Blog Talkers: Heart

From Blog Talkers: Heart. What is close to your heart? Does heart disease run in your family? Would you say your heart is in good shape? Would you ever consider donating your heart after passing away? Why or why not?

I’m keeping my heart packed away in tin foil. It’s been battered, bruised and broken enough for awhile. Not that I’m closed off entirely but I’m worn out from trying to be as giving and open as I used to be. A heart needs a few calluses if it’s going to survive.

I would not donate anything if I passed away. I believe in reincarnation as a recycling procress and all of us will be just a body (meat) when we die. Souls or whatever that element is, get passed along to become something else. But, still, I have the feeling that what was me on the outside should stay that way. Worms can feast on my remains but it just seems strange for someone else to be wearing my heart, my eyes, etc. Not a selfish thing just seems that something of me should be left private, not given away to someone else. I would feel very weird about having someone else’s heart. I think I would rather not do that at all.

Have you ever looked at your hand and felt it was not really your hand? I have. It was extremely eerie. Suddenly I couldn’t trust my own hand and it felt detached from the rest of me.

Manic Monday: Heart

Manic Monday – Today the word is heart.

Heart makes me think of a couple of things.One, having heart and courage and keeping yourself inspired and passionate enough to keep going when things aren’t easy or simple.

Two, everyone needs something to help them keep faith, keep heart. If you don’t have friends, then family. If you have no one at times (and there will be times when you are alone) you can always count on the dust bunnies. They certainly have followed me everyone I go.

I’d like to say something about a great romantic love or something nice and mushy in general. But, I don’t have the experience in that area. I’m working on it, kind of. Trying to keep working and have the heart to not give up. I don’t believe there is “the one” for everyone. That would mean there is only one person for each of us. That’s not a very promising prospect. What if your “the one” lives in Egypt and you never meet. Should you just not bother to look then? Wouldn’t that be silly.

I am sure people are individual souls and there is no one soul we can mix with, there are endless combinations. It is up to each of the individuals to work together to make being a couple work out.

Something My Mom Tore Out of a Book

Family is everything. It defines you – the heart of your spirit, the heritage of your smile, not only the colour of your eyes but how they see the world. You are bound by kinship. You add you own link to the chain, and that’s where you strengthen or weaken what you’ve been blessed – or burdened – with. That’s where you use the indefinable quality that belongs to you, alone, the bit of uniqueness you pass on to your children for good or bad, the part of you that will always be separate from those who share your name, you blood, and your past.

Lola Shiner

Chatelaine Quizes

What are you (really) like in bed?
Discover your sexual persona and learn how to make it work for you Shy little flower
Okay, you’re a little self-conscious when it comes to the bedroom. But that’s OK – there’s something sexy about women who are a bit more buttoned-up, and you can work that starting point to your advantage. For one thing, it will be easy to surprise your guy – he won’t even know you had it in you! Toronto’s Rebecca Rosenblatt, a certified relationship and sexuality therapist says that if you’re too shy to say what you want out loud, hit the books. “Find an erotic story, technique, position or game in a book and mark it for your lover. If he doesn’t want to try that one, he just moves the bookmark to one he’d rather try. The book goes back and a forth a couple of times and soon you’ll end up with one you’ll both enjoy.” And of course, there are always toys, but if you’re too embarrassed to go to a sex shop, Ottawa-based sex therapist Sue McGarvie says that your local grocery store will do the trick. “Shy women need to start slowly,” she says. McGarvie’s suggestion? Pick up a flavoured oil or chocolate syrup, dab it on eight spots on your body, and then ask your man to find them all with his mouth. The catch? You’ve told him there are 10 spots. What have you got to lose?

Flirting fundamentals
Friendly, funny or down-right sexy—what’s your flirting style?
A friendly flirt
You appreciate how effective an upbeat attitude, hearty laugh and afternoon of football watching can be when it comes to winning over the object of your affection. The over-the-top sexy approach just isn’t your style. You prefer to befriend your crush and get to know him in his own environment.
The danger of this, is that you can end up becoming “one of the guys,” and let’s face it, that’s a hard image to break.
Try going out on a limb for that special someone by adding a bit of vamp to your virtuous flirting style. If you really show him what you want, there’s no way your crush will confuse you with one of the boys.

Quiz: Your perfect mate

Take our quiz and we’ll set you up with the perfect mate—even if only on paper
Class clown
Your type can have the whole room laughing within minutes of arrival. He’s always got a story or a witty comment. No one can say a bad thing about him and he’ll lift your spirits whenever you need it.

Things to watch out for: When it’s time to get serious, this guy may have trouble. He lives life in the here and now, making planning challenging.

The National Manifesto of Self-Regulation

The National Manifesto of Self-Regulation was born and it states that models must have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 18 which means that someone who is 5 feet 9 inches must weigh at least 123 pounds (56 kilos).

I read about this in a blog by Miss Chickie who wrote:

This comes on the heels of the deaths of models Ana Carolina Reston, 21 of Brazil and Luisel Ramos, 22 of Uroguay whose diets consisted of apples and tomatoes (Reston), and lettuce leaves and diet coke (Ramos). Reston died of liver failure and Ramos of a heart attack during Fashion Week in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Bold the Things You’ve Done

From Skye’s blog.

Wanna play? It’s simple. Copy, paste and if you’ve done it, bold it.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne Tipsy, not drunk.
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment During a job interview.
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie A TV show.
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show I won a dinner for two from a talk show.
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach Does it count if you touched it till it was dead?
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad – and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language More than once. LOL
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

I had 73, far more than I expected to. I would have had more if this was Canadian. I’ve been to a lot of places in Canada, not so many in the US.

Blessed Me for I Art Part Irish

Irish Blessing

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
Lullabies, dreams and love ever after.
Poems and songs with pipes and drums
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes…
That’s the Irish for you!

Another Irish Blessing

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.
May your heart be as light as a song.
May each day bring you bright happy hours,
That stay with you all year long.

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way—
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

Are you ready for St. Patrick’s Day? I will post reminders to help out those of you who need help. Think green.

Choices from one of the Quizes

What trait do you find most attractive in a lover?

* A caring heart
* A devotion to harmony
* A quiet vulnerability
* A fearless heart
* A never ending sense of adventure
* A poetic soul
* A calculating seduction style
* A radical sense of life
* A dramatic sense of superiority
* A superb ability to be flexible
* A fiery passion
* A spirit of compassion

Which would you pick? I chose ‘A never ending sense of adventure’. But ‘A superb ability to be flexible’ would be on the same level. You can have too much adventure eventally and just want someone you can bend to your will… ummm I mean, someone who will adapt to what your needs are at the moment.

Also, ‘A calculating seduction style’ has now taken over part of my brain. Likely I will be stuck with that phrase awhile. Just thinking of all the possible calculated seductions.