Tuesday, October 28, 2008

E Z recipe of the day

Time: 2-3 minutes, (depending on your microwave settings)

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Yield Chicken Tortilla Soup!


Saturday, October 25, 2008

And it's something quite peculiar

The Church - 'Under the Milky Way'

Sometimes when this place gets kind of empty
Sound of their breath fades with the light
I think about the loveless fascination
Under the Milky Way tonight

Lower the curtain down in Memphis
Lower the curtain down all right
I got no time for private consultation
Under the Milky Way tonight

Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find

And it's something quite peculiar
Something that's shimmering and white
It leads you here despite your destination
Under the Milky Way tonight

Under the Milky Way tonight

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'd rather be playing Calvinball

So Jessie has tagged me. And It ain't like freeze tag or cartoon tag, at least not to my knowledge.

[So here goes - 5 things about Ram that relatively few people know:]

A) I broke my wrist one day and later that night jumped off a train. 3 days later I went to the hospital to get a cast and a few months later they had to do a bone graft surgery on it.

B) I forgot the ENTIRE Spanish language at age four and learned it again at 20 (That's about when I got over my pre-school teacher making me cry because I didn't know know The Pledge of Allegiance when I was four.) (b/c I only spoke Spanish then).

C) I like to solve the 'Wordy Gurdy' in the daily paper. The crossword puzzle is too time consuming. And usually too vexing.

D) I am sorta friends with Bruce Leroy.

E) I was in the state of Montana for 26 minutes once.

Now I have to tag some people: Tanya, Lee, Elin, Jamie, and Jefe. I bet none of them do this. I kinda can't believe I did. But then again, I seem to be a Nerd.

Monday, October 13, 2008

thanks to lee and lisa, I know thyself

You Are An ENTJ
The Executive

You are a natural leader - with confidence and strength that inspires others.
Driven to succeed, you are always looking for ways to gain, power, knowledge, and expertise.
Sometimes you aren't the most considerate person, especially to those who are a bit slow.
You are not easily intimidated - and you have a commanding, awe-inspiring presence.

In love, you hold high standards... for yourself, for your relationship, and for your significant other.
While it's easy for you to impress others, it's hard for you to find someone who impresses you.

At work, you are organized and good at delegating. You understand how to achieve goals.
You would make a great CEO, entrepreneur, or consultant.

How you see yourself: Rational, calm, and objective

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Inflexible, controlling, and overbearing

I never knew I inspired awe. I think those of you who really know me are not in agreement with this canned answer to my snap responses.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

I Seem To Be A Nerd




These are all things I like, perhaps even love in principle, but haven't spent much time perusing. that's for the best, though, I'm fairly certain of. Far better to be riding my bike or chasing a ball than to allocate ALL my waking hours to the taking in of all things interesting.

I happened upon a post in the dreamhouse blog listed among 'The Links' which led me back to a book which has been sitting on my friends' coffee table in my apartment. "I Seem To Be A Verb"

It's a book I loved instantly, and maybe thought was too weird to read at first. I still haven't read it. I've only looked at a few pages and taped the cover back on to the spine. (I found this paperback in Deseret Industries thrift store In Salt Lake.) I considered it a treasure the moment I got my hands on it.

Someone else has read it and has real thoughts on the book.

Here are the pictures from the blog with real thoughts on the book in case you just wanna see some of what's inside.

Oddly enough, the linernote booklets that have been coming with the Pavement CD re-releases look very much inspired by this. Hmmm...

Walt Whitman in Todays' Tennessee

Here's a poem from Actual Air, by David Berman - lead singer of the Silver Jews, whose show in Austin 2 weeks ago I will eventually share more about.


Walking through a field with my little brother Seth.

I pointed to a place where kids had made angels in the snow.

For some reason, I told him that a troop of angels had been shot and dissolved when they hit the ground.

He asked who shot them and I said a farmer.

Then we were on the roof of the lake.

The ice looked like a photograph of water.

Why he asked.Why did he shoot them.

I didn't know where I was going with this.

They were on his property, I said.

When it's snowing, the outdoors seem like a room.

Today I traded hellos with my neighbor.

Our voices hung close in the new acoustics.

A room with the walls blasted to shreds and falling.

We returned to our shoveling, working side by side in silence.

But why were they on his property, he asked.