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Elton John, What's It Like To Bemp A Ship?

Over the years I've heard plenty of song lyrics that I just can not make out.  There are certain singers in particular that I just kind of give up and go with the flow of the tune.  (I absolutely and completely gave up on trying to understand Natalie Merchant (from 10,000 Manics and her solo career).

Today at lunch Elton John and Bernie Taupin's tune "Yellow Brick Road" came on the radio and I told my husband Rob that I couldn't understand half of what he was singing. Sharing what I was hearing was getting a chuckle and he tried to decipher some words for me but really, I kind of like what I have goin' on.

Yellow Brick Road* (Lyrics: Bernie Taupin/ Music: Elton John) *As translated by me, Ann Harrison)

Click the song and read along.  You just might be hearing the same words as I am ;->

When are you goin’ to come down? When are you going to land?  I should have stayed on the farm, I should have listened to my-oh-my. 
You know you can’t hope forever.  I di…

She Wants To Go To College Where?!?

I stood in a huge crowd of 16 - 17 year old's this morning.  It wasn't for concert tickets or the latest tech gadget.  Today we visited Portland's "International College Fair".  Schools from around our Nation, and the World, presented themselves with educational offerings and recreational outings, trying to lure my child away from me.  Um... wait.  No.  That's not how I should be looking at this.

Time has just gone by so fast!  Katie's a junior in high school and the conversation about attending college is familiar at our dinner table.  I'm happy that her school is focused on higher education, really I am.  It's just... does it have to be so soon?  I mean, what about high school being a 5 year arrangement?  Or 6? Do I hear a 7?

Our elementary school experience was Kindergarten through 8th grade in one building.  The comfort of knowing the teachers, volunteering in familiar halls and connecting with other parents was great.  Then high school come…