"When it comes to emotions even great heroes can be idiots."
--Sir Te, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Blender of Love Digest January 2001

2001: A Cliché Odyssey

Big Brother watching us in 1984, time to party like it's 1999, mysterious monoliths in 2001. Seems like the future's never quite as good or bad as you thought it might be once you get to it.

A lighter issue this month; perhaps the Blender-Keeper had a touch of scrooge when it came to making the Front Page Picks. And the "Featured Artist Review" has been downgraded to a link, but a very funny one.

--Kirk, Blender-Keeper

Front Page Picks
Raisins By Misti Velvet Rainwater.
Simple, and a feeling I recognize.
Happy Anniversary By scqueen.
Some questions, an answer.
Wrong Guy By B.K.. Submitted by sweetbeene@yahoo.com.
A song of regret.
First Love By Virginia vv_princess@hotmail.com.
This story of a 'first time' is here mostly because of the incredible freudian slip in the final line.
Untitled By Tatiana-Gabriel.
Another complex thought concisely expressed.
ginger bread treat By it dosent matter.
There was a string of gingerbread-man-themed 'bumps' last month. This melancholy piece was one of the few that didn't rely on a bad 'eat me' pun.
tribute to an old love By pix.
I was struck by the musicality of this piece, then I read the author's note that it can go to the tune of Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight". That might be a technique aspiring poets could use if they want to start writing on more formal lines.
to some slipper flippin' girl By the guppy.
Speaking of pieces that sound good...
Gray Days and Moonless Nights By nikki.
A bit of 'therapeutic writing'... very evocative writing.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
528 heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.

Featured Artist Link:
From Mil's Apology Homepage: Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About. Very funny. Makes the arguments with your SO seem pretty minor, but you wonder for the health of their relationship.
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