Sigourney Weaver and all things Alien

Sigourney Weaver. For me, that name is synonymous with Alien movies. As a teenager, I devoured those movies with passion. While other girls my age were watching chick flicks, I was watching Sigourney wear space suits and fight aliens with dripping saliva and chomping double jaws. There was a grit, a resilience to her that captivated me. I’ve watched her Alien movies SO MANY TIMES that seeing anyone other than her in one made me morose. Continue reading “Sigourney Weaver and all things Alien”

How time flies

May 24th, 2016.

The date in etched in my brain. Tomorrow, marks the first anniversary for my blog – A Penny for my Thoughts. This day last year I made the conscious choice to write my thoughts online, to share them with an audience larger than just me. After a rather trying year, May 24th, 2017 has come a full 180 degrees. How time flies!

I’ve grown this past year by leaps and bounds, learned things about myself I never knew existed. I’ve hit rock bottom and risen back to the top not necessarily a winner,  but definitely stronger, calmer and a lot happier than I was a year ago.

What a difference 365 days can make. Here’s to many many more such years of thriving! Happy birthday, blog!

Love is a strange thing

I was listening to this TED Radio podcast this morning where they discussed at length “7 Deadly Sins”, one of them being – LUST. They talked about how you can be married or in a monogamous relationship and still not be able to completely deny LUST. The expert even had a perfect example for it. He said “Just because you’ve chosen to become a vegetarian, doesn’t mean bacon doesn’t smell good.” Hah!

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Magic rain….come again

It rains steadily outside my window. In school, we used to call it “raining cats and dogs” which I always thought was funny because it would be one painful downpour if that happened, for the cats, the dogs and all those being rained upon. Hah! I look at the trees and the grass and looks like new life has been breathed into them. They don’t just look less tired. They look positively radiant, almost like they are turning their heads up to the rain to catch it on their faces. Continue reading “Magic rain….come again”

Say what??

  • No cashier to check out a pack of cigarettes.
  • No teabags in the office cafeteria for a nice afternoon cuppa wake-me-up tea.
  • No WiFi at the airport’s VIP lounge.
  • No wine opener at the end of the day to relax with a glass of wine.
  • Cars all the way around the block at a Chic-fil-a drive thru. That’s one long wait!

Did someone say “First World Problems”?? 😀