Saturday, August 29, 2009

Arlington Cemetery

Well, I did the whole Ted Kennedy thing, via the Internet, for the past three days. I didn't plan to get involved, but it's hard to resist history, especially when his whole life was a part of my own life as I grew up. I attended Catholic school and, of course, the Kennedys were a huge deal for us.

Yes, I saw John Kennedy in person when he was campaigning in Ohio. Our family took a vacation trip to Washington, D.C. that summer, saw all of the sights, and toured the White House. Life was much simpler in 1961. Then, only two years later we all stared at the TV for three days and mourned in disbelief with the rest of the world. I saw Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed on live TV! It's hard to even imagine all of that now; but, it is still as vivid as it was then.

Too sad.

I have the same birthday as Ted Kennedy, although he was quite a bit older. On one hand, Pisces have the pleasure of enjoying everyones' happiest times, but on the other, the inability to turn off emotions when it comes to other's pain. It's rough sometimes—extreme empathy. But it is the reason that he was so beloved by his family, friends and colleagues—in spite of his often times regrettable behaviour. He was a "forgive and forget" kind of a guy and that is a rare trait.

Elizabeth Taylor is a Pisces. She has loved and lost, many times throughout her life. Now, she can no longer bear public pain; so chooses seclusion from it. Her friend, Michael Jackson would have commemorated another birthday today. She felt his pain. I felt sorry for him—I could relate completely. Hounded until the end and unable to rest. I get it.

It's all too sad.

May there be peace one day.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Living in a Large Storage Unit

As everyone probably experiences when they are younger, we don't think about death being imminent. We feel as though we will live forever.

As we get to that age where close relatives have died, schoolmates are dying and even old boyfriends are nevermore--that's starting to feel scary. Lately, celebrities are dropping like flies. All the money in the world can't buy more time. Maybe, all the money in the world, makes things worse.

So, the day that I knew would eventually come, is finally here, and I am powerless to contain the inevitable admission: "That's it, I can't take it anymore."

I want a fully functioning life!! I'm not willing to give up my hopes and dreams and plans. I'm also not willing to give up my NY apartment, so I have to make some tough decisions.

Here's some advice:

  • Get your cramped little NY apartment organized. It has become nothing more than a large storage unit because there is way too much stuff for the space.
  • Start packing "future use" items into boxes, to be put into an actual storage unit.
  • No more fooling around.
  • Do the work that needs to be done and actually accomplish something.

The clutter is choking the life out of my creativity and severely jeopardizing my sanity.

OK. Now I feel better and I'll keep you up-to-date on my progress.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Hello World!

This is my first post, but I might as well get started. I used to do alterations and repairs on jeans when I was finishing up my last year of college.

It was a great business and I may get back into it again when I can get a better location for a shop. With the way the economy is changing, a lot of us with the entrepreneurial spirit are thinking creatively again.

Eventually, I hope to have some interesting "fashion accessories" made out of denim in my store. I'm registered as BlueJeansDoctor, but not set up yet. I'll let you know when it is happening. Later..............