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1. My critters. I'm not sure how I'd last the night, much less the day, without a cheery, furry face to smother with kisses.
2. Good friends, some of which happen to be books.
3. Hubby. 'Nuff said.
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The utter stillness of it. Its such a quiet, humble little holiday. No craziness, no insanity, no huge public displays, no big bombastic noise-filled celebration, no greed, no guilt, no stress.

Just the profound, awe-filled recognition of "A Miracle Happened Here". And all you need do to honor that miracle is to kindle a spark of light in the darkness.
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Not likely a popular one as I don't think most folks consider it a holiday movie, but I've always adored Desk Set.

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Double bass for 5 years. I miss it like crazy.
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Xanadu. Because really, if you're a goddess on a weekend Earth pass, wouldn't you consider starting your own night club? :D
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I don't see why not. I've lived in homes that women died in childbirth, with their grave and that of their unborn child right across the street. I've lived in homes where maids died in their sleep in an attic fire with charred wood still supporting the roof. And yes, those houses were haunted but gently so. It was a deep honor to live in those homes with them.
trystinn: (Cauldron)
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Not to sound like a complete asshole, but I wasn't regularly picked on as a child. The New York kids I grew up with knew better than to pick on each other and once we moved to Arizona, I was too much of an unknown for any serious attempts by the overly sheltered teens at school. Which isn't to say there weren't a few feeble attempts (i.e. the Jews have curly hair to hide our horns, Christ Killer and things like that) but when someone is culturally and religiously sensitive to curse words (really, they call it cussing) the last thing you do is pick on someone who has been able to curse like a sailor practically from birth.
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Manners! Contrary to common belief, manners do not in fact exist for the purpose of making everyone feel comfortable. Instead, manners exist to create a foundation upon which society functions and control the antisocial behaviors of others. This isn't my opinion, by the way, you can actually look it up should you choose to do so.
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As a child, we lived across from an abandoned school. I can't even say what kind of school it was, because it'd been so many: junior high, high school and technical school. As so many schools on Long Island are, it was surrounded by acres and acres of fields - football, basketball, tennis, soccer, you name it. At night, storms raced across the fields, funneled by ancient oaks and maples. Our house was directly in the path of these storms, so they seemed to hit our home and break open in full fury. We lost quite a few trees over the years, one going down in our neighbor's house.

What I remember though was the thrill of watching that storm race in. And the fear that this time the tree would hit our home. I didn't know then about insurance, didn't know about how those adult things worked. So every time that wind blew, I worried that we'd lose it all. And have to go live with my grandparents in Arizona.

Which wouldn't have been all that bad. With the exceptions of a few dust storms and the annual monsoon, the storms weren't that bad. And there were no trees to speak of. Just lots of flying cacti. :)
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I've worked for Dan Quayle, oddly enough. I kept having to stop myself from mumbling "potato/potatoe" under my breath while doing so. And previous to that, worked in an office where Martha Stewart would come in to have orders taken for custom-made furniture.

Quayle was a non-event. Sneaky guy, though. Kept coming up to me when I had a mouth full of egg salad sandwich to ask questions, then chortled while I struggled to clear my mouth enough to answer.

Martha gets a bad rap - she wants exactly what she wants and ignores any attempts to alter her course.
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Sweat clothes as every day clothes. *shudder*

These are sweat clothes, designed to wear before-during-and-after exercise hence the term "sweat". You, my dear, do not exercise every moment of the day. This is obvious. Do us a favor and dress yourself when leaving the house, will ya? You're fooling no one. Some people can pull off uber-comfy and still look presentable, these people represent roughly 1% of the population and you are not in that category. Also, just a heads up: you are not a rap star. Bling + sweats = ridiculous.

And no, I'm not talking about a zip up hoody or sweatshirt as an outer layer of warmth. I'm talking the full head to toe sweat outfit including sneakers. Every mothing-fooking day of the week.
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Put American family farms to work growing it, refuse licenses to any conglomerates, regulate it and tax it like alcohol.

That combination will save family farms without more tax dollars being spent, will add tax money into the coffers and offer up some very needed stress relief to folks, not to mention therapeutic offerings.
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"For more information, inquire within."

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Cheese and booze!

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