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May 31, 2004

naughty lyrics meme

Our lovely Bakerina started this meme. Post a song with suggestive lyrics. While they don't have to be food related, it's really cool if they are. Snowball is a blues fan, as am I, and the blues just lend themselves to this type of song, doncha think? I have hunted and searched and tracked Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers lyrics, to no avail. This blues tune covered by Bessie Smith will do just fine.

EMPTY BED BLUES (J.C. Johnson)

I woke up this morning with a awful aching head
I woke up this morning with a awful aching head
My new man had left me, just a room and a empty bed

Bought me a coffee grinder that's the best one I could find
Bought me a coffee grinder that's the best one I could find
Oh he could grind my coffee, cause he had a brand new grind

He's a deep sea diver with a stroke that can't go wrong
He's a deep sea diver with a stroke that can't go wrong
He can stay at the bottom and his wind holds out so long

He knows how to thrill me and he thrills me night and day
Oh he knows how to thrill me, he thrills me night and day
He's got a new way of loving, almost takes my breath away

Lord he's got that sweet somethin' and I told my girlfriend Lou
He's got that sweet somethin' and I told my girlfriend Lou
From the way she's raving, she must have gone and tried it too

(Part 2:)

When my bed get empty make me feel awful mean and blue
When my bed get empty make me feel awful mean and blue
My springs are getting rusty, sleeping single like I do

Bought him a blanket, pillow for his head at night
Bought him a blanket, pillow for his head at night
Then I bought him a mattress so he could lay just right

He came home one evening with his beret way up high
He came home one evening with his beret way up high
What he had to give me, make me wring my hands and cry

He give me a lesson that I never had before
He give me a lesson that I never had before
When he got to teachin' me, from my elbow down was sore

He poured my first cabbage and he made it awful hot
He poured my first cabbage and he made it awful hot
When he put in the bacon, it overflowed the pot

When you git good lovin', never go and spread the news
Yes he'll doublecross you, and leave you with them empty bed blues

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things that make you go "awwww"

I was in line today, and two places ahead of me was a mother and her daughter. The daughter turned around and caught my eye. She smiled. She had straight, dark brown hair and ice blue cut-through-to-your-soul eyes. She turned back to look forward.

Then she turned around again and waved and smiled at me. Finally she walked away from her mother and up to me and said in a small voice, "Hi. What's your name?"

"Alicia. What's your name?" I replied.

"Madison."

"That's a beautiful name, Madison."

She smiled and walked back to her mother. Her mother whispered to her "what do you say?" Madison walked back to me and said "Thanks you!" while beaming and twisting her body around so she was looking at me almost upside down. She went back to her mother.

Then she returned. "When I'm 4, I have to get shots," she told me. I didn't know how to respond to this. I made a face hoping it said "Oh, I'm sorry. It will be ok, though," but I am not sure it got that last part in. Her mom called, "Come on, Madison, we're next!" and she walked away.

I don't know what I did to deserve the attention of this beautiful 3 year old, but I am thankful for whatever it was. I hope I get to experience that with one of my own someday.

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in memoriam

Happy Memorial Day to you all


All the world over, nursing their scars,
Sir the old fighting-men broke in the wars--
Sit the old fighting-men, surly and grim
Mocking the lilt of the conquerors' hymn.

Dust of the battle o'erwhelmed them and hid.
Fame never found them for aught that they did.
Wounded and spent to the lazar they drew,
Lining the road where the Legions roll through.

Sons of the Laurel who press to your meed,
Worthy God's pity most--you who succeed!)
Ere you go triumphing, crowned, to the stars,
Pity poor fighting-men, broke in the wars!

from The Day's Work
Rudyard Kipling

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May 30, 2004

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

On Billy's recommendation, I have just read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Amazing book. Unlike any I had read recently. It is told from the point of view of an autistic boy who is trying to solve a murder mystery: who killed his next-door neighbor's dog. Mark Haddon takes you through the thought processes of this boy, tangents and all, in such a way that I understood completely what it was like to be inside the boy's head. This book sits alongside Bridget Jones' Diary and e for unusual formats, and it works just as well as they do. Makes me wonder if there is a connection between innovative writing style and being a writer from the UK. Maybe I should move?

It is hard to say much more without giving anything away. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and if you have an appreciation for Douglas Hofstadter and logic problems, you will too. Don't let the logic part scare you, though. Haddon takes even the most right-brained person through the process, leaving you feeling like you should go back to university and study Something Important with your newfound brains.

The plot is moved along nicely as the boy tells his readers what is happening around him and his reaction to it. This isn't a cold or boring book at all, and the logic serves only to enhance the story, not take it over or destroy it.

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May 28, 2004

which major arcana of the thoth tarot deck are you?

Have I already done this one?

STAR
STAR
"self-confident, self-esteem"
You have a feeling and sense of self-worth. You
gain fame for demonstration of your abilities
in two very different areas. You are gifted
when it comes to intuition, perception, and
precognition. THe head of the figure on the
card looks to the inner star for guidance and
support-- you tend to be fairly introspective.


which major arcana of the thoth tarot deck are you? short, with pictures and detailed results
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via David and Joseph

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the end of sorrow

I have received this specific bit of wisdom Three Days In A Row.

Maybe it's really trying to tell me something.

Where there is dependence, there is instability, where there is no dependence, there is no instability, where there is no instability, there is quietude, where there is quietude, there is no desire, where there is no desire, there is no coming and going, where there is no coming or going, there is no birth and death, where there is no birth or death, there is neither this world nor that world, nor both: that is the end of sorrow.

-Udana
From "365 Buddha: Daily Meditations," edited by Jeff Schmidt. Reprinted by arrangement with Tarcher/Putnam, a division of Penguin Putnam Inc.


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May 27, 2004

I missed Towel Day!

Towel Day is May 25th, the day you carry around your towel in a tribute to and to mourn the loss of Mr. Douglas Adams, 1952-2001.

Via Pops, who was sharing the joy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy with Mr. Man.

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rock 'n roll zombies!!!

"If you like:
Horror films
Rock n Roll
Zombies
George Romero
Rocky Horror
Scriptwriting
Filmmaking
Special Effects
and Video Games..."


...you will love Diamond Dead, a new movie coming out by George Romero of Night of the Living Dead, etc., fame. Music by Richard Hartley, of Rocky Horror Picture Show Fame.

Basically, a guy joins a band and somehow gets them killed. They make a pact with the devil, and come back as zombies. Oddly, they become more famous than ever. Who'd have guessed? Ozzy and David Bowie are looking at parts in the band, while Marilyn Manson was offered the part of Jesus.

I can't wait!

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"No thanks, I'm busy for the next millennium"

Sun reporter checks out worst pick up lines, reports back.

A dating website, www.itsadatingthing.com, has compiled a list of the top 30 worst pick-up/chat-up lines ever. A brave Sun reporter goes out on the street to test just how bad they are.

The winner: I'm here, what were your other two wishes?

[groan]

Does anyone have any other wonderfully beastly pick-up lines?

update: I was just at the coffee achiever's site and she has the entire list up, with the ones tried on her in italics and her replies.

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Tuscany unveils new "park and ride"

The Australian reports that Tuscany has set up a car park for Tuscans to "get down" in their cars safely. "Car sex is common in Italy, where most children live with their parents until they marry, often well into their 30s."

Those crazy Italians! Living at home into their 30's...

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