Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Move Me

I'm moving in just over a week. My feelings are mixed. Some of the best things in the world are mixed (re: pecans and chocolate, Laird Hamilton and water, baseball and mustard, rock and -a-billy), SO it's all good.

In honor of the latest move, A retrospective in music:

Tulsa, OK-- Dad was going to Spartan and Mom was making a lot of peanut butter sandwiches (Dad: We didn't have the money for jelly, honey).
St. Elmo's Fire Love Theme

Whidbey Island, WA--
Down Under, Men At Work

Lemoore, CA-- I hated leaving my friend Mandy and the neighborhood boys who would never let me join in the drama of daily CASTLE GRAYSKULL.
Take On Me, A-HA

Atsugi, Japan-- I hated this move. Japan was all fireworks, Madonna, Barbie, roller skates, and bullet trains for me.
Papa Don't Preach, Madonna
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, Starship

El Centro, CA-- By now, moving was something I expected. El Centro was bicycles, sand, onion fields,and slip-n-slides.
Cold Hearted Snake, Paula Abdul
Deeper Than The Holler, Randy Travis
If Tomorrow Never Comes, Garth Brooks

Burlington, WA-- Awkward. I'd expected to graduate high school here.
Dream Lover, Mariah Carey
Civil War, Guns n Roses
Come as You Are, Nirvana

Knob Noster, MO-- High school. I missed my grandparents, but was glad to "get out of Dodge."
Linger, Cranberries
Stomp, Kirk Franklin

Bolivar, MO--
White Flag, Dido
Walk Down this Mountain, Bebo Norman

Thailand--
Follow Me, Usher
Ace in the Hole, George Strait
Faith, Jason Upton

Bolivar, MO--
Mac the Knife, Bobby Derin

Fort Worth, TX--
Break Down Here, Julie Roberts
Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson
Don't Happen Twice, Kenny Chesney

Dacula, GAMy Love, Justin Timberlake
Hallelujah, Martin Sexton
Slow Down Baby, Christina Aguilera

Alpharetta, and Duluth, GA--

Here we go, again! Wooh!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Irish Wisdom

"A postponement till morning -- a postponement for ever."

"It's often a man's mouth broke his nose."

"Three things that are as good as things better than them:
a wooden sword in a coward's hand,
an ugly wife married to a blind man and
poor clothes on a drunken man."

"An inch is a great deal in a man's nose."

"Don't be breaking your shin on a stool that's not in your way."

"It's difficult to choose between two blind goats."

"Two men never lit a fire without disagreeing."

"It's only the Lor can make a racehorse out of a jackass."

"Ye look for the ladle when the pot's in the fire."

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Content and Never Satisfied

Today was absolutely gorgeous. The groundhog may be out of a job next year. ;) Life is good. Even if I could transport myself to the "most perfect moment", though...I think there would be a little part of me that would be just short of c o m p l e t e l y satisfied. I keep asking the Lord to make me satisfied with Him, but maybe He wants to keep me wanting more. I like how C.S. Lewis puts it:


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“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."


"Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable."

"It was when I was happiest that I longed most...The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing...to find the place where all the beauty came from."

Monday, February 4, 2008

The Housing Market

There is a mystery thumping upstairs.

Theory 1: Mom and Dad are teaching Junior (who looked about 3 at last sighting) how to be a young pro shot-put-ist. The hours just before midnight are prime practice time for toddler track and field competitors.

Theory 2: Whoever is the cook upstairs is making chicken cordon blue for everyone at work and is using a mallet to beat chicken breasts into 1/2 inch thickness. 10:30 is a better time to start this project than 6 am tomorrow-- before work.

Theory 3: The couple upstairs is "moving their old couch"..... and table.... and chairs ... and dropping each piece of furniture once or twice, just for fun.hrrmmm...

Theory 4: *has been deleted*

Theory 5: They're nailing a giant kitty gym (eeeeesh!!) into the floorboards of their apartment and want to make sure Freckles is safe when she flings her feline self from one carpeted branch to the next.


If only I could buy a house. Five years to go. Ish. HUD anyone?

Sunday, February 3, 2008

My blanket sparked!

For some reason, I was awake before dawn today ... just laying around in bed. I'd never actually SEEN static sparks before. It was like fireworks. Pretty cool.