Saturday, September 30, 2006

Tagged, again

In this Meme I have been instructed to tell of seven songs, I am going with songs Ive been listening to and enjoying today.
Susie tagged me, and she also sent me the CD that features this first song.

Out of an Orange Coloured Sky
by Richard Thompson
I was walking along, minding my business,
When out of an orange-colored sky,
Flash! Bam! Alakazam!
Wonderful you came by.
I was humming a tune, drinking in sunshine,
When out of that orange-colored view
Flash! Bam! Alakazam!I got a look at you.
Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feeling two foot small
Everywhere people stare
Each and every day
I can see them laugh at me
And I hear them say
Hey you've got to hide your love away
Hey you've got to hide your love away
Next, we have a little retro action, Violent Femmes
Day after day
I will walk and I will play
But the day after today
I will stop
And I will start my way
Why cant I get just one kiss
Why cant I get just one kiss
Believe me thered be somethings that I wouldn't miss
But I look at your pants and I need I need a kiss
Gone, Daddy, Gone, recently redone, but the VF version is still the best.
Cause its gone daddy gone
Your love is gone
Gone daddy gone
The love is gone away
This one, I LOVE,
Dashboard Confessional
You get one look
I'll show you something that the knife took.
A bit too early for my own good
Now let's not speak of it again
Don't wait, Don't wait
The road is now a sudden sea
And suddenly, you're deep enoug
hTo lay your armor down
To lay your armor down
To lay your armor down
Is next, this is not the official video, but you can hear the song
Death Cab for Cutie
Love of mine some day you will die
But I'll be close behind
I'll follow you into the dark
No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight
Waiting for the hint of a spark
If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs
If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark

Oh, and I am tagging Grunty.
Just cuz I can.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Hello, and welcome to Friday

55 Flash Fiction

Impending doom, that’s what was coming. Ominously heavy clouds spoke of insane seas, unrelenting wind, driving rain, and all the elements of nature in complete upheaval. A grin danced across his face. Fear and excitement warred inside him, creating the potent cocktail of chemicals that has fueled dare-devils for eons. Damn the tsunami, full-speed ahead.

My pal Susie got me started doing the flash fiction thing, go harrass her if she doesn't do one.

My other pal, Lime, is having surgery today, go wish her well.

And last but not least,

remember to VOTE FOR LOGO!!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

I am a finalist! Thank you, thank you!

Yay me!
If you love me at all YOU, not I, you should go vote for me in the poll on the right toolbar.
Vote early and vote often!
Thanks, Sar!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


I have written
Many thanks to Monika, who contributed,
and Doug, who tried to contribute.
Thanks also to Susie, who provided some ideas for other questions.
Have a ball people!
Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it and enjoy seeing you.
I hope to get some free time soon and stop by to see you at your place.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Friday and Saturday...

were certainly eventful around here.
Friday evening while we were at a friend's BBQ
Thing One and Thing Two decided to feed some ducks on the lake.
Thing Two lost his balance and fell in.
His big brother, being of a heroic if somewhat panicky nature,
jumped in to save him.
That didn't go quite as well as he had hoped,
but it all worked out.
We returned home with two wet and mostly unclothed Things.
I left the Things at home with Mr.Logo while I went to play in Seattle.
We went to Pike Place Market where we HAD to get mini donuts.
The cute little redhead boy always get a couple extra donuts
so he gets sent in for the pick up.
From the market we went down to the waterfront.
We took the water taxi over to West Seattle,
hit Alki Point, and the bakery there,
Then we went back and hit the Seattle Center.
Below are my two cousins, about my height,
seated at the oversized table and chairs at the Science Center.
We HAD to stop there, it is required.
But the real point of going to the Center was
Festa Italiana!
Featuring Italian cars,

and lots of fun activities like,

marionette playsand mask making!


The big brother had to demonstrate how stylee

masks CAN be.

No trip to the Seattle Center with these kids is considered complete till they are at least a little bit wet.

I am so tired and Sunday is the Oyster Run.


Friday, September 22, 2006

Wow, its Friday.

Hope you have a nice weekend.
I decided to do a 55 Flash Fiction,
here ya go.

Fighting off consciousness, she struggled to remain in her dream. “Come on, sleepyhead, it’s after 8.” The voice interrupted again and the world of fantasy receded and disappeared. She tried to return to her dream, but it was gone. The memory of it was missing, washed away like a chalk picture on a rainy day.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Well, darn, I missed it!

This blog had its first post on September 18th last year, so we had a, what is it, blog birthday? Blogiversary?
Whatever, we had one.
It is also the official International TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!
...and I'm spent.

In honor of this historical occasion,
even thought Minka came through for me on the questions,
(I will use those soon, thank you)
I decided to do a historical Trivia Quiz.
Here is the first Tuesday Trivia to ever appear on this blog.
If you did it last year, add something to your name so we know which is the new score and let's see if you are all getting smarter...or not.
Good luck!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

What I did on my weekend.

We changed our anniversary plans so Mr. Logo could go to an important appointment in Seattle.
We had been planning to head to Orcas Island in the San Juans
(scene of a previous anniversary celebration)
you know how it goes.
So while Mr.Logo went to visit people we didn't know,
I went to the Seattle library.

Oooooooo, red!

It was all funky and cool in places

and very utilitarian and industrial in others.

All in all, I quite like it.

I was a little late on returning to the parking level.

But the very nice attendant let me slide,

it was only three minutes.

Before I left though I went to the very top floor and hung over the railing to get this pic for all of you,

I am such a giver.

Speaking of giving, I had a gift with me,

from Lime,

and I couldn't WAIT to give it away.

And had to go to some lengths to actually get rid of it. After passing that lil treasure on...

Mr. Logo and I went out for dinner.

Despite stating he wasn't in the mood for Mexican,

and after I got directions to another place,

he ordered a burrito...

MEN! (insert eyeroll here)

Saturday we went out again, since the Aged Ps were here at Casa de logophilia to watch after the Things.

Take note, I went shopping, without complaint.

I got a pair of jeans and shirt, way cute and on CLEARANCE!

I hope you have been remembering to VOTE FOR LOGO!!

Vote early and vote often.
(there is a caption contest in the right side bar, pick mine)
Oh, and Susie challenged me to reveal 8 secrets,
so here
1. For one of the weeks I was a page for the Washington State Senate I dated a juvenile deliquent, well, he was 18, so technically he was not a juvenile anymore. I lived too far away though, it didn't last.
2. I was briefly a waitress while in college. I was terrible at it.
3. I cheated at Putt-putt golf on my honeymoon. He still won.
4. I lie in my sleep, no, not as in lie down, as in I will say anything to make people go away and leave me alone so I can keep sleeping.
5. I was put on probation in high school for sassing the principal. He deserved it.
6. I have received two speeding tickets, and the first one was TOTALLY my older sister's fault. Ok, maybe that is not a big secret, SUSIE, but I bet you didn't already know, so there!
7. I am a pirate, arrrrrg.
8. I flunked business math in high school. Now, that is embarrassing, but it was a learning style thing, ok. I know how to do it, it was just, well, I don't have to explain myself to you, Judgery Judgerton (thanks, Guggs).
Oh, also, I will do a Tuesday Trivia Quiz if I get a couple donated questions
Help a blogger out, folks.

Friday, September 15, 2006

It's Friday, yay!!

Susie has written a 55 about her lastest game fixation.
I am not as 1337 as my pal Vera who is recently playing WoW.
But I decided to write about my latest games too.
Sorry, Candace, no undead thcum in these ones.

I have also started playing the online version of one of my favorite games online, Set.
I finished finding all 6 sets in under three minutes, I am so pleased with myself.
Next order of business, I must blow a kiss to my friend Susie for
this lovely gift of star sunglasses, thanks, pal!
Personally, I think they looked better on Mr. Logo though.
Now, this next picture can be blamed on Lime.
For part of swap~o~rama she sent a hideous jacket to Susie.
Mr. Ratburn was brave enough to pose in it too.

Not to be outdone, Mr. Logo decided to go all Miami Vice in it.

Crockett can't touch this.

Happy Weekend and keep an eye out for the pink jacket,

coming soon to a hijacker near you.

Oh, and Happy Anniversary to us,

16 years and he hasn't developed a Logo intolerance yet, score!


Late breaking news!!

I am a finalist in the CAPTION CONTEST

at Belle of the Brawl.

Everyone who votes for me will get free tickets to Vegas,

and will get to spend a night in the Lincoln bedroom.

Thanks for your support

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Proper alignment

This is a picture of a sunset at Ocean Shores, WA.
Notice how the sun is setting over the water?
This is important to me.
The sun should rise over the mountains, reflecting brilliantly off snowy peaks,
and set over the ocean.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Blogging by the undermotivated for the underwhelmed.

Shirts I don't want and yet find vaguely amusing.
Although the only real hold-over of my early "special class" issues is my absolutely appalling spelling
(although some of my friends make me feel much better about it, by spelling much worse than I do),
I am still going to claim I could be eligable to wear this shirt without being politically incorrect.
Because clearly, if you have a shirt like this,
political correctness is an issue you are concerned about.
Oooooh baby, talk geeky to me.

Monday, September 11, 2006


This is a memorial to those who lost their lives on September 9th, 2001.
edit* oops, that would be the 11th, obviously.*
I have no words,
and yet not to acknowledge it seems wrong.
And now to handle it the way I do all serious matters...
Don't forget to hug your loved ones,
you never know when some twisted **** may blow them up.
Peace, out!

Friday, September 08, 2006

55 Search and Rescue

We’ve hunted and inquired.
Urgent messages have been sent and no reply received.
A K9 squad was sent to sniff out the area of his last appearance
Bicycle tires skid marks were found on Pine Steet near Pike Place where he was last seen catching air.
Any reports of his whereabouts would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Every educator

needs to know their core values, their mission statement.
Lots of books have been written on the topic,
and I have read piles of them.
But finally, I found my philosophy.
It is stated briefly and precisely,
in a manner is so clear
it resonates with something deep within us all.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Lovers in a Dangerous Time

You know how sometimes you can pinpoint the song that made you develop affection for a singer or band?
This is one of those songs for me.
This song, quite literally, sings to me.
From the early 80s but still good
From the early 90s, and even better
The Lyrics
Don’t the hours grow shorter as the days go by
You never get to stop and open your eyes
One minute you’re waiting for the sky to fall
The next you’re dazzled by the beauty of it all
Lovers in a dangerous time
These fragile bodies of touch and taste
This fragrant skin, this hair like lace
Spirits open to the thrust of grace
Never a breath you can afford to waste
Lovers in a dangerous time
When you’re lovers in a dangerous time
Sometimes you’re made to feel as if your love’s a crime
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight
Got to kick at the darkness ’til it bleeds daylight
When you’re lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time

Lovers in a Dangerous Time


Michael Hermesh

Monday, September 04, 2006

Computers and children

Thing One has recently discovered the joys of Yahoo messenger. He was allowed to chat with a pre-approved young friend and LOVED it. He was already saying he thought he needed a laptop, now he wants a laptop with wifi. Many justifications are being made, good thing he doesn't know about this comic. I am going to go hide my Bloom County books so he will never find it.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

The drive in movie show!

Yesterday we headed BACK to Oak Harbor.
(It was mentioned that it is suprising I am not more peculiar given that I grew up on an island.
To clarify briefly, the island has a population of over 60,000 and is home to a military base.
What we lacked in train traffic we made up for with air traffic. It's only about 30 miles north of Seattle and connected by bridge and a couple ferry runs to the mainland at various points.)

ANYWAY, after a rock climbing excursion for Thing Two (the littler Thing) and Mr. Logo, a guitar lesson for Thing One from his grandfather, and a fabulous Tex-Mex dinner made by the esteemed elder sister we went to one of only 8 (eight!!) drive in theaters in Washington.
They have a recently updated concession stand, a quarter mile go-kart track,
and a nice big screen.

The original screen, in the ancient picture below blew down in a massive windstorm in 2000. Casa de Logophilia was located on Whidbey island back then.

We lived on the windward side of the island and one of our neighbors lost their entire roof,

not some roofing, the whole thing.

Wind just flipped the sucker off there like it was a Lincoln log house.

The people across the street from us ended up with their lovely new fence in the dining room,

straight through their sliding glass door.

It was an impressive windstorm.

Anyway, the screen at the drive-in was insured,

so movies are better than ever at the BlueFox.

For $12 we watched Cars, and Pirates of the Caribbean,

there was a third feature,

but we still had to drive home,

and it was already 2:00 AM.

So we called it quits.

Imma go take a nap now.

Marathon movie watching is exhausting.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Flashing ya on a Friday

If you are interested in knowing about
55 Flash Fiction Fridays, go see Susie.
But today I have
a current events 55 word not-so-fictional flash piece of prose.

There was a large folder in the mailbox.
The return address from sunny California told her all she needed to know about its contents.
Carefully slicing it open she withdrew…
the most hideously gaudy sunglasses she had ever seen.
How exciting!
Soon the other hijackers would have their items in the mail.
Swap-o-rama had begun.