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Hi Kids! As Iâ€™m killing time counting down the minutes until my beloved is on AI showing the morons on there now (minus Crystal and Siobhan) how itâ€™s done, I decided to create a post of some of the junk that I save while surfing the intarwebs at work. Iâ€™m the cut and paste Queen and Iâ€™ve got about 90 saved bits of stuff with only a whiff of an idea on what to do with them. What better use of all that than to post it right here with a snippet of commentary by yours truly.
Here we go:
You all know of my love for all things MetaFilter, right? I came across a post from a woman in her 40â€™s who was wondering what she could do to attract someone of the opposite sex. She didnâ€™t think she was lovely or interesting and yet felt there had to be someone out in the ether who would love her. She asked for advice. The following response just made me laugh and I thought it was good advice. See what you think:
It’s absurd, but I never have so many men look at me and talk to me as when I am walking through a public place carrying a cake. I have a clear plastic cake carrying case with a handle and no matter where I go (airports, subway stations, busy streets) people smile and go out of their way to say hello.
Well, everyone loves cake; it’s the best, but it’s a good conversation starter and you can offer a piece to anyone who catches your eye. It’s like a portable first date. I’m not saying that you should take a cake with you wherever you go, but you don’t have to wait for a special occasion. But yes, self confidence is very important.
Also important: CAKE
You KNOW I think cake is important, right? And COOKies, too. Funny theory, I thought. Probably shouldnâ€™t test it out, hmm?
So, I found this online regarding sekrit boyfriend. In an interview he gave recently, he shared something regarding what itâ€™s like to stand out as a contestant on American Idol.
Q: David, you’re someone who really made a name for himself by changing up a lot of the arrangements, yet this season has been getting a lot of criticism for trying — and failing — too hard to twist things up.
A: Sometimes I feel like too much emphasis is put on changing the arrangement or changing the vibe of the song. That’s not necessarily what you have to do, you just have to make the song your own, whatever that means. For me, what worked is I knew my voice, but it’s also about internalizing the song and putting it out there in a way that makes it believable coming out of your mouth. That’s the big difference between “Idol” and karaoke.
I would totally agree with him about making a connection with the song. No matter what he sang, whether it was Dolly Partonâ€™s â€œLittle Sparrowâ€ or â€œBillie Jeanâ€ or â€œMusic of the Nightâ€ you could tell that he was able to make a connection to the emotion in the song. Thatâ€™s what missing (besides talent) in this seasonâ€™s players. Hopefully, they will all learn how to make their own connections and do well. (If not, Iâ€™ll be there on Twitter, laughing at their ass with my Cookie buddies!)
Finally, this from where I have no idea. I think it was from a forum but I surf around so much, I couldnâ€™t tell you if I tried. But it is a good explanation of something I plan to expand upon in the near future:
Thoughtless people sometimes say that our affirmations and meditations are foolish because we state what is not so. “To claim that my body is well or being healed when it is not, is only to tell a lie,” said one distinguished man some years ago.
This is to misunderstand the whole principle. We affirm the harmony that we seek in order to provide the subconscious with a blue print of the work to be done. When you decide to build a house, you purchase a vacant piece of ground and then your architect prepares drawings of a complete house. Actually, of course, there is no such house on the lot today, but you would not think of saying that the architect was drawing a lie. He is drawing what is to be, in order that it may be. So, we build in thought the conditions that will later come into manifestation on the physical plane.
Thatâ€™s the whole point of affirmations and manifesting work. And yeah, there have been times Iâ€™ve felt foolish â€œstating what is not soâ€ but I do it because I believe it calls that vibration to us. â€œAs you think, so shall you be.â€
(I B a slug who loves coffee, cook(ies) and my cats!)