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I finished this painting in record time!  I actually could have posted it on Sunday, but was too fixated on the world ending in 2012 and ShamWow!  (They are made in Germany, you know.)

This is a painting of my grandmother’s town.  I have never been there but hope to visit someday.  My cousin Gabriella is in the picture along with her mom Lisa.  And someone else I don’t know.

It’s not a very big place.  I asked my cousin what street this was, and she told me it was the only street!   Can you imagine?  I can’t.

Šušnjevica is the Slavic name of the town, Valdarsa the Italian name.  It is the home of a large (the largest?) Istro-Romanian population.  What does that mean?  Nothing except that I’m still a big, fat American and if Oprah can’t lose weight, what with her personal trainers and chefs and people to advise her on everything what hope is there for the rest of us?

There was yet ANOTHER show on how the world is going to end in 2012.   I detect a theme.  But no ShamWow commercials.  However a lot of commercials for male enhancement.  Who exactly (besides me) are watching these end of the world programs?

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I’m a little late in wishing everyone a happy new year, but since it’s only 3 days into 2009,  I guess it’s OK.

2009!   Time is zooming by.  Recently a friend at work was talking to me about this theory that the world is going to end in 2012 (MMXII for those of you still using Roman Numerals).   Seems like the Mayan calendar stopped in 2012.   Maybe they just got tired of counting?    But if it’s true, I thought, maybe I shouldn’t worry so much.  After all, there’s not that much time left.  So my goal in 2009 is to try and rid myself of  my anxiety.

Ok, to all you who know me personally, you can stop laughing now.

I’m watching a show on the history channel called Journey to 10,000 BC.  They are talking about how there was a glacier that covered most of North America.  Then there was some sort of dust storm that lasted for 1,000 years.  And something about the Clovis people.  Their culture came to an end suddenly.   Maybe from something extraterrestrial.  (A comet, not an alien.) A cataclysmic event of some sort.  Yet life still went on.  So it goes.

Now there’s a commercial for ShamWow on.  I’m distracted by it.  I’m also distracted by shiny objects.

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