Saturday, July 21, 2007

Z for Zorro


Alrighty friends... I need help with a house plant. See this picture?

This is a tree that I've had for about 11 years. It's starting to look a little shoddy (aside from the dusty leaves -blush-) and the last time we moved, the moving process was not kind to it, so it's missing a lot of it's former lushness. I'd like to cut both trunks down with a saw to let it grow back, but I'm afraid to do so, 'cause quite obviously I don't want to kill it. I don't even know what kind of tree it is after all these years. I cut the very top off every few months to get the branches off the ceiling, and that part always grows back, but I'm worried that if I hack off too much it will just die. It was replanted just a few short months ago and it's looking better since then, but I'd like to restore it to it's former leafy glory. Can anyone tell me what kind of tree this is, and whether I can cut it without killing it? I've e-mailed some plant expert and received no reply, and I've googled all I can think to google to no avail. Help!
On to a different topic... ...remember my mentioning that I'd be doing the KitKat singles campaign again? Well, my voice session is this Tuesday and they gave me the script to practice and I'm freakin' out a little. Why? Because it's LONG!! And the stress of voicing an accent or character voice for any length of time, is tremendous at times. Because you "fall out of it", quite literally. My biggest hurdle with Kit's "Antonio Banderas" accent is not wavering from suave Latino into Count Dracula. Trust me. We had a few giggles at my last voice session because of it. It's amazing how easy it is to drift from one accent to another when you're fakin' it. So my preparation for battle is this: I bought "The Mask of Zorro" on DVD yesterday, starring (of course) Antonio Banderas. hee hee 'Cause I really need to study up on his nuances and just get my mimicking up to par. Funny enough, I'm going to have to watch the movie by myself, because Ted and Tammy have no interest whatsoever in watching it. Ah well. Can't say as I blame them. It's not like I'm a huge Antonio fan. I just happen to be able to mock him. Imitation isn't always the greatest form of flattery.
I hope you're having a great weekend. We're off to a little birthday party tonight for our friend Jamie.
Get a little hot n' dirty with a sexy summer tune from the dearly departed Aaliyah. It's both difficult and sad to think she's been gone for 6 years now. Such a sweet voice and boundless talent.
More Than a Woman

Passion, instant
Sweat beads, fill me
Cupid's shot me
My heartbeat's racing
Tempt me, drive me
Feels so exiting
Thought of highly
It's yours entirely

I'll be
I'll be more than a lover
More than a woman
More than you ever
I'll be
I'll be more than a lover
More than a woman
More than than enough for you
I'll be
(I'll be more) more than your lover
(more) more than a woman
(more) more than your under cover
I'll be
(I'll be more) more than a lover
(more) more than a woman
(more) more than enough for you

Midnight grindin'
Heart rates climbin'
You go, I go
'Cause we share pillows
Taste me, feed me
There's still no separating
Morning massages
Nubaums in your closet

I'll be
I'll be more than a lover
More than a woman
More than you ever
I said I'll be
I'll be
I'll be more than a lover
More than a woman
More than enough for you
I'll be
(I'll be more) more than a lover
(more) more than a woman
(more) more than your under cover
I'm gonna be
(I'll be more) more than a lover
(more) more than a woman
(more) more than enough for you

I don't think your ready
I don't think your ready for this thing
For this thing
I don't think your ready for this thing
You're not ready
I don't think your ready for this thing
This thing, this thing
I don't think your ready for this thing

Constant pleasure
No scale can measure
Secret treasures
Keeps on getting better
Do you wanna roll with me?
We can go to foreign lands
Your hand in my hand
Do you wanna ride with me?
We can be like Bonnie & Clyde
Be by your side

I'll be
I'll be more than a lover
More than a woman
More than you ever
I'll be
I'll be more than a lover
More than a woman
More than than enough for you
I'll be
(I'll be more) more than your lover
(more) more than a woman
(more) more than your under cover
I'll be
(I'll be more) more than a lover
(more) more than a woman
(more) more than enough for you

7 comments:

Keltie said...

Hi, Johnfriend. It might be a weeping fig. Try doing a Google image search on that and see if it looks like one to you.

John said...

Thanks Keltiefriend. I'll do that.

Misster Kitty said...

Me thinks it's a schleffera... a.k.a. Umbrella Tree (ella ella ella ella, aay aay aay aay... DAMN IT! Rhianna must DIE!)

Here's a couple links for ya..

http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/hgic1511.htm

http://www.plant-care.com/schefflera-arboricola.html

http://www.evergrowing.com/tips/schefflera.htm


As for Mr Benderas... he's a lot sexier when he's not speaking... ;-) and nekid!

John said...

Yay! Thank you. It is most definitely a Schefflera. The research continues...
...can I cut it down? I will post more when I find out.

Thanks for all your help!! Big hugs!

Misster Kitty said...

I'd risk the cut to at least 6 inches ABOVE where the main stalk is no longer 'woody' At least that's what my Mom said... If that's not a real viable option and I'd say from the pic that it's not, then the results of a deep n' low cut (3-8 inches above the base of the stalk) could result in two things:

1) The root system, if still nice and strong, might send out fresh stalks from the base. Either that or ...
2) you'll soon be Schefflera (ella ella ella ella, aay aay aay aay) shopping!

Anonymous said...

A couple of months after I finished CABARET, I had to play a Frenchman in another play. During rehearsals I was constantly stopping and saying, "Sorry! That was German again!"

John said...

I couldn't mimick German to save my life. My french is pretty bad too. Perhaps you should try your hand at commercial voice-overs Jerome. You'd be damned-good at it.