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Spent a lost weekend down in Mexico

Yes, I have indeed cast my lot in with the usual insanity (see icon). I have another idea; not that I've been working on last year's (I still feel pretty confident about it, and came up with some good ideas for it the last couple of days, so when I'm finished piddling with Vampire and Me I'll get back to work on real editing/changes).

Some days, I wonder why I write -- other days, I can do nothing but.

I pulled this, the Sharing is Caring meme, off of framefolly:

For one week, recommend/share:

Day one: a song
Day two: a picture
Day three: a book/ebook/fanfic
Day four: a site
Day five: a youtube clip
Day six : a quote
Day seven : whatever tickles your fancy

I recommend again, for those who missed it the first time I did, Brooklyn Kid by Cross Canadian Ragweed (youtube url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQTA0fkd264 ); the live vids from peoples' cell phones don't really capture the wonderful, bouncy, pure joy of this song -- here are the lyrics:

Artist: Cross Canadian Ragweed
Song: Brooklyn Kid

Well, I gotta friend that lives south of town
Loves to sit and burn one down
Spin some vinyl on his stereo
Every now and then he speaks of war,
One tour of duty on a foreign shore,
Fightin' for his way home.
Yeah, fightin' for his way home.

Returnin' home to his native land,
Left New York for Texas man.
Quieter times were in his cards.
He met a girl, she met a man:
Dropped to his knees and he took her hand:
A simple life ain't that hard.
No, a simple life ain't all that hard.

A new generation on the ground,
Nothin' in the world could bring him down,
Flyin' like he had wings.
Several years came and went,
Not one of them was poorly spent,
A good man's life he was chiselin'.
Yeah, a good man's life he was chiselin'.

Reflecting on the Viet-Cong,
Uncle John's Band and a Dylan song,
Smellin' like it's supper time.
You know, it brought a tear to his eye,
The day that Jerry Garcia died.
He said he was the genius of his time.
Yeah, A Friend of the Devil is a Friend of Mine.

Don't try to find it, make the time,
A couple of joints and a bottle of wine.
You'll be glad that you did.
With the Grateful Dead spinnin' round,
Kick your feet back and be astound(ed),
By the life of the Brooklyn kid.

Da da da dad da da.
Da da da dad da da.

I love Craig Ferguson's new "high def" opening. Speaking of Craig, this article is awesome.

Today was very very busy, the result of which means we're going to have a LOT of work come Tuesday. With that in mind, I'm going to VERY MUCH enjoy this weekend. I hope to actually clean the house, which needs it mightily (especially the floors, which I have neglected for some while); and maybe clear off a little of the TiVo, which is filled with such delightful pieces as "Mega Shark Vs. The Octopus" as well as two weeks' worth of Leverage (I started watching because of Christian Kane and find I like it a lot). There's some other crap I haven't watched, too, and I have Edward the King from NetFlix to finish, and a few movies I haven't watched yet. Not to mention all the fun stuff I got for my birthday (including the first season of Chuck and two seasons of Get Smart). Then we will grill some fine meats on Monday, provided it doesn't rain (that is said with an ironic laugh, as Phoenix and rain aren't mixy things anymore).

I haven't spoken of my weight in some while, largely because I didn't want to jinx myself, but I have lost three pounds in the last two weeks, largely from REALLY focusing on my calorie intake again and KEEPING THE DANGED FOOD JOURNAL. When I pay attention, I mean really pay attention, to what I eat, I do a lot better. Now to keep it up until I reach that elusive goal. *crossed fingers*

Adopt one today! * Adopt one today! * Adopt one today!


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 5th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
yay for nano.

i like this meme

yay to weight loss

and clicked
Sep. 5th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
Yay for Nano!

Thanks, etc.
Sep. 5th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
i'm already plotting my nano

heck the Athens crew contacted me yesterday to start planning our meetings
Sep. 5th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
You have my eternal admiration anyway, but participating in NaNoWriMo multiplies it :) .

Love the song! Just listened to it -- thanks for providing the lyrics!

Yay weekend! I hope I use it well... :)

And YAYOMG weight loss! You're doing great! I'll try to keep things healthy tomorrow :) .
Sep. 5th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
I give myself an EXTRA challenge on NaNo, since this year (as last year), I'm going to be on a cruise for a week with my mother! At least last year I was writing a story I'd been carrying around in my head for a decade, so it was REALLY easy to write.

I adore that song. CCR is one of my favorite bands, anyway, and that song just makes me happy!

Well, it IS Caturday, and a little cheating being all right, I was considering bringing along a cake. :)

Sep. 5th, 2009 05:47 am (UTC)
Hurray for weight loss and Craig! (I think the new opening is great, too.) And good luck with NaNo.
Sep. 5th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
I love the drum breaks AND the puppets! Craig joy!

If I participate every year, maybe eventually I'll turn out a book that someone actually wants to BUY... *g*

Sep. 5th, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
I love the blog about Craig Ferguson. Too bad Giant Shark vs. Giant Octopus sucked rancid algae. Now I want to watch vintage cheese, like Godzilla vs. Mothra.
Sep. 5th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
We'll have to see if "Mammoth" is available for rent...

Sep. 5th, 2009 10:12 am (UTC)
Yay for the weekend, and yay for the weight-loss success! :-)

Sep. 5th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)

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