Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ganked

The lovely Shannon from Tattoos & Cupcakes ganked this from Tia, and I just couldn't help myself. I know I said I'd be blathering about medical things soon, but I'm a bit of an escapist, and even though things are fine, I'm not ready to talk about them yet. Therefor I am so happy to come across this little meme.

Outside my window... there is a sky full of stars, and a backyard full of sleepy chickens.

I am thinking... that I should've kept up with how many times I sneezed today. I probably broke a record or something.

I am thankful for... trials. No, really. I am. They really teach me to be thankful. Without trials and scares, I would take a lot of things for granted, things I always want to appreciate, like my health and the people I love.

I am wearing... a really old night gown, like, from 13 years ago. It's baby blue with doggies on it, and is now far too short to wear when we have company.

I am remembering... John 14:27- Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

I am creating... character sketches for the children's story I plan to complete this year, waterdoodles for my etsy shop, a portrait of a friend's munchkin and a great deal of stress for myself, as usual.

I am going... to sleep. I've got to start getting more sleep, and being on time for things.

I am reading... The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. A dear friend of mine really wants me to, so we can discuss it, but I'm having a hard time getting into it.

I am hoping... that I feel better soon. This respiratory/sinus infection is making me feel like a snotty beast. :(

On my mind... I've been worrying about my mom and dad's health a lot lately.

From the kitchen... feathers are always flying, no matter how much I sweep. I pull up a chair for Kimchi Kitty to belong, whilst Mr. T and I prepare a healthtastic meal.

One of my favorite things... is to create things that make people happy. I love it. It makes me feel useful, important.

Noticing that... I am more confident in myself than I've ever been before. I haven't been as hard on myself, and I'm beginning to really be happy with me. (I stole this one from Shannon, and I'm so glad we can both say/type this.)

Okay, taking a minute on that last one. Seriously? This is huge deal, bloggers. Being able to say I'm more confident is one thing, but being able to post this cheesy picture of myself with bed head, lip stain and smudged eyeliner is another entirely. I'm not going to pick it apart and tear myself down. I don't have to thwart anything unpleasant someone might have to say about me. I'm just me, and gosh darn it, I like myself. (Please get that reference.)

Pondering these words... "Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

Friday, March 19, 2010

I Don't Roll On Shabbos III

Life has been so incredibly hectic, lately. I realize life happens and all, but I've totally been neglecting Mimsy here. For shame, I know. I'm already back to not rollin' on the sabbath, and you know what that means. Beautiful music.

Switchfoot's "On Fire"
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I fully intend to blather about what's been going on with me as of late, medically and otherwise. Nothing gross, promise. It's just going to take more time and energy than I have to offer at the moment. In the meantime, enjoy the music.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I Don't Roll On Shabbos

As most of you folks already know (Isn't it adorable how I assume there's a plethora of you avid Mimsy subscribers?) , I'm a Christian that observes Saturday as a day of rest. It's called Sabbath. I've blathered about it before here, if you're in the least bit interested/confused/concerned.

I've run into a number of people that initially assumed that I was Jewish, because of the whole sabbath deal. Some of my dear friends like to tease, usually making reference to The Big Lebowski, calling me Walter and talking about not rolling on the shabbos. Cracks me up. I do love John Goodman, even as a foul-mouthed post traumatic stress disorder sufferer. Seriously, I know cursing is something a lot of people do, but oh my goodness, do the Coen brothers like to pack it into a movie.

Anyhow, it looks like I'm starting a little tradition here on the old blog called I Don't Roll On Shabbos. It'll be a little bit o' Saturday loveliness, some music, photos, etc. Last week it was the incredibly poetic Sufjan Stevens, and this week...

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Ben Harper. The man could sing about liposuction and it would bring a tear to your eye, but his spirituals truly are beautiful. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

O Frabjous Day!

I've heard a lot of people claim that Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland" was humdrum. While I was surprised to hear such a thing from these people, it made me think. I thought, and thought and thought some more. Humdrum? Not so, I say!

I've read the book, and I've seen a myriad of versions/performances of it. While it wasn't Burton's normal claymation creeptastical genius, it still rocked. It stayed in tune with Carroll's work, with an emphasis on "The Jabberwocky"*, the acting was splendid and it was rich and gorgeous. I went in with incredibly high expectations, and I left happy.

That's not to say there weren't some things that bugged me about it, but those things were very few. Overall, I'd say it was refreshing, imaginative and I want to own it. Just don't see it in 3D. It seemed kind of pointless to me.

P.S. Depp's Mad Hatter is both unsettling and endearing, and I need one of Tim Burton's Bandersnatches a.s.a.p. ^_^

*The Jabberwocky poem and...
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Thanks Youtube & Awesome parents/teachers.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Beautimus

I love Sufjan Stevens. Do you love Sufjan Stevens? Yes, of course you do. And I love his version of "Come Thou Fount". Love it. You can love it, too! It's not a very impressive video, but it's all I had time to find. Enjoy.

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P.S. Be expecting an update on the gloriousness that is Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland. Going tonight with a variety of wondermous people. Squee!

Friday, March 5, 2010

While The Sun Is Out

Oh, what a week it has been?! I've seen evidence all over the interwebs which leads me to conclude that I'm not alone in my horrendous experiences this past week. No blogging for me. Just work and stress, stress and work. I can't even begin to explain the ups and downs of the past seven days (though it appears I've done just that), but they've felt like a decade and I've nothing left to give.

Luckily, the lovely Jen, over at Will Sketch For Cake, nominated me for a cheery little blog award! I am ever so grateful, really. Some sunshine to pass along is just what I needed.

So, here's the deal. The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blog world. *Cue huge cheeky grin for being nominated*

If this is your cup of tea, pass it on! Feel free to:

- Display the Sunshine Logo somewhere on your blog, or within your post.
- Pass the warm glow onto 12 loverly bloggers of your choice, and link to them.
- Inform these 12 pleasant people by way of commenting on their blogs.
- Share the love and link to the person that nominated you.


Easy enough, eh? Ahem. With no further adieu, the creative/inspiring nominees are:

Ari from The Happy Cactus
Shannon from Tattoos & Cupcakes
Ari from Curious Illusion
Amy from My Little Life
Megan from The Paraplegic Chef
Jay from Genius Pending*
Nikki from Whimsy Love
Katie from The Mustachioed Penguin
Desi from The Whininess of a Girl
Michelle from Michelle Woo
Melanie from Melanie's Randomness
Karishma from Being Tongue-in-Cheeky


This is a list of incredibly warm, vibrant, creative, honest, entertaining and inspiring bloggers. I love their brains, as I suspect you will. I hope you ("you" being my faithful few) will check them out. If you don't know someone on this list, you totally should.

Good day. Sunshine. ^_^


*
As the only male, you may feel alienated. This is to be expected. I apologize, but I really think you're brilliant, sir.