Monday, September 26, 2005

Only In America

Only In America.......

Jane Doe started the day early having set her alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6AM.

While her coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, she styled her hair with a blowdryer (MADE IN HONG KONG). She put on a Designer Sweater (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and Sneakers (MADE IN KOREA).

After cooking her low calorie breakfast in her new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA) she sat down with her calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much she could spend shopping today. After setting her watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA), she got in her car (MADE IN GERMANY) and continued her search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.

At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day, Jane decided to relax for a while. She put on her sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL), poured herself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and turned on her TV (MADE IN INDONESIA), and then wondered why she can't find a good paying job in.....AMERICA

Hell yeah!
Source: Deb

Autumn 2005

There is something about the fall of the year that is bewitching, bewildered and refreshing. Over the weekend, we were relaxing and catching the view of our quaint backyard. Nestled around the perimeter is a Giant Oak, an Elm, a Magnolia, and a few other smaller oaks which provide a screen from the surrounding neighborhood, a natural privacy fence, so to speak. As with everything, sooner or later, the leaves begin to fall and thus, removing that natural privacy, opening our yard to the view of everyone else...Not that we are streaking in the backyard, but obscurity has its merits.

Autumn is my favorite season, sparking my passion with all that comes with it, from the Fair, Festivals, Raking and Burning leaves...Bonfires...and of course, my birthday...Samhain or to the novice or un-wise...Halloween. Spooks, Jack-O-Lanterns, Screech Owls, Trick or Treat...(although vulgarly commercial)and of course, a contradiction of the real meaning. The true meaning of course is basically a celebration "In memory of"...our deceased relatives and friends. It is said that The eve of Halloween (All Hallows Eve) is a time when the veil is the thinnest between the worlds.

It also heralds, from ancient times, the final harvest...gathering up the last grains and vegetables from summer, and readying the ground for it's deep winter's sleep.

It's also the beginning of honoring birthdays in my world. EVERYBODY in my family seems to be Autumn Babes....My Mom, My Dad, My sisters, My kids, .it just goes on and on and on and many Scorpio's...scary thought, so many Scorps!