Why I love animals.

Animals love the simplest things, like spending time. It doesn’t matter what you are doing or why, you are there with them. The smallest act means so much to them. I ran across this on a friend’s MySpace page and fell in love. Meet. Ninja. Kitty.

Ninja cat approaches

Honorary Insomniac

:::sings::: Lethargy
I’m so tired now that I can’t see
Paranoid, think someone’s following me
Oh Lethargy, it’s sleep I need…

Ok, so it is 2:15pm. Just got home from being kidnapped by the rest of my family for breakfast after a quick stop at the framers. Ran in Barnes to pick up my new book and a couple magazines, Office Depot to buy paper for the Art for Cures flyers for tonight…I don’t remember getting out of the car. Just thankful I wasn’t driving. I was on the phone at 4:30am, sending a completed PDF file at 5am and spray coating nine canvases in my garage in 27 degree weather (I know, waah, most of you would kill for 27 right now, right Jennifer? hehe) and finally got in bed around, oh, 6am. I woke to the sound of my daughter telling Logan, “No! Don’t wake her…” at 9:30pm as she tried to keep him from doing revelry (not knowing, in his defense, that I had been up that late). Yup, I am the walking dead…

Ysa has been sick so my focus has been her till the guys were off work yesterday and I could relax. Of course my definition this week of relaxing is painting five canvases in one day and designing a program for the show tonight. I have been fighting off whatever Ysa has and pushing the envelope on freelancing as much as I can these last few weeks; I have already given the family warning as to what will happen if I am woken up on Sunday. It will not be pretty. :::Cheshire cat grin:::

Funny how your body shuts you down when you don’t listen to it.

Canvases done and at the framers for hanging kits (thank you Cindy!). I am printing my greeting cards and Art for Cures fliers for tonight. I am donating two canvases for the silent auction and will be exhibiting seven others as well as displaying my cards and promotional wares on my table. I’ll try to take photos but will be interested to see how long I am vertical.

After the show, unless caffeine is involved, all bets are off…

Oh yea, quit drinking coffee on the 31st of December. It doesn’t even taste right now which helps the craving but my soda intake is going up so I have to reign in. Had to quit; coffee makes your Lymphatic system sluggish. Not the caffeine, the coffee itself so decaf doesn’t help. My whole system is already blocked so coffee just makes me O_O like the StayPuff Marshmallow Man.

Ok, more Sunday when I am not so brain dead, lots to share including photos. :)

ARRRRR Mateys! ‘Tis that time of year again!

Shiver me timbers! ‘Tis been a year ashore already since the last International Talk Like a Pirate Day floated past. Funny how time flies when y’ur busy pillaging art supplies and plundering the daily work load. Despite havin’ it in me planner, the one covered in Mooole skin, I overlooked it and had to be reminded by an ARRR’tful IM this mornin’.

Here is a quick collection of piratey goodness I plundered for y’ur enjoyment…

Pirate Jokes and, yes, even pirate HAIKU
http://www.piratejokes.net/

And elsewhere I stumbled upon these gems…

What’s a pirate’s favorite socks? Arrrrgyle.

What does a pirate think happens at the end of time? Arrrrmageddon.

What’s a pirate’s favorite food? Arrrrrtichokes.

And because I love all me mateys, I dug this treasure chest of Disney goodness up so blast the cannons speakers and sing along!


Yo Ho (A Pirates Life For Me) – Disneyworld

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.
We pillage plunder, we rifle and loot.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.
We kidnap and ravage and don’t give a hoot.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.
We extort and pilfer, we filch and sack.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.
Maraud and embezzle and even highjack.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.
We kindle and char and in flame and ignite.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.
We burn up the city, we’re really a fright.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.

We’re rascals and scoundrels, we’re villians and knaves.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.
We’re devils and black sheep, we’re really bad eggs.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.

We’re beggars and blighters and ne’er do-well cads,
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.
Aye, but we’re loved by our mommies and dads,
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.

…or, if you fancy y’urself a modern pirate, click y’ur hook on the play button below and follow the COMPLETE lyrics below…


Hoist the Colours – Hans Zimmer

Yo, ho, haul together,
hoist the colors high.
Heave ho,
thieves and beggars,
never shall we die.

The king and his men
stole the queen from her bed
and bound her in her Bones.
The seas be ours
and by the powers
where we will we’ll roam.

Yo, ho, haul together,
hoist the colors high.
Heave ho, thieves and beggars,
never shall we die.

Some men have died
and some are alive
and others sail on the sea
– with the keys to the cage…
and the Devil to pay
we lay to Fiddler’s Green!

The bell has been raised
from it’s watery grave…
Do you hear it’s sepulchral tone?
We are a call to all,
pay head the squall
and turn your sail toward home!

Yo, ho, haul together,
hoist the colors high.
Heave ho, thieves and beggars,
never shall we die.

So put on y’ur best eye patches mateys and swash a buckle today till the sun sets on the horizon!

ARRRRR Mateys! ‘Tis that time of year again!

Shiver me timbers! ‘Tis been a year ashore already since the last International Talk Like a Pirate Day floated past. Funny how time flies when y’ur busy pillaging art supplies and plundering the daily work load. Despite havin’ it in me planner, the one covered in Mooole skin, I overlooked it and had to be reminded by an ARRR’tful IM this mornin’.

Here is a quick collection of piratey goodness I plundered for y’ur enjoyment…

Pirate Jokes and, yes, even pirate HAIKU
http://www.piratejokes.net/

And elsewhere I stumbled upon these gems…

What’s a pirate’s favorite socks? Arrrrgyle.

What does a pirate think happens at the end of time? Arrrrmageddon.

What’s a pirate’s favorite food? Arrrrrtichokes.

And because I love all me mateys, I dug this treasure chest of Disney goodness up so blast the cannons speakers and sing along!


Yo Ho (A Pirates Life For Me) – Disneyworld

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.
We pillage plunder, we rifle and loot.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.
We kidnap and ravage and don’t give a hoot.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.
We extort and pilfer, we filch and sack.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.
Maraud and embezzle and even highjack.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.
We kindle and char and in flame and ignite.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.
We burn up the city, we’re really a fright.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.

We’re rascals and scoundrels, we’re villians and knaves.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.
We’re devils and black sheep, we’re really bad eggs.
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.

We’re beggars and blighters and ne’er do-well cads,
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.
Aye, but we’re loved by our mommies and dads,
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.

…or, if you fancy y’urself a modern pirate, click y’ur hook on the play button below and follow the COMPLETE lyrics below…


Hoist the Colours – Hans Zimmer

Yo, ho, haul together,
hoist the colors high.
Heave ho,
thieves and beggars,
never shall we die.

The king and his men
stole the queen from her bed
and bound her in her Bones.
The seas be ours
and by the powers
where we will we’ll roam.

Yo, ho, haul together,
hoist the colors high.
Heave ho, thieves and beggars,
never shall we die.

Some men have died
and some are alive
and others sail on the sea
– with the keys to the cage…
and the Devil to pay
we lay to Fiddler’s Green!

The bell has been raised
from it’s watery grave…
Do you hear it’s sepulchral tone?
We are a call to all,
pay head the squall
and turn your sail toward home!

Yo, ho, haul together,
hoist the colors high.
Heave ho, thieves and beggars,
never shall we die.

So put on y’ur best eye patches mateys and swash a buckle today till the sun sets on the horizon!