Archive | February, 2014
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MMM… Wildwood Weed and a CJ5

24 Feb

Hello, Everyone. Welcome to this weeks edition of Mirth and Music Monday.

I have a couple ornery songs from before my time, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t raised on them.  🙂

First up is Jim Stafford talking about a chihuahua and singing Wildwood Weed.

I’d never heard the story about the dog. (Bahahahaha! *Waves hands. Tries to look apologetic* Sorry, sorry. *snort* Ha ha ha! Too funny!)

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Next is another of my favorites: C.W. McCall’s CJ5 with a 4 Wheel Drive.

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Alright, now that I’ve given you a very bad impression of myself (and my taste in music), head on over to ReGi McClain’s blog. She may or may not have something more sophisticated.

If you would like to play along with our Mirth and Music Monday game please feel free. All we ask is that your post contain both humor and music. It could be a funny song, or a comedian and then some music you like. As long as both elements are there. 🙂  When you have your post together simply go to ReGi’s blog and click on the blue, bug-eyed linky, fill in a couple of blanks and oops! you’re part of the gang.  🙂

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Have a Great Monday!

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The Muse Has Struck – A Poem

22 Feb

I’m out of luck

The muse has struck

My brain’s alight

No sleep tonight

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The sirens sing

Words they bring

My darting pen

Writing again

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Mid-night oil

My thoughts boil

Creative flight

Into the night

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Morning birds sing

Alarm clocks ring

I fall in bed

An empty head

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Wow. I couldn’t have asked for a more appropriate song. And the first one I listened to after starting the search. Incredible. As soon as this thing is scheduled I’m going back to listen to more of her songs.  🙂  

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May your muse be with you!

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Carpooling to Girls Night – A Flash Fiction

21 Feb

See my boys out there? Aden is five and Alex is three. Alex just finished a growth spurt, that’s why he’s almost as tall as his brother.

Huh? Yeah, they’re coated in mud. Don’t worry, that’s why we turned the mud room into a bathroom. I can bring them inside through the other back door and just pop them in the tub.

Ha ha, no, they hate baths. You’ll get to hear the screams of protest. Kelly from next door says that if the wind is right she can hear them howling. Thankfully her kids have been out of the house for a few years, so she’s back to thinking it’s cute. Then just as you think they’re going to tear the room apart in an effort to get out, they get distracted by the toys and bubbles. After that happens it’s a ten minute battle to get them back out of the bath tub.

Nope, it’s our nightly ritual, even when Evan is home to do it. Just as well, though. After a full day playing and learning, a life and death struggle in the bathroom is just what they need to finish off their energy. When that’s done it’s their bedtime snack, a story and in to bed they go. He says in some ways he’s glad he’s a fireman, that way he has just enough time away on the two on, one off schedule to start missing the chaos before coming home again.

After that we’re golden. The sitter should arrive just as they get out of the tub, and then we can get out of here and head off to girls night. Ain’t carpooling fun?

Her name’s Krystal. The kids love her. If they are true to their usual routine they’ll actually want her to read the bedtime story. She’s great.

I’ll only give you her number on one condition: I’m the one who gets her on girls night.

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MMM… Car Songs!

16 Feb

Usually I have to spend hours on YouTube trying to find something for Mirth and Music Monday. This week, however, I had two songs pop into my head.

They even match!  😀 

(I’ve had a third song actually playing around and around in my head, but since it’s called ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ I think I’ll give that one a pass. lol   It’s a lovely, lazy waltz, though, and has been really making me want to go dancing again. Which is odd, since my feet have just stopped complaining about 3 hours of dancing on Valentines night.) (Yes, my husband is awesome.  🙂  )

On with the fun!

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That’s it for me today. If you would like more Mirth and Music Monday posts head on over to ReGi McClain’s post. She is the creator of this lovely meme and hosts the linky where you can find all the links to other Mirth and Music Monday posts.

If you would like to join us, all you would need to do is put together a post that has both music and humor, then go to ReGi’s post and put your link on the list in the linky. (It’s so easy even I can figure it out.  😉  )

There is one difference for this week and the next. ReGi is on an actual vacation for the next week or so. Therefor if you have any questions about linking up, or need a further definition on what this Mirth and Music Monday thing is, I’m the one to ask. Cause, you know, she left me in charge for two Mondays.

I know. Scary.

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Happy Monday!  😀

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Alone and not Guilty

15 Feb

I know, I know. This is supposed to be a poem.

And yesterday I was supposed to put out a flash fiction.

And I didn’t do either.

I would say I’m sorry, but it would be a lie.

This week has been screwy.

So instead I am going to show you something that caught my attention, made me think, rippled through my inner dialogue, and inspired a very interesting conversation with my husband.

It’s a TED talk about the importance of introverts.

Yes, it is 19 minutes long. I realize that most people who cruise the blogosphere don’t want to take that kind of time, but I’m going to put this up here anyway.

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Now let’s talk about that inner dialogue ripple. For a long time now I have felt as though getting out and seeing people was a mandatory part of… something. I would feel guilty after a few days of being holed up working on a project, because I was perhaps making someone out there unhappy because I wasn’t on their doorstep.

This talk reminded me that I need my solitude. I need my quiet.

It also reminded me that where my computer is in the house really is not conducive for my creative flow. So… not only is being alone good for me and my writing, but also, I really need to find another place for my computer. It’s literally in the middle of the house. Not good for hunkering down and cranking out a chapter a day. For one thing, the dogs can find me way too easily (they seriously want to go outside 12 times a day, for about 5 minutes. It’s a game, I think.). For another, any and all conversation, movement, coming and going around the house is done within 10 feet of my chair.  Heh.  Let’s just say I’ve been very distracted these past several months.

What I learned:

1. Choosing to be alone is not actually a bad thing.

2. I really need to move my computer. (Not sure where to, buuut somewhere.)

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Here’s a little something for those of you who don’t have much time:

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Are you an introvert?

Do you feel pressured into acting like an extrovert at times?

Do you, like me, have certain masks you put on in order to deal with the bossy, pushy world out there?

Could you at least tell me I’m not alone in this? Please?

😉

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MMM… Whistling Trash Bins & Musical Stairs

10 Feb

I don’t know about you, but last week was crazy.

This next week probably won’t give me a break, either.

So let’s take a few minutes and get a couple laughs in, shall we?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbEKAwCoCKw

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXh2n0aPyw

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Those make me giggle every time.  😀

I hope you have a couple more laughs today.

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If you would like to guarantee those extra laughs, head on over to ReGi McClain’s blog. She’s the originator of this fun Monday perk. I watched her first video twice! Haha!

If you would like to join in the fun all you need to do is come up with a funny video and a musical video, or have them both in one. Then go to her site and follow her simple directions. It only takes me a minute to link up.  Give it a try. You never know, you might like it.  🙂 

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A Complaint to Weather — A Poem

8 Feb

Weather, you fickle, disloyal thing,

How could you cover us in snow like this?

Don’t you know winter should be waning,

Preparing for spring time rain and mist.

I am ready for flowers and bird song.

No more of this gloom and cold.

Please, Weather, bring on the sun,

Before insanity takes hold.

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The weather is getting squirrely here. I know it’s just our turn, but we already had snow. Now it’s just piling higher. What is worrying me is the couple days in the 40’s we’re supposed to have around the middle of this coming week. With all this snow I hope the area doesn’t get flooded out.  :/ 

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But at least someone gets a kick out of snow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azEIDf1YhiQ

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Husband Shopping — A Flash Fiction

7 Feb

“Ooh, he’s good looking. How ’bout him?”

“Looks aren’t everything, you know.”

“Since when?”

“Since that last guy you suggested turned into a snore fest of workout tips and poses.”

“David is hot!”

“David is boring. When I asked him what kinds of books he liked he told me anything to do with body building. He didn’t even know the last time he had read a book with a ‘story’ in it.”

“So… you don’t want a hot guy?”

“Uugh. I want someone who looks good, has a life, and who can carry on an actual conversation. I have no intention of looking for a husband by comparing biceps and sports cars. The man I want has some education, a good job, treats his mother right, has a favorite author…”

“Oh! You want a nerd! … What? No?”

“You’re no help.”

“What?”

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This one made me giggle.  🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkfQ18U2bRA

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MMM… Mishka and The Argument

3 Feb

It’s Mirth and Music Monday!

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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First off I have a couple of beautiful dogs having an argument over a chew toy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiO-BTldRpA

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For the music today I found something that would go nicely with an argument.

In fact, the song is actually called The Argument.  🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGa0JIEhawY

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There we have it, dogs and choirs arguing. My job is complete. lol

If you would like more Mirth and Music Monday (or join in) head on over to ReGi McClain’s blog.

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Happy Monday, Everyone!

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It’s Dead Now – A Poem

1 Feb

I can feel those eyes following me.

All those legs and all those feet

Waiting for me to take a seat

So he can drop on me.

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So I pick up a shoe that belongs to you

And hand it over, my hero of many feats.

“Won’t you kill that monstrous beast?

Please, please? I’ll make it up to you.”

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I cringe and turn away as you smash it.

I can hear it crunch into the ceiling,

And hope it’s not feeling

The fate we chose for it.

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“It’s dead now.” You announce to me.

Still hiding my face, I hear you walk away,

But I still have a prize to pay.

I follow you, so you can take it from me.

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And I know it’s totally unrelated, but…

my husband introduced me to this group shortly after we met, and they kind of stuck.

This is my favorite.  🙂 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UUYjd2rjsE

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