Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Solstice Meditation

Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you.
Maori proverb

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Phil Jupitus - Spiders.

This video clip is on Google Video. It is 25 minutes of pure genius. This is exactly how I feel about spiders.

Watch it if you can.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

we have strayed...

A vast old religion, which once swayed the earth, lingers in our senses: a religion in which the whole life-effort was to get our lives into direct contact with the elemental life of the cosmos - mountain-life, cloud-life, thunder-life, air-life, earth-life, sun-life - to come into the immediate felt contact, and so derive energy, power, and joy.

D.H. Lawrence


Here’s where I get to thumb my nose at all the pretentious, food chemistry-deficient, wine gits

Some wine can improve if stored in a carton rather than in a bottle

Although I do agree that a bottle of wine is more “classically” romantic on a picnic or in front of a roaring fire… but what’s more important? How it looks? Or the quality of what’s inside?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tagged I was!

Tagged I was…Well, sort of.
Saw this questionnaire over at Trude’s blog and I’m trying to stay awake until bedtime... (PS - went to bed before i posted it)

Read on. ;)"

What is your current obsession?

… and that would be one of my biggest annoyances… I don’t actually have a current obsession. I want one. My love of, and interest in, Wraeththu has not waned - it is simply not an obsession on the same level as some of my past, and much enjoyed, obsessions.

What's for dinner? … it’s your turn to cook, and I’m in the mood for spicy.

What's the last thing you bought? A mirror to hang in the front hall

What are you listening to right now? Right this second I am listening to the dog snoring… musically my tastes run towards the eclectic – Today alone my playlist includes Guess Who, Van Morrison, Frank Sinatra, Tarkan, Etta James, Holtz, Amon Amarth, PowWow drummers….

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? Chicago or London

What's your favorite quote (for now)?
Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there.
~ Rumi

What's your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? My XXXL Hoodie from UMASS

What's your dream job? Travel writer

What's your worst habit? Procrastination

Do you admire anyone's style? No… I admire different aspects about different people and I only admire “style” if it seems genuine, fresh, and truly unique – I do not admire sheep who will follow any sort of trendy (especially fashion) thing just because some self-appointed fashionista, or style guru, says it's the "new thing".

Describe your personal style. I aim for classic business casual at work. At home my usual style is “on my way from/to workout” or “about to/just finished gardening”… I aspire to Bohemian

What are your favorite movies? Old ones… Thin Man series, Belles of St. Trinian,… HATE war movies, horror movies,…

What inspires you? The everyday world inspires me…

What's your favorite book? I have too many books in too many different genres to pick a favourite…

Do you collect something? Books? I try not to collect things… I have collections of things because some people ::ahem:: have for some reason assumed/decided/thought that I collect things… that I don’t actually collect… so there collections of stuff here that I don’t collect

What do you like most about yourself? I like the fact that I can (and do) find the humour in most every situation – even the bad ones. I like this about me, but it isn’t always appreciated and it sometimes gets me in trouble.

What's your go-to nail polish color? O_o …. People have go to nail polish colours??? Really??? Well … okay then – I learned something new today.

If you've gotten this far, you're all tagged! Mwahahahaha.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Food for Thought

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.

e.e. cummings
"Never give up! Never surrender!"
Kudos to the geeky good soul who can identify the movie quote