Thursday, September 14, 2006

Darn that Joey!

Some of you may remember my five year old daughter's "son" Joey who is a bit of a troublemaker. Well this morning I had a hard time waking up my daughter for school, she was extra tired. She told me that she couldn't sleep at all last night because Joey was up playing his drums all night.
I did manage to get her up and off to school (not a good morning).
She just got home and has huge bags under her eyes. I asked her if she was tired and told her she was going to bed early tonight to catch up on her sleep. She whined back that she "doesn't want any ketchup on her sleep."
I chuckled.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Thursday 13

Stealing this list from Galoot. 13 words or phrases i can see from my desk.

1. A Revolution in Kindness
3. Contains 40 sticks.
4. Grapevine, Tx. Permit no. 218
5. Artist As Survivor
6. True stories and tools for activism you can believe in.
7. Greeting from Scotland!
9. Audra's phone number
10. Ultra Chilled
11. Support Community Trade
12. good buddy notes
13. A Story Waiting For You to Make it Happen

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I'm a freak

Some rambling thoughts this morning:

I am still sad about steve irwin and it doesn't make sense (seriously, it's not like freaking eddie vedder [who I dated in the early 90's {in my mind}] died.) I read that the video of him dying shows him pulling the barb out of his chest and there is that moment on his face where he knew that this was a fatal wound. Horrible. People are debating on whether to show this footage or not. Morbid, I sincerely hope no one gets their hands on that footage who would use it for "entertianment" value.

I'm supposed to meet with the Girl Scout leader lady to get information on becoming a Daisy Leader. I actually called about getting my daughter involved and somehow got myself suckered into volunteering. What I said was "I might be interested in getting more information on being a Daisy troop leader." And what the lady said back to me was "great, pick a day you want to have your meetings and I'll make up some flyers." Sooooo, I think I'm a Daisy Scout leader. I have NO idea what that involves or what my responsibilites are. I guess I'll "wing it."

I am still washing tie dyes. MonkeyBrigade dyed them all day Sunday and it usually takes about four days to get them all washed. We can only was about 6 items at a time or they bleed into the whites of the piece we are dying. The text book covers are turning out really cool. Also, we did some cute little halter dresses that look like watermelons. I need to paint on the seeds.

I skipped my Weight Watchers weigh in because I'm premenstrual. I should have lost weight because I did really good at counting my points last week. But no....I stayed the same because my body has other plans. Come to think of it...maybe my premenstrual hormones are what are making me so emotional about my best friend Steve Irwin dying.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Crocodile Hunter

I can't say that I've been a huge fan of Steve Irwin's but if I happen to be flipping the channel and he was on, I would almost always watch it for a bit. He was entertaining and fun and most importantly he was an animal activist and conservationist. I read that he donated the majority of his fortune (millions) to animal causes and for preservations and that he lived a rather humble lifestyle. It's very sad, this planet Earth lost a warrior.

I found this quote from him:
"These Hitlers use the camouflage of science to make money out of animals... So whenever they murder our animals and call it sustainable use, I'll fight it. Since when has killing a wild animal, eating it or wearing it, ever saved a species?

There are people who butt out their cigarettes in gorilla-paw ashtrays, with wastepaper baskets that were once elephant feet, who have ivory ornaments… who wear cheetah fur.Don't buy these things! Then there'll be no market and the animals won't be killed.

We have domesticated livestock raised for consumption and perfectly good fake leather and fur, so why must we kill wild animals to satisfy the macabre taste of some rich person?"