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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

HAIKU -17: JUST DANCE

Just dance and forget
Problems and wrongs that you made
Feel good in the end


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

JANUARY 2014 SNOW DAY!

Howdy Saints and Legends!

I guess it's snowing outside all day today...bummer bummer.  You know why I said bummer?  Because of the snow shoveling that I dread is coming up later on today.  Yup!  Meaning me and my brother are going out when the snow stops falling to clear our front yard of it.  And how muscle-straining it will be!!!  LOL.  In the meantime, I have started on my meditations for the day with my brother's book that I borrowed from his library earlier this morning.  Here it is:

Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia edited by Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas, PhD, STL

And here's a snapshot of what I was reading.  It's the book's thoughts on meditation.  Can you read it completely?  Meditation is a combo of prayer and reflection during which the individual is thinking about God through numerous images.  The image that came to mind as I was reading this entry is a light bulb and God is its brightness casting all the doubts of darkness away.


Entry on "Meditation" in the Catholic Encyclopedia I am reading today.

And while I was reading the above passage, I was eating strawberry-flavored cake that I baked this morning.  I had flushed it down with a small glass of 2% milk from the local supermarket.  


A piece of strawberry cake with a small glass of milk.  don't assume I'm on a diet though...

And this is how a view of outside is right now.  The snow has accumulated on the ground and on this structure and cherub that stands in the backyard.  It was so freezing cold when I opened the window to take a picture of it.  When I was living in the islands I constantly dreamed about snow and how it would look and feel in actuality.  But now that it's been 10 and a half years since I lived in the snowy parts of America, that I have walked on it and experienced it and all, I tell you it's a beauty and a monster all in one.  First of all, it looks beautiful from inside the house but when you are an adult and you have to take the bus to work or school, it is a peeve...  And of course the hard shoveling that has to be done to clear your front and back yards of it.  You also can't drive in your car through it if it is too much for your wheels to handle.  (Note: not everyone feels the same way though.)  It is fun for kids cause they get to play in it without shoveling it....and that school is always cancelled for them.  


The snow-covered ground and backyard.

So that's what this snow day has been like for me.  I also need to complete my homework for the current module of Humanities 202 that I am studying online at a northeastern university.  My life is balanced at the moment!!!  Thanks God and thanks for reading and following.  It's a pleasure!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

JAMZ' VENTURES: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Hello Saints and Legends!

It's me, Jamztoma...  Hi!  I went with my friends earlier today to view a movie called, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" at a theater over at White Flint in Silver Spring, Maryland.  I had fun I must say and the same with my friends.  I ordered medium Coke, a large bag of fresh, buttery, yummy Popcorn, and a bottle (size of a Deer Park bottle of water) of Minute Maid orange juice.  I was so excited because I had googled the movie last night (found out that it was rated PG, yay!) and that I had a clear picture of its plot plus I will be watching it with 5 of my friends.  What a great way to celebrate the second day of 2014, huh?

Anyway, here's a photo of the movie's poster at the White Flint theater...

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty movie poster at White Flint theater.


It taught me a lesson that I should not always daydream but to "open my eyes" to my surroundings in case I  might miss something special there.  Or someone...

I took the Metro bus C8 from White Flint and stopped in front of the Glenmont Shopping Center to walk home.  I have to shed some pounds cause I have a Santa Claus belly now...lol.  To me there's nothing wrong with it but it is to the world of fashion and employment and health.  And while I was walking in front of my brother's home, this is what it looked like:

Gray and cold day in my neighborhood...
I hurried home because it was snowing at that moment (which sadly, the photo doesn't show the droplets of a snow and rain mixture) and in a flash of green, tan, black, white, and checkers, I am now in front of my computer typing this for you all.  I am glad to report that I had fun on this 2nd day of the new year.  It is part of my goals for a luminous, free, peaceful 2014.  Take care, jt

I leave you now with a trailer of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" obtained from Youtube.  Thank goodness for Youtube.  Special thanks to user: moviemaniacsDE ...thanks mmDE!!!




Wednesday, January 1, 2014

OH 2014

Happy New Year's everyone!!!  Be happy, be safe, be free, and be nice.

In 2014,
what will my future be?
what am I going to see...
in 2014.

Will I still be solo?
Am I expecting to get gold
where will myself go?
back to Pago Pago?
oh yes, oh no...

I still got plans for 2014
Up here in this season-changing scene
Land of the brave and mighty
oh help me 2014.

Am I going to be married?
Am I going to succeed?
Am I going to fall beneath?
Am I going to be free?

In 2014 oh
Will I still be alone?
Am I going to realize my goals?
Where will I be tomorrow?

I still got goals for the next 11 months
I know that they can't see my thoughts
I must learn to let go of negativity
I'm concerned: will they leave me be?

2014
Are you going to change my destiny?
Why do you appear sad and then happy?
Do you see something I don't see
What do you have in store for me?

Oh 2014,
Trust in God, I believe...

Here's a Youtube video of a song from Lea Michele who plays 
Rachel Berry on Fox's hit tv show: GLEE.  This song will be on her 
forthcoming CD: Louder.  It's dedicated to all those who, like 
myself, need to come into the light of the Lord and flourish their 
God-given talents for the world to see.  No more mourning, no 
more feeling trapped.  Just fly into the sun and be a number 1!

******
Song: Cannonball
Artist: Lea Michele
Album: Louder (2014)
Youtube video: Evren Lyrics...thanks Evren!!!