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ok, just a warning to anyone who has read previous posts on this blog, and might be expecting something positive, uplifting, or inspiring, because this blog does have happiness in the title there.  well, warning: this is a rant!  stop now if you fear you may be brought to your knees by my candid observations…

the new giant headphone phase is sort of causing me angst.


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i love that people are into their music. i love that it is contained, and piping through their headphones to only THEIR ears, causing them to be deaf and not me, as opposed to the loud, bumping cars that drive by and rattle my windows and make me feel nauseous, as though i’ve just flown MACH 5 down the airstrip.  so yay to the very cool headphones for lowering my impulse to murder my fellow man!

that said, now that everyone in the area has these headphones on, i feel like i’m in a continual “American Idol: the Worst of the Worst” episode.  with both ears receiving full volume tunage, one cannot fully hear the degree to which one is completely off key.  all these people walking around singing at the top of their lungs sound like drowning cats!  today – and what prompted this rant – i wasn’t sure if the person walking down the street was singing, yelling at her honey on the phone, or actually on fire and trying to draw attention to that fact.  actually i’m not even sure it was a woman since i didn’t actually see this singer/drowner with my own eyes.

so … wow … kudos to whoever invents the future headphones that allow you to hear your awesome music but also hear yourself and adjust your tonage appropriately, or synthesize yourself like Cher.  now THAT would be an awesome product!

the Big O


Today is a gigantic orgasm.

It’s October – in Michigan – and I’m wearing a tank top, with the windows open. The birds outside are hosting the first annual American Idol Avian competition, and everyone sounds pretty good so far. My wind chimes are the accompaniment and I’m not sure who the judges are, but if my vote counts, I’d have to pick the group of birds on the neighbors roof over the blue jay flying around.

Meanwhile, the cars drive by my house with their speedy shells racing along, kicking up leaves on the street, which dance in the wind for a while before landing on the damp ground again. It rained quite a bit last night and this morning, and the half rainy day is peaceful, relaxed and harmonious. For me. Right now. ‘Cause I’m on my couch writing and breathing and enjoying, and not out running errands or attending funerals or anything like that.

But I’m trying to learn to see the silver lining in everything, and when I’m looking at life through that lens, it seems there are so many treasures around me, I lose count of my blessings! Food in the fridge and in the cupboard – check. Body parts all accounted for and working – check. Heart full of hope and desire – check. Money in the bank – well, sixty cents is still money, so check.

Like I said; today is a big orgasm.