Thursday, December 21, 2006


Change. Recently I have pondered on that word. It's such a small word for something that can be so big, so intimidating, something so pivitol that it can change the course of the world. As a military brat, I have come to face that fact. Maybe not on a world stage, but on my own little stage of life. I have been accustomed to change my whole life. New countries, new cultures, new people, new friends, new experiences and on and on it seems to go. I was actually born during a move and ever since have paid the price of moving every few years during and/or on my birthday. Change can be rather frustrating at times, but in hindsight it is really for the best. I would never had the great experiences of living in wonderful countries or meeting very wonderful people. Thank you Change and I will be expecting you in times to come.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

My Soapboxes

A few years ago, before we moved apart, a friend and I had these moments where we would get on our soapboxes and vent our frustrations on any subject that was happening at the moment. She would actually stand on something up off the floor: coffee tables, sofas, etc. They would be performed in such a way that by the end of each episode we would actually be splitting a gut laughing. It was a great stress relief. I enjoyed those moments and those memories keep bringing a smile to my face.

In a figurative way I want to get on my soapbox. My most recent soapboxes to myself include: education and respect. Currently, I'm a substitute teacher and still looking for a full-time teaching gig where I live. While I have been a substitute teacher some of these students that I interact with have just appalled me! I have been given such disrespect by some of these students that if I was their parent they would be grounded for the rest of their life! When I was still in k-12 grades, if we gave anyone disrespect, regular teacher or not, we would have been given the wrath of God! I don't know where this rising generation gets the idea that they can just do whatever they feel and get away with it. Don't get me wrong there are great young people around. It seems that the others are getting so much more attention recently and in greater numbers. It's just really frustrating to see these kids to act in such disregard for adult members of society.

On a brighter note. I think education is such a great thing. I can't stop learning. Either in a lecture hall or the classroom of life. I like to think of myself as a sponge for information, whether or not if I can regurgitate it at a certain moment later on. Learning should never stop. What a stale world this would be if learning didn't progress and imagination stopped.

Sigh. I think that is all for now. Thank you world and thank you soapbox!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


I think ponderables are amusing. I think I should share a few. Enjoy!

If quitters never win, and winners never quit, what fool came up with, "Quit while you're ahead?"

How come Superman could stop bullets with his chest, but always ducked when someone threw a gun at him?

Why does lemon juice contain mostly artificial ingredients but dishwashing liquid contains real lemons?

Who exactly are THEY? And, why do THEY know so much?

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?

OK, so what is the speed of dark?

Ever wonder why we drive on a parkway, and park in a driveway?
If a mute swears, does his mother wash his hands with soap?

If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

When you choke a smurf, what color does it turn?

Why do they call it a TV set when you only get one?

Do radioactive cats have 18 half-lives?

If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

Monday, November 13, 2006

Somewhere to Start

Every good thing has to start somewhere. I guess this is my time to start. I've been thinking about doing this for awhile and finally took the plunge. I guess it's my time in life to put my thoughts out there in the world and maybe get up on my soapbox occasionally. This blog of mine might end up the most random thing but that's okay. I tend to be a very random person and have been told so on several occasions (whether that is a good thing or not I can't say), but I think this relaxed type forum will forgive me for that. World here I come!