Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pablo Picasso and Jane Fonda - Two Great Minds That Make Sense Together

"It takes a long time to become young" - Pablo Piccaso. . . . and a great presentation by J.F. :

And more food for thought, eat up!
"Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ditto What I Said

Here is an post I wrote for my mountain bike blog but can be relatable to just about any activity we like to pursue.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The Good News

The exciting part about all of the things you have not accomplished yet is that you still get to!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

When You Lay Awake at Night Waiting for Your Child to Come Home (or WYLANWYCCH)

I want a house where everyone is considerate of one another. I do not want a house of rules but of principles. How do you balance that with authority?
I want a house where the parent holds respect and therefore authority. I don't want a house of dictatorship but one with a respected authoritative presence. How do you balance that with yourself, your short-comings?

It's a balance and a hard one to strike (the idiom 'strike a balance' comes from weighing two things until the scales are equally balanced). It's a challenge and can get tedious. That's when you need a break . . . . I might need a break.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Philisophical Thought Experiment

If you are clever and there is no one around to hear it, are you still being clever?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Why I'm Not in a Relationship

He's a selfish, whining, negative loser and I'm a self-aggrandizing intolerant bitch. Let's call the whole thing off.
He's an unstable egomaniacal jerk and I'm a lonely poser of immaterial self-assuredness. Let's call the whole thing off.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Wonda WOman


Wonder Woman's 'urban-hip' makeover

DC Comics is bringing Wonder Woman into the 21st century. Will her sensible new look empower, or neuter, DC's only A-list heroine?

Does Wonder Woman's makeover do her justice?

Does Wonder Woman's makeover do her justice? Photo: DC Comics

Best Opinion: Boston Herald, Kotaku, Wash. Post, Salon

"What woman only wears only one outfit for 60-plus years?" asks DC Comics writer J. Michael Straczynski who was tasked with giving the aging superhero Wonder Woman a new, darker back story to shake up sales — plus her first big wardrobe upgrade since 1941. Gone is the skimpily patriotic bustier-and-hot-pants look. In its place: A stripeless combo of "urban-hip" black leggings, low heels, and a dark blue jacket with "I mean business" sleeve-rolling. (See aslideshow of Wonder Woman through the years.) Comic aficionados are split on the sensible new look:

The revamp is a "super bummer": I know superhero makeovers always trigger a backlash, says Lauren Beckham Falcone in the Boston Herald, but come on: This evolution into a "waif with implants and a credit card at Forever 21" isn't progress. "When Wonder Woman goes from brazen superpower to Bratz doll in one brushstroke, the bad guys win."
"Wonder Woman's new look a super bummer"

DC had to take some action: Wonder Woman occupies a curious position as "the most popular superhero no one seems to like very much," says Stephen Totilo in Kotaku, so it's not surprising DC's trying to shake her up. Though this look is "nobly," less trashy, unpopular costume changes don't tend to last very long. "Electrified Blue Superman" was gone in a year.
"Wonder Woman costume modified so that it makes sense?"

This is exactly what Wonder Woman needed: It's way past time for Wonder Woman to get a pair of pants, says Robin Givhan in The Washington Post. Now she's "a glamorous athlete" with authority instead of "an unusually muscular Miss America who happens to fight crime." Bonus: By shedding her flag themes, "she has shrugged off parochialism to become an international sophisticate."
"From star-spangled briefs to skintight pants, Wonder Woman is still a wonder"

Making her "dowdy" doesn't make her stronger: Wonder Woman's new outfit has "a certain admirable practicality," says Mary Elizabeth Williams in Salon, but that's not the point. "It's never just about saving the world — it's about looking fabulous doing it," and trading Wonder Woman's "unabashed flashiness" for a less revealing getup is a step backward. "What's super about a jacket? Nothing."

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thought For the Day (not funny like Jack Handy, my apologies)

Anything can change tomorrow:

The economy
Our personal economic state
The oil spill

Your health
Your family
Your winning streak

The conclusion I drew was that we need to take the time and be very appreciative of the good things we have -- almost as if they won't be there tomorrow. And we need not worry so much about the future -- as usual, it will turn out fine, and can be even better!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Flower Series

photos by Hannah. B&W editing by Kirstie

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Time To Play B Sides

I haven't been inspired to write about anything lately, although I've been doing quite a lot. I have been doing quite a lot for months on end, years on end . . . and frankly I'm sick of it. Literally. My ulcer is burning a hole right through my insides and I feel like dropping everything. Dropping everything and running half naked through a field (not all the way naked because there are stickers - hehe).

But since I can't do that (drop everything that is. I could run half naked through a field if I really wanted to, but riding my bike really, really fast down a hill gives me the same feeling I imagine. All smiles) I will continue to do the best I can at work, be a loving and supportive mother (as many hours of the week as possible), and finish navigating my way through this damn real estate market. I am pretty certain that I feel like the very soul has been sucked out of me is because of that force driving me to 'move on up' in this depressed market before interest rates and home prices begin their inevitable climb. I feel this way for the time being anyway. Once the deals are closed, the moving is done (the bank accounts are drained, but then begin replenishing) and all is settled, I plan on feeling more relaxed and motivated and to see the world as interesting again. sighhh.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Guess Where I Was ???

I saw girls dressed like angles with big feathery wings whoooing and waving across the street at a line of football players who were following a marching band . . . . .

(I was at the Festival of Lights Parade in Auburn, Ca).

Saturday, October 17, 2009


What do you do when your knees ache from injuries and just general thrashing? You have someone put needles in them . . . ahhh, that hits the spot.