Thursday, August 26, 2010

3x Thursday: 08/26/y2k+10: Burning Man

1. Do you know what Burning Man is? If not, go look it up: ( Does it look like something that might spark your interest? Why/why not?
ABSOLUTELY and here's why I would go:
Ten Principles
Radical Inclusion
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.

Radical Self-reliance
Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

Radical Self-expression

Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.

Communal Effort
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

Civic Responsibility
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

Leaving No Trace
Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.


Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.


Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.

2. Do you know any one who has gone to Burning Man? If so, what have they said? If not, does anyone you know do weird, far-out things of this nature?
I personally have not been but I do know several who have...they said it is an amazingly spiritual journey and has changed them for the better.

3. Do you party at all? Why/why not?
I do enjoy a good gathering of friends and's not rave-level but its a subtler appreciation of surroundings, friends/family, food and beverage on the more "mature" level! :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Queens Meme #50--the Back to Fools Meme 08/24/2010

1. Do you know your primary colors? Describe for me, if you will, the colors red, blue and green to a blind person. (*hat tip special friend for this most excellent question!*)1st of all green is NOT a primary color but I will start there...Green is the color of the cool dew-kissed grass on your bare feet, the taste of spicy cilantro on your tongue the freshness of the is the smell of the sweet rose from a bush, the firie heat of the summer sun and speed of a racecar zooming past, blue is the smell of the ocean mist spraying your face, the coolness of the ice against your skin

2. What was your adult summer reading? read The Wimpy Kid Diary series and am reading the Harry Potter series again in prep for November's movie release.

3. When you assembled your clothes last night for today's activities - you did do that, didn't you? - what did you choose to wear? mentally I choose the clothes that I wore--black slacks and green print baseball cut shirt.

4. What's in your lunchbox?
no boss takes me to lunch...although today my bff did.

5. Imagine that your teacher is your fantasy crush. What would you bring her/him on the first day of school? Hmmmmm??? COOKIES--the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

6. No rest for the weary. Your child's teacher just called. A big ole' bully knocked your precious one into a locker for no good reason at all.
What is your response to the principal?
Did she hit him back? good for her.

7. You have been given a pair of scissors, a glue stick and copy of Entertainment Weekly. Whose picture do you cut out and who do you glue to your headboard? noones...I would make a collage of words that reflect my mood at the time. no idols...

8. TEN POINT BONUS QUESTION! Now that you have time to watch all those Gilligan's Island reruns, tell me....What was the Professor really doing with Mary Ann all that time they were lost in the jungle? baking pies...did you not watch Gilligan's Island??

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday 5 for August 20: Mint!

1.How picky are you about toothpaste?
Tom's's a must.
2.What’s the best cooked dish you’ve had that included mint?
a green salad with baby micro greens and chopped mint.
3.How far would you have to go from where you are right now to get a breath mint?
wouldn't have to move...tin right here by the computer.
4.Got any gum?
nope...avoiding aspertame...very few gums on the market are made without it.
5.What’s something you keep in mint condition?
without a doubt YOGA!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

3X Thursday: 08/19/y2K+10: Summer Activities

1. What fun activities/outings did you do this summer?
I played with my children at home and in the pool, a rejuvenated my craft-titude, I worked on reorganizing my house.

2. Did you go to any memorable parties? If so, what were they, and what did they involve?
It was a quiet summer. No parties of mention...

3. Did you go on any camping trips (or campouts, for you party kids)? If so, didja have fun? If you didn’t go, is camping just not your thing, or what?
*I* did not go camping but my son and husband went to Webelos camp!!! They had an AMAZING time at Billy Gibbons!!! I love to camp but did not find any opportunities this summer. Perhaps this fall!