Monday, April 28, 2014

YouTube Treasures: BenDeLaCreme Performs Live at Roscoe's

Mondays are a drag...

Horoscopes: 04.28.14


Aries: March 21 - April 20
Dreams should not be achieved by the cost and the loss of self. While we can evolve and grow into the "ourselves" we envision or want to be tomorrow, our core natures should be preserved.

Taurus: April 21 - May 21
Enjoy tranquility when it presents itself. Few ever truly cherish it as much as it should be. Find those quiet moments through your day and use them as mini-recharges for your internal battery.

Gemini: May 22 - June 21
Do not linger on stressful moments that have passed. They have been dealt with. Move on. You gain nothing by replaying the resolved tensions of yesterday.

Cancer: June 22 - July 22
I often recommend walks in nature to clear a cluttered mind, but you can also bring a little nature inside to reap the same rewards. Put a small plant at your desk at work. Tend to it, and it will tend to you.

Leo: July 23 - August 22
You tend to take your inner strength for granted. It's endless if you need it to be. You don't need to shut down your emotions to be powerful, however. You are a lion. Roar.

Virgo: August 23 - September 22
Many times we get stuck in the "that's not fair" mentality. Life isn't always fair. It doesn't have to be. It just is. Nature isn't always fair. It doesn't have to be. It just is. When storms present themselves, just remember that it's not personal. It just is.

Libra: September 23 - October 23
Procrastination is the first step to regret. Get off your ass.

Scorpio: October 24 - November 22
Wishing alone does not bring our deepest desires to fruition. You need to add "action" and "perseverance" to the recipe... and a little cinnamon.

Sagittarius: November 23 - December 21
You're waiting for the world to finally hand you something fabulous to make up for all the crap you've been previously handed. Ironically, the actually world is waiting for you to do something fabulous. Don't disappoint.

Capricorn: December 22 - January 20
Singing in the shower will never suffice if what your heart really wants is to sing on a stage. Don't diminish your light simply because you think others may not approve of your choice of sequins and heels.

Aquarius: January 21 - February 19
If you often find yourself "playing yourself down" to fit in with the people around you... you are around the wrong people. We are meant to shine, not fade.

Pisces: February 20 - March 20
There can never be too many fish in the sea. Spread some love, little fishie. You get so much joy from making other smile. It fuels you. It feeds you... and it makes you glow.

Monday, April 21, 2014

YouTube Treasures: Drag Valkiria 2011

Mondays are a drag...
I have to give her a lot of credit because she kept on going despite the endless and epic wardrobe malfunctions...

Horoscopes: 04.21.14


Aries: March 21 - April 20
Do not let a single moment set the pace for the rest of the day. Moments of sadness, despair and anger never last longer than we allow them to. Instead of dwelling... release.

Taurus: April 21 - May 21
You often seem to merely allow life to happen to you, and then blame someone else when something doesn't turn out as you wish it had. We are as equally responsible for our inactivity as we are for our actions.

Gemini: May 22 - June 21
Dreams are a wondrous thing, but they will remain dreams if action filled with purpose does not follow.

Cancer: June 22 - July 22
Anger can be powerful emotion worth experiencing. Too many times, we judge "anger" as being a negative thing, but it exists for a purpose... to process and release the negativity that builds up within us. If we don't own it, it eventually comes to own us.

Leo: July 23 - August 22
The spotlight can be very alluring as well as deceiving. Celebrate your successes with a little modesty and you'll find that more people will be willing to celebrate with you.

Virgo: August 23 - September 22
The ones we love often end up inadvertently being on the receiving end of a lot our stress and tensions. Plan a nice surprise getaway for the one who always lifts you up. Let them know there is someone to lift them up too.

Libra: September 23 - October 23
The days have beautifully rainy and grey, but you actually love this type of weather. There is nothing wrong with sitting in your yard during a rainstorm and having a martini with or without an umbrella.

Scorpio: October 24 - November 22
That little voice in your head is called "guilt". Unfortunately, ignoring her won't make her go away. It won't make her silent either. If she's not addressed, she'll become a permanent resident and she'll rub her filthy paws over everything you do.

Sagittarius: November 23 - December 21
Say it... you are afraid of making your dreams come true. They're fine and dandy as long as they are all just fancy daydreams to get lost in, but it takes hard work to shine bright. 

Capricorn: December 22 - January 20
There's nothing wrong with living in the sidelines every so often. No one bothers you. You stay out of the limelight. It's quiet. It's peaceful, but it's also lonely.

Aquarius: January 21 - February 19
Joyful energy is very powerful. It's uplifting and contagious. The truly amazing aspect of it, however, is that it does not deplete the more of it gets spread aboutit increases.

Pisces: February 20 - March 20
Is playing the peacemaker all the time truly all you thought it would be? It's admirable, without question, but not at the cost of your own tranquility.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Gratitude Journaling

Our days get flooded so easily with bits of nonsense that it's no wonder that so many people struggle with that gnawing feeling of lack. Stress. Depression. Grey. I usually call it "feeling grey". Black is elegant. Blue is beautiful. Not everyone can wear red. Purple is magical. No one should wear yellow. Ever. Green is hope and truth. Orange is full of energy, but grey... grey is a feeling. Grey is a lack of all of that, as though the clouds exist just above your head... your own personal rainstorm. Hurricane You. Ironically, I'm fond of hurricanes and thunderstorms and grey days. There can be moments of peace in grey, but I don't think we are meant to dwell in grey for too long. I like blues and purples, but you'll usually find me in black. It's slimming.

I'm a big fan of Gratitude Journals. I think they can work wonders on the psyche, especially if our default setting is grey. I don't actually keep a physical one, though perhaps I should. I've always loved those little Moleskin notebooks. I wouldn't need anything fancy. I keep my list in my head, and whenever the grey starts lingering too long, I read it too myself to bring back in a little color...

Things I Am Grateful For:
1. Brighton, my lover, best friend and husband (blue)
2. Baxter, our Jack Russel Terrier (orange)
3. Beamer, our beautiful old dog who crossed over in 2013, who I will miss forever (white)
4. My friends (most of which fluctuate between blue, green, purple and orange)
5. My family (most of them are grey to me now, but my nieces are green and red)
6. My intelligence, wit, sarcasm and modesty ~smirk~ (blue... sometimes purple)
7. My creative nature and versatility (blue, purple and green)
8. My spirituality (definitely purple)
9. My immortal inner child (green)
10. Food, shelter and clothing (green)
11. Employment (currently a little grey... needs to be made blue and green)

What color wears you?

Horoscopes: 04.14.14

Today's Horoscopes are brought to you by my bookshelf...


Aries: March 21 - April 20
Legacy of the Drow by R.A. Salvatore

Taurus: April 21 - May 21
Sex in History by Reay Tannahill

Gemini: May 22 - June 21
Secret Identity by Craig Yoe

Cancer: June 22 - July 22
Imajika by Clive Barker

Leo: July 23 - August 22
A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maquire

Virgo: August 23 - September 22
The Complete Kama Sutra by Alain Danielou

Libra: September 23 - October 23
Living Together: Practical Legal Issues by Margaret C. Jasper

Scorpio: October 24 - November 22
Dancer From the Dance by Andrew Holleran

Sagittarius: November 23 - December 21
The Writing Life by Anne Dillard

Capricorn: December 22 - January 20
The Stand by Stephen King

Aquarius: January 21 - February 19
Es La Habana by Pepe Navarro

Pisces: February 20 - March 20
Grendel by John Gardner

YouTube Treasures: Alaska Thunderfuck ~ Season 6 in 60 Seconds

Mondays are a drag...