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snapshot of life from my perspective [Sep. 29th, 2007|08:16 pm]
[Current Location |desk in den]
[mood |contentcontent]
[music |Feist]

I need to download for a minute or two so here goes- my life is a bit mental but somehow feels ok right now-strange mish-mash of stuff is going on-
Here is a quick update for you ZACK- ha

I work WAY toooo much-I know this- but right now it is ok-i was just asked to fly to Seattle to speak for 125 people on customer service- (I would rather fly home to ND to see my dad- but sure what the hell i will fly out there on my Sunday off and do it on Monday then take the red-eye back home only to work another solid week of 10+ hour days- I got nothin' else cookin'....so I am going- I do miss training/ public speaking like that and they are putting me up in a suite at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle so that doesn't completely suck- plus I can use the frequent flyer miles to earn a ticket home again- I had a job interview at Polaris Industries- YES they make ATVs and Snowmobiles- so NOT Aveda, but a 6 figure salary wouldn't suck completely and the fatherest I would have to travel would be Wisconsin...a 9-5 job what would I do with myself?? Plus they also make victory motorcycles and getting one of those at cost wouldn't suck either- I realize when it comes to work I can do What I do anywhere- but someday how nice it would be to not be doing it---This time of the year I am placing holiday orders for salons- I feel like I have a calculator glued to my fingers-so that is work...
On the EXCITING front: We have a new family member!
We rescued a new dog! SUMI is a 7 year old Japanese Chin and he is quickly stealing my heart- the most cat-like dog I have ever met- 9 pounds- and he looks like a panda bear and a monkey mated- he makes funny noises and is the sweetest little thing- I drove down to damn near South Dakota to get him, missed the equinox ritual- and spent last weekend helping him adjust- so far pretty good for such a litte guy...Cookie had a surgery Friday and is now home next to me here recovering- on pain meds- she had 9 teeth puled and a tumor removed from her back- this will be her last surgery- I want the rest of her little life to be what it is-as I continue to spoil her rotten- 3 friends have had babies this week- it is in the water i guess- thoughts of motherhood rattle my brain and I resolve myself to working harder and cuddling with the dogs.
My dad got another experimental shot and so is still alive- he is pretty amazing and wants to see his next birthday- he is the original thelemite and says when he wills it he will go and become a star in the sky...we have had many talks about his passing and we are better than ever- Today I am packing, working, potty-training, cleaning, doing laundry, napping, and pondering all of it- my biggest question is:

If this is 'it' am i cool with that?

My answer today: YUP- a king size bed, being held my a man I love, and 3 little dogs who look at me like their God doesn't suck at all.
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Saturday...ahhh [Sep. 1st, 2007|09:29 am]
[mood |bouncybouncy]
[music |40's swing]

Get up hang out wit the hounds of love- breakfast and BBC America- surf a little before the Meditation group arrives-shower get ready and head out to "do" an 8 year old's bday party- this time I am doing a LEARN TO PAINT with an art show for 9 -8 year olds- I can't wait -then mass tonight and see everyone -especially the b-day girl Ms Kelly!

Enjoy all!
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a good night for it... [Aug. 15th, 2007|08:29 pm]
[Current Location |at the top of the world]
[mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[music |dog toy squeeking]

today I am in a salon and I swear it was the strangest thing-like watching it- co-incidence??? I dunno-
I am standing in the waiting area- watching an ant cross the floor and I start humming that little kid's song...just what makes that silly old ant- think he can move a rubber tree plant? Anyone knows an ant can't -move a rubber tree plant....I hum it over and over- just daydreaming- (they must think I am cracked) and I think this salon needs a shake-up something exciting needs to happen right now! It was like there was no one else in the room and I was standing in a group-I look up to a shelf that I never noticed before- (I go there all the time and am fairly observant- FYI-) there are 5 candles glass in boxes in a row-about 7 feet up- all I could hear was myself humming- next thing I hear is breaking glass and screaming- and it was as if I was watching it all happen in slow motion the glass was ON THE FLOOR and I was still watching it fall- WHAT THE HELL???

I still have that song stuck in my head...
(and no I did not pick it up- I delagated this time)
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notocon comments [Aug. 13th, 2007|06:44 pm]
[Current Location |my den, my desk]
[music |clothes in the dryer spinning]

ok so I don't post often- though I sit at my computer working for far too many hours a day- I think I ought to at least write something more than reviews of a salon's P & L statement- or how to fire someone or placing $10K orders for owners who still do not own a computer- but I digress...

I am back from the big OTO who-ha known as Notocon- aka gather of the Thelemites, add alcohol, stir...and as a sober participant- I was able to people watch, meet my brothers and sisters- flirt shamelessly and have a great time.

This year had it's highs and lows for me-
Lows: being so sick that I missed 2 of the talks that I wanted to see-not fun-I need new guts-
The other low moment was during the mass- I got a bit teared-up as I kept thinking that I was there and not home with my dad- that was hard for me this weekend-
I did my best to be present, and fought my emotions of thinking I could have taken the precious vacation time to go home-

I know - don't call me- I needed a break- I can't work 10+ hours a day and worry- without crashing bigtime-it was good to go-

So the Highs: or the highlight of the highs-
The local group's oasis art show and the toaster-ovens-filled with tiny bits of warm goodness
Seeing familiar faces-hugging-laughing and connecting again
The art exhibit at the Peabody Museum that blew my mind and inspired me soooo much
The day on my own exploring Salem and taking photos-
The giant lobster that I devoured shamelessly on our last night with Robin, Kat and Zack---yummmm
Attending the mass with so many people! I love that energy-
The O Hymen Hymeneaus ritual- that honestly made me giggle everytime someone said it- becasue let's face it I have a gutter mind- immature and silly yes, but loveable all the same-
Seeing the chessey sights with my sweetheart! Can you say Wax museum, witch museum, pirate museum oh boy!
Connecting with people was especially good this trip-
and inviting them to come to Leaping Laughter and visit!
Learning the creme brule was actually on the room service menu and that if I talked nicely to the guy at the tavern he would bring it to me-
Seeing all of the beauty at the formal diner-in tone, face and dress- lovely
The sheer amount of unabashed cleavage-nice
Being told I was hot-
Taking the extra time on the ride to Boston to see the ocean with a super-cute grandpa-esque taxi driver
Lunch with Robin at the airport ; )

So much more in there too-
I had a great time even though I felt like poo
Did I mention that I made a large dent in the retail options of Salem?
I learned this weekend that even in a town known for it's pentacles in the shop-windows- where Harry Potter is likened to a saint- the OTO still stands out in a crowd rather than blends- I don' know about the rest of you- but I find that somehow re-assuring...
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I am 62% white and nerdy... [Sep. 29th, 2006|10:25 am]
You are 62% white and nerdy.
How White and Nerdy Are You?
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CORRECTION [Sep. 22nd, 2006|10:49 am]
My classes will be on Wednesdays Oct 11th and Oct 25th- I accidentally listed one as Oct 14th-oops-
Each session is from 6ish to 9ish
I hope that helps to clarify!

Come one come all!
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(no subject) [Sep. 21st, 2006|12:19 pm]
This is a notice about 2 classes that I will be offering at the Thorpe studio in October.(Yes, this is the lodge space)I hope to see you there!

Oct 14th's class is all about earrings- for $20 you will learn about the findings (parts) that go into making them, how to lay them out, pick colors of beads and learn about design layouts. You will make as many pairs as you can in 2 hours! Great this time of the year for gift giving! Or for yourself! Ear wires and posts available in silver and gold!

Oct 25th's class is a basic stringing session: We will talk about how to create necklaces and bracelets-layout/color/components/design-then take our knowledge and put it to work! You will create necklace(s) and bracelet(s) as many as you want to do in the time remaining- (Last time people made a variety of things, depending on bead choice) All materials provided for only $25.

Please contact me at smoe@aveda.com if you are in the Minneapolis area and are interested in attending! Space is limited, RSVO is on a first signed up first served basis! THANKS!
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missed bellydancing last night... ; ( [Sep. 21st, 2006|09:59 am]
yesterday afternoon i found out that a good friend at work's son has a brain tumor he is almost 9 yrs old.
it really made to sad and took me back to finding out about my friend Jim-
I felt helpless and rather than get stuck in that place I decided to skip the bellydancing class to make a contribution for Cole.

I went to the craft/fabric store and get materials for a magickal get well blanket to bring to him and I made an 18 by 24 poster of a tiger playing hockey with stars for everyone to sign when they visit him in the hospital- it just felt good when I went ot bed at 11 last night (late for me) to feel like I did at least a little something to contribute.

I missed the bellydancing, but I know there will be more of that- there may not be much more of Cole...

sobering thought-much perspective and much to be thankfull for-
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a question for thelemites [Sep. 19th, 2006|03:11 pm]
If you had to create a list of the top 5 values/virtues of a thelemite what would you list?

I need to know for a project I am working on-

oh and AAARRRGGGG (a nod to national talk like a pirate day)
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still no word [Aug. 29th, 2006|04:41 pm]
Still no wordon the new role here-knock wood

so in the mean time:
Excerpt from:
Jack Parsons and the Fall of Babalon

Has anyone read this??? Any comments?
I ran acros it while looking for ideas for a priestess get-up ; )
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