Sunday, July 26, 2009

State of Grace

I'll say Grace.

Sunday night, Grace Jones at the Hollywood Bowl
Grace Jones (diva goddess) • of Montreal (suppose to have a freak show) • Dengue Fever (LA band w/Vietnamese pop sound)I have seen her in concert 3x before, with and without band.
Always entertaining.
Check it:
I am getting excited for the show and the entire adventure.
The Hollywood Bowl trip is such a summer thing.
Life is good.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Yep, it happened yesterday enroute to the dentist on the good ole 101, the Honda's odometer hit 100,000.
I was watching, I was cheering, the music was right.
I pressed the button on the small talking Darth Vader who lives on my dash board.
It was quite the occasion.Good car, that.
Nice not to have car payments.(From Wikipedia) Milestone = Is one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road or boundary at intervals of approximately one mile. They are typically located at the side of the road or in a median. Milestones are constructed to provide reference points along the road. This can be used to reassure travellers that the proper path is being followed, and to indicate either distance travelled or the remaining distance to a destination.
Ms. Smart thought:
Think of setting goals and please read this section from the wiki and ponder:
"Milestones are constructed to provide reference points along the road. (That road, path to your goal.) This can be used to reassure travellers (the goal setter) that the proper path is being followed, and to indicate either distance travelled (achievements, success) or the remaining distance to a destination. (The goal is in sight, progress has been made.)"

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Goals, Desire, Focus, Choices

I've been thinking...

Each and every, we have the opportunity to choose our mood, our direction.
I am strong. I am fun. I am succeeding with my goals. I am calm, balanced. I am happy.There seems to be a default "us", the person that surfaces when no one is around and after we have worked off all the stress and busyness out of our minds, had some fun, exercise, enjoyable food, and a good night sleep.
I get to this person over the weekend and try to hold onto this mood/being/way throughout Monday.
I am now trying to keep this going all the time.
To be me, my sentiments, 100%, all the time.

Others can throw us off our track - their wants, demands, bosses bossing, families, emotions, timing, unexpected changes need tending...
I challenge you (and myself) to remain centered, balanced, and true to your being.
No freaking.
No moody drama.
All in stride, your stride, your pace.
Ever notice your pace?
Physically, I have a slow walk. Mentally, I am a champion sprinter.
We feel best and do our best, when we can be how we want and interact in our preferred modes.

How do you want to be?

When that little anxious bug nips at me or an emotional pang flashes for attention, I switch gears. I purposely switch tasks and enjoy a pleasure, something fun - paint, write, read, take that walk for a frozen green tea yogurt w/mango, chocolate chips and almonds, go for a swim, light incense to infuse my realm in a luscious scent, tend to my plants, and select music to suit my mood.

We can choose to to be different and not give into the negative or the distracting.
I believe we can do this.

Do you set goals?
Do you make a plan towards reaching your goals?
Do you take the first steps?

Don't let the odd nugget of negativity distract you and reroute your course of happiness and fulfillment.

When you feel that pull, stop, acknowledge it and choose to do, be what you want. "Stay on target."

Believe and trust in your self.
Be confident.
Enjoy your life.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

B&W Fashion

Fashion Haikus 1 - 4, Go!
Beyond roses wall.
She defies black on black world.
Blossom in the light.

Chic Channel beauty.
Fashion unexpected, fun.
Cool, hip, confident.

The Queen's fashion cake.
Dance takes flight in retro space.
Swan Empress Couture.

Houndstooth resized, Bam!
She strikes a bold figure, flaunt!
Step aside, she's first.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Inhale, sublime heaven

Allow me to introduce you to the Mimosa Tree.
They're currently putting on quite the scenty show here in sunny California.

The blooms are fluffy looking little pinkish powder puffs resting on neatly patterned dark greens. Lovely sight. However, the visual pales in comparison to the scent. Go find one, stand under it, breathe deep, faint, repeat. Intoxicating, sweet, heady, the feel good buzz after a tickle, the time you got just what you wanted for your birthday, all that rolled up in a sensual whiff, ah. A mini vacation in a single inhale.

Love these.

Mimosa tree AKA Albizia Julibrissin, by any other name would smell just as sweet.

My Time

The longggggggggggggg weekend off suits me just fine.
Easy to flow with your days/nights.

Nature, tasks, people, get togethers, sleep, movies, books, music, fun, games, exercise, planning, thinking, painting, eating, floating...

Default, feels fine. Ahhh.

White/pink roses photo - Ms. Smart
Red painting - Ms. Smart