Ok, I'm 12 days late but wow, it's already been a year since I started this particular adventure! I just looked back at the archives and I've been belaboring exercise and weight loss for a year now, OFFICIALLY!! SUBJECT TO SEARCH and INDISPUTABLY!!
Am I ready to really move on? I may look back at various epiphany moments and try to figure out what worked, when, for how long and why?! I am persistent, if nothing else. Chris has reached his goal... passed it actually he weighs what he did in high school... wow! I don't even know what I weighed in high school... I've just recently decided that I need to stop eating and just give up food for a month or so. My sixty minutes, six times a week for six weeks program failed miserably... vision board and printed shit hanging everywhere not helpful.
I know I need to garner alinement. I've managed it with two major life challenges so far and I'm moving on to the third/forth... I'm officially making it eating only as my sole focus. I never had to exercise before to lose weight. Age and menopause be dammed! My promises to myself around food just need to stick for longer than ten minutes, well 12 hours anyhow... Maybe I can walk instead of eating...? there I go again trying to work in exercise... FOCUS!
Anyhow enough blubbering! It's the 85th anniversary of Steamboat Willie today! Nice! You can actually watch some original reels on You Tube!
After listening to David Isay, the creator of Story Corps, discuss the top questions people ask of each other... what a great list of questions for those of us who are socially conversationally challenged! It's almost that small talk time of year again. Ugh! It's also, oftentimes, the only time we hang out with certain relatives, why not get the low down on their lives and make good use of the time... just sayin' if my Grandparents were alive that's what I would do. Hindsight 20/20 and all that.
The last one really gets to me. Before I do another session with a psychic I'll look up better questions. I can also use the questions on the StoryCorps website for upcoming uncomfortable moments with basic strangers at Holiday gatherings. There are lots of lists of questions for all different people and situations. Yeah! Cool! Here's the link again
I am grinning ear to ear this morning. I took a moment to consider why that is:
1. Proves that all the statisticians and polls are inaccurate.
2. The fact that the PEOPLE chose him, not the parties and the press!
3. Supports a healthy and passionate conversation rather than the same old apathy. Inspires involvement!
4. Provides hope for a change in business as usual.
5. I'll take any red blooded American who is beholden to NO ONE financially....
6. I'm optimistic that he will actually get some things accomplished!
7. The ballsy, unapologetic, common sense, responsible people WE are is now represented!Long story short... I'll take a hot headed, opinionated, passionate, honest person over a shifty, line towing, career politician person.
I've been listening to the flabbergasted press back peddle and try to explain how all the polls were so far off. Perhaps, like me, people kept their actual opinions close to the vest. Or, no one asked them...? Nobody asked me! =)
I just listened to a black woman call out any Trump supporter as a racist. Wow, really? Now that's mighty gracious of you! True colors, yikes! I heard another man swear and proclaim that he would fight tooth and nail to protect people of color, disabilities, etc. Wow, I don't think that war on special interests is part of the agenda... but you go, buddy! You should be passionate about your cause!
Illegal immigrants are scared, so become CITIZENS and pay taxes like everyone else. Is that too harsh? I don't think so. I look forward to the government being more supportive and efficient and not so inbred and entitled. God forbid we focus on our own internal issues and keep our money at home. I'm quite sure the world will keep spinning and all those countries we give $millions or $billions or $trillions to will grow up and figure out how to work it out. Let's teach them to fucking fish and stop feeding them!*
Enough, already... BUT I want to point out that I have NEVER been inspired to open up politically (right or wrong) and take a stand or express my opinions until now.
Thanks Trump! You GO!
I'm bipartisan - I hope ALL the fucking idiots in DC smarten up and listen to the people's voice for a change! A Republican civil war... really!? OMG!? Good thing I don't listen to the press!
*Parting thought: The country is bankrupt... THAT'S EMBARRASSING!... we can't keep spending money that we don't have regardless of how worthy the cause. If we want to be world wide philanthropists, we need to pay off our credit cards and make some money first so we can give it away. Hello!
What shall I forgive this day to amuse and delight?
I decided back in November 2015 to make my poetry available and journal online. I'm not exactly sure what "blogging" means but I am quite sure this is an online journal. Feel free to read on with an aire of open minded curiosity. At no time do I intend to offend, judge or pretend to know anything really, I'm just an observer and explorer, as we all are. Feel free to "boldly go" through my observations and perhaps it will spark or inspire. Comments are off because I don't want to be worried about political correctness when I'm writing. I'm not thinking about "you." I'm just writing because it feels "right". Feel free to enjoy or surf on.
Fibber McGee's closet!