Thursday, January 31, 2008

Proof for a Questioning Cat

Kitty expressed doubts
Regarding my forehead cuts.
I'll give him a pic.

I told you they were small but curious. They're so darn PERFECT and tiny, and yet not one of us can make sense of their appearance. Yet again, I've ended up as an X-File!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Head Banger?

Mysterious cuts
Have appeared on my forehead.
From what, I do not know.

Seriously. In the middle of rehearsal I realized I had two small, but bleeding, cuts on my forehead, one above the other. I have no idea when or how they came to be.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mr. Bad Driver!

Please get off the road,
A-6-Zero 2-3-M:
Transport Truck of Death.

In the course of about a 7 minute stretch on the highway, this guy drifted aimlessly into my lane five times and once into the left. Yikes.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Vocal Outrage

O scratch in my throat,
'Tis now time for you to leave;
You're not welcome here.

Quite frankly, things are too busy for voice issues and, unfortunately, that means they're also too busy to recover properly. I'll be mute by the time 2010 rolls around, I'm sure.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Snow Queen v1.0

Finally a draft
Two pages shorter than planned.
Not bad. Let's revise.

Ahhh. I've finally got something to work with and I know that over the next few days, revising will seriously strengthen some of the problem areas. In the end, it's a working draft I'm shooting for, and changes will be made as we go, no doubt. Aaahhh. Now to get the rest of the music arranged...

Life Imitating Art

Snowflakes that sparkle
Exactly like the fake snow
I bought at the store.

Seriously. The snow out tonight is so sparkly and flakey that it seems unreal. It reminds me of a time that I was driving to work and the sky and clouds looked so surreal, more like a Maxfield Parrish painting than a real sky at all. Crazy.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Defying Gravity in Oz

Hey, Adebisi,
How DO you keep that hat on
The back of your head?

Seriously. How? No matter what he does, it stays there, perched precariously on his shiny pate.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Early One Evening

Seeing me tonight
Going to bed before ten,
All must not be well.

I'm a complete nighthawk, but here I am, preparing to pack it in. I'm exhausted, rough of voice, and in a perpetual state of sneeze. Yeesh. Give me a break.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Public Announcement

Folks, I hate forwards.
I hate them in my e-mail,
Likewise on Facebook.

Seriously. Stop sending them to me. I do not read them. I do not forward them. I delete them.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


In truth, an honour;
Thanks to Carousel Players
And many others.


Monday, January 21, 2008


Dear Ford Motor Co.,
Your Lion Man commercials
Are NOT amusing.

At all. An embarrassment for all involved.


Rampant ugliness
Was rightly to be found at
Sarah's and Luke's place.

The latest Ugly Party was held and enjoyed by those in attendance. Although a small group this time around, it was also a nice reunion with former workplace friends. Thanks to Sarah and Luke for hosting!

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Why not? I'd do it
If Kevin John McDonald
Wanted to direct.

I watched the movie version for the first time tonight. Kevin used to joke about how much fun it would be to do the show with me and, although it would be a huge step out of my comfort zone, it would be quite an experience. Not one for the parents, needless to say!

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Tonight Joseph's cast
Reunited at the barn.
Pleasant group of nuts.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Dear Miss Jordin Sparks:
Read the lyrics for "Tattoo".

Seriously. Who writes this crap? "You're on my heart just like a tattoo." 'Cause tattoos on major internal organs are all the rage. What a lame attempt at nifty imagery. Sorry. Doesn't work for me.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


The temperature
To be found at rehearsal:

One never seems to know whether we will freeze or sweat to death.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Beyond the Garden

Writing four pages
May not seem significant;
Tonight, revival.

Aaah! Finally I resolved a script issue and made a few pages of important progress. Thank goodness! Time is a-wasting!

Monday, January 14, 2008


O curious day
Of drizzles and wind-blown snow;
Just make up your mind.

Needs no further comment, methinks.


Side street easterlies,
Deposit not upon my lawn
Your wind-swept refuse.

Once again the garbage day winds have left a multitude of unexpected treasures along the side of my house. Hooray for a corner lot, I suppose.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Midnight Line

A & P cashier,
Your pace is lethargic, slow,
And painful to watch.

Sweet mother, this woman was moving at a mollassian speed, and it IS January, to boot. Not only was it slow, but with that mind-numbing lack of energy that is hard to be around. It's clear why she works the overnight shift rather than the day.


When it comes to skates,
Who decided to make my
Comfort optional?

"Hey, since we're making winter sporting footwear, why don't we make it out of the hardest, least conforming plastic available?"

Friday, January 11, 2008


Surrounded by walls,
Carefully folded and and fresh;
Cloth replacing stone.

Yes, I've caught up on laundry and it sits all around me in tidy little piles. I don't really feel like taking it upstairs and putting it all away, but having it spread about my living room is, perhaps, less than ideal. Of course, if I just get dressed down here every day, it will soon find its way back into the laundry again, right? Right? (I think I've reached new levels of laziness...)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Carrot Soup

Carrot soup tastes good
But after the second day
I'm ready for change.

Any questions?

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Warm Winter Days

I don't like winter
But this January warmth
Makes me uneasy.

Not only is it another curiously warm winter snap, but you know we'll probably pay for it in February when some crazy winter storm strikes back.

Monday, January 7, 2008


Unable to sleep.
A vexing situation,
For morning comes soon.

Yes, this was posted at nearly one in the morning, when it's back to work tomorrow and the alarm will sound in four and a half hours.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Happy Birthday, John!
I met you back in '80;
It was a good year.

I think it's reasonably self-explanatory. Happy birthday, Mr. Shannon!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

I Know, But Still...

Haiku references nature.
Not all of these do.

For the purists out there, I thought I'd point it out. I'm well aware. I'm also aware that there is another haiku convention -- the secondary image which adds weight to the first -- which won't always be, and already has not been, followed religiously.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Dream Image

Skinless and plaintive,
A half-burned sheep, still alive,
In a dog bed box.

This is actually from a dream I had a couple of days ago, but it was bumped by the squirrel. I'm sure that dream interpreters could have a heyday with the imagery, but I'm not that interested.

Thursday, January 3, 2008


Stretched on ice-glazed grass
Frozen little squirrel friend,
Fluffy still in death.

A poor little fellow I passed while walking to the mailbox. No sign of injury, yet sadly no sign of life. Maybe he slipped on the icy sidewalk, as I periodically feared I might do, and fatally bumped his wee squirrel head.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Season Three on DVD

Laverne and Shirley
Edited for DVD.
Someone tell me why.

Seriously. I want to know why. Anyone? Anyone?

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Year's Haiku

New year's just begun.
Will three hundred sixty-six
Haiku be coming?

That's right, dear reader. If Keltie can make a mask for each day of the year, then SURELY I can write a seventeen-syllable, three line poem for each day. Hopefully I will keep at it and come up with something for each day of 2008.