Monthly Archives: July 2012

kittens to the rescue

Do you want to write a lot?  Do you need to write a lot?

Let’s kittens help you out, my friends:

Get a fresh kitten image for every 100, 200, 500, or 1000 words.  Tell me if this is not one of the best programs ever!

Website Description: Written Kitten was created by Skud, Emily and contributors. We like positive reinforcement, so we decided to make something a bit like writeordie but cuter and fuzzier. Images are randomly selected from Flickr’s “most interesting” photos matching the tags “kitten” and “cute”. Enjoy!

Extra Tip: Save your amazing typed work as you go. 🙂



time machine

Yesterday I transported back in time to when I was 12 years old. How, you ask?  Apparently there is a local time machine not far from where I live, and it’s called the “Roller Jam Skating Rink.”  For $7, I got to strap on these lovely rental skates…

…which I must say did not really compare to my Roller Derby friend’s totally rockin’ skates:

I was not deterred, however, from my complete and utter lack of coolness (she even had a skull & bones bandana people!).  I was determined to burn some calories and have some fun in the process.  My main goal truthfully was to not fall down.  I am happy to report that I stayed upright the entire time… Well, I did take several breaks to sit down and to catch my breath because I learned (quickly) over the course on an hour that roller skating is one mega-workout.  I definitely feel the presence of my core today. 🙂  After a quick search online, I found plenty of commentary affirming that roller skating is great for calorie burn and cardiovascular health.  If, like me, you haven’t skated in a long time, it’s okay.  Thankfully there is muscle and coordination memory.  If you haven’t skated before, I think folks who go to or work at skating rinks tend to be kind and helpful, so you’ll be fine.  With fun music and childhood flashbacks, I recommend breaking up your regular routine with a mini-adventure to your local rink.

Who said exercise has to be boring? 🙂


tapping into imagination

Today’s inspirational spark:





beauty rest

The U.S. Men’s Basketball Team demonstrate the importance of beauty rest. 🙂







May the Force be with you

Today’s funny spark from a second grader:

I wonder who received the first valentine. 🙂

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off the grid

I was away for a while attending a family reunion held at the YMCA of the Ozarks.  It was strange to be off the grid for a period of time, but connecting with people and nature was wonderful.

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

Khalil Gibran

dallas drive

Today’s musical spark:

Artists: Télépopmusik



shoe surprise

Today’s inspirational spark:




Beautiful Buddha

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learning to fall

Today’s musical spark:

“There’s good days and there’s bad days and there’s good parts of bad days and bad parts of good days…”

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