Saturday, February 22, 2014

Instagram - starting to bug me.

Carl Jung

Oh, dear. I'm starting to be bugged by Instagram. I think it would bug Carl Jung too.

How precious it is!
Life is so beautiful on Instagram.
And it seems that everyone's life is beautiful - including mine, of course!

I don't know what to do with this new attitude I have developed.
I thought of putting photos of my cat box, the mess in the corner of the kitchen, the stack of bills to be paid, the ugly salt stains on my winter boots, the trashy mess of the floor mat in my car....but that seems uninspired. How I look when I wake up in the morning. But, who should have to look at that!

But, I feel compelled to make this point.

No, it's not all good!

Instagram is just a little too precious to be real. I feel like we are all trying to be Gwenyth Paltrow.

We all have children. They are all adorable - sometimes.
And sometimes not (and those moments never make it to Instagram.)

We have moments when we look good (and those go on Instagram) and we have moments when we look bad (and those don't.)

We have insights when we see beauty and post it.
And sometimes life is really ugly (and don't post that so much.)

What would Carl Jung say about Instagram and the shadow? See here by clicking the link:

Shadow definition on wikipedia

I would love an Instagram celebrating the shadow. I think the shadow is so much more interesting!

So, what to do? I guess the answer is obvious.

No one cares what you think about this, Alecia.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

North Dakota Weather Alert...on U Tube.

This is actually funny in a Coen Brothers kind of way...especially given that we are currently experiencing another blizzard.

North Dakota Weather Alert (or just plain Midwestern Weather Alert


I made a mistake!
The uber cool Monday evening coffeehouse is FEBRUARY 24! (Not Jan. 24)
Alas, my brain is snow-filled.


Here's the recent article:

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Writer's Block

I admit it. I either have blogger's writer's block or I am just too darned busy designing rooms.
I did write for about 4 hours today - but not on my blog.
I have a  few ideas, but can't find the time to put it down on paper.

So, please, give me the privilege of one good writer's block and then, I'll get over it and get back to writing here.

In the meantime, I have some good old posts - especially 2007 - 2010 in Italy and in NYC.

Happy almost end of winter!

And if you have nothing to do on Monday, Jan 24, please join me...this is supposed to be a happenin' event. Last month , 150 people showed up!!!!

leave it to Rebecca. She's a rock star at getting people together.

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