Monday, May 21, 2007

The Myth of Camelot

USers are classically "Pollyanna". We think if an individual tries hard enough, he can do anything. We think if we just "give it another day", situations will improve. I love that. It's sunshine and fresh air and cotton candy.

I was watching Grey's Anatomy the other morning and one of the characters said something like, "Alex, you don't have endless opportunities to be happy."

Maybe this is obvious to most people, BUT...

We are finite beings. Opportuities for certain things will pass us by if we lack the panache to reach out and grab them. There may not be another bit of sweetness around the bend.

I'm not trying to be gloomy. I am trying to remind myself to sieze everything each day offers. Tomorrow is never a guarantee.

panache. gumption. gusto.


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I luhoove Bluegrass!

Let me explain.

There's something about...

a skillfully pick-ed banjo
lead singers who sound like they need to put their teeth in
locking elbows
community fairs and picnics
prolific use of the words "darlin'" and "warshed"
blankets on the grass

and don't even get me started on the harmonica.


love. it. get funky, now.


Monday, May 14, 2007


What does it mean to "ride a little higher on the hog"??
Who is riding hogs anyway? Maybe there's an ancient lost tribe of hog-riding heathens (For modern heathen action, see:Hogs) Hmmm....

What's so bad about having someone "in your hair" anyway? "Give me 10-minutes and I'll be out of your hair." Is that supposed to be a relief? I think I'd rather hear the opposite, wouldn't you? Hmmmm....

Why would a dude get testy after a "happy Mother's Day!" ??? C'mon, I'm not implying you're a MOTHER, man! We don't think it's weird to accept a "happy Martin Luther King's Day" when it's obvious we're NOT MLK Jr. . . or a "happy St. Paddy's!" when we're not Patrick. Hmmmm.... everybody just relax. por favor and s'il vous plait.

So, it's Monday. I'm off. I'm celebrating by pursuing some of my dreams, making impossible plans, and vaccuuming. The elliptical and I have a date later....always a good time.

Happy Days. Windy nights. Collars and stuff.