Archive for the ‘Pensées’ Category

I Christen Thee, The Flying Wasp

February 11th, 2009

Cue Intro Music:

“I have a little poem I’d like to read in honor of this occasion, if I may. Spaulding, get your foot off the boat! :

It’s easy to grin
when your ship comes in 
and you’ve got the stock market beat.
But the man worthwhile
is the man who can smile
when his shorts are too tight in the seat”

…ah-ha-ha-ha. OK, Pookie, do the honors. ”

-Judge Smails



January 22nd, 2009

And sometimes I get nervous
When I see an open door
Close your eyes, clear your heart
Cut the cord…

…And so long to devotion
You taught me everything I know
Wave goodbye, wish me well
You’ve gotta let me go

-The Killers

Born Of Frustration

January 16th, 2009

Stop stop talking about who’s to blame
When all that counts is how to change

– James

Not Just Accessories

January 2nd, 2009

Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for Bavarian sugar cookies.

And, fortunately, when there aren’t any cookies, we can still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin, or a kind and loving gesture, or subtle encouragement, or a loving embrace, or an offer of comfort, not to mention hospital gurneys and nose plugs, an uneaten Danish, soft-spoken secrets, and Fender Stratocasters, and maybe the occasional piece of fiction.

And we must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties, which we assume only accessorize our days, are effective for a much larger and nobler cause. They are here to save our lives. I know the idea seems strange, but I also know that it just so happens to be true.

Start at the 3:50 mark

Happy New Year

December 31st, 2008

The thing we desperately need is to face the way it is.

-Theresa Mancuso

It’s A Magical World, There Is Treasure Everywhere.

December 23rd, 2008



Throw Me A Rope

December 22nd, 2008

Cause everything’s easier when you’re beside me,
Come back and find me cause I feel alone.

-KT Tunstall

A Day Without Sunshine

November 24th, 2008

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

-Steve Martin

How Far We’ve Come

November 20th, 2008

Waking up at the start of the end of the world,
But it’s feeling just like every other morning before,
Now I wonder what my life is going to mean if it’s gone,
The cars are moving like a half a mile an hour
And I started staring at the passengers who’re waving goodbye
Can you tell me what was ever really special about me all this time?

I believe the world is burning to the ground
Oh well I guess we’re gonna find out
Let’s see how far we’ve come

– Matchbox Twenty

Waiting In Vain

November 18th, 2008

From the very first time I blessed my eyes on you, girl
My heart says follow t’rough
But I know, now, that I’m way down on your line
But the waitin’ feel is fine
So don’t treat me like a puppet on a string
Cause I know I have to do my thing
Don’t talk to me as if you think I’m dumb
I wanna know when you’re gonna come – soon

I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love
I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love

-Bob Marley

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