Saturday, January 31, 2009
"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today."- Dale Carnegie, American lecturer, author,1888-1955
It's the weekend! With all you have to do, are you doing something you enjoy?
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wines, specifically red wines, develop certain characteristics during the aging process: Bouquet, which is the smell; and taste. The older the wine, the lesser the need for breathing, or oxidation (adding oxygen in exchange for electrons). Wine actually goes through a very slow oxidation process in the bottle. So, the younger the wine, the more breathing it requires. A very young wine needs to breathe for several hours before consumption, while an older wine needs perhaps one hour. In fact, if a very old wine breathes too long it can lose some of its important characteristics. In some instances, breathing alone will not be enough, and the wine has to be decanted, or poured into a different recepticle. The act of decanting wine (usually only necessary in very young wines) aerates the wine and releases aromas and flavors.
Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than
circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance,
giftedness, or skill.
W. C. Fields, American Comic and Actor, born on this day (1880 - 1946)
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Today is my parents' anniversary. Had they lived, they would have been married 42 years.
I believe they are together now, two overjoyed spirits not beleaguered by the cares of this earth.
My dad loved his music, and it seemed he played a little of everything. There are a few special songs that remind me of both my parents for different reasons. They played this song very often when I was a little girl. As I got older, it became part of that category of songs for me where the lyrics are simple, but intense. Like much of the music of days gone by, there's an innocence you no longer hear in today's music:
So, here's to you, Mama & Daddy. I know you didn't drink, but I will be toasting you tonight, and I'll do it up right. I imagine now you're looking at each other, shaking your heads and laughing.
Our day will come, and we'll have everything
We'll share the joy falling in love can bring...
... Our dreams have magic because we'll always stay in love this way
Our Day Will come...
I'm cool with that.
T.E. Lawrence, Intelligence officer best known as Lawrence of Arabia (later changed his name to T.E. Shaw), 1888-1935.
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I went to the dentist today. I have to replace a crown and get my wisdom teeth pulled.
It is warm and muggy right now, and my air conditioner is not connected because, well, it is January, and I just didn't think I'd need air conditioning.
I'm supposed to have my satellite repaired Saturday. So far, DirecTV has offered me $100, free HD service for 6 months and reimbursement for being without use of the equipment. This is in response to my informing them I would be looking for service elsewhere, and telling them why. We'll see what happens. I still say DirecTV is shit, and I can back up everything I say.
I have a lot of posts coming up, but who the hell is going to see them? I'll continue doing what I do, but don't be surprised if I repeat posts in the future, 'kay?
I feel sleepy. Think it's because I've had 3 glasses of wine?
Talk to you tomorrow!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I am trying not to act a donkey with these people 'cause I want service on the tv in my bedroom tonight. It's really a challenge not to start yelling, but I'm supposed to be better than that. I'm supposed to be better than that. I am supposed to be better than that.
Let me not have service tonight.
“Life is short and we never have enough time for gladdening the hearts of those- Henri Frederic Amiel, 1821 - 1881, Swiss writer known for his masterpiece Journal Intime
who travel the way with us. Oh, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind.”
Take the time to make someone happy today. Be pleasant. This is advice I may need you to repeat to me later.
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