The past few days I haven't been able to really think about what I wanted to do for this particular post. There was a feeling I had that I should do something...but, life has decided that other things are more important. No...nothing serious or anything....just life itself.
I commented on a blog the other day about how sometimes I feel as if (please picture this, if you can)....there is Debbie (and since we are using our imaginations, imagine her about 30 pounds thinner, okay?)...she's riding her shiny bicycle down a nice road with flowers of every color imaginable growing on the sides....the sun is shining and high up in a beautiful blue sky with little white fluffy clouds floating along in the breeze.....the birds are singing and....it. is. a. good. day.
And then.....it's almost as if God looks down and says to her/himself......"What is that Debbie doing? I see no character building going on in her life right now."....and KAZAM...a huge bird poops on my shoulder....my bicycle gets a flat....the road turns into the "path into hell" itself with sharp rocks and holes....and then the clouds turn black and it starts to rain....hard...with the wind blowing....crap.
I HAVE ENOUGH CHARACTER, DAMMIT!!! WHEN IS THIS GOING TO GET EASIER?!?!
Okay....whew! I'm done..maybe....just a bit of a "pity party w/some venting"....so glad you could come...thanks for bringing the *insert food or drink of choice here*.
The bane of my existence right now is trying to find a way to the States this summer. I'm one of those foreigners who, needs to go "home" to just...be, just for a bit, and then I'm happy.
I can find the tickets.....finding the extra gazillion yen to pay for those tickets is another obstacle.
As I have done before, I am getting together a "Colorado Adventure with Debbie" tour with some students. Right now, there are 4 people who definitely want to go....and about 4 or5 more who are "seriously thinking about it". I will admit that the more that go, the less money I have to come up with for tickets. As I am the one making ALL the arrangements, I also allow some extra for me!
Flights to the States this year, as they were last year, are very expensive....and I have to buy 3. Though the boys' tickets are cheaper than mine, they aren't that much cheaper.
But.....being ever the optimist that I am....I believe that things will work out. I will stop by the church tomorrow and say a quick prayer....then...on Friday, go to the temple and pray to those Gods....might even throw down the runes and see what they say....and then, just to cover ALL my bases....I'll be following The Secret and "putting it out there" (will find a good time so the neighbors won't feel they need to come and ask me what I am doing in my back yard talking to the sky!!!)
Enough of that!!! Let's see.....so...sorry...no nudity in this post. I couldn't get any of the men in my house to pose....at least when I had the camera ready...so that is out.
Not enough money in the world
but talk to me later if you have all the money in the world could get me to do that. (Mrs. G. did post the other day some 'pictures of the nude kind' along with her post so if you really wanna see some "ample bosoms and Rubenesque figures"...head over to her!!).
My friend Jan, here in Nagasaki, mentioned that some people have a "giveaway" on their 200th post....hmmmm....thanks for the idea...might do that later...but, I already have so much stuff in boxes ready to be sent (as "thank you" for the Girl Scout cookies I received...and all that other stuff in that one box!!!) that I will save that for another day.
So...I probably should leave you with something...but.....
STOP....before you click on the video, there are a few very important things for you to keep in mind as you are watching. First....I made this video...or I tried to make it...after my hula class last week...and I was tired. We are learning new dance and I was afraid I would forget the hand and feet movements...so I sometimes make a video to help me when I practice.....and, well...you can see for yourself, that I did in fact forget some parts (the other videos, dance-wise, were much better!!!). Also....remember....it's the end of the day and I look like crap.......that the camera adds
50 20 pounds....and holy mother of God, when did I get such a "toothpaste jiggle"??? (the Japanese call that furisode, or "kimono sleeve arms"!!!) You'll see....don't look too hard, you might hurt your eyes!!
The reason for the video is NOT for the dance....you'll see why.....enjoy...and really...don't laugh too hard, please!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yb5Fax6a-s )
A quick message, to you....thank you for coming to my blog. If you come here often, I appreciate it so much. If you are new...do come again. When I first started this whole "blogging life", I had no idea it would turn out to be so, yes, time consuming, yet so very much fun!!! And as "they" say, "Thank you for your support."