Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dunno What It Is

Hey there.  Yeah I know. Long time no see.

I've mentioned having hundreds of kids right?  WHAT?! you missed that bit?? Go back to the beginning dammit. I put effort in there. I wrote all amount them and all.....  there's even some pics and witty annecdotes.  *eyeroll*   sheesh. Some people.

Where were we?

Yeah I can't remember either.  :OD

There's actually been a bit happening here, but mostly I've been too tired to write about it. And now? I'm still too tired to write about it, plus also? once I get started it'll probably end up being the monster long post from hell. It's long enough already for what I was going to write. 

So here what I was *actually* gonna share with y'all....

I was introduced to Simon & Garfunkel by an ex - I know!! Surprising right? I had time to meet other boys before Captain Awesome. SHHHHH!!  don't tell him  ;O)

It was in college (high school) and not really worthy of explaination or mention. He's a nice enough guy, but I was young and it didn't go anywhere. No dish, no secrets here. No dirty laundry either.  He made me a copy of their hits on tape - yes I am old enough to remember mix tapes!   Not 8 tracks tho.    :OP

But anyways he introduced me to Simon & Garfunkel - I had been vaguely aware of them, but in the same way you know the lyrics to Beatles songs growing up without actually knowing who the Beatles are.  A wee while ago I found a cheapish version of their greatest hits and have been listening to it on and off since.  There's a song that was on the tape he gave me, and album I have now, called The Boxer. 

And it gets me every time. Nearly every time I hear it, I well up and cry. I cant' tell you why. Not why I like the song. Not the association it has in my memory that causes me to react so. I'm totally at a loss as to why I listen to it over and over, crank it up loud when it comes on & singalong to it.  Today it happened again. weird.

It's not till nearlytill the end of the song, about 2mins 55sec.

Here's the bit again....

'In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade
 and he carries a reminders of ev'ry glove that layed him down
 or cut him till he cried out in his anger or his shame
"I am leaving, I am leaving..." but the fighter still remains....'

I've NEVER been a boxer.  Please someone explain to me why this song, these lyrics seem to speak to my heart?  *confused*  

But at least, I guess, I have cool music to muse to *shrug*
I also really like the next track Baby Driver and my mamma wasn't an engineer. Nor in the Naval Reserve.  Go figure.    :O)


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

oh yeah. a title. I always forget this bit....

a few things....

I did this last week..... coz why not?

Yeah I couldn't think of a good enough reason not to either ;O)

Today I was baking and I mentioned the slice had a "biscuit basey bit"  My brother sent me this link which made me laugh so hard I had to share it.  I've listened to it more than once now....

hmm, what else to share? 

Oh yeah - Captain Awesome is AWESOME and is letting me go to Nat Exec to play with the "big kids" of Playcentre!! And he's ok with me leaving Monkey behind with him. So YAY! weekend without the kids for me!  :OD

Then there have been these outfits, some days I'm not sure whether my dress sense is getting better or worse. This morning I just threw some leftover clothes (ie I had worn them once, but they weren't really dirty enough to justify washing them)  and came up looking like this...

Then there are days when I try and make a little effort.... can you tell the difference??

 But on the plus side, I FINALLY finished that scarf I was knitting. Oh I didn't mention it? yeah coz it was taking me forever!!  I have since learnt how to crochet (in my head it's *always* pronounced "crotchety" - doesn't that explain a lot!)  I went to the library with GorgeousGirl and learnt about making tiny crotchety animals called amigurumi.  So now I am making another scarf from crotchetyness - it's sooooo much faster. I'm nearly done and I've undone it about 4 times already to get it right!! Woot! 
Finished scarf in action

And lastly I leave you with more evidence that I am surrounded by lunatics, and there is no hope for any of us. 

This here is Monkey, my youngest. Already he's a fan of the "Wars"  *LeSigh*  :O{