Sunday, May 27, 2007

Reflections In A Dried Up Mudhole

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I woke up this morning and thought, "Yeah!" Meaning, it's a day for another dose of Serena's Cornpone Palliative Philosophy.

I'd love to be able to reflect with Walden's-quality contemplation and glean some earth-shattering insights but, alas, my name is Serena, not Thoreau, and what you see is what you get.

* If you can think it up and conceptualize it, it can be done.

* If you let it go too easily, perhaps you didn't value it enough to begin with.

* When left to your own devices, make sure the devices are top of the line.

* Sometimes when I'm feeling discombobulated, I wonder if I'm not better off. Would I really want to be combobulated?

* Always try to give as much as you get, including grief. Especially grief.

* If the glass is half empty, maybe you should top it off.

* If it looks good, grab it -- before somebody else does.

* Only you can make a fool of yourself. No one can do it for you.

* If you're going to climb mountains, first make sure you're not afraid of heights.

* If your dog doesn't like someone, pay attention. My dog has much better instincts than I have.

* This one isn't mine. It is, rather, the ancient wisdom of a true Zen master. I love it, though, and live it. It's worth sharing.

Things are different because ... they are different.

Your Taste in Music:

90's Alternative: Highest Influence
Adult Alternative: High Influence
Classic Rock: High Influence
80's Alternative: Medium Influence
80's Rock: Medium Influence


Roxan said...

***Your Taste in Music:***

Classic Rock: Highest Influence
Progressive Rock: High Influence
80's Pop: Medium Influence
80's Rock: Medium Influence
80's Alternative: Low Influence

Shhhh I'm concepting myself filthy rich. LOL

Serena Joy said...

Roxan, when you get the concept firmed up, let me in on it, please.:)

Corn Dog said...

"If you let it go too easily, perhaps you didn't value it to begin with."

Nah, if I let go of something too easily, I ususally just forgot about it and the note for it got ground up in the washer and dryer.

I never trust someone my dogs don't. That is a hard and fast rule at my house. Though we have all been fooled by some people.

Top cat said...

Fine bits of wisdom to start my sunday
Although I don' think you have a cat, if a guy likes cats and your cat likes him he's usually a keeper*wink*

Progressive Rock: Highest Influence
80's Alternative: High Influence
Classic Rock: High Influence
80's Pop: Medium Influence
80's R&B: Medium Influence

Liz said...

Dog-owners on the whole are okay sort of people. Bill Sykes may be the exception to the rule but he was a made-up person.

I like:
They said I'd lose my mind as I aged; they didn't tell me I wouldn't miss it.

Serena Joy said...

Amen, CD. Always trust the dog. Although, mine will let anybody pass muster if they have food in their pockets.

I don't have a cat, TC, because my dog won't let me. You're a keeper, though. They don't call you Top Cat for nothing.:)

Love your meditation statement, Liz. LOL.

littlebirdblue said...

***Your Taste in Music:***

Punk: Medium Influence
80's Alternative: No Influence
80's Pop: No Influence
80's R&B: No Influence
80's Rock: No Influence


If they'd gone back farther than the 80's I would have fared better.

puerileuwaite said...

That's why I don't trust some of these tests. I thought your were more of a Classic Rocker Babe.

Serena Joy said...

Littlebird, the punk rockin' chick. LOL.

Who knows, Puggy? I don't trust 'em, either. I guess I got what I got because I like a little bit of everything.

G-Man said...

Hi Serena, Classic Rock all the way for me baby..Loved the Waldenesque Musings...
Have a great Holiday sweetie!!

G-Man said...

...I got a thing for red-heads!!

Serena Joy said...

Then maybe I'd better not go blonde, g-man. LOL. Yes, sir, Classic Rock, baby. You're already having a great holiday, so keep it up.:)

Roxan said...

It is 1:35 am. I am still not filthy rich. This may take awhile. LOL

Serena Joy said...

Keep me posted on your progress, Roxan.:)

tfg said...

If you can think it up and conceptualize it, someone else is already making money off of it.

Serena Joy said...

There is that, TFG.

Lee said...

I can imagine myself laying back in a small punt just slowly drifting along that water, with Clair de Lune playing softly somewhere in the background.

RexZeitgeist said...

Heavy Metal: Highest Influence
Gangsta Rap: High Influence
Classic Rock: Medium Influence
80's Alternative: Low Influence
80's Rock: Low Influence

Guess it's the conservative in me.

Serena Joy said...

Rex, hey stranger. Metal, yeah, I can see that. But gangsta rap? I wouldn't have guessed that one.:)

RexZeitgeist said...

Yea, it grew on me when I was in the army....Like a fungus...

I see the blog is doing well! kudos

Serena Joy said...

Things tend to do that. If you like a thing, it sets in and grows like a, yes, fungus.:)