Thursday, February 19, 2009

good dog trump

Egad! I have become practical. Let me explain- I made an appointment with a CPA, have connected with a land expert who will help me write a contract, I'm dotting my t's and slashing my i's, and reverse. I jell numbers and mostly am efficient with my time, think things through and manage the priorities pretty well. It just may be the apocalypse is upon us, hell is probably starting it's deep freeze right now as I type.

Who knew?!

And it just so happens that I am allowed to whack my son today, 19 times- it's his birthday. Why all the serendipity, finally after all these years?! Heck if I know...

I think I'll list some quirks here- you folks hold me in such high regard, it's time you knew the truth!

1. I do not tolerate well- Pettiness. Gossip. Blame. Cruelty. Scheming.

2. I love to fly kites.

3. I'm real touchy about my food and where it comes from, how it's made and who raised it. I put forth great effort in supporting entrepreneurs, individuals, producers, businesses whose higher purpose is a common good when I make decisions on purchasing anything. (Although I don't trust the judgement on most green group mentality-personal research is the key. See #21.)

4. Sometimes the best answer is "Oh what the hell!" I've covered that briefly in former posts, but I think it's imperative to let yourself go sometimes in unexpected directions.

5. I love to canoe and kayak and want to fly a kite from said vessels- this is one of my highest aspirations.

6. I love mystery but will not debate mysteries concerning faith, love and why someone feels compelled to be just as they are, whether I agree with their lifestyle or not. Although I'm usually pretty open to discussion...

7. I find most people fascinating, everything interesting. Original thought and thinkers make me shut up and listen most intensively.

8. I abhor exercise although I love physical labor.

9. I'll try anything food wise, except eyeballs. The spicier- the better.

10. I love good tequila.

Cheap wine may be tolerable, but cheap tequila is a sin.

11. My favorite color has always been green, I find that odd.

12. I do not tolerate manipulation, guilt tactics- these two major character flaws shoot up like big bright red flags to my eyes and I will call anyone on it. And scheming people make me seethe, "Shame on you" a phrase I use with such people, I can't help it- I'm like a classic great grandmother.

13. I am whimsical to a fault.

14. I love adventure, little, big- it does not matter. New places, new things, people,traveling, different cultures -really, truly float my boat.

15. I love the Antique Road Show and long to win tickets.

16. I could sit for hours in the woods and forget all else.

17. Mushroom hunting is one of my most favorite ever and over activities.

18. Fishing runs a close second to mushroom hunting.

19. Good music, homemade wine, friends, a fire, the stars overhead and a good dog trump almost any sorrow of the day.

20. Being still brings me more answers than hours upon hours of study and research. I think for me, the light goes on only after all others have been turned off.

21. It's not that I'm such a non-conformist, I just don't like to follow ideas, fashion, trends, trendsetters, etc. whose final outcome is only based on monetary gain. Money has never been a goal of mine. I'd rather be enriched by a field of flowers than harvest an orchard of money trees. Pretty sick, huh?!

22. I'm slow to anger and quick to be grateful although I do get angry, can be petty, scheme if I'm dealing with schemers, and am awful thankful to have the skills, good health and good fortune to be in a position that keeps my bills paid.

23. I think it is the flaws of a person that make them most beautiful, this is where their weakness and greatest strength - where their true self, spirit, whatever you want to call it- the great unseen! intertwines and is revealed. There is nothing more wondrous to me on this earth than genuine beauty .

24. I think Henry David Thoreau and I would have been great friends. Walden is one of my favorite books.

25. Love wins.

26. A good quote beats a bad word any time. But sometimes slang is wit turned upside down...wit is damned attractive.

Following the non conforming attitude...I'll end at 26 quirky attributes to my nature. Being practical started the post, but looking over this list, it barely entered in....oh well. I'll keep trying.
Take care-


Anonymous said...

I love it that you're quirky. Who would I talk to if you weren't??

Love, Rhi

troutbirder said...

I'd say most of these items get my vote.

Jayne said...

What a great list! A woman comfortable in her own skin... it's a wonderful thing. :c)

Jane said...

This is a great list and interesting to read. I agree with all that you wrote, but I would have to add a complete dislike and distrust of those who are arrogant!


Anonymous said...

Amen Sista on the list, specially the Tequila lol.
Heading south to Mardi Gras, will think about you all and of course miss you awful. Have a good one and if you feel up to it,, Give the big ole boy 19 whacks for me too. whoop whoop.

truewonder said...

I should add that I'm terribly opinionated...though I don't generally advise or offer said opinions unless asked (or provoked). So- be careful what you ask for...
Aud, have a beautiful time at Mardi Gras, Rhi- you're a peach, TB-your prescence is always welcome, Jayne-I subscribe to the notion that brilliant people complimnet brilliant people-and folks comfortable in their own skin recognize that trait in others, thanks.
And Jane, I agree in a sense, but I have found that arrogance sometimes masks great fear, if you can but disarm those folks, they often become quite likable and are truly bright...though this process takes much more patience than I care to afford sometimes. My problem and a gift I suppose is I tend to like everyone..."people that need loving the most, deserve it the least." I often feel called or compelled to like/love them anyway. I have the battle scars to prove this point! Looking forward to see what this quirky post brings forth in your own writings...
take care.

Li'l Em of OddVitamins said...

You are a good egg. It comes through in the rhetoric. I like what you throw out there because it has its own place a point of debate and discussion, but it's also constructive, so the discussion has a positive direction.

And I am so with you on the working out vs. manual labor thing. The cardiofit machine collects dust in the basement, but please, by all means, give me ninety billion miles of fence to string or French drains to re-fit.

The thing I like about how love wins is that love wins not always in the way we think it should, but still ultimately in the right. As Hunter S. Thompson said, "I consider myself a road man for the lords of karma," and I think he was right. Love wins. Tequila wins also.

As somebody with a little brother who was once 19 (and is now 21), the male 'tude problem kind of goes with that age, and hot damn is it obnoxious. I find a few well-placed reminders to remove head from ass and get a gander of the world around him are sometimes in order. I think eventually they grow out of it. Hang in there.

Thanks as always for writing. I don't comment every post but I read 'em all. With delight.

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katales said...

I deleted a minute ago when I saw how many typos I had left in! :~/ What I was saying was......I have to remind myself that I DON'T know you. We could pass by on the street and have no idea, yet you write so openly that I've begun to FEEL like I do. And, BTW, your 26 "quirks" only put you up one more rung of the esteem ladder as far as I can tell. Good stuff. Interesting stuff. You've also inspired me to think. I don't have any idea what I'd say if I were to write 26 things about myself. Maybe I'll give that a try this afternoon and see what I end up with.

Happy belated birthday to your son. My California boy just celebrated his on the 21st. These Pisces guys have really big and spectacular hearts even if it takes them a little extra time to fully grow into them. ~kathryn