So my blog buddy Humanitarikim commented in my last post about one of my submissions to FAWM and the last thing she said in her first comment was “can’t wait to hear more.”
Not wanting to disappoint… this one’s for you Kim. : )
So FAWM has been really cool for me this year and I feel like I’m starting to “get it”. Unfortunately, I’m getting it with only three more days left in the challenge, an ass load of crap to do around the house this weekend and barely, if any time to massage the creative side of my noggin’.
The thing to “get” about FAWM is that it’s about writing, writing and more writing… not producing well mixed, perfect audio files. The point of this once-a-year challenge to write 14 songs in 28 days is to actually let loose of those ideas of trying put something out that is perfect.
Anyway, here’s another one I did for FAWM. Please forgive my singing, I still didn’t quite have the song down (as is evident by being pitchy and screwing up a few words) and did this in one take as The Deistette was giving the boy a bath.
Tah dahhhh! For you Kim. And get back on that piano! Doesn’t need to be perfect. Just think this: FAWMMMMMMMMMM. You can even say it in a Lotus position. : )
Feels like forever since I’ve posted anything. It’s been about two weeks but it feels like more. Of course with The Deistette constantly going to my blog and saying, “WHAT! nothing new! What do you do all day at work?” : )
I don’t really have an explanation for not dropping a post here or there. Nothing drastic going on like what happened last year. No… just kinda busy and not really inspired to write. Speaking of… NaNoWriMo was a complete failure for me. I kinda had a story but I just wasn’t feelin’ it. Sorry Am and LB. Feel like I let you down a little.
Anyway… so today I stayed home with The Little Man again. He’s got a nasty dry cough going on along with fever. I’m worried that we’re all gonna get it. Actually, I can tell I’ve got it. Kinda feels like strep. What sucks is that we can’t afford for The Deistette not to go to work but more than likely it’ll spread through the house and she’ll have to take time off and lose a couple two or three days of pay.
Anyway, as I was trying to keep him entertained throughout the afternoon, he and I put this together with the help of JibJab.com. We decided it was time to help people (and ourselves) get into the holiday spirit.
Happy Holidays everyone from my familia to yours!!!!
Oh, and so you know who’s who….
(l to r) The Little Man, me, The Deistette, Tank and Little Fawn
Diwali or Dīpāvali (Sanskrit: a row of lamps) is a significant festival in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and an official holiday in India. Adherents of these religions celebrate Diwali as the Festival of Lights. They light diyas—cotton string wicks inserted in small clay pots filled with oil—to signify victory of good over the evil within an individual.
My dad is currently single. My stepmom has been out of town since Valentine’s Day and gets back today. So for the past few days my dad has been gorging himself on Heath bite size candy bars, the golf channel, queso dip and Bush lite beer. This is rather detrimental to his health because of diabetes so the stepmom needs to get back quick.
So last night he tells me to go have dinner with him. “C’mon… I’m your dad. Go have some beers with me. Hey… it’s not every day I’m single and get to do this.”
Basically i get guilted into going. It’s like having a Jewish mom who sounds like a man with a Mexican accent talk you into doing something you know you should do but don’t really want to. Continue reading →
I’m in a silly mood today. Maybe it’s because The Amazon is still pursuing me and I’m feeling all giddy over that. It’s nice to be wanted.
So i went into the kitchen here in our offices to get coffee and took back a spoon I had planned to use earlier this morning but didn’t. (had an unused plastic one in a drawer I found). So i put the metal spoon back in the utensil drawer.
My co-worker Irma says, “ewww Huleeáhn, what arr jew dewink?!” (she has a very think Mexican accent)
“what?… it’s clean. I only licked it once.”
(I didn’t really lick it but it’s funny. like I said I’m in a silly mood.)
I have two sisters. The baby and another, a year and half older than her.
Sandra my younger sister when she was like six or seven began repeating something she learned in school or somewhere that a dog’s mouth is the cleanest of all animals.
(I don’t know if that’s true but she used to say it… a lot.)
So one day our dog came up to her when she was sitting on the floor and gave her a good sloppy one right across the lips and face. She jumped up and started screaming about how the dog just licked her in her mouth. My younger brother began taunting her saying very sarcastically, “but a dog’s mouth is the cleanest of all animals.”
Then my youngest brother without looking away from the tv, yells out to the fray, “i think she just finished licking her butt.”
I believe in one God and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life.
I believe the equality of man, and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavouring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
~ Thomas Paine, 1794