Archive for January, 2007

Cruisin’ Away

It’s that time – I haven’t been active on here lately because, frankly, I’m burned out. Out of life, out of idea’s, out of creativity, out of energy – which means it’s time for VACATION.

I leave early early tomorrow morning to head to Miami and then we board the ship at 5pm EST out of Miami. The 29th we’ll be in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and the 30th in George Town, Grand Cayman. I will be sure to take lots of pictures, and may even update while on the ship!

Take care all you workers – I will drink a mojito or two for you!


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I live in a fairly small town. Chillicothe has around 6,000 people and it definitely is the kind of place where you meet up with the same crowd every morning at the coffee shop on 2nd street, where everyone knows your name in the local pub and so on. Second Street is the main hub of my life, since I now live there. Between the used book store, the art gallary, the jewelry shop, craft shop, copying store, hair stylists, American Legion, pub, coffee shop, post office, bike shop, the attorney’s office that I work for – everything that is in my life is right here within 2 blocks of my home.

So it would be natural that I would be recognized when emerging from the post office this morning on my daily walk back to the office. But this time, I was recognized by the local art gallery director. It turns out she just purchased the building next to hers and is setting up some local art and music appreciation activities for youth and adults alike – and she wanted to talk to me about teaching lessons there.

Can we say HELLO OPPORTUNITY? A chance to teach students who sign up for lessons through something like this – with advertising and word of mouth provided by someone not myself? A chance to teach in a professional setting without having to worry if my dishes are washed and wondering just how hard a kid can bang on my piano before I have to drag my dad out again to tune it! Just when I hit my lowest low this week this opportunity knocks me out into left field.

Thank you, Lord.

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What American accent do you have?

Your Result: The West

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you’re a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.

The Midland


North Central

The South

The Inland North


The Northeast

What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

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Post-Holiday Blues

The tree came down last night. All my Christmas decorations are put away and for the first time since the beginning of November I can actually walk through my living room without tripping over something.

As relieved as I am that the hustle and bustle is over with, I still am afflicted with those blues that come when everything settles down and the anticipation energy wears off.

So – I invite you to check out a few links that I’ve provided here that necessarily do not have to do with Christmas, but are fun winter passtimes until the spring gets here and we can escape outdoors.

Snowfight anyone?

I’ve made level 3 so far. I suck at this game!


Sponsered by the Salvation Army. I created a snowflake – shouldn’t you?

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