Thursday, March 31, 2005


John & Marsha decided that the only way to pull off a Sunday afternoon quickie with their 8 year old son in the apartment was to send him out on the balcony and tell him to report on all the neighborhood activities.
He began his commentary as his parents put their plan into operation:
"There's a car being towed from the parking lot" he shouted.
A few moments passed "An ambulance just drove by"
A few moments passed. "Looks like the Andersons have company" he called out.
"Matt's riding a new bike"
"The Coopers are having sex!!"
Startled, Mother and Dad shot up in bed!!!
Dad cautiously asked "How do you know they are having sex??"

"Jimmy Cooper is standing out on his balcony too"

three for today

arms ache so to hold
fingers long to caress you
desire unfulfilled
what I see in you?
what causes the way I feel?
what would I do then,
what joy would be left for me?
if you left my life

Tuesday, March 29, 2005


fear... can't breathe, no air
what would I do if you left?
please don't disappear

to Baby Gurl

You know... you can tell me you had nothing to do with that fire, but just like the girl from Firestarter... I think your intense hatred for your place of employment could very well have sparked that mini blaze. Hmmm. I think I'll do my best to keep you happy with me.
Spontaneous Human Combustion doesn't sound appealing.
saturnine you say?
at least she is consistent
no surprises there

Duchovny's Blog

David Duchovny has a blog about his movie House of D. Check it out here. And the movie trailer is here. It looks really interesting.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Senryu du jour

have I been so changed?
is this me or someone new?
just clay in your hands

Monday, March 21, 2005

on the need for protective equipment

Recently, I was discussing the need for protective equipment during various activities. Such as:

SKATING sounds like an increasingly dangerous activity! Funny, I don't remember ever using much protective equipment when I went to Skateland as a teenager.

Has the activity gotten MORE hazardous? Or have individuals started taking more risks in this activity? It sounds like there is a need for extensive research and experimentation. And since I have a penchant for scientific research, I believe I will dedicate myself to this worthwhile endeavor.

I do remember remaining in an upright position most of the time I Skated in my youth. So, I guess I was pretty good at it.
It has been mentioned that eye protection is necessary. Since I wear glasses (albeit not shatterproof) I believe this is sufficient. However, I certainly wouldn't want any "sanctions" or "punishments" from the management for removal of any prescribed protective gear.
I've found that some protective equipment can be quite constricting. It seems to me that more mobility would be in order... not LESS. So, is there a "trade-off" of sorts? Must we sacrifice safety for mobility? or vice versa? Perhaps the need is for better equipment. Unless, of course, you are the sort that somehow gets some pleasure
from physical discomfort. I understand there are some people in this category, though I'm certainly not one of them.
I can categorically say that some Skating footwear can be most uncomfortable... the pinching can be almost unbearable. Thankfully, the last time I Skated, the pain subsided just in time to fully enjoy the culmination of the experience. Or maybe I just got used to the pain (?? can acceptance of pain somehow evolve into a desire for pain? hmmm).
The cool down period after the Skating exercise was also most enjoyable. It is important to cool down after any and all strenuous activity. I made sure to thank the management for their hospitality and I conveyed to them my desire to return again SOON!
It is said that "Practice makes perfect" and as I will never be perfect (and who would WANT to be? as there would be no further need for practice)... I WOULD like to attain a near "nirvana" like state by becoming as close to perfect as possible.

(now removing tongue from cheek... what do you think, P.M.?)

Sunday, March 20, 2005

thanks, Anonymous...

Questions, speculation... essence of the human condition. Is there a "pleasure master"... hmmm, time will tell. I'd like to dedicate myself to the research, pledge my mind... my body to the pursuit of knowledge... this I will do unselfishly.

the Master? No doubt
exists not only in dreams
but in my heart too!

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Motorcycle Safety

(or Motorcycle Risk Management... right Bruce?)
When asked why I decided to teach Motorcycle Safety, I usually say that Kerry talked me into it, “so blame him”. He is an instructor I've known for years.
Kerry had tried for a long time to get me to take the MSF Certified prep course. I had every intention of doing it but in 2000 I had "MY" motorcycle crash. It wasn't the typical crash either... no, nothing ordinary for me. Single vehicle (me) crash... I was turning onto a road out in Charles City County, VA. Obviously, an oil tanker truck had just been through the intersection and left a path of FRESH oil. I hit the oil and started a low side slide. Now, if I'd maintained that low side... I would have gotten some road rash but probably would have been otherwise okay. No, as I left the oil and acquired "good" pavement the bike straightened momentarily, I thought "aha, I'm gonna make it" Alas no. That entire thought process must have lasted... oh.... 2/10 of a second? The bike high-sided.

For those of you who aren't familiar with that terminology, we describe bike crashes thus:
Low Side - the bike goes down on the inside (side closest to the ground), it slides and you slide after it.
High-Side - bike violently slams down on the outside (the high side), THROWS you off and then chases you down the road. Trust me... if you have to crash at all, try to go with the low side.

Slam me down it did!
When I realized I was down, I remembered traffic was coming in the distance. I popped into a sitting position (must have looked like Wile E. Coyote); saw that they were NOT going to run me over and I fell back again. In the meantime, my hubby had made his way back to me and a cardiac tech (traveling home presumably) had stopped to help. Shortly after, a Virginia State Trooper came along. After looking over the scene and speaking with my husband, he came over to me. Looming over me (still flat on my back with the Cardiac Tech yelling to any and all “don’t move her, don’t move her”, the rescue squad had not yet arrived) the Trooper says, “Welp, there’s not a damned thing you coulda done”. Thanks very much!
Turns out, I broke my left elbow and my right collarbone… ouch!

Long story short… about a year later I take the course and start my career as a Motorcycle Safety Instructor (now we’re referred to as RiderCoaches) with the Virginia Rider Training Program. And in 2003, I became a staff member (my cards say Administrative/Marketing Assistant... so there!) with the Motorcycle Safety Center of Virginia, Inc. which now administers the program for the Central Virginia area.


dark thoughts descending
clouding my mind and my soul
how to escape them?

each moment suffers
every new experience
is darkly colored

have I mentioned I'm married?

Tuesday, March 15, 2005


tsuami video... ?? (spelled wrong isn't it?) Well, if you say so Ty. You've not steered me wrong yet. Did you notice my photo is a print entitled Tsunami?

what can I give you?
testimony of my trust
total submission

Saturday, March 12, 2005

for F.N.

step, reach, move ahead
walk to my warming embrace
I'll be here waiting

Friday, March 11, 2005


are you this? or that?
crowd me into a small box
labels mean nothing

Thumb Rings... ?

This is an experiment. Ty gets so many hits at his site due to searches on the phrase "Thumb Ring". I was curious to see what might happen if I mentioned it.
I love his story. Well, I love all his stories, but especially the one about the thumb ring.

Truth be told, I found Ty by searching on just that phrase. A dear friend and I were discussing (over coffee) what a woman wearing a ring on her thumb was supposed to mean, IF it meant anything.
Then I emailed Ty to enquire as to his opinion on the subject... and the rest is history. He has become my Blogging Mentor. I created my blog in direct response to our email conversations.

oh, by the way.... Yes! I do wear a thumb ring.

Thursday, March 10, 2005


you're just out of reach
my eyes touch you but never
any real caress

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

My South Park Character

This is hilarious. A South Park character generator:
Thanks Ty for posting it on your site. I enjoyed creating my SP alter ego.

Posted by Hello

winter... Posted by Hello

not enough to stall
work continues undaunted
good for nothing snow

Friday Nights

I've recently picked up the habit of doing Karaoke.
Yeah, I know... Anyway, the amazing thing is, my friends follow me there and put up with my attempts at vocalization. The abundance of adult beverages there may also be the attraction ... nonetheless, I LOVE MY BUDS!!

beloved friends all
this coterie, so close knit
never a clique though

Monday, March 07, 2005

Of whom do I dream?
the stars bare silent witness
must remain concealed
passion, always there
hoping, waiting... desperately
wanting more and more
Today was glorious! Temps in the 70's... I got to ride my bike.
Ah, but tomorrow is back to work... bummer.

Friday, March 04, 2005

subtle sophistry
listen while I illustrate
with a tad of truth

Thursday, March 03, 2005


Traffic already!
Ty, thanks so much for stopping by... and you said you knew nothing about Haiku.
BigMagoo, my sweet... I'm honored to have you as my "first"... love you!

music flows through me
feeds my soul and sustains me
does it help you too?
mornings bring my song
want, in a few short verses
do you know me yet?

Wednesday, March 02, 2005


art Posted by Hello

An introduction? I'll let my poetry speak for me. In the lines, perhaps you will divine who I am... or just maybe, you'll learn something about yourself instead!

I'd love for you to share your Haiku with me as well!
peg e.

a poet am I?
haiku snapshots of my dreams
write them... or explode!