I am Ridiculous


I just have to point out that I am ridiculous. I sent out the annual Puppy Party invitation... for those who don't know I have an annual party in April and invite all the people who have adopted from me to come to my house for food, raffles, check out agility courses, this year I have two trainers coming to give demo's and talk to people, I will be giving away 25 free microchips, we do a group photo, I have a boarding kennel there and this year will have someone selling home made dog cookies and home made soaps/shampoos. It is a lot of fun. Anyway, so I am getting responses back from people yes, maybe and no. I am like a kid at Christmas, I can't wait to open the email and get so excited at the yes responses and get so sad at the no responses. That is why I am ridiculous. My mind starts to wonder "why can't they come?", "Hope the dog is ok", "Hope they aren't upset with me"... stupid! I know some of the people can't come b/c it is a far drive... I have adopters everywhere but I always invite them on the off chance they are going to be in the area or something. I don't want to leave anyone out. Anyway, just thought I would share how ridiculous I am, lol!

I Can Has Collage?


I've just spent some time making a collage of the Supernatural Convention for my computer desktop. I used the photo ops, my autographs, the ticket, photos I took in the auditorium, as well as a couple of other people's photos, which were close-ups, unlike mine. I love how it turned out, so I can kind of relive the memories in one go every time I look at my desktop! (Okay, so now I'll get even less work done, but whatever). Cartoon Productions have also just released their DVD of the entire convention, and so I bought it yesterday. I'm so excited! Hope it comes soon. And here's also hoping that I'm not on it anywhere! (That would be embarrassing! Even so, I think I'd be easy to pick out from the blindingly bright red scarf). Meanwhile, I went to the doctor about my wrist and she thinks I have Tendinitis, so it is in a brace right now, which does actually help, probably because I'm not moving it so much. She also prescribed me some Celebrex, which is an anti-inflammatory. 
It's improved a little, so that's good news, but makes things a little hard sometimes, like typing or driving... but, while it's a bit like a cast, at least I can take it off whenever I need to, which is a godsend. I have finished the fan fiction story I'm writing. Now I just have to edit and rework it slightly, and it will be done. I'm quite happy with it. I'll post the link here when I finally get it published up on fanfiction.net. Have had a fair bit of anxiety lately, and, strangely, insomnia, which is unlike me. Been having nightmares too. More plane crashes... I have always had recurring dreams all my life (everyone does, right?), well, recurring nightmares, I guess you'd call them. The 2 themes that show up most are plane crashes and injured animals. At other times, I have recurring dreams of different things, that last a month or two, then go away. I guess it depends where I am in life at the time. All the usual. Okay, I'm heading to the lounge to watch some Supernatural now. Take care everyone?

Guarantees of Spring's Returned


Every year, I'm wanting for Spring to be back. I generally felt I was never destined to live falls and winters. We're gradually achieving the finish of February. Odd month of lost memory. I always forget February and I have no keepsake of something befalling me throughout this time in my life. We're at more than six months of always ash sky and it was beginning to get a mark on my general dispositions and my evidently unbreakable quiet good faith. It's been very nearly a decade that I'm arbitrarily rehashing inside my head that I'm leaving everything to introduce and unquestionably live in Los Angeles. I likewise feel along  these  lines when the June through August timeframe is sunless. Clearly, L.a. is simply an unattainable dream for such a variety of handy reasons yet its a supporting me in trust. Much the same as the guarantee of spring's returned. I was upbeat to see a few days prior that the crocus blossoms were in sprout. We likewise had the first day of full sun of the year. Cool still, yet sunny regardless. Flying creatures have begun to sing happily once more. It is as though everything was gradually going out of torpor and I truly don't require more to feel a spot blissful. Only a post revealing to a few photographs I tackled this sunny day. It's about blooms. Simply taking a gander at them makes me feel great and more content.

Healthy Routine


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Many people find it difficult to consistently wake-up early to exercise, often because they have not slept enough and don't wake at the time each day. If you keep to a routine, morning exercise will become easier and something to look forward to. Your first step is to stop being a statistic... stop being one of the 65% of Americans who are already overweight or stop being one of the millions that will become obese this year. You need to make the decision to lose weight and then find a method to acheive your weight loss goals. When you make the decision to lose weight, follow the Weight Shapes diets plans, and you are making the decsion to change your life. You will lose weight using an easy to learn and simplistic approach to dieting. There is nothing to stop you from taking control of your life and living a long and healthy life.

Sad Cypress


Book Review: Sad Cypress (Hercule Poirot) by Agatha Christie. Genre: Mystery. Hardcover: 256 pages. Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. Description: A woman stands accused of murder. Only Hercule Poirot is convinced of her innocence. But his fight to save her life takes him into the shadows of her dreadful family secret. My Review: I like to call Agatha Christie books my brain reliever. I feel as if I am reading something intelligent, and I suppose I am. I am saturated with sub-par writing and books. I feel as if authors are not even really trying to produce something unique or extremely well thought out. With AC I feel as if I could actually learn something about writing or plotting from her work. I learn to look at things from a different angle. I learned about the unreliable narrator from Agatha Christie. The fact that I love mysteries is an added bonus. From the AC books I have read so far romance isn't a huge element. 

So I was happy to see some romance going on in this book. Not that anything much happened. But I was happy to see a kinda/sorta happy ending for a certain someone, especially after pining after a certain d-bag. I always try to guess who the baddie is, but I always fail. I sort of guessed it. But I always doubt myself. Or I like to keep speculating until the very end. Even if the evidence points strongly to one person or the other. People did complain about the repetition. And I did feel like the book dragged itself along (like a beaten, broken and bloodied puppy) a bit in the beginning. But I am not complaining too much. It wasn't a huge issue with me. I had the time. Rating: 8/10. Agatha Christie is always a winner, even if I don't love love love the book in question ecstatically. Her work is a palate cleanser and a relief for my sad brain, despite this book not being best I have ever read (I don't mean this as a backhanded compliment, nope).

Obsessively Obsessed with Purple


It's been a while! I realize I've showed nothing of my recent purple make up obsession. True, I've been in a total purple folly lately. Eye speaking, I mean. I'm in the quest of finding the most perfect matte purple eyeshadow. Pigmented, smooth, not too red, not too blue. And it's less easy than it seems. Awaiting the Graal to hit me, I've been toying with all my purple toned eyeshadows for a long while now and I've almost only worn purple looks since Fall, declined in all kind of ways. Without even getting bored. I wonder why I thought before (I mean, years ago) that purple would never fit me. I can't think of a color getting along better with my eye color than purple. In fact, it's simple I find purple beautiful on every skin tone and with every eye color. Purple is beautiful. Lately I've acquired 2 great eyeshadows: Shiro Cosmetics "Rattata" (a deep matte purple) and Heavenly Natural Beauty "Captured" (a matte purple with a green shimmer). This is "Captured" that I'm wearing here. It's so so pretty and quite unique. Actually, it reminds me of Zoya "Adina" (which I adore) turned into an eyeshadow, minus the copper effect. 
I completed "Captured" with a tiny bit of MAC "Steamy" (aqua green with gold shimmer) on inner corner, MAC "Carbon" and MAC "Shock-a-holic" (bright matte purple) on external corner and of course, black khol, MAC "Blanc Type" to highlight and mascara. And elf Bedazzle lipgloss (totally transparent with a little bit of sparkling diamond shimmer). I really loved this make up. The green shimmer is really playing with the ambient lights. I darkened my hair! I'm naturally ash-toned medium/dark brown with strong red highlights (no one in my family get red hair tendency - no idea where it's coming from) but I wanted a little change and was bored of my tips being redder/lighter than my roots. I hesitated between dark brown and getting blonde-red with blonde highlights (both blonde and dark fit me) but I finally opted for an almost black brown (GarnierHerbabrillance #300 applied 15mn instead of 10). Actually, the dye practically didn't change the root color and evened out the whole hair. Exactly what I expected!

Don't Mess With Old People!


How to call the cops when you're old and don't move fast anymore. Walter was going up to bed one night when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed. He opened the back door to go turn off the light but saw there were people in the shed. Walter phoned the police who asked "Is someone in your house?" He said, "No but thieves are breaking into my garden shed stealing things"! Then the police 911 dispatcher said, "All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available." Walter said, "Okay." He hung up the phone and counted to 30. Then he phoned the police again. "Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were thieves stealing things from my shed. 

Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I just shot and killed them both and the dogs are dragging their bodies away" he hung up. Within five minutes a Police Helicopter, six Police Cars, two Fire Trucks, a Local News Truck, an Ambulance and two lawyers from the ACLU showed up at Walter's residence and caught the burglars red-handed. One of the Policemen said to Walter, "I thought you said that you'd shot them!" Walter said, "I thought you said there was nobody available"! My neighbor said she's going to use Walter's trick the next time she needs the police to respond quickly. Last Friday night a drunk driver narrowly missed running over some kids and hit two parked cars right on our nice street. 

It took the police well over 20 minutes to show up and some of our neighbors were complaining about the slow response time. I'm not sure if 20 minutes response time is slow or not? I guess because it was Friday night the police were busy with higher priority 911 calls... who knows? Have you ever had to call your local police for help? How was their response time? I have the highest respect for law enforcement officers and think that most of them do a fantastic job serving and protecting our citizens. I'm not sure why but "the media" doesn't see it the way I do. They seem to be on the side of the crook more often than the cop? Don't mess with old people is reported to be a true story? Even if it isn't I still like it!