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Monday, December 28, 2009

WOOF: d.d.dawg talks to Dames of Dialogue!

interview with the
Dames of Dialogue!

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas From WOOF!

If I were ol' Santa, you know what I'd do...
I'd dump silly gifts that are given to you.
And deliver some things just inside your front door.
Things you have lost, but treasured before.

I'd give you back all your maidenly vigor,
And, to go along, a neat tiny figure.
Then restore the old color that once graced your hair
Before rinses and bleaches took residence there.

I'd bring back the shape with which you were gifted
So things now suspended need not be uplifted.
I'd draw in your tummy and smooth down your back
Till you'd be a dream in those tight fitting slacks.

I'd remove all your wrinkles. Leave only one chin
So you wouldn't spend hours rubbing grease on your skin.
You'd never have flashes or queer dizzy spells
And you wouldn't hear noises like ringing of bells.

You'd never have headaches, so no pills you'd take.
And no heating pad needed since your muscles won't ache.
Yes, if I were Santa, you'd never look stupid.
You'd be a cute chick with the romance of a cupid.

I'd give you a lift when those wolves start to whistle
And the joys of your heart would be light as a thistle.
But alas! I'm not Santa, but our wish is sincere...
Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year!
(courtesy of Maxine)

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mastering the Art of Being Julia Child

She did it. It took her nearly half her life, but Julia Child did it. She mastered the art of being herself.

What inspiration she is to WOOFers! We tell ourselves it's never too late, but do we really believe it? Do YOU really believe it?

Two days in a row I watched "Julie & Julia," and Meryl Streep's protrayal made me smile every minute. It reminded me of the truly remarkable woman Child was on so many levels. And how she thrived in spite of deep disappointments in life.

So, this morning I cooked up a little poem in her honor. (No, obviously I've not mastered the art of poetry! But perhaps Julia would allow for my effort!)

Julia Child, Julia Child
How you make us smile.

Even still, even now.
And Meryl did you proud!

In your kitchen on TV
How delicious you could be.

One forgets you started late
Learning to sauté.

Women near, women far
Behold, a cooking star...

With zest for lemon and for life.
Bon appétit, Ms Child!

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Julia Child

Julie Powell

-- Diana (aka d.d. dawg) www.DianaBlack.net

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Why Don't We Just Dance?

The news these days can be pretty darn depressing. Between the recession and mounting expenses, the price of living is skyrocketing. We have rising crime and unemployment rates, lower educational standards, celebrities who act like idiots, politicians who act like celebrities, corporations who have to be bailed out, and regular citizens who won’t take responsibility for their own actions or livelihood—let alone help anyone else. And that is just some of craziness that seems to surround us.

Here’s my theory: All I can do is try to be the best person I know how to be. I can’t change the world, but I can try to make the people around me happy and comfortable. I can be a responsible, productive human being and try to help others who need a hand. Other than that, what can I do? I don’t need to worry so much about things I can’t control.

I heard the new Josh Turner song the other day and loved the philosophy reflected in the lyrics. In “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” he sings: “Nothing but bad news on. Well, it might be me, but the way I see it the whole world has gone crazy. So baby, why don’t we just dance?”

I have a very happy life, and I know that not all the news is bad--but some days it does feel like the world has gone crazy. So on those days when I feel like the world is spinning out of control around me, I can’t think of anything better than “Why Don’t We Just Dance?” Instead of focusing on the negative like we often do as we age, it is a great idea to take a break every once in a while and celebrate life.

Sometimes you just have to kick off your shoes, grab a partner and have some fun!