Been nursing a sick doxy this week. She got into something….ate crap she shouldn’t have. Not sure of too many details, but I am sure of one thing. The freedom-loving wiener ate a whole clove of garlic (don’t ask how I know…too graphic for this idyllic blog). Garlic?! Did you know garlic and onions can be quite toxic to dogs? After two vet visits in four days…I get it. Dogs shouldn’t have the freedom to eat garlic. The doxy is recovering…thank God

Pondering the meaning of the upcoming holiday weekend….. .I’m grateful for the freedoms we enjoy in the USA. Hope I live up to the blessings and responsibilities of citizenship in this great land. I don’t want to take one minute for granted.
A familiar poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. It inspires me every time I read it. Many thanks to Emma Lazarus:

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Liberating love to all this weekend!

Stay away from the garlic.

information and epantsipation

Our president made a commencement speech recently highlighting two important topics.  The two timely topics are:   information and epantsipation.  Here is the short video of his wise comments.

His first topic. INFORMATION.   You’ve heard it said, ‘Information is power’’ve heard it said, ‘Learn ALL you can’…’ve heard it said, ‘Freedom of speech is one of the fundamental principles of our democracy’. Our president proclaims…...FUGGGITABOUDIT! Don’t you know information is now a distraction? It’s a nasty form of entertainment. There’s too much!! All information is not true (and we don’t have the time or the sense to sort it out) and we must be careful not to ceaselessly pursue it. I’m an enthusiastic devotee of this new idea. Reading, studying, analyzing…it’s distracting. It’s time-consuming. It’s lotsa trouble. I’m canceling my Twitter feeds….unfollowing everyone except @whitehouse. That way I won’t have to wade through too much useless info and I’ll be assured of absolute accuracy. Thanks, Mr. President….you’ve made my life immensely easier. Heil!  Hallelujah!

The next topic: Epantsipation. Some might say the President misspoke, but not me.  No way he mangled the English language like our former President!   Don’t you know he was the editor of the Harvard Law review and taught at Harvard? No, this new term ‘epantsipation’ is provocatively brilliant. I suspect he read my blog (I’m so honored to be on the cutting edge of blogdom!!)….you know, the post about my ’80’s striped pants? Need reminding?
crazy outfit

In writing about getting rid of these crazy slacks, I was really referring to epantsipation. Freeing myself from disgusting pants! This is a forward-looking sartorial concept….I’m going to practice more epantsipation in my closet right now! You go do it to….we’ll both feel better! I’ll wait……
The president has coined a new term and I want to follow his futuristic, linguistic lead. Here are some new words we are guaranteed to see in the future:
1. Elancipation: the ripping off or tearing of ‘Live Strong’ yellow plastic wristbands.
2. Edancipation: the refraining from or avoidance of all things ‘fox trot’.
3. Efrancipation: freeing oneself from sexy, exploitative tabloid photos of  power-couple Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni.
4. Eglancipation: the freedom to look intently or stare upon people embellished with an over-abundance of outlandish tattoos.  Also includes staring upon those with lip, nipple, eyebrow and tongue piercings.
5. Estancipation: breaking the chains of reading meaning into body language.

6. Eprancipation: freedom from monetary payments to view the equine species known as ‘Lipizzaner’.

Barack Obama is really talking about freedom:  freedom from too much information, freedom from disgusting pants, freedom from distractions and uncooperative media outlets, and freedom from wasting my precious time.
Count me all in….won’t you join me in hopping on the epantsipation train?!