Photo Phriday

Had to do something related to Easter – or at least related to all the eggs lying around.

from thedesigninspiration.com

from thedesigninspiration.com

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Ever have one of those days?

The video speaks for itself.

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A Reader’s Truism

A friend pinned this to me and I just had to share with all my reading friends.

from someecards.com

from someecards.com

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Where are you in 2014?

from kimchisweettea.com

from kimchisweettea.com – peek a boo, where are you?

I wanted to acknowledge the new year in some fashion so this got me to thinkin’ (look out!) not about were we are going in 2014 but where we are now. You can ask this question collectively or individually, which ever suits your fancy because, in my opinion, the answer is still the same: We/You are exactly where you’re supposed to be, and for that matter, exactly where you should be putting your focus.

Now, I know this is not a new concept to most of you, but I think it is a concept that is hard for vast majority of us. We all want to know what is ahead for us as individuals, for our friends and family, for our planet as a whole. We’d all be a lot less stressed if we knew what was coming, though I really doubt that – we’d just find something else to get stress about. One of those other things we tend to perseverate  on is the past: what we did (particularly, what we’ve done wrong), what someone else did to us. But neither strategy gets us very far. Why? Because we’re not concentrating on the here and now, not paying attention to what we are doing or who we are doing it with.  We might be missing something in this very moment that could help us but we are focusing on something that has already happened that we can’t even change or something that hasn’t even occurred yet and might not ever occur. (Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying we shouldn’t look at our past and learn from it. I think that is the only real use to spending time in the past.)

When you spell it out in this fashion, it seems so logical, it seems to make such sense to stop worrying about something that has already happened or something that has yet to occur – both are things we have no control over whatsoever. Ah…but there is the rub. As logical or as helpful as living in the moment may be, it is something we as humans have the most trouble with.

Why is that? Why does this issue take up so much of our time and our energy? I’m not sure, really. I know it has something to do with choice. Our creator (the humorist that he/she is) gave us free choice: choice to dwell on past events, choice to think about our future… But the choice that children and plants and animals exhibit most often is living in the here and now. Why is that?

I’m not quite sure other than I’ve never met a young child that had to take medication for an ulcer or because their blood pressure was too high. These small beings just might be onto something!

I hope you are onto something as well, in the new year to come – but don’t sit around worrying about it, OKAY! ;)

Tarzan’s Birthday

I missed it. It was Tarzan’s birthday yesterday.

from blog.oup.com

from blog.oup.com

 

Tarzan was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912. I think I might have one of those original books. I got it from my father’s book collection when he passed. That type of action adventure story would be just what my dad would have liked. In fact, my dad liked Tarzan so much he had vinyl records (they feel like vinyl plates they are so thick) of Tarzan. They sound great on my crank phonograph. I imagine back in 1912, that was quite the story, and seeing how many times it’s been redone in various forms, I think people today still like a good Tarzan story, too.

from one of the original Tarzan movies with Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan, Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane, and Johnny Sheffield as "boy." I don't know the name of the ape.

from one of the original Tarzan movies (1941) with Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan, Maureen O’Sullivan as Jane, and Johnny Sheffield as “boy.” I don’t know the name of the ape.

I think a new Tarzan should be coming around again, don’t you think? Maybe I’ll do a knock off it someday. Sounds like a fun project.

April Joke

rock jokeI know it’s past April 15th but I saw this on speedbump.com and thought it was funny. It really is funny sometimes, what we think is valuable. (Thanks speedbump! I can’t read the scribble in the left bottom corner to see who the artist or I’d give them credit too)

Published in: on April 23, 2013 at 11:26pm04  Leave a Comment  
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I live in a house of math nerds

Did you know it was pi day?

3.14… ug!

pie day

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Mr. Rogers Remixed

Who doesn’t like Mr. Rogers. (don’t worry, this is a respectful remix. It was done by PBS digital studios)

I’ve been scanning editing and grammar blogs – Oh my, she’s gone off the deep end! – and came across this from a blog called The English Emporium.  Let me explain. I am working on a copy editing certificate, which requires a lot of study on grammar and punctuation, beside copy editing, so I need to be in the know on these things. I should have known, but there are a fair amount of sites like this out there. Ah, the world wide weird web.

Good for a Few Laughs

from cartridgesave.co.uk

from cartridgesave.co.uk

I am currently enrolled in a copy editing certification program and last week we were working on writing good headlines. Our instructor had some wonderful examples of how not to write a headline.

These are for real!

Gators to face Seminoles with Peters out

Messiah climaxes in chorus of hallelujahs

Governor’s Penis Busy

(Should have been “pen is busy”)

Something went wrong in jet crash, expert says

Starr aghast at first lady sex position

Long Island stiffens for Lili’s blow

Organ festival ends in smashing climax

Include your children when baking cookies

Safety experts say school passengers should be belted

Drunk gets nine months in violin case

Survivor of Siamese twins joins parents

Iraqi head seeks arms

Panda mating fails; veterinarian takes over

Hard to imagine the copy editor missing these, but they did, for our enjoyment.

A New Year is Upon Us!

Tonight’s December thirty-first,
Something is about to burst.
The clock is crouching, dark and small,
Like a time bomb in the hall.
Hark, it’s midnight, children dear.
Duck! Here comes another year!

Frederic Ogden Nash

from poetrytheater.org

from poetrytheater.org

 Born August 19, 1902, died May 19, 1971

An American poet known for his humorous, light verse.

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