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Words from the Dalai Lama

Saturday, November 01, 2014

"Education will not make you happy. Some people are very highly educatedů but they have too much stress. Too much worry. Knowledge will make you happy."

"Respect the non-believer."

"Happiness has nothing to do with religion. Happiness comes from the individual."

"ALL major religions teach us to practice love and forgiveness."

"Nature created day and night. So at night, sleep. Or, if you prefer, have sex."

"If you see some sense in this [my teachings], then try to implement them. If you see no sense, then f*ck it."

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PATTYKLAVER 11/4/2014 9:15AM


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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 11/3/2014 10:12AM

    These are great!

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NISSANGIRL 11/2/2014 12:16PM

    emoticon emoticon Awesome blog girl!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/2/2014 9:38AM


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JILLYBEAN25 11/2/2014 12:55AM

    Education is BY FAR not making me happy!!!! I can't wait to stop the education part of my journey and begin the knowledge part.

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The Nerve of Some Parents!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I work with the public in an ice cream store. We have some coupons circulating, some for sundaes, couple bucks off a cake, or buy one cone get one $0.99. I personally hate fine print, but try to be aware of what the coupon says: restrictions on layered sundaes and banana splits or have to pay extra for price waffle cones (nothing about our sprinkled plane cones, which we do charge extra for)

Father comes in, flashes the coupon to be sure we honored them. Proceeded to get two jr. scoops in the little sprinkled cones. He saved $1.30 with his coupon but then gained the price back BECAUSE he wanted the sprinkled cones (clearly priced, right in front of the display!!!). I should have already been clocked out, it was after my shift....and this guy is being too cheap to buy his kids' sprinkle cones?!? He proceeds to tell me how ridiculous it was for me to be charging him for his cones (because the coupon only mentions the waffle cones, which we also charge extra for).

Customer: That's ridiculous! Charging me for cones!!!!
Me: Sir, the coupon is for the cones included....plain "regular" cone or a sugar cones. Waffle cones and sprinkled plain cones cost extra.
That's when noticed the "fine print" only mentions the extra cost of waffle cones :P
Customer: Well then I want the plain cones! You want me to give you those cones back?!

What a jerk, so at this point would be basically taking the ice cream from kids and would have to throw away the cones anyway. But, I sooooo wanted to take the scoops off and give him plain cones~but his kids would see me as the meanie instead of their ignorant father!

So I replied: "you know what sir, forget it I WILL PAY for the sprinkles cones!!" and then I busted out my whopping $1.50 and he got BOTH his sprinkle cones for FREE......PLUS I still let him use the coupon. And can see on his receipt that I PAID for his stupid cones with MY cash. He didn't even thank me, what an a**hole!

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PATTYKLAVER 10/29/2014 6:29AM

    Working with the public - the idiots are always the ones that spoil the day. I feel bad for the kids. They will probably grow up to be difficult people and the father won't have a clue why.

I make a point of complimenting employees when I see they have just dealt with a difficult customer. I notice and I hope that by saying something, the employee remembers that it's not his/her fault. People who work in the food industry or at drug stores do not make enough money.

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ALOOGOBI 10/28/2014 5:56PM

    Ugh. I am sorry that you had someone like that to deal with, people like that make me cringe.

I actually feel really sorry for his kids, it must be really embarrassing for them to be out with him. I pity him, too. How exhausting it must be to always be trying to scrounge a deal, work an angle, and take advantage of other people's good will. Worst of all for him will be when the balance comes due for all that crappy behavior... I am a strong believer in the concept that you get back what you put out into the Universe.

Hopefully you get some nice customer in tomorrow! emoticon

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JILLYBEAN25 10/28/2014 4:32PM

    Sometimes it hurts my soul to know these types of people are breeding (or have already had children).

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GREENEYES_42 10/28/2014 3:33PM

    Some people are just plain stupid, mean, and rude. A friend of mine and I were just talking about this yesterday how it's hard to run into nice and kind people nowadays. What a shame. But good for you for being the better person!

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PICKIE98 10/28/2014 2:38PM

    His kids saw and know what a gaping a$$hole he is, if he acts like that in public, can you imagine how he treats the kids or anybody in private? I wonder which way he combs his hair to cover that big"L" on his forehead..

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CATLUDWIG 10/28/2014 2:26PM

  You go girl!!!!

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BAREFITNESS 10/28/2014 2:26PM

    Aw....thanks! I think made the right choice too, but did inform him that next time those cones will cost him.

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FISHGUT3 10/28/2014 2:25PM

    Hopefully he will learn although once an a**hole usually means always an a**hole. You definitely were the better person and as far as $1.50 goes let's hope his children are different then him.

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2DAWN4 10/28/2014 2:15PM

    Some people feel so entitled but I am glad that you took the high road! You rock!

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Church of the Walking Dead

Monday, October 27, 2014

What an awesome episode! I'm good about no spoilers, but can't help sharing my favorite line from the whole episode.
Father Gabriel: But this is the house of the Lord!

Maggie: No, it's just four walls and a roof.

Really interesting where the show is going~seriously need to read the other half of the comics....I'm still at the prison :P

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ERINLINDSAY83 10/27/2014 5:23PM

    The quote works on more than one level. To a Christian..yes. The church is just a building. The "church" is the people that meet in that building. Gouing to that building will not change who you are or how you behave or your admittance into Heaven.

To an atheist,.....a church is just a one can safely assume you have no aversion to be there...since after all, it is only a building...and you claim not to believe in the existence of God.

But....I don't watch the show, lol.

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/27/2014 2:24AM

    Loved tonight's episode too and that was a great line. Can't believe we have to wait a week....

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Tried a new recipe......

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I'm one of those weird folks that will eat bananas a certain way, in cereals, on a PB sandwich, and ice cream sundae.....but didn't eat two of my bananas fast enough. Not liking to waste food, decided to try out a recipe originally gave to coworker. I bought some chocolate chips for Monsters Bars planning to make for Halloween.....still have time, so threw them into the mix. 45 minutes later, have delicious pan of banana bread!

link to the recipe I time, think will add the nuts too.

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JILLYBEAN25 10/19/2014 5:26PM

    Hahaha, I'm a weird banana eater, too! Banana bread and in real banana form only... I hate bananas in smoothies, in candy (tastes artificial anyway), or mashed. I'll eat banana splits and bananas sliced on plain Cheerios, too, but that's it! That banana bread sounds (and looks!) delicious!

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ARNETTELEE 10/18/2014 11:50PM

  Yummy! I often see Delish recipes but haven't tried any yet.

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JAMBABY0 10/18/2014 11:09PM

    oh boy oh boy! Thanks for sharing

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GRANNIEC1 10/18/2014 11:07PM

    YUMMY, thanks!! emoticon

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_CYNDY55_ 10/18/2014 11:06PM

    Yummmmmmmmm:::::DELISH::::: emoticonfor sharing the Recipe!

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BAREFITNESS 10/18/2014 10:59PM

    Now, to post it to Facebook and make my dad jealous~he loves anything!!!

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Grandma Dora's 90th Birthday!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The lady of the Grandma, matriarch of dad's side of the family. Strong woman raised six boys and one girl by herself.....and she lives to see 90 years old!

Every now and then, my aunt and uncles recreate the Sears portrait they took in the 70's......of course this is the goofy take cause that's just how they are!

Dad and my great aunt Frida, showing Grams how to take a selfie lol

I don't fly home often enough........mostly because I HATE flying :P I can't believe live so far away from my family~we have always been tight, it was just us moving around with the military. Got to squeeze in fun at the Apple Orchard on a rainy (slightly snowy, my aunts had to point out!) day before the party. I miss doing stuff like that with them....watching my niece grow up!

Sitting in the Cider barn, eating apple cinnamon cake doughnuts, after sampling all kinds of salsas and chip dips......yum! The Potato tent opened just in time......loaded, even tried a bite of sister's with broccoli.

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PATTYKLAVER 10/15/2014 9:54AM

    Your Grandma looks so great! Enjoy the times you have. I was away from my family for I know what you mean about missing things. But it did seem to make the times that we did spend together extra special. I am grateful for Skype now.

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GERRYH2 10/14/2014 12:45PM

    It's great that you have so many good memories with your grandma. She has seen a lot of her years and probably has many good stories to tell. Happy Birthday to Grandma!

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JILLYBEAN25 10/14/2014 12:39PM

    What a great visit! It looks like you and your grandmother had a wonderful time!

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4ANEWME2DAY 10/14/2014 12:37PM

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"Happy Birthday Grandma Dora!"'

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