Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Tongue-Tied Muse Has Moved!

The Tongue-Tied Muse blog is now over at:

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Sunday Scribblings ~ Phenomenon "Elvis is Dead!"

Phenomenon’s are this week’s prompt for Sunday Scribbling’s.

If you were an Elvis fan, please read with caution, I wouldn’t want to offend anyone.

The whole Elvis is not dead phenomenon is something I really stop and go huh? Don’t get me wrong I do like some of his music, though I was not a die-hard fan. I was only around eight years old when he passed. But come on people! Alive!

Elvis was influential musically. He lived a very extravagant lifestyle with woman, drugs and booze consistently. For what sane reason would he supposedly leave his family, clean himself up and go into hiding the rest of his life. I cannot be convinced that he would leave his beloved Graceland to live anywhere else in the world. He really wasn't the sex maniac that he let one to believe. Some say he really wasn't that interested in sex at all though he had multiple affairs with various women throughout his life. Elvis' true down fall began when Priscilla divorced him. It was at this time he began to become morbidly obese, and turned to prescription drugs even harder than before. His self-esteem hit rock bottom. Had his daughter Lisa Marie truly had her dad’s influence in here life after childhood, I just have this feeling that she would not have been so messed up. Somehow, I also do not see Elvis approving of her marrying Michael Jackson, no matter how famous and talented a musician people see him as. In his final years Elvis literally has checked out on life. He barely made it to performances, and when there was hard to understand. When he was at home he was practically bedridden. It was known that towards the end of his life that he had numerous health conditions. But in the end his drug use is what is known to have eventually ended his life.

Yes, I believe that Elvis is dead. He abused drugs and he abused his life. May he rest in peace.

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Two of my favorite things at the moment...

I love tea and I drink lot's of it. I am always seeking out new ones to try. Trader Joe's Pomegranate White Tea is my new favorite tea. I can't seem to go a day without having at minimum one cup. It also has hibiscus flowers and lemongrass mixed in and the flavor is exceptional.
Off and on this year I have been experimenting with eating RAW. In the last few months I have gone back to it and began using Agave nectar as a sweetener in most of my nut milks. When I went to the store the last time they did not have the usual brand I was buying so I decided to try this one; blue agave. Agave is sweet. So much so a little goes a long way. It is smooth tasting and also a very healthy alternative as a sweetener. I even started substituting it as syrup for my daughter when she wants to eat pancakes.

So if you haven't ever tried either these, they come highly recommended.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007


I am going to keep this one short. Not too much excitement this week as I have been extremely busy doing multiple things at once. The highlight of my week so far was yesterday.

One of the boys in my daughter's class experienced one of his first rights of passages in Jewish tradition; an Upsherin. There was a small ceremony at the school, rabbi and all. Of course, in tradition of the event there was also eating and socializing afterwards.

I did not want to go the entire week without posting something.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Sunday Scribblings~Slippery

What came to mind for me when I first saw this week’s prompt was Wham-O’s infamous Slip N' Slide. When I was a kid growing up in the 70’s, it was a simple little blue or yellow flat sheet of plastic that was powered by a sprinkler.

I can remember how much fun we had on the Slip N' Slide. Though at times, let it be known, sprinkler injuries on them were often.

Today the Slip n' Slide is made in a variety of styles (superhero’s, waves and animals). They now come with heightened protectors on the end for stopping, there are tunnels and boogie boards to make the slide even more extreme and enjoyable. They even have features that also allow you to bounce as you slide across them. And would you have guessed, that now multiple people can slide at the same time, making it great for competition with your friends.

When my daughter is of age, I can’t wait to introduce her to a Slip N' Slide. If they’ve come so far since the early 60’s when they were invented, won’t it be interesting to see how future generations of Slip N' Slide's evolve.

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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Fourth!

Our country is yet another year older today! I spent most of the day at home with my daughter, playing on the computer designing a new website I am working on.

We went on an early morning walk. The weather for July fourth was surprisingly very mild and cool. I brought along my new point and shoot camera that I received for for my birthday and shot a series of pictures on our walk this morning. The we went to my parents for a cookout, and ate until we were super full. Not having a nap today, my daughter crashed in the car on the way home. Lucky me, I was able to put her to bed early tonight.

I am working on moving this blog as well over to WordPress so that I can expand into a different creative direction. Hopefully, I will have the new blog up and running by Monday of next week.

I had an interview yesterday for a part-time Electronic Marketing Specialist position that I think went really well. I am excited at the opportunity of having a position such as this, becasue it is a field I have always wanted to work in. So we shall see what comes of it. I am going to send out my post interview thank you letters tomorrow and then wait for a call one way or another. I also have a meeting with a search firm tomorrow morning to go over my resume for other possible positions. After not having interviewed for a new job in so many years I am surprised I am less nervous than I thought I would be.

Nice little break today but tomorrow is back to business in every sense. Until that moment though I am going to go catch up on a few shows I have tivoe'd before catching some zzzzz's.

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Monday, July 02, 2007

This week is starting off much better than last...

Happy Monday to all!

I am completely psyched that fourth of July is coming up. I love to listen to the fireworks, catch the tail end of the D.C. Fourth of July program on TV, while sipping on a nice glass of wine.

But the highlight it watching my neurotic dog, run back and forth through the backyard barking at fireworks, like she can actually jump into the sky and attack them. In my neighborhood it becomes a chorus of dogs barking constantly most of the evening from the time the fireworks start until the last sound of one trickles off.

I think this is also probably the first July fourth my daughter will remember and appreciate. As far as fireworks go, we will only have the sparkles this year. I haven’t set off big fireworks in so long, that I am a little chicken about trying it. When I was a kid, my dad and I would grab huge handfuls and set them off. What a blast I had; but I remember being much older than my three year old is.

Just finished reading one of the best writing books, I have read in a long time. Ariel Gore’s, How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights. Spectacular!

My time on my mini-vacation from my previous job is slowly closing in on me (my voluntary separation severance runs out at the end of August). I have been really busy trying to find a part-time job, so that I can still have time to concentrate on my writing. Have a job interview tomorrow for something I think might be a perfect fit. I am very excited and nervous at the same time since I haven’t interviewed for a job in over six years.