RIP Leonard Nimoy

Garden at Cosanti in Phoenix, AZ

Garden at Cosanti in Phoenix, AZ

Perfect moments lived
Memory cannot erase
Live long and prosper

Five days ago, Nimoy’s last tweet was:

‏@TheRealNimoy
“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP”

Here’s to living in every moment and cultivating perfect memories. The beautiful garden picture was taken by my wonderful husband. Today is his birthday. Unfortunately now that he is 43, he is no longer the answer to everything in the universe. But come November I’ll be able to take over the answer department 😉

LLAP Spock you will be missed but not forgotten.

Sabots – Haiku

Fear obsolescence
Machines yield higher profits
Sabots create hope

 

#haikuchallenge on twitter was to use the word hope.  The weekly poetry prompt on Writer’s Digest is industry.  Here is how my mind works.  I was thinking of being a book girl because of Monday’s #litchat on twitter.  You know, John Barrowman and his sister, Carole, are writing a book series for middle schoolers.  I learned about it at their table at Phoenix ComiCon.  They had copies there for sale.  I wanted to read up more on the books before buying one.  But now I think I am a bigger fan of Carole Barrowman than John.  I think it’s great John and Carole are working together.

I talked about my book girls on Monday then I mentioned how Rachael’s history teacher gave her class Star Trek notes the last day of school.  She messaged me pictures of the notes.

Rachael knew the name of the first warp 5 starship.

Rachael knew the name of the first warp 5 starship.

 

Of course I had to show the notes off and Rachael asked her teacher if he knew who Dayton Ward was because her mom just showed him your notes.  She told me her teacher sat in his chair; grabbed her phone to see if his notes really were seen by Dayton Ward; and then he giggled like a school “girl” (my daughter’s words).  When Rachael got home from her last day of school, we had to watch Star Trek VI.  She’s only seen up to IV with the original cast.  And any Trekkie knows the word sabotage is explained in the movie.  Then a couple weeks ago, my husband said he was talking about sabots and no one knew what he meant.  I asked Rachael if she knew.  Oh yeah, it was in a movie we watched recently.  HA! the girl didn’t even remember it was a Star Trek movie!

 

 

And yes, all these things were floating through my head while I wrote this haiku.

NaPoWriMo Day Seven – Love

Little figurine, standing watch
My husband bought me to inspire
Thirty poems will sometimes mire
Stuck wanting each to be top-notch
A good luck charm may ward off dire
Straits that would cause me to expire
On the days rhyming is a botch

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NaPoWriMo Prompt – Today’s prompt is to write a love poem . . . but the object of the poem should be inanimate. You can write a love poem to your favorite pen, the teddy bear you had as a child (and maybe still have), or anything else, so long as it’s not alive! Happy writing.

 I admit I was stuck on today’s prompt.  Over the weekend, Gretchen bought a robo hamster.  Sunday morning she wanted to take him out and play.  I didn’t see a problem with this until it got free and started running around her room.  I thought it would be easier to catch him in her room and went to shut her door.  Only the little hamster was faster than me and got caught in the door.  I saw him before I shut it all the way, but still he was not moving. 😦 After a few minutes he was back to his usual speedy self.  I think he will be okay.  Still every time I go in the room he has apoplexy.  I thought I should write a poem for him.  Thankfully he is alive which means not inanimate.  My whole family calls me the hamster squasher now.

Hamster running free
Scurries for the door
Mom, who did not see
Hamster running free
Tries to stop his spree
Fear he is done for
Hamster running free
Scurries for the door

Reading – Pass it on…

Every morning I check the Little One’s backpack to make sure she has everything for school. As she heads out the door, she always says, “I feel like I’m forgetting something,” and I reassure her she hasn’t. This morning I noticed two books, one she just finished reading. 

I shook my head and admonished her older sister. See what happens when you become a book dealer? Your younger sister turns into one too. Sure enough when I ask the Little One why she has two books, she told me her friend wants to read the one she just finished. 

Then I heard yesterday another friend took the book she is currently reading and started to read it, asking her where she got it. Mom, who happens to be a book dealer herself, knows where to get the good stuff. The Little One is currently on her second Doctor Who media tie-in novel. I know how to give my little fan her Doctor Who fix. I can’t believe she has friends who think media tie-in books are cool. 

I didn’t start reading Star Trek books until high school, and then I didn’t bring them to school. I had a book dealer mom, as well, but she didn’t support my Star Trek habit. I had to buy those books myself. See, I am a cool mom, handing out the fun brain candy. 😉

 

Raising book dealers
Sisters give friends reading fix
Mom is down with it