Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Oddly, this came from someone I'd like to kick in the taint, but...

I love the late George Carlin.

“Let's do better.....”

By George Carlin (His wife had recently died...):

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but
shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but
have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller
families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less
sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems,
more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too
little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to
life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but
have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer
space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom,
but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but
accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more
computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we
communicate less and less.


These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small
character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of
two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are
days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night
stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to
quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and
nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to
you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just
hit delete...

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going
to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because
that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the
only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most
of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep
inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will
not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak and give time to share the precious
thoughts in your mind.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
that take our breath away.

If you don't send this to at least 8 people....Who cares?

George Carlin

Monday, July 6, 2009

Stitch Markers!

I have this unhealthy obsession with making cute stitchmarkers, here is one set I made for my cousin for her birthday, she loves Jimmy Buffet, so I made her
Martini Stitch Markers!
And since I was doing a kitty toy swap, I wanted to add cat-themed stitchmarkers, and thought these would be a great use for some cat-themed beads.

Over the weekend I went to Massachusetts to visit my best friend, Psychadurmont (naturally not her real name) and I talked her into taking me to WEBS! I was told they had a sale room, this made me even more anxious to go and give them money. Turns out it's not just a room, it's a warehouse area that they open up, clearly label everything there, and you can put bags of pretty, pretty yarn into your basket. It was heaven! lol!

Monday, June 29, 2009

I'm back!

What I did this weekend . Every month there's a bjd(ball-jointed-doll) meetup(gathering) that I go to. It's fun, doesn't cost much to go to and gets me out of the damn house. It is pretty relaxed too, just us hanging out and bullshitting about the doll hobby and anything else. This time it was pretty small, about five or six of us, with about 20 dolls on display. I bought a pair of formal shoes for my larger boys for cheap, but no one bought my kimono, so I put it up for sale on Den of Angels.

When I noticed just how little I posted in livejournal, I figured I could use this more easily. I like the ease of changing the layout more. So hopefully I'll be posting more!

Lookit my Kitteh!

Done for a swap in Ravelry. Fat Cat pattern designed by Jennifer Reeve of Crochet Me.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Been away too long

I heart this blog so much. Careful, it may suck away an hour or two though!
http://www.gothsinhotweather.com/