It’s after one a.m. And i cant sleep. Am at my parents’ house, and when I’m here it’s hard not to revert a little. Duffy is a sweet dog. I’m letting him up on the bed with me. I dont care if he’s not supposed to. I’m lonely.
I wept in the car ride up here listening to “Let It Be.” “Two of Us” also gets me sometimes. And I also wonder about “The Long and Winding Road” why he keeps going back. How good could it have been if she kept leaving him standing there … Why keep going back?
If iGet one more email from Apple telling me about the iPhone iMight KiLL someone….
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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.- Anais Nin
and a good reflection piece at daily om.
I acquired Fierce Conversations about five years ago at the Fortune 100 financial services company I used to work for. The author, Susan Scott, was brought in to address an audience convocated by the W.L.P. (Women’s Leadership Project, and no I couldn’t resist including the acronym.) Cheezy? I assumed, yes. But I went anyway because well, I am a woman and I lead. And they had free coffee.
Susan is a tall stunning woman with red hair and fluid body language. She was wearing a white suit. The second she mentioned she was from the Pacific Northwest, I thought to myself: “Oh here we go… another one of those zany new age types here to give a corporate rah rah speech.”
Though I wasn’t ready to receive her message back then, there was no denying Susan’s energy and authenticity. So I took the free copy of Fierce Conversations that they handed out to us, figuring I might read it some day. It sat on my bookshelf collecting dust for years until about a month ago, when my first real adult relationship ended with me being unexpectedly dumped. Continue reading
An okayplayer email told me that the new Pharoahe Monch album, Desire, hit stores today.
For those of you who don’t have a clue, Pharoahe’s a Queens-hailing hip hop artist reknowned for his superior lyricism, voice and social commentary. I guess he’s more of an underground artist, though he did get some good radio play in the nineties. If I recall correctly Funk Master Flex used the Simon Says instrumental as his theme song back in the day (he still might … I haven’t listened to the radio for the last 5 or 6 years).
My brother Kevin jokes that when I get married, my walk-in song at the reception will be Simon Says which is pretty hilarious for a variety of reasons, the main one being that I am a white Irish Catholic girl from Bergen County New Jersey. Lyrics like this, quite simply, would shock and awe them (and not in a good way).
But I digress. The okayplayer email told me that Pharoahe was going to be signing records tonight at Fat Beats. I was otherwise engaged for the evening, and though I often consider it, I very rarely attend those kinds of groupie events anyway.
But when I got home a little while ago, I began the online hunt. Continue reading
i’m sitting here in my office laughing over and over about this. and watching it again and again. i think i might like the kill bill one best.