In Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 at 9:57 am

When I was in high school we had to take family living. This class was a joke but I do remember one thing from it. I can’t remember the context of the question, but it was about television. The teacher asked how many TVs were in everyone’s house. It went something like this.

“Raise your hand if you do not have any TVs in your home.”

Silence.  A room full of blank expressions.

“Ok.  Raise your hand if you have only 1 TV.”

I raise my hand, look around.  I am the only one raising my hand.

“If you have 2 TVs.”

Again no one raises their hand.

“3 TVs.”

Several people raise their hands.

“4 TVs.”

A few more hands.

“5 or more TVs.”

The ones who had yet to raise their hands did.

It was shocking to me.  Not only did I have the fewest amount of TVs, but everyone had at least three!!  I seemed to be some sort of anomaly.  I failed to mention that my television was older then me too.

Growing up this meant we had to agree on what we were going to watch.  Sometimes this was easy, and sometimes it wasn’t.  My mother always held the final say.  It meant I never watched 90210 (The original, not this new one.) like my friends did.  But I did watch Dr. Quinn.  When I was about 15, my mom acquired a free TV from her job.  It went up in her room where it was seldom used.

Things haven’t really changed around here.

Again I was reminded of just how different my family is in regards to TV.  We had the cable guy out because of our sluggish internet connection.  He’s asking about our other televisions.  I’m like what do you mean.  I’m supposed to have other TVs.  One isn’t sufficient?  We have cable… at least the basic package.  Quite the collection of DVDs and Blockbuster Total Access.  There is plenty of TV watching, but why do I need more then one?

How many TVs do you have?


Happy New Year!

In Uncategorized on March 27, 2009 at 5:06 pm

What? You say it’s March.  Phi-sh.  It’s the new year baby and Treasure Map time.  Aries New Moon was yesterday and that marks the beginning of the year according to astrologers.

So what comes with the new year?

Resolutions of course.  You know.  You resolve to loose 10 lbs.  You exercise for a week and then life interrupts.  Or remember how you resolved to quit smoking.  Yeah, how much did that pack cost you?

That’s January 1st and since this is March we do things a little different.  We Treasure Map.  For a full explanation visit Tracy’s Astro Salon, the lady who first introduced me to the concept.

Quick instructions:

Get a piece of poster board, scissors and glue.  (This can be done before the new moon.)

Buy a bunch of magazines.  (Should be done after the new moon.)

Cut out pictures or words that speak to you.  Things you would like to manifest in the following year.

Paste on poster board.

Hang where you will see daily.

That’s it.  Go about your life.  Follow your gut and next year take stock of what you have received.

This is my first “official” treasure map, but I’ve been doing something similar on and off for years.


Just an FYI.  The ideal time to do your TM is during the new moon.  It started yesterday and will end tomorrow.  So don’t delay.

Kids say the darndest things

In Uncategorized on March 23, 2009 at 8:52 am

“I don’t like your nebbles.  They’re spicy.”  Little boy referring to my sister’s cough drops.