Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thirty-One Thursday

Lat night, I held my first Thirty-One Open House.  It was alot of fun.  I was really nervous and I cleaned my house like a maniac!  It turned out well.  I also booked my first party!!!

Here is one of the items I sold last night.  The thermal products are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!  The lady that bougtt this is going to put her GPS in it.  This will protect it from the heat in the car.  (She lives in Florida)
9.5"H x 14"W x 4.5"D
A classic favorite! It's great for taking lunch on the go. Whether you need to keep your food cool or warm, it does the job. Great for school or work lunch, or for taking to a ballgame. Also great as a baby bag to keep bottles cold.

Thermal Tote

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ear Worm - MASH

 The Ear Worm of the day is the theme song from "MASH".

For those of you who do not know what an Ear Worm is, please allow me to explain.  An Ear Worm is that annoying song that pops into your head from nowhere and will not go away.  It does not matter if you try to sing another tune.  Ear worms don't care if you turn the radio volume up all the way to try to get rid off them.  They simply stay in your ear, singing to your brain until they are good and ready to move on.

Let's address those folks who are youthful enough to not know the significance of the theme song to MASH.  MASH was a movie and television sitcom that was filmed in the 1970's.  Important actors such as Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould, and Robert Duvall were featured in the movie.  Alan Alda, Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr were some of the remarkable actors on the TV series.

The movie was set during the Korean War in the 1950's. The scene is a mobile army surgical hospital, thus the name MASH.  Two young, brilliant surgeons are stationed there.  They are great doctors , but terrible soliders.  The movie is about their unique experiences as they try to adapt to military life while still remaining happy healthy young men.  They live in a tent called the Swamp with their very own alcohol still, which they use liberally.  One of the major plot lines is finding out if the head nurse is a natural blonde.

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The TV series is the show that had a big impact on my life.  I was a teenager when it was being played.  As you may know, teenagers love to watch TV and I was no exception.  The characters are alive in my mind as much as they were when they originally played.  I remember the illicit affair of Hot Lip and Frank. The antics of Max Klinger dance in my memories, as he did almost anything to get sent home to Toledo.  Radar was amazing in his ability to predict the future.  Who can forget Hawkeye, BJ, and Trapper John?  These characters were comedic genuis on the part of the writers and the actors.

The theme song for MASH was written by Johnny Mandel and Mike Altman.  It is named "Suicide is Painless".  Mike Altman was 14 years old when he wrote the lyrics.  At the time the song was playing, I didn't even know the name of it.  It was a catchy tune that started my favorite TV show.    The fact that the song and the underlying plot of war, terror, and loneliness were screaming with political and societal undertones had no effect on my young mind.  I thought that war was about fun times, good friends, and lots of drinking.  We were not taught about the Korean War in school.  I didn't even know there had been such a conflict.  I was innocent.

Why is the Ear Worm singing this to me today?  I can't answer that question.  Perhaps, I need to take my mind back to the innocence of my youth.  Maybe it is time to learn more about the Korean conflict.  Could it be that I just need to sit down and enjoy my favorite show again?  Whatever the reason, I feel thankful that the Ear Worm brought me this song today.

Note to Ear Worm - Enough already!  I've had enough!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Yom What???


In an effort to learn more about the seemingly endless religions of the world, I have made recent attempts to search the web for more information.  Today's post is the result of one of these searches.  The idea came to me when I noticed that today is the day set aside to celebrate Yom Kippur.  Thus, the time taken to write this post is, in a way, my method of acknowledging the event and respecting it in its own right.  Please note that this attempted explanation is being made from an uneducated source (myself) and is very basic in nature.

Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday, also know as the Day of Atonement.  Wikipedia describes it as "one of the most culturally significant Jewish holdays".

The day is observed by fasting and by prayers for forgiveness of sins that may have occurred during the previous year.  Prior to the 24 hour period, followers will feast to prepare for the fast.  Following the fast, another feast is held to celebrate the cleansing of sin.  Celebrations for the coming year are held during this feast.

During Yom Kippur, prayer services are held both publicly and privately.  The Jewish believe that God writes one's fate in the "Book of Life" on Rosh Hashanah.  They believe that He waits until the end of Yom Kippur to decide if one's fate is sealed.  Therefore, the Jewish people try to repent for any sins against God or other people, by praying, fasting and giving to charity.

The repentance and fasting period is quite restrictive.  Followers are asked to refrain from eating and drinking.  They do not wear leather shoes or bathe during Yom Kippur.  They will not wear lotions or perfumes or have marital relations during this time.  There are often five prayer services held during the 24 hour period. 

I acknowledge that this is a grossly abbreviated version of all of the interesting information that I read on this subject.  I would have loved to site all the scriptural references and the personal beliefs as evidenced by several blogs on the subject.  My purpose for writing this essay, however, was to give a brief explanation of the subject.  I feel that I have accomplished this goal.

The Jewish religion is an ancient belief system.  Though I am not of this faith, I do regard it as fascinating and have found several similarities to my own beliefs.  I feel it is important to learn about other religions to better understand your own.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thirty-One Independent Consultant

I am a new Independent consultant for Thirty-one!  We sell bags, totes, purses and much more!

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I plan on doing a post every Thursday to highlight one of the products.  It will be called Thirty-One Thursday!  Look for this regular feature!

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