Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Spooky Now and Then (WWC)

Earlier, I was trying to get around to comment on some blogs, and one of the Captcha's I got was actually "spooky". I thought that was pretty cool so close to Halloween.

Yesterday I honestly did blog. I sat down with my microphone and made it nearly all the way through a podcast (which I haven't done in a long time, so I thought might be cool), and just as I tried to edit the thing, the application froze up and I lost it all. It was a big bummer, as I thought it was going to be pretty good and all. Maybe it was meant to be. I did discuss some emotional things, and things I probably shouldn't have brought up so I guess it's just as well. However, after the fact, I was in no mood to re-record, or attempt a new one, so I ended up not blogging at all. Psshht... what-eva.

I'm also having a greasy-hair day. It makes me mad. I can't even look in the mirror really because the sight of it just makes me sick. As soon as it grows long enough again, I intend to get a Perm and have really curly hair again. It's been a long time, it's about time for me to switch up. This short stuff, it's just not me. I like my hair longer than this. I didn't really intend on it being cut as short as it was this last go, but luckily, it grows fast... so maybe it won't take long. I like long wavy hair. I also refuse to bow down to the idea that at a certain age, we as women should go cutting our hair to an "appropriate length". Who defines appropriate anyway? I don't buy into it.

Today is the Weekly Words Challenge, brought to us by the ever-so-wonderful bride-to-be, Tink of Pickled Beef. Our words are "Now" and "Then", so here goes nothing... haha.

"Central BBQ" is a place we only allow ourselves to go Now and Then... Mmmmm!

Now and Then, I get sinusy and I use my favorite Vick's VapoRub!! Addictive.

I decided maybe I'd chew some gum. O.k. I was desperate for a photo...

So here is the stick of gum THEN...

But look at it NOW... yuck!

And finally, Here I am "Then"... and "Now".
Still the same adorable, evil kitten I ever was, right?

So I was talking to this friend of mine who is going through ten kinds of hell in a divorce, and he's really been put through the ringer. Lots of details in there that I can't divulge, because it's someone's private business, not mine. Basically things get so complicated from both sides in most of these cases... And I told him this, hoping to inspire or maybe put a smile on his face.

So I said, "When I was a little kid, I used to have this idea that I was going to dig and find this 'magic wand' in the back yard... I of course, never found one, but I still even as an adult am convinced I need to get hold of this thing and solve all problems. I always strive to remain as 'childlike' as possible in my adult life, because if you think about it, Children really have everything figured out. Everything that matters anyway. All else is just self-inflicted drama that we could eliminate. Kind of a good thing for everyone to remember time and again... getting back to the basics, and trying to make things as simple as possible. Everyone needs to "K.I.S.S" (not the rock band), = 'Keep It Simple Stupid'."

And I think that's pretty good philosophy, don't you?


Karen said...

Damn, I didn't even think of using the words as now and then we do something. Well played.

Anonymous said...

Gum - sort of gross, but great impact!
I could use some BBQ now and then. Now would be good!
Like Karen, I didn't think of using the words the way you interpreted them. Go, Jackie!
(I'm a fan of curls & waves. Maybe because I've got them?)

I try to KISS everyday. Not the band.

Chatty said...

Clever girl! I never even thought of doing "now and then" - isn't English a wonderful language - same words, in different order, mean totally different things! I love it! Also, I kind of like the picture of you "now" better than "then"...so, you're definitely doing something right!

Aunt Jackie said...

Karen, yes and I had a hard time thinking about it, but in the south (maybe that's not just the south), we say "Now and then" in that way. I figured it was as good a way to use as any! :)


Kc! Yes, that was gross. My team lead actually helped me think to use gum, and I had no better ideas... Not the most attractive photos, but they did the job.

Chatty! Thanks wow, that's a compliment... The 'now' photo looks a bit fuzzy but that's my dang cellphone cam, those things suck! :)

But you guys don't, you rock! xoxo!

"KISS" every day, yes I like that!

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

If people would Keep it simple then we would not have all of these stupid problems.

Jay said...

The gum was kind yucky, but it said the words pretty well.

Always been a hottie, haven't you. ;-)

BBC said...

Captcha, had to look that up.

I like long wavy hair so I of course approve.

I know a heck of a lot of women, and men of course that doesn't want to keep it simple. They want to be spoiled and they want it all and they don't care if it hurts the planet or not.

Thankfully not everyone is rich of this poor planet wouldn't last two more weeks.

Screw it, I'm hiking to the hot springs again tomorrow. Haven't heard from Jinks for some time, run over and kick her in the butt hon.

Reb said...

Well done AJ! Doing things now & then & the gum is very clever. I try hard to KISS all the time.

Anonymous said...

I have a long curly wavy hair growing out of a mole. it's quite the conversation piece.

Tink said...

I didn't think of using "now and then" together either. Clever! I wish I could pull off curly hair. I got a perm once and it lasted a day. Then it was nothing but frizz until I cut it off.

Angel Feathers Tickle Me said...

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Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm hell! :{