Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Brisky Miami

Oh where to begin. First of all it is a very brisky cold Miami morning and when I say cold I mean cold I am talking 40 degrees this early morning. OH God I so love it! The coldness to me just brings life to a fresh new start and you wake up and go yes hello how have you been? Ok not that over the top but it is a nice thought. I really just like to lay in bed all covered up feeling the coldness it just feels good. Ok now to recap a little of my life in the last few days and weeks. Not too much to really report just going about life as normal.

Thanksgiving came and the time spent with family was rather enjoyable. I personally am glad it is over. This whole cooking is for the birds - sorry turkey. But daddy dearest came and that is always fun. I finally did something I say every year I will do but rarely do and that is begin Christmas shopping early. I not only did so but finished well by the time Dec 1st came around. Yeah I am pretty impressed by that too. I found some really awesome deals online and many included free shipping. Now really can it get any better?

Work has been work I am so happy I have it when so many are without it but it is work. Not much to report just give thanks.

The plot for the book that has yet to be written is starting to some what form. I think I now have 2 of my main characters and they will be women. Not just women but some kick A type women. I am not sure if I will give them super powers but they individually will have strength and then when put together will be a force to be wrecken with. Sounds bad A right? Well lets see how it goes.

Stay Tune..

Monday, November 22, 2010

Namaste




I am going to take this chance now to say Namaste and thanks to everyone. Chances are I will not write for a while. I can pretend and say yes I will try but it's the holidays and I am only working one more day and well come on really who I am kidding. I have stopped to realize I have some really cool nice friends and great family and for that I give thanks.
The man and I recently (this weekend) celebrated our 18th Wedding anniversary and we decided we wanted to do something "different". Now we could go to a nice restaurant and enjoy a bottle or two of wine and drinks and have a really nice time and then be done with it but come on lets do something with some music fun and excitement! So the search was on and suggestions were encourage and along came LIPS . This is something different so I ran it across the man and he was all for it! So we decided to add to the night by staying at a nearby hotel right on the water. We resevered a balcony room facing the ocean and let me tell you folks it was truly remarkable. The Pelican Resort was to die for. It was a Key West style resort and everyone was friendly, the place was clean, the breakfast was good, the room was tidy and nice. Yes I would return to this place.
Now lets get to LIPS oh yeah baby rock and roll is all I have to say! The pictures don't do it justice because I have so many more but you know so many pictures so little Bytes what can I say. This place is a caberet style show you get to enjoy and the dinner prior to the show is excellent. The encourage fun loud out of this world get out of your seat behavior! Come on really this is right up my alley! Our server learned it was our wedding anniversary and called us on state and we were given complimentary shots and a picture. Thats us with our server.




Meals vary in prices. They do have a fixed price menu which includes salad, entree and dessert or you can just get stuff off the regular menu. They obviously make their money off the drinks which we also bought a few.





So over all I would recommend it. You need to be open minded and just sit back and enjoy so I will post some pictures.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Laughing

I decided to try a new soul exercise that sounded interested. The experiment was called the 24 hour word challenge. For 24 hours say nothing negative. If I found myself wanting to say something negative I would stop myself and either look at the positive or just keep the thoughts to myself. I found the first day was an actual good day so it was rather easy. I did not find myself needing to stop and hold back or change my way of thinking on anything even when moments would appear I was alright about it. So I decided to try it for a second day -let's just say it was a little more challenging. But that is alright because my lesson is that you cannot be good everyday but if you are aware of the negative tendencies then you can choose to turn that around and that is my choice.



So the new challenge right now is to laugh every day, this way when moments come (and they will) that require a little lift the habit will already be in there. Yes laughing will be a challenge, but hey I adventurous so I will give it a shot.



First thing I will do is look out my work window and picture a beautiful ocean view and sandy white sand and a man servant named Niles saying "Madam your tea is ready." Ah yeah that is where I am at smiling and laughing...

Stay Tune

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bitter Sweet Monday

Well here I am back at work on a Monday imagine that? Weekend was actually pretty darn alright but it is a bitter-sweet morning. More on that in a little bit. Sometimes you have to be away from things or people to really appreciate the gift that they bring and Friday we went out with some friends we had not hung out with in wild; mainly because life gets in the way sometimes and we find outselves re-directing ourselves. But, then we stop and we look around and say hey wait a minute YOU we use to do this all the time then we stopped but man this is fun! Yeah we had fun. The company was really nice and it makes me appreciate that there are those special people out there who we are glad are still in our lives. This leads me to Saturday night and my family. Argg really do I need to keep them around? Yeah I do but argg they can be frustrating at times. But then I get over the frustration and sit and enjoy. All I have to say is thank you Angels for keeping me sane. Sunday was a nice quiet day with the man and Sarge. Speaking of Sarge he leaves today, actually this morning and yes I am with mixed feelings (bitter-sweet) because he really is a cute doggie and such a "Good Boy!" Sorry had to get that out. It will be nice to not have to worry about letting him out or worrying if he will be in the house too long. But he is a cutie and one thing is for sure in a few short weeks he will be back!

Hopefully this week will be fine.

So in closing here is my closing statement...

Make a cup of strong, preferably real, coffee. Add a measure of Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur. Stir. Top with whipped cream. Then sprinkle grated chocolate over the top. Now relax with a sip. Yum! No wonder it's called the 'Fallen Angel'!

Stay Tune

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ahh Happiness



Ah the week is more then half over and I have a feeling it will fly right by. Tonight is the GATE Program graduation and I enjoy going to that. It is something I find that is good for the soul and I like to feed my soul whenever possible.



I was reading recently something someone wrote about learning how to be happy and I thought wow that is strange because if you have to teach yourself to be happy then that means that at some point in time you must of made the choice to not be happy? And why would someone choose to not be happy? Now this is not to say that every single moment of the day must be fun and happy and 24/7 constant smile but why choose to be unhappy? I like some of the tips that were provided in finding ways to be happy and I thought ok let me share this because actually some of them are stuff that I believe and agree with.



Tip #1



Enjoy your own company. Embrace everything about you! Without a doubt, it’s the most important step towards being a happy person.

Tip #2

Smile, Giggle, Snicker, or Chuckle! Smiling releases serotonin in the brain which gives you an instant mood lift.

Tip #3

Sing out loud! Ok but like when you do this please do it in the privacy of your own home or space with the shades down and make sure there are no other human souls around to hear you. Just let it loose.

Tip #4

Indulge in dark chocolate. (This may be my favorite tip of all!) Savor a small piece and watch your mood improve.

Tip #5

Believe that something wonderful will happen for you today. The universe is waiting to shower happy blessings on you.

Last but not least

Tip #6

Meditate, Pray, and Chant. Research shows that people who are more spiritual are happier then those who are not.

So there you have it some simple easy ways to be more happy. If you run across someone who you feel is generally unhappy all the time I would say just wish them well and wish for them to find happiness. Maybe send some happiness down their way. Hopefully their spirit will be receptive towards it.

Have a great day folks and

Stay Tune

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Remembrance

Remembrance day of the dead is vastly approaching and some also call it Halloween which is also fun but last year I decided to take this day to remember and thank all those loved ones that have passed on. I wanted to thank their spirits for being in my life when they were alive. I often think of mom, dad, brother, grandparents, friends who have passed on and sometimes even though they are not with me in the physical form I feel a little better in knowing that maybe from time to time they glance down from the heavens and smile. I especially find myself thinking of their smiles when stressful times approach and that provides comfort so I suppose it works for me.

I am also looking forward for this weekend because we are going to not just one but two Halloween parties! The first one is Friday night and it is a fundraiser event for The Gold-Diggers and I love me some Gold Diggers! It is for a good cause and it even made the Society News?? Gosh one would think I hang out with the rich and elite ha ha ha.

Then on Saturday night my friend Tina is throwing a Halloween bash. Well originally her friend had asked her if she could use her place to throw a Halloween party and well since it is Tina's place she gets to invite people too. Last time Tina came to my brothers house for one of his weekly "Get together parties" it was pretty wild (yeah and like when is it not?) . Well she totally loved it that is really up her alley mainly because her brother throws equally wild parties so this Saturday will be the gathering of her brother and his entourage and my brother and his entourage, all I can say is it will be one wild night in Cutler Bay. I cannot wait! Oh yeah there is an Elktone gig that night too. No sorry I will sadly miss that gig but hopes are that the Tones will finish early enough and one of the Tones can come to the party.

So now in my early morning meditating, contemplating and just hoping for a great day I ran into this poem and I figured it could not hurt to post..Enjoy

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,When the funds are low and the debts are high,And you want to smile but you have to sigh,When care is pressing you down a bit Rest if you must, but don't you quit.Success is failure turned inside out,The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,And you can never tell how close you are,It may be near when it seems afar.So, stick to the fight when you're hardest hit It's when things go wrong that you mustn't quit.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday I can smell you

Ah I like Thursdays yes I do because it is that much closer to Friday which I really like too. This week has been rather good. I have had a pretty steady busy week at work but not overly horrible. I went to a Moose ceremonial event and it was nice because I actually like the person they were honoring and everyone seemed to be on their best behavior - even when the head woman said "Thank you all for coming we don't have a good lodge so it is really good to see you all." Yeah she said that - and then she wonders why she is always getting into disagreements with people and they want nothing to do with her. Yeah I don't know why either. But I have learned about giving and giving and giving and then if you stop to breathe the masses get mad. So, when I go to meetings I sit there I charm them with taking minutes because apparently no one types them up (not sure why) and they end up on sheets of paper handwritten in scribble. So when I go I actually type up the minutes and email them - wow what a concept. Occassionally I may volunteer to drop off some bags of salad or other quickie Publix pick me up and they seem happy with that. I know they would like more out of me but sorry girls my days of putting extra efforts into organizations are long over and I will not make that mistake again.

Nick recently turned 23 and I am like wow I have a 23 year old son? How did that happen. Stop it I know HOW but where did the time go?

The holidays are quickly approaching and I am already on the internet hunt doing some shopping I have some ideas but no final decisions. I am also going to start looking at Boss's Christmas gifts because well that is the kind of person I am.

Have a great day folks and

Stay Tune

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Breathe

Greetings from the past. I know time is a trip I have spoken of it often and it has been a trip. I found myself getting wrapped up in all sorts of stuff and almost felt a new direction of the spirit moving but then I was reminded to stop and re-center and focus. I thought I would share simple steps in focusing and centering. The hopes is that when I lose my way I can read my own words and go DUH girlie wake up.


We all need time out to center ourselves and take a deep breath or two or three. When you are feeling stressed, pressured or stuck in a rut it is important to take time out and give yourself permission to enjoy life and do a simple easy meditation. This is what I like to call Meditation for Dummies (OMG you think I should write a book titled that?). I wonder if there is a book with that title? ok wait re-focus back to basic steps to meditate. Some may not understand the benefits of meditation but I have found that many times it brings clarity and focus and also can bring insight - at the very least it will not hurt you.


First find a place that is comfortable and sit in a position you find comfortable.

Allow your eyes to close slowly, relax the muscles in your face and begin to focus on your breath.

Now breathe. Yes breathe. Take in the source of your life. Exhale. Exhale the carbon dioxide oh yeah and all negative energies too, and anything that upsets you and may take your breath away. If there is something that just bothers you and takes your breath away just let it go at this point.


Now continue on this same trail...Breathe again. Yes just sit there and just breathe. Take in the oxygen, nutrients, and healing love. Now Exhale. Exahle that part in you that is holding your breath that holds you back and makes you feel stuck or cornered. If there is a part that doesn't want you to embrace life or anything just exhale it. See it leaving. Maybe it's an event see it going away. Exhale it all away.

As you do this just relax into your breath and know that air is flowing free and smooth in you. Just sit there and do this in total silence and quiet.

Mahatma Gandhi once said "In attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness."

So meditate in silence. Don't be surprised if you find the mind wandering around this is normal let it wander and then bring it back in and continue to breathe and release.

Enjoy.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday

Happy Monday everyone! Yes I said happy Monday every so often a miracle happens. But I had a really nice weekend and I think I want that feeling to spill over into the new week. No more thinking that OMG Sept is pretty much over which means the hectic times of Holiday shopping is around the corner. Actually in my head it is already here I am already starting to shop (internet-style). I plan on doing most if not all online again. Why bother pushing, shoving, screaming and thats just waiting for the store to open.

Friday we had just an a fantastic night out with 2 friends. I had not seen my Chonga in what seemed like years so it was really nice to get together with Chonga and Elktone Number one. We went over to the Mayfair Hotel in Coconut Grove for a wine tasting hosted by Barry Albert. Every week Barry hosts a wine tasting at the Mayfair and highlights different wines. Now the night for me was not really about the wine (although it was a nice addition) it was about sitting down and enjoying time with Chonga and friends. We all enjoy a good glass or two or three or more of wines so we sat and drank and talked and laughed. Then we moved over to the Mayfair Grill and had a late night dinner. By the time the night was over it was way past our usual bedtime but we thought man that was just plain fun.

Saturday turned out to be one of those in your face you never know what happens kind of day. We ended up at my brothers place for a get together. Nothing planned it just sort of came together the last minute. I wanted to stop over at my other friends house who was having a get together that night and if all would of gone as planned in my head I would of been at Alberts for a little while then popped over to Tina's. Of course that is in a perfect world because what happened was I went to Alberts and stayed at Alberts.

Then Sunday we went to movies to see Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Afterwards we met up with Tina and her BF Matt for dinner at Black Point Marina and then went on home to watch the disappointing Dolphin game and Premier of Desperate Housewives.

And here I am at Monday. You know time just flies when you are recovering from wild nights of adventure and mayhem.

So what shall I leave you with today?

Kindness in thought leads to wisdom.
Kindness in speech leads to eloquence.
Kindness in action leads to love.

Stay Tune

Friday, September 24, 2010

Remembrance

I sit here and I wonder how quickly the days go by and I looked at the calendar today and realized that September is pretty much almost over and God help me this means the hectic season of gift giving, family gatherings, fruitful spending, joyful eating is approaching - and that's just Halloween ha!

But as quickly as time is passing I have to stop sometimes and realize that I need acknowledge and be happy for things and people around me because I would hate for that to go unnoticed. I am upgrading my meditations and recently I listened to Master Chunyi Lin and it is really teaching me to look more inside and view things from a different angle. I am learning that sometimes when I see negative behavior I need to try and change my point of view on it and if it is still negative well I wish them well but refuse to allow it to get into me. I am looking forward to collecting more of these lectures and listening to it because Master Lin has a technique that I have always used and that is mind control if your mind believes it then it is true. For example if your mind believes you are getting sick then you will get sick, if your mind believes that harm is coming your way then harm will come your way. Now that is not to say that you feel sick and if you think I am well you will instantly be well no of course not Master Lin saids that if you are sick welcome it by saying ok thank you for coming (yeah I know I had to think twice on that one too but follow along) welcome it, say thank you for coming (so you start from gratitude), please stay for a day and with love move along. Everything has a purpose.

He has other stuff he teaches where mainly he believes that we are all healers not one person or some people but we are all healers. It is pretty cool and I just only heard one lecture so I am going to try to grab some other lectures and some meditations CDs and listen to some more. So what quote should I end today with?

Watch your thoughts, they become words
Watch your words, they become action
Watch your actions, they become habits
Watch your habits, they become your character
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny

Stay Tune

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Summer is almost over

Summer is starting to end, well I say that in jest because in Miami it is fairly an all year event, but to mean this means regular TV is coming back to life. My shows are returning and I will once again be a prisoner to DVR. Ah those little things make me smile!

At work it has been an up and down event. Thankfully for me it has been an up, but for others in the company I work for not so fortunate. Another round of layoffs and of course they seem to hit the weak, long time workers and of course loyal ones. It is turning to be more and more a large corporate environment with just no heart and soul. That tends to sadden me. I like my job I really do and I recognize how fortunate that is but it pains me when bad things happen to good people. With that said I have sent good fortune and well wishes to those hurt by these actions.

Now since summer is coming to an end here is my closing statement...

"A life without love is like a year without summer" Swedish Proverb

Stay Tune

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hurry up and wait

Sometimes it is good to just sit back, take a deep breath and release it all into the universe. I get in moments at work and regular life where I feel everything is coming down on me and this morning I sat in my morning silence and it was a feeling to just stop and release. And, so I did. The silence was good I was able to connect and re-connect and allow the positive energy to come into me and wish love and light into the world and myself. The hustle and bustle of hurry up reports and hurry up figures at work can sometimes be a bit over the top but I somehow manage to do it. I am happy for that and very thankful and I suppose that was part of my lesson this morning was to just release and say thank you.


In other news, I am dying for regular TV season to come back. White Collar is back and I am happy but Burn Notice is now on its break. Soon Big Brother will end and that will mark the start of regular TV such as (but not limited to) Desperate Houswives, NCIS (both of them), The Mentalist, Brothers and Sisters and oh yes the one that will premier but I already feel I will love Hawaii Five-O (book-em Dano!).

So let's close this entry by posting something sweet and nice..

These things I warmly wish for you; Someone to love, some work to do, A bit O'sun, A bit O'cheer, And a Guardian Angel always near.

Stay Tune

Monday, August 23, 2010

Reflections from an early morning meditation


Ever feel like you are living on automatic pilot? Sometimes I do and then I sit in my morning meditations and it hits me that I am on auto-pilot. For the longest that was what I was doing; I got up and went to work, during the day would do some “Elk stuff”, then I planned some more Elk stuff, went home ate dinner with my husband and left to do some more Elk stuff. It was a routine. I planned my vacations around Elk stuff. I then learned that many of us spend time fulfilling obligations and doing things we don’t truly want to be doing. We get stuck in old conditioning about what and who we are supposed to be. We react to old reflexes instead of truly engaging in life. Not that doing Elk stuff was bad because it really was not and I did not hate it but it became a part of my life and it was consuming my life and lifestyle.

Every once in a while we need to stop and reflect on what really matters to us and make a conscious choice to reorder our priorities. And, if Elk stuff would have been my priority I promise you I would of stayed in it and embraced it more.

So then this leaves one to think how or what do I do and what kind of priorities am I looking to put in place. So I found these helpful tips and I thought I would share them.

It is time to Grow Up. Growing Up means that we truly take responsibility for our life and how it's turning out, and stop expecting others to make our decisions for us. For me this meant stop letting others tell me oh you need to get to this position, you need to get to that position, but instead step back and ask is this what I really want.

We spend so much time giving away our power. Decide what is true for you and where you want to be in life, really, and find the courage to live that truth. Take a small step in that direction daily. For me this was obvious and that was to disengage from being a player in Elk-dom. Was it hard to do? Yes in many ways it certainly was, but once I changed my focus I found that I made the right decision. Now my next challenge in this changing focus is to get that book started and this is where this writing comes from. I need to stay on topics and I hope this practice will help me in the end.

Reflect on where you are stuck in life and what old fear is keeping you there. Make choices that move you toward a more fluid pathway to living your dreams. I am still working on this one, but my meditations do help.

Identify what task or situation you need to address in life. That which you tend to ignore diminishes you and your strength. Create a plan for sorting through and dealing with life's tricky situations. Yeah, this one is another one in progress and it is actually getting there.

Time and circumstance sometimes seem to cause temporary memory loss. Reflect on times when you felt connected to all that is. What fired your imagination in the past, and aroused your curiosity and passion? Those energies are still there, waiting for release and affirmation. Seek to bring them back into being. This is also one in progress. I had to get back to what originally filled my heart and that was the focus on angels, peace, prayer, and meditation. So this is where I am left at right now in my transition mode. How will this all end –

Stay Tune

Friday, August 20, 2010

Finally Friday

Just read any number of my previous postings on being late and busy and it is a rinse repeat. Even my articles for this week on the Examiner have been late! I can blame it on I had a long streak of days off (Starting last Friday and returning to work this Wednesday), and when I returned to work oh boy oh boy - let's just say it was one of those days. But slowly it will get back to a normal routine, however, I cannot promise I will write on a regular routine but I will try. So today I was doing some mindless scanning and I ran across a really pretty quote about beauty and women and so in close I thought I would share it so please enjoy

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years." -Audrey Hepburn

Monday, July 26, 2010

Life

As the days go by so does the time and I sit back and go man I cannot believe we are almost in August? Hello what have I been doing for the last 7 or 8 months?

Well my articles in the Examiner have been fun. My lastest obsession is Big Brother. Ok yes that is mainly because it is our summertime show that we oh so love. There has to be something beautiful or weird about wanting to peek into a house of strangers and see how they inner act with each other. So far we have seen 1 out in your face showmance and one "hidden" showmance. But the hidden one is not so good they think no one knows but pretty much everyone does.

But you see I am not the only one liking Big Brother because it appears that my hits per day went from a tiny weenie 50-80 hits to like over 1,000 in one day. Yeah go figure in one day I actually got over 1,000 views! Like I even know 1,000 people! This writing about trash tv is just freaking fun.

In other news hold on to your beanies my friends I went to an Elks event Saturday. Yes I know the chair jas collapsed and the sky has fallen but both the man and I went to an Elks event. It appears that there may be an Elks lodge getting ready to open in our little neck of the woods. Oh yeah baby. How do I feel about the Elks since I left? I have always said I know the organization as a whole do good things it was the people and their politics that were bad. I personally disliked liars, I am just funny that way.

So we went to a meeting and met a bunch of people who wish to join and become part of the group and I thought they were all awesome! I felt at home. I love people who are real, honest and straightforward. I love how they take no crap from anyone. They wish to do good and you know what I want to go and see how far they are willing to go. Am I going to go all nutso and overly involved? Oh heck NO, I learned that lesson. You do too much and it's never appreciated and if you decide you want to step back (if only for a little while) they try to cast stones at you. Sometimes people forget it's volunteerism.

So we shall see how it goes.

Stay Tune

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Hair

Ah yes the blog I remember you yes I do. I know Mr Blog you thought I had totally forgotten about you but I have not I have been cheating on you. Yes that is correct I have been writing for another establishment and get this Mr. Blog I have gotten paid for it! YIKES. But I do keep you in mind.

You see my friends this past weekend I took the matter of my hair and went for it. Thankfully my hairdresser gave me the best break EVER and we went for the Keratin treatment. This picture here is the before shot. I will spare everyone the front end view, just not a pretty sight.



This is the after! So for 3 days no getting hair wet, pulled, tugged on, tortured by products or hair guns, basically let the hair embrace the Keratin. SO I am.



I shall let you know how it goes. Now on to the positive closing. A friend of mine sent me this and I thought it was so cute and kind that I would repost it here.
Sometimes in life, you find a special friend; Someone who changes your life just by being part of it... Someone who makes you laugh until you can't stop; Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world.Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it. This is Forever Friendship.
Isn't that just cute? So go now and face the world and remember to come back now you hear!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thank you Raphael

All I can say is thank you and ask and you will receive. Yes I know that the only way our wonderful angels and guides will help is if we ask for otherwise they will just stand by and protect us. So part of my daily meditation involved giving thanks and appreciating what I have and yes I do tend to ask for help and guidance. That's right I said I asked for. SO I asked and I said to Arch Angel Raphael if he would like give me a sign, I did say please make it to where I can clearly see it because sometimes I am a little slow on these sign things. Well ask and Yee shall receive today I received an email from Hay House thanking me for participating in a quiz and that I have been randomly selected to receive an autographed copy of The Healing Miracles of Archangel Raphael& 1 Deck of Archangel Raphael Healing Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue. This is so freaking cool because when I went to my convention "I Can Do It" in Toronto I saw Doreen Virtue and just got so intrigued that I started listening to some of her radio podcasts. So needless to say getting this is awesome. In the last podcast I had been thinking I wanted to look into ordering the cards because I think it would be a nice tool to have and look at how beautiful the angels say let us do that for you.

I am just so thrilled and thought I would share it with all of you. Ahhh yes I can smile now.

Stay Tune

Friday, July 9, 2010

Angels for Hire


Can you believe it is Friday already? I know time just flies when you are having fun and oh yeah I am having tons of it.

I guess part of the reason being there was no work Monday so this made it a nice short work week. Also, last night was the start of my summer show called Big Brother.

You can read my review if you follow this link

I have to say I like this new group and yes this is rare because generally in the beginning I tend to dislike a lot of them. I don't know maybe it is this new view on looking at things in a more positive manner. One can only hope. So in looking at things in a more positive manner I decided to post a little something something on my angels and those out there. It is all positive and all good and we take what we want from them and put the rest aside.

Just like we sit and ponder about how things in our lives could improve sometimes we need a little divine help and this is where God's messengers come in handy angels. So the next time you find yourself in need of a little help think of one of these angels and just ask. All you have to do is ask if you don't ask they can't help. Yeah that is because we all have free will.

Angel of Courage - A more prosperous future can be achieved by releasing regrets and disappointments. Begin new endeavors with a clear mind. Envision Hannah, Angel of Courage, with her curly auburn locks blowing in the wind. She leads you down a twisting and narrow wooden dock with a sailboat at the end. The aroma of salty sea air is everywhere. Focus on some disappointments you felt while growing up. Picture a big stack of boxes close to your feet. Each one of the boxes is the perfect size to fit the memories of regrets and disappointments. Put a memory in each box, placing the boxes in the sailboat. When you are finished and only happy memories remain, the sailboat sets sail and goes out to sea. Hannah walks alongside as you both leave the dock.


Angel of Pet Care - Preparing a pet to adapt to its new home and family is important in ensuring a beneficial transition. Help the animal feel welcome and secure in its unfamiliar new surroundings. Being a compassionate, considerate, and caring angel, Thomas is delighted with your idea to establish a warm, comfortable environment for the new addition to your family. Thomas, Angel of Animal Care, explains that animals will form an association by adapting to new places through all their senses. Lead the pet through the house and introduce it to the new surroundings. Calmly talk to your pet and show it those places and things that are important to you. Allow your new pet to investigate a few of these areas. Recognizing what you find meaningful helps it to internalize “I am home.”

Angel of Gratitude - Families that encourage each member’s goals, visions, and dreams can prosper as a unit. Gratitude becomes a way to grow together as a family. Invite the graceful Annette, Angel of Gratitude, to join in. She is wearing a green gown and has long blond hair. To begin the remedy, gather family members around a table. Designate someone (usually a child or teenager) to make a Gratitude Box. Begin with a shoe box. Decorate it with colorful paper. Cut a hole in the top for multiple slips of paper. Individuals now write down items that have brought them happiness and for which they are grateful. All of the slips are placed in the box. Annette puts her pieces of paper in this box too. She thanks your family for letting her participate. Annette is grateful that she was invited. You can do this individually too because the whole point is to recognize what makes you happy and give thanks.

Angel of Forgiveness - People sustain good relationships by forgiving the transgressions of friends. Learn to forgive, release, or get over past situations by use of this remedy. Theodore, Angel of Kindness, with his brown hair and olive skin, is here to offer support. He hands you a thick wad of paper. Write down one dilemma or situation you desire to remove from a friendship. This is the time to totally eliminate unhappy and uncomfortable feelings. When finished, cross out the words. Shred the sheet of paper. Quickly throw it away. Angel Theodore watches and praises your deliberate actions. He commends you for working on the friendship. Begin to think kindly about your friend. Picture the two of you in good spirits, sharing a hug. Theodore wants a hug too. A group hug follows.

Angel of Health - Breathing with conscious intention expands energy flow and supplies more oxygen to the brain. This form of breathing also releases endorphins. Peter, Angel of Health, who has dark hair and a calming demeanor, is hovering above. Now start this remedy by standing comfortably. Inhale through your nose to the count of five, while reaching your arms up toward this angel. Exhale slowly through your mouth as you count to five again, bringing your arms down to your sides. After a third repetition, feel the vibrant energy flowing through your entire body. Peter is hovering lower now and offers congratulations. The angel is very pleased and proud of you, exclaiming, “You have earned your angel wings!” Peter is cheering enthusiastically.

Enjoy and Stay Tune!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Irish Blessings to you

I know I am bad once again, sorry folks this journey is taking me to all sorts of places. But today something came in the mail addressed to me and I thought it was so cute I had to share it. This is an Irish Blessing (one of many I know) and I just loved the message on it so much that I said hey I must post this. So here you have it..

May God grant you always...A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you. Faithful friends near you. And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.

Isn't that just the cutiest thing? Yeah I thought so too. How can you just not like that.

Today's wisdom is on Fairies (or if you prefer Angels)

Fairies have long been a part of folk literature, but some people believe they can help us make dreams come true. You can communicate with them through special rituals called enchantments. An enchantment is an active prayer. You raise the vibration of your intention through writing, visualization, affirmations or performing a ritual. It is good to be focused and really care about what you are asking for before you begin. Never seek to harm or manipulate people. If your intentions are pure, the fairies will help. These enchantments are a real and beautiful way to validate your dreams, and they can be used for helping and healing in your life. They provide a way to gather energy in order to help you achieve your goals.

So dream and ask away my friends...

Stay Tune

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Religious Path


So I decided today in the middle of all my hustle and bustle in my work (and it has been a day) to stop and refresh myself. How does one do that? Well I stop and just let my fingers do the typing on the keyboard of course. I went and took this quiz titled What is your faith? the answer was a series of answers. What the quiz does is tell you in percentages what you closely represent. So rather then go through each one individually I thought I would post the top 10






6. New Age - 74%

7. Hinduism - 73%

8. Reform Judaism - 71%

9. Sikhism - 70%

10. Mahayana Buddhism- 65%

SO there you have it. I would of linked more but blogger seemed to have a problem with me wanting to give more links. It is pretty interesting I must admit. What I found most interesting is the religion that I grew up on the one that I was sent to a private school for I do not see on the top 10. Gee where did it fall? Glad you asked ... it was listed as 17 with a 55% match.

I found it interesting. Will it change the direction of my life?

Stay Tune

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Healing Prayer

Namaste

Good day all and welcome to another fun filled day of heat in Miami where as the weatherman said this morning "Bad hair days from today till at least October." Remind me why I like this guy?

So my energies are now being focused on the Gulf and the water and those poor helpless animals out there. So one of my bestest Spiritual shops Five Sisters is posting a beautiful prayer/meditation that we hope will go around the world. Basically the more people that read and say it the better it is. The cost to you is nothing but the benefits to the earth and the creatures on it is outrageous.

Message Head Dr. Masaru Emoto's Healing Prayer for the GulfFocusing our energies in response to the Gulf tragedy and for healing the waters and its inhabitants -Dr. Masaru Emoto who many of you will recognize as the scientist from Japan who has done all the research and publications about the characteristics of water.

Among other things, his research reveals that water physically responds to emotions.Right now, most of us have the predominantly angry emotion when we consider what is happening in the Gulf. And while certainly we are justified in that emotion, we may be of greater assistance to our planet and its life forms, if we sincerely, powerfully and humbly pray the prayer that Dr Emoto, himself, has proposed. So here is the proactive approach with energy. We all have the ability to HELP, SO PLEASE DO SO!!!


"I send the energy of love and gratitude to the water and all the living creatures in the Gulf of Mexico and its surroundings. To the whales, dolphins, pelicans, fish, shellfish, plankton, coral, algae, and all living creatures. . . I am sorry. Please forgive me....Thank you....I love you." - Dr. Masaru Emoto

We are passing this request to people who we believe might be willing to participate in this prayer, to set an intention of love and healing that is so large, so overwhelming that we can perform a miracle in the Gulf of Mexico.We are not powerless. We are powerful. Our united energy, speaking this prayer daily...multiple times daily....can literally shift the balance of destruction that is happening.We don't have to know how......we just have to recognize that the power of love is greater than any power active in the Universe today. Just say it!!! Over and over! It will shift!!!

Please join us in repeating this healing prayer of of Dr. Emoto's. And feel free to copy and paste this to send it around the planet. Let's take charge, and do our own clean up!

Stay Tune

Monday, June 21, 2010

Meditating technique made simple

Ok so I said I would give you a real easy exercise or technique to do in order to get you on the road to meditating. Once you see how easy I am certain that you will achieve that happy quiet time where you can truly listen to your soul.

I want you to close your eyes and just simply focus on your breath. Yes I said your breath. Take your time. With each breath in, it will bring more and more relaxation, and with each exhalation, I want you to let go of all stresses and tension. Try this for five minutes, focusing on the regular rhythm of your breathing. You’ll become increasingly relaxed with each breath. Just let it happen. Let it all go and relax. If your mind starts to wander that is fine do not worry, just focus back on your breath. If thoughts come in, acknowledge them and acknowledge them as they leave again. You know how to do that don’t you just very quietly, calmly say “not now thank you later.” Notice how it feels to be completely relaxed. Continue to focus on your breath, while you let the mind chatter slow down and fade away. If you are used to the hustle and bustle and the constant noise this may take a little while but just keep at it. It is normal to have thoughts pop in, let them come and invite them to go.

Now, in your mind’s eye, which is located between your eyebrows (known as “The Third Eye”), I want you to imagine a symbol of your choosing. It can be a flower, a religious figure or icon, a single word, or whatever is pleasing to you. Make it your own special symbol, one that you use every time you meditate. At this point, just focus without straining on your chosen symbol. Now slowly inhale using your breath, but this time bring your awareness up to your Third Eye as you focus on your symbol. It’s almost as if you’re breathing in and out through this center. Do this for another five minutes. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to the breath and your symbol. This will then bring you back. Now you can use this symbol has your focus and guide in meditating. If you find you need more time to do some of this focusing then do follow your instinct. Remember this is for you and your inner peace.

During this relaxed state, it’s a perfect time to ask your higher-self for an answer to a specific question. You may get the answer in any number of ways. You may see an image, a scene, or beautiful colors. Equally, your spirit guides may make themselves known to you. The answer may not be immediate and sometimes it may come to you a few days later. Alternatively, you may be at the right place at the right time to receive your answer immediately. Do not worry about what or how you may get messages or answers just enjoy this time to reconnect with your inner self.

When you are done and ready to return, wriggle your fingers as you bring your awareness back to your body, and start to bring yourself back so that you become aware of the room around you. Remain seated for a moment and allow your consciousness to fully absorb your meditation, so you remember how calm you felt now that you’ve achieved the process of stilling the mind. In this peaceful state, anything is possible!

It really is a beautiful thing when you can take a moment to yourself, I mean your inner self, and then come back stronger then ever.

Stay Tune

Technology can bite


This is what I am learning in my journey and I thought I would share it with you.

Your soul is speaking to you all the time. Most of us live in this fast paced world where technology is increasingly dictating our lives and lifestyle. Phones are constantly ringing or texting and the speed of response is less and less. It almost appears like people want their response NOW. With all this going on sometimes it makes it hard to hear your soul calling out to you. Now if you have no need to listen to your soul and enjoy the constant technological sounds then that is fine and you should thank the Technological angels for being near you. But if you wish to shut it down a little and perhaps listen to what your soul and spirits might be saying then I would suggest Meditation. Ok yes I know you say gee that is easy for you not so easy for me. I think it is easier then you think. When the body is in a state of calmness, the mind will eventually become still. It’s in this state of total relaxation that clarity can be found, as well as forging a stronger connection with your soul. Meditation is one of the key tools that will help you integrate your body, mind, and soul to become centered and grounded – to become one. This will promote a state of balance. You will feel more capable of dealing with your busy schedule, and over time, meditation will alleviate some of the tensions that you may be holding inside your body. Once these tensions are eliminated, it’s often the case that associated minor ailments can disappear as well.

So give it a shot. In the mornings find a quiet silent place and dedicate 5 to 10 minutes to being alone in this quiet place. Now if you say OMG I don’t have 10 minutes to spare oh alone, then to me that is the first obstacle you need to overcome. If you do not have 10 minutes to dedicate to yourself then you have a problem. I mean seriously 10 minutes for your spirit and soul is not a lot to ask for. Try meditating and just sitting there over time you may want to increase. In another posting I will write just a real easy way to start your meditation. No need right now to go out and spend money on tapes you have all the tools you need within you.

Later this week (or tomorrow) I will post a real easy way to get started on meditating something you can do all on your own with no help from anyone and you can do it in any place. What would be nice is to now start looking for a place you will designate as your “alone” space. This can be your bedroom in the mornings, your bedroom in the evenings, the living room, den, bathroom outside balcony or garden just look for a place. If you practice meditating in this place what will happen is over time you will walk into this space and you will feel that positive energy and you will find yourself meditating with ease.

Stay Tune

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday is here yee pee

Ok today is Happy Friday. This has been one heck of a week. So in keeping with my centering and peaceful existence below you will find the saying/phrase

The master does nothing, yet he leaves nothing undone. The ordinary man is always doing things, yet many more are left to be done. The highest virtue is to act without a sense of self. The highest kindness is to give without condition. The highest justice is to see without preference.

This weekend will be a nice one, I am going to go meet up with some long time friends on Saturday. This is part of the "Group" some of us have not seen each other in years. We hooked up on Facebook and we actually had one get together almost a year ago and we thought we need to do this again and try to get more of the "Group" to come out. I think it will mean more get togethers more frequent then once a year. We shall see how it goes.

Stay Tune

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tao



Ok so it has only been 10 days since I last wrote seriously is that really that bad anymore? It is not like I have not been writing just not writing here. I have like real articles that get 100s of views- ok one time I had over 3000 then dropped to 300 and now we are breaking between the 20 and 80 mark. What can I say some days are better then others. But my quest for better enlightenment is much still strong. Daily meditations are taking place and I am finding a nice sense of serenity. I have noticed that things that really use to bother me and get me all rallied up now are just a little annoying but not over whelming so for that I am grateful to my guides of wisdom.

So speaking of guides of wisdom today is my inspiring release of good nature towards all. I think today should be a day that we do a random act of kindness to someone. But here is the catch do not let them know you did just do it and release it. Do not expect anything back in return just do it. I am not sure many people can do that. I can and I will. Plus here is the bonus it does not have to be towards someone you know it can be to a stranger.

Since I am on a roll a little wisdom on Tao. What is Tao you say?

In Tao-te ching, Tao is the name given by Lao-tzu to the Great Pervader or the Mother of all Things. Tao is the creator and sustainer of everything in the Universe. It is described as follows:
There was something undefined and complete, coming into existence before Heaven and Earth... (Tao-te ching, chap. 25, Legge version)

There was something formless and perfect before the universe was born. It is serene. Empty. Solitary. Unchanging. Infinite. Eternally present. It is the Mother of the universe. For lack of a better name I call it the Tao.

So there you go.


Stay Tune

Monday, June 7, 2010

So much time


So times seems to go by at it's own pace while we go at ours and many times we look and boy how quickly you have gone Mr. Time. It appears both Time and I go at a different pace but it's all good.


Toronto was great! The weather was nice at times during the day a bit hot but not like here, at night it was pretty nice. I met some really nice people and listened to some really inspirational speeches. I also participated in some nice workshops. I am a better person for going. I find myself waking up and giving thanks for protection and asking for guidance and wisdom throughout the day. I am inspired to make this writing thing more successful. The passion for it is alive and I think I am going to go and follow it. Who knew all my gossip-know-how may earn me some extra money.


The summer is here officially because it is hot as can be! Plus this also means TV is on a repeat high with the exception that Burn Notice is back! Oh finally a show to watch during the summer (until Big Brother begins) that is full excitement, fun, sex appeal, and takes place in Miami!


Stay Tune

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Times go by

Oh boy I certainly had no idea how quickly time went by since I last wrote. I certainly thought I was so on top of things- that's what I get for thinking.

The weekend was rather fabulous. We went to see http://www.gold-diggers.org/ show at Guzman and as always it was a great show. What was even better was I got to see some friends I had not seen in a while and I have missed so it was truly a great night.

Now this work week while proving to be busy for me will be short since Thursday I leave for the I Can Do It 2010 convention http://www.icandoit.net/. I am looking forward to this. In hindsight what I should of done is look at staying an extra day in Toronto so I can see some of the city before leaving. This just means I am going to have to do what I can in the time I have. The speakers I am really looking forward to listening to.

Well tonight is the finale of DWTS and well as I said from the beginning the finalist remaining are there and lets face it we know who the winner is going to be its Professional dancer Derek Hough and "I have been trained as a dancer and been dancing since I was 5 years old and this is how I make my living" Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. Yeah that is a long title to have but I have said it before and will say it again, it is not right that a show that highlights celebrities doing something out of their element is on there. The girl is a flippin dancer - hello she better be in the finals otherwise what does that say about how she earns a living? Oh yes Nicole had a moment on TV where boo hoo she cried and cried that oh it is not fair that people say this is easy for her boo hoo. Look little girl if you are going to quote "people" then quote them correctly what people are saying is that you are a trained dancer so you know what it takes and you already have that mindset. You have done some of those moves and are used to looking at dance moves and picking up how to do routines easier then the average person who lets say does NOT dance for a living. So go cry me a river and besides who cares the freaking judges love you they already have said how you are the best celebrity dancer they have ever had - so if that does not spell winner then what does?

Ok that is my rant and now in order to bring myself down from my rant and back into my peaceful existence here is the inspirational quote for the day:

I trust the perfection of the universe.
Send out love and harmony, put your mind and body in a peaceful place, and then allow the universe to work in the perfect way that it knows how.
Namaste

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Signs look for signs




Well the week is moving along as it always does. Last night's DWTS proved to be predictable. In listening to the judges you can tell who they like and who they want to move forward and I suppose text and phone in viewers agree. Do I agree? I am not sure I agree all the time but I like to make up my own mind and not have constant influences by "judges".

Something interesting happened yesterday at work. I had someone at my desk for a training and I tend to have two constant post it inspirational postings in my wall. Not large ones just placed in corners where I can view them. One I keep and the other one every so often I write a new one and replace it. Well this person was at my desk and she noticed one of my postings that read "I work at eliminating all of my judgements of others".

Well this person looked at my posting and repeated what it said so I just looked at her and smiled and said yep that is what it saids and her reaction or response to that was "Well that is impossible and judgements still hurt". Hum.. interesting. Ok it is not impossible and I said to her I try to live my life that way it is not easy and I am not 100% successful but I aim to do that. Of course she just repeated well judgements are hurtful and I thought ok I need to end this so I said yes they are and you cannot control what other people say or think just how your reactions and feelings towards it. At that point I redirected the focus back to work.

I thought afterwards how sad that you think so negative and again it validates what I always thought what you think is what you are and what you think people can feel. This particular person is not someone in the department that people generally care for. She is one that while you cannot put your finger on something specific she is not liked at all. The impression she gives is negative, nasty, tattle-tailing, backstabbing etc..well you get the drift. And I thought well of course people don't like you how can you expect people to like you when you walk around thinking the worst of people and when you read something positive you immediately want to bring it down. All I can say is how sad. I felt bad that this person walks around like that. I hope to never be that negative.
Just as an FYI my other posting rads "I now fully accept the wisdom, insight and protection of my angels".

Angels are all around us giving us small signs that they are there, next time you go outside take a look at the clouds. Angels love to use these natural wonders to show us signs because they can be shaped in any fashion and are spectacular to look at. Clouds are one of the most common ways that we receive “I love you” messages from Heaven. The angels' clouds are physical signs that they’re with us around the clock.

Have you ever just found a feather? You walk outside, inside anywhere and you look and there is a feather and you think huh a feather? The angels will bring you feathers and other signs in a way tailor-made to your own level of faith.

Of course there is the ever popular and beautiful rainbows. Since the time of Noah's ark, rainbows have been symbolic of God's promise of love, care, support, and protection. When you ask the angels for a sign and you see a rainbow, it signals that your entire situation is being taken care of by them.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Tuesday

Well welcome Tuesday and how are you doing today? I am doing rather well myself thank you for asking. Sometimes I have to start like that in order to get into the mood for the day. The weekend was rather nice. Friday had a super nice time with the usual suspects. Finding a great place to eat that fits certain criteria is becoming a challenge but one thing that is not a challenge is the fun we have when we are together and that is what I really go for.

Saturday was nice too. Time out with girls and then a night cap at my brothers. If you know my brother, well night cap is a nice word for it the dude does have energy and is well high-spirited. Better then being old and boring is what I say.

I am getting so much closer to Canada time and I am really looking forward to it. This will be my first out of the country trip all by myself. Way excited. So in order to get started let me post my mantra for the day/week or until the next time I post one:

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. - Dalai Lama

That is an interesting thing compassion. We all say we have it or want it but how many people truly do that? The dictionary meaning of compassion is Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it. I think we all have been to the point where we do feel for someone when they are suffering, we give our sympathy, our shoulder to cry on, our friendship but how many of us can say we WISH to relieve it? Sometimes I think society has put us in a position where we say "wow hey I am so sorry to hear that I feel for you and I will pray for you." Then, we walk away and that is pretty much the end of it until we see that person again. So what if we stopped at that point and said hey you know I am here for you and I will pray for you but tell me is there something I can do right now to help you. Whether it be take a child to school, go get some groceries, give a ride somewhere, etc... It is something to think about isn't it?

Yeah I am so preparing myself for this deep enlightenment this has been my committed journey this year.

How will it go?

Stay Tune..

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spring is here?

Happy Wednesday everyone. Well last night was the opening night of Spring Awakening and it is only in Miami for one week I almost wish it was on longer just to see how it will do. The place was packed and I suppose I was a bit surprised because it was a Tuesday night. But the night was good it was a very breezy night in Miami and being that close to the ocean made it breezier. Pretty good.

Now about the show well all I can say is WOW. Meaning like wow the name totally describes it all. The show was labeled as the awakening of sexuality for teenagers in the late 1890's. Which makes sense since it was written in 1891. My husband said something to me after the show was over which echoed what the cast member I interviewed said - he said its amazing that the same problems we have now are the ones we had then. He was right. There were certain scenes in there that even left my mouth opened. I don't want to blow it for those that may see the show but this show is not for the weak at heart and certainly and I repeat DO NOT bring kids. Seriously kids are so not allowed otherwise you will have a lot of explaining to do.

Now on to DWTS I may not had seen it live but I heard who got kicked off- Yeah Niecy. I liked her but in comparison to who are left it was her time to leave. Next off will be I suspect Ocho although he is putting up a good fight so you never know. Of course the winner will be Nicole and Derek. Hello professional dancer paired with professional dancer.

On Mondays show Nicole had a boo hoo crying moment and oh boy she said for all those people who said "this" meaning dancing came easy to her she wished they could be there to see her because it's not easy it is hard work. I wish I could of popped in there and said to her - look missy what we are saying is that you are a trained dancer and that is not fair in this competition.
Dancers are used to the long hours of training and your mind is used to seeing dance steps and memorizing them. Now bring in 10 other couples who are dancers by trait and dance against them and ok now we have a competition but against celebrities who are not dancers sorry sweetie I am so not feeling sorry for you. Plus she IS a dancer if she sucked her professional career may go down the drain because she would be labeled as the dancer who could not dance against unprofessionals. So yeah don't cry for me argentina.

whew that was my daily rant. Middle of the week oh what to do what to do..

Stay Tune

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

When is enough enough?

Well tonight is opening night to Spring Awakening and I am so excited. I hope this day zooms by really quick so tonight will arrive. Note to self: Gas up your car otherwise you will be in deep do do.

Toronto and the "I can Do IT!" convention is coming up and I am really gearing up for it. I recently started following Dr Wayne Dyer, one of the workshop speakers I will be taking, and the more I read his writings the more I want to go to the workshop. I already saw the movie he put together titled "The Shift" and I highly recommend it. This is not an action, mystery or comic one but one on being enlightened.

Recently Dr Dyer wrote: Stay in a state of gratitude, and let the awesome yet unexplainable Tao proceed to do nothing and yet leave nothing undone. Rather than asking for more—which implies shortages and, therefore, creates a vibrational match to more shortages—focus on what you have and how thankful you are for everything that has shown up in your life.

Be thankful? Hum what a concept. Very cool. He went on to say how there was a "happiness index" that was recently taken for different countries around the world. Apparently, Nigeria, which is one of the poorest of nations, with the least modern of conveniences, came in at number one for reports of happiness among the people there. The U.S. ranked 46 out of 50. Kind of makes you wonder sometimes are we living in a society where what we have is never good enough? Where we are always needing something more? Like the perfect outfit, the perfect weather, enough cash, enough friends? Enough gossip? Oh heck no there can never be enough gossip - lets no go overboard. But seriously it makes one wonder when is enough well enough?

Stay Tune

Monday, May 10, 2010

Me? Press/Media? who knew!

Ah yes the time goes by like the wind blows and before you know a new season has started. In Miami a new season has begun it is summer. Oh yes I know you are saying ah hello missy we are entering Spring. That may be for the rest of the world but here in Miami we are entering bruttle heat and humidity better known as summer. Because as hot as it is now it will be just as hot in the summer. Yeah paradise what can I say I live in it.

So what has been happening? Well I upgraded my writing venture. I recently became an Examiner/writer for Examiner.com and more specifically an Examiner assigned to Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. At first I thought oh no I certainly picked something off but then I realized the Arsht Center has tons of things going on all the time. I have written and published quite a few articles already and that is pretty exciting. Recently I was preparing an article on an upcoming show under the Broadway Across America series titled Spring Awakening. Well this show is hot to say the least. It has won 8 Tony Awards and provides tons of dancing and singing and along the a story on sexual awakening. Out of the blue I came across an email for someone associated with the show and I asked for a telephone interview with a cast member. The press agent was so kind that they did! I did my first interview and I tell you at first I was very nervous but then once I started talking to them it was pretty darn cool. The press agent then sent me an invite for opening night (tomorrow night) and I am so excited about it. I mean opening night! I have to go to the "Press/Media" table to pick up our tickets and that in itself is very exciting!

I cannot wait to see this show I have heard such great reviews and seen some of the numbers and well it just looks great.

I will certainly let you know how it goes.

In the meantime if you wish to read some of my articles they are here
Examiner Page: http://www.examiner.com/x-45715-Adrienne-Arsht-Center-for-Performing-Arts-Examiner

Still excited about DWTS! Final 5 and the ones left are good. I think Niecy will be the next one off but she is not going down without the fight because she is good and her partner is awesome too.

So will she make it?

Stay Tune

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Bachelor has left the Building

Well the Bachelor finally left the building with no rose in hand. Yes I said finally, I am sorry but there is just something I did not like about him he had this ego and he hated to adjust and listen to anyone. The first 3 weeks he was having disagreements with his trainer because OMG she was telling him what to do?? What didn't someone tell her that HE is the Bachelor and HE makes the decisions? I guess when he saw that the public was voting he decided he needed to suck it up and play nice - too bad he can't dance. That's all I have to say on the subject - except I was right on picking who was leaving ----again.

On other news, work is work is work is work it is a wee bit busy but that is fine because it makes the days go by fast. Canada trip is fastily approaching and I am totally looking forward to it!

The weekend is almost here - well half way down to the home stretch and one thing is certain that it will be the quickest 2 days.

Have a great week and lets see what happens over the weekend..

Stay Tune

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

DWTS my prediction

Sorry it has been a little since my last posting, there has been much to do and little time to do it -well sort of. Daddy dearest came to town last Thursday and I for one love when the old man comes to town mainly because he always comes bearing gifts for ME! Yeah this time it was a large bottle of ah hem Borolla? Ok I so do not drink red BUT he remembered that the last time I tried some this was the only one I was actually happy with. For some reason the family is insisting that I will turn to be a red drinker one day, so when found that Borolla was one I liked he was quoted as saying "Oh dear you are in trouble the bottle costs $80". So daddy dearest brought me a bottle! Yeah life is good.

Speaking of daddy dearest, we did the whole going around the city thing - even though he is not a tourist. We went to the Keys for lunch - ala Snappers. Then we went to Sushi Maki for dinner. Had a fun filled day at the track on Saturday. Oh yeah the ponies were good. Daddy dearest did really good he picked a couple of winners. Then we went to oh the ever so good restaurant Sage located in Historic Hollywood Florida. God it was soooo good! Word to the wise if you go to Sage for every 2 dozen oysters you purchase you get a free bottle of wine - we ended up with 2 free bottles and yes this was after purchasing 2 bottles ourselves. Lucky for us they allowed us to take the last unopened bottle home. So thank you Sage and we will be back oh yes we will.

Now on to the gossip. DWTS - oh boy I saw last nights show and I do believe the dancers are getting better, even the giggling blond Pam Anderson. So I am watching the show and he comes Jake the Bachelor out to dance. Ok now he is not one of my faves and I personally think he has an ego problem but really who doesn't in the entertainment industry? So I am watching him and they pan to the audience where his GF is sitting and honestly she did not have a happy look on her face, she had a pretty oh boy I am bored or mad look. I am like oh wow is there trouble in Paradise? Then I learn that word on the gossip street is that Pamela Anderson has been flirting with Jake, which makes Jake happy because she has been his childhood crush since Baywatch. No really Jake? And Pamela flirting? Is this possible? Ah yeah just ask Len and Bruno (the 2 gay judges) who fawn over her because she flirts with them too! So this is pretty good dirt. Is there anything to it? Nah I certainly doubt it, everyone knows Pamela flirts with anything that moves - heck I bet she looks in the mirror and flirts with herself. I'm just sayin..

So tonight is buh bye time and here is my prediction. I suspect one of these 3 will be in the bottom two: Jake, Chad, Pamela. One of them will be leaving and if I was to predict who is leaving well I am going to say I think Jake is gone. I find Pamela is a close 2nd to leaving too.

Who will win? Well at this point I seriously think its Nicole and Derek although from the beginning I have said the final two will be Nicole and Derek and Evan and his partner.

So will I be right?

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

DWTS update and stuff

Ok so last night's DWTS was "ok" because there was not a whole of Oh I so love you but real critiques, unless you are Derek and Diane then forget they might as well give them the trophy. But get this Pamela Anderson only had one of the gay men (Bruno) fawn over her. Yeah Len finally point out that well she sucked! Ok not sucked just was not the best but he had that little smile on his face for her and told her over all it was very well.

It is in my humble opinion that these judges do stuff like this in order to influence the votes. It appears this week they have taken their aim at getting rid of Kate Josselin and well I have to agree with them. Although, honestly she should of been gone week 2. Len said it best when he said she walks through the dance instead of dance. She seems to not even try it is like yeah ok whatever here I am. Then when that is pointed out all she has to say is "Well I had 8 little visitors this week." Yeah we know this is why you are on the show missy because you put those 8 little visitors on TV for the whole world to see.

I suspect and predict that Kate will be one of the bottom two and Niecy because they seemed to really pick on Niecy too.

So now that we are keeping U-Verse it was time to downgrade. I changed the viewing from HD to regular and got rid of the HBO and Cinemax. (Sorry desperate times call for desperate measures). What I am learning is that some of my recordings that I have pre-set are/were set to record on HD channels. Do you know what happens when a show tapes on an HD channel and you do not have HD turned on? Well you record 60 minutes of a black screen. I guess it could be worse - I could have no DVR OH shutter the thought!

I am about 5 weeks from my Spiritual Awakening trip to Canada! I am so excited I received the badge and credentials in the mail along with the schedule. I am going to be one busy chick according to that schedule - and I can't wait! More on that as we get closer..

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Monday, April 19, 2010

It's what we have for now

I may dislike them but right now I am stuck with them. I am afraid we were not able to do the switch. Once again, a promise was not met. Because Paul works full time from home it is vital that we have the fastest Internet speed, this means it must be wired ( I hope I am saying that right because I am so not techy), not wireless. We have learned that wired is quicker then wireless. Ok so currently we have two boxes and each box has a Internet hole ( I know that is not the technical name work with me here) and we are able to plug some cord into it and run that wire to the home office. This works so the new one must be able to do the same. So when the guy arrived Paul showed the guy what he wanted to do and the guy said the only way to do that is if the Internet is put only in that bedroom. This means that there would be no other Internet connection in the house, so while his home office would have Internet the rest of the house (me) would not. Ok that is just not right. So we thanked the guy for his time and he truly was a nice guy he was very helpful and tried to help us out but we had to send him away and stay with what we have. SO the search continues...

In other news the weekend was rather wet and dry. Friday we got together with one third of the usual suspects. We went to Cooper's Resto which was as always fabulous. Saturday - that evening was going to see the Elktones at Miami 948 Elks Lodge. Yeah that was nice too.

Sunday was the day of wet it rained and rained and rained. Typically, in Miami it rains for a little bit and then it just goes away and the sun comes out but Sunday was just one of these days that it did not stop for much. Which sucks because I really need to clear out my car trunk. Can you tell I always have such high important things on my list of stuff to do.

Last night was Desperate Housewives OMG did anyone see that? Ok I so love this show and I have watched it since it started but come on for the longest I have been waiting to see who the killer is and it's one of Porters friends? Hello I only saw this guy last night? Why couldn't they have incorporated him into previous shows where we got a chance to see him more. Although the person he killed last night was - eh who cares I did not care for her too much.

Tonight is DWTS oh lets see on a scale of 1-10 how much over the top with the two gay men drool over Pamela Anderson? How many times with Bruno say "SEXXXY"?

Stay Tune..

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I really dislike AT&T

As I sit here thinking can this week go any more slow I am hit with an email from AT&T U-Verse and the bill my friends is disgustedly high. Let's just say it could be a car payment and in many cases higher then most electric bills. I totally flipped out! After I re-captured my breath I decided to view the details of the bill and oh boy those "special" folks at AT&T decided to lie - again! Yeah they had originally said oh no Mrs. Leach no installation fee for you because you are ordering all 3 services. So naturally when they could not deliver on the 3rd portion I still expected not to pay for the installation but guess what they changed their minds and charged me anyway! Oh yes those wonderful people decided to charge me that fee and having dealt with their excellent customer service in the past I know it will do any good.

Right now I am so ready to embrace Comcast I really am ready because I am just so done with these big time liars.

If I could bop them on the head oh heck yes I would. I would "sock it to them!"

Did anyone capture the finale of Ugly Betty? No I didn't either but I will. Tonight is Survivor but when they booted out Boston Rob I sort of lost interest.

In better news I know I said a while back I wanted to start writing a book and I got myself a notebook to make notes and have made notes now I am starting to think of characters and plots. How about a nice Cuban girl who came to this big new land with her family and the struggles of dealing with cultural differences? I'm just sayin..

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02 days to Comcast

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

DWTS update

Well here is the day after DWTS and half of my prediction came true. I had the bottom two incorrect but I had the elimination correct. I am sorry to say Aiden is gone. Yes very sadden but (as much as I hate to admit it) he really wasn't good - but he certainly was better then hello Kate Gosselin!

The bottom 3 did include Kate and if you ask me she should of been gone but that is just my little humble opinion.

I really should stop watching this show since I tend to be really good at predicting who is leaving and who will win - here is the way I see it and it will be interesting to see how accurate I am (but I seem to recall last season I was pretty much on the mark).

Chad Ochocinco - he will most likely go far he is actually pretty good. Will he go to the finals? Maybe I can see a final 3 or 4.

Evan Lysacek sorry they slated this to be his competition this guy will go to the finals and he may win - unless a certain pussycat doll has something to say about it... speaking of pussycat doll..

Nicole Scherzinger - oh put money down on her this guy got like a 10 in her 3rd dance, never mind that she was/is a dancer (oh why let a little thing like that get in the way). If she does not make it to the finals it is because the forces of nature came by and her dancing professional Derek decided to sabotage her and I don't see Derek doing that.

Jake Pavelka - The Bachelor - Oh Please....This guy has such a huge ego and it showed the minute he came on the show. First of all he came on the show shortly after he picked the final one and the media was all over him. He was the spot light. For the past few months he was snapping his fingers and people were crawling to him. He said jump and they said "Yes master how high?" So now he walks into a dancing studio and HE has take directions and OMG they bump heads because he does not want to listen to her? WHAT I can hear it now "I am the Bachelor you listen to me." So his dancing was the not the greatest because he was too busy expecting the female girl to grovel at his feet - and she didn't. So now is when he seems to be coming back down to planet Earth. Will he get himself back in to dance till the end? Oh HECK NO.

Niecy Nash - nice girl, funny but sorry she isn't winning it.

Pamela Anderson - if the 2 gay men would stop drooling over her and judge her fairly then maybe she may make it but right now she does the obvious dumb sexy blonde thing and the gay men love it while the straight girl watches. Give me a break just based on that she may go further then she should at least the final 5.

Thats how I see it for those there. The others that are not listed is because well they have potential but I am uncertain. So how will they rate?

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03 Days till Comcast

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

04 days to Comcast!

Well my friends I had the unpleasure of watching DWTS, or as my husband likes to now call it Crapping With the Stars. I am so sorry but when I see gay men groveling over Pamela Anderson it is like seriously guys are we that stupid? And all she does is giggle put her finger by her face play with her hair and lay her head ever so slowly on her partners chest. Oh come on some one vote her off please. I seriously doubt that she is getting a lot of phone in votes since I suspect it mainly women who watch the show and would do that and I am sorry no self respecting woman would vote for her. (In my opinion of course)

Aiden Turner - oh Aiden I had high hopes for you and yes you have improved but the way I see it well the show plans on giving it to Derek and his partner unless the skater steps in the way. That seems to have been decided before the show even started. Don't get me started again on hiring stars who are dancers and professional skaters to a dancing competition.

In other wonderful news it is gloriously hot here in Miami. A few tiny sprinkles here and there but during the day there is the humidity we have all come to love. I suppose that season we had in the beginning of the year that last for like 3 months is over and summer is starting to creep in.

Now just to remind everyone tonight is DWTS and its the elimination show. So here is my prediction. Bottom two will be Kate Josselin and Aiden Turner and I suspect Aiden will be gone. How right am I?

Stay Tune

oh PS

04 days to Comcast