Bad Bangs

(for Evelyn and Bad Bangs across America…  )

I did it to myself

Followed the directions to a T. 

Stepped into the shower and washed out all the goop.

Dripping, I entered a steamy world of white.

The mirror showed me nothing.  Not yet.  Too soon.

Rub, rub… oh the toes were a-tapping.  Time to peek?  Just a little one?


Grab the hair dryer… Point at the mirror… flip the switch and let it roar.

Oh… soon!  Soon the New Me!

Perfect circle forms on glass too revealing, too sharp.

I stand transfixed. 

This cannot be…there must be some mistake!

My hair is strawberry-yellowy?  Incandecent orange?  WHAT THE HELL IS IT?

I grab clippers and feel the vibration in my hand as I ponder.

Bad bangs were the least of my problems. 

I must stop doing this to myself.

And I will…

Right after I fix this. 

Just this. 

Thanks to OSI for the awesome prompt, Incandescent.


Conversations with Ego, Part 1

This came to me a few days ago, almost auditory in nature… I have included it via the Writing Exercise page (the link is listed above, on the right).  This is a fictionalized conversation with ego…

Direct link here.

Nepenthe “Alien” – Midweek Blues Entry

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This is the famous Nepenthe… alien?… that I always love to photograph whenever we’re in Big Sur.   We just got back from a camping trip to Pfeiffer and on the way back we had to have lunch at our favorite place.  So often the sun casts this guy in shadow, but hopefully you can see the blue.  If anyone knows the history of this fellow, do tell! 

Here’s just a few more shots cuz I can’t resist.  🙂

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… The good news about camping is that our son has learned how to pee in the woods.  The bad news is that now he wants to pee on any flora/ fauna he comes across, including the flowers in front of the house. 

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For a chance to post about the blues visit Rebecca for directions.  Easy peasy!