January 17th, 2011

Spuffy - in my dreams always here


The are many advantages of having friends around the world ... and two of those are something I can start my Monday morning with.

I now have a lovely baby otter sitting on my profile page - Thank you act3scene1 ... he's lovely.

And, staying in The States ... it's Martin Luther Day.  Which means a lot to many people, but, on a sideways step, I can share a favourite somg of mine - "Dream" by The Everly Brothers.

Hope that you don't think I'm lessenning the impact of a great man ... but that song is truly special to me!

Happy Monday - everyone!

Spike - crying at the end of The Gift

Getting To Know You Meme - Day 24

Day 01 - Introduction
Day 02 – Your first love, in great detail
Day 03 – Your parents, in great detail
Day 04 – What you ate today, in great detail
Day 05 – Your definition of love, in great detail
Day 06 – Your day, in great detail
Day 07 – Your best friend, in great detail
Day 08 – A moment, in great detail
Day 09 – Your beliefs, in great detail
Day 10 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 11 – Your siblings, in great detail
Day 12 – What’s in your bag, in great detail
Day 13 – This week, in great detail
Day 14 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 15 – Your dreams, in great detail
Day 16 – Your first kiss, in great detail - N/A
Day 17 – Your favorite memory, in great detail
Day 18 – Your favorite birthday, in great detail
Day 19 – Something you regret, in great detail
Day 20 – This month, in great detail
Day 21 – Another moment, in great detail
Day 22 – Something that upsets you, in great detail
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better, in great detail

Day 24 – Something that makes you cry, in great detail

I don't cry at weddings ... but do at funerals.   "Goodbye" is always a hard word to say - especially that final one.

Sometimes something will set me off crying - often a verse from The bible that really speaks to me personally - so, although it is crying, it's good, because it is a personal message from God.

There are certain film moments that always make me cry ... often a Happy Ending - such as Apollo 13, An Affair To Remember, and Gone With The wind ... yes, Rhett leaving starts me, but Scarlett thinking she will win him back finishes me off!

There are also sad moments that will get me  .... Tosh and Owen's final scene in Torchwood, for example.

So, I suppose there isn't one thing that makes me cry, and I try not to shed crocdile tears ... but I hope that those times when I do are because I am being emotionally stirred ... which goes to further the proof, that life does have ups & downs, and being aware of them makes you a more rounded individual ... I hope!

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James - thinky thoughts

Five Life Lessons

1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.

During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one:

"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"

Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I know her name?

I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.

"Absolutely, " said the professor.. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant.. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello.."

I've never forgotten that lesson.. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

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Most importantly.... ”Live with no regrets, Treat people the way you want to be treated, Work like you don’t need the money, Love like you’ve never been hurt, and Dance like you do when nobody’s watching.”

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