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the_loner_23
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50 posted 11-16-2003 10:35 PM       View Profile for the_loner_23   Email the_loner_23   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for the_loner_23

May your filming career be a successful one. LOL You definitely have a knack for it by what I read.

Cold hands means a warm heart

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51 posted 11-18-2003 06:01 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earth Angel

Noah, I was smiling throughout this humorous and entertaining entry to your journal!
And you sound so happy!~ and that makes me happy! Sounds like you're about to embark on another adventure trip next week! There will be more grist for your poetic mill! I can't wait to see what surprises you might have in store for us!

My goodness, you are so flippin' brilliant! I was just amazed at at your creativity with your home movies and everything else that you have going on. If you dream of being famous, then Dear Angel Boy, you WILL be famous!

Your poetry and journal are so descriptive and full of vivid imagery, that you do not even need a camera to impart your visions!

You know I love you lots!
EA
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52 posted 11-19-2003 12:01 AM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

**********Monday, November 17, 2003********

Crikey! I'm Steppin' In Other Terri-tur-ree!

G'day, mates! I'm happy as larry you're all enjoying my poetic adventure here! I'm a happy little Vegemite enjoying all your great comments and compliments. So, what'd say we crack a tinnie? (of root beer of course)  

Now you're probably asking yourself why I'm in this Steve Irwin mood (God, I love that guy!). Well, our dearest friend Dee e-mailed me today, saying how she loves my journal (thank you very much, Dee! ) and that she hopes to see some Aussie in this journal sometime. Sadly, I have never been to Australia yet, though I'd love to go there and hug a koala (are they as friendly as they are cute?). But I dream of going there. My mom is a bit scared of going as she's seen Giant Sydney spiders on the Discovery Channel and is a bit timid of those things! But to me, it's just natures way, like our good friend Steve says about all animals, and I do love spiders just as much as any other creature. Anyway, Dee, I just wanted to declare my love and admiration for you, Sue Tancheff, Maree the Dark Angel, and all you other Aussies out there! You rock! Hey, how do you say "You rock!" in Australian? Oh yeah, Fosters!



Well, I'm less than a week away from goin' walkaboutin' across a whole different Outback: the True Blue territory. Me and my family got us a big green ute to drive across Tornado Alley through Kansas and Missouri. And we'll have our tuckerbox to chow from, our thongs on, and have a gander at all the countryside and its attractions. Then when the night comes, I'll just waltz my Matilda out and dream sweet dreams under the pearl stars. (Hey, I think I've seen Min Min lights out in the middle of Kansas!) But I'll be sure to have notes from the Wallaby track for all you to enjoy live from the Ute once I get back, and eventually, a live scrapbook to complement this interactive journal, filled with me and my family and my mates and anklebiters and so on! I really wish I could change my profile picture every week, unfortunately I just don't have enough pictures to go around! I've got a great one with me at Mother Cabrini shrine standing high on top of the plateau by the bell tower I'd love to get up there! Hehehe, here I go Earbashin' y'all again! I just love all language and just feel I have to express and use it with all my heart. You only live once, and I intend to leave behind as much of my thoughts and feelings as possible! Instead of using profanity, which is the only exception in using all language, I love diggin' up old Shakespearean or country insults. I guarantee they're much more effective, you should try 'em sometime!

So, someone tell me a little more of this great down under! I know of the Great Barrier Reef, I know of Ayers Rock, rugby, Kylie Minogue, that it is actually illegal to bounce on crocs there, Sue Tancheff's mystical garden and I know of the Aborginines and how the love to put that shrimp on the Barbie! But there must be myriads of other wonders down under! Perhaps Dee, Sue, or Dark Angel could fill me in! Take me beyond that Black Stump, mates! I'm a dill of a pickle at this moment! Guess I ain't doin' a very good job praising all you gorgeous Aussies out there! Oh well, I tried! LOL! Just let it get to your head that you all are special and from oceans apart, above all the coral, clair de lune waters and pygmy seahorse coves, I send hugs your way! Just call me Joe Bloggs. But this Joe Bloggs did learn some great Australian songs when he was a youngen. So gather 'round the Mulga and sing with me now:


"Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,

Merry, merry king of the bush is he,

Laugh, Kookaburra, Laugh, Kookaburra,

Gay your life must be.



Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree

Eating all the gumdrops he can see

Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra

Leave some there for me."



And you have that delightful Vegemite song!


"We're happy little Vegemites

As bright as bright can be.

We all enjoy our Vegemite

For breakfast, lunch, and tea.

Our mother says we're growing

stronger every single week.

Because we love our Vegemite.

We all adore our Vegemite.

It puts a rose in every cheek!"



Finally, who can forget those Bananas in Pajamas? Yep, it was you cobbers who started this former phenomenon, and no need to be embarrassed, I always had a crush on those mellow-yellow munchkins!


"Bananas,
in pajamas,
are coming down the stairs,

Bananas,
in pajamas,
are coming down in pairs,

Bananas,
in pajamas,
are chasing teddy bears,

'Cuz on Tuesdays,
they all try to catch them unawares."




Aw crikey, I just missed 'em again, ain't they gorgeous? Crikey, I need to take a cut lunch and a waterbottle, cuz catchin' those yellow rugrats is nothin' like catching those crocs! (giggles) Aw come on, fair go, mates! So I hope I brought a smile to all you Aussies out there, just wanted to show how much I love your culture, your dialect, your sayings, and...Steve Irwin for President! Lamingtons for all compliments of the Mistletoe Angel and wallaby wannabe!



Well, until next time, have fun out there in the wild blue yonder, but before I go, let me just tell you of this new feature to my journal which I got inspired to add from other journals out there looking for new ways to make it better. I have the "Emotion Meter" where the smiley you see reflects my overall current modd! And, like I said, I'm happier than a pig in dung right now!

I'm off like prawns in the sun now, so take care, y'all! (What's Australian for goodbye?) (smacks head) Crikey, I almost forgot again. Fosters! What was I thinkin'?

Current Mood: (Happy)

Love,
Noah Eaton


I don't need no proof when it comes to God and truth
I can see the sun set and I perceive

***Live***

[This message has been edited by Mistletoe Angel (11-19-2003 12:50 AM).]

Dee
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53 posted 11-19-2003 07:48 PM       View Profile for Dee   Email Dee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dee

You beaudy Noah, your latest journal entry is a purla. Are you sure you've never been to Oz?

I thought you might be interested in this link...
http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html

Have a gander at the piccies. I know you'll think they're grouse.

See ya round like a rissole mate.
Dee

Stand straight and tall, not the reflection as others see you, but as you truely are.        Clearwater

the_loner_23
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54 posted 11-19-2003 10:28 PM       View Profile for the_loner_23   Email the_loner_23   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for the_loner_23

This is a cool entry. I felt like I was in australia.

Cold hands means a warm heart

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55 posted 11-24-2003 07:23 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earth Angel

Noah, you rock! ~ the Ayers variety! lol

Good golly and gosh almighty, I was so entertained by your wit and charm that I feel I should be paying you for the privilege of reading this submission to your journal! You are a regular comedian! This was an incredibly colourful post! I'm going to miss you while you are gone!

Now, have yerself a great time, ya hear!

Bone vyages!

Linda
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56 posted 11-26-2003 04:14 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

*********Wednesday, November 26, 2003********

Crikey! The Wog Got Me, Mate!

Yeah, yeah, I know what you're going to say, mate! Why ain't I at the Back of Bourke? Well, mate, sometimes nature can be cruel to us all, but that's just nature's way and I ain't whinging. Last Friday afternoon on the RTD B-Line ride from Boulder to the Westminster Center where I depart from via the University of Colorado, it was rush hour and the bus was getting crowded. Sometimes I get lucky and get to save a whole aisle to myself, but a nice ol' bloke politely asked me for a seat and I let him sit next to me. Sadly, throughout the 40 minute ride, he had a bad wog and was coughin' like crazy. And when you're sittin' next to the window, surrounded by a wall and the disease, mate, it is absolutely certain the wog will wrassle ya up. It sounded like he could have chundered and as much as I wanted to get out, I'm not that kind of bloke who says, "Hey, can you please stop coughing?". That's not very sportsmanlike, mate, so I conceded defeat! And I have to be honest with you, this is the first time I've gotten the woozies in over six years! The last time is when I had a case of pink eye when I was thirteen, and had to wear a patch over my right eye for three days! That was much worse compared to this itty bitty invador! Saturday I had a bit of that headache and dry throat, Sunday brought a bit of weakness of balance, the third day Monday was my toughest day with a semi-full package of typical cold symptoms, and yesterday all I was left with was some mucas in my throat! I'm at 99% effiencey today, mate, woooooooooo!

No worries, though! We had our little adventure post-poned to December 28th! And I won't have to worry about going on busses at all after the 15th when I complete my final exam! Wooooooooo! Then we'll really be headin' out beyond the Black Stump! However, I did have a whole other adventure, right here in my own home! Bedridden adventures! If I filled out a Nielsen card, it would look somethin' like this!

**********SATURDAY**********

(A marathon of Animal Planet videos followed by Trading Spaces)


**********SUNDAY************

Noon: "Overboard" (1987) Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell: A yachtsman's wife falls overboard, forgets who she is and becomes an Oregon carpenter's mate. 'PG' (A, L) 120 mins. TBS

2 P.M: "Home Alone" (1990) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci: Accidentally left by his Paris-bound family, an 8-year old makes mincemeat of two burglars in the house. 'PG' (L, V) 120 mins. TBS

4 P.M: "Rush Hour" (1998) Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker: A Los Angeles detective and a Hong Kong supercop become a team to rescue a Chinese consul's kidnapped daughter. 'PG-13' (A, L, V) 120 mins. TBS

6 P.M: "Nation Lampoon's Thanksgiving Reunion" (2003) Bryan Cranston: Chaos ensues when an anesthesiologist and his family travel to visit the man's hippie cousin in Idaho. 'Not Rated' 120 mins. TBS

(Realizing an all-new King Of The Hill was coming on Fox, I took action. You gotta love that Bobby!)

6:30 P.M: King Of The Hill

7 P.M: The Simpsons

7:30 P.M: The Simpsons

8 P.M: Malcolm In The Middle

8:30 P.M: Watched Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.


**********MONDAY**********

10 A.M: The Price Is Right

11 A.M: Baby Looney Tunes (Hehehe, I love them!)

11:30 A.M: A Pup Named Scooby-Doo

Noon: Scooby Doo, Where Are You?

12:30 A.M: The New Scooby-Doo Movies (featuring the Harlem Globetrotters)

(Temporarily I turned off the TV to listen to some Latin jazz on 89.3)

2 P.M: The Joy Of Painting with Bob Ross:
Lone Mountain: A view from the forest includes rocky mountains: KBDI-12 PBS

(Turned off TV temporarily at 2:30-4:30)

4:30 P.M: King Of The Hill

5 P.M: The Simpsons

5:30 P.M: King Of The Hill

6 P.M: The Simpsons

6:30 P.M: Everybody Loves Raymond: (Robert's Wedding)

7 P.M: Democratic Presidental Debate (Clark won it, with Edwards also getting strong points.)

9 P.M: Briefly watched Hardball with Chris Matthews


**********TUESDAY**********

10 A.M: The Price Is Right

11 A.M: (I had an appetite, and came back at noon)

Noon: Arvada Police Awards on Local Channel KATV-8 (I love seeing the Citizen Commendation Awards and hearing their stories)

2 P.M: The Joy Of Painting with Bob Ross: Seaside Harmony: A beach scene complete with clouds above the sea: KBDI-12 PBS

2:30 P.M: Mexico: One Plate At A Time: Starring Rick Bayless:
Lend Me Your Ears: Chocolate tamales, crema de elote, grilled corn

3 P.M: Amazing Animal Videos: (They showed a suburban home with an entire wall actually a beehive within, causing huge bee problems for quite some time reinforced within the concrete, as well as the Cockroach King, baby ducks saved from the sewer, and a cow healed)

4 P.M: The Crocodile Hunter: (Had many retrospective looks on his career, including a clip from the 80's, a moment his hand got bitten by a croc, his many dangerous snake encounters, bloopers, and other animal favorites)

5 P.M: The Simpsons

5:30 P.M: King Of The Hill

6 P.M: The Simpsons

6:30 P.M: Everybody Loves Raymond: (Grand finale to Robert's wedding)

7 P.M: (Watched "X2- X-Men United")

10:00 P.M: (Watched "Breakfast at Tiffany's")


*******************

So there you go, mate, just my extraordinary adventure without having to lift any of my limbs! I went cookin' some grub with Rick Bayless (Yep, he's the Smoky BBQ Chicken Baguette guy on the Burger King commerical), wrassled crocs with Steve Irwin and painted with Bob Ross. We're the Four Musketeers I suppose, hehehe! But there will be plenty more adventure where that came from!





Later I'm gonna check out your poems for the first time on Open Poetry #30, but now I gotta catch Bob Ross! Bon voyage...not so far a distance!

Current Mood: (Optimistic)

Love,
Noah Eaton





I don't need no proof when it comes to God and truth
I can see the sun set and I perceive

***Live***

[This message has been edited by Mistletoe Angel (11-26-2003 04:20 PM).]

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57 posted 11-26-2003 10:54 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earth Angel

Ah, so that's what happened! You got laid up with the nasty flu bug! I had been surprised to have received replies from you when I thought you were supposed to be on the road having the time of your life! lol

I love that Steve Irwin! Both of my daughters used to watch his show with me.  He is one brave ~ and enthusiastic! ~ dude!

You will probably enjoy having your vacation at a later date because your exams will be behind you and you will be able relax more and just let go! No worries!

It was kinda neat reading your televsion revue! lol I felt as though I was there with you! I am enjoying reading your journal very much!

Nite, nite!
EA

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58 posted 11-27-2003 09:58 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

27 November 2003

Hello all, this is not Mistletoe Angel but rather his friend Hypnosis.  For a while i have not posted here, but soon I may make a comeback.  He has requested that I post a special holiday short journal entry of some sort, so here I am and here I go.  Well, over the last couple of months, I have been working on writing music with my band (no name yet) in hope of producing an album by next fall.  It is a metal band, but instead of producing harsh vocals it will mostly be clean.  The songs will be set up like a story which takes place in the 13th or 14th century of two lovers who are tragically broken apart by war.  However I'll leave the rest in the music for the listeners.  I am really excited for how fast our work is coming together and how well we gel together so well.  Well, I'd like to blab on and on but my time is limited right now so maybe Ill have to write anoother time about my current life, which is pretty busy at this point, so I guess I will talk to all of you in later post.

I wish you all the happiest holidays with Mistletoe Angel.

A Life Lived Unexplored is a Life Not Worth Living

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59 posted 11-28-2003 12:16 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earth Angel

Hypnosis, it appears that you get along quite well with your alter ego, Noah! That's a good thing! That way the two of you can make great music together! tehe

Good luck to both of YOU!

&
EA


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60 posted 11-28-2003 06:47 PM       View Profile for Bec   Email Bec   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bec

Hi Noah

I know I'm a bit behind, but I loved the Aussie entry! For anyone who is interested, Steve Irwin's website is www.crocodilehunter.com  of course!

B  


"I'm not crazy I'm just a little unwell"~ Matchbox 20

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61 posted 11-30-2003 02:54 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

**********Saturday, November 29, 2003********

What I'd Give For A Pair Of Red And White Sneakers

Today I went back and played my Sega Genesis 16-Bit Video Game System for the first time in years, as I felt like playing Sonic the Hedgehog! To me, no game feels more liberating winning than any of the Sonic games, for you're fighting for a purpose; to save the lives of all the innocent animals who the evil Dr. Robotnik is trying to turn all into robots and destroy their environment for his factories and empire, and you get to kick Robotnik butt too. Literally I cry every time I win a Sonic game, knowing all the baby birds and bunnies and others would be safe and so would their wonderland and wishing while I was a freedom fighter I could be more like Sonic the Hedgehog. Playing every game can be heartaching sometimes, seeing forests on fire and before you see the animals run free from the robot interiors, having to fight the robot to set it free, and that there truly is someone so cruel who wants to hurt the lives of animals and their environments. But seeing Sonic and his fox friend Tails Prower win has always brought a smile to my heart, with Sonic rolling into a blue ball of justice, with his Kaiten Jump carging the robots and his Spin Dash and Hi no Tama Dash getting him through all the obstacles in each world.

Sonic the Hedgehog was my animated idol as a little boy, and still is an idol in my heart. I have my Sonic plush toy, who I keep close to me many nights with some of my other plush toys, the pinball game, the cassette player, the hand-held game, and many of his videogames. At first I just loved him because I had a dream to run like him and joined track and field and the Bolder-Boulder annual Memorial Day 10K race ton try and get there. Then, I started loving him because he had a good heart too, and that is why I love him so much now as he is a symbol of the environment and caring for it.



There is actually another reason behind what triggered me to play Sonic the Hedgehog today. Reading the new Rolling Stone article literally broke my heart, of the fact that in the real world, there is another Dr. Robotnik, another Dr. Eggman, who is trying to rid of all the environmental laws...George W. Bush, and the fact that it is only getting worse as he continues to try to destroy American and Canadian forests! (you can read the stories here)
http://www.rollingstone.com/features/nationalaffairs/featuregen.asp?pid=2154  
http://www.nrdc.org/bushrecord/2003.asp    

Reading the article made me cry, as though I may never get to show my sons or daughters in the future the wonderful Hanging Lake just outside of Glenwood Canyon because of all the oil wells and mining eroding the wonderland, or Sprague Lake up at the Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park because of arsonists, or any natural park in particular because of urban sprawls! If I had a pair of red and white sneakers, I could hunt down "the real Eggman" and save all the poor lives of the lynxs and mountain goats and baby black bears and coyotes! But it just isn't the same in this world, I need comrades who can help me take down "the Death Egg", which is in this case the Administration, and without violence but resolve. When someone turns down both the Kyoto Protocol and the Clean Water Act, you know something is up and it won't get any better until that man is out. If poets like Marti and Ethel and Trillium and Marge Tindal ever expect to take beautiful pictures again without gray smog or light pollution in the horizon for their poems, they would stand beside me. Frankly, it saddens me to know that there actually are people who support this war, and who glorified the deaths of Uday and Qusay broadcasted live on monitors across the world. I certainly wasn't cheering when I heard of the news at Dublin International Airport on the way to London-Heathrow. I found that barbaric, as though we were teleported back to the Dark Age where ordeals were allowed and the Plague swept. I cried realizing the fact here are actually blood-thirsty Americans who want to feast on the carrions of others. Whatever happened to the whole Christian ideal of forgiving and forgetting in this nation? If we didn't have this war, sure, as history proves, there will always be some who just have hate in their heart and wnat to hurt others. But this war only made everything worse. The thesis in support of this war is false; the Iraqis never bought uranium from Niger, blah blah blah. It was that claim that simply got the whole war started, and it is misleading information. Now the Iraqis simply are speechless, they don't know what to say, thinking our troops just came in there and killed for fun and sport, 17,000 to be exact. Because of this, they're now under the impression they'll never be free unless they become the thousands of new Osama bin Laden's and only make the world a bigger battleground! The Administration simply is nothing but a bunch of cowards, and Bush is one acorn who fell far from the tree, lying on one eye, failing to see anything in what's going on!

Then it simply makes me realize exactly why we have games like Sonic the Hedgehog! They are more than just a simulation to kick butt! There is something politically-minded about them too, all those binary oppositions. Man vs. nature. Science vs. nature. Justice vs. prejudice. In many ways I am to Sonic as Bush is to Dr. Robotnik. And next year I intend to get incredibly serious and it'll be payback time, as I work with all anti-Bush groups in getting him out of office and getting in a more peace-loving, respectful man. Sometimes one may think "Hey, that Angel ain't that angelic!" but you know, angels too fight, they fight without guns and sniper rifles and shovels and oil rigs stained with blood of the innocent. Angels have a fighting spirit of their own, and that is in divine justice. Angels scorn, angels warn, angels pity those who bring fear and dismay upon the children and that is where much poetic justice comes from. In this process, my wings may look ruffled and soiled to some, but I know what I am doing and it'll only be for the better. You think Clinton was a liar? Well he was, but his lies are nothing compared to those coming out of Bush. At least Clinton was straight-forward in office of his initiatives; Bush and his clan use euphemisms on everything, de-code words so they're interpreted in other meanings, and keep each plan clandestine until it's too late to stop it!

Let this be a warning to you all in preparation for next year. Either pull on those red and white sneakers and be a Freedom Fighter or sit there wearisome on Emerald Island and watch "the Death Egg" devour democracy and your America as you know it. It's your choice, and the next moves are yours! You know well who I am and what my position is, and I wouldn't change my convictions if my life depended on it.

Hey, by the way, I want to finish on a much more upbeat note. This Christmas I begged my parents to limit their spending on me and to contribute instead to a charity. So I came across a beautiful one called Heifer International. It is a non-profit 501 organization which every tax-deductible purchase of a gift animal or tree seedling helps families around the world in third-world countries become self-reliant, and ensues also the plants and animals are healthy and are treated with respect. Since 1944, Heifer International has helped more than 4.5 million families in more than 125 countries. You can order 2 oxen for the Philippines, 2 sheep for El Salvador families to produce wool, 2 goats to help provide milk to Guatemalan children, 2 flocks of chicks to help South Africa improve their nutrition and replenish their land, and so on! So if you want to give a little more this holiday season, I strongly recommend Heifer.

Hope you had the most happiest Thanksgivings with your loved ones! I sure did, and hope you enjoyed the little visit by my friend Randy. He is really getting into his heavy rock/metal project, while I keep working on my solo musical run, which is less loud and more world class rock. I'll let you in on much more of this in the near future!

(shows a Sonic peace sign)

Current Mood: (Worried, but also hopeful)



Love,
Noah Eaton


"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20

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**********Tuesday, December 2, 2003**********

Don't Kill Bill...And Spare The Soundtrack!

I've never been a fan of Quentin Tarantino, as I am not flattered by any sort of violence and his movies subtlety depict it too much, yet if there is one thing incredible about his movies, it's his soundtracks. I find Pulp Fiction to be one of the most overrated movies in recent years (along with "Leaving Las Vegas") yet that movie had a hit soundtrack. And if you haven't heard his latest soundtrack for "Kill Bill Part 1" yet, I strongly recommend you give it a listen. It is indeed difficult to classify, sounds like a hip mix of sonic 60's and 70's adventure or spy theme music blended with mariachi and samba, left out to simmer in the Guatemalan sun refried in country blues and re-mixed Burt Bacharach. This is probably my favorite soundtrack since the O' Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack, which is my personal favorite. As incredible as the movie itself is, based on Homer's "The Odyssey", the soundtrack is epic. T-Bone Burnett produced the classic release, bringing back what true country music is all about. Harry McClintock, Norman Blake, Alison Krauss, The Stanley Brothers, and, of course, The Soggy Bottom Boys, they all are true American music legends. And if you dying to know just one more soundtrack recommendation, "Pleasantville" also is beautiful. Lots of great feel-good classic pop hits with a great Fiona Apple cover of The Beatles' "Across The Universe"

Lately on my guitar, I've been covering some Jason Mraz songs. I can now play "You & I Both", "Sleep All Day" and "On Love, In Sadness", all beautiful songs. I've written a number of my own songs lately and hope to get a demo disc out this spring to record companies. Here are some working song titles I have.

* Marshall Brodien
* Under New Management
* Your Story Checks Out
* Kid Tested, Mother Approved
* Epiphany
* Honky-Tonk 101
* Observatory
* Hamadryad
* Happy Accidents
* Charlie Horse
* Calling Card
* Points Of Departure

I hope to create a sound like my aunt Sheryl Crow at first, but then I intend to get very experimental once I get a fanbase going and introduce elements of world music to flavor the traditional two guitars, one bass, one drummer, and one keyboard proscenium template. I want to go beyond the conventional terminology of a traditional rock band and fill rock and roll with a nomenclature of new possibilities and horizons. Music is free-spirited, never nitty-gritty, no-frills, deep-seated brass tack. And I hope that the sound I am offering the world in the near future can find a place in someones soul, and if I hear from one other person it is inviting or hunky-dory or peachy keen, then I have done my job! In fact, thinking of my own music reminds me much of what I'm currently learning in Humanities 101: mannerism. It truly is a fascinating study of art. It derives from the Italian word maniera, suggesting intellectually intricate subjects, highly skilled techniques, and art concerned with beauty for its own sake. It is impossible to personify mannerism in a single style, but it always has virtuosity, sophisication, and fearless manipulations or distortions of formal conventions and the human anatomy. There are figures with exaggerated expressions and enigmatic gestures and rationale and uniformity is defied in this form of art. I personally am fascinated with abstract art. If you've ever gazed upon the great work Madonna with the Long Neck by Parmigianino, I'll bet you haven't really given it a good analysis. It's that kind of painting you have to give time to appreciate, by studying everything individually, from Madonna and her 7 1/2 foot body with her elongated neck, to Christ lying there in her arms, practically over 40 pounds in weight already at birth in the painting and looking deceased, to the little man at the bottom right of the painting (Who is that little guy anyway?) to the crystal vase held by one of the children to the left. There is much more than meets the eye in this kind of unrealistic art. Amazing! Same goes with studying Venetian art, for instance Tintoretto's "The Last Supper". (his real name is Jacopo Robusti). Every individual figure in the painting depicting Jesus offering bread and wine and warning one of his apostles will betray him, and the use of light and darkness depicts the halos and guilt among the entourage. Incredible if you ask me!

By the way in Creative Writing 1191 I have been writing more than just poetry. Soon I will also post a short story called "Latchkey Confessionals" in Passions In Prose. This short story is deeply inspired by many of my travels with my grandparents up and down U.S 61, the Grandmother Route and the many stories I have endured from people in all sorts of towns and villages from Hannibal to Baton Rouge. I am personally proud of this accomplishment and am happy to offer prose in addition to my growing collection of poetry. In addition, I am also taking up playwrighting, and soon I will announce the unveiling of my own drama.

Wow, I sure am closing up 2003 with a bang I suppose. There's nothing like living with your youth, you know, and you've just got to go out there and get some goose pimples and mosquito bites every once in a while! And with Colorado being the mosquito paradise of America, I sure have gotten my share of mosquito bites, but that's alright. Just hope the West Nile epidemic dies down!

But of course I am not the only one getting experimental in my family. My mother also continues to try new things; she started taking classes in learning how to make stained glass window. I have always loved stained glass windows, and I remember as a little boy when walking into a church, the stained glass was always eye candy to me. When I was 12 and only then really began to embrace God, I was fascinated by the icons illustrated in the stained glass windows, and because my mom loves to visit churches all the time, I got to see my share of them, from Jesus as a shepherd to the crucifixion to the birth of Jesus with Mary holding Him in her arms, to the star glowing in the east at Nazarath. There again, art has been my window to appreciating and having a love for life!

Finally, of course, you know how I am a mad fan of Bob Ross. Next year I am making it a resolution to learn to paint like him, paint pretty mountains with lots of trees. Happy little tree limbs, look at all those little rascals, happy little bushes, so let that little rascal shake and play. You know me, like those big trees! LOL! Got some flashbacks of episodes last week I watched when I was sick tattooed in my head! But seriously, Bob Ross is more than just a painter, he is a hero to me, that kind of guy that makes it an incentive to only bring you a smile and never a frown. We need more people like him in entertainment, I'm personally getting tired of the Paris Hilton era.

As Bob Ross said, "It helps when you're doing these kind of things, maybe make up little stories in your mind." So take your heart like a paintbrush and let your heart live your own nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Soak up the sun, you little happy tree!

Current Mood: (Artistic)

Love,
Noah Eaton


"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20


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That is cool you will be sending out a demo tape soon. I know I would buy your CD. I love the songs you write.

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My goodness gracious, you certainly have a lot of irons in the fire! ~ and if you use your time wisely, each one of them will become HOT!!!

I liked your philanthropic idea of having your parents donate to charity what they would have spent on your Christmas presents for you.

I am a big fan of stained glass myself! I even have pieces of angels etc. hanging in front of some of my windows.

I am sure that the play that you have written on your life, would be absolutely fascinating.

I also hope that your songs get produced so that I can buy a CD of them!

Your passionate political pleas came across straight-forward and clear. You are not one to just sit idly and allowing the world and its troubles just pass you by!

Another fascinating entry to your journal! You are one busy little angel!

Take Care!

Peace, Love, Light, & Harmony.
P.S.
Good luck with your album! I look forward to some day owning one!


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**********Sunday, December 7, 2003***********

Never A Place Such A Galliard Did Grace

"Dalle-beve, dalle-beve". The songs of the crickets have never sounded more dulcet. Now I recognize that birds sing their songs but fly away, while the cricket goes on where she sings. Troubadours and madrigals once again find their sacred voices resonating through the limber youth of morning. And from the throat of the swallow, a song of the psaltery is ripened in homage for the season:

"And al above ther lay a gay sautrie,
On which he made a-nyghtes melodie
So swetely that all the chambre rong;
And Angelus ad virginem he song....

Chaucer, The Miller's Tale


Wow, are you sure I didn't come from another age? Cause noon last Friday, I felt I slipped down through a portal of time, enjoying a concert through five centuries. The opening acts: Anon warming up the crowd with "Alleluya" and "Summer Has Come In", Carmina Burana and her extraordinary voice in "Exiit diluculo", the sound of Raimbaut de Vaquieras' piercing shawm from his double reed soul, the Troubadour Prominent Revival, Josquin des Prez and his krumhorn passion, and the grand finale: Thomas Morley and the Frog Galliard. All interpreted right at the University of Colorado through the Boulder Renaissance Consort, a quartet of fine ladies with the old soul bubbling deep in the bloodstream. They performed as a demonstration in part of a Humanities 1010 musical lecture, and what a joy it is to get to actually live the experience. Lectures have never quite cut it for me somehow. I feel if one just hears what is heard or read it as it is, what you learn in college just doesn't stick to you in most cases in the years beyond. I believe philosophy classes should be set in the style of a symposium, where you actually get to practice the philosophy in a real environment, just as Socrates and his students did. I believe art and music classes should be actually experiencing and appreciating the art and music more than the single voice of an educated one who appreciates it in one way. It truly was a great relief to get to have a lecture like this, and actually get to hear and feel the music, hear that psaltery tickle, hear the hurdy-gurdy is hunky-dory, get to feel the emotions of troubadours feel courtly love, feel the power of vocals. Somehow it saddens me to see many exams for the arts and humanities organized in Scantron, bromidic fill-in-the-bubble form. You just can't appreciate a painting in that manner or a composition, or a sculpture. What I experienced Friday gave me hope interactive learning can prosper again.

Some of you had some questions regarding one of my latest poems, "Marshall Brodien". You were all right of what it's about in one way or another. Well, as you know, Marshall Brodien is a famous magician, who used television mass-marketing to promote all kinds of magic goodies to the children. Since the late 1960's, he's sold millions of products, including 17 million sets of Svengali decks as TV Magic Cards, along with his 50 Tricks Magic Show, Magic Hat sets, and all kinds of simple card tricks he creates for Cadaco. He was even Wizzo the Wizard on Bozo, which is how I learned of him as a little boy, being a fan of this favorite clown of mine (tomorrow will be six years since his passing, God Bless and rest in peace Bozo!). I will never forget what I believe to be one of the most truest quotes ever spoken, "Laughter cannot be imitated. It comes from the heart.". Well Bozo, I don't imitate either, and you made me laugh and smile!



Marshall Brodien is basically a metaphor I created. At first I was thinking David Copperfield, but his magic is more complex and aimed more to the general public. I think every child believes in some sort of magic, but never quite understand it as it is an abstract idea. Ever too often they tend to experiment with it, tamper with it, then that leaves them thinking if they ever performed true magic. Then in the whole bewilderment of it all I think prejudice develops in oneself and in a way the magic works that like pulling a rabbit out of the hat and watching it multiply. One thing leads to another and sleight of hand gets all wrapped up in it, which can be a dangerous mix for a child who should be taught the basics, and disillusionment is the result once the cape is lifted and the red silk escapes the hand. You become all immured, cooped-up, and then you're forced to understand magic in order to ever hope to escape from the smoke-screen. Marshall Brodien is my metaphor of the common starving artist, who fails to see that magic seldom need to be spectacular because the magic was inside them all along, who eventually understands what it all means and only feels powerless within, and makes me ask, almost ashamed and saddened to ask, "How'd you do that?". In itself, that is magic, but a rather dark form of it that we simply don't like to see! When we think of magic, we think of wands and hats and fairy dust and wishing upon stars, and that's the way it should solely be, but it's far more than that, and that can be disillusioning! So this poem came out, thinking of an eight-year old child with Marshall Brodien's Magic Set, only hoping he belives he is making magic each moment!



(looking at Karen's new wonderful journal of her own, doing great Karen!) Wow, now I just realized that somehow I'm not making my journal interactive enough! What to do, what to do? Don't worry, this mad scientist is going back to the drawing boards...well, Etch-A-Sketch!

Wow, I can smell the aromas from the kitchen! We're currently transforming our kitchen into a sushi bar! We've got two pounds of ahi tuna and a pound of yellowtail along with all the general fix-ins! I happen to be very fond of raw fish, and I even love to eat all the ginger samples! Confucius ate a salk of ginger each hour to keep him healthy and I don't believe he ever got a major ailness! Ah, the many beautiful gifts of Mother Nature's womb!

Ooohhhhh...looks like the horseradish is calling me! Best I not offend her! Y'all have a grand finale to this great weekend, stay warm all you New England friends of mine, and dust off that psaltery if you have one and strum some heartstrings this holiday season! God I love the holidays! Next time let's sing some Christmas carols! For now to tide you over, send in the clowns!




Current Mood: (Happy)

Love,
Noah Eaton


"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20


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Another awesome entry. i like reading your stuff.

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"I believe philosophy classes should be set in the style of a symposium, where you actually get to practice the philosophy in a real environment, just as Socrates and his students did. I believe art and music classes should be actually experiencing and appreciating the art and music more than the single voice of an educated one who appreciates it in one way."

~ You're a thinker after my own heart!

"When we think of magic, we think of wands and hats and fairy dust and wishing upon stars, and that's the way it should solely be, but it's far more than that, and that can be disillusioning!"

~ D'accord! I love the magic of magic! I was indeed "disillusioned" when I found out that magic wasn't really magic at all! It was all sleight-of-hand! Bummer!

"Confucius ate a salk of ginger each hour to keep him healthy and I don't believe he ever got a major ailness! Ah, the many beautiful gifts of Mother Nature's womb!"

~ and he would know! lol Confuscius say, "Eat ginger ~ no get sick!"

The daikon is clearing my sinuses all the way up here in Ontario! Enjoy!

Enjoyed your "happy" mood journal entry! Heck, I enjoy all your varying mood entries!

Love ya, Angel Boy!
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Noah? wanna switch lives for awhile?

You are so funny and so sweet and SO energetic.

sigh.

Think I'll limp back to my own journal now.

But damn yer cute.
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***********Friday, December 12, 2003*********

Poinsettia Popsicle

Wednesday happened to be a very emotional day for me personally. I had my last recitation of the semester for Humanities 1010, and my instructor, Kathleen Millersdaughter, was finishing discussing King Lear with the class and the themes on tragic heroism, tragedy, and disguises. By the end of the class, she made a personal statement of her overall thought of the class, saying "Now's the time I make my annual personal final statement of my feel to the class. And honestly, I have to say this is the worst class I have taught in my years at this university. The few of you who did join into the discussions always, I thank you, but overall I am very disappointed with the many of you, and I can only pray that soon you can become one out there who shows a love for discussing and thinking and feeling!".

Then there was a student to the back of me who responded in a sarcastic tone, "Well, with all due respect miss, some of us just don't like to talk, ok?". That comment I can tell, looking at Ms. Millersdaughter's face, behind her eyes made mer cry, and trying not to experience a catharsis of tears, responded, "You know, I think you all better just leave!"

Personally, I could feel her pity so deeply in my heart, and because I found her all along to be a very honest and courteous instructor, I couldn't just leave a good person feeling powerless and defeated, as I believe it is a naturally born instinct to do something when one who is true is down. Wouldn't you have done the same thing? Anyway, as everyone else left Room 190 at Eaton Humanities, I went up to her and said, "Ms. Millersdaughter, I just want you to know that though nothing may change the fact that this was your worst teaching experience ever, that you truly are the best instructor I've had yet at this university and it is people like you who encourage my constant love of learning! And I want you to carry on this day, knowing you have at least touched one student this semester deeply, and I thank you! God Bless You and I wish you and your loved ones the happiest holidays!". Right after I expressed my sympathetic sentiment to her, I could see a tear slide down her right cheek, and she said, "Thank you Noah, and may I say that you were one of the exceptions I was talking about, and you gave me hope that maybe the youth of tomorrow can express more of a love and appreciation for learning and not being ashamed to discuss it! I really appreciate what you said, God Bless You and have a merry Christmas!"

Why'd I do this? Because I am the Mistletoe Angel and I believe in my heart that no one should show a frown or a tear unless it is one of joy during the holiday season! Ms. Millersdaughter's heart was filled with too much burdening weight, and I wanted to lift at least a little bit of it from her. And though I can tell that some students took what she said as an offense, I respected what she said because it is true. During the last four months, I was only one of four people in Humanities 1010-081 who actively participated in class discussions regarding the reading and its ideals and values they teach. And I do understand that some students are simply shy to express themselves or have learning differences, but then again, I feel it is disrespectful too considering they could have chosen to drop out of the class three weeks after it began, they had their class syllabus and should have knew what was coming because it was pretty well-said, etc. So it truly saddened me to see a majority of my class failing to show interest in the beauty of the arts and literature, or at least not try. This is exactly an example of what's wrong with America today, why much of our youth won't participate in elections, why they constantly rebel against their parents who are not abusive and not believing what they have to say, etc. It is sad to see, and why I helped out Ms. Millersdaughter.



Anyway, this is the holiday season, so time to put on a smiley face again! Santa is just finishing up his vacation and is ready to rev up his sleigh jets again! Millions of children worldwide will be singing carols with their families and be showered in precious gifts. And the chestnuts will be poppin' like silver bells in the morning! But as always, I find it important that I must constantly remind everyone what the true meaning of Christmas is as there is nothing capitalistic about it. It is this very day we celebrate the birth of Jesus, our loving Lord. In Judah, Isaiah saw a vision that he believed God had gifted him with. He heard him say, "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son" and that He would be a faithful and counseling King, and that He would be born soon where the morning star shines. Then an angel Gabriel came to Mary to tell her to prepare for the birth of a son she will name Jesus, the Son of God. She questioned why this may happen and said simply His power is within her and that's how she's a virgin and will give birth at Bethlelem. Afterwards, he met Joseph, who wanted not to get married but Gabriel encouraging him for the sake of this child and God.

Mary and Joseph would later both meet in Bethlelem, registering for a local census, but finding a hotel in the city with available rooms proved to be difficult. Urgently trying to follow the words of Gabriel, with every local hotel filled, they decided to go to a local manger to give birth to the child. Immediately, word got out of the birth by an angel and shepherds were offered praises to speak to this new-born angel boy. Meanwhile, three wise men, the Magi, came from the east, mentioning to Jerusalem they saw his star from where he was born in the east and encouraged King Herod (who would later betray Him) and his people to find Him. Herod would figure out His birth, while the Magi followed the star in the distance, finding Him cradled in the arms of Mary, and worshipped the boy with gifts and praises. In addition, God warned them all to stay away from Herod (sadly He would eventually be captured) as he would bring harm to the boy.



It was this glorious day that Jesus was born, the day of nativity, that the true spirit of Christmas is all about, and from this day, the ideals of giving and sharing have also become a magical and beautiful part of Christmas. I feel each year I must read this to the children as sadly the meaning of Christmas has taken a much capitalistic turn and in my personal opinion the world would be a much happier place if capitalism imploded and fell apart. This leaves many believing a material gift is the proper way of giving and simply giving the gift of love unconditionally won't satisfy. It is a sad truth I pray becomes eradicated someday and again the natural form of giving and sharing and peace on Earth is taught in every child's heart and from the child within all our hearts! I alone am not the only Mistletoe Angel, we can all be Mistletoe Angels (so many of you beautiful friends of mine already are anyway, yay!) and I hope that this happens! Mistletoe Angel is simply my personification of one who brings Christmas to everyone each day of the year, as I believe Christmas should be celebrated 365 days a year! So spread your wings, my Mistletoe Angel and Mistletoe Cherub friends!



Other than mistletoe (obviously, LOL!) there is one other ornament that I consider the most beautiful of all each Christmas that I love decorating my room in! Poinsettia, as my title for this entry suggests! Story has it that a poor Mexican girl named Pepita was trying to find a gift desperately for Christ at a local Christmas Eve Service. Walking to the chapel with her cousin Pedro, she was saddened and her cousin told her, ""I am sure, Pepita, that even the most humble gift, if given in love, will be acceptable in His eyes," Desperate to find a deserving gift worthy of Him, she went in the fields and gathered some weeds, making a nosegay out of them. But looking at them broke her heart more and made her feel more saddened she couldn't show her Lord her appreciation of her in her heart returning to her village. However, Pedro's words resonated back to her and filled her with a bit of confidence as she layed the weeds at the nativity service. Then, all a sudden, the weeds blossomed with red flowers, and everyone had witnessed a miracle.


Suddenly, the bouquet of weeds burst into blooms of brilliant red, and all who saw them were certain that they had witnessed a Christmas miracle right before their eyes. That magical evening the red flowers were cherished on and on to this day and were called "Flores de Noche Buena", or Flowers of the Holy Night, also called poinsettia. I share this cherished story tradition also as I find that a gift should never have to come from a store, it should come from the heart and a gift from the heart is always better and more pure and beautiful than one from JC Penney or Macys. Let all your giving come from the heart and come from above, yay!



God Bless You All and I wish you all the happiest holidays! Mistletoe Hugs for all! (sends mistletoe hugs to all you friends of mine across the world)

Current Mood: (Happy)


"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20

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Your current mood is "Happy" and it's contagious! This wonderful segment of your journal is chock full of Christmas cheer!

Regarding your "kiss" of kindness regarding your professor, you definitely were living up to your name of Mistletoe, Dear Angel!

Thank you for reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas. I was filled with such love as I read your words. Blessings to you and yours!

Love, Peace, & Good Will Among All Mankind,
Linda
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**********Tuesday, December 16, 2003*********

Unsolved Myths of Anatomy

Well in about 36 hours I'm taking up I.V Anesthesia in getting my wisdom teeth removed. I have no choice to get mine removed as unfortunately mine came in slightly sideways and any delays can result in increased risk of tooth decay, inflamation of surrounding gums, damage to surrounding teeth or risk of crooked jaw, or sometimes paresthesia, which I have learned is nerve damage that if you wait later to have them removed and it is recommended you have them removed can be the risk of permanent paresthesia in the mouth. I'm not taking any chances and want to be free of them suckers now, let me at them!

I have to be honest, though I am of course impressed with God and believe the human anatomy among infinite blessings He has offered us all, wisdom teeth is truly the only thing I don't understand that He added to our bodies. Not everyone has to get their wisdom teeth removed, but wisdom teeth truly have no known beneficial purpose. Out of all His creations, wisdom teeth are one I have always questioned. Sometimes I think "Wait, maybe He gave many of us them so when we get them removed He can show us how the pain and numbness is only modest compared to all the other horrors and catastrophes less fortunate people are challenged with across the world, and thus is why they have the name "wisdom teeth", like teaching us a lesson: "You think you know pain, try living in a crossfire of drug wars in Colombia, or be a hungry, starving child in Bangladesh, or experiencing all the bloodshed before your eyes in Afghanistan, Iraq, or wherever.". Although of course I know the real reason why they call them wisdom teeth; because they don't come in until between the age of 18 to 24, like they were gained through adolescence. This is however one of few creations I have ever questioned, ah, the unexplained mysteries of life! So, if you haven't let your dentist check on your wisdom teeth for a while, if you still have them, better safe than sorry I say!

So anyway, if you don't see me on here for two to three days starting Thursday and start to feel lonely without Mistletoe Angel putting wreaths all over the doors of the houses in your hearts, I will be recuperating just before spreading Christmas cheer. Just arching my head at 35 degrees, drinking some smoothies and Campbell's Chicken and Stars without spoons and straws and enjoying daytime public access television like a lil' drool money, chewing on gauze to disinfect my mouth, waiting for the bruises down to my neck to vanish and for the blood to clear up! Not exactly how I'd like to spend a pre-Christmas vacation, but no need to worry, it's just life, and this surgery will all be for the better for me, just some milkshake hugs would do just fine, yay!



Anyway, I am kind of looking forward to having this surgery now anyway. I am finished with my finals and have nothing better to do (well, except for be here with my Passions friends! ), plus though my dad will be out of town on business, I will have company. In a bulk thread, I mentioned I would talk about my lil buddy Ryan, and now is a wonderful time to introduce him! He is the son of my moms best friend Angie, who is 11 and has so much youth and energy always flowing in his little body! I really don't have many friends that I get to meet in person and Ryan always cheers me when he comes over, as he is that kind of boy that would always cheer up a church on Monday! He has a grand love for playing videogames, in fact he always loves to challenge me to all kinds of games, and I always respond to him when he says "Hey Noah, I'll beat you at this game!", "Oh yeah, come on, let's play!" Hehehe! Kids! I can never deny the voice of the little boy in my heart! I always like to think of him as my little brother I never had. We also love watching The Price Is Right together, and we sure love our share of cartoons from Dexter's Laboratory (one of my favorites, got to love Dexter's cute Russian accent) and Powerpuff Girls. He even taught me how to play Johnny B. Goode on my electric recently, as I have taught him how to play basic guitar! To be honest, whenever I see him, it is like meeting the little boy I used to be, re-living the whole experience only this time with a smile on my face. So anyway, it will feel so good to see him Friday and all throughout this holiday season while I am numb.

Right now I am working with this new song I'm writing which I played for my friend titled "Pretty Soon" and is believed it could be a future hit! That made me smile hearing that as I'd love to have a song touch many hearts and be remembered! Soon I'll post the lyrics after the holiday season!

Have the happiest holidays, enjoy that new Lord of the Rings movie if you intend to be part of the five-day weekend pachyderm, while I'll be the Lord of the Superstation from Thursday to Sunday! Have yourself a nice little fruitcake candy cane, my treat!



Current Mood: (Optimistic)

Sincerely,
Noah Eaton


"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20

[This message has been edited by Mistletoe Angel (12-17-2003 02:21 AM).]

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Season's Greetings, Dear Mistletoe Angel!

I can appreciate what you must be going through with the recent removal of your wisdom teeth. I had four impacted wisdoms removed one at a time under local anaesthetic. They were growing horizontally with jawbone growing over them! By goodness, those extractions were horrendously awful!

I looked like a cross between a chipmunk and a raccoon! There was nothing angelic about that face! lol

Sorry that you are going through this, especially at this time of year, but it's best to get it over with and also not have your recuperative time interfere with your studies!

It sounds as though your friendship with Ryan is mutually beneficial! You are like a big brother who not only teaches him, but who understands him as well ~ and you share the love of video games. I too, enjoy playing them!!!

Well, my friend, I am sending you some healing light for a speedy recovery and  blessings for a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and joyful New Year!

Loves 'n hugs,
EA
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I have to get my wisdom teeth taken out too. My upper ones are already gone. 1 was taken out because a sinus infection got in to it. The other one rotted in my mouth. Now I just have the bottom 2 wisdom teeth ready to go. I am going to see a oral surgeant Janurary 5th about it.

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*********Wednesday, December 24, 2003*********

Beautifully Numb

I'm currently in my sixth day of recuperation from the removal of my wisdom teeth. Suprisingly, the third day is known to be the most painful day for most patients, but then I felt the least pain, as the second day was the most painful for me. That makes me feel content inside knowing Nature is running her course just as a normal scab on your knee or elbow heals in time. Besides, what good are the holidays for, besides giving and sharing, by not getting to stuff your face over the fruitcake and figgy pudding and sugar plums and homemade fudge your grandparents send you each year? I've got to have my share of the Morris National Very Special Tower of Chocolate each year, with the luscious grand truffles, dusted chocolate, caramel chocolate truffles, French truffles with cappuccino, vanilla and hazelnut blends, and chocolate almond eclairs. And by golly, my surgery has been a great success and I have been able to even enjoy some of my mom's traditional roast beef dinner without ache. There was even a Smore kit that came in the mail from Morris National also from one of my father's employees as a token of his appreciation and me and Ryan toasted marshmallows over a house candle yesterday. Then we got one of those Hickory Farms deli packages from another, consisting of summer sausage, gouda cheese, pepper jack cheese, crackers, and a tangy hot sweet mustard that tastes great with pretzels. Ryan was there and made hors d'oeuvre out of it all that were quite delicious.

So, that has been my holiday diet, along with the Clindamycin HCL 150mg capsules, lindomycin antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections in my gums, Percocet 7.5/325 MG Tablets, which are operatives as oxycodone and acetaminophen for moderate to severe pain treatment, part narcotic pain-reliever binding to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, and acetaminophen that decreases the foundation of prostaglandins and reducing pain, and finally the Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.12% rinse, an antimicrobial oral rinse that softens the gums and reduces swelling and protects against infections. Not exactly my ideal holiday meal but my body needs the holiday love too.

Truly I do not remember much at all about my surgery. I simply remember Dr. Gerry Trammel sticking that needle in my right arm, noticing the bag filled with the anesthetic fluid, and for ten minutes saying "Hey, I don't feel sleepy at all!" then not noticing I ever fell asleep the next still frame I discover the surgery is complete and I am thinking, "Hey, has it only been fifteen minutes?" with the gauze in my mouth. I also remember when my mom gave me the Percocet and said this will make me feel "drunk" and I half-panicked saying "Hey, I've never drunk and never will, as I am zero-tolerant, so I can't begin to imagine what drunk feels like!" LOL! And I just spent much of the first two days lying on the couch, watching The Price Is Right and public broadcasting. Yesterday afternoon at 4:30, I came right back in Comfort Dental and Dr. Trammell said I am good to go, yay! So if you think surgery can slow the Mistletoe Angel and his giving spirit, think again, hehehe!

All my shopping is complete for my loved ones! I got my father "The Da Vinci Code" (if you haven't read this, I strongly recommend you do, it has much depth and mystery to it) my other a large print of a Tuscan garden door (she loves collecting paintings of doors among many worldly things) my sister Ellie an Orlando Bloom poster, my sister Noelle a Tool CD (she loves to listen to more metal-based rock than I do) my broher Larry the Trading Spaces hint-book, my friend Randy (Hypnosis) a George Carlin joke calendar, Ryan some Bob Marley incense and a book on many fun stop-watch games to play, and B.J, the boyfriend of my sister Noelle and my friend, the new Vertical Horizon album. It may have been a lot of work, but I find a romance in walking around in town during the holidays. The carolers, the lights, the festivities, and Starbucks serving egg nog lattes. I went to Flatirons Crossing in Broomfield, which truly is a big mall.



Hey, have you seen "Elf" yet? I finally got to catch this Will Ferrell family-comedy today, and I must say it truly made me cry as it gave me hope there can still be more movies and specials with the authentic, innocent Christmas spirit in the future. Actually, he inspired me to try eating spaghetti with maple syrup for dinner tonight, and it's not bad at all. I mean, pancakes are also made out of grain just like pasta, so what's the problem there? That movie truly encouraged me to live up to my Mistletoe Angel name even more, to actually sing with my heart the Christmas songs I have loved since I was a mistletoe cherub, and to give everyone a hug. I have also always loved the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman classic cartoons, and I have to be honest that every time it makes me cry to see Frosty melt away before the children's eyes until next year! It almost feels like a best friend or brother is leaving for a very long time to me, and one summer when I was six I remember making my own Frosty from styrofoam and sipped Caprisun and sat by the kiddy pool with me! So please, don't see The Cat In The Hat and cherish the innocent portrayal of the Dr. Seuss classics you loved so much, and go see Elf. Maybe my enjoyment of the holidays is helping bring up the Clausometer on Santa's sleigh!



Just yesterday, Ryan re-acquainted me with an old friend of mine, Joe Bender. Remember everyone's favorite four inch tall bendable wire hero? Magnetic feet, magnetic hands, magnetic personality? I loved playing with him as a little boy, and have missed him for so long, guess I kept him hibernating in his tin shelter so long. Well he sure got his groove back today; with his peace pose, his scared pose, his Mummy outfit, his karate moves, he surely has to be the #1 model. Yep, Joe Bender is back and stretchin' again!



All of my friends here at Passions, I wish you and your whole families the most merriest Christmas! And remember always that the spirit of Christmas is in your heart everyday and like Elf, make it an effort to live Christmas everyday with the spirit of the kid in your heart, and that Jesus loves you and He is the reason so many holiday miracles we've cherished have happened, like the robin earning her red breast for keeping Jesus warm, the Christmas rose that blossomed from a sherpherd girl's tears as a gift to Him, the holly wreath that Jesus made shine that a little orphan boy gave Him as a present, the lamb's woolly coat that BaBa rewarded lambs by warming baby Jesus when His blanket was thin, the Christmas bell that a cow rang to help a lost blind boy find his way to Jesus. These are all holiday miracles, and all living proof if you believe in the holidays, the miracle will take effect in your heart and bring you great joy and laughter! Happiness is all about believing, no seeing, and I want you all to believe this Christmas and every day after! So I wish you all to warm that apple cider, keep the fireplace burning bright, and give your loved ones holly jolly hugs as love is what truly decks the halls anywhere! It's like the saying, "He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree." You ARE Christmas and you can pass on the magic to anyone, so I ask of you to all do at least one good deed for someone else this special day and make someone else smile. Giving is always the best reward! So as we all go for a friendship sleigh ride together in this wonderful weather, know Christ is always warming your heart just the way He has before.

God Bless You All and mistletoe X-mas hugs for all, yay!



"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."  
Charles Dickens.


Current Mood: (Loved)

Love,
Noah Eaton



"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20


[This message has been edited by Mistletoe Angel (12-24-2003 06:20 AM).]

 
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