Noe's Happy Place

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Unexpected grief

Sharing fantastic news at my birthday party!

Congratulations! You’ll make great parents! πŸ‘£

The greatest feeling in the whole wide world!

Experiencing this amazing journey!

Didn’t know if we’d have a boy or girl! πŸ’™πŸ’

Changing diapers and thoughts of snuggling with our future little one on the couch!

Ultrasound excitement was turned upside down. πŸ™ƒ

That heartbeat anticipation was replaced by a deep tug of sorrow

Smiles and laughter πŸ˜„πŸ˜† became a sad frown 😧☹️

The shock and the horror overwhelmed us two 😳

Suddenly it was time to say goodbye 😒

Words now turned to “I’m so sorry for you”

So many questions…asking why Why WHY?

It’s pain…full of cries and screams…we are lost 😩

We’ll never forget you baby

Always in our hearts ❀️

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My Favorite Nintendo Game

If I was stranded on a desert island (with electricity) and had to choose 1 video game to save from the original NES system, it would be Contra. Why? I played it more than any other game. The only other 2 that came close where Mike Tyson’s Punch out and Super Mario Bros. 3

Contra gives you the infamous cheaters’ code: up up down down left right left right B A start

Lots of cool action as well! I played it a lot when I was 12 and 13 years old. This would be amazing if I acquired the original NES System again and that game. That would make me happy!πŸ™‚

 

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Remembering Grandma Jean Noe (1923-2016)

Dear Grandma Noe, So now you are gone. But yet I take comfort in right now. Nothing can ever take away my fond memories of you and I together. When I sleep, I dream of you and grandpa. My heart is beating still. God bless those trees and birds from heaven’s light above. I wake to sing to the birds, go where I am reminded of you. Nothing can ever shake my will. We all must learn to face our fears. In our hour of darkness; shaking cold and searching for warmth while my heart tries to beat still. But we are born ready to die. But certainly I will try to let no one shake my will to live. In you grandma, I found a love in something beautiful. I grew my strength in places unknown. So now you must go to dance with grandpa up above. I will remember you always. Love your grandson, Chris

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I have loved #movies for 40 years!

I love movies! They make me happy!

 

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So I will be 40 years old in a few months. I thought I would make a list of 40 movies that represent 1 film per year. These films make me happy and basically could be considered my favorite films released in my lifetime…it wasn’t easy since so many movies get released in any given year. Some years I had to choose among up to five of my favorites. For me, it has nothing to do with the Oscars or critics. Just my personal choices. But in the end, what we have here are the remaining champions!!!

Enjoy the list:

 

1976…Taxi Driver

1977…Star Wars

1978…Halloween

1979…Apocalypse Now

1980…The Empire Strikes Back

 

 

1981…Raiders of the Lost Ark

1982…E.T.

1983…A Christmas Story

1984…The Karate Kid

1985…Back To The Future

1986…Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

1987…Full Metal Jacket

1988…Beetlejuice

1989…Batman (Tim Burton)

1990…Total Recall

1991…Terminator 2

1992…Reservoir Dogs

1993…The Fugitive

1994…Pulp Fiction

1995…Seven 7

1996…Twister

1997…Good Will Hunting

1998…The Big Lebowski

1999…The Matrix

 

2000…High Fidelity

2001…Mulholland Drive

2002…Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2003…Kill Bill Vol. 1

2004…Garden State

2005…Batman Begins (Christian Bale)

2006…Thank You For Smoking

2007…Juno

2008…The Dark Knight

2009…Inglorious Basterds

2010…Inception

2011…Super 8

2012…Silver Linings Playbook

2013…Gravity

2014…Guardians of the Galaxy

2015…Star Wars: The Force Awakens


2016 (so far) Deadpool

Who knows what lies ahead? But I am happy!πŸ™‚

 

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I am #alive and #happy

Random things IΒ have done during my lifetime:
Gone on a blind date
Skipped school
Watched someone die
Been to Florida
Been on a plane
Been on a helicopter
Been lost
Gone to Washington, DC
Gotten an autograph from someone famous

 

Swam in the ocean
Cried myself to sleep
Played cops and robbers
Recently colored with crayons
Sang Karaoke
Paid for a meal with coins only
Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t.
Made prank phone calls
Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose & elsewhere
Eaten Rattlesnake
Written a letter to Santa Claus
Been kissed under the mistletoe
Watched the sunrise with someone
Blown bubbles
Gone ice-skating
Gone skinny-dipping late at night
Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
Seen the Statue of Liberty
Traveled by train
Been horse back riding
Gone to Disney World (twice)
Truly believe in the power of prayer
Ridden on an elephant
Been in a parade
Been water-skiing

Been snow-skiing

……to be continued

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#Memory #1996 #English #Paper about Cape Fear

  

I wrote this in the Spring of 1996 at the community college I was attending at the time. I found it in my closet and felt like sharing it: 

  
  
I always welcome comments…

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My Tribute #loss #despair #beauty #hope #child

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LIVE – LIGHTNING CRASHES (The Lyrics)

“Lightning crashes a new mother cries
Her placenta falls to the floor
The angel opens her eyes
The confusion sets in
Before the doctor can even close the door

Lightning crashes an old mother dies
Her intentions fall to the floor
The angel closes her eyes
The confusion that was hers
Belongs now to the baby down the hall

Oh now feel it, comin’ back again
Like a rollin’, thunder chasing the wind
Forces pullin’ from
The center of the earth again
I can feel it.

Lightning crashes a new mother cries
This moment she’s been waiting for
The angel opens her eyes
Pale blue colored iris
Presents the circle
And puts the glory out to hide, hide

Oh now feel it, comin’ back again
Like a rollin’, thunder chasing the wind
Forces pullin’ from
The center of the earth again
I can feel it.

Oh now feel it, comin’ back again
Like a rollin’, thunder chasing the wind
Forces pullin’ from
The center of the earth again
I can feel it.

Oh now feel it, comin’ back again
Like a rollin’, thunder chasing the wind
Forces pullin’ from
The center of the earth again
I can feel it.”

This song keeps going through my head….over and over and over again

 

We can’t always be happy but we can appreciate the beauty of gray….

I am sad. I am holding back tears. Someone I know just passed away due to complications during childbirth. I read the news today at work and my heart stopped because I am good friends with this girl’s sisters. Her name was Alla and now she is with God. But I’m so happy that she left behind her a beautiful baby that I’m sure Lisa and Anna as well as the rest of her family will be surely embracing with open arms. May she rest in peace……

 

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A #pastiche #blizzard of #1999

I was 23 in 1999.

I was working for a company called Servicemaster and still lived at home.

My dad and I drove to the Black Hills of South Dakota. It was a wonderful Father/Son roadtrip.

I was taking night classes on computers and html web designing at the time.

My friend, Matt Chivari, and I spoke for the last time. Not sure why but that was that.

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I met a woman named Denise at a comedy theatre performance. She was funny and talented. My best friend Tony was directing a spoof of the Glass Menagerie and I spotted this Denise and asked to have a drink with her. She and I spoke for a couple of hours and she inspired me to stick with art. She recommended a movie, My Dinner With Andre. I told her how much I like the Pet Sounds record. She said someday I will write my pet sounds. She gave me a business card but i lost it.

Also…there was a blizzard that year!

Memories…..ahhhhh

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Daily Quote #1

The words of Allen Ginsberg:  

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Amazing Bed & Breakfast #Galena #history #guesthouse


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Abe’s is a former city brewery in Galena. Located 10 minutes away from the Mississippi River. The “Albert” is the site of the former ice house for the brewery and the bathroom is a kind of cavern or grotto that extends into the limestone hillside that was part of the original icehouse.

 

The owner-artist created tiles of different dog breeds around the fireplace. They can be purchased at the gallery next door.

 

The bed in the Albert is a work of art!

The suite is spacious, warm and inviting filled with exceptional details everywhere I look. Their Saint Bernard “Albert” stands guard over the entrance to the shower. Black painted twin heads.

Cute kitchen for storing leftovers from the nearby Fried Green Tomatoes restaurant. In the freezer there were fresh coffee beans from a local coffee shop. There was even a grinder on the counter.

Sandy served a fabulous breakfast that’s “to-die-for!” French toast, sausage from Piggly Wiggly, fresh fruit, coffee and orange juice. Great conversations. We felt so welcomed into her home.

 

Now here’s a little poem I wrote:

GrindedΒ up some coffee beans this morning

fresh from the freezer

poured a fresh cup

listening to the Beatles

 

In the background

It’s a new dawn

It’s a new day

It’s a new life for me

feeling good

 

Smiles drip from the face

sitting by the fireplace

potbelly stove

black iron

 

Ceramic tiles of dog faces

on the wall

metallic leaves dangle from the ceiling

master bed has a firm mattress four feet above the ground

 

It’s a work of art

naked statues surround it

let’s come together right now

wanna go for a walk?

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(all photos of the bed & breakfast taken by Denielle Noe)

 

 

 

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