Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Funniest People in the World - PostADay Topic

Today's topic on the PostADay challenge is to name 3 of the funniest people in the world.

For me it is quite easy  for me to list who I think are the funniest people.

My number one is Mr. Robin Williams.  Ever since I saw him in Mork and Mindy I have thought of him as the funniest person on the planet.  He is so wonderful in how he can turn any interview into a stand up routine that can have the host unsure where to go next.  Every time I see that he is going to be on late night shows like the Late Show with David Letterman I make it a point to watch so I can see what he is going to do because I know it is going to be a riot.

My number two would have to be Jeff Dunham and his 'friends'.  The first time I saw his show on DVD I laughed so hard at Walter that my sides hurt for two days.  He is a master at what he does and there are time when Jeff fades into the background and all you see is the puppet.  What is really funny is when he make fun of himself with one of the characters.  Walter is the best at this.

My number three is a person I have enjoyed since I was little.  Bill Cosby.  My dad used to listen to records of him so much that I used to have his routines memorized.  Now I have the albums.  He is old style humor.  Not vulgar or adult.  He is family humor.  "Ding...NOAH!"  (if you don't get it listen to his shows)

Endless laughter to you.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

What's going on today.....

Absolutely nothing.  No not really but it feels like it.  I was finally able to take out the stitching on the bottom of my cloak.  It was not as bad as I thought it was going to be.  I had to use small scissors that at the end were very uncomfortable.  I took to the iron board and pressed out the seams and it looks really nice again.  I'm not going to hem it up again.  It just won't look right. 

I am washing my ritual clothes too and other laundry that needs to be done today.  My black robe is washed, just need to dry it and hang it up so it doesn't get wrinkled.  I need to finish my white robe before Imbolc.  I have all the pieces cut out and a couple sewed together.  I need to set up my meditation table in the bedroom.  I have the items just need to set it up. 

I am working on a post for Imbolc.  I should have it ready for next week.  I am also going to post some recipes and a house cleaning ritual to do to celebrate the Sabbat. 

I am still working on the Daily Post "Post A Day 2011 Challenge."  Problem is that the topics are...what is the word....boring?....no not that....just not easy to write about.  Yea that is it.  I am going to go back to posting stuff on herbs and other things like before to help.  I will still check the topic of the day and see if anything looks interesting and write about it.

So on to my next task for the day....laters

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January 19th, 2011 Day of the Full Moon

Blessed Day!

Today is January 19th, 2011.  A Wednesday.

Moonset is at 6:58am.  Moonrise is at 5:16pm  Full Moon is at 2:22pm

The moon will move from Cancer to V/C at 2:22pm and move into Leo at 3:14pm.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

First topic in PostADay2011 Redux

Since I am coming into this late I have decided to take a past topic since I don't have anything for the one for today. The topic is:

List three countries you’d like to visit, and why you want to go.

First is England.  Now I have been there already, twice infact.  I want to go back.  I like London but I would like to see other places too. 

Second would be Greece.  I want to see the ancient places.  I want to experience the ancient places.  I want to walk in the paths of the ancient Greece peoples.  I would love to see the temples to the Gods and feel their influence.

Third is definately Egypt.  Specifically Alexandria and the pyramid complexes.  For all the same reasons mentions for Greece.

Neat thing is that I have booked a cruise to the last two for 2012. 


Monday, January 17, 2011

A Question of Hope

What gives you hope? And what, if anything, makes you question hope?

This can be a difficult question to answer because I have never really thought about what gives me hope.  I mean yea...I constantly say, "I hope this and I hope that...", but what do I really truly in my heart give me hope.

One thing that gave me hope was the election of President Obama, no really it did.  I guess on some level I still have hope that he will do as he promised.  Something that questions my hope in the President is his constant bending to the Republicans in the Congress.  It does give me hope that there as been strides in government. 

I have hope that I can reach my target weight now that I have already lost more then I hoped I would, see there's the word again. 

It gives me hope that our financial status is improving when we can sit down and make a plan to pay our bills off completely and at the same time start planning ahead for future things.

I have hope that I will be continuing my spiritual journey and learn more and experience more.

Like I said this is a difficult topic for me to write on.  But hey, without making the attempt you will never know if you can do it.  I have done it and I feel great. 


I’m Posting every day in 2011!

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now. I will be posting on this blog once a day / once a week for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Religious Freedom Day

Today the President of the United States made a proclamation stating that today is to be marked as Religious Freedom Day. 

The proclamation follows.

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 14, 2011 Presidential Proclamation--Religious Freedom Day




Our Nation was founded on a shared commitment to the values of justice, freedom, and equality. On Religious Freedom Day, we commemorate Virginia's 1786 Statute for Religious Freedom, in which Thomas Jefferson wrote that "all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion." The fundamental principle of religious freedom -- guarded by our Founders and enshrined in our Constitution's First Amendment -- continues to protect rich faiths flourishing within our borders.

The writ of the Founding Fathers has upheld the ability of Americans to worship and practice religion as they choose, including the right to believe in no religion at all. However, these liberties are not self-sustaining, and require a stalwart commitment by each generation to preserve and apply them. Throughout our Nation's history, our founding ideal of religious freedom has served as an example to the world. Though our Nation has sometimes fallen short of the weighty task of ensuring freedom of religious expression and practice, we have remained a Nation in which people of different faiths coexist with mutual respect and equality under the law. America's unshakable commitment to religious freedom binds us together as a people, and the strength of our values underpins a country that is tolerant, just, and strong.

My Administration continues to defend the cause of religious freedom in the United States and around the world. At home, we vigorously protect the civil rights of Americans, regardless of their religious beliefs. Across the globe, we also seek to uphold this human right and to foster tolerance and peace with those whose beliefs differ from our own. We bear witness to those who are persecuted or attacked because of their faith. We condemn the attacks made in recent months against Christians in Iraq and Egypt, along with attacks against people of all backgrounds and beliefs. The United States stands with those who advocate for free religious expression and works to protect the rights of all people to follow their conscience, free from persecution and discrimination.

On Religious Freedom Day, let us reflect on the principle of religious freedom that has guided our Nation forward, and recommit to upholding this universal human right both at home and around the world.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 16, 2011, as Religious Freedom Day. I call on all Americans to commemorate this day with events and activities that teach us about this critical foundation of our Nation's liberty, and to show us how we can protect it for future generations here and around the world.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.


Some will say, "What is the point of this, there is already freedom of religion."  Yes there is as stated in the United States Constitution's First Amendment. 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
This amendment was shaped by the clause drafted by Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia General Assembly in 1786.  The following is an excerpt from the original statute;

Be it enacted by General Assembly that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of Religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge or affect their civil capacities. And though we well know that this Assembly elected by the people for the ordinary purposes of Legislation only, have no power to restrain the acts of succeeding Assemblies constituted with powers equal to our own, and that therefore to declare this act irrevocable would be of no effect in law; yet we are free to declare, and do declare that the rights hereby asserted, are of the natural rights of mankind, and that if any act shall be hereafter passed to repeal the present or to narrow its operation, such act will be an infringement of natural right.

This speaks volumes the during the 1700's our founding fathers valued a persons right to believe whatever they chose to believe and that it should not be infringed upon by anyone or any established government.  So why do some may not follow this simple statute?  Could it be lack of education? Most certainly.  I will admit that I was unaware of such a statute while I was schooled.  Another reason could be that they just to want to know.  They would rather be blind and dumb to the history of the United States and its laws.  The revolution was because of the religious oppression of the Church of England and yet today there are religious leaders who would see those who don't believe as they do oppressed.
Today is Religious Freedom Day.  Respect the beliefs of others, whether they be family, friend, or stranger.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What the frack happened?

My last entry was on September 6, 2010...what the frack happened to make me stop entries.  I have no idea.  I haven't had anything more the do then I did before.  I still work from home.  I still fill any order for the store in the morning and do other things in the afternoon if they need it.  Oh wait I know....I got fracking lazy....AGAIN!!

I have failed to keep this blog going as well as the other blog I do for Grove of The Ancients.  I have failed.  Now I need to get it back up and running on a regular basis.  I really need to post something everyday even if it is just dribble.  Dribble can be good and it can lead to some meaningful discussions eventually.  So now I need to get some content lined up.  I would like to not talk about politics if possible because that can lead to nastiness. 

So, if there is anyone reading this, be patient I will get it going again.  I promise.