Sunday, March 12, 2006

Look at my pretty soul

You Are a Bright Star Soul

Like a shining star, you have no trouble being the center of attention
In fact, you often feel a bit hurt when all eyes aren't on you
You need to be number one in everything, no matter how trivial
And it's this ego that both hurts your confidence and helps you acheive

You're dramatic and a powerhouse of pure energy
You posess a divine quality or uniqueness that's hard to define
A natural performer, it's likely you'll become famous in some circles.
Just learn not to take everyone's reaction to you so personally!

Souls you are most compatible with: Newborn Soul and Prophet Soul

Friday, March 10, 2006

Buh-Bye to Bottled Water

So I've been hearing these crazy ideas lately that bottled water is bullshit. People have always said that, but they are also the people who don't think green is an appropriate color for food. Then a co-worker brought in the Otesha Project book and it had a whole section on water. It made some very interesting and convincing points, but I still happily slugged down my bottled water and would occasionally do tap (really just when it was convenient for me). Then I found this article while surfing (do people say that anymore?) the net. Okay, okay, I get it now.

The standards for bottled water are LOWER than tap water. Say it with me, What the fuck?! Then look at the amount of money we are spending on bottled water, add up all the extra oil used to make the plastic bottles, then toss in the plastic waste because nobody recycles and you have a major issue. Ten years ago, water was water. Only pretentious asses ordered bottled water. Now, some people are freaked out (I still am a little) about drinking tap water. The people in Kenya (where it hasn't rained for four years) must be laughing their asses off at us. We have access to water in our very own kitchens and bathrooms and it is pretty much just gushing at us from every point and what do we do? We go buy it. Some people in Africa walk miles to get a gallon of water.

I think the scarier thing is what is going to happen to our water supply if we continue to purchase water. Will this then give license for our tap water to turn to terd-juice? If you think you are safe because you drink bottled water, think again. Do you shower? Your skin is the largest organ in your body and absorbs EVERYTHING. What do you cook with? Wash dishes with? Wash vegetables with?

So here I go. Kiss my ass, Aquafina. I am not naive, Evian. And don't you ever, Dasani. Tap water is muy tasty and quite the bargain.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Let's define...success

I think this may become a theme post for me. I find my rambling thoughts tend to go into these one-word redefinitions. The one the prof and I had a most interesting chat was on success. How do you define success? Does it depend upon the person? As in what is successful for one person is not the same as what is successful for another? I am saying this because it has been brought to my attention there are a few lame-ass haters out there, hating on me. All I gotta say is, it's hard out here for a pimp...(Sorry, great Oscar's winning song!) These people feel that I am not a successful person because I am not killing myself at a career I hate or working myself to death. When did we become so impressed by other people's overloaded schedules? Why do I feel guilty telling my classmates that I am only taking four courses this semester rather than the six they are taking? And I do say "only" four and then try to justify it.
So I am done ranting for a little while (I think) and really want to figure out how we can tell if we have become successful. My thoughts are it is something that we can't achieve until we admit it. In other words, you are successful only when you have decided you have become successful. I define success for me based upon my relationships with other people (do I have any? are they healthy and loving?), my relationship with myself (do I like me?), and how I feel about what I am doing with my life (am i happy? do i like what i have to do on a daily/weekly basis?). And I gotta say...I feel pretty successful. Yes, I am still in school, no, my house is not perfectly clean, no, I don't have any babies yet, no, I am not making a ton of money or have a fancy title. Even so, I am blessed with a lot of fantastic friends, an extremely compassionate and loving husband, a cuddly cat, food and shelter (plus a bit extra!), general good health, and an able mind and body. What more do I need?
I know this post didn't make much sense, but I do want a little discussion here. Do you think you are successful? Why or why not? How would you broadly define success or would you?

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Can I sue?

Check out this totally lame website that has stolen my identity. The pisser...they are not even funny. Fuckers.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Random quotes for today:

“This song makes me want to twirl in a pretty skirt in a field of daisies.”

“Everything makes you want to do that”

“True dat.”

“I have lamb breath.”

“Did you know you have the holy Christ inside of you?”

“Why yes, I did.”

“Teacher’s college is really paying off. Look at how neat my handwriting is.”

“What the fucky shit is this?”