Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Monday, February 04, 2008

STOP! Don't Spend V-Day With A Frog.

Unless... The Frog is a BLENKO GLASS FROG...

At BLENKO GLASS all our Frogs are Princes

I grew up hearing about FROGS ...and that one must KISS a dozen or so FROGS before she FINDS A REAL PRINCE!
'I read the story when I was a child about the Frog that Turned into a Prince with a Kiss.' (insert title here).
Frogs/ Princes/ where does it all begin..the answer is below...

Frog proverbs
"You can't tell by looking at a frog how high he will jump." - Mormon proverb.

Vietnamese people has a sayings: "Ếch ngồi đáy giếng coi trời bằng vung" ("Sitting at the bottom of wells, frogs think that the sky is as wide as a lid") which ridicule someone who is narrow-knowledged but arrogant. It is similar to the Chinese language sayings "坐井觀天" and "井底之蛙".

Ancient beliefs
To the Egyptians, the frog was a symbol of life and fertility, since millions of them were born after the annual inundation of the Nile, which brought fertility to the otherwise barren lands. Consequently, in Egyptian mythology, there began to be a frog-goddess, who represented fertility, named Heget (also Heqet, Heket), meaning 'frog'. Heget was usually depicted as a frog, or a woman with a frog's head, or more rarely as a frog on the end of a phallus to explicitly indicate her association with fertility.[33] The Ogdoad are the eight deities worshipped in Hermopolis. They were arranged in four male-female pairs, with the males associated with frogs, and the females with snakes. Hapy was a deification of the annual flood of the Nile River, in Egyptian mythology, which deposited rich silt on the banks, allowing the Egyptians to grow crops. In Lower Egypt, he was adorned with papyrus plants, and attended by frogs, present in the region, and symbols of it.
The Greeks and Romans associated frogs with fertility and harmony, and with licentiousness in association with Aphrodite. The frog represents the lunar yin, and the Frog spirit Ch'ing-Wa Sheng is associated with healing and good fortune in business, although a frog in a well is symbolic of a person lacking in understanding and vision. NOTE: MORE VALENTINE DAY FROG INFORMATION LATER THIS MONTH!


Anonymous said...

Know U consider me 2B
but photo of Hillary Clinton
at Wellesly College on line
today and she looks just like
Hilary Homburg of 2008!
So whose a frog?

roundhead2 said...

Be care of some of those frog's! They could be posion to the touch. My daughter collects stuffed frogs guess I will have to get her some glass ones. By the way tadpole number 2 is on the way,be here in September my birthday or yours? I am excited only tadpole number one,LILLY is not sure she understands mommy and baby, so she has them call mammaw for her security. Hillary you look like yourself. SOL, must be one of those frogs you do not want to touch, he sounds over bearing. You would make a good leader because you care about people and their feelings. People who make fun of others need to watch what goes around comes around, only maybe worse. Send us your picture Sol so I can judge for myself. Hey are frogs BLIND.

Ram said...

liked the ancient frog story and believe.
frog and princess story is so well known everywhere so Hillary how much do you believe in the story :) smiling


ravi said...

This might be silly...Is there any similar thing for men too, where by kissing something they will find the real queen/angel or should I rephrase it as, found the queen/angel but to make her feel his heart what does he do?

Hillary J Homburg said...

When I was a child my MOM had me read
Richard Gardner's (google these)books of REAL CHILDRENS STORIES - where the ending were like real life....so I had no fairy tale believes even as a child. Today she might be called a Dream Crusher!
Re: Heart questions - I have no answers - perhaps one of our readers will -
I have only questions and wiki...

Dr.BOB said...

Soon to Dr. Homberg DDS
Doctor Dental Surgery
Advisor to the Lovelorn?
You are wise to decline.
I have years of experience and understand nothing.
Don't be afraid to try to water
Hilary- you must first Kiss the Frog before you Know he is/isn't a Prince. Right?
Great way to bring Blenko Glass into Valentine's Day.
I will again re fill those Blenko Glass containers I bought last year. The ladies love them.
Are you gentlemen (frogs) taking notes? Some who is in the know let me know but I am betting Dr. GlassLady also enjoys receiving candy and flowers.
Are these frogs available? Much of what you display is one of a kind and not available for us to purchase.
Keep writing and we will keep reading. Feel guilty that I don't pay the Herald and I visit almost daily.

andreerods said...

I swore I was leaving this blog alone.
Here I am commenting. Not Kissing the Frog isn't the problem.
Hillary won't go out with the FROG unless she is certain he is a PRINCE so this rules out a lot of princes in the rough or wanna be princes also me thinks her self imposed definition of Prince maybe flawed.
Just an observation.

Ram said...

I googled Richard Gardner's book, I see that all books deal with real life... well I support your mom helping you become sensible and responsible person.
There may not be frog(s) who will turn into prince but there may be a prince as found in your dream clouds smiling :) so just dream !

sweetdoc said...

Unlike Dr Bob I will offer advice.
I agree men are much like women in this hunt for the 'angel' or 'prince' and we all get wounded.
My own husband is a gem, but he was very mistreated by 2 or 3 women before I met him. Keep looking. There are good women and men still available.
One bit of advice I was late to learn, be careful of the wrapping more often than not beautiful packages are just that beautiful packages that require high maintenace (regardless of gender). If you can find a man or woman of good moral character, and then of that group find one or two that you connect with life will be fuller and less painful.
These were lessons I learned the hard way.

GlassVA said...

another arguement in favor of Frog
no calories.
Saw the photo Hilary - she does look like you or the photos of you
on blog.

Dr.BOB said...

Sweet doc
If the frog is yours you don't want it.
If the Angel is Yours you may not want her.
LAW #2 I forgot

Hillary J Homburg said...

I don't know I missed your common- you are not on any of my list.
Thank you for suggesting I look like Senator Hillary R. Clinton -
Clinton is a beautiful woman, inside and out - brillant, overachiever, thoughtful I am flattered.

Anonymous said...

Hillary! Please don't compare yourself with senator. Success/Overachievement without any principles mean no value. She is a political animal right from college days. You are entirely different person, keepin your sense of duty and principles above all mortal greediness.

sweetdoc said...

Hillary you do look a bit like Hillary Clinton in the early years.
Great skin, great hair, good teeth, bright, that annonymous person is obviously a MCCain Supporter and wouldn't know
morality is it hit him in the face.
Both you and Clinton have strong passions and think ahead.
Keep posting photos and I will return.

sweetdoc said...

Dr. Bob
I think you made us those Laws of Attraction.
if not cite the reference I wanna know more.

Hillary J Homburg said...


Anonymous said...

"How could an Angel break my heart? Why didn't he catch my falling star? I wish I didn't wish so hard. Maybe I wished our love apart.”
This is a quote- thought your reader Ravi with angel/queen issues could use it.