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A Nice Quote

My yoga teacher shared this today - I thought it was worth repeating.

“Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.”
― Marc Hack


Other than 311 (the sweatiest show I've ever been to) and the failed JLC show, I only saw a few roller-derby related acts (don't ask me any band names), Dochas, Danu and Altan.

This is pretty good show...Star & Micey are the group, Jack Oblivion is the guy with the hat. I used to have some WEVL shirts, but they were "liberated" from me. :-P

You might be surprised to know that Memphis has a pretty healthy garage rock scene. Star & Micey kinda go forth between that and maybe a bit of country-western tinged folk.

Also, Harlan T. Bobo is pretty good...I have two of his albums, well one full album, one album's liner notes. ;-P I was bad about leaving stuff in that time period, that's for sure.

If you are interested in listening to WEVL, they have a live-stream here: http://wevl.org/

I was amused by the Hawaiian slack guitar show they had when I lived there - not sure if they have that show any more. I mean how much material could there be....maybe there is several years' worth, no idea.


"If you start with a bang, you won't end with a whimper."
-- T.S. Eliot

Not sure I believe this, but hey, it was on my book-related calendar today, so what the hell.

Also, have some music, albeit possibly cheesy.  I've been going to a weekly yoga class lately, and it has been a Good Decision.

Flowers for Easter

ikel89 will be pleased, perhaps, that I took some photos that the camera I have access to can actually handle.  No low-light/night shenanigans here, just a lotta zooming in -- a bit not-quite macro-style.  Part of this is on Facebook, but I posted a more complete set here.

And until I get a job (which has not been overly successful so far), this will have to serve as an interim thank you for alenky_cveto4ek.

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Alright, need an ego boost.  I am 5'10"...it kinda sucks sometimes?  Sometimes I think life woud be a little easier in certain arenas (actually quite a few that are fairly important) if I were a bit shorter or at least closer to the average female height where I live?  (Don't get me wrong, there are many advantages to being tall, no question.)  I dunno, can't change my height and I know this, but still...it can be exhausting dealing with assumptions and having to be a bit of an acrobat.  I just wanna be myself, you know?  Ingrained gender roles/expectations...bah! I don't run around in skirts/dresses and hot pants/short shorts that often...and I don't think I should have to? I mean, it is tough finding shit that fits! And even when I do, I tend to just get gawks...and that's it? I mean, do I need to learn how to do cartwheels or what? Change my personality? (sorry, won't be.) Am I Skeletor to people? Super intimidating since I am sort of quiet IRL?  I don't know. Do I have to hold people's hands and treat them like they are a bit...? Sheltered?  Have never seen a tall woman before?  A unicorn?  In the grand scheme of things, I am actually not super tall, just above average heightwise (which is a bit of a nebulous area between "regular" sizes and "tall" oftentimes for me...but that is another rant).  There is a reason that it is sometimes easier to just wear men's clothes, since most tall women are not size 2s.  I don't think my skeleton would *allow* me to be that phyiscally skinny.  I was wearing US size 8s and 10s as a teen and I was fairly skinny then.

NEED TO MOVE TO SCANDINAVIA!  Or somewhere else where I might actually be "short" or average for once!  XD

Aha, Grace Jones is apparently 5'9"...yes, this is good. Someone tall who wears freakin' pants!

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Adele is also 5'9"

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Hey Brigitte Nielsen did some songs..she is 6'1"  (the song is...eh...but the video is at least interesting)

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Both Beyonce and Katy Perry are 5'7" apparently. Close enough, since popular music is covered in shorter ladies. (But still below average male height in the US, I believe, so I am putting an asterisk!)

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Uh oh, the ladies in ABBA are apparently "only" 5'8"...might have to carefully choose this moving plan.  ;-D

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And I will put some songs by guys, but I honestly think most of that is ALL talk NO action. You could do much, MUCH better, guys.  It's kinda telling that the women are alone in these pictures?  Just an object to ogle?  A leg lamp from A Christmas Story?  :-P

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Not an April Fool's Post

Just some reminders of things...for me, mainly, but perhaps someone else might benefit out there. *waves to Moe if she stops by*

I have these on some laminated cards (might take a picture of it later since it's not just a stack of cards), but I think typing them would be helpful for me.

  • Practice Radical Acceptance (You can web-search that...I don't have a good link for that right now...need to remind myself of all the specifics of that one since it's been a while.)

  • "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau

  • "If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed."

  • "You are what you think about all day long" -Dr. Robert Schuller

  • "Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working 24 hours a day, for good or bad. It is of great importance that we know how to control this great force."

  • "I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom." -Gen. George Patton

  • "You become what you think about."

  • "The reality of life is that your perceptions - right or wrong - influence everything else you do."


  • "Act as if you have already achieved your goal and it is yours."

  • He who angers you controls you.

  • "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results." (I am also going to add the term "infinite loop," as well.)


Exhausted - Head on Desk

Hopefully I can try this caffeine-weaning off thing again now. We'll see how that goes. What's the saying...if first you don't succeed, try, try again? Hope you all are doing well...it is spring, get some light in your eyeballs.

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Won't Happen Again

I almost gave up some music AGAIN D-:  due to some stuff I'm trying to work through/deal with since it's not going away easily, but nope, won't be doing that!  Irish jigs are actually excellent for getting stuff done.  I couldn't exercise to this, though - would probably fall over eventually, lol.  Sea shanties, marches...I guess I'm coming up with a coping with life instrumental soundtrack.  Dunno.



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