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A modern application of the Good Samaritan for the Good People of the Right & the Left Wings.

Location: A park in a central part of town

A small dog was strolling along in the doggie playground.
The gate was left open that separated the part of the park for large dogs from the part of the park designated for small dogs.

Several large dogs, excited about being let out to play ran to the small dog and began to aggress upon it. The large dogs nipped as they would have to their friends, however for the small dog it was too much and he was left injured.

A church deacon was walking by and saw the dogs run off and out the corner of his eye, noticed a ball of fluff that was the small dog in the grass and passed by on the other side of the sidewalk. Busy for an important meeting at the church, he proceeded to take care of business he was in route to attend too and made a note to call the park’s and recreation office to complain on behalf of the dog.

A predominant lobbyist for rights was walking along side of the dog park, who saw the issue and passed by on the other side. He was on his way to an important meeting as well and thought how disgusting it was for the owners of the dog to leave him unattended and in a place he could be hurt.

A class of third graders were on a field trip to the park that day and the children noticed the hurt puppy and alerted adults and they went, and closed the gate between the park for the large dogs and the little dogs. They took the little dog to get the care it needed.

Reading Comprehension Questions:
Who remembers the breed of the dog that attacked the little dog? (it was never stated)
If the little dog received an apology from the big dogs would that heal the wounds? (no)
Does forgiving the large dogs change that the little dog needed medical attention? (no)
To the dog, what was most important?
a. personal pain
b. that the deacon had important business
c. that the lobbyist had important business

It doesn’t matter who forgives who, it doesn’t matter on intent and it doesn’t matter what you have said or what you believe…if someone has been hurt, acknowledgement of the pain and addressing the needs is what is important and imperative.

As America is discussing current events and politics I must caution that the big business for a greater cause does not fit in the situation where individuals were hurt.

Pain is ugly. Abuse is ugly. No one wants to talk about it, or if we do, we want to DO something about it or BLAME someone for it…but while we go fight fights that have nothing to do with the victim, there they lay, hurt…waiting for help.

Who are you going to be ?


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Coaster Quips: whatchamacallit

Tequila Tudes:

Perils of dating #youngermen

Originally posted on Tequilatudes:

Setting – Average afternoon lunch with various colleagues on the patio of a bistro. The conversation turns to relationships.

James, 23 year old, “Well, I’ve had like three cougars.”

Me-(snapping back into conversation after looking at my phone) “You who-a-what. what?”

James- “Relationships… I have experience with cougars, I’ve dated three of them.”

Shandra, 40+ year old, “Well, isn’t that something?! James, if you like older women then maybe I should introduce you to my friend…” (picks up phone to look for a picture of the friend)

Nic, 30+ years old, reaches for Shandra’s arm like she’s trying to stop a train wreck. “Waaaiiit a second, Shandra.” ( Nic looks at James )  “James, what is a cougar to you. How old is that?”

James- (serious voice, as if to educate the group) “A cougar is  woman over thirty that still wants to have sex.”

Shandra – (puts down her phone and speaks to James flatly) “Oh sweetie…

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Coaster Quips – E.T & INS

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Sam showed me the online dating profile of an “out of towner”.

Ughh…So …I understand long distance relationships, but does interplanetary require a green card ?


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The Psoas: Muscle of The Soul

Originally posted on body divine yoga:

I was delighted when I first came across Liz Koch’s amazing work because it confirmed much of what I’d been intuiting on my own. I had begun to open and close my yoga practise with hip opening poses with the specific intention of releasing tension in my psoas and hip flexors. I’d breathe and imagine tension flowing out of constricted muscles to be released as energy into the torso.

It worked, I’d feel my body soften yet somehow grow stronger.

Reading Liz Koch I instantly realized what I was doing – by learning to relax my psoas I was literally energizing my deepest core by reconnecting with the powerful energy of the earth. According to Koch, the psoas is far more than a core stabilizing muscle; it is an organ of perception composed of bio-intelligent tissue and “literally embodies our deepest urge for survival, and more profoundly, our elemental desire…

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Coaster Quips : Cheese me not

At Nic’s house going through her dresser to find my earrings she borrowed.

Me- Um, hun, why is there bread in your drawer?

Nic – Oh god…

Me – I’m just going to set it up here so you won’t forget to … (looks at her) hun, why is there bread in your dresser? (laughing)

Nic – So I went out last night . I woke up this morning feeling woozy, stumbled into the kitchen to make coffee and found a can of biscuits all over the counter.

Me- What?

Nic – Yea, and biscuits on a baking sheet, at least those were cooked.

Me –  (looking at Nic amused)

Nic- …. And I had put a post-it on the butter that said “not cheese”.

Me – Butter looks like cheese?! What did you drink?!!

Nic –  Wellll, you know I get that white cheddar in a bar and slice it myself. Best I can figure is I assumed the butter was cheese and the note was like a Public Service Announcement for myself.

Me- That’s hysterical!

Nic- (shaking her head)  New levels of tipsy logic… omg. I wrote a note to my self in case I tried eating butter again.
Me – Dang right, stupid butter…can’t fool ya twice!


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Coaster Quips: whatchamacallit

Setting – Average afternoon lunch with various colleagues on the patio of a bistro. The conversation turns to relationships.

 

James, 23 year old, “Well, I’ve had like three cougars.”

Me-(snapping back into conversation after looking at my phone) “You who-a-what. what?”

James- “Relationships… I have experience with cougars, I’ve dated three of them.”

Shandra, 40+ year old, “Well, isn’t that something?! James, if you like older women then maybe I should introduce you to my friend…” (picks up phone to look for a picture of the friend)

Nic, 30+ years old, reaches for Shandra’s arm like she’s trying to stop a train wreck. “Waaaiiit a second, Shandra.” ( Nic looks at James )  “James, what is a cougar to you. How old is that?”

James- (serious voice, as if to educate the group) “A cougar is  woman over thirty that still wants to have sex.”

Shandra – (puts down her phone and speaks to James flatly) “Oh sweetie, that’s not a COUGAR! That’s called UN-MARRIED. “


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Simple explanation for the battle of the sexes

I read a recent interview with Vince Vaughn, in it he comments on how he disagrees with how men approach dating.

The article quotes him disagreeing with the manipulation tactic often used to make a woman feel bad enough about herself to date a guy.

Though shocking & bad – it happens & it works. Women are a breeding ground for socially instilled insecurity, then there are individual insecurities. It’s the perfect scam…but why does it work !?

Desire for human companionship is in males & females however- the desired type of company is the dating impasse.

Males typically want a woman as a cure to loneliness ( when he is lonely.)
Females typically want a man to cure to loneliness ( constantly for partnership.)

Going back to the beginning – in Biblical mythology,  Adam was created & as a cure to loneliness Eve was created.

Eve was built to be alongside Adam & in theory only knew & understood partnership.  Hmm.

If we go back farther into Eden mythology, Lilith was created alongside Adam with the same independent nature. Often depicted as a dark haired maven, Lilith was banished for not bearing children or being submissive & basically got the street cred for being the demon villain causing crib death in the Middle Ages.

So today – we have guys that evade serious relationships & women who seek it out veraciously willing to do anything to be the “apple” of her man’s eye.

Today – women who are older and never have been married are demonized for dating, for screwing, for being damaged because they have never been picked by a man in marriage.

All through time we have heard of these unpartnered women as : spinster, the witches, the sluts, and now the singles … women are equal to men everywhere but in the minds of both women & men.

Were some of us born to be Lilith’s & others born to be Eve’s ?

I have to wonder, is it as simple as ying/yang ? For every Eve out there, is there a Lilith ?

Were some women created to be alone ?

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