Sunday, February 10, 2008


I'm finally back on my own computer!


First things first:

In the "You Make My Day" groupings, the coveted and much-anticipated tenth spot goes to the lovely Kate at tinywarbler. I am so inspired by her sweet little creations--it's no surprise that she has a wonderful etsy shop. To top it off, her blogging-style makes me think she's someone I'd like to know. Perhaps now that I'm in the NW and nearer Canada, we could rendezvous at a Tim Horton's for coffee and sweets. (But I bet she knows of a cool local bakery with good coffee!!) Sorry to keep everyone waiting for the tenth, but good things come to those who wait!

Trivia question from my redhead, "Did anybody NOT named Billy Wilder make a good movie in the 1950's?" He doesn't think so.

Clarification from my other-other-half, KT. I said we were like corn and peas. She has amended and corrected that definition. I am carrots, she is peas. Thus I present to you.....

KT & kt

Sorry about the wonky spacing. I'm out of practice. There is carrot-related knitting happening; FO soon to make it's debut. Come back this weekend and see, ok?

In sports, three cheers for my old softball team, the Tempe Black Sox--they won their first game of the year, 24-0, even without my stellar catching skills. Go Black Sox!

Time to go for now. Back soon, and I promise photos of Washington State. (We really DID move, I swear!)

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Just because

"Lydia The Tattooed Lady" by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg

sung (magnificently) by Groucho in At The Circus

My life was wrapped around the circus.Her name was Lydia.I met her at the world’s fair in 1900,marked down from 1940.
Ah, Lydia.She was the most glorious creature
Under the su-un.Guiess. DuBarry. Garbo.Rolled into one.


OoooooohLydia oh Lydia, say have you met Lydia,Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.
She has eyes that folks adore so,And a torso even more so.
Lydia oh Lydia, that encyclopidia,Oh Lydia the Queen of Tattoo.

On her back is the Battle of Waterloo.Beside it the wreck of the Hesperus, too.
And proudly above waves the Red, White, and Blue,You can learn a lot from Lydia.
La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

When her robe is unfurled, she will show you the world,If you step up and tell her where.
For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paris,
Or Washington crossing the Delaware.
La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

Oh Lydia oh Lydia, say have you met Lydia,Oh Lydia the Tattooed Lady
When her muscles start relaxin’,Up the hill comes Andrew Jackson
Lydia oh Lydia, that encyclopidia,oh Lydia the queen of them all!

For two bits she will do a mazurka in jazz,With a view of Niagara that nobody has.And on a clear day you can see Alcatraz.You can learn a lot from Lydia.
La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

Come along and see Buff’lo Bill with his lasso.Just a little classic by Mendel Picasso.Here is Captain Spaulding exploring the Amazon.Here’s Godiva but with her pajamas on.
La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

Here is Grover Whalen unveilin’ the Trilon.Over on the West Coast we have Treaure Island.Here’s Najinsky a-doin’ the rhumba.Here’s her social security numba.
{whistles}La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

Oh Lydia, oh Lydia that encyclopidia,Oh Lydia the champ of them all.
She once swept an Admiral clear off his feet.
The ships on her hips made his heart skip a beat.
And now the old boy’s in command of the fleet,For he went and married Lydia.
I said Lydia{He said Lydia}They said Lydia{We said Lydia}La La!