31 October 2010

Just Made It!

Today I said, "Just made it!" and I was thinking about all the circumstances when that phrase could be appropriate.

What kinds of things have you all "just made it" for or to?

23 October 2010

Life During Wartime

This is probably my favorite Talking Heads song. I absolutely love every syllable of it. But here's part of a verse that is really interesting to me.

I got some groceries, some peanut butter
To last a couple of days.
But I ain't got no speakers. Ain't got no headphones.
Ain't got no records to play.

That make anybody wanna write anything?

20 October 2010

Are you for real?

My youngest daughter took her diaper off and pooped on her favorite book.

16 October 2010

Lame Post

I'm posting this because I fell guilty about not posting anything in so long. BUT I have been meaning to write a post about how much inspiration I draw from music. Song titles, lyrics, particular phrases. I wrote a poem based on Rush's "Spirit of the Radio" which I absolutely one of my favorite things I've ever written (it and other stuff I've previously written is not posted here because I wanted to dedicate this blog to new creations).  Anyway today I was listening to the radio and the line "I never took the smile away from anybody's face" sounds so amazing to me.
If it sounds amazing to you, write something based on it here.  Hey - I think I just found my blog gimmick!

05 October 2010

Don't ask...

Just ignore this: JDYY3D9E966R

More Water Ideas

Sometimes when I relax and close my eyes
I wear an aqualung
To dream myself below
The sticky top tension
Of the ocean’s might.
I push down against the buoyancy
And peer gawk-faced
At colors that wouldn’t be right in the air
And body parts
Without terrestrial purpose,
Like tentacles and dorsal fins.
At  things that move in ways
They just don’t do above the waves.

Even the gentle push of a ripple
Touches every little wet bit of sea.
I wonder if the octopus five thousand miles away
Feels me wade in his water?


....don't quite know where I'm going here...

04 October 2010

Water ideas

Thanks all for your water-themed inspiration.
I think this will go somewhere eventually:

...body parts that move in ways
things just don't do above the waves.