The shut up Buddha


My desk Buddha – he reminds me to shut up.  Or put more sweetly, to think before I speak, because I have a habit of saying what’s on my mind, out loud, a lot. 

I thought he’d help. 

Now I look at him from home, he looks like he could also be reminding me to stuff my face with fun food too! I don’t talk with my mouth full, so I suppose either way, both should help with keeping my trap shut. 

Did a lot of speaking today – mainly to my boss about how important it is that we observe Veterans Day by closing Monday.  I’m not going to lie, I really just wanted a three-day weekend.

Wait! Before I come off like a thoughtless, shallow, ingrate – let me just say, I am grateful every day to those who serve. 

I tell every Veteran I do a loan for ‘thank you’ and then grill them about their experiences etc. Nothing better than hearing someones story first hand. 

I’m also thankful all year and not just on Thanksgiving.  (Don’t get me started on Thanksgiving though – that’s one holiday I wouldn’t mind working on.  Celebrating taking someone’s land and spreading disease. YAY!)

Well, all my campaigning failed as I was told ‘See you Monday!’ as my boss left.  Although, I know he’s only coming in for a couple of hours. Nice. LOL!

And because it’s Friday here’s another picture for you taken on the way home. I stopped on the parkway to take this and was almost struck by at least 3 speeding cars! (no lie)  But you’re worth it.  You’re welcome. 😉

 I didn’t alter this at all.  It was a gorgeous black and white shot just waiting to be captured.

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About debaucherysoup

I've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.

Posted on November 9, 2012, in Gratitude, Humor, Photography & Art and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Thanksgiving! All i can say is i TOTALLY get it and im loling! However boxing daybwas an experience for me 🙂 wait…..is that december?

  2. Personally, I think it looks like Buddha needs to belch. He shouldn’t hold it in because he could explode. I’ve heard about that happening. He really should let it out…only then can he truly be free! 😀

  3. Teresa Cleveland Wendel

    …gonna hurl…gonna hurl…

  4. 😀 very very funny and at the end here’s my creative girl, you taken an awesome snap, wow, lovely. Speak up, baby, its good for writers who think a lot and write a lot but speak less 🙂 I wish you an awesome weekend, its Friday night so want you to have fun 😉

    • I’ll be spending my evening with Shemar and Matthew. (Watching Criminal Minds lol!) It’s cold out, so I may even curl up under a blanket. Ah – lovely.

      • wow thats cool. Who are they? Curling up with blanket should be last option so first try to find something else to curl up 😉

      • They’re actors on the show LOL! Butters (my dog) curled up with me, so it wasn’t just the blanket.

      • oh my god, you’re so funny, arent you 😀 ? I like that, women should be funny but most of you arent. I hope you’ve an awesome plan for Sunday 🙂 Dont stick up with your son, hes adult, he got some needs so give him space and let him hunt girl 😉 Dont be a bad mom 😀

  5. Beautiful closing shot…

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