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Random Distractions


  • Sight.  Sound.  Scent. 

I love watching the blue bird in my feeder.  He is the color of the Caribbean.

 I love the sound of the Mourning Dove.  Haunting.  Sweet.  Pure.  Poetry.

 I love the scent of the rain before the rain. 

  • Fireflies or lightning bugs

They are called fire-flies….but hubby, from England, calls them torch-flies.  I love that.  Sooo cute.

  • Childhood

Fun.  Magical.  Eating bologna sandwiches.  Mom baking cinnamon rolls.  Drinking Orange Kool-Aid.  Running thru a sprinkler in Carol’s yard.  Writing poetry on pink carpet. Mammoth White Petunias.  Railroad tracks.  David Cassidy.  Love.  Love.  Love.  So much Love.

  • Books on my shelves:

Ariel by Plath.  Fire by Anais Nin.  James Joyce.  Bird by Bird.  Rose by Li-Young Lee.  Sheila Packa.  A View By the Lake by Beryl Singleton Bissell.  Virginia Woolf.  Dickenson.  Bly.  Gluck.  Berg.  Evening.  The Hours.  Book of Sisters.  The Bible. Etc….

  • Items on my work table right now:

Books of poetry, a word-master, coffee cups stained with dark lipstick, tablets with scribbles, purple fingernail polish, a cell phone, & silver loop earrings.

  • Food Obsession:

Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I can NEVER resist a chocolate chip cookie. EVER.  Never.

   I mean,  it’s like biting into my beautiful childhood, man.

And I have chocolate smeared all over my face right now.  

And I have a fat ass right now.

  • Three favorite movie lines:

“I have a mind for business and a bod for sin.  Anything wrong with that?”  –Working Girl

“They’re called boobs, Frank.”  –Erin Brockovich.

“I’d rather die  free  than live  a slave.” –Spartacus

  • Insert random shit here:

I’ve been forgetting things.  I’m like, going craAaAzy or something.  This is what happens to a girl who is grieving & sobbing all the time.

For example, I say to Saint Shirley,  “You know what I want for Mother’s Day.  A nice pedicure for my ugly good for nothin’ toes.”

Saint Shirley retorts, “It’s not Mother’s Day—It’s Father’s Day!”

Or—-I make chocolate chip cookies (Yes, More for my fat ass) for my girlfriend’s party. 

They taste a bit different, but no prob.  I bring them to the grad party anyway.  Kim (the other Kim) takes a bite.  “Oh, these are different,” she says, smiling-ever-so-sweetly.

I get home.  And there are the three eggs (I did not add to recipe) sitting on my counter.   Oops a daisy.

Or—-I walk up to the counter at MacDonald’s. 

“I’m so sorry (I always say I’m sorry)  This is Coke,” I utter.  I wanted Diet Coke.”

The pimply kid stares at me with a puzzled DUH face.

“But you poured it yourself, Miss.

Ooops.  So0000OO sorry.

  • Best days:

Being with family devouring a saucy spaghetti dinner.   Wrapped in a large quilt watching nonsensical Lifetime movies.  Lounging in bed during the morning hour with hot coffee discussing the world & kids w/ hubby (And I cry a lot about Kay).   Reading a kick-ass book.  Oooh, and sipping Merlot with hot dips &  good friends

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  •  Song From my Decade…  YEAH!


Prince – Little Red Corvette

What about you, reader?  Tell me something random & fun.  Give me a distraction!

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  • Reply
    June 24, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Oh, darling! You KNOW I love Prince as a distraction and, of course, my ever darling George Michael and his “Freedom 90.” I can be feeling pretty low and the second I hear the strains of that anthem, my fingers involuntarily start tapping and the corners of my mouth curl up into a smile. . .LOVE IT. Other things that distract me? Movies and/or photos with Robert Redford, Brad Pitt or Burt Lancaster in them; watching surf videos of Kelly Slater (He is otherwordly in the water!), eating Twizzlers and cuddling with my little MuShu dog. And, when I can, I groom horses. There is nothing quite so relaxing as prettying up one of those darling creatures. . .

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    kim sisto robinson
    June 24, 2011 at 8:37 am

    ohhhhh, i know you love Prince & of course, George 🙂

    I love that you are eating Twizzlers (red?) and cuddling up with MUshu!
    Amy, You are my great distraction!!

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    Alison@Mama Wants This
    June 24, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Love your list, so interesting, varied and made me smile!

    Distractions: The new season of True Blood will premier in 2 days and I’m all kinds of excited. Which is lame, but I don’t care 🙂

    I have a hankering for cupcakes so I’m taking my little boy out tomorrow, just to get cupcakes!

    Have a great weekend, Kim!

    • Reply
      kim sisto robinson
      June 24, 2011 at 10:01 am

      Cupcakes! True Blood? Everybody is talking about it. I must watch..
      but then I will get hooked, obsessed like I do w/ everything.
      Have a great weekend, too, Mama Alison. xxXX

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    June 24, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I love that you love Kim.
    Your entry made me smile today, thanks for that.

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    Sheila Packa
    June 24, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Hi Kim!
    I love it, you’re the best. You keep it real.
    and p.s. I’m thrilled you have my book on your bookshelf!
    Cloud Birds is about moving through violence….moving through anything,
    we migrate, return….through love and grief…..spiral.

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      June 24, 2011 at 10:13 am

      Ooooooooooh, Sheila,
      —–did you know you are one of my favorite Poets of all time?
      I loooooooooooove you. I looove your rawness, authenticity, metaphor,
      WORDS. Words. words.
      Your words have moved me…shook me…and stayed with me
      long after I’ve read your poems…
      xxx kIss from 65th ave West.

  • Reply
    June 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Sunsets on the lake.

    Swirling my feet around in the water.

    Strawberry Twizzlers.

    Starburst Candies

    Kim, we’ll have big butts together, ok?

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    June 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH, you’re husband is British? Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.
    I love the Brits!

  • Reply
    June 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Kim, I love, love your list of randomness! I giggled when I read your husband calls fireflies “torchflies.” The Significant Other, who used to speak with a British accent calls a flashlight a “torch!” I laugh like crazy when he says, “Where’s the torch?” He thinks I’m silly. Something random to distract you…how about the fact that the chocolate chip cookie is the official state cookie of Massachussettes? Or how about this one: Eating chocolate can heighten sexual satisfaction in females. Good enough reason for me to eat it, lady! Now go and eat some chocolate chip cookies! Chop, chop! 🙂

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      kim sisto robinson
      June 24, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      O0000h, Bella,
      so that’s why I like chocolate 🙂
      I lovelovelove those cookies so so so much.
      It’s worth having a fat ass, I guess.
      xxx Kiss

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    Theresa Sonoda
    June 24, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    So you want a little random, do ya? I can do random. The lipstick marks on this page remind me of Angelina Jolie. Seriously, I don’t know why. She has some yummylicious lips, dontcha think? Anyhooo, we were talking in training class today (goofing off…it’s Friday, we’re allowed), and the instructor brought up Angelina Jolie. He said she’s going to look really funky (and not in a good way) when she ages because her features are so pronounced.

    I didn’t say it, but I thought, “Baby I’d grow old with her funky self in a heartbeat.” But I didn’t say a word. I just sat there having my little daydream/fantasy.



    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      June 24, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      ~~~I like your randomness, Terri!
      Speaking of Angelina Jolie….She is who
      i would looooove to look like if i could pick 1 person.
      seriously…no hesitation. She is Perfect. Sickly Perfect.
      I am not sure who is more stunning…Angelina or Brad!???
      WOW WOW WOW.
      How about this: You can kiss Angelia & I will kiss Brad!???


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        Theresa Sonoda
        June 25, 2011 at 9:52 am

        Definitely sounds like a plan I could get into! HUGS

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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    June 24, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    LOL your conversations gave me a chuckle, especially the one about Mothers/ Fathers Day and the Coke! I adore Prince-I wish he would come over here to play a concert or two! 😀 xxx

    • Reply
      kim sisto robinson
      June 24, 2011 at 10:56 pm

      Prince is from Minneapolis …. about 2 hours from where I live.
      Sooooooooooooo Sexy. I don’t care if he’s little.
      My girlfriend danced with him in the 80s at a club called 5th ave.
      She asked for his autograph…and he had writtten
      on her napkin “God.” that’s it.
      true story.
      xx Kiss for you, Lorraine.

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    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
    June 24, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Kim, I loved reading this wonderful post – I do hope you do more like this, they are fabulous!
    The only distraction I have going on at the moment is packing for our return home on Tuesday next week and making sure my kitties don’t get too stressed – don’t want them running off before I need to put them on a plane – I am so stressed about that – shame, poor little things!
    Have a beautiful weekend.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      June 25, 2011 at 7:03 am

      where is your home?
      how many kittens?
      how sweet.
      i adore cats. i really do.
      luv to you. xxx 🙂

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        Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
        June 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm

        Home is Sundays River in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. We had two adorable little stray kitties “adopt” us while we were living here in Mauritius so they will be returning home with us. We have another fur child kitty at home – I hope they get on well from the start when we introduce them to each other. The next couple of weeks is going to be very interesting!
        🙂 Mandy

        • Reply
          Kim Sisto-Robinson
          June 26, 2011 at 10:16 pm

          Your life sounds VERY interesting.
          Africa is my Dream Trip.
          I would like to see the silver backs in Rwanda…and visit my pen pal in Kisumu.
          xxx Do you work outside the home? Or write all the time!!!!????????

  • Reply
    June 25, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Your list of distractions is awesome! And such a cool idea for a blog post because it tells a reader so much about the writer. Great!
    Stopping by from the LBS, by the way. Have a great weekend!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      June 25, 2011 at 7:03 am

      I shall check out your site, Sabria.
      Have a good weekend, too 🙂 xxx

  • Reply
    June 25, 2011 at 7:48 am

    OMG – I really did LOL with the Coke from McDonalds. Sounds like something I would do!

    Favorite Movie line: Isabella Rosselini to her movie husband Jeff Bridges in Fearless – “Even when I hate you, I know that I love you more.”

    I had a birthday two weeks ago and have said no to nothing (that would be a yes to EVERYTHING!) and yes, my ass (and my belly) are certainly getting mighty fat!

    (Off to the gym in an hour!)

    xoxo – Loved this post so much Kim! Really, really loved it. Fantastic!

  • Reply
    kim sisto robinson
    June 25, 2011 at 9:54 am

    that line from Fearless is superb.
    O00h, and how about Wuthering Heights when Hecliff (spelled wrong) says, “You can love her for 3 lifetimes and never love her as much as I love her now.”
    that’s some good shit!
    Love ya, you beautiful girl you. xx

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    Lady Fi
    June 25, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I’m a Brit…. have never heard of torch-flies but just love that new word!

    Randomness… The Buddha head in my garden broke when my kid was playing football. Duct tape fixed it.

    Things I thought I’d never say: Noooooo…Don’t swing on the ceiling lamp! (Ceiling survived.)

    The world has been cleansed by the rain.

    Loved all your random memories…

  • Reply
    Kim Sisto-Robinson
    June 25, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Lady, Fi.
    I loooooooooooove your randomness.
    The Buddah. Interesting. Perhaps this symbolizes something.
    The world cleansed by rain…I like that A lot.

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    June 25, 2011 at 11:56 am

    How is this for random, I have to go to a F-*!@ng DOG BIRTHDAY PARTY TOMORROW. When I say “have to” is because it is at MY HOUSE. Man oh Man….I even bought the damn dog a present…. (BTW I am so MAD because I’d rather be in Duluth…)

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    kim sisto robinson
    June 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    That is Fab! What did you buy the dog?
    I just talked to somebody recently and her dog
    invited 10 dogs over for a “PARTY!” I thought
    it was sooooooooooo cute.
    HA HA.
    Luv U.,

  • Reply
    June 25, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Sort of cute…but realistically a party for the humans. I bought the dog some chew bones and tug toys. What every dog dreams of hahaha.

  • Reply
    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    June 25, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I think I can probably blame chocolate chip cookies for my fat ass right now too. 😉

    • Reply
      kim sisto robinson
      June 26, 2011 at 7:27 am

      that would do it !!!
      I think it’s the butter & sugar & chocolate. heee heee

  • Reply
    June 26, 2011 at 1:43 am

    I love chocolate chip cookies too!

    I’m here from LBS

    • Reply
      kim sisto robinson
      June 26, 2011 at 7:29 am

      ~~join the fat asses of the world!!
      thanks for popping by !

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    carol anne
    June 26, 2011 at 8:10 am


    I love chocolate chip cookie! I mean, who doesn’t, right? I’m particularly fond of Entenmann’s chocolate chip cookies 🙂

    I love our bird feeder. We originally bought it so the kitties would have something to entertain them but I fell in love with all our wonderful little visitors. The mourning dove’s are my favorite. They make me think of my mom so beautiful and such a sad song.

    I love this time of year at dusk our front yard is full of fire flies. I could sit and watch them forever were it not for their friends the mosquitos.

    • Reply
      kim sisto robinson
      June 26, 2011 at 10:49 am

      Great Random, lovely thoughts, Carol Anne 🙂 xxxxx
      The Mourning Dove. I just love her!

  • Reply
    June 26, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Kim, I love that coffee in the morning too, can’t start my day without it.(ARCO).
    My favorite three lines are
    (Heres Looking At You Kid) Bogart
    (Make My Day) Clint Eastwood
    (I Wish I Were My Brother) Bogart In (Sabrina)
    We all had to laugh about the father days thing.
    Love You more

    • Reply
      kim sisto robinson
      June 26, 2011 at 10:50 am

      Love you soooooooooooo much, Daddy.
      Love all of those Movie Lines.
      MAKE MY DAY. Luv it!
      Love Clint.
      But love you more. 🙂

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    Karen Sosnoski
    June 26, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Seeing as I took a break from cleaning to read this and thoroughly enjoyed it, guess this was my random distraction for the hour :-). (Love the “But Miss you poured it yourself.” It happens!)

    • Reply
      kim sisto robinson
      June 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm

      Hey, Karen,
      Yeah, how embarrassing is that?
      Hoping your are well 🙂 xxxxxX

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    June 26, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Love you!

  • Reply
    June 27, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I felt like I was inside of your mind with this post. It’s how I think some minds process at any given moment during the day. For instance, I could see your on your daily walk plugged into your MP3 player pumping through the journey and all the while the thoughts are racing through your head crashing into one another, here, there, and finally, if time permits they are ordered into some assembly of sanity. It’s not that the mind is crazy but there is so much clamoring for attention and just begging to be exposed and part of the larger world. You’ve give me a list of books to look for and made me hungry for pasta, wine, and the Little Red Corvette (LOVE THAT ONE) .. long time no hear. xo Brenda

    • Reply
      kim sisto robinson
      June 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm

      your comments are better than my post!!!!!!!!!
      How dare you!!!!!!!!!!!
      Crashing. Here. There. & finally finding sanity.
      Love that.
      and …..Little Red Corvette—Can’t get enough of Prince 🙂 xx

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    Adriana Iris
    June 28, 2011 at 8:33 am

    i love this post because i connected with you because i learned more about you because its all you… love randomness and all the serendipity that life provides us with. in my case there has never been a cookie i would not eat 😉 and not my ass my arms like popeye show my love for the cookie.

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      June 28, 2011 at 9:06 am

      ~~My ass Loves Chocolate Chip Cookies!
      This brown sugary delight would be my Last Meal. Serious. xxxx

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