Friday, June 20, 2008


"Spaceship EARTH: The problem for the passengers is that there is no manual to identify all of the parts and no instructions on how to operate the spaceship. " -R. Buckminster Fuller

This post is filed under the "nothing poetic, just being silly" category.

I followed no directions making this journal for my upcoming trip to Italy. I had a few moments to wait for the pages I made for the altered book round robin I'm in, to dry and thought "hey!" I can actually do two things at once, I'll make a journal.

Where am I going with this, other to bella Italia?

I spent last weekend visiting my wonderful son and his wife in Washington D.C.. We went to the Air and Space Museum. I am not usually a big fan of looking at dozens of aircraft, so I try and find smaller things to focus on.

The first thing you see walking in is the Enola Gay. For those of you that don't know......please tell me you all do know..... the Enola Gay is the airplane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima.

What did I notice? Check out the "no smoking within 100ft. sign. Now clearly, someone did not follow directions. How ironic, huh?

The next sign with directions I noticed was on the Space Shuttle. There were lots. So who is supposed to follow these directions??? ME? I have this fear now that the shuttle will land in my backyard and I am going to have to follow these "rescue" directions and get those astronauts out quickly, YIKES!

I wish you could see this tag better. It says "please remove before flight". Is that the same as please remove before wearing, like when you buy clothes? What if they don't remove it, what then? What's the point, anyway? And who is in charge of removing it?

Now here is a handy item. Does one REALLY need to apply makeup while in space? For a space walk, maybe? Think you'll run into anyone?

Here is the BEST thing I saw. The food looks like crap....yes, real know what I mean. BUT!!!!! drum roll please........THEY TAKE REAL M & M'S!!! Sign me up.

Oh.....darn. I think I changed my mind. If you look below, you'll see why.

Above, using the ideas of the brilliant minds in the aeronautical industry, I thought I'd provide directions for myself, so I'd know what to do in case I have time to actually DO something in my journal.

Well, see you guys in a little while. In the meantime, make sure you follow the directions carefully. Ciao!

"Life is one big road with lots of signs. When you are riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from the hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and live" - Bob Marley