Breathe!

Let’s all take a step back. Breathe. Relax.

Politics is making us all cranky. Remember what our Uppity always says- “We WILL endure. This is America. It is who we are. It is what we do.”

For today, let’s all just breathe. Love one another. (It makes my tummy hurt when we fight.) Don’t make me get the whips out.

Click, close your eyes, and breathe.

34 Responses

  1. Oh FCS! That had to be
    never mind.
    Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.

  2. That is not a parody – it’s a real ad for a real product.

  3. Oswald- I just knew you were going to say that. So many things came to mind I just can’t articulate them all.
    In the first place- who the hell would want to “feel like a virgin” again? Seriously? Oh, the guy wants the woman to uhm- tighten up. I see.

    Walls and cabinets all washed down in the kitchen. Off to read the job boards- again. (Yes we start fall cleaning here in August- it is very cool in the mornings- and we close up the house fairly early in October most years. sigh.)

  4. Beautiful music, PMM. Thank you for that.

  5. Fall? I won’t see Fall until November. sigh

  6. Thank you PMM.yes I am breathing.(in out…. in out) 🙂

  7. I won’t see Fall until November.

    Try drinking tequila. You’ll fall a lot sooner.

  8. Glad you are enjoying the ‘concert” Not quite time yet for Vivaldi- but I feel fall coming. I almost used this one for the post

  9. Sorry, no can do, I already promised to hold my breath until Upps is back.😉

  10. She is probably enjoying some Ribs 🙂

  11. votermom- LOL!
    Foxy- I hope she is enjoying ribs, and Caramel Apple Walnut Pie, and wine, and her garden.
    If we play nice she might come home.
    When my Mom got sick and tired of us bickering and we were all hollering Mom! Mom! Mom! She would go in her room and close the door and answer “She took the slow boat to China!”
    At least we know Uppity has not gone to China- she would never go there.
    Italy maybe, but not China.

  12. Well we love our Upps.but she could do with some R and R. 🙂

  13. She is probably canning Tomato’s too. 🙂

  14. oooooooommmmmmm…..

  15. LOL oldcoastie!

  16. Knowing UW, she’s out doing some rescue. The woman never stops.

  17. Well goodness it seems I missed all the excitement. I’ve been sick for over a week now, today is the first day I feel somewhat human. The week before that I was moving my eldest daughter, she’s now in another state at graduate school. I’m officially down to 1 child left at home…..WOOT!!!!!

    I don’t think I’m technically feeling all that much better because at first glance I thought PMM was using 18 again on her walls and kitchen cabinets as part of fall cleaning…….I thought perhaps I needed to get some, but alas it was just a trick of my lingering sinus infection/bronchitis.

    We’ve all had disagreements here at UW before, this too shall pass. It’s election time and emotions run high. Bottom line nobody and I mean nobody here agreed with Akin’s idotic point of view. There are more viewpoints and ideas that bind us together than there are that separate us……so let’s all take a deep breath and remember that. Most everyone here at UW is a moderate……maybe they lean a little left or maybe a little right, but mostly middle of the road.

    Now excuse me while I go hunt up some 18 again for my kitchen cabinets…….oh wait……I’d better go take some more medicine and get back to bed before I end up on a mailing list I’d prefer not to be on.

  18. The week before that I was moving my eldest daughter, she’s now in another state at graduate school. I’m officially down to 1 child left at home…..WOOT!!!!!

    Congratulations Somebody. Feel better soon. 😀

  19. US teen invents advanced cancer test using Google

    Fifteen-year-old high school student Jack Andraka likes to kayak and watch the US television show Glee.

    And when time permits, he also likes to do advanced research in one of the most respected cancer laboratories in the world.

    Jack Andraka has created a pancreatic cancer test that is 168 times faster and considerably cheaper than the gold standard in the field. He has applied for a patent for his test and is now carrying out further research at Johns Hopkins University in the US city of Baltimore.

  20. Barack should have hired this kid to fix his healthcare plan. Seems to me that there are people who don’t have to keep fleecing the taxpayer.

  21. PMM –
    Everyone has to love Bach’s Air. Thanks.

  22. Wow on the kid that created that test!

    Somebody! What you said!

  23. Ditto what Pamela said.

  24. I want that kid fixing healthcare.

  25. Amen mcnorman!

  26. Boo freaking hoo. The rape victim ruined the pervert’s life. How dare she allow herself to be legitmately raped and destroy this man’s life. What was she thinking?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/21/savannah-dietrich-sexual-assault_n_1819572.html?1

    The only thing that I am breathing is fire. I’d like for women to take spray cans of red paint and tag their rapist’s home, car etc. R should be the scarlet letter and they should be shamed.

  27. This article is just as upsetting to me as idiot Akin’s comments “legitimate” rape. (He needs to resign NOW!!!!!) How does an article discussing research findings on the relation between pupil dilation and sexual orientation end up advancing an outrageous argument / conclusion about rape?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Both the Left and Right have a lot to answer for when it comes to the question of rape. Read and weep (second paragraph).

    According to journal PLos ONE (Aug 3),

    “In women, things are more complex, Savin-Williams said. Gay women show more pupil dilation to images of other women, similar to the pattern seen in straight men. But straight women dilate basically equally in response to erotic images of both sexes, despite reporting feelings of arousal for men and not women. [6 Gender Myths Busted]

    This doesn’t mean that all straight women are secretly bisexual, Savin-Williams warned, just that their subjective arousal doesn’t necessarily match their body’s arousal. Sex researchers aren’t sure why this happens. One theory is that because women have been at risk of being raped throughout history, they evolved to respond with lubrication to any sexual stimulus, no matter how unappealing. This idea holds that women who did so were less likely to experience trauma or infection after sexual assault, making it more likely that they would survive to pass on their genes.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/04/sexual-orientation-eyes-reveal-straight-gay_n_1740315.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

  28. Is there nothing the Obamas won’t do to win? They’ll exploit their daughters to the max. In a recent interview Michelle said:

    “I just keep saying, I hope I’m doing it right,” Obama said. “What I have come to learn is what’s best for one kid won’t work for the other one. And that’s the doggone thing about it.”
    With daughter Malia starting ninth grade, Obama says she’s had “all the talks” with her, discussing everything from drugs and sex to smoking and body image.

  29. One lil…two lil…three lil kittens…in a woodpile.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/two-tiny-kittens-rescued-from-a-junk-pile

  30. Chit! What did I miss?

  31. Hi NES. Upps is taking a snooze. Check your mail.

  32. Hiya mcn. Thanks for filling me in.

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