The Cure is Love

I want a love that can be described with Cure lyrics… is that too much to ask??? Alternately (or preferably) I would also just take Robert Smith for my own…. dreamy!! sigh, I miss the eighties…

Lovesong ~ Written by Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, Simon Gallup, Boris Williams, Roger O’donnell, Robert James Smith, Porl Thompson

Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am home again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am whole again

Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am young again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am fun again

However far away
I will always love you
However long I stay
I will always love you
Whatever words I say
I will always love you
I will always love you

(Fly me to the moon)

Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am free again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am clean again

However far away
I will always love you
However long I stay
I will always love you
Whatever words I say
I will always love you
I will always love you

 

Just Like Heaven ~ Written by Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, Simon Gallup, Boris Williams, Robert James Smith, Porl Thompson

“Show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream” she said

“The one that makes me laugh” she said
And threw her arms around my neck

“Show me how you do it
And I promise you I promise that
I’ll run away with you
I’ll run away with you”

Spinning on that dizzy edge
I kissed her face and kissed her head
And dreamed of all the different ways I had To make her glow
“Why are you so far away?” she said
“Why won’t you ever know that I’m in love with you
That I’m in love with you”

You
Soft and only
You
Lost and lonely
You
Strange as angels
Dancing in the deepest oceans
Twisting in the water
You’re just like a dream

Daylight licked me into shape
I must have been asleep for days
And moving lips to breathe her name
I opened up my eyes
And found myself alone, alone
Alone above a raging sea
That stole the only girl I loved
And drowned her deep inside of me

You
Soft and only
You
Lost and lonely
You
Just like heaven  

Why Can’t I Be You ~ Written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, Boris Williams 

You’re so gorgeous I’ll do anything
I’ll kiss you from your feet to where your head begins
You’re so perfect you’re so right as rain
You make me Make me, make me, make me hungry again

Everything you do is irresistible
Everything you do is simply kissable
Why can’t I be you?

I’ll run around in circles ’til I run out of breath
I’ll eat you all up
Or I’ll just hug you to death
You’re so wonderful
Too good to be true
You make me, make me, make me,
make me hungry for you

Everything you do is simply delicate
Everything you do is quite angelic
Why can’t I be you?
Why can’t I be you?

You turn my head when you turn around
You turn the whole world upside down
I’m smitten I’m bitten I’m hooked I’m cooked
I’m stuck like glue
You make me, make me, make me, make me hungry for you

Everything you do is simply dreamy
Everything you do is quite delicious
So why can’t I be you?

 

Mint Car ~ Written by Jason Toop Cooper, Simon Gallup, Roger O’donnell, Robert James Smith, Perry Bamonte

The sun is up
I’m so happy I could scream!
And there’s nowhere else in the world I’d rather be
Than here with you
It’s perfect
It’s all I ever wanted
I almost can’t believe that it’s for real

I really don’t think it gets any better than this
Vanilla smile
And a gorgeous strawberry kiss!
Birds sing we swing
Clouds drift by and everything is like a dream
It’s everything I wished

Never guessed it got this good
Wondered if it ever would
Really didn’t think it could
Do it again?
I know we should!!!

The sun is up
I’m so fizzy I could burst!
You wet through and me headfirst
Into this is perfect
It’s all I ever wanted
Ow! it feels so big it almost hurts!

Never guessed it got this good
Wondered if it ever would
Really didn’t think it could
Do it some more?
I know we should!!!

Say it will always be like this
The two of us together
It will always be like this
Forever and ever and ever…

Never guessed it got this good
Wondered if it ever would
Really didn’t think it could
Do it all the time?
I know that we should!!!

Pictures of You ~ Written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O’donnell, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, Boris Williams

There was nothing in the world
That I ever wanted more
Than to feel you deep in my heart
There was nothing in the world 
That I ever wanted more
Than to never feel the breaking apart
All my pictures of you

In Between Days ~ Written by Robert James Smith

Yesterday I got so scared,
I shivered like a child,
Yesterday away from you,
It froze me deep inside

High ~ Written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, Perry Bamonte

and when i see you
take the same sweet steps
you used to take
i say i’ll keep holding you
my arms so tight
i’ll never let you slip away

 

 

Embrace the horror…

Sometimes you are not suited to something.  For instance, I doubt that I would make a very good doctor.  Even assuming I could get through medical school passing fair I don’t care for blood and gore, my personality isn’t chock full of empathy, in short, my bedside manner would suck and my attention span is such that I wouldn’t be able to stay with the task on hand.

You may love basketball.  You could spend hours practicing and trying to hone your skills.  You may have a real passion for the game.  But you may also be five foot nothing and a chubby white female.  No matter your great desire and your no-quit attitude you are unlikely to become a member of the WNBA.  BUT… you can support the local booster club.  You can be a team supporter and go to games and cheer.  You can focus that love in other ways.  When we redirect this way it’s usually looked on as being REALISTIC.

When someone realizes as a part of that natural progression from childhood to young adult to mature adult that they are not suited to a particular career and they instead steer themselves to something they are good at we applaud it as self-awareness.  We don’t call a mean-spirited spazmatron a quitter for not going into medicine.  So I wonder then, why are we so hard on people in other aspects of their life.

Let’s take another example.  I know several very happy, long-lived couples who have chosen for personal reasons not to have children.  (Incidentally they all do have pets.)  Why do they get viewed as ‘less than’ or ‘a bit strange’?  Perhaps they have the self-awareness to know they are suited to be parents.  Isn’t it a good thing if folks like that abstain from inflicting themselves on another human life; especially a life that would depend so heavily on them for so many years?  Don’t you suppose that folks ill-prepared for parenthood just might be the ones that end up with neglected or abused children?  Even if they try very hard to be good parents perhaps they simply don’t have the genetic makeup for it.  Why do we debase those folks?

I personally have become aware of something about myself.  And up to this point in my life I thought I was a failure and a quitter.  I thought I was doing something wrong, I thought I had fallen short somehow.  I realize now that it’s not true.  There is nothing wrong with me.  I am simply not suited to be in the role of wife\girlfriend.  I’m no damn good at it.  It doesn’t have anything to do with a lack of effort either.  I’m not a bad or immoral person.  In fact, I think I’m quite moral, kind-hearted, generous and loving.  But I don’t have the genetic make-up to be involved with another adult for whom I’ve no real connection outside of sating a need for companionship.  Certainly some of it could be marked up to poor matches.  But I don’t think that’s the whole story.  I see too many inequities in the male\female union.  I have a big problem with that and because I’m not an idiot I have a hard time letting it pass.  Do not misunderstand.  I am not suggesting that folks in blissfully happy relationships are simpering dimwits.  However, I may be subtly suggesting that at least within the realm of their partnership they are least overlooking much and at most lying their asses off about the bliss.

I spent years feeling like a catastrophe over my divorces and other failed relationships.  I thought I had let-down my kids, my family, myself, God and pretty much everyone.  I realize now that shit happens and life goes on.  Not only that, but I simply don’t fit well into that mold.  I am a good friend, mom, sister, daughter, aunt, teacher, worker…. But I suck at being a partner (and not in a good way).  I’ve come to terms with it.  I have decided to focus on all those other relationships and aspects of my life that bring me joy and allow me to give joy.  If we only get this one life why would you want spend one single minute struggling in a pit of despair?

Embrace the horror! Love your bad-self an always be who you are.  Unless you can be a unicorn, then always be a unicorn.

Mister Rogers’ holiday message is simple and clear.

“I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to give you for Christmas. I’d really like to give you something that just fits your own wishes and needs the way these shoes just fit me. I suppose the thing I’d like most to be able to give you is hope. Hope that through your own doing and your own living with others, you’ll be able to find what best fits for you in this life…I, for one, wish you good memories of this holiday. And I hope you’ll be able to look for all the different ways that people have of showing that they love you.” ~ Mister Rogers

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Happy Hump Day

Well it has now been a full week since my surgery.  I’m still not 100% but definitely better than I was last week.  I’m looking forward to returning to work on Monday cause I’m starting to feel a little stir-crazy.  I don’t go for my surgery follow-up until the 29th and as I understand it I am on weight and activity restrictions until my doctor says otherwise at that appointment.  Guess it’s good that I sit at a desk all day.  I did logon to work for a couple hours on Monday and hardly made a dent in the nightmare that was my inbox.  It kinda stressed me out a little more than I expected so I decided to not login the rest of the week and to just finish out my week off without dealing with it… not like it won’t be there waiting for me on Monday!  I don’t know what people do on vacation, not that this has really been a vacation since I don’t consider a hospital stay something I’d plan regularly!  I’m just saying that I have been pretty well bored to tears.  Been doing a lot of sleeping and reading with the kid-lings in summer school.

In other news, I am contemplating trading in my mini-van for something new.  Not really sure what yet.  Talked to the dealership I usually work with and with my credit union today and it seems like I have all green lights to upgrade.  So… maybe Friday to end the time-off with something a little more exciting I will go get a new car!

I just put my munchkins to bed after watching Wreck-it Ralph for probably the 50th time.  I have to say, it is pretty darn cute.  Now just waiting for the large kid to appear from his shenanigans in town and kind of starting to wonder why he is not home yet.

And, one last item, some people (you know who you are) should not be selfish pricks who put themselves and their cheating, lying bullshit before their kids.  If you have a problem with your wife\girlfriend that’s fine.  The ladies are old enough to deal with it — but you don’t get to use your kids as go-betweens, or whine to them about how Mommy is being mean, or tell them you can’t see them because Mommy won’t let you pull them out of school mid-week so you can have your weekend free.  You do have to pay your child support and you do get to piss off!

That is all.

Happy Indepenence Day

In light of the current political culture I think it’s worth noting that today is celebrated to remind of us our hard fought freedoms and rights.

At the top of that list, clearly highlighted in our first amendment and one of the primary reasons our ancestors sailed into the unknown was to be free of religious persecution.

We came here to be a free people.  We drafted a Constitution that was designed to grant rights to our citizenry, not to remove them.  We have NEVER been a theocracy – that’s exactly what we sailed away from!  So when I hear people ranting about how granting rights to others some how infringes their own rights I am at a loss.  How does giving others rights take away from the rights that you already have??  The answer, IT DOESN’T.

The bottom line is this… our FREE country and its Constitution that we fought so hard to win protect ALL the citizens.  The rights we agreed upon as being duly granted to all people – like free speech, religion and the right to happiness are for ALL people not just some.  Your personal religious convictions simply do not play into that.  That same first amendment protects ALL religious beliefs, not just yours.

Just because Pagans, Gays, Women or other Minorities now have the same rights that you do does not mean your rights are lessened.  It simply means that we are FINALLY coming around to this notion that we started with from the beginning — ALL people have equal rights under the law.

This doesn’t in any way change your beliefs or morals or how you personally run your home or live your life.  Let’s be perfectly clear — if you don’t agree with homosexuality then don’t be with someone of the same sex.  If you think embryos have a right to life then don’t use birth control or get an abortion.  If you don’t believe in science fact then teach creationism to your children at home.

BUT what you do not get to do, what you NEVER get to do is tell me or anyone else how to live or what to believe, you do not get to tell anyone else who they can love or what they can do with their own bodies.  You do not get to reduce every grade school science classroom into a mythology class.

You mind your business and I’ll mind mine – we both follow the rule of law and everything will be fine.  Some people tend to forget that the ‘heathens’ came first; in the grand scheme of things Christianity and Islam, and yes I will single these out as they are the only ones spewing hate in my opinion, are relative newcomers to the world and they’ve brought more death and destruction than I could easily list.  No one on the other side of this argument is telling you how to live your life – we don’t care!  Extremism on either side will never (and should never) win out.  We just want what’s fair for everyone, and that is also what the Constitution strives to protect.  It’s exactly what we left England for 237 years ago.

You don’t have to agree with me but you also don’t get to claim offense or damage if I disagree with you.
Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day and in honor of this day treat everyone with respect and fairness today and everyday.

An entertainer and a politician.

Today in our world we lost two well-known women. An entertainer and a politician. I am dismayed to report that my Facebook feed was inundated with memes of the latter instead of images and quotes of the former. I think it’s a sad reflection on our society when a mousketeer is mourned more deeply than a Cold War leader and strong female role model. Of course, it might just be me… decide for yourself who made a bigger contribution to society. I am not saying one life is worth more than another or that you shouldn’t be saddened by both of these losses. I am just pointing out that focusing on the ‘bread and circus’ is what prevents us from seeing our politicians for what they really are and for holding them accountable. Politicians today are thrilled with where the focus lies because they know they can get away with murder while the majority of registered voters are glued to whatever tripe the entertainment industry distracts them with.

Annette Funicello

Baroness Margaret Thatcher

Welcome 2013

Well we are a few weeks into the new year and things seem to be on track.  Had a bit of hit on the taxes but managed to work around it.  Still losing weight… slower than before… but still forging ahead.  Upgraded my PC to Windows 8 which I do think performs better but I miss my Start button (btw Win+X is a godsend).  Now I am thinking about a theme refresh here on the old web page…. something fresh and new and maybe not quite so dark.  I am open to suggestions.

Also… stop for a moment and appreciate your freedoms which you must be endowed with if you are able to read this post.

One of my favorite MLK quotes:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

— I would extend that to say not just color but creed, sexual preference, disability, political views, and any other *minority* category that exists. ~ Peace, Love & Understanding ~

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To thine own self be true

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. ~ Theodore Roosevelt