Monday, October 17, 2005


      There are so many things I could blog about.  I could put my two cents worth in about the war in Iraq, the devastation of Katrina, the earthquake in India/Pakistan as well as about a million and one-half other things that is happening all over the world.  

      However, today I feel the need to share with you my opinion about banjos.  Yes, I grew up in the South (Bama, did you guess it??) and have heard all kinds of music in my life.  When in high school about 29 years ago, my preference was rock and roll.... Various forms....   I hated country music!!  About three or four years ago, I volunteered to work at a food stand for an organization during the local popular Fiddler's Convention.  You just don't know how  much I knew I would hate it!!  Little did I realize, I had grown 'outside the box' when it comes to music.  Or was it because it was live?  I dunno....  Here's the killer part.... I fell in love with banjos and fiddles!!  The fiddle was the instrument of choice for my great-grandfather, but NO ONE has ever played the banjo!!  I love it!!  It is such a happy sound!  Who doesn't smile, just a little when you hear 'Dueling Banjos' or 'Rocky Top'??  That's my favorite instrument at this moment....

     Now, what's yours?? 

Sunday, October 9, 2005

Human Pig Troughs

        What is it about buffets that make you want to eat?  I swear, it's like a human pig trough with plates!!  We went to a Chinese Buffett resturant last night.  They had 3 rows of food, plus, a free standing ice cream machine. 

          There was rice (several types),  lo mein, thinner lo mein, potatoes of every style, seafood such as shrimp, (both fresh and fried), salad bar, chicken made every way you can think of (including chicken on a stick), cheesy mussles (yum!), salad bar, pizza (can you believe that?), and of course, dessert! 

             I'm still full...   Just call me bloated!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Reflecting on the road taken

 Question of the day:

     If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be AND
would you?

     The question reminds me of Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken."  So many times I wonder what life would have been like if I had not gone down the other road.  Would I have been better off financially or emotionally?  Would I have more friends or better friendships than the ones I have now?  Would I have ever met the people I call friends? 

     It sounds as if I am dissatisfied with my life.  I'm not.  There are a couple of things I wish I could change about it.  Fortunately, I am extremely happy with my choices.  One of my professors once said, "The decisions you make between the ages of 15 and 25 will be with you for the rest of your life."  It is so true.  Not that I am happy with some of those decisions, but I feel I have turned the consequences into a better life for myself. 

     For all of you who are a part of my life, and to those who have passed from this world, I thank you.  I love you dearly.  You mean so much to me!