Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Have found another side-effect of my cell phone camera... if you don't hold it perfectly still, you end up with camera blur... but in this case, I actually like it, makes it look a bit like a painting.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Had my palms read last night. Was on a wonderful date and we thought it would be fun (and possibly informative). On the wall in her home were the rates... Character $5, Palms Read $10, Psychic $30, Tarot Cards $35, Future $40 (at least I think that was it, may be forgetting parts). She asked me to hold my hands together facing up and make two wishes, then tell her my name and age. I guess if I had paid for the Psychic reading, she would have already known those things? I did as she asked and she proceeded to tell me things that would happen ... "on my behalf"... she said that often... some things seemed general, a few very specific. But I took the part that God was blessing me with good things (always love to hear that) and that I should not get into an argument this week (not a good time for me to do that)... it has been a while since I was in a good argument, so I am probably safe on that one.

As for the two wishes... I probably should not say what they are.. or they won't come true.. like the ones you make blowing out your birthday cake candles... but so far.. one of them is!

Have a great Memorial Day everyone!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I have been tagged! Not sure how often this sort of thing happens in the blogosphere.. but its another first for me. Where is it written I can't tag back?

Seven things...

1. I want to take my daughter to England in the next few years to show her where I went to school.

2. I would be lost without my Palm Treo

3. I am wearing pink toe nail polish.. oh wait.. that is someone else's!

4. I can be a little sarcastic, but in a good way.

5. I hope I am at least three times smarter than my daughter thinks I am.

6. I am becoming a pretty good cook.

7. I have lived (in chronological order) in, Baltimore, MD; Durham, NC; Myrtle Beach, SC; Memphis, TN; Homestead, FL; Lakenheath, England; Dayton, OH; Baltimore, MD; Bel Air, MD; Ellicott City, MD.

8. I can't count very well (may have to rethink #5)

Courage Lion

courage lion
I finally heard back from one of my clients tonight. I set up a web site for him months ago and no word since... turns out he has been busy getting these little fellows out to the hospitals and other places to help children in crisis. I love this program, part of the reason I volunteered to help him get the word out, at least as far as the web goes. I expect him to bring me a lot of new information this weekend.. but here is the site... feel free to share it with anyone who may benefit.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

When the timing is right.

I was cleaning out my garage the other day and came across a "build-a-bear" dog.. still in its box... never used. How my daughter forgot it was there.. who knows... but she has had enough stuffed animals and is now outgrowing that stage. I was wondering what to do with this, when my neighbor's garage door opened and out came one of his sons and their 3 to 4 year old daughter (who wanted to swing on my daughter's swingset). Stuffed animal + young girl = a perfect match. And the great big smile I got from her the bonus! Things like that have been happening to me recently... and I am enjoying all the smiles!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Think I Need a New Camera?

I've been spending a lot of time at the farm lately. We bought a horse a few months ago and are now responsible for training and exercising the fellow. I have been around horses for a few years now and it always amazes me how each horse has such a unique personality. There are the stubborn ones, sneaky ones, sweet ones, high energy ones... just like us. Our's is a very sweet guy... I may be a little biased.

One of my duties at the farm (besides taxi service) is to document the activities of my daughter. Unfortunately I have two digital cameras, a 4 megapixel Pentax I bought a few years ago and my cell phone. They both have a nice 1 second or so delay before they take the photo... so its always a crap shoot if I get a good photo. Here are the worst and the best as examples (from my cell phone). I think its time to get a new camera!

I'm really not complaining about spending time at the farm.. when the weather is nice, it's a pretty place to be.

Friday, May 11, 2007

I'm Lucky

I know a lot of people and I can say that all my friends are rational, maybe not every minute of the day, but at least most of the time. They don't automatically assume that everyone else is wrong. They don't get angry when you disagree with them. They try not to blame others when things go wrong... even though they are entitled to sometimes! I am lucky!

I know they are out there.... the one's who won't talk to you about a problem, but are happy to report it to the zoning board, local police, child welfare or your boss, and cc the whole world for good measure. Not a personal reference... remember I know a lot of people! There are the neighbors who haven't spoken to each other in 10 years because of a dispute about a fence post, two inches and a property line. Is it that these people really don't want to have friends? Or do they have irrational friends like them and leave us rational folks to pick up the pieces?

I was watching an old Monty Python sketch on Youtube today ( of people who pay money to be yelled at, or have an argument. It's hilarious. Maybe that is what the irrational people want... perhaps I just missed the memo. If so, I am going to start charging them!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

First Time

Well, here goes nothing... inspired by the entertaining entries of another blogger here... I thought I would give this a try. Not the writer she is by any means, but I think it might be fun to share some thoughts with others and document my adventures, ponderings and other strange events that may happen to me over the coming years. Still have to figure out how all this works!

Stay tuned...