Archive for September, 2009

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Your Funny Little Sister Or Brother

Remember the class clown? Your baby sister or brother? The person who doesn’t worry what people think, just tries to make them laugh?

Look For Spricket24 On Youtube

Karen Alloy is your personal funny person in a hall of mirrors. She’s the cousin who talks to the wall when no one is there. She’s the one who performs for the mirror, so she’ll have her routine ready when the real opportunity comes.

Her Time Has Come

Check her out on youtube.  She’s posted a lot of videos of herself being silly in all sorts of ways. I’m guessing you’ll find a few that you enjoy.

Two Most Recent Achievements

She’s a new mom, and she’s just won an Emmy. That’s what she said, some kind of internet Emmy. I could believe that. She already has put out an enormous number of videos. And, she already has a large following.

Breasts Are The Best

As a new mom, she has something to say about infants and breasts.

Breasts are the BEST!

As a new mom, she barely has a moment to herself.



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Discovered By Accident

I accidentally discovered the music of Tony Hakim when I was searching YouTube for someone else. It was a pleasing discovery.

Tony Hakim Sings James Taylor

I looked around a little and found a web page for Mr. Hakim. It looks like he is a professional musician. He also sings for the camera at home.

Look. Listen. Subscribe.

You Can Close Your Eyes

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

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Two popular superheroes, Spiderman and Barack Obama, together in one classic edition.

Obama, Spider-Man Appear In Inauguration Marvel Comic

This is old news now, but it’s still kind of cool. 🙂


Michelle Obama is in the comics, too!

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Eli Davidson

Eli Davidson is a woman who lost her marriage, her business and her health all in the span of 18 months.

Author and Personal Coach

She made it through, and now she tells others how they can make it through, too.

Huffington Post contributor

Here is a bit from one of her posts, ways she made it through the dark days:

Eli Davidson

Posted March 6, 2009 | 09:18 AM (EST)

How I Lost My Marriage, Business and Health…and Survived!

Here are some simple things that helped me through my darkest days.

Reach Out




You Are Not Your Stuff

Read the entire article:

How I Lost My Marriage, Business and Health…and Survived!

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Gretchen Rubin on Huffington Post

I read about The Happiness Project over at Huffington Post. Gretchen Rubin writes about it every so often. She’s writing a book about happiness. To research this subject, she tested theories about happiness. And, she writes about it all in her blog.

Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Epiphany – Happiness Projects for Everyone

The Happiness Project

I’m working on a book, THE HAPPINESS PROJECT–a memoir about the year I spent test-driving every principle, tip, theory, and scientific study I could find, whether from Aristotle or St. Therese or Martin Seligman or Oprah. THE HAPPINESS PROJECT will gather these rules for living and report on what works and what doesn’t. On this daily blog, I recount some of my adventures and insights as I grapple with the challenge of being happier. THE HAPPINESS PROJECT will hit the shelves in late 2009 (HarperCollins).


Here are two tidbits from the sidebar on Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project page:

My earth-shattering happiness formula.

  • To be happier, you need to think about FEELING GOOD, FEELING BAD, and FEELING RIGHT, in an atmosphere of growth. Clunky, but it works.

My second ground-breaking insight into happiness.

  • One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.

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Are you depressed?

I totally copied this text from an online ad for an antidepressant.  I’m not advertising the drug, but the links will probably get you back to them anyway.  I just think it’s worthwhile information, and worth considering talking with your doctor if you have these symptoms.

This is how depression may feel…
  • Sadness
  • Loss of interest
  • Emptiness
  • Guilty
  • Worthless
  • Restless
  • Trouble sitting still
  • Hard to concentrate
  • Weight gain
  • Irritable
  • Fatigued
  • Lack of energy
  • Vague aches
  • Vague pains
  • Thoughts of death
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Hard to remember
  • Hard to make decisions
  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Waking too early
  • Oversleeping
  • Lack of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Overeating

How do you feel?

Major depressive disorder, also known as depression, affects you and the people around you — the people who mean the most.
This site can help you learn more about depression and the treatment of depression.
Understanding Depression — Learn about causes, symptoms, and treatment
The Impact of Depression — Learn how depression affects you and your loved ones
The Journey to Improvement — Learn steps to take that could help you feel better

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Patrick Swayze

I want to say something about Patrick Swayze. He seemed like such a nice guy, genuine, with a good heart. That impression may have begun with his character in Dirty Dancing and continued with his character in Ghost. But, his decades-long love with his wife added the real-life component to his image.

Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary

Mary Travers was part of a threesome that provided part of the acoustic soundtrack for the baby boom generation. Their performing years ended long ago, but the grandchildren of baby boomers still sing their songs in their elementary school classrooms.

Two Stars That Shot Across The Sky This Week

Both Patrick Swayze and Mary Travers left this world this week. Patrick Swayze died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Mary Travers died after a battle with leukemia. Their physical lives here have ended,  but their artistic contributions will live on and continue to influence people for good in the years to come.

Susan Boyle, Rising Star

I wanted to write about Susan Boyle when she first blasted to fame in her overnight stardom that began with her performance on Britian’s Got Talent. I waited, because it seemed like everyone was writing about her. I’m glad she survived those first few weeks and things are going well for her.  It looks like she has adjusted well to her complete change in lifestyle, and she is thriving again. She performed Wild Horses on America’s Got Talent final on 16th September, 2009.

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