whatever that means

  • glenn reynolds says: sarah who?

tiny fragments of perfection

  • if i was all the colors, i would paint you pretty in gold in a picture. (jason mraz/zero percent interest).

  • as i took him in my arms he screamed i'm not insane i'm just looking for someone to understand my pain... (five for fighting/the devil in the wishing well)

  • only the curious have something to find (nickel creek/this side)

  • you dream of colors that have never been made, you imagine songs that have never been played (this side/nickel creek)

  • it's when you cry just a little but you laugh in the middle that you've made it (jason mraz/tonight, not again)

  • don't try to fix me, i'm not broken (evanescence/hello)

another whole box of pandora's

  • i'm not the kind of man who tends to socialize/ i seem to lean on old familiar ways/ and i ain't no fool for love songs that whisper in my ears/ still crazy after all these years (paul simon / still crazy after all these years)

  • but there's something in the way you laugh that makes me feel like a child... aspects of life they confuse me, you and your thesis amuse me... after and afternoon with you... and your rich brown eyes your lips and your dark hair, elbows and exposed knees tossing toward the ceiling... after an afternoon... (jason mraz/ after an afternoon)

a long awaited end

  • face to palm... tear to tear... mouth to tongue... heart to ground... i am in love... (jason mraz/ after an afternoon)

  • there's no place to hide but i don't think i'm scared. (nickel creek/this side)

  • with a broken wing, she carries her dreams. man you oughta see her fly. (a broken wing / martina mcbride)

zero percent mine

  • all lyrics headers are lifted from my pretend boyfriend jason mraz's "zero percent interest"

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Thursday, May 06, 2004



A tiny bit of advice, take it for what it's worth.

Your speech was just fine. Be happy with what you write. Assume that whatever you write is however you felt at the time. No need to apologize later. If you truly capture the moment that exists in your mind, that's all you should aspire to.


Woohoo...congrats on the excellent interviews.

You know, on the migraines, botox (dirty word I know) has actually been effective in lessening the frequency and severity of migraines.

I'd love to help you pack, but I'm in Virginia see, and I'm still waiting on word back on some jobs from companies that might say "we need you yesterday". Kinda puts a crimp in my free time just a bit.

But then, you probly wouldn't want someone of my advanced years lifting all those heavy boxes of shoes. :P

I can picture the scene now: Me writhing on the ground with an impacted fingernail or ruptured earlobe and you'd be all like, Criminy! I have a job to get to, and I know this old geezer will try to sue me for all my IMAO goodies.. I think I'll just put him out of my, er, his misery and bury him out back!.

Besides, ye hardly know me. ;)


Speaking as someone who moved away from the wonderful Ft Worth to live in (of all places) Mississippi and Oklahoma...

What are you thinking? Lubbock? There's not even a song about Lubbock!

But congratulations on the jobs anyway. I hope there's a big "entertainment bonus" for the Netflix subscription you're going to need.


david, thanks for the advice... sorry, i should have winked after i said the thing about it being boring; i actually thought it was pretty funny. i do know i'm hilarious. ;)

thanks, krakatoa; yes, it's true, i would hate for you to break a hip. :P (i'm not worried about not knowing ye, i'm sure i could take you in an unfair fight.)

al (hey!), i would agree about lubbock; what i noticed about it (besides the NO TRAFFIC thing, wow) was that it was very brown. if i have to live there, i can always write a song about it...

if i had only one place to choose from,
and all the others were full,
i'd cry my pretty eyes out and feel bummed,
'cause lubbock would not be so cool...
i mean, sure they have coach bob knight
(don't you dare call him bobby...)
but how could life ever be right
when the cineplex is too small for a lobby?
oh, lubbock, lubbock, brown barren lubbock,
i'll go to you if i have to...
oh, lubbock, lubbock, traffic-free lubbock,
i'll go to you if i must do...

there you go.

Jeffrey Collins

sarah, somehow i doubt you'd endear yourself to fellow lubbockians (or whatever they call themselves) with that song. it was hilarious though.


Too bad you haven't found something here is Arizona. We were just up at the Canyon and I can't wait to go back. There are no words amazing enought to describe it. I too think it would be cool to live down in the canyon, it's almost like another planet. (And there are already great songs written about Arizona, although your Lubbock song rocks!).


hey, sarahk, i'm a new lurker, headed here from IMAO.
i've bookmarked your site and will be checking in pretty much daily!
congrats on winning the contest, and good luck with the moving
and the migraines and the job hunt ... i can relate, TOTALLY.
hubby and i are in the middle of moving, he gets migraines and i
get sinus headaches, and we just did the job-hunt-thing last year.
be prayin' for ya!


The song really needs to be set to a tune. What is the tune? I'm trying some but the meter is wrong. Did you have one in mind?


lol @ your ode to lubbuck!


I think the song's great and I'm a huge Texas homer. But I also think that, far from endearing yourself, you might not even be allowed to live there now. Fortunately for you, I don't think the internet has caught on there yet. Last I heard, it was all morse code or nothing.


jeffrey, thank you, but i'm hoping to drive them all away. :D

jonag, after i read your comment i started getting really sad. :( i've looked in arizona (would LOVE to live in northern arizona), and there are plenty of accounting jobs in phoenix, but it's at least as humid as ft. worth, and i'm ready for a drier climate unless it's in the mountains. plus, there'd be all those Dawgs fans, and i'm not sure i could take that. ;) i would really love flagstaff or albuquerque, but there are ZERO jobs in flag and not much in new mexico either. oh well, at least amarillo (btw, i got the job here) is only 1 day's drive to the Canyon instead of 2 (yay!!!! it's all about the Canyon!!!!) and so close to mountains! (and thanks, i wrote the song more as a country tune, but i'll accept that it rocks). :D oh, i want to go hiking!!!

AimeeJ, thanks for coming over from IMAO; i hope you enjoy it here! and thanks for everything else, especially the prayers!

Mahatma, i did have one in mind, it's a folksy-country tune. the meter is just fine, thank you, you have to stretch out certain words and pause at appropriate moments.

thanks, krakatoa!

Al, i'm not sure that's a bad thing (not being allowed in), and LOL, i think it was pre-morse.

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