Sunday, January 29, 2012

Song Lyrics That Describe Me

 Flaws and All ~ Beyonce (released 2007)

I'm a train wreck in the morning
I'm a bitch in the afternoon
Every now and then without warning
I can be really mean towards you
I'm a puzzle yes indeed
Ever complex in every way
And all the pieces aren't even in the box
And yet, you see the picture clear as day

Sunday, January 15, 2012

What's in my Bag?

 What's in my Bag?

Disclaimer: Some items are excluded for anonymity.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Meaning Behind My Blog Name

A lot of people use an internet alias. My name is truer to life.
  • My first name begins with the letter L.
  • My middle name is Marie.
  • Friends call me "L Dot" as a nickname.
  • I am a reader, writer, book reviewer and copyeditor. 
  • To be literary means relating to books, writings and authorship; acquainted with literature; preferring books to actual experience.
  • Combine all of the above: Literary Marie or L. Marie (for short)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Spirituality: Saints and Aints

The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary 11th edition defines spirituality as sensitivity or attachment to religious values. Wikipedia states spirituality can refer to an ultimate or an alleged immaterial reality, an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of his/her being, or the deepest values and meanings by which people live.

My interpretation of spirituality is simple. I believe it is a state of mind that shows through every day actions. Spirituality does not equate being religious. Prime example: you can be a deacon in church, on the Praise & Worship team and a Bible thumper, but not spiritual. 

Let me give you a little background before I dive in further. I grew up in a Baptist church. My memories consist of matching attire customized by Gabby's Originals (because it is a fashion show every Sunday), loud singing, wild dancing in the aisles for those suddenly struck with the Holy Ghost, waving hand fans with the face of MLK on the front, a gasping stomping Reverend who emphasizes the last word of every sentence-uh. It speaks volumes that I remember these details but none of the taught scripture. As an adult, I am a member of Bedside Baptist (attending church services via the web from the comfort of my bed with a Bible, notebook and pen beside me).  

I am firm believer that I do not need church to worship or know the Lord. I do not need to physically attend a church to help strengthen my relationship with God. I do not need to contribute my hard-earned pennies to the never-ending "Building Fund."

Instead, I pray and conduct my own Bible study inviting the Holy Spirit to join me, guide me into the truth and help me through patient practice to discern right from wrong. Without the distractions of an ineffective church setting, I have a clear and open mind to focus on the Word. And this is how I progress spiritually.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

What is it Called? A Migraine.

If blogging daily was a New Year's resolution, I would have already failed. But I have a valid, yet unfortunate reason.


Photo by Deborah Leigh (Migraine Chick)
A migraine attack. The worst kind. The migraine that wakes me up in the middle of the night, holds my sleep hostage and smacks me upside the head with unbearable pain. I wrote a poem for Migraine Page that was originally published on September 16, 2000 (my 19th birthday). More than 11 years later and it still accurately describes my migraines. 

What Is It Called?

  I have been diagnosed with migraines ever since the age of 4. It is hereditary and hopefully they will cease when I reach the tender age of 30, like the previous women in my family.
Oh God--not another painful day
I took Excedrin Migraine but it chose to stay
The aura began thirty minutes ago
No more vomit--that's when I was four
Nausea, sensitivity to sound and light
Confusion, depression, and no appetite
Can't hardly see because I'm so dizzy
Everyday one out of seven Americans stop their activities
My prescription Elavil is making me drowsy
How can one function feeling this lousy
Time to get the icepack and lie down
Lord give me strength--it's starting to pound
Excuse my jibberish--my words are slurring
Have you experienced this excruciating pain
What is it called--a MIGRAINE

Sunday, January 1, 2012

One Year Blogoversary

Today is my one year blogoversary!

To start the 2nd year of my blogmoir off right, I am doing a 12-day blog challenge. Let me keep it all the way funky and warn you. I will more than likely skip days because {insert lame excuse here}. But I will not deprive you of posts. Here are the 12 topics you can look forward to:

Day 1: Spirituality
Day 2: Meaning Behind Blog Name
Day 3: What's in my Bag
Day 4: Song Lyrics That Describe Me
Day 5: My Last Purchase
Day 6: Brit Chick in My Head
Day 7: Something I Will Never Get Tired Of
Day 8: Something I Don't Leave The House Without
Day 9: Something I Miss
Day 10: First 10 Songs on iPod Shuffle
Day 11: This Very Moment
Day 12: My Epitaph