Sunday, April 08, 2012

Yes, I'm here.

The manse is in a bit of a transitional stage. Wellness first, than I shall begin making life miserable for people who don't like facts.

Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and Happy Day for everyone.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day to All!

I've been watching the Republican primaries with a great deal of interest. I have come to the conclusion that they are best watched with a tub of popcorn and a beer.

I came across an interesting FB page - Dogs Against Romney. Poor Seamus. I don't think any dog could really like that. It sounds appalling.

And in other news, what does $40 mean to you? Glad you asked.



 Obama 2012!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dined Out for For Life Tonight!

We went to Kalamatas in Brentwood and it was so good. I had the Mixed Grill platter with beef, chicken, and Persian lamb kababs, Hank had salmon. He loves fish, me not so much.

The fact that it was Dining Out for Life caught me off guard. If you don't know about it follow this link! If you don't make to one of the participating restaurants this year, do it next year. It's an easy way to help raise money for AIDS service organizations.

And now speaking of food, here is your daily video.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bonjour from Nashville.

I've been thinking a great deal of Vincent Van Gogh lately. After all he is my favorite artist. To me his colors, not just his subjects, speak to me. Perhaps it's because colors evoke moods, and there's a Van Gogh for each one of my moods. And I do have moods. 

I deal with bi-polar disorder on a daily basis. That does not mean I'm crazy. I might be driving on "three wheels these days, but darling, how 'bout you?" We have regular eye check ups, dental check up, pap smears, colonoscopies, oil changes - so why don't we have a regular mental heath check up? Who would do our checkups? Would insurance cover them? Why should health insurance NOT pay for a yearly one hour talk with a psychiatric profession to go over a for that can screen for psychiatric and emotional problems. We could nip many troubles in the bud with a regular screening, and also get an objective idea of how we are growing in life from someone who doesn't have a stake in it. Do you have someone to talk to, just for a quick check up? Try to find one. From a user's prospective, it really does help.


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Just to prove it's me, back after all this time, here's a Queen video.




This blog will be more active, I'll be monitizing it, (I need the money), I'll be doing mostly political and activism stuff, along with music and general muckracking and whatever shiny idea catches my attention.


Go have some fun I'll see you tomorrow.  Ushta.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Time's moving slow

Yeah, it's lupus related, but I'm rearranging my life and will probably start posting a a daily basis in the next couple weeks.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I know I'm not around much

But I really think the CellCept is working! I have a great '84 Strat that I have nammed "Freddie". Replacing all the strings tomorrow night and tuning it.  I seem to have a knack for chords, but I'd like to branch out and actually do chords. My husband used to sing in a chorus and has lots of musical skills. I'd love to work on something with him. Maybe setting Emily Dickenson to music. I don't sing that well and have a very narrow rang, but it's all just for fun anyway. I'll post it on YouTube so you can tell me how wonderful I really am!!!!!

No, seriously, honest feedback is wanted. I figure it'll be up in December, and us singing some carols. If I can  talk Hank into doing it, we'll do A Christmas Carol. If you've never done read it with your family, why not read it along with us?
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

"slowly" is taking longer than I thought

I haven't even been on Facebook in weeks - my poor farm! The new med should kick in soon.  Is one more month soon? I guess soon is relative.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Slowly returning to life - lupus med suck, but work.

 Someone needs to learn how to harness the power of chocolate and classic rock (especially Queen) to cure disease. Maybe it really is that simple.

On a unrelated note - the world lost a wonderful woman: a singer, a civil rights activist, when Abbey Lincoln passed. Here's a link to a great Fresh Air interview with Abbey Kennedy interview, and a music video for you to enjoy. She was one of a kind and will be missed.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Did you know Willie Nelson cut off his braids?

Seriously! I was stunned because I can't ever remember Willie without his braids. His publicist,  Elaine Schock, said in an interview with Playlist (a Dallas Morning News blog) that Willie just got tired of the maintenance involved. I must admit, as a woman that makes sense. I'll still miss his braids, but he's still got it!


To find out how much he's still got it, listen to his new CD Willie Nelson Country Music. This is the country music that reminds me of the country music I listened to as a kid, when Hank Williams and Patsy Cline were hot tickets. This  is a CD you can have a listening party to. (Remember those?) The music is all about the song here. Beside if T-Bone Burnett produced it, you know it's good!

Gore Vidal - interviews worth watching. Will his experience based predictions come true?

There are quite a few videos of Gore Vidal interviews on this channel, and they are all worth watching. His keen observations of how American really works combined with his knowledge of history makes for interesting viewing and discussion. I suspect, if you are a Republican, you won't like the videos very much.

I chose these three videos just to whet your appetite, and make you just a wee bit angry. If you're like me you get angry and think about what made you angry and why. If you're smart, you'll fact check and at least give being objective a shot.

Gore Vidal on the future

Gore Vidal on US media and society