They Like Broccoli,

Song Stuff | Posted by Jannie on 13 January 2012 @ 7:46 PM 30 Comments


shooting hoops, ringing their little bells,

watching Little House On The Prairie and

dancing to 70s Southern Rock anthems.


And here’s a new Jannie song mp3 for you… DO YOU DREAM  It’s 2:40 long.

Still in rough-mix stage.  Piano and harmony vocals yet to be added.

If you can’t save it to your computer and want to, let me know and I’ll e-mail you the clip.

Sure hope you are well and will have a great weekend!!

~~ The Jannie


Jannie Gets Bold

Friends, Song Stuff | Posted by Jannie on 7 May 2010 @ 9:47 AM 42 Comments


Just how bold is Jannie getting?  You’ll have to check it out here, on one of my favorite blogs in the universe.  :)

And see?!  I CAN actually post a single picture here on my blog without it leading to 17 pictures and 1200 words!  Who knew?


But wait!  A photo editd in for Hilary, to hopefully better show the chainsawed hole in the decking around the tree.  Here…


And Hilary, when you mouse over and read what I’ve named this photo, just think of it as a swimming grotto fed by natural cool springs, with hanging golden pothos ivy, bounganvillea and that bridal wreath plant draped ’round.


Someplace warm and not too far from a sandy beach.

A respite for midnight dips, with champagne and hollandaise breakfasts.  :)

Followed by a morning of strolls in shady parks, lunch in the shaded piazza, and an afternoon passed whispering to 600–to 1200 year-old art.  :)    Art that whispers, sings, and smiles back.



And one more, Hilary!



The Wedgie Wedding Song

Song Stuff, Videos | Posted by Jannie on 23 April 2010 @ 2:13 PM 73 Comments

Just a little ditty I wrote, inspired in part by a George Carlin bit.  God rest his funny soul.

For anybody who does NOT know what a wedgie is, see the second definition here.   :)

Wedgie Wedding  Lyrics

1. The church was filled with flowers
And three hundred close friends
My gown of lace was white as snow
And I had no split ends
Everything was perfect, just as it should be
Except for one small detail that was
Tugging at me…
I had a wedgie on my wedding day
It crept on up as Dad gave me away
I had a wedgie but I tried to smile
Takin’ the trip down that long, long aisle

2. The groomsmen and the bridesmaids
We had ten of each
Guys in black tuxedos
Gals in satin peach
Cold champagne was waiting,
Steak and lobster too
All that I could think of was where my
Undies had gotten to…
I had a wedgie of atomic force
I would’ve loved to give it a yank, (of course!)
I had a wedgie but what could I do
Standin’ at the altar with my love so true?

3. Your undies may be borrowed
Your undies may be blue
But never ever let your undies
Get the best of you
Listen, everybody, don’t do as I have done
If you can’t trust your bloomers
You’re better off with none!!
I had a wedgie that was just plain wrong
My French-cut undies turned into a thong
I had a wedgie, I’m tellin’ ya , man!
It really wasn’t part of my wedding plan.
I had a wedgie on my wedding day.
I had a wedgie –what more can I say??

Friends, I have exactly 100 of my “I Need A Man” CDs left from my first printing.  And once they’re gone — they’re GONE!! There may be a second printing someday, but with changes.  So these are unique.

Get one here — only $10.00, plus low shipping.   Mailed with moonbeams and mystic loving meanderings directly from ME!!  :)


A Songwriter’s Wednesday

Friends, Song Stuff | Posted by Jannie on 14 April 2010 @ 3:31 PM 39 Comments

Firstly…  (photo by me, last week.)  Left to right are KitKat — almost 3 years old, Sweety — almost 5 years old, and Peach — almost 12.5 years old.  We acquired these buddies when they were all 6 weeks old, respectively.

They certainly are friendly enough with each other, but all 3 lying together is a rare occasion!


Apologies for a 404 error here yesterday. I’d acidentally published a post, then had to snag it back. Some of you were so sweet to e-mail and let me know — thanks!! (Yes, I’ve actually checked and READ my e-mail lately!! Amazing, for me!)


Do you people have any idea how much your loving support and friendship on this blog means to me??!!??  But how could you?  I’m talking infinity, Babies!! Infinity for my love and appreciation for you all.

All about My Wednesday coming right up!  But first a ”werd” from my trusty ”bloging manigir.”

BB_Warhol thanks yoo, my jannie.  and thanks yoo for kleering the 044 mistree up. yoo beet me to it.

jannie_avatar You’re totally welcome, BB!

BB_Warhol butt, my jannie!!  yor big eye iz so smal today.  wate!  i wil get yor big one, becauze i lerned mor teknologees resintlee.  here i goes…

big_my_jannie_gravatar Oh , cool!!  THANKS, BB, you’re sweet.

BB_Warhol glad to hellp, my jannie.  now on wit the shows!

big_my_jannie_gravatar But first another new picture!  Also from last week.


Kitty really asleep, The Child only pretending – probably at my direction, but I can’t remember back that far in life. The Child WILL remember, tho.  She forgets very little.

They are both a couple of loves, that’s for sure, that child and that kitty.


REALLY back to our regularly-scheduled post…

Last year Thursday was my delectably selfishly fun “Takin’ Care Of The Jannie” day.

This year my long day is Wednesday, when Kelly stays for afterschool until 5:30, instead of the usual 3:00.

And what does Jannie do on her long day all to herself? Well…

“Fluffing up” pictures for blog posts.

Reading your blogs and /or smiling at each of you in my heart when I think about you — which is like  – 20 times a day for each and every wonderful one of you!

Speaking of thinking — did you hear we have 60,000 separate thoughts a DAY!!  Cool eh. I’m assuming that’s over a 24-hour period, ’cause the brain never stops.

BB_Warhol that is so troo, my jannie!  we dreems at nite.  liek, last nite i was bak in kidnergartin wit my frends, drinking karrit koolade and twirling on the wirlygig in my yelow pants.

big_my_jannie_gravatar Sounds like fun, BB!!

But back to this extremely non-rambling blog post. :)

No! How ’bout another photo next!!

Hmn, which one??  How ’bout this one…


June, 2007 at our community pool. I found it yesterday while looking for a Kelly-Erika picture for the “Miracle Roses” post I’m conjuring up. Even tho Jim’s eyes are partially closed it’s such a sweet daddy-daughter moment.

So, what else does Jannie do on a fun long Wednesday at home?

Thinks about housework – but usually only in passing.

Oh, speaking of — guess what!? I did ALL my dishes on Sunday!!  Yes, even the big salad bowl and the salmon pan with all that baked on skin!!

On Wednesdays I also do a little dreaming.

Some dancing.

Take the dogs for a stroll (but after sunscreen, to protect my fairness!  I’m so vain — I probably think this post is about me.)  :)

Work on new songs, with my 3 furry helpers cheering me on.  Today I had a great session on “Meet Me On The Moon Tonight.”   I think!

I take a bath.

I wash my hair or not, depending on what my major life plans are.

Today I paid the water and electric bills!!

And had fun creating packages for two Loving Internet Peeps. Mailing those tomorrow. With EXTRA love and hand-written notes!!  Oh — actually I’ve THREE to mail tomorrow!

So… that’s about it for me so far today.

Wait — one last pic, which I have no clue yet what it will be.

And what are YOU doing today??


Ahhh, THIS picture, yes!!  Remember all my give-aways a few weeks back??  These were the final parcels I mailed out last week. Took this pic in my minivan outside the P.O.

Oh, and wasn’t it cool I had the Marilyn Monroe stamps in my collection for Poet Toni Cross who won the Marilyn notecards!?!

I WILL be having more give-aways.  Still have some poetry books left.  And tons other lovingly-used Happy Life Stuff.

Anybody have any cool ideas for give-away contests? Please feel free to shoot any ideas my way!!



Who Wants Some Billy Collins, “Blogging For Dummies” And Some Other Free Stuff?? Give-Away Monday

Song Stuff | Posted by Jannie on 15 March 2010 @ 2:34 AM 47 Comments

(Amber, Suzie, Me, Kelly: Kelly’s 5th birthday.)

Hey, guess were I’m off to this week??

To Deep Songwriting Zone! Well, starting tomorrow — ’cause today I’ll be hanging out with the 3 beautiful people above, plus little Emily.

Songs  –  time to focus on my next 12!

Give or take a title or two, the next ones are…

1.  Will You Come See Me In Nova Scotia?
2.  Everybody Cries Sometime
3.  Goin’ Down To The River
4.  Love To Spare
5.  Are You Ready For Love?
6.  Love Will Be The Answer
7.  You Could Love Me Good
8.  Keepin’ It Simple
9.  Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself (Save That Job For Somebody Else!)  :)
10. Let’s Drink Up The Stars
11. Sadder Than The Ocean
12. Will You Miss Me?

Alas, in deep quiet songwriting mode from Tuesday to Friday (Kelly will be packed off to gymnastics day-camp) I probably won’t be getting around to your blogs as much as I’d like to – the thought of which pains me.  I am not a fan of missing a single word of your posts. And if I’m not answering your comments here in writing this week, please know I’ll be answering each of you in my heart.  And smiling in your general direction.

All that being said…

It’s Give-Away Week here!!! Four gifts each day — including one of my cds daily! And on Friday – THREE of my cds, plus 3 other gifts.

(For a complete list of all the prizes this week, please see the end of this post.)

How will I be picking winners? Funny you should ask!

Each night, before I lay me down to sleep, (about 10:00 Texas Time,) I’ll read the comments and pick the daily winners based on whoever leaves a comment that touches me deepest as to why they would like a particular item. And I’ll leave a comment saying who won what. Sound fair?  (Subjectively fair??)   :)

Are ya excited??

Really excited??

Let’s go!!

Today we have on offer…

1.  “The Apple That Astonished Paris,”  Billy Collins “first real book of poetry” after 2 chapbooks and numerous publications of his work in well-known reviews. (I actually will be giving away all 7 of my remaining Billy Collins this week. What good is his brilliance to me, gathering dust on my shelves?) (This book is in excellent condition.)


(Sorry ’bout the fuzziness of this next photo, back cover of the book.  The fuzziness it’s a long story, one I might tell you when the moon is in just the right phase.)


2.  “Blogging For Dummies.”  Released 2008.  A goodie!  (Book in good condition.)



3.  Marilyn Monroe notecards with envelopes (one envelope minisculey larger than the other 3, but still  highly serviceable.)   :)   2 each of 2 poses. (Cards practically new!)


4.  One of my “I Need A Man” cds.  (Brand-new in shrink wrap.)



So, anything sound enticing? And why?

Please note: You are ALL welcome to comment on any and all item(s) !

Have fun, and I’ll see you in a comment here tonight!!  Whoo-hoo!!