I’m not a religious person, I’m spiritual.“O Holy Night” is my favorite Christmas carol. It's not the whole "Christ" thing, I just like the song. Josh Groban sings it very well.He’s also okay to look at, in a goofy-sweet kind of way.
May each and every one of you have the best Christmas ever and I hope that the New Year will bring wonderful things for all of us.Thank you for reading my blog and sharing your thoughts with me.I always feel like I’ve been given a special gift when I get comments on something I’ve written and/or shared with you.
Now let’s drink and toast our friends then drink some more and curse praise the miserable bastards our dear family members!
Whether you observe Christmas, Yule, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or another tradition, they all are a celebratory holiday. This time of year is for joy, reflection, peace, love, rebirth, happiness. It's a time when families come together. It's a time when we can look at the past year and remember the goodness while forgetting the bad. We look forward to the new year with hope. It's a good time of year.
It's also a time when we have our purse strings tugged along with our heart strings. We are asked for donations to help a myriad of people, animals and causes. We also want to be able to show our love and appreciation for our parents, siblings, children, friends – the list goes on and on. We are living in difficult financial times and no matter how big our hearts are our purses are small. But I'm going to ask you to open your hearts and your wallets for a family that needs some extra love and support this holiday season.
At a time when happiness, hope and joy seem to be in the air around us, imagine how you would feel should your heart be ripped out and your soul destroyed? Please go HERE to read about the tragic loss that this family has experienced and then go HEREto learn about a raffle in support of Riley's family.
Can you forgo a latte this week? Maybe pass up dessert at lunch? Wouldn't donating to this family instead of a useless Secret Santa gift be more rewarding? ANYTHING you can donate will make a difference in helping defray the costs of something no parent should ever have to do – bury their child.
I was given this award by Red Shoe's and I'm honored. He is a man that appreciates fine footwear as much as I do. I have to tell you seven things about me and then pass the award to seven other bloggers that I'd like to know more about!
Black ~ Basic black is a color that goes with everything and is the all time favorite of zombies everywhere. I’m a huge fan of Zombies, black, goth, horror, vampires, creepy, skulls ... well, you get the idea.
White ~ Another basic wardrobe necessity. I laugh in the face of fashion and will wear these well after Labor Day. I dress to the beat of a different drummer. I am NOT a slave to fashion.
Goth Green ~ I like the color green. And, again, black. Green is the color of prosperity and hope. Let's just say I hope I get prosperous - damn soon!
Flames ~ I’m artistic and I love tattoos. I also hope to go out in a blaze of glory. No regrets - chocolate in one hand, Guinness in the other, in bed with a tireless studly man!
Pink ~ I participate in the Susan G. Komen Race (walk) For the Cure every January in West Palm Beach with my daughter. She’s a breast cancer survivor. I wear these Cons every year.
Christmas ~ I like Christmas. Not as much as Halloween but there’s always more cookies at Christmas. I love me some cookies, especially Peanut Butter Kiss cookies made my own special way.
Silver ~ Not Chuck Taylors but still Converse. I LOVE sparkly things! But not tastless sparklies. Diamonds are the preferred sparkle.
There you have 7 things about me. Fascinating, isn't it? Also, since I do things differently, I can't pick 7 people. Please feel free to take the award and write 7 things about yourself. Let me know when you do! 'Cause I'm nosey like that.
*** Breaking Christmas News ~ Ornaments for those special people in your life! ***
The affiliate manager ofLoveHoney - UK, Paid On Resultsheld an affiliate competition the last twelve days asking affiliates to highlight 12 of LoveHoney's products. We were given suggestions but were encouraged to use our imagination. Winners of the most creative would be chosen each day to receive a L50.00 cash prize and the best overall will win an iPad. Very cool, right?
I was chosen the winner on Day 7! (YAY! me!) Which Photobucket has deemed obscene! ASSHOLES! So, of course, I'm goin' for the gold and trying to win the iPad. Even though the PB idiots have messed up my Grande Finale. Here's my winning entry, in case you missed it ~
Check out LoveHoney, they have reasonable shipping to the USA and will show everything in US Dollars. I decided to use my winnings to purchase the basque and skirt set from Day 6. It's lurrrverly, don'tcha think?
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Enjoy this song (it's a heartbreaker) from one of my favorite artists ~ Paul Thorn
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Doors singer Jim Morrison will get a posthumous pardon for an indecent exposure conviction in Florida after Gov. Charlie Crist got a commitment for enough votes from other members of the state's Board of Executive Clemency to approve it.
Morrison was appealing the conviction when he was found dead in a Paris bathtub in 1971. The meeting Thursday comes a day after the singer would have turned 67.
Crist can't issue a pardon on his own. He and the three-member Cabinet serve as the Clemency Board. Approval is required by the governor and at least two other members.
The did-he-or-didn't-he debate over what happened at the Miami concert was revived by Crist's interest in the case. The surviving band members say a drunken Morrison teased the crowd, but never exposed himself. "It never actually happened. It was mass hypnosis," said Ray Manzarek, The Doors' keyboard player. Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger said Morrison's behavior was influenced by an acting troupe that disrobed during plays.
"He was just doing a mind trip - as they would say - a mind trip on the audience and they totally fell for it," Manzarek said.
Manzarek said Morrison was far drunker than usual, to the point where they questioned whether he should go on stage.
Gov. Crist began considering a pardon for Morrison in 2007 at the at the urging of a fan. He says he has doubts about whether Morrison actually exposed himself during the rowdy concert March 1, 1969. Morrison was convicted of public profanity and indecent exposure and sentenced to six months in jail and a $500 fine.
The case has become murkier with the passage of years. Morrison's defense attorney said recently that the singer received a fair trial with credible witnesses on both sides, and fans who were at the show have differing recollections.
Here's what most people agree on: The Doors went on stage late, the Dinner Key Auditorium was oversold and wasn't air conditioned. Morrison was drunk and stopped in the middle of songs with an anti-authority, profanity-riddled rant.
A live lamb was brought on stage at one point, and Morrison also grabbed a police officer's hat and threw it in the crowd. The singer took off his shirt and fiddled with his belt, and fans poured onto the stage. "There were 100 photos offered in evidence at the trial, photos of everything - Jim with the lamb, Jim with the hat, on the stage collapsing, riot in the audience. Not one photo of Jim's magnificent member," said Manzarek.
A pardon won't change Morrison's image, but it will right a wrong, Manzarek and Krieger said. "Jim's legacy is one of Dionysian madness and frenzy and of a chaotic American poet. I don't think that the Miami episode has altered his image one iota," Manzarek said.
Krieger added: "Nobody would like to have that charge hanging over their head even if they are dead. I'm sure his family would be happy to see that go, especially since it never happened." There are fans who still swear Morrison exposed himself.
"He actually unzipped and pulled his pants down a little bit, enough where you can see everything. I do remember being shocked when that happened, and definitely it happened," said Lee Winer, 56, who now lives north of San Francisco. "I can still picture it like it was yesterday."
Others disagree. Helene Davis of Miami said she was an 18-year-old in the front row of the concert with a friend. She said Morrison teased the crowd by pretending he was going to unzip his pants, but never actually exposed himself.
"We were watching and waiting because it was obvious that's where he was going with it," Davis said. "I just remembered thinking, 'Yes, it's going to happen! It's going happen! It's going to happen!' And it never did."
~ The Washington Post
The Lizard King and his cock may now truly (hopefully?) rest in peace.
Over at This Thing Called Our Life, the lovely blogger is doing something called "Cans For Comments". She and some other writers are going to donate cans of food to needy families for each comment they get on their blog posts up until December 25. Cool, right?
I thought I'd do the same but with a different spin. *You knew I'd be different.* So, from December 1 through December 31, I'm going to donate a can of dog or cat food to a local NO KILL animal shelter called,DOGS AND CATS FOREVER.
Please make legit comments and tell your friends. The animals will thank you! And, I'll thank you, too!
Seven (7) days without sugar, salt, pasta, carbs or Pepsi. I’m officially homicidal.*
Men with cell phones and cranky children should not be allowed in grocery stores. Ever.
If you’re told about the collection for the boss’s Christmas present two days before the party and the present has already been purchased you should not feel obligated to donate.
Lunge walking and skipping should not be part of any exercise routine. All uncoordinated people over the age of 10 should never, ever be asked to skip.
Depression + assholes + commercials that started before Halloween – money = No Christmas spirit.
I got eye shadow called, are you ready …. Unicorn Pee! (click on Unicorn Pee to go to Mrs. Evil's Etsy Shop) Isn’t that fabulous?
The Walking Dead on AMC totally kicks ass. It’s one wickedly excellent TV show.
About 50 vultures were circling the schoolyard today. That can't be good.
My dog, the maltipoo, keeps getting these little hitch-hiker seed pods stuck all over him and he is an absolute bitch when I want to brush them out. No matter how often I brush the little bastard, the pods are still on him and all over my clothes. WTF?
Renewed my membership in the Nickelback Fan Club. (Shut up!)
Anyone know where I can get some good Prosperity candles? The ones I have aren’t working.
I want to be someplace else.
Mike & Molly on CBS makes me laugh out loud and even pee a little ‘cause I’m laughing so hard.
Two very good friends are now sharing each others lives. I introduced them. That’s a good thing.
Godsmack’s “Voodoo” is the sexiest song. Ever. Mmmm …. Sully.
Susan came in the office the other day. She’s doing good. Her left side is paralyzed but she is able to walk with a cane. Her left arm still isn’t working at all and she gets very tired, very easily. But she knows exactly what she’s talking about and has really good spirits.
I want a kitten.
My son is still living on his own. *knock wood*
I need to dye some fabric to make more Zombie Mommies. I’m going to make some zombie skull snowman earrings.
That’s enough for now, don’tcha think? I'll leave you with some entertainment just 'cause I like this song ~
Caress Me Down by Sublime
* I had two pieces of bread today. Humanity is safe. For now ....
This is a blog by a woman in her 50's who is finally on the crooked path to find who she truly is.
Married at 19 and divorced at 53. I am going to unearth the artist, the cynic, the free spirit that has been long buried. Or die trying.
I've left Bethlehem
and I feel free...
I've left the girl I was supposed to be
and some day I'll be born.