The Fine Art of Looking Down, but Talking Up

Le sigh…there will come a point in your life when you’ll be having a conversation with someone and he/she will do or say something so amazingly annoying that you will want to dead-stop speaking to him/her and walk away.

Unfortunately, that’s not how life works.   Sometimes, you must endure the conversation.  Maybe it’s a relative that is talking to you and you have to keep the family peace.  It may be a coworker being the thorn in your side and you are not independently wealthy and you need your job.

Enter Stage Left: Looking down, but talking up.

Your head is angled downward by at least 45 degrees.  You may cock your head to the side. Your eyes aren’t quite closed all the way.  Your voice might drop almost a full octave, but there is definite force behind your words and they will reach your intended audience.  That’s the best way that I can describe it; but much like pornography, you know it when you see it.

Now one doesn’t intend to start looking down, but talking up; but it happens.  It’s almost like a reflex to protect yourself.


Real Music Thursday: Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Hello Readers,

One of my friends reminded me that I should get this blog post out.   Today, I showcase a song from one of the greatest duet partners, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.  It’s like their voices were made specifically to sing with each other.  I cannot imagine either one of them having a duet with someone else.  It would just seem wrong.

The song is called “If This World Were Mine.”  Motown had great studio musicians, The Funk Brothers, that played the instruments on most of their tracks, but I’ve found an acapella version so you can really hear how wonderful Marvin and Tammi’s voices really were.







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Challenge Update #1

So far, I’ve had two dates with the same guy and they were fun.  I shall see where this leads: relationship, friendship, or please get the hell out of my sight.

Ignorant Online Message of the Moment:

Hello, you have beautiful eyes.  However, I’m sure that’s not the first thing people, well men, notice about you.

My response:



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