Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My ee cummings Style review of Speed Racer

I wrote this on little to no sleep on a Saturday morning...



almost sleeping still

(wish i)

could go home


vivid tangerine
mutated reds
electric blues
ecstatic yellows

race through my brain

to the

thumping beat


techno !surprise!

thinking of

unique autos

that spin

and twist


Saturday, May 17, 2008

The song that has been stuck inmy head for a week...

A Bird Without Wings

Like a bird without wings
That longs to be flying,
Like a motherless child
Left lonely and crying.
Like a song without words,
Like a world without music,
I wouldn’t know what to do
I’d be lost without you
Watchin’ over me.

I get so lonely, when you’re away
I count every moment,
I wait every day,
Until you’re home again
And hug me so tight
That’s when I know
Everything is alright.

Like a bird without wings
That longs to be flying,
Like a motherless child
Left lonely and crying.
Like a song without words
Like a world without music,
I wouldn’t know what to do
I’d be lost without you
Watchin’ over me.

You’re my guardian angel
My light and my guide
Your hand on my shoulder
And you by my side.
You make everything beautiful,
You make me complete.
Everything in my world
I lay at your feet.

Like a church with no steeple,
Where a bell never rings.
In a town without people,
Where no voice in the choir ever sings.
If a boat on the ocean
Would be lost with no sail,
Then without your devotion
Surely all that I dreamed of would fail.

Like a song without words
Like a world without music,
I wouldn’t know what to do
I’d be lost without you
Watchin’ over me

I wouldn’t know what to do
I’d be lost without you
Watchin’ over me

This is a song sung by a 14 year old in a group called Celtic Thunder. Papa John showed Alicat and I the DVD last Saturday night and this has been stuck in my head ever since. It has a beautiful melody, so I don't mind too much.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The 12 Opossums

I got this silly forward today, and I just had to share! It 'supposedly' was originally from some lady in Oregon, but you never know with these things. No matter what, it made me chuckle and I wanted you all in blogland to get a good laugh, too =o)

The story is that the Oregon lady teaches the kids in church and at the end of the year has them write about what they learned. It started as the whole Bible, but I edited it for the funniest parts (trust me, it was longer!)

Here Goes

Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as long as he was Abel. Pretty soon all the early people died off, except for Methuselah, who lived to be like a million or something. One of the important people was Noah, who was a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a ham. Noah built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. He asked some other people to join him, but they said they would have to take a rain check.

After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob was more famous than his brother, Esau, because Esau sold Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast. Jacob had a son named Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat.

Another important Bible guy in Moses, whose real name was Charlton Heston. Moses led the Israel Lights out of Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent ten plagues on Pharaoh's people. These plagues included frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no cable. God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti. Then He gave them His top ten commandments. These include don't lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or covet your neighbor's bottom (the Bible uses a bad word for bottom that I'm not supposed to say. Buy my Dad uses it sometimes when he talks about the President). Oh, yeah, I just thought of one more: Humor thy father and mother.

One of Moses' best helpers was Joshua, who was the first Bible guy to use spies. Joshua fought the battle of Geritol and the fence fell over on the town. After Joshua came David. He got to be king by killing a giant with a slingshot. He had a son named Solomon who had about 300 wives and 500 porcupines. My teacher says he was wise, but that doesn't sound very wise to me.

After the Old Testament came the New Testament. Jesus is the star of the New Testament. He was born in Bethlehem in a barn. (I wish I had been born in a barn, too, because my mom is always saying to me, 'Close the door! Were you born in a barn?' It would be nice to say, 'As a matter of fact, I was.')

During His life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners like the Pharisees and the Republicans. Jesus also had twelve opossums. The worst was Judas Asparagus. Judas was so evil that they named a terrible vegetable after him.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Jazz Fest 2008

Murfreesboro held its annual Jazz Fest this past weekend, and as was tradition, it rained a good part of Friday night =o)

We decided to go Saturday.

It was quite fun! Not so crowded in the early afternoon, which made it easy to move about and meander around the square. Naturally, the food was way too expensive ($3 for water), but the atmosphere was light and fun. It was warm outdoors, but there was a breeze that kept us cool. We sat and watched Smyrna’s high school jazz band while we ate lunch and wandered through some shops after. Then we stopped and watched Joe Johnson for a while. I tried to take some pictures but couldn’t figure out why my phone/camera (remind me to blog about that…) wouldn’t save the ones I took. So while Jackie, Ali, John and I were sitting in Clay Cup, they helped me figure it out and I got this shot.

Then we went to a wedding shower for Ricky and Erica which was fun! They got a lot of great stuff… including 2 signs that said “RELAX” and 3 that said “LAUGH”… I guess Bed Bath and Beyond hadn’t updated their registry in a while! Haha

After the shower, it was back to Jazz Fest for Me, Alicat, RubyRed, and Papa John! We got there just in time to see the main event for the weekend, Nicholas Payton. He is a Grammy winning trumpeter and has worked with several outstanding jazz legends (according to Papa John). The crowd started off really dense, but people slowly left when it started getting colder. People were using what they could to stay warm…

But one of the more entertaining moments came from the group of girls who were maybe 13 doing “the kick” from The Karate Kid movie.

Things really do come full circle!

Random Thoughts 2: Silliness

Funny Quote of the Day from GMail:

Chevy Chase: "Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish."


Have you ever wandered through a movie rental place thinking to yourself: “I just wish I could get a dill pickle to eat while I watch Baliwood versions of Pride and Prejudice!”

Way to go Hastings… you’ve made our dreams come true!


Is it sad that I still remember most of the workout to ‘It’s My Party’?


I don’t know if it’s because I miss art classes, or if the idea of it just appeals to me; but I’ve realized lately that I have a thing for paint tubes as noted here through my lip gloss and lotion.


Little Marilyn’s in training…


No one should have to wear earmuffs to a ball game in April!