February 26, 2008

More From Chicago

Heaven, hell, and so on. Terms for divine dwelling places, ideal states, places of divine punishment, and the like are usually lowercased.

February 25, 2008


Both emotionally and physically. My little cancerian self did not appreciate being pried out of one well-decorated shell and forced into a new one down the interstate. Suddenly the idea of owning a house seems like a blissful solution rather than a multi-ton albatross. Oh well, that’s a worry for next year. Now I get to re-feather and justify the purchase of a new shower curtain. (This apartment bathroom has a completely different ambiance from the last, I assure you.)

A funny little blip on the moving scene—I’m without cable till Saturday. I told myself that I’m a music junkie and a reader so I’ll be fine. Then the DVDs were among the first things to be unpacked and I keep surfing the Internet at work just because I can. I’m slightly embarrassed at my inability to unplug. I mean, I know I’m a TV/movie geek, but I also practice yoga and own approximately eight boxes of books. (Heavy, heavy books.) What does it say that I keep having the impulse to press down repeatedly with my right thumb while looking at flashing lights?

Ah well, Ms. Sheryl Crow will see me through. I purchased her new album Detours yesterday to help fill the media void. I am predisposed to like her new music as I love most of her previous ventures and own all the albums. Her folk sound is especially my favorite so this album was, no doubt, written for me. It’s been a while since I loved an album at first listen. (Listening is like dating, if you’re going to be fair you should really give the fellow more than one chance to impress you.) This one had me with the first song. The fact that there were more to enjoy on the album just seemed like delirious true love. Which, as the lady says, is free. (Plus, a woman named Crow...)

Check the lady’s site for free listens: http://www.sherylcrow.com/

February 18, 2008

Last One

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Tag 4

What is your weird quotient? Click to find out!

Work Shmork

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I reject this test. Not a single Star Wars question to be found! This was how much of a computer geek are you, not a sci-fi geek. There is no spoon, people, there is no spoon.

Tag 2

Go back through one's archives and find "favorites" for the following categories:
Link 1 must be about family
Link 2 must be about friends
Link 3 must be about you yourself
Link 4 must be about something you love
Link 5 can be about anyone or anything you choose

Link 1
I was trying to capture an impression I had of my grandmother and my aunt in the kitchen with this one.

Link 2
This was last year’s Halloween poem and the ghosties in question are the people I’ve spent the holiday with.

Link 3
What poems aren’t about me? Let’s face it, I find me fascinating. Anyway I like this one and it begins with “I.”

Link 4
She Dances With Big Hat
I love Fiesta and random whimsy.

Link 5
Some St. Patrick
This might be the only poem of mine that made it to paper just like it was in my head. I really crafted this one and am proud of it.

Life Does Not Wait for She Who Packs Boxes

So I’m moving at the end of this week and have had no time for anything but packing. I get to work and around the second cup of coffee I decide to check the turtles to see if there is anything new. Apparently you all went tag happy whilst I was justifying how many pairs of shoes I own. Anyway, I’ll try to do catch up in between, you know, working at work.

Tag 1

(1) Grab the nearest book that has 123 pages in it
(2) Go to page 123
(3) Find the fifth sentce
(4) Type fifth sentence and next three
(5) Tag whomever

The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition (Hey, I’m at work and all my books at home are packed.)

In dealing with the chapter contributors, a publisher may in some circumstances use an agreement of the same type, especially if the contributors are to receive royalty shares.
All such agreements, though, need to be modified to reflect the particular allocation of responsibilities between editor and contributors. Alternatively, in appropriate circumstances, publishers can use simpler forms (such as fig. 4.3), closer in style to journal author forms (see fig. 4.2). Finally, it is possible to use work-made-for-hire agreements for these persons, although that is the least common solution.

I think I shall write a murder mystery novel called “The Least Common Solution.”

February 3, 2008

But for Her Head

But for her head,
eyes would meet
and skin would grow hot
due to the excitation of the heartbeat
increasing the influx of blood
about the soft edges of the cheekbone
and all those hidden places
fingers can trace about
and palms press flat against
as breath prickles the ear
and thousands of tiny hairs stand on end
as though to show support
for a chorus of instincts screaming this, this now,
but for her head.

February 2, 2008

If It Ain't Queen, It Ain't Me

I like a good Internet name generator as much as the next gal, but I do not believe that this one captured my true status.

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Exalted Highness Duchess Anne the Harmonious of Giggleswick under Table
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

I tried again and it wasn't much better.

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Most Noble Lady Anne the Apocalyptic of Deep Throcking
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Yes, something was missing. What was it? Yes, I do believe it was the level of the title. I mean, come on, really. I'm meant to rule. Clearly.