November 4, 2008

yes we can!

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:54 pm by placeinthestars

Yes we did!

President-Elect Barack Obama!




November 2, 2008

Dirge Without Music by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Posted in poetry tagged , at 11:51 pm by placeinthestars

Dirge Without Music

I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:
Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned
With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.
Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.
Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.
A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,
A formula, a phrase remains,–but the best is lost.
The answers quick and keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love, —
They are gone. They are gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled
Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not approve.
More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.
Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave,
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.

~Edna St. Vincent Millay


November 1, 2008

singing to the earth

Posted in movies tagged , at 1:01 am by placeinthestars

So I ended up watching Ten Inch Hero this evening.

I thought it was sweet.

Don’t judge me!

It’s not a particularly well written movie, and certainly not worth spending $12 + popcorn and soda, but it was sweet and a little funny and even a little touching. It probably helps if you like the actors in it, and since I do like Clea DuVall, Alice Krige, John Doe, and Sean Patrick Flannery, it was all right. And Danneel [sp?] Harris is very pretty and has nice chemistry with Jensen Ackles, who only embarrasses himself a little bit, and I think that’s more the writing than him. I actually really liked the friendships – the one between the three girls, and also between everyone who worked at the shop.

If you like indie rom coms that try just a little too hard to be quirky – and I do have a weakness for them – and don’t mind plot contrivances too much, you might enjoy it. Plus, Ackles wears a kilt and guyliner and has tattoos and piercings. There is no bad there. I even kind of find the facial hair cute.


(Though I could have done without the naked people on horses at the end.)

I am choosing to believe that the Banana Republic outfit was a one time thing, and that Priestly would be back in his regular gear the next day.

You’re totally judging me now, I know it.