Saturday, April 29, 2006

Dumber than a rock?

I am back finally! I felt like I was gone forever! Jeesh...I missed my blogs.
I have a new "Clance can be dumber than a rock" story. (*keep in mind I talk to rocks. I don't think they are dumb at all. They make me money. I am going to be nice to them forever. I think I need to be dumber than something else. A post. Yeah... now what kind of a post?) Oh wait...can't be a post either, because then posting to a blog would be dumb. Ok, well sometimes maybe...
Dumber than a ?? Help me come up with the perfect word.
Dumb, does not mean I am dumb. I am not. I have a very high IQ. I am also very Aquarian. The astrological flower of Aquarius is the daffodil, which is also where the word "daffy" comes from. The definition of daffy is silly in an amusing or harmless way. Sometimes annoying to people to tend to be a bit anal. *giggle*
My daughter Alaina is a hairdresser. A very anal hairdresser too. That makes for perfect cuts.

She has been wanting to cut my hair for a while. It was getting really long and I couldn't do much with it because it is fine and I am pretty low maintenance. The last year, my hair has been even more of an issue. I would fix it, hot flash and then have to fix it again, along with my makeup. I would hot flash, sweat and it would all be gone.
I let her cut it. It's a great cut for me, kind of funky and I can do several things with it and still pull it up when I am 300 degrees inside of myself and rising...we also have jet ski's and I need to be able to pull it up then. I bought on of the flat irons to do it with. She assured me it was easy and I would like it. I tried and tried to get my hair to do the little splayed out thing. Tried and tried and tried. I got frustrated because it wasn't doin anything like it should have. I call Alaina and told her she was going to have to show me how. She came over today to show me. She said show me what you are doing. I showed her how I was using it. She said "Well, your doing it right Mom, perfect in fact."
"You just have to turn it on first."

That did help, by the way.

Saturday, April 22, 2006


PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon man who went to a hospital complaining of a headache was found to have 12 nails embedded in his skull from a suicide attempt with a nail gun, doctors say.
Surgeons removed the nails with needle-nosed pliers and a drill, and the man survived with no serious lasting effects, according to a report on the medical oddity in the current issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery.
The unidentified 33-year-old man was suicidal and high on methamphetamine last year when he fired the nails - up to 2 inches in length - into his head one by one.
The nails were not visible when doctors first examined the man in the emergency room of an unidentified Oregon hospital a day later. Doctors were surprised when X-rays revealed six nails clustered between his right eye and ear, two below his right ear and four on the left side of his head.
The study did not say how long the nails were, and a hospital spokeswoman refused to release that information. A photo published in the study suggests the nails range from 1 1/2 to 2 inches long.
No one before is known to have survived after intentionally firing so many foreign objects into the head, according to the report, written by Dr. G. Alexander West, the neurosurgeon who oversaw the treatment of the patient.
The man at first told doctors he had had a nail gun accident, but later admitted it was a suicide attempt.
The nails came close to major blood vessels and the brain stem but did not pierce them. The patient was in remarkably good condition when he was transferred to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, where the nails were removed.
The patient was later transferred to psychiatric care and stayed under court order for nearly a month before leaving against doctors' orders.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The Dorothy Parker Society

Here are some audio clips of Dorothy Parker reading her own works at age 71. Her personal and public life was one of high society, controversy, addiction, joy, pain and tragedy.
Dorothy Parker Society
I wonder if she ever knew how great she was, or how many people adored her during her life. I know she knows many people still adore her. She has inspired me onward during many a tough time in my life.
One of my other favorite quotes of Dottie's is:
I should never have put all of my eggs into one bastard.

Almost Full Moon

I took this picture this evening a little after midnight. It has been raining here forever so I have not been able to take any night pictures. I wanted to share this one. It came out pretty cool. Taking pictures at night is one of the "nurturing" things I do for my Self.
I have a lot of pictures to upload from the last month or so. It seems every time I try, I am not able for one reason or another. Blogger issues I imagine. I know there have been a lot of problems, but I have been here a very long time, and tho it takes awhile when they do have a problem, they always fix it. I am so glad Bab's blogs are back and no harm except frustration have happened.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

On my garden santuary wish list...

I love yard work and gardening and Spring. I have created my own little santuary in the backyard. Peaceful, little haven.
I love elves and fairies. I have found the sweetest most beautiful and realisistic little guys for my garden. Elves that really speak to both my and Dale's hearts and personalities. There are quite a few of them. I think I will treat myself to them one at a time...No, on second thought, I need them all at once. Take a look at them and some of the other fine and unique objects of delight

Make sure you check out the cute little weanie babies while your there too.

Saturday, April 01, 2006


Check this out! My dream is to go up in space. There is a lot of information on space ports and travel on this blog. I loved it.