Thursday, May 31, 2007

Blue Moon

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Blue Moon,
You saw me standing alone,
Without a dream in my heart,
Without a love of my own.


("Blue Moon," Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart)

Once in a blue moon,
There's a thing called happiness,
It happens when you're in,
A state of natural grace.

("Once In A Blue Moon," Van Morrison)

It's the night of the Full Blue Moon. I knew it was coming. I'm ready for it. I probably impute more superstitiousness to myself vis-à-vis full moons and such than is actually the case. I'm not superstitious. I'm not scared of cemeteries or Friday the 13th. I don't carry around crucifixes or garlic. I don't believe full moons or black cats or anything else will change my luck for better or for worse. I do believe full moons have a physical effect on me, though. Whether you know it or not, they probably affect you, too.

For hundreds of years we have known that it is the regular and predictable cycles of the moon and sun that regulate the ocean’s tides. The tides of human emotions are harder to chart. It often seems as if they are ungoverned and erratic, answerable to no known forces.

Extensive research into such cycles over the past thirty years has shown tangible links between cyclical human behavior and external natural cycles ranging from weather and solar radiation to phases of the moon and planetary cycles. Ergo, it's not all in our heads. Hallelujah!

And just what is a Blue Moon? According to Wikipedia, one modern blue moon definition is for a second, extra full moon that occurs in a calendar month. The older definition of blue moon is for an extra full moon that occurs in a quarter of the year, which would normally have three full moons, but sometimes has four. Oddly, it is the third full moon in a season that has four which is counted as the "extra" full moon and named blue moon. According to certain folklore, it is said that when there is a blue moon, the moon has a face and talks to the items in its moonlight.

I've already adopted Friday the 13ths as my especially lucky days. I think I'll do the same with full moons. And this one, this pretty blue moon, should be especially lucky coming as it does the day after my birthday.


TWISTED LINGUISTICS

calm demanor - Quiet in the house!

absolutly - A complete slut.

occassion - A Nordic fertility rite.




A while back, I wrote a post about being viciously attacked by my bra. It's happened again. I felt the wickedly portentous poke about an hour after I got to work and knew immediately what it was, so off to the ladies room I went. Since my dress zips down the side, this entailed practically taking the damn thing off to get at the perpetrator of the sneak attack. And yep, that's what it was -- one of those evil little underwires had popped through its placket and was stabbing the hell out of me. Yeah, yeah, I know I said I wasn't going to wear underwires any more, but I changed my mind (as is my womanly wont). They do produce a nice look. Anyway, I zipped my dress back up and went back to my office to get my purse to see what might be in there to counter-attack. And I found just the thing -- Band-Aids! Word: if you plaster enough Band-Aids on the popped out wire gone wild, you'll neutralize it better than Switzerland and you won't be savagely poked and prodded for the rest of the day. I just hope I don't get into an accident on my way home and get hauled off to the hospital in my weird Band-Aided brassiere. Wouldn't that give the doctors and nurses something to talk about?

And finally, may I reiterate -- Vista sucks. I finally figured out a way to get a "Run" command in the place where I'm accustomed to seeing it, but it's small solace.

Boudreaux was out at da Dew Drop Inn an he picks him up a real purty gal named Eileen. Dey have a few drinks too many and before you know it Boudreaux done ax her can dey go some place more comfortable.

Eileen say, “Yeah, cher, I don’t live too far a piece up da road here, but I got to warn ya, I’m on my menstrual cycle.”

Boudreaux, he don’t miss a beat and he say, “Dat’s okay, cuz me, I’m on my 4 wheeler!”

I strongly beg to differ with these quiz results. I am not!





You Are a Drama Princess (or Prince)


You're not over the top dramatic, but you have your moments.
You know how to steal the spotlight...
And how to act out to get your way.
People around you know that you're good for a laugh.
But at times, your drama gets a bit too much for everyone.
Tone it down a tad, and you'll still be the center of attention.


31 comments:

puerileuwaite said...

That's why I ALWAYS insist on checking to see if the woman is wearing a wire. You can never be too careful.

Roxan said...

***You Are As Cool As They Come***


Rational and relaxed, no one could accuse you of being dramatic.
You roll with the punches, and nothing ever gets you too worked up.
You are able to maintain perspective and see the big picture.

And even if you're emotional inside, you don't let it show.
You're great at keeping it together, and you're rewarded for that.
People see you as an ideal friend, employee, and partner.

That being said, I also know when to walk away and when to yell. LOL

Liz said...

I forgot to say happy birthday for yesterday!!! Hope you had a great day!

Vicious bra! I haven't had that problem yet but I'll remember to keep some band-aid in my handbag for the eventual day.

Serena Joy said...

Can't sneak anything past you, Puggy.:)

I think that damned evil thing lied to me, Roxan, because I'm as cool, calm, and collected as you. LOL.

Thank you, Liz. As much as I was fighting this birthday, I'm surprised I lived through it. LOL. The Band-Aids are still holding. Of course, my bra's so small that it wouldn't kill me if all the wires decided to stage a coup.:)

Kanrei said...

Full moon...again! So much is making sense now. I stopped wearing boxers with underwire years ago. I liked the lift, but slips were painful.

When was your birthday little Miss May? I suppose you elevate the coolness of the May Gemini, but you can still never reach the awe inspiring nature of the June Gemini!

leelee said...

Oh Serena..HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!! hope you had a lovely day.

Birthday HUGS!!

These darn moons are going to be the death of me yet...I too am quite affected by them..I really aught to keep a watch out for them so I can have a heads up..been having a bear of time this week and now I know one of the reasons why...yikes!!

Serena Joy said...

Kan, my dear, you're going to have to go back to my Reeducation Chamber because you're not getting this: I am the GODDESS of May (evil b-day was yesterday). My Gemini is much cooler and much more powerful than those wannabe June Geminis. Laying off the underwired shorts is a start, but you have much to learn.:)

Thank you, Leelee. All hugs gratefully accepted. Yes, we must always be on the alert for the moons. If we know it's coming, we can reinforce the tinfoil before it's too late. BTW, there are always full moon alerts on the Write Now board, link on sidebar.:)

Kanrei said...

My uncle and best friend's were yesterday as well. I suppose you are so cool simply due to how close you are to June. We rubbed off on you my Queen.

Serena Joy said...

Au contraire, my little grasshopper. MAY is what renders my natal day uber cool. See how your relatives rushed to get born in May instead of June? 'Nuff said!:)

Kanrei said...

June is ranked higher than May (6 instead of 5th month) AND it has more letters. Infact, you May people need that extra day at the end of the month just to try and get even with June. We do in 30 days what it takes you 31. HAHA =P

Serena Joy said...

Okay, you win that point. May has fewer letters and more days. I for one need that extra day. I procrastinate a lot, you know. I have May Day, however, and June doesn't. Neener-neener.:)

Kanrei said...

May Day is French for "Help Me." Says quite a bit about those born in that month. doesn't it?

Nener nener boo boo/ stick your head in dog doo/

=D
My Queen

Serena Joy said...

Okay, so friggin' help me! "I'll neener your boo!" said the Queen to the Upstart Princeling. "Who's going to get this doo off my head?!"

Kanrei said...

I get the feeling you are going to wish me back in exile very soon.

tfg said...

I've never liked underwires, either, They hurt my teeth.

Corn Dog said...

Mine was the same as Roxan but unlike Roxan I declare the quiz whack today.

HEY! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you had a wonderful day.

Serena Joy said...

No, Kan, do not go back into exile. I prefer to be able to keep an eye on you.:)

T, you haven't been trying to use those wires for braces, have you? That's not what they're for!

CD, the quizzes are whack EVERY day. LOL. Thank you, sweetie, I did have a good birthday. It's a good thing, too, because I am not having any more.

Steve G said...

Hey, did I miss a birthday while out of town. Damn, where is my piece of cake. Hope it was a good one.

I've already adopted Friday the 13ths as my especially lucky days.

Sounds good to me.

You are a doll.

Top cat said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SERENA JOY

Full moons always affect my emotions, sometimes I feel in great spirit with them and then other times I get very down.
This one has been trying to get to me but I've been fighting it.:)

I always thought Blue Moon was when Papa Smurf dropped his drawers and mooned everyone.

I remember a version of Blue Moon in the early 60's by some singing group.

Band-aids?? forget band-aids, Duck tape is the answer. A woman should have a roll of the silver miracle tape in every purse.
Bumper falls off on the way to work..Duck tape! glasses fall apart..Duck tape..Ipod headphones..well you know the rest.

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SERENA :)
tc

Serena Joy said...

Thank you, Steve, but you didn't miss it by much, just a day. The cake was good and I sure did save you a piece. Good for you for seizing Friday the 13ths and making them your own!

Thank you, TC. I especially liked your b-day "song.":)

Full moons affect me physically, too. The good news is that this time around I've had faux narcolepsy as opposed to jumping on people and bitching at them. This is an improvement!

Okay, I concede there are many more uses for the tape than for Band-Aids. I especially like the idea that if I back into something, I can jump out and tape up the damage. I'm throwing a roll in my tote bag. LOL.

Is this the 60s version of Blue Moon you remember, by the Marcels?

Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang
Ba ba ding a dong ding Blue moon moon blue moon dip di dip di dip
Moo Moo Moo Blue moon dip di dip di dip Moo Moo Moo Blue moon dip di dip di dip
Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang
Ba ba ding a dong ding

Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for

And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper please adore me
And when I looked the moon had turned to gold

Blue moon, now I'm no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang
Ba ba ding a dong ding Blue moon moon blue moon dip di dip di dip
Moo Moo Moo Blue moon dip di dip di dip Moo Moo Moo Blue moon dip di dip di dip
Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang
Ba ba ding a dong ding

Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang
Ba ba ding a dong ding - Bluuue moooon

ThatGreenyFlower said...

Roxan and I are once again identical twins, quiz-wise. Although the truth is that I'm a complete neurotic stress-bomb...I just don't happen to be a drama queen in addition to that.

Genius with the bandaids. I can't even see them in your photos!

I decided that Friday the 13th was MY lucky day years ago, too--because with all that bad luck going around, I figured there had to be an excess of good luck just looking for a place to land. Come to mama!

And happy birthday, sweetie pie! Are you 29 again? I was, last birthday.

Serena Joy said...

I'm really good at hiding stuff, Greeny. That's why the Band-Aids don't show. LOL. Excellent Friday the 13th plan. The luck is out there -- if we don't grab it, someone else will.

You smart girl, how'd you know I was 29 again? Thank you, honey; I appreciate the b-day wishes. This is so cool that we're now the same age!:)

Lee said...

There's nothing worse than an Attack Bra! Vicious little devils...or big devils depending on their load.

Serena Joy said...

LOL, Lee. Mine isn't particularly load-bearing, but the sneak attacks can be brutal.:)

RexZeitgeist said...

You're not over the top dramatic, but you have your moments.
You know how to steal the spotlight...
And how to act out to get your way.

People around you know that you're good for a laugh.
But at times, your drama gets a bit too much for everyone.
Tone it down a tad, and you'll still be the center of attention.


*******

Happy belated birthday Serena!

littlebirdblue said...

OMIGOD, DUDE!
I didn't say happy birthday. Happy happy, S-J!

Would it be TMI if I told you I cut all the underwires out of my bras as soon as I get them home? I make a little slit in the end and push that sucker out, then stitch it back shut.

Seriously, those things are evil, for real!

___________________________________
***You Are As Cool As They Come***


Rational and relaxed, no one could accuse you of being dramatic.
You roll with the punches, and nothing ever gets you too worked up.
You are able to maintain perspective and see the big picture.

And even if you're emotional inside, you don't let it show.
You're great at keeping it together, and you're rewarded for that.
People see you as an ideal friend, employee, and partner.

Serena Joy said...

Thank you, Rex. Hey, looks like we have about the same drama level.:)

And thank YOU, Littlebird.

No drama queen are you, my dear. Heh. I don't cut out my wires because I depend on them to deliver just a teensy bit of ... cleavage. Otherwise, all I got is toe cleavage. LOL. They are evil, though, no doubt about it.

G-Man said...

Happy Belated Birthday Serena Joy!!

Myself, I always prefered the Harvest Moon!
But what do I know?
I really love comming here...You are WAY Cool!
And a hot Red-Head with undergarment issues....
Pretty much says it all..
xoxoxox

Serena Joy said...

LOL, Galen. No issues as long as there are Band-Aids. Nevermore. Thanks for the b-day wishes and happy TGIF, g-man.
xoxox

Top cat said...

Yes yes, that is the song.:)
I liked your harmony part with it, you actually have a very nice soulful voice.
tc

Serena Joy said...

LOL, TC. Maybe we ought to audition for American Idol.:)