Saturday, December 25

Ho ho ho!


Good Morning, Happy Holidays && Merry Christmas. If you've been wondering where I have been, I've been doing lots of working during the busy holiday and even managed to squish in some holiday shopping. Although my tree got decorated rather slow this year, slower than I had expected and my shopping was done well last minute but felt good to try and be in the holiday cheer although I'm still having a hard time finding the rest of it. Perhaps I'm just tired from ringing up customers during the busy holiday. So christmas is here and will be gone by midnight.

My mornings have been being spent addictive 'ly with tumb1r [mostly] and reading facebook.

So I'm still not entirely up and lots to do still today.  I promise I'll try to think of more to write l8tr and hopefully think of a way to engage my Tumblr activity with my blogspot.


Merry Holidays and Happy Christmas!

Holiday kisses xo,  Brenadette

Wednesday, November 24

Just getting started


Hello Everybody. So the Holidays are finally ringing the doorbell and the busy days have finally started for the holidays. After a full week working at my grocery store and watching people get there Thanksgiving grocery lists completed I realized I haven't even begun mine since I've been so busy scanning everyone else's. I'll take advantage of the lack of long lines while everybody is eating over the weekend. Honestly I'm too tired to shop for groceries right now but that's okay just give me a huge plate caked with deviled eggs, turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and a big fluffy blanket. Now if only thursday could come running around the corner any faster I would be enthralled.

Thank goodness for three day weekends and indulging in yummy things.

Pumpkin Pie kisses,
Brenadette

Saturday, November 13

Zwillingsnaht



I would love to have these cute earrings showcased on my ears and the adorable owl necklace dangling from my neck.

The beautiful photography is by Zwillingsnaht. I can't understand what shes saying but her work is adorably unique.

Here's to another beautiful day.

Wednesday, November 10

Kristie Tunick: Fighting to Live "Urgent read"

"What do you do when the medical system is unable to diagnose a 32 year old fashion genius, intelligent, beautiful women who is fighting to live due to her rare and complex medical symptoms?"



Can you imagine being trapped in your own body screaming and writhing in pain as your body locks up, leaving you paralyzed, a prisoner of your own body. Could you also imagine this being your life partner and soul mate. Well for Brian he see's his beautiful love endure a level 10 pain everyday for a disease that doctors can't decipher due to her rare and complex medical symptoms. Trapped in the body of her apartment in Philadelphia for the last three years where losing consciousness almost all day long has her writhing in pain but still fighting to live another day so she can marry the man thats been the wind beneath her wings through it all.




Kristie Tunick doesn't have time to wait.
She needs our help today so she can live a brighter future.
Everyday Brian has to go to work leaving Kristie alone in pain so they can fight to keep insurance.
Shes needs a doctor to her, time is of the essence.

Here's an excerpt from Kristie's Carepage written by her true love and soul mate.

"When the neurological symptoms started we had just gotten back from my brother’s wedding and had a wonderful time despite Kristie was still recovering from the flu, had infiltrates in her lungs. Kristie woke up, couldn't bare weight on her feet or breath very well. I rushed Kristie to the doctors who called 911. Her body locked up (became paralyzed). Kristie’s mouth glued shut and tongue froze, I had never seen anything like it before. Then her eyes closed and Kristie could barely talk or breath but made out get the doctor. I was scared to lose her, so I didn’t want to leave because I wasn’t sure if I would see Kristie again. I pushed the panic button, went out into the hallway and found her doctor since he had left about 10 minutes earlier down the hall notating. He rushed into her room with a lot of nurses and they wouldn’t let me in. Kristie said she couldn’t see as her eyes were glued shut but remembers them say get the paddles and didn’t want to get electrocuted. Before you know it, Kristie said she went to a very peaceful place and then woke up in the ICU screaming as they had her on a Bipap for the first time due to her CO2 being too high. I immediately called her father and he rushed down to the hospital. It seemed like days before I found out Kristie was alive, as we waited about an hour. I just was so happy she was on a non-invasive ventilator, not intubated."


Gastroparesis, neurocardiogenic syncope, autonomic neuropathy, non epileptic seizures. Then she was diagnosed with Small fiber neuropathy, chronic pancytopenia.

They have no idea what caused this. Can you imagine not knowing, Can you imagine the pain. Can you imagine still fighting to live and no one able find the cause.

They know she has a rare neurological Disease and possibly an autoimmune disease. She was also diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome at UCLA, but the regimen for the disease wasnt helping.

"Kristie then spent the next four months unable to move any body parts. Kristie was initially diagnosed with possible Stiff Person Syndrome at UCLA and was on the regimen for the disease but it wasn't working. Kristie was on IV Dilaudid from being in level 10 pain as she felt as if she was being crushed into the cement when she can't move. Kristie’s muscles get rigid and stiff. A Doctor said trying to move Kristie’s leg was like trying to lift the bed rail off the floor. Her neck would bulge, tongue got stuck making it hard to breath. To make sure she stayed alive, a pain doctor did a Baclafen trial to see if placing an Intrathecal Pump would work. Kristie could move for the first time. The downside of the pump is it can kill you from side effects while it’s in you. Because the pump was indentical to a hockey puck, very large, her surgeon said he was worried about placing it in such a petite and young women. He also felt bad as it would ruin her way of dressing because he knew her love for fashion. The pump had Baclafen, Dilauded and Bupivacaine put in it. The surgeon kept questioning if he should put it in because Kristie had signs of other disease. He was convinced something had to be abnormal in her MRI of her brain. But he went forward with it because they had no other choice."

Can you also imagine being 5 weeks pregnant and having no choice but to have an abortion and not having time to mourn the loss.

My heart truely goes out to this couple.

Kristie, you are a beautiful and strong person and although I don't know you I wish you the best, and biggest deserving dream one could possibly endure.

Poor Kristie has delt with this since 2007, Also her mother is dying from MS, Brians Father has prostate Cancer.

That is a plate to full for anyone.

There is tons more information on Kristie Tunick including a video by 20/20 that they never followed on which many believe if they had she might have gotten the publicity she needed for her desperate cries for help.

I discovered this story by Kandee Johnson. She's a wonderful, beautiful hearted soul with a wonderful talent. I read and view her blogs everyday and this is when I discoverd the story. Kandee spoke to Kristie and Brian on the phone to help them spread the word so Kristie can get help. Since Kandee posted this blog on November 5th many people have recognized Kristie and her heartbreaking story and plee for help.

I'm encouraging all of you to please pass this information forward whether its this blog, her facebook page or visit her on carepages.com even a letter or two to a news channel. I personally wrote Wendy Williams in hopes that she might talk about it during her segment. One quick pass, one minute, even 30 seconds of your time might help spread the word.

Huge Hugs,
Brenadette





Brian's email: bsixstring@yahoo.com
Kristie's email is: kristietunick@yahoo.com (but it is very hard for her to type)


Look up Kristie Tunick on Facebook
Keep up on her Updates @ Carepages.com ( you'll have to create a login, but her whole story is there)


Visit Kandee Johnsons Blog about the story on Kristie.


Story by 20/20: Rare condition leaves woman immobilized.

Wednesday, October 27

Tuesday, October 26

Marcel the shell

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

I absolutely [heart] this little shell. I think you will too.

Stay eager


“Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.”
— Susan Sontag

Monday, October 25

Goodnight Moon

Something about today felt fulfilling - I wish I could pin point what it was.


I'm still not sure how many of you out there are reading my blogs I suppose its okay to sit and wonder. I receive enlightenment from posting and blogging somehow it makes my days feel better, longer and even healthier.

Please I encourage you to post comments and share your thoughts. I'm curious to see what my readers think, or if they even blog themselves. If your unfamiliar with blogger, don't be intimidated. Explore and check it out.

Well here's to the end of a good day.

Health, Wealth and Happiness, hugs Brenadette

Tuesday, October 19

Needing


I have everything I need - except coffee.

Yes

My blog has been re-vamped with a new look even a new name. Was this necessary? For myself, absolutely.
I no longer felt that the title "thebrenadettebizarre" suited my blogging habits. Yes, I made it pink, perhaps for now - or forever ( I highly doubt that ).

Saturday, October 16

Toys Noize



Pogo does it again this with Disney Pixars "Toy Story". Just in case you missed my post from a few months ago >>  supercalifragilisticelectronica

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The Mystery Guitar Man



Yes, I love this.

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Inspiration


Life is worth capturing.
                                    



Capture Life Hand Stamped Necklace
Etsy.com
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Thursday, August 19

A better way of life


I'd just like to say I'm tremendously sorry for not posting in so long. However I would like to add that as my life has had its downs in the last months (perhaps year) that things have finally made a turn for the better. Upon my recent triumphs its been decided that its out with the old and in with the new. Its time to wash my soul of the dust collecting within it. Weeks ago, perhaps a month or so ago I ran across an article on Shine by Yahoo "Let the gasping begin: Eloise Suite opens at the Plaza Hotel". Let me just say I must share with you some pictures. This makes me want to rip down the walls and decorate strap on a construction belt maybe even with a pink hammer. (Oh lord, what would Grandpa say). I meant to share this sooner so if you haven't seen it- here goes. The Eloise Suite designed by Betsey Johnson.








                                           Want to see more of the Eloise Suite?
                                         

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Monday, May 10

Reminisce, featuring Shel Silverstien

It all started with a few quotes I ran into this afternoon, which ended up leading to inspiration for this post.

Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”--Oscar Wilde

Now, I'm uncertain how I got from there to here. One thing always leads to another -then again it's not so bad. After this I remembered that I forgot about a poem I had published with Poetry.com in "A Palette of   Life".

Between You and Me
by Bren L Harney

Come laugh with me
Let our spirits run wild and free
Come sing with me
In unison, we bring harmony
Come sit with me
Let's talk
Tell our secrets and
deepest darkest thoughts
It's remarkable to see
What Happiness
Friendship brings
Knowing that happiness
Is a friendship
Between you and me

Copyright © 2009


It was then, that I was brought back to the roots where it all began. My first Inspiration, Boa Constrictor by Shel Sliverstein. I believe that every child or one that remembers theirs knows of Shel and his wonderful work. You should never let go of your childhood or the very thing that makes you "you". Okay, now it's time to reminisce. Sit back, what is your favorite rug on the floor in the classroom while the teacher read "Where the Sidewalk Ends" or did your parent read to you every night, was it you and your best friend as you giggled and played fumbling through the pages.

Remember.......


Boa Constrictor
 
Oh, I'm being eaten
By a boa constrictor,
A boa constrictor,
A boa constrictor,
I'm being eaten by a boa constrictor,
And I don't like it--one bit.
Well, what do you know?
It's nibblin' my toe.
Oh, gee,
It's up to my knee.
Oh my,
It's up to my thigh.
Oh, fiddle,
It's up to my middle.
Oh, heck,
It's up to my neck.
Oh, dread,
                                           It's upmmmmmmmmmmffffffffff . . .                  
                                   
                                                                                      

SICK
'I cannot go to school today, '                   
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
'I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
I'm going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I've counted sixteen chicken pox
And there's one more-that's seventeen,
And don't you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut-my eyes are blue-
It might be instamatic flu.
I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I'm sure that my left leg is broke-
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button's caving in,
My back is wrenched, my ankle's sprained,
My 'pendix pains each time it rains.
My nose is cold, my toes are numb.
I have a sliver in my thumb.
My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,
I think my hair is falling out.
My elbow's bent, my spine ain't straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,
There is a hole inside my ear.
I have a hangnail, and my heart is-what?
What's that? What's that you say?
You say today is...Saturday?
G'bye, I'm going out to play! '



                                                     
 KUGS AND HISSES

RUNNY'S HAND-NEW BRAT
Runny got a present-
A lovely hurple pat.
He put it on and pasked his als,
"What do you think of that?"
One said, "Ooh, it's storrible!"
One said, "Yuck--it hinks!"
Now Runny Babbit never asks
What other theople pink.



KUGS AND HISSES
Runny said, "I'm lonesome,
I feel so glad and soomy.
I need some kugs and hisses--
Now, who's gonna give 'em to me?"
"I will," said Polly Dorkupine
"'Cause you're cute as a rug in a bug."                                           
Said Runny, "Well, I'll kake the tiss,
But never hind the mug."


RUNNY HUTS HIS OWN CAIR
Runny gave himself a cairhut                                
(But he would not admit it).
When his scamma molded him,
He said, "The darber bid it."
So she went to bee the sarber.
The swarber said, "I bear
I did not souch one tingle head
Upon your little hare."


                                                                                      

















Want more? Visit shelsilverstein.com
Also I found this cool Activity book for kids on his website.
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Tuesday, April 27

Supercalifragilisticelectronica



Not only am I a big Mary Poppins fan, and I go around and about this place and that singing chim chim cher-ee and a spoonful of sugar, but I love Electronica and House music.
This new spin on Mary Poppins by Pogo, an emerging Electronic music artist used a composition of sounds from Disneys Mary Poppins to create 'Expialidocious'.

According to pogomix.net a website owned by Pogo (Nick Bertke) he's a 21-year old electronic music producer living in Perth, Western Australia.

"I have developed a large reputation on the internet for recording small sounds from single films or scenes, and sequencing them to form new pieces of music. Often described as 'Dream pop', and 'Trip House', my work has attracted an unexpected following that seems to be growing every day" - (Nick Bertke, www.pogomix.net/)

Waay cool right.
Honestly, I dont care what you think. I abosolutely love it. Right on, keep up the good work dude.

Its affirmative this song will be blissfully lingering in my head for as long as it remains.
Listen for yourself.

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Saturday, April 17

I Love Mornings



Originally uploaded by Bren@dette

Mornings. The time of Morning when the sun has already risen, a few robins and a blue jay right outside your window. You sleep lightly, but dream deeply then suddenly right in the middle of your dream a very vibrant and vivid sound awakens you. Good morning, it's 7AM and your dog is Howling in his sleep. Congratulations, you are now awake!

FAIL

Buddy I love you, but mummy dearest needs her sleep or she will go
absolutely mad. Don't worry you can still have ear rubs and mushy dog talk. However, next time can you wait til 10AM til you decide to Howl in your sleep.

Tuesday, April 13

Clone Wars Veteran needs your help


It has come to my attention that Star wars characters have been heavily afflicted by the recession.

Thanks to Spencer @ Beautiful Decay we are aware of the current situation.





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Yummy Biscuit Recipes







  



I love biscuits, and thanks to Pillsbury I'm going to love breakfast even more.
Thank you Pillsbury!
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Thursday, April 1

Remembering George Carlin


 George Carlin, the worlds best stand-up comic ever lived (least in my eyes). Carlin was born in 1937 and died in 2008 at the age of 71 due to heart failure. He made people laugh all over the world and gave a voice to the world that no one else could. Today I would like to remember him with a few of my favorites.

The American Dream



People are boring



Ways to keep people alert



Oh, and you can't forget George Carlins views on aging. If you know someone who is a Carlin Fan feel free to pass my blog forward so that others may see. =-D have a Wonderous Day.

George Carlin's Views on Aging

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

"How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half You're four and a half, going on five!

That's the key.

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . . . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk!  He TURNED; we had to throw him out There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40.

Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime.

And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"

May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!


HOW TO STAY YOUNG

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay " them " .

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. " An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9 Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Other great blogs on Carlin I just had to share.
George Carlin, Comic Who Chafed at Society and Its Constraints, Dies at 71
George Carlin Died

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Wednesday, March 31

Video animation gets a second look.

Sebastien Tellier born in paris is a french singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. This talented artist sings in french, english and italian. The following video has a pretty cool animation to go with it.Check it out. You might like it.
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Amazing Geek Body Painting

Late last night I was surfing the world wide net and ran across some Amazing Geek body painting ranging from video game, pin-ups and food. What a collection huh? Oh, and btw, since its body paint theres going to be some nudity. I ended up changing my blog rating due to the mature nature occupying my blog.



Stuff like this is pretty cool I like the geeky artsy twist. Hope you like. ^.~
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