Entries from November 2009

the christmas bells that ring there, are the clanging chimes of doom.

November 30, 2009

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once i hear this song, my christmas season officially begins.

it’s 1984, i’m 8 years old wearing my “CHOOSE LIFE”

t-shirt watching the making of Band-Aid over and over again. my dad was able to snag a bootleg copy, and i watched that fucking thing on repeat for 25 days straight. rewinding each time the bananarama girls appeared on screen. i wanted to be keren (she was the brunette.) would try to mimic her portion of “wishing you a happy christmas.” very cool, very shy, very skinny……all that i was not.

george michael would appear all feathered and hunky in his oversized, black & white geometric, unbuttoned, collared shirt (chest hair amply displayed.) i couldn’t hide my love. when watching the video with others (especially parents and adults) i’d try my damnest not to smile back at him. but he’d appear, and i’d lose my self. i’d later cry not understanding why George Michael couldn’t come into my life and make it less sad. my mom and aunts would tease me. i hated them. i hated myself more for wanting to escape with a man who talked funny, but who made my stomach swish. so what if an 8-year-old wants to marry a closeted gay man (might turn out better than some of the hetero marriages going on.)

george and i have gone our separate lifestyles ways, but it still doesn’t change the fact that he’s still part of the greatest christmas carol ever (in my opinion.)

every time i hear “Feed the World” i truly want to grab a stranger’s hand and twirl around the market square yelling Happy Christmas to All!!!!!

What songs get you in the christmas spirit?

Let’s put the song on repeat, turn it up loud, and dance together (sort of…..-you at your screen, me at my screen) around our computers!!!!!!! silly. happy.

Ready???….GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gutty Little Bruins

November 28, 2009

Biggest game of the season today!! Even though I can’t stand our crook coach, I’ll be 8 clapping my Bruins into victory. Our arch-rivals are blood thirsty, we haven’t played well for years, it will get ugly.

But at least we have the hotter cheerleaders.

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Check out  the Food Librarian‘s super Martha-y tailgate. Loving the support!

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Go Bruins!!!!! Happy Weekend Everyone,

Katie

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cold

November 27, 2009

double wool up to my knees. down zippered jacket worn under the covers. two golden retrievers valiantly striving to thaw my feet and chest. the fire cackles worthlessly. why can’t i ever get warm?

maybe my parents did adopt me from a gecko family?

i can feel frost form over my bones. lying down it’s an icier chill; less stoke for body heat.

don’t you dare close that window!!!  the cold makes me ache for the honeyed warmth i so greedily took for granted.

moving into the cold just for today.

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