Rainey Daze and Crazy Nights

Poetry, Paintings, and Ponderings: Through My Eyes

Truth or Dare…If You Dare! May 12, 2013

Truth or Dare time….

TRUTH: I once flushed a set of car keys down the toilet. In a mental hospital while visiting my daughter. Did I mention they were rental car keys and I was 2,600 miles from home?

TRUTH: I used to pretend to like steamed oysters just so I could hang out with my dad and his buddies. I really thought they were gross (the oysters, not his buddies), but I loved spending time with my dad.

TRUTH: I am sometimes attracted to men, and sometimes to women. I think it is  a certain quality I find appealing, not sexuality.

TRUTH: Dog poop, dog vomit….neither bothers me at all. Let a kid throw up, and I am running the other way!

TRUTH: If I burp, I ALWAYS say excuse me. Even if I am alone.

DARE: I dare you to tell me a truth about YOU!


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…