6 Vintage Commercials that Will Make You Smile…

My favorite:

This commercial puts things in perspective as only 18 years ago the internet was still a new and growing tool. 5th graders outline the prospective possibilities of the internet, which back then were only dreams, yet today make up a very present reality.

via 6 Vintage Commercials that Will Make You Smile – Goodnet.


Why do I love fox pictures? Because Todd is a latin name meaning ‘fox’. :-D btw, Zorro also means fox as does Renard, the villain in the Bond movie [although I don't remember which one]: SLY’D FOX – Very Demotivational – The Demotivational Posters Blog. Here’s my theme song — a little known number from Elton John…

Let Go of Perfectionism

“A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” ~Proverb

I’m a “recovering perfectionist.”

I make perfect plans. At times, when I’m really working on my plans, I forget to live my actual life.  Because I’m planning. Perfectly.

I had my first strategic plan when I was 10.

“Be a really, really good girl. Then, when you are 16, borrow the car and say that you are going to Drug Fair to buy hairspray. Instead, drive the 15 minutes to your daddy’s house so that he’ll want you back.”

A year later I had to revise my first strategic plan. My alcoholic father died.

Here was the second plan:

“Now you’re all alone.” (Which wasn’t true, by the way. It just felt that way. Anyway, back to the plan.)  “Now you’re all alone. Be perfect.”

In the first plan, I just had to be “good” to be rescued.  In the second one, there was no rescue.

I needed to be perfect.” Get more here: Let Go of Perfectionism: It’s the Leap That Counts | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In.

An Analogy For People Who Have Been Hurt Deeply By Another

Something good from Karen Salmansohn that I wanted to share with you…

When someone has hurt you – deeply to your soul – it’s tempting to want to shut down and shut off – to give in and give up – to get bitter, resentful, depressed – and all before breakfast!
This soul-shutting-down tendency reminds me of those classic Zombie horror movies! You know how unconscious, soul-less Zombies walk around – thriving mostly in darkness – miserably taking bites out of happy, soulful people? One chomp – then – suddenly – these newly bitten innocent folks find themselves becoming Zombie-like in their behavior. They feel their souls shut down. They crave spending time in darkness. They want to bite others.
Likewise, if you’ve suffered from an emotional Zombie bite, it’s temping to wanna join the Zombie crowd – and shut off your soul – seek dark thoughts – chomp upon another. It’s especially tempting to want to chomp upon the Zombie chump who chomped upon you!
Basically, when you’ve been bitten by a Zombie, you can find yourself feeling the urge to become Zombie-like yourself. But you must resist! You must stay strong! You must keep your soul alive!

Source: A Funny But Helpful Analogy For People Who Have Been Hurt Deeply By Another | notsalmon

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Maureen O’Hara returns to location of ‘The Quiet Man’

Cover of "The Quiet Man (Collector's Edit...

Cover of The Quiet Man (Collector's Edition)

Almost 60 years after filming the most famous Irish movie of all time there, Maureen O’Hara returned in style to Cong, location of “The Quiet Man,” on Friday.

The 91-year-old actress was guest of honor at the first ‘Quiet Man’ festival and she thrilled the crowds who waited hours for her arrival.

Locals clamored for pictures and autographs with the queen of the silver screen who seemed as feisty as she was when she starred opposite John Wayne in the famous film.

She told the crowd that, of all the 80 films she made, “The Quiet Man” was her best because her favorite leading man John Wayne and film director John Ford were working with her.

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‘Quiet Man’ beauty Maureen O’Hara returns to Cong village

Cover of "The Quiet Man (Collector's Edit...

Cover of The Quiet Man (Collector's Edition)

Irish Hollywood legend Maureen O’Hara is making plans to return to the village of Cong, County Mayo, 60 years after she filmed “The Quiet Man” alongside John Wayne in the same location. On August 26, she will launch the first ‘Quiet Man’ Festival.

O’Hara played the iconic role of Mary Kate Danaher in the 1950s smash-hit movie and this year marks the movie’s 60th anniversary.

Over the last 60 years Maureen O’Hara’s iconic movie has brought millions of tourists to the village of Cong and its environs eager to see where the movie was shot.

One of my all time favorite movies and Irish actresses — we watch this movie as a family every year on St. Patrick’s Day. Follow the ‘via’ link above to get the rest of the story and be sure to rent the movie if you haven’t seen it…