Saturday, September 4, 2010

High Tea Anyone?

I like this comic even though it didn't make me chuckle or laugh out loud. It worked for me on several levels. The toxic apple -- maybe it was not organic and, also, I used to like CSI: Las Vegas even though I knew someone had to die in order for the crime scene specialists to do their mock work. I would have a little tension at the beginning of the episode with the creepy music and darkness -- knowing that the first person who appeared on the screen was usually the one that was going to get it. And a lot of the persons getting it were women of course.

CSI: Miami and CSI: New York came along and that proved to be too much crime scene investigating for me.

Combine CSI with Law & Order, Law and Order: SUV (Special Victims Unit), Law & Order: Criminal Intent and the hospital shows and you just had one big gross out festival. How many people really need to be intubated? And do I really need to see someone having a needle stuck in their eye?

There's one CSI (Las Vegas) episode, though, that sticks with me. Grissom needs to visit Lady Heather because, well, one of her ladies got killed. Lady H serves Grissom tea and tells him:
You spend your life uncovering what goes on underneath the surface of civility and acceptable behavior so it's a relief for you to indulge in something like high tea; it seems, if only for a moment, the world is civilized...The most telling thing about anyone is what scares them. I know what you fear more than anything Grissom...
Like Grissom, I need to believe that the world is civilized and it bothers me when people don't do little things like wait their turn. In the end, though, you can't let the little stuff get to you.

I think Miquel Angel Ruiz had it right in The Four Agreements:

  • Be Impeccable With Your Word

  • Don't Take Anything Personally

  • Don't Make Assumptions

  • Always Do Your Best
  • I really try to keep the second agreement at the forefront of my mind. Doesn't always work but...

    Do you have any agreements that help you stay centered?


    1. I would recommend The Four Agreements to everyone. Thanks for bringing this book to the attention of all your readers. This inspirational book promotes personal freedom from erroneous beliefs that we have made with ourselves that are creating limitation and unhappiness in our lives. Ultimately, this book is about finding one's own integrity, inner peace and a deeper sense of personal fulfillment. Get your copy today!

    2. My fave episode of CSI LV was the one where the guy was spying on the girl from her attic - and it opens with her hiding in her closet from him (with the dog) and then all of a sudden she is grabbed from behind. Freaked. Me. Out.

      Hugs darling!

    3. I can't stomach those shows anymore. Too "realistic" for my taste. I think that one thing that helps me in life, besides my faith, is realizing that it's not all about me. It helps me look at other people with more compassion. Although I do get a bit annoyed when I have to stand in line too long. . .

    4. Never got into those CSI shows. But I liked the comic. lol :) Have a great Sunday!

    5. @Angela,

      I don't remember that episode -- could have been aired after I stopped watching. :o, There's nothing like watching something at night that freaks you out. I remember watching an episode of The X-Files. It was so freaky and my lights just happened to go off. I almost jumped five feet off the floor... ;)


      Yeah, it seems that all of the shows are really trying to outdo each other. I like House -- think the writing is good but I can really do without the extensive looks inside of the body etc.

      Thanks for the reminder about compassion.


      I thought the comic was cute. :) Hope you're enjoying your weekend.