Monday, June 22, 2009

Blues In The Night

Last week in order to keep my sanity, I was playing the 40's station on satellite radio for the kiddos. I figured it was probably the least offensive station, so no worries. I heard a couple songs on there which I knew, one of which is the title of this post. I feel like I've posted about this before, but of course I was slightly more familiar with the Bugs Bunny version. Naturally. The first snippet is roughly 3:15 and the second is at 4:00.

While watching this little gem two thoughts came to mind:

1) For some reason the vulture reminds me of Don Knotts.

2) Bugs Bunny does a lot of cross dressing.

3) I wish I could rat tail like that. The only thing I have ever effectively rat tailed in my life are flies.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Quotes From A Book

I was reading a book the other day. I had started a while back with probably her most popular novel, and from there decided that I wanted to read more of her works. They generally end on a positive note, definitely have some food for thought, and while reading my minds often wanders (in a good way), relating what I'm reading to now. That probably doesn't make sense, but in any event there were some quotes that I really liked, so you get to read them here, b/c my FB is so full of quotes I've got a "backup page" full of them.

"I'd like to know everything in the world."
"It's more than everything in the world though...It's become much bigger than that. The search for knowledge and truth can be the most exciting thing there is as long as it takes you toward God instead of away from Him." (p184)

Quoting Einstein:
The scientist's religious feeling takes the form of rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is utterly insignificant reflection. This feeling is the guiding principle of his life and work, in so far as he succeeds in keeping himself from the shackles of selfish desire. It is beyond question closely akin to that which has possessed the religious geniuses of all ages. (p185)

"'The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from self...What is the meaning of human life, or, for that matter, of the life of any creature? To know an answer to this question means to be religious. You ask: Does it make any sense, then, to post this question? I answer: The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unhappy but hardly fit for life." (p185)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Going, Going, Gone

Thoughts to myself whilst getting ready for work this AM.

1. From the moment I woke up, no wait scratch that from the time my bug eyed dog who dons a mildly crazed look heres rain in three counties over, she is panting like crazy, shaking all over and looking for a sound proof hole to hide in. Apparently this soundproof hole exists under the far corner against the wall of my bed. This morning around roughly 3:30AM, she made her way in to my room her collar jingling to beat the band, due to the aforementioned rain craze. You know what I started singing? Ni-Hao Kai lan theme song. Oh yes.

2. My deodorant is off exploring and discovering new adventures, while I am left here to sweat it out all by myself.* This was while I was searching for the deodorant amidst the readying rush this AM.

3. My brain has officially checked out. It may return on...(indistinct mumbling and counting...thirty days hath's not a leap year....carry the one.....divide by three...) I'll have to get back to you.

4. Oh crap I'm gonna be late!

*If this comment alone doesn't illustrate my current state of mind, I don't think anything else will.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I'm Losing It

Not in the traditional Sally Field type mental breakdown, but more along the lines of losing steam. Yeah I know, but I'm young and oft times impatient. I'm still sticking to "The Master Plan" as DM would call it, but then again by MW's definition I guess that would mean that this particular slump would be covered. hehe

Enough with the cryptic descriptions. I'll just say that right now, I'm having a hard time waiting for things (ie school) to start, but I guess that means this would be the "planning phase."

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Our Dogs Have Fleas

That is all.

Isn't there a song about that?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Waiting for Attention I'm Not...

The other day Lady, CQ, Peanut, MB & I all went to the beach for a much needed day off. On the way there we took the magic van which has power everything, and the DVD player, perfect for road trips and kids. Well about 5 minutes into the trip the kidlets were asking for snacks/treats/etc. So we passed them out and things were good for a while as we watched Cheese and Grommit (MB's term not mine).
Well when we started the second round of theatrical DVD entertainment, I was done trying to watch from the front row, and had on the earphones listening to my current favorite album.* MB asked me if he could have some. I was also munching on some snacky goodness at the time and presumed that that was what he was referring to. So when I tried to clarify what it was he was after he just smiled his little smile and kept pointing in my general direction. After about two more guesses I figured out he wanted to try my auditory buffet. It was on track 8 which is a personal favorite and has been for some time.

I handed back the ear buds for the kids each took one and were listening for a little bit, and I asked MB if he liked it and he nodded with a distracted look. At this point CQ asked what are they listening to?

I told her.

To which she responded, "Oh, geez." So I took the buds and let her listen to the track, and it's official, Jimmy Eat World is Kid Tested. Mother Approved! Although I'd prefer Jimmy to Kix almost any day ;)

*See previous post.

Much Needed Randomness

1. Jimmy Eat World's Chase This Light is probably my favorite album right now. If I'm not listening to it I can hear it in my mind's ear.

2. I am missing GM and Glitter. Sadly I won't be seeing them for quite a while, but I'm trying to stay busy.

3. I recently watched the film Henry Poole is Here. Definitely made me think. I thought it would be a little bit lighter than it turned out to be, but I still enjoyed it for what it was. There were also a lot of themes to be found in it.

4. As of August 1st I will no longer be horse/kid sitting. I am hoping to be able to find another jarb whilst taking the lesser number of classes this first year to keep things on the up.

5. I feel like I've got a lot on my plate right now and school hasn't even started. Summer projects can be killer.

6. I took cuttings from the flowering tree in our front yard. Today I am trying to get them planted. We'll see how that turns out.

That is all.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Ignorance is Musical Bliss

While planning for an upcoming trip I was scouting out possible locations and sites to see in the area.

I started with the areas of interest that I knew I wanted to visit and then from there starting checking out what else was on the map. To my surprise I found this.

Me being slightly more than ignorant in American History thought, "How random is that?" Thinking that John Paul Jones was this guy

not this guy