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Every Piece Of You

4 Nov

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See how I’ll leave with every piece of you,
Don’t underestimate the things that I will do.

Rolling In The Deep lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing

Illustration by Harry Anderson

Decotora Semi Trucks

26 May

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I read this article on the Messy Nessy website about Japanese Truckers. There is a book about them too, called Decotora: 1998-2007 Japanese Art Truck Scene. I’m almost tempted to buy the book. I hope that semis in the United States start decorating their trucks. Perhaps this is already being done in the US, but I don’t see many fancy semis driving through Wisconsin.

Selectively Numb

22 May

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You cannot selectively numb.

Brené Brown 

Alignment Of Desire

12 Mar

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“Addiction can only be beaten by the alignment of desire with personally derived, future-oriented goals.”  

—Marc Lewis

When You Wanted

17 Jan


Remember when you wanted what you currently have.


13 Oct


It’s ok. You can be a mess. And it’s fun when your family points it out to you!

Go Numb

31 Dec

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“If you keep repeating the things you have no interest in, you go numb.”

—Deepak Chopra

Be Very Afraid

22 Nov

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“…If you’re taking drugs for your emotions—to diminish them—then you should not have confidence. You should be very afraid.”

—Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher is an amazing and humorous writer and actress. Daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.

In Your Power

2 Nov
Title: [Two people kneeling, working in a field, possibly in Puerto Rico] Creator(s): Delano, Jack, photographer Date Created/Published: 1941 Dec.? Medium: 1 slide : color.

Title: [Two people kneeling, working in a field, possibly in Puerto Rico]
Creator(s): Delano, Jack, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1941 Dec.?
Medium: 1 slide : color.

“Never be hard upon people who are in your power.”

—Charles Dickens

If you have power, you need to be NICE to people. Have you ever worked for someone who abused their power? Happens a lot, unfortunately. I despise people who abuse their power.

Combat Addiction

15 Oct
Hendrick ter Brugghen (Dutch, 1588 - 1629), Bacchante with an Ape, Dutch, 1627, Oil on canvas

Hendrick ter Brugghen (Dutch, 1588 – 1629), Bacchante with an Ape, Dutch, 1627, Oil on canvas

“…A lot of it is about willpower to master this thing, to take it in hand and change it. The best way to combat addiction is by setting goals for yourself.”

Marc Lewis – Neuroscientist

Annoyed: Semi Truck Drivers Texting While Driving

7 Oct

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I am bitter (and scared) about semi truck drivers who text and drive at the same time. When I’m driving in Wisconsin, more and more I see trucks swaying in and out of lanes. When I pass the semi truck driver he is looking down at his keypad. I guess truck drivers think there is a texting lane!

Our Self-Importance

18 Feb


“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.” –Carl Sagan

Additional info: A Pale Blue Dot

  • Title: [The Earth with the Milky Way and moon]
  • Creator(s): Benda, Wladyslaw T. (Wladyslaw Theodore), 1873-1948., artist
  • Date Created/Published: [1918?]
  • Medium: 1 drawing : charcoal.
  • Public domain illustration from the Library of Congress

Get Rid Of It

5 Dec


If it doesn’t matter, get rid of it.

Library of Congress Public Domain photo.

Workin’ On A Big Chill – #TGIF

22 Mar

The other weekend I had a Big Chill Weekend…by myself.  I needed to get away from it all so I went to a hotel for a couple nights, using points.  I brought 27 magazines that had piled up at my house, looked through them,

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worked on my blogs, swam, and watched cable TV.  We don’t have cable TV and once again, from channel surfing through the cable channels, I am reminded and grateful that we DO NOT have cable!  I mostly watched The Food Network and HGTV.

Oh, I also ate but was very chillaxed about it.  I was craving TGI Fridays potato skins.  (When I was anticipating my weekend, eating the skins was a goal.  But other goals fell through the cracks.)  I hadn’t eaten at a TGI Fridays in 6 years.  Last time I ordered potato skins, I could order a half order (4 skins), but now they don’t have that option.  So I ate 4 at dinner and 4 the next day for lunch in my hotel room.  The potato skins totally remind me of my sister – eating them and drinking margaritas at TGI Fridays in Los Angeles.

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For Spinko.

The very nice waiter told me they started using better bacon and cheese.

I also ordered a wedge salad which consists of blue cheese dressing, iceberg lettuce, bacon and tomatoes.  It was excellent!

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Here comes the weekend
Sure could use some relaxation to shake these blues
Hand me my sun shades
I’m checkin’ out of here
I’m workin’ on a big chill
Lord I’m workin’ on a big chill

Workin’ On A Big Chill lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Vince Gilbert/Benefit Music/Vinny Mae Music, WINDSWEPT HOLDINGS LLC

Awesomed #awesome

4 Feb



I remember before we moved to Wisconsin my husband said the word “Awesome” needs to be banished from people’s vocabularies.

Then we moved to Wisconsin and let’s just say that AWESOME is said frequently.  

We just can’t get away from that word.

I thought this “quote” from Pinterest was hilarious!



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