Monday, August 31, 2015

THINK

In today's virtual world, this sign is especially needed...

As some of you know, people who make rude and unnecessary comments on news articles and blogs, etc, are one of my pet peeves.  The sign is actually titled Before You Speak, Think  but I'm going to try to apply it to social media and online comments. While this sign may be too cutesy for some, perhaps that's the demographic at which it should be aimed...

T - is it True?  Seriously, those that just post what they hear without knowing if it's true would benefit from doing a bit of research. In the real world of conversation, though, in my opinion, if it's not true and you speak it...than you are either an idiot or a gossipy old ass-munch.

H - is it Helpful?  Helpful (?) you may ask. I'm not sure how this applies to a blog or social media situation. If an article has gross errors in it and someone could be helped by pointing out inaccuracies I suppose your comment may be considered helpful in that way. If you are having an actual conversation with someone and what you are saying isn't helpful, you may want to remember what Grandma said "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all". Personally, I think the H could easily stand for hurtful or hateful, which no one ever wants to be. No one in my world, anyway.

I - is it Inspiring?  Now before you get your old lady panties in a wad, what's wrong with being inspiring? Nothing. The dictionary defines the word inspiring as "causing people to want to do or create something or to lead better lives".  Seriously, who wouldn't want to be inspiring?

N - is it Necessary? Necessary...here is the one that gets me the most. Is it necessary? Will anyone benefit from your input if it is not necessary? Are you just talking to hear your porcelain veneers rattle? Are you simply using the comment section as an opportunity to call attention to someone's misspelling or bad grammar? If that's the case, you are wasting my time and also probably pissing everyone else off, as well.

K - is it Kind?  I know some people resent the notion that the internet is just one large mutual admiration society, but you know what...it kinda is.  So, as Bob Ritchie says, "don't be a dick".

In closing, I might add, if this little hand-lettered sign offends you or you think it's too sweet, well, as we say down South, "don't let the back door hit you where the Good Lord split you" as you waddle yourself out of my life.

So those are my words of wisdom today.  You just never know, do you?

Rock on, Baby, rock on.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Rainbows

Don't really have the time or the inclination to do a lengthy post here, but did want to post some of the pictures of the rainbow that folks in my city were shown yesterday...

This is the rainbow directly over my house...

Here it is from the yard of the other house I have several streets over...
One of my friends from the gym was out taking a picture from her point of view...
Here is the same rainbow in the neighboring town...
And last but not least, here is a rainbow shimmering in a raindrop from my deck railing...

So that's it for today. Just wanted to let you all know that I'm still hanging in there. Been spending a lot of time in the studio working on wire jewelry. I promise I'll post some shots of some of my newest pieces soon. Take care and rock on.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hello again

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Well, today I'm going to try to figure out  how to transfer my Facebook videos to my blog. Wish me luck...

For those of you who aren't on my FB page (friend me, I'm always into something), here is a video of my friends three month old baby girl, Reagan Aubrey.  We call her Bree (thanks Peri) or Chunky.

So let's see if it worked...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I cannot believe it's been one month...

In the month that I haven't posted anything I actually did several things.  I went to see Bobby in Virginia Beach (Kid Rock and the Twisted Brown Trucker Band). They have Foreigner as the opening act and I would have driven to the beach just to see them. Always been a fan... 

We started off eating and pretty much either ate or drank our way through the weekend...
We were on the next to the top floor of the hotel...



and the pool was on the top floor...
I took flat Bobby to the beach...
Yes, I wore a bathing suit in public, and if there is anyone out there that thinks I'm too fat to do this, boo hoo hoo, I hate you.  But I digress...

Anyway, Foreigner was awesome and I really enjoyed them. I was close enough to flirt with them while they were playing and in a crowd of 15,000...they noticed and flirted back.


They were energetic and the lead singer has such great vocals and the entire band is just awesome.

But I do have to admit, I'm not really a shrinking violet, and I was rocking out...here I am meeting another KR fan in person that I had only seen on Facebook...

 Horrible camera angle, I am not that chubby faced in real life, but once again who cares???



This was my first Kid Rock show and I am so glad that we had good seats.  I missed a lot of what was going on the screen, because I was so close to Bob that he was all I watched, for the most part. There was always something being shown there, but I didn't see much of that. I didn't even know that my picture flashed up briefly, I was too into the show.


 Bob's shirt says "F--ks given, 00...


As you can tell from the pictures, we stayed in an ocean front hotel. We went down a day before the concert and had another day to play afterward.  I took flat Bobby with me, of course, and Chelsie and Jordan were good sports about him, too.


 My bracelets say "Redneck Paradise" and "Let's Get $hitfaced"...always the lady, right?
Here I am hanging on to Bobby for dear life, don't want to lose him...


We even went to a video arcade...

and jewelry shopping at Pandora...

We had a great time while we were there and didn't have any problems with traffic or parking or any of the headaches that one might experience while at the beach.

Since we came back I cleaned up the studio and tried to work on making some new jewelry...
this copper bead and bluish green bead necklace turned out so pretty. I really like it a lot.  Then I practiced some bead weaving...
I made the one on the right...I used the black and white one for a "go-by"...

I  freaked slam out over a crop of mushrooms that sprang up overnight and didn't last much longer than a day...


and I had six bucks visit me all at once, several times...here is one...

It's really hard to sneak outside to take their picture, so this is through a screen in the window...

I did some other stuff, but most recently I got on a kick to make some wire flowers and this is what I ended up with on that...




So, that's it for now. More to come later. I'll try not to wait an entire month to post this time. Hope you enjoyed all the pictures. Take care and remember that life is just "a walk in the park"...