April 19, 2011

Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) Has Died

Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith on Doctor Who) was lovely, wasn't she?I always thought she and the Doctor might fall in love.

Saw this on Twitter from a friend's post. She has passed away.

Elisabeth Claira Heath Sladen RIP -- February 1, 1948 - April 19, 2011. She was 63).

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April 12, 2011

Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges 15 Count: Absorbs Wine and Protects Your Heart review

Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges 15 Count

When I spilled my wine on Nancy's old oak table, I thought it was over. It should've been. That table was her great-grandfather's, hewn from the woods where his log cabin would soon stand. Handed down from father to son, and then again from father to son, until, now, it was given to her, from father to daughter. When she handed me my glass, I too quickly sipped and set it as I became distracted by her light-green eyes.

Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges 15 CountWith the fear like watching lava approaching a farm home, I trembled. I wretched across the table to grab a napkin. The table was too big. The wine rolled forward.

But she was swift with her sponge. Slipped from off the sink top, her fingers pressed into the cellulosed crevices, and she wiped. The rich, blood-red burgundy glazing the furrowed wood climbed into the sponge until it grew dark with liquid.

My tulip-shaped Bordeaux glass into which she had so delicately poured lay unbroken, despite the fine crystal she claimed it to be. She smiled and lifted my glass, and poured me more.

Relieved, now, as I consider what sponge to buy, I buy these. You can find them stacked under my sink, with several set in strategic places around my home. I know many sponges may be the same, but these will work. Accidentally buying the wrong sponge when, you, like I, may accidentally spill your wine is a risk meant only for the foolish and the lonely. Your heart will still see her eyes, but do not depend a second look on a sponge which may not soak. Buy the ones you can trust.

--Brockeim

April 03, 2011

Bulk Candy, Nut, Gumball Machine Double Head T Stand review: Twist, Plunk, Truth. Classic Device is Filled With Memories and Great Treats

Shining glass blockaded me from pleasure. I stood outside the tiny windowed box with my quarter, looking right and left. One quarter, one choice, and time ached for a decision. The brilliant red base held sternly the beautiful bounty above. That beauty, that delicate sweet joy awaiting me caused my heart to tingle. On the right, the tart sharpness of hard candies whistled silently. On the left, the slow smooth chew the highly coveted grape bubblegum balls mixed in with the cherry and orange winked knowingly. I knew what I wanted, and that was the purple gum, but dare I risk my hard-found money and instead receive the deplored pink flavor for my gamble?

The sun flickered off the chrome top as I considered. I sunk my quarter in the left. Twist, plunk, truth. Blueberry. Next time, I thought, will surely be grape.

A gambling man I ought never be, but this is the classic machine found across America. Solid construction, receives money easily, and returns the product quickly. May yours always deliver the best flavor, whether tart, gum or toys.

--Brockeim:

Bulk Candy, Nut, Gumball Machine Double Head T Stand 

April 01, 2011

How to Celebrate National Poetry Month

101 Great American Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)What are you going to do about it? 

Before ya'll Twitter about, forwarding posts like mine about the wonders of poetry, take a half second to think about it. Thinking means thinking about the poetry part of National Poetry Month. It can be a useless holiday, like National I'm Not Your Mother Day, or National Foosball Swallowers Day. Or, it can have real meaning. That means you can get to know a poem or two, or even entire poet.

Click below this post on the tag 'poetry' and see some of what I have posted here. I have thousands more I have written, mind you, but it is a sample.

How to Celebrate National Poetry Month

I recommend three things:
  1. Buy one book of poetry, read it, and take out another from your library. Blog about them, review them if you can.
    This will be showing support of both poetry and of a poet. We ache that publishers do not publish poetry, but there is a reason: profit. That lack of profit isn't their fault. It is ours for buying more Anne Rice blather and less genuine literature. She gets rich, old and bitter at this world which has blessed her while poets starve yet remain active.
  2. Write three poems based on a single theme.
    This will be a challenge fir those of you who do not regularly write. That's OK. You bad poetry, like my bad poetry, isn't the point. It is the process of the writing which is the point. True, you might not write so well that it will be published. But with three poems, you will have thought great things, found a creative buzz, and, maybe if things come together, you might smile when you show them to someone knowing you have found a new hobby.
  3. Memorize one poem.
    Learning poetry is not just a good discipline of the mind in general, but also helps lift our personal language. We learn new words, nuance, rhythm, rhyme, and meaning.
Let me know. I would love to learn what you are doing. 
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