The GRATITUDE Challenge

Tuesday 29 April 2008 9 responses

I am exceedingly grateful every day for my two children
Alexander and Charlotte

They are my inspiration

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Famous Chicken Road Crossings Meme

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We all know the answer to “Why did the Chicken cross the Road?,” right?
To get to the other side has been carefully considered by these famous people:
Moses, 1300 BC: Know ye that it is unclean to eat the chicken that has crossed the road, and that the chicken that crosseth the road doth so for its own preservation.
Julius Caesar, 47 BC: veni, vidi, vici (I come, I see, I conquer)

Mrs. Thomas Paine, 1776 AD: Out of common sense.
George Washington, 1776 AD: Actually, the chicken crossed the Delaware with me back in 1776. But most history books don’t reveal this where I created the first chicken soup!
Einstein, 1905 AD: Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road moved beneath the chicken depends upon your frame of reference and your relative speed!
Mrs. Sigmund Freud, 1926 AD: The fact that you are at all concerned that the chicken crossed the road reveals your underlying secret sexual insecurity.
Mrs. Pablo Picasso, 1938 AD: Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed the chicken is an Abstract of my Art!
Gilligan, 1964 AD : The traffic started getting rough; the chicken had to cross. If not for the plumage of its peerless tail the chicken would be lost, the chicken would be lost!
Captain James T. Kirk, Stardate -357687.2 (1966): To boldly go where no chicken has gone before.
Howard Cosell, 1970 AD: It may very well have been one of the most astonishing events to grace the annals of history. An historic, unprecedented avian biped with the temerity to attempt such an herculean achievement formerly relegated to homo sapiens pedestrians is truly a remarkable occurrence.
Richard M. Nixon, 1973 AD: The chicken never crossed my crooked road and for the record,“I am not a crook!”
Roseanne Barr, 1988 AD: Burrrrrp. What chicken?
George H. W. Bush, 1991 AD: To face a kinder, gentler thousand points of headlights.
Bill Clinton, 1998 AD: I have no recollection of exposing myself to this chicken, although the chicken may have crossed the road to examine my normal grooming techniques after removing my pants!
George W. Bush, 2005 AD: The fact that the chicken has been able to cross the road with impunity despite my UN resolutions, is an affront to Democracy, liberty and justice!
Speedy Buddhacat, 2008 AD: If you ask this question, you deny your own chicken-nature.
Players: Miss Moneypenny, Linda, Robin, Kimberly Artimus Barker, Olga the Traveling Bra, Los Lobo, Bobby The Revellian, Roberts Road, Speedcat Hollydale, add your link here.

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Note: This is the initial creation of a Covert Chicken Meme! The rules are simple: the Bloggers tagged in the above list of famous people tag other Bloggers by adding their link to the Famous People listed in bold typeface. If you need more tags than add more famous people and their answers!
This could be the Big Bang of Chickens in a new Running Chicken Clucker Nebula!

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Giggly Girls

Tuesday 22 April 2008 4 responses

Giggly girls, sit down in the sun

Of Starbucks store windows; they’re having their fun

Laughing and joking at everyone--

The toddler a-running, their honeybuns, sweet,

Coffee they're quaffing, the new girl they greet,

Party they're planning, his phone call last night;

The giggly girls are filled with delight.

Ponytails jiggling, as sugar-rush hits;

Those giggly, jiggly girls are in fits;

Laughing at nothing, grinning with glee;

I watch and recall when the giggler was me.

Giggly girls on the trampoline,

Since Mommy's not home, it's just not a good scene,

Passing and sucking their pipe of glass, clean--

They're out in the open, at height of the day,

Bouncing and jumping, like children at play,

Choking and smoking and grinning with glee;

The giggly girls, so young and so free.

Pleated skirts lifting, as wind blows them high,

Those giggly, jiggly girls reach the sky.

Laughing at nothing, grinning with glee;

I watch, but cannot crush the mother in me.

Kathleen Mortensen ©2008


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Starlight Day

Wednesday 16 April 2008 0 responses


Mel from Monday Morning Power has launched 2 new sites that are "link-love" based, but emphasize quality over quantity.

Mel believes that to achieve and maintain happiness we need to, actively, be able to do two things:
Complain and then let go (Dump the baggage, the roadblocks to happiness.)
Express Gratitude (The open expression of gratitude promotes happiness.)

Mel believes that everyone has something to be grateful for and/or something to complain about. If you would like to participate in what could eventually be bigger than the Big Bang, please follow the appropriate link:

"Are You Grateful?"

"Complain Complain Complain."

You you can submit multiple entries. Those who have not participated, please consider doing so. Tagging is completely optional.

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