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The Preppy Mafia Award

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Marianne over at The Diary Of A Fickle White Woman gave me this award.

I love the Loft. We don’t have one here but when I’m in Texas I go. I love Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model. I love clothes.

So here are the questions that accompany the award. I know y’all are dying to know more about me…

1. Who is your style icon?
Goldie Hawn

2. What is your favorite socialite book?
Uh, hmm, Does David Kibbe’s Metamorphosis count?

3. What is your favorite party theme?
Hubby and I at home.
4. What is your go-to Halloween costume?
A witch as that girl in Peanuts says, I dress in opposition to my normal self. hee hee.

5. What is the extravagance you just can’t live without?
My computer.

6. Who is the living person you admire?
My father.

7. What is my greatest fear?
Embracing the dark side.

8. What’s the trait you dislike about yourself?
Lacking confidence.

9. Which talent would you most like to have?
I’d like to have people be positively impacted by my creations.

1o. What is my greatest achievement?
Getting a grip on my feelings and being accountable for my life.

11. Who are the 10 people I’d like to tag with the Preppy Mafia award?
Please take this award if you want to. I hesitate to give it to some of you who are so busy, yet I’d like you to have it if you want it.

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Posted by on April 20, 2010 in writing

 

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How about you?

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Rachel over at Smile and Wave started this. I fond it at Like A Bird To The Sky. Here are my answers. I invite you to answer on your own blog or in the comments. Have fun.

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1. When do you feel happiest?

In the early morning, it is so peaceful and quiet. The morning starts out so well – the sun comes in my window to wake me up. I’m in my comfortable bed with my sweety next to me and I’m all rested.

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2. How do you take care of yourself?

Exercise, eat well, stay loving and peaceful in my self talk and emotions, create and meditate and enjoy the beauty around me.

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3. Are you internally (by yourself) or externally (by others) motivated?

Mostly internal. My husband says, I don’t like being told what to do. I’m ok with ‘suggestions.’ XD

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4. What do you do for fun?

Watch movies, eat, write, crochet, jog, enjoy my garden and the land and snuggle.

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5. What intimidates you?

Getting out of the moment and into the past or future where I traumatize myself.

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6. What is something you’re proud of?

My extended family.

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7. Finish this sentence. I never _____________.

Have enough connections of the heart.

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8. Favorite vacation spot.

Japan, in the countryside, enjoying a ryokan.

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9. Today is a (rate from 1 – 10).

10/10 – It’s 9 AM and I’ve jogged, done some writing and talked to one of my sisters.

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10. Finish this sentence. If you knew me really well you’d know _____________.

I’m always using everything that happens to me, to learn from.

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Posted by on April 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Feel Good Friday And Flash Back Friday


The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday thing. Here’s how to do it – pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!

Five things that really made me happy this week were:

1. When twice I lost script pages I had written, (on the computer, 60 pages total.) and I felt like I was at 99.9% of what I could handle, (doesn’t sound very good does it?) before I broke apart into blood and guts on the floor; my husband did his best computer wizardry to try to retrieve them. He couldn’t but I am grateful for his willingness and patience.

2. Then he wisely kept quiet and left me alone to bang my head on the wall . Perhaps all this had to happen so I would appreciate how kind he is.

3. I have a new friend. In the past I have not made friends easily or quickly. With this woman, I knew as soon as I saw her.

4. My weight is going down and I have been able to gently jog again. I did 19 minutes yesterday. XD

5. My daughter told me she and her family are coming for Christmas. I am stoked.

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Flash Back Friday

Here’s a second Friday post because I wanted to join the meme of Jennifer at My Crazy LIfe

My flashback is to my first date with a guy I liked so much. He was so cute and sweet. We were waiting for a bus and a bird pooped on my head.

Flash forward to a few weeks after I met my current husband. Some enormous bird pooped a huge quantity of foul smelling poop on my head and down my arm. My husband helped me clean it up and I thought wow, a guy who will help me clean up this mess is something else. I was right. If it was reversed, I might have started backing away.

You cannot convince me that getting pooped on is anything but excellent luck.

Have your best week ever.

© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Wednesday Wisdom & From Muffin Top to Skinny Jeans

Wednesday Wisdom

I’ve been wanting to come up with a meme. Here is my idea. It’s called Wednesday Wisdom.

Part A
Write a post on your blog about something you have learned in your life that you are willing to share. It can be as simple as how to shuck peas faster or as deep as how to find the meaning in your life. Tell us in as much or as little detail.

Part B

Ask others to share awarenesses they have on a challenge that you are facing. Go ahead ask for help, the blogoshere is here at your command.

Part C

Post your blog and then come back here and leave a comment with your blog url so we know to visit you.

Part D


Have fun. Laugh.

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For more, see Marianne at The Fickle White Woman and her post on Wednesdays Words Of Wisdom.

BEING NEUTRAL ABOUT WORDS.

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My husband and I have had the experience of desensitizing ourselves to words. That is, we don’t give energy to words.

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There is a technique called exhaust the response. This is how I got to be neutral about words and no longer give them power to upset me.

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I had the experience in a group where the others would say over and over to me words that I found upsetting. You can do this for yourself in the mirror. The important thing is to know that you are doing this to help yourself NOT to upset yourself. What I would do is say a little prayer first asking for protection and loving from my higher power before I started and ask that only what is for my highest good come forward. I do this as insurance and to remind me that I’m helping myself.

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Take a word that upsets you and say it over and over to yourself. Don’t be surprised if emotion comes up. It surprised me very much that the word that had the most power over me was ‘crybaby.” As I heard it over and over, I remembered my brothers taunting me by saying that. I cried and then it came to a head and passed and I laughed and it no longer bothers me.

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As you do this process other words may come to mind. Go with the ones with the most ‘charge’ on them first.

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After this my teenage nephew tested me by saying the F word. I stayed neutral. Then he had to try it in front of his friends. He went on to learn that even if your aunt is neutral about it, the rest of the world is not necessarily so.

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What I like best is being neutral about words allows me to listen more to where the person is coming from and what they are trying to communicate, instead of getting upset by what they are saying.

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This blog is for sharing and upliftment purposes only. The approaches and methods in this blog are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or form of illness. This blog is not designed nor intended to replace any form of therapy or medical care.
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Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.

Alright so did you do your assignment? Because I have my ruler ready to slap your booties hands if you didnt.

“Last week when I brought up this weekly weight loss dealio I demanded challenged you to pick 3 small things that you could change that would start your weight loss. Emphasis on the small things. We all know that ultimately the weigh to lose weight and keep it off it is a complete lifestyle change that is necessary. Especially for those of use that have a lot of weight to lose. Unfortunately there is no magic answer, it takes lots of hard work on a daily basis. But small steps can make a difference. You would be surprised at what effect a small change can have.”

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I did my three changes for last week and TWICE I would have skipped exercising, but I didn’t want to have to cop to missing it here in this meme.

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So already I see this has value for me.

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I wrote this post last night before I read your post so I am adding in:

My weight this morning was 149.5#. My waist is at 32″. My goal is for my waist to be 30″ or less, whatever weight that correlates to. My doctor told me my excess waistline is a result of excess carbs. So if I cut out the empty calorie ones, that would be helpful.

My three things for this week are:

Eat something instead of Japanese tea sweets this week.

Have at least 40 oz. of cold unsweetened tea on hand.

Do strength exercises twice this week.

Okay, best luck to each of us.

© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Ten More Of The Most Ludicrous CAPTCHA Definitions For Those Who Try To Make Sense Of Their Word Verifications.

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Do you find yourself trying to make sense out of CAPTCHA, those word verifications that you enter to let the web know you are not a machine?
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I do, here is what I have found out about some of the ‘words’. See also my previous CAPTCHA defined, also here and here. No offense meant to anyone of any CAPSTRACTION. XD

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How come captcha  tries to autofill in the word you are writing? It should never be the same word twice?
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1. trinest – of, relating to, or being the favorable astrological aspect of two celestial bodies 120 degrees apart
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2. Turiaeu – a form of tiramisu, made in Turkey.
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3. Fultan – a futon for a sultan.
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4. Orism – the study of the word ‘or’.
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5. Oushi – delicious in Japanese
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6. Hydeming – watching high definition TV.
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7. Hologum – you chew it in a holosuite. All it is, is some place holders that keep some cellular distance between your teeth. The flavor comes from electrical stimulation of your taste centers and can be any flavor you can imagine.
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8. Decham – it goes on a pillow to make it look decorative.
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9. Werimm – an emphasized worm.
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And from my husband — 10. Quing – a female King. I quess he knows this because I am the Quing of our house. hee hee.
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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2010 in Uncategorized, writing

 

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Flash Back Friday

Flash Back Friday

Here’s a second Friday post because I wanted to join the meme of Jennifer at My Crazy LIfe

My flashback is about kindergarten. My town didn’t have a kindergarten so they bussed us to a city. I went to a Catholic kindergarten and one day the bus was late to bring us home. A bunch of us were running around waiting and someone opened a closet. We all thought there was a big white ghost in there and ran away screaming. Now I think there must have been a statue in there. Nothing came out to get us, just the bus.
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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Feel Good Friday



The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday thing. Here’s how to do it –

Step 1:
Pick one of these prompts and write about it on your blog! You can:

  • Just make a list. List 5 things that made you really happy this week. No matter how bad or boring you think your week was, I bet you can find 5 things.
  • Write about something that happened to you this week that really made you smile. Was it your child, husband, or maybe a complete stranger did to you?
  • Write about something that YOU did for someone else that really made them happy or laugh.
  • Is there something you treasure so much that every single time you look at it, it brings you happiness? Post a pic and tell everyone about it.
  • Having a hard week and can’t find one good thing about it? Well then, what is your happy place? What do you think of that makes you happy? A past vacation? A childhood memory? We want to know!

Step 2:
Go back to Girl Next Door’s Blog and link up with Mister Linky’s Magical Widgets. Then go and read at least one other blog and leave them a comment to make their day brighter.

Step 3:
Have fun. Feel good. Smile.

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Today I won a free copy of The Hinomoto Rebellion by Elizabeth Staley at her blog.

Photo from Elizabeth Staley

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I found her blog because we are both doing Script Frenzy. I am so excited to win and Guess what. The contest is open until April 30 and Liz will be giving away more copies of her book. You might win too.

I am also having a great time writing my script which is turning out to be a comic book. I’m on page 37 out of 100 pages I need to finish by April 30.

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2010 in writing

 

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