Friday, December 25, 2009

Glee Flashmob

'Cause we love them both
Glee flashmob in Rome on Monday
What could be better?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Twenty Two Inches

If I liked deep snow
I'd've stayed in Buffalo
Where's global warming?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Hannukah

a different sort of hannukah song...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Mighty Quinn

another dylan classic...

Combine Mighty Red
and the first snowy weekend
Quinn loops in my head

Saturday, December 5, 2009


season's first snowfall
follows a mild, wet autumn
branches coated white

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bohemian Rhapsody - Muppet Style

We are not worthy
Words cannot do this justice
Party on, Blogville 

Friday, November 27, 2009


guns n roses lyrics here

Serenity now
...insanity later
yesterday also

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Too Soon

a week before thanksgiving...

Mom's apartment house
has their Christmas trees up now,
garland, lights and all

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


wednesday, 330 am...

Migraine dreams swirl 'round
Mom and me at Taco Bell
Circling in a cab

Where is the drive-thru?
Where is the blasted window?
Head throbbing, I wake

Monday, November 16, 2009

Today's Lesson

this may be the push i need to get a new wheelie computer case

Don't leave Friday's lunch
in your briefcase all weekend
It reeks on Monday

Friday, November 13, 2009

That's OK

Flannel family
chowing down at Chipotle
dressed like lumberjacks

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


read the article in the baltimore sun

Testified last night
County's banning tanning beds
for children and teens

Board of Health wanted
melanoma surviors
to go on record

Our foundation
was invited - they asked me
It was most awesome

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Saturday 3am...

Smoke detector chirps
It needs a new battery
and won't let me sleep

Monday, November 2, 2009


reminds me of socks at the end of his caffeine madness

This stupid pet trick's
totally hysterical
Watch Dave's reaction

Sunday, November 1, 2009


i lived 10 years in the dallas 972 area-code

Texas memories
And you wonder why I left
Folks are diff'rent there

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Ghost doggies want treats
or they’ll leave some tricks for you
right here on your porch

Sno Balls

a childhood favorite

Hot pink coconut
Rubbery marshmallow
Creme filled cho’late cake

Sunday, September 13, 2009


the first 1:49 is amazing, turn your volume up and watch it all the way through

Shazza found this first
and I'm stealing it from her
It is way, waaay cooool

Thursday, September 10, 2009


on my way out of the office today...

A jug of hand soap
rides the freight elevator

Thursday, August 20, 2009


kiss those miniscule electric bills goodbye

Ok, I gave in
Turned on the AC today
Finally too hot

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hate My Life

from Theory of a Deadman

We've all felt like this
at one time or another
For one of *those *days

R-rated - not the censored US radio version

Friday, July 31, 2009


a surprise on slate

Judge Sotomayor's
hearings rendered in haiku
by Dahlia Lithwick

Thursday, July 30, 2009

500 Words

introducing lulu unlimited

Lulu tries fiction
Full sentences and all that
I love a challenge

Friday, July 24, 2009


something new outside the office

A new traffic sign
warns us of what exactly?
Maybe Dive’s beached whale

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Walter Cronkite

farewell from a journalism, broadcasting & speech major

He brought the war home
and shared the wonder of space
My first news idol

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ain't No Rest for The Wicked

cage the elephant lyrics here

This song's all over
alternative radio
Almost hypnotic

Monday, July 13, 2009

Audrey III

see audrey ii here

Faced my phobia
No support group for this one
Repotted my plant

Sunday, June 14, 2009


another step towards normal

New 'do for summer
Short, wavy, honey highlights
and it's NOT a wig

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Wildlife in the 'burbs
just yards from the patio
nibbling on the leaves

Saturday, May 23, 2009


A lovely May morn
All the windows opened wide
despite the warning

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Don't Fry Day

learn more about sun safety here

Shot glass of sunscreen
It’s an ounce of prevention
Apply head-to-toe

Slap on a big hat
Protect your face, ears, neck, scalp
There is no safe tan

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Eleven Days Later

photo's from today

Boy howdy, I tripped
Slammed down full weight on one knee
Can you guess which one?

Last week it was black
and swollen big as my fist
Doesn't hurt much, though

Friday, May 8, 2009

son of a b...

no postcards from this trip

green and purple flesh
knee throbs, grows ever larger
big boobs saved my face

Thursday, May 7, 2009


it's been a while...

I've got nothing, folks
Work has left me a dry husk
Will try again soon

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


keep your carcinogens to yourself

your cigarette smoke
assaults me at the stop light
i breathe your poison

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Blogville Sing-Along

to the tune of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Raindeer...

Lulu the haiku blogger
grew a very bulbous zit
And when she woke and saw it
don't ya know she said "Oh sh*t!"

All of the other bloggers
told her that it's not so bad
but Lulu thought she heard them
laugh at her behind their hands

Then that balmy springtime night
Lulu got a grip
Bought herself some Oxy10
And her nose was good again

Then all the bloggers’ comments
Told our gal to be cool
Lulu the haiku blogger
You’re not back in high school

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rocky Mountain High

John Denver program
last night on public tv
Song's stuck in my head

Friday, April 24, 2009

Miller High Life

weekend wordsmith prompt: champagne

Dad's rare indulgence
The champagne of bottled beers
One juice glass only

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Midlife haiku gal
much too wordy in real life
joins Twitter for grins

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


ducks greet us humans
in the rain-swept parking lot
we're in their world now

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Careless Whisper

watch the george michael original

Seether covers Wham
Much improved if you ask me
but I've got no taste

Friday, April 17, 2009


spring's cold pre-dawn breath
paints icy abstract patterns
on the rain-damp glass

Thursday, April 16, 2009


recovered from the great new year's blog debacle

small birds sing and splash
calling others to join them
in the new puddles

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Do Re Mi in Antwerp

silly fun to brighten your day

Publicity stunt
Looking for Sound of Music’s
Maria in Belgium

Saturday, April 11, 2009


an april scavenger hunt/rant in three acts

I. Wabbit Season

Where are the bunnies?!?
Should be hippity-hopping
in the grass by now

II. Buzz Kill

Can't find yellow Peeps!!
C'mon people - yellow chicks
How basic is that???

III. Ides of April

Where's my 1040??
Seen my W2 'round?
Tax day's almost here

Friday, April 10, 2009

Melting Pot

For a morning treat
she brings bagels and cream cheese
for all to enjoy

There was a time when
the bagel bakeries closed
during Passover

Bagels are common,
detatched from their ethnic roots
They've morphed and mainstreamed

Still, it don't seem right
to this non-observant Jew
None for me, thank you

Sunday, April 5, 2009



Hagganie, she said,
handing me my change. 'Scuse me???
Ohhh! Have. A. Good. Night.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


weekend wordsmith prompt: contract

A failed coup d'etat
Plot discovered, leader found
He sleeps with fishes

Thursday, April 2, 2009


attack of the mulching maniacs

Something's in the air
Hold your breath, close the windows
Springtime smells like poop

Thursday, March 26, 2009


the shoe drops

Job goes on, for now
Relief - sadness for others
Ten percent laid off

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

So Glad I'm Gone

maria reminds me...

tornado warnings,
thunder storms, golf ball-size hail
don't miss Texas spring

Sunday, March 22, 2009


weekend wordsmith prompt: passport

Early trips abroad
England, France and Italy
Passport long timed-out

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lulu's New Haiku Milieu

i've joined spring haiku 2009

Find me here and there
Some posts more haiku-ier
Others not so much

False Start

the calendar says spring

White flakes large and small
bewilder little Red Breast
Snow on Spring's first day

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Jay

waiting at the stoplight

Eye-catching blue flash
in the still-brown roadside grass
Springtime harbinger

Thursday, March 19, 2009



Not my usual
In the car at 6:15
No hint of dawn sky

Sunday, March 15, 2009


weekend wordsmith prompt: ice

Crystalline branches
snap and take down power lines
A winter hazard

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Amtrak Soundtrack

ok - i use my ipod on the train...

Forty-nine years old
Talbots suit, Brighton readers
Rocking Nirvana

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


scenes from the cube farm

We sit back to back
Earbuds in place, volume cranked
No interactions

Eveyone's tuned out
There is no iPod in Team
Office is silent

Saturday, March 7, 2009

While I Was Out

Sciatica! Sciatica!

My left calf clenches
when I stand and when I walk
Rage against the pain

Code in My Nothe

A cold and a cough
with multi-colored mucus
fever and ear ache

My Mind to Your Mind

Mentor retires
Learning as much as I can
before his last day

Sunday, February 22, 2009


weekend wordsmith prompt: time

Today’s Dad’s birthday
We’re both February babes
Yesterday was mine

We’re some ways alike
As dads and daughters can be
Much to Mom’s chagrin

We had our issues
Now all I have are questions
Dad’s dead twenty years

It was our cancer
Over at fifty-seven
He missed the good stuff

Melanoma – thief of time

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cover Me

misunderstood this one for years

Song’s not about France?
I still hear “Alsace-Lorraine”
Not “outside’s the rain”

Friday, February 20, 2009


is it a road-trip if you take amtrak?

Two days out of town
Up to New Jersey for work
Home feels good tonight

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine's Weekend 2009

toddlers make you say the strangest things
Ducks don’t get chapped lips
Nephew, your new rubber duck
doesn’t need lip balm

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Reward: 1994

weekend wordsmith prompt: reward

Wanted: Lulubelle
For crimes against poetry
Last seen in Blogville

Wanted Dead or Alive

weekend wordsmith prompt: reward

Jon and Richie live
Concert for New York City
An apt song choice

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Holy Haiku, Batman

weekend wordsmith prompt: boom

Boom! Bam! Slap! Slam! Pow!
Caped Crusader rides again
Robin calls shotgun

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


tech support says i'm ok now

Last time I logged in
from home a virus found me
Just a bit gun shy

Friday, February 6, 2009

Bob Marley & Melanoma

feb 6, 1945 – may 11, 1981

Happy Birthday Bob
You’d be sixty-four today
But for the cancer

Melanoma kills
You can get it anywhere
Even your big toe

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Calvin's Snowmen

more snowmen here

Clever boy Calvin
Builds twisted funny snowmen
A winter fav'rite

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Bettye LaVette

belated happy birthday (Jan 29)

Bettye rocked The Who's
Kennedy Center Honors
Pete and Rog loved it

Friday, January 30, 2009

Sleepless 3am

friends don't let friends pout and post

A woman adrift
Tossed on the swells of her thoughts
No landfall in sight

Doubts circle like sharks
Drawing closer in the dusk
Fear colors her dreams

New dawn brings no hope
Unreachable horizons
Empty endless seas

No friends to anchor
Strangers buffet like white caps
A woman alone

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


but the power stayed on

One-point-five inches
of ice encased my whole car
Slow start this morning

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

5pm Treat

snack now, restraint later

Microwave popcorn
One hundred calories of
Salty, crunchy yum

Friday, January 23, 2009

Losing My Religion

lyrics here

Lots of REM
on the Classic Rock station
You'd think they were touring

Thursday, January 22, 2009


a work-from-home day

Front door would not lock
Waited all day for maint'nence
Fixed in a minute

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Obama Day


Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2009

an historic time

The tree King planted
Bears fruit this week with Barack
Still much work to do

Saturday, January 17, 2009


3F is approximately -16C

Woke 'round 8am
Three chilly degrees outside
Winter's coldest morn

Monday, January 12, 2009

Belated Radio Days

does anyone else find this ironic?

It’s Howard's
And Rush Limbaugh's
birthday too
Thought you’d want to know

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mr Brightside

the killers (lyrics here)

I kinda like this
Why do songs loop in my brain?
This one’s not scary

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Cats & Dogs

glad it wasn't snow

It rained all day long
Constant, driving, pouring rain
We’re all waterlogged

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Dog On The Road

mmm…nitrates and petrochemicals

Driving home from mom’s
Wienermobile on patrol
It drove right past me

New Year's Eve

(recovered from the Great New Year's Blog Debacle)

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year y'all
Hope it's healthy and happy
and peaceful for all


(recovered from the Great New Year's Blog Debacle)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

might have to ask my doc for a letter, too...

New puppy upstairs
"Emotional support" pet
Skirts the "no dogs" rule


(recovered from the Great New Year's Blog Debacle)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

woke up with linkin park again

This* is in my head
for way too many days now
What's it say 'bout me?

* F-word warning...NOT the US radio version
lyrics here

Quiet Time

(recovered from the Great New Year's Blog Debacle)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

a low key day in lululand

Wet, dreary Sunday
Everyone’s tucked in at home
I’m doing laundry

Desserts Gone Bad

(recovered from the Great New Year's Blog Debacle

Saturday, December 27, 2008

an icky interlude

Fuzzy greenish spots
Do not belong on cheesecake
Our dinner was comped


(recovered from the Great New Year's Blog Debacle)

Friday, December 26, 2008

maybe saturday or sunday...

Fam'ly plans cancelled
Sister-in-law isn't well
Hope she's better soon

Merry Christmas 2008

(recovered from the Great New Year's Blog Debacle)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Merry Christmas
to my Christian blogville friends
Peace on Earth to all

Christmas 1968


(recovered from the Great New Year's Blog Debacle)

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's that time of year
Presenting Lulu's new look
Now short and sassy

Happy Hanukkah

(recovered from the Great New Year's Blog Debacle)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

a holiday classic from adam sandler

Bad Habit

(recovered from the Great New Year's Blog Debacle)

Friday, December 19, 2008

craig ferguson is a bad influence

Too many late nights
lead to late mornings at work
A vicious circle

Civics Lesson

(recovered from the Great New Year's Blog Debacle)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

never even made it to the courthouse

Jury duty - not
Phoned in daily, then dismissed
Done until next year

Norfolk Bound

(recovered from the Great New Year's Blog Debacle)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

found her at borders...and, yes, she's a bank

Hey Dive! Look who's here -
Fuchsia Glitter Madonna.
Where should I send her?

Food Drive

(recovered from the Great New Year's Blog Debacle)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

with hard times comes hunger

Our food banks need help
As need grows shelves remain bare
Please give what you can

Saturday, January 3, 2009


(recovered from the Great New Year's Blog Debacle)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

oh, the stuff you find on youtube...

Westie and wipers
We can all use a giggle
This one cracks me up

Friday, January 2, 2009


any suggestions on how to restore?

Lost 100 posts
with the "label actions" tool
on "edit posts" page

Searching for a cache
Contacted Google help group
Is this the fun part???