This N’ That

Well, my shoulder is still hurting but is way better than it was before so yippee, progress!

I’m thrilled to see it isn’t over a 100 degrees every day any more. What a relief! Everything in my garden and yard is burnt to hell so the cooler temps are more than welcoming even if they are still in the 90’s.

Hope everyone is doing well and i hope to drop by soon.

Why Did It Have to be My Right Shoulder?

I haven’t been around for a while because I hurt my shoulder. Don’t know how, when or what I did but my right shoulder is messed up and it hurts to move it and my arm, naturally, I’m right handed so this has not been fun.

Right now I am on pain pills, ice and exercise and it still is very painful when I move my arm much at all. Sad part is I have no clue what I did to myself.

I think I hear my ice bag calling. Keep your fingers crossed that this heals up soon,

I Think My Yard Is on Speed

We don’t fertilize our yard since it is just prairie grass but I would swear it is on speed. We mowed the three acres we have to mow on Friday and now on Tuesday it needs to be mowed again. Looks like we haven’t even touched it!  I just refuse to mow more often then once every two weeks though because that  is just too much work to do every week. I do the large areas with the riding lawnmower while my husband does all the push mower areas and it takes both of us about two hours to get it done. I can’t see doing that more than twice a month especially in the heat of summer.

Living on acreage has good points and bad points and having to mow that much is definitely one of the bad points.

What Is Body Modification?

Simplest answer is anything that is done to your body that alters your natural appearance. That can be as mundane as women wearing makeup or having pierced ears, braces and plastic surgery. Yes, those are body modifications, we are just so used to it that no one thinks of them as true modifications. The difference is usually noticed when the piercings are in areas other than the ears or a large amount of them before it is seen as a true modification. Plastic surgery is considered body modification when taken to extremes.

Tattooing, piercing  and scarification has been accepted body modification in various countries for centuries.  Tattoos have been around for quite some time in the USA but it has been in the last 20-25 years that tattoos are more acceptable with less of a stigma attached to it especially for women. Extreme piercings and scarifications are still generally looked at as taboo in our culture as well as those individuals that choose to tattoo their faces.

Most people consider body modification as anything that is done to your body that is a permanent change. Now there are numerous types of modifications that fall into this category.  Tongue splitting, giant lobe rings that stretch your earlobes into the size of tennis balls, cutting designs into your flesh and hoping for raised scar tissue in the shape of the design, these are the more permanent modifications and are still looked upon as taboo. Society as a whole has not embraced these practices.

I am a tattooed woman so I have practiced a form of body modification most women haven’t done, yet I personally would not go as far as some do with tattooing or any of the above mentioned modifications. While I would not do some of these modifications I will stand up for the right of the individuals to do what they want with their own bodies even if I think they are crazy for doing so. Not long ago I would have been looked down upon  for having ink, now no one looks twice at me unless it is to check out my ink.

Body modification can be as simple as makeup or as complicated as scarification with a whole lot in between.

dropped storylines

I hate it when movies edit for time and subplots endings wind up on the cutting room floor and they leave you wondering what the heck happened. Then new Pirates of the Caribbean movie has a major example of this. Now don’t worry, no spoilers here. This plot is a major part of the story line and it branches off into a subplot and they could have edited other things and left the end of this in or they could have edited it out sooner and it would have made more sense then the cliffhanger they leave you with which really sucks. I felt cheated out on the ending of the movie. They left me hanging going “wait, what about them?” It frustrates me when that happens.

Take the movie Alien. This was based on an extremely scary book of the same name and the movie followed the book pretty much verbatim until it came time to edit it.  For people like me that had read the book before seeing the movie, we were left going “what the heck!”  The scenes that were edited were put in the sequel Aliens and were put back in the director’s cut of Alien. It was the scenes that explained why the aliens were taking some of the people instead of killing them, that they were being cocooned and used for incubators. This is a major plot point that was left out.

What dropped subplot drove you crazy?

On Vacation

Starting Saturday we will be in Missouri at Stockton Lake for a fun filled (I hope) week of boating and fishing. We will be back on the Holiday weekend and I will stop by and visit then. Have a great week!

Happy Anniversary?

In a couple of days it will be Delaney’s World’s fourth anniversary and I find it somewhat bittersweet. I didn’t know for sure what I was doing when I started and where I was going with it. Delaney’s World has gone through many  forms over the years, some better than others.

At my highest point about a year ago I was a Google page rank of 3 and had between 800-1200 hits per day. Now I’m a 2 and I average about 500 hits a day. I know I shouldn’t complain about it because that is more than a lot of blogs get but for me it is half of what I had but is better than what I deserve.

I used to post 3-5 times a week, now I am lucky to do that in a month. I have seriously thought of shutting down the blog but a part of me can’t give it up. I am just not ready to call it quits. I keep thinking that things will pick up and I will be back on my game and be where I once was.

For now, Delaney’s World will hang in there and see what happens.