5.31.2005

Thank you...

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.



Great thanks to Vicki for visiting my Relay site and being so very generous. You rock, ma'am. Of course, how could you not? You're from Michigan! :)

Tomorrow (later today? No, phew! Safe. It's still Tuesday. *sigh* Got to go to bed soon!) is the great time of girls' night. The plans? Working on part of our Team Uniform... Oh the fun that we'll have coming up in only two and a half weeks. I sure hope we get some great photos. Just you wait. You'll be impressed. Really you will.

Going to get my run in early tomorrow. Then I've got brand spankin' new contact lenses to pick up for me and t-shirts to get for the team and some other items for those costumes er, uniforms... Oh what a day I shall have. I think we'll even be dipping some truffles! We'll have over 50 boxes to sell at the hot dog stand by the sound of things. I sure wish some of you could be there. I know, I know. I've said that already. Anybody interested in road-tripping for the Relay?

Okay. I'm going to bed. Sleep is always questionable, but I'm not getting back up for a stupid movie tonight. No matter what.

I'd love to put a cool scale of some sort showing distance to my goal. I've got some distance to travel to reach by the 15th (the Relay is on the 17th but I'm shooting to hit my monetary goal by the 15th). I still need $503. Granted, I'll make some of that at the Hot Dog stand, but I'm hoping to get a few more donations, as well. Anybody have some code they can help me with? Did I already ask this?



Playing in my head: Mission Impossible theme from the old TV show

Call to coding arms... if that makes sense...

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

Yup. I'm at it again. Only this time I was really stooopid and used a Diaryland template on my blogger site when I'm not that adept at putting the things in. Anyone with a bit of coding experience who wants to help me shake the obvious bugs out would be greatly appreciated. *coughrewardedcough*

But I had the opportunity to use the beautiful photograph of my lovely daughter taken by talented photographer Brandon, and couldn't pass it up. Thanks to Brandon for permission to use the photo on my site. Kudos to him for the awesome shot. Isn't Wisconsin gorgeous? :) The girl isn't bad, either... ;) I'm a little biased, but she's sweet. You can admit it.

Okay. Off to do more work on the Relay. Just popping in to say hello.

Today's miles: 4.25
Total so far: 256.07
Still to go for goal: 243.93
(Grand total mileage thus far: 1257.13)


Playing in my head: Speed of Sound by Coldplay (I can't help it, Kathy - it was the last thing on in the car when I brought Keli home from school and I have heard nothing else so it is jammed there - right between my ears bouncing back and forth in all that empty space!!! Must admit, it could be much worse.)

5.30.2005

Running Update... For Chris and Anne...

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.
Ran this week for new names on my list. Bluegrass Mama told me about a couple new people to add to my inspiration list. She wrote the following in my comments last week.

Chris, a friend who died of a brain tumor in February of 2004.

Anne, his wife, who was diagnosed with breast cancer 6 weeks later. She is doing very well now.


So these were for Anne and Chris. I'm so glad to hear that Anne is doing well.

We had a parade to attend today for Keli. Well, perhaps not. I suppose she will march in the Memorial Day parade next year, too. I guess there were a few seniors marching in it today. So if she is in town, she'll march. Only four days of school left for her as a Junior. Ack. Hard to believe.

And only four more days until our Relay team has its big hot dog and brat stand at the local supermarket! Wish you could all come and enjoy your lunch or dinner with us. I'd love to meet more of you in person. We're trying to get lots of flyers hung up to advertise and draw the people in. We picked the weekend of high school graduation so there should be many people running to the store for last minute things for their guests. It was a good weekend for it last year. Hopefully we'll have good fair sunny hot (I'd settle for) dry weather. *crossing fingers*

Sunday's miles: 5.25
Total so far: 251.82
Still to go for goal: 248.18
(Grand total mileage thus far: 1252.88)

Thursday's miles: 4.25
Total so far: 246.57
Still to go for goal: 253.43

Wednesday's miles: 4.25
Total so far: 242.32
Still to go for goal: 257.68

Tuesday's miles: 4.25
Total so far: 238.07
Still to go for goal: 261.93

Playing in my head: Perfect Time of Day by Howie Day

5.26.2005

Time Flies...

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.
So Keli and I ran that five and a quarter miles in the cold blasted wind and rain not long ago... Mom came out and took pictures as we were getting started and then told me to call her when we were coming back in so she could get some after pictures, too. Unfortunately, I can't tell which is which! But, I'm pretty sure I've got it right here. I think the first one is one of the photos she took as we were just going to start out. I'm messing with the iPod trying to figure out what music I was going to listen to (and boy did I mess it up that day. I had some really slow and dragging stuff going when I needed it to pump me up going up the hills with the wind pushing me back and it was hard! The other tell-tale sign of this being the starting photo is that Kel looks so dang cold in this one.

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Originally uploaded by KinnicChick.



And then in this other shot, Kel has her sleeves all pushed up like she's all warmed up. The road looks pretty dried off in that one, though. And we'd had this huge downpour in the middle of the run, but there was a really strong wind that I suppose had dried things out in the meantime... Anyway, I figure I have to post a photo or two once in a while since I don't have the old WWKW going with the Lurch pictures anymore... Gotta prove I'm still actually moving those miles I'm posting.

after i believe
Originally uploaded by KinnicChick.



Our team is doing so great with our fundraising efforts!

Team Fundraising Goal: $7,500.00
Total Raised: $7,550.00


I've lost a few of my biggest donors this year, which makes me sad, but I'm still plugging away and hoping to fulfill my dreams of making that goal I set for myself of $2700 before June 15. I'm currently at $2147, so I have a way to go, but I'm hoping people will still come through for cancer research.

Now I have some reports to print out to prepare for tonight's committee meeting. There are only three weeks left until the Relay!


Playing in my head: Speed of Sound by Coldplay

5.24.2005

For the BT Warriors...

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.


Okay. I've been in a blog slump long enough. Just gotta DO IT. So here are some miles:

It's hard to write or do much of anything when migraining. I don't read much either, so I haven't been out visiting.

These miles I ran for the BT warriors as we are in the midst of our anniversary time period. Keith's BT was discovered in April and his surgery was in June so this whole time was such a period of awakening for us... As the woods are awakening to summer so we were awakening to how much of life we had wasted (since the last death at our door cancer scare). There are so many that we have met and loved and who are still fighting with us and who we have lost... Prior to Keith's BT, we didn't know/hadn't heard of anyone with a brain tumor before. Then they fell from the sky. Randy... Brian... Emily... david... Duke... Joe... Tracey... Tim... Greg... Anthony... Kathy... Bruce... Vernon...

So I ran for all of them. And continue to do so this week. Because the brain tumor is what really kick started all of this for me. I may have gotten involved anyway since there were so many family members being impacted by cancer. But this is their time...

For the BT Warriors... because primary brain tumors are a whole different sort of animal, dealt with in a different way than other cancers.

Monday's miles: 2.5
Total so far: 233.82
Still to go for goal: 266.18
(Grand total mileage thus far: 1234.88)

Sunday's miles: 3.5
Total so far: 231.32
Still to go for goal: 268.68

Friday's miles: 3.5
Total so far: 227.82
Still to go for goal: 272.18

Thursday's miles: 3.7
Total so far: 224.35
Still to go for goal: 275.65

Wednesday's miles: 4
Total so far: 220.65
Still to go for goal: 279.35

Thanks for the nod, Kazoofus!

Playing in my head:

5.18.2005

Last post of the day

You may have seen it popping up on my flickr thing, but here is the formal photo from Kel's prom... I love how it turned out. :)

Flocking...

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.
I love this idea for a Relay Fundraiser. We don't see it very much around here, though. I think there are too many fuddy duddies or something in our neck of the woods. This photo was actually from Sara. The idea, if I remember it correctly (set me straight if I'm wrong, Sara), is to flock a person (or business as is the case here) and leave them a message that they have to pay a ransom to have the flock removed within 24-hours. The ransom is a nominal fee. Or they can pay a slightly larger fee to flock someone else.

Doesn't it sound fun? I think it is a great idea.

Responses...

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.
Well! Yesterday's comments were certainly fun to find this morning! (Almost as much fun as finding the beautiful eMail telling me I had a Relay donation from my lovely friend Kathy! Thank you so much my Texas Darlin'!!!)

I received from Haloscan notification about five of the nine comments. Hmmm.

In response, I'm concerned that BGM is correct in her statement that the discoloration is a chemical reaction and a permanent condition. I think the reason Keith didn't notice the stains when he first moved in is because the previous tenant did something to make them temporarily whiten and they slowly popped back out again, maybe. Perhaps bleaching would do that to them? I dunno. I think trying a couple of those products mentioned by Kim and Robert are worth a shot. I wouldn't be out as much money as they would potentially take away from the initial down payment, I think. As for that hole in the ceiling idea, Robert... where do you come up with these things? Is this what all that sitting does for you? ;) Clever, clever boy.

Sorry about those thin walls where you are now, Keith. I'm not sure you should tackle the duct tape idea, though. Just utilize your iPod frequently at home. Spook, if you knew how close he was to Roswell, you wouldn't suggest shiny silver stuff on the walls. You'd find men in white coats coming to his door in no time! Of course, there may be lots of people living down there with shiny white stuff on their walls! Heck, he might fit right in, actually... Oh, I'm just kidding!!! Keith, do you want me to send you some of those old pie plates, too? heh... They might make a good insulator as they'd add some space in between you and your neighbor. You could stuff newspaper in there...

Kathy, with my current crochet projects, I'm working on a couple of gifts right now and orders for Christmas Stockings! Perhaps this is why the weather is chilly - to remind me to get back to work there! Although, if any truffle-making sister-in-laws of mine happen to be reading along (like she would have time...), she should know that I always have time to help with that venture, as well!

Thanks for all the responses about the Haloscan problems. As Robert said, it is nice (knowing what you meant there) to know that it isn't just me, or Gmail, or something like that.

Don't forget that tomorrow is Junk Yard Poetry day over at Kimby's place. I hope more of you will join us and don't be shy. After all, it's not called Junk Yard for nothin'! ;)



Tuesday's miles: 3.2
Total so far: 216.65
Still to go for goal: 283.35
(Grand total mileage thus far: 1217.68)


Playing in my head: Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses by U2

5.17.2005

For Mae...

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.
Is anybody else who uses Haloscan noticing that they aren't receiving all of the e-mail notifications of their commments? Just curious. (Plus I'm a premium account member... what gives?)

Got all of the remaining stuff out of Keith's Chanhassen apartment yesterday. Well, everything but the cleaning supplies, which I still need over there and a few dishes from the cabinets and the food from the frig and freezer. I'll clear the rest when I go clean. The rest of this week is devoted to crochet projects. Which I'm off to work on right now.

But first, do any of you know how to remove the discoloration from vinyl flooring caused by rugs or bathmats with rubber backing? Keith never used them but the previous tenant did and he didn't notice it when he moved in and filled out the pre-existing conditions forms for the apartment. I'd hate to pay for a problem he didn't cause.

Ran this one for Mae. I see on my latest visit to her Caring Bridge site that she is going through more chemo. Sending strength and love from Wisconsin!

Monday's miles: 4.5
Total so far: 213.45
Still to go for goal: 286.55
(Grand total mileage thus far: 1214.48)


Playing in my head: Wind and Rain again... this weather has been going on for days and days and days... I wouldn't hate it so much if it would warm up!

5.15.2005

For Emily, Sally, Jim, Charles...

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.
I've been a little amazed recently at how frequently I've seen owls around our place. Well tonight I finally figured out why. About 50 yards off our bedroom windows it appears they have a bedroom of their own... in a big old craggy oak tree that broke off in a wind storm a year or two ago. I was dusting a lamp and nightstand beside the southern windows this evening when I heard a hooting. I glanced up and a pair of gigantic eyes were staring at me from a tree about 12 feet away. I flicked off the lamp and backed away to the next light switch. I turned that one off and slid around the room moving as smooth as I could turning off every light I could (like it's going to make a difference, right?) and headed for the binoculars as the big buggar flew a little ways off into the forrest to the tree I mentioned. Another owl was there - a smaller owl. They spent some time together and then both of them flew back toward the house, but another corner - the sunroom - and landed in a couple of trees near there.

I have mixed feelings about this. I love watching them, they are incredible creatures and I know that owls have some difficulties in today's society with so much of their habitat going away. But at the same time, there are a lot of songbirds that are decreasing in numbers, as well. And I know that my cardinals, peewees and other smaller birds are really freaking out over this turn of events. No wonder I'm not seeing as many of my usual little friends this year and I'm not having to fill the feeders as often. Of course, that could be because the squirrels aren't as plentiful for the same reason. *ahem*

Hope I can get some photos at some point. Now I know what scared the bejeebus out of me at 2:30 am the other night while working at the computer when it slammed itself against my window. I suspected an owl, but now I can say with fair certainty.

Ran this week for Emily G... My massage therapist told me the last time I was in an amazing thing... For any of you who have heard our history, this might ring a few familiar bells. Apparantly, a relative of her husband was having some problems which were diagnosed as panic attacks. So that is how she was being treated for a while, I think maybe a couple of years if I got the story straight. Then one day, out of the blue she had a seizure. They took her in for an MRI. Low and behold, the behavior they thought were panic attacks were probably simple partial seizures all along... because the young woman actually had, (are you ready for this?) a brain tumor!

hmmm... I don't know a lot about what she has had to go through since or where her tumor was (if I had to guess, I would say maybe the same location as Keith's, but I'd probably be wrong). But I dedicate some of this past week to Emily.

And I'm also dedicating some to Sally, mother of Sara. Sally lost her battle with pancreas cancer. Sara's Dad, Jim is going on the Inspiration list too. He is a survivor of colon cancer. And her father-in-law, Charles, survived bladder cancer. That's a lot of cancer in a family!!! And Sara, after going through losing her Mom, has gone on to school herself to become a counsellor. So I also ran for her because I think she's a pretty terrific lady! I need to slip those caregivers in once in a while! If you haven't visited Sara's Relay Quilt site, please do. Cheer her on, give her some encouragement. Tell her hello. Her Relay is next week! Best of luck to you, Sara!

And I dedicated some mileage to the members of my Relay Team (both official and unofficial) because they rock at working on this Fund Raiser that has become a really important part of my life. Thanks every one of you! Mwaah!!!

Finally, I dedicated the rest to BT warrior David M. Bailey who recently had another clean MRI... There's a collective sigh of relief each April in the BT world when he makes his announcement that he's had a clean scan. Outliving those dire doctor predictions every day, much to the delight of the rest of us and showing all the rest of the BT warriors how it's to be done. Thank you kindly, Mr. Bailey...

For Emily...
Saturday's miles: 5.25 in the RAIN with Keli :)
Total so far: 208.95
Still to go for goal: 291.05
(Grand total mileage thus far: 1209.98)

For Sally...
Friday's miles: 5
Total so far: 203.7
Still to go for goal: 296.3

For Jim...
Thursday's miles: 3.5
Total so far: 198.7
Still to go for goal: 301.3

For Charles...
Wednesday's miles: 3.2
Total so far: 195.2
Still to go for goal: 304.8

For Keith's Brain Trust!
For Sara!
Tuesday's miles: 3.25
Total so far: 192
Still to go for goal: 308

For david m bailey
Monday's miles: 3.5
Total so far: 188.75
Still to go for goal: 311.25

Friday's miles: 4
Total so far: 185.25
Still to go for goal: 314.75


Playing in my head: Who Are You?

5.13.2005

Girls Night Photos revisited...

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.
Amy said she wanted to see some photos from our wild Girls Night... You got it, Spooks... Hope everybody can handle it - we get pretty carried away after all. ;)


birthday9
Originally uploaded by KinnicChick.
Here's Keli finding a way to make noise... because we love to make a lotta noise on Girls' Night, getting wild the way we do! I have frequently attributed her with monikers that she hasn't always appreciated, but I do think that this child of mine has got some great faces and has a gift for story-telling. She had us in stitches when she returned from Japan and told us about the things that happened there during English camp with the children. She could turn humorous little anecdotes into some really funny tales. She loves to make her Grampa laugh, so she becomes all the more animated when he's around.



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Originally uploaded by KinnicChick.
I have No. Idea. But she looks p.o.'d, doesn't she? She is telling Erin what for. There is attitude in that face. And Miss Erin is completely ignoring her. :)



birthday4
Originally uploaded by KinnicChick.
I love this picture. She is completely laughing. Before I snapped the picture she was laughing so hard her head was thrown back. I'm not sure if that was when the balloon had been let go after being filled and it flew all over the kitchen and bounced off the ceiling and even Grampa smacked it "back into play" from his side of the table (which is what shot it to the ceiling in the first place, I think), or perhaps this was when she came up with the stunningly brilliant idea to blow the balloon up as ginormous as she dared and stick the end of it on the end of the noisemaker so that it would blow a constant stream of air through the feather blasting/horn blaring contraption... Whatever the cause of it, how can you NOT smile when you see laughter like this? Love you, Erin!



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Originally uploaded by KinnicChick.
Dad was looking a little pained by the time we sang Happy Birthday to him and served up the hard stuff... Treatsa Pizza from the DQ in two varieties... I think he'd had enough noise by then.

And look! We were entertaining him with dominoes, too! Oh yeah... We know how to have a good time!!!



birthday
Originally uploaded by KinnicChick.
Here are all the revelers (well almost all...) Including the ball player who fell into the party just in time for ice cream. ;) See those noisemakers? Those were great. They are these lovely festive things with feathers on the end so when you blow the ends of them to make the loud horn sounds, the feathers go blasting off the ends, too!

How exciting!!!

And that, dear Spooks, is how we really live it up on Girls' Night around here!

5.11.2005

New Relay Sites

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.


Whoa! Found this gentleman's blog tonight. Makes my efforts seem like nuttin'! What a guy! Make sure you check out his photo blog as well! I'm linking him for sure! I admire Richard's efforts greatly!

I wish there was a little bit more background on his site describing why he's doing what he's doing or what gave him the idea, but I didn't find anything. Perhaps I'll learn more as I follow along or read the archives.

Also, Sara is making a Memory Quilt to auction in her local Relay. She is offering to make quilt squares for family members for $5 per square. Go check her blog. She is just getting started and I'm sure would appreciate some assistance getting going and she does lovely work.



Playing in my head: Night Swimming By REM

The Blog Template...

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.


This template, for those who have asked, comes once again from here. I really love her work and the templates are always really easy to use. I got the previous Blackbird design there, too. This one is based on the following lyrics from The Beatles White Album.

Back to work for me. I'm hoping to hear soon that I'll be dipping truffles again one of these days.

Creme tangerine and montelimat
A ginger sling with a pineapple heart
A coffee dessert--yes you know it's good news
But you'll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle.

Cool cherry cream and a nice apple tart
I feel your taste all the time we're apart
Coconut fudge--really blows down those blues
But you'll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle.

You might not feel it now
But when the pain cuts through
You're going to know and how
The sweat is going to fill your head
When it becomes too much
You're going to shout aloud

But you'll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle.

You know that what you eat you are,
But what is sweet now, turns so sour
We all know Obla-Di-Bla-Da
But can you show me, where you are?..

Creme tangerine and montelimat
A ginger sling with a pineapple heart
A coffee dessert--yes you know its good news
But you'll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle.
Yes you'll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle.

The Beatles
White Album 1968




Playing in my head: Piggies from The Beatles

5.10.2005

This and That...

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.


Alright already. I'll post something so that it isn't Mother's Day around here anymore.

First I want to say thank you to the dear blog friend who sent me a wonderful donation on my Relay site. You rock, Vickie.

Secondly, if I'm less than wordy over the next several days, it's because I'm really busy getting the house in order.

Third, the brass ensemble Keli took part in at State on Saturday recieved a "1", which is the top score!

And last, I was remiss in being away from the computer yesterday because I didn't get around to saying

Happy Birthday Papa!


We're having girls' night tonight for the first time in weeks! We'll be using that time to have a little birthday party for my dad and hopefully get back on track with each other. Back later, perhaps with a couple of photos.



Playing in my head: Thoughts of college...

5.08.2005

Happy Mother's Day!!!

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.


Running to the folks' this morning where, as I understand it, Dad is fixing brunch for us. :) Before we dash, however, I just want to say to all my blogging mommies (and those of you who are mommies who read along but don't blog yourself coughhutchcough coughmysticalmargecough coughbonniecough coughmomcough coughetccough) out there:

Happy Mother's Day! You all deserve a wonderful day! I hope you enjoy it!





Playing in my head: Thank Heaven for Leetle Girls Why oh why??????

5.07.2005

Here they are...

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

The brass choir performing Mozart. (A Little Night Music) I still have no idea what their score was. We didn't hang around to find out.


Playing in my head: Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves

Music. Music. Music.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.


We're off to the State Solo and Ensemble Festival to watch Kel and the rest of the brass choir perform their beautiful piece at competition today...

Wish them luck!!!!!




Playing in my head: I've Seen Better Days

5.06.2005

A running update... FINALLY!

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.
Regarding JYP? You can find those here from now on...

I'm dedicating this week's mileage to Scott P. and John P. They are both going through treatment now and neither of them have been getting the best news on things. Both are related to Relay Committee members Terri, Kathy and Katrina, three of the kindest and most giving people you can think of. All my best thoughts and prayers to Scott and John and their families. I hope you'll keep them in your thoughts too.

Thursday's miles: 5.25
Total so far: 181.25
Still to go for goal: 318.75

Wednesday's miles: 3.2
Total so far: 176
Still to go for goal: 324

Tuesday's miles: 3
Total so far: 172.8
Still to go for goal: 327.2

Monday's miles: 4
Total so far: 169.8
Still to go for goal: 330.2



Playing in my head: allergies! (ever heard of that one? ;) )

5.05.2005

Under construction...

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Grrrrrrrr.

Wish I knew more coding stuff.



Playing in my head: Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy...

5.04.2005

Updated ~ Spookalot made me...

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.



I try my darndest to keep this a clean and happy place to visit, filled with wonderfully positive messages and family-oriented links and funnies (ahem, no comments from the peanut gallery). And then someone comes along and insists that I do something like participate in this poetry game and I have no choice but to play along and "stoop" to that level. ;)

So here is my entry in the "Turd in a punchbowl" poetry ring. Thank you for including me, Amy. Because the rules of the game state that I must now tag three more people to participate, I select KatieK, Mystical Marge (who has no blog but for whom I will post it if she will write it), and poet Kimby! But since it says three other bloggers in the rules, I'm adding Heith here before Jen does.

Here are the rules for Turd Poetry:
1. Write a four line poem with the 1st and 3rd lines being "turd in a punch bowl"
2. Make lines 2 and 4 rhyme, using any topic
3. Tag three other bloggers and force them to post a turdy poem on their own turdy blog.

My poem:

Turd in a punchbowl
what is one to do?
Turd in a punchbowl
(An e-bay sale ensues.)


And finally...

Turd in a punch bowl
There's nothing wrong with that
Turd in a punch bowl
Said the dog to the cat

Turd in a punch bowl
What shall I do?
Turd in a punch bowl
Guess I'll make it two

Turd in a punch bowl
What's a girl to do?
Turd in a punch bowl
Serve it up to you

Mystical Marge




Playing in my head: Speed of Sound New Coldplay

5.03.2005

Haiku

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Wait! Remember this!

Iridescent dancing clouds,

Paint a fluid sky...






Playing in my head: Theme song for Land of the Lost Thanking Chris in comments here...

5.02.2005

Is it me???

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Found at Z's





You Are a Retrospective Soul





The most misunderstood of all the soul signs.
Sometimes you even have difficulty seeing yourself as who you are.
You are intense and desire perfection in every facet of your life.
You're best described as extremely idealistic, hardworking, and a survivor.

Great moments of insight and sensitivity come to you easily.
But if you aren't careful, you'll ignore these moments and repeat past mistakes.
For you, it is difficult to seperate the past from the present.
You will suceed once you overcome the disappoinments in life.

Souls you are most compatible with: Traveler Soul and Prophet Soul








Playing in my head: I am a Rock by Simon and Garfunkel

UPDATED - You're a Wonder...

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.



How many of you loved this show like I did when I was a kid? Is it still being televised on Nickelodeon or somewhere? How gorgeous she was. I wanted to be just like her. :)

Back later.

UPDATE: Since there were other fans here, I thought I'd share this site I found this afternoon when I saw your comments. :) We could all be Wonder Woman underneath and who would know???

Except for you, Kat. This one's for you. ;)

This one is for someone else, who shall remain nameless, but I think she'll know I'm talking about her when she sees it. :) eh?




Playing in my head: Wonder Woman!!! She's a wonder... Wonder Woman!!!