Indigo Insights

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

>^..^< Plea to Serenity: Please allow your blog to be pasted! I wanted so badly to paste your entire post of yesterday (First U.S. Civilians Killed in Iraq) but it wouldn't work for me. Plea to my readers: Please go to Serenity's post here and follow the Zangas In Iraq link. This is up close and personal, folks. Forward the link to your address book, if you can.

>^..^< Congratulations to my buds at McGehee blogoSFERICS and Baldilocks for making "The most influential reporters and bloggers on the web" list. See all the Top Authors here.

>^..^< I'm a blog-surfer. I like to read other people's opinions on various subjects - newsworthy and otherwise. Some of them are so passionate, however, after reading their offerings, I need somewhere to go for R&R. Cait the Cat is my R&R blog. Cait is soothing and comfortable. Ergo, Caiterwauling is a PSA and should have a tax deduction!

>^..^< It's possible I may be the only living person in the country who missed Band of Brothers. Logistics prevented my viewing the highly acclaimed production, and I have been wishing it would come on tv. Well, it will be on tv Sunday, April 11, at 9:00, on the History Channel. I have marked my calendar. If any of you readers know of other recluses and/or hermits who may not have seen Band of Brothers, do them a favor and alert them to April 11.

>^..^< Ramblings' Journal: "Politically incorrect thoughts from the edge of Michael King's conservative black mind" -- Just discovered a few days ago. Go check it out. Note: Any blogger who features Damon of Day by Day is already on my "must read" list.

>^..^< Hope Chuck meets someone on the water he wants to impress. 2 kewl!

>^..^< If you like St. Patrick's Day jokes, and would like enough on hand to last until next year's St. Patrick's Day, Boy! Oh Boy! Does Greene Thoughts have a link for you!!

>^..^< It seems Donnie has the same bone to pick with Bush that I do!

>^..^< A puzzlement: If Yellow Dog and his "group of highly trained attack dogs " can locate Osama, how come the Bush folks are having such difficulty?


*****"Did you sleep well?" "No, I made a couple of mistakes."
*****I have two very rare photographs. One is a picture of Houdini locking his keys in his car. The other is a rare photograph of Norman Rockwell beating up a child.
*****I stayed up all night playing poker with tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.
*****I went to the museum where they had all the heads and arms from the statues that are in all the other museums.
*****When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask me if I'm leaving.
*****When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, "Well, what do you need?"
*****If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?
*****If you tell a joke in the forest, but nobody laughs, was it a joke?

Read it through to the end, it gets better as you go!

~~ Age 5 -- I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night".
~~ Age 7 -- I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either.
~~ Age 9 -- I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back.
~~ Age 12 -- I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up again.
~~ Age 14 -- I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up.
~~ Age 15 -- I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me.
~~ Age 24 -- I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice.
~~ Age 26 -- I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures.
~~ Age 29 -- I've learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me there.
~~ Age 30 -- I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it.
~~ Age 42 -- I've learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don't know how to show it.
~~ Age 44 -- I've learned that you can make some one's day by simply sending them a little note.
~~ Age 46 -- I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to cast blame on others.
~~ Age 47 -- I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies.
~~ Age 48 -- I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
~~ Age 49 -- I've learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours.
~~ Age 50 -- I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone.
~~ Age 51 -- I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
~~ Age 52 -- I've learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills.
~~ Age 53 -- I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die.
~~ Age 58 -- I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
~~ Age 61 -- I've learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, work to improve your marriage.
~~ Age 62 -- I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
~~ Age 64 -- I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
~~ Age 65 -- I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.
~~ Age 66 -- I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision.
~~ Age 72 -- I've learned that everyone can use a prayer.
~~ Age 82 -- I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
~~ Age 90 -- I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch - holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
~~ Age 92 -- I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.