My Epic Rant

I wasn’t able to get on WordPress this weekend because I was at work most of the weekend. When I got online it was from my Kindle and I can’t get on WordPress from my Kindle, I probably could but I’ve never tried. So here goes my rant.

I’m so frustrated with folks telling me my wedding isn’t ‘traditional’. That it isn’t a ‘normal’ wedding. That it isn’t ‘what they would do’. Now I get that my wedding isn’t even a wedding because it doesn’t fit the norm of all weddings that happen all over the world.

So just because I’m not wearing white, just because my theme isn’t elegance, just because I’m having hamburger and hot dogs and getting married at a lake, means that my wedding isn’t a wedding? What the freaking heck?!?!

My wedding is me. I’m not your normal girl and my fiance isn’t a normal guy. We’re gamers. He’s a geek and I’m a nerd. So we wanted our wedding to evoke who we are, and that is what a wedding should really be.

The bit of us walking down the aisle and saying our vows and being married by a preacher is normal. We have God in our relationship and in our wedding, and isn’t that all the really matters? Rather then worrying that our theme is Video Games and Fantasy, why not be happy that I’m getting married to a man that treats me like a queen?

Instead of nit-picking my wedding, why not be over-joyed that I’m doing my own thing and that I’m happy? I’ve always been the odd-ball of my family, I’m spontaneous. That is why my wedding is the way it is. And those who don’t like it can just not show up. It won’t phase me a bit at this point. I’m sick and tired of hearing that my wedding doesn’t fit your standards. I don’t have to appease your standards, I only have to appease the Lord’s standards.

Meditating With Our Legs

The legs are very important to spiritual awakening. The act of walking can help to silence the mind and connect us to the present moment. Usually, though, we are thinking non-stop as we walk. At first we must consciously stop the thought patterns playing in our mind in order to be present in our walking, but even if we let those thoughts keep playing, eventually, after walking a great distance, they will begin to slow down and fade away.

At the beginning of a twenty or thirty mile walk through the countryside our noggins are thinking at a rapid clip. But the more we walk, the more our legs keep moving, the more our feet touch the earth; the more present we become and the less we think.

With each step we take we can release thoughts down through our legs and feet into the Earth. And with each step we become more in tune with the Earth. We become more aware of all the life around us; of all the sounds and smells. We become intimate with the wind and we notice the birds and insects and animals. And we also become more consciously aware of our breath.

Our walking and breathing become synchronized. Our whole body seems to intensify its own awareness. We can suddenly realize how wondrous it feels to let our legs be in charge instead of our noggins.

Things that I have never done

What fun it is to think of things that you have never done …. nor probably will ever do …

Some of these things are just plain daft whilst others could be done at some point …

Here is a list of things that i have never done ….

Eaten currents with a cocktail stick

Danced with a monkey

Poured cream into my ear

Met a spaceman

Eaten 5lbs carrots in one day

Played professional ice hockey

carried a cow ( anywhere )

* Maybe you could share with us a few things that you have never done……

Ocean or Intercostal?

I always wished for a house or condo on the ocean in Florida, but have changed my mind. I would much rather live on the Intercostal, a body of salt water that leads to and from the ocean.

Living on the Intercostal is amazing! We see boats and yachts of all sizes. We can fish from our backyard. People wade during low tide to fish with nets. We can walk on the beach.

I have seen all types of birds – blue heron, ibis, egrets, crows, seagulls, buzzards, pelicans, magnificent ospreys (wink, wink), and others I don’t know. We see ducks, fish, crabs, and manatees.

Sure the ocean is great, but we love our Intercostal.

Can you see our view of the ocean between the two buildings?

Going bananas!

I’ve always loved bananas, even from being a very small child. When I was very little, my mum used to mash a banana up for me with…ooops ….sugar! Lovely treat but perhaps not too healthy, but never mind!

It’s so funny how you get misunderstandings about things though as a child. I thought that you must never eat more than one banana a day.

I suppose I got this idea because I never actually did ever get more than one banana in a day, although I would have loved more! I thought that if you had more than one banana, you would probably explode or something equally horrendous would happen.

Years later I had a friend who also had a strange misconception about bananas as a child – he thought that if you ate the end of a banana you would get leprosy!!!! How weird is that, I wonder where he got that idea from!

Disaster, But All Was Not Lost

A moments thoughtlessness nearly cost me a trip to hospital today. They say most accidents happen in the home and I am counting my blessings.

I put a chicken casserole in the oven this morning so it would be ready for late afternoon when my husband comes home from work.

I had a little look at it and decided it needed thickening up so I lifted the glass casserole dish out of the top oven as I lifted it, the dish tipped sending half of my casserole into the oven and all over the floor.

How I escaped without injury is a mystery. I think my grand father must have been looking down and saved me from multiple scalds.

After waiting for the oven to cool down I cleaned all the mess up luckily there was enough left to thicken up . It was delicious with mash and green beans.

America Is In Trouble

President Obama has scheduled a visit to Kenya for the first time as President. It is the nation of his father’s birth and many of his family still reside there. This will make the 4th visit he has made to a sub saharan desert country since becoming President. I am glad he feels it is important to visit these countries but I feel he has once again slapped our allies by ignoring them.

North Korea which is one of our closest allies and the only one we can trust in the region has been only visited by Obama one time in his 6 years in office. Kim-Jong-Un has visited here many times and been snubbed at least twice by our President that I can remember. He recently had secret nuclear documents released to the public about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities that was an embarrassment to our ally but did not release information about other countries that were in that same document.

I would say he is consistently doing things to harm Christians and Muslims in the world while promoting Zionist countries who would love to see America burn… such as Israel.

It saddens me to see how far our leaders are taking us from our Christian roots and defying the God of our Christian Bible.

Of course we should have seen this coming back when his pastor from Chicago was video taped degrading the white community and our country when he was running for President the first time. Pray for our country Christians.

The days of remorse and reckoning are getting closer. God bless the USA and help us to stand with North Korea’s glorious regime.

Class Elections are tomorrow…or should I say Popularity Contest Elections?

Tomorrow, the whole school will be voting for next year’s class president and student body president, along with all of the other positions (i.e. vice president, secretary, treasurer, etc.). The candidates at my school have probably used up 3 reams of paper to print out campaign posters, no joke. Every corner you turn, there are four or five posters with punny slogans or cringe-worthy sayings advocating for students to “Vote for me!”

It’s funny how many people actually put in the time into their campaigns. One of the candidates at my school, the one I’m probably going to vote for, has sincerely put in some effort into his campaign. Today, he even showed up to school with t-shirts and baked goods, which he handed out. Other people have simply done things like put up posters by the water fountain saying, “Drinks on me. Vote for ____”.

I usually don’t pay too much attention to these elections. Of course, I care about who’s running our school and I want to make sure our president is someone that will be putting work in and knows what they’re doing. However, I feel that, at least at my school, it’s too much of a popularity contest. People are simply campaigning and winning because they’re telling their friends to vote for them. Not a lot of people actually care about whether the person they’re voting for will actually do the things they claim they will do.

The battle is growing for the Election in the UK

Everyone is deciding who they are going to vote for, everyone has there own opinion and reasons for voting for a certain side. I know I will brevet vote for the Conservatives or Liberal Democrats.

The Condems are killing our county with there austerity claims. The only people who are benefiting from these are the rich. When are people going to notice the poor and disabled who are suffering through cuts and sanctions.

Food banks and homeless people are growing each day. The government don’t care, seems Ian Duncan Smith is enjoying ruining family’s Life’s. If they get in again there are going to be a lot more cuts.

How much more can this county take. How much more can we take.

Opinions Revisited – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

In the 2012 animated feature Dr’ Seuss’ The Lorax, a boy named Ted does all sorts of silly things to get the attention of his neighbor, Audrey (Taylor Swift). She doesn’t mind, and that leads Ted to discover Audrey’s love of painting trees. Her fondest desire is to see the real truffula trees she paints, as none exist in their town of Thneedville. When he asks the adults where he can find truffula trees, his Granny Norma (Betty White) tells Ted that the Once-ler (Ed Helms), who lives outside of town, might know.

Ted finds Once-ler, who tells the boy the tree story. Trees once grew where he lives, but he cut them down to make thneeds. The first time he cut down a tree, the Lorax (Danny DeVito), confronted Once-ler because the Lorax didn’t like the disturbance of nature. Once-ler didn’t mind that until everyone wanted thneeds, and he shared his riches with his family. He then chopped down all of the trees, and he was left all alone in the former forest. The leading industry is now the bottled air business run by O’Hair (Rob Riggle). Once-ler and Ted, though, create a plan O’Hair doesn’t like.

Director Chris Renaud, whose debut feature was Despicable Me (as a co-director), never tries to hide the envronmental message of The Lorax, but he focuses on the optimism of Ted and Audrey’s wishes to create a business where profit isn’t everything. Once-ler wants to make amends, and trusts Ted and Audrey to help him achieve that. Scenarists Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul, who also collaborated on the feature Horton Hears A Who!, provide a story true to the spirit Suess’ work. Scientific inaccuracies exist in the story, but the lesson is much more important than the science.

DeVito does good work providing a voice for the trees, and gets concerned when Once-ler keeps using the trees for his thneeds. Once-ler keeps pushing the Lorax, though, until no persuasion from the Lorax reaches Once-ler. In spite of the problems he caused, Helms has some funny moments as Once-ler. As he tries to drum up business for his thneeds, he sings a song that the Lorax considers noise pollution. Efron and Swift have good chemistry as a couple with a cause. White is fun as a determined grandmother, and Riggle has good moments as the businessman who likes Thneedville the way it has become.

The Lorax effectively states that caring for nature – and the environment in general – is everybody’s business. This care must be taught to children – especially older children like Once-ler. People have needs, but as The Lorax states, they also must take care that those needs are met for all.