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After reading this marvelous idea I thought I'd join in:

I'm going to publicly give myself a compliment every day until I leave for San Francisco for my first marathon in 4 weeks. Wow, that seems much more daunting seeing that sentence in print- precisely why I should do it!

Today's compliment: I am a very determined person.

Good, got through day one. Thanks for the wonderful challenge miss L!


I think I'll add the lyrics to today's inspired title. Judgement of the Moon and Stars by Joni Mitchell.

No tongue in the bell
And the fishwives yell
But they might as well be mute
So you get to keep the pictures
That don't seem like much
Cold white keys under your fingers
Now you're thinking
"That's no substitute
It just don't do it
Like the song of a warm warm body
Loving your touch"

In the court they carve your legend
With an apple in its jaw
And the women that you wanted
They get their laughs
Long silk stockings
On the bedposts of refinement
You're too raw
They think you're too raw
It's the judgement of the moon and stars
Your solitary path
Draw yourself a bath
Think what you'd like to have
For supper
Or take a walk
A park
A bridge
A tree
A river
Revoked but not yet cancelled
The gift goes on
In silence
In a bell jar
Still a song

You've got to shake your fists at lightning now
You've got to roar like forest fire
You've got to spread your light like blazes
All across the sky
They're going to aim the hoses on you
Show 'em you won't expire
Not till you burn up every passion
Not even when you die
Come on now
You've got to try
If you're feeling contempt
Well then you tell it
If you're tired of the silent night
Jesus well then you yell it
Condemned to wires and hammers
Strike every chord that you feel
That broken trees
And elephant ivories conceal

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We went to the Puyallup Fair on monday, something I grew up doing with family and friends since I can remember. Face painting, scones, rides, rain, art shows, concerts, shopping for stickers in the craft halls, onion burgers, pickle eating contests, cotton candy, farm animals, my brother's band played there, souveniers, gigantic pumpkins, and so much more.

This was or first trip as a family and it was a really hot day! So weird to be at the fair with the sun blazing. That was not a part of my childhood memories! It was ALWAYS raining, but we'd go anyway!

Lavender was with us and here are some of her awesome shots! Smooches, L!

fun on the big boy roller coaster by lydiafairy

Rides #38 by lydiafairy

Rides #1 by lydiafairy

holding a ride ticket by lydiafairy

ride ticket by lydiafairy

found the buzzer button by lydiafairy

family #16 by lydiafairy

Rides #27 by lydiafairy

Rides #62 by lydiafairy

Rides #64 by lydiafairy

family #3 by lydiafairy.

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I just spent quite awhile going through over 200 pages of flickr pictures by lovely

Lydia, these are some of my favorites. Big smooches!

Coaster Thrill Ride #11

Elf in the back yard #3

sleepy goat

greeting the springtime sun

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today, 3 years ago, hazel evelyn was born in ventura! she's a little barefoot princess with blond hair and big blue eyes. she's my neice, my god daughter, and my cousin. haha, a few of you will get that.

today, 35 years ago lydia was born! but i had the pleasure of meeting her in art class when she was 17? is that right, lyd? i remember so well we spent her birthday together in seattle. i couldn't drive yet so my step dad took us and we had so much fun. when she told me it was the first birthday she ever celebrated i was just in shock. so hard to believe, but true. now we celebrate everything, right lydia? you'll have to tell me if i got this wrong!

happy birthday beautiful little woman! and happy birthday my tall, ginger friend!


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What are some things that are worth (and not worth) spending money on? 
Submitted by pinejar.

i love good food. good travel. nice clothes. a home. a car. and a little extra for some peace of mind. that come what may we can still eat, be dressed and have a home.

but what happens to all this stuff we buy and generally spend money on? andy and i have been discussing this because we want to get rid of some, or maybe a lot, of our stuff. what kind of impact do the things we buy truly have on our environment, our economy, or world? as i pack bags full of stuff i've spent money on i envision their new lives. perhaps on a goodwill shelf and then brought home to someone else's world. who knows? i just know i can't care, cause it's just stuff.

don't get me wrong, i'm holding on to my mom's ring and charm bracelet and a bracelet that my brother and sister-in-law bought for me in Mexico after they lived there for awhile, came home, and got married (but that's another story.) i'm being selective about the sentimental stuff. the necklace i wore in high school with a tiny rainbow assortment of beads and a bell on the end. and the necklace lydia made for me all purple with a silver angel charm. that one hung in my zoomie car for a long time.

so the stuff worth spending money on are things to do with health like good food and how about massages too: traveling to see this world and the beautiful people we love on it: oh, i do love clothes and a bargain, and now they need to be eco-friendly to boot! a home to live in of course, again hopefully earth-friendly. a car is nice to get our booties from place to place (and eventually i hope to have a "green" automobile). hopefully to eat good food and see great people instead of buying "stuff". and yes a little extra for some peace of mind, some wiggle room, for a rainy day, for someone else's rainy day and so on. i like money, i like having money. i like sharing money and experiences and life. may we all have the money we need to buy the stuff we need. and may we be self aware and true to ourselves through our purchases.

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What are the 10 most memorable music performances you've seen? (Remember, "memorable" may not be good.) 
Submitted by Bill

in no particular order…

1. i remember falling asleep at a dinosaur junior show at a club in seattle
2. seeing tori amos for the first time at the moore theater in seattle, little earthquakes era
3. tori again, seeing her with lydia, in seattle and i was just hoping hoping hoping for her to sing "song for eric" she
    pulled it out for the last encore and i cried. and to top it off, the song before my silently requested song was tori's
    cover of "a case of you" by joni mitchell
4. dancing on stage with ben lee at a sf show
5. front row in the pit, tori again, and meeting her after in her dressing room
6. elvis costello  in sf.  wow
7.  tori again in los angeles.  andy and i were in the pit and it was just recently after we had met her and i will swear
     until i die that she spotted us, we had a moment there and she did a small improve and yes, i was weeping, cause  i'm a big dork and felt like it was for me.
8. soundgarden with lydia, ooooooo crazy fun and we went backstage after and got our passes signed
9. rufus wainwright at the fillmore. ben lee opened and i fell in love and rufus was amazing.
10. my countless tori shows are all so special to me, some more than others and really any show at largo in la is so
     andy and i saw louden wainwright there, tom brosseau, bill frisell and andy's been there many more times then

tori's touring again this year! yippee!


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happy birthday to hazel and lydia! two angels!

outfits sincelast week:

friday:h&m striped button up (deep v-neck, 3/4 length sleeves), green tank layered over it, joe's jeans, black boots.
night:favorite little brown dress, stripey socks,black boots and marc by marc jacobs dot coat

saturday:light yellow tank, green jumper style dress, and brown fairy fluevogs

sunday:blue ag angel cords, tank from anthropologie with birds and trees on it, and birks

monday:deep purple tank, deep purple sg angel cords, and an apron crocheted sweater dress in lavender and at night i changed out of my tank into a white tee with little pof sleeves

tuesday:"i need performance enhancing hugs" green fila tee, nike exercise pants and new balance black zips

today: seven for all mankind jeans and a light blue "just believe" tee

so i was on vacation and i gave myself a pass to shop at my favorite spot in ojai, bhavantu. the owner's name is cathrine and she is so lovely that each time i see her i think i've ended up buying somethings. and i have another pass in my hot little hands because i just received a gift card to anthropologie from my brother, sis-in-law and fam. trouble trouble.

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