Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pretend Pigtails and House of Honey

I don't understand fake hair.  I especially don't understand segments of fake hair.  In random places that you wouldn't think there would be hair.  I'm a little bit grossed out by it actually.
Yes, those are blonde ringletty pretend pigtails coming out the sides of this chick's helmet.  Huh, never saw that before.  But you know what?  Now I believe in all those People Of Walmart photos.  I used to think maybe some of them were staged.  Not so.  Because sometimes you can be driving along and you may see something "different" and exclaim "What the fuck is THAT???"  And you may very well have your camera in your purse, so you could say to your friend "QUICK!  Get my camera from my purse!"  But then ballsy chick on the bike is too fast so you say "Oh shit, she's too fast!  Wait until I get closer!"  And then you're a little bit tailgating the guy in front, but that's okay because man, what a photo op and you are just finally close enough to get a good picture, but the left lane is slowing down and "Shit! Hide the camera!"  So your friend makes the camera disappear (where did it go, did she just sit on your fucking camera?) until you can slow down enough to be just behind biker chick, and the girl driving behind you in the Cavalier looks a bit pissed off, but it's okay because finally again you are perfectly positioned for a perfect picture, so you scream "OK!  TAKE IT TAKE IT TAKE IT!"

So yeah.  I totally believe in hilarious candids now.

Sidenote to the biker chick:  rock on mama, if dudes can put purple mohawks on their helmets, you can totally pull off these curls.  Also, have you ever considered getting pink highlights?  Just a thought.  And, how do you clean the bugs out of your hair?

Now, lovelies, I will be heading to an apiary in the country for a few days.  Shocking, I know - I bet you didn't know I love honey!  And how cool is it that these people have built their house with straw bales?  Very cool.  Because my bed and breakfast will be made of straw also!  And timber framing (probably, unless I decide to build a "Nebraska" or load-bearing style house), and plaster, and a foundation, and a roof, and so on... so please, no more stupid Big Bad Wolf jokes.  Honestly, you aren't the first person to think of such a dumb joke.  If you can think of something creative and witty to say in mock of my dream, then by all means, mock.  But really, if you're mocking my dream I'll probably think your stupid anyways.  Best to keep quiet maybe.

Love Light and Bubbles!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lyrical Roundabout to the Extreme

Full of alone woe, essential grounds.  I did not bury, so I cannot harvest.   I wish to squish openly.  Homemade itch relief, I have a hard time asking.  So this is how to form the perfect fine-face-disguise.

Ripping apart, crushed skin is being shed.  Who besides me would care to see underneath?  I am selective of my loneliness due to what I need, understanding is not at hand.  Until it is and I find myself growing more concerned about myself.  More attached and wanting to spend and speed.  Near.

Double downhill to the graveyard pond.   Funny how the red shirt thought we could not be real, as much as we thought it of him.  Grateful for no reply to my reaching.
I make of my own struggle what I will.  Setting aside preservation to face the useless appendage growing inside.  I want to stay in it for now.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Open Weave Dance

Walking with eyes almost closed.  Posed in a wishing place.
The woods smell busy.
Keep me buoyed up to go, the toad breaking away from my palm.
The chipmunks breaking in to see, to smell.  They will tell me their truth.

Oh, I’m going to miss this kiss of light falling down on grey purple ducks.  Asian strangers taking photos.  Me, getting one of the group then disappearing by the side of the trail, falling down, into the marsh.
Meeting a savoury physician.  Draping me in gowns.
A pearl in the dark.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

End of Something That Was Not

This destiny to challenge my strength hurts.
Frustrates, not having a better grip.
Is this my wide open place?
All I do is tell.

When I’m done cracking up I can see which rodents still try to salvage my inhospitable field.
They look for me, for tufts of my hair.
Clues that I once was.
The figure I took.
The melodies I sang along to.
Adrift and always loved.

Dig in to see my rocky skin, my sandy hair, my trapped words.
The silence they mimic is just for this moment.
You don’t want to miss it.
It’s clean.
The way I was.

Further I go…
Beneath less waste…
Moaning, for the sake of bathing in a last lungful of your breath…

Now shut.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Parts of My Body That Look Weird Now

Trampolining for adults.  Cool, I decide I must try this!  I walk into the SportsPlex with my equally un-trampy friend, JoJo.  We locate the tramp-training area, and watch in awe as men fly through the air in flips, gyrations and multiple somersaults.  Wow.  Seriously, howthefuck do you make your body spin so crazy outta control and then land on your hands doing a Donkey Kick/Handstand?  Whoa, intimidation?  Check.  But the girl there says beginners stick to just straight up and down jumping.  Whew!  Not that I'm too worried.  I mean, I do yoga all the time so me and my body are real close & connected.  We'll be fine.

We all warm up a little, stretch and chit chat with the coach, who is a super-cute-as-a-button-cheerleading-LuLuLemonwearing angel of reassurance, called Coach Sweetpea.  Well, only I call her that.  And only in my head.  Anyways.  Coach Sweetpea insists that we will be fine, and people almost never fall off!  By now the other 4 adults in the class are already on the trampolines.  JoJo and I nervously make our way up.  We watch.  We ooh and we aah.  I think, hey it doesn't look so bad! 

Finally, it's our turn.  We get onto our respective tramps and start to really go for it!  And hey!  Turns out jumping straight up and down on an elastic band is NOT THAT FUCKING EASY!  Soaring through the air like the bird I was in a past life, I am not.  Struggling to stay in that stupid little red rectangle, I am.  Then I hear JoJo chirp, "Weeeeeeeeee!  What's next?"  Uh, what's next?  "Bum drops ladies!" shouts Coach Sweetpea.  Oh my good gravy.  No.  I won't. 

But yes, I do!  I do the Bum Drops, and I do it Doggy Style and I do Belly Flops.  Well, maybe the last two moves aren't really called that, but considering how awesomely I perform, these terms I shall use.  I also did a move called the Face Plant, but that wasn't at the request of Coach Sweetpea.  And one of the other ladies DID actually fall off the trampoline!  But that was only because she was trying to do some fancy-pants three-quarter barrel roll F-18 something-or-other maneuver.

After an hour of us all taking turns, and me eventually feeling pretty good up there, the class draws to an end.  We have a few minutes of free time, then cool down and more stretching.  Stretching I need a lot of, because, man am I ever stiff.  Great workout, thanks Coach Sweetpea!
When I get home I am in urgent need of a hot epsom salt bath.  Drop in a bit of relaxing lavender essential oil, and aaaahh... heaven.  But then, what the fack is that?  I notice my tramp knees!  They now look reminiscent of the time I had erythema nodosum.  Big-time yuck!  I didn't take any pictures of my legs back then to make comparisons.  You just have to trust me.  Besides, even if I had the pictures, I wouldn't post them.  I wasn't able to shave my legs for about a month.   

And since I'm showing off parts of my body, I would now like to boast about my first sunburn of the year. It is a very delicate burn, residing only on the area of hand directly below the thumb area.

How did I create such a precise reddening of skin?  By fishing for 6 hours.  Awesome, right?  And yes, I did catch two real live fish, but I chose to let them go, without going through the hassel of actually getting them up into the boat.  I thought it would be better for both me and the fish that way. And of course, it isn't all about the fish you catch, it's about the experience of being out on the water, with good company, on a gorgeous day!

So, to sum up:  tramping will hurt your body, tramp knees will eventually fade (I hope) and Mr. Sun loves to cook pieces of me.  Happy springtime!