Sunday, June 24, 2012

Bullets and Ribbons

I am going to shoot some bullets at you and then celebrate my bloggy good fortune with you.

  • Shelby, my dog, is doing oh so very well after her surgery. They removed her leg all the way up to the shoulder. Her incision was very long for such a little dog, but she was a champ. It took her a few days to find her new center of gravity and then she was good. She is now running, jumping, playing, etc. I find that I have much to learn from her resiliency.
  • My parents are in therapy (that now makes all of us), separately, but there you go. It appears to be working. They are actually talking through their issues. There. And at home. And there have been no more instances where-in I have felt uncomfortable. However, I am prepared should that happen again. Funny, how just knowing what you WILL do takes the nerves away.
  • I got botoxed for my migraines on Thursday. Yikes. I cannot see the pleasure in doing that for fun. We are now waiting and seeing. If it makes a difference in my migraines in the next two weeks, it will be considered successful. If not, it won't. Simple as that.
  • I happened to catch the end of Kenny Chesney's concert on youtube. It was the kickoff for his new record: Welcome to the Fishbowl. I have seen him actually live in concert two times.
  • The first time was at a fair in Michigan when he had maybe one song on the radio. No one really knew who he was. He was the Opener. I do remember someone yelling some off color remark to him from the floor and he blushed so hard that I could see it from my first row cushy seat just under the awning. I thought it was the cutest thing I had seen.Ever.
  • I was thinking about that blush when I saw him the second time at the Columbia Civic Center for his No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem tour. I don't remember how many times he had been named Entertainer of the Year at that time. The Center was huge. It had a huge screen for those in the nosebleed section. And he came up in an elevator under the floor. Women were throwing their panties at him. He would catch them and throw them backstage, and never miss a beat. I sighed and quietly said a goodbye to the boy who blushed all those years ago. He was long gone. Fame had worked him over good.
  • Anyway, I still enjoyed that concert. He is doing a lot more writing I think. His stuff really comes from the heart. He likes writing about that boy he was, the man he is now, and how he got here.

Okay, I guess the rest can wait. If you missed my very long V-Log. You can backpedal through here and watch it. If I ever do that sort of thing again, I will learn how to EDIT so that it is much shorter. There is definitely such a thing as too much Robin. If you want proof of that, ask my mom. She will tell you.Now, let us move on to the bloggy portion of this event.

Gossip Girl over at ~~Whatever~~ honored me with an award. These are the rules.
1. Post the rules on your blog.
2. Name five of your most fabulous moments, either in real life or in the blogosphere.
3. Name five things you love.
4. Name five things you hate.
5. Pass the ribbon on to five other bloggers. (Leave them a comment to notify them of their win.)

5 of my most fabulous moments, either in real life or in the blogosphere...
1. Every single time I have been onstage for a show. I can't really differentiate one show from another because they are all fabulous. But when I am onstage, I know I am alive.
2. All of the time I spent at summer camp. That was like soul food.
3) The moment my junior high school bully came up to me the first day of high school like we were buddies because she was lost. It was a big high school. She had intimidated the crap out of me for three years and she blew it in one day because THAT DAY I saw her for who she really was and she lost all of her power over me. In fact, they all did. They were all just insecure people trying to feel bigger. For the first time in three years, I was FREE. They only had power over me because I gave it to them. That day, I took it back. It was AMAZING.
4) The day I read ILLUSIONS by Richard Bach. It totally changed how I saw the world.
5) The day my first boyfriend said, "You're beautiful." I had been told I was pretty on the inside and had a great personality, etc. But he was the first person who ever said I was actually pretty on the outside. Until he said it, I didn't believe it. I think it is sad that you need one other person to say it before you can accept it as a truth about yourself. However, until that moment I believed all sorts of things about me but that was NOT one of them. I will always love him for that.

Name 5 Things You Love
1) A book that you cannot put down and must read in one sitting.
2) Just about any Joss Whedon series.
3) Just about any game (card, board, etc.)
4) I am still Jonesing for Marshall Mathers. Is he ever going to put out a new record????
5) Pretty much anything that touches my heart and makes me laugh, cry, feel inspired. This can come in pretty much any form and that is what makes it so great. The world is full of inspiration and hope and love and beauty. I love all of it. I want to eat it, swim in it, pour it over my head, pet it ( if it's my dog), hold it close, and let it go.

Name 5 Things You Hate
1) Cruelty
2) Disrespect
3) Lack of compassion
4) People who take advantage of those weaker than themselves. Manipulators. Liars.
5) Arguing over politics and religion. You're just asking for trouble.

Pass this on to 5 Other Bloggers.
1. Liza at Middle Passages. She is in a writing thing and needs blogging material.
2. Jasmine at Yellow Rose of Texas. Just because.
3. Chris at A Deliberate Life. To help her get back into the blogging thing again.
4. Mary the Food Floozie. Because I would like to read about something other than
5 Mary at Spilled on the Kitchen Table. This is actually up her alley:-)


  1. Well, mazal tov on your richly deserved award! Not only do you offer wisdom and humor and compassion, but you do it under circumstances that would crush most people. Thank you for passing it along ... 'cept now I've got some work to do. Blathering about food is easy. Blathering about lil' ol' moi??? Hmmmm ....

  2. lol, thanks Robin..was just about to jump back in but was working on a post...this will be helpful...

  3. We went through several days of having internet trouble. I clicked out this post as quickly as possible, hoping it would actually "land" before we lost service again. It is only in the rereading now that I can see that I didn't really properly thank Gossip Girl for this award. Ooops. So, Thank You Gossip Girl for the Ribbon. I appreciate you choosing to pass it on to me when you have so many readers to choose from... Gossip Girl's blog is fairly new to me, but always enjoyable. I can always count on her to serve up something funny. And, no, she isn't a food blog. She writes about Life. Her Life. And it is hilarious.

  4. Dear Robin, I seem to have been away so long but I am so glad to be back on your blog reading and enjoying your great writing! I really enjoyed these lists, it's always interesting to get a better glimpse into how a person thinks. And on your lists of dislikes, couldn't agree more! Hope you're doing great!

  5. Hi Robin-
    In the middle of my crazy road trip. Was so happy to see that your wonderful doggie is doing so well. And also happy to receive the ribbon from you. Had no internet at our last hotel and spending all day looking at properties. But will have a good time thinking this over and posting about it ASAP.

  6. Hey Rob! Congrats on the award and thanks for passing it on to me! I haven't been online in almost 2 weeks, so it's probably gonna take me a couple of days to get back into the swing of things, but I'll get it posted as soon as I can. (The hubbs has been on vacation and I've been taking full advantage of it, to get a few things done around here. LOL) I LOVE your list of the things that you love. It's "you" to a T. (especially # 5) Hope all is well with you and that you're having decent "pain days". XOXO Mary

  7. Hey there Robin! Sorry to be so late catching up with this. Thank you for thinking of me (and trying to help me with my darn "writing thing!" Glad to see you back on here more regularly! Liza


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