Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Moon Mania

Not that I'm scared of it or anything, but y'all should be warned that there's a full moon tonight. I'm in a very good mood and things that should have made me testy didn't. I'm not saying that I'm cured forever and ever, for real and for true, of moon fever. You just never know when one might relapse. For now, though, I'm leaving the moon alone and it's not bothering me. When I look at it, all I see is glorious light and a little mystery.

Speaking of the moon, there was a beautiful one out Saturday night -- not yet full, of course, but its light was brilliant. I was sitting outside in NC around midnight talking to a friend on the phone who was also gazing upwards, and it was such an extraordinary moment that we were both looking up at that beautifully bright and awesome orb at the same time.

My sister, niece, and I shopped Friday. God, did we shop -- almost literally 'til we dropped. All the top of the line stores were having sales, so I'm sure I saved as much money as I spent. I don't know what that amount is yet; I haven't totaled up my receipts. I'm scared to.

In one store, we were browsing the racks when all of a sudden, out of the clear blue, my sister said in a perfect Australian accent, "The dingo ate my baby." That struck me as so profoundly hilarious that I burst out laughing and laughed so hard my niece had to hit me on the back to unchoke me. I guess you had to be there. And now you know that my sister is, of course, as crazed as I am. Well, the moon was puffing up at the time, so it's quite excusable. I am not saying I think it's okay for dingos to eat babies, so please don't send me hate mail. I'm just saying that the utter inappropriateness of such an unexpected non sequitur tickled my funny bone.

I'm wearing Icy Hot on my sore thighs. It's working, too. I'm not saying I'll be running a marathon tomorrow, but it feels pretty good.

Have any of you ever played Wii? Or is it WII? Whichever, we played it at my niece's Friday night. It feels very weird -- surreal is, in fact, a good description -- but it was so much fun.

TWISTED LINGUISTICS has a few Words Gone Wild for you today.

repetivitve pattern - The rote routine you develop for giving your animals their vitamins to revive them.

strait forward - High style in the Psych ward.

valididty - Something nasty the valet got caught doing.

smack them in the fact - Hit them upside the head with the truth.

Rather it is supported or not - Who cares whether it makes sense?

scanned the bar code and your recite came up - The total was so high she began spouting poetry.

chashier - A sexy piece of lingerie.

sarcasam - An Arabic raider named Sam.

Damn, I'm not sure which of my answers caused this.

You Are a Haunted House

You are a deeply complicated and sometimes deeply disturbed person.
You can't help but be attracted to the dark side of life - even when it's pretty gruesome.
In relationships, you are honest and real. So real that it's definitely a little scary.
You don't fake it or play along just to get along. And people either respect this... or deeply resent it

Your life is thoughtful, deep, and even philosophical at times.
You see the world as it is. You don't sugar coat anything.
Facing and fighting your fears is important to you. You believe that too much of life is whitewashed.
You're not too morbid... you just believe that you can't enjoy life without exorcising a few demons first!

At your best, you are brave, intense, and fearless.
Not only do you face the abyss head on - you challenge your friends to do the same.
At your worst, you are depressed and morose.
If you're not careful, your thoughts take over your mind... and they aren't pretty!


Charles said...

I can't believe you didn't mention this morning's eclipse. From here it was quite clear, although I didn't watch the entire thing.

G-Man said...

Well what we fail to mention...Charles will, thats for sure!!
hehehe..no offense.

I was watching that same moon Saturday Night!!!
I think it was the same.
..We should have had a Moon Watching Party!!
We still have tonight, meet me outside from between the hours of 9:30-11:30..OK?
Bring your sweater..xoxox

Serena Joy said...

Mea culpa, Charles. I forgot it was coming and didn't get up in time to see it.

You know, G, I'm pretty sure it had to have been the same moon.:) It'll be out again tonight so sure, I'll meet you for a Moon Watch. I doubt I'll need a sweater, though (unless you take me on a Moonlight Ride). It's still pretty dang hot here for another day or two.xoxox

Charles said...

Hey G,
If you want to have that Moon Watching Party let me know, I can attend in absentia with photos of my moon. :) haha.

  (  !  )<---<<It'd look something like this.
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Charles said...

I'm not trying to be mean, I just thought with all the talk of the moon and all, its funny.

Serena Joy said...

LOL! Charles is drawing his moon.:) You're never mean, Charles. The eclipse was perfectly relevent, and it's my own darn fault (and pretty funny) that I was too lazy to get up and see it.:-)

Roxan said...

Funny you should mention the moon. Well, not all that funny since you have OCD of the moon. But funny since the current chapter I'm working on is called Monday's Moon.

The quiz said I was a spoiled brat. Am I? You better tell me or I'm going to scream and stomp my feet! LOL

Jack K. said...

Wii? Yes, Whee.

As for the haunted house question, you did spend time with your sister. That might have had something to do with it. Or not. giggle.

Serena Joy said...

Roxan, I do not have Moon OCD and you are not a spoiled brat. Now stop that stomping and screaming before I make you sit outside under the moon tonight with no tinfoil on your head.:)

Yes, Jack -- Whee! is right for the Wii.:) The Haunted House thing beats me. I'd have thought I'd make at least Funhouse.

ThatGreenyFlower said...

Oh, no! I'm a LOG RIDE. A log ride! What the hell? It even SOUNDS unexciting. Can you think of anything less sexy than a log ride? I can't.

I'm a Moonie, too. I love catching a glimpse; it's like finding a friend unexpectedly when you're at the grocery store. "Oh, THERE you are! I am so happy to see you again!"

Welcome home. I missed you!

Serena Joy said...

Hey, Greeny! I missed you, too, honey. Log ride? I don't even know what that is. If it's really bumpy and dizzying and you have to hold onto someone, I guess it could be pretty sexy.

Moonie, yeah -- that's a good description.:)

Charles said...

You're not going approach us with flowers at the airport and take them back when we don't give you any money are you?

Kanrei said...

Full moon tonight....thanks for the warning.

You Done Been Tagged

Ha-ha. This is a tough one too. Enjoy. Back later...

Serena Joy said...

Nah, that wouldn't happen, Charles. Different cult.:-)

Oh, criminey and crikey, Kan. El taggo. Oh, well, you know what? I'll do your meme and G's tomorrow and it'll save me from having to write a post. Yeah. Easy is good.:)

Camille Alexa said...

I'm in the log ride with GreenyFlower:

***You Are a Log Ride***

You prefer to live a fairly calm, relaxed life... with a few surprises thrown in.
You don't tend to get yourself worked up easily. You can roll with what life throws at you.
In relationships, you are steady and solid. You maintain a pretty broad perspective on what's going on.
That's not to say you can't get swept away. You're emotions run as deep as anyone else's.

Your life seems like it has been remarkably easy so far. But that's due to how you manage it.
You never stretch yourself too thinly, and you think out your decisions carefully.
Taking the time to enjoy each day is important to you, and you don't let your emotions rule you.
You stay the course and do what's right... knowing it will all work out in the end.

At your best, you are tolerant and understanding of other people's quirks.
You take "go with the flow" to the extreme. Even if you don't like where you're going.
At your worst, you repress your feelings and end up being a little tightly wound.
You definitely have some explosive emotions that occasionally come to the surface!

Serena Joy said...

I like that, Camille. I still don't know what the log ride is, but I do like what it has to say.:)

Charles said...

Ugh! More bad linguistics from the tests:"You're emotions run as deep as anyone else's." You are? That's as bad as I am.

Serena Joy said...

I saw that. That is SO bad.:-)

Anonymous said...

I love the "dingo ate my baby" line, I say that sometimes..it's funny every time I hear it so I can imagine how it got you laughing so hard.

Serena Joy said...

LOL, TC. I don't know what it is about that line that renders it so hysterical. I'll bet you crack people up when you say it unexpectedly.:)

Hale McKay said...

I think the dingo ate me thoughts!

After reading the previous comments, I forgot what I was going to say......

The lunar eclipse was around 4:30 AM in these parts - Did I see it ? - Ha!Ha!Ha!

Variant E said...

I saw the full moon too. Then that hot neighbor of mine closed the blinds. Damn!

Charles said...

My moonie cult couldn't stay out of trouble. Something about exposure or indecent or something...

Serena Joy said...

Dingos do that sometimes, Mike. LOL.:)

Dang, VE, don't you hate when that happens?:-)

It's all in the discipline you exercise over your cult, Charles. Just crack the whip a little harder when they act up.:-)

Queenie said...

We had ours a while ago, it wasn't very clear due to clouds.
I've missed reading your posts, I need to catch up on what you all have been up to whilst I've been away. Would you please visit my blog and pick up the award there, Ive even got Mr G to wear pink, how that makes my mind boggle!!!

December/Stacia said...

The full moon woke me up last night, it was right outside the window (not literally, of course, but angled where it shone directly onto me as I lay in bed. It was cool.

Scary Monster said...

We had the eclipse here last night. An amazing cloudless night and a perfect viewing it were.
Me feels sorry fer them folks who live in huge cities that have so much light pollution that they can't see a thing at night.

It were amazing to see the night time sky come that much more alive when the great big cue ball were turned into an obsidian marble fer a short time.


Serena Joy said...

Thank you so much, Queenie! That's quite an honor.

Wow, DQ, I'll bet that WAS cool. I had my blinds closed so I didn't see it. Maybe I'll open them up tonight while it's still bright.

I'm sorry I slept through the lunar eclipse, Scary. It sounds like an incredibly beautiful sight.

snowelf said...

The dingo....


I hope you're feeling better--I have shopped like that too with my mom and I end up BEAT by the end of the day.


Serena Joy said...

LOL, Snow. Next time you want to reduce someone to hysterical giggles, try that line. There's no way it won't work.:) The achies are feeling much better, thanks.