Friday, January 22, 2010

Uno Mas - My Birthday Boy

It's Jay's birthday today.
He's 39.
It's been a hard year for him.
He gave me my two most precious gifts ever.
He's got great arms.
He's an amazingly talented builder.
He's gone, so we are going to celebrate when he returns.
We're sad and we miss spending his special day with him.
He's a pill.
He is loved.

Happy Birthday, Jay!

Poetry - A new interest

Never cared much for poetry. I think I'm too dense at to get know...REALLY get it. They way the author intended. I still have my doubts, but I realized the other day, like any other piece of good art, it's a gift to be enjoyed individually and interpreted individually. So, I just read those stinking words and interpret them any ol' way I want to! So there! However, even before I started reading more and more, I always liked this one.

by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,

It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes

And the flash of my teeth,
The swing of my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can't see.
I say
It's in the arch of my back,

The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing

It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
The palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Here's one.

So was my other gram. Unbelievably so. I miss her. Incredibly glad there are many other Phenomenal Women in my life.

Friday Funny

Here's a segment I like to call Friday Funny. I'm sure it's going to be the first in a long series of friday posts of things that amuse me. (Or, more likely...this will be the only post I make this month.) Hey, I'm tryin' ok?!

Two funnies for u:

This 'sheres redneck calamari. From my friend Heather. Yep, it's what's for dinner here in Eastern Oregon!

Funny. Yes, very. Why? Dunno.

HAPPY FRIDAY. Love and Sunshine...