Monday, September 25, 2006

"You got soup in my poetry!" "Your poetry is in my soup!"

Beautiful Soup by Lewis Carroll

BEAUTIFUL Soup, so rich and green,
Waiting in a hot tureen!
Who for such dainties would not stoop?
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!

Beau--ootiful Soo-oop!
Beau--ootiful Soo-oop!
Soo--oop of the e--e--evening,
Beautiful, beautiful Soup!

Beautiful Soup! Who cares for fish,
Game, or any other dish?
Who would not give all else for two
Pennyworth only of Beautiful Soup?
Pennyworth only of beautiful Soup?

Beau--ootiful Soo-oop!
Beau--ootiful Soo-oop!
Soo--oop of the e--e--evening,
Beautiful, beauti--FUL SOUP!

Friday, September 22, 2006

More Poetry!

A poem, by Rumi - a poet I like (translated from Persian, I believe):

I swallowed
some of the Beloved's sweet wine,
and now I am ill.
My body aches,
my fever is high.
They called in the Doctor and he said,
drink this tea!
Ok, time to drink this tea.
Take these pills!
Ok, time to take these pills.
The Doctor said,
get rid of the sweet wine of his lips!
Ok, time to get rid of the doctor.
A Haiku Moment (based on a true story)
Today's sushi lunch
Came with only one chopstick
Story of my life

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Donna Martin Graduates
After two sick days at home, I am chock full of Beverley Hills 90210, The Nanny, Ellen Degeneres and Star Trek. And a movie called Lady Jane, with the delectable Cary Elwes.

I'm still under the weather, so here's your mission: Pitch me a sitcom, starring you and me. What's the premise? What's our theme music? Who's our kooky neighbour? Any guest stars? What happens in the pilot?

Hit me, baby.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

I always do!
Sorry for the lack of new soup -- I've been sick.

Feeling much better now and should be ready for bon homie and joviality now.

Have to go. Ice Prince's club starts tonight and rules states "Make sure your beaver is dressed appropriately for outdoor activities."

Monday, September 18, 2006

Thanks to Crabby for the new banner inspiration.

Question O' The Day
a)What's your favourite cover tune?
b) What tune would you like to see covered and by whom?

I am very fond of Rufus doing Hallelujah (kd mangles it). I like Dixie Chicks' Landslide. I love punk covers. Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm is great.

I would like to hear Freddie Mercury sing "I Will Always Love You." Seriously. It would be awesome.

How about you?

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I only looked up because I heard the word “stud”
Remember the bedazzler? Well, Fresh and I were watching tv last night and an ad came on for GeMagic. It’s the bedazzler for the 21st century! (Although I’m pretty sure they just slapped a sticker with a new logo on all the old bedazzler guns in a warehouse in Topeka.)

But wait, there's more! Not only do you get the Bedazzler (sorry Gemagic), you also get the rhinestones, studs, transfers and a special GeMagic Transfer Tool. Know what a special GeMagic Transfer Tool is? A PENCIL! See it in the picture? It’s even pre-sharpened. Unless I didn’t read the print and it says “Recommended usage mode pictured. GeMagic Transfer Tool may not be exactly as illustrated.” Or maybe for another $19.95 they will sell you the special GeMagic Transfer Tool Maintenance Policy®, whereby you may ship your transfer tool to Topeka to be honed by trained GeMagic Transfer Tool Technicians.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

C'mon. It's funny! Admit it!
Am I a bad person for finding it amusing that 2 Swiss tourists were killed with a Swiss army knife? Was their German friend killed by a German Shepherd?

Monday, September 11, 2006

Friday, September 08, 2006

Rose Coloured Glasses
I bought some new sunglasses – expensive for me: $9.99! Anyhow, they add a beautiful golden glow to everything, as if the sun is just rising or setting.

The TIFF is on (Toronto International Film Festival) and I’m right in the midst of the action at Bay and Bloor. Yesterday at lunch, I was going out and I ran into a free Barenaked Ladies concert on Bellair! I walked right up to the barrier and there they were. I don’t know how many songs they played, but the last one I heard was Brian Wilson. It made me so happy – I’ve never seen them live before! After that I tried to buy lunch somewhere and everywhere was packed. Pustateri’s was full of assistants at the deli counter. One had a giant dayplanner and a headpiece and was yelling into it; “No? Well, what DOES he eat then? How about Chicken Caesar?” Fresh saw Christopher Walken last month and last year Orlando Bloom watched Ice Prince have a temper tantrum. I‘ll let you know who I see this year.

Ice Prince is loving Grade One. Today is sunny and warm. My hair is perfect, my coffee is hot, the washer is fixed and my size 10 stuff is too big. Life is good.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Spidey, you old flatterer, you!

So at lunchtime I picked up some Spider-man school supplies for Ice Prince at the dollar store. They seem to be of Chinese origin. At the bottom of the glue stick it says:

"My heart is flammable when less your beautiful eyes."
Back to life, back to reality, back to the here and now.

Vacation was good. Pictures to come. But in a nutshell: wearing the cute shoes, eating, drinking, hiking, canoeing, dusting, ironing, buying all of the fresh basil in a 100 km radius. Hope everybody likes bruschetta!

Young Ice Prince started Grade One today. I wasn’t freaked out about Junior or Senior Kindergarten, but I’m totally bent out of shape about this. Don’t know why.

So I said to IP: "I'll miss you today!" He said: "Oh, Mommy. You don't have to worry about me. It'll be just like French Camp. Besides, you have lots of friends at work and I'll see you before long."

So I guess I’ll just have to trust him. He’ll be fine. I just hope he isn’t too bored.

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