Saturday, August 20, 2011

Movin' Right Along

I love the Muppets. The original ones, from the 70's & early 80's, with Kermit & Gonzo & Miss Piggy & Fozzie & Waldorf & Statler & Dr. Bunson Honeydew & Beaker & Scooter. The original "Muppet Show" with Pigs in Space & the Swedish Chef. The movies "The Muppet Movie" and "The Muppets Take Manhattan" and "The Great Muppet Caper." I love the music and the stories and the lessons I learned - it's not easy being green (or red or yellow or blue), but it's ok & it's beautiful and I like it and it's what I want to be; never agree to help Fozzie with a joke because more often than not it will backfire or just plain not work; don't try to figure out the Gonzos in the world, just appreciate them for who they are; sometimes there are going to be people who heckle you & pick on you regardless of what you say or do; and singing loudly (in-key or out) can make a bad day better and a good day great.

How did I get on this subject again?

Oh yeah. I was going to post about how it's the end of summer and school will be starting next week here. Changes are coming, ds is going into 5th grade and dd into first. I'll be volunteering again, dance and tae kwon do will start soon, girl scouts and boy scouts will keep us hopping, and just for fun I've decided to take ballet. No, I'm never going to be a ballerina, never wanted to. It just sounded fun, and I really like the woman teaching the class. Anyway, changes are coming & I'm not sure how often I'll be posting... but having said that, I'm kind of a random blogger anyway, and I like it like that.

"Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection...
the lovers, the dreamers, and me."

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm famous!

Well, no actually I'm not. But I did answer a survey about craft blogs and I'm one of 3 craft bloggers in South Dakota, which I think is pretty cool. Here's the link to the results, and by the way the survey is still open just in case anyone wants to add their two cents:
Craft Book Project
This survey is actually part of a woman's thesis, which I find quite amazing. I never could have imagined, years and years (and years, if you must know) ago when I was in college this strange thing called The Internet would be this big, this important, this much a part of everyday life. Way back in The Dark Ages (ie, when I was in college) the World Wide Web was young and kind of scary, and many of us weren't sure it would be around for long. I remember working at the front desk in my dorm and a friend being in the office behind me, claiming to be talking with someone in Russia. I didn't believe her, I thought it was probably someone much closer who said they were in Russia but trying to scam her. Fast forward to now and not only do I talk with people around the world but I absolutely love reading craft blogs from Norway, England, and anywhere they post in English. I salute the creator of the project and her effort, what a neat idea and wonderful execution. Great job, Alicia de los Reyes!