Friday, July 18, 2008

Random Thoughts on a HOT Saturday

It's in the 90s here in Ohio and I 'm working alllllllllllllll day today and we don't have central air in our offices! It's our silly season and it got even sillier this week with happenings with some of our clients. I won't bore y'all with details except to say the INS wasn't involved. Whew!!!!

* Friday was a day off and I spent the whole day putting together a new shelving unit for my stereo. It's so heavy I can't finish without help. Hope Isaac is around when I get home.

* So many of you have had problems accessing the new
How I Got to Be Me blog that I did away with the registration stuff. I can't figure out how to fix it properly and "help" was helpless. It isn't listed anywhere do I'd advise that you bookmark it. Almost all the posts have been moved there and soon the new segments will be there, too.

* I tripped across
this article at CNN News. I think it has a lot of truth in it. Venting is good for your soul -- but we already knew that, didn't we? Shrinks say blogging shouldn't replace counseling -- I think they don't want their income to drop. Blogging is cheaper than a shrink and if it works, go for it! Just my take.

* A big "Atta girl!" to my friend, Lia, of
Yum Yum Cafe, won the very first prestigious Storytelling Excellence Award of The Elder Storytelling Place. Her story, Collective Critical Censorship, is a wonderful read and I guarantee you will love the ending as much as I did!!!

* Steph over at
Incurable Insomniac is celebrating her 6th Blogoversary this week. Stop by and check out her pretty new white sand and blue water layout and join the celebration.

* A friend who knows how much I love lobbyists -- NOT! -- sent this gem along from those wonderfully twisted folks at The Onion! I didn't know whether to giggle or cry.

Happy Blogging!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  1. I am catching up on your How I Got To Be Me story by printing out one post at a time and reading at my leisure. My husband and I share the computer and this way I can take the story and enjoy reading without him holding his coffee and staring at me while saying, "No, no rush, take your time." Yea sure! LOL

  2. Not having central air is criminal, isn't it? I'd complain bitterly!

  3. Blogging is definitely cheaper-- and better-- than therapy!

  4. Kay, thanks for sending me to Lia's story--first time I've read there and it was terrific.

    As a former therapist, I can agree there are many things that might deserve a place higher on the list than therapy--like air-conditioning--and blogging has added much to my life. Sad to say that bad experiences with receiving help or resistance to change often lead to negative attitudes toward a practce that has unburdened many.

    Just like Alcoholics Anonymous: may not be the answer for all but sure has been significant in dealing with an intractable American problem.

    yours, naomi


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