Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dot's Poetry Corner

My friend Stephanie recently started a blog Psyche's Candle to share some of her original poetry in addition to poetry that she fancies. She has inspired me to share some of the stuff I keep squirreled away in my faerie journal. (Yes I have a faerie journal, It's a journal with a faerie on it)
I thought I might share some of my favorite poems with you from time to time.

This poem is by one of my favorite poets, Robert Frost.
This poem, along with six others, were turned into the Frostiana Suite.
It is a stunning piece of choral work composed by Randall Thompson.
I'll be singing this song with the Salt Lake Men's Choir on March 14th. Hint... Hint...
Please to enjoy...

Choose Something Like a Star

by Robert Frost - 1947

O Star (the fairest one in sight),
We grant your loftiness the right
To some obscurity of cloud --
It will not do to say of night,
Since dark is what brings out your light.
Some mystery becomes the proud.
But to be wholly taciturn
In your reserve is not allowed.

Say something to us we can learn
By heart and when alone repeat.
Say something! And it says "I burn."
But say with what degree of heat.
Talk Fahrenheit, talk Centigrade.
Use language we can comprehend.
Tell us what elements you blend.

It gives us strangely little aid,
But does tell something in the end.
And steadfast as Keats' Eremite,
Not even stooping from its sphere,
It asks a little of us here.
It asks of us a certain height,
So when at times the mob is swayed
To carry praise or blame too far,
We may choose something like a star
To stay our minds on and be staid.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Love, Rediscovered.

And the love of my life has returned.

Boy is it ever!
"How can one calorie taste so good?"
I don't know but it does.

I loved TaB as a kid. I remember getting it at the store as a treat. This is back when soda was sold in the glass bottles and those adorable little cardboard carrying cases.
I think I was drawn to TaB because it looked different than all the other bottles.

It had that great slim design and decrotive little white star things and that fantastic pink carrying tote. Even as a child I knew that you are what you drink and I wanted to be the most fashion forward kid on the block. In retrospect it appears that what I really wanted was to be the gayest kind on the block. Those neat bottle didn't win me any friends I'm afraid.
I got looks then and I get looks now. I was in Smith's tonight walking around with my 12-pack of TaB and I got no less than 4 weird looks from people. But I don't care. They'll never understand my love for TaB and that's fine with me.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I keep telling you...

I know in the past I've said that Sarah Jessica Parker is a horse or had horse-like tendencies. Apparently I was wrong.
Upon closer inspection I am now lead to believe that she is not a horese, but rather some sort of pig, deer or sheep. I give you exhibit A: The Cloven Hoof.

Sarah is obviously a member of the mammalian order Artiodactyla. Examples of mammals that possess this type of hoof are pigs, deer, sheep and washed up HBO Actresses.

The almost finger-like dexterity available to cloven hoofed mammals like the Mountain Goat and Sarah Jessica Parker combined with a hard outer shell and soft and flexible inner pads provide excellent traction in their precarious habitats. This would explain how she's been able to cling to an acting career when she clearly exhibits no real acting chops.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Today in Stunning....

Ice Cream

My friend Scott sent this to me and it was too good to not share.

Ben & Jerry has created "Yes Pe-Can!" ice cream flavor in honor of the election of President Barack Obama.

For George W. they asked for suggestions from the public. Here are some of their favorite responses:

- Grape Depression
- The Housing Crunch
- Abu Grape
- Cluster Fudge
- Nut'n Accomplished
- Good Riddance You Lousy Motherfucker... Swirl
- Iraqi Road
- Chock 'n Awe
- WireTapioca
- Impeach Cobbler
- Guantanmallow
- imPeachmint
- Heck of a Job, Brownie!
- Neocon Politan
- RockyRoad to Fascism
- The Reese's-cession
- Cookie D'oh!
- Nougalar Proliferation
- Death by Chocolate... and Torture
- Freedom Vanilla Ice Cream
- Chocolate Chip On My Shoulder
- Credit Crunch
- Mission Pecanplished
- Country Pumpkin
- Chunky Monkey in Chief
- WMDelicious
- Chocolate Chimp
- Bloody Sundae
- Caramel Preemptive Stripe
And Finally
-I broke the law and am responsible for the deaths of thousands...with nuts

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

25 Things About Me

1. I don’t like fish. But I do love sushi. I can’t explain why wrapping it in seaweed and rice makes it palatable but it does.

2. If there were a pill, that would make me straight, I would take it.

3. I love the Discovery and History Channels.

4. I’m secretly afraid that I’ve already been the happiest that I’ll ever be. The terrifying part though is I can’t exactly tell you when that was.

5. I’m OCD about the silliest things. I spent about 10 minutes today picking lint out of the back of my hair dryer while I should have been getting ready for work.

6. As bad as I am, I’m proud of the fact, that I’m worse than I seem.

7. I love glass. I love hand blown vases and stained glass windows. I could spend hours looking at that Chihuly sculpture at Abravanel Hall. I love the way a good drinking glass feels in my hand. I love the way light reflects off it or through it. I would love to have an entire house filled with or made of glass. This presents a problem though because…

8. I love throwing stones.

9. As much as I love the convenience of iTunes and my Ipod, I miss my cd’s.

10. I love the Olympics, Summer and Winter. My Favorite is the figure skating. But not Ice Dancing. That is not a sport.

11. I love folding towels. I learned this working at the Swiss Alps Inn. It worked out great cause the other girls didn’t like to fold towels. I could just listen to my music and fold to my little hearts content. I also like stacking them.

12. I love nature but don’t want to be out in it for too long. I also love water but I don’t like being in it.

13. I’m very allergic to mosquitoes. I once got a bite on my eyebrow and it swelled so much that I couldn’t open my left eye.

14. I love words and the way people use them; which is strange because I really hate to read. My favorite writers don’t write books, they write songs. Sure Fiona Apple and Damien Rice aren’t ever going to be known for writing something like “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” but their writing has touched me just the same.

15. I find other peoples lives far more interesting than my own.

16. I love to people watch. One of my favorite places? The West Valley City Public Baths. (Olympic Legacy Fountain at the Gateway)

17. The scones at Chuck-O-Rama never tell me that I’m not cute enough or too fat or that at the rate I’m going I’ll most likely end up kicking the stool out from under my feet at the age of 45. No, they sure don’t say things like that. True love never tasted so sweet.

18. Joining the Salt Lake Men’s choir was one of the smartest things I’ve ever been brave enough to do.

19. If I really said every fool thing that ever popped into my head I don’t think that I would have any friends at all.

20. I want to live in the movie Pride and Prejudice.

21. I enjoy making people laugh and honestly feel like it’s really the only thing I have going for me.

22. I really miss having a piano in my house. I feel like I’m less of a being without one. Plus it makes it very hard to have an Old-Fashioned Piano Party.

23. I can’t help, when looking into the night sky, being awestruck by the wonder of it all.

24. I am very humbled by the vast array of people who choose to be my friends.

25. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and what I wouldn’t give to have one more day with her.
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