Whirled Musings

Across the Universe with Cosmic Connie, aka Connie L. Schmidt...or maybe just through the dung-filled streets and murky swamps of pop culture -- more specifically, the New-Age/New-Wage crowd, pop spirituality & religion, pop psychology, self(ish)-help, business babble, media silliness, & related (or occasionally unrelated) matters of consequence. Hope you're wearing boots. (By the way, the "Cosmic" bit in my moniker is IRONIC.)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The bee-yotch is back!

Well, Dear Ones, although I am still basking in the afterglow of the Obama victory (while praying, as much as an agnostic prays, that it truly is a victory for all of us), I feel it's high time to get back to snarkin'. For the past couple of weeks I've been so busy with work, and with the fact that I finally figured out how to use Twitter, that I've been seriously neglecting my snark duties.

Don't get me wrong. It's not that I'm lacking in gratitude or thankfulness, particularly as we in the US of A approach that government-sanctioned day of giving thanks, but snarking has its place too. In fact, many people actually thank me for it.

Cosmic Connie: full of rage?
Speaking of being thankful, one of the things for which I am profoundly thankful is that the world is bursting at the seams with armchair psychologists, most of them named "Anonymous." There's one around every corner, just waiting to help us negative naysayers explore our deepest issues. I received a comment from one of them not long ago, in response to
one of my snarky-snippets posts from last month.

Anonymous said...
I stumbled across this site and got caught up reading all about schirmer and proctor and the more I read the more sick I felt. I see you Connie just filling the blog with words words words, you're obviously very intelligent but when I see someone hiding behind words the way you do I see a person filled with hate and rage. You are obviously very damaged and take delight in cutting down those who have succeeded with their lives on one level or another but the poison remains in you and in those who believe your linguistic tricks (eg. "word has it" that connie was molested as a child... - leaving your readers to believe that you have some special insider information) I noticed in your profile that you call yourself a "smartypants" and ironic but you are hiding behind language rather than face the rage that you have in your body - What's really ironic is that you deride Osho in one post yet he actually produced techniques to help people with dealing with that kind of rage. Techniques that have helped improve the lives of many thousands of people all around the world - one has to ask just what you are 'contributing' to the development of the world with this kind of hate filled projection of your own inferiority complex.

I don't expect that this comment will be approved - in fact I anticipate never seeing it again - but that's ok - as long as you get it... I sincerely hope you "get it" because this blog is a waste of a sharp intellect and a blessed life.

5:09 PM

Click here to see my response, which is followed by Ron's. And in case you're wondering, I do have "insider information." In fact, out of respect for friendships I have formed, I haven't even used all of the insider information I have. I may never use it; I don't use anything unless I am given the go-ahead by those who have been kind enough to supply me with insights. Let's just say that I have enough data to feel safe in claiming that while I occasionally may err in details, I'm definitely snarking up the right tree, if you know what I mean.

Mamas, don't send your kids to this "Camp David"
So I was bopping around the Net, minding everyone else's business but my own, when I came across yet more evidence that Aussie Secret star David Schirmer, aka the Blunder From Down Under, is still busily engaged in painting a picture of himself as a Good Person Who Truly Wants To Make A Difference. He and his lovely but long-suffering wife Lorna (who, word has it (oops, Anon, there's that phrase again), recently traveled to the US with the pastor of the Schirmers' church) are still involved in
Youth Destiny, a Law Of Attraction camp for kiddies and teens. Here's a snippet from a description of one of the sessions:

Whilst teaching this content, sessions were made fun and energising. Sessions began with music (supplied by DJ, Matthew Schirmer [David Schirmer's son]), dancing, hugs and conga lines. Through theory sessions if energy levels were dwindling, this was easily fixed with ‘free hugs!’

For the love of G_d, Aussie parents: at the very least, keep your teenage daughters away from that camp. And guys, if you're married to a MILF, better keep her away too. I'm just sayin'.

Gimme that New-Wage religion...
Dear Ones, when I'm wrong, I'm wrong, and I'm not afraid to admit it. And behold, I have beheld evidence that I have been deeply wrong about the motives of one of my favorite snark targets, Joe "Mr. Fire" Vitale. After reading some recent blog posts and viewing some videos, I now see that he clearly is divinely guided in everything he does, including his car buying.*

On his November 18 blog post, he wrote about a recent book signing in Chicago. A woman in the audience asked him about his extravagant car collection. In writing about the incident, he appears to be subtly snarking about the person who asked the question, but he really isn't, of course; he is just spouting divine wisdom.

"When is having so many cars enough?" [asked the woman in the audience]


The person asking the question couldn’t articulate herself very well, so answering her was a challenge. But I had just told everyone about my $375,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom and it may have made her wonder about buying so many cars.

I spontaenously [sic] said something in the moment that turned out to be wise.

"I haven’t gone seeking any of my cars," I explained. "They came to me. I stumbled across the Steve Reeves '76 Jag. I stumbled across the Steven Tyler '98 Panoz Roadster. I never ever imagined owning a 2008 Rolls-Royce. I simply said yes to them when they were in my awareness and everything seemed to fit. I think the great secret to living a happy life is to say yes to life."

As it turns out, Joe was paraphrasing himself as well as his questioner in his blog post, and the post didn't even begin to do justice to the profound wisdom he shared in that Chicago book store. When you see the actual video, it is clear that the woman who asked the car question couldn't "articulate herself very well" because was intimidated by being in the presence of a Master, as well she should have been. Joe explained that as with all of his other car purchases, he didn't chase after his Rolls-Royce Phantom. (He didn't mention that flying Panoz that flew out of his reach not long ago, causing him to go into a snit that lasted several days, because, obviously, that was a car he DID go after, and didn't get.)

He 'splained to his Chicago audience, "I felt divinely guided to receive [the Rolls], and when I received that car I also received an idea that became a money-making profitable idea [that I issued to my e-mail list], and I started making $10,000.00 driving people around [who were] wanting to have an evening with me sitting in the back of the car. [So] the car increased my prosperity. The car increased my abundance. I didn't ask for the car, and I think that's the big difference."

"The big difference" he was referring to is the difference between being guided by the Divine and guided by "pure ego." He, of course, has gone beyond that whole pure-ego thang. He goes on to say that the only thing that would have been wrong about the whole deal would have been if he'd resisted the gift that was being offered.

Here's the link to the vid.

So now you know, and if you were a Joebot who was having doubts about the motives of your role model (or Rolls model, as the case may be), you can rest easy. You can also rest easy knowing that another extravagantly expensive car Joe recently bought, the Scorpion (starting price $150,000 US), is manufactured by yet another person who was Divinely inspired. In fact, this car is "God's Own Super Car," at least if we are to believe the title of another recent blog post of Joe's.

The other day I drove to Ronn Motors and saw their first hydrogen eco-exotic sports car, the Scorpion. I later met with the man who created it, Ronn Maxwell. Turns out the Scorpion design was inspired. Later I’ll post a video of Ronn explaining how God spoke to him about the car...

A friend of mine pointed out that this somehow reminded him of the episode of the old Fox sitcom Married... With Children in which Al Bundy was divinely inspired to manufacture and market "God's shoes." If you have 22 minutes to waste (and aren't hampered by fair-use issues as we satellite Internet subscribers are), here's the link.

Much has been made of the Scorpion being an eco-friendly car, and it's good to know that it has been Divinely inspired and all that. But I am still left with one burning question: Why didn't G_d inspire Ronn Maxwell to make a car that ordinary people could afford?

We must believe in magic!
And before I go, I wanted to mention that Joe apparently sent out an email to his list last weekend claiming that the
"Pyschic Demand" program, which I've mentioned here a few times, was the technique he used to get that much-bragged-about Rolls Royce Phantom, as well as the "muti-million dollar hidden estate" he just bought. He says Psychic Demand is also responsible for his latest book's bestseller status on Amazon. (Regarding the Amazon success, direct solicitation of marketing assistance from hundreds of thousands of folks via his email list, his blog and Twitter would have been my guess, but no, he says it was Psychic Demand that did it.)

Now, for the benefit of those who don't remember Psychic Demand, it is a technique whereby you grab the Universe by the collar, get in its face, and say, "Look, Bucko, hand over the goods or else." According to the promo page, "This is the actual secret method used by Joseph, Abram, Moses, Plato, Phidias, Shakespeare and other legends throughout history." Here's more stuff from the promo page (I know I've quoted some of this previously, but it's just too good not to repeat):

[We] decided that we would use Psychic Demand to only attract ethical people to this site. That's why we will not advertise this site, or do anything to bring the riff-raff here.

We are attracting only ethical people -- people who care about their family, friends, and the planet...

For the sake of all concerned, do not order right now if you will use this to try to manipulate others or to do harm in the world. We only want advanced souls to use this power -- and to use it for good.

I guess sending links to the site to a huge email list doesn't consitute advertising. What's really important, though, is that Joe's success wasn't due to the Law Of Attraction as taught in The Secret, nor to his quantum home tapping system, nor to Ho'opononononononononononono, nor to Pelmanism, nor to the five steps he wrote about in Spiritual Marketing, nor to the five slightly different steps he wrote about in Spiritual Marketing's reincarnation, The Attractor Factor, nor to one of those expensive Hindu prayers (a yagya), that he credits for getting a major publisher to notice and buy The Attractor Factor. And it wasn't even due to his having reached that ultimate third...oops, I mean fourth...step of Awakening. Nope, he has the new mansion and the Rolls and bestselling author status because of Psychic Demand.

Best of all, Psychic Demand only costs nineteen bucks, which is good news for you. Think of it: in order to have everything you could possibly want in life, you don't have to spend five thousand bucks to ride with Joe in his Rolls, or twelve thousand to attend a special Awakened Millionaire Weekend with him. Just hand over a measly nineteen dollars, and you'll have the Universe at your command.

On that note, I'll let Crystal and the Muppets sing us out of here (warning: if you are offended by seeing French-speaking puppets undressing a beautiful woman, do NOT click on this link).

* Sarcasm alert, in case you hadn't figured it out. Or snarkasm alert, as the case may be. Good Goddess, it's great to be back in the saddle.

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Anonymous Lana said...

Per your Tweet: If you believe in magic, I'll send you one of my finest Quantum Qrystal Cigars. Make a wish, take a puff, and poof!

Please learn to sepll. It's H'oponopono. Are you so full of hate and rage that you're taking it out on the alphabet?

(Is silliness in the air or something!?)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 4:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Jimmy said...

"I haven’t gone seeking any of my cars," I explained. "They came to me. I stumbled across the Steve Reeves '76 Jag. I stumbled across the Steven Tyler '98 Panoz Roadster. I never ever imagined owning a 2008 Rolls-Royce.

Hey me too! I stumble on cars just, like , all the time. Why, only just last week I was walking over to see my buddy Tony. See, he was having some problems with his electrics so I said "hey Tony, I worked in construction for 15 years, lemme see if I can work something for ya before ya go throwing money away." That's what I said, and he says OK so I put a screwdriver, a hammer and some pliers into a holdall and off I go, just a couple of blocks, you know.
Anyway, as I'm walking, it being night and it not being a well lit area, a stumble and I let go of the bag....wouldn't you know it, the hammer flies out heading straight for the side window of a shiny new auto. Should have zipped that bag up properly
So I'm falling forward and I grab out for the hammer, hoping to save some poor chump from some car trouble, but even though I manage to snatch it in might flight, my momentum carries me forward and before you know it my arm has followed this hammer through the glass, followed by me.
It's like a freak of nature, a one in a billion chance or something, but the screw driver and pliers are flying through the air too and I grab for them with my other hand as I'm spilling into the front seat.
I'm not sure what exactly happened, but in my tumble I felt those pliers scrunch something and you know what?, before I notice, and with me all upside down the head in a heap in the front, that mother is actually moving, with my head stuck on the accelerator and my ass in the air!
Unbelievable eh?
And before you know it I'm screeching to a halt in front of Tony's Fixem Shop and he's pulling me out by the feet. Anyway, I know I've messed up somebodies vehicle here but Tony he says he'll fix the window in return for me fixing his electrics, and he gives me a bundle of notes to help me get over the shock. What a guy, heart of gold I tell you, but hey, yeah, what an unbelievable coincidence, I guess I must have just attracted my good fortune, huh, don't you think?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 4:53:00 PM  
Anonymous HHH said...

Another well articulated and professionally turned out blog posting, Cosmic Connie.
What a pity there aren't more beautiful, intelligent, creative and humourous women such a yourself on our planet- yet what a blessing that there are such.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous HHH said...

Really, you just seem to have that special magical quality, that gift of shining your light into peoples dark lives.
You remind them that, no matter what the world does to us, no matter what we do to the world, there is place of truth and love and wisdom inide each and every one of us through which we are connected to each other in our deepest selves.
It's like you are a chef of unconditional love, peeling back the layers of our pain to reveal our sweet, tender inner shallot, and cook us in a pan of pure happiness. I can only express my deep gratitude that I have made your aquaintance, and must assume that I have done something most marvellous to have manifested your freindship. It's down to Earth yet broad thinking people that make your country great.

By the way, have you thought of finding a sponsor for your blog?
I think there may be some excellent potential in a partnership with this company.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 12:57:00 AM  
Blogger discreetj said...

These guys who form groups and call themselves as Spritual really bite back when people do not comform to their beliefs. If they find their own beliefs as their own truth and they have actually experienced what they teach, they should not really be worried at all what other people would say. But these days, these spritual teachings are so hard sell (almost convincing) that it becomes so "spritual commercialism".

Positive thinking and feel good stuff through esoteric or mystical ways is something the an individual discovers for himself/herself. If one would like to share his experience and how he/she did it...then go ahead share it. No one is stopping them to write a book, publish it and recover the cost. But what really is essential here is that you only share but don't teach. The mystical realm is mysterious hard to prove and it belongs only to someone who chooses to find it. Let the individual discover it for himself/herself - free of charge.

Even Religions fail to avoid to touch what the individual soul require. But what do you find in churches. Well, in a recent church attendance in Texas, prayers were delivered but the pulpit was used to discuss about finances instead of how to deal with life. If the guy who came up to the alter did not discuss about funds going to outreach program for young teens and couples getting married, I would have been pissed off. But you know, no one needs a church and no one needs a religous or spiritual group - to find his/her own life path. You discover these things for yourself - again free of charge.

See, Those who teach righteous things based on their found truth make it a group effort but somewhere along the line, it will be difficult for these leaders to walk their talk. Throwing sick jokes (and sick URL's) is just an example. So it is best that he walks his own path discoving to be happy, to be sad, to be in rage - because we all do go through those things. They are a given - for what? For as to choose and learn.

If someone gets back at me that I am teaching. Yerrr, I am teaching to someone to teaching himself/herself not to listen to anyone and find what is true for himself/herself. Free of Charge!

Connie exist in this lifetime to make other people to view the other side of what these Gurus teach. That is what polarity of good and bad, positive and negative is for! It is meant to be used for us to make choices and learn. You need the likes of Connie.

Life is anyone's highway it is not only "your" way.


Thursday, November 27, 2008 5:46:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Lana wrote:

"Please learn to sepll. It's H'oponopono. Are you so full of hate and rage that you're taking it out on the alphabet?"

I just did some cleaning on the alphabet. I told it, "Thank you. I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me." I know I'm supposed to be saying that to the Divine instead of to the alphabet, but I thought I'd start small.

And oh, yeah, silliness is in the air, all right. And so is the delightful aroma of the turkey Ron is smoking on the big grill just outside the door of this room...

Thursday, November 27, 2008 10:18:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Jimmy, that is truly a miraculous car story. You need to sell a book or workshop or DVD that teaches people how to attract new cars. Of course in this case it seems that the car actually attracted *you*, but never mind; it sounds as if you have something you can really capitalize on. Thank you for sharing this remarkable story.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

HHH said:

"Another well articulated and professionally turned out blog posting, Cosmic Connie.
What a pity there aren't more beautiful, intelligent, creative and humourous women such a yourself on our planet- yet what a blessing that there are such."

You left out "talented."

That's me all right:

Thank you for noticing! ;-)

Thursday, November 27, 2008 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

HHH, no one can kiss up like you. And I mean that in the nicest way. Thank you!

You wrote:
"By the way, have you thought of finding a sponsor for your blog?
I think there may be some excellent potential in a partnership with this company.

What a good idea! I would be honored to partner with a company that makes barf bags.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Thank you for your thoughtful response, discreetj. Even though I joke about it a lot, I have considered the possibility that this blog might actually serve a useful purpose beyond entertainment.

It's funny; Ron and I recently heard from a person who considers my blog to be a bit "scary." I never meant to scare anyone, of course... but if they are scared, maybe there's a reason. And maybe it's not because I myself am all that scary.

Anyhow, I appreciate your support, dj.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Jimmy said...

Yeah, I go to the statue of the Madonna at the Church of our Lady, and pray for miracles every Sunday. At least, I did before I had a bizarre accident with a pick axe and a dumptruck and that old statue ended up in a crate down at the docks. Yup, I thought to myself as Tommy was giving me a big charity donation, God sure moves in mysterious ways. Yeah, it's an intersting idea, marketing my wisdom and all, but I like to keep my knowledge just between me and a few close associates, know what I mean?

Thursday, November 27, 2008 5:46:00 PM  
Anonymous HHH said...

OOh yes, talented, tsk tsk how could I forget? Did I also forget, charismatic and magnanimous?

Thursday, November 27, 2008 5:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't comment very often, but I thought I'd just let you know I tagged you for a meme thing. Feel free to ignore it. I needed to list six blogs and I thought this one was worth sharing.

I like reading your posts. They're always entertaining and informative.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 7:32:00 PM  
Anonymous hHH said...

I think discreetj makes some very interesting points.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 9:00:00 PM  
Anonymous HHh said...

hmmm.... that's not quite what I said, but never mind, whatever will BJ will BJ.

Friday, November 28, 2008 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous hHh said...

Cosmic Connie, have you ever thought that a small astrology section may be a fitting complement to your blog.
I speak, of course, as an Aquarius with Wombat rising and Herpes in Taurus- which means I find such things a-a-a-bsolutely fascinating.

In fact I may consult my charts for you or any reader for a modest sum, say, 2+5-3=4.

Friday, November 28, 2008 3:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Hhh said...


Ur-hur, now I get it, only took me three days- I'm improving.

Friday, November 28, 2008 3:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Hhh said...

Connie said, "Jimmy, that is truly a miraculous car story. You need to sell a book or workshop or DVD that teaches people how to attract new cars."

Well you must be using your finely tuned feminine intuition, because it so happens I do have a new book coming out soon. It's called,
'The Zen of Abundance- Chop Wood, Carry Water, Cut Glass, Snip Wire'

That's to go with my DVD boxed set,
'Leave No Bruises, Leave No Karma- Business Skills for the Enlightened Debt Collector'

Friday, November 28, 2008 3:29:00 PM  
Anonymous HHH said...

Jimmy! Why are you calling yourself HHH?!

Friday, November 28, 2008 9:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Lana said...


Saturday, November 29, 2008 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger discreetj said...

Hello Connie,

No worries. I can see Mr. HHH replied and actually looked my profile from blogspot. Maybe it is time to look up his IP address and see where he really comes from lol!

People think they can hide their anonymity but technology does not let these people get away.

If HHH really belongs to a spritual group, then this dude's reactions are very familiar. It is not news.


Saturday, November 29, 2008 8:26:00 PM  
Anonymous HHH said...

's right, I always follow up what folks have to say, it's part of what the directors of my group say I should do.
I shall now look at your blog!

Saturday, November 29, 2008 9:59:00 PM  
Anonymous hhh said...

OO! The filthmonger!

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous hhh said...

I have been. I have seen. It's a blog.


Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:27:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

HHH and discreetj:
I'm kind of on the run right now so don't have time to respond to all comments at the moment, but y'all be nice to each other. G or not doesn't matter; as long as everyone worships moi, we're cool.

Saturday, November 29, 2008 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous hhH said...

I'm only playing, mommy. I'll be good, I promise.

[I think the g was typo]
[your word verifier says 'reign', even the randomiser knows who is the queen of your blog]

Sunday, November 30, 2008 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I have to agree with discreetj because I have personally experienced the manipulation and mind control that these little people claim to have mastered. After I was personally abused by one I was told to read the book WORKING WITH MONSTERS written by a guy from Australia. Not because it was a pleasant read or because it gave me a reason to be angry. What it did was explain why this person acted in the way that they did and what drives them. It shocked me that I was so unaware of what was really going on when I thought I was totally in control. I was recommended to read it by another person who was also abused by the same person who amazingly I met up with one day by accident (or was it?). After reading the first few pages I was in awe of the authors knowedge on this subject so I wrote him. Oh yes he was very familiar with the type of person I was dealing with and said he would follow with interest. I have learnt that these people can be the most incredibly dangerous people to be around because they never show their motives but once you are aware you listen very carefully to how they structure their sentences, words and events you can see exactly what they are doing. Sometimes they don't even know how they appear themselves and the reaction of their victims puzzles them because they think their alibi is so watertight not a drop would leak. What they do can never be justified and they get very angry and defensive when they are questioned. They have a need for control that is so strong it eventually becomes completely detrimental to what they were aiming for that it destroys them. The only way to overcome such people is to stand up to them and prove what little people they really are. I have done that and I will always now do that because I refuse to have my ethics eroded by someone attempting to control me for their own benefit. Noone knows me like me and noone knows what I need like me. To anyone wondering if attending these peoples events is a good thing then I categorically say DONT. All you are doing is putting yourself in a position to be manipulated when you have been given a brain to think that works perfectly fine, just use it. You see all of these little people like the David Schirmers and Joe Vitales of this world live for one thing and that is recognition. If you take the opportunity for recognition away from them they are just sore lost souls who spend all their time seeking out someone to tell them how good they are. Most the time the people saying that have no clue what or why they are even saying it. These people don't know anything more than you and I, they have just practiced articulating it in a way that makes you think they do and the awe factor is how they get your money. They make all their money off YOU because YOU ARE THE SUCKER, the fly in the spiders web.

Connie you do a fantastic job of snarking about these little people. Maybe what we need to do is start investigating why some of these people act the way they do because without a doubt it has something to do with their childhood. What caused them to be creating such monsters of adults? Thats something that only these people can answer and they really need to because they are causing more negativity and damage than people who actually do murder someone. Soon these people will be held accountable. It will happen and not at a time of their choosing but when they least need it, want it or can emotionally handle it. That is when they really will face their demons and realise what bastards they have been to other human beings. Then they actually might grow up! In the case of the people you often snark about they are just playing a little boys testosterone enraged game of catch me if you can. Pathetic and so unprofessional. Looks like the Aussie guy has lost big time now though. He's been in court several times already this year so imagine what the fallout of that will be in 2009 and I bet he is still claiming its someone elses fault. Thats just what these little people do and they wonder why people continue to question and snark about them everywhere. They wonder why noone wants anything to do with them anymore. Well boys think back to the smelly boy school days and think hard, for once instead of thinking with your apendages. Maybe thats where the problem is?

Sunday, November 30, 2008 1:01:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Anon 1:01, thanks for your thoughtful comments.

I did want to make it clear to everyone, in case anyone had any doubts, that HHH is NOT one of these hustledorks, though he sometimes plays one on this blog.

Sunday, November 30, 2008 10:29:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

On the run again... going to the Texas Renaissance Festival...more comments later.

Sunday, November 30, 2008 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous hhh said...

Well, it's not like I don't have my faults.

What's all this about chain mail?

Sunday, November 30, 2008 10:35:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

hhh said...

"Well, it's not like I don't have my faults.

"What's all this about chain mail?"

Faults?!? YOU, HHH? I thought you were perfect. I feel so disillusioned now... :-)

As for chain mail, it's one of those Renaissance-Festival things. A friend of ours has been trying to get me to join in Lord Randolph's chain-mail fashion show and exhibitionist parade for years now. The problem is that a top-to-toe chain mail outfit would be very heavy, and yet not very warm, and it's usually cold during RenFest season here.

I may have to stick to leather and mesh. (Fun fact: If you type in "Texas Renaissance Festival" in Google Images a pic of me from the 2003 RenFest pops up on the first page. It was WAY too cold to dress like that this year.)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 1:03:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

1minionsopinion said...

"I don't comment very often, but I thought I'd just let you know I tagged you for a meme thing. Feel free to ignore it. I needed to list six blogs and I thought this one was worth sharing.

"I like reading your posts. They're always entertaining and informative."

Thanks, 1mo! I appreciate the support. And I like your blog too.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 1:22:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Lana said...


Thanks, Lana! :-)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 1:23:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

HHH said...

"Jimmy! Why are you calling yourself HHH?!"

HHH! Why are you calling yourself Jimmy?

As for some of your other ideas, I'll leave the astrology and numerology to you. (I'm a Virago with Arachne ascendant.)

But I'll be glad to write a fake sincere testimonial for your Zen of Abundance DVD set. In fact, I am thinking about it right now and I am so excited that my hands are shaking, my toes are curling, and the hair on the back of Ron's neck is standing up. Your new program is such an earth-shaking, world-shattering, planet-transforming phenomenon that a person would have to be nuts not to go out and buy at least a hundred copies.

How'd I do?

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 1:31:00 PM  
Anonymous hhh said...

"A friend of ours has been trying to get me to join in Lord Randolph's chain-mail fashion show and exhibitionist parade for years now."

The world needs to see that.
Chainmail is supposed to be not so heavy once you are wearing it, the weight gets distributed.
Anyway, stop being a wuss, there was a time when that stuff was worn winter and summer and you had to fight hand to hand in it. And it was a mofo to iron a good crease into.

"In fact, I am thinking about it right now and I am so excited that my hands are shaking, my toes are curling, and the hair on the back of Ron's neck is standing up. Your new program is such an earth-shaking, world-shattering, planet-transforming phenomenon that a person would have to be nuts not to go out and buy at least a hundred copies."

Phew! Who's been taking her vitamins by the handful?!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008 2:04:00 AM  
Anonymous HHH said...

So is this what you think about when you're in your olde worlde get up?


Wednesday, December 03, 2008 2:12:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

You're right, HHH, I am a wuss. Of course chain mail is properly worn OVER something else, and my friends seem to want me to wear just the chain mail.

And it wasn't a handful of vitamins that fueled me to create that great testimonial; 'twas years of reading copy written by hustledorks.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008 2:02:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

"HHH said...

"So is this what you think about when you're in your olde worlde get up?


Great scene. There is a lot of belly dancing and such going on at the RenFest but I'm not one of those. However, the woman who was with me at the Fest is a longtime belly dancer. But she and I are thinking of being pirates for next year's Fest. Or pirates' floozies.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008 2:05:00 PM  
Anonymous HHH said...

Aye, Arr.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008 5:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....er, sorry, make that two printing companies that filed lawsuits against Ms. Forsyth, not just one.

Rent and bills are sure one pesky obstacle!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:11:00 PM  

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