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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

And Now For A Change of Pace!

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Simple, Progressive, and Sensual

16 Ukiyo-e, -2 Islamic, 8 Impressionist, 0 Cubist, -13 Abstract and -13 Renaissance!

Ukiyo-e (浮世絵, Ukiyo-e), "pictures of the floating world", is a genre of Japaneseand paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries. it mostly featured landscapes, historic tales, theatre, and pleasure. Ukiyo is a rather impetuous urban culture that has bloomed in popularity. Although the Japanese were more strict and had many prohibitions it did not affect the rising merchant class and therefore became a floating art form that did not bind itself to the normal ideals of society.

People that chose Ukiyo-e art tend to be more simplistic yet elegant. They don't care much about new style but are comfortable in creating their own. They like the idea of living for the moment and enjoy giving and receiving pleasure. They may be more agreeable than other people and do not like to argue. They do not mind following traditions but are not afraid to move forward to experience other ideas in life. They tend to enjoy nature and the outdoors. They do not mind being more adventurous in their sexual experiences. They enjoy being popular and like being noticed. They have their own unique style of dress and of presenting themselves. They may also tend to be more business oriented or at the very least interested in money making adventures. They might make good entrepreneurs. They are progressive and adaptable.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

I Wondered When Someone Would SEE This Point

Critical to the discussion of what a Small Business is...and who will tax what.

But then it's always been obvious that politicians obsfucate such issues.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Long Time No Post!

The garden fizzled fast...became a huge breeding ground for mosquitos when considerable amounts of rain fell in short periods of time, and I was snowed under many other things...too busy to notice. That is, until I was hit in the face with a mass infestation that greeted me whenever I went through my front door - to the point of having them dancing about my inner sanctum at all hours. Cutter to the rescue. (That and dumping the pots, spreading out the soil to dry out, dumping the plants.

So it's fall. And I'm back on my cruisade to be environmentally, fiscally, and personally responsible. How can I pare down, how can I, in the midst of economic chaos in the world, keep my head above water and not panic?

Are you feeling it, too?

I do remember these words from my only successful attempt to quit smoking (my last attempt!), my yoga class, my Lamaze class, and all the psychological work I did in learning to destress after my heart attack. Very simple words:

Breathe in and count to 4. Hold the breath for a count of 4. Breathe out for a count of 8. Stop. Repeat.

Then, of course, I learned to knit. And went back to sewing.

If you're stressed? And you're so inclined? MAKE SOMETHING. Take paper and scissors and cut out paperdolls or snowflake chains.

Play with the cat. (or dog, if that's your preference)

Then go to these sites on the web:
The Simple Dollar
If You Feel Stressed, Walk Around Your House
Simple Living Network

This might inspire you to get a handle on the things you can control, and stop obsessing over what you're not ever going to control...

(I know. I'm a stresser and an's hard to move past your innate nature and go with the flow, so to speak. But still...remember to breathe?)