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18 September 2017

The Color Blue (Humor)

So red is my favorite color. But when you're nobody … nobody cares what colors you like (except close family and friends ). Blue is Jay-Z's favorite color which is important because … he's Jay-Z or Jay Z!! (Used to have a dash, now his name doesn't have a dash.) Here's a question that never occurred to me and bet Jay Z never thought about it either. 

When Did The Color Blue Actually Start To Exist?



When Did The Color Blue Actually Start To Exist? | 2311

Remember the dress that broke the internet? Well, once that went viral, people started talking about colors and the science behind how we perceive the color blue. Kevin Loria went beyond that by trying to figure out the history of our perception of the color blue.



Look up! The sky is blue. Gonna take a wild guess. The color blue is probably the same age as the sky. Click the link for the answer. According to the writer of the article found at cloudhax.com, ancient civilizations did not have a word for the color “blue” in their languages. Interestingly enough, this is the order in which words for colors appeared in human languages : first there was black and white, then red, then yellow and green, and last of all, blue.



That's fascinating.


Not quite convinced the research produced the true findings.

But since it's not a matter I'd care to probe any further … in the words of the wise guy philosopher … Aw! Forget about it!
Content first published on PersonaPaper, April 8, 2015.


The Color Blue: What Does It Mean And Symbolize?

Blue ribbon is in 20th century still a synonym of high quality and is typically given to winners of different competitions, for instance in sport, but also in culinary or at certain fairs. Did you know the most prestigious colleges like Oxford and Cambridge are sometimes called blue brick universities?





12 August 2017

Showing My Appreciation for Things French

Taking this quiz to determine your subconscious nationality is fun. But no matter what the results, mine is French!

What Is Your Subconscious Nationality?

Time to see what country you REALLY should be living in!






Quick list of embedded content below:



I Love French! / myLot

English is my native tongue. In elementary school, we were taught Spanish. It wasn't optional. It was required. But when I got to high school, the foreign...



Vive le France! / myLot

The French Revolution lasted a decade: 1789 - 1799. France was on its way to embracing democracy just like the Americans but Napoleon Bonaparte interrupted the...



My Blog Stop!

Do you enjoy European history and British comedy TV shows? My spouse introduced me to BBC programs back in the 70s. Fawlty Towers was one of my favorites. Unfortunately, there is one show that I vaguely recall but can't remember the name or the names of any of the people in it, so it's hard for me to search for it.





06 July 2017

It's July! Reasons to be a Francophile This Month

It's July!  Received a fun reminder in my eMail Inbox about the joys of being a francophile. Even though you may be a different nationality, this site called Foursquare, suggested reasons why you can pretend to be French during the month of July. One main reason ?  Zee food!  Take part in Bastille Day celebrations and treat yourself by dining out at a restaurant that serves French food.




Hmmm? Don't know about where you all live, but I don't know of restaurant in the USA that serves French cuisine that I can afford! 

So! As an affordable alternative, I'm going to be a pseudo-francophile by indulging in a platter of french fries and/or enjoying french toast for breakfast. It's true that the French did not invent french fries nor they invent french toast.  But they both use the word “french”. That's good enough for me!  :)  Happy Bastille Day!!




Paris, France clip art party ~© Photographer: Puddinhead | Agency: Dreamstime.com
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Do French Fries Really Come From France?  (They're from Belgium.  But Who Cares?) | Wonderopolis





French Cuisine – Appetizers : Eat Like Zee French!






French Toast Isn't French - Here's How It Got Its Name | Neatorama





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30 June 2017

Movies That Suck With Sequels : The Expendables (2010)

Question. Why is that the movies that you can most assuredly live the rest of your life without ever watching, have sequels??

Makes me wonder. How bad does a movie have to be before people realize it sucks??


What is that about?

Do they have to go like: “Eh! Just checking to see if it could have gotten worse! Yep! It was awful the first time. It's horrible now!!”

Can I name a few movies like this? How about one??

The Expendables (2010)


That so-called action movie with Sly Stallone and as many other old farts as can be gathered on one set!! Arnie Schwarznegger, Harrison Ford, and a host of others trying to recapture that magic back when they were in their heydey!

There's a 2 and a 3 for this movie? Are you kidding me??

The baileypop blog summed up these movies in one of their posts:


My excuse for watching is totally legit.  Two words.  Chuck Norris.  He's my hero!

Wouldn't matter if he were 105 years old.  If I get taken as a hostage.  Send Chuck!  If he's busy, I'll wait.


Can you name a few films you would put on the same list with "The Expendables"? :)



Republished content. First presented at Persona Paper, August 2015.


Image credit and Additional Info:
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Expendables_3



21 June 2017

Common Thinking Mistakes We All Make - BufferApp.com (Reblog)

Each day is a brand new day and I am always thinking of ways to enhance or improve my creative thought process. 
 

Ever heard of Buffer? This business provides a service that helps you automate your social media sharing. The organization currently enjoys a good online reputation and is as respected as their competitors - HootSuite.com, SproutSocial.com and similar sites.

Not only is the service they provide excellent, but they publish a very informative blog. Very excited to share this tidbit. See REFERENCE below. 

 

Had not realized there are common thinking mistakes most of us make every day? Well … maybe everybody else makes those mistakes. I don't!
 



Mistakes 1 through 5 ?

  • Not me. No way!

Mistake 6 ?


Mistake 7 ?

  • OK. I was wrong about who the original artist was that sang the song! Really thought it was Petula Clark!! That's how I remembered it!

Mistake 8 ? Fine! I admit it!!



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REFERENCE:

Cooper, Belle B. "8 Common Thinking Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day." Buffer Social . Buffer, 30 Sept. 2013. Web. 08 Mar. 2015. < https://blog.bufferapp.com/thinking-mistakes-8-common-mistakes-in-how-we-think-and-how-to-avoid-them >.

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RE BufferApp.com content sharing service:
They have a free plan that allows you to share a maximum of 10 posts on a time schedule you specify. My blog posts and links are circulated via my Twitter and Google Plus social media accounts. FYI. 
 


Content first published at PersonaPaper, March 9, 2015.





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08 June 2017

My Theory is Rocky & Bullwinkle Were Coded Transcripts (Humor)

Everyone always talks about how the the Bible is loaded with codes and clues about the events of nations and mankind as a whole.

I say the Bible is a plain book written in plain language.

Enough said on that!

I have an entirely different "belief" when it comes to the old Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons.


I think they're LOADED with coded messages.

However, most of the info that was being communicated pertained to events that have already happened. So if you know you know history just go back and re-watch them and you'll get what I'm talking about.



Cartoon image


ROCKY & BULLWINKLE & FRIENDS: THE COMPLETE SERIES
  • YOUR MISSION should you decide to accept is to watch the entire series of Rocky and Bullwinkle and find all the alleged biblical and/or other references that relate to historical events that are all over now!
    Are you game?





* * My original content, found & retrieved from the Wayback Machine archives

11 April 2017

Disney Princesses Meet the 21st Century Teen

Tried to do a quick list of the names of Disney Princesses WITHOUT searching for them on the Internet . Thought I could do it but I failed. Was able to draw at least ten from memory , listed below. After that I started going … UM … the one with red curly hair ??? ... and … Uuuummm … the two sisters in the “Frozen” animated flick … uuuhh … ???
  1. Snow White 
  2. Cinderella 
  3. Sleeping Beauty 
  4. Mulan 
  5. Ariel 
  6. Anastasia 
  7. Rapunzel 
  8. Tiana 
  9. Pochahantas 
  10. Jasmine


Times have sure changed from when I was a little girl. Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty - they were the ones that were role models. Each one of them ended up with the handsome prince, who took them to a beautiful castle home, and lived happily after. 

My youngest daughter is a budding teen, having just turned age 14 last week. Asked her the other day if she had a favorite Disney princess. 

Without skipping a beat, she passionately blurts out: “Anastasia, cause she don't need nobody to do nothing for her; and Tiana too, cause she worked!”

Oooookkkkayyy. Let me back away slowly from my little 21st century girl. :)

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[ RE: 21st Century Girl - Willow Smith ~ ~ Link if YT video does not load: youtu.be/AfuHSJqqgAo ]




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{ P.S. Yes Willow Smith and my daughter are both the same age. But don't be jumping on me about Willow Smith and her wild behavior! I ain't Willow Smith momma and daddy. I'm just sharing a link to her video. }


Wiki List of Disney Princesses
- http://disneyprincess.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Disney_Princesses


Mother Jones | Are Disney Princesses Evil?
- - http://www.motherjones.com/media/2011/01/peggy-orenstein-cinderella-ate-my-daughter



[ Content first appeared on Bubblews, Mar 17, 2015.  That site shut down. ]


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27 February 2017

General Healthcare Info : What can a physical therapist do for you?

A physical therapist is a state licensed professional qualified to implement indirect and direct care for a patient with the goal of rehabilitating normal body operations after injury, post surgery, or for a chronic malady. A physical therapist can provide treatment to individuals of all ages.


"My physical therapist says this is the worst possible position you can li…" - New Yorker Cartoon

There is a difference between physical therapist and a personal trainer.

A personal trainer is a fitness professional.  Their objectives are to customize a safe and effective exercise and diet regimen for their client, working with them one-on-one mainly to change their eating habits and get them into a daily workout routine so that they can develop the healthier physically fit body they desire. The trainer's role is one of re-habituation.  Correcting bad habits that don't lend themselves to a healthy body and lifestyle.

Client versus patient?

A physical therapist is almost always assigned to a patient who is having difficulty resuming a normal healthy lifestyle because of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and/or cardiothoracic ailments.  The professional knowledge, skills and experience of a physical therapist must be far more extensive than a personal trainer.  A physical therapist must graduate with a minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited university, pass a national board exam, and become a health care provider licensed in the state where they practice. In nearly all instances, a physical therapist is part of referral team of medical professionals. The program the therapist designs for the patient must take into consideration how to return their body to a pre-injury, pre-surgery, or pre-illness state of well-being. Similar to the trainer, the therapist will develop an exercise program tailored to the individual.  But the goal of physical therapy is rehabilitation. It is much more challenging than retraining a person not to engage in bad habits. It can be an integral part of pain management.  The patient should view a physical therapist as an important partner on their journey to recovery.

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05 April 2016

My Introduction to Cuban Art

One of my first jobs after graduating from the University of Miami was a teller at a savings and loan institution. Had a degree but couldn't find a job right away and accepted this job because some income is better than no income. Each teller had a number. You used your stamp - on checks, deposit and withdrawal slips, etc. - to leave a trail for the auditors that you had handled that customer's transaction. Teller 63. That was me!



One of my co-workers, another teller, was a young guy working his way through college. He had come to America from Cuba with the first set of refugees that President John Kennedy had allowed into Miami , Florida.

Can't remember the name, but he was showing me artwork by a Cuban artist who was very famous and known for his paintings of everyday life in Cuba. Everyday life, that is, before Fidel Castro took over.  So the painting was a wonderful lively scene - beautiful blue water and clear blue sky, trees, beautiful flowers, all kinds of colorful people - men , women and children, engaging in either work or play.

"Look!", he says and points at a beautiful woman walking down the sidewalk and men turning to stare as she strolls with her nose up in the air.

"You see her backside?", he asked.

I reply, "Yes! Yes I do!"

(You could hardly miss her lovely "lady lump". :) He continues to explain the art: "This painting is so typical Cuban. Cuban men love the big butt! Americans do not like this! But in our culture, it is considered beautiful!! Americans think skinny is beautiful. But Cuban men do not like skinny women!"



The conversation between Jorge and me was very memorable, educational and also humorous. His final remarks really made me laugh, as he's looking right at me, and speaking very plainly and seemed to take no thought that he was talking to me - a Black American woman - about big butts!!!

That was my first lesson about Cuban artists and Cuban art.

(Truly apologize.  My memory fails me. Forgot the name of the particular artist.)




Link of interest:

Content previously published at PersonaPaper, Mar 2015.

29 February 2016

Global Warming or Global Returning?

Happy last day of February!!  Yes.  It is still Monday.

The winter months here in Austin, Texas, have not been winter-like at all.  Started the new year this way.  Some days it was like 70+ degrees in January! 
 
My kids have grown accustomed to my standard excuse that I use to point the finger of blame at … everything! 
 
If something happens, no matter what … I say:
  • “IDK! I blame global warming. Whatever!

So here is my Krazee with a capital "K" thought for today. (FYI.  This content was previously shared at PersonaPaper, Jan 25, 2016).

Have to write it down now because it might be forgotten by tomorrow. Have these momentary bursts on inspiration and … sometimes they don't stick. Brain neurons don't spark like they used to and I forget! 
 
Most of you know I believe/read the Bible a lot and as a result, my rationale and reasoning or explanations may come across to others as somewhat “peculiar”. Like this particular thought. 
 
THOUGHT: Suppose global warming is actually global returning?


Ah hah! Think about it. 


 
When the earth was first created, Adam and Eve used to walk around in their birthday suits. Naked! The reason they were given clothes didn't have anything to do with a change in the weather. Also, Noah preaching about a coming flood was disregarded by the masses because it had never rained before! Water had never come down from the sky! It would take faith to believe such a thing could happen. 
 
So if, in the beginning, man and woman were able to walk around au naturel , that must mean that the weather was terrific! All the time! Everywhere on planet earth !!

So today it like 72 degrees in Austin, Texas and it really should be a little chilly. After all, it's January!

  • Maybe global warming is not disastrous.
  • Maybe it's a good thing.
  • Maybe … ? Our weather is just going back to the way it was in the beginning.
  • Maybe … global warming is actually global returning. (O.o)
JAOOMPT! Just another one of my peculiar thoughts.

Monday Graphic #20
Good Day , Monday | Forward this Image

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands


23 February 2016

Movie Reviews of 3 Days to Kill & Pompeii (Reblog)

A year ago today this link was shared via my Facebook profile. Now it's being shared via My Blog Stop! Have to laugh because the reviewer wrote something about Kevin Costner that is so true true true! She refers to “3 Days to Kill” (2014), which stars Costner as “forgettable fun” [watch trailer].  Regarding her review of “Pompeii” [watch trailer], also released in 2014?  Simply stated, it “isn't a very good movie”.  

So why watch these flicks?  
  • Brutal honesty. The guys are hunks!  :)  
That's what you get when you read the reviews published at this blog.  I like that! :)







01 March 2015

My Worry-Free Philosophy

“Revenge it's a kiss, this time I won't miss, now I've got you in my sight.”

( Lyrics from “GoldenEye” - http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/tinaturner/goldeneye.html )

I love me some Tina Turner. Her being picked to sing a James Bond theme song? So worthy to be chosen to become a member of the same club as Dame Shirley Bassey. She performed this song well, but alas … Revenge is not a part of my worry-free philosophy. 




The advice in the image above (found at glitter-graphics.com) says: “Never go to bed angry. Stay up and plot your revenge.”

Eh! That's great for a joke! But not a route one should take in real life.

- Never go to bed angry. Anger is an emotion that you can fully control. CONTROL IT!! Anger, more often than not, makes you do things you regret for a long long long time.

Say what? Jesus got angry with the money changers in the temple? Yeah well, you're still trying to get to heaven. Don't screw up your chances! Jesus is already there! He can lock the gates!!


Also, don't give me that crap about anger management or you'll make me angry!!  :)

- Stay up and ... Stay up? WHAT???!!! I get precious little sleep as it is!! You want me to choose between beauty rest versus wrinkles, extra gray hair and bloodshot eyes? What are my other options?

- Plot my revenge? Plotting is needed when writing a book or a script for a movie. If I have that kind of time to spare and can spend it on plotting, might as well write a book. Why not? I'm wide awake anyway!! You never know. Could be another Harry Potter series.

So the bottom line is: Revenge is _______________. In my life, it's a blank and I'm never going to fill it in.



Like to read more of my worry-free philosophy? Click this link: My Worry Free Philosphy You have my assurances that none of the quips and quotes were borrowed from Erma Bombeck.



IN MEMORY OF: Erma Bombeck (1927 – 1996) 
Ms. Bombeck is a beloved American humorist. She was noted for using the vehicle of comedy to aptly and succinctly express practical wisdom and advice encapsulated in witty, terse, hilarious statements.


March is Women's History Month and it seemed fitting to honor her and supply a link to an article which shares some of her selected quotations: http://womenshistory.about.com/cs/quotes/a/qu_erma_bombeck.htm

 
A salute is also due to the Bond goddesses: Tina Turner and Dame Shirley Bassey. My List of the Best Classic James Bond Theme Songs




Photos of Erma Bombeck and Shirley Bassey, Public Domain




Content first shared via TreasurePen.com, Mar 14, 2014.


20 December 2014

Quotes About Texas ~ Kinky and Others

Rummaging through some of my old content and material and found this two quotes. Have a board on Pinterest that I maintain called "ALL THINGS TEXAS". Published this post and tacked on an image just so I could pin them. :)

Kinky Friedman contemplates a question from th...
Kinky Friedman contemplates a question from the audience at a campaign rally at the Bastrop High School, West Campus Gymnasium, Bastrop, Texas, United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 "The folks in Mississippi are saying, 'Thank God for Texas.' " 
-Kinky Friedman.  (Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman (1944 - ), American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain.)

 "I want to be a Texan 24 hours a day." -James Dean  (James Byron Dean (1931 - 1955), American film actor and cultural icon, who died at age 24 in a tragic car accident.  Best embodied by the title of his most celebrated film, "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955). NOTE:  I've heard a lot about that movie.  But I don''t remember watching it.  I remember Mr. Dean from the movie "Giant" with Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor.)


Mr. Dean is pictured below sandwiched between Marilyn Monroe and Bruce Lee.

LIFE Gone too Soon
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