Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New Music and Books

It's a busy time around here. Tonight I had the pleasure to welcome my favorite Morrible Ever back to the show. She's such a gem!!! We are lucky to have her back with us.

Have you listened to your new Darren Hayes cds yet? After listening to mine in the last week, I find myself gravitating to "Sing to Me" the most. But then I always did gravitate towards gut-wrenching ballads. This Delicate Thing We've Made is full of delicious treats and full of electra, but it's not the old Savage Garden bubble-gum pop. Listen to the lyrics, once again Darren is exercising his demons, and doing it with well written songs. Prepare to be taken on a journey. You will dance, you will cry, and love almost every minute of it. I didn't realize I could dance and cry at the same, outside of a concert hall.

Terry Brooks "The Elves of Cintra" was released today, taking us further on his journey of blending the Shannara and Word/Void series together. The first 120 pages have been very engaging, all of our characters are drawing closer together, we have had our first character death, and it's not at all lacking in action. So far, this novel is Moving!!!

That being said: I am off to retire with a good book!

Love and Light!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Anticipation - Dedication

The wait is almost over!! Tomorrow all of us U.S. fans will be able to get our hands on the third solo release of Mr. Darren Hayes. Best of Luck to Powdered Sugar.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Yesterday (after foolishly leaving the windows open without putting my nyc screens in), I had a Swarm of houseflies in the house. ICK. Out to buy a flyswatter this morning. I have served death to the dozen or so that the girrls didn’t hunt down. It was a joint effort this morning, until Bast became frightened of Daddy Thor wielding his swatter and serving death while simultaneously invoking the wrath stored from a night of being dive-bombed, and fed upon in his sleep. Roo, of course, was impressed and hungry for the hunt, although she was momentarily confused by the ones that were falling to her level already, alas, dead. “Leave a few for me daddy!” I believe she now stands a little more in awe of my stealth… in as much as a feline huntress can be impressed with mere human abilities. She has since been circling the “wand,” wishing she had thumbs…

The Hopi Elders Speak:

The Hopi Elders Speak

We Are the Ones
We've Been Waiting For.
You have been telling the people that this is the
Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the
people that this is The Hour.

And there are things to be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?

Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

This could be a good time!

There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great
and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel
they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination. The elders say we
must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the
river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the
water. See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally.

Least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do,
our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!

Banish the word struggle from your attitude and
your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done
in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we've been waiting for.

--The Elders Oraibi
Arizona Hopi Nation

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

2007 reading list, thus far:

  1. The Dragon Reborn – Robert Jordan *Reread
  1. The Dragon Reborn- Robert Jordon *
  2. The Shadow Rising - Robert Jordon*
  3. The Easy Way to Stop Smoking- Allen Carr
  4. The Fires of Heaven- Robert Jordon*
  5. Lord of Chaos- Robert Jordon*
  6. A Crown of Swords- Robert Jordon*
  7. The Path of Daggers- Robert Jordon*
  8. Winter's Heart- Robert Jordon*
  9. Hell's Belles- Jackie Kessler
  10. Crossroads of Twilight- Robert Jordon*
  11. Opeous Wicked- Kevin Kern
  12. Knife of Dreams- Robert Jordon*
  13. Girls Guide to Witchcraft- Mindy Klasky
  14. Shadowmarch- Tad Williams
  15. One Night Stand- Ben Tyler
  16. Bridge of Dreams- Chaz Brenchley*
  17. River of the World- Chaz Brenchley
  18. Into A Dark Realm- Raymond Fiest
  19. Daughter of the Empire- Raymond Fiest and Janny Wurts
  20. Servant of the Empire- Raymond Fiest and Janny Wurts
  21. Mistress of the Empire- Raymond Fiest and Janny Wurts
  22. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and other Extreme Sports- James Patterson
  23. The Quest- Wilber Smith
  24. Lady of the Reeds- Pauline Gedge*
  25. Good Omens- Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  26. Sing the Quarters- Tanya Huff
  27. Lords and Ladies- Terry Pratchett
  28. Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows- Rowling
  29. Already Dead- Charlie Huston
  30. The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfus

That's the list so far. Details: 19 new reads of the 31, and a total of 16674 pages.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Monday Monday

Its amazing. It is Monday. A day off. After having so very many of them in a row, it is nice to experience a day off (or at least a day away from the theatre).

What have a done with this day? Cleaned. Swept. Mopped. Toiled in my dustcap.
The biggest smile of the day? Pulling the clean wet rugs out of the washing machine. Who knew that that one rug had white in it? LMAO

Digging through files, looking through owners manuals. Trashing things I no longer own, and searching for the correct light bulbs for the ceiling fan. Trying hard to find the manual for the bookshelves. I am beyond need of another one, Target is no longer carrying the two I already own, which are pretty perfect and match all the rest of the house furniture. I can't find the freaking manual. Although I do know what the company is, so I suppose I'll be hitting the internet later this evening.

That's the quick check in today. I'm cleaning. ;-)

Friday, August 10, 2007


The weather has finally broken. It's a comfortable 70 degrees here in the city. The humidity is falling from the sky. More rain, but the morning commute wasn't as bad as they thought. My commute was just fine, I had little problem getting from the bedroom to the bathroom this morning. LOL And all this rain, and (knock wood) no flooding in my apartment.

The show is going well; it is just as big and bad as ever. Keep buying those tickets, daddy has a concert habit to fund and is going to London.

Scott gave me a copy of The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, warning me he couldn't put it down. I concur, it's off to a great start. I'm going to return to it here, and have some lunch. And enjoy being the apartment with the windows open and listening to the rainfall and the cool breezes... A break from the rainforest climate it has been here for the last week.

Love and Light!

Thursday, August 09, 2007


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Ask Not

Ask not for whom the bells tolls, young man; it tolls for thee.

It's August 7th. My blissfully long lived Holiday is over, I am returning to work today. I've been trying to deny it all last week, but today I face the music.

Actually, I've already faced the music. I wandered into the theatre on Saturday and hung out for act one, observing. Normally, I wouldn't have to do this, but with the Green Machine, one never knows what they have changed lately, and better to see it than be guessing in the middle of a 3 hour musical. It was a great afternoon, of peoples eyes lighting up, hugs, and the question, "When are you coming back?!"

Tuesday. Today.

Where did the time go? Why don't I have my List of things to do completed? Have I truly been so lazy?! Evidently yes. I have managed to get some much needed rest, and my health is currently back under my control. It is time to get some money back into the bank. The more I research London, the more I come to realize I'm about to holiday in a place that is even more expensive than the city I live in. (I would have never thought I would say that).

4 hours before I have to report. Time to put the finishing touches on the apartment, and finish sorting/packing the bag to take to work. Monkeys require tools, and I know they are in this house somewhere.

Has anyone seen my 'open mind?!"

Love and Light!

Thursday, August 02, 2007


I just loved this shot of one of Anne's poolside decorations. The Tortoise and the Hare fairy tale come instantly to mind.

The Big O - Pictorial

I will always defend Omaha. It is a city that is near and dear to me, I had a blast living there... and it's even nicer to return for a holiday... and the pool!!


It is 95 degrees outside today. So I'm staying inside with the girls... heres a few from The New England Coast...

Right before sunset on the ocean side of Watch Hill.

This was the day before in the mist... it was so very Goonies...

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

On the Verge of Something Wonderful

On the Verge of, on the verge of something wonderful.

A resurgence, on the edge of something wonderful.

I finalized plans for the THE trip of the year: I'm soon to be off to London, going to see

Really close:

At Royal Albert Hall

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: It's ok, be jealous. Happy early Birthday to ME!!!

I've become an absolute Hayes Junkie again. I've always adored the voice and the performance, but now I'm positively smitten!!!

You can dance in the devil's shoes, if you like walking in heels,
There's a decent living to be made in the selling out of ideals,
You can lose you way, in the big city,
Get distracted and lost, and feel pretty, yeah...

I want you, I need you;
I don't want to please you, or belong to anyone.
But life is for living, for not people pleasing,
A race that has never been won.