Monday, April 13, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Elvis + Joyce Carol Oates Sittin' in a Tree...

Waiting On Elvis, 1956 -- Joyce Carol Oates

This place up in Charlotte called Chuck's where I
used to waitress and who came in one night
but Elvis and some of his friends before his concert
at the Arena, I was twenty-six married but still
waiting tables and we got to joking around like you
do, and he was fingering the lace edge of my slip
where it showed below my hemline and I hadn't even
seen it and I slapped at him a little saying, You
sure are the one aren't you feeling my face burn but
he was the kind of boy even meanness turned sweet in
his mouth.

Smiled at me and said, Yeah honey I guess I sure am.


Courtesy of Knopf Poetry's Poem-A-Day Email Ring

Friday, April 3, 2009

Shopping Cart Lovin

My mom would never let me ride in the grocery cart. Now I CAN if I work on my crafting skills and hunt down an abandoned grocery cart and make it all kinds of pretty.

Reestore's got some smart Annie Shopping Cart Chairs!

Source via Re-Nest
"As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency."

~ Caroline Kennedy

Thursday, April 2, 2009