Monday, October 16, 2006

That wasn't in the Disney version....

The high school in a little town near me put on Snow White this year.

They had a ... adventure on the way to the stage.

The story goes that the young lady playing the title character got suspended the day before the show opened.

Seems Snow White punched out a dwarf.

Shades of Evening Shade...

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Music in the dark...

So, I have to take a second and set the stage here:

I'm at a small bar listening to one of the local old timers play guitar. That doesn't really do him justice, because the guy is phenomenal on pretty much anything with strings.

It's late, the band is done, and there are a half dozen of us sitting around listening to this guy play some jazz. He's been playing for about 20 minutes, moving without stopping from one improvised melody to the next. This soft, moving stuff is just rolling out from under his fingertips. We sit and sip our drinks and the whole night is becoming this mellow form of "just right" while he plays.

Then the lady sitting next to me leans over and starts talking. "It's so beautiful. So serene. It's like a tampon commercial."

umm.... ok.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Fortune You Seek...

It's not the cookie. It's the fortune that is, or is not, inside.

Ever gotten a fortune cookie that didn't have that little slip of paper inside?

Is that lack of a fortune, a fortune in itself?

Anyway, here's my favorite fortunes that I or a friend of mine have gotten.

"The fortune you seek is in another cookie." The restaurant's equivelent of Drink Coke, Play Again. (By the way, ever actually tried that? Screw the cap back on. Take the cap off. Take a drink. Message stays the same. Drink Coke, Play Again. What kind of crap is that???)

"Lucky will find you." Not luck. Lucky. Some guy who's middle name is probably "the". Something tells me this one isn't a sign of good fortune.

And then there's this...

"God hates the sight of your face." A friend of mine actually got this at a restaurant in Dallas. The place didn't even comp her meal.

I used to work at a place run by a fundamentalist Christian family. Used to have Chinese food delivered to the office all the time. They wouldn't eat the fortune cookies. Said they were satanic. Not the food that came with it, and not just the message inside the cookie. The whole cookie. ???