Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Another of Life's Ponderings

Sitting around painting, I emailed C to to tell her to give me a word, a subject, a saying for inspiration. Her word... was 'fart'.

This is what I came up with:

The Sound of Silence by Kathy-rine

If a tree falls farts in the forest
and there is no one around to hear it,
does it make a sound?

Ponder, ponder, ponder.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

Do you remember doing these activities on Earth Day? Ah nostalgia and to be little again.
Thanks Christine for the photos!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Hot Hot Hot


... yoga.

Tonight, we three sisters are going to make an evening of Bikram Yoga. It's a type of yoga that is done in a heated room for 90 minutes. By heated, I mean 105F. The heat is supposed to loosen muscles and increase temperature and metabolism allowing you to exercise deeper and create a 'cardio' workout that helps you to tone and lose weight. Not to mention the fact that there is no room to worry about life in general when you're so completely concentrated on how damn hot it is, the sweat pouring down your face and ass crack, holding the pose and when you're supposed to inhale and exhale.

Seriously though. I am really looking forward to doing this... to doing something for me.

Things like 'practicing stillness', calm and development of body and mind appeal to me. This time I plan to make a commitment to it and make a habit of it. There. See? I said it, so now I have to do it.

*although, I may need to sit this one out.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Driving Lesson

In order to keep up with my "Give No Info of True Importance Because People Are Watching Blog Theme" I would like to post this lesson and thank J.S. for this one.

Now, drivers, pay attention...

Loop 101 in the East Valley

Lesson 1: Driver Survival in Phoenix AZ

  1. You must first learn to pronounce the city name, it is: "FEE-NICKS".
  2. The morning rush hour is from 5:00 am to noon. The evening rush hour is from noon to 7:00 pm. Friday's rush hour starts on Thursday morning.
  3. The minimum acceptable speed on most freeways is 85 mph. On Loop 101, your speed is expected to match the highway number. Anything less is considered "Wussy".
  4. Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere. Phoenix has its own version of traffic rules. For example, cars/trucks with the loudest muffler go first at a four-way stop; the trucks with the biggest tires go second. However, East Valley-SUV driving-cell phone talking moms ALWAYS have the right of way.
  5. If you actually stop at a yellow light, you will be rear ended, cussedout, and possibly shot.
  6. Never honk at anyone. Ever. Seriously. It's another offense that can get you shot.
  7. Road construction is permanent and continuous in Phoenix. Detour barrels are moved around for your entertainment pleasure during the middle of the night to make the next day's driving a bit more exciting.
  8. Watch carefully for road hazards such as drunks, skunks, dogs, barrels, cones, cows, horses, cats, mattresses, shredded tires, squirrels, rabbits, crows, vultures, javelinas, roadrunners, and the coyotes feeding on any of these items.
  9. Maricopa Freeway, Papago Freeway and the "I-10" are the same road. SR202 is the same road as The Red Mountain Freeway and the San Tan Freeway. Dunlap and Olive are the same street too. Jefferson becomes Washington, but they are not the same street. I-17 is also called The Black Canyon Freeway as well as The Veterans Memorial Highway. And if all that isn't enough to remember, SR51 has recently been renamed to Piestewa Freeway because Squaw Peak Parkway was too easy pronounce. SR 101 is also the Pima Freeway except west of I-17 where it's the Agua Fria Freeway and South of SR202 where it's the Price Freeway. Lastly, Thunderbird Rd. becomes Cactus Rd. but, Cactus Rd. doesn't become Thunderbird Rd. because it dead ends at a mountain.
  10. If someone actually has their turn signal on, wave them to the shoulder immediately to let them know it has been "accidentally activated."
  11. If you are in the left lane and only driving 70 in a 55-65 mph zone, you are considered a road hazard and will be "flipped off" accordingly. If you return the flip, you'll be shot.
  12. For summer driving, it is advisable to wear potholders on your hands.
Thank you and drive safely.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Common Wood Spider

If you have these types of Wood Spiders in your area, you may find this snippet very informative and helpful.