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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Love is transient?

I wrote a post a while back on my wonderful hubby and how I adore him, on that post someone left the comment:

"ENJOY it while it lasts..."love" is one of the most transient things on the face of the earth "

Transient means "passing, especially quickly into and out of existence," or "passing through or by a place with only a brief stay or sojourn." Is love transient? I would have to say it is not. People can and are in love, and love each other for years. True love is neither quick nor brief. Instead of transient, I'd argue that love is fluid. It changes from day to day, it ebbs and flows, but the love remains. Love isn't all puppy dogs and fairy dust, it has its ups and downs like any other part of the human experience. The puppy dog and fairy dust elements of love are transient and fleeting, not real love itself.

Some people give up after the puppies have died and the fairies have lost their wings, in which case, it wasn't love to begin with. I've said it a handful of times before, and I'll say it again, true, mutual love is worth fighting for, and it takes work. If you don't wish to fight for your love, or put work into it, find a field of puppies and fairies, and have a nice time

Is love transient or is it fluid?


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New York, NY - The City of Intimidation

I've devised a new method of travel to get between home in Philadelphia and home in Connecticut. Prior to this I was using Amtrak, which is crazy expensive. My new method is Bolt Bus from Philadelphia to Penn Station in NY, cab from Penn Station to Grand Central Station, and Metro-North the rest of the way to Connecticut. The whole journey takes one hour longer than Amtrak, but is half the cost.

The only part about the travel that is a tad bit stressful is that being in New York city part lol. It is slightly intimidating.

Intimidation Catalysts:

Blending/Not Belonging

Maybe it's psychological, but I feel like New Yorkers can look at me and tell that I'm not from New York. I feel like I stick out like a sore thumb, like a skinny girl in a plus-sized store. Feeling like everyone can see I am an outsider adds to the intimidating-ness of everything else.

Hailing a Cab

I found myself in the above position, for a long time. Hailing a cab is intimidating because there is always the question of where to stand, how far out into the street, what corner, etc. THEN, after you get a cab to stop, they ask you where you are going, and you have to hope your destination is in the vicinity of where they would like to go, if not, you are back to holding your arm up in hopes of another yellow coated savior.


There is either someone trying to sell you something, or someone with tears in their eyes trying to convince you that their family is waiting on them at their brother's funeral and they need your money to help them get a train home (this is the "true" story I got during my travels this weekend). I feel like I have to be super on guard to make sure I don't get sucked into any illegitimate deals.

Does New York, NY intimidate YOU?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I have found my "thing"!

I've been down lately. I couldn't figure out why. I figured maybe I just needed a better diet, more exercise, and more water. I've been feeling like my life had become the movie "Groundhog Day" where every day was the same.

About an hour ago I had a meeting with a playwright who would like me to perform in a one-woman show (that will actually have two actresses) that he wrote. The play is based on the life of African American poet and abolitionist Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. We discussed the script, and how we'd like to handle the performances (being two actresses, depicting one person).

After the meeting I felt so...GOOD. I felt refreshed, invigorated, just happy. I stopped and thought, "Why so happy all of a sudden?"

It seems lately I've been going through performance withdrawal! I believe I literally NEED to perform to stay happy. I always knew this, but I must have forgotten lol. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty in my life to be happy about (great husband, God, family, great friends, excellent Spring TV shows) but performing adds a dynamic to my life. The creative process of rehearsing and script memorization, and then actually performing adds just the right amount of pleasant uncertainty to my life, to balance out the mundane.

What is YOUR thing?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

If you are late, I have no sympathy for you

I have been around a lot of performances in my lifetime. Whether I am performing, working, or seeing a show, there is one thing that burns my biscuits more than anything else...late people.

Now, there are some people who I will excuse. If I see you running with all of your might from down the block like your life depended on it, I know that you are sorry that you are late, then you may have my sympathy. Also, if you are 3o minutes late or less I'll also excuse that. Even someone who has planned their trip well in advance can come intro troubles that could make them a half hour late. Other than these two groups, lateness annoys me to no end.

If you are 1 hour late to a performance, and you are strolling down the street as if you are on time, or early, I have no sympathy for you. I've even had a person who showed up late and asked if they could have a discount since they had missed half of the show.... no sympathy from me.

Being late disrupts the performers, and the people seeing the performance.

The Show Must Go On --- with our without you there at curtain time.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Out with the old, in with the new.

I've needed new clothes for a while. I've just recently started actually throwing out old and damaged clothes, and then purchasing new ones to replace them. When you still have holey, worn out clothes it's harder to find motivation to get new ones. Why buy new pants when you still have your old ones, even if it takes 15 safety pins and a yard of string to keep them on you?

The same goes for life and relationships. If you hold onto spoiled, broken and tattered places, people, and things, it doesn't leave much room in your life for newer experiences. It is hard to move on when the past still lingers.

This is my lesson for the day, out with the old, in with the new. {unless the "old" still works/fits perfectly fine :-) }

Friday, April 9, 2010

Government regulation on things we eat.

Officials in many cities have banned the use of trans fats in restaurants.

Philadelphia and New York City officials are proposing a "soda tax" on beverages that are sweetened with sugar (2 cents per ounce).

Fast food restaurants have been forced to print calories their menus in some cities.

From what I've heard, much of which from our Mayor here in Philadelphia and other officials, these things are being done to facilitate in producing healthier Americans.

Some would say that the government is going out of their jurisdiction by regulating what
we eat. All the changes appear to take small steps in having the public eat healthier by forcing companies to produce healthier foods. But some are afraid that this isn't a place for government intervention, and that the public should be personally responsible for their eating habits.

Do you think it is helpful for the government to force companies to produce healthier foods, or is it the role of the individual to seek out the healthier alternatives to the foods produced?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

"It's in Between" - An iPad review

"Isn't is just a big iPod touch?"
"What's the difference between that and a laptop?"

I have the iPad, and it is awesome. The answer to those questions is that its place is in between a laptop and an iTouch. It takes the iPhone/iTouch to a whole new level. With much more screen real estate it allows for more functionality in the apps that were already available, and for the development of new apps that take advantage of a larger touch screen. If you didn't think an iTouch or iPhone had a place in your life, I doubt you'll find a place for the iPad either.

This is going to be a short post because I've come to the conclusion that opinion on the iPad is like that of choosing a political party. If a person doesn't like it, or doesn't believe it a legitimate gadget, then I have about the same amount of chance of making them like it as I do convincing a Republican to become a Democrat.

To all the iPad haters, you'll catch up to the cool kids one day. :-D

My iPad scoring: 9.8 (-.2 for easy screen smudging and lack of flash)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Neuticles - Testicular Implants for Dogs

Now, I know this sounds like a gag April fool product, but interestingly enough, these things are real.

Neuticles are testicular prosthetic implants for neutered pets.

How did I come across this jewel of information? Well I have a coworker named Newton, and we were talking about all the the names people had given him throughout his school time (Fig, Figgy, etc. - in the spirit of FIG NEWTONS) and he said the worst one of all was "neuticles." Although the word itself sounded funny, I didn't know what they were, so he pulled up neuticles.com to show me.

Depending on the size of your dog, you can get various sizes of testes implanted:

There is even Neuticles merchandise (a baseball cap, and a barbecue apron)

WHY you would want Neuticles gear is beyond me. As you can see, their slogan is "It's Like Nothing Ever Changed."

I wonder for WHO'S benefit these things really are. Is it for the dog, so they can feel normal? Or is it for the dog owner, so that their male dog looks more "aesthetically pleasing" to them? This just seems like a strange thing to spend money on. But I've only ever had female dogs, so maybe I don't understand the complexities of a dog losing his testes.

Have you heard of Neuticles? Would you get your dog these implants after being neutered?

For your enjoyment, Neuticle earrings:
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