Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens.
Brown paper packages tied up with strings,
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS!
This is one of the things I love most in the world. There is a hypothetical question that asks: If God gave you the choice would you rather be blind or deaf, and you have to choose one. I don't think I could pick being deaf. I would certainly hope that I never go blind, but to lose the ability to hear music would crush me. Unfortunately I have not been graced with the talent, skill, patience nor coordination to create it myself. I actually think I must have been a dancer in a past life, the way music makes me feel from the inside out, but bad knees and like I said, no coordination nipped that in the bud! To list my favourite musicians is almost an impossible task because I like so many different types of music. To paraphrase Duke Ellington - there are only two kinds of music, good and bad - which I subscribe to wholly. I don't think there is any one TYPE of music that I don't like at least one example of, except perhaps New Country!
Other things that turn my crank....
What the world needs now, is love, sweet love....When one door closes another opens....If you love something, set it free....Love Hurts. Blechhh...whatever.....
Ahhh yes...well, a new phase has started in my life....the year 2002 has seen the end to a 13 1/2 year relationship with my first love. But with that demise comes a fresh start as a new love has entered my life, and he has awakened my spirit once again! (Things may have to change, though, when David Duchovny finally wises up - Tea Leoni...pah! - and comes a calling!) ; ) Then there are the critters that I love - my three wonderful but very naughty cats! For a very long time I also used to have pet rats! Wonderful, friendly and intelligent little creatures were they! Unfortunately they require a lot of maintenance, and the worst part is that they only live for a few years. It's hard to say good-bye to the little guys so soon! Then there was always the little matter of keeping the cages high enough to prevent shenanigans like this!
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"If You're Canadian, Show Me Your Beaver....."
Click Me! I Dare Ya! ; )
MISCELLANEOUS PET PEEVES, DISLIKES, AND RANTS...in no particular order!...NOTHING A GOOD WHALLOP ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH A BLUNT INSTRUMENT WOULDN'T SOLVE... Figuratively Speaking, of course!
People who dump out their car's ashtrays or food refuse out onto parking lots, or out the window as they're driving.
A.K.A. Pigs! Litterbugs in general!
(a)Tear down perfectly good buildings with historical & architectural significance
(b)Cut down plots of 300 year old Maple Trees (or others)
(c)Level off countrysides and farming properties
All with the intent of building, new, cheap, pre-fab, aesthetically devoid
condos and housing for the unimaginative masses.
Corporations that befoul the earth with pollution and/or use underpaid foreign workers,
and who get away with it all through mega-bucks lobbying and/or sponsoring of politicians.
People who don't believe that there is anything wrong with the environment.
Bio-tech Corporations who have bought the okay from American and Canadian governments alike to force feed the populus untested and unproven genetically modified organisms concocted in their multi-million dollar laboratories.
The 95% of us that just sit back and watch blind and dumb to all of the things the government is slipping by us.
People who mispronounce victuals, nuclear, foyer, mauve, herb and February....
Victuals is an old word, but if you're going to use it, say it correctly -
it's just like the cat food - vittles, nuclear has only 2 syllables, the r is silent in foyer - foi-yae,
the au in mauve is pronounced as a long o, the h in herb is not silent
and February has 2 r's - and neither of those are silent either!
...and whatever happened to the proper question "May I?" Everyone asks "Can I?" now.
U.S. Sellers who refuse to, under any circumstance, sell to Canadians or Overseas.
Thankfully they are few in the eBay community. Remember - WWW stands for World Wide Web!!
Film Makers who remake classic movies or TV shows and almost always do it badly.
eg.The Haunting, Psycho, Bedazzled and many more.
People who wear fur.
Racists and Homophobes, and the religions that foster and sanction those attitudes.
People who don't spay or neuter their pets and then let them roam free outdoors.
Poachers who kill elephants, rhinos, bears, tigers and more. They inhumanely kill these great and endangered beasts for one part of their anatomy with no regard for the animals or for the long term survival of the species. The cruel methods they use to slaughter these poor beasts should in turn be used for their own demise.
People who procreate because they can, with no consideration to what kind of parents they might actually be - emotionally and financially - and with no regard for the lives they may be subjecting these children to.
Pro-Life Activists. If you don't believe in abortion, that's fine. It is your right to believe what you wish,
but don't go around tormenting the women who have had to make one of the most momentous and difficult decisions in their lives, and leave the doctors who help these women alone.
People who make Bad Music!
Whew! Okay, those are enough Negative Vibes for now! Back to my Happy Place!