Thursday, November 30, 2006

Music can change your life

THE PRISONER

 

it's cold outside

the sleet rains down

making an insect sound

as it bounces off the branches

and the rain gutters

filling up the spaces

between the blades of grass

it's just so unfair

an ugly lie

that I can't return

I didn't deserve this

and it overwhelms me

filling me with rage

I leap upright

and rush at the window

violently yanking the cord

to raise the blinds

I thrust my face against the glass

knocking my cap off

and I scream at the world

my breath rushes out

like an explosion

and fogs the glass

and my features

are obscurred through the pane

I could be anyone

standing at the window

shaking and full of anger

glaring at the winter landscape

a prisoner of my actions

a victim of my own decisions

and I blink

and I'm seated again

the blinds are in place

and full of undisturbed dust

did I just do that?

did I just lose it?

no one will ever know

no one will ever understand

the only witness

is a cord

slowly swinging

for no reason at all

 

 

by DAS on a cold winter's day

 

 

David<~~~~~~some kind of fool

 

                 ::capers::

 

 

I just bought a new CD

NEW ORDER 

 

my life is in a New Order

but I stand on CEREMONY again

I lead the PROCESSION of fools

while EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN

the TEMPTATION is to allow

myself a BLUE MONDAY

and to wallow in CONFUSION

while THIEVES LIKE US

steal THE PERFECT KISS

a whole SUB-CULTURE

of SHELLSHOCK cases

and the STATE OF THE NATION

is a BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE

and my TRUE FAITH

hasn't existed since 1963

and TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD

I spin

move my feet to the beat

and look towards the floor

the music moves me

and I dance my cares away

in my head it's 1984

and all my successes

and all my failures

are still before me

and I miss that time

when I didn't know

how this feels

so I put on a song

spin again

move my feet to the beat

and dance in my dreams again

 

by das nov two thousand and six

 

 

David<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~a good dancer!

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Do you believe in Love?

 

Howdy Faithful Readers,

 

     I just got the latest statistics on my Webshots Albums, my Florida and Missouri collections both made the top 20 Albums on the site.  That and $3.50 can get you a cup of coffee...

     Tomorrow I have been invited to eat Thanksgiving Dinner with my ASM and her Mom, we are having duck.  The Perpetual Teetotaler is bringing two bottles of wine (thanks to Ray), it should be lots of fun.

     My Family are all in Florida:  Mom, Dad, Mam-Ma, Mark and his girlfriend are all staying in Ft. Myers for the holiday.  They are bringing back Mam-Ma's car and giving it to Darrel and Dad will be visiting me on Sunday evening, I am looking forward to spending time with Popsidoodle.

 

Do you believe in Love?

I do...

 

 

 

                        David<~~~~~~~~Official Hopeless Romantic

 

                                    (and I will never give up)

 

 

 

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Nina Simone holds me in her arms and sings for me...

COTTON-EYE JOE

(Traditional)

 

If it hadn't been for cotton-eye joe
I'd been married long time ago
Where did you come from. Where did you go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye joe?

(repeat)

He came to town like a midwinter storm
He rode through the fields so
Handsome and strong
His eyes was his tools and his smile was his gun
But all he had come for was having some fun

(repeat intro)

He brought disaster wherever he went
The hearts of the girls was to hell broken sent
They all ran away so nobody would know
And left only men cause of cotton-eye joe

(repeat intro)

 

 

A SMALL HOPE

There is a little bit of hope for me

A small shot left at happy

There is a flicker shining in the dark

A small flame left over from the spark

There is a chance I'm willing to take

A small chance to fix my life's mistake

Can I shoulder on through the night?

Do I think happiness is worth the fight?

Or will I continue on like I have?

Surviving only to...

 

(a work in progress)

 

 

David<~~~~~~a poet, and my feet show it, they are LONGFELLOWS!

 

 

Friday, November 17, 2006

The Divorce Papers are signed and notorized!

The signing and notorizing of the Divorce Papers went very well.  The Papers will be filed on Monday.  It's weird how light I feel now, like I could just float away...

 

David<~~~~~~who always did the right thing even when it was really hard

 

                ::HUGE GRIN::

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I had Corporate Buyers in my Store today for a visit...

I had my District Mgr and four Buyers from NY in my Store today.  My Store looked great, I have an excellent staff and everyone did a great job...

 

The pictures above are from the 4th Qtr/Holiday/Store Birthday Party that we had in the Store on Nov 6th...

 

David<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Manager Type

 

(it's good to be the King...)

 

 

The other shoe has fallen

Well better late than never.  I am meeting 'My EX' this Thursday to sign the Divorce papers and they will be filed this Friday (insert ominous music here)...

 

 


David<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~a good guy

 

(and I feel pretty darn good)              : )

 

 

 

Saturday, November 4, 2006

Some flims you might want to see...

Here is a little tid bit for you Movie Buffs out there...

 

Run, don't walk to go see...

BORAT!

Hands down the funniest movie I have seen all year long.  This film is wrong in so many ways I cannot begin to describe them.  The best money you will ever spend on a comedy.

"KAZAKHSTAN GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.
ALL OTHER COUNTRIES ARE RUN BY LITTLE GIRLS.
KAZAKHSTAN NUMBER ONE EXPORTER OF POTASSIUM.
OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE INFERIOR POTASSIUM.

KAZAKHSTAN HOME OF TINSHEIN SWIMMING POOL.
IT’S LENGTH THIRTY METER AND WIDTH SIX METER.
FILTRATION SYSTEM A MARVEL TO BEHOLD.
IT REMOVE 80 PERCENT OF HUMAN SOLID WASTE.

KAZAKHSTAN, KAZAKHSTAN YOU VERY NICE PLACE.
FROM PLAINS OF TARASHEK TO NORTHER FENCE OF JEWTOWN.
KAZAKHSTAN FRIEND OF ALL EXCEPT UZBEKISTAN.
THEY VERY NOSEY PEOPLE WITH BONE IN THEIR BRAIN.
KAZAKHSTAN INDUSTRY BEST IN THE WORLD.
WE INCENTED TOFFEE AND TROUSER BELT.
KAZAKHSTAN’S PROSTITUTES CLEANEST IN THE REGION.
EXCEPT OF COURSE TURKMENISTAN’S

KAZAKHSTAN, KAZAKHSTAN YOU VERY NICE PLACE.
FROM PLAINS OF TARASHEK TO NORTHER FENCE OF JEWTOWN.

COME GRASP THE MIGHT PHENIS OF OUR LEADER.
FROM JUNCTION WITH THE TESTES TO TIP OF ITS FACE!"

(the Kazakhstan National Anthem)

 

I saw a film the other day on IFC on cable.  It was called "The Station Agent".  Won three SUNDANCE Film Awards for 2003.  I ran out and bought the DVD and am loaning it to my co-workers to watch.  I honestly believe that this movie captures what it feels like to be me, David Austin Smith.  Not one character or one certain scene, but all characters, all scenes, rolled into one.  I really loved the film, you should rent it, or I'll loan it to you to watch...

 

David<~~~~~~~~~flims critic

 

(THAT IS FILM REFERENCE IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)