Monday, October 31, 2011

Seen in the Kroger parking lot when I stopped in for milk.

Gone by the time I exited.  With Lucky Charms.  The power of suggestion.
Good to have something junky around on the off off off chance I get any trick-o-treaters.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pretty woman, don't walk away, hey. Okay. If that's the way it must be, okay.

You know your costume isn't an instant read when it requires a sound track (or side by side).
I did rework the top so it had a bit more of the tank, skirt ring attachment thing going on.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile.

As a teenager, I was obsessed with Simon and Garfunkel.  

Obsessed as in when Paul Simon married Edie Brickell in 1992 (He was in his 50's.  She was 25.  I was 15) my first thought was "If he's going for younger women then really, what's the difference between 15 and 25?"

Paul Simon is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center.  I'm going (duh).  I don't think I'll get to meet him and I have seen him before but it's been a long time and I can't wait.  His lyrics bring me incredible joy and insight.

If he plays "The Only Living Boy in New York" there will be tears.  

The song is Paul wishing Art the best in his role in Catch-22 as he was headed out to begin filming.   It was written around the time of the breakup but it's not about the breakup.  To me, it's about wanting the best for Art outside of their relationship as "Simon and Garfunkel" (or "Tom and Jerry" as they once called themselves).

Tom, get your plane right on time.
I know you've been eager to fly now.
Hey let your honesty shine, shine, shine now 
Like it shines on me

On the same day the tickets were purchased I heard a song from Paul's latest album Harris Teeter.  At first I was happy just for the song and then I was sad because I realized it was being played in a supermarket and then I said "Who cares?" - I bought "One Trick Pony" on VHS and went to "Capeman."  I'll see him if he starts to play state fairs.  That's unconditional fan-ness.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Just realized my last post was a card from my dad.  
This is a note from my step-mom.  
Tomorrow, a real glimpse into my soul:  Bed, Bath & Beyond 20% off coupon and other third class mail.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

You had me at "my world"

I shook the hand of my future employer when my new gig was put on the table.

The night before I planned to resign current job I got a little bit anxious not having something in writing from my new employer. 

I trust and respect my future employer so I hated that I felt that way.  We had shaken on it a week earlier.  

Here's an excerpt of what went down "in writing."

Jamie:  I come from a world where it would be remiss of me not to ask for some type of written...
Employer:  I will tell you what.  As a first step into my world - no email confirmation ;)
Jamie:  You had me at "my world."

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Darling Dad covers off on special occasions he knows he'll forget

This has nothing to do with his age, by the way.
There's a hint of me in this too, for better or worse.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

I mourned and honored Steve Jobs today.

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on." - Steve Jobs

Sunday, October 02, 2011

They call me Baby Driver

And once upon a pair of wheels
Hit the road and I`m gone ah
What`s my number
I wonder how your engine feels.
Ba ba ba ba
Scoot down the road
What`s my number
I wonder how your engine feels.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Every tried to yawn with a hoarse voice?

It will not produce the usual yawn sound.
Nor will you have gotten the yawn out.
The sound the yawn does make will make you laugh.
And the sound of your laugh is also funny.
And you still have that yawn in you.
So your body tries to yawn again, but instead you just get this funny noise.

And twenty minutes later you realize you've been laughing at yourself by yourself.
Which is kinda funny too. But not in a way that makes any noise.