Hung out with the fabulous Rikki Cheese, Locq & Toxi from Sin City Bounty. February 14
Met a local Las Vegas comic: Louie Bruce February 21
Lunch with moms; fishball soup #spongy #notbungholes
Normal Guay Teow
Thin rice noodles served with slices of steak and Thai meatballs in a brown broth.topped with bean sprouts, green onions, cilantro, fried garlic, sugar, red pepper, fish sauce, soy sauce, and whatever the heck you want to throw in.
I learned a wonderful new word
(noun) Originated from Ancient Greece, nepenthe is described as something, which can make you forget your heartache, grief or suffering. (via wordsnquotes)
and I realized I have a lot of things in my life that I can classify as nepenthe
My heart was broken this month. Someone whom I loved dearly, instead of bringing an issue they had to me, chose a different way to handle it. I was crushed that this was the path they had chosen. Even moreso since the ensuing chaos has defamed another person I love and cherish. I have asked myself many times over the course of these past few days, what, if anything, could I have done to engender more trust by this individual. When I have an issue with something someone said or did, I go to the source, always to the source. I thought this was known protocol... or rather, I would have hoped that this was the protocol I have tried to instill in those around me. After days of ruminating, I realize it wasn't something I did or could have done. It was a knee-jerk reaction on their part. I am disappointed.
Because of the chaotic aftermath of the above story, I thought I would offer up a sounding board if anyone had any questions about some of the heinous social media posts that they had been seeing. I offered up the simple,
"Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have."
After an innumerate amount of private messages, and several public questions that made me pull out my dusty tarot cards, I finally had to close the thread but I have to say, it was a fun Saturday.
I'll have to do it again soon.
Our group held a book fair this month. It was awesome and I got these great pictures.
Are You Not Entertained?
Things that entertained me this month.
Sean Spicer Press Conference (Melissa McCarthy) - Saturday Night Live video
"It took a few insults delivered in a trademark shriek to hammer home that this really was Melissa McCarthy, in drag, capturing the unquestionable essence of a political figure whose public image so far has largely revolved around belligerence, alternative facts, and cinnamon gum. As soon as the assembled audience figured it out, they began cheering, causing McCarthy’s Spicer to berate them once again. “Settle down, SETTLE DOWN!,” she screeched. “Before we begin, I know that myself and the press have gotten off to a rocky start. And when I say rocky, I mean Rocky the movie because I came out here to punch you. In the face. And also I don’t talk so good.” ~quoted from The Atlantic
Myths, introduced when you are a child, make deep impressions that carry on throughout your life. I discovered Greek myths this way and have had a love of them ever since. The very first myth I ever read explained why we had winter 3 months out of the year. It was a beautiful, gentle tale of the love between a mother and daughter, Demeter and Persephone.
My love of myths and stories and folkore stemmed from this series of books:
"Childcraft was created as a sort of encyclopedia for young children. With simple texts and illustrations, the volumes were designed to make learning fun. Each volume addressed different subjects, including literature — such as short stories and poetry, including fairy tales and nursery rhymes — as well as mathematics and the sciences." ~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childcraft
We had the 1974 version of which I read every one, cover to cover, several, several times.
While researching for a simple children's story of how Odin obtained the runes for a post, I discovered this great site with kid stories accompanied by audio; including this one about
'How Odin Lost His Eye.'
"We learn how Odin, the chief of the Norse gods, gained True Wisdom so that he could see everything that was happening, and was about to happen, all at the same time. He had to pay a high price for the gift, as you will hear."
Read by Elizabeth Donnelly. Adapted for Storynory by Charlotte Sebag-Montefiore. Duration 14.32
Follow the link to read or listen to the audio. http://www.storynory.com/2012/02/14/odins-eye/
May 18 Dinner at moms
I haven't been able to spend time with moms for a couple of weeks so I thought I'd visit her at work. She got flowers from someone. She's prettier.
Me: What have you been watching, mom?
Mom: Hem-Hemi-Hemigo... I don't know, Ohma. Were-woof, I think.
Me: Hemlock Grove?
Mom: Yeah, that's it.
...later in the evening...
Me: How come you don't like the Walking Dead? It's a good show.
Mom: I don't like zombie, Ohma. You and you brother like it but not me. You know why? It's not real, Ohma. It never happen.
Me: Mom, you watch Hemigo.
Friday with moms:
Ohma, who's that chef? Ram? -Ram? - Rambo!
Moms: Ohma, someone come in my store & they from Chuckles.
Mom: Chuck public
Me: The Czech Republic?
Mom: Yeah, that’s it.
August 18, 2014
I didn't get to see my mom on Thursday because she had the rarity of 3 days off in a row so decided to go on a little vacation. They went out to stateline but returned home without staying over because they had gambled much more than they expected to.
When I saw them Saturday, it was just supposed to be a quick swing-by to pick up a package and to give Brian the details on who requested his info from my Facebook post but moms decided to cook for me.... um..... YAY! Anytime she wants to cook for me makes me so very happy.
As I was talking with Brian about upcoming small job prospects, my mom interjected...
Mom: Who are these people, Ohma?
Me: Just people I know on Facebook, mom.
Mom: Any of them ladies?
Me: Yes, as a matter of fact.
Mom: What do they want?
So I explained to her about what happened when Brian came over and she said:
Mom: So, none of them want my man?
Me: Uh... no, mom, your man will be fine.
Mom: They better not or I kick all you friends' ass, okay Ohma?
Me: Okay, mom.
Mom: Oh! Ohma! I got card.
Me: What did you get a card for?
Mom: I was at the store getting some wine and the lady asked me for ID. She make my day, Ohma.
Me: That's great mom.
Mom: Then at work, some man in the parking lot tell me "Oh... You so pretty... Mucho pretty... Mucho this... Mucho that..."
I yell in the store, "Javier, don't sell this man anymore beer. He's drunk."
Trying to figure out the best day to drop off mom's present for the holiday....
Me: Mom, before I leave, let's get on the computer so I can buy you that blouse you wanted.
Mom: Just bring me money, Ohma.
Me: I always give you money... Christmas, Birthdays, Mother's Day... Let me get you something else this time.
Mom: Ohma, if you always give me money, what make a difference this time?
Just bring me the money.....
To my work....
So my co-worker can get jealous....
Her kids never do anything for her.
I'm dropping off her present on Monday when the co-worker will be there.
One of my co-hosts and a dear friend has a tradition every year at Thanksgiving called Hobo Holiday where she invites those who are without their family or prefer not to spend Thanksgiving with them. It's been happening for almost ten years and is a rousing success...every year. This was my first one, even though I've known her for 3 years. It was wonderful and with So. Much. Food.
Everyone has a story to tell; sometimes several, including me. Here are some stories from my life and from others.
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