Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Put More Stress Into Your Life! (Humor)



1. Refuse to take action on nagging problems. Procrastinate, brood, and if possible, lose some sleep over them.

2. Make a concerted effort to take note of irritations in your life and blow them out of proportion.

3. Consider the power of negative thinking.

4. Hide your sense of humor. Erase the words smile, joke, and laugh from your vocabulary; concentrate on frowning.

5. If you've been working a 60 hour week, try 65 or 70 or 75! Spending more time at work will give you less time to consider how stressed you are.

6. Consume vast quantities of caffeine. As a stimulant it will ensure that you are awake day and night.

7. Practice the art of "hurry up and wait". This means dashing off to join a line-up somewhere - like the bank, cinema, or ticket outlet.

8. Make sure you drive no further than two feet from the car in front.

9. To relieve boredom while waiting for traffic lights, pretend you are on the starting grid for the Indy 500.

10. Never read a book or listen to music.

11. Play "Hide and Seek" by concealing important documents from yourself.

12. Delegate nagging problems. You've proved that you can't deal with them.

13. Tell yourself that your abilities are unlimited. Do not waver from this conviction until you are fired for lack of competence.

14. Giggle nervously. It will make other people nervous, meetings will be unproductive and you won't come away with a long list of things to do.

15. Find a disagreeable tennis partner. Perhaps your spouse.

16. When feeling stressful, breathe deeply and hyperventilate until you pass out.

17. Take up gardening. Nothing can be more stressful if you don't like it.

18. When things are going badly, knock your head against the wall. The resulting headache will supersede the original problem



Thanks for stopping by. 

Deb


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Exercise (Humor)




My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60.
She's 97 now and we don't know where the hell she is.

The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks.
Haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to show up.

I have to exercise early in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing.

I don't exercise at all. If God meant us to touch our toes, he would have
put them further up our body.

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.

The advantage of exercising every day is that you die healthier.

If you are going to try cross-county skiing, start with a small country.

I don't jog; it makes the ice jump right out of my glass.

It is well documented that for every mile that you jog..... you add one
minute to your life .... This enables you, at 85 years old.... to spend an
additional 5 months in a nursing home at $5000 per month.



Have a great day! 

And remember, if you can touch your toes you don't need to exercise! LOL 

Deb

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

What's happened to respect and common courtesy?

Does this look familiar?

I realize this topic has seen a lot of play over the recent years, yet nothing seems to be getting done to change things. Why? I admit, I am totally baffled.

Yet I'm not. Exactly when did parenting skills start falling apart? Isn't that really what's going on? Parenting has changed, we as adults have changed.



I found this on Facebook, believe it or not. Talk about perfect timing! But it says it all for the most part. Do you agree?

My parents, especially my mother was pretty strict. When I had kids, I was fairly strict. My daughter is fairly strict. My sons not so much. The difference being that I was harder on my daughter because she was a girl. I didn't want her to make the mistakes I did.

Now I'm not saying my sons are super lenient, they are not. But they give more leeway with their children than my daughter does. I will tell you that her children are well behaved and know respect and common sense is no stranger to them. Yet, I can say the same about my two sons children. (My oldest son hasn't helped to rear his children as he is in prison, so the kudos go to his ex-wife for how their children were raised. My son's opinions were heard and he would talk to his kids and tell them to behave and listen to their mom.)

The truth remains however that many of today's parents have made themselves less parent and more their child's/children's friend. (I tried that myself when my kids were teens, not such a good idea. You aren't really their friend...that only goes a little way.) Parents are losing their kids because they aren't enforcing rules and chores, then giving-in to their kids way too often. Kids are learning something very wrong: there aren't any consequences for their actions. 

And then...there's the parents behaviors. Children emulate their parent's behavior. It's sad to say but there are a lot of parents out there that behave as if they are still children themselves. There is no respect, no courtesy, no decency to others and guess what folks...we have children that have the exact same regard that their parents do for others: none.

What a legacy we are leaving behind! Children that have lost their ability to be empathetic and compassionate to others. These kids seem to me to be colder, angrier. Lost.

**Please note: don't think I am saying all kids and all parent's are this way...because I know that this isn't so. I use the terms "parents" and "children" loosely, and I am covering a few generations as well.

Okay...I think this is where I will end this. I want people to think about what I have said and come to their own conclusions. As well, people need to get together and talk where ever it's possible.

Have a great day!

Deb












Thursday, May 10, 2018

People sure are strange!

View from my desk of the outside
I sit here giggling...with an image in my mind of what I must look like...you know those old ladies that sit near their windows and know the comings and goings of people in their neighborhood? Yes? Well...

Although I'm not that old, that's me!!!  LOL 

My desk sits to the right of the window above which gives me a view of who is coming and going from 4 of the buildings here, including from the other 3 apartments in my own building. 

See, I am a bonified people watcher. Always have been and always will be. 

I've seen a few things while the blinds are open but nothing that baffles me more than the fellow that lives upstairs. It's like he's a window watcher too. I have noticed time and again in the past week that when certain people pull in, he's out the door like a flash and attempting to casually walk up the sidewalk like he has nothing better to do. Being nonchalant doesn't suit him.

I have watched him since I moved in. I feel that there is something 'off' about him. I can't tell you what it might be or even why I feel this way about him. I don't know if it's his looks or the way he carries himself, but I did guess one thing right about him: he's ex-military. (He handed my son a business card and I followed up by checking this guy out. All in the details!)

Anyways, back to his walking out to the people that pull in... 

He seems to be drawn to women specifically that visit or live in the next building. His tactic is to start talking to the women and then after a few minutes, he asks for a cigarette. Their conversation might last a couple of minutes to 10 minutes. Then he returns to his apartment where his wife and 2 little girl are. 

It sure is a confusing routine. It's not like he's out there handing out business cards or even talking business. The way their body language speaks, it seems to be lighthearted to some degree. I see the women and the neighbor both laughing. 

Just strange behavior. I wonder and try to guess what might be being said, wonder what his motive might be beyond wanting to bum a smoke, but of course I can't figure it out. I also know that it's really none of my business. People watchers just like to watch and wonder, you know?

Are you a people watcher? If not, try it some time! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Deb














Sunday, April 29, 2018

April 2018 in photos (Photo essay)




The upside of Spring's arrival, however fleeting, is that the snow clouds disperse and we start seeing more of the wispy clouds which I love. On this day, I was able to get 3 shots, as the afternoon slid into disk.

You can see a sliver of the moon.

Contrails...'X'must be the spot!

Sun has slowly moved toward setting.
While I was out that afternoon, I shot the next two photos:

Not sure what these are but there was a patch I found.

Not sure what these husks were that were tangled in the bush.
The next image I think is rather unique. I was in the kitchen and noticed the lace sheer that covers the kitchen window was creating a shadow on the floor.

The sheer has rose-like flowers that spread across the floor.

Yesterday afternoon, it suddenly clouded over and got really dark. I opened the shades and caught these images:

The wind had picked up and the temperature dropped.

The clouds actually looked more like snow clouds. We 
got a few sprinkles of rain out of all that.

A couple of hours later, I noticed the sunset out of the bathroom window:

These two photos had no filters used and are just as I shot them.

The colors within the clouds was neat.
More photos will follow as we progress into Spring and Summer. 

In the meantime, take care and thanks for stopping by!


Deb







Saturday, April 14, 2018

Secondhand Marijuana smoke



Okay folks, I admit it...I am square. I don't like the smell of pot. Period.

I've been this way since I was 18 and nothing's changed since. When I left my last pot-smoking boyfriend, I had high hopes I would not smell that stuff ever again. Boy...was I wrong.

When my son and I moved into this apartment last October, the fun began. The people who live across the hall from us, a fellow probably in his late 20s or early 30s and a couple of young gals who I would be inclined to think/hope were in their late teens or early 20s really seem to like to puff their days away. Constantly. 

If we walk out our apartment door we plow into an unseen cloud of pot smoke that about chokes us to death. I am being dead serious here. It's horrible and it even seeps in under our door and into our apartment at times. Ticks me off.

I know you are thinking that I should report them. I have...to the office that manages this place. They served the people across the hall with a warning. Ha! That lasted maybe a week. I called to complain again that it was still going on and they asked me to call the police. I did and the female officer I talked to said she could come out but it was up to management to evict these people not the police.

I talked to my son and daughter about it and they were seriously concerned about repercussions. See--they know that there are some pretty freaky looking people that have come and gone from that apartment...none of which I would trust. My son reminded me that I would have to open the apartment door to make and sign the complaint, thus letting the neighbors know that I was the one that blew them in. So I haven't done anything but mulled this over in my head.

We found out about a week ago that someone (but not me) had turned them into child abuse. Good! I have complained about the fact my grandchildren are in and out of here a couple times a week, all under the age of 16. Above us, there are two little girls...one about 19 months and the other about 9 months old. Those babies certainly don't need to be breathing that crap! Unbelievable!

So as it stands...we're just waiting. I am not sure what comes next. Maybe I will just royally blow a gasket and confront these inconsiderate idiots. 

Take care and don't breathe too deep! LOL

Deb