Archive for December, 2011

New Years 2012!

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

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Sweetest Friends…Posting will be light till the New Year.

Tired of all the bad, sad news actually…and just dancing my cares away for now.dance-ani-lil-girl

As yet another year ends,
Do not forget your precious family and friendsnewyearani

Remember how they enrich your lives,
As the bright new Year quickly arrives.

(at least some of them eh?)greenani

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Thank you sweet friends for being one of the reasons I will have a Happy New Year!

I appreciate every single one of y’all..more than you know.

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Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.
Bill Vaughn
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New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.
Jay Leno
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Keep laughin’…

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But most of all……………
Keep fighting the good fight.
And God bless Y’all.

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Like the elephant, we are unconscious of our own strength. When it comes to understanding the power we have to make a difference in our own lives, we might as well be asleep. If you want to make your dreams come true, wake up.

Wake up to your own strength. Wake up to the role you play in your own destiny. Wake up to the power you have to choose what you think, do, and say.
Keith Ellis

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From the heart of New York City:
May the new Year bring y’all a happiness buffet.

Here’s to good times to come Sweet Friends~!

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Chanukah and Christmas!

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Please watch or listen Sweet Friends…………..

Camouflage And Christmas Lights by Rodney Carrington

Another Year has come and gone,
And I’m still here holdin’ on,
To this rifle and a picture of my kids,
They’re sayin’ its a holiday,
Sure as hell don’t feel that way,
I don’t think Jesus meant for it to be like this.

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A paper star on a plastic tree
Cotton snow in a manger scene
We do the best we can to make it feel like home.
Turkey dinner on paper plates
Sargent bows his head to pray
Boombox playin’ silent night
Camouflage and Christmas Lights.

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There probably up on the hill by now
Bundled up and sleddin’ down
Catchin’ snowflakes on the edge of their tongues
Standin’ up at the top would be
The prettiest girl I’ve ever seen
Whispering a quiet prayer for all of us.

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A paper star on a plastic tree
Cotton snow in a manger scene
We do the best we can to make it feel like home.
Turkey dinner on paper plates
Sargent bows his head to pray
Boombox playin’ silent night
Camouflage and Christmas Lights.

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Some say I’m a hero
But I’m just a Dad
Who’s trying to protect
The most precious thing I have
Someday I’ll be home again
And our world will be right
But for tonight

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A paper star on a plastic tree
Cotton snow in a manger scene
We do the best we can to make it feel like home.
Turkey dinner on paper plates
Sargent bows his head to pray
Thank God it’s a silent night
Camouflage and Christmas Lights.

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We know they serve our country best
Their loyalty— a proven test
Every sweet American soldier’s soul
Bears the burden of this honorable goal.

Please keep them in your prayers this holiday season.

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND CHANUKKAH Sweet Friends~!

Pssst…………..This is what I am workin on right now in the kitchen. Heh.razz

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Happy Chanukah!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

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Where have all the good Men gone.

When the commanding and dominant Syrian-Greeks sought to eliminate and entirely do away with Jewish life in Israel, the Maccabees did what REAL men do. They fought back.

Physical obstacles did not thwart them.
They did not dhimmi themselves.
They didn’t try to..um… logically “reason” with the enemy.

They didn’t convene Congress or call a board meeting.
Guess what. They didn’t even stop to ask for a second opinion from France or The Kingdumb.

Most see the miracle of Chanukah solely in the jug of oil which lasted eight nights instead of one.

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I see the miracle of Man.
The military victory.

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The Maccabees went to battle against the biggest, strongest army at the time. No cowering. No cringing. No tremblin or shakin in the knees.

They did what men do, when threatened by a deadly, evil enemy who sought to eradicate them all:
They took up arms.

Courage, self-sacrifice and deep, unswerving loyalty and Faith in God.

There is a righteous time to take up the Fight.

Everyone’s a pacifist between wars. It’s like being a vegetarian between meals.
(Colman McCarthy)
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Ya want the short version sweet friends?
“They tried to kill us, we survived, Let’s eat!”

The custom is to eat foods fried or baked in oil, preferably olive oil, due to the fact that the original miracle of the Chanukkah menorah involved the discovery of the small flask of oil used by the Jewish High Priest.

Among the delicacies are potato pancakes, known as “latkes” in Yiddish. Israelis, eat all kinds of doughnuts, especially jelly doughnuts which are deep-fried in oil. Mmmmmmmmmm.

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Dig in!!

Feel free to email me for secret recipes. hehcool2.gif

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm good!

May your candles and inner light be rekindled this year sweet friends.
May your Faith be renewed.

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May all your traditions be preserved.
May you find depth and meaning this holiday season and peace in your precious heart.
May your home may be blessed with light, laughter and…most of all buckets full of love.

Happy Chanukkah one and all!! jewishani-uddy.gif

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Made in America

Monday, December 19th, 2011

So sick of the self haters Sweet Friends.

Watch or listen ..and feel the Pride well up. Uh huh.

MADE IN AMERICA
(Toby Keith)

My old man’s that old man
Spent his life livin’ off the land
Dirty hands and a clean soul
It breaks his heart seein’ foreign cars
Filled with fuel that isn’t ours
And wearin’ cotton we didn’t grow

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He’s got the red, white, blue
Flyin’ high on the farm
Semper fi tattooed on his left arm
Spend a little more in the store for a tag
In the back that says “USA”
He won’t buy nothin’ that he can’t fix
With WD-40 and a Craftsman wrench
He ain’t prejudice, he’s just
Made in America

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He loves his wife but she’s that wife
That decorates on the 4th of July
But says, “Every day is Independence Day”
She’s golden rule, teaches school
Some folks say it isn’t cool
But she says the “Pledge of Allegiance” any way

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Born in the heartland
Raised up a family
Of King James and Uncle Sam

Made in America
Made in America
Yeah, my old man’s that old man
Made in America

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“The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism. …

It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.”
-George Washington

Does anyone even remember what it means to be an “American”?

Yup. I was Made in America. No apologies, thank you very much.

Christmas in Israel:)

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Guess which country in the Middle East …
aw never mind…

Not even a challenge eh?doh

Ding ding ding!
You got it.
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Israel is the only Middle Eastern nation that isn’t ferociously anti-Christian.
But Shhhhhhh.

Don’t tell the ever so ‘tolerant’ Muzlims in your midst that.

Oh, and but don’t bother visiting Christian or Jewish holy sites for that matter, in Bethlehem, Jericho, Chebron or Nablus…The um…ever so “tolerant” Muzlim Arabs hold the reins there.

Make sure you get the “Israeli” Tour k.doll-icon-jew-girl

Oh oh..and if you wanted to see Nazareth..think twice..those ever so ‘tolerant’ Muzlims are a majority in that city too…Care to guess how welcoming they are?

But Israel is the prob right?

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Good Lord.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS ONE AND ALL~!

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Keep the Faith Sweet Friends…Please.

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Shoe Shopping!

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Goin holiday and shoe shoppin this weekend Guyz n dollz. Wish me luck~!

You dudes do not know how luck yar.rotfl.gif

Fashion houses need not concern themselves with comfort or even wear and tear for womens’ shoes.
I know I know. Womens’ fashion is hardly about “function” eh.daydream.gif

Last time I went………..The women around me could hardly wait to snatch ‘em up and go out n pound the pavement.
Indeed. Tis all bout bein avant garde girls.

If the Croc or the Ugg can become an epidemic, what next? showoffani3.gif

Oh right. macabre spiked stilletoes of course. Our equivalent of Chinese foot binding. Only the women do it voluntarily.

These um..”shoes” serve no other purpose other than tryin to broadcast yer s-exiness quotient by how high off the ground you can tilt without actually fallin over.

Or outrageously unwearable gladiator viking.gif sandals.

Dontcha miss the Roman Collesium. I know I do. And those uber affordable prices can’t be beat. $199.

It’s been said: “It is the flagrant lack of practicality that makes high heel shoes so fascinating.”
(Stephen Bayley)

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Well, some of us still prize comfort over style. And silly me, I actually prefer bein somewhat close to terra firma if you catch my meanin.

The comfortable selection:

Do these meet my criteria for attractiveness? Hmmm.

Aw now take a gander at the mens’s selection:

Notice a difference?

That’s right fellaz. Ask jus about any woman what her favorite thing to shop for is…bet she won’t say groceries. Let’s be honest. Shoes are like wearin a work of Art.

Take these for example:

Think I may wait a decade or so for my next shoe shopping expedition. Maybe somethin fashionable and just a tad functional will come back in style. Ya think? i-dont-know.gif

Guess I aint the tough shoe-buying machine I thought I was.

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Shopping tip: You can get shoes for 85 cents at the bowling alley. laugh

“If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes.”babysign.jpg

Have an amazin’ weekend Sweet Friends~!

Se-xualizing Dance

Monday, December 5th, 2011

What exactly is Sexual explicitness …or has it so become the norm that most don’t give it a second thought..
or do they?
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At the beginning of the 20th century, immodest images of women in public were virtually unheard of in this country.

Women ballroom dancers swept across the floor in elegant, floor length hemlines.
By the 1920′s, even displaying a woman’s knees was still considered taboo. By the 1950′s, petticoats and tulle were all the rage and hemlines became shorter. In the 1960′s chiffon and semi-sheer fabrics were introduced and even more of the ladies’ legs were visible.

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Gradually dresses became shorter and shorter and more and more form fitting and snug owing to the introduction of stretchy fabrics.

In the ensuing decades, women were routinely dressed sexily and whether we choose to admit this or ourselves or not…

Fashions do dominate our perceptions of popular culture and in particular of women.
Dance movements have become overtly erotic, suggestive and simulate s-ex itself.

The Methodists may not have been too far off when they observed and actually offered warnings in the 18th century that dancing is “stylised sex.”

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Prior to the 17th century, men and women danced alongside each other, not even face to face.
The extent of physical contact would be touching hands with arms outstretched.

Can you say “We’ve come a long way Baby?”…Well that all depends on where we wanted to end up.
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Nearly every experience we have in society- has become ‘sexualized’. Sexuality , we are told is “a natural characteristic” of which we should feel no shame..and certainly no modesty.

So……….. because sexuality is a natural desire, is it now legitimized in all contexts?..

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In films… is it approriate to view explicit sex scenes..

At any concert, must the male and female background singers and dancers dance provocatively and in a way that encourages a sexual atmosphere?

It is a given that one criterion for a girl or woman to attain stardom in this century — is that she not need have any particular talent, but she must be willing to sexualize herself.

What was once shocking in the pop industry, the flagrant promiscuity, the degradation of morality, the attire ..we have now come to expect.

Ballroom dance was once synonymous with the epitome of sophistication.

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In times past, ballroom dancing was the “social dancing” of privileged classes. The woman wore a stunning, flowing, long gown; the gentleman a suit or formalwear.
Latin and swing dancers wore shorter dresses or skirts but dresses nonetheless.

What passes for womens’ dresses in Ballroom dance today?

Anything that objectifies women to the max.

This “practically naked’ look, we are told is “empowering” to the woman dancer.
We all value her stunning, scantily clad form as she moves across the floor. Rrrright.
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This exhibitionism will have one certain result: Every healthy male who watches this woman dance will think of her sexually.
He may not notice a single dance step but her half naked body will not escape him.

The tacit message is being sent.

Distracting men with a half naked female body is the hallmark of the entire advertisement world.

Turning girls and women into ‘eye candy’ does nothing but contaminate the dance form and lowers it to some biological exhibitionism.headwallani

Guess what…………Dancing should be judged by relative merit..not how well the dancer appeared in her bikini top with the sheer sarong wrapped around her waist to make it appear as though she were actually dressed.

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Who set this “new bar” for womens’ attire..or should I say “lack of attire” in Ballroom dance?

Anyone remember the concept of “Class”?
“Grace”?

And…Where exactly is it written that every solitary aspect of what used to be known as our “Culture” — be dominated by sex appeal?

Jus askin.

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