Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tiger Balm and wine (free association Tuesday)

Do you have a perch?
Mine is my leather couch, which faces the fireplace and television.
I've not been on it much, except these days I spend not really just watching TV and, umm, drinking wine.
I lie on the couch and use a rolling pin on my leg to work out the soreness. It really works.
So from this vantage point, there's a good view of the Tiger Balm and wine, as you can see. Only thing missing is the Advil. Damn. Forgot to shoot that. A picture, not the pill.

I had espresso at 4, so sleep will not come easy. Couldn't help it, though. I love the smell of freshly brewed, strong coffee in a newsroom.
So lets free associate:
--Purpose driven life. Did we really say "I want to be THIS when I grow up and THIS is what we meant?
--Once you discover your neuroses, do you really do anything about them, other than obsess about your findings?
--Do you really want to boot all the gays out of the military? Seriously? I can't believe the joint chief won't apologize for his remarks. (It seems like a current event was needed here).
--On being ordinary. Was Meredith's mom right or was she just being a bitch?
-- New strings on a guitar is heavenly. The instrument almost plays itself.

--Lyrics with beautiful, deep meaning (U2):
...See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out
It was a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
Beautiful day...

(Yep, trying to learn how to play that...beautiful song).

--Does class, race, orientation play into any part of your day?
--Want or responsibility. Do you have to make a choice about either?
Why should we choose, ever?

2 comments:

MotownRunnerGirl said...

nice post. don't forget to hydrate!!! with all the um, wine, you have to get some water in there too. i had two glasses last night. hope it doesn't cancel out my meds....it was very nice to have wine with dinner.

on the gays in the military, i can't believe this is still an issue.

never experienced new strings...wait, my strings ARE still new.

Amy said...

I couldn't help making a comment here. No, I don't think Meredith's mom was right. It is just a show but do you really get to be a dr. if you are ordinary. And even if you are ordinary, you shouldn't be so to your own mom. As for gays in the military, gay people who are citizens of this country that want to serve it should be allowed to do so. I realize they feel there could be some issues with the close quarters etc but we make accomodations for everyone else so make a few more. The only way this could truly become an issue is in the event of sexual misconduct and let's face it, we have that and deal with it between men and women. It should be dealt with the same way. People are idiots. Who determined that only straight people can be good citizens?? Sounds a little like Hitler. Back in the day you had to be white too. Ugh