Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Fog after the Rain

Tomorrow is garbage day, so I went out after midnight and took the bins to the curb.  Garbage and recycling.

It has been raining.  The grass was wet.  I could hear water dripping off of the trees.  Boomer and Rusty were sniffing in the back yard.  They didn't bark, but the dog next door did.

My house is located in front of another street.  From my curb there are three ways to go.  Right.  Left.  Straight ahead.

Four ways to go.
Back inside.

It has been raining.  There is a fog.  The temperature is neutral.  Not hot, not cold.  Somewhere in the neighborhood a radio is playing.  Its not loud.

I think, for a moment, about picking a direction and walking.  Just walking.  But I'm wearing flip-flops and I don't have anywhere to go.

Back inside.

I've been thinking about art journaling again.  I've been thinking about clearing out some of my old books.  Tossing them.

I have journals full of bitterness and bile.

I've been looking at art journals on pinterest.  On tumblr.  They are so beautiful.

I know that people will tell me my art is beautiful.  I am the artist.  I will never see it as beauty.

There is one blog I follow(ed) where she did an art journal collage every single morning.  I've been thinking about doing that.

I've been thinking about doing a lot of things.
I've not been doing much of anything.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Share A Link Sunday - 9/14/14

Hey guys, welcome back.  Glad to see you again.

We all survived another week, and I bet you all have another weeks worth of wonderful posts you'd like to share!

Good thing its Sunday, huh?

I didn't do much writing of my own, but I did do a little.  Check the linky below to see a couple of my favorite posts, and then add a couple of your own.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ducks in a Row - Wordless Wednesday

"Get your ducks in a row!" They say.

One of these ducks is obviously a rebel.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Nature in the City - (Not Quite) Wordless Wednesday

Every morning my Mother in law and I load the kids up in their strollers, and we go for a walk.  Twice around the neighborhood is a mile.

I prefer to walk in nature, and t first glance there is not a lot of nature in the city.  I feel more like I'm walking down the center of a speedway track instead of the great outdoors. But sometimes, if you look a little harder, there is a little, here and there.

One day this week I gathered a few natural things that caught my eye on my walk, even if my son and mother in law though I was nuts.

A red leaf with black spots I found to be pretty.  A mushroom that had fallen to the ground from high up in a pine tree.  A twig, also from a pine tree, with two small pine cones still on.  And the carcass of a yellow butterfly, laying at the foot of my mother in laws driveway.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello September

Goodbye August.
Hello September.

I love new months.  Firsts.  First days.  New weeks.  New.

It is almost midnight.  I'm tired.  I'm not going to sleep.  I'll toss.  I'll turn.  I'll lose candy crush because that is what I do instead of sleeping.

If I turn off lights, distractions, my brain goes into action.

Tomorrow.  Tomorrow.  Tomorrow.

Each tomorrow a thing full of dread and horrors and...

Beautiful, beautiful smiles.  Beautiful laughter.  Beautiful kisses from beautiful children.

And nightmares.

And daydreams.

And tomorrow I will get up and I will eat, and I will walk, and I will type and the year will keep turning.

Goodbye August.  Hello September, then October, then November.

Soon a little boy turns one.

Soon a new year will come.

Soon I will turn off the light and lay in bed, and lose candy crush because that is what I do, instead of sleep.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Share a Link Sunday - August 31

Well, many of us have been shocked and saddened by the Squidoo sell out.  Many people moved to hubpages.  Many others went to different sites or made their own new places to hang out.

I'm re-starting my Share a Link Sunday so that everyone can come and share a link.  (Yeah its pretty self explanatory)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ingrid Michaelson Girls Chase Boys - Music Monday

Today I discovered Ingrid Michaelson.  Watching other videos on Youtube I was suggested I watch Girls Chase Boys.

Here, you watch it too!

And I thought it was amazing.  Except for the part where every last freaking man in this video is better looking than me.  Like....dude, stop being a sexier woman than I'll ever be please!

The song isn't bad either.  I listened to it about a dozen times, not counting the initial time when I watching the video.  I had it playing in the background while typing this up actually.

The hate in the comments of this video is disgusting though.  I hate hate!  Maybe they are all just jealous that these men are better looking women than the actual women they know.

Meanwhile, this video is actually a tribute to another video.  Imagine that!

If you have EVER heard 80s music, then chances are very good that you know the song, "Simply Irresistible" by Robert Palmer.

Have you ever seen the video for Simply Irresistible?  No?  Well here you go:

See, if you felt like "Girls Chase Boys" made you question your sexuality, then you should feel okay after watching that one right?  Its back to objectifying women....just like music videos are supposed to.

Now...I just wish I was Tech Savvy enough to put Ingrild Michaelson's song over Robert Palmer's video. Then maybe people would actually LISTEN to the song instead of spreading their homophobic hate all over the video......

Meanwhile, if you are like me and actually listened to the music, you can purchase both Girls Chase Boys by Ingril Michaelson AND "Simply Irresistible" by Robert Palmer on Amazon. "