Thursday, September 28, 2006

Technicolor Psyche

Well, apparently I failed to tell you what I do. (Actually, a certain someone needs to read the blog title and its subtitle!)Further explanation to follow...

I am a costume designer. I research, design, create, and construct the costumes, makeup and accessories for whatever a character might have, need, or wear. I like what I do but a recent addiction to Project Runway makes me want to design clothes and maybe open a boutique. I could do it................Anyway, I am currently in Georgia designing costumes for a production of The Grapes of Wrath. I forgot just how depressing it was. The show not designing it.

New topic...At the risk of sounding like so many "romantic comedies" I hate I have found this whole dating, internet dating, blind dating and the like to be rather bland. We as beings on this planet can find or obtain nearly 90% of what we seek given we are willing to work hard enough for it (Or just remember where we put the yellow pages). Then why is it that love, true love or even a meaningful conversation over Subway is the one thing we cannot seem to obtain when we want and need it the most? (at this point I'd take an interesting companionship that was devoid of me filing a restraining order) Why can't we hurry love? Why do the fates, God, nature or whatever your persuasion insist that when it comes to love they must be the ones in charge? And if this is true then how can we be the masters of our own destiny when Diety has plans for our hearts?

So, I am a member of one of those internet dating sites that is supposed to be "different". A dating site for people of a certain religion and like mindedness. Alright, I was optimistic when I joined over 4 years ago, but really if I get one more email about the latest success story I will vomit on my shoe and sell it on ebay as an art sculpture. Success story! Hah, the only success I think that they've had is in getting away with recycling the same couple's picture through the clever use of PhotoShop.

I'm not, in my opinion--and since you're reading this you are subject it, delusional about what I want. Short, fat, thin, bald. These things are really secondary on my list of requirements. The most important thing for me in a relationship is "Do they make me feel good about myself?"and "Am I doing the same thing for them?" I don't want a mutual admiration society but a relationship that is positively building a firm foundation for a successful relationship to continually stand on , survive the firestorm that is sometimes our world and a sanctuary for us and anyone living in our home, but apparently that is to much to ask at this point.

Viva Snoopy!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Hi! Thank you for visiting. Here are a few interesting facts about me...a small update to the job situation. I was a Professor at a university in Michigan. I have since left that position to concentrate more fully on what I want out of my life...more info later. However, there's still no one special in my life...despite the rumors of me carrying on a "torrid affair" withsomeone back in Michigan. You gotta love the rumor mill. They're productive. Anyway, I am taking a break from teaching college. Maybe I'll find another position at the university level during this break. I have a...well, I'd guess you'd say it is a motto that I live by: Please don't be afraid to get your hands dirty, life may require it of you. Meaning, if you happen to get a flat tire on the road of life just ease off to the shoulder and change it. You'll soon be back out there driving again.

A little more about me... I am random at constant intervals :) I'm a funny, animated, action-adventure, historically, romantic movie watcher with a dash of the KUNG FU thrown in for good measure. I am slightly afraid of water--a few scary ocean events has made me the wiser... chicken--but I'd love to watch my friends surf, swim, body-board, etc. And who knows I might get out there again! Games requiring the use of basketballs or baseballs will usually require me to visit the E.R., but you can laugh at my black eye because I will. If you don't believe me ask the professor of scenic design at the University of Montana. He can tell you a great story about a girl in right field who literally got a taste for softball! Camping's Good--I was the best camper at Girls camp 4 yrs running. Unfortunately, I can not play an instrument, but I can run a CD player with good Cd's! Where's the outlet? I can change my own tire and know the location of the service station for the rest of the car's needs. I am fairly independent with strong shoulders for others to lean on, weep into, or rest their babies upon. Basically, that's me.

for my duckie friends...

So a duck walks into a diner and asks the waitress for some green grapes. The waitress says,"We don't have any green grapes. Now get outta here before I call animal control!" A few days later the duck comes back, sits himself up to the counter and asks the waitress for some green grapes. She says, "Look, duck, all we serve is greasy burgers, cold shakes, and hot fries. We don't have any green grapes! Now get before I nail your bill to the floor!" Two weeks go by and the duck comes back to the diner, sits himself up to the counter and asks the waitress, "Ma'am, do you have any nails?" To which the waitress replies, "No." And the duck says,"Good! I'll have some green grapes!" Smile & Have a good day!