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Lumbering Oxen Unite!

Ok . . . So we went to a Thai Restaurant called Satara last night, which is fantastic & I highly recommend it, but here's the thing: I belong to the society of Lumbering Oxen. Either that or I should start one & join. No, seriously. Let me explain.

We're eating dinner & talking. I thought I was finished chewing, so I spoke & rice kernels came flying out of my mouth! I was so embarrassed I let out an EEP!

One problem, is I have a huge tongue (birth defect/deformity) that either gets in my way or dislodges stuff (Eww!). So, my mouth is a problem. My body is a problem too. I have poor gross motor skills (bodily coordination) due to a combination of issues.

I'm a walking disaster waiting to happen. It shouldn't bug me so much, but it does. I knew a long time ago that I'd never be a graceful lady in this system, so why be concerned? Well, I'm sure I embarrassed my family & I probably do on a regular basis. I walk & I trip/fall or I open my mo…

Things I Learned in 2015

So many of us feel the necessity of hitting certain goalposts in life at a certain age & if we don’t, we feel like we’ve failed. Some of us are late bloomers & that is ok. All we can ask of ourselves is our best, whatever that may be. As Bon Jovi says: “Welcome To Wherever You Are”.

My Grandma Died Today

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It's always awful when you get "the call" or in our case it was "the text". My Mom texted us around 5am to let us know that our Grandma died early this morning.

Misadventures in Automated Bathrooms

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Ah, the automated bathroom. In several ways, it's a good thing. Need to wash your hands? Just put your hands near the sensor & out comes the water without the need for touching a nasty faucet handle.

Same thing for automated paper towel dispensers & air dryers. Just put your hands near the sensor & out comes the paper towel or the air, all without touching a germ-ridden lever or button.

But the automated toilet is whole other beast entirely. What is it with automated toilets? Below are some steps you may go through with an automatic toilet.
Grab your disposable seat cover, tear along the perforations & place on the seat. You want to be sanitary, right?The flap in the bowl or your own movement causes the toilet to flush before your tush hits the seat.If you were fortunate enough to stand back up in time, you may choose to repeat step 1Which may lead to step two.You may choose to repeat all the above steps or give up on the seat cover in desperation.You may try your…

Mind Games

Tell others you love me & I'm a good daughter.
Praise me, so you look like a good mother.
At home, I'm someone else, I'm the worthless child.
At home, you're someone else, far from mild.
Lie & hold back truth, so you look righteous.
When others mess up, act falsely pious.

Holler & scream anyway, it's no worse than the mind games you play . . .
The mind games you play.

Make up your mind, tell the facts.
Do you love us or was it all an act?
Why didn't you protect us? Didn't you care?
It was inconvenient, too much to bear.
You protected yourself, when the time was right.
Never thought of the little kids, shut out from the light.

Holler & scream anyway, it's no worse than the mind games you play . . .
The mind games you play.

© Gloria Lassich

How Emo Can I Be?

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So, it's been a hard week. Or 2. Or 3 or 4. Lol, you get the picture. For one thing, my sister's diabetes is way worse, due to a number of issues, so that's got me worried, but today's emotional "episode" was ridiculous.

I guess I should explain. A few years ago, Mal & I bonded w/our friends dog, Bud. He was a great Rottweiler/Lab mix dog.

Intelligent, loving, understanding, playful at times, mellow at times. Just an all around great dog. But then, as all pets do, he got sick & died. Mal & I cried & cried when he went. That happened over 2 years ago.

Fast-forward to today. We're in Mal's truck on our way home from her doc appointment & there was a funny commercial on the radio that reminded me of him.

I said "Aw, that reminds me of Bud" & then, without warning, I just started bawling. I was thinking to myself "what is the matter w/you", but, still, I cried. I was so embarrassed, but Mal said I shouldn't…

Abstract Drawing

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This is a charcoal drawing I did in my Drawing 1 class in college years ago. For this particular asignment, we had to do an abstract drawing.

Some elements of abstract art include the following (I'll put an x next to the techniques I used):
[x] exaggerate some part of the imageeliminate some part of the image[x] distort, skew the image[x] magnify the whole or a part[x] reduce the whole or a part[x] reverse the image or the lights and darksstretch the image beyond what's naturalsubtract out some part of the imagesubstitute something unexpecteduse an unusual color scheme[x] use dramatic value contrast[x] changing attitude and or plane view - flatten the image, make it purposefully one-dimensional[x] breaking down components into basic shapesI hope you guys like it. If you want to see it larger, just click on the image & you'll see it full size.

Drape & Brushes High Key Drawing

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This is a charcoal drawing I did in my Drawing 1 class in college years ago. For this particular asignment, we had to do a high key drawing.

High Key means that the piece is mostly light colors/grays (e.g. white, lt. grays) & Low Key means it's mostly dark colors/grays (dk. grays, black).

I hope you guys like it. If you want to see it larger, just click on the image & you'll see it full size.