Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I'm sorry you had to clean on your birthday...

...but it will all be worth it when we see our LA buddies this weekend!!

Happy Birthday, Jason! I Love you!!

(Jason 2013)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Can't wait to get off work to see my baby

This song is exactly how I've been feeling lately about working.

Can't wait to get off work to see my baby



I don't mind working, 'cause I used to be jerking off most of my time in bars,
I've been a cabbie and a stock clerk and a soda-fountain jock-jerk
And a manic mechanic on cars.
It's nice work if you can get it, now who the hell said it?
I got money to spend on my gal,
But the work never stops, and I'll be busting my chops
Working for Joe and Sal.

And I can't wait to get off work and see my baby,
She said she'd leave the porch light on for me.
I'm disheveled and I'm disdainful and I'm distracted and it's painful,
But this job sweeping up here is gainfully employing me tonight.

Well "Tom, do this" and "Tom, do that", and "Tom, don't do that",
Count the cash, clean the oven, dump the trash,
Oh your loving is a rare and a copacetic gift,
And I'm a moonlight watch manic, it's hard to be romantic
Sweeping up over by the cigarette machine,
Sweeping up over by the cigarette machine...

I can't wait to get off work and see my baby
She'll be waiting up with a magazine for me.
Clean the bathrooms and clean 'em good, oh your loving I wish you would
Come down here and sweep a-me off my feet, this broom'll have to be my baby,
If I hurry, I just might get off before the dawn's early light.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Keep Us by Peter Bradley Adams

Recommended by our dear friend Brant.

Beautiful.



KEEP US
by Peter Bradley Adams from his album Leavetaking

When the rain set in we had nowhere left to go
so we just stayed in bed while the thunder rolled
there's a comfort in the rain, one that lovers only know
so we lay hand in hand while the water rose ...

Every season will turn til the world is upside down
rivers overflow then go underground
but in the eye of the storm, in the safety of this house
we lay hand in hand while the world turns around.

So keep us and keep us, keep us from the storm.

There's a lesson in the rain, that change will always come
let us ride this wave and then greet the sun
and though the ground may shake and we’ll think
we’ve had enough
we must raise our flags for the ones we love.

So keep us and keep us, keep us from the storm.
Keep us and keep us and keep us from the storm.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

My Friend Violet

Jason gave me a sweet little Violet plant about a year ago and I put it in my office to keep me company. All year he's been checking Violet and watering her juuuuuust enough.

Derville loves to rub his face on the velvety leaves and give her love nibbles.

All winter, I've wondered if she would bloom again because not much light shines on her. Today, I had a particularly rough morning and when I lifted my tear-streaked face from being buried in my hands, I saw this single little bloom.


I can't believe one little purple flower could be such a beacon of hope. It made me feel so much better. 

Beauty blooming in spite of the shadows and animal bites.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

No water can put out this fire

Ever feel like you're being "extinguished"? Maybe by life, work, friends, family or even self. When I get that feeling, this song makes me feel strong and un-extinguishable.

And no matter what game they play,
Eh, we got something they could never take away;
We got something they could never take away:
And it's the fire (fire), it's the fire (fire)

And no water can put out this fire. No matter how hard they try.

Thanks again, Bob Marley, for providing calm wisdom and never-ending solidarity.




Rub, rub, rubby-doo-day;
Rum-pum-pum a-rum-pum-pum-pum!
Dready got a job to do
And he's got to fulfill that mission
To see his hurt is their greatest ambition, yeah!
But-a we will survive in this world of competition,
'Cause no matter what they do
Natty keep on comin' through,
And no matter what they say-ay-ay-ay,
Natty de deh every day. yeah!
Natty Dread rides again,
Through the mystics of tomorrow,
Natty Dread rides again:
Have no fear, have no sorrow, yeah!

All and all you see a-gwan
Is to fight against Rastaman.
So they build their world in great confusion
To force on us the devil's illusion.
But the stone that the builder refuse
Shall be the head cornerstone,
And no matter what game they play,
Eh, we got something they could never take away;
We got something they could never take away:

And it's the fire (fire), it's the fire (fire)
That's burning down everything:
Feel that fire (fire), the fire (fire);
Only the birds have their wings, yeah!
No time to be deceived.
Oh, brothers, you should know and not believe:
Jah say this judgement - it could never be with water,
No water could put out this fire (fire):
This fire (fire), this fire (fire),
This fire (fire), a yaga y'all! Ride, Natty, ride!
Go deh, Dready, go deh,
'Cause now the fire is out of control,
Panic in the city, wicked weeping for their gold!
Everywhere this fiyah is burning,
Destroying and melting their gold,
Destroying and waisting their souls.

Go ride, Natty, ride!
Go deh, Dready! Go deh!

Tell you what: now the people gather on the beach
And the leader try to make a speech,
But the Dreadies understandin' that it's too late:
Fire is burning;
Man, pull your own weight!
Fiyah is burning;
Man, pull your own weight!
Natty Dread rides again (Natty Dread rides again);
And me say, Go deh, Dready! Go deh! (go deh, go deh)
Oh ride, Natty, ride! (Dread rides again)
And go deh, Dready! (Go deh, go deh)
Ridin' through the storm,
Riding through the calm (go deh, go deh).
Oh ride, Natty, ride!
Go deh, Dready, go deh!
Ride, Natty, ride!
Go deh, Dready, do deh! /fadeout/