January 2009


i really, really, really like this video…a lot.

inspired by a social networking thingy-ma-bobber…

  1. i staple a lot at work. more than a person should staple. i’m also a 3-hole puncher.
  2. i have a voodoo doll and i’m not sure if it works because i don’t try to use it…currently, it’s face is facing the wall.
  3. i think whoever was the first to convert paper into a plane is brilliant.
  4. if you want to make me smile sprinkle some truffle salt on my green beans….
  5. if i created a world it would smell like pink jasmine and stargazers….
  6. the #5 has great significance to my life…but i don’t claim it as my lucky number…rather i choose 6
  7. i won $8,000 playing Keno once….well….one of my best friends and i did…our #’s were 3, 5, 17, 25, 44
  8. Random satisfies my soul….
  9. i never have owned, that i recall, a rubber ducky…but i could be wrong. and if i am…and i did…i lost it.
  10. i believe blurry to be just as lovely as clear….sometimes more so…
  11. if i met an elephant in real life i would cry……
  12. i wish i could throw happiness at people…
  13. one day i will write a Children’s book….but in my book Children will be Munchkins.
  14. I will dedicate my Munchkin book to all the Munchkins in the world. My dedication page will read: For all the Munchkins in the world.
  15. i have a cyclops bat that smiles.
  16. I don’t have a favorite season…..it’s impossible for me to decide.
  17. i met my first newborn baby today. it blew my mind. blew. my. mind. i will be a great mom if i ever have a Munchkin. i know it.
  18. i don’t sleep much. i’m undecided on if it’s because i can’t, or don’t want to…..
  19. my Munchkin book will have butterflutters, bumblebuzz’s n’ chitterbirds…
  20. NYE of 2009 i got a ride home from a cop rollin’ a code 3 (wheeew, wheeew)…there were no cabs. i wasn’t afraid to ask and he was nice enough to say yes.
  21. it feels like a firework is going off in my back at least thrice a day because i don’t sit ergonomically correct….
  22. when i was 22 i met Finn.
  23. i strongly believe we need more Tom Robbins and Dr. Seuss’ in the world…
  24. i’ll never stop hugging.
  25. when i pick up the Willamette Week the first two things I read are my Horoscope and Chance Meeting…when i worked at the Raptor Center in Eugene someone wrote into the Eugene Weekly that they saw a lady with a turkey vulture in her car….it was a woman on the Ed team that was transporting a bird to an event. if someone wrote a chance meeting about me i prolly wouldn’t reply….unless it was Tom Robbins or Dr. Seuss.
  26. i will never give up hope. neverever.
  27. in my Munchkin book there will be a land called Neverever…where Nevereverz live….and they feed off of dots… lots. and lots of dots……………: :: : :: ::: :: :

27.5.   i love the in betweens.

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Today, I went to lunch with my Great Friend, Liz….we were headed to NE area, but weren’t sure what we wanted to eat exactly. On the way we randomly saw her mum….well, i did… 😉

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….the funny part was that Liz and I were about to lunch then go and pick her mom up to stop in a see a friend that just had a baby…. 🙂 i’m glad we saw her before we were supposed to see her….

i think she was gladdened too….

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so…after seeing this fantastic lady….we were off….to feed ourselves.

now…you see…Liz is someone i have an amazing history with. I’ve known her since the 7th grade….it’s the longest i’ve ever known any friend…. No matter what we do…or where we go….we have fun. Our friendship’s foundation is based on fun. Unforced. Unlimited. Unscripted. Fun.

greatsYears ago, about 10, we both worked downtown. We would lunch together at this pasta place over off 10th/11th and….mmmm….near the max tracks..over there…..i wish i could point it out on the internets but the technology just ain’t ready for live finger pointin’ yet…

…we were in love with sun dried tomato tortellini. The place switched owners and then the tortellini turned to ravioli….now all we have is our memories…and this other small spot off of 3rd and salmon that is kinda like it…..but not so much…

…anywho…we went past a place “Pastini’s” …which is prolly some chain of somethin’ or nother….regardless, it made us both have a randez-vous with nostalgia. 

.and so we found our food.

it was a great lunch. she is a great girl. i had a great time.

…no sundried tortellini, but they did have butternut squash /gorgonzola ravioli….i yummed it. a lot.

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there is nothing like a good lunch. with a great friend.

this mornin’ i took my mum to the airport and as i was driving away i saw the infamous driftwood horse sculpture standing all regal like on some artificial lawn….

Heather Jansch is the artist. I happened upon her work years ago when a good friend sent me the link to her site…..this is the type of stuff my dreams are made of…

you should visit her site….really…you should. http://www.heatherjansch.com/index.htm . just mouse over it and click the ‘lil bugger…

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People will always amaze me….and that makes me happy.

this mornin’, i was driving to work, typically, i’m rushing against the clock…i swear it’s a conspiracy…the time ticks faster when i need it to slow down..and ticks slower when i need it to speed up. Same for you, right? What the hell is up with that? Personally, I don’t think it’s very cool of Timetown to screw around, especially in the mornin’….it just ain’t right…

anywho….not so typically, this mornin’ i didn’t feel rushed……..

…i’m not sure why exactly, i woke up late, per the usual, i was going off of ’bout 4.5 hours of sleep…but i wasn’t tired. i wasn’t in a hurry. i wasn’t….anything. i was as calm as the fog outside my window….i just felt settled….

i believe the settledness comes from the smile-a-thon i’ve been participating in for the last few weeks…

lately, i’ve been smiling a lot….i mean…a lot, a lot. i always smile….but…lately….it’s been a different kinda smile.

it’s the kinda smile that i smile even when i’m all by my lonesome. in fact, right now, i’m smiling just thinking about it… 😀

i guess…..it’s easier, for me, to smile than to have no expression at all-that’s how i would explain it….and it feels so good….i can’t even explain how good so good is…

why? you may ask….

…..why not?….really….i guess it’s as simple as that…

i’ve hit this peak…within myself……i’ve come to realize there is everything to be happy about. some shit don’t work out…but…oh well. ya know… oh. well. ..cause there’s everything else that does….and there is so much potential in those everything else’s….

….if i could tell you anything it would be to never forget possibility exists….it does…possibility is always possible

….we stumble upon our path, or better yet, paths,  in life……we are so focused on these paths …these ‘this is where i’m goin’s and nothing will get in my ways’…these  ‘i have it all figured outs’…or ‘i don’ts and i needs ta’….well…that’s all gravy and grand, but the reality is….you can’t see your path without light…and you don’t have light without a spark…and you don’t have a spark if you don’t have something to inspire the ignition….

and a flame…a light…..will burn out eventually if you don’t put the effort in to keep it going….

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so…this morning, here i am…smiling…a lot…and i happen upon RTN 615….(ha. if dude only knew his license plate just got blurbbed about 😉 ….)

i couldn’t resist to grab my camera…..

not because i think this is a ‘great shot’…or a ‘perfect picture’….but because of what it represented to me during a time where i, typically, feel most chaotic……

…it made me think back to those good ‘ol days…when time was counted by a golden pocket watch with great-to-grand fathers fathers initials engraved upon the insides….where time took time to polish itself because it had the time to do so……..i felt it….that calm….that.. it might take a thousand hours to arrive….but it’s ok…cause there’s no reason to rush….

there’s no reason to force time to slow down or quicken up…it’d be coo, i will say…however, i believe, the point is, to s.l.o.w. down. to…ease off the gas…..to appreciate that quiet place in between now and when you get there…i find so much pleasure in the in betweens…..it’s where my smile gets its fuel…

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i admit. i reach sometimes. 🙂

….like i’m go-go gadget or some shit….. 🙂 🙂

but i’m serious. when you really stop to think about it. why are we in such a hurry to get everything over with….?

that includes those things we have yet to even start….

we forget to enjoy the journey…for it is the  journey that is the light…

….i have to constantly remind myself of this….of course, it takes discipline….and patience. ..fittingly, those two things that i have yet to fully grasp…..so..i guess..until that happens. i will just…reach.

…..my hands are open….they’re pretty damn flexible…but their grip just isn’t strong enough yet…..yet.

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i welcome reaching…it shifts my perspective…..

….or i guess you could say, it helps me see in the dark.

How it all ties together somehow: 

 

…..whoa. my mind is nuts….

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well…..at least i’m smilin’…..

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Congrats, my friends…

….your family is as beautiful as beautiful could be…

2 turned into 2 

then 2 turned into 3…

2+3 is 5….this, we all do know…

but 5 ain’t just a number….5 is the plateau

5 is for the fingers. 5 is for the toes. 5 is for the times it took to go and sow and grow.

you can figure it how you want. you can add or you can subtract.

….multiply / divide.  build a fraction from 1/2.

you can take the geometric circular approach….

360 degrees of love. of life. of hope.

it all comes back around to that lovely 2+3….

5 ain’t just a number-yo…5 completes your family.

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 7lbs. 3 ozs. 19.5in long….lotsa dark brown hair…..

even without all the specs….and even though you can’t see her from this angle..

you just know she’s a beauty…

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