Wednesday, August 24, 2011

8/24/11 Thinking...........

So i saw my friend Vicky and her family last weekend, and while I love them to death, they are totally against government as it stands today. I do not blame them for most of their views, but i personally would not go to the extremes that they discuss going to. Anyway, we were talking and she says that Bill Cosby is running for president as a write in candidate and that when I get home and online I should check out his platform. Well I did and via as well as many other urban legend sites, it is of course a hoax that has been attributed to Bill Cosby, Robin Williams and George Carlin over the years. However, I got to thinking, that our government is supposed to be for the people and of the people, so what would happen if everyone who agrees with the following "platform" writes to their government officials and lets them know that of the people and for the people want this and they want it NOW! ???
Here are the platform issues listed:
(1). Any use of the phrase: 'Press 1 for English' is immediately banned. English is the official language; speak it or wait outside of our borders until you can.

(2). We will immediately go into a two year isolationist attitude in order to straighten out the greedy big business posture in this country.. America will allow NO imports, and we'll do no exports. We will use the 'Wal-Mart 's policy, 'If we ain't got it, you don't need it.' We'll make it here and sell it here!

(3). When imports are allowed, there will be a 100% import tax on it coming in here.

(4). All retired military personnel will be required to man one of the many observation towers located on the southern border of the United States (six month tour). They will be under strict orders not to fire on SOUTHBOUND aliens.

(5). Social Security will immediately return to its original state. If you didn't put nuttin in, you ain't gettin nuttin out. Neither the President nor any other politician will be able to touch it.

(6). Welfare. -- Checks will be handed out on Fridays, at the end of the 40 hour school week, the successful completion of a urinalysis test for drugs, and passing grades.

(7). Professional Athletes -- Steroids? The FIRST time you check positive you're banned from sports ... for life.

(8). Crime -- We will adopt the Turkish method, i.e., the first time you steal, you lose your right hand. There is no more 'life sentences'. If convicted of murder, you will be put to death by the same method you chose for the victim you killed: gun, knife, strangulation, etc.

(9). One export of ours will be allowed: wheat; because the world needs to eat. However, a bushel of wheat will be the exact price of a barrel of oil.

(10). All foreign aid, using American taxpayer money, will immediately cease and the saved money will help to pay off the national debt and, ultimately, lower taxes. When disasters occur around the world, we'll ask The American People if they want to donate to a disaster fund, and each citizen can make the decision as to whether, or not, it's a worthy cause.

(11). The Pledge of Allegiance will be said every day at school and every day in Congress.

(12). The National Anthem will be played at all appropriate ceremonies, sporting events, outings, etc.

Or you know what? How about making your own list of 12 things you think would make this a better country, or help the economy or whatever and sending it out to your friends and family as well as your local, state and federal government members? I just feel that if we as Americans keep just sitting back and waiting for some public official to magically fix things, then we deserve the fall of our nation which at this point I see as inevitable.

Anyway, that is my thought for the day, as always ~peace and luv to all ~ Laura

Monday, August 22, 2011

8/22/11 life sux edition

I love having this as a sounding board. So my manager who kept telling us that he was ok working with us as long as the money kept coming in weekly gave us a 3 day pay or vacate notice friday at 5 that means that there is no time friday to try to get emergency funding and weekends are out so basically we had today to get help and well we didnt get it so i suppose we are all facing homelessness. then i went to dshs to see about getting back on a gau which is general something unemployable due to my depression and physical ailments among other things and was told that i will probably qualify, but that the program is being obliterated as of october so i will only get benefits for september and october then will have nothing again. so i am facing disability, homelessness, and there being no funding for help - it is great. not to mention the stress of wondering where my son will go - yes he is 21 but still my son - and knowing i cannot keep my cat who i have had for 12 years. but i will survive this as well as all the other crap i have survived in life!! anyway, back off my soapbox for now, peace and luv to all ~ Laura

Saturday, August 20, 2011

random thoughts

so i often find myself asking the question what do i want to be when i grow up? why do i have to be one thing? why cant i just do it all? thinking about a website for laura does it all (except the name needs work cuz well it could totally sound like a porn site) and one page will be digital scrapbooking, one page will be digital art, one page will be nature photography, one page will be cemetery photography, one page will be bead work, one page for building websites, one page for cleaning grave sites, one page for freelance office work, one page for genealogy, one page for paper making and hand made journals.........and i could just go on and on and on :) so there is my random thoughts for today ~peace and luv~ laura

Angels and Fairies and Cherubs Oh My . . .

Hello world,
Today I am really in an angel/fairy mood. So I have posted some of my photos fitting into this theme. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy taking them. Peace and luv to all ~ Laura


ok seriously - a week without internet sucks although the library has free internet and it is quiet there for me to work. I goto caught up on a lot of stuff in photoshop since I didnt need the internet for that. also, the apartment management has decided not to work with us anymore and gave us a three day pay or vacate notice. sean is going to go see about charity funding for the money we owe. it sux to be at this point but it is where we are. I told jaymee that if we cannot pull out of this one this time that I will be heading back up on the peninsula because in my heart that is where i want to be. my head says if you are gonna have a job you have to be in the seattle area because that is where the jobs are, but my heart misses the peninsula so much. now i just have to tell my family and friends cuz they are gonna miss me. but sometimes i have to do what is right for me and not everyone else. jesse's big back up plan is to be homeless while waiting for job corps to come through. that takes three to six months and he has not followed through with getting his paperwork in to them so it will not even start counting until he does. I hate having to put him in this situation, but reality he is 21 almost 22 now and has just been a lump on the couch since he dropped out at 18. and yes, i am to blame too because i have let it go on this long. but i am his mom and that is what moms do in my family :) anyway, I am outta here for the day, peace and luv to all, laura

Sunday, August 14, 2011

One of my favorites - Quilcene Cemetery

this is one of my all time favorites - it was at Quilcene Cemetery and it was just such a tribute to the person's life. They are not there anymore, there is a regular headstone there now which I dont have a photo of yet. I will have to remember that the next time I go up there. Yeah, so a picture being worth a thousand words -- here is the picture - Enjoy, until next time, peace and luv to all ~~ Laura

Saturday, August 13, 2011


so yeah it has been a busy time for me the last few days..... i went on an interview with an agency, have been working on my first paid scrapbook order, collecting ideas to get the wedding planning website worded correctly and all and decided i will actually do a website/banner/business card type one as well. i will focus on a more retro feel for it - tattoos, bikers, muscle cars, pin up girls, roller derby and rock n roll! and i ran into Michael the other day and he needs a website for his pin-striping that he does so we talked and exchanged cards and such and hopefully i will be his choice for creating his website. so i guess when i grow up i wanna be a wedding planning, scrapbook making, grave site cleaning, web designer. :) now to come up with a card for it all - i just cracked myself up!! anyway, the sun is out and i am gonna try to get some stuff finished up today so that i can take tomorrow off for a car show ~peace and luv to all~ Laura

Thursday, August 4, 2011


well i had a phone interview yesterday for a position that i really wanted but they said that they would be calling today to set up in person interviews for tomorrow because they need someone who can start on monday. but i didnt get a call back. maybe because i kept having to ask her to repeat herself - it sounded like she was calling on a cell phone from a busy starbucks so there was a lot of background noise to try to sift through. oh well i still have the attitude that whatever is meant to be will be. in the meantime, i am working hard on promotion of all the fine details and ravens n roses my two websites, and working on details for a third which will be wedding and event planning focusing on staying on a low budget while still having the wedding or event that you have been dreaming about. also thinking about one where i sell digital banners for other people's websites cuz i love making them. anyway, not sure when they will come and cut off my internet but know it will be soon. it is seafair weekend here in the great northwest and i am highly thinking about heading down to check out the hydros and blue angels tomorrow since it is free on friday because it is just practicing for both of them. anyway, have a lot of thoughts to get organized lol until next time, peace and luv to all, laura

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


well, here it is yet another month with no job, yet another month where i need to contact the management company and see if they will keep working with us so we dont get evicted. the internet will be shut off on thursday and that sux, but there is free wifi at safeway and the library so it will be livable. today, for whatever reason, i have a million ideas for businesses bouncing in my head as well as marketing ideas for the ones i already have going. now i just need $$$$$$ to make it all happen and not lose my apartment and internet and all that kinda stuff we need to live. anyway, back to my brainstorming.............. or as my son calls it Major ADD!!
peace and luv to all,