Friday, May 13, 2005

Vacation Planner

In case that chapel site got you to thinking about making vacation plans, this site might be able to help you plan your other stops.


Not For the Squeamish

I have been meaning to post about this for a long time but just didn't know what to say about it.

So, I'll just post the link and let the site speak for itself.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Precious Moments Chapel!

(I kid you not.)

For H.H.

One of my aunts died yesterday, at the age of seventy-five.

She was one of my Dad's sisters. And, of the six siblings, she was - by far - the tallest.

I didn't get to see her very often but, when I did, I was always impressed by the way that she carried herself. She was never one of those tall gals that slouch and avoid wearing heels. And, when she rose from a chair, she always pulled herself up to her full, magnificent height.

Compared to her and her daughter, I am only of middling stature - a tad under 5'10". But, for years, I was taller than my friends and classmates and I didn't go out with a guy taller than myself til I went away to college.

During my teen years, I might have easily turned into a slouching, teenage female - uncomfortable with my height - awkward around guys too short to kiss me without a ladder.

But that never happened.

I have my Aunt to thank for that.

Her example taught me that a tall woman should be proud of her height.

Besides....We're worth the climb.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Nifty, Nifty! JennySlash is......!

Last week, I celebrated my fiftieth birthday.

I celebrated by spending a few days at my favourite spa with my Honey, where I had a facial and a fabulous Shiatsu massage. So - having had my shoulder worked on and after spending a lot of time floating in the mineral pool - I'm good for a few more miles, anyway.

I didn't observe the day by doing anything crazy. Nothing nutty. Didn't jump out of a plane or get anything tattooed or pierced. No flashy new sportscar. Pretty tame by most people's standards, I suppose.

Then again, I did start grad school this semester - which was something I had always dreamed of doing. That was my great leap of faith - no plane necessary.

However, my small act of daring is nothing compared to my Mom's.

She just turned seventy-five.

She and her high school sweetheart just got engaged.

Talk about a leap!

So, no tats or piercings. No Jags or parachutes.

Not for us.

That kind of shit is for wimps.

Real life takes real guts.

Glory Be To Dog!

I just had to pass this along!

The website belongs to a friend of mine - well, to his three dogs, actually!

Be sure to check out the Pope Bingo the First movie. It's not to be missed!

We Now Return to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

Well, I've just finished my first semester of grad school.

And I and actually managed to send of my final paper to the professor on time!

Don't ask me about the term unless you're REALLY interested in early Christian theology.

I expect that it will take a few days for me to return to normal.

By then it will be time for Summer Session.

No rest for the wicked.