Rainey Daze and Crazy Nights

Poetry, Paintings, and Ponderings: Through My Eyes

Confessions February 1, 2013

I have a few confessions to make.


When I read a haiku, I ALWAYS count the syllables.


Sometimes, when I am in the grocery store waiting to check out, I check out the grocery cart contents of fellow shoppers. I judge. “Look at that. Cheap, shitty food for the kids, and brand-name beer for you.” Then I look at the contents of my own cart. Self-judge. lesson learned.


I notice people’s ears. I know, it’s weird. But I think ears are cute, Unless they are extra-large and hairy old-men ears. Then it’s not so cute.


baby-ear (Photo credit: memil)

Never have I thought I was beautiful or even pretty. But I do like my hair. Most days Some days  Every now and then, when it behaves, it is pretty. I know that sounds conceited, but it is the only feature about myself that I have ever liked.


I’m not superstitious, but I do (or don’t do) certain things. You know, just in case. I will not change the calendar page until the first of the month. Umbrellas are made for opening…outside. Spill salt? I throw a pinch over both shoulders. You know, just in case.


I don’t have a favorite color. There, I said it. I like certain colors for certain things. Why do you have to pick one when there are so many lovely choices?


I love lemon pie.


I am a morning person and a night owl. I love early mornings: a cup of hot coffee, cold morning, watching the sun rise….I love late nights: quiet, moonlit sky with the rest of the world sleeping. Kinda hard to do both. I guess I could sleep during the day…





11 Responses to “Confessions”

  1. moodchaser Says:

    I confess, I count the syllables, too. Wanna know my favorite haiku? I wish I could take credit for this one:

    Haikus are stupid
    And they don’t make any sense

    What doesn’t make sense is liking a haiku about not liking haikus because they don’t make sense. They don’t always not make sense. But I like them regardless.

    And, yes, I counted the syllables again, even after writing each line, even after knowing this haiku for years.

  2. sakuraandme Says:

    Oh no!! People are judging my food choices!! I knew it!! Lol I loved this post and the things you enjoy! Have a great weekend! Hugs Paula xx

  3. MBC Says:

    A long time ago, when I was in my twenties, I made a living as a professional ear model. It was a freak accident as I was doing stunt ear doubling for Brad Pitt in the movie A River Runs Through It that made me have to give up ear modeling. Any ear action scenes in that movie….those were my ears!

  4. I like the early morning and the late night, I nap 🙂 great post, made me smile.

  5. I am a morning person and a night owl, too! Always have problems explaining it to other people. Glad someone else gets it, too!

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