burn candles into the night. At the same time complain about the tax on candles.
He had such a reputation that almost no proposition he supported failed. He had so much influence! To this day he is well known and respected. Yes, there are always idiots who will not know who he was or have a completely inaccurate view of who he was.
In reality there could never be another like him. No one person will be able to have so much influence and industry as he did. He is definitely one of the top five people in history I would want to meet. I hope you pick up a history book or his autobiography and learn a little about this interesting man who still has so much influence in our day to day lives.
“Always look on the bright side of life” I forgot how much I love Monty Python. I was listening to some songs the other day and I came across one of my favorite songs of all time which I had somehow forgotten about of late. Many people know the song I’m speaking about. It comes at the end of the Monty Python movie “The Life of Brian” and is called “Always look on the bright side of life”.
The song is silly and featured in a zany comedy, but has a very real and true sentiment at the heart of it. It is very important to keep life in perspective. Ys, bad things happen. Yes, life is a pile of stink. Yes, one day we will all die. BUT, good things happen to! And they tend to happen more often when you are being positive. Besides when you are all doom and gloom everything is bad. So… “laugh, and smile, and dance and sing”.
In my mind it’s like this: you have but one go around. So be happy! I have taken this to heart. I implore you to do the same. Just remember “if life seems jolly rotten there is something you’ve forgotten” 😉 if you are not sure what I’m on about go to itunes and download it! It will be the best thing you downloaded in ages.
When I was younger I always heard of a dreaded and irrational phenomenon called PMS. Now, I never really understood it. Yes, it is true, I am a girl. But I never really suffered many of the symptoms. The only thing I ever had been wildly crippling pain and cramps. Yes, that is enough. (too much if you ask me) lately, however, I have come to suffer from a particularly terrible temperament.
I know that by nature I am a pretty calm and logically minded person. When something makes me angry it has to be pretty grievous! Except for the past few months. The simple things make me angry. Very angry. So much so, it is to the point that I can see that it is unwarranted and a gross overreaction.
I almost would trade this strange to me explosive temper for what I used to have: cramps so bad they made me violently ill and almost unable to move. The thing is, is I can’t call in “irrationally angry due to pms” from work. Although, that should be a thing because I do work in customer service….. Do they make i.b. Prophen in king size?
I get so stoked when it comes to winter time! It’s probably the romantic I am at heart. It makes me think of warm cider, scratch scarves, and twinkling lights. It fills me up with the urge to cuddle and bake!
I have never had to shovel snow. This is probably why I live it so! I love watching a soft snow falling on bare benches of a long asleep tree. The crunch it makes under snows boots, and when it makes my fingers so cold that they burn. But I am a fan of when the sky is gray and white.
The first time I heard “Stop by a wood on a snowy evening” by Robert Frost, it caught my imagination. Plus I know and love how it’s not just about snow and woods. How it’s about so many things including seduction, suicide, temptation…. And how the man resist the allure of the “woods” when he is reminded of his prior commitments. There is just so much I love about it because it is a rich, well written piece of art.
Stop by a wood on a snowy evening
Who’s woods these are I think I know
His house is in the village though
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods full up with snow
My little horse must think it quear
To stop without a farm house near
Between wood and frozen lake
On the darkest evening of the year
He gives his harness bells a shake
As to ask if there is some mistake
Thee only other sounds the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake
The woods are lovely dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep
As you can see it is an awesome poem and a great question maker. It works on so many levels. Thought provoking. I hope you think about it, if you have any questions ask! I would be happy to discuss thid in more detail!
Let’s say, I had a billion dollars. What would I do with it? Well, I would probably spend it. First, I would probably get a nice house. Second, I would travel. Third, I would set up my future just in case. After all you never know!
Now, don’t get confused. I would give to charity as much as I could. The only reason I would buy a house is to have a place to keep my stuff. Probably, the stuff I bought on vaca. Nothing to assuming. Small and cute. I would have it decorated to be peaceful and cozy. A warm place to rest my head.
Travel!!!! I love to go places. I would probably start by making a list of interesting sounding places. I would enjoy every part of every place. My goal would be to live every place more than the last. Because everywhere you go there will be something beautiful that you can’t have anywhere elts!
Now I’m no fool. I know that money melts fast as ice in the dessert. I don’t really know how to make money grow but that’s what they have professionals for. And they would probably get alot of business from me.
I know its only dreaming. But sometimes tough have to say what if? I have decided (just now as I was typing) I am going to make mondays “What If Monday” besides monday can be hard. A little dreaming and pondering is called for! Not all of life can be serious.
Have you ever gotten up in the morning excited about the day ahead of you? I have. Have you gone about your day happy unaware of impending doom? I have. Have you ever had someone get unreasonable angry at you with out a clear explanation of why they are so cross? Yeah? Me too.
Sometimes I think I know what I want. And in reality I do. I just have to go about it by another path. I was waiting on someone. Waiting for them to be ready. For me, for the future, for life. I realize now there is no need to wait for them, they may never be ready. Aka: I got dumped! :-p
I would be sad but I was already upset about it when this realization came to me. So, fret not world! The sun will come up tomorrow, there are plenty of fish in the sea… Blah, blah, whatever.
Besides, live and learn… And stuff. I can’t think of anymore platitudes right now. Besides platitudes make me want to punch people. And since I’m saying them, it would be my own face. And I can’t have that!
After all I am cuter than I have been in years and I get hit on all the time. Just the other day, after being dumped, I was on my way home on the train and the guy working in the train was hitting on me. If I had been in the mood to be flirted with….. Give me a few days, I’ll bounce back!
I can’t be the only one in existence that procrastinated. I can’t be sure about that because I was going to do research, but I put it off until later. You don’t have to convince me that it can be detrimental. I wonder if there is a way to stop? Even if someone told me how…….I would probably wait to get started. I’m thinking about cleaning up my act.
Today I am embarking on the task of starting my “diet.” To the dismay of a friend that I work with, my diet consist of beans everyday. Along with this is something green and egg whites. I have chosen spinach for my green today. Maybe I should invest in beano!
The most taxing part of this diet by far will not be eating the same thing six days a week. It will be eating every 3-4 hours. I never eat breakfast and sometimes skip lunch. I am pretty sure the creator of this wanted not to be hungry…ever. I am not sure how this will affect me, but hopefully I will remember to eat. I think I should set alarms to remind me untill I can get into the swing.
In truth I have no goal weight. As I said in my post, “More is less?” I really only want a good competition. So I guess this is winning via losing. Interesting concept….. I plan to keep you apprised of all the developments. Seeing as this is day one of eating.
If nothing elts I will develop some very good recipes for beans. Wish me luck! Also those around me…….