Dance Like Nobody’s Watching


Happy Friday!

I am sending you off into the weekend with one of my favorite quotes:



Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain



I think these women get it.


Can you dance like nobody’s watching? 


When Spiders Attack

spider at natural bridge 


Love it or hate it?

Do you think it motivates or interferes?

This past week James Spader’s character on The Office gave this take on fear:

“Fear plays an interesting role in our lives.  How dare we let it motivate us? How dare we let it into our decision-making, into our livelihoods, into our relationships?  It’s funny isn’t it?  We take a day of the year to dress up in costume, to celebrate fear. “

Of course this was after he told a scary story to the employees, making sure he included something to tap into each and every person’s fear.  According to him, my scary story would involve spiders on a plane flying over a shark infested ocean.

A sequel for Samuel Jackson perhaps?

But if you ask me, Halloween is just fun.  At least it was when I was a kid.

witch coleen patrick

Scary costume, but happy kid.

But spiders?  Completely different.  They are real.

Once when I was a teenager, I came face to face with one that resulted in a trip to the ER.

For me anyway (I have no idea what happened to the spider).

Spider attack broken finger

See that cast?  I broke my finger in that struggle.

Although looking back, I’m wondering if the really scary things were those denim boots on my feet.

Happy Halloween!