Talk of War on a Beautiful Day
Consider the beauty of a life and the madness of those who destroy it. We are fragile, temporary occupiers of space riding a chunk of drift dirt. we are too mortal for murder too delicate for war. No passion, faith, reward, revenge or redemption can wash blood from clean hands dice roll from the top of the hill no honor in dealing death to pawns drenched in tar draped in colors diplomacy of kill...
My New Adventure Journal →
This is my new blog where I am documenting my new adventure as my husband and I make the move to New York City. As a resident and native of Louisiana, this will be the furthest from home I have ever lived. Making the 1300 mile trek with two dogs in tow should be an adventure in itself! But, I am hoping that it will be exciting and inspiriting as the “city that never sleeps” becomes our...
Gumbo of Drugs
Heartbeats like humming bird wings I see you dancing on pink elephant dreams I smell amoxicillan on your lips not covered in chocolate for cheap heart-shaped boxes but the touching taste of tiny grains I can hear the loud pink of it even Alecia Beth Moore can taste it in Philly. I don’t see you dancing on pink elephant dreams dreams elephants pink on dancing you see, don’t I? Forever...
Memories of You
Shadows flicker in too bright lights unwanted, undesired dark reminders flutter without warning to the back of my head questions long unanswered. Why? is the core possibility of reason history, time, past or present — no answers a decisive path picked from limited options permanent solution to what temporary problem? rumors, tales as vague now as then ounce of reality What...
Strings Four strings diverge on a hollow chest vibrations riveting a tense sensation metal and gloss converge in controlled chaos shared passion of story and song Vibrations riveting a tense sensation stirring uncommon thoughts; memories shared passion of story and song hourglass caressed by few, mastered by less Stirring uncommon thoughts; memories four equally lain intervals ...
They are shouting in the streets “DISASTER!!” Where to go? What to do? Fear, confusion, mass hysteria join the motorcade possessions piled on the minivan or do you stay? Wait for the first flood of victims to fall? Are you prepared? Stock piled food, 12gage in the garage Rule #1 Cardio 60% of Americans are overweight Could you out run them? Natural Selection Population Control. ...
The Road Taken
An aged man in a yellow world stood before the woods wonder that he stares not at golden leaves or dark trunks with ageless shadows What curiosity does he find in the crossroads? Tilting his aged visage Chronos’s eyes stare from parchment skin over two paths, diverging the traveler’s plans A concentrated deliberation over dancing leaves and whispering blades of grass What...
mandaflewaway: CLICK TO MAKE SOME MUSIC
Reflection Stand before a lost guided reflection bought and sold, trapped by glassy reflection. No longer the image you see, reflection what became a dream, fading reflection. What they wanted to see, reflection, tumbled over the chased reflection. Perceived imperfection, Jump! Reflection. Everyone knows everyone, reflection. Staged achievement captured framed reflection false advertisement,...
Modern Poetry Superficial findings of transient beauty locked away adjusted to be perceived just so new linguistic realms flights in mental gaits fearful racing meter Brave new world that has such beauty in words (Short written for 2007 based on Mina Loy’s paper on Modern Poetry)
Two New Stories 4105!
Hey followers, I have two new stories that I recently wrote for English 4105 and I would love some feedback! First is Awake a story about a woman waking up from after a horrible accident and then Lioness of the Day is a historical fiction piece I wrote about Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive an MD in the United States and her struggle to find personal answers as well as a place in...
iDentity: i dreamed a dream it was you i wanted it to be truth of nothing, found in something questioning reality of yourself of everything all of you obsessional focus filter neurosis colored lenses seeing everything and nothing all together now We are what we are what are we no answer but: imagine I dreamed a dream and it was me
Write one leaf about the elephant in the room.
There is an elephant in the room it’s standing very still, thinking you can’t see it hoping to hide behind the curtain like a costume if a mouse runs in it will have a fit! O, it is large and dusty gray tip toe around and don’t make a sound look but don’t scare it away it’s trunk is forever searching the ground if the hunters mark its target the elephant will never forget.
Write one leaf about taking off your clothes.
writeoneleaf: May be figuratively, if you wish (perhaps obviously). It’d been hours, very long dull drawn out hours, since she had gotten out of bed, taken a long hot shower, and gotten dressed. The early morning had been wet and cloudy; a perfect day to stay in bed and not to get on the interstate with all the other pissed off commuters. Three hours in class, eight hours at work, plus an hour...
Dazzling waterfall creation spectrum of misty showers and sparse sunlight soft and distant colored fragile beauty inspirational science somewhere over fantasies and stories an alchemists dream at the end chased until lost and never found farewell, for now ‘til then I’ll take them all and find satisfaction in black
In the darkness my name was whispered like a prayer from his lips; faith evaded me even then. Forgive me father, for I have sinned; the mystery is lost and belief with it. My conscience knows, and God is silent. Whispered prayers fall empty to deaf ears, and no where can I find the reason why.
Chicken Fried Rice
Hey tigers! After researching several website recipes and watching several videos hubby and I came up with this one and really enjoyed it! The longest part was waiting on the rice to cool (we didn’t realize it needed to be chilled) but other than that this recipe was very quick and easy to make. This would be great on a work night if you have all of your veggies already chopped and in the...
Microwave Fudge Recipe
Microwave Fudge Recipe - Courtesy of my Mother-in-law Ingredients: 3 cups White Sugar 3 Heaping Tbsp Coco Powder 1 1/2 sticks margarine (melted) 5oz Evaporated Milk 1 Tsp. Vanilla 3 Heaping Tbsp Peanut Butter (crunchy if preferred) 1 1/2 Cups Mini Marshmallows Method: Place melted margarine, milk, sugar, coco powder in large microwave safe bowl and sir well. Microwave on...
Neat Wines Tasting 1-07-11 An appropriately named distributor, Neat Wines, has a wine list of some of the best small production, handcrafted wines from Napa valley. These range from famous labels to sidecar cult wines and though they tend to be a bit higher in price it’s worth it to keep these guys in business and in competition with the big boys of the market not to mention the wines are...
Happy One Year Anniversary to Me!
Okay so I’m a little late in posting this but the 2005 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon that my husband and I drank in celebration of our anniversary warrants a posting. Due to a time constraint I was only able to decant this for about an hour before heading to the restaurant where it sat decanted for about another hour while we had some cocktails (the Knockout at Sullivans is...
New Stories for ENGL4005
Road Rage (10/23/10) - Written for a 4005 activity of writing a true story so it’s more of an anecdote. Temporal Distortion (9/27/10) - For 4005. Time travel? Insanity? You decide. First Draft.
These are some recipes I’ve recently typed up to share with some users on TheNest.com. These are all my original recipes so please share them with care! Caprese Salad: 1 ball Fresh Mozzarella 1 package cherry tomatoes 2-3* tbsp pesto** fresh spinach fresh basil Dice mozzarella into small chunks. Toss spinach, mozzarella, and tomatoes in large bowl with pesto. Serve and top with fresh...
Today I had the great opportunity to sit with winemaker of Midnight Cellars, Rich Hartenberger. This family owned and operated winery has been pushing out great valued and great quality wine since 1995 and are doing an amazing job! I recommend pretty much anything these guys are making but I only had the chance to try a few of them. Hope you get a chance too! Cheers! 2006 Full Moon Red Blend...
Yoga-to be blue
Yoga-to be blue there is no more blue inside of you dusty white circles took it away they did what I couldn’t do those little circles, sweeping the gray never had I wanted more to be one fantastic, joyous beast a roaring, dawning sun crushing the blue, night decrease Inadequate were my circles holding on bowing to your blue, falling to anger now, though it is gone I know your...
Life’s sweet drizzled honey souls like butterflies traveling swiftly and in plenty hushed rush silently killing all heart’s glory slam, crash, spinning swing - and a miss you’re alive.
Joseph Pehlps Cabernet 2005
Happy Birthday to me! We drank this last night to celebrate being alive and happily married! It was a last minute decision so I poured it through a Venturi into the decanter and again into the glass and I think it still could have used at least another hour in the decanter. It was soft but had signs of opening up wonderfully with signature Napa chocolate, leather, vanilla and luscious dark...
Ribs and Onion Rings!
Finally! My onion ring craving has be conquered! These are my absolute favorite, but the trouble comes with being able to quit eating them. They are a lot of work but totally worth it! This is my original recipe and I think after several years of making them I have finally gotten it perfect! Enjoy! Syd’s Famous Onion Rings 1 cup Milk 1 large egg 1 - 2 cups flour (depending on the size...
No place for you, my love
There is no place for you, my love not inside this head of mine where dark, dank monsters would rape you frighten you and steer you away from me they exist but do not rule I conduct them but they resist I fear they wish you harm so, there is no place for you, my love not in this dark, twisting mind but near my heart they cannot reach in fluffy, red, gated passages to pump quintessence ...
Mil Piedras Viognier
Mil Piedras viognier is a 100% estate grown wine from the Valle de Uco in Argentina. This is actually a smaller region inside Mendoza. My rep was tasting me on several wines and I honestly was thrown off on this wine and genuinely thought it was a sauvingon blanc! It’s nothing like any viognier that I’ve ever tried. It was light and crisp with very tart apple and peach flavors, very...
smittenkitchen - I now want to cook all of this:... →
A Flame Ignited
So, for my last writing project for the semester my professor had us write a 500 word short using characters from other students stories that we read during the semester. The story I chose was written by Kiki Scott titled “A Flickering Flame”.This is my response to her story. Kiki’s Story is not my property so I do not feel like I should post it. Summary: The Narrator (A...
Interview: Jackie Earle Haley Makes All Our... →
Let’s see if he can do Freddy justice!
Sombra Oaxaca →
This is a very interesting Mezcal which, from what I read, is a type of Tequila from Oaxaca. It was definitely not like any tequila I have ever tried. It was very, very smoky and reminded me of dried chipotle peppers. It would be interesting to try mixed with something but I don’t know what. Their website has some interesting ideas…however, I don’t think I will be mixing it with...