Reflections of Life Left Behind in the Dust


My personality has many facets, so I expect that my blog will as well if it is to accurately reflect me.  It definitely would not be a complete picture of me without some aspect of photography (Did ya catch that? Clever, hunh?) and of course, old stuff.  I love taking pictures, and I love old stuff.

Old stuff like books.  I love gingerly flipping through yellowed pages wondering who read those words, sliding my hand over the dusty cover, thinking of all the hands that may have touched this book before mine.  Who were they?  Where did they live?  Where did they go?  Why did they have this book? Did they like it?

I have an old trunk in my living room, (a couple of them actually) and I always wonder what stories that trunk could tell.  Where has it been?  What treasured belongings and worthless objects has it held?  Did it travel far, or rest confined in an attic somewhere? Read more »

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Busted is Busted. (Isn’t it?)

So I was watching Good Morning America yesterday, and they did an investigative report to test what happens to valuable items in the TSA airport security process.  They placed Ipads and cash in suitcases to go through checked baggage, and they “accidentally” left Ipads at security X-ray screening checkpoints to see if they would be returned.

The good news is it appears that there is a pretty good chance that our stuff is safe when we travel.  All the checked baggage items made it through with nothing missing, and all but one of the Ipads left at the screening checkpoints were routed through the proper lost-and-found procedures and back to the owner.  But that one Ipad wasn’t so lucky.

Surveillance video shows a TSA officer picking up the “left behind” Ipad, but it was never turned into lost and found.  The tracking program installed on the Ipad tracked it to his house instead.  Oops!

Now, you would think that if you’re standing outside your house (in your TSA uniform) and an ABC News reporter comes up with a camera and asks about an item that you know you stole, at that point, the jig is up and you’re busted, right?  Not this guy.  Swore up and down he knew nothing about it. Read more »

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Tattoos, Pole-dancing, and Cirque du Soleil

My knight decided to get another tattoo and got a recommendation for a highly-talented tatt artist.   He asked me to come along, and I agreed because I like spending time with my knight, and I also want some input on any paintings I will be looking at for the rest of my life.  I wouldn’t want him buying a piece of art for the living room without my input, so why wouldn’t I help with this?

He failed to mention that the tattoo studio was in a pole-dancing bar!  Well, actually, it’s a pole-dancing school that happens to have a tattoo studio and bar in it.  I guess pole-dancing is a hot trend in exercise right now, because lots of spas/gyms offer these classes. It will come as no shock to most of you that know me, but I had never been in a pole-dancing club.  I think my mouth dropped open . . . and stayed that way! Read more »

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Dr. Smooth and My Knight in Tarnished Armor

So obviously blogs are pretty personal, and to write a blog you are putting yourself out there, giving up some level of privacy, and opening yourself to  vulnerability with each post you share.  So I felt it was only right that I would ask my hubby and my son what level of involvement they wanted in this new adventure of mine.

I started by asking the hubby, figuring this would be fine with him since he has been involved in me doing this all along.

Goddess:  “So are you okay with me talking about you in the blog?”

Hubby: “Why would you talk about me?”

G:  “Oh, I don’t know, maybe because it’s about my life?? And you’re kind of a big part of my life???”

H:  “I don’t know.  Are you gonna make me sound like an idiot?” Read more »

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