Friday, February 27, 2009


This blog is was created to help me figure out some of the confusing things I do and some the confusing things people do. Really it's me trying to figure out what I did right and what I did wrong in LIFE ... and maybe learn a lesson or two so that for the remainder of my life, I can be a happier person.

A happier person ... that reminds me of something Joan Rivers said ... by the way I don't normally go to Joan for advice on life ... but she did say something that caught my attention and made me think. She said," People aren't happy, they can only be happier." I understand that as .... people struggle through life and this being 'happy' is just not a reality for most. I don't know ... that is the feeling I get. Let me know if I've got it wrong.

I'll tell you one thing, right now I'm listening to some music on my blogger friend Renee's blog ... Circling My Head and I'm definitely happier.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

What's In A Name

My entrance into this world was a bit more dramatic than I would have wanted. I was sitting breach in my mother's womb and the situation had become critical. The doctors felt one of us was not going to make it, so a priest was called in. Everything turned out O.K. but while all this was happening, a Ukrainian catholic priest was asked to name me. My birth certificate showed ... Euhenia Odarka.

This whole story has haunted me my whole life. I always felt I needed to do something larger than life ... that I owed my mother for all the grief I gave her at birth as well also to God for saving my life and the priest for naming me. Well it all backfired a bit, because being catholic, the guilt is awful. I could never live up to the name and felt alienated by it. At 18 I changed it to Daria.