Sunday, August 30, 2009

Song to The Siren

What I did on my Summer Vacation III

1. Push - Saphire
2. The Tender Bar - J.R. Moehringer
3. Let the Right One in - John Ajvide Lindqvist
4. When You are Engulfed in Flames- David Sedaris
5. The Elegance of The Hedgehog- Muriel Barbery
6. Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
7. The Master and Margarita- Mikhail Bulgakov
8. The Wordy Shipmates- Sara Vowell
9. Diary of a Teenage Girl- Pheobe Gloekner
10. The Golden Compass- Phillip Pullman
11. The Subtle Knife- " "
12. The Amber Spyglass- " "
13. The Host- Stephanie Meyer
14. Fetish/Burlesque & The Art of The Teese- Dita von Teese
15. The Untouched Key- Alice Miller
16. Neverwhere- Neil Gaiman
17. Debbie–an Epic- Lisa Robertson
18. The Selected Poems of Kenneth Patchen- Kenneth Patchen
19. The Outlander- Gil Adamson
20. The Other Queen- Philipa Gregory

The Word of the Day


in·cu·nab·u·lum (nky-nby-lm, ng-)
n. pl. in·cu·nab·u·la (-l)
1. A book printed before 1501; an incunable.
2. An artifact of an early period.

[New Latin incnbulum, from sing. of Latin incnbula, swaddling clothes, cradle : in-, in; see in-2 + cnbula, cradle, infancy (from cnae, cradle; see kei-1 in Indo-European roots).]

incu·nabu·lar (-lr) adj.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

What I did on my Summer Vacation II

I helped build a paper mache tree and painted a well in my friends front yard.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Witch of the Westmoreland

Pale was the wounded Knight
That bore the rowan shield
Loud and cruel were the ravens' cries
As they feasted on the field

Saying beck water cold and clear
Will never clean your wound
There's none but the witch of the Westmoreland
Can make thee hale and sound

So turn, turn your stallion's head
Till his red mane flies in the wind
And the rider of the moon goes by
And the bright star falls behind

And clear was the paley moon
When shadow passed him by
Below the hill were the brightest stars
When he heard the owlet cry

Saying Why do you ride this way
And wherefore came you here?
I seek the witch of the westmoreland
Who dwells by the winding mere

And it's weary by the Ullswater
And the misty brakefern way
Till through the cleft of the Kirkstane pass
The winding water lay

He said Lie down my brindled hound
And rest ye my good gray hawk
And thee my steed may graze thy fill
For I must dismount and walk

But come when you hear my horn
And answer swift the call
For I fear ere the sun will rise this morn
Ye will serve me best of all

And it's down to the water's brim
He's borne the rowan shield
And the goldenrod he has cast in
To see what the lake might yield

And wet rose she from the lake
And fast and fleet went she
One half the form of a maiden fair
With a jet-black mare's body

And loud long and shrill he blew
Till his steed was by his side
High overhead the gray hawk flew
And swiftly he did ride

Saying Course well me brindled hound
And fetch me the jet-black mare
Stoop and strike me good gray hawk
And bring me the maiden fair

She said Pray sheath thy silvery sword
Lay down thy rowan shield
For I see by the briny blood that flows
You've been wounded in the field

And she stood in a gown of a velvet blue
Bound round with a silver chain
And she's kissed his pale lips once and twice
And three times round again

And she's bound his wounds with the goldenrod
Full fast in her arms he lay
And he has risen hale and sound
With the sun high in the day

She said Ride with your brindled hound at heel
And your good gray hawk in hand
There's none can harm the knight who's lain
With the Witch of the Westmoreland


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

How I Spent My Summer Vacation (I)

AAmbien, Agony, Axiom, Agency, Accolades, Arrogant, Actually, Allegory, Accusatory, Atrocity, Alabaster, Activate, Alistair, Arouse, Acrobat, Aggravated, Alimony, Aesop, Alleviate

B Benevolent, Birthday, Burlap, Bureau, Buried, Bullshit, Batty, Bathsheba, Ballerina, Bugger, Bumblefuck, Bacitracin, Bagatelle, Bedazzle, Beloved, Beach-bum, Butter-bean, Barack, Breathe

C Character, Catheter, Campfire, Catfight, CAT scan, Creepy, Crinkle, Cataract, Caustic, Calm, Captain Crunch, Calamitous, Comfort, Creative, Cannon, Chelsea-cut, Callisto, Courageous, Caressing

D – Decimate, Diameter, Deathbed, Death-march, Dog-shit, Deep, Devil, Devil-dog, Dilapidated, Dick, Deaths-head moth, Degrading, Deadpan, Destructive, Delphi, DEA, Dutch, Delilah, Decoder-Ring

E – Efficient, Epigraph, Egg-noodle, Excellent, Eggplant, Erroneous, Elegant, Egg cream, Erroneous, Eggplant (2), Egregious, Elocution, Elegant, Elementary, Elongate, Errol Morris, Ebony, Excelsior, Elysian

F – Far-Away*, Fallopian, Free-shit, Fahrenheit, Frontal*, Freaky, Flap, Frankenstein, Flagrant, French, Fat, Fahrenheit (2), Fell, Far-out, Forever, Fatima, Finger-food, French, Fire-pit

G – Goad, Gentry, Gamekeeper, Gooky, Goad, Groupie, Gangrene, Gehan, Gothic, Gangrene, Gram parsons, Golly-gee-whiz, Giddy, Gethsemane, Gestalt, Golgotha, Gaping, Gunther, Gestate

H – Hieroglyph, High-jump, Hi-lighter, Helluva, Highbrow, Hippie, Hello, Heidegger, Heliotrope, Hilarious, Highlander, Horticulturalist, Hiroshima, Hijacker, Heroic, Hermione, Histrionic, Happiness, Hibiscus

I – Ignatius, Ignore, Instigator*, Investigation, Ick, Insane, Incite, Ingenious, Irreversible, Ingenious(2), Idle wild, I-really-don’t-wanna, Ignoramus, Illustrious, Isosceles, Ionia, Illusory, Iphegenia, Iliad

J – Jack-off, Joke, Jokester, Jailbird, Jazz, Jeepers, Jabberwocky, Jacaranda, Jar, Jargon, Juggernaut, Jellyroll, Jealousy, Jheri-curl, Jeopardy, Jasper, Japanese, Justification, Jeremiad

K – Kryptonite, Kilometer, Kelly-Green, Kremlin, Kite, Krispy, Kelvin, Kleptomaniac, King-sized, Kelp, Krispy Kreme, Karen Mulder, Killing Joke, Koala, Kant, Kaput, Keno, Knoxville, Kilometer(2)

L – Lesbian, Lunge, Loma Linda, Lamia, Lump, Laughter, Lamplighter, Liposuction, Latin, Lamentable, Loony Bin, Luminous, Lustily, Lampoon, Lugubrious, Loopy, Lilliputian, Luminosity (2?), Los Angeles

M – Menopause, Metronome, Magnesium, Murderer, Mump, Mysteries, Married, Melbourne, Memorial, Mediocre, Mastectomy
, Mephistopheles, Melatonin, Misnomer, Master, Men, Munchausen, Marriage, Metronome

N – Nome, Noh, Nope, Non, Nuzzle, Nibble, Noxious, Norelco, Narcoleptic, Nob, Node, Nora Ephron, Nibble, Not-withstanding, Neoprene, Nesbit, Nap, Nibble, Necessary

O – Opulent, Open-heart-Surgery, Opiates, Oops, Open, Operate, Obvious, Oxtail, Oopsy daisy*, Oppressive, Orator, Opportunistic infection, Ovulate, Operatic, Ovum, Operator, Obligatory, Odin, Oblige

P – Piss-poor, Pencil, Punch, Pedophile, Preen, Pensive, Pelt, Putrescent, Pleasing, Poor, Pustule, 
 Pastime, Posterior, Palimpsest, Postulate, Poltergeist, Parental, Pegasus, Parenthesis

Q – Question, Queer, Quarrel, Question-mark, Quail, Queenlier, Quandary, Quest, Questionable, Query, Queering, Quarrel, Quaint, Quip, Quandary, Quash, Quest (2), Quill, Quip(2)

R – Redolent, Radical, Resuscitate, Rug-rat, Resident, Responder, Relegate, Retirement, Restraint, Righteous, Respirator, Re-vamp, Rescue, Rebecca, Resuscitate (2), Rapacious, Rebate, Repetitious, Re-build

S – Succulent, Salacious, Stabbed*, Sociopath, Stamp, Stoop, Star-crossed, Saliva, Stuck, Salacious, Saliva(2), Stash, Stave, Sunny day, SWANS, Stymied, Stencil, Static, Staccato

T – Timorous, Tumor, Tubby, Trial, Tongue, Tacky, Terrified, Tuckered, Turgid, Tug, Tub
, Tracks, Touch, Televangelism, Totality, Tacky-ass-shit (2?), Tap-dancer, Tonga, Telepathically

U – Uvula, Uber, Underground, Uterus, Up, Ugly, Usually, Ubangi, Uncle, Unbelievable, Unusual, Ultra, Underling, Utah, Underneath, Ursula Andress, Ululation, Uranus, Ululation(2)

V – Vagrant, Vex, Vaccine, Vagina, Vroom, Vampire, Valium, Ventricle, Vanya, Vagabond, Vaccination scar, Vox, Volkswagon, Ventilation, Vestal, Varushka, Vampy, Vaseline, Vex

W – What-the-fuck, Wig, Wocka-Wocka, Witch, What, What’s-his-face, Wuss, Will-o-the-whisp, Wuzzy, Website, Wildebeest
, Wuddayawant, Wanderer, Washing-machine, Wax, Weft, Weirdo, Wookie, Whispering

X – Xenophobe, Xylophone, Xlap-you-in-the-face, Xx, Xanadu, Xerox, XXX, Xanax, Xenon, Xena, Xiang
, Xerces, Xenophobe, Xoxo, Xochitl, Xylophone(2), X-rated, Xenia, X-Ray Spex

Y – You, Yak, Young, Yeasty, Yuppie, Yelp, Yellow-bellied, Yearning, Yea, Yurt, Yellow-bellied bastard
, Yammer, Yearling, Youngbloods, Yurt, Yodel, Yarrow, Yackity-yack, Yes Sir I like to Boogie

Z – Zoe trope, Zipper, Zap, Zoom, Zippo, Zimbra, Zombie, Zapatos, Zookeeper, Zorro, Zorba, Zimbabwe, Zoe, Zippitydoodah, Z-boy, Zed, Zoologist, Zoe trope(2), Zarathustra

post LA-BC's

Alleviate, Breathe, Caressing, Decoder-ring, Elysian, Fire-pit, Gestate, Hibiscus, Iliad, Jeremiad, Kilometer, Los Angeles, Metronome, Necessary, Oblige, Parenthesis, Quip, Re-build, Staccato, Telepathically, Ululation,Vex,Whispering, X-Ray Spex, Yes Sir I like to Boogie, Zarathustra.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Aesop, Barack, Courageous, Delilah, Excelsior, French, Gunther, Happiness, Iphegenia, Justification, Knoxville, Luminosity, Marriage, Nibble, Odin, Pegasus, Quill, Repetitious, Static, Tonga, Uranus, Vaseline, Wookie, Xenia, Yackity-yack, Zoetrope.

Saturday, August 1, 2009