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Just Visiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Going where creativity takes me.
Interests: Spreading love and reason. Reading Jane Austen, Harry Potter, and Twilight novels. Delving into humor, reading, writing, cooking.
Recent Activity
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at Melody Platz
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On the day I opened my mail box and found this mashed mess, I was really angry. I took this picture thinking I was going to start a big complaining campaign to the postal service. But then the Mr. Melody... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2012 at Melody Platz
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On June 9th, 2012, I got married to the Mr. Melody at First Unitarian Church in Pittsburgh. The groom and I have been together for nearly nine years, so when I said "I do" I knew I really meant it.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2012 at Melody Platz
I believe we can choose to be happy. So this video touches me deeply. John Hockenberry explains at Ted how design, or intention, makes all the difference in our lives. This talk is a gift. We can decide what we're... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2012 at Melody Platz
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I just wanted to draw something to express happiness. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2012 at Melody Platz
So I have been seized by a hairy, dripping fiend called Perfectionism which has its claws around my stomach. It's foul smelling mouth is whispering to me, "Don't post unless you have something really good to say." Well, I have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at Melody Platz
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Success for me isn't magic. It's a continuous effort to produce small projects and to do kind deeds. In everything I do, I need to remember what matters. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at Melody Platz
As I hunt for a new job, saving money has become an important secondary concern. I am very lucky that The Boyfriend is working and we have the option for me to not make an income while I send out... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2012 at Melody Platz
From deep within a comfortable sleep, I get the sense something is wrong. I roll over and mutter, "Wha z at?" I blink a couple times. Then I hear it. Mad fluttering and the banging of tiny skulls on metal... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2012 at Melody Platz
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My neighbor's dog reminds me of a half-baked chocolate chip cookie in this picture. He started out as a lump of bulldog. When he's done napping, he'll be completely circular. Don't worry, he was responding to me and had a... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at Melody Platz
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I've left my job of two and a half years. Today I got up, did my morning routine, and then sat down on my couch and pulled my personal computer into my lap. This is the first day of a... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at Melody Platz
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So many new things coming my way. I'm excited by all the possibilities. On May 24th at 5:30 p.m., I was thinking: Be Kind. Have Fun. Remember what matters. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2012 at Melody Platz
Because I now spend at least twenty minutes doing dishes every night, I bought an audiobook to pass the time while I'm scrubbing plates. I stick on my headphones and someone reads to me. Genius! The book I bought is... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at Melody Platz
When my website died last week, I briefly thought, "If I do nothing, then nothing can ever go wrong." This video is about challenges, and may feature a lovable guest. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at Melody Platz
Some people are delightfully eccentric. Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, might be the queen of telling a whacked-out story full of bad decisions, cursing and gross observations. And you know what? She is hands down one of my favorite bloggers.... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2012 at Melody Platz
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An alien slices through a New York skyscrapper. A quarter of the building crumbles twenty stories down into a courtyard full of people eating their lunch. Visually, it's stunning. But I am sitting there frightened and thinking, "Jeez, if my... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at Melody Platz
I really appreciate your thoughtful post. Holding a grudge is the monster that always tries to overwhelm me. I can't tell you how many times I need to step away and say to myself, "We are all flawed. Is this person intentionally or repeatedly hurting me?" If I decided the person isn't trying to hurt me, I take a lot of breaths and I say, "Let it go. Like them anyway." It's a lot of work.
Toggle Commented May 5, 2012 on Taming My Inner Monster at MoxieLife
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What has infuriated this carrot? Tell me the angry story in the comments. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at Melody Platz
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A patch of these flowers made me veer off my path on the way to work this morning. I thought the flowers looked both beautiful and sad in the hazy morning light. I imagine if I go back tomorrow the... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2012 at Melody Platz
This video will take less than five minutes to watch, it's funny, and it will save so much paper. Watch this for THE PLANET. : ) Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at Melody Platz
I wanted to be especially fun this week. So expect silliness and random exclamations. In the last few weeks I've realized that my life is more interesting than I used to think. I was inspired to look for remarkable things... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2012 at Melody Platz
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His last recorded words were, "It's not easy being green." Princess Pig is inconsolable. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at Melody Platz
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Kermit the Frog the Pez has come to live with me at my office. I told him to take some time and meet the locals. It seems Kermit the Frog the Pez cannot resist lady pigs. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at Melody Platz