Monday, May 11, 2009

Pick-Me-Upper-Kind-of-Music

Everybody has gloomy days, right? And, that includes me. After a time of feeling down and lousy, I tell myself, “It’s time to get out of this rut.” However, it’s not that simple. There’s no magic wand that I can just wave in the air and, voila, I’m cured of the gloom and doom disease. First, I have to battle those voices inside my head. The voices are giving me conflicting messages.

One voice, the optimist, says, “I’m tired of feeling miserable, so, do something about it, will ya?”

Another voice, the pessimist, says, “I feel lousy! I still want to feel lousy and miserable! I don’t want to get out of this rut I’m in, so, just leave me alone!”

“For crying out loud, grow up and get over it!” the optimist admonishes the pessimist.

I don’t like those two voices to keep arguing and wasting more of my energy; therefore, I ultimately take control of the situation. What made me feel blue in the first place?

“You idiot, if you hadn’t been listening to those sad songs you wouldn’t have gotten us into this,” the optimist scolds me.

“Okay. My bad. You’re right!” I say.

“Play the upbeat music. It works every time,” the optimist says.

“No! Don’t you dare!” the pessimist says. “I’ll try to behave. I promise to not bother you anymore. Just don’t play the upbeat music, please? Pretty please?”

“Duh! The only way you leave her alone and not bother her is when she’s happy. And guess what helps her with that, huh?”

“Okay, enough of your arguing, you, two!” I finally say. With that said I queue up my pick-me-upper-kind-of music and crank it up.

Here’s my Pick-Me-Upper-Kind-of-Music playlist. I hope it has the same effect on you as it has on me.



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Thursday, March 19, 2009

BROTHERS at WAR


Hello everyone. I stumbled upon this documentary titled “BROTHERS at WAR” while surfing the internet. It is about this man named Jake Rademacher who, as a civilian, embedded himself with his brothers’ platoon, risking his life to film a documentary about the life of his soldier brothers. Captain Isaac Rademacher and Sgt. Joseph Rademacher were serving and risking their lives, as well, while fighting the war in Iraq. This movie shows, first hand, what his brothers and their fellow soldiers lived through while at war. Whatever your feelings are about the war in Iraq, this movie is not to glorify that war or to support any political position. From what I’ve gathered so far, this movie was made on a personal level, for Jake to understand what his brothers do and why they do it. In this movie, Jake portrays the human aspect of the American soldiers by showing us Captain Isaac Rademacher’s, Sgt. Joseph Rademacher’s, and their loved ones’ pain and hardship during their military tours and after coming back from the war. I’m writing this post in support of our troops and of this movie. When I read the teasers about it, I was hooked. Now I'd like to see it. Unfortunately, it’s only being shown in limited theaters due to the prohibitive cost of advertising. However, if you’d like to see this in theaters near you, there’s a way to make that happen. Click on this link to find out how you can do just that! Also, If you'd like to support this movie and would like to write a post about it in your blogs, go ahead. Any publicity for this movie is very much appreciated, I'm sure. And if you can talk anyone into sponsoring the viewing of this movie in your towns and cities, by following the instructions in this link, the better! I'd like to make a special mention of Mr. Gary Sinise, the star of CSI: New York, because he plays a big role in producing this movie. He's also a huge supporter of our military men and women. He and his Lieutenant Dan Band, many times, have gone (and still do) to different military bases, entertaining the troops, under the auspices of the United Services Organization (USO).

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I hope that this movie will reach great success in order for it to be shown across the country and not just in limited theaters. This will give those of us who'd like to see it a chance at watching it on the big screen. If you have any questions, you may contact Samuel Goldwyn Films at info@idpfilm.com or log on to: http://www.samuelgoldwynfilms.com/

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Friday, March 13, 2009

My Wild Side

Hello everybody. Do you remember reading the post where I wrote about me listening to my mellow music while fishing at the lake? Well, the music was so relaxing that it literally put me to sleep. In order to combat my sleepiness as I drove home, I had to listen to rock and roll, at full blast. I’m going to share my playlist with you. I only hope that it will come through to my blog.

I believe that there’s a wild side in all of us. You can tell by listening to this playlist that I definitely have a wild streak in me. My wildness doesn’t end there, though. Oh, no. I have to be humming, singing along if I know the words, or bobbing my head back and forth like a maniac. Have you ever seen people doing that in their car? If you don’t hear their music when they’re acting that way, they look pretty silly, right? Well, that’s how I’d look if you could see me—pretty silly.

I usually have a real difficult time waking up after I get out of bed. So, I often listen to the same rowdy music while I’m getting ready for work. I’ll be swaying side to side or dancing in place as I brush my teeth or curl my hair.

Okay, I’ll wrap this up so that you can enjoy listening to this music as you go about your weekend activities.


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Friday, February 20, 2009

FEELING MELLOW

Many times my mood dictates the kind of music I listen to. However, it also works the other way around. Music is a very big part of my life. I listen to music while I'm working, blogging, getting ready for work, driving, or just chilling out. Music affects my mood in many different ways.

Today, I'm feeling a little mellow as I'm listening to my mellow music. I decided to make a playlist of the music that's affecting my mood today so that I could share it with you. Besides, I need more music to listen at my place of employment.

I used to listen to this particular music playlist on my IPod while I was fishing at one of the lakes outside of town. I'd set my chair up by the bank of the lake, cast my fishing line, and then watch for fish. Most of the time the fish wouldn't bite, so, I'd watch the gentle waves of water, rippling accross the surface of the lake, instead. Also, I'd watch the geese, ducks, and birds fly over and all the while would be listening to my music. The music relaxed me, allowed me to imagine things and be transported to other places as well. I'd feel the soft warm breeze touch my face. I'd see the water glistening from the advancing sun above me. I'd close my eyes and then sway my body to the rhythm of the music. So now, every time I listen to this music playlist, I'm reminded of the times I spent at the lake.



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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wyoming Welcomes You

I was going through my picture files for photos to use for my new novel post when I came upon these pictures. I’ve always liked these signs, so, when my daughter and I were returning home from Colorado, this past December, we stopped by the highway so I could take these photos. I think they depict the true picture of a real western frontier that is Wyoming.

This sign is located on I-25 on the border of Wyoming and Colorado.



In my bestest cowgirl speakin’ voice…

So, here you go pards (and pardettes), come on over and visit us here in our beloved state of Wyoming, y’hear? Y’all ‘r welcome anytime. If y’ur comin’ from the north or south direction, mosey on up or down I-25. If y’ur comin’ from the east or west direction, mosey on across I-80. Sounds simple, don’t it? It’s cuz it’s jus' that simple. It sure is.

If y’all decide to come this way, jus' wanna warn you gents to keep a tight rein on yer sweethearts. It’s not uncommon for ladies meetin’ some real handsome cowboys and jus' fall in love with them, right there on the spot. And ladies, jus’ wanna warn ya also that there are some real good-lookin’ cowgirls, too. So If I wuz you, I’d be holdin’ tight onto my sweetheart’s arm the whole time. Jus' kiddin’ y’all ‘bout the last stuff. I’m jus’ tryin’ to infuse a li’l bit of romanticism into this post. I don’t want none of ya to feel scared or anythin’. All in all, we’re jus’ as normal as y’all, or is it jus’ as crazy?

But, don’t take my word for it. Come and experience the wild west yerselves?


Jeremy Sparks, a Professional Bullfighter, an Officer and a Gentleman.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Animal Personality Test

I found this personality test over at Where The Road Takes Us. It definitely characterizes me almost to the "T". I didn't know I'm irrational, though. Oh, wait, would carelessly giving a hitchhiker a ride and angrily riding my bycicle alone to Vedauwoo, a forty-mile ride from Cheyenne, be considered irrational actions?



You Relate to Deer and Pandas



Your Power Animal: Deer



Animal You Were in a Past Life: Panda



You are a fun-seeker - an adventurous, risk-taker.

While you are spontaneous, you are not very rational.