Friday, February 5, 2016

5 on Friday

1. Do you ever wonder if the way you see things visually aren't how other people see them?
All the time. For instance, I wonder if people see colors the same as I do.

2. What kind of sounds are the most annoying?
Cars with blaring music, people arguing,  phones ringing constantly... etc etc.

3. When walking through a store, do you shop with your hands by touching/feeling the texture of things?
Sometimes. Mostly I was a visual shopper.

4. If you could only smell three scents for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Lilacs, the air after a rain, and babies.

5. What sorts of things do you savor when eating them?
Dove Dark Chocolate

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

This week's new annoyances (symptoms) of my advancing years:

  • Cannot see the buttons on the phone
  • Cannot hear anything except screaming children in restaurants
  • Raging dyslexia
  • Overnight eyelash loss
  • A need to talk to the people on television
  • A need to talk to myself
  • Overnight goatee
  • A need to scream at the lead story on the news at 6
  • Everything itches
  • Everything is especially itchy between 2 and 5 AM

Friday, January 29, 2016

5 on Friday

1. Do you consider yourself to be a good housekeeper? Why or why not?

A good one? I used to be a very good housekeeper before I got sick.. Now I have a fantastic cleaning lady who does that for me.. I like a clean house

2. Are there any household chores that you enjoy doing? If so, what and why?

I used to love vacuuming. And Ironing, ironing everything from dish towels to pillow cases.
3. Which household chore frustrates/angers you the most?

Folding laundry! So annoying.

4. When doing household chores, what do you do to make them seem less of a "chore"?

Well, it does feel nice to live in a really clean place...

5. Which chore do you find yourself doing most often, and why?

Tidying up stuff. I like having a tidy house, and I can still do light house work.

Monday, January 25, 2016

5 on Friday on Monday

1.  Do you believe in luck, fate or a higher being?
I believe in several forces at work in the universe, including luck and karma (which I don't believe are the same thing). Whether there's a conscious higher power is the one thing that I am sure of.

2.  Are you in control of your own destiny or someone else pulling the strings of your life?
I have a lot of control over my destiny, but obviously there are some things I can't control-- but I don't necessarily believe someone is controlling them for me so much as they're just circumstances that have happened at random or because of other people. For example, I didn't choose the circumstances of my birth, my gender, or my race, nor did I choose for the economy to be the way it is or for various plans of mine to have not worked out. (Naturally, if I planned them, I was hoping they would!).  Some things may be the result of karma or unforeseen consequences of my choices, but sometimes they just happen-- and how I weave them into the narrative of my life is up to me.
3.  What are your lucky charms if you own any?
I don't have physical charms for luck. However, I do have some superstitious behaviors-- though they ride a fine line with compulsion.

4.  Is the world really just a stage and are we merely actors on that stage?
If you want to think of it that way, sure. I think there are many valid ways to view reality and your life within it. Personally I like the idea that we're all handed a certain prompt (in the form of the circumstances we face in life) to use to write our life's story.

5.  Describe what happened on your "luckiest" day (positive or negative).
Since I consider luck to be related to random probability and completely independent of good works or skill, I don't think I've ever had a particularly lucky or unlucky day.

Friday, January 15, 2016

5 on Friday

1. What did you dream about last night?
No idea! I know I have dreams every night, but I rarely remember any of them. The last one I do remember was about three nights ago. 

2. Do you record your dreams in your blog or a journal?
I've written about one or two of them. Or three. Does that count?

3. Do you think dreams are messages our bodies are trying to tell us? If so, are you real big on trying to interpret all the details?
I think they're manifestations of things that are on our minds, but not necessarily messages. Even so, I think one can learn a lot about oneself if he or she can remember details of dreams. I'm not too concerned with trying to interpret mine.

4. Do you remember your first nightmare?
I have a vague recollection of something about to fall on me when I was little. I woke up screaming.

5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? If you did, what was it and what do you think it meant?
I don't remember my recurring dreams. I just remember that they recur and that's pretty much it

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Making a Murderer

   I recently binge watched Making a Murderer on Netflix.  Yep all ten episodes.  What makes the documentary so fascinating — and hopefully you’re already aware of this — is that Avery had previously spent 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
    I was convinced of a few things, that the justice system in Manitowod County Wisconsin is corrupt. I also am sure that they wanted to see Steven Avery back in prison.
Steven Avery is currently serving a life sentence for the gruesome murder of Theresa Halbach.
    Halbach was a photographer who went to his house to take pictures of an auto he was going to list in the Auto Trader magazine.  Her remains were found  on his property. 

Here are some basic things I know right now:
  • Parts of Halbach’s body were found burned in Avery’s fire pit.
  • Evidence of Avery’s involvement was found inside his home.
  • There is DNA evidence tying the bullet found in the Avery garage to Halbach.
  • Avery was the last known person to see Halbach alive.
  • Police found her car, with blood on it and in it, left on the Avery family’s lot.
  • Avery’s high-school age cousin, Brendan Dassey, confessed that he had assisted his uncle in murder of Halbach.
   Now, to believe Avery is innocent, a person must believe that an impossible number of conspiracies: for starters, the placing of the car, the blood, the body, the keys, and all other evidence. The cover up would have included two DAs and a large group of cops in two police departments. And while it’s not improssible that some of those involved might be morally capable of setting up Avery, It is doubtful at least to me.
I highly recommend this documentary, It is riveting.