Monthly Archives: April 2011

My favourite line is…

with the sleeves of his tight black T-shirt
rolled up to show us who he was,
he is only another old man, picking up
broken tools and putting them back,
his heart gone soft and blue with stories.

~Ted Kooser

As seen on:

NINE Muses

So, if we take a leap of imagination and could wish ourselves to be one of the nine muses, which would you want to be?

At this moment I might pick Calliope, if only because I am far from eloquent and it seems the most useful, though that might be said of Urania as well.

Calliope (epic poetry and eloquence)
Euterpe (music and lyric poetry)
Erato (love poetry)
Polyhymnia (oratory or sacred poetry)
Clio (history)
Melpomene (tragedy)
Thalia (comedy)
Terpsichore (choral song and dance)
Urania (astronomy).

A-Z Me

Okay, I needed a diversion, saw this on another blog that I can no longer find so I can’t link to (Sorry, really!)

A – Age: [redacted].
B – Bed Size: Queen.
C – Chore you hate: Honestly, all of them.
D – Dog’s Name: none currently, though I went for 10 years of having dogs named Lisa.
E – Essential start your day item: coffee.
F – Favorite Color: Orange.
G – Gold or Silver: Silver or gold.
H – Height: really tall.
I – Instruments you play: Piano, some faint memories of the guitar and the violin and the recorder.
J – Job Title: mom.
K – Kids:  yes.
L – Luxury you wish you had: a house remodeler.
M – Mom’s Name: Mama, mamacita, nana.
N – Nickname: Bee, B, Blaisy, Blair Necessities, Pupus Aegyptii, Liverwirst cheese sams, Liverin….
O – Overnight hospital stay other than birth: pneumonia like respiratory illness in high school, saving squink when I called him “dot”.
P – Pet Peeve: constant gossips who won’t tell their complaints to the persons face, people with flat affects, people who are late, and cowards.
Q – Quote from a movie: “My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die”.
R – Right or Leftie?: Ambie.
S – Siblings?: I have a younger brother as well as a half brother and a half sister.
T – Time you wake up: 5:30 AM.
U – Underwear: Of course.
V – Vegetable you dislike: liver.
W – Ways/ reasons why you run late: traffic is the only one I can imagine.
X – X-Rays you’ve had: Teeth, knee, back, chest.
Y – Yummy food you make: Lentil stew, Thai chicken pizza, ham and cheese sliders, and I make great rice (Ecuadorean style).
Z – Zoo Favorite: Orangutans, Elephants, Giraffes


Last night as I was driving home I was thinking about something and whispered a curse word (under my breath I thought)… plus, the radio was playing music and I hoped that nothing was heard by Squink.

A few minutes later we had the following conversation:

Squink: “I heard a bad word, mama”.
Me: “You did? On the radio?”
Squink: ” I heard a shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh”
Me: “Oh?” (feeling a bit busted)
Squink: “then I heard an it”
Me; “Oh?” (feeling even more busted)
Squink: “And it sounded like it came from you mommy, even though your lips did not move”