Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Lady and the Snake

A young girl was trudging along a mountain path, trying to reach her grandmother's house. It was bitter cold, and the wind cut like a knife. When she was within sight of her destination, she heard a rustle at her feet.

Looking down, she saw a snake. Before she could move, the snake spoke to her. He said, "I am about to die. It is too cold for me up here, and I am freezing. There is no food in these mountains, and I am starving. Please put me under your coat and take me with you."

"No," replied the girl. "I know your kind. You are a rattlesnake. If I pick you up, you will bite me, and your bite is poisonous."

"No, no," said the snake. "If you help me, you will be my best friend. I will treat you differently."

The little girl sat down on a rock for a moment to rest and think things over. She looked at the beautiful markings on the snake and had to admit that it was the most beautiful snake she had ever seen.

Suddenly, she said, "I believe you. I will save you. All living things deserve to be treated with kindness."

The little girl reached over, put the snake gently under her coat and proceeded toward her grandmother's house.

Within a moment, she felt a sharp pain in her side. The snake had bitten her.

"How could you do this to me?" she cried. "You promised that you would not bite me, and I trusted you!"

"You knew what I was when you picked me up," hissed the snake as he slithered away.

(course in my version the man/woman/child then uses her last bits of strength to beat/stomp the crap out of the snake before she dies...saying if I gotta go so do you......apparently I'm not all that nice)

Here's the musical version of this story.
Love this song but not too crazy about the graphics!

On her way to work one morning
Down the path along side the lake
A tender hearted woman saw a poor half frozen snake
His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew
"Oh well," she cried, "I'll take you in and I'll take care of you"

"Take me in tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in, tender woman," sighed the snake.

Now she wrapped him all cozy in a coverture of silk
And then laid him by the fireside with some honey and some milk
Now she hurried home from work that night as soon as she arrived
She found that pretty snake she'd taken to had been revived.

"Take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in, tender woman," sighed the snake

She clutched him to her bosom, "You're so beautiful," she cried
"But if I hadn't brought you in, by now you might have died"
Now she stroked his pretty skin again and then kissed and held him tight
But instead of saying thanks, the snake gave her a vicious bite!

"Take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in for heaven's sake
Take me in, tender woman," sighed the snake.

"Now I saved you," cried the woman
And you've bit me, even why?
And you know your bite is poisonous and now I'm going to die"
"Ah shut up, silly woman," said that reptile with a grin
“Now you knew darn well I was a snake before you brought me in "

Please, take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in, tender woman," sighed the snake, sighed the snake

“Take me in tender woman
“Come on in you pretty snake…
Come on in, yeah, come on in you pretty snake…

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Sunday "Sermonette" from Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

I love Lambert Hendricks and Ross!
Semonette is a fab song....I'm not all that crazy about the images used in the vid but just do what I do and listen to the music.

Here's LH&R live in 1961, with O.C. Smith, singing "Everyday I Have the Blues".

This is Jon Hendricks reencarnation of the Lambert, Hendricks & Ross trio live on Vitoria (July 19th 1991). They're singing "Come On Home". The lyrics were written by Jon Hendricks.
Vocals by Jon Hendrick, Kevin Fitzgerald Burke, Aria Hendricks (Jon's daughter) and Judith Hendricks (Jon's wife).

Monday, August 10, 2009

It's not the heat????

So, you know how "they" always say, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity."

Well, I think, "they" are nuts!!

It is the flippin' heat AND the humidity!!!

I swear it's like breathing something that fights back!
And the heat, only makes it an extra special experience(yes, that was sarcasm).

Alrighty...enough of this kvetchin' about the weather (not that I couldn't go on and on and on....).

Let's listen to a little music, since it is Monday.
And what better song to hear than "Heatwave" by Martha and the Vandellas!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It's Wednesday!! Yea?.....Today I Sing the Blues & I'm a might Twisted

Alright y'all! Time for some good ole blues!!
Not that I have the blues...nope, I'm more likely to have the Oranges!
This is from the "Three Mo' Tenors" special...I love these guys!

I looooove singing this song!!! Wonder why??