Confessions

(Re-post from 4/19/15)

If I could turn back time, I wouldn’t. If I could look into the future, I wouldn’t. I know most people wish that they could do one or the other. I really don’t see the point. Not trying to be uppity or anything; I’ve given this quite a bit of thought…Sometimes the journey has been an outright pain in the ass. I won’t deny that there have been times when I’ve questioned God, and not too kindly. I remember the first time… I was about 8, there was a poster of Jesus behind my bedroom door, so I could see it when the door was closed. Made it super easy to question, demand, curse; you name it, I did it. So I’m no stranger to wanting to turn back time. The future, since I never had any concrete plans beyond wanting to be a GI Joe character, didn’t really appeal to me much. As a little girl, if you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my usual answer was “tall”. That didn’t happen, so you can see why the future was not something that I anticipated. I figured what will be, will be.

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Are Girl Scout Cookies Made from Real Girl Scouts?

(Re-post from 3/3/15)

I still giggle when I remember Wednesday Addams’s line. I can’t help it, especially when I am eating a couple of the Samoas that I bought Saturday outside of Walgreens. I did the quickest turnaround I’ve ever done after saying the automatic no… Long story short, 3 cookies later (I fed 10 to hubby), I’m still giggling. Continue reading “Are Girl Scout Cookies Made from Real Girl Scouts?”

Where to Go from Discovery

(Re-post from 2/22/15)

I think that one of the reasons that I liked Star Trek: Next Generation (I HATED the original) is because the explorers were encouraged “To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before”. Gene Roddenberry was a genius! If today’s governments only looked to the Prime Directive that he wrote:

“As the right of each sentient species to live in accordance with its normal cultural evolution is considered sacred, no Star Fleet personnel may interfere with the healthy development of alien life and culture. Such interference includes the introduction of superior knowledge, strength, or technology to a world whose society is incapable of handling such advantages wisely. Star Fleet personnel may not violate this Prime Directive, even to save their lives and/or their ship unless they are acting to right an earlier violation or an accidental contamination of said culture. This directive takes precedence over any and all other considerations, and carries with it the highest moral obligation.”

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The Day the Floor Shook

(Re-post from 2/7/15)

And Then the Floor Shook…

But seriously, I am almost sure that one of the floor boards is at the very least cracked. What happened was that I was rushing from the copier to back to my desk at the front windows at work. I was looking through the paperwork I had just copied and tripped on my own two feet and fell.

Unexpected

Unceremoniously

Undignified Continue reading “The Day the Floor Shook”

In the Words of Buddha

(Re-post from 1/31/15)

Buddha once said “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

At least that’s what it says on the magnet that I got about 2-years ago. Considering all the memes attributed to Paulo Coelho, and that fact that I wasn’t there when Buddha allegedly said it, he may or may not have said it. Regardless, the quote makes as much sense to me now as it did when I first bought the magnet. Continue reading “In the Words of Buddha”