Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Church for the Masses

Abston Church of Christ

Time spent better than watching TV? Well, this undertaking took well over a year & a half to plan and construct; it's too bad she doesn't get some kind of commission or donations for her kitty fund.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Maxims for the Self

I've learned a number of things in my mere first 40 years of life and wish there were more than 40 remaining. Weaving through-out my life, I've created maxims for the self.

Maxim 1 Never to make rules for oneself; they only limit your experience as a human being. You never looked good as a curmudgeon anyway.

Maxim 2 Don't become an arm-chair theorist; get out there and do something about that very thing that makes you mad. No one likes a whiner.

Maxim 3 The word "No" is a full sentence.

Maxim 4 Travel. This will make you appreciate what your home has to offer and it will also expand your life beyond your own shortsightedness. If you decide your homelife isn't meeting your expectations upon your return, then change it.

Maxim 5 Find Your Passion. If you don't know what that is, read. Reading a variety of materials and experiencing life will help you begin to develop your personal philosophy.

Maxim 6 Enjoy Risk; don't fear it. Expedite your time awfulizing about how bad things could get by asking yourself, "Could one die from this little adventure?" If the answer is no, do it!

Once in awhile I'll assess my life and count how many risks I've taken in any given time. If my life is feeling stale, I look at an area that needs to be shaken a little and give it a good throttling!

I've made great strides in the last 10 years (specially the last 5) and I certainly wouldn't change any of it. I'm definitely looking forward to the next 10 and hope to double my experiences with aplomb!

Turning 40

I've decided to do something different on this milestone occasion: celebrate my birthday with my beloved and only him. The entire weekend was a wonderful and quiet reflection without the unnecessary noise of chaos to measure my perceive popularity.

Meanwhile, I adore Chez Hayden. I requested Andrew's famous rosemary babyback ribs, fresh sweet corn to be accompanied by Joseph Phelps Vintage 1988 Merlot.

Wow! You want lip smacking goodness, Joseph Phelps never disappoints.

For dessert, my personal culinary alchemist made for me molten lava chocolate mini-cakes baked in individual ramikins. I promise to yank the recipe from his private book soon for you to enjoy.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Extinction of Big Bird: Saving NPR & PBS

I am sick to death of watching crap like OJ travel for hours in CA inside his cozy vehicle claiming not to be the killer of his ex or Michael Jackson 'getting off' the fact that he sleeps with young boys ad nauseam.

Through continued corruption, the House is threatening to eliminate all public funding for NPR and PBS, starting with "Sesame Street" to "Rick Steve's Travels Through the Back Door." I love these shows because they're not telling me how to succumb to ridiculous peer pressure, but instead remain the free-thinking individual that I am.

Through, I've been able to tell my reps that we need publicly-funded media that will inform the public, ask hard questions, and focus on stories that affect real people.

Fortunately, has reached their 400,000 signatures and now they're pushing for 500,00.

Will yours be one of them? I know mine is!

Monday, June 06, 2005

Velvet Scents of Her

Sweet velvet scents eminated from the corner of our au natural yard. Finally, after all of the uprooting of choking english ivy, we saved most of the two huge gardenia plants reaching at great angles toward the sun.

I found several blossoms in full bloom when I decided to take 'Nay Nay outside to visit the big blue room. Two fireflies danced among the camilla bushes, giving me reason to pause and enjoy summer's night air.