Saturday, October 24, 2015

Actually, I Do Give A...

  Honey Badger Doesn't Feel Good
Shew!  What a week.  Although it has gone by fast, it also has felt like it has gone in slow motion at times.  What has made it worse it that I have felt like complete and utter crap.  I had worked last weekend like normal, came home Sunday morning to sleep and then back to work on Tuesday for the next three nights.  Now, that is a normal "track" for me, but when Monday came, so did the body aches.  And the fatigue.  Ugh...This Honey Badger wasn't happy. 

So..along with the normal hassle and stress of working nights, I was loading up on Vitamin C and Zinc to combat whatever invader was trying to set up house in my body.  Getting up and ready for work was slow and tiresome.  I finally began to feel better on my last night, and this evening has been on the couch with some pizza night.  However, I had picked up an extra shift for tomorrow night weeks I have one more night to push through.  At least I had tonight to be at home and regroup.  I pray that my night will be uneventful and calm, as my past three nights have been a bit much.  

So, there's a lot of hype about the new Star Wars coming out in December.  Some places have already sold tickets in advance.  I think that kind of sucks. It squeezes out the little people.  But..that's how modern technology and making that money has changed over the years.   I'm totally going...that's for sure.  I loved Star Wars as a kid, and I'm looking forward to the story continuing.  I just hope I'm able to score a pair of tickets like normal people.  Maybe I should stalk our movie houses for pre-sale tickets.  At least I won't have to stand in line, right?   This is one that I definitely want to see on the big screen.  I don't go to movies that much, simply because I get too restless and bored, but I'm pretty certain this will keep my attention from beginning to end.  And I don't want to miss a lick.  I will make sure I won't drink anything prior to the show...sure would hate to take a potty break in the middle of the movie and miss something really cool.  haha..

And so..I will leave it at that.  Maybe I should channel "the Force" to get me through the rest of my weekend.  There is always much to do on your off days but I think I will keep it as simple as possible.  Work, sleep, eat.  That is the focus for the next 24 hours.  That's productive enough don't ya think?  Stay well ya'll.  Peace out.  elizinashe
Bring It On! 

Monday, October 12, 2015


A French Lady in New York
Immigration reform and securing our borders is a hot topic political wise.  I don't delve into politics much, nor do I like to talk about it among others because it usually ends up everyone being royally pissed off and therefore treating each other differently.  However, as I was eating a couple of tacos at a local Mexican restaurant, a few thoughts ran across my mind. 

First, we are a nation of immigrants.  We used to welcome them with open arms.  On some level, we are an immigrant ourselves.  Unless, you have Native American ancestors in your bloodline.  But seriously, despite that you may have been born in the United States, as well as your parents, grandparents and so on, where did your original family members come from?  We are immigrants.  

I agree with needing to secure our borders more carefully.  And yes, some of our immigrants, illegal or not, are criminals.  But what's more important, are those who come to our country seeking a better life are the ones to work their ass off, doing jobs that most of us would not even consider.  Those eager and desperate people who come to our country fight hard to educate their children so they don't have to suffer like their own parents have suffered.  These people are the ones who have helped shape and mold our country.  For better and for worse. 

If we had closed our borders all those many, many moons ago and without an Ellis Island, what kind of country would we have?  We are a melting pot of many.  Irish, Italian, Dutch, Korean, Indian, Polynesian, Japanese, Cuban, French, British, Ethiopian, Peruvian, Canadian, Iranian, Turkish, German, Polish, Czech, Russian and so on and so on....We are immigrants.  Without all these different cultures that had blended with the Native peoples that we so snobbishly robbed of their land, ( and you know it happened) what kind of nation would we have?  Think about all the wonderful food we have incorporated in our diets and restaurants because of the many who came here brought their heritage.  Not to mention traditions and beliefs.  And this is all before McDonald's folks.  I'm talking about real food.  And work ethic.  Let's not forget about that.  Family? Always a priority.  Always. 
Looks Like My Kind of Place

I find it ironic that these very thoughts raced across my mind on this Columbus Day.  A day that is recognized that an Italian working for the Catholic Monarchs of Spain "discovered" America.  Kinda weird, eh?  I wonder what he would think of our country today.  Sounds like he started out being a bit of a cultural melting pot himself don't ya think?  elizinashe

“Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to
breathe free, the wretched refuse
of your teeming shore.  Send
these, the homeless, tempest-tost
to me.  I lift my lamp beside the
golden door!  “

Emma Lazarus
Quote inscribed on Ellis Island

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Out & About

Cupcake Anyone?
Happy Halloween!  It's been years and years since I've been out to celebrate what most people deem the best holiday of the year.  Although the party date was a bit early for Halloween, it felt good to dress up a bit and have some fun with some friends and work peeps.  Lots of pictures were taken, some by me, and the rest came from other party guests.  Can't wait to see those.  I'm pretty certain there were some good ones. 

It's getting cooler now here at the homestead.  Time to break out the long sleeved shirts and extra blankets.  My beloved sandals will have to go into hibernation mode, as my toes will not be happy being naked in the cold air.  The one thing I do like about cooler weather, is wearing my thick, comfy socks.  And if they have a funky pattern to them, all the better.  Gotta have a little flash, right?

I'll admit.  I don't shave my legs as often as I should.  It's just a pain in the ass.  Plus, the 'razor rash' drives me nuts.  I typically use an electric razor because it's much faster plus it doesn't tear up my legs so badly.  Trust me, shaving your legs can be really time consuming.  It's quite a bit of surface area to conquer.  Guess I'm just not that girly.  One thing I have noticed, one leg grows hair a lot faster than the other.  Why is that?  Strange observation, I know.  And maybe a bit of 'TMI".  But that's okay.  At least my  boobs are even.  Haha...

Happy Halloween Ya'll!  It's all downhill from here!  Be safe and be well!  elizinashe
Gettin' Crafty!