Alice, schmalice

Just who the heck is Alice, anywayz? This post is primarily based on the chorus from the ubiquitous song, but Alices abound in literature for those of all ages. (Go Ask Alice, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Alice in Wonderland… Alice from Mel’s Diner, you get the idea. Feel free to respond with more sightingsContinue reading “Alice, schmalice”

Everybody talks

“Never thought I’d see the day, when everybody’s words got in the way,” Everybody Talks, Neon Trees Blah blah blah. Yadda yadda yadda. Wha, wha, wha. (Side note: how do you spell what the adults in Charlie Brown’s world sound like? Hm.) Many of us talk to hear ourselves speak, but we aren’t really sayingContinue reading “Everybody talks”

“Don’t be fancy, just get dancy”

“Don’t get fancy, just get dancy,” Raise your Glass, P!nk You’ve all, no doubt, heard of the KISS method. Depending on if it’s the teacher who’s got to behave themselves, or your Dad, who doesn’t, the letters stand for either: “keep it short n’ sweet,” or “keep it simple, stupid”.  Why are we so insistentContinue reading ““Don’t be fancy, just get dancy””

“Message to myself”

As the hardest-working lazy person you’re likely to meet, I have spares everywhere. There are nearly-spent toilet paper rolls in the vanity, there’s a quarter in the change compartment of my wallet (thanks for the suggestion, sis), along with a twenty dollar bill in my super-secret wallet compartment (thanks, Mom), there used to be breadContinue reading ““Message to myself””

“Love’s an hourglass…”

“Love’s an hourglass, it goes out wide and comes in closer,” “Amnesty is Granted” by Sammy Hagar. *side note right up top: this is on the Meat Loaf Album, Welcome to the Neighborhood, so my assumption was that it was, like most of Meat’s songs, written by the prolific and incomparable Jim Steinman. Whoops! #themoreyouknow Continue reading ““Love’s an hourglass…””

“If ya got no love…”

“If ya got no love, then you’re with the wrong…” Rock DJ by Robbie Williams How did you finish the lyric? (It’ll be at the end. No spoilers per se, but I cut it off there on purpose.) Love is a funny thing. As Huey Lewis & the News called it, “…a curious thing…make oneContinue reading ““If ya got no love…””

Woyms

“There’s a bathroom on the right…”  This is not the lyric, but it’s so commonly misheard in the same way that John Fogerty, lead singer of the now-defunct band Creedence Clearwater Revival, oft’ used to do a verse or two “wrong.” For the purists, the chorus is “there’s a bad moon on the rise,” andContinue reading “Woyms”

“Stand in the place where you live”

“Stand in the place where you live” – Stand by REM It may have taken awhile, but I am firmly rooted in who I am, and who I am not. My parents raised me to speak my mind. It is good to have opinions…but not too many. How many of us, especially those cis-gendered femalesContinue reading ““Stand in the place where you live””

“We moonwalk the foxtrot & polka the salsa,” Spice up Your Life, Matt Rowe, Richard Stannard, and the Spice Girls Besides being super-catchy, and getting lots of air play throughout the 90s, this group’s songs were anthems for girls (and humans) everywhere. While Girl Power! as a battle cry might not have aged well intoContinue reading

Salisbury ‘cuz there’s a lot at steak…

Salisbury ‘cuz there’s a lot at steakā€¦ “You can keep my things, they’ve come to take me home,” Solisbury Hill by Peter Gabriel You never know how much cr*p you have until you have to move it. I have moved a LOT in my day, and it does not get any easier. But, every moveContinue reading “Salisbury ‘cuz there’s a lot at steak…”