Tuesday, October 17, 2006

failure to fail

so i missed the celebrating of National Fail Miserably Day. wow, i must be real good at failing. oh well, i suppose i could celebrate today, if that is okay. i really need to celebrate something. and failing sounds pretty good to me. anyone want to come over for yummy chocolate cake i will probably fail to make? anytime is fine with me. just please, don't fail to let me know.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

my time of year

i really love autumn. i love the colors--reds, oranges, yellows, chartruse, browns. i love the smell of fall. it's the leaves or something else naturish. i love when you wake up in the morning and jack frost has left a sprinkle of powdered sugar on your grass and car. i love going for walks and crunching throught the fallen leaves. i love raking leaves and jumping into the piles. i love when the days are cooler and you go outside and stand in the sun to warm up or you take a nap in your cool house and lay on the bed and let the sun warm you as it shines through your window. i love pumpkins and gourds. i love to make (well, sometimes, it is still cooking and we all know how i feel about cooking) soups and casseroles because it doesn't make my house unbearable. plus, the warm foods warm my body. i love the days getting shorter. i love the good new tv shows. i love the smell of the woodburning stove being used somewhere in the neighborhood--maybe even at my house. i love halloween. but not the creepy scary stuff. the fun stuff of halloween. kids, costumes, cookies, candy--especially halloween candy, popcorn balls, caramel apples, trick-or-treating, making jack-o-lanterns, costume parades at school. i love making costumes (but i don't do it every year). i love football games--mainly college, and mainly the university of utah. i even enjoy going to the games--taking along a sweater and a thermos of hot chocolate. i feel alive and happy. i really love autumn.

Monday, October 02, 2006

a random bit of info i bet you didn't know about me

i don't like the chicken in campbell's chicken noodle soup. i pick it out. the rest of it is great.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

theme songs and funeral songs

do you have a theme song? asks the el presidento of the would-be writers guild. i wish i did. i am sure i could. but it would take some time and research. which i will do. some day. and although i do not have a "theme song", i have been keeping a tentative list of songs i would like sung at my funeral. here are a few (i have not decided the order yet--and the list is not complete):

  • "Perhaps Love" a John Denver song. Before he died, i wanted him to come sing it along with Placido Domingo. I bet it would be great live.
  • "Livin' on a Prayer" but only if Bon Jovi will come and sing it personally--i think he would. he seems like a really great guy (i saw him on oprah once)
  • Handel's "Water Music" played by some philharmonic orchestra
  • "It's a Wonderful World" could you please find someone to sing it who has a "louis" voice?
  • "I Could Have Danced All Night" from "My Fair Lady"
  • "Lonely Goatheard" from "The Sound of Music". I would prefer this to be a sing-along--i LOVE yodeling!

wouldn't that be a great funeral? i hope you all will come...one day far far into the future.