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"My Beauty" written by me in 11th grade

I walk the sidewalk of life and I see
a beauty so wonderful, it's hard to believe.
She walks as if she is poetry in motion,
but what her face looks like, I haven't a notion.
For she walks in front of me, looking straight ahead,
but believe me, her figure could raise the dead.

Her shape is hourglass - that is, from the back
And her hair is colored a deep, dark black
Oh, wait! She turns! I'm at her command.
My God, what have I done? My beauty is a man.
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Since childhood, my favorite carol has been "Carol of the Bells." However, I've found myself getting giddy about Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" the past few years.
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Ever since my teen years, I knew I wanted to be cremated, I just didn't know where I wanted my ashes spread. For a while, I wanted them spread at the old creek pool at Camp Sumantanga. However, about 15 years ago I settled on my "final decision" - Washington D.C. at the White House, U.S. Capitol, and Supreme Court building. Yup, I want my ashes balanced between the branches. Ain't I such a patriot!?

Since 9/11, I've been coming to terms with the fact that this wish may not be possible. I certainly don't want JD* and my kids to get tackled by government agents thinking they are sprinkling some sort of chemical weapon. If my wishes can't go as I really want, I'm just hoping for them to somehow get spread in D.C. - preferably somewhere around The Mall. Oh, JD has expressed interest in maybe keeping a portion of my ashes around the house. As long as they end up in D.C. or somehow "kept" with her after death, I promise not to haunt any of my offspring over the issue. ;)



* I KNOW JD will outlive me and I just don't want to think about what life would be like if I didn't go first.
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In the 80s and 90s the best pizza on the planet was Godfathers Pizza. The crust was soft and buttery, the cheese was thick and on top of all of the other ingredients, and the sauce was superb. Since then I haven't found a single replacement.

Pizza is now in two categories for me - gourmet and pizzeria pizza. Mezza Luna in Jones Valley makes a fancy meat lovers pizza (Amanti della carne) that I love on the gourmet end of the spectrum. On the other end of the spectrum...hmmmm...I still have fond memories of a pizza place near SMU that JD and I loved while living in Dallas. I did a 60 second Google and didn't have any luck reminding me of their name, but it was New York style thin pizza.
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I have a favorite drink (non-alcoholic) that I just call "my concoction." If other people drank it, I'd love for it to have my name tagged onto it. It is exceptionally easy - equal parts of Mountain Dew and orange juice.
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The biggest what if I have about my life is what it would be like if I went the music radio route instead of rolling with the punches and staying in talk radio after getting a job there. As if I haven't demonstrated my desire to program a music station enough on this blog through the years, I will never quite settle down until I either can get a good idea on what it would have been like or I get a "late in life" second chance somehow. Maybe talk radio kept me employed in radio where I would have struggled more in music radio...possibly never quite able to become the music/program director that I've always dreamed of being and instead spending my life feeling trapped in another department. *shrugs*
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I've said it before, I'll say it again. It would rock to have a miniature Prince that I could actually fit in my pocket and carry around with me.
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I'll try to keep this short and focus on items I currently crave when I need comfort.

1. Mexican food - tacos from El Cazador, chicken fajita quesadilla and cheese dip from Casa Blanca, homemade burritos

2. Berry family recipe for spaghetti

3. mac and cheese with sliced deli ham mixed in
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She and I are already married. :)

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Humans will always have a fear/hatred for "the other." Whether "the other" is a different race, ethnicity, skin tone, nationality, religion, hair color, language, or whatever dividing lines seem most obvious to a particular group of people.
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I'm proud of the fact that I developed the goal and habit of becoming friends with females I was romantically interested in during my high school years. Yes, there was much frustration caused by this approach as a teen and college student as that women I desired just became "special friends" with me. We had intimate relationships without the physical stuff. That often lead to me remaining in irregular contact with many of my former girlfriends.

One of those "special friends" is THE reason I am on LiveJournal. I was in St. Louis at the time and she emailed me about how we could remain in better contact via LJ. And for months, she was my only Friend on the site.

It wasn't until Facebook that I was able to regain stable contact with all of my former girlfriends. They all seemed to have good memories and feelings toward me. While a few may have had traits that I found annoying as a boyfriend, none of that was bad enough for me to not be friends with them since then. I can only think of one woman I dated for 3-4 months in college that I have never regained contact with...mostly because I don't remember her name any more.
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As an Army Brat, my childhood wasn't conducive to creating long-lasting friendships. My best friend from 2nd to 4th grade was Justin Peterson. He went to Spain and I went to Tuscaloosa, AL. We talked on the phone once a couple of years later. Justin seemed to barely remember me at all. That was really heartbreaking for me.
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TV definitely has its place in my Thanksgiving plans. On most years, I catch part of the NYC Thanksgiving parade(s) during breakfast. The rest of the day is an assortment of time with family/relatives and watching the football games in Dallas and Detroit. I've always wished that Detroit would drop the Thanksgiving game and someone else...that I would have a little respect for...would take over the annual event.
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I'm tickled that this question came up because I've been contemplating a "If I could be someone else for X time" post!

I would LOVE to be Jay Kay, creative force behind and lead vocals for Jamiroquai, for a week.



I became addicted to the band with the release of their debut album, Emergency on Planet Earth, in college and am a bit saddened that they are essentially considered a one-hit wonder here in the States. The guy seems like the nicest, coolest guy on the planet. I would love to spend my days performing and creating his style of acid jazz, club, soul, funk music. The guy loves cars and has been on Top Gear a couple of times [First and Second - where he becomes the fastest star in a reasonably-priced car] (and tends to be mentioned as an owner of numerous vehicles they test drive).

Want to see his garage at home? Watch this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJZAg2KL_FY&feature=related
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My earliest memory is from about 3 years of age. My parents took me to a zoo. I saw some ducks next to the pond. I decided I really wanted to pet a duck. When I reached out to do so, it bit me on my right index finger. It really hurt!
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When I wasn't listening to Top 40 radio, I spent much of my elementary years listening to my dad's Beach Boys collection (60's releases only). For whatever reason, he didn't have a copy of Pet Sounds. Now, that is my favorite album of theirs.
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I started drawing up blueprints to my dream home in high school. While there have certainly been changes to the design over the years, here are the basic things that I would love to have.

1. I want a flat front yard. I don't want to have to drive up and down a hill to get in and out of my garage (because my dream home will be located somewhere that has winter in all of its snowy glory) and do want to have an area of grass to do croquet/etc and let the kids play.

2. The backyard can slope up or down into a more wilderness, hilly area. I love being able to sit out on the back porch and look out at nature.

3. Must have a front porch with swing and close enough to the n'hood sidewalk for me to say "hi" to the n'bors and walkers. It would be additionally nice for the porch to wrap 3/4 to fully around the house to allow for enjoying the porch no matter the direction of wind and the sun.

4. Somehow detach the master bedroom suite from the bulk of the rest of the house. A favorite design of mine from high school had the MB suite connected to the house by a long hallway with floor to ceiling windows on either side of it, looking out to the forested landscape outside.

5. I am a HUGE fan of Mission/Craftsman/Prairie styles with lots of built-ins, exposed wood/stone, and open floor plans.
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As far as "spur of the moment" bravery, I'd say my quick decision to pull over and help a scared driver that had hydroplaned off the road into a drainage ditch and was stuck in her car as rain poured around us. I was able to get her out as water flowed in one side and moved her to a minivan that had pulled over. I started treatment for shock but stepped aside when a nurse pulled over to help.

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