June 30, 2009

A tribute to Michael Jackson

I hadn't thought about Michael's music in quite a while but 2 weeks ago I decided to download Thriller to my ipod. Then came the tragic news and it has shaken me somewhat. Whenever a celebrity dies I am suddenly reminded of my own mortality and it just feels disturbing. I came across this researcher who identifies a bird that actually does the moonwalk as part of the mating ritual. A tribute of sorts to Michael's amazing choreography.

It's a day full of thunder and darkening skies. Rain too, of course. And a nice cool breeze . Think I'll go on the balcony with a coffee. After a day of fasting to no avail (the test was cancelled because I wasn't prepared enough) the idea of coffee is so appealing. Too bad I don't have a Coffee Crisp or KitKat to go with it. My balcony looks pathetic with planters overrun with last year's dead foliage. I hauled the 2 cacti out to make it look festive (ha!). And the one with the bent over 'leaves/stocks' is still bent over. I didn't cut them off as Leslie Jane insisted I do. I don't know what it is about that plant but it just scares me silly. I'm afraid it will bleed if I cut it. Or I will be cursed in some way.
I think this year I prefer to get the inside taken care of rather than the balcony. The new sofa and chair are supposed to be delivered next Tuesday.


Leslie Jane Moran said...

That is absolutely HILARIOUS. Jane is a huge fan and I will make sure she sees this. Thanks for sharing. This must be one of the best Michael tributes out there!

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Okay, let's try this.

1. Sign in
you should now be on your "Dashboard"
2. Click on "Layout"
3. Go to "Blogs I Like to Read"
You should now see
"Configure Blog List"
4. Checkmark the boxes:
Title of most recent item
Snippet of most recent item
Thumbnail of most recent item
Date of last update
View your blog and see if this works.
You may have to click on the refresh icon (The Blue curved arrow in the bar at top of screen)
Hope this works!

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Okay, let's try this.

1. Sign in. (You should now see that you are in your "dashboard")

2. Click on Layout

3. Go to "Blogs I like to Read". You should now see "Configure Blog List".

4. Make sure all the boxes are checked.
*Title of most recent item
*Snippet of Most recent item
*Thumbnail of most recent item
*Date of last update

Now SAVE. This is really important that you hit SAVE. Otherwise the changes won't occur.

Now return to your blog and make sure you hit the refresh symbol at the top bar on your computer screen. The blue arrow that curves to the right.

Hope this works.

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Why am I not seeing my comment posted?

Leslie Jane Moran said...

I think you've hit a command to only allow visibility after your approval. Weird.

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Apparently this is now fixed! I'm still not seeing pictures in your sidebar!

Susan Williamson said...

Wouldn't you just love to go to Costa Rica to see this bird?
P.S. Love the videos you post Sharon.