Thursday, March 19, 2009

Men and Women.....Different Brains

Aside from the obvious physical differences between men and women, scientists have been saying for a few years now how different our brains are. I doubt many of us needed any scientific evidence of that. I recently read an article in the paper about a new book coming out called "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage." The author, Mark Gungor has a few "you tube" videos talking about the book, if you care to check them out. I watched part of this one. He talks about how men have individual boxes, one for his job, one for his wife, one for his car, etc. He can only talk about one box at a time, and gets confused when you try to combine too many topics. Women however, have brains like a ball of wire, where everything is connected to everything and they are all driven by emotions.
My daughter recently took pictures of her daughter and her friends son.
These pictures reminded me of how young
we must start out
thinking differently.

A typical conversation in most relationships may go something like this:

Woman: "Saturday we need to clean house"
Man: "Okay"

Saturday comes around and the man is watching TV.

Woman: "It's Saturday...we need to clean the house."
Man: "What needs to be done?"

This statement makes women FURIOUS!!
Can't they SEE the mess?!?!??!!?

No they cannot. Because they don't care. They can only see the TV.
They only need about three or four things. The chair, the remote, and something to eat and drink.
The MESS isn't there.. in the box their minds are occupying at the time.

Eventually, you will come to see things MY way darling!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Zen of Seeing

A few weeks ago I checked out some books at the library on drawing. I took the others back but asked to renew one called "The Zen of Seeing", by Frederick Franck. I love this book, not so much for the drawing but for the philosophy of the writer. He says "What I have not drawn, I have never really seen and he goes on to show that "once you start drawing an ordinary thing, a fly, a flower, a face, you realize how extraordinary it is...a sheer miracle....
I think it only took me about 5 minutes to draw this lion. I don't think that was long enough to really appreciate the miracle of a lion, but maybe just a small glimpse of it.

Monday, March 16, 2009

My Relaxing Weekend

Well, I did not get to do the drawing yet that I wanted to, but maybe towards the end of the week I will get to it. I did however rent 2 movies and knit while I watched them. I finished the colorful soft item I was knitting and decided to just make it a little mini blanket for Maddie. I don't have a picture of it yet though. I watched 2 movies by myself, because I think they would be called girlie movies. I had read the book "The Secret Life Of Bees" when it came out and was happy to see it was made into a movie this past year. Most of the time a movie will never be as good as the book. This was an exception. The movie was right on target with the book. Excellent! I may have to buy this one. I loved the two books Sue Monk Kidd wrote. Hopefully her second book "The Mermaid Chair" will be made into a movie also.

The second film I rented was "Australia". I hadn't really heard anything about this one, but just grabbed it off the shelf. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. The little boy that played in it was adorable. He is so cute, for awhile I was unsure if he was a girl. I tried to google him and find out more about him but really didn't find out much. The film was well worth watching again. I always judge a really good movie on weather or not I would be able to sit through it several times. Both of these films I could watch a few more times.

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever