It’s All About Me Today!!

That’s not actually me pictured up there, but some of the good news is that I did finally lose 5 pounds! So I almost look like her —  just need to lose about 40 years and get all my natural brunette hair back!!

However.

Yes, it is Wednesday!! Which is all about me — doing the re-edits on all the various eBooks of which I’m going to publish POD trade paper options soon.

And I’ll be talking with Valerie later re: book cover designs — and then probably talk about a lot of other stuff — for instance, they got slammed with that near-hurricane level tropical storm yesterday. (New York City is just really the happening place to be right now, isn’t it?) We were texting back & forth anxiously yesterday, while tree limbs were snapping off and flying everywhere. And her poor dog was having an anxious nervous breakdown.

But I, personally, am expecting a really easy, low-stress kind of day. It feels like a while since I’ve had one of those. Yesterday, specifically, was really intense.  Abstract Absurdity Productions days (Tuesdays & Thursdays) are just getting really intense, in general. But on we go, right?

Today is also the day of the week that I do more research on potential topics for “sex-positive” articles. It is such an interesting world out there, people –as you probably already know. For some reason, though, the topics that appeal to me most tend to be about the continuing trend towards what I would loosely call “alienation” but I think it’s actually much more complex than that. More and more people living more of their sexual lives up in their minds — but also maybe including partners that are doing the same thing.

I just find it all so interesting.

And the weather today is just amazing — really sunny but really cool.  The high is only expected to be 78 degrees Fahrenheit today, which is, you know, just perfect.

Okay. Sorry this is short, but I wanted to get started early here.

For some unknown reason, I awoke singing “St. Elmo’s Fire,” at 4am this morning. (The titular song from that extremely popular movie from 1985 — one of those movies that had an ensemble cast of young American actors who all went on to become really famous in the 1990s.)

If you’re curious about what St. Elmo’s Fire actually is (the phenomenon, not the movie), here is a short YouTube video that explains it, but I couldn’t find any actual footage of St. Elmo’s Fire occurring at sea (although, I confess, I didn’t look really, really hard!).

And as for the movie of the same name — I have to confess, I actually enjoyed it but I didn’t watch it until decades after it was a cultural hit. Because in 1985, I only went to see “cool” movies — not hugely popular ones! (Okay, except for PeeWee’s Big Adventure!! Man, I loved that movie!! I know the entire movie by heart. I do not jest about that, either. This movie made me laugh so fucking hard. I went to see it several times in the movie theater, and then bought it on VHS when the home video finally came out.)

All righty. I’m gonna scoot. Thanks for visiting, gang. I hope your Wednesday is really nice, wherever you are in the world today!! Enjoy the “St. Elmo’s Fire” serenade!! I love you guys. See ya!

“St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion)”

Growin’ up
You don’t see the writing on the wall
Passin’ by
Movin’ straight ahead, you knew it all

But maybe sometime if you feel the pain
You’ll find you’re all alone
Everything has changed

Play the game
You know you can’t quit until it’s won
Soldier on
Only you can do what must be done

You know in some way
You’re a lot like me
You’re just a prisoner
And you’re tryin’ to break free

I can see a new horizon
Underneath the blazin’ sky
I’ll be where the eagle’s flyin’
Higher and higher

Gonna be your man in motion
All I need’s this pair of wheels
Take me where the future’s lyin’
St. Elmo’s Fire, ooh

Burnin’ up
Don’t know just how far that I can go (Just how far I go)
Soon be home
Only just a few miles down the road

I can make it
I know I can
You broke the boy in me
But you won’t break the man

I can see a new horizon
Underneath the blazin’ sky
I’ll be where the eagle’s flyin’
Higher and higher

Gonna be your man in motion
All I need’s this pair of wheels
Take me where my future’s lyin’
St. Elmo’s Fire

I can climb the highest mountain
Cross the wildest sea
I can feel St. Elmo’s Fire
Burnin’ in me, burnin’ in me

Just once in his life
A man has his time
And my time is now
I’m comin’ alive

I can hear the music playin’
I can see the banners fly
Feel like your man again
And hope ridin’ high

Gonna be your man in motion
All I need’s this pair of wheels
Take me where my future’s lyin’
St. Elmo’s Fire

I can see a new horizon
Underneath the blazin’ sky
I’ll be where the eagle’s flyin’
Higher and higher

Gonna be your man in motion
All I need’s this pair of wheels
Take me where the future’s lyin’
St. Elmo’s Fire

I can climb the highest mountain
Cross the wildest sea
I can feel St. Elmo’s Fire burnin’ in me

Burnin’
Burnin’ in me
I can feel it burnin’
Ooh, burnin’ inside of me

© 1985 John Parr, David Foster

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