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  • "Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song

    A medley of extemporanea

    And love is a thing that can never go wrong

    and I am Marie of Romania."

    ~ Dorothy Parker

    February 12, 2008

  • One of my favorite poems. :-) Thanks, julia.

    February 12, 2008

  • Oh, that's the best! Another of my favorites: Ben Franklin explaining why he won't tackle the first draft of the Declaration of Independence:

    "Mr. Adams, but Mr. Adams

    The things I write are only light extemporanea.

    I won't put politics on paper--it's a mania.

    So I refuse

    To use a pen

    In Pennsylvania."

    --Benjamin Franklin in 1776, "But Mr. Adams"

    February 13, 2008

  • Now I want to burst out with the chorus to that song, c_b. :-)

    February 13, 2008

  • Penn-sylvaniaaaaaa,


    Refuuuuuuuse to uuuuuuuse a pennnnn!


    November 4, 2008

  • Best earworm ever! :-D

    November 4, 2008