"Slapstick" comedy, from over 100 years ago.
Such funny stuff!!
Another ... boy, have times changed!
"Slapstick", with a twist of violence ... hmm ...
I just watched a couple videos this morning of an interview with Cher, behind stage at the Voice. I guess she performed on the finale of the show. I was a bit surprised. I guess I haven't seen her in some time. What the heck has she done to herself? Her lips look terrible. Her choice of hairstyle was anything but flattering. Many of our musical seductresses are finally looking their age. It's too bad they aren't confident enough in who they are inside, and feel the need to distort their physical looks. Do they really think it's an improvement when they do this stuff? I used to think she was an attractive woman - not anymore. Vanity is so overrated! Outrageous and ridiculous does not equal beauty (i.e. her hairdo on that show).
“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate.
And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow!”
― Shauna Niequist
Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
What a melancholy, bittersweet weekend! This weekend was what I refer to as a "Fried Green Tomatoes" weekend. ... a whirlwind of emotions ... whew; so good to be home!
My original reason for my trip was to attend a celebration of my nephew and his wife's 30th wedding anniversary. A few days before my time to leave, is when I found out about my special friend, Dean, being diagnosed with esophogeal cancer.
I took a day off and spent Friday with a gal pal in Lincoln. We just spent a day doing "girl stuff" and spent the evening pigging out, and sharing a bottle of wine. It's a nice break with such a long trip.
I got to spend a little quality time with my niece and her husband, finally. Time was spent at the anniversary celebration where I got to see other family ... yay.
The remainder of the evening was spent with my friend, his wife and her kids. I took down a couple of wedding photo albums. I was one of the photographers for them. Even though I was late getting the prints, the timing was perfect, under the circumstances. Dean will be able to go into his first chemo treatment with happy thoughts and feelings (being surrounded by those he cares about, and his family) - and Roxi will have them for those times when she is alone. Everyone seemed to enjoy reliving their wedding day.
The sad thing is that they are still newlyweds. Thank you, everyone, for including me, treating me like family, and allowing me to share with all of you!
It looks as though everyone is jumping on the bandwagon to label "obesity" as a disease. I'm a fence sitting when it comes to this issue. If I am diagnosed as being afflicted with "obesity", does that mean that I can sue companies like Hershey, Russell Stover, Ghirardelli, or Reese's for being an accessory to a crime, because I am a chocoholic? Or, can companies that produce sugary, fatty foods be held responsible in any way? This really opens up a whole new can of worms (chocolate-covered?)! And what about lap band and the variety of ways to curb weight gain and food intake? I know of people who have done those things, and because of personal food choices, have put all those pounds back on again. Bottom line, it's a lifestyle change - all your life - there's no easy way out ... we can't blame our lack of self-control on others, or can we? What a crazy society we are living in today!
“A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?”
― Albert Einstein
“When you are crazy you learn to keep quiet.”
― Philip K. Dick, VALIS
“The thoughts written on the walls of madhouses by their inmates might be worth publicizing.”
― Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
I just found out this evening about a nearly lifetime friend who has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. If you pray, please put my friend, Dean, on your prayer list, or in your prayer basket. If you don't pray, please send positive messages of strength, wellness and healing for my friend, and emotional strength for his wife and their loved ones.
I send my prayers, love, friendship, and heart-to-heart hugs to all of you!
I was doing some genealogy the other day in and around my home turf - Omaha and Council Bluffs. Lo and behold, I found the name of "Snowden". The most interesting fact I uncovered was that William and Rachel Snowden are know as the first pioneers to settle in Omaha, Nebraska. It looks as though Rachel's maiden name was "Larson" ... hmmm, could it be?
The greatest thing in life is finding someone who knows all about you and your mistakes, and still sees the best in you. ~Unknown
Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside. ~Unknown
When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow. ~Shauna Niequist
Live without pretending, love without depending, listen without defending, speak without offending. ~Unknown
Life doesn’t give you the people you want. It gives you the people you need; to help you, to hurt you, to love you, to leave you, and to make you into the person you were meant to be.
You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind. ~Unknown
Smile more than you cry, give more than you take, and love more than you hate. ~Unknown
Who is this little girl?
I am . . .