Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The beauty of all things

~Some Christmas haikus:

Snow falls gently down
Beautiful crystals of ice
Brightly lives then melts

Good friends and great joy
Surrounded by those we love
Mistletoe, kiss me!

A world united
Remember your redeemer
He died for us all

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Where I belong

~We are proud to announce the addition of Sean Peterson to the team here at Life is a Haiku. We are expecting that he will raise the standard of writing here. He is currently in the process of writing a collection of short stories and a non fiction work about human relationships.

Here he is with his fiance Jennie

Monday, December 22, 2008

Time of the season

~Vacation is better than I could have imagined. I was expecting it to be overshadowed by jury duty, but at 8 this morning when I arrived to the courthouse and checked in the lady at the desk took my name and then told me, "Well, we're good for today. Thanks for coming, that will count for your jury duty." And I was summarily excused to leave. I got halfway down the hall before I realized I had forgotten something just as important as showing up and ran back in to the reception area, "Do I validate my parking here?" Now I am free to enjoy the rest of my vacation.

~My brother had his three wisdom teeth taken out this morning while I was at jury duty and then shopping. When he got home my mom sat him on the couch and turned around for a moment to get an ice pack. As soon as her eye was off of him he jumped up and tried to make a break for the door. We got him settled down and he has spent most of the day in a drug induced slumber, and I have sat next to him making sure he doesn't get any funny ideas.

~I'd forgotten what it is like to sit on a couch and eat junk food while watching Lord of the Rings. It has been so very long.

Friday, December 19, 2008

She's funny that way

So at the bequest of several lovely ladies, I decided to write a short note.

I woke up at 5:30 this morning. I couldn't tell you why. I mostly just sat there in bed and thought through my day, which revolves around the fact that I have two finals left, and then it is party time. I don't even know what I am going to do but I am going to do it until I pass out.

I need to get a new drivers license or I will have a warrant out for my arrest in Idaho on Christmas eve. I feel kind of like a criminal.

So I feel satisfied with the semester, even though it isn't over till tonight at 10ish. It was probably my worst one in terms of grades and luck with girls, but I have made some great friends and I am feeling like I am getting the swing of things again. The coming semester should be really good.

I don't know how Lolita called it but she did. She just knows I guess. I need to find and post a picture of the Bailarina that she has in her house. That is her in the picture with one of my roommates and the picture in the background we have all coveted since we met her.

Last night I found out from an old friend that they are bringing back Jazz Voices. It is the best news I have heard this semester. I am going to the HFAC as soon as I am done here to sign up for an audition. I will drop all of my classes if necessary to take this one.

So here is a trio of unrelated haikus.. you could link them together but it is a stretch. They also seem very off the wall, but if you only knew Dolores Grimaldo.... (Mijo, you'll never make it, I know you).

looking but no luck
Lola was so very right
can I pull a scrooge?

a girl falls asleep
she looks so very peaceful
why is it not real

you get distracted
it never seems to go well
finals really suck