All We Are

All We Are
by Matt Nathanson

i tasted, tasted love so sweet
and all of it was lost on me
bought and sold like property
sugar on my tongue.

i kept falling over
kept looking backwards
i went broke believing
that the simple should be hard

all we are, we are
all we are, we are
and every day’s a start
at something beautiful

i wasted, wasted love for you
trading out for something new
well, it’s hard to change the way you lose
if you think you’ve never won

all we are, we are
all we are, we are
and every day’s a start
at something beautiful

and in the end, the words don’t matter
cause in the end, nothing stays the same
and in the end, the dreams just scatter and fall like rain

It’s Groundhog’s Day… again.

From our buddy Uncle John’s Almanac:

This celebration originated with German settlers of the 1700s, who brought “Candlemas Day” to America. According to tradition, if the sun shone on Candlemas Day, which came halfway between winter and spring, a badger would see its shadow—which meant six more weeks of winter. There were no badgers in Pennsylvania, so groundhogs, emerging from mid-winter hibernation, were accepted as a substitute.

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? WHEN GROUNDHOGS PREDICT THE START OF SPRING, THEY’RE WRONG 72% OF THE TIME.

So there you go… go out and grab a woodchuck, marmot or ground squireel and see if winter will end soon.

And then when you’re done, make sure you sit down and watch Groundhog Day (starring Mr. Bill Murray and the lovely Andie MacDowell).

Hail To The Geek

Artist: Deaf Pedestrians
Album: Popular Songs

I got a spiderman t-shirt
I got Converse that are rotting off my feet
I got a bad mustache
a reoccurring rash
and not a lot of cash
I spend it on my stash
Man it’s good to be a geek

Well it’s good to be a geek
It’s good to be a creep
It’s good to draw my pictures
that no one will ever see.
It’s good to be a geek
It’s good to be unknown
It’s good I’m never waiting
right beside the telephone
Cuz no one ever…

I play dungeons and dragons
I got a 13th level halfling fighter thief
got seven hit die on my backstab
sometimes you know it’s good to be a geek.
It’s good to be a geek
It’s good to play the freak
It’s good to comb my mullet once every other week
As far as I can see
It’s good to play the Wii
Then stay up painting miniatures til 2 or 3
Cuz no one ever…

Chorus:
Someday I’ll learn to play guitar
Start up a band and be a star
And when you wind up pumping gas
Just fill ‘er up and kiss my a$$…

I’m addicted to Star Trek
I’m a Klingon speaking federation freak
I find I’m more inclined
to spend the bulk of my time
on the starship enterprise
than talking to girls I meet

Well I never get the girl
but I like to be alone
cuz i can always m@sterb@te when there’s no one home
it’s good to have a plan
it’s good to be the man
it’s good to download p0rn0 from a website in Japan
cuz no one ever…

Chorus:
Someday I’ll learn to play guitar
Start up a band and be a star
And when you wind up pumping gas
Just fill ‘er up and kiss my a$$…

Ninth grade is when I got the swirlie
tenth grade is when I got the indian burn
four years of continuous wedgies
wore nine pairs of briefs so they could all get a turn
someday I’ll buy a fancy condo
someday I’ll drive a car that’s more than your house
someday you’ll kiss my a$$

It’s good to make some noise
it’s good to scream outloud
it’s good to feel immortal
like your last name is McCloud
it’s good to be a geek
its good to be unseen
its good to watch the Wrath of Khan on a plasma screen
it’s good to be a geek
it’s good to be the man
it’s good to download p0rn0 from a website in Japan
It’s good to be a geek
It’s good to be unknown
It’s good I’m never waiting
right beside the telephone
Cuz no one ever…

I got a bad mustache
a reoccurring rash
and not a lot of cash
I spend it on my stash
Man it’s good to be a geek
You know I don’t intend
To look like Boba Fett
I got my Holland set
Although it makes me sweat
Man it’s good to be a geek!

To the Jack-Hole in the White POS Buick

Listen, all I want to do is drive the speed limit. I’m not looking to race the Indy 500. I’m not out to take Giancarlo Fisichella’s job at Force India. I just want to get to work.

And you sir are not helping.

I don’t want to drive 6 inches from your bumper. I want to drive 2 car lengths behind you so that I can stop in the event of sudden breaking. Driving that close isn’t good. It scares me. Drivers in Fort Wayne scare me. I just want to move forward. The roads are dry, there’s no snow on them, so honestly,

what’s the hold up?

So now when I get in the second lane to pass you, you speed up. Speeding up is good. That’s fine, I don’t have to be lead car, I’d just like to drive 35. I’ll gladly get behind you again. That’s fine. Thank you.

So now you’re back to going 25 again now that I’m behind you.

Great.

I mean honestly, are you trying to be an ass, or are you that clueless to the world around.

You sir a jerk.

And with that in mind, I’m going to pass you even if it means breaking the speed limit to do so.

Oh, I should have known. You’re busy on a call, pardon me for driving.

I love people.

… and maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.