May 2, 2009 at 11:51 pm (Pictures) (, , , )


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Poetry For People / The Famous Stuff

May 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm (Poetry for People, The Famous Stuff) (, , , , )

This is the second poem in my “Icarus”  trilogy. Finally. Click HERE to see the first one. Then take a look at the one below.

Icarus by Edward Field

Only the feathers floating around the hat

Showed that anything more spectacular had occurred

Than the usual drowning. The police preferred to ignore

The confusing aspects of the case,

And the witnesses ran off to a gang war.

So the report filed and forgotten in the archives read simply

“Drowned,” but it was wrong: Icarus

Had swum away, coming at last to the city

Where he rented a house and tended the garden.


“That nice Mr. Hicks” the neighbors called him,

Never dreaming that the gray, respectable suit

Concealed arms that had controlled huge wings

Nor that those sad, defeated eyes had once

Compelled the sun. And had he told them

They would have answered with a shocked, uncomprehending stare

No, he could not disturb their neat front yards;

Yet all his books insisted that this was a horrible mistake:

What was he doing aging in a suburb?

Can the genius of the hero fall

To the middling stature of the merely talented?


And nightly Icarus probes his wound

And daily in his workshop, curtains carefully drawn,

Constructs small wings and tries to fly

To the lighting fixture on the ceiling:

Fails every time and hates himself for trying.


He had thought himself a hero, had acted heroically,

And dreamt of his fall, the tragic fall of the hero;

But now rides commuter trains,

Serves on various committees,

And wishes he had drowned.

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May 2, 2009 at 2:11 pm (Pictures) (, , )


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Do anything to just feel better….

May 2, 2009 at 2:08 pm (Day to Day) (, , , , , , , , , )

My poor boyfriend is not feeling good. He seems to be catching a cold that came on fast Friday afternoon and has gotten worse over night.

He is on his way out to go play racquetball right now in the hopes that his friend will hit him square in the middle of his forehead and break up all the congestion.

I, on the other hand, am sitting here wishing him well, typing, drinking coffee and eating Peanut M & M’s. Dark Chocolate Peanut M & M’s. Yum!

I do what I can.

Later, we are going to a Communion party for one of my cousin’s sons. I’ll be taking my Mother with me and the sick boyfriend if he feels like going.

I told him Id make him a nice playlist for today that we can listen to in the car on the way there. I have had this idea in the hopper for awhile and here is the perfect lead in. Songs that just make you feel better….

And I think, since I’m feeing so good (knock on wood) I am going to make a sick list too!

How productive of me on the weekend! Like I said, I do what I can.

Load up on the cold medicine, grab more tissues, your favorite blankie, and curl up on your couch with a bad movie and listen to:

“The Sick List”

Then when you’re done with that, get outside and take a walk or drive to this:

“Ya’ Just Feel Better”

I don’t know where you are in the world but it’s sunny and pleasant in Chicago after a cold, pitiful, rainy week.

It’s Saturday and the air is fresh and clean! Well, clean enough.

And tonight don’t forget to watch our CHICAGO BULLS basketball team in Boston! One more games guys!! You can do it!!

Enjoy your day!   GO BULLS!!

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May 2, 2009 at 2:03 pm (Pictures) (, , , , )


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The Sick List

May 2, 2009 at 2:01 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , )

1. Down With The Sickness / Disturbed

2. Subterranean Homesick Blues / Bob Dylan

3. Tennessee Homesick Blues / Dolly Parton

4. Disease / Matchbox Twenty

5. Bleeding Love / Leona Lewis

6. In The Blood / Better Than Ezra

7. Lovesick / Michal

8. Blood Red Summer / Coheed & Cambria

9. Bad Medicine / Bon Jovi

10. Cold / Crossfade

11. Doctor! Doctor! / The Thompson Twins

12. Blood And Roses / The Smithereens

13. Infected / Rides Again

14. Everything That Makes Me Sick / Almost

15. Unwell / Matchbox Twenty

16. Sick With It / The Gossip

17. Hotel Illness / The Black Crowes

18. Hot Blooded / Foreigner

19. The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) / Jason Mraz

20. Bleed It Out / Linkin Park

21. Medicine And Gasoline / Lucky Boys Confusion

22. Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) / Concrete Blonde

23. Cold / Matchbox Twenty

24. Just Like A Pill / Pink

25. Santa Monica / Everclear

26. My Immortal / Evanescence

27. Remedy / The Black Crowes

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Ya’ Just Feel Better

May 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , )

1. Just Feel Better / Santana (feat. Steven Tyler)

2. Semi-Charmed Life / Third Eye Blind

3. Good / Better Than Ezra

4. Better Not Look Down / B.B. King

5. Fresh Feeling / Eels

6. I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better / The Byrds

7. Some Kind Of Wonderful / Grand Funk Railroad

8. Good Day / Jewel

9. Things Can Only Get Better / Howard Jones

10. I Feel So Good / Richard Thompson

11. 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) / Simon & Garfunkel

12. I Feel Alright / Steve Earle

13. I’m Alright / Kenny Loggins

14. Wonderful Day / O.A.R.

15. Because I’m Awesome / The Dollyrots

16. When Will I Be Loved / Linda Ronstadt

17. Wonderful Night / Fatboy Slim

18. Lake Shore Drive / Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah

19. You Better You Bet / The Who

20. Cum On Feel The Noize / Quiet Riot

21. Ray Of Light / Madonna

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Day Quote

May 2, 2009 at 10:25 am (Day Quote) (, , , )

The poison is in the dose.


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Cool Word of the Day!

May 2, 2009 at 10:12 am (Cool Words) (, , , , , )

A little dangerous too…

Azimuth (noun)

Definition:  The horizontal angular distance from a fixed reference direction to a position, object, or object referent, from a point due South,    usually measured clockwise along the horizon; the lateral deviation of a projectile or bomb.

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May 2, 2009 at 10:00 am (Pictures) (, , , , )


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