Tuesday, August 28, 2007
What kind of a person do "they " think I am? I'm confused. I just try to live my life without bothering anybody, yet still there are people out there who belive that it is their duty, nay, privilege to offer additions or corrections to my life in the blessed form of Junk e-mails. Puh-lease! Just to give an idea about the self help nature of these, shall we say, well meaning correspondence, I'll start with the one from: Toenail Fungus. The Subject: Eliminate Ugly Toe Fungus. Sure, who wouldn't want to be rid of that if that were the malady. I might even thank them. But there were three of those so far. But, then comes a message from: Lawn Seed. Subject: Like Grass Seed On Steroids. I guess that's good? It's also good to know that Bruce Springsteen has a new album out and Papa Johns now has a three Delicious Meats Pizza. Now there's an e-mail to sink your teeth into. Not to mention the million emails from people in foreign countries trying to give me millions of dollars from their lotteries. Official Prize Notification, Ha! I would just love a regular friendly like email, and none of those where "If you send this back to me" or "If you send this to a hundred people your dreams will come true in one hour"- but hey, life is good though isn't it?
Friday, August 24, 2007
What’s so “a-peeling” about dates? Well first you have to know what kind of date I’m talking about. It’s not the “perfect date”... “April 15. It’s not too cold not too hot. All you need is a light jacket!” (Name the movie for a prize) Not that kind, and it’s also not the kind where you are a teenager getting off the phone all twitter-pated having been asked out by (change to higher voice pitch and sing it) “the OMG Cutest guy ever!”. No it’s the kind that grow in huge bunches on trees, tall ones and at about this time every year that they become something of a valuable commodity. You see, dates are one of the main ingredients for a traditional Christmas Time treat known as Date Candy, a caramel roll of goodness literally brimming with pecans. For many this candy is the pinnacle of Christmas Treats. Take a bite of Date Candy and Christmas is on the way, you get the idea. So you are scratching your head and asking in yer best Arkansas accent, “Hey Pa, it’s August idn’t it? Thot so.” But that’s the problem, when you want to make date candy in December, the date season is long since over. So being the forward thinking and planning types you know us to be, we have to gather and glean the dates now, @ or near Mom’s Birthday, for a Merry Christmas later. Kind of Law of the Harvesteque, if you will. Plus, the process of peeling the dates is messy and time consuming, kind of like milking mice to give you mind a visual. Still it gets done, and in December when the candy is ready you might just say that’s appealing to me.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Meg and I were having a chat about soundtrack..you know The soundtrack, or the soundtrack in our head or at least the one we are currently grooving too. Megan was discovering and posting several tunes that were working for her and I started wondering if I have a "soundtrack" Turns out I do! I have had a soundtrck all my life that motivates house cleaning occasionally, walking in the early morning brisk heat, or tames the savage worrywart brain when needed. I confess the faves begin with Broadway showtunes. From my earliest days I heard showtunes in my home from the piano in the living roon and Mom on the keys. Now they come in the form of ipod,cds, and computer finds. Lately I start with the tunes from Hairspray(Welcome to the 60's and Timeless to me), Dreamgirls(I love you I Do and One Night Only - The Dance Mix) , and Spamalot(Always Look on The Bright Side), then move toward the non-broadway old favorites like James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Harry Connick and that type including Michael Buble, Dianna Krall, Norah Jones and a few others. I usually end up with Mandy Patinkin and his Album - Kidults with the favorite. - "Rhode Island is famous for You". I love clever lyrics and sentiment so how could this song miss? So I do have a soundtrack, but it's on shuffle mode and it's hand selected daily.