I am grateful for the people who knew me before I changed my name and who made an effort to get used to my new name and respected my desire to not be called by my old name because when I switched to Mudd in 1982, it freed me from a load of crap from the past. Many years later, I learned that it was common for sexually abused people to change their names. My darlin’ rockin’ friend changed not only her name but her surname also — that’s how much she wanted to break away from her past. But changing her identity didn’t change who she really was deep down inside: she took a bunch of pills and a bottle of vodka to bed with her on a sunday afternoon in January 2005. I miss you, Jena.
I am grateful to be alive because I AM ALIVE.
I am grateful that I don’t feel stupid enough to stop writing my “Book of Comments” because every time I post a page (I’ve already posted pages 1 and 2) I always go, What the hell do you think you’re doing?!!
I am grateful to have finally found my mission in life because I can relax now and go about being who I was meant to be when I first stepped into this dimension: I am the Clown of Love in The Big Circus of Life. (I’m available for birthdays, weddings and bar mitzvahs.)
I am grateful for birds because they ALWAYS make me smile. The small ones are so cute and sweet — they embody the adorable lightness of Being. The big ones are a symbol of freedom and strength and wisdom. Every chance I get, I talk to my bird friends. Below is a sample of my bird talk — tell me if I have an accent or not.
Here, now, is the story of WHY this episode is on my blog and not on Facebook and audioBoo:
Two days ago, I inaugurated Radio FaceBoo, a radio show
born of the union between Facebook and audioBoo.
EPISODE 1 was a breeze! I downloaded it to audioBoo — all 4 minutes and 41 seconds of it — and was on my way to FaceBoo heaven.
Then came EPISODE 2 which, by the way, is in French because I’ve decided to cha-cha from one official Canadian language to the other. This time, though, things didn’t go quite as well. When I downloaded my 6:57 document to audioBoo, it was cut short after only 5 minutes. And since I didn’t notice this unfortunate fickle-finger-of-fate occurrence, I went ahead and shared my episode on Facebook and audioBoo and, yes, on my French blog.
What a sour surprise it was for me (and others) to listen to my show and realise the song I played after my chit-chat had been amputated.
Of course I automatically thought I had done something wrong — working with this new MacBook Pro in GarageBand, I’m still stumbling and tripping all over the place. BUT, once I recorded today’s episode, I paid better attention to the whole process and discovered the glitch: after downloading my podcast, I noticed audioBoo had only registered 5 of the 7 minutes and 16 seconds, cutting it short once again. It wasn’t my fault after all. Cool!
So here I was with an audio recording, but no vehicle to post it on Facebook and audioBoo. What to do… ? Would I be stuck skipping a few days till audioBoo fixed the tech problem… ?
And then it dawned on me: I would post it here, as a regular podcast, and finally get to learn how my podPress plug-in works. Perfect!
So all this to say that I’m happy to have persevered instead of calling it quits. And even though there are a few moments in today’s show that I could have done without — i.e., my abundant use of the words “like” and “thing” — I’m proud of myself for not re-recording the podcast and instead going for the natural, “spontaneous” effect.
In other words, What you hear is what you get!
Hope you’ll enjoy it… and leave me a comment.
SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: A really big THANK YOU to my good friend Kcrystina for helping me figure out the last steps needed to download my podcast to Bluehost. I LOVE YOU!