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Monday, May 30, 2005

Thank you

In remembrance, with gratitude.

Ok, so what do I win?

Tagged again! Thanks for the confidence Lu!

3 names I go by: Helen, Hel, Sista
3 screen names I've had: hjlewis, smagnolia, hsangiorgi
3 physical things I like about myself: hair, forearms, nose
3 parts of my heritage: American Indian, Polish, Dutch
3 things I am wearing right now: jeans, t-shirt, necklace(s)
3 favorite bands/musical artists: The Dead, DMB, The Boss
3 favorite songs: Sugar Magnolia, Grace is Gone, Embryonic Journey
3 things I want in a relationship: honesty, humor, intimacy
3 physical things about the preferred sex that appeal to me: intimacy, hitting 7 , the nap after
3 favorite hobbies: blogging, jigsaw puzzles (geek), live concerts
3 Things I want to do badly right now: eat, take a vacation, visit friends out of state
3 things that scare me: mean people, GMO'S, War
3 of my everyday essentials: Coffee, smokes (gross, I know), music
3 Careers you have considered or are considering: Addiction counseling, Arson Invesitgation, Teaching
3 places you want to go on vacation: Greece, Australia, Poland
3 kids' names you like: Delilah, Monique, "The Hulk"
3 things you want to do before you die: Quit smoking, travel across our county in an RV, live to see Peace
3 ways I am stereotypically a boy: I don't wear a bra, I like war flicks, I hate housework
3 ways I am stereotypically a girl: I don't get football, cars or tools
3 celeb crushes: Denzel, Andy Garcia, Andre Braur

And now the moment we've all been waiting for. Drumrole please!
Here you go - you're it!
Jay, Sharron, Lyn for putting me on probation!

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Spring Cleaning

If you haven't quite finished yours and still need to do the windows, here's a great tip. On the inside, wipe up and down. On the outside, back and forth. If you have streaks (and you know you will) you'll be able to tell which side of the window they're on. No more running back and forth!

Disclaimer - I've never actually used this technique myself. This girl doesn't do windows (note: "multi-surface" Windex") but I think I might try it this year. I can recommend this however because I have passed it on to others and they swear by it.
Source - "Hints from Heloise" , circa 1978 (holy crap!)

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Use it or lose it!

Hm...........sadly, this comic reminds me that my cussin' has gotten a bit out of hand lately. Sort of goes in spurts, I guess. I have a friend who sings with New York City Opera, in Italian! She has the voice of an angel and the mouth of a truck driver. I guess one personality offsets the other and creates a perfect balance for her. Gotta' find my balance. Maybe I need to look at my Feng Shui!

Monday, May 23, 2005

Passing the Baton!

It had to happen sooner or later! I'm just so grateful the subject matter is enjoyable. Yes, I've been tagged for a meme so here I go! Passed to me by Satish Talim

Total volume of music files on my computer:
About 1900, I believe
The last CD I bought was:
Dave Matthews Band, Stand-up
Song playing right now:
I only know it's Phil Collins. Don't know the title. (radio)
Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:
1. Grace is Gone - DMB
2. Soulshine - Allman Brothers
3. Embryonic Journey - Hot Tuna
4. Rosalita - The Boss
5. Sugar Magnolia - The Dead
Five people to whom I am passing the baton:
Loy, Janet, Spyder, Jumbled, LilRed(because you guys rock!)

Sunday, May 22, 2005

This is my squorn. There are many like it but this one is mine.

A squorn is a squeaky toy diguised as a horn. (I totally made up that word. Could ya' tell?) It's for my bike. The one I haven't riden yet! So, I take the bike out for a test run a few days ago. Got the helmet (thanks Suzy), got the chain back on the round thingy (thanks Chris), got the seat lowered (thanks again Chris) and off I go. Click, click, click, grrrrrrrraaaak ak, ak goes the chain. No bike shop in town. I am thoroughly disappointed. Perhaps it's an omen! Maybe a walk would be better for me anyway.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Is is because of the word "Moi"?

Someone had posted not one, not two, but THREE spam porn links as comments on my previous post. I may not catch them in time to delete it if they do it again so just for the record. I don't speak the native tongue on this site (French) so therefore, I don't understand how THIS particular site found ME!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

A very special post.......

this is an audio post - click to play
There are times when my own talent simply amazes me.
Regretfully, this is NOT one of those times!

Instrumentals - Moi
Vocals - Moi
Lyrics - Unknown

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

What the f_ck!

This is the tree in front of my house.
This WAS the tree in front of my house! The town apparently was disturbed by the fact that it was getting a little too big, forcing it's roots to buckle the sidewalk EVER SO SLIGHTLY!
Dear Tree cutter-upper Dudes,
I don't care how nice your ass looks. YOU SUCK! What do you think while you drive around this beautiful countryside? "I wonder if that's the one I have to murder tomorrow"? Enjoy your ride, shithead! Then go out and get a real job!

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Martha Stewart ain't got NOTHIN' on me

Looky here! I took a two hour beginner class in knitting and ta-da! I got me a, well, can you guess? Go on, give it a try. Just guess. Give up? Me too! But it's all about practice, practice, practice. And please notice how messy it is in the beginning and how SMOOVE it's lookin' now.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Clearance! 2 for $5.00!

All ready for work this morning. On my way out the door. Put on the watch. Wrong Time. Dead Battery. No problem. Plenty more watches. Where are they? Got 'em. Dead battery. Dead Battery. Dead Battery. Dead Battery. Dead Battery. Dead Battery. I remember I have one in my gym bag but haven't used that in.........well, a long time. Can't believe that battery still works!

Monday, May 09, 2005

A True Philosopher's "Deep Thoughts"

I have long admired Jack Handey's philosophical humor. I enjoyed him on Saturday Night Live, back in the day, and have since collected his books. I was recently disappointed to find that his postcards are out of print. I had purchased many but sent them all off to friends in time. If anyone knows where I might find any, please let me know! (and yes, I periodically check e-bay) And now, a small sample of his vast wisdom.

"Instead of having "answers" on a math test, they should just call them "impressions," and if you got a different "impression," so what, can't we all be brothers?"

Always good for a chuckle. If you need one, there's a "Deep Thoughts" link in my sidebar or you can click on the post title.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Hey, it's Yo Mama!

You may have gotten Mom some flowers or candy.
Maybe you'll take her out to brunch or dinner. I am the card and phone call type child. But this year, I went above and beyond by including a "buy one - get one free breakfast sandwich coupon" lovingly tucked inside the card. I know my Mom will love it because she will appreciate the fact that I just plain thought of her. She know's I love her like crazy and if she actually uses the coupon, hey, that's a bonus!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

I love a friggin' parade!

I can't help myself! Parades bring communities together, give kids positive ways to express themselves and are just plain fun. This week, it was the Vermont All State Band Parade in Middlebury. Pictured is Vergennes Union High School Band. This is my new home. Vergennes, Vermont, USA!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

I guess I'm just a slave to fashion

I don't work for Gooogle. Not even close. But I do have to put in a plug for this shirt. It is soft and WAY affordable. (not to mention tres stylish!) Got delivery in a flash. Click the title link to getcha one!

Monday, May 02, 2005

And he did it with THREE!

I guess most people don't know it, but any Deadhead will tell you how Jerry Garcia lost his finger. He learned his instrument with what he had left and as I listened to him last night, I was once again left in awe. Through music, no one has ever taken me where he has. My mind goes in so many directions, to so many interesting places, sometimes reeling to keep up with him as he speaks through those strings. But every now and then, it is just too much for me to absorb and I am left speechless. Such a high I could never get from any drug ever taken. Jerry, thank you for a real good time! You are still rockin' my world!

Hey, what's a girl to do when she's home alone? Consider the alternatives!

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