Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Wed 31-Jan-07:Love/Hate


I am in a special relationship.
I'm in Love. I'm in Hate: I'm in denial.

At times, I sigh, so contented.
Othertimes, I simply feel mutilated and bent-in.

In Bed, I'm ecstatic.
At the desk, I'm unimpressed.

It feels funny, moving my digit on the surface.
I'm so used to moving my finger in a circle.

But I guess I will get used to the touchpad.
Instead of the finger-wheel I used to have.

Oh. My. I was talking about my laptop.
I hate it on the desk. It's so impersonal.
I love it on my lap, in bed, it's such a nice warm comfy place to write…

And don't go calling MY mind dirty!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tue 30-Jan-07 Troops


It's time we fix our army.
We have too few people for "KP"
We have no one driving,
Rather, we have corporate mercenaries

Why are there one hundred fifty thousand contractors in Iraq?
Is our army way too stupid?
Interesting. The previous few Secretary's of Defense have ALL
Managed to profit from this contractor army

It's time to expand the Draft
It's time to have Halliburton Stash the Ca$h.
Its time for fish for privates to fry

It's time to remove this corporate Graft
Its time to reclaim our integrity.
Its time to raise the salaries.
Its time to expand the Ar-my

Monday, January 29, 2007

Mon. 29-Jan-07: Jobs, and me

Jobs, and me

I've been a pauper, a puppet, a candle maker,
A balloon decorator, computer doctor, paper pusher,
A Photographer, Web Site Designer, Coffee Geek/Barista

I've been employed by small companies, large companies, by myself, for myself, and for other contractors.

I think I discovered a new career
In a bakery. Amazing you say?
Well, supermarkets do bake stuff. Or do they?
Their own goods? Maybe we should say pretend to bake stuff.

Parbaking. Take it out of the freezer, and bake the last five minutes in your oven. Just as good as fresh..

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Sun. 28-Jan-07: Random Wars

Random Wars

If I only had a brain,
Said the commander in Chief to his boss, the Veep;
I could understand why this war ain't going so great.

Don't worry your big little head, said Dick to Double-ya;
We've gone over this hundreds of times before.
You came to office to make Sadaam Pay for diss'ing your daddy.

Well, it seems my approval's way down now.
But that's because we haven’t shown them the oil;
That's when you'll be number the one son.

But wont they be mad we’ll be there forever?
No not forever, just sixty or seventy years.
Not even a hundred years wars will be…

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Sat. 27-Jan-07: PC's Vs. Children (reprise)

Sat. 27 Jan 07 PC's Vs. Children (reprise)

If pitted against one another, which would win?
The computer, if it had arms, could easily pin
the child. But since it seems that the child will win
solely on its appendages, perhaps we should employ another test.

If we were to pit the CPU vs. the brain, which one would win?
The Human can multi-task, but the CPU does it better.
One with ADHD can multi-task almost as well as the CPU…
But the human's RAM storage is much more intense

Humans have a terrible time
when they are told to learn the times table.
Computers have it easier, since they only have to add several times.

Decision? A tie.
Humans have the advantage, but computers are smarter.
Oh, and Computers make fewer typing misteaks then humans!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Fri. 26 Jan 07: alone again

alone again
'Tis a weird weird feeling
Lying here all alone.

After weeks and weeks of working Nights,
The Job is over, and I'm back at home

But after a full night together in the PC room
I've crawled back here to my bed (and laptop) all alone.

Escape is futile, yet peace so nice
Will I ever be able to face life again?

Only time will tell

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Thu. 25 Jan 07: Access Points Vs. Sex (Clean)

Wireless Internet comes in two different versions, just like sex.
Protected, safe protected wireless, similar to sex using a condom.
Both are safer, and less likely to give you diseases, or infections

Open (unencrypted) wireless access lets others use your internet too.
But, like sex without a condom, your PC might get infected, or your passwords COULD be stolen from you.

Which is better? Safety is always better.
In sex, computers, and life, safety should be your number one concern.
Boring but true.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Wed. 24-Jan-07: Disconnected


Amazing for a High Tech person.
Totally disconnected from the outside world.
No Internet, either wired or wireless.

Forced to use a Public Library to get my mail.
How humbling for a High-tech Road Warrior.
No leaky unprotected access points.
No place to plug a cable in either.

And yet, once online, using Internet Explorer is like pulling teeth.
Once you use Firefox, you will be spoiled for life.
Firefox doesn’t require giving up your first born child.
And surfing online doesn’t have to be so painful

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Tue. 23-Jan 07: Thin Skinned

Thin Skinned
Yes, I am thin skinned,
And short tempered.

What a terrible combination.
Easy to upset, and fast to yell.

Some people are just wired that way.
Me? I just try to "count to cool"

Knowing that you're prone to hysterics and histrionics,
Trying to pause and breathe before speaking is a plus.

Yet, even knowing, it's still hard to tell
If I can remember, "The golden Rule".

Monday, January 22, 2007

Mon. 22-Jan-07: Thank You

Thank You

I'll admit the truth.
I have poor manners.
I just wish I had listened
When my mom told me so, all those years ago.

Never sent a thank you card
Never wrote a formal note.
Was always way too hard.
Now, paybacks, make me unable to cope.

But, I wrote this poem for you today
To say, thank you for all you've done for me.
It hasn't gotten easier to write,
But I just needed to say it to you tonight.

Thanks AGAIN!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sun. 21 Jan 07: Love reflecting in My Eyes

Love reflecting in My Eyes
Ah.. Faith Hill.

(her actual lyrics are here:

If I could grant
You one wish
I'd wish you could see the way you kiss
Ooh, I love watching you

Ooh, I love the way you touch me
Ooh, I love the way you make me sigh.
I can't tell you enough how much I love you

It's been a long long time
And you still you make my heart go thump
Just needed to tell you in words, you'll always be mine!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Sat. 20 Jan 07: WayBack


I remember a time, far far away, in a land long ago
She and me; walked down in the park.
Hand in hand, Arm in Arm.

And then we found a tree, surrounded by bushes.
And we embraced.
And I discovered how painful braces could be.

And we walked, and we talked.
And muttered how good it was.
And we thought we would always be.

Well fast forward, and we "isn't"
But that moment, still remains.
Not as nice, but still the same.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Fri. 19 Jan 07: Tech Hurts

Tech Hurts

Forget about Love, Tech Hurts.
Tech Hurts your wallet.
Tech Hurts your house.
Tech hurts your relationships

How to survive?
Fight Back.
Kill your cable service.
Remove all the Game controllers
Remove all Computers
Remove All Remote controls

Go Low tech.
Go to the nearest hotel, and rent a Jacuzzi suite.
Remove the remote control from the TV.
Add bubble bath and open one bottle of white (or red) wine.

Take Spouse, tie blindfold on said Spouse
Take a necktie, and tie around his hands.
Lead the prisoner to your car, and take him to your suite.

And Stop Whining, and remember why we became one.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thu. 18 Jan 07: Day Tripper

Day Tripper
A night worker toils the inverse of nine to five
Works all night, and sleeps all day.

A Road Warrior lives out of an open suitcase, and a hotel room
Compared to a commuter, whose car is their main room.

Day Trippers are those who travel and work in the light.
And at night, get to go schluffy, all cozy and tight.

Night workers don't get to see the sun at work
Yet, why do all hotel workers call them perverts?

Asking for a day rate does not mean
They'll be bringing a friend into the room with them

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Wed. 17-Jan 07 Smiles.

An old friend calls.
Got some time to walk to the mall?

Sure. It'd be good to spend time together.
What's the mood, Happy or Blue?

Happy is good. Sharing is sweet.
Blue is cold, but friends bring out the gold.

Either way, it's good to see your smiling face.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Mon. 15-Jan-07: Blasted Traffic

Blasted Traffic

Peace lasts from childhood until age 16
Our society's disease hits 98% of our population once they turn 16.
Cars. Driving. Traffic. Accidents. Insurance.

These are all of headaches are made.
Not one grown up can think of any of these without one of their
Veins bulging in their head.

Money, Time, health,. These things are all affected by traffic and cars.
Can we beat it?
Not in our lifetime…

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sun. 14-Jan-07: Alone

Alone is Always difficult
One, is the loneliest number.

Learning to love yourself is key
Understanding how to be alone is crucial.
Not despising yourself when alone is good.

Until you are alone, and understand yourself
You aren't able to understand, and then become one with another.
And two, can be as sweet, as one is lonely…

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Sat 13 –Jan 07: Redemption


After generations of being forgotten,
Along comes a regular guy.
A guy who happens to wander in the desert
And discover he has been set apart, and destined for big things.

Funny thing, is this guy is ALREADY old.
Old past even our standards; He's Eighty
And yet, he's told he IS the one,
Despite his attempting to weasel out of the task.

So what does this show us?
One: You're never too old.
Two: You're never too powerless to complete the task.
Three: Even if your name isn't Moses, you're here on Earth for a task,
It may take your entire life to discover what the task was, but that's OKAY too!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Fri. 01-12-07: Quiet Moment

Quiet Moment

In a quiet moment, I ponder
What have I accomplished, what have I left?

A pile of dough? Sigh, simply not so.
A notable opus? Or, a visual masterpiece perhaps?

A legacy of service? A notable past?
No, I'm afraid not. Mostly stuff I'd not want to rehash.

Sliding through life, happy as a clam
I have managed to avoid TV, as close as it is to SPAM™

Words have been helpful
Words have been passed.

Perhaps only this may be my answer.
May I be able to leave something meaningful to thee.

I've been blessed, with a best friend that I've also loved.
But I've been neglectful of my kids, this I too, know.

But, looking, What do I see?
A beauty, as shy and withdrawn as me.

And a tough one, hard as nails
On the outside is he.

To her, I'd say,
"Forgive me for molding you in such a painful way"

My fits and starts caused you to simply turn off
Despite occasionally getting past the froth.

If I could, I’d tell you it can be better.
Simply breathe deep, and then just count to three.

To my son I'd say,
Violence is never the way.

Threats can often seem to be fun
However, others do not enjoy being under the gun.

Harvard is not easy, but might still get done.
And you might find that working might actually be fun.

Reading is just the start.
You won't believe the treasures you'll find, once you open your heart.

I wish I could leave you a completed Business Plan
But, then that would mean all's complete.

And we know that our road has never been easy
Nor has it been all glass, but a mix, just like diamonds and rust.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

B52's - monster

As Discussed, the B-52's "Monster in my Pants"

B52's monster

Thursday January 11th, 2007: "In the dark"

Thursday January 11th, 2007: "In the Dark"

While you lay in the dark
I was sweating, thinking about you.

While I was laying in bed,
I was sweating, while thinking about us.

While you were lying in your bed
I was dreaming of your skin.

While I was laying awake in bed
I was licking your earlobe.

And then, I woke up in bed
And discovered that I was lying next to you

And then, I buried my head deep inside you
And sighed

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Wednesday January 10th, 2007: Singing in the Rain-while I work--UPDATED

Singing in the Rain while I work

STOP: When this starts, go back and read the WORDS below, with the music!

Thanks to a reader for REAL link to video!

Oh, I work all alone.
So, when I fire up my laptop
With all my mp3's
I may wind up singing along.

Imagine my surprise
When along came a set of eyes
Saying, "hey, how're you doing?"
Oh, I heard you singing.

Oh what an 80's man.
Listening and Singing (along) to an acapella version of
The B-52's Love-Shack

News flash
We interrupt this poem for a NEW video, the CORRECT one this time!

B52s love shack no autoplay

Or see Here for An alternate, funny "Love shack" video

If you see a painted sign at the side of the road
That says 15 miles to the love shack, yeah yeah ,
love shackkkkk, babbbbyyy.
I'm heading down the Atlanta Highway.

Looking for the love getaway,
Headed for the love getaway.

I got me a Car, it's as big as a whale
And we're headed on down to the love shack.
I Got me a Chrysler, seats about 20
So HURRY UP, and bring your Juke box MONEY

THE LOVE shack is a little old place
where we can get together,

Love Shack, Baby

Love Shack, Baby
Love Shack, Baby
Love Shack, Baby, Love Shack
Love Shack, Baby, Love Shack
Love Shack, Baby, Love Shack

The SIGN Says, "Stay away Fools",
'cause love rules, at the Love Shack

We'll set that out in the middle of a Tin roof rusted.
Just a funky old shack and I gotta get back there
Glitter on a mattress
[G]litter on the Highway ** Litter ....
[G]litter on the Front Porch ** Litter ....
[G]litter on the Highway ** Litter ....

THE LOVE shack is a little old place
where we can get together,

Love Shack, Baby
Love Shack, Baby
Love Shack, Baby
That's where it's at
Love Shack, Baby

Hugging and kissing,
Dancin and a loving
Wearing next to nothin'
because it's hotter than
** Update
Is hard as nothing

The Whole shack shimmies
When everybody's moving
Around and around and
Around and around

Everybody's moving
Everybody's grooving, baby

Folks lining up outside
Just to get down

Everybody's moving
Everybody's grooving, baby

Funky Little shack,
Funky Little shack,

Hop in my Chrysler
It's as big as a whale
And it's about to set sail!

I got me a Car, it seats about 20
So C'mon, and bring your Juke box MONEY

THE LOVE shack is a little old place
where we can get together,

Love Shack, Baby
Love Shack, Baby
Love Shack, Baby
That's where it's at
Love Shack, Baby

Love Shack, Baby, Love Shack
Love Shack, Baby, Love Shack

Bang bang bang, on the door, baby
Bang bang bang, on the door, baby

You're what?

Love Shack, Baby
Love Shack, Baby
Love Shack, Baby
That's where it's at
Love Shack, Baby

And while we're talking about the B-52's
We'll just talk about the song currently playing
"There's a monster in my pants"
Hee Hee, and I quote!!!

(take that you naughty monster!)

You can google the lyrics yourself

Alternate Love-shack video : Here:

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Tuesday January 9th, 2007: Away from home

Away from home

Away from home, all alone
Left with no one to talk to
Sitting here by the phone.

It's crazy timing, working alone at night
Without you to chat and spat with
Or to even to whisper, "I love you" to.

It's amazing to see
How easy we can just "be"
Rather then be a "we".

Throughout all our years
You've held me thru many falls
And kept me close, thru many tears.

It's strange, that now
It's almost the first time
In a score and a half we've been apart.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Monday January 8th, 2007: Violent Love

Violent Love

Must have been something in our drinks
I didn't really notice it was there.

Something just made me long for your kiss
And I really don't remember going under the chair.

Something made me smile
While I was watching you, awhile.

And then, we both embraced
And quickly left that place.

We barely made it home
Lucky, we were all alone

No pets, no distractions
Only ourselves, entwined.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Sunday January 7th, 2007: Kiss and Tell

Kiss and Tell

It must have happened while my eyes were closed
I felt your lips on mine.
I never knew that lips could be so sweet.

I didn't ask to kiss you.
But, you took advantage of me.
And what an advantage you gave me.

With my eyes closed, I feel your breath
Nuzzling against my cheek
And I know, this will last.

Now, do I tell my friends?
Or should we just keep this little
Secret to ourselves.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Saturday January 6th, 2007: Excitement


Now it's time for some excrement
Let's go to the doghouse.

Why do I need to go to the doghouse?
What did I do now?

You need to ask?
OK, BOY. Here it goes

You weren't paying attention
And now you have to pay.

This is your excitement for the day
Sit and STAY!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Friday, January 5th, 2007: Last Minute

Last Minute

It's not time yet.
The store closes at 11:00 PM.
It's only 10:40 PM.

That leaves us twenty minutes
Twenty minutes to get out of the car
Go in the supermarket
Pull down a carton of chips,
A case of soda

Get out
And make the cashier wait.
Why Not!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Thursday, January 4th, 2007: Equal Fixes

Equal Fixes

It seems that all machines conspire.
To make one's life much harder.

For when you need a driver
You rarely have the time
To go online, and find the rhyme that
Starts the downloads' time.

Why are all these machines
Looking at me?
Why are they all smiling and laughing?

Could it be?
They know something we don’t?

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007: Snow

And we'll chant snow, snow, snow
Till El-nino laughs and gives us more heat.

It's already the third day of the New Year,
And the weatherman says we'll be at 58 through next weekend

It’s time to ask what happened to our winter.
After all, we're not in Southern California.

The Northeast is supposed to have lots of snow and Ice now.
But Syracuse still has less than three inches of ice there.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007: School Bites

School Bites

Work Bites.
School Rocks.

School is wasted on 'young-uns.
Work would be a better way for them to learn.

Kids—Ask the Closest Adult (but NOT your parent)
What they would give to be able to attend YOUR school now.

Besides, you'd likely enjoy going to work instead of me.
No, Really!

I’ll go to school for you for the rest of the year
And you can go into my office for me you see.

And then, you'll see why I say
School Rocks, and Work Bites.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Monday January 1st,2007: Babies

Babies are cute.
New Years aren't.

Babies take three to six months to move.
Baby new year moves light lightening.

One good thing about baby New year.
When it's over, it doesn’t sit there looking at you.
Like your brain impaired teen-ager.

Love Shack Chicks

This is an alternate video of love shack, discussed on 1/11 post,, see that for more info!

Just some Georgia College Girls with to much time on their hands. LOVE SHACK....BABY!!!!

Alternate yet funny