Friday, August 28, 2009

It Was A Good Effort

School Day 1: The newly minted Freshman gets up at roughly 5 a.m. (at least I know he was on Facebook by 5:30), and is out of the house by 5:50 to meet friends at Village Inn for a celebration breakfast christening entry into High School.

Day 2: Up at 5:30 to prepare for first day of marching band, out of the house before 6.

Day 3: 6 a.m. no sign of the boy. Go down to his room and both alarm clocks are going off- -both music and beeping, both loud. Boy still sound asleep. I go over and shake him awake. He comes to life saying "owww!"

I say "What? What's the matter?"

He: "Man, the feedback in that amp hurt!"

Me: "What? Are you ok?"

He: Realizing where he is now awake, "Nevermind."

That was some dream. And one tired boy.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Another Poem from the Daughter

I feel like she was channeling Maurice Sendak on this one:

Fear me. I am Monster Blood
Yucky scary Monster Blood
I have no feelings, only fangs
I have no friends but I love games

Come and play with Monster Blood
Big and spooky Monster Blood
I’ll chase you through the moonlit yard
Your tremble when you hear me rawr

Run away from Monster Blood
Cold and lonley Monster Blood
I have no friends here, only fangs
And no one wants to play my games.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Journey - Seperate Ways (Worlds Apart)
Found at

My 13 yr old son was telling me this morning how cool it would be if he could get a band together to perform this song at a high school talent show in his coming high school career---I told him , "Funny, I had the same thoughts about this same song. . .whe I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL!" See how things come full circle.

Then he and my daughter both jumped up and started doing this rockin lip sync dance thing to it when I put it through the stereo from my iPod. I looked on so proudly---so obvious at that moment that these are my children.

Does anyone remember the Journey video game? That thing was too cool.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Remember the three big things going down today:


Iranian elections (I know I’m usually very non-partisan on this blog, but Go Mir Hossain Moussavi – say that three times fast)


Analog T.V. signal goes dark (and I can’t help but wonder how frustrated those far off space civilizations that have been watching the T.V. signal bleeding into the universe are going to be when they discover that they’ll never see the last season of Lost.  Maybe that’s what triggers the invasion!)


And, of course let’s not forget. . . today is the day that Facebook allows you to generate a proper URL for your Facebook homepage!  So get out there America and be creative.


(Psssst. . .I’m going to try for  You know, for consistancy.  Friend me!)

Why, Whyyyyyyyyy

Sigh---another brilliant Broadway moment that will have to struggle along without me.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hope no one saw that last blog attempt. My experiment in blogging from a cell phone. But too many characters it turns it to gobbledy-gook. (sigh)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

oh, daddy. . .

Last night I had a dream that I was escorting my daughter to college on the Hogwarts express, and I had to keep rescuing little baby girls that would fall off the platform onto the tracks. . .Freud anyone?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Where've you been hiding

I know it's been forever. But my kid's have been transitioning right before my eyes this past few months. So I've been hanging out with them. Um. . . on Facebook.

For example, my eldest just had her last day of school yesterday. Today was her first day as an official citizen. She walks the stage into reality on Sunday. It all went so fast. There was so much I forgot to teach her. Or couldn't find the time. Or didn't want to interrupt her when she was being so dang cute.

But then she posted this, and it did make me smile. She's quite a young woman:

30 Things I Learned My Senior Year Outside Of The Classroom

1. You want something more when it is no longer available. This is especially true when it comes to McDonalds.

2. Texting during a lecture will get you an F on the test.

3. There's always room to improve in anything you do.

4. I am awesome. You are too. If anyone says otherwise, it's their loss.

5. Not everyone who uses the word 'love' actually knows what it means.

6. Doing "I love you" is far more powerful than saying "I love you".

7. Harboring bitterness will hurt you more than it will hurt the other person.

8. Comfort can come from the most unexpected of places.

9. The source of condemnation can be equally surprising.

10. Teddy bears make great cuddle buddies.

11. You can't please everyone. Nor should you try.

12. Nothing gold can stay, but that's no reason not to enjoy it while it's there.

13. Burning photos only makes you feel worse.

14. Never give up on the one you love.

15. Adobe Photoshop is amazing in every sense of the word.

16. Standing up and being yourself will make you lose people.

17. It will also bring you to a place of joy and acceptance you never thought existed.

18. You should never get angry at someone for what they think or feel. Thoughts and emotions can not be controlled. It's what one does with these that shows ones true character.

19. If you're the first one to do something, you're not crazy. You're opening the door for others who were too scared to do it before you.

20. Music can save lives.

21. Don't date someone to change them. You can't heal someone who doesn't want to be healed.

22. Nothing worth having is easy to get.

23. Parents can be your best friends.

24. If you ever look into the mirror and think "I'm ugly", you're wrong.

25. Prayer is the most powerful weapon you will ever have.

26. God is the only one who can ever give unconditional love.

27. Going to a psychiatrist is not something to be ashamed of. Everyone needs help sometimes.

28. The last year of high school goes by in a flash. Except the last four weeks. Those take forever.

29. You can't be every one's best friend. Cherish it when you are, and enjoy the company of everyone else regardless.

30. If God brings you too it, no matter how dark and scary and hopeless it seems, He'll get you through it. You just have to listen.