Friday, January 8, 2010

And I Say Goodbye

Raw Cool ~ Started January 19th 2008

Ending ~ January 8th 2010

356 posts.
60 Followers give or take.

So, its time. I have been neglecting this blog and we all know it. What I originally set out to do, I did. I have nothing more to say here. My running blog is the blog I will be concentrating on and you are all more than welcome to come by.

Runnin" Down A Dream

I love you all. You've been rock stars and supportive. I truly appreciate each and every one of you.

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

“Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos.”

“Happy trails to you, until we meet again.

“Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would I'd never leave.”

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ringing Of The Bells

Wanna ring my bells?

Come on, I know you do!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Hanukkah

It's the Festival of Lights.

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights,

The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a special candelabrum, the nine-branched Menorah one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. An extra light called a shamash (Hebrew: "guard" or "servant") is also lit each night for the purpose of lighting the others, and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest. The "shamash" symbolically supplies light that may be used for some secular purpose.

Holidays are what they come to represent and not what really happened... this is universally true. The story of Hanukkah is about the miracle of light lasting in a dark time... that's what it means to me The lesson is what we make it... this is also universally true.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Spinach & Cupcakes

Hey, its all I got. Dude, I am trying to reach 1000 running miles. Leave me alone.

Accepting full responsibility for every little thing in your life, Michelle, is what opens the floodgates to joy and power.

Or to what we here call "joypower."
Every little thing,
The Universe

Monday, December 7, 2009

Wanna Go Kayaking?

Kayaking Metlako Falls - Headcam from Dave Hoffman on Vimeo.

I broke my helmet, I'm bleeding, but that was fucking awesome!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

First Day Of My Life

This is the first day of my life
I swear I was born right in the doorway
I went out in the rain suddenly everything changed
They're spreading blankets on the beach

Yours is the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
Now I don’t know where I am
I don’t know where I’ve been
But I know where I want to go

And so I thought I’d let you know
That these things take forever
I especially am slow
But I realize that I need you
And I wondered if I could come home

Remember the time you drove all night
Just to meet me in the morning
And I thought it was strange you said everything changed
You felt as if you'd just woke up
And you said “this is the first day of my life
I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you
But now I don’t care I could go anywhere with you
And I’d probably be happy”

So if you want to be with me
With these things there’s no telling
We just have to wait and see
But I’d rather be working for a paycheck
Than waiting to win the lottery
Besides maybe this time is different
I mean I really think you like me

I always try to live as if each day if the first day and the only day of my life. Ok, well not quite that dramatic but come on, you know you have to make the best of each day right? Make it special. Do something fun. Even if your idea of fun is cleaning the bathroom, then go for it.

I am so proud of so many folks. There is one beautiful girlie in particular that I never talk about and I cannot reveal her info here, but let's just say, she makes me look weak. She is strong and stunningly gorgeous and not healthy but you would never know it. Her attitude is this:
I want to wake up every morning proud of myself for not just getting through this time in my life, but for finding a reason to enjoy life every day, to let laughter burst through my lips so hard I can barely breathe, to smile so much that my face hurts and to dance around on the days when my body seems to be rebelling. Find peace with myself, know who I am in my heart, in my soul and stay true to that. Refuse to let a smaller person belittle me, stand strong for what I believe in, never waiver, never falter...keep pushing through, enjoying every little bump, hill, valley and mountain on the way.

Five years from now, when I look back at this time, I want to be proud of what I did, of who I became. That's all I want for Christmas.

That and some new warm socks! MY TOES ARE FREEZING! I love you all, I miss you all, and I hope all of you are having a glorious December.

I love her so very much and what she wishes and wants for herself, I want for her 1000X more!!!

What are some of your wishes and hopes for this Christmas and beyond into 2010? Do tell!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Glee Ful

Anybody watch this show? I am just starting to watch it and I am really digging it. Granted, it is a show about highskool kids and I am far removed from that scene, but the show is fun to watch. Lots of music and fun stuff. Plus, that teacher Will Schuester AKA Matthew Morrison is kinda hawt!!

It's not everyday you get to view a funny ~ interesting ~ highskool drama with the tag line A biting comedy for the underdog in all of us.

I am an underdog and so are you so go watch an episode or three and let me know what you think!

"That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria!"