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I Need A Hero

Bucky Depriving My Talents
First off, for my fellow geeks, behold...

Courtesy of The Hero Factory, my guy is stomping out education injustice wherever it may be.  Gotta love that they play Bonnie Tyler 'Holding Out For a Hero" while you build your superhero!

Life is good at the moment.  Still a bit jumbled, but good.  There are things going on that I don't fully feel like sharing right now, but soon all will be revealed.  What I can say at the moment is that work is good, and school is great, and I might actually get the hang of this in time.  Winter has not been tough here in Denver, unlike in other parts of the country, and I actually feel kind of bad about that, seeing how I was THAT guy last winter in Michigan.  I have no complaints at the moment, other than I would like extra time to enjoy some of the things that life is putting down in front of me.  We should all be so lucky...

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The Beauty Is

Calvin Stars
I was exposed to a wonderful musical over the weekend called "The Light In the Piazza", and while I'm not a musical person, there was something so beautiful and lush about the lyrics and music that I was won over instantly. One song I was really struck by was called "The Beauty Is". I just felt moved to share it.

These are very popular, in Italy.
It’s the land of naked marble boys.
Something we don’t see a lot in Winston-Salem,
That’s the land of corduroys.

I’m just a someone in an old museum.
Far away from home as someone can go.
And the beauty is I still meet people I know.
Hello.

This is wanting something, this is reaching for it,
This is wishing that a moment would arrive.
This is taking chances, this is almost touching, what the beauty is.
I don’t understand a word they’re saying,
I’m as different here as different can be.
But the beauty is I still meet people like me.

Everyone’s a mother here, in Italy.
Everyone’s a father, or a son.
I think if I had a child, I would take such care of her.
Then I wouldn’t feel like one.

I’ve hardly met a single soul, but I am not alone.
I feel grown.
This is wanting something, this praying for it,
This is holding breath and keeping fingers crossed.
This is counting blessings, this is wondering when I’ll see that boy again.
I’ve got a feeling he’s just a someone, too.
And the beauty is, when you realize, when you realize,
Someone could be looking for a someone like you.

I hope you all are well.  Things are good here, but it still feels rather chaotic.  I need some order in my life, but it's not exactly arriving tomorrow.

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If It's Friday...

Fighter H8
...then there used to be a tradition where some cats would hop up in this piece. Let's see if we can dig one up...
funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

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KC at the Bat

David C B&W
In which our fearless Idol's hometown attempts to live up to the reputation of it's native son. Check out all of the gory details over at PopMusicNotes.

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Let the Competition Begin

Team Cake
Alright...I know I haven't been around here much for multiple reasons, but with Idol starting up, I do need to make sure all y'all are staying in the loop. Check out entry #1 over at PopMusicNotes, and please feel free to leave a comment if you are moved to do so. Danke!

[BTW...personal update coming this evening.]

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Fighting the H8

Fighter H8
Fight the H8 in Your State

I know I am echoing what several dedicated folks have already posted, but here goes...

Keith drives me nutty at times, but wow. He nailed it tonight. If there is a valid argument that even remotely stands up to that Special Comment, I want to hear it, because I won't believe it exists otherwise.

Also, for any of you who even remotely feel passionate about this cause, there will be a nationwide protest at 1:30 PM Eastern/10:30 AM Pacific on Saturday. All of the details can be found at JoinTheImpact.com. I will be standing in solidarity on Saturday at City Hall in downtown Denver, and I encourage all of you to make your voice heard wherever you can.

Where I'm At

Doctor Who Journey
Well, I'm in Kentucky at the moment.  Sorry for the lack of updates, but I really haven't had the motivation to post.  Bizarre, because I HAVE had the motivation to post at Pop Music Notes.  It has been a good trip, though.  I've reconnected with friends, I have eaten AMAZING food, and I've enjoyed perfect weather for all three days here.  The initial plan for the weekend fell by the wayside, but I'm glad it did, because the weekend has been SO great!

Unfortunately, as a result of my "lag", I missed the Friday Random 10 for the first time in, well, a long time!  Since Friday has obviously come and gone, you'll see it return this Friday.  However, there's a LOLCat that just can't wait.


Real Life LOLCats

Balogna Nom
If it's Friday, it must be time for another edition of the Friday Random 10!

Always On Time (Feat Ashanti)/Ja Rule
Boys/Ashlee Simpson
Everything I Can't Have/Robin Thicke
No Booty Calls/Kelly
I'm That Chick/Mariah Carey
26 Cents/The Wilkinsons
So Far So Good/Sheena Easton
The Rumour/Olivia Newton-John
A Sorta Fairytale/Tori Amos
Freeek/George Michael

Meanwhile, I have to post this LOLCats because it is really close to a real-life cat that I know. Some of you will know exactly whom I speak of.
cat
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Colin Powell, Get Out Of My Head!

Dr Horrible Fingers Crossed
The most worthy seven minutes of TV I've watched all year...

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