Daily Archives: October 20, 2010

Voluptuous VS. Portly (via Inside Out & Backwards)

This was a wonderfully delicious read and deserves a FRESS PRESS. Bravo!

Voluptuous VS. Portly Though it's been years, I'm no stranger to online dating.  One of the parts I dislike the most is filling out the profile section.  I'm not good at talking myself up, so it's always a chore but one site really made it a challenge.  These were the options you had to pick from when describing your body type: Thin Athletic Height/Weight Proportionate A Few Extra Pounds Voluptuous/Portly Am I the only one who see's a problem with that last one?  How … Read More

via Inside Out & Backwards

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A life lesson in traffic

One morning not long ago, I was driving my regular commute to the office when I came across an accident.  There, straddling the intersection, sat two vehicles, both damaged and smoldering.

I watched anxiously as an older man left his vehicle and approached the other driver, a woman with two young girls standing nearby.

Prepared to witness a tirade, I was startled to instead see this:  he opened his arms wide as if to embrace her. He offered it to her and she fell into his arms, crying. They embraced a long, long time. The little girls started to cry, I started to cry watching this. The light changed and traffic forged ahead.

Everyone was all right and that was all that mattered.

Stuff happens, but it’s how we react that makes all the difference.

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The mouse that blogged

The hubbs nicknamed me “Mouse” years ago.  At the time, our oldest boy was into the movie “American Tail” and the lead character’s name, “Fievel Mouskowitz” stuck.  It was just fun to say, kind of like john-jacob-jingleheimer-schmidt.  But .. I digress.

I started calling him “Mousekowitz.”  And this is a boy who now towers over me and has for about 12 years.  One day, hubbs heard me say this and commented, “If anyone’s a mouse, it’s you.” And the nickname has stuck on me!   

But it goes deeper you see. I always could relate to that little “Country Mouse” since I also grew up in the country. Yep, country living was it for me.  Riding horses on acre after acre, embracing 4-H and pickup trucks, country music and hay bales.   But .. as often is the case with farm kids,  I saw the big lights and soon the Country Mouse set her sights on the city. And here I am.   

Which leads me to this photo…it struck me that this is EXACTLY how I picture myself when I take on something new…small but fierce! What mental images do you conjure up when you’re preparing for a new challenge?

      A helmet for blogging might be overkill but one can never be too careful.

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