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Fairy Tales

Ten on Tuesday

Okay, I’m a few days late, but with the hiatus in effect I can get away with it, right? When I saw the topic this week, I simply couldn’t resist…

Ten Favorite Childhood Fairytales

1. Sleeping Beauty – My favorite fairy story ever
2. Peter Pan – Can’t forget about my first love
3. Velveteen Rabbit – Love sometimes hurts
4. Giving Tree – True love gives everything
5. Miffy in the Snow – Too cute for words
6. Match Girl – A heartwrenching story
7. Rapunzel – It’s all about the hair
8. Peter Rabbit – Naughty bunny
9. King Arthur and His Knights
10. Rumpelstiltskin – Scary!

8 comments February 9th, 2006

The Wardrobe

Narnia WardrobeSince I mentioned my mom, I suppose today is as good a day as any to relay a memory that I had last month.

Usually I post these things right away before the details fade. This time I didn’t because it was holiday happy joy time, and I didn’t want to be a wet blanket. But back when I had that nasty 104 degree fever, it triggered a remembrance…

Very rarely, when I’m experiencing a great deal of stress and anxiety, I’ll notice a baffling physical sensation. It’s hard to explain, but it’s somewhat like chewing on styrofoam underwater in slow-motion… Mystery solved!

Continue Reading 3 comments January 17th, 2006

Freezing Over

Crystal Clear

Life sure is a kick in the pants, ain’t it?

Today, the woman who for all my formative years made misery and suffering seem like a part of normal, everyday life, admonished me about my penchant for enduring unnecessary pain. The person who took a giant dump on all of my dreams also found fit to tell me that I have a responsibility to achieve all the desires of my heart.

Yes, and this very same lunatic, who did little else than berate me every single day for at least eighty five thousand, four hundred and ten days of my life, also told me that she believes I am a vibrant, loving person, who has a whole lot to offer the world… And that I should get on it!

You know what else? She looked good doing it, too.

14 comments January 16th, 2006

Looking Back

Purple Sunset

It’s been like a billion years since I last did a quiz, and this one was fun. Either that, or I was really, really bored. It’s designed to look back on the past year and examine what you did and how you feel about the highlights of each season… I won’t be so cruel as to call on anybody to participate, but feel free to do so, and tag me back if you do! 😀

Continue Reading 15 comments December 30th, 2005

Karate Kid

Kenpo CrestAs my husband prepares for his brown belt, I find myself thinking back to the days when we started martial arts training. My whole life I’d wondered what went on inside that odd little building, then finally I learned… The world renowned home of American Kenpo, it was the original Ed Parker studio.

Having a dojo with such an exalted reputation in our back yard was nice, and we were fortunate to train there in its final years. It was a shame to see a place with so much history fade away, but such is life. These days my husband studies elsewhere, and I no longer train in martial arts at all… In retrospect, it was never my cup of tea.

Strange how often you can’t predict how you’ll respond to a situation until you’re in it. Kenpo teaches your body to respond effectively, but nothing could have prepared me for how I was going to react to karate. As it turns out, it’s too painful to submit yourself to even a mock beating when you have far too many memories of the real thing.

15 comments November 21st, 2005

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