My Life Through the Songs of Prince




Music Monday

Pick an artist, and using ONLY SONG TITLES from only that artist, cleverly (preferably) answer these questions. This is harder than it seems!
ADDITIONAL RULE: You cannot use the same artist I did, or duplicate song titles even if they were performed by another artist.




  1.  Are you a male or female: Cinnamon Girl
  2. Describe yourself: Sexy M.F.
  3. How do you feel about yourself: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
  4. Describe your ex boyfriend/girlfriend: Solo
  5. Describe your current boy/girl situation: Strange Relationship
  6. Describe your current location: Erotic City
  7. Describe where you want to be: 1999
  8. Your best friend is: Darling Nikki
  9. Your favorite color is: Purple Rain
  10. You know that: I Would Die 4 U
  11. What’s the weather like: Sometimes it Snows in April
  12. If your life was a television show what would it be called: Baby I’m A Star
  13. What is life to you: Diamonds and Pearls
  14. What is the best advice you have to give: Let’s Go Crazy
  15. If you could change your name what would it be: Bambi

If you don’t like the world you’re living in, take a look around you, at least you got friends. – Prince, Let’s Go Crazy

Even though this was originally posted on Facebook Notes (seriously does anyone still use that feature?) way back in April 2009 I thought that it would be fun to take a look back, I like it so much this will be a theme for the coming week…..

Until Next Time,

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Thanks, Hindsight




Writing Prompt:How is the year shaping up for you so far? Have your predictions come true, or did you have to face a curve ball or two?






This time last year I was thrown a major curve ball. After what was supposed to be a minor (seriously it was a day surgery…. and it took 20 minutes, the prep took longer than the actual procedure) to remove a suture granuloma on the line of my transplant site, actually now that I mention it this was the second one that I had…. the first one went well, except for about a month later my stomach started to swell in one spot and it popped open and goicuoey puss came out….. which was what prompted me to have the damn surgery the first time. The doctor went it a second time, but got some of the lower sutures that were closer to the muscle…. and removed those hoping that the inflammation response would calm down.All went well as far as I could tell… I was in a little pain… nothing major, then a few days later I was in a lot of pain…. it hurt to stretch, my stomach was swollen, but I figured I wasn’t really taking the pain medication and it was part of the healing process….

Well you know what’s not part of the healing process… waking up in a pool of blood., there was a hole in my stomach small than the size of a pencil eraser….that was literally gushing blood…. I’ll spear you the nasty details… but I will say that I was rushed to the closest hospital via ambulance.. bleed the 6 or so hours I was there; the doctors couldn’t stop the bleeding, then transferred my back to the hospital that I had the surgery (thank goodness that hospital was crappy and the monitor staff…. well not that discreet (seriously click on the link ) Spent time in ICU, Lost half of my blood volume, and spent a month or so on a heat monitor.

So I can safely say that the beginning of 2015 was beyond shitty…. and the rest of the year was pretty much the same. So (Iike I do every year) I told my self that the next year I would have no major health crises… SO FAR SO GOOD!

So when 2015 ended I took stock of my life and realized there are things that I can’t control, Having an autoimmune illness and all the stuff that comes with it is out of my control, at this point I can only control my response. It’s hard when things happen to your body and you can’t control it, so it’s sort of made me a control freak…. but in the end the added stress was not helping me, so I adopted a simple (yet tough matra) “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff” I can’t stress about things I can’t do anything about.. .. and I’m happy to say (even though it’s an on-going process) I’ve been successful.

It occurred to me the other day that I’m happy. Now to many of you, that might seem weird that I would say that, but I’m was always content…. so being happy about my life as it is at this moment is strange for me, and that’s a major change from last year…

So far my prediction has been correct, but we are so early in the year, who knows what challenges I may face in the coming months, but I’m prepared and I’ll handle it like I always do…..

So now I will make a prediction for 2017. Not only will I be happier than I am this year, but I’m also gonna be a kick-ass aunt….. I’ll let you know this time next year if I’m successful


Until Next Time,

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