December 22, 2011

Mitt Romney ABCified

Mitt Romney, alphabetized... eimmnortty.

December 21, 2011

Stopping By Some Bookshelves on a Snowy Evening - Robert Frost Parody (Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening)

(in celebration of this darkest day of the year, I am reposting a parody of Robert Frist's famous poem. Stopping By Some Bookshelves on a Snowy Evening
(severe apologies to Robert Frost)
Robert Frost books on

Whose shelves these are I think I know.
He is off at the bookstore though;
He will not see me stopping here
To read his books and quickly go.

My little friend must think me weird
To stop with a library near
At this home of a friend just left
This twentieth day of the year.

He questions if my brain's bereft
Asking about my conscience's theft
The only other sound's the sweep
Of flipping pages -- language heft.

The shelves are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have "To Be Reads" to keep,
And books to read before I sleep,
And books to read before I sleep.

Robert Frost was a learned man, a true man of letters. His poetry graced more than the shelves of grade school libraries, but of great thinkers, and even John F. Kennedy's presidential inauguration.

Frost had an accessibility not found in many poets. His vocabulary was not overbearing, and his images were not unlike ones anyone growing up in the country would see. You will not struggle to understand the essence of what he his saying as you might with Edna St. Vincent Millay, but his meaning is as layered. Like Emily Dickinson's poetry, his deeper meaning was beguiled by apparent simplicity.

Most of's customers are readers who love books as much as they love reading them. We browse our best friend's shelves when we visit their home. We borrow their books, and sometimes, with their permission. Our TBR (To Be Read) list is longer than a child's Christmas letter to Santa, and as desirous.

Many of my guides are parodies of songs, and follow the tune of the original. This one is similar, except is based on Frost's most famous poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

I hope you enjoy my look at Frost's poem.


December 20, 2011

Spaghetti, Justified

Spaghetti is nutritional string. Even better when slathered with nutritional paste.

December 18, 2011

Yesterday's Coffee

Yesterday's coffee... sounds poetic, tastes awful. Please, fresh for me.

December 15, 2011

Tweezerman Facial Hair Scissors review: For Facial Hair and Unwanted Shirt Threads

Tweezerman Facial Hair Scissors

These sleek, silver, scissors sliced through threads seen only with the finest eyes. True, most days the scissors removed hair from ears and elsewhere, but no more superb thread cutter was found than this.

The Scene: A dim cafe in the Midwest. Third table, by the window, farthest from the door.
The Future: Nancy would walk in the door, with a smile, bringing in sunlight to my life.
The Past: A new shirt purchased just for the occasion.
The Problem: A nagging, unbearable, itchy thread along my left side, just below my arm.
The Tension: Nancy's arrival would be in five minutes. By this time, she had parked her car in the garage and was coming down Charles Street, just around the corner.

The solution was found next door, at a pharmacy. A credit card swipe sped up the transaction. A step into the restroom to discretely cut the offending threads (there were three), and I was done. As I sat down, she stepped in, as lovely as my memory of her.

May your scissors cut all hair, threads and whatever else is needed on time.

Buy a Tweezerman Facial Hair Scissors.

December 12, 2011

My Amazon Reviews - See the Brockeim Effect

All of my reviews in a nice, neat page. Just click and enjoy. Tell me what you think.