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I did it again! Almost too pooped to type but…


I friggin’ DID IT!  — AGAIN!

exhausted-catYou may recall that yesterday I was all a twitter about having done 45 minutes of exercise — also known as – domestic duties.

Today, mere moments ago,  I DID IT AGAIN!

On my “to do” list (we will NOT discuss just how long it’s been there) is to “sort, shred, and file” as appropriate, years of accumulated paper, old bills, photos from dance events, score sheets from dance events, certificates from dance events, dvds and videos from dance events, more bills, more statements, more…

well you get the idea.

So… facing the inevitable and not finding ANYTHING else to distract me, I proverbially girded my loins (anyone know how to gird? — what is “girding” anyway?) but I digress…

I was ready.  the moment had come to START… just START, finishing will be weeks away, but to START that particular project.

So, I put on a new podcast from my favorite DJ “Mr Andi Mik” and got to work…

I just reached a stopping point, and turned to pause the mix and was SHOCKED!

FABER-gasted!

Flum-FLUXED!

AGOG!

AGHAST (well I wasn’t really Aghast, but since agog and aghast have such a nice alliteration I thought I’d throw that one in just for fun)

Eeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyy Way….

I was well and truly AMAZED-ed.

See I ur a colludge grad-u-ut!  I knows some BIG wurds.

So… the timer on the pod cast read 3 minutes left, 58 minutes played. 

FIFTY-EIGHT FRIGGIN MINUTES of…

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Let’s hear it for the boy! It’s a miracle!


I’m making progress..

can-i-get-an-amen-kittyI promise that this is going to be the shortest post I’ve ever made…  My version of a “Tweet”  LOL

I just realized something for the SECOND day in a row that needs to be shared.

Yesterday I did a bit of housework which a month ago would have left me gasping, and I did it with no problems.  Sailed right through it as a matter of fact.

Woot!  Yeeeeeeeee Haw!  I actually tweeted about it and put it on my Facebook page.

Why I’m doing this post as well is because:

Just moments ago, I finished up 45 minutes of activity around the house concluding with rotating my mattress on my bed.

I will confess that the mattress did me in.  I had to sit down and I was breathing heavy.  BUT… when I went to update my activity log (more about that log in a future post) I saw that it had been 45 minutes from the last time stamp!

OMG!!!  45 FRIGGIN MINUTES!

Applause KittyNow it ain’t as if I had run a marathon or anything but we’re talking 45 minutes of non-stop activity

  •  making some phone calls
  • sorting laundry
  • spraying it with pre-wash
  • pouring some enzyme cleaning drain-maintenance stuff into the drains in the bathroom
  • pulling sheets off the bed
  • stripping all the pillow cases
  • spraying THAT with pre-wash
  • finding the clean sheets and bringing them to the bedroom
  • and then….  rotating the mattress

which pushed me over the proverbial edge.  I needed to sit down.

Applause Sign (CC)So… I do believe a round of applause is in order!

All kidding aside, this “revelation” proves to me that the approach I’m taking this time is working, and will continue to work.

See ya on the dance floor! 

(with clean sheets — LOL)

Why Should Cowboys Have all the Fun?


Brace yerselves… This is gonna be short!

I've been a Bad Cowgirl - Send me to your Room. This design is available for purchase on over a 100 products at TxCowboyDancer Designs on zazzle.com

Bad Cowgirl c2013 TxCowboyDancer Designs

I can do short.  I prefer long though…

Those folks in the back row spitting soda all over themselves can just keep their snarky remarks in the peanut gallery where they belong!

Thhhhhhhhppppptttttttt!  So there!

As I was writing my last blog post (not counting the mea culpa…)  Sorry about that folks.  I didn’t really mean to spam everyone’s inboxes.  I promise!

Anyway…  It occurred to me cowGIRLS probably are bad sometimes too.  And who am I to discriminate?  Hmmmm???

So… I fired up my graphics program and created a GIRL version of the “I’ve been a bad Cowboy…” Design.  Woot!

My favorite TWO products with the new design…

I’m not going to spam your inbox with lots of products.  If it looked good with the “Bad Cowboy”  then it looks good with the “Bad Cowgirl” design.

Having said that here are my two favorite just for the girls.  🙂

I've been a Bad Cowgirl - Send me to your Room. This design is available for purchase on over a 100 products at TxCowboyDancer Designs on zazzle.com

Available in Round, Square, Sliver finish or gold tone.

I've been a Bad Cowgirl - Send me to your Room. This design is available for purchase on over a 100 products at TxCowboyDancer Designs on zazzle.com

Denim fabric; other styles of wallets and bags also available

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Where Ideas Come From…


I confess that I have a weird brain

Ok, Ok…  friends who know me outside of this blog…  Hmmm..  Scratch that… whether you know me from reading this blog or if you know me from wherever…

You can stop laughing.

Now!  Stop!  I tell you!

Cease.  Desist!   *SIGH*  Fine…

I’ll wait.  Dum de dum dum..

Ok, there, got that out of your system?  *SIGH*

Yes, I’m fully aware that I have a strange brain.  It makes connections that most people don’t make.  I’m not saying that in a “bragging” way because most of the connections that it makes are not for public consumption and  I wisely keep them under wraps.

I have thought occasionally that maybe everybody’s brain works this way and that EVERYBODY keeps the weirdness under wraps so everybody thinks that nobody makes these weird connections.  Which is just weird.

Because if we’re all “weird” and making “weird connections” then wouldn’t that make “weird” well..  Uhmmm  “normal?”

Keep Austin WeirdI should move to Austin Texas.  Ya gotta love a city who’s unofficial motto is “Keep Austin Weird

uh-oh… I’ve gone into Free Association Mode.  BEEP  Danger! Warning!  Danger Will Robinson!   Resetting Brain…

I Told you! that my brain makes weird connections!  I wish someone would make a “brain image recorder” because the movie of my brain would be well, weird.  Interesting, maybe, scary, probably, but definitely weird.

BUT!!!!!!!  WEIRD IS sometimes AWESOME!  Like when you’re a “creative personality” or you are a comedian then you get on stage and say just about anything that comes to mind.  And get paid for it!  Woot!  (I confess, money, or the impending lack of it is something that very near the surface of my thoughts almost 100% of the time lately… but  I digress…)

I do that you know.  😉 Back to the comedians:

In two separate interviews, two of my favorite comedians / actors: Robin Williams and Jim Carey answered essentially the same way when asked about “Where they get their ideas?”

Both of them said that they get ideas constantly, almost continuously.  The hard part is to not say them out loud because people would call 911 and nice guys with a really cool white jacket would show up.  Essentially they said they their brain is just wired that way; they can’t shut it off.

Hmmm… I guess that puts me in pretty good company.  LOL  I just wish I made as much as those guys.  🙂

Speaking of the weird, well unusual.. in a good way… when you visit my blog, check out the snowflakes.  COOL!  No, I didn’t do it.  It is something that Word Press does for the month of Dec.

Background on my latest design:

I've been a Bad Cowboy - Send me to your Room.  This design is available for purchase on over a 100 products at TxCowboyDancer Designs on zazzle.com

Bad Cowboy c2013 TxCowboyDancer Designs

Sometimes my ideas seem to just pop into my head but this idea is a little more concrete.

I was out at a club, Hmmmm, must have been a year ago at least… a friend of mine was looking at this really cute guy and said “I’ve been a bad cowboy.  You should send me to his room.”

Well I burst out laughing and promptly found one of those little cards they put at the bar to write phone numbers on, and wrote it down.

It has been in my “idea file” every since.  Uhmm.. not the card; the quip.   I have this text file on my computer where as strange and weird things occur to me that *might* end up on a t-shirt someday, well I jot them down.

And when I get stuck for an idea, I open it up and start skimming.  The first one that makes me laugh out loud.  Yes LOL for real, well, that is the one I start working on.

As I was finishing up this design I showed it to my room mate and he said.  “Oh I’ve seen that on a t-shirt before.”  After I said “Oh Crap!” I clarified with my roomie that my design, to the best he could recall, looked a lot different than the tee-shirt he had seen before.

So…  a quick internet search revealed that while I’m definitely not the first one to do a design along these lines, none of the designs I could find look like mine!  WHEW!  Want to see the search?  you’ll see that my design is WAY COOLER!  Jus’ Sayin’  😉

Mental note to Tony: before spending hours on a design, do an internet search to see if someone else has already done it and if they have, well do it different and better.  Whew!

My favorite TWO products with the new design…

I've been a bad cowboy send me to your room c2013 TxCowboyDancer Designs available on zazzle.com

Stretched Canvas Print – Available framed or unframed on skinny to thick canvases or on single, double, triple or quad panel configurations.

I’m going to do something new with this post, even though I realize it is already long.  See what happens when I let my “inner weird” break loose?  *sigh*

Anyway, I”m going to put two products up front and center: A dart Board and a Canvas Print.

You can see the rest of the products after the jump if you like.  But these two products are something that I always put new designs on but no one has ever bought.  Yet.

Probably because they are sorta expensive.  Eeek!  I know that I wouldn’t buy them.  Hey, truth in advertising!  But I’m an out-of-work librarian pretending to be a graphics designer!  LOL  Not some potentially wealthy customer with money to burn and friends to buy presents for…  *hint* *hint*

I've been a bad cowboy send me to your room c2013 TxCowboyDancer Designs available on zazzle.com

Dart Board featuring “I’ve been a bad cowboy” design. Available at TxCowboyDancer Designs

AN – KNEE – WAY…

These two featured products are ones that I think would be perfect for a MAN CAVE or a BAR or a NIGHTCLUB!

Hey!  Terri B.  Are you reading this?  Hmmmmm????

Roger?  How about you?  Show it to the owners!  Don’t you think one of these would look great at the RU?

Hey Debbie!  Don’t you want one of these for your new club?

OMG!  I know a lot of bar folks!  LOL  Not a word dear readers… not a word!

The REST of My favorite products…

…with the new design on stuff that is a lot cheaper and priced for mere mortals and not Guys looking to decorate their Man Cave or Bar Owners looking to sell beer…

jus sayin…  😉

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