i hope this isn’t morbid…

…but i really like this poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye via Desperate Housewives (see, tv IS educational! lol!)

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

anything worth it, is worth fighting for!

but Lord why does it have to be so difficult!? i think life would be easier if i wasn’t true to myself. ’cause seemingly, that is where the problem lies. expressing your opinion can get you in a world of trouble! but why?? my opinion is just that- my opinion. no one else has to believe it! (it would be a better world if they all did 🙂 but they don’t have to). we can all live peaceably with our own opinions and our own way of doing things that don’t devalue or hurt others. is that so hard to understand? let me say it more plainly (i’m sure this is where i get in trouble)…
you are NOT always right. everyway you do or have done things is NOT the only way. you CAN’T make me see your way by saying it “meaner.” we CAN think differently and still be on the same team. even though we disagree, you’re still great AND i’m still great!

tax time is the worst!

why does the government get to take my money when my street has been waiting to get paved since ’05. can i just pay for the street to get paved and we call it even? i’m sure it would save money on car service for my brakes and shocks as well. i think that’s fair…

i forgot how it feels…

so it’s been so long since i’ve been in the lab, since i’ve been doing this 9 to 5 thing (boooo! hissss!)! but now, i’m back! i’m back writing for my project and others and can i tell you i forgot how it feels! on one hand i love the adrenaline rush! it’s back! but on the other hand, i’m so rusty i’m wondering how long it’s gonna take me to get back up to snuff! i dont have that long so this learning curve sucks! like right now, in the middle of laying down a refernce for a song, but i dont like how its coming out… the song is blazin! (if i might say so myself) but i gotta get back to A level delivery. Darn you 9 to 5! Darn you!