Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saturday Eye Candy is back!

Being on the radio playing country music is what motivated this week's SEC. I just got done playing George Strait's Troubadour and the video for that song proves that George keeps getting better with age! (see video at


45 "Rules"

I originally received this as a "pass it on" email with the proper guilt attached to it to try and get you to propagate it to others. Maybe you have seen this in your inbox as well.

First of all, I despise this type of email because:
  1. It is usually full of lies, half truths, scare tactics and bad luck/karma if you don't forward immediately. (hmmm, haven't died yet)
  2. Some people apparently believe everything they read and just forward without researching. (yes I was guilty of it early on too until I discovered Google
  3. Said people then get offended if I point out the myths. I'm not a jerk about it, I just refer them to (OK, so now I'm the a-hole for pointing out the truth??)

With that said, every once in a while though, a good one comes along with some useful information. I still always fact check, so I deleted the half truths and the "bad karma if you don't pass this along " at the end. It is written By Regina Brett but she isn't 90!! Here is the original 45 and if you want to see the updated version of 50, go to

Take what you want and leave the rest:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone...
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.Don't save it for a special occasion, today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years,will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Crappy weather this week prompted watching a bunch of movies on Encore, so I happen to catch a few Kevin Costner flicks along the way (Field of Dreams, Bull Durham) and Mr. Brooks from Netflix ( Although Mr. Brooks freaked me out, Kevin Costner plays a very good psycho!

I've always been a fan of his movies (yes, even Waterworld wasn't so bad) and his music, so that is why he is this week's Saturday Eye Candy-enjoy!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

it rained ice cubes

the gathering storm, hail coming down and ice cubes at my feet

Saturday, June 6, 2009


yippee! It's Saturday and once again time for Saturday Eye Candy.
Today's feature: Johnny Depp

Friday, June 5, 2009

The evolution of a mohawk

It started out as punishment for not keeping his grades up...although incredibly smart, Kyle is not the studious type, nor is he organized or think that life's time frames apply to him. Thus getting good grades from actually turning in schoolwork is not a priority! I get this-he is me then, so there ya go.

So, he did manage to pass 8th grade as required to keep his mane. However, a D meant a number 2 buzz cut. He thought warming up to the idea of short hair after having it long for 3 years would ease the 'punishment' aspect, but he was still very nervous. Dad suggested a Mohawk for a bit more fun and he agreed but was still worried.
Here is the event in pictures:

Good thing he has a nice shaped head! Did he take his punishment like a man? you bet! Will it turn him into a straight A student with piles of discipline and organization skills?? Probably not. But he will get there-just like me, so there ya go.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Save the TaTas Poker Run-Breast Cancer Benefit

We are the local Hooters on Scooters scooter club and we joined in with real bikers to help out Breast Friends Cancer Support Group ( on Sunday, May 31st. We had a blast and raised much need funds. Here are the highlights:

Deuces Wild MC and Bam Bam adopted Hooters on Scooters-l to r: me, Bam Bam, Julie and Tracy
Tracy looking bad ass on her Metropolitan

Julie is all smiles!

Some of the real bikers

the Survivors
and me in my new helmet