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Tue, Jan. 6th, 2009, 11:11 am
Laurie Anderson: "Tightrope"



Laurie Anderson may be an "acquired taste" to many. I was introduced to her strange, musical poetry at a relatively young age. "Tightrope" has got to be one of her most memorable compositions to me. The lyrics (and I don't normally even listen to lyrics) really put me in a reflective place...

Last night I dreamed I died and that my life had been rearranged into some kind of theme park. And all my friends were walking up and down the boardwalk. And my dead Grandmother was selling cotton candy out of a little shack. And there was this big ferris wheel about a half mile out in the ocean, half in and half out of the water. And all my old boyfriends were on it -with their new girlfriends. And the boys were waving and shouting and the girls were saying, “Eeek.” Then they disappeared under the surface of the water and when they came up again they were laughing and gasping for breath…

In this dream I'm on a tightrope and I'm tipping back and forth trying to keep my balance. And below me are all my relatives and if I fall I'll crush them…

This long thin line. This song line. This shout. The only thing that binds me to the turning world below and to all the people and noise and sounds and shouts. This tightrope made of sound. This long thin line made of my own blood…

Remember me is all I ask. And if remembered be a task, forget me. Remember me is all I ask. And if remembered be a task, forget me. This long thin line. This long thin line. This long thin line. This tightrope. Remember me is all I ask. And if remembered be a task forget me. This long thin line. This long thin line. This long thin line. This tightrope made of sound.



Sun, Jan. 4th, 2009, 09:56 pm
What I looked like 20 years ago...



I managed to dig up this old shot after a friend of mine reminded me of it. The shot was taken by a fellow Tae Kwon Do student who was also a photographer. I wish I had known it would have turned out to be such a good shot or I would have tried not to look like my face was about to explode (and probably would have taken my practice pads off). Oh well, at least I have a visual reminder of what I looked like 90 pounds lighter and wearing a black belt! With all that's changing in my life recently, maybe I'll get back into martial arts again...

Wed, Sep. 10th, 2008, 04:06 pm
Dental Surgery Fun...


Well if this image isn't enough to motivate someone to brush and floss regularly I don't know what will. Yesterday I had 4 teeth removed in one sitting (including one wisdom tooth). I left so much of a hole in my mouth that they needed an artificial bone graft for my lower jaw. Now I've lost 3 days of work and am on a steady diet of vicodin and Ensure. At least I'll probably lose some weight in the process!

Fri, May. 16th, 2008, 06:03 am
Kujo Mama Kitten Progress...


Well the kittens have been almost 1 week away from "Kujo Mama" and seem to be warming up to humans (which is a relief to us all). They spend a majority of the day in their cage but come out at least twice daily to romp around the living room, harass our other two cats, and play with us and whoever seems to be around. Some are more affectionate that others but that is to be expected. We still haven't decided which ones (or how many) we'll keep.



The two black polydactyl kittens are even more interesting now that we've also found out that their back paws also have an unusual amount of toes. One has 4 and the other has 5!! Just amazing.



One more week and we'll be getting the mother fixed and released shortly afterwards (once she's healed). Then we'll be getting our lives back to some sort of normalcy (such as it is)...

Mon, May. 12th, 2008, 01:45 pm
Kujo Mama Kittens Videos 5 and 6 - The Amazing 6-toed Kitten!!


Well the process of taking the 4 kittens from "Kujo Mama" went off yesterday without a hitch. She's been crying off and on through the night but that's to be expected. Now that we were able to get a good look at the two black kittens, we finally able to confirm that they do indeed have 6 front toes!! Here's some more pics for your own amazement...
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Wed, May. 7th, 2008, 02:50 pm
Kujo Mama Kittens Videos 3 and 4

Well they're starting to stumble around now...




Mon, May. 5th, 2008, 07:18 am
Yeah Toast!

So this past weekend I was able to capture my rendition of the musical genius Heywood Banks and his amazing song "Yeah Toast" while performing at a writers conference in my town. I've only done it three times now but it seems to make an impression on those that watch it for years to come... enjoy all!

Fri, May. 2nd, 2008, 09:08 am
Mama Kujo Kitten Videos...

Well, now that the kittens are starting to stumble around the room, we thought it was time to shoot some video. Thanks to Candi for finding the right time last night to do the shooting!
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Wed, Apr. 23rd, 2008, 11:05 pm
My Cellular Phone History


From left to right: Motorola 120e, Motorola V557, Blackberry 8100 Pearl, Blackberry 8300 Curve.

I have heard that the old 120e actually had a GPS capability on it. Simply amazing. I will admit that I can't possibly imagine going back to a phone that doesn't have a full-sized keyboard anymore. I got the Pearl just because I wanted a phone with good voice recognition and worked well with Outlook. But that's just to get you hooked on "push email". Once you're used to it, the full-sized Curve is the only way to go! The shear volume of work I can get done while sitting on the toilet just blows my mind! I never need directions to someone's house, just an address and my phone will get me there. How did I live without it for so long?! My curve is actually the first phone that has forced me to change my wardrobe. I no longer wear shirts without a pocket. I refuse to wear it on my belt! Anyways, I thought some of you would find this photo interesting...

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