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Sunday, February 25, 2007

One year later

The first anniversary of my Grandmother's death is coming up. The constellation of Orion takes me back to my favorite memory of us. Sister and I would lay on Grandma's roof staring at the stars and videotaping Mars. Grandma in her fragile state would muster up the energy to climb up the spiral staircase just to join us. She'd point out Orion and we'd record her singing. We'd stay up really late looking at old photographs and she'd tell us stories about Grandpa.
Those are the days that I remember. Hasta Pronto mi viejita linda.

Desde el techo

My grandma was a wise old soul
Took me by the hand not long ago
Said, "Son, what's your hurry, boy slow it down
Taste the wild honey, listen to the sound
Of the wind that's blowin' through the trees
Rivers flowin' to the sea
Yeah they're all headin' home just like you and me
Life's for livin' child, can't you see?"

These are the days we will remember
These are the times that won't come again
The highest of flames become an ember
And you gotta live 'em while you can

These are the days we will remember
These are the days we will remember
These are the days we will remember
These are the days we will remember

So take 'em by the hand, they're yours and mine
Take 'em by the hand and live your life
Take 'em by the hand don't let 'em all fly by
C'mon, C'mon now

Ooo days go by
Yeah, just like a hand out the window wavin' in the wind as the cars go by
Days go by

Friday, February 23, 2007

Hold a true friend with both your hands. - Nigerian Proverb

I found one of my mother's childhood friends online. We live in Texas, her friend now lives in Colorado, but their friendship began many many many years ago in Mexico. I hear the friend has pictures of my mother as a child and that she has a daughter my age. I can't wait to meet them.

I found a pretty moth on the doghouse. I picked it up and noticed tiny green eggs under it. I put it back and took a few pictures. Isn't she pretty?

Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia)

Cat's mouth:
I found a dead lizard in my cat's mouth. Here it is. I left it's body on the doghouse because I wanted to see it dry up but this mornings rain washed it away... Watch your step.


Monday, February 12, 2007

How 'bout them apples?

Seems like the girls didn't need the radio airplay afterall. They won FIVE Grammy's!
Local country radio stations refused to air Dixie Chicks after the whole "anti-bush" incident from 2003.

Yet local radio stations still play and promote music by R Kelly (R. Kelly was indicted in Chicago for 21 counts of having sex with a minor, which were later reduced to soliciting a minor for child pornography, seven counts of videotaping the acts, and seven counts of producing child pornography.) and Tejano singer Joe Lopez y Grupo Mazz. (...A grand jury indicted Lopez on charges of indecency with a child and sexual aggravated child assault.).