Tuesday, December 18, 2007
(ok.. I didn't write this.. it was forwarded to me in an e-mail but I thought it was definitely worth passing along!)
I want to live my next life backwards.
You start out dead and get that out of the way right off the bat.
Then, you wake up in a nursing home feeling better every day.
When you get kicked out of the home for being too healthy, you spend several years enjoying your retirement and collecting benefit checks.
When you start work they give you a gold watch on your very first day.
You work 40 years or so, getting younger every day until pretty soon you're too young to work.
So then you go to college and high school, play sports, date, drink and party.
Then you become a kid, go to elementary school, play and have no responsibilities.
In a few years, you become a baby and everyone runs themselves ragged keeping you happy.
You spend the last 9 months floating peacefully in luxury, spa-like conditions: central heating and room service on tap.
Until finally .... you finish off as an orgasm.
I rest my case.
original hand-crafted jewelry for your neck, wrists, ears, keys, books and walls!!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
So much has been happening with the holidays just around the corner. This Saturday I'll be at a small art show at a fabulous place in Lakewood called Bela Dubby's - it's a coffee shop with BEER! and art! Doesn't get any better than that!
The show will be from 10 a.m. til 7 p.m. - stop in and say hi! Here's the info...
13321 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
ok.. they don't call me the queen of useless information for nothing... here are some odd but interesting facts:
- 40% of McDonald's profits come from Happy Meals.
- The "spot" on 7Up comes from it's inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.
- Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.
- Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to consume a stalk of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
- Pearls melt in vinegar.
- A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
- Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
- Ants always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
- The average human eats eight spiders in the lifetime at night.
- Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
- Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Fusion Studios, located inside the Lake Erie Artists Gallery in Tower City Center, will host an Open House on Friday, November 30, 2007 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Wine and Appetizers will be served. A Raffle will be held for original Cleveland Artwork, created by local artists! All proceeds will help support Fusion Studios. For more information, call (330) 221-5165.
I've donated a surprise for the raffle and so have these other wonderful artists!
- Paula Atwell http://www.lakeerieartists.com/
- Deanne Carroll http://www.dragonstoneglass.com/
- Kerri Frech http://www.frechstudio.etsy.com/
- Designs by Arielle&Pamela firstname.lastname@example.orgLutz
- Greenhouse http://www.lutzgreenhouse.com/
- Jesse Mitchell Handknit Treasures
- Kelly O'Toole Scarlett O
- Ramona Pacheco http://www.ramona.etsy.com/
- Katherine Robbins http://www.stuffbuykwr.etsy.com/
- Mike & Debbie Szalkowski Szalkowski Vineyards
- Jennifer Szalkowski http://www.firetamerglass.etsy.com/
- Frances Whited http://www.bebopbeads.etsy.com/
- Yo Mama Beads http://www.yomamabeads.etsy.com/
- Keleigh Zucchero Creative Soap Design
Fusion Studios is home to the personal studios of local glass artists: Jennifer Szalkowski and Kerri Frech. In partnership with the Lake Erie Artists, classes will be offered in a variety of artistic techniques, including:
- Precious Metal Clay (PMC)
- Stained Glass
- Drawing Fusing & Slumping
- Jewelry Design
Come check it out over the holiday season!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
- We are to take a blank check.
- Date it with the current date.
- Make the check out to you - using your full legal name.
- Leave the amount box & the amount line blank.
- On the memo line write, "paid in full."
- Sign the check, "Law of Abundance."
Thursday, November 8, 2007
It seems that everyone I talk to (ok.. I don't really talk to that many people) but I read about how many people are obsessed with dieting, with food, etc... So, here are some interesting FOOD FACTS I thought I'd share...
- During an average person's life, they will consume about 60,000 pounds of food.
- Broccoli is a vegetable with a nervous system. Primitive though it may be, it CAN feel pain. (ok.. that's just creepy!)
- Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
- The average American will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.
- Coca-cola was originally green.
- They have square watermelons in Japan. They stack better.
- Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Lately I've been working on a series of bookmarks I lovingly refer to as Memory Markers - because not only do they mark you place in your favorite book but they have little lockets on them to keep your treasured photos!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
On Sears hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping.
(Gee, that's the only time I have to work on my hair!)
On a bag of Fritos: You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
(The shoplifter special!)
On a bar of Dial soap: Directions: Use like regular soap.
(and that would be how?)
On Nytol sleep aid: Warning: may cause drowsiness.
(may cause drowsiness???? One would hope!)
and the best one yet............
On a child's Superman costume: Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.
(Oh go ahead! That's right, destroy a universal childhood belief!)
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Make something instead of buying! Yes, you can do it! Trust me, there's something you can make for just about anybody on your list, and people really appreciate the time and thought involved.
Why buy handmade you ask????
Monday, October 22, 2007
- Energizer AAA 4 Pack "If swallowed, promptly see doctor."
- Domino Pure Cane Granulated Sugar "Ingredient: Sugar"
- Fritos "You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside."
- Hormel Pepperoni "Do not eat packet."
- Dremel Electric Rotary Tool "This product not intended for use as a dental drill."
- Zantac 75 "Do not take if allergic to zantac."
- Nabisco Easy Cheese "For best results, remove cap."
- Fix-a-Flat "WARNING: Do not weld can to rim."
- Heinz Ketchup "Instructions: Put on food"
- Unknown 500-piece puzzle "Some assembly required."
....and these were just ten items I found in my home!! Stay tuned... I'll be on the lookout for more!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
So now you're asking....How can I help others—and help myself?
Incorporating kindness into your daily life isn’t difficult. Here are five easy things you can do to help others—and yourself:
*Volunteer. Research shows that people who volunteer just two hours per week
(about 100 hours per year) have better physical health and are less depressed.
To find volunteer opportunities in your area, visit Volunteer Match or contact your local church or school.
*Informally offer help to family, friends, and neighbors. Lend a needed tool, bring dinner to someone who’s sick, feed pets for neighbors on vacation, or offer a ride to someone who lacks a car (like me!!).
*Donate. It doesn’t have to be a lot of money. Hell... it doesn't have to be money at all! Check out my last blog post! Look for opportunities to give within your means. You’ll help make the world a better place and make yourself feel better too.
*Listen. Sometimes all that's needed is someone to lend a sympathetic ear to make them feel heard, cared for & loved. Make other people (& yourself) smile. The easiest way to make other people happy is to act happy yourself, even if it’s not how you feel.....So like the old song says, 'Put on a happy face.'
Talk as if you have self-esteem and are outgoing and optimistic.
"Going through the motions can awaken the emotions.”
Monday, October 8, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
The roots of this special day goes back to the 1980's. At the time, there was a movement by teachers to try to get kids to ask more questions in the classroom. Kids sometimes hold back, fearing their question is stupid, and asking it will result in ridicule.Teachers created this day on September 28, If it fell on a weekend, they would celebrate it on the last day of the month.
So, okay... I'll start
How do they get a deer to cross at that yellow road sign? *
How do you get off a non-stop flight? *
How do you know when you've run out of invisible ink? *
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? *
If a jogger runs at the speed of sound, can he still hear his Walkman? *
If a pig is sold to the pawn shop, is it considered a ham-hock? *
If blind people wear dark glasses, why don't deaf people wear earmuffs? *
If I save time, when do I get it back? *
If rabbits' feet are so lucky, then what happened to the rabbit? *
Thursday, September 20, 2007
- The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
- When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year.
- It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
- The Bible has been translated into Klingon.
- Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.
- Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.
- Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
- On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
- Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.
- The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
I'll add 10 "little known facts" each week.... have any to contribute???
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
My latest endeavor is a new series I call - Cleveland ROCKS! (ok... maybe not very original, but definitely appropriate....) About three and a half months ago I moved to Lakewood (which, obviously, is by the lake). I'm so happy to live close to the Lake! I visit it often - especially in the evenings. I started picking up rocks, that had been flattened and polished by Lake Erie, so I could skip them happily across the water. But quickly I began to notice their beauty and didn't want to throw them back in!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
First... here is my "Weird Pearl" necklace which will be up for sale on my Etsy site soon....
Now.. since I live in Ohio, these laws are for Ohio and some funny ones from particular cities in Ohio...
- It is illegal to mistreat anything of great importance.
- Owners of tigers must notify authorities within one hour if the tiger escapes.
- It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.
- Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.
- It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
- No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.
- Participating or conducting a duel is prohibited.
- Breast feeding is not allowed in public.
- It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.
- It is illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road.
- Any person who leans against a public building will be subject to fines.
- It's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license!
- It is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.
- Cross-dressing is against the law.
- You cannot eat a doughnut and walk backwards on a city street.
- It is against the law to roller skate without notifying the police.
- A policeman may bite a dog to quiet him.
- Throwing a snake at anyone is illegal.
- Riding on the roof of a taxi cab is not allowed.
- You may not run out of gas.
Aren't these a hoot??? If you what to check our your area go to http://DumbLaws.com!
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Being late for something is a very common occurrence, and can be caused by a whole host of reasons. Some are intentional, some are not. Fall behind schedule early in the day, and you will be late for everything that follows. Doctors and lawyers are notoriously late for something....their appointment with you! It's proper to be "fashionably late" for parties. And if you are late for a party (perfect seque here..) bring the hostess a wonderful set of wine glass charms! You can find these on my Etsy shop at http://monaco.etsy.com/om/
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
It can be found (for sale) - along with many other fabulous things on my website at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6935971
Thursday, August 30, 2007
- Protects silver from tarnishing (tried it... yep!)
- Cleans and lubricates guitar strings
- Gets oil spots off concrete driveways
- Gives floors that 'just waxed' sheen without making it slippery
- Keeps flies off cows
- Restores and cleans chalkboards
- Removes lipstick stains
- Loosens stubborn zippers
- Untangles jewelry chains (yep again!!!)
- Removes stains from stainless steel sinks
- Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill
- Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing
- Removes tomato stains from clothing
- Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots
- Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors
- Keeps scissors working smoothly
- Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
- Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide
- Rids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises
- Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open
- Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close
- Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers
- Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans
- Removes splattered grease on stove (really works~!!!)
- Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging
- Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell)
- Removes all traces of duct tape
- I have even heard of folks spraying it on their arms, hands, knees to relieve arthritis pain
- One fellow claims spraying it on fishing lures attracts fish.
- Let me close with one final, wonderful use, the favorite use in theState of New York--WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
truly amazing stuff, huh?
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Would it help if I showed you the new earrings I made? They're little turquoise ones... quite lovely actually. Turquoise is considered the most efficient healer, providing solace for the spirit and well-being for the body. It dispels negative energy and clears the electro-magnetic smog. Physically, it is excellent for exhaustion, depression or panic attacks.
These can be found in my Etsy shop along with a few other new things I've created.
Where's my shop? How can you find it? Just go to
Thursday, August 16, 2007
No doubt about it. Today, will be a fun-filled day, with lots of laughter. To fully participate and enjoy this day, just tell some jokes. You can do it in person, or pass along a few humorous emails. That's easy enough to do. The more jokes you tell, the more fun this day will be. We also encourage you to listen to many jokes today. Everybody is getting into the act, and in order to "tell a joke", someone has to be present to "listen to a joke".
Here's one to get you started....
One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her son into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?".The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug."I can't dear" she said. "I have to sleep in Daddy's room".A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice: "The big sissy".
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Mookaite's main purpose is to promote the acceptance of chance, and to encourage the desire for variety and new experiences. They also believe it promotes inner calm while simultaneously promoting the desire for adventure.
"They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." ... Andy Warhol
Change can be quite scary and exciting at the same time... I've been going through a lot of changes lately... a divorce, new apartment, making new friends, new grandson, and a new Etsy store (my online shop). I have known for some time that changes needed to be made in my life, but the question had always been: “How do I muster up the courage to make the changes that I so desperately want to make?” Not making changes has always been easier for me... even when I was in a quite painful situation - at least there is comfort in the familiar and I just stuck it out.. hoping for change - but not creating any significant changes myself.
What happens if we don’t heed the wisdom in our hearts that may be telling us it’s time for a change?
We risk getting stuck in a life-long rut and living a “status quo” life, which may remain the same without any change for years, and, worse yet, a life in which, we may never realize our fullest happiness and potential.
Ok... so I made a change... a BIG one and I'm terrified.... Sometimes I sit and wonder what it is that I'm afraid of, and other times I wonder what it is I'm not afraid of. What is running away? Changing? Not changing? Should I have stayed??? I'm 45... been married three times... When does that statute of limitations run out when you can really change your life?
I have no answers yet... but I'm working on it!