Percy

Kindred's Random Song for Today

Looking For Space
John Denver

On the road of experience, I'm trying to find my own way.
Sometimes I wish that I could fly away
When I think that I'm moving, suddently things stand still
I'm afraid 'cause I think they always will

And I'm looking for space
And to find out who I am
And I'm looking to know and understand
It's a sweet, sweet dream
Sometimes I'm almost there
Sometimes I fly like an eagle
And sometimes I'm deep in despair

All alone in the universe, sometimes that's how it seems
I get lost in the sadness and the screams
Then I look in the center, suddently everything's clear
I find myself in the sunshine and my dreams

And I'm looking for space
And to find out who I am
And I'm looking to know and understand
It's a sweet, sweet dream
Sometimes I'm almost there
Sometimes I fly like an eagle
And sometimes I'm deep in despair

On the road of experience, join in the living day
if there's an answer, it's just that it's just that way

When you're looking for space
And to find out who you are
When you're looking to try and reach the stars
It's a sweet, sweet sweet dream
Sometimes I'm almost there
Sometimes I fly like an eagle
But sometimes I'm deep in despair
Sometimes I fly like an eagle,
like an eagle
I go flying flying
Percy

Travel songs on my mind

Travel songs on my mind, in no real order

"Moving Right Along"
Route 66-lots of versions to choose from. Got a favorite?
Life is a Highway
King of the Road-Elvis version
I hate to Wake Up Sober in Nebraska
Take it Easy

Got suggestions?
Percy

Kit's Mental Soundtrack for Accursed February

Bad Day-Daniel Powter

Where is the moment we needed the most
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost
They tell me your blue skies fade to gray
They tell me your passion's gone away
And I don't need no carryin' on

You stand in the line just to hit a new low
You're faking a smile with the coffee you go
You tell me your life's been way off line
You're falling to pieces every time
And I don't need no carryin' on

Because you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

Will you need a blue sky holiday?
The point is they laugh at what you say
And I don't need no carryin' on

You had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day

(Oooh.. a holiday..)

Sometimes the system goes on the blink
And the whole thing turns out wrong
You might not make it back and you know
That you could be well oh that strong
And I'm not wrong

(yeah...)

So where is the passion when you need it the most
Oh you and I
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost

Cause you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
You've seen what you like
And how does it feel for one more time
You had a bad day
You had a bad day


You're Beautiful –James Blunt
My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I saw an angel.
Of that I'm sure.
She smiled at me on the subway.
She was with another man.
But I won't lose no sleep on that,
'Cause I've got a plan.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.

Yeah, she caught my eye,
As we walked on by.
She could see from my face that I was,
Flying high,
And I don't think that I'll see her again,
But we shared a moment that will last till the end.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.
You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
When she thought up that I should be with you.
But it's time to face the truth,
I will never be with you.

I Hope That Something Better Comes Along-Rowl and Kermit

You can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em.
There's somethin' irresistabullish about 'em.
We grin and bear it 'cause the nights are long.
I hope that somethin' better comes along.

It's no good complainin' and pointless to holler.
If she's a beauty she'll get under your collar.
She made a monkey out of old King Kong,
I hope that somethin' better comes along.

Ah, but what could be better than a saucy Irish setter
When puppy love comes on strong?
Or a collie that's classy, a laddie needs a lassie,
A lover and wife gives you a new leash on life.

I don't mean to scare ya, my friend, but I betcha
Come "Father's Day", the litter bug's gonna getcha;
The urge is righteous, but the face is wrong.
I hope that somethin' better comes along.

Still, it's fun when they're fetching,
And agree to see an etching
That you keep at your lily pad.
There is no solution, it's part of evolution,
You'll sooner hear the souls,
The little feet of tadpoles.

(Ah, Rowlf, tadpoles don't have feet!)
(Oh. Sorry about that.... 2, 3, 4)

There's no limitation to mixin' and matchin'
Some get an itchin' for a critter they've been scratchin'.
A skunk was badgered the results were strong.
I hope that somethin' better,
I hope that somethin' better,
I hope that somethin' better comes along.
(Beep bop bidder da dum dum bum bum bum!)

"It's My Life" –Bon Jovi

This ain't a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for the faith-departed
I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd
You're gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud

[Chorus:]
It's my life
It's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just wanna live while I'm alive
It's my life

This is for the ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina who never backed down
Tomorrow's getting harder make no mistake
Luck ain't even lucky
Got to make your own breaks

[Chorus:]
It's my life
And it's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life

Better stand tall when they're calling you out
Don't bend, don't break, baby, don't back down

[Chorus:]
It's my life
And it's now or never
'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive

[Chorus:]
It's my life
And it's now or never
'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life!
Percy

Its Ash Wednesday!

Listen up, you primitive screwheads! it's Ash Wednesday! The Grooviest of all holidays! The holiday in which we celebrate the victory of the common man over the Evil Dead. Go celebrate in the traditional fashion: the viewing of Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness.
Percy

The Things I Endure for Students

This weekend was CMHS' annual physics/forensics day trip to Magic Mountain. I've chaperoned it for the past 3 or more years. This year, despite my being at another school, many students and teachers requested I continue to chaperone the trip.
The trip runs from 1 AM Friday night/Saturday morning to midnight [or later] Saturday night/Sunday morning.
Becuase I was all stressed out, I got no sleep before the trip began.
Long bus rides are a pain for me due to the injuries, but they're necessary for the trip.
At Magic Mountain, I wander or sit and listen to books on tape because the injuries [and the heart] mean I can't go on any of the rides.
On the way back, the right rear tire disintegrated in a firey mess.
I got to be the guy who helped the driver determine what had happened and see what we could do about it.
We ended up moving everyone to the other bus. So, we didnt have enough seats.
I sat i nthe bus stairwell for 81 miles.
I felt every single imperfecton in the road.
My back is tradshed. My neck is trashed. My ribs are killing me. My head hurts. And my arm...well, it went out of socket again. I'm in agony. I can sit. I cant stand. I cant lie down. I cant sleep
i'm moody and upset and stressed beyond words
The rest of the weekend should be fun.
Hopefully y'all are having a much better weekend.
Percy

For Your Amusement

For best results, this requires:
1) Knowing me
2) knowing the musical, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

Still there?

The director of the annual charity benefit faculty play today contacted me and offered me the role of Sir Studly...
Percy

On a lighter note

I'm at a great local restaurant called CREATE quite a bit. Its close to CMHS and my doctor so its convenient for eating before i work a sporting event or just as a meeting spot.
Everyone there is really friendly.
I now have a former student there who is very sad that I'm not at CMHS and says the kids are asking about me all the time.
One of the girls is a twenty-year old. Shes a very nice and very pretty kid. When she went on a diet around the holidays, I was one of the people encouraging her to make healthy choices and not choose to diet because of pressure of boyfriend or ludicrous model of what women should look like. Sometime a month or so ago, her boyfriend got stupid, so she got rid of him. I was one of the people who told her she did the right thing and have helped her try to keep upbeat.
Yesterday while Rob and Suzanne and I were there, she called me over so she could take my order. Weirdly, they were out of white buns that day. She checked to see what was avaialble and what wouldnt kill me. There were no really great choices left. I Frowned, said, "you're killing me, Chelsey," and ordered the wheat bun.
She looked at me and said, "I'm white, Kindred, I could be your bun."
Fortunately, I wasnt drinking at the time.
My life is very odd sometimes
Percy

How Kit Ends the Valentines/Presidents Day Weekend

Is use my insurance at an all-night quick care. Sigh
Last night, my chest felt like a ton of bricks was pressing on it. Heart rate was off the charts. It was hard to breathe. I was also getting increasingly delirious and emotional.
Went in.
Waited.
Poked. Prodded.
Result: My suspicions seem to be confirmed: my over the counter cold medicine was doing BAD things to my heart. VERY SCARY.
Home now.
Feel icky
In the words of the Lost Skeleton, “I sleep now.”
Percy

Fighting a Time War? Defending the Earth?

There are some cool new Doctor Who prop toys available.

The 10th Doctor's future sonic screwdriver, which he eventually gives to River Song, is available now

The book of impossible things, which he wrote and sketched in while living as a human in 1914 is available. It comes with a mini sonic screwdriver.

if you need to do some emergency time travel from the end of the universe, Captain Jack's Vortex Manipulator is available. It also comes with a mini sonic screwdriver.

Now, if only they would release a prop toy of Captain Jack's [and later, River Song's] sonic blaster.

All of these are available at www.mikescomics.com