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Lyle Lovett is Dreamy

8 Jan

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I have run into Lyle Lovett three times now.  (In my dreams.)

Last night, we were both in the medical center waiting area when one of his songs came on over the PA.  No one else realized that the very artist to whom they were listening was sitting right there in the room so I walked over to him and said “isn’t it weird when one of your own songs is played around you?”

And he replied: “does that happen to you a lot?”

(Lyle Lovett is very snarky in dreams.)

In concert, he is witty and intelligent with a musical range that is all over the map and always tight.

And while he once made the strange decision to marry Julia (unworthy) Roberts, the breadth of his life experience eventually finds its way into his work- which is the hallmark of any good artist or writer (just saying).

Of course, Mr. Lovett also appeared in “The Player” and “Shortcuts” so let’s hope that not every experience funnels into his art.

Meanwhile, for the reasons named above and because “fat babies have no pride” is a classic, Mr. Lovett is invited to be the first guest blogger on FA&S.

If you see him (in the real world) won’t you let him know?

I’m not sure he reads this.

(But he should.)

Finally, a note about personal experience impacting one’s work: eating leftover chocolate jumbos (as if- more like eating previously undiscovered chocolate jumbos) while drinking Prosecco and listening to “Joshua Judges Ruth” then going straight to bed may result in awesome dreams and instant blog posts.

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Summer Vocabulary List

30 Aug

The best souvenirs are free and timeless.

I came home from last week’s trip to the Jersey shore with the following:

“creamify”: to pour heavy cream over fresh peach slices and then freeze.  Useful for those who are no longer able to have sugary ice cream due to recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes, Dad.

“appeasiate”: between appease and abate.  A useful reply to husband yelling “what the hell are you doing?!”  Used when one is driving in Rt. 17 traffic with a crazed BMW on her rear and a kid in the backseat insisting that the only acceptable lunch is Panera Bread which isn’t even good and will later make his stomach queasy, so driver cuts off the BMW with a sharp right turn in an attempt to make everyone happy, thereby “appeasiating” the entire family.  For a folksy, down- home twist, substitute “appeasiatin’.”

“hain’t?”: classic Mom.  Used at the end of sentences when one is attempting to garner support or jog Dad’s memory.  Often combined with “hain’t no?” when an extra syllable is required.

“pownie”: a one pound brownie.  See also: self-medicate, the way the food pyramid ought to look, bliss and guilt.

P.S. We had an earthquake on Tuesday and a mandatory evacuation due to hurricane Irene on Friday- also free and the stories are timeless.

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