Monday, November 30, 2009

Precisely Why I Don't Care to Twit:

Miley Cyrus said it best:

"My reason [for shutting down Twitter] was because you write what you're doing at that moment, but at that moment, what you write is never what you're doing because you're too busy tweeting about it." (Quoted in Seventeen magazine, 2009)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

About Holiday Shopping

Sunday.  Post Thankgiving Sunday.  No Black-Friday for me; I'm not interested in shopping when everyone else goes.  Christmas is coming, yes, and shopping is a requirement because the only people who truly appreciate the need to make small pacts to forgo the expenses are the ones with no kids. 

But, as soon as the pre-holiday dread passes (usually mid-December), the holiday focus will shift to spending time with friends.  When the shopping fairy comes, I will go with her and shop during the dinner hour on weekdays.  That's the time to go - when everyone else is hungry you can get the jump on the lines.  Another piece of advice: avoid the mall.

Ho ho oh!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Water on the Moon, Tears on My Pillow

(Chairface Chippendale tried carving his name on the moon with a giant laser, but the Tick thwarted him.)

Nasa Finds Water on the Moon!  Great! That means we can have sewers and waterslides on it, too!

I read a play once, probably famous, written in the early stages of the Apollo Program, that explored the notion of the moon as a romantic symbol losing its mystique once humans set foot on it.  Well, this blast and discovery the moon is "something we can use!" blows the sweetness of romance completely outa the water!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ain't Gonna Study War No More

It's Veterans' Day.  The best way to honor our veterans is by ending war. Yes, the world has lots of bullies, and you gotta stand up to a bully, but killing?!  Come on.  Survival (and winning it all!) depends on our creating a more compassionate world so the concept of war can be relegated to History.  It could happen.  Imagine that.

For starters, get this song stuck in your head: Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Down by the Riverside

Consider a humbling wit:  George Carlin: We Like War

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Feet Go to Eleven

Never buy shoes in a hurry.
It's better to wait, I'll report:
Never expect that your purchase, if hasty,
Won't be too tottering, too tight or too short.

Rushed on your way to an elsewhere
Should never be the circumstance to meet
Your steps to the world, your platforms of peace
The support and showcase for your feet.

Instead, take your time and go browsing,
Considering what you like best.
And if you are moved to an impulse
Step forward; History tells the rest.

I bought my shoes in a hurry.
They're handsome and pretty - heaven!
But in pain by day's end, Honesty insists
They be given to an actual size ten.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Health Care Reform

Dan Piraro makes a very good case for Healthcare reform.  You know him, Bizarro cartoon - well known, worldwide - why, he's famous and everything!  But if he gets sick, he's in a pickle - and not the sweet kind!