Thursday, September 20, 2012

I'm a Big Fat Liar



So I lied. Yup, I'm a big, fat liar. I told you Rock The Kasbah would end at the end of summer. I had really great intentions. I was going to go out with a big blockbuster ending. A music video to the song Rock the Casbah by The Clash. It would have started with me rolling up to an oil field in a convertible Cadillac with a sword balancing on my head wearing roller skates with the kids in the back dressed like sheiks. Craig would be Joe Strummer on the guitar, of course. This is the point that the jets would come from overhead and bomb us. And then we'd all start dancing. I'd be pole dancing on the oil drill bit. That was probably obvious though. This all might be a bit too expensive though. And let's face it, Sharif wouldn't like it.

Don't get me wrong. I totally intended to end it. I mean I would have started a new blog in it's stead and everything. But one that had a more Colorado title. So it wouldn't confuse people. And maybe I'll still do that at some point. Right now though, I've moved on to other projects.

Continuing belly dance.

And starting pole dance.

Unpacking all the boxes we got from Morocco.

Keeping up with the homework and all the nagging having four kids entails.

Fixing our house that is sinking into the ground.

And, this week I officially started writing Rock The Kasbah, the book.

This probably wasn't the best week to decide to start. I still have all these moving boxes to contend with. I have a pulled muscle in my forearm from pole dancing that makes it uncomfortable to type. Oh, and there has been a jackhammer in my backyard for the last two days to help fix the problem that our home. Do you know how hard it is to concentrate on writing when a jackhammer constantly reminds you may soon be homeless. But the fun part is guessing whether we'll lose the house because it disappears into the earth or from the debt we'll go into to fix it. So, it's been a real slow start on the book. But, it's so gonna be worth the wait. It's gonna have some awesome pyrotechnics.


Did I mention I'm a big, fat liar?

(It occurs to me if you're not familiar with the song Rock the Casbah by The Clash or a regular reader here, the symbolism in the first paragraph might elude you. In which case, you need to rectify this situation immediately. After you've played the video. Then you could click "You might also like" and read another post. Unless you just want to wait to buy the book.)

7 comments:

Cerebrations.biz said...

See, I thought you'd keep Rock the Kasbah BECAUSE of the Jackhammer- and the fact that your house will rock physically (or is that tilt?) and literally (from four kids careeming from one point to another).

Leah Griffith said...

I love this song, but I have to admit I would have enjoyed seeing you pull up in a convertible with a sword on your head. If you weren't spending so much on house repairs you might have been able to pull it off.

Marie, I'm so excited about your book. It's going to be fabulous. I know you have a lot on your plate—but you always have a lot on your plate and look how much you've accomplished. Just keep writing!

P.S. I'm glad you didn't close this place down. Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.... ;)

Sine said...

Can't wait for the book. I am willing your kids to stay out of the way so you get to write every day.
Ugh, I see you have word verification back on. I know why - did you also get a bazillion Ambien spam comments? - but why the hell can't Blogger get a decent captcha code going that mortals can actually read...

The Loerzels said...

@ Roy-It's true, my house rocks!
@ Leah-Yeah, it's comfy and familiar for sure and it would be so hard to say goodbye.
@ Sine-It was Viagra actually.

Hazelangel6 said...

I am looking forward to the book! I would have liked to see the video as well...I have heard the song a thousand times, but I admit, that I had to actually look up the lyrics. Oh well, now I know and can sing along properly.

Sandra said...

Unfortunately (because I was never really fond of Rock the Kasbah by the Clash) I know have that song stuck in my head. Fortunately though, you are still you, and not some Colorado title (although I don't think I'd turn my nose up at you with any title). And congrats on writing a book. You are living my dream. I would give up nursing in a heartbeat if I won the lottery...yeah yeah, I know that makes me sound bad because nursing is so nic and all that...yawn...write the book. I'm coming to the book signing!

The Loerzels said...

@Hazel-I must admit, I didn't know the lyrics before I started this blog. And when I looked them up, I knew it was the perfect name for the blog!
@ Sandra-Let me be clear. I don't have a publisher. I don't have a clue what I'm doing. I don't have enough followers (by bloggy standards) to float my book. There is no popular demand. Despite these odds, I"m still writing it.

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