Friday, February 27, 2009

Did you know there are four full verses of the Star Spangled Banner?

Even if you did, can you sing them? Just looking over these lyrics, I have a hard time getting the melody and pacing right... I really need some music to go with it, just to get through the words. I think because I'm so used to the first verse, I just can't imagine the other three very well.

The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics
By Francis Scott Key 1814

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Take the Sci fi sounds quiz I received 71 credits on
The Sci Fi Sounds Quiz

How much of a Sci-Fi geek are you?
Quiz by SheGoddess: quick weight loss

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Obama’s Economic Stimulus Plan Mapped Out

Really interesting - so much is for tax cuts, and there's not as much for programs as I expected.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

This just really cracked me up

I'm not sure if the rest of the site is SFW... but really, seriously? Who was the dumb one here? The person who made the cake? Or the person who thought a bakery would have a computer that could read the correct file and duplicate it in frosting?

I wonder what other images were on the drive.... It could have been *way* more embarrassing than this!!