February 26, 2009
February 24, 2009
February 23, 2009
February 18, 2009
February 17, 2009
February 13, 2009
I'm for reckless abandon
like the twin flutes I kept in the trunk of my car
in a box labeled Emergency Champagne Glasses!
Raise an unexpected glass to long, cold winters
and sweet hot summers and the beautiful confusion of the times in between.
To the unexpected drenching rain that leaves you soaking
wet and smiling breathless;
"We danced in the garden in torn sheets in the rain,"
we were christened in the sanctity of the sprinkler,
can't you hear it singing out its Hallelujah?
Here's to the soul-expanding power
of the simply beautiful.
See, things you hate, things you despise,
multinational corporations and lies that politicians tell,
injustices that make you mad as hell,
that's all well and good.
And as far as writing poems goes,
I guess you should.
It just might be a poem that gets Mumia released,
brings an end to terrorism or peace in the middle east.
But as far as what soothes me, what inspires and moves me,
honesty behooves me to tell you your rage doesn't move me.
See, like the darkest of clouds my heart has a silver lining,
which does not harken to the loudest whining,
but beats and stirs and grows ever more
when I learn of the things you're actually for.
That's why I'm for best friends, long drives, and smiles,
nothing but the sound of thinking for miles.
may we learn the lessons of their love by heart.
For therapy when you need it,
and poetry when you need it.
And the wisdom to know the difference.
The solution to every problem usually involves some kind of liquid,
even if it's only Emergency Champagne
or running through the sprinkler.
Can't you hear it calling you?
I'm for crushes not acted upon, for admiration from afar,
for the delicate and the resilient and the fragile human heart,
may it always heal stronger than it was before.
For walks in the woods, and for the woods themselves,
by which I mean the trees. Definitely for the trees.
Window seats, and locally brewed beer,
and love letters written by hand with fountain pens:
I'm for all of these.
I'm for evolution more than revolution
unless you're offering some kind of solution.
I'm for the courage it takes to volunteer, to say "yes," "I believe," and "I will."
For the bright side, the glass half full, the silver lining,
and the optimists who consider darkness just a different kind of shining.
So don't waste my time and your curses on verses
about what you are against, despise, and abhor.
Tell me what inspires you, what fulfills and fires you,
put your precious pen to paper and tell me what you're for!
February 10, 2009
February 9, 2009
I want to tell you all about all the cool things that I'm learning in Master Gardeners. I want to show you doodle-notes and the super-thick Training Manual. I want to tell you that I'm helping with the newspaper's gardening column. (!!!) I want to tell you that gardeners make awesome food and are really fun, gentle folks to hang around. I want to tell you that the weather lecture was fascinating and that words like "morphology" and "physiology" and "winged schizocarp" make my brain tickle. I want to tell you that onions and potatoes are actually stem modifications - but that sweet potatoes are not. (??)
February 8, 2009
February 2, 2009
PICK & MIX
You have an eclectic approach to decorating and furnishing your home, mixing and matching on a whim, without worrying necessarily about 'design credentials' or forbidding price tags. That's not to say you lack style or flair - far from it. In fact, your home is a happy expression of your personality: relaxed, quirky and interesting.
You go for a fusion of styles that express your taste and personality. In the wrong hands, an eclectic approach can end up looking like a living room of leftovers. The great thing is that anything goes (well, almost). The challenge is to seamlessly pull everything together. Build up the elements of the room around key pieces of furniture, and exercise some discipline: lucky dips are all well and good, but what if you end up with the proverbial bad penny? Feminine accessories will make the room pretty and welcoming. And by exercising some discipline over your naturally eclectic instincts you can help pull the look together without detracting attention from key pieces of furniture. Vibrant, jewel-like colours command attention while tactile finishes and soft furnishings cry out for company. After pottering about in the garden, your living room's somewhere to put up your feet and take a well-earned rest.
Your bedroom shows a love of country comforts. Sleep is fundamentally important to our well being. Clean, fresh air can truly aid sleep, but so, too, does a well-made bed and the best mattress you can afford. Touch is an important issue in the bedroom, from crisp, linen sheets to wool or even sheepskin underfoot. You love the classic country look in your bedroom, using classic, neutral colours and textures to create an oasis of calm.
You're a home-lover, bringing a light, feminine touch to mealtimes. At home, your dining room may be quite formal at the same time as being light and airy, with pretty finishing touches. You're a home-maker par excellence, and mealtimes are the perfect occasion for bringing everyone together. If you like patterns ,especially floral ones, be careful about overdoing it: there's a thin line between feminine charms and the gilded lily. When it comes to entertaining, you like to make an effort for family and friends.
A little of what you fancy does you good -- even when you're working. Hot desking is all very well at work, but having a designated 'office' space at home really does make sense, even if it's in a corner of your bedroom. Your innate sense of style will probably lead you to creating a work space that's as individual as the rest of your home. Just bear in mind basic ergonomic principles, especially when choosing a desk and chair.
Your home's a happy hybrid of styles and influences that take your fancy.
I'd say that this sounds pretty accurate! I'd like to know, however, why when I took the quiz the first two times, I was a Pot-Luck Pro and now I'm a Pick & Mix.
What's your style according to Imagini?