It’s been a bad month so far.
Posted on February 16th, 2017 @ 5:28 pm

Participation Positives needed to refocus myself from the shit in my life.

  • Family love & friends’ love. LOVE to all!
  • Knowing people love and care for me.
  • Being alive.
  • My family.
  • My pets.
  • Keeping hope when when I feel as if things have no way of working out. So hard at times, but I do it.
  • Even with the shitty February, I’ve had some great days.
  • All my friends, new and old, I’ve met through the years I’ve met through Internet ventures. Even my old friends in the past that are no longer in my life. Without them, I wouldn’t be who I am today.
  • Having cars. Seem so little, but it means so much. The cars represent freedom.
  • Having a house. It’s my own little place. It’s a big purchase and I still can’t believe I did it.
  • Pocketing $10 this week from trivia.  Trivia is fun and I have some great friends from it.

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Enough of the anger
Posted on January 10th, 2017 @ 7:36 pm

I have to channel some of this anger out of me.  Not all of it is good for me.

I was reading a blog entry, surprisingly strong, and the first phrase got my attention.

I had told myself I needed to get back to Participation Positives. I never did.  It reminded me. So, here it goes:

  • Family love & friends’ love. LOVE to all! 
  • Knowing people love and care for me
  • Being alive
  • My family
  • My pets
  • Keeping hope when when I feel as if things have no way of working out. So hard at times, but I do it.
  • Personally, 2010 has been good, so far. I’ve not cried about work frustrating me like I have before. That’s a plus.
  • Having a bachelor’s.  Some I didn’t have the last time I did these Participation Positives. I was just starting college.
  • All my friends, new and old, I’ve met through the years at the RM board & other Internet ventures. Even my old friends in the past that are no longer in my life.  Without them, I wouldn’t be who I am today.
  • Having cars.  Seem so little, but it means so much.  The cars represent freedom.
  • Having a house.  It’s my own little place. It’s a big purchase and I still can’t believe I did it.

And to end this post, “Stronger” by Britney Spears. A fitting theme.


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2016 In Review
Posted on December 31st, 2016 @ 5:21 pm

1. What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before?
Went to Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, and St. Martin.

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Why bother? 😆 Probably go to the gym more now that I have a second car again.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Unfortunately, I lost 4 souls this year.

One was our beloved tabby C.C. He was a family cat we had for 16 years. He found us; we lost a cat 3 days earlier and we weren’t ready for a new cat. He adopted my sister Beth and would cry and sit in the window when she went to summer camp. Eventually, she grew up and moved out. He stayed with my dad until I got my house. We brought him to my house to live out the rest of his years. When I got my new bed for my office earlier this year, he loved it. I would wake up with him next to me. He was one of the last few animals we had with our mother and we have a lot of good memories of him being involved.

The second was my cousin, Melissa. So young. It makes me angry thinking about it. So many unresolved issues from her death as well as questions. There’s more I’d love to say, but this isn’t the space.

The third one was Joey‘s mother, Mary Ellen. I hadn’t seen her in 6 years and we lost contact, but Mary Ellen was special to me. She helped me get the job I have by getting my hair done and helped me picked out the outfit I wore for the interview. She was the friend I needed when I moved to Atlanta. She wasn’t as saintly as others wished she had been, but she did the best she could. She was only human. I can only hope I can continue to show others the kind of kindness she shared with me.

Finally, my dad lost his uncle this year. Uncle Tommy was cool.  I didn’t know him very well, but he helped us the time our station wagon broke down in 190 in Knoxville, TN, where he happened to live. Tommy was a bankruptcy judge, and with my previous line in that sector, we’d talk about it. The coolest story he told us at Thanksgiving was why he had an autographed Todd Helton glove.  Seems Uncle Tommy coached him as a kid.  Yes, my great-uncle coached a Rockies legend.

5. What countries did you visit?
UK via Grand Turk, St. Kitts, and France and the Netherlands via St. Martin/Sint Maarten.

6. What would you like to have in 2017 that you lacked in 2016?
The same as ever, but I don’t believe it’s mean to be. I think it’s about time I stop wishing for it.

7. What dates from 2016 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
May 17 – Probably the crappiest day of the year. We had to put C.C. down and then I got news my cousin was about to die.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Does not strangling co-workers count? 😉 I did survivor another year of Employer Reporting.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Falling further into debt related to credit cards. It’s a sore subject with me and I feel there is no escape from it. I take that back, there is, but it’s a long road. Thankfully, one of my sisters woke up and saw that it’s hurting me.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
No

11. What was the best thing you bought?
A second car! I did get it and boy did I not realized how badly we needed it until we got it. My dad had to go his uncle’s funeral and worried his vehicle couldn’t make it. He took the new car so he didn’t have to worry.  My brother moved to Nashville, TN and needed a second car until their new car was ready for them. Until they could get it, I allowed my brother to use my older car so they could go to work up there. The new car gave us flexibility we needed and it wasn’t like I didn’t have it budgeted into my finances already.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Didn’t really have an celebrations. Unless you count the cruise as payment for last year’s hell known as 1095c.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Most likely mine because I let my mind wander.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Trying to get my family out of debt. Oh, and quiet a bit went towards my cruise. I really needed that cruise after the horrible end to 2015 with a work project consuming me.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My cruise.

16. What song will always remind you of 2016?
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
happier or sadder? At bit happier.
older and wiser? Yes
thinner or fatter? About the same.  I need to return to the gym.
richer or poorer? Richer in some ways, poorer in others.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Travel 😎 Sorry, that cruise just wasn’t enough for me.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Work. 🙄

20. How did you spend Christmas?
In bed. Not what I wanted to do, but I thought it was for the best. I spent a nice Christmas Eve out with Nicki downtown. I was fine when I got home. Then, I got on Facebook and that was the mistake. I saw my friends posting photos of their families and kids and I lost it. I started crying. And not the simple tears. I’m talking tears where I am starting to hyperventilate. The type my parents had to give me a glass of water to stop. It went on for several hours.  It was nearly 1:30 before I could fall asleep.  As a result, I didn’t do Mysterious Santa as I wanted because I would have been a zombie.

I thought I would better in the morning, but I wasn’t. I cried some more. My dad made a remark that I thought was flippant, when he asked me how I was doing, that I just thought it was best for everyone if I locked myself in my room and avoided the others.  I didn’t want to ruin their Christmas day. I spent most of my time sleeping.

I came out for dinner, ate, and then went back into my room.  I think my dad saw how depressed I was in that he gave me a hug before I left the table.

I did come back out later when the power went out in the neighborhood. I enjoyed the simplicity of that before going back to bed.

21. Question #21 is in a black hole.

22. Did you fall in love in 2016?
No. I would love to have, but it didn’t happen.

23. How many one-night stands?
Oh, please.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
The Amazing Race, Survivor, Dancing with the Stars. This Is Us.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No.

26. What was the best book you read?
What’s a book? I don’t think I read a book this year.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I saw Amy Grant thrice this year. The second show introduced me to Nichole Nordeman and Ellie Holcomb.

28. What did you want and get?
Another cruise.

29. What did you want and not get?
A second cruise. I really wish I could have afforded a 4 day cruise out of Jacksonville.

30. What was your favorite film of this year? Bad Moms.  It’s not the best film, but it cheered me up when I saw it.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I’m not 40, so I’ll take that as a plus for now. It was mainly a family dinner at Olive Garden.  The real birthday fun was the following week.  I saw Amy Grant, again. Lindsey and I drove up there to see the Christmas show with Michael W. Smith.  We took the back roads on the trip because we wanted to avoid the mess known as I-75.  Took longer, but was much more relaxing.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Having a shoulder to cry on and comfort me.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2016?
It’s never going to change. It’s sad. I think because I hate my body shape.

34. What kept you sane?
Photography, music and travel.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
No one really caught my eyes.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
In general, people that are so hellbent to get their way, they are willing to step on the rights of others. I’m talking about people like those that had violent protests against Trump. They were so willing to shut him down, that they forgot he does have the right to speak. They don’t have to agree with him, but the right to speak goes both ways. I think it’s sad when either side of the aisle does it.

I think its even sadder when I see friends telling other friends to de-friend them because they happen to have different political views.  I saw a quite of bit on Facebook this year and wanted to cry each time I saw it. We shouldn’t be basing our friendships on what name we checked on a box in a ballot booth.  Friendships should be based on how well we get along with an individual.

37. Who did you miss?
My mother, as always. I’m missing Scooter at the moment, too.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
If I met anyone new this year, I’m so sorry I can’t recall you at the moment. Seems like most of the people I hung out with this year are people I’ve known for a while.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2016:
Only I can make myself happy. And cake. Don’t forget cake. I want some cake.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

“So long status quo / I think I just let go / You make me want to be brave” – “Brave” by Nichole Nordeman


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“Talk is Cheap on Satellite” – Calling Sweden
Posted on April 12th, 2016 @ 5:29 pm

1-301-276-0600

If you are in the US, call that number and you get a random Swede! Just remember, that Sweden is 6 hours ahead of the East Coast.

As part of the celebration of the Freedom of the Press Act of 1766, the Swedish Tourist Association has set up The Swedish Number for the world to talk to a random Swede.

So, this morning, before work, I called the American Swedish Number, 1-301-276-0600. At 8:20 AM in Savannah, GA, it is 2:20 PM in Sweden. I was connected to a nice lady, Malin. In speaking with her, I found out I was her third call, but first American.

Malin was in Stockholm. We compared the weather in Stockholm and Savannah. She has the nice weather we had yesterday. She was happy it was spring and she didn’t need a jacket. I told her it was wet here.

I asked her are can she see the aurora borealis/northern lights there. She said you can’t see them in Stockholm, but if you do further north in Sweden, you can. From her talking, Sweden sounds like Bryan County down here. It’s not too wide, but’s it’s a long county. Going back to the weather, she said the northern part of the county is cold and she goes there for skiing. Sweden may be smaller than the US, but they have there regions like we do. Malin isn’t fond of the cold, which sounds like my grandfathers that were from the Buffalo, NY region, but both settled in Nashville, TN later in life.

We talked about bilingualism. She said they learn English very young. They are now teaching it before Kindergarten. She also learned it from watching a lot of American and British TV. I was lucky to take 7 weeks of French and Spanish each in 7th grade, the earliest I was taught. I have trouble speaking anything except “C’est la vie” and “Si ce n’est pas l’amour qu’est-ce que c’est?” in French. That there shows the difference in foreign language skills in our schools.

As the bilingualism conversation was ending, we moved over to IKEA. I told her I probably would learn a few more Swedish words since my sister is about to start working for their distribution center here. We don’t have an IKEA here in Savannah, and the one in Jacksonville isn’t open, yet, but a distribution center is in Savannah.

The call was only 7 minutes, but it was interesting.

I decided to call in the Swedish evening at my lunch time. Calling again, I was connected to Sharawan in Göteborg (Gothenburg). He’s about 6 hrs from Stockholm. 19 year old kid in the midst of studying. He had just finished at the gym. Mainly talked about how far his city is from Stockholm. Wished him luck in his studies. I asked him what his name meant, but he said he didn’t know. I explained that on paper, I look like a male, but as he could hear, I was a female. This call only lasted for 5 minutes.

The interesting thing when calling, is the start of the call goes “Calling Sweden,” complete with the accent. It reminds me of the old Eurovision reels I’ve seen on YouTube when they are calling the nations for their points. Interesting that the Eurovision contest this year will be in Stockholm.

Third person – a nice lady didn’t catch name due to reception. From the sounds of it, it also started with an S. She was traveling home to Stockholm from Oslo, Norway. We spoke about the trains. She’s said it’s cheaper to fly than to use the train. She also visited the USA in November to visit Key Largo and the rest of the Florida Keys. I told her it can be cost prohibited for me fly to the to West Coast, but I can afford to drive up and down the East Coast. She had spoken to many Americans and had signed up for this as soon as she heard about it. I’d do it if we had one for Georgia, USA.


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2015 In Review
Posted on December 26th, 2015 @ 10:00 am

1. What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before?
I went to Oregon with my sister.

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Why bother? 😆

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not anyone close, but I know my cousin Mari-Lynn had a baby and a friend of mine, Ashley, had a baby, too.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, thank God.

5. What countries did you visit?
Stayed in the US again this year.

6. What would you like to have in 2016 that you lacked in 2015?
A second car! Boy have my priorities changed on this question. 😆

7. What dates from 2015 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
So many things have happened. I feel at times this year was a blur. If you need a specific date, May 1, 2015. I saw the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals defeat the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium in KCMO. I got a pair of Zubaz pants on that day.  I won’t wear those pants in public, but they are some great lounge pants!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Wish I could say getting my Master’s Degree, but not that. Probably my biggest achievement is driving in the Kansas City metro area alone. My friend, Liz, lent me her car. I did some solo driving. Thankfully, I didn’t get lost because I had her Garmin in the car. However, I felt like this was a big step for me.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not getting back to working on my Master’s Degree. I just can’t afford it at the moment.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I was diagnosed with a chronic condition. I am not happy about it, but I’m doing what I can to control it.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Probably a new computer.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Didn’t really have an celebrations.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Most likely mind because I let me mind wander.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Trying to get my family out of debt. I got a few student loans paid off this year and hope to pay off my car loan with my income tax refund.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My trip to Kansas City. Seems so silly, but I got to spend time with family and a dear friend.

16. What song will always remind you of 2015?
“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. It played EVERYWHERE in 2015 and I don’t think I have a bad memory associated with it.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
happier or sadder? At bit happier.
older and wiser? Yes
thinner or fatter? Thinner.
richer or poorer? Richer in some ways, poorer in others.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Travel 😎

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Work. 🙄

20. How did you spend Christmas? I spent my morning working with the Mysterious Santa Program with my friend, Leslie. I’ve done a few other times before in 2002, 2014, and 2012. Afterwards, I spent the day at home enjoying time away from work.

21. Question #21 is in a black hole.

22. Did you fall in love in 2015?
No. I would love to have, but it didn’t happen.

23. How many one-night stands?
0. I’m not that type of person.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
The Amazing Race, Survivor, Dancing with the Stars. Jane the Virgin.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No.

26. What was the best book you read?
Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell by Phil Lapsley.  I know I’m a weird girl.  Reading about the history about how the phone and computing intertwine and how the old systems work intrigue me.  Back in my college days, some of my classes were all about mainframes and phone systems.  I’m talking 2005 and 2006.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Wasn’t really into the latest music this year. Nor really finding new music. If you have to say something that’s hot for 2015, probably Charlie Puth:

Charlie Puth

And yes, I took that photo myself.

28. What did you want and get? Sounds odd, but that trip to Portland. I have been wanting to go a while. I didn’t get to do everything I wanted to do while there, but at least I got to go. It has been on my list for travel this year, but I figured I couldn’t afford it.  It was a pipe dream.

29. What did you want and not get? Another cruise. A boyfriend. 😆 No, really, I wanted another cruise.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
I loved Ant Man. I also enjoyed Magic Mike XXL and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Not telling my age 😛 I had lunch with a friend, renewed my car tag, took the day off, went for a country drive.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Having a shoulder to cry on and comfort me.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2015?
It’s never going to change.

34. What kept you sane?
Photography, music and travel.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
I have out grown this. However, I had a few friend jealous of the Charlie Puth encounter. I’ll admit, he’s a cutie.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
The knee-jerk reaction to banning the Confederate Battle Flag. I’m so sick of people wanting to ban and remove things because they are offensive. Life itself is offensive. The only safe space in life a person can have does not exist. There are no such things.

My father asked me what a safe space was. I had him watch the South Park episode “Safe Space.” After he watched it, he realized he will never have a safe space to be himself because he’s a blunt person.  That’s what’s wrong with our world today.  My father should have every right to be himself just as everyone else.

We’re not going to agree on everything. People have all different facets to their personalities.  It is wrong to deny one person of who they are.

As for the flag mess, history is ugly.  If we clean our history of our bad side, we’ve lost perspective into why we are no longer that way to begin with.

Still, I contend my right to be able to have a desktop flag in a historical sense is not going to kill anyone.

37. Who did you miss?
My mother, as always.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
I wouldn’t say new, but I FINALLY got the meet my friend Chewie, as she’s known in these parts called my blog. We started following each other around 2002-2003. Yeah, we’re old school like that. I met her while I was in Virginia earlier this year.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2015:
Only I can make myself happy. And cake. Don’t forget cake.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
“This is a new beginning / I’m back in the land of the living” – “Twist of Fate” by Olivia Newton-John. It’s how I’m feeling at the moment.


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Updated Travel Map
Posted on November 8th, 2015 @ 12:16 am

Still working on my photos from my trip. Going to Eastern to Pacific time and back in 2 days is quite a bit.

Here’s an updated travel map of states I’ve visited, for now:

Shawn’s visiting map 2015
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Be careful who you insult.
Posted on August 7th, 2015 @ 8:53 pm

A dear friend of mine shared this with me today. She was shocked to know she recognized these people. It was posted in a group called Opryland USA Memories. And after all, I recognize it as a meme that is fondly reflecting on Opryland.

However, what ANGERS me is one comment from a chick that had a nerve to call my mother Mama June. Well, I can’t really say nerve. I would say she’s more of a gutless coward that thinks calling a woman like my mother Mama June because she’s just an overweight woman.

My mother may be dead, but all my life, hearing people call my mother and my friend insults like Mama June in our lexicon anger me. You don’t think these people know they are heavy? You don’t think they like it? You don’t think they have feelings?

They have feelings. And they are the sweetest, nicest people I know. The impact they have made on my life is more powerful than you lowlifes could ever image having in your life.

So next time you insult a heavy set person, just remember all you’re are doing is proving to the world have a loser you are.

As for those people on that thread that insulted my mother, bless your hearts. You really are small.

10:35 pm The offending post has been removed. I don’t know who removed it. Maybe the original poster removed it after my sister ripped into her on the thread. I did message the Facebook group and complained as well.

However, my message is still the same. Don’t make fun of people. Making fun of people may make you seem big, but is it really worth feeling big at the expense of someone else’s feeling? No, it’s not.


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Just Life and Stuff
Posted on January 18th, 2015 @ 5:42 pm

I’m still alive. Just so far, 2015 has been one of worry, about money; work, as in putting in a few extra minutes each day; health, as in having my bi-annual medical and dental check-ups; and rain, as in the dreary weather has forced me to not do much.

I did get out long enough yesterday to visit the Savannah NWR:
Enjoying some time out at the Savannah NWR

I returned to trivia on Thursday.  We won.  Looks like we have a new trivia master.  I’m going to miss our old one.

Not much else, so I am ending this with an Unconscious Mutterings:

  1. Language :: Java
  2. Obvious :: Idiot
  3. Skull :: Grey
  4. Insidious :: Scandal
  5. Struggle :: Is Real
  6. Unspeakable :: Acts
  7. Orchid :: Flower
  8. Fish :: Sticks
  9. Annoyingly :: Stupid
  10. Payroll :: FUBAR’ed (My payroll at work changed and it’s taking a while for it to normalize)

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2014 In Review
Posted on December 26th, 2014 @ 10:04 pm

1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?
I went to the Bahamas via a cruise.
'Welcome to Freeport Harbour"

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Please, I don’t do them.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not that I can recall.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
My beloved cat, Scooter, did. I feel like I failed him.
Scooter in bed

5. What countries did you visit?
Just the US, as usual, and the Bahamas. The Bahamas is new.

6. What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014?
Maybe a boyfriend.

7. What dates from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I’ve done so much this year, I don’t think a single date has stuck out for me.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
All my travels.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Did I really have a failure? I don’t think so.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Not really. Just an bronchial bug this month. Not sure where I got it, but I was kind and shared it with my poor dad. It’s wiped us out most of the month.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My Amazon Kindle Fire.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
For me, there was no one behavior to merit celebration.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My siblings all did something at one point or another.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Living expenses of my sister! Don’t get me going on that one.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My cruise!

16. What song will always remind you of 2014?
“Getaway” by Richard Marx

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
happier or sadder? About the same.
older and wiser? Yes
thinner or fatter? About the same.
richer or poorer? Richer.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Spend time with Scooter.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Worrying about stuff I have no control over.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
At home in Savannah with my family. We watched movies.

21. Question #21 has yet to be found.

22. Did you fall in love in 2014?
No. Thank God!

23. How many one-night stands?
0.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
The Amazing Race, Survivor, Dancing with the Stars. My favorite new show is Jane the Virgin. #RogelioMyBrogelio

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No

26. What was the best book you read?
I I finally read Into Thin Air.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Finally hearing “Broken Over You” by Broken Over You. A Repeat Offender  that I’ve know forever played it in her car while we were in Nashville this year.

28. What did you want and get?
The cruise

29. What did you want and not get?
Getting further in my Master’s program than I have. I only have 6 of the required 36 hours. I thought I’d have a few more.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Guardiansof the Galaxy edges out Captain America: The Winter Solider.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Don’t ask on the age, but I went to Alice’s husband’s family Christmas event.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Maybe more money to be less in debt.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2014?
What fashion sense? Jeans and a t-shirt normally work for me.

34. What kept you sane?
Photography, music and travel.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
None, really.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Lots, but I will leave it at  The Interview.

37. Who did you miss?
My mother, as always.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Not so much new, but I finally met some Repeat Offenders in person.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014:
Only I can make myself happy.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
It’s really from last year, but this is from “SEE You In A Little While” by Steven Curtis Chapman:

Maybe you’ll teach me all the songs they sing in heaven
Maybe you’ll show me how you can fly
And I’ll hear you laugh again
And we won’t remember when
We were not together and this time it’s forever

The song helped after Scooter’s passing and had my think of my love ones that left me.


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Unconscious Mutterings: Week 606
Posted on September 7th, 2014 @ 4:19 pm

Unconscious Mutterings:

  1. Bubbles :: the Chimp
  2. Urges :: Don’t drink a gallon of water on the road.
  3. Doorknob :: Dead
  4. Insipid :: Stupid
  5. Freckles :: Annie
  6. Leafy :: Vegetables
  7. Volkswagon :: Van
  8. Scrap :: Heap
  9. Illuminate :: Light
  10. Headboard :: Bang

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