Thursday, July 31, 2008

 

Silly Money Test

MONEY is on everyone's mind right now due to the world economic climate, and like most, I'm pondering and contemplating what's next around the subject of money and finances.

Thus, I took this silly test titled "Which Billionaire Are You?".
I assure you the questions are SILLY to the max, and I went 'arggh' to many a question. However, the test wasn't too painfully long.

I'm posting my test results below, and even with the silly questions, the test nailed me. Yup, that's me--the Idealist! I'm praying for a kinder, gentler, more equitable world for all (including all animals and Nature), and KNOW in my bones this NEW world is as close as a whisper. Bring it on!

What would you do with your money?

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

 

The Nightmare


Last night I had such a freaky nightmare that I'm still reeling from it. As I'm not usually the kind of person who has nightmares or ever has had many nightmares, I'm reflecting upon why I experienced this nightmare.

I guess what separates a nightmare from a normal dream (for me) is that a nightmare SEEMS so REAL! As a person who often lucid dreams and then interprets the dreams within the dreams, the dreamworld doesn't usually grab me or shake me!

However, NOT LAST NIGHT!

My partner thinks it was the cookies we ate before bedtime, but zero store-bought cookies have ever done that to me before. :Smile:

In my nightmare our home was invaded by sci-fi characters and robots, and they were looking for something and tearing our house and yard apart in the process. My partner kept going to sleep while all this commotion was happening. I wanted his help, so at one point, I pulled him out of our bed and slapped him around to bring him to consciousness--only in the dream of course. Even then with his help, we weren't capable of stopping this home invasion.

Everything was being dismantled down to the bare wood framework. Many small robots kept moving by as they did their systemic search. There's more, but you've got the gist.

I've been analyzing this dream all morning long attempting to understand it. Some of the pieces I totally GET, and other pieces of the dream leave me full of dread.

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

 

Obama Buttons

We received an email the other day where we were offered a FREE Obama button.

Naturally, I put our name on the list to receive one--this button will be a collectible--maybe not in the normal way of perceiving a 'collectible'. History is in the making with the strong possibility that Barack Obama will be the first black President of the United States, and these buttons are a sign of what's blowing in the wind--BIG CHANGE.

Here's the lovely reply mail we received after ordering the free button:

"Thank you. In the last few days, MoveOn members like you have ordered over 600,000 Obama buttons—way, way more than we expected.

So we've decided to print more, so you can share them with everyone who might want one.

Can you forward the short message below to all your friends so they can get free Obama buttons, too? Here's the link for them to get buttons:

http://pol.moveon.org/obamabuttons/?id=13339-7992640-NRUqw9x&t=3

If together we can give out a million buttons, people are going to start seeing them everywhere they go.

And the more that people see these buttons, the more they'll get the message that Barack Obama is the candidate with the buzz, momentum, excitement—and sincere support of regular folks across the country.

Thanks for all you do."

So I'm passing on this link so ya'll can get your free buttons--if you're so inclined.



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Thursday, July 24, 2008

 

Never A Lack Of Anything


I don't know about you, but speaking for myself and most people I know, we're never bored nor lacking THINGS TO DO! Yes, that famous list I mocked a couple of posts back is still alive and well! My days fly by! My To-Do List is always crossed-0ff, and then I add new things right back on!

And every day I discover something new and fun and fabulous and/or challenging or aggravating or time-consuming TO DO! I much prefer Be-ing, but I suppose a balance between be-ing and do-ing is the best.

Since I love to learn new things, I attract new lessons and studies all the time. This morning has been spent in studying with the attendant (and sometimes terrifying) learning curves!

My theory is that when you're learning new things, you don't grow old. You younger! The stimulus is anti-aging!

What have you learned lately? Where have you explored?

Hey, today is the TWO YEAR OLD BIRTHDAY of another one of my blogs, Way Khool Sites. Go check it out if you haven't already and wish her a Happy Birthday! I don't know why it's a 'her'. It just is!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

 

Angels and Loch Ness



My calendar tells me that today is the "first modern recorded sighting of the Loch Ness Monster, 1930". And it's interesting that I just scanned in two old photos of the hotel we stayed at Loch Ness, Scotland oh so many years ago.

Of course, there's an ANGEL STORY attached to this stay, and here's how the angels intervened on our behalf: we arrived in Loch Ness without a reservation, never dreaming the place would be packed with so many people. There wasn't a place available we discovered after driving around for several hours. So we returned to this place (the one photographed above) well after dark.

We were hungry, and we surrendered that we were going to do some hard driving later that night to find a place to stay elsewhere. So we had a very enjoyable dinner and drinks while not even considering our predicament.

And as we were paying the bill, my partner got a tap on the shoulder from the manager of the restaurant/hotel. Suddenly a room had become available. Did we want it?

Did we ever! We grabbed our bags out of the car and quickly lugged them up the stairs....and went straight to bed! Our angels are da best!

We're always telling our angels MAHALO!

How 'bout you? Any angelic interventions?

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Monday, July 21, 2008

 

Gripe Of The Day Is Born



If you're anything at all like me, your weekends FLY BY! We need longer weekends and shorter work weeks, dontcha think? We need to stop being a country of over-achievers and become more like France and Italy, nations which know how to live the good life.

I've thought of a new blog concept recently, but rather than take on more blog obligations than the fifteen blogs and one Squidoo I already post on, I decided to incorporate my idea into this blog, so one day a week I'll post my GRIPE OF THE DAY!

Not knowing which day my gripe will be posted, I can't warn you to steer clear of this blog if you don't wanna hear my gripe. So if you read the title, this will be your clue if you don't wanna hear a gripe and only want to read positivity. I'll put Gripe in the title, and you can click onto another page, and save yourself from my griping. Fair enough?

Ok...you've been warned, and here's my FIRST Gripe Of The Day!

Recently I paid GOOD monies online to a spyware protection company to update this computer's protections against all the nasties out there that wanna invade your computer. They took my monies via credit card, and then they sent me a LONG license number which I had to input on my end to get the whole thing up and running.

Only problem is the number doesn't work! I tried it a couple of times. The 0 could have been a zero.

No that wasn't it. The 1 could have been a capital I.

No that wasn't it either.

And so it went with me fuming over this stupid code and eyeballing it with a magnifying glass! I emailed their customer service department, and the robot reply was that I had been issued a number and a customer service rep would get back to me and help me resolve my problem.

A week later, and I'm STILL waiting!

Of course, this company doesn't have a phone number where I could call and get some resolution! So today I will write them again! And ya know what, I'd RATHER be doing lots of other things!!

Like Going To The Beach or Walking On My Treadmill or Blogging!

I feel much bettah now that I griped, and I hope this griping wasn't too terribly harsh on ya.

Mahalo Nui Loa for reading and hopefully commiserating with me.



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Friday, July 18, 2008

 

Second Life and Me

Yes, I'm attending the BlogHer Conference in Second Life beginning today, and that's me (errr, my avatar) in the front row--the hot number in the pink dress with the long black hair covering her face. She turns her head a lot, so it's not always easy to catch a good snapshot of her before she twitches and moves again. My Second Life friend Chiron has given me instructions on how to remedy the movement of my avatar so I can take better snapshots and reveal her face, and I have yet to follow his instructions. This is because I can't remember where I put them!

There's so much to learn about Second Life! The learning curve can be a bit intimidating and daunting. I have many note cards with instructions stashed away awaiting my attention.

Plus I have a closetful of outfits in my wardrobe (inventory) I could wear and lots of skins, hair, eyes, etc., but I'm favoring this naughty number for my avatar's BlogHer attendance. :Smile:

Suldog and Gen--try and find me here for the Food Fight! Dare ya!

Back to the BlogHer Conference, this is the second year I'm attending, and thus far, this years attendance doesn't seem to be that great as you can see by the empty seats in the grandstand.
The seats have filled up somewhat since I sent myself this snapshot, and now there's a bald DUDE with a beard sitting next to me. Hmmmm.....

The speakers on the panel are STILL working out the sound problems as I post this. Even the techies have challenges in SL it seems!

Maybe something has begun by now, so I'm moving back there to see what's going on...or not!



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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

 

What Is Summer Without A Food Fight?

Summertime is supposed to be a time to play, have fun, act silly, and take vacations. Since I can't go on vacation right now, at least I can play and have a food fight!

And thanks to the ingenious Food Fighting site, I can! They have a selection of food items on this site to throw at your friends through email, but I'm going to have to throw the food at you through this blog. Of course, I always post my email on my blogs, so you're welcome to throw food back at me if you care to.

I wish Oprah would join us. She'd be great fun to have a food fight with.

Below is my selection of food to throw at you from the website. I picked this one because it looks the gooiest and creamiest and should make a most excellent splat! Plus this concoction will look good plastered on your face! Who knows...it might taste delish if you have a good imagination.

Here I come...Ready, set, GO!!!

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

 

Multislacking

Multislacking is my favorite new word I learned from the Urban Dictionary. It's a great summertime word, don't you think?

The definition according to the U.D.: "Doing multiple slacker-esque things concurrently."

And what exactly is a slacker thing you ask. If you don't know, you'll hafta go look it up yourself in the U.D.

Why? Because I'm busy multislacking!

Or maybe I'm only experiencing burn-out from loading photos into my Flickr account all week.

Whatever is ailing me, I'm happy the new season of the vile Big Brother series begins tonight.

And this new "Flee" camera looks really cool. Perfect for a multislacker like me.

Click here to check it out.

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Friday, July 11, 2008

 

Stories Which Make You Wonder

And it's not just humans who are having a rough time of it these days with anxiety, depression, anger, and fear. It's animals too.

Folks, when our dogs need Prozac and antidepressants, perhaps there really IS something to worry about.

Read the following story about Pill Popping Pets and consider the implications.

We don't have a dog in our home-- even though I love dogs. We have one cat who is leading La Dolce Vita, and thus far, she isn't acting depressed and meowing for meds.

But then again, Maui is slow to catch up with the rest of the world.

And that's another reason I like living here.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

 

Mango Salsa Up The Ying Yang


Have I mentioned that our mango trees runneth over with mangoes?

We've been sharing them with others and eating them with everything imaginable. About two months ago I made a huge batch of mango chutney which was extra delish by the addition of spices given to us by our Indian friend Shanti.

Today I made a huge dish of fresh mango salsa which is scrumptious. Here is my recipe:

Four big mangoes (peeled, seeded, and smashed--I prefer smashed.)
1 Maui onion
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/2 fresh jalapeno chile pepper (adds BITE!)
1/2 lime--freshly squeezed
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup organic raisins

The salsa is chilling in the fridge waiting for my partner to scarf down when he comes home. I'll serve it with Garden of Eatin' Black Bean All Natural Tortilla Chips made from organic yellow corn and black beans. This brand is made with no genetically engineered ingredients the package states. I don't trust most brands of tortilla chips these days after reading how genetically engineered foods can alter your dna.

The above photo is a small dish of the salsa photographed expressly for those of you who probably believe I live inside my computer.

Yes, I'm a foodie too! :Smile:

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Monday, July 07, 2008

 

To Do List

via Oddpicsblog

Ok...what's next? Now that I have NOTHING marked off! Perchance a vacation?

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

 

Checking Out New Rides

What does the future hold in regards to the price of gasoline? Are electric cars gonna be the new thing? What about Smart cars? What will I be driving in the next year or so? What will you?

Consider the following:

Smart cars

Hi tech futuristic motorcyle

Tesla electric car

Which one would you choose?

I know which on I would.

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