Monday, April 21, 2014

The Flicks That Cut and Wound Your Soul.

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I was not allowed to grow my hair long until I was old enough to take care of it myself which is just a parent pretending to be practical and teaching a child responsibility while not caving into popular trends and stereotyping of children when in actuality it was basically about the fact they were too lazy to put in any effort to make me feel pretty and normal.

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Note to grandmothers - it is hard for anyone to believe you or take you seriously when you are talking about "fashionable" and "looking smart" when you are wearing plaid and a floral print together, orthopedic slippers, your hair is purple and tightly permed, and your teeth are on the bathroom counter.

Look around you, do bra-less women who have not bathed in over a week, who are zoned out on drugs and chanting peace and love LOOK like they are worried about appearing smart - regardless of whether you meant that as a fashion term or their intelligence?

No.

I just wanted to be able flick my hair over my shoulders like the other girls, and not be reduced to having to put a skirt on my head to pretend I had long hair when I was playing "Saloon Girls" or "Harem Honey" - both games having to do with dressing up, thinking I was beautiful, and pretending I was the one that all the men were in love with.  Not that different from my dating strategy later in life although I did not have a skirt on my head.

Instead I had to endure my grandmother licking her hand and trying to make my hair lie down before I went to school.  I suppose I should be grateful they allowed me any hair at all.

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I just am not sure when I am going to be able to let this go and move on.

Feeling pretty bitter still.

You can't go back and reclaim the time when it was appropriate to have ribbons and bows in your hair or little poodle or kitten hair clips.  There is a rule about wearing those things after you turn 50, which is incidentally when I was finally responsible enough to be allowed to wear my hair long.

I am flicking it over my shoulder right now.

Still not healed ... just saying ....


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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Furniture That Survives.

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We were always being told to keep our feet off the couches when we were kids, even though sometimes the mud we tracked on the velvet with our gum boots created a nifty flocked look that almost matched the wall paper.

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I always thought couches should be make with some kind of stronger something, that could outlast kids, ignorant in laws, and people with pointy heels that got drunk and insisted on dancing on the couch because the table was already occupied and thus created and kind of perforated, breathing leather couch into which insects and crumbs could climb into and vacate at will.

Don't tell me it can't be done either.

My mother in law had a small fold out couch that weighed more than a freight train and was stuffed with sawdust or something that never sagged or became less "fluffy."  No fluff and years of year and tear still meant no fluff - it was just as "fluffy" as the day it was bought.   It was covered in some material that everything just bounced off of, including babies and small animals.

We killed a cat in that couch.

Not on purpose, but the cat was clearly in the couch when it got folded up, and must have been a lazy cat not to even have moved despite everyone groaning and some of us screaming with the effort to lift the bed back in.  When we could not find the cat, and realized it was last seen on the couch, we checked, and sadly enough .. it was pancaked.

We lied to our children and said The Tooth Fairy had taken it to heaven to be with God because God really needed another kitty.

God is probably the original cat lady and loves flat kitties as much as fluffier ones.

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I just think that couch should have been cloned.

It was a survivor.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

It is All Ass Backwards.

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It occurs to me that we usually only wear ball gowns and sparkly, chiffon creations at night.  The only exception to that is probably a wedding dress.

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It seems kind of ironic backwards to me.

All that coiffing of hair, doing of toe and fingernails, foundational undergarments to tuck, smooth, lift and separate ...  all the glitter and glammer and paint and smoke and mirrors and jewels and satin and fur and lace and tulle and perfume .... I mean come on ... we look good.

We probably look the best we ever ever look.

And it is dark out and the lights are dimmed.

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Surely that is the time we should be in our sweat pants with our chipped nail polish, lack of make-up, no bra under a dirty t-shirt and hair thrown up in some mangled type of ponytail.

We should be with our people when we are all coiffed and gorgeous.  We should be out sparkling in the daylight when everyone can see us and we are best able to sell  the package.  THEN we can use the night for what it was intended, a cloak of darkness, to hide ... the imperfections and get away with things ...

Not that I have any imperfections or anything ... I am speaking on behalf of mankind in a truly humanitarian type of way ... because that is just the type of girl I am ...


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It Ain't At All Like It Used To Be.

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So thankful to have an open jacket like this one to blog, otherwise I would have probably had to spend an hour finding a connection to this story.  Maybe not ... I am pretty capable of making impossible leaps without too much effort.

Interesting going to a lab where they do all kinds of testing.  It used to be so respectful.  You were called into the back, through doors that closed, taken to a private area, the technician spoke in low tones telling you to remove your clothes, including underwear - or not, and how to put the gown on and then you could wait there in the cubicle until they came to get you to take you to the exam room.  They usually made sure the hall was clear.
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The lights were often dimmed, you were provided some kind of sheet for modesty, and you remained as covered as possible and then the process was repeated to get you back to the cubicle and your clothes.

Now they just have a big open space with a wide passage to the back where everyone in the waiting room can see everything.  Yesterday I heard,  "Martha Anderson??"

Martha got up to go in the back.  She was a middle aged woman of some porportion.

"OK take everything off, put this on (he handed her a folder piece of see very thin paper something) It ties at the neck.  We need the opening in the front."

Martha did as told.

"You ready?"

"Yes."

He flung open the cubicle curtain where 2 older men and one younger fellow about 25 were sitting in their paper gowns, tied at the back but not quite practical for covering anything when sitting as most men do with their legs spread open.  Martha stepped out and turned towards the men, one whose mouth dropped open, and then she turned away, red faced, in the opposite direction towards the waiting room, where a woman politely coughed and poked her husband who was staring, and handed him a magazine.

Martha was directed to a room for all practical purposes naked as a jaybird except for a paper "jacket" that was even blue like the one I am wearing and fit her about the same.  And I just have one question.

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Why waste good paper like that?


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Butterfly Drive-In.

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I went to a wedding once where the bride released a whole bunch of butterflies.  Once all those places started saying "no confetti" because it was so hard to clean up, people had to come up with new and exciting ways to enter the world as husband and wife.  Rice was big for a time until all those women were scarred by the new in laws throwing it much harder than they should have ... at the brides face ...

It kind of ruins the wedding photos when the bride is bleeding ....


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The wedding I attended was all going swimmingly. They both showed up. No-one had a shot gun and no-one stood up to provide pictures or reasons why the two should not be married.  They both said "I Do," and remembered how to sign their names and the organist played them out of the church and everyone kissed and hugged and then we gathered for the butterfly release.

They opened the boxes and the butterflies flitted out.  They sort of flitted over the crowd one way and then the other way which brought some twitters and giggles and "ooohs" and "ahhhhs" .... and then the birds showed up.  They were not flittering.  They were hunting.  They were angry hungry birds and they wanted butterfly burgers and they were not afraid to get up close and personal with the wedding guests to extract the flitting butterflies.

People ran for cover, birds dived, butterflies screamed in that silent way they do their screaming.  Birds gobbled and came back for seconds and thirds  It was pretty wild.  Just when you thought they couldn't possibly eat anymore they surprised everyone by depositing their recently devoured butterfly burgers on several of the guests, including 2 bridesmaids.  It probably only lasted for a few seconds ... I mean I guess it took as long as it takes for several dozen birds to eat 250 butterflies, poop everywhere, and fly off??  When they were gone there were bits of feathers and poop and butterflies scattered all over the ground and children were screaming for their mommies and one of those was a groomsman.

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I bet that church never ever complained about how tough it was to clean up confetti ever again.


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Bless Your Little Cotton Socks.

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Love the look of heels with socks.  There is something very fresh and playful about adding them to any outfit.

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I remember the white socks and gloves that were a must for church, and more especially for the new Easter outfit - which always included a little white hat with lots of lace and bows and ribbons and an elastic that practically cut your neck in half by the time they got around to the intermediate hymn.

As soon as you began to fidget or complain, inevitably one of the grandparental units would snap it against your ear to shush you.  I am not sure how they figured causing pain and making you scream was quieter than allowing me to whisper my polite request which was "I cogggnt bweeathe, pweassse, con I tawke dis 'tupid  'at off?"  I mean you recognize "please" in there right?  Polite?  A reasonable request?

And those hats were always so hot, and then all those dangly bits getting in the way of you trying to blow bubbles or take aim with the pea shooter you hid in your Bible.

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Besides, those hats always looked better on my brother.  He liked to borrow them to wear out in the fields driving tractor all alone.  I think it helped him to better imagine himself as a fairy princess or something.


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Nailed It!

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I used to got shooting on the farm with my brother.  Not that I wanted to shoot or anything, I just liked to be anywhere that my brother did not want me to be.  I took my role as little sister, very seriously.

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I don't know what the big whoop is in regard to shooting or what skill is required.  My brother used to get so bent out of shape because he would try to shoot something and miss.  He was never happy until he could repeat whatever over and over again.  I think that was so he could go beat people at anything, which he did, except grandpa ... grandpa took over any beatings in our family.

There is a secret to being a good shooter/shootist/rifleman/gundude.  You simply point the gun, look like you are really aiming carefully, pull the trigger, and whatever you hit you jump up and down and scream "NAILED IT!  Na-na-na-na-na-na!"  and make hand motions that say "In your face!!!"

This is very maddening for people like big brothers who just failed to hit a target they foolishly announced prior to shooting.  I like shooting off the target and insisting the circle was too big and I actually wanted the tiny bit of fluff I saw on the tractor 12 feet over.  Fluff is a good one, a bullet destroys fluff and people have to just take your word for it.

If anyone doubts you or insists you tell them beforehand what the target is, you hold your ground, make them try to guess what you are shooting at.

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Oh just be sure the gun is empty or the safety is on before you do the happy dance ... it's not the same thing when the gun goes off and you hit your brothers leg.  There is no claiming "Nailed it!" on that one.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

It's a Theme.

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Have you noticed a theme going here? Spring is like in with the pink and out with the black.  I love all things pink but by the time we get through this love affair I will be  protesting amongst the fields of flowers in complete black, doing my best to imitate a goth or a witch or my great great aunt at the Sunday dinner table. Sometimes I channel all three at once and end up with just a depressed crabby bitch doing a monochromatic corn dance.

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For this look I had some problem getting the deer to stay put in the pink dye bath.  I mean I put in the new Avon bubbles, the Tupperware bath-time toys guaranteed to entice anyone towards the bath at bath time and even some calendars of deer in various stages of undress ... I figured if I could just get them to settle in and relax long enough for the dye to take.

I have added deer wrestling to my resume.  It should come in handy someday.  It might be what just tips me over the line if the competition is close for any type of herding or body guarding type job.

I tried using those cutouts for walls where you put the form against the wall and sort of stipple pain the design on, but deer have a low pain tolerance and they said the bristles on my brush were NOT acceptable.  So then I tried stamping them ... they stamped me and the hoof print design on my face is nowhere near as pretty - thank heavens for Mary Kay and her cement based sculpting cover up.

Then I tried "teaching" them to roll on my inked up mat of the design, using the time honoured traditions of electrical prods and reward.  I don't think any reward really quells the impact of the electric prod.

Finally I just slipped some tranquilizers in their hips and used peel and stick transfers, propped them up, and took my pictures.

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I have two used,designer, pink, pissed, deer for sale now.  Some missing hair due to an electrical mishap, chipped teeth . . . with an attitude.  But they would look lovely placed in a field somewhere.


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello My Name is Bliss And I Am A Skipper.

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I know that technically it is heading towards fall here in Australia and I should be looking for cardigans and darker colours.

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I know there are lots of people out there with rule cards and I am not behaving but I don't do behaving well. I never have.  I frankly suck at it.

I am the kid who was always being kicked out of class or being made to write lines, or stay in at recess.  I spent a lot of time "thinking about my actions" and then coming up with the words that I knew people wanted to hear and saying them very convincingly even though inside I was dancing in my underwear, rolling my eyes and eating ice-cream.

So basically I just make my own arrangements.  You can ask my hubby, he will completely vouch for the arrangements I make ... which are my own ... and that I tend to skip a lot when I do that ... and sing.

So it is fall and I am wearing spring clothes and I feel marvelous.

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I also wear white after labour day, refuse to wear a hat at the races here and don't do my blog or my pictures according to any rules.

And I am incredibly happy.

Thank you for reading my blog, you maverick you.

Wanna skip with me???


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Then and Now, We Had A Moment.

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 This is a true story.

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 I attended a party some years ago where many of the women were wearing halter top style maxi dresses, which are lovely, keeping in mind that two triangles of cloth with little strings attached that tie around the back of your neck are not much of a substitute for the sturdy white Maiden Form rivet enforced bra you usually wear.

I am just saying.

While some men might be thrilled to hear that "Linda's" triangle failed to lift or support but it did manage to shift and cover her ribs down the middle of her chest which one could argue was providing "separation," they should take in the fact that "Linda" had a couple of kids, very large pendulous breasts, and the years had not been kind. There was nothing sexy or titillating about the exposed nipple which technically was not THAT exposed being as it was facing downward and there were no midgets in the group who might have been able to vouch for the effectiveness of its appearance.

Linda was "blissfully" unaware of the shift of her triangle.

I would like to commend the men who had occasion to speak to her for not fixating their eyes on her breasts, contrary to stereotypes often thrown in the male direction. They, in fact, spent a lot of time looking at the sky.

A friend did try to tell Linda, and she tugged at her dress which did move the triangle but I think her breast, having tasted freedom, just bolted through the gate as soon as her attention was diverted elsewhere ... (there was a bacon appetizer).

Another friend made the effort, Linda shifted her dress and retied the strings but the sheer weight of the errant breast quickly mashed the triangle into a thread that disappeared somewhere in the fold underneath her breast and she was out and about once again.

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The group picture was spectacular and I have never more wanted Mark Zuckerberg to have been born earlier and had Facebook up and running.

Damn the Zuckerbergs for waiting for the wedding.

That pic on Facebook would have gone viral. Passing a Polaroid around the bars is just not the same thing at all.  Like we didn't even have any beads to give her. BUT her parents were suitably shocked and disapproving AND her children, who grew up to see the picture, thought it was pretty tame .. compared to their pics on Facebook.

I hate it when kids get all uppity and out do us and take away all the fun.

They should stay in their rooms.


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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

My Checkered Past.

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I broke into our country church one night when we were out ... running around ...   Don't judge me, you try finally getting away from the grandparental units and being free and driving around and realizing there is absolutely nothing to do, nothing to see, and even the cows are sleeping.

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You can only whoot and holler for so long before you get hoarse.  And burning donuts in the field is like no big whoop.

We didn't actually "break in" but sometimes when you have a literary license, you need to take the puppy out and use it, which I am.  It makes for a better story.  We actually just walked up to it and opened the door and walked in.  But technically, without the greeter there to say, "Welcome to church this glorious Sunday Morning," I don't think you are supposed to enter.

But we did ... enter ...

And then we sat there in the pews.  And then we stood at the pulpit.  And we played some mad tunes on the organ, and opened and closed the hymn books and said some of the titles out loud with "in the bathtub" after them and giggled ...  and then we really felt bad.

Sometimes rebelling sounds a lot more fun in your head when you are planning it, than it actually does in practice.

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I know people say there is no real proof of God or anything but I am pretty sure I know He is real because there as definitely someone sternly frowning at me in my head, and I have never seen that dude before!

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Art of Being in My Own Yard.

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My neighbours continue to hide every time they see us come out in the yard and seriously .... we have both had our morning showers.

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We tried making it a game ... like they hid, we found them and ran home and tagged the tree.  Then we hid but they never looked for us at all.  I had to sneak into the house and make some sandwiches for us.  After a week, we just gave up ... they either were not going to play or they really suck at the game.

I want to reassure them that they are safe around us but I don't know how to do that without hugs ... and we never get close enough to them to hug.  I mean yes, I am the spawn of Satan, but my duties are just mainly ceremonial now.  I mean I have the costume and can spew fire out my ass but seriously ... I have never harmed any children or small animals.

A moose is NOT a small animal.

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Being hated for no reason is an incredible super power to hold ... there is a lot of responsibility that comes with it.

I have leotards on.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

1, 2 Cha Cha Cha.

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LOVE Dancing.  It was/is/will always be one of my favourite dates.  Thank heavens my hubby loves dancing too.

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I always like the "politics" of dancing.  Everyone waits for someone else to start it , which is usually either two women, or some couple who met on the internet and they both lied and said they loved dancing and because they lied about a whole bunch of other things that are going to be obvious as the night progresses they decide to  try and fake the easier stuff.

They usually dance holding one another far enough apart that some of the other single ladies can join in if they want to ... and some do ...

Then once the starter couple are up, others join in, reluctantly, and then that is it, the dance floor is officially opened.  People just wander on and start dancing in groups.

There is always a group of women dancing.  I could never do that.  Mainly because I don't know that many women.

Men never dance in groups.  They sit in groups.  And watch their wives dancing with the other women.

I take dancing very seriously. Like it really is a competition.  They should make it a contact sport.  I mean what if you could take out the other dancers and the last ones standing win.   That would really give some meaning to ball room gowns ... at least then they would make sense on some level.

I have never taken lessons or anything, I am just gifted.

My hubby is a really good dancer.

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The fact he was a ballroom champ for Australia in his youth is irrelevant ... I still insist on leading .. because well ... I am a woman, and I do everything better.

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* Morphine: Ghail's Knee Length Boots (Black/Rigged)
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thank Heavens I Can Wear Draped Pants Again.

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Thank heavens we do have the trend going back towards loose fitting pants, draped, feminine .... I mean sometimes it is just nice to be able to move in your clothes, to breathe, to bend .. those small things that make life so meaningful.

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One of my kids passed gas at the table once and when questioned, denied it completely.  We tried everything to get them to admit it, wanting to move to the "inappropriate bodily functions to share at the dinner table" and "learning to apologize" portions of the evening's festivities, but they refused.

Finally in desperation we asked about the smell and the sound we heard that came from their side of the table.  They explained THAT was NOT a FART.

"Well, what was it then?"

"THAT, was just my bum ... trying to breathe!"

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I find it really annoying when 4 year olds roll their eyes at you and dismiss you with their spoon like you are beyond stupid.

SKIN:  DREAM INK DESIGN-GIA-PALE-20
HANDS:  SLink
HAIR:  ...:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::... Sophia Hair Dark Brown NLA
EYES:  IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Caribbean Blue
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
NAILS:  Hello Dave: Slink Avatar Enhancement- Rich Tones Mixed 1
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Ever wonder how my mind works that I come up with all this stuff?? Well ... I have no idea BUT if you enjoy this Blog you might be interested in Bliss/Aria's other blogs - find out more at Aria E. Appleford Blog. It is named after me. Because it is mine and we had a meeting and I proposed it, seconded it and voted it in. Unanimous! Join us on Facebook!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Note to The People at The Doctor's Office.

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Ok Attention fellow Doctor office attendees.

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I don't know you.  I may like you if I got to know you but that is never going to happen so let's stick with I don't know you.

There is a room.  There are lots of chairs.  I got there first and chose a seat equally spaced away from the people who were there before me.  I did that because I did not need to rest my head on any of their shoulders and neither did I want to lay my head in their laps.  It is also good disease prevention ... you make as vast of areas as you possibly can between you and the germs so that those puppies have to work to attack the continent of Bliss.

When you come in, you should choose a chair to sit on that also respects that space.  If there are 40 chairs and I am sitting in the corner you can safely sit at least 4 -5 chairs away from me although I would prefer more.  You don't need to sit directly across from me either.  Knees touching can be inappropriately erotic for some people and I am afraid that you might be one of those people and I have mace in my purse.  I am on sedatives so I know the arousal portion of this discussion can only come from you.

You sitting next to me with an expanse of 40 chairs between us and the next people is weird and uncomfortable.


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So is you scratching your balls and then putting your hand on the shared arm rest.

You should be thankful that they confiscate all weapons at the door otherwise you would be dead.

That is all.

Hope you are feeling better.

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Ever wonder how my mind works that I come up with all this stuff?? Well ... I have no idea BUT if you enjoy this Blog you might be interested in Bliss/Aria's other blogs - find out more at Aria E. Appleford Blog. It is named after me. Because it is mine and we had a meeting and I proposed it, seconded it and voted it in. Unanimous! Join us on Facebook!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Is That Real or is it Memorex?

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Sometimes I miss not having piles of leaves to jump in or crunch through in the Autumn.

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But then I remind myself that even if I managed to steal some of the neighbour's leaves and make a pile in my yard, there would probably be spiders in there and I just take a deep breath and the feeling passes quickly.

We never ever worried for a nanosecond about find spiders or snakes among the leaves in Canada.  We leapt through them with wild abandon.

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They were a great place to hide dead bodies because the snow would soon come and cover up the leaves and everything would be frozen until spring thaw and by then everyone would forget that you even had a brother or worry that the cadaver in the front yard looked a bit like him, if you closed your eyes a little and squinted.

I have a lot of difficulty figuring out if that was a childhood dream of mine or an actuality.  I keep calling my brother on the phone but there isn't any answer.

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Ever wonder how my mind works that I come up with all this stuff?? Well ... I have no idea BUT if you enjoy this Blog you might be interested in Bliss/Aria's other blogs - find out more at Aria E. Appleford Blog. It is named after me. Because it is mine and we had a meeting and I proposed it, seconded it and voted it in. Unanimous! Join us on Facebook!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Lessons of Easter.

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We had a sure fire way of taking care of the parents idea that hunting for coloured Easter Eggs was fun fun fun .... when it was not not not.


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I mean ok, you colour eggs, at 8 that was cool, but you put those in a basket and look at them and then if the adults want to make egg salad to eat in their lunches for the next 2 weeks (or longer depending if they want to be hospitalized or not) have at 'er.  But what are kids supposed to do with a basket full of coloured eggs?
You can't throw them at houses or cars, for the same reasons you cannot throw rocks at houses and cars. You can't keep them . . . and I am sorry ... but making egg salad is not on any kids wish list of top 10 things to do before they die, I don't care where they live.

So we just purposely "left" eggs in places where they were sure to stink badly as they deteriorated ... like one in grandma's big purse.  Of course you attach a note to it that says, "Grandma I love you so much, this was the prettiest egg, and I wanted you to have it forever."  And then you can put one up in the ottoman, through the torn part underneath, and one down the side of grandpa's Lazy Boy ....  after THAT year of Easter egg "never founds" the grandparents decided candy was a much safer choice.



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Necessity might be the mother of all inventions but kids force the direction of those inventions with their ingenious minds and then they grow up and we take their minds from them and lock them in the dusty basements of our education halls and they grow up to be grandparents who for five months after Easter have THIS conversation every night:

Aardvark:  Do you smell something?
Humpydora:  Nope.
Aardvark:  Are you sure?  It kind of smells like rotten eggs.
Humpydora:  Nope.
Aardvark:  I swear it is worse than last night.
Humpydora:  Want me to make an appointment for you with the doctor to get your nose checked?
Aardvark:  Nope.


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EYES:  IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Caribbean Blue
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
EARRINGS:  Maxi Gossamer MG - Earrings - Part-Time Boho Princess
JACKET:  SAS  - Pippa Aqua Coat Dress (Mesh)
BOOTS:  Baiastice_Avani high boots-suede-celeste
PURSE:  Chop Zuey Feu Follet Clutch Purse - Grn
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Ever wonder how my mind works that I come up with all this stuff?? Well ... I have no idea BUT if you enjoy this Blog you might be interested in Bliss/Aria's other blogs - find out more at Aria E. Appleford Blog. It is named after me. Because it is mine and we had a meeting and I proposed it, seconded it and voted it in. Unanimous! Join us on Facebook!