Sunday, April 21, 2013

Amendment 64 is a Pot Boiler

     Of all the bills brought forward for the public to vote on, none has been quite so convoluted, precarious and downright nonsensical as Amendment 64. For one, the way it was originally voted in as a help in the form of so-called medical marijuana was obviously a ruse on someone's part. My suspicion is that whoever started this measure in the beginning had an ulterior motive. Sure enough, when the smoke cleared over the issue and the outcome was unanimous in its passing the truth came out that they wanted to be able to smoke it for recreational use as well. No one spoke out against that as reprehensible and so here are our feds trying to figure out what to make of this deal. Money would be my guess. Are you surprised ? I'm not.
     I've been hearing this 'legalize it' malarkey since I was a preteen and apparently the pot-heads finally got their way even though they had to get downright deceptive to do it. Pot-heads are notorious liars. As a matter of fact they'll do anything to justify the fact that the stuff is noxious, brain-dulling and addictive. There- I said it. Addictive. I challenge anyone to prove me wrong. Ask any pot-head you know how long they've been smoking and no matter what their age it will be approximately 75% of their life thus far. It also explains why most people my age are dying of heart-related illnesses or unknown illnesses in droves. Personally, I hate the crap. It stinks worse than cigarette smoke and makes you stupid and slow. What kind of medicine would you call that ?
     Here's another thing for you. Most pot smokers don't drink because they believe alcohol will kill you. They are right on one count but they think it's alright to smoke a joint and then get in a car and drive. Let me ask you this: Would you rather your cab driver just had a couple of sips of beer or just finished a joint? Think that one over for awhile. How about the guy that is driving the plane you're about to head out on ? A pilots license isn't going to save you when he stoops to retrieve his butt on the cabin floor and sends the plane nose-diving for earth.
     Eight former DEA leaders have urged Attorney General Eric Holder to file a lawsuit arguing that Colorado and Washington's new marijuana laws are illegal and should be preempted by federal law. Yeah. So our legislators and senators can get back to some infinitely more important issues like the assault weapons ban and federal budget issues let's all agree that we need to repeal it, arrest all these bums and get back to straightening out this country. Anybody with me out there ? 

The Castle Lady    

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Grizzlies vs. Nuggets on the Ides of March

     A lot of people watched this game but I'm sure the following stats are going to stun you if you watched on March 15th. Given that the Nuggets are headed for another round of playoffs for the championship, I'm not sure if this bodes a true shot at winning but I won't be so skeptical to say it doesn't. My question to you would be this: Does history repeat itself? I never was superstitious but coincidences never escape me and I'm not quite sure who said this but it's often true: There are no coincidences. We'll see.
     Anyway, on this particular night, the Nuggets won by a seven point margin and were at their 11th game on a winning streak and broke the Memphis Grizzlies winning streak of 15 games. Doug Moe was in attendance at the Pepsi Center and he was asked for his memories concerning this momentous occasion. He drew a blank but as a matter of fact it was 30 years ago- to the day- ( March 15, 1983) when the Nuggets had won their 11th consecutive game! Additionally, the Nuggets tied the second-longest streak in franchise history on that Friday.
     Ever notice that mid-March always seems to bring some kind of miraculous breakthrough for the Nuggets no matter who's on the team and how they're playing at the time? Perhaps Doug Moe wields some kind of special leprechaun magic that he keeps to himself. I wouldn't be surprised. All I know is that the Nuggets played so hard it has been tagged as the biggest win of a season full of big wins according to the experts. When you get a chance you can check out the following link for some more information about this phenomenon. I hope it gives them more incentive to take these championships by storm and win.... win.... win ! !  
With winning kisses,
The Castle Lady

Friday, April 12, 2013

Yogarate- The New Exercise Regimen

     All kidding aside, I have been practicing this discipline for most of my life now and it's the best stress buster in the world. I am now in better shape than I was in my teens or my twenties and being this flexible helps you keep your bones and muscles healthy for far longer than would be the case especially when genetics are waged against you.

     If you feel that Yoga may not be challenging enough for your already rough and tough routine I can tell you that there are certain forms of Yoga that will help you build even better. The above pose is a modification of the headstand and is much easier on your shoulders and head. I much prefer it and I can do this pose on my papasan.

     On the tree pose above I like to bring the leg all the way across the opposing leg and up to increase the flexibility challenge for the knee. For the upper body I bring the praying position for the hands all the way above my head to challenge my core muscles. This will also challenge your balance in this pose which is crucial in all the standing poses. Don't forget to breathe in regular, long intervals.

With much love and support for your success,

The Castle Lady