someone recently commented that i should write more on here. and since i take requests, here i am.
i agree i need to post more often. unfortunately for a while my laptop charger was down, so my little fingers had no ability to translate for my brain. i don’t know if this ‘requester’ was legit; could have been a spammer wanting to draw me to their site to buy something i really need, like gaskets. but just in case, here is my new post:
my sister and i had an accidental happy day yesterday. we were both able to buy two pairs of glasses for like 60.00 each, which is crazy. okay, mine were more like 80.00 each, but regardless, we got an excellent bargain for new specs, and it made us feel squeezy and happy all day.
and who doesn’t like a cute, quirky librarian who wears fun glasses? so yay me! (although technically i’m not a librarian, i just work in a library…does that ruin that whole “naughty librarian” fantasy, cause i’m just a clerk? dang!)
anyway, i love my new specs and can’t wait to wear them (coming in about a week)
add to that my joyous shipment of Twilight Zone toys this week, and things couldn’t be much better! (unless i had a man in my life and was getting laid!!!)
nuff said; the bargain gods be praised!
Not always easy being me.
People don’t always get me.
Even my own people.
There’s something about me –
something magic –
That makes kitties want to sit on my
lap for a massage
That makes my team score when I cheer
and lose the game if I leave to go pee.
Something that makes the camel in the
zoo laugh at me and come closer to be
And I can’t change that.
I don’t want to.
Yeah, I’m my father’s daughter.
Yeah, I’m prone to fantasy thinking
and teetering on the border of
reality and insanity.
Yes – I jump in the pool and may
actually drown before I can swim
my way to the oasis.
But this is who I am.
Balls to the wall.
Heart on my sleeve.
Eyes in the sky.
I’m a believer
and a magician
and a lover
I can’t be all that and rational too.
My sister and I love movies and TV. Say what you will about the power of television and its ability to turns brains to mush; we find this form of entertainment magical. Watching a TV show like LOST, Fringe or Survivor often leads us into lengthy, interesting discussions. We get mad and yell at competitors, comment on how cute Jeff Probst is, then sit and analyze the sociological behaviors of the players and wonder how we would fare in the game of Survivor. Would we turn catty and evil, and backstab those we built alliances with? Would we try to fly under the radar, or be so obnoxious that we got booted off the island first? Would we be able to braid our underarm hair by the time we got home?
Movies are good for our brains as well. It doesn’t seem to matter what the genre is or what era the movie is from, we continually discover new information about ourselves and our world, and often find nuggets of spiritual challenge, growth or revelation. Not to mention the fun of movies. The fantasy. The magic.
One day our friend offered to lend us a movie they’d rented. Cool. Who doesn’t love freebies. We just had to be sure to get it back in time, and drop it off at the right rental store. No problem. The movie runs, we are engrossed, time flies. Maybe we forgot what time the place closed. Maybe we started the show too late. Maybe the movie was so amazingly eye-opening that we had a four hour discussion about life, and vowed to advance our spirituality and karmic levels immediately. I don’t recall, but suddenly it was very obvious that we had to get this movie back to its rightful home, and do it NOW.
Pressure situations aren’t always a great time for us. We get tense, snappy, defensive and worried. We don’t always like to be rushed, or pushed, or nudged. We don’t like to be hurried. Hurrying makes us forget things, like bottled water that I will need two minutes after starting the car out of the driveway. Or glossy lip balm, because my lips might feel chapped, or I might find a cute stranger that looks like he has something on his face that needs to be cleaned. With my tongue. So supple lips are important. I hate being rushed. I never want to be ill prepared for a potential spontaneous make-out session. But this day was different. This day our magical television training paid off.
As we headed down the road and started to break the speed limit, I said we should pretend we were driving Wonder Woman’s invisible airplane. No one could see her plane, right? It’s invisible. She can go as fast as she wants, and all anyone will really know is that a woman in a star spangled bathing suit and red go-go boots is flying through space somehow. Whose going to arrest a half-naked woman in sexy foot wear? So we pictured our car as the invisible plane, and we sped like demons through the streets. Zoom past this guy, Pow past that one. We flew down the roads in record time, and our super hero driving got us to the drop box just before the villainous Late Fine was able to make his presence a reality. Being invisible has its advantages. Hmmm, plus I could kiss a lot of strangers that way.
I’d better go purchase some more lip gloss.