Since you're all loving the doodles I cooked up a farm set - some one requested a farm theme a bit ago. As long as you have suggestions I will keep doodling. I am also featuring a set of snow sculpture pictures today - shared with me by my freind June, who lives in Vernon - thats about a two hour drive north of here. There is a winter carnival on this week and this was part of the competition. Thanks for sharing, June!
Blog reader, Rebecca from New York, who keeps popping into my inbox in the most funny ways - just when I'm needing a little pick-me-up, sent me this rendition of me dressed up with my own victorian doodles. The first time I met Rebecca she was rescuing a praying mantis from the concrete depths of her fine city and we've been long distance friends ever since.
I had requested cell phone stories yesterday too, and Rebecca entertains us with this one:
This is a pretty funny cell phone story about my sad story of going for a hike, taking my brand spanking new two day old cell phone with me through about three miles of beautiful wooded trails and then very briefly crossing over a road where everyone flies like a maniac then turn towards home.... only to discover I lost my phone! (sorry for the super run on sentence, or is that hike on sentence)
So, I go back across the whole trail thinking its gotta be somewhere around there since I was kinda jogging and it probably fell out of my fanny pack but I can't find it. My fear is mounting the closer I get to the busy road... and I say a little prayer that it isn't there... because I don't have any phone insurance and its a two hundred dollar phone... soooo, where do I find it? Of course, on the busy road, in a million little pieces... with a tire mark going over the one part that's large enough to show such evidence! Ughhhhhh! That's it, end of story... not really that funny but kinda when you know life isn't really hinging on what happens to a cell phone.
Well Rebecca, if my dear friend Rose was a blog reader (really - she works two jobs and rarely gets to read) - I would beg her to share her sad tale of how she lost hers from her shirt pocket leaning over a toilet...
Surely there are MORE tales out there...
I was boiling for a while yesterday. Yes, I'm still sick, but I don't have a fever. It was not due to my body being too warm. I was boiling because I recieved a phone call. I received a call from a Telus representative.
Miles and I watched the news the other night and were shocked and disgusted to hear that Telus is choosing to provide adult porn for their cellular customers. Miles immediately got on the computer and submitted a complaint.
You know, the funny thing is - they showed a customer on the news, who was cancelling her service due to this, and she showed, right in the contract she had to sign to GET cellular service through Telus that she could not send any questionable or objectionable materials from her phone.
Oh, she tried every way to argue. "Everybody will be doing this - we will just be first in line" and " They have been doing this in Europe and China for years now" and "Its protected so kids won't have access", "We HAVE to do this to stay competative" and "You won't be able to find another provider - everyone will be doing this ... so and so company is signing up next" and so forth.
I let her spiel on till she ran out of words, then waited another several minutes. This makes people very uncomfortable.
I assured her EVERY COMPANY has a choice. Not EVERYBODY is doing this. They cannot GUARANTEE that kids don't get ahold of this, no matter how much saftety is applied. Bad enough that some porn - addicted person can view it in their own home but now can just park outside a school yard and turn on their phone... etc... I also said I believe SOMEONE will step up to the plate and not stoop to this level - and that their reputation would shine -therefore setting them above the rest.
I did not mind that she phoned to let me know that they recieved our complaint and would pass it on... it was that she did her darndest to let me know that people like me who think otherwise were outnumbered and old fashioned and on the way out. Hmpf...
Help me folks. If you care about this issue, I beg you to visit the following link to read for yourselves, and even if you don't live here would you take a moment or two out of your day to send an email to the address at the end of this news article to have your voice heard? Even if you don't live in Canada? I think once you read this article it will change your mind too!
I haven't shared a song with you on my blog yet - a song which is very dear to me... it's Miles and I song - a song he picked out for me long ago, and has sung to me often:
If beauty is all
(Chorus)And you would know you have my heart
I know there are days
It's all of the light
if you could see
if you could seewhat i see(x2)
You're created to be
if beauty is all