Meme – iTunes Poetry

Hey! Another meme!

Put your music player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs. Post the poem that results. The first line of the twenty-first song is the title.

Boat’s Up The River And It Won’t Come Down

There is trouble in the world today
On rides the captain and three hundred soldier lads
I hear what you’re telling me but that don’t make it so.
Well first you gotta want to get off

At first I didnt understand when she walked through the door
You’re like a cool breeze to a hot spell
He’s so fine
Can’t you see I love you

Hey porter, hey porter would you tell me the time
Let me tell ya little ’bout this lady I know
When I’m alone and I’m staring at my wedding band
Whoa my oh my oh my I’m falling in love again

You came home and that’s all right
Oh Susie Q baby I love you Susie Q
What kind of love have you got
It was my first night in paris
Girl, don’t tell me that it’s morning

I guess I should have known by the way you parked your car sideways
The full moon is glowing out so bright it’s right out on the highway
Reveal to me the mystery

Song List

He who laughs last probably made a backup.

You know, I don’t think I’ll try to force myself to post every day again. Maybe it’s that I feel obligated to post, which makes me rebel. Or maybe I just don’t have a life. :D

I’m ok with that, really. I happen to like my well upholstered rut.

Anyway. One more duty post after this one, and then it’s back to random sporadic posting. Maybe I’ll manage to post once a week!

Almost into the homestretch for this semester at school. One more test in Government, and I’ve got a paper in American Lit due, and that’s it.

Next term I’m taking three classes; two at the campus near me, and one online. I don’t know if “distance learning” will work for me, but I won’t unless I give it a shot.

I’m taking: Art History II1, Topics in US History – Women’s History2, and Microeconomics. Art History is the online one – we’ll see how it goes.

Well, it’s almost midnight, the stupid dog next door is barking his head off, and I need to get to bed. I better post this before my computer turns into a pumpkin or something!

1 Renaissance to present
2 There were other topics I’d have liked, such as WWII, Depression, Cold War, but this is the only one at “my” campus. I’m not yet ready to find/drive to other campuses.

Originally published at Jen’s Corner. You can comment here or there.


Between Macy’s rickrolling of America and the “Turkeys Away” episode of WKRP in Cincinnati, I don’t think today can get much better!

Confession: We’re having french dip sammiches tonight because the turkey isn’t completely thawed and we can’t be bothered to force it. :D I love a no-pressure holiday!

I’m thankful for:

  • My husband.
  • My non-annoying in-laws.
  • Being able to go to college at this late date.
  • Many other things I’m unable to articulate.
  • Also, my husband.

Wait, what?

I woke up (to pee, natch) before the alarm went off, and now I’m actually awake! What’s up with that?FIVE more days!

So that American Lit test I thought I blew? Got a 98. Seriously, what is wrong with me?? I still feel like my answers weren’t worth full points – I’m under the theory that the prof was scoring my test late, he wanted to get to bed, and was all “screw it, good enough.”

Or something.

Wow. Mornings. The sky just a few minutes ago was this gorgeous light purple. Normally, I’m against sunrises – the only way they should be greeted is if you haven’t gone to bed yet – but somehow today I’m awake. Weird. I hope it lasts all day!

I went grocery shopping yesterday. What a madhouse! Well, it wasn’t that bad I guess, just super crowded. Luckily, I didn’t need all that much. Although, both of us managed to forget to put rolls on the list – so I’ve got to decide just how much we need dinner rolls or crescent rolls for FoodMas dinner. Truthfully, probably not, really, but there is Tradition to be considered.

Hm. I could stop at Randall’s after school (~ 4pm on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving – what could go wrong?) for their pumpkin cinnamon cookies and some rolls… we’ll see.

I hate Randall’s. Prices are too high, to support their stupid card, and every time I go in there’s only one checkout open – I’m guessing to “encourage” use of the self-checkout machines. Screw that – they are poorly implemented, subject to many errors, and you still need someone hovering over you. Prices there are high enough that they can damn well check my stuff out themselves.

But those pumpkin cookies are goooood.

Apropos of absolutely nothing, I think animated favicons are just wrong.

See what happens when I go against the Nature Of Things?? You get a post like this one.

Well, it’s 7:30 now, so I guess since I am awake (usually I’m trying to drag myself out of bed at this time – and failing) I should take advantage of this bizarre behaviour and get moving.

Writer's Block: Eat, Drink, Be Merry

Things that might be on a TurkeyDay table that I’d rather not see:

Cranberry sauce1 – what can I say, I’ve never liked the stuff. In my family it was always the canned gel kind, with the can indents still on the… congealed red… stuff. Honestly, I don’t know if I’ve ever tried the “real” kind – and I don’t feel like I’m missing anything. :D

Peas – I. Hate. Peas. I’ve tried them a number of occasions, and I just Do Not Like them. Bleh.

Yams w/ marshmallows – ugh. Just, ugh.


I don’t care what anybody says, I love green bean casserole made with cream of mushroom soup and French’s fried onions.

So there.

1 sqlrob likes that kind of cranberry sauce, so we do have it for Tday. It’s alllll his though. :D

Also published at Jen’s Corner. You can comment here or there.

Mmmm… quizzes!

Fun quiz!

American Civil Literacy – take the quiz – No cheating, now!

You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

Average score for this quiz during November: 78.0%
Average score: 78.0%

I missed two on economics, which doesn’t surprise me. Hm. Maybe I should make an economics class my “unrestricted elective”.

I love history.

Originally published at Jen’s Corner. You can comment here or there.

Firefox Extensions I can't live without!

Application: Firefox 3.0.4 (2008102920)
Operating System: Darwin (x86-gcc3)


I’ve discovered that I don’t like the pressure of feeling like I have to post every day. I’m going to tough it out though, because I still feel bad about miserably failing the Project 365 photo challenge. At least it’s only one month. Can’t promise any earth-shattering or deeply moving posts though.

So, today.

School. Government is fun, we’re on the Bill of Rights. Talking about the first and fourth, and the class is an uproar. In American Lit we’ve gone from Thoreau and Whitman to the Declaration of Independence, Abigail and John Adam’s letters, and Frederick Douglass – the prof is… a bit odd. Fascinating guy, really, if a bit frustrating.

Once again, there was something else, but it’s slipped away now. Much like this evening has.