Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Stealing: Harriet's Choice: The Disney Meme

Sunday Stealing: Harriet's Choice: The Disney Meme

1. Which non-Disney Princess Disney Film is your favorite?

It would have to be Peter Pan...I think we should all remember what it is like to be a child and to just let ourself experience it once in awhile.

2. Which Disney film makes you cry the most?

Hmm, I guess that would be Pearl Harbor.

3. Which Disney film makes you the happiest?

Mary is a gem and just so much fun...

4. Which Disney film has the best music?

That is really hard to answer as there are so many good sound tracks in the Disney movies. Sweet Home Alabama was great, The Rookie, Sister Act...and the list goes on...

5. Which Disney film has the best love story?

Again, there are a lot of good ones, but I just love Sweet Home Alabama...we have watched it many times.

6. Who is your favorite Disney Princess?

I really don't have one...Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite I guess she would be...

7. Who is your favorite Disney Prince?

I really have no answer for this one...who pay attention to the princes?

8. Who is your favorite Disney animal sidekick?

That would be Mushu from Mulan. He was a trip.

9. Who is your favorite Disney main character animal?

Is Eeyore a main character?

10. Who is your favorite villain?

I guess Dr. Hook...he is so misunderstood...

11. What is your favorite Disney song?
Hakuna Matata would be my favorite is a feel good song...and takes away your worries.

12. What is your favorite Disney villian song?
Don't have one...

13. What is your favorite Disney animal song?
Again, that would be Hakuna Matata or maybe Kiss the Girl

14. What is your favorite Disney Princess song?

Under the Sea is a good one...just a fun one to listen to...

15. What is your favorite Disney Prince song?

I don't remember the princes so how can I remember their songs.

16. What is your favorite Disney Prince/Princess duet song?

OMG, who remembers these things?

17. What is your favorite Disney love song?

I guess Once Upon a Dream...Sleeping Beauty.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday 9: Don't Stand So Close to Me

Saturday 9: Don't Stand So Close to Me

1. Who would you like not to stand so close to you?

Timothy Tubbs...the man rarely takes a shower...if my father was not always telling him to he probably never would.

2. Which of the following aspects of your life would you think rates the highest: mind, body or spirit?

Probably mind with spirit running a close second and body so far behind it is pathetic.

3. What is your favorite movie line?

"There's no crying in baseball!"...I use it so often in life...

4. What is your favorite movie title?

"Ever After"...because we all have control of creating our happily "ever afters"

5. What is something that has happened to you that you would consider a miracle?

I really don't believe in miracles so I would have to say nothing. I believe we all have the power to make anything happen. We just have to believe.

6. What do you try to stay away from?

Negative people...people that complain instead of taking action...people that can never see that things can and will improve, but they have to do something to make it so...

7. What is it too late for?

It is to late to change the things that have happened in the past...we always need to be looking forward, not back

8. Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.

Nothing coming to mind here...

9. Would you rather be famous now & forgotten after you die or forgotten now & famous after you die, forever? And why?

Really neither...I don't care that much about what people thing about me now nor when I am gone...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow in DFW Area

The weatherman said it would not start until later in the day on February 11, 2010. But I woke up to my neighbors car already having an inch of snow. Called my Pop to wish him a happy birthday and he said "How much are you supposed to get?" I answered that they they said 2-3 inches, but that it was not to have started yet so I really don't know. In the DFW and surrounding areas it ranged from 7-19 inches. We got more like 7 or 8 where I live, but that was more than enough. The locals say this has not happened in like 50 years. I took pictures while it was still on the trees. I think that us just so beautiful. By time I got home yesterday it was already off of the trees at it warmed up to 41 yesterday and the sun is out right now so hopefully most of it will be gone before the day is done.

The first four pics below are from the front of the house looking out and the rest are of my back yard. I was so worried about the Crepe Myrtle. You can see it in the picture with the utility shed. The branches usually stick straight up in the air...I was worried they would snap. I am happy to report they did not and it looks normal once again. Third from the bottom you can see at the bottom of the pic is bamboo that is snow laden. Poor Boomer, could not get to the yard the first night to do his business due to the bent over bamboo from all of the snow on it. I tried to show boomer that he could jump off the top step, but he was not having any of that...Glad to report he can now get into his back yard once again.

So, the big snow of 2010 in history once again.

Buddhist Temples in DFW Area

On February 6, 2010 Kerry and I went to visit three Buddhist temples in the area. We started the day out at the Unity Church in Grapevine, where we had an hour of meditation. We then split up into groups so that we did not use to many cars and put more carbon in the air than was necessary. I liked this as I got to know some new people and they shared their knowledge of Buddhism with me. The whole day was very educational and amazing to see such beautiful places right here in the DFW area.

Kerry and I are very open to different beliefs and how they work with our spiritual relationship with a higher power. We talked about our little pilgrimage at the end of the day and we both agreed that our favorite part was at the temple in Irving when the monk sat and talked to our group for about 30-45 minutes. He was a lot of fun, but shared great knowledge for someone of only 36 years of age. You can see him in the orange robes second from the bottom in these pictures.

I loaded the pictures opposite of the order we visited them, but you can see see that all three are very different as they are all from different traditions of Buddhism.

Something like this brings you back to the "Many Paths, One Power" way of thinking. I do not follow any of the Buddhist Traditions, but there are aspects of their belief that I can get my head around such as creating good and bad karma. The monk talked a little about this.