Indigo Insights

Tuesday, July 15, 2003
Just Hi!
Since it's already past morning, I can't say "Good Morning!" like Chuck, and then disappear for the rest of the day. I'm going to leave a couple of tidbits via links and email and promise to do better after the dust settles around here! Still too much activity here to sit and type!

Semper Fi!
Compleat Redneck has a good Marine story. "Once a Marine, always a Marine" is not just a cliche used by ex-Marines, as many civilians think! And furthermore, there aren't any EX-Marines!!!

Want one of these? Or even a dozen? Thanks to Janis, who apparently keeps an eye out for hunks!!!

Who's Lying?
And from a commenter over at SKB's regarding politicians' lying:

>>and you can say it's a "mistake", but there is mounting evidence that he lied<<

The trouble with this "mounting evidence that he lied" is that there's also "mounting evidence it was a mistake".

Democrats believe one thing, Republicans another, depending on their party affiliation.

And as such, who really knows what to believe - both sides trot out denial after accusation after explanation after "Smoking Gun" after plausible deniability, and the truth is left in the dust in the name of partisanship and stubborness.

I've read article after article, read blogs, watched the news and am no closer in forming a reasoned opinion whether he lied about Niger, whether Iraq had WMD, whether Saddam or Bin Laden are dead, who won the 2000 election, and whether the Vols are going to win more games than last year.

No, wait, that I'm confident of.

(obviously from Tennessee!)

Women's Midlife Crisis
I've seen two shows lately that went on and on about how mid-life is a great time for women. Just last week Oprah had a whole show on how great menopause will be....


I've had a few thoughts of my own and would like to share them with you. Whether you are pushing 40, 50, 60 (or maybe even just pushing your luck), you'll probably relate.

~Mid-life is when the growth of hair on our legs slows down. This gives us plenty of time to care for our newly acquired mustache.
~In mid-life women no longer have upper arms, we have wingspans. We are no longer women in sleeveless shirts, we are flying squirrels in
~Mid-life is when you can stand naked in front of a mirror and you can see your rear without turning around.
~Mid-life is when you go for a mammogram and you realize that this is the only time someone will ask you to appear topless.
~Mid-life is when you want to grab every firm young lovely in a tube top and scream, "Listen honey, even the Roman empire fell and those will too."
~Mid-life brings wisdom to know that life throws us curves and we're sitting on our biggest ones.
~Mid-life is when you look at your know-it-all, beeper-wearing teenager and think, "For this I have stretch marks?"
~In mid-life your memory starts to go. In fact the only thing we can retain is water.
~Mid-life means that your Body By Jake now includes Legs By Rand McNally -- more red and blue lines than an accurately scaled map of Wisconsin.
~Mid-life means that you become more reflective. You start pondering the "big" questions. What is life? Why am I here? How much Healthy Choice ice cream can I eat before it's no longer a healthy choice?

But mid-life also brings with it an appreciation for what is important.

We realize that breasts sag, hips expand and chins double, but our loved ones make the journey worthwhile. Would any of you trade the knowledge that you have now for the body you had way back when? Maybe our bodies simply have to expand to hold all the wisdom and love we've acquired.

Anyhow, that's my philosophy and I'm sticking to it!

[Send this to four women and you will lose two pounds.
Send this to all the women you know, and you will lose 10 pounds.
If you delete this message, you will gain 10 pounds immediately.
(That's why I had to pass this on -- I couldn't risk it!]