Merry New Year

Getting tired already so I doubt I’ll last till midnight. The plan is to take a shower and do a little home spa deal before the end of the year. I’m also drinking hot chocolate with a splash of Kaluha (however you spell it).

Happy 2004!

Smartie Cookies for the New Year!!

Everyone needs Smartie cookies!! Also great for kid’s birthdays. We used to have Smartie parties.

Super Smarties® Cookies
Here’s a great treat that is sure to make your child smile.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup each butter and shortening, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

2 cups rolled oats (not instant)

1 1/2 cups NESTLÉ® SMARTIES® candies (about six 56 g pkgs)

Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).… Read the rest

From Kareem at BackWash

I am the Charismatic

Charisma is a presence that excites us. It comes from an inner quality – self-confidence, sexual energy, sense of purpose, contentment – that most people lack and want. This quality radiates outward, permeating the gestures of Charismatics, making them seem extraodinary and superior. They learn to heighten their charisma with a piercing gaze, fiery oratory, an air of mystery.

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I’m Home Again

When you climb a high hill you have to fall down eventually. At least I’m home again, with bruises but this time I didn’t lose an anything I haven’t lost before.

There’s always the question of was it worth it and would you climb another high hill. I expect I will, in time. I seem to be destined to keep climbing hills no matter how much I wish I’d just stop and stay home where it’s always the same, not happy maybe but comfortable.… Read the rest


If you wait long enough it’ll be tomorrow. Just sit still and feel nothing. Eventually it will be tomorrow and then next year and the next year and the next year. Why blow off the dust when it’s so nice and soft and doesn’t ask you for anything. I could live among the dust bunnies. Maybe if I’m really quiet they won’t even notice me there.… Read the rest

Birthday Grrl

The loveliest of faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy. – Persian proverb.

Blabbing without Sense

This is what I’m working on but reading it back it sounds so ick! Definitely in need of more work.

Love, is it a verb, does it still have any real meaning and do you really love making love as much as you love your Mother and your stuffed poodle? I love it, I’d love to go, I love you: what the hell does that mean any more?Read the rest

The Friday Plan

We’re having our Christmas dinner/ lunch at work today. It starts at noon and then starts again at 5:00 so everyone (on every shift) can have dinner. Last year it was great, they cooked 5 turkeys. Sometimes it’s nice working for a department store, especially one with it’s own restaurant.

So that’s what I’ll be doing today.… Read the rest