The Power of Sunlight Therapy Lamps


Here’s a friend of mine, feeling rather low due to the cold gloomy weather and feeling trapped inside.

Then she got a therapy lamp! Behold the transformation!

It even took YEARS off her appearance!

Uh-oh. Maybe she spent a little TOO much time in front of her new miracle lamp.

Special thanks to the ever clever and hilarious B for sending me these pics.

Now I know I promised no JJ talk in my next post, but here’s just a little smidge of something.

Text exchange with Instructor

At the end of Monday’s class, we did Musical Chairs-style “combat” where we took turns with our opponent doing the standing or ground defenses, switching each time the music stopped. The song he chose, by the way, was ACDC’s “Thunderstruck.”

I mean, does it get any better than that?

As it turns out, yes, it does, because the next class was largely devoted to leg sweeps, and who doesn’t love a good leg sweep??

I joked last post about changing the name of my blog to better reflect the topics I currently cover. Mark at Swinged Cat thought it was a great idea and suggested I hold a contest. Not making any promises, but it would be fun to hear your ideas for a new blog name. If you’ve got any, let ’em fly in the comments!

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  1. The sunlight therapy lamp images were absolutely hysterical. Thanks for the crack up.
    Oooh, names for your blog. Here’s a few off the top of my head:
    Things Betsy does that no one else would dare
    Chex Mix, Chickens, and other Tales
    The Un-ordinary Life of Betsy Kerekes
    Laugh at the Little Things and you’ll laugh All Day

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  2. Gotta know what sweep you were working on!
    Only thing coming to mind is “All Things Betsy” but it only took me four iterations over the years to get to the current title I have, so take the ATB with a grain of salt. Unless I struck gold, then by all means take it. lol


  3. There is this passage that I maybe don’t have completely memorised but for sure made me pay attention to your blog:

    My instructor showed me the basic moves for throwing someone off. โ€œNow you try,โ€ he said.

    โ€œI donโ€™t want to do it right now when youโ€™re expecting it,โ€ I said. โ€œI want to try to take you unaware.โ€

    โ€œWell, your attacker isnโ€™t going toโ€“โ€œ


    I flipped him off mid-sentence.

    He chuckled. โ€œNice job.โ€*

    So I suggest for your new blog name either Take You Unaware, or Mid-Sentence.


    Badass you are.

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    • Three lamps! Good call!

      Wait, wait, wait, Andrew. I think you’re confused. I’m asking about titles for the BLOG. You’re clearly thinking of the morning show you and I are doing together, which will, of course(!) be called: “Cats, woodworking, and martial arts with A & B.”

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  4. Oh, man, I think I have a defective sun lamp. Or I’m using it wrong ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hmm, blog name suggestions? I had a hard time naming my blog. I like some of the other suggestions. If I come up with something clever I’ll pass it along (but don’t hold your breath–Clever and me had a falling out a looong time ago (like back when I was in my twenties ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Oh, wait: … nope, sorry, thought I had something clever …. ๐Ÿ˜€

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