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my new blog

it was simply time for a change…

From now all new posts will be at Far from Done.
This site will remain up as an archive.
Much bloglove at all.

It ‘me time’ time

Watching an episode of ‘Ghost Whisperer’ courtesy of Netflix.  Funny how many TV series and movies I have discovered via my subscription.  It’s one of the best things you can buy for about ten bucks.  You know the last movie ticket I bought cost me 13 dollars.  You could have knocked me over with a paper towel.  Fortunately it was for ‘Win Win’ with Paul Giametti whose films are always worth the price of admission.

So I’m going to chill in front of the set for a while, eat some yummy Indian take out, and finish reading ‘Chocolate and Vicodin’ by Jennette Fulda.

Til later.

The Seat Saver…

A secrurity guard at a local museum was showing this to some visitors. Too bad Jeremy retired – I could use one of these at Starbucks!

This creature is done regenerating for now

George Carlin, the granddaddy of all comics, wrote a small book with big laughs, called, “The Best of Brain Droppings.”

My dear friend Lissa gave me a copy for a gift, because she knew how much I loved GC.

My favorite dropping is about how aliens from a planet where sleep was not necessary might describe how and why we humans sleep to their fellow aliens.  I will never forget reading that section aloud to Lissa at Starbucks.

But George was right. We do shut all systems down, and make ourselves totally vulnerable for quite a length of time. But I guess that’s the price we pay for the gift of dreams.

My mind works on whatever questions or problems were ‘on the table’ the day before.  I can not tell you how many times I woke up with ‘the answer.’ 

The solid eight I got last night was especially regenerating. The two nights before I only got about four each.  I was a wreck yesterday, still don’t know how I got through the day, but I did.

I’m sure George would have something particularly funny to say about the dangers of a woman running on half empty.

Everyone have a wonderful day.

GC I know they are all laughing wherever you are.


no more “d” word

Okay so I have had this on again off again weight loss blog going on for a couple three years.

I tried it as a group blog, a social network thing over at Ning and most recently – a solo blog.

This past week I read a weight-loss memoir – ‘Half-Assed’ – by Jennette Fulda. As soon as I finished the last page I knew that I had to eliminate the word ‘diet’ from my vocabulary and web address. Jennette’s loss of over 200 pounds was more about lifestyle changes than a diet.

I have lost as much as 100 pounds on the past dieting. At 17 the weight melts off when you do double doses of over the counter diet pills and zero carbs. And yes, I know now that was totally insane.

So any suggestions for a great weight loss/lifestyle change blog would be appreciated.

You all know where to find the comments section.


AMNH Exhibits – World’s Largest Dinosaurs & Frogs “a chorus of color”

This past weekend I caught up with some of what’s going on at the Natural History Museum: The World’s Largest Dinosaurs & Frogs “a chorus of color”

I was delighted that photography was allowed at both exhibits – here’s a few snaps.

“If you wait until the frogs and toads have croaked their last to take some action, you’ve missed the point.”  Kermit the Frog

Leaf Mimics – The pointed snout, projections over the eyes, and ridged “veins” running down the back help them disappear among leaf litter on the forest floor.  The frogs lie motionless and ambush unsuspecting prey, including insects, spiders, crabs, scorpions, lizards, and other frogs.