About rfljenksy

Just a little girl in a big world. I've been saying this about myself since I joined the Navy back in 1984. Someone once asked me if I stole this quote from Marilyn Monroe. I was naive enough at the time to think that I could have come up with anything that original and said "No, I made it up." “I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.” ― Marilyn Monroe I am once again in the middle of starting a new career path. I am loving life and just want to share a few of my travel adventures with some of the people I love the most.

Gnarly


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Meaning: amazing, awesome; or, disgusting

Unbeknownst to me, this word started as surfer language in the 70’s but only spread to non-surfers in the mid-80s.  (Class of 85 here!). I hear those times and trends are coming back round… I don’t believe the new 80s will ever bee as cool as the 80s I grew up in.  The mystery, the random excitement, the innocence..

The mood of the 80s – Get what you can, can what you get, and sit on the can.
— Patricia Schroeder

Some of my favorite 80s movie quotes:

“We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.” — The Breakfast Club

“This may sound Incredibly dumb, but I love you, and I’ll do anything to make you love me.” — Sixteen Candles

“We came, we saw, we kicked its ass.” — Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ghostbusters

“Be afraid. Be very AFRAID- The Fly

”I was in here yesterday and you wouldn’t wait on me. You work on commission right? Big mistake, big… Huge! I have to go shopping now.” — Pretty Woman

“Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

“Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.” — Dirty Dancing

decade genres: 1970s, the decade that style forgotNew decadeWhat a way to start a decadeWhat Can Happen In a DecadeMy Decades – The Sixties. Nursery;  The Seventh Decade; A decade of Memoirs of a Metro Girl!; Jasper Johns: Seven Decades; eXiting the Decade: Living in the ’70s;

Crackpot


Definition of crackpot : one given to eccentric or lunatic notions

If the guy out in the woods with the Michigan Militia is a real estate negotiator, instead of some crackpot, and has a normal life, that’s unnerving. You don’t want to think it’s as normal as the guy next door, hedging his lawn. It’s easier to demonize or separate them off from ‘us.’ –Michael Moore

British slang.  First known use of crackpot, 1883. “mentally unbalanced person,” 1898, probably from crack (v.) + pot (n.1) in a slang sense of “head.” Compare crack-brain “crazy fellow” (late 16c.). 

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Examples of crackpot in a Sentence

Some crackpot in a clown suit is out there directing traffic. everyone is tolerant of the town crackpot, a man who never hurt anyone

Synonyms

  • character,  codger, crack, crackbrain, crank, eccentric, flake, fruitcake, head case, kook, nut, nutcase, nutter, oddball, oddity, screwball, weirdo, zany

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And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you. Ahh . . . an educated man. Well, you’re not as stupid as you look. Don’t quote Nietzsche at me, kid. That German crackpot wouldn’t know a real monster if it bit him on the ass. – Larry Correia

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The world is full of them:  Obsessed Bird; Fragments of the Unhinged; Grief ~ a crown cinquainGovernment?; SONNET 29: PHALLIC POWER; The crazy -cracy words!; Gleefully Unhinged; Struggling to Be; Unmasked; Musings; lost souls

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Serendipity 2


Serendipity (noun) Origin: English | ser·en·dip·i·ty  Finding something good without looking for it.

Just this morning, walking in my new ‘hood I came across an art festival. Very serendipitous. A lot of amazing finds! To think i was only out for a cuppa joe!  Interesting art, good conversations all started by the serendipitous choices I have recently made.  Never made it to coffee, but found some great jewelry, art, furniture, and had some random conversations ranging from artistic stylings and color choices to Memorial Day meanings and the sacrifices people have made throughout history in a variety of different ways.  I love unexpected surprises!

“It’s a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn’t even know you were aiming for.”   ― Lois McMaster Bujold

“You be you and I’ll be me, today and today and today, and let’s trust the future to tomorrow. Let the stars keep track of us. Let us ride our own orbits and trust that they will meet. May our reunion be not a finding but a sweet collision of destinies!”
Jerry Spinelli, Love, Stargirl

RanDomnEss: Random Fantasy; Chance Meeting;  Serendipity? Brilliance? Diligence?; Dreams: Poem; Reveal.; The Start Of An AdventureA STROKE OF SERENDIPITY; Serendipity Hangover; Had I Only Dated the Weiner Mobile DriverRandom tidbitsA Little Bit of This, a Little Bit of That, and a Random Video; RANDOM VIGNETTES FROM MY LIFE STORY; Inspirational street art; chance meeting;

Livsnjutare


Livsnjutare (n.) – Origin: Swedish – Definition: One who loves life deeply and lives it to the extreme.

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Joe Lewis

I have visited this theme previously but here is a new word and so here we go again.  I will admit that I have done some pretty daring things in my life.  Some call them idiotic things and for sure, sometimes I feel that I might have bit off more than I could chew.  Some say I am lucky to be alive to even talk about living life to the extreme.

Don’t you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you’re not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you’ve lived nearly half the time you have to live already? ― Ernest Hemingway

The advantage of living my life to the fullest and to the extreme is that I do not have a bucket list.  I have no regrets.  I have carpe diem’d every part of my life.  I do not think I will be sitting at the end of my life wondering why I didn’t do or try the things I had always dreamed of or wanted to do.

It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts. – Adlai Stevenson

In exchange for this daring life.  I am still alive.  I am still trying new adventures and activities. Admittedly at a slightly slower pace and slightly less extreme – (falling hurts more now than it used to)!!

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me. – Erma Bombeck

Lives well lived: the art of living.; Living Well; MOVING FROM LIVING TO LIVING WELL; The lesson of Happy Life; 5 Differences Between a Happy Life and a Crappy Life; I Just Want To Be Happy; What is the Way to Make Life Happy; With a camera, every place is magical … even an ordinary arrow on the ground; Either a daring adventure, or nothing; A Daring Escape

Collywobbles


Collywobbles. This refers to a weird feeling in your stomach or an overall bellyache. It is derived from the Latin phrase cholera morbus, meaning it came from the disease we all know as cholera. This is a word many people still use especially older individuals, and the background is quite dark! Many don’t realize the dark background much like many being unaware of the origins of “Ring around the Rosie.”

I have had the collywobbles all day long.  As a matter of fact, I have had the collywobbles for about 3 weeks.  I’m not sick.  I’m just sick of technology!! We are so overloaded with technology and passwords and computer generated automated answers and no one even answering after hours.  I’m sick of hackers and fraudsters having more access to my accounts than I have!!!

Ok.. fun word.. really hit the spot today. Also, possibly the grossest quote I have found.. enjoy

“there was nothing wrong: just a touch of the back-door trots – not the flux, for there was no sign of blood, no spotting in the mustard. ‘I know how to take care o’ myself: not the first time I’ve had a run of the squitters and collywobbles.”
Amitav Ghosh

Down with the sickness: Beautiful sickness; Gratitude to sickness; The sickness of society that no-one cares about; Sickness and Compassion; Motion sickness; Emotional Motion Sickness; This Current Time of Sickness; Together In Sickness; THE SICKNESS & THE CYCLONE; A WORLD OF SICKNESS