Tuesday, January 12, 2016

time may change me

but i can’t trace time.

earlier it was:
Just can't today
All I want to do is listen to Bowie and

stare into the darkness, obliteration, and cruelty of time.

now it’s just:
“Planet Earth is blue.
And there's nothing I can do.”

Saturday, November 14, 2015

(one thing he did)


of gun control knives and what caring means

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I missed you before you were even gone



the view from atop your shoulders was always the greatest

you told the best storiesland of beyond

sang the best songs

and made me feel safe as you rocked me to sleep

i'll miss you

(i think i started before you were even gone)

"My dad died"

"My dad is dead"

the words almost roll

but they halt

Monday, August 19, 2013

i lost myself

lost myself

i lost myself


years ago

maybe along the way
maybe on a tangent or detour

but i didn’t notice the missing

and now
it seems

it’s too late

to become anyone at all

Saturday, July 20, 2013

this gif is my new mood elevator

and i find i’m resorting to its charms on a rather regular basis of late

piggy and cat

consider it a gif  


you’re welcome…Winking smile

so there i was, just be bopping along, when suddenly



not only have i somehow become middle-aged

(what the hell happened there?),

but my blog has lingered, unwritten, for over a year (and it was quite spotty before that.)


   so this is my life now…

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I can’t decide if this is really

cool or really absurd.

usb typewriter


brave 2

still undecided~but, perhaps inexplicably, i think I want it!

Sunday, March 04, 2012

canines for a feline free tomorrow

first there was this:

then this:

predicted by Violent Femmes?

Sunday, December 04, 2011

whatever happened to this Buffy voiceover intro?


1845 Boston shipyards were plagued by a series of grisly murders. The attacks ended when a quiet young woman arrived in town.


1866: Virginia. The frequent and unexplained disappearance of local Civil War widows shocked an already grieving community. These disturbing events ended when Lucy Hanover set up camp in a nearby graveyard.


1893: Oklahoma Territory. A series of savage attacks claimed the lives of seventeen homesteaders. The murders stopped when a young blacksmith passed through town.


1897: Virginia City, Wyoming. A string of bizarre murders shocked this small hillside community. The killings ceased shortly after 20 year old Florence Gilbert arrived in town.


1912: 23 New Yorkers lost their lives in the 1912 Brooklyn Boarding House Murders. The killings ended abruptly when a student nurse named Arabella Gish sought lodgings in room number 6.


1927: Chicago. Over a period of two weeks 41 bodies were found near Union Station. Shortly after the arrival of a young woman, the mysterious murders stopped.

As long as there have been demons, there has been the Slayer. One girl in all the world, a Chosen one, born with the strength and skill to hunt vampires and other deadly creatures, to find them where they gather and to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers.

it opened the show the first season and then disappeared, never to be seen again, not on the vhs releases, not in any of the DVDs, nowhere (believe me, i know…)

avt_mariss1313_mediumOr was it just me?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

i see vampires

so All My Children was never one of my addictions (that honour belonged, very briefly, to General Hospital because i was hard in teenage lust with Thaao Penghlis, then his character came to justice or died or something and i lost interest in General Hospital then, when i was fifteen, one Christmas vacation, i stumbled upon his face on some other show and thus began my thirty-year secret devotion to Days of Our Lives~when you’ve watched something for that many years it just seems inappropriate to give it up, but that is far beyond the point…)
I have other, well-known-and-no-need-to-mention reasons to be pleased by this:

Sarah Michelle Gellar made her triumphant return to daytime TV today (just one week after making her triumphant return to all of TV in Ringer!), appearing in one episode of her old stomping ground, All My Children, which goes off the air for good Friday. (Sob.)

Despite saying she would be playing a whole new character, Gellar appeared as a hospital patient with amnesia who can’t remember anything about herself — except that she is Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) daughter, the role she originated nearly 20 years ago. One highlight? While chatting with the nurse, Gellar describes her unique condition and alludes to her future star-making role in a tongue-in-cheek way:

Gellar: “So I see vampires, that doesn’t make me crazy!”
Nurse: “No, vampires are very popular…”
Gellar: “I saw them before they were trendy!”

Gellar, who won a daytime Emmy for her work on AMC, was only in two brief scenes, but it’s nice to see her back on daytime — it helps us remember the good ol’ days when she played Kendall Hart, personal assistant and long-lost daughter to Erica, in the ’90s. Still, we forgive her for moving on to play a kick-ass heroine in a show about vampires… yes, before they were trendy.