*raises a toast to the New Year*
May 2009 be the morning of prosperity that shines on the evening of 2008’s adversity.
New Year's Eve
Blow up a wish
Play a loud tune
by Myra Cohn Livingson....
New Year's Eve
Blow up a wish
Play a loud tune
by Myra Cohn Livingson....
Best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most joyous traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, but with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.
a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 2009, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions have helped make our society great , (not to imply that our society is necessarily greater than any other society or is that ours is the only "society" in the western hemisphere or any other hemisphere), without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, sexual orientation, choice of computer platform , or other preferences of the wishee
Disclaimer: By accepting this greeting, you are accepting the following terms this greeting is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher, however, it implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others and no responsibility for any unintended emotional stress these greetings may bring to those not caught up in the holiday spirit. It is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher.
"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the
night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the
little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the
- Crowfoot, Native American, Blackfoot.
Perhaps this is a good time of the year to remember this? non?
Your result for The hey good lookin' whatcha got cookin' test...
Superb result! You must really know your veggies. Either you are already a chef, or perhaps you just love to cook. You seemed to do well with several of the more obscure vegetables. Most of the vegetables used in this test came straight from the garden. They were so much fresher than those that are shipped across the country. For more recipes and pictures feel free to check out my blog "straightfromthefarm.net".
Here's how you did compared to others...
Wendy's Bun Toaster
Please visit my journal if you wish to check your answers.
This was Posted by: FaerieDragon on The Enchanted Society Yahoo Group .
However you celebrate today, whatever your plans - may it be a safe and happy day !!
The year is 1908.
One hundred years ago.
Here are some statistics for the Year 1908:
· The average life expectancy was 47 years.
· Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
· Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
· There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
· The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
· The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
· The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour.
· The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
· A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
· More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.
· Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called Medical Schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard. '
· Sugar cost four cents a pound.
· Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
· Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
· Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
· Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
· Five leading causes of death were:
o Pneumonia and influenza
o Heart disease
· The American flag had 45 stars.
· The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!
· Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't been invented yet.
· There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
· Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write.
· Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
· Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, ‘Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health.' (Shocking? DUH! )
· Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
· There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE! U.S.A. !
Now get this…I received this from someone else without paper…
I’m passing it on to you with out typing it myself, and it is being seen by you, and others, all over Canada, the U.S.A, and the world, in a matter of seconds!
We’ve come a long way baby…
now try to imagine where we are going....
Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...
26 Impressionist, 22 Islamic, 15 Ukiyo-e, -25 Cubist, -26 Abstract and 4 Renaissance!
Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.
People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.
LOL - not always be deemed socially acceptable?? I can live with that
It may be that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.
Wendell Berry, Collected Poems
WHO you vote for is none of my damn business,
THAT you vote is my great concern.
I want to point out to both Americans and Canadians, that whether or not you support the war effort, it is claiming the lives of sons, daughters, brothers and sisters. They are fighting and dying for freedom and democracy in foreign lands. Our fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers (and beyond) fought and died for our freedom and democracy here at home – exercise that right of democracy they bought for you by voting.
If you want Obama in as the first African-American President (or for any other reasons) – go vote!! …….He won’t necessarily win if you don’t.
Don’t want Palin? Want to make sure she doesn’t get close to that Red Button? Go Vote
You want McCain in? You think the Republicans are the way of the future? Go vote.
You want Harper and Harper-nomics out? You want to get rid of Dion? Want the Green Party to finally get official party status?? Mad about the loss of jobs, programs, the continuing war, taxes, and health care?? Go vote TOMORROW!
For PITY SAKE - VOTE
Don’t let THEM speak for you.
Many people you vehemently disagree with WILL be voting. Why let them dictate what kind of world you will have to live in? Get informed and get your ass out there.
“Why should I vote? My vote won’t count anyways”
QUIT WHINING YOU BIG PUTZ! Sure “we” may not win. But “we” definitely won’t win if “we” don’t vote. Even if “we” lose – quit sniveling like a sulky spoiled git – “we” tried! And “we” will keep trying.
No Vote. No Complaints.
None. Not one word. Just shut up.
If you haven’t voted, you have no right to bitch about the price of gas, the taxes, crappy health care, the lack of student loans, public transport, policing, the conditions of the roads, crime, schools, guns laws, drugs, unemployment, immigration, the closure of parks, pools, libraries, the repeal of the rights of gays and lesbians to marry, abortion laws, or anything else the government does or doesn’t do.
If you haven’t voted – then STFU.
If you did take the time to vote – feel free to be as critical as you can be; bitch to your heart’s content.
Thank you for your attention – this was an unpaid politically inclined rant brought to you by PMS and the Association of Those Tired of Apathetical Whiners.
…….. and now back to your regularly scheduled internet usage.
P.S. HAPPY TURKEY DAY to all my Canadian friends.
Your result for The Classic Dames Test...
You scored 14% grit, 29% wit, 43% flair, and 17% class!
Your result for Reincarnation Placement Exam...
48% Intrigue, 73% Civilization, 59% Humanity, 55% Urbanization.
Score! The civilization of Atlantis!You must have done something right. You've been assigned to a civilization so idyllic, it's been relegated to legend. The grass is green, the weather is serene, the neighbors are clean. Your culture is technologically advanced at a time when the world is still young and fresh. There are lots of interesting things to do, and good people to enjoy life with. The only downside is that it's not very complicated, none of that messy trouble arising from chaos, intrigue and unnecessary adventure. You know... it's a lot like Switzerland, only... more awesome.
Life doesn't get much better than this!
We recommend you invest in a life vest. You know, just in case.
Dust If You Must
Rose Milligan of Lancaster England
"A house becomes a home when you can write, 'I love you' on the furniture."
I can't tell you how many countless hours that I have spent CLEANING! I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect -"in case someone came over". Then I realized one day that no one came over; they were all out living life and having fun!
Now, when people visit, I find no need to explain the "condition" of my home. They are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I was away living life and having fun. If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice.
Life is short. Enjoy it!
Dust if you must,
but wouldn't it be better to paint a picture or write a letter,
bake a cake or plant a seed,
ponder the difference between want and need?
Dust if you must,
but there's not much time,
with rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
music to hear and books to read,
friends to cherish and life to lead.
Dust if you must,
but the world's out there with the sun in your eyes,
the wind in your hair,
a flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
This day will not come around again.
Dust if you must,
but bear in mind,
old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go - and go you must –
you, yourself will make more dust!
It's not what you gather,
but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.
"NASTY BAD PAGANS?" Protesting hate speech on NBC
On Wednesday, June 25, 2008, during a live broadcast of a wedding reception on the TODAY Show, Kathy Lee Gifford gratuitously referred to Pagans as "nasty, bad Pagans." Ms. Gifford's hate speech has done harm to American Pagans' ability to live in peace with our neighbors of other faiths. By allowing her hate speech to be broadcast, her direct employer the TODAY Show, and their network, NBC, participate in that hate speech.
This is a petition calling for, at the very least, an on-air apology. A TODAY Show program devoted to dispelling misconceptions about Pagans and Paganism would go a long ways toward undoing the damage..
Clicking the link below will take you to the site to view the video:
After an orange cloud — formed as a result of a dust storm over the Sahara and caught up by air currents — reached the Philippines and settled there with rain, I understood that we are all sailing in the same boat.
~ Vladimir Kovalyonok (Astronaut)
A belated Blessed Mid-Summer Solstice to all...
Let's assume that each person has an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different.
I believe it was Mahatma Gandhi who said “Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress”.
Personally, I think some people try too hard, don’t you?
When the pearl is cast down in the mud it does not become dishonoured the more, nor if it is anointed with balsam oil will it become more precious. But it has its worth in the eyes of its owner at all times.