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How about you?


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.


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.


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.


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


4. What do you do for fun?

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


5. What intimidates you?

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


6. What is something you’re proud of?

My extended family.


7. Finish this sentence. I never _____________.

Have enough connections of the heart.


8. Favorite vacation spot.

Japan, in the countryside, enjoying a ryokan.


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.


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.


Posted by on April 17, 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.

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?
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

How come captcha  tries to autofill in the word you are writing? It should never be the same word twice?
1. trinest – of, relating to, or being the favorable astrological aspect of two celestial bodies 120 degrees apart
2. Turiaeu – a form of tiramisu, made in Turkey.
3. Fultan – a futon for a sultan.
4. Orism – the study of the word ‘or’.
5. Oushi – delicious in Japanese
6. Hydeming – watching high definition TV.
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.
8. Decham – it goes on a pillow to make it look decorative.
9. Werimm – an emphasized worm.
And from my husband — 10. Quing – a female King. I quess he knows this because I am the Quing of our house. hee hee.

© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur


Posted by on April 11, 2010 in Uncategorized, writing


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Happy 101 Award

Happy 101 Award.

Anamaris at Chef It Yourself gave me this award.

Cool, eh? Good friends give on to others. They share the love and wealth and cupcakes. And so, the rules for this privilege are to

a) copy and display the award on one’s blog.
b) List who gave me the award and link to their blog
c) List 10 things that make me happy, and
d) Pass the award on to other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know.

OK, a & b are done. Now for C = Happy Time

  1. My husband Barry, he is funny, sexy, free to be himself, crazy, authentic, wise and my friend.
  2. My grandchildren are so fun and funny just being who they are.
  3. My Favorite Japanese restaurant, oh yeah Japan.
  4. Jogging.
  5. Coffee and red wine and chocolate.
  6. Art, stationery supplies, and fabric including yarn.
  7. A clean orderly house.
  8. My garden and trees.
  9. This blogging adventure.
  10. Being fit and healthy.

Now to pass this on to some of the blogs that make me happy.

Tenets Of The Other Worldly Housewife she hasn’t been posting lately. I wish she would for my own selfish reasons.

Robin at Life On It’s Own Terms for its authenticity.

Steve at Japan Living Arts. He takes some of the most exquisite Japan has to offer and shares it.

Ramble Time Reinvented for her clarity of focus and excellence in setting boundaries.

Bat’s meow for her freedom to be herself.

I Am Java Mama for her authenticity.

Thank you all for lighting up my day.

Have your best day ever!


Posted by on February 17, 2010 in Abundance


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


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?

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
1.  Wanpatio what they say when you order a patio in Texas

2.  Brocestr – a black ancestor

3.  Larcid – a stolen pig that dies and the fat goes bad.

4.  Ponsahot – a good looking girl who pushes a Ponsi scheme.

5.  Agger – I used to be slow to agger but I’ve gotten quicker.

6.  Mismo – a lady who always wants more.

7.  Shinge – a form of grunge made popular in Japan.

8.  Mensup – when your period is over.

9.  s8x9t3 –  the 2033 terminator series. It stands for Super 8 extreme T3.

10. Horksman, – those guys who hawk luggies.

11. Itzing – what lemon zinger tea does.

12. Penpr. – A combined word for paper and pen, also the name of the new soon to be released computer notebook

<p> © 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur </p>


Posted by on February 14, 2010 in Uncategorized, writing


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On Honest Scrap

Verbosity blog nominated me for this award. It means I get  to write ten honest factoids about myself.

Me, who removed a half dozen posts that I decided were too personal. Well here goes. For your entertainment:

1.  When I was 40 and divorced and wanted to be married, I asked my dead grandmother, (she had a husband who adored her) to help me find a husband. I did it in a student counseling trio and when the trio ended and we went on a break, a man came up to me and asked to do the next trio with me. We’ve been married 17 years and it’s very good.

2. When driving from NY to Florida with children, I brought lots of healthy snacks and juice. I didn’t realize that meant we would need to take potty breaks so often. Finally I had my toddler daughter pee in a paper cup and I tossed it out the window as we drove along.

My sons started saying it’s hitting the car behind us. I said, “It can’t be, what are the odds of that?” And I heard, “Mom he put on his windshield wipers.”

3.  I’m the oldest of ten children. I had two older brothers who passed away.  So now I’m the oldest, but I wanted to be the smartest and prettiest, not the oldest.

4.  I’ve spent the last 3 1/2 years submitting my novel to publishers without success. I realize the experience I’m looking for is having my writing be of help to or mean something to someone. Blogging is doing that for me.

5.  I converse with devas in my garden. I ask if plants need more water or fertilizer and what kind. Yes, I get answers back too.

6.  In a psychosynthesis process an inner aspect of mine came forward and said she was in charge of my career and that her name was purple plume. She was a purple plume pen.  I have just such a pen on my desk.

7.   Once in NYC, I felt extreme compassion for a homeless woman. Her legs were swollen and oozing. I offered her some money and she started screaming like I was trying to kill her. It was embarrassing to me, but I realized better to leave something at the edge of the trash can.  That’s where she went to get everything and then she got to feel like she earned it herself.

8.  Another time in psychology class, I nurtured my inner child and she was a twinkly eyed girl who likes to tap dance. A dancer in the class gave me a pair of tap shoes. The classes were weekend format and I got home about 2 AM Monday morning. All the way driving home, I was thinking about tap dancing. So when I got in I went in the garage and put the shoes on and was dancing away when all of sudden the door slammed open and my boyfriend was standing there with a shotgun aimed at me.   He was asleep and heard a funny tapping sound. He was in construction and had trouble with people stealing supplies and he thought that was what was going on.

9.  I get to live my ideal day every day. I live in Hawaii and don’t work. I write a few hours, exercise a few hours, garden a bit and most nights watch a movie with my husband. How blessed is that?

10. When I was divorced and struggling to suddenly support four of us, I reminded myself that my father supported 12 of us. If he could do 12, I could do 4. XD

OMG, I am so exposed. This is fun to get your kind comments. Exposing myself makes me more real. hmm.

I forgot, now I get to nominate 9 others. They are:


The mind Of Ifer





La Vida Dulce

Thea Phipps

Angela Cerrito

<p> © 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur </p>


Posted by on February 3, 2010 in Uncategorized


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


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?


By Claudia*-Assad


The term “CAPTCHA” (based upon the word capture) was coined in 2000 by Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Nicholas J. Hopper, and John Langford (all of Carnegie Mellon University). It is a contrived acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.”

Does a dozen definitions distract, delight and dismay you? Here they are hot off the neurons of a certified non machine.


1. Pyhlsh – a well dressed person who phishes.

2. Entwit – the intestines of a bothersome person.

3. Ditings – the sound made by manual typewriters.

4. Drexho – a loose woman who associates with Drex in the Morning.

5. Encialk – an enchalada made with chalk for people with pica.

6. Aphang – One of the front lateral incisors of a vampire or werewolf.

7. Bessper – The mother of Geraldo Rivera on April 7, 2007.

8. Corpo – a white blood cell of an obese head, of an incorporated business is a corpulent corporate corpuscle or corpo for short.

9. Itslyl – your place to buy and sell all things information technology.

10. Unkepic – a messy long narrative.

11. Imbagrap – Rap music popularized by bag ladies and played exclusively on instant messaging.

12. Bandited – being robbed by a thief wearing a bandanna or visible band aids or both.

Send me your huddled masses of CAPTCHA and I will be most grateful.

© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur


Posted by on January 23, 2010 in Uncategorized, writing


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The Three Most Selfish Reasons Ever Why I Prefer Eastern Medicine. By J.B. Vadeboncoeur

Perhaps I am not a good one to point this out because I enjoy excellent health. OR maybe that is exactly why I get to say this.

Most of my working life was spent working as a registered nurse. Most of my working life, I was considering how I could escape from that job. It can be very fulfilling to be able to assist someone. Yet, on a gut level much of what I did went against my internal beliefs.

1.  Eastern medicine inherently has tremendous respect for the human body and it’s healing powers. Western medicine also knows that healing comes from within; the body has to heal itself. The job of medicine is to promote that healing. I find more respect for the person and their body in Eastern medicine.

For me, when I go to an Eastern medicine practitioner, they start with wherever my state of health is at the moment and support it to improve. Western doctors have told me to come back when I worsen, that my condition is not worth treating now. Personally, I like prevention. Another area where you and I may differ in our approach is that I will do a lot to prevent poor health.

2.  In my experience, side effects are much less common. Treatment with supplements and herbs doesn’t not leave me with my most common side effect to Western pharmaceuticals; nausea. Mother Nature loves me and it is mutual.

3.  It works for me. I am a Caucasian of European descent. Yet, my basic self is Japanese. My body is most happy eating an Asian diet. In all fairness, if you are not that way, maybe your experience is different.

Regular acupuncture works for me to keep the migraines away, that I have struggled with for years.  And it does it without any pharmaceuticals.

For some problems, Western medicine cannot be beat. I had my hernia repaired surgically. If a family member had a stroke or heart attack, I would have them at the local hospital ASAP and be grateful it is there.

In the meantime, you can find me regularly at my acupuncturist and my chiropractor, dancing all the way.


Posted by on December 14, 2009 in Uncategorized


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