• Jade commented on the post, wrong 8 years, 10 months ago

    Wrong. Wrong is just, well… it’s just wrong! Can I use this as past tense of wring? I’ve spent the last 20 years trying to prove I’m not wrong. Can’t we forget this word?

  • Jade commented on the post, temper 8 years, 10 months ago

    I am a storm child with quite a temper. I used to throw major tantrums as a child; I suppose I still do — they’ve just changed form now. My mother used to tell me stories about my tantrums as a small child. I wonder what could frustrate a toddler so much, and why it […]

  • Jade commented on the post, believer 8 years, 10 months ago

    I don’t believe in “beliefs” any more. I spent too many years as a “believer.” I’m more interested in ideas than beliefs, in questions than answers.

  • Jade commented on the post, amazed 8 years, 10 months ago

    Amazed — a = not — mazed = dazed? Not lost? When we are “amazed,” are we more aware of our surroundings? I’ll have to look up the etymology.

  • Jade commented on the post, willow 8 years, 10 months ago

    Willow was the most beautiful faerie I had ever seen. She whispered in my ear that she was named for the Will-o-the-Wisp.

  • Jade commented on the post, teeth 8 years, 10 months ago

    Teeth have been a big issue for me lately. Just had to have two extracted that had been bugging me for over a year. Would have been better to write about “putting teeth into something,” but I’m always a little slow with my inspiration. Anyhow…

  • Jade commented on the post, admit 8 years, 10 months ago

    I admit everything. My grandmother used to tell me that I “tell too much” on myself. I guess you could say I’m honest to a fault. But to me that’s far more acceptable than being dishonest or a liar.

  • Jade commented on the post, nail 8 years, 10 months ago

    The nail in the coffin. Yup, I’m up against it again. But I have confirmation this time that I’m not crazy because he and I see eye to eye on this one. But that doesn’t negate the fact that it’s time to go. Time to cut the losses. Time to find likemindedness, not those who […]

  • Jade commented on the post, practical 8 years, 10 months ago

    Practical. I’m not sure that’s a word anyone would use to describe me. In some ways it fits, in others it doesn’t. I’ve always been the adventurous, airy type instead of the down-to-earth practical type, but now considering sustainable living, I will be somewhat more outlandish and somewhat more practical as well.

  • Jade commented on the post, bunny 8 years, 10 months ago

    “Put…the…bunneh…down.” One of the quotes I always remember from ConAir. I am not quite sure why that movie sticks with me, except I think that’s the first movie I ever saw Malkovich and Buscemi in.

  • Jade commented on the post, transport 8 years, 10 months ago

    I love to be transported from one world to the Other. I believe the concept of transcendence is why I remained Christian for so long. But the mystic in me found a more universal experience — and was transported from one paradigm to the next.

  • Jade commented on the post, spike 8 years, 10 months ago

    Spike Lee was the first to come to mind, but I know virtually nothing about him. Then I saw plenty of horror films where the bad guy falls on the wrought-iron spike off the top of the cathedral and dies. Then I thought of spiked punch.

  • Jade commented on the post, diagram 8 years, 11 months ago

    Even as an English teacher, I’ve always hated diagramming sentences. Perhaps because grammar came to me fairly intuitively, I just never saw the point, and for those confused by grammar, I think the whole concept is just too complex.

  • Jade commented on the post, closed 8 years, 11 months ago

    The store was closed, and it was the middle of the week! We had driven all this way to find it shut. I looked around the tiny tourist mecca and wondered how anyone could expect to stay afloat when they were closed in the middle of the week.

  • Jade commented on the post, affection 8 years, 11 months ago

    I have always craved affection. Now I have it in abundance from my grandchildren, my partner, the horses, the dogs. Only the cat’s affection I must still win. He would rather bite me than be rubbed.

  • Jade commented on the post, magnet 8 years, 11 months ago

    Elektra is a Brazilian Citrine Skull whose electro-magnetic properties can help to open your mind. You will have more clarity and receive better messages from the collective unconscious after spending time with Elektra.

  • Jade commented on the post, killed 8 years, 11 months ago

    I have been haunted with dreams my whole life of having killed someone and looking for a place to bury the body. All the rationalization that goes on in my head about how I’m going to get away with it.

  • Jade commented on the post, duck 8 years, 11 months ago

    “Duck!” he yelled, but it was too late. I got hit, smacked in the head with the baseball bat. I was only four, but it made me the center of attention everywhere I went because of the goose egg I sported on my forehead for days.

  • Jade commented on the post, cowboy 8 years, 11 months ago

    I don’t think I qualify as a cowboy — especially since the ranch has no cows. And I care for the horses, feed them, groom them, etc., but I don’t ride (yet), so I can’t even be considered a horse woman. Ranch hand, farm hand?

  • Jade commented on the post, junkyard 8 years, 11 months ago

    I remember when my little cocker spaniel bested some junkyard dogs. He surprised all of us. The junkyard dogs were coming after us and Phantom chased them back under their own fence. He was our hero that day! He did the same with a coyote another time.