C’mon Baby, You Know You Like It

C’mon Baby, You Know You Like It

"The slutty party girl is fun until she pukes on the floor and then she's a pain in the ass." House, Season 5, Episode "Lucky Thirteen" What's interesting about this statement isn't just the obvious inequality of how males use females; it's not always a male-female issue. She's great as long as she's entertaining "me" but as soon as I have to take care of "her" I'm not interested. Another way of saying it? "Do Me, Do Me, Do Me." "eeewww I have to do you?" It's not just men who have this issue. How many women do you know that eagerly lay back to enjoy special treatment Continue reading

Happy 2010!  A Look Ahead and Behind

Happy 2010! A Look Ahead and Behind

It's a new decade! Twenty-Ten. Sounds futuristic. How do I feel about 2010? I have this visual of the original Star Trek crew at the bridge of the USS Enterprise: They're staring into a black hole, knowing they have no choice but to draw on their strength and courage to propel them forward, a tinge of fear showing on their faces because they don't know what may be inside but they verbalize hope for a better option than what's behind them. At midnight last night, I pulled out my old goal setting journal. Aside from a few laughs (I wanted a talking bird?!?!) there were Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Every Child Should Know Love

31 Days of Wishes – Every Child Should Know Love

"...one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except that they are our children.” ~ Rosaleen Dickson Christmas Day has come and gone and I was left with one overwhelming impression. Regardless of parenting styles, personalities, qualifications or issues, my children are loved. The love is shown in different ways but they are loved, and they know they're loved. Just to clarify, I'm not referring to how many gifts they got or how much money was spent because I don't believe that matters. Some people show Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Health, Anger and Hate

31 Days of Wishes – Health, Anger and Hate

Linda Anger left a very timely quote on Terry Bean's Facebook wall today. I've never had the opportunity to meet Linda, but I know I would like her. My biggest wish is that she conquers her cancer. My second wish is that money never be an issue for her again, especially when it comes to her health. "Hate is a poison we swallow and hope the other guy dies." ~ Unknown Here it is Day 18 - 6 days since my last written wish. I've had many wishes since then but none I've wanted to share. Most of my wishes these days are trivial and personal in the grand scheme of the world. The kind of Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Feedback on Blogging / 1st Amendment

31 Days of Wishes – Feedback on Blogging / 1st Amendment

Today's wish is for feedback and recommendations. I'm wondering how the first amendment can be legally threatened because of truthful inferences and personal feelings being written online? Has anyone had any experience with this? Of course, this is only a hypothetical question because I wouldn't want to infer anything that might replicate reality.... If you'd like to participate in 31 Days of Wishes - head on over to www.31daysofwishes.com for the details. Take a brief moment to wish with others. Perhaps the united message will make a difference in someone's life. Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Warmth

31 Days of Wishes – Warmth

Brrrrrrr! It is VERY cold out. The temperatures have dropped unbelievably fast. As of this minute it's 14 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill that makes it feel like -2. For my Canadian friends that is -10 Celsius with a wind chill of -18, but I'm sure you're feeling it too! I was so very thankful my car started this morning without any problem. It's the first winter I've had my new-used car, and you never know! As I sat shivering and wishing for a hot tush, I contemplated the unfairness of not being flexible enough to reach the gas and brake from the warm and working heated Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Serenity +

31 Days of Wishes – Serenity +

God, Grant me the serenity, To accept the things I cannot change; The courage, to change the things that I can; And the wisdom, to know the difference. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr For as long as I can remember, this prayer hung on a plate in my mother's house. I read it daily and took it to heart. A long, long time ago I realized I could not change other people, they had to want to change themselves. As a friend, mother, wife, I could only discuss, suggest, and recommend that changes be made. I've never demanded them. Instead I chose to change what I could.... myself. I adapted by Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Answered Wishes

31 Days of Wishes – Answered Wishes

Although this series of posts is supposed to be based on what I am wishing FOR, I've had many wishes answered over the last several days... Day 4: I spent a wonderful afternoon in Columbus with a client team. They are such a joy to work with and I'm very excited to embark on their new endeavors for 2010. I had been wishing they'd move forward with some ideas - and now we are! Day 5: I am blessed with many wonderful friends. Friends I've had for decades, who knew me before marriage and children. These are the types of friends you rely on when times are tough. Although, I've got lots Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Wisdom

31 Days of Wishes – Wisdom

On Day 1 I said I was not going to make any wishes that involved regret without following the comment with a positive reference to the future. Last night I took one of my CyberCletch team members out for dinner to celebrate Christmas and to thank her for the work she has done this past year for my company. We found ourselves talking about marriage and expectations; I caught myself saying, "I wish I had the same wisdom 20 years ago as I do now." Aside from the fabulous children I have in my life, I'd choose to completely change the course of my life. I would have paid more attention Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Dashboard Warnings

31 Days of Wishes – Dashboard Warnings

“We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.” ~ Earl Nightingale I always fancied myself a "whittler" rather than a "wisher". Life is busy, so if I wanted something I'd work towards it by fitting in mini-goals, as I could, until I achieved the desired result. To hell with wishing for it - just do it! I didn't even realize "wish" was a part of my vocabulary - until today. Now that 31 Days of Wishes has commenced, I've become hyper-aware of the "wish" word. Here are some examples of how I caught myself Continue reading