Archive for September, 2007

Just A Biker

Posted in This N' That on September 30, 2007 by swizzmis

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I saw you, hug your purse closer to you in the grocery
store line. But you didn’t see me put an extra $10.00
in the collection plate last Sunday.
I saw you pull your child closer when we passed each
other on the sidewalk. But you didn’t see me playing
Santa at the local mall.

I saw you change your mind about going into the
restaurant when you saw my bike parked out front.
But you didn’t see me attending a meeting to raise
more money for the hurricane relief.

I saw you roll up your window and shake your head
when I rode by. But you didn’t see me riding behind
you when you flicked your cigarette butt out the car window.

I saw you frown at me when I smiled at your children.
But you didn’t see me, when I took time off from work
to run toys to the homeless.

I saw you stare at my long hair. But you didn’t see me
and my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.

I saw you roll your eyes at our leather jackets and
gloves. But you didn’t see me and my brothers donate
our old ones to those that had none.

I saw you look in fright at my tattoos. But you didn’t
see me cry as my children where born or have their
name written over and in my heart.

I saw you change lanes while rushing off to go
somewhere. But you didn’t see me going home to be with my family.

I saw you, complain about how loud and noisy our bikes
can be. But you didn’t see me when you were changing
the CD and drifted into my lane.

I saw you yelling at your kids in the car. But you
didn’t see me pat my child’s hands knowing she was safe behind me.

I saw you reading the newspaper or map as you drove
down the road. But you didn’t see me squeeze my wife’s
leg when she told me to take the next turn.

I saw you race down the road in the rain. But you
didn’t see me get soaked to the skin so my son could
have the car to go on his date.

I saw you run the yellow light just to save a few
minutes of time. But you didn’t see me trying to turn right.

I saw you cut me off because you needed to be in
the lane I was in. But you didn’t see me leave the road.

I saw you, waiting impatiently for my friends to
pass. But you didn’t see me. I wasn’t there.
                        
I saw you go home to your family. But you didn’t
see me. Because I died that day you cut me off.

I was just a biker. A person with friends and a
family. But you didn’t see me.
                          

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Busy Writing Away…

Posted in This N' That on September 28, 2007 by swizzmis

Yesterday and this morning I’ve been feverishly writing away. It’s such a good feeling. I’ve been a little dry lately in that arena.  I finally broke through some stumbling blocks in the story I’m working on. I didn’t know where to go with the story and then all of a sudden the ideas came to me, one right after the other. I guess I was having a fit of writer’s constipation. So this blog like the last is going to be a little short but it’s only because I’m writing not because I have nothing to say. Happy Friday.

HHT

Posted in This N' That on September 27, 2007 by swizzmis

Don’t have much to say this morning, probably because I’m still waking up. LOL So let’s get to it. And here’s today’s HHT….

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Oh This And That

Posted in This N' That on September 26, 2007 by swizzmis

Oh I had to laugh at myself this morning. Fair warning this maybe TMI. I fell asleep forgetting to brush my teeth and to set my alarm clock. I woke to a little doggy wanting desperately to go outside, my mouth feeling like it was full of cotton and a zit by my lower lip. Because I had had such a sound sleep, I woke up feeling like a zombie and just about stumbled out of bed, then ran into the door jam, then almost tripped when I stepped into the sun room to let little puppy dog outside. All this a no alcohol. Do I ever feel old. If I wake up on schedule, I seem to be fine, well at least to me. But when I sleep in for some reason it takes me longer to get fully conscious. I don’t know why that is, it just is. One of my chores to accomplish today after work is to shred the junk mail that’s piled in a plastic bin by the shredder in the garage. I loath junk mail because it make extra work for me. What I’d like to do is charge 5 cents to the company for each piece of junk mail I get for labor. I think I’d be a wealthy woman. It’s a huge production shredding the mail because I first have to open the envelope, then shred, or if it’s a flyer I’ll just tear off the address part and shred that because it’s so big all of it won’t fit in the shredder. And for some of these companies who’ve sent me junk mail don’t they get that I’m not biting? So go away. I think Amex has got the picture that I’m not a blue card person. Thank goodness Publishers Clearing House gave up on me too. I’m not even safe from my own company! Oh speaking of hassles, if you signed up on the No Call list you must re-register as there is an expiration date and believe it or not our 5 years is just about up. Here’s the URL: https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx

And now back to the show…

Posted in This N' That on September 26, 2007 by swizzmis

brad_womack31.jpgbrad_womack31.jpgbrad_womack3.jpgYes I’ve been off- blog for a couple of days. Birthday was great and I got a lot of nice cards and gifts (mostly in gift cards) which I’ve already spent over half. I love to shop for books, music, and electronics. Yes gift cards are the perfect for me because my shopping tastes never seem to stay the same. DL thanks for the gift card I had a great tibrad_womack3.jpgbrad_womack3.jpgme in the book store! And L I’m hanging on the Amex for something special, maybe another Flamingo in Florida. I also spent some time giving this blog a new look which kept me away. It was fun creating the banner and I think the colors a really me. On the other hand I haven’t had a lot to blog about lately. I’ve allowed myself to sleep in over the past few days trying to recapture lost ZZZZs. So I’ve been waking up close to the time I leave for work. But I’m also waking up at 3am every night. And it’s almost right on the dot, 3am or 305am. Of course I can’t get right back to sleep so I’ve been turning on the TV. Now there’s something sad everything is paid programming and 50 percent of it is Girls Gone Wild or how do I get a bigger penis. Speaking of girls gone wild, I watched the Bachelor last night and every season those ladies get more stupid. In fact I’m pretty sure some were Girls Gone Wild rejects. But boy is the bachelor a cutie. I’m watching the show just to enjoy the male scenery. So DL this pic is for you.

 

 

 

 

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New Look

Posted in This N' That on September 24, 2007 by swizzmis

So you might have noticed something a little different? Yup I updated my blog look and this re-do screams me. The other one was nice but these colors and the beach scene really say me, me, me. I’m happy with it and don’t you just love the Flamingo? Birthday weekend was fabulous, a lot of cards, presents, and birthday wishes all around. Made getting another year old not so bad. Now come to think of it I don’t have too much to blog about this morning. Maybe because my brain isn’t functioning yet. So I guess short blog for today but thanks to everyone who made my weekend special. Happy Monday.

Out Of Touch

Posted in This N' That on September 22, 2007 by swizzmis

Do I ever feel out of touch. I went on a web hunt, looking to upgrade my version of FrontPage yesterday. It’s a web authoring tool made by Microsoft that’s been out for over a hundred years. Okay maybe not that long but I’ve had it forever, having gone through versions 1,2,3, and yes 4. When I searched the web, I couldn’t find any stores carrying the darn thing. This made me wonder so I went to Microsoft’s website and low and behold FrontPage is no more, they’ve replaced it with a brand new product that’s twice the cost. As I looked over the specs what really bothered me was how advanced web publishing has become, with cascading style sheets and dynamic this and that. I felt like I’d been a sleep for a hundred years. Gone are the days you created a table put some words and pretty pictures in the boxes and hit the publish key. Boy where have I been?So upgrading right now is out of the question. I’ll just use what I have and worry about some other day. Just like I’m going to worry about getting my car fixed another day. Thankfully I can use a friend’s in the meantime. I’m sure I’ll get it in next week but right now I want to do the Scarlett O’Hara approach. I’m anxiously awaiting Fall. It’s been hotter than usually and with no breeze it’s down right nasty. Each morning I’ve been waking up to a sinus headache and watery eyes even though I’m on allergy medication. Today I’m going to try to produce several more pages on my manuscript since I at least have my head above water at work and I don’t have to spend it catching up this weekend. Other than that the weekend is full of possibilities!