Friday, September 30, 2005


We want
what we can't grasp
what we can't feel
The Flesh,
the heart,
falls prey
the mind,
we shout
but cannot, speak
the Will
grows weak as the
Body, leads
the mind admits,
what it cannot,
The Spirit,
closes its eyes
and leaps

Chrissie '02

Yes.. yes, they do. Posted by Picasa

Put this addy into your browser to read about just how wicked amazing Papi is!! WOW!
And hey, Sox and Sox fans? Keep the above image fresh in your frenzied minds going into the weekend series-
YANKEES SUCK!! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Scarlet Cogitations...

~ a bit of coy mixed with straightforward, 90 mph head -on blunt is never a bad thing.
~ does wearing red make you feel wicked?
~ ahhh, innuendo....

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Congratulations, Christine!!

The principal of the Duval School, where my daughter Christine attends, recently ran an essay writing contest in order to choose two students who will go to see the Boston Pops rehearse on Friday, Sept. 30...and Christine is one of the winners!! The essay had to state why the student wanted to attend, and why he/she felt that they should be chosen, and she won! I am so proud of my girl; she loves to sing and perform, and this is going to be huge for her, a once in a lifetime(perhaps) thing. The principal, Mrs. Hoeg, Christine and the other winner will be going into town by way of limo( how cool!), and will spend the better part of the day there.
This opportunity was made possible mainly because Mrs. Hoeg is a singer herself( and damn good, I may add!), and was the winner of the Pops talent search earlier this year. Mrs. Hoeg performed with the Pops at the Fourth Espalanade celebration, and I believe (but don't quote me) that she also toured with them a bit this past summer. Please Google her to find out more, and maybe catch a bit of her fab voice!
This is Christine's winning essay, which she did herself, with no help( save for proofreading) by anyone else. Congrats, Christine Noel!!

Why I Want to Go to See the
Boston Pops with Mrs. Hoeg
By Christine Brewer
Dear Mrs.Hoeg,
I know you know why I wrote this letter and why a lot of kids have too; to go with you to see the Boston Pops! I don’t care about riding in a limo or missing school. Why don’t I tell you why I don’t care about riding in a limo and what I do care about?

You know that I am in love with singing; that is why I would love to go to see the Boston Pops with you. That is why whenever we get a school concert I try and get a solo, it is because I love to sing in front of people and to watch people sing. Singing and music are basically my world. Enough about mine let’s talk about yours. You also try and get solos, but replace school concerts with real concerts! Love for singing is something you and me definitely have in common. That’s one reason why I would be so excited to go on this trip with you!

Why don’t we talk about what I could learn now? One thing I could learn is to know what it is like at concert, to see what its like back stage, where the people practice before going on stage, and stuff like that. Also, I could see all of those seats and imagine just how many people there would be to sing in front of! Maybe I could also learn how to sing a bit better. I have been trying to do better, and I hope I can learn something if picked. I could also learn about orchestras, it would be exciting to see where one actually practices and plays. I have never seen one before, and maybe by seeing one, it can help me to play my instrument better in band. The last and most important thing that I could learn is responsibility. What I mean by that is, to learn how to make a commitment to something and not give up on it.
The following are the top reasons why I would love to go with you to see the Boston Pops. Firstly, it is a chance of a lifetime! To see it live, not like on TV, would be something that you only get to do maybe once or twice. Also, I think that you and I would have a great time together, because you are fun and a great singer, too, and it would be great to meet other real singers and musicians as well.
Now I want to talk about my inspiration for singing, which is you. Remember when you didn’t make the Pops the first year that you tried out, but you tried again anyways, you didn’t give up? Remember when I didn’t make The Wizard of Oz; well, I’m not giving up, either! I will try out again next year, and do my best to make it. Did you know that before I heard you sing, no one had really inspired me? Well, it’s true! You are a great singer, and I hope that I grow up to be one, just like you. When I had my first singing recital, I was very nervous, but I thought of all of the people that you had to sing in front of, and that helped to make me feel not so nervous. Everyone clapped when I was done, and that made me feel so happy about how I did, and I felt like I could do anything, and I still feel like I can do anything, as long as I try my best.
This explains why I would love to come with you. Good luck in picking who will go, and I can’t wait to see who will go!
Your Friend,
Christine Brewer

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Peter Blute..former morning drive co-host on WRKO...why did you leave? Where have you gone? Now we'll have three solid hours of just Scotto?? BLECH! You'll be missed!!! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Edward with his birthday guitar, strummin' in the kitchen..and Christine at Campanelli Stadium(unfortunately a rainout!), both August '05. Posted by Picasa

Robert, August '05 Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Gas Update

It is now $2.67 at Diamond Fuels on lovely South Ave. in totally bitchin' Whitman! Git it at that price while the gittin's good, because if Rita packs a wallop, it is going to rise faster than....well, fast, so damnit, go fill up!
Oh, and if you happen to be passing through the la-de-da towns of Hingham, Norwell or Hanover, it is down to $2.89 and $2.99 in those locales.


~ I cannot parallel park to save my life.
~ Certain songs can make me cry.(Bad by U2, and Desperado by the Eagles, to name a few)
~ I was told that I am 5' 31/4" short at my last physical, but I feel more like a 5' 4 1/2".(think I should try out for the WNBA? Why not- I could become the white female version of Spud Webb!Think of the endorsement deals!)
~ I am a true blonde( was a towhead for my first 3-5 years), though my dark eyebrows may betray that fact. And no, I do not colour.
~ I am not a chocolate fan. Given the choice between a Hershey bar, and a bag of chips, the chips win, every time.
~ Flavoured coffee is the only way to go.
~ I am a pretty organized person; but, do wear a hard hat when going near my little counter in the kitchen. It's one of my few areas where I let organization go to pot.
~ I wish that I were way better with money than I currently am.
~ I need to remember that the phone and email works both ways.(Thank God that I have patient, very cool friends and family members!)
~ I am a registered Republican, and consider myself a conservative. So there.

Monday, September 19, 2005

An interesting test

Your (My) political compass
Economic Left/Right: 0.33
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.82

It is a test consisting of 6 pages with about 6-10 questions per page, ranging in topics from economics to religion to sex. It can be taken fairly quickly, but I recommend taking your time, looking at all of the options to each answer, and really think on each answer. Yes, it's only an internet test(and I know some have a bad rap as being cheesy and stupid) , but I like this one alot. And while the validity of it may or may not exist only in the mind of the individual taking it, it was pretty right on the money for me.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Slumber(???) Party

Eight 10-12 year old girls....
one Mom....
copious amounts of food, makeup,dvd's, music, screaming.....

Hell hath no fury like that of eight 10-12 year old girls at a slumber(??) party.

Oh, my.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Hmmm's and Miscellanies

~ do you ever wonder just how you are perceived by others? ( and not just physically) I think that even the most confident of people ruminate a little about what others think, regardless of whether they let it affect them or not.
~ some wicked amazing lyrics I wish that I had written, from Shadows and Tall Trees by U2:
Do you feel in me,
Anything redeeming,
Any worthwhile feeling
Is life like a tightrope
Hanging from the ceiling
~ can you feel music?
~ would you stay together, "for the kids"?
~ any man worth his salt can drive a standard shift auto.

People that make you smile...

alot, and that sometimes have a way of just making you feel good....don't you wish that you could make them magically appear when you're having a bad day, when feeling wicked sad, or when just feeling shitty for no particular reason?
I had a mile-wide smile and a few good laughs to boot, today.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Oh, and Wednesday?

I saw......

This is from my 20th class reunion,(Spellman '82) which was 3 years ago.( not too bad for a senile decrepit, huh?) No particular reason for it's posting, just felt like it.That's Paul Ring that I am dancing with; the night was way more fun than I thought it would be! In fact, looking forward to the 25th! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 14, 2005


Has fallen below the $3.00/gal mark in Whitman; WOOOOOOOHHHHOOOOOOO!!
$2.87/gal at Prime in Whitman on Temple St., $2.84 at Diamond Fuels on lovely South Ave. , $2.89 at Cumbies on Bedford St., and$3.09 at the Mobil on Cumbies opposite corner(??) How can they justify charging .20/gal more than the others? Seems like a bit of price gouging( or just plain stupidity) to me.

Monday, September 12, 2005


~ white wall tires, and cleaning them with SOS pads?
~ learning to read with Dick and Jane, and SRA?
~ when it was perfectly fine for the Cookie Monster to eat...(gasp!!) COOKIES!!??
~ playing scrabble as a young kid, and getting your ass completely kicked by older/wiser family members, but still having fun?
~ that wonderfully heavy, solid sound made by the keys on a manual typewriter?
~ when Home Ec , Woodworking and Mechanical Arts were part of the curriculum in junior high?(I LOVED Mechanical Arts!)
~ metal dashboards and bench seats in cars?

Sunday, September 11, 2005

For biz, and life in general as well...(a smattering of things I've learned)

~ never make a promise that you can't keep.
~ always try to do exactly what you say you will, when you say you will.
~ if you can't be on time, it's better to be early rather than late.
~ it's way better to err on the side of better judgement, and yes, sometimes caution.


is a very cool (and wicked hard to spell without having seen it before!) word that I just learned thanks to my eldest and oh so modest child, Rob.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

It's been almost a year since we kicked sorry Yankee ass, and then won it all(!!), and I still get chills, especially when I hear the following song. Red Sox, I LOVE YOU!!!
"Tessie"- DropKick Murphys
Tessie is the Royal Rooters rally cry
Tessie is the tune they always sung
Tessie echoed April through October nights
After serenading Stahl, Dinneen and Young
Tessie is a maiden with a sparkling eye
Tessie is a maiden with a love
She doesn't know the meaning of her sight
She's got a comment full of love
And sometimes when the game is on the line
Tessie always carried them away
Up the road from "Third Base" to Huntington
The boys will always sing and sway
Two! Three! Four!
Tessie, "Nuf Ced" McGreevey shouted
We're not here to mess around
Boston, you know we love you madly
Hear the crowd roar to your sound
Don't blame us if we ever doubt you
You know we couldn't live without you
Tessie, you are the only only only
The Rooters showed up at the grounds one day
They found their seats had all been sold
McGreevey led the charge into the park
Stormed the gates and put the game on hold
The Rooters gave the other team a dreadful fright
Boston's tenth man could not be wrong
Up from "Third Base" to Huntington
They'd sing another victory song
Two! Three! Four!
Tessie, "Nuf Ced" McGreevey shouted
We're not here to mess around
Boston, you know we love you madly
Hear the crowd roar to your sound
Don't blame us if we ever doubt you
You know we couldn't live without you
Tessie, you are the only only only
The Rooters gave the other team a dreadful fright
Boston's tenth man could not be wrong
Up from "Third Base" to Huntington
They'd sing another victory song
Two! Three! Four!
Tessie, "Nuf Ced" McGreevey shouted
We're not here to mess around
Boston, you know we love you madly
Hear the crowd roar to your sound
Don't blame us if we ever doubt you
You know we couldn't live without you
Tessie, you are the only only only
Don't blame us if we ever doubt you
You know we couldn't live without you
Boston, you are the only only only
Don't blame us if we ever doubt you
You know we couldn't live without you
Red Sox, you are the only only only Posted by Picasa

Now this guy is a class act!!


do all good things come to an end? Must all good things come to an end? Does that corny"If you love something, set it free" saying have a germ of truth to it, or is it a sin not to fight not for what you perceive to be yours, but for what you love and hold dear? As a believer in fate, should I accept an ending , or should i say, a gradual changing, as 'that's the way it is meant to be, deal with it?' And if I don't fret and fight and pull my hair out over what fate is handing me, does that mean I don't care as much as I think I do?( I know I do, but the ?? needs to be asked, for my own clarity) **sigh**

Monday, September 05, 2005


~ remember when the average American home had an ample enough supply of paper bags from the stupidmarket for book covering at school time?
~ do you spray your cologne/perfume directly on your pulse points, or spray it into the air and walk into it?
~ and isn't the point of wearing cologne/perfume to get the opposite sex to come closer, so that they can use the excuse that they just want to find out what that intriguing scent is that you're wearing? HINT: too much totally kills that awesomely coy and sexy stealth tactic! DON'T WEAR SO MUCH, MALE OR FEMALE, PLEASE!
~ do you ever wish that you could be more chameleon- like, or are you already?

It is...

absofreakinlutely BEAUTIFUL outside today!!! It's about 70-something degrees, clear blue sky, nice breeze, and the air has that late summer/very early fall smell to it that just makes me so thankful for...everything! Went for a walk downtown via the park, and believe me, I took my damn sweet time!
Plan to take another walk in the evening; why not just say 'Screw It' to the chores or television watching or whatever indoor thing you may be doing, and take oh, 20-30 minutes and enjoy the fresh air? You know what they say about New England weather- don't like it? Give it a minute; it'll change, so why not grab the good stuff while we have it!

YOU betcha the Boomer should be pumping his fist! Why? Because he had a complete game yesterday(his 54th!- now that's amazing!), Olerud had a 3 runner, the Sox won 5-1, and we are a beautiful 3.5 games above the loser Yankees!! YEAH! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 03, 2005



notes that
play me softly
measured, crescendos
desirous trails,
that trace you
kisses warm,
command your ear,
barely there
I am

you're a midnight
descending slowly,
surreal, over
flows precariously

till met,
with your mouth
and my
the ink
Chrissie 09.03.05

Karaoke(just found this interesting)

Japanese : kara, void, empty + oke(sutora), orchestra (from English orchestra).
So karaoke means a void or empty orchestra?
Strange the translations, huh?

Friday, September 02, 2005

Governor Mihos??

Though I certainly do not agree with him on everything, if I can't have Romney for a second term, then Christy is the man I will definitely vote for!!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

It's pretty damn sad when we pine for the days when gas was ONLY $2.19 a gallon!! I paid a whopping $3.35 today....any bets on how high it will go?? Posted by Picasa