dragonyphoenix: (blue flower)
I'm back from World Tai Chi day. This is the first year there was more than one demo area and I wanted to see two of the demos, each of which was at a different area. They were close together in the timelien too: one in the fourth spot and the other in the fifth, but the second was running later than the first so I had no trouble getting both in.

We also got to take mini-classes after. I took yoga with sticks! Also two qigong with Pauline whom I've studied with before. One was for detox and the other for stress and I figured I needed help with both so ...

These two vids are not from this year but they are the people I really wanted to see (and did!) this year. Van Nga Vu tai chi-ed with fans this year but I couldn't find a vid of that.

dragonyphoenix: Katchoo from Strangers in Paradise (katchoo)
Some tortures are physical
And some are mental,
But the one that is both
Is dental.
                   -Ogden Nash
dragonyphoenix: (raven)
Hickory, dickory, dock.
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
which one? 
dragonyphoenix: (Morticia)
dragonyphoenix: (Evil!Binky)
I just finished watching Titus. This guy, Aaron, he's super into being a villain. I mean it. He's going on like "Halelujah, I'm a villain. Hallelujah, villain again." Really, he should have a mustache so he could twirl it!

dragonyphoenix: (Morticia)
Here's one my uncle Dale used to recite.

One bright morning in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight.
Back-to-back they faced one another,
Drew their swords and shot each other.
One was blind and the other couldn’t see,
So they chose a dummy for a referee.
A blind man went to see fair play,
A dumb man went to shout “hooray!”
A deaf policeman heard the noise,
And came and killed those two dead boys.
A paralyzed donkey walking by,
Kicked the copper in the eye,
Sent him through a rubber wall,
Into a dry ditch and drowned them all.
(If you don’t believe this lie is true,
Ask the blind man – he saw it too!)

dragonyphoenix: Katchoo from Strangers in Paradise (katchoo)
This is what I'd meant:

Yesterday upon the stair
I saw a man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today.
I think he's with the CIA.

Dad poetry

Apr. 26th, 2016 03:01 pm
dragonyphoenix: Blackadder looking at scraps of paper, saying "It could use a beta" (Default)
Spring has sprung,
summer sung,
fall has fell,
and the coming winter will be colder than usual.

This one I heard from my Dad.
dragonyphoenix: (blue flower)
Yesterday upon the stair
I saw a man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today.
Oh how I wish he'd go away.
dragonyphoenix: (raven)
Lies I’ve Told My 3 Year Old Recently by Raul Gutierrez

Trees talk to each other at night.
All fish are named either Lorna or Jack.
Before your eyeballs fall out from watching too much TV, they get very loose.
Tiny bears live in drain pipes.
If you are very very quiet you can hear the clouds rub against the sky.
The moon and the sun had a fight a long time ago.
Everyone knows at least one secret language.
When nobody is looking, I can fly.
We are all held together by invisible threads.
Books get lonely too.
Sadness can be eaten.
I will always be there.

book sale!

Apr. 24th, 2016 11:08 pm
dragonyphoenix: Blackadder looking at scraps of paper, saying "It could use a beta" (Default)
The library had a book sale lately. I’m not looking to buy new books but I felt safe sorting through the sci fi books. I check them out anytime there’s a sale and I never find anything. Except this time there are to by Bujold.

I’m not sure why the Ethan of Athos cover features the 6 Million Dollar Man, but it’s a good story even if it has a less than stellar cover.

I also picked up Borders of Infinity which I’ve been wanting to read ever since I read a description of the tying the stories together story: Miles and Illyan working together, while Miles is stuck in a hospital bed, to prevent a political attack against Miles’ father. It was more a few scenes and less a real story, which was a bit disappointing, but the book contains The Mountains of Mourning which is one of my favorite Vorkosigan stories. The book was worth more than the buck I paid so I’m good.

dragonyphoenix: (i must squee!)
Eeee! Godzilla, going old-school!
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