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Dallas Pegasus

I've Got a Lot of Living to Do!

Posted on 2006.06.14 at 11:51
Current Location: 63134
Current Mood: FANTASTIC!
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There are girls just ripe for some kissin - and I mean to kiss me a few

I don't have any idea why I'm in such a fantastic mood today. Perhaps it was the nine-hours of sleep I got last night? That's a good theory. To better prepare for my 0700 conference call, I made sure the kids were down and I was in bed by 2100. I remember at one point I looked at the clock and was upset it read 10:59 until I closed my eyes and realized I'd been dreaming (I'd had a healthy portion of mozzarella for dinner). Which means sometime between 2100 and 2300, I'd not only fallen asleep, but actually managed to sleep deeply enough to hit REM sleep. Awesome!

Oh, those girls - don't know what they're missin, I've got a lot of living to do

Mostly I've been dancing Christopher Walken-style from the 'Weapon of Choice' video. That is of course when I don't break out into song. I think that most people are just full of horseshit. They say, "Musicals aren't very realistic because people don't just break out into song and start dancing." Aside from the fact that enjoying a musical has NOTHING to do with realism, I find that in my everyday life I do break out into song! Ask anyone who knows me.

And there's wine - all ready for tastin, and there's cadillacs - all shiny and new

This may a little difficult for me to piece together at this juncture, but I'm going to try. I dreamed there was a new movie out. It was the intertwined story of Japanese carjackers driving metallic-orange Japanese coupes, and a group of Texans who were traveling across the state in Conestoga wagons (in traditional garb of that period). What I recall most about this movie other than the stark differences in this cross-genre film, was that the well-known actors did all their own songs (which were remakes of popular songs limited to the West Texas area - I remember thinking at the time, "Poor drax0r won't be familiar with any of these since he hails from East Texas..."). I remember being moved to tears with emotion everytime these well-known actors began singing their songs. It was beautiful.

Got to move, 'cause time is a wastin' There's such a lot of liv-in' to do!

Mostly I've been soft-shoeing around the office today signing my favorite hits from the likes of Bye Bye Birdie, The Pajama game and Guys and Dolls. I set the coffee maker to start early this morning in preparation of my early morning call and drank 3 full cups of hot, black coffee. I think the euphoria has just lasted all day long. Oh, and the conference call went well - always a plus!

There's music to play, places to go, people to see - everything...for you and me!
Life's a ball, if only you know it - and it's all...just waiting for you!
You're a-live, so go on and show it - there's such a lot of livin' to do!



galinda822 at 2006-06-14 19:42 (UTC) (Link)
Speak to us, oh beautiful one,
tell us how you make that glorious sound,
that even now an anticipation of it has
reduced me to a snarling, raging, panting, jungle beast!
ehowton at 2006-06-14 19:47 (UTC) (Link)
(Anonymous) at 2006-06-14 22:25 (UTC) (Link)

blog quotes????

Hey, are these quotes from "Bye, Bye BIRDIE?"
....I've got a lot of livin' to do......
ehowton at 2006-06-14 22:38 (UTC) (Link)

Re: blog quotes????

But of course they are! HOORAY! Someone who knows musicals other than those which deal primarily with gambling!
drax0r at 2006-06-14 22:58 (UTC) (Link)
I find that in my everyday life I do break out into song!

Yes, but you're a freak.

ehowton at 2006-06-14 23:14 (UTC) (Link)
Your entire life, sir, is a freakshow. Coming from other, more sane persons, that comment might be warrented. But not from you, sir. Oh no, not from you!
ex_crowy at 2006-06-14 23:37 (UTC) (Link)
The only musical I can quote is "The Phantom of the Opera". I do not think I have anything to offer this post. I am sorry, Sir.
drax0r at 2006-06-15 00:12 (UTC) (Link)

I'm quite sure that there are some songs from musicals that you know and didn't know were from Musicals.

Luck if you've ever been a lady to begin with, Luck be a lady tonight
chrisbarrett77 at 2006-06-15 16:43 (UTC) (Link)
Good to hear this has been a good day for ya. It will be better for me in 3 hours...:-)
ehowton at 2006-06-15 17:16 (UTC) (Link)
...what happens in three hours? Tell all!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-06-15 21:03 (UTC) (Link)
What is your icon a picuture of?
ehowton at 2006-06-15 21:39 (UTC) (Link)
The Magnolia Hotel (sometimes still called the Magnolia Building) is a 29-story, Beaux-Arts style, upscale hotel in downtown Dallas, Texas that for many years was the tallest building in the state of Texas.

The building, which opened next door to the Adolphus Hotel in 1922 at a cost of US$4 million, was originally the headquarters for the Magnolia Petroleum Company. In 1934, the building erected its trademark neon Pegasus on the building's roof (the Pegasus logo later became the logo of Mobil Oil who merged with Magnolia Petroleum in 1959). The rotating winged horse came to represent the city of Dallas and became one of its most recognizable and endearing landmarks, even after the building was dwarfed by much larger skyscrapers (the neon Pegasus can now only be seen in the downtown skyline approaching from the south).

By 1974, however, the Pegasus stopped rotating due to mechanical problems and in 1977, the Mobil Oil Company moved their headquarters out of the aging building and the property was sold back to the city of Dallas. The building was purchased by Denver developers in 1997 and the building was converted into a 330-room luxury hotel.

In 1999, in preparation for Dallas's Millennium Celebration, the Pegasus was taken down to be completely restored. However, the sign was beyond repair and instead it was completely rebuilt from scratch. At midnight on January 1, 2000, the new Pegasus, complete with rotation, was lit for the first time. The original sign now resides at the Dallas Farmers Market.
Penguin Puppetmaster
oxy_irony at 2006-06-16 21:18 (UTC) (Link)
(I'd had a healthy portion of mozzarella for dinner)

So it's true, then, that cheese makes you delirious?

Aside from the fact that enjoying a musical has NOTHING to do with realism, I find that in my everyday life I do break out into song! Ask anyone who knows me.

*Asks Tony*

ehowton at 2006-06-16 21:31 (UTC) (Link)
All Things Considered, September 16, 2005 · According to a new study by the British Cheese Board, different cheeses can give you different types of dreams. None of the study volunteers reported nightmares from their bedtime snack. NPR's Melissa Block talks about the results of the study with Nigel White, secretary of the British Cheese Board.
drax0r at 2006-06-16 22:18 (UTC) (Link)
Oh absolutely. With full choreography and everything. Its really quite wonderful.
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