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We used to do that with dandelions in full bloom. Hold them tight just under the blossom and sing: "Momma had a baby and her head popped off." And then we'd flick our thumbnails upwards and sever the flower from the stem. Pretty gruesome, when you think about it.

I wanted to flick my thumbnail up and pop off my own head this morning. Woke up with the Mother of all Migraines and couldn't move for fear of my head doing a nosedive to the floor all by itself. I was in full sympathy with carrieb's desire to pop out her own eyeballs the other day and hope it wasn't my comment about feeling this way when in Migraine City that prompted a visit from the headache police. Sucked down Advil and water and returned to bed for 3 hours, but still feel I have a tight band around my head. I made it into work by 12, at least, and have been busy ever since. I'll have to suck it up and pick up the kids since Anders had to drop them off this morning, and I have choir tonight, so hoping another couple of magic pills will make the pain go away.

I just finished reading In a Dark Wood by Michael Cadnum, an excellent twist on the Robin Hood legend, which is one of my favorite stories. I have a large collection of fiction based on the Robin Hood mythology and was very pleased to find another one that takes it a step further. It's more about the Sheriff and his life than it actually is about Robin, but that was part of what made it so intriguing. And Michael Cadnum's writing was wonderful. He kept making me stop and read sentences over just to savor them, so it took longer to read the book than normal :)

I haven't forgotten about writing an entry about Karin, it's just that other things have been on my mind. :)
mood: sore
music: Tom Petty—Free Fallin'


We did "momma had a BAby and her head POPPED off" too...with the emphasis where the caps are....


lol! glad it wasn't just my and sister being twisted :)

I'm so sorry to hear you have a migraine! I had one of those once and hope to never repeat the experience. I really hope you are feeling better.

That book you mentioned sounds good. I've never heard of the author but I think I need to check it out. Any other Robin Hood stories you recommend?

oh yeah, of course I can! :)
In addition to In a Dark Wood, I'd recommend

The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley
Locksley by Nicholas Chase
The Sheriff of Nottingham by Richard Kluger
Sherwood (and its sequel), Robin and the King by Parke Godwin
The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
Robin Hood by Paul Cheswick (the one illustrated by N.C. Wyeth)

and two YA books :)
Rowan Hood by Nancy Springer
Robin's Country by Monica Furlong


It would be nice if you could just do this:
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That book sounds like a great read.

I used to do that too with dandelions.

As a fellow migraine sufferer, I DO feel your pain, and cannot even imagine trying to sing in the aftermath. You're a stronger woman than me, Gunga Din.

Me have strong medicine! I think, on the scale of migraine sufferers, I'm a fairly light case. I rarely throw up or anything like that, and if I pop pills quickly, I can usually get it under control by lying still for about 2-3 hours in the dark. It sucks, though. :( But I have to say, singing makes EVERYTHING better! :)

Just popped in to say 'bloody good song' - I love Free Fallin' :)

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