Archive for August 6th, 2005
Well as most close to me know, I just love me some Wham! … so when Levi went to the Book Expo this year, he couldn’t pass up a chance to get me an advance copy of I’m Coming to Take You to Lunch : A Fantastic Tale of Boys, Booze and How Wham! Were Sold to China. You never know what you’ll find out when you read travel stories or memoirs, you may get funny anecdotes, detailed cultural observations and descriptive passages on the people, scenery integral to the story. I’m happy to share this gem with you:
“Later, George came back from his boat trip, happy with the days filming. But the next morning when he looked at the rushes he flipped. “It’s my hair. It’s dreadful. Too long. To posey. Too poofy.”
You know it had to happen sometime:
We’re speeding toward midnight here, and I feel I should come up with something extra special — I’ll have to see what I can come up with. Tune back in for more literacy love. Oh … and seriously, pledge. Because if you don’t, who will? Exactly.
Now… on to the next installment of (cue music) Musical Questions: Answered!
1. Queen asks, “Are you ready? Are you ready for this? Are you hanging on the edge of your seat?”
Answer: I’m ready for this, that and the other. And I’m so far back in my seat, I may tip over.
2. The Black Eyed Peas inquired, “Where is the love?”
Answer: Next to the bathroom, third door on the left.
3. Everyone’s favorite 90’s mullet-man (besides Billy Ray Cyrus, naturally) wonders, “How am I supposed to live without you?”
Answer: Well, I’ll be here until 9am tomorrow, and after that, frankly I don’t know how you’re going to keep it together. I just don’t know.
4. The Cars (ironically) pose the question, “Who’s gonna drive you home?”
Answer: Uh, I’m already home, genius.
5. Janet (Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty) needs clarification on the following, “What have you done for me lately?”
Answer: Blogging 24 hours to raise money for literacy isn’t enough for ya, eh?
One of the great things about being a poet online and being able to connect with literary minded creative types on sites such as LitKicks, is the opportunity to swap ideas and share your work with those you feel a connection with. One of my favorite things in the whole world is my small, but growing, collection of handmade chapbooks, made by my friends from all around the world. Each has a personality, just like the artist who made it, and the words within are like postcards or letters from another point in time. Think of them like trading cards full of verse. For a $10 pledge, you’ll get a copy of my own chapbook; or if you mosey on over to Jamelah’s you can get your choice of chapbooks with the associated pledge ($10 for one, $15 for both!). They’re a great way to build your own little library of independent poets and writers. And they’re nice to look at, too.