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02:18 Oct 16 2008
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I crack Jesus up...I pretty much love that

20:37 Oct 13 2008
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This is the image that hangs in my office and faces my desk. I LOVE that he is facing me and laughing. It reminds me of so many things, mostly that I'm human, loved and shouldn't take myself so seriously. Also, there is much to be joyful about in this life and I plan to laugh as much as I can.


For my friends, when you hear me say, "Shhh...Jesus is looking," this is what I'm referencing :)

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Morrigon
Morrigon
20:43 Oct 13 2008

I love that. I always imagine that guy as someone who would be a lot of fun to sit around and laugh with.





Ockham
Ockham
20:50 Oct 13 2008

That really looks like the rest of the scene should be him standing on top of a pile of slain foes.





Joli
Joli
21:16 Oct 13 2008

You're always confusing yourself with Jesus, Ockham! :P





Beastt17
Beastt17
21:42 Oct 13 2008

If I recall correctly, he started laughing in 1945. Perhaps I should review history to see what was so funny. ;)





StoneCrow
StoneCrow
22:04 Oct 13 2008

See, if you did not say it was religious I was gonna say George Carlin...:)





Joli
Joli
23:02 Oct 13 2008

Hey, cracking George Carlin up would have been cool, too!





Nightgame
Nightgame
23:14 Oct 13 2008

Now this is a side of Jesus that everyone especially children and teenagers should be made aware of instead of only the hellfire and brimstone as is so common. I cannot imagine anyone credited with creating so many wonders, would be so very serious all the time. :)





Ockham
Ockham
00:21 Oct 14 2008

Lots of people do indeed mistake me for Jesus. It's sort of a curse, because they're like "Hey Jesus, make me some wine." And I have to tell them that all I have for them is a deep bowl of hatred. It's sad to have to bring disappointment to so many.





Joli
Joli
05:16 Oct 14 2008

Don't be so modest, Ockham...we all have to work with the gifts we're given ;)





Beastt17
Beastt17
16:58 Oct 14 2008

Credits; Messiah, prophet, savior, inventor of the Whoopie cushion.




Joli
Joli
17:19 Oct 14 2008

WHOOPEEEE! :)





misterstikki
misterstikki
13:47 Oct 17 2008

Somehow, I can't see Jesus reciting the 7 words you can't say on tv :P





 

Day dreams, moors, and muzzles upon doors

21:11 Oct 09 2008
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I'm feeling romantic and day dreamy. The Center has been lovely today, nothing very difficult. Welcome after yesterday's challenges and Tuesday which even necessitated an emergency 911 call. (The funniest part of which was that after being directed to give the address of my emergency, the dispatcher called my name. I affirmed and she worried out, "What's the matter, baby?!" My sister was working dispatch. It was a lovely Mayberry moment.)


Anyway, to my day dreamy mood. I have been listening to Wuthering Heights on audio book and I want to never hit the stop button. The draw that Heathcliff and Catherine feel for one another is not on the conscious level. They need each other the way living things need oxygen and light. Catherine proclaims, "...he's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."


My thoughts also turn, as they often do when I am musing around my day and sighing, to my dearly beloved Eliot and his words that are etched into the material of my soul. I know I have gushed on about this before, but in many ways, I live here. I don't think I have a friend who hasn't been drug by me through the streets of this poem.

The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes,

The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes

Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening,

Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains,

Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys,

Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap,

And seeing that it was a soft October night,

Curled once about the house, and fell asleep.



My fantasy would be a profile designed around the images in Prufrock...his shabby town of sawdust floored restaurants and lonely men smoking pipes and leaning out of windows. Allusions of Hamlet's Polonius, tea, and mermaids..."and this and so much more."


Wistful me on an October afternoon, my body indoors, my mind everywhere else at once.


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Irony
Irony
02:33 Oct 10 2008

When I have time I can call my own again, I will have to work on such a profile for you:)





Beastt17
Beastt17
21:46 Oct 13 2008

"Hey Sarah. Yeah, yeah... tell your cousin I said 'hey'. Can you get me my sister down at the courthouse?"





Joli
Joli
23:04 Oct 13 2008

You're doing Andy Griffith in this entry...why?!





 

The proof!

18:32 Oct 09 2008
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This is the last step. We're expecting to have them by about November 15. The cover art was designed specially for us. It depicts the Lakefront in my town. The bridge in the background is the Causeway. The little sheep in the front was based on a little guy that Stabb photographed in England. I could not be happier. What a great way to celebrate our 20th anniversary!

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*I have removed the name of the Center because of board-directed stipulations about how our name can be used. My signature was also removed.

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Vampirewitch39
Vampirewitch39
18:52 Oct 09 2008

What great Yule gifts to give. :)





Sinora
Sinora
19:03 Oct 09 2008

I hope it sells well.





Oceanne
Oceanne
19:27 Oct 09 2008

All that hard work and long days ..it looks great.:D





 

When I grow up...

19:56 Oct 08 2008
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Inspiration:


VampireWitch39 AKA "the rat."

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You can read her journal all day long and never suspect what this woman is made of. She makes me want to be a better, more thoughtful person. I am from the south. I have lived in the New Orleans area all of my life. Southern women grow up learning about hospitality in a way that you yankee women can't begin to fathom. I'm not saying that yankee women aren't gracious, just...trust me on this...it's different.


Ok, that said, I have also learned that for some women, hospitality is an abundant gift that simply extends from their soul. I have further learned that I am not so gifted. VW simply IS. It is as much a part of what makes her a person as her heart and mind.


Behind the scenes, quiet as the most secretive little rat, she shares her gifts. Her generous, awe-inspiring gifts, unasked. When I was a little girl, I learned: "Real good is the good you do when nobody is looking."


I am so inspired by you, rat.

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Morrigon
Morrigon
20:00 Oct 08 2008

Well said... We're all inspired by her.





sahahria
sahahria
20:33 Oct 08 2008

Were more to follow in your footsteps the world would be the better for it.





imagesinwords
imagesinwords
21:13 Oct 08 2008

I personally know this to be so very true. She is considerate, and generous- all the while asking for it not to be broadcast. This is how I raise my child to be :)





BLOODLIFE
BLOODLIFE
21:17 Oct 08 2008

Wow, I found the Rats fan club ... I'm in.





Vampirewitch39
Vampirewitch39
21:43 Oct 08 2008

*blushes*



Thank you. And I disagree with your words of not having a gift that is all your own. YOU care even more then me, doing the charity work every day.



That is a true southern lady.



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Joli
Joli
21:47 Oct 08 2008

I wasn't being falsely modest. I have gifts, and they are good ones because God only gives good gifts to us all. Hospitality is not my gift. It is yours.





StoneCrow
StoneCrow
00:51 Oct 09 2008

"hospitality is an abundant gift that simply extends from their soul." Very poignant indeed.





Nightgame
Nightgame
02:31 Oct 09 2008

Having been friends over 20 years now all I can say is You are so very right and it comes right from her soul. Even when she worries it's more about how it's going to affect others than herself.





LadyChordewa
LadyChordewa
02:54 Oct 09 2008

I want in on this Rat Fan club. PLLLEEEAAAASSSSEEEE!!!!! I agree with everything that has been said about Rat and Joli.



I am a true yankee, grew up in New York. I have lived in West Virginia....which I'm not sure can be truly considered Southern. As with every other southern soul that I have met, I felt no predjudice, like I did in WV. Southern ladies are truly gracious!!!




Beastt17
Beastt17
06:47 Oct 09 2008

In carefully reading between your words I have found the confirmation to what I've always suspected about you, Joli. You really do like rats. ;-)





 

Miracle Earth (Discovery Channel)

04:28 Oct 06 2008
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Everything about this is wonderful. The music and the video combine to make this an experience I feel as much as hear and see. It's an ache in my chest that is beautiful and profound.


Someone special shared it with me one evening and I wanted to have it here where I can play it any time I want.




The music is Pink Floyd's "Big Gig In The Sky"

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Morrigon
Morrigon
04:44 Oct 06 2008

Beautiful and terrible... Those two go hand in hand whenever the concept is most powerful... Or so they do in my mind.





StoneCrow
StoneCrow
15:30 Oct 06 2008

At the end it looks like an angery allergy eye :)



Wow 6 times in the past. Sheesh. ~eyeballs Mars with longing~





Joli
Joli
19:21 Oct 06 2008

What makes this powerful for me is less the concept of destruction and more the musical score and the production of this video with an eye to drama and beauty. For me, it is beautifully done and I can watch and listen over and over again.





BLOODLIFE
BLOODLIFE
23:12 Oct 06 2008

WOW .... just wow!!





CTyler
CTyler
00:10 Oct 07 2008

More often that one should, I hope this day comes soon.



Ctrl_Alt_Delete. Reboot.

Nothing left but the low drone and crackle of a cozy fire.





birra
birra
02:37 Oct 08 2008

Great video.. but.. man, that would suck.



It begs the question, if a 500KM asteroid crashed into the Earth and erradicated all life that could hear it, did it make a sound?








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