Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Busy at work....

Working away at writing and revising.....

Nothing more to say than that.  Hope you're all doing well!

Friday, October 15, 2010

The 'Next' button...

The 'Next' button gets a lot of play whenever I'm reading blogs.  The anticipation of what's going to pop up is thrilling, kind of like a literary version of Chatroulette, only without the countless number of jerking off men.  A fact, for an added side note, that I am wholly grateful for whenever pressing the button.  I know sometimes you need to let loose, but I don't want to see you do it... get it, do it....

I always find it fascinating what blogger thinks is related to the previous blog I was reading.  I think for the most part they judge by broad strokes of example being language.  But beyond that, they do tend to group similarly veined blogs together.  Start reading a blog about fashion and the next one might be one by a make-up artist, followed by a fashion photographer, followed by another photographer... you get the idea.

I like to take time away from my blogs (which if you haven't realized is often) and press the next button to see what blogger thinks is a good match for my semi-poetry related blog.  What I have been surprised by lately is that I seem to be joined up with Spanish and Portuguese blogs, two languages that I have no real experience with.  I can plunk around and say a few words (many of them inappropriate of course) in Spanish.  But when it comes to Portuguese I am completely at a loss.  I take that back, I know one phrase that my Brazilian friend taught me, yet once again it is a phrase I shouldn't use!

So, in the spirit of joining with Spanish and Portuguese blogs Blogger has bestowed upon my lonely little blog, I thought I would take the time to attempt a few things in the languages of my neighboring bloggers:

¡Hola! Me encanta español!  Me encanta salsa, Compay Segunda y Buena Vista Social Club y Picasso y Rivera y Dali!!!!!

Para Portuguese - Eu amo Tribalistas, Água De Beber, bossa nova, e cidade de deus!

Haha....sorry.  I had to keep it simple, but that's my small shout out to the two languages I love to hear blaring through speakers...and even more when I can hear it live!  To close with another language's word that all three use....Ciao!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Life Is Good EP....check it out!

Jason Mraz is a very cool guy.  That is about as much of a blanket statement as you can make about him, I know, but it's true.  Either he is faking it until he's making it, or else he has a lot of things figured out about life.  I read his blog almost religiously as he is one of the most positive people I have ever discovered.  I say discovered because I've never met the guy, I don't really know him, and I don't have a better word to describe my relation to him.  Anyway, if you are the type that can be down on yourself, have doubts about who you are as a person, or anything negative related to his stuff.  It's seriously good ego-boosting material.

Mraz has a new EP out now entitled "Life Is Good" as he gets ready to release a new album.  These are songs that apparently might not make the cut, but he thought were good enough to get out.  I dig his music as it is also very uplifting in meaning, and he delivers on this EP.  The songs on the EP are pretty strong, and if you go here, you can hear the whole thing!  What can be better than that!

If Jason reads this....then you can mail my check at any time for the free publicity...oh wait....