Sunday, March 29, 2009

Washington DC

Who do you loooooooooove?

This little guy was just hanging out on the street a couple of blocks from the White House.

Smooches by the Tidal Basin.

Honey is holding up the Washington Monument.

Hip little hang-out in Northern VA. Good veggie burger!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

strike a pose

The running in place dance is appropriate for all occasions, especially weddings.

You are not an owl, you need to turn your whole body.

Which one makes you see little green men?

Moonville Tunnel

Is this an advertisement?

Pick it before it explodes!

not enough time

I was sorting through some old pictures and stuff and I found this poem that I wrote my brother a few years ago. Tomorrow is his birthday so I thought I would share it. I think I must be missing him lately. . .

There's just not enough time
for country back road rides
Maybe next time. . .
My scary voice driving past "The Circle"
"Planet Caravan" that echoed into the night
Bebe guns and army men without heads.
Dirt mounds, sled paths in the strip-mines
Puppy in the tree, scooters down the hill,
"Dad, what happened to my E.T. poster?"
"Wait till we get home from church"
Brock park in the springtime
Clink of the bat, Big League Chew.
I would hold onto the fence and watch you
Rocking back and forth with my teddy bear
(Not going to Ohio U. not going anywhere)
We used to fight and argue
or sometimes not even talk at all
Now there's just no time for it.
Three weeks out of the year isn't enough
time to spend with you now
Will it always be like this from now on?
Will it just be once a year and then you are
Trace the words on the seat in front of you
Dad won't know
Just me and you.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

fond memory

If I could transport myself back to the best concert ever it would be Bonnaroo 2006 with my brother. We had a blast. It was so great! There were 80,000 people, unbelievable heat, no showers, and all in all a fantastic time! Though this is nothing like being there, here's a clip of Radiohead performing at Bonnaroo. It was truly magical! Thanks for taking me, James!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

love my music

My top ten most listened to albums of all time:

1. The Sundays-Blind

2. Tori Amos-Scarlet's Walk

3. Smashing Pumpkins-Pisces & Siamese Dream (it's a tie)

4. Lisa Loeb-Tails

5. Radiohead-The Bends

6. Blind Melon-Soup

7. The Verve-No Come Down

8. Tool-Aenima

9. The Cure-Disintegration

10. Hole-Live Through This

I used to listen to The Sundays on cassette tape while I was driving around in my 1986 Ford Escort. I still love that album. It is timeless.

ribbons undone

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago and found it in my drafts. I will share now.

I have been listening to Tori Amos and I have been spring cleaning all day. I am not awesome at follow through. I start in one spot and then I get distracted and I have several rooms torn up and projects started all over the apartment. Perhaps I am like the little butterfly flitting from flower to flower.

One of the songs I was listening to reminded me of my friend Carrie and her little girl Izzy. I love that kid, she has personality plus! She makes me smile even when I don't want to. I can hear her giggling when I am talking to Carrie on the phone and it cheers up my day.

Ribbons Undone by Tori Amos

Running to spring
It is her time it is her time
Watch her run with ribbons undone

She's a rose in a lily's cloak
She can hide her charms
It is her right there will be time
To chase the sun with ribbons undone

She runs like a fire does
Just picking up daises
Comes in for a landing
A pure flash of lightening
Past alice blue blossoms
You follow her laughter
And then she'll surprise you
Arms filled with lavender

Yes my little pony is growing up fast
She corrects me and says
"You mean a thoroughbred"
A look in her eyes says the battle's beginning
From school she comes home and cries
I don't want to grow up Mom at least not tonight

You're a girl
Rising from a shell
Running through spring
With summer's hand in reach now
It is your time
It is your time
So just run with ribbons undone
It is your time yes my angel
It is your time
So just run with ribbons undone

Run run darlin'
Ribbons undone

Sunday, March 8, 2009

the little things

(this is a view from my grandpa's back yard I took in the fall)

A kind word or smile
to share a cup of tea
a chat with someone you love
to hear a giggle or belly laugh
through the phone
to share life's celebrations
marriages, births, milestone achievements
to the little victories
to learn to forgive
or cheer leading for losing a pound
to console in the hard times
sickness, depression, death.
all of the things that happen in our lives
deepens our connection to each other
as human beings
it deepens our love for one another
as our strength rises to the surface
when we didn't even know it was there.
The comfort of knowing that we are never ever alone,
tears down the old walls. . .
watch them crumble.