OCTOBER 13, 2010 9:59PM

Welcome To The Family

A couple of things I notice recently in the news: When a white girl goes missing, it's news. When a white boy kills himself it's news. When a queer kid who can afford to go to a prom is told that he or she can't… Read full post »

JANUARY 10, 2010 7:01PM

An Evening With The Perfect Pickle

Yesterday two friends whisked us away from our rather plain and dull plans to a lovely English Pub and then a nifty fusion kinda tapas joint where we indulged in food and conversation and company.  It was a very lovely time and I don't think I've eaten that much food in… Read full post »

OCTOBER 20, 2009 8:34PM

You are made of star stuff.

If you decided to ask me who my favorite evangelist is, I would have an answer for you.

I do not know why you would ask me such a question.

Perhaps we might be stuck in an elevator somewhere, or waiting for a train, and you're just trying to make conversation.  Maybe you've… Read full post »

OCTOBER 16, 2009 3:44PM

Surprises are bad.

I'm going to tell you one thing. If you don't listen to anything else I ever say, just remember this one thing and do try to implement it.

Surprises are bad.

Surprises are those things that force others to react to a situation with minimal preparation. Surprises that are meant to take place… Read full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2009 9:18PM

Sometimes music just happens

Life has been pretty real for a while and I'm still dealing with having too many thoughts and not enough words. 

 

Today while chopping up an onion for dinner I had a bit of inspiration and started singing a little song.  I sang the chorus over and over to… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 4:21PM

My Pickle Brings All The Veg To My Yard

I could blame it on the weather. I could blame it on the insanely cheap and awesome cabbages. I could blame Lynne Rosetto Casper. I could blame the Ball company.

I will not. I feel no shame.I am proud of my quick pickle day.… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 10:15AM

I been Stone Souped!

Last night I Stone Souped myself. 

I hope you are familiar with the story.  It is told all over the place.  A clever traveler or soldier returning home is passing through a town where hunger has made everyone kinda close up in on themselves.  Every person is hoarding what he or… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 28, 2009 4:43PM

The Coward Weasel

Today was one of those days that was not exactly perfect.

The best thing about it may be that I had nice nightmares last night. I knew I was going to have nightmares before I went to bed, so I was able to set up my weapons and ammo caches… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 27, 2009 12:44PM

a week of junk food

Well it's been a hell of a week.

 

For a while I haven't been writing because I've not had the words or the drive to try to explain the effed up conditions of my life to strangers.  I found that I didn't want to talk about my feelings about the… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 3, 2009 10:35AM

Fruit of our labor

I have chosen to invest my time and energy in specific ways.

I do my best to match the investment that my friends make in each of our relationships.

Sometimes it is well worth my while to extend myself a little more for a bit. Sometimes it is worth just the experience of… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 12:57AM

These colors don't happen in nature...

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When I find nature I look at it and I think... I want hair/clothing/tablewear/onesies/footiepajamas/a coffee mug/ fireworks this color.

 

But nature is more weird and extreme than we've ever been able to punk with our technological fu. Read full post »

AUGUST 31, 2009 12:36AM

The Parable of the Mutterer

Anybody in the neighborhood can tell you about the Mutterer.  They'll tell you how he used to shuffle up and down every street, touch every gate or hedge or walkway before every house.  They'll tell you how he was always very clean.  They'll tell you how he would touch the same… Read full post »

Today seems to be just one of those days.  I look around and see that many of my friends are feeling the strifes, people are being poo poo heads, other people are being big dumb dumb doodles, and my back hurts.

 

It hurts to sit, it hurts to lay down,… Read full post »

AUGUST 27, 2009 4:58PM

Haiku Thursday (distracted)

I can't count right now, sorry.

Almost feel your hand in my hair.

Almost hear your voice.

AUGUST 26, 2009 4:17PM

Punching pillows

Some people, when dealing with excessive emotion, may like to punch pillows.  Some like to play violent video games or run.  Some might like to sing and dance or yell at the sky.  Splitting wood is always a good exercise, but it's best to make sure that you're fully under control… Read full post »

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16 bean soup was dinner tonight, and I'm making oat granola cereal for breakfasts for the rest of the week.  

 

I've been giving a lot of thought to the idea of being a Foodist.  

 

I really like the idea of, "Cook what you've got,… Read full post »

AUGUST 23, 2009 10:56PM

'dicea does pupusas

I'd never heard of them before, but someone mentioned them on a Food Network show this afternoon during lazy time.  So, I had to go do a little research.  Masa meal, water, cheese, beans, dry griddle... I had everything on hand.  

Black beans got soaked.  Celery, green pepper, and… Read full post »

AUGUST 23, 2009 10:07PM

This is what I saw today.

This is what I saw today:

 

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A cute little vampire bat inside his cool blue vampire bat habitat at our zoo.  It is new and tucked away in a dark part of a cave like structure.  Right next to the tank with the boa and the piranhas.… Read full post »

AUGUST 17, 2009 9:07PM

May I ask you a question

I saw him as he walked from his truck to the dock.

 

He looked like Mister Ahmadeinejad but with a better shave, a better hair cut, better pants and a more comfortable shirt.  

 

He glanced at me and did a double take.

 

He kept going.

 

When… Read full post »

AUGUST 13, 2009 4:14PM

In which the words start to come back

It has been a rough month... two months, really.  Weeks of preperation going into a week of packing and planning.  A day of setting up our camp.  Getting into the groove.  Driving back and forth to take care of the pups and work.  Shopping and meeting with people, dealing wit… Read full post »

AUGUST 6, 2009 1:03AM

The Fortune Cookie Said So

Today my fortune cookies told me, "LSGBS - Let Something Good Be Said" and "Don't be fooled by first impressions".

The wontons in my soup remained blissfully silent.

Tomorrow I have work to do. Fetching truck, loading computers, shrink wrap, paperwork, 7-11 run...

... and I want to get on the road to… Read full post »

AUGUST 5, 2009 11:31AM

Celebration of Memory

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The sun was just heading into the final stretch of the day when we gathered up our stuff and began setting up for the memorial party this past Sunday.

 

A spread of food that made the tables groan, a pile of beverages brought by friends and guests, a… Read full post »

I've been out of contact with the internet since Friday.

 

I'll be around until Thursday, but I'll be working too.

 

I've been on a vacation that was hard and rough and dirty and thinky.  Lots of great fodder for future essays. 

 

Leave me a comment here if I've… Read full post »

JULY 31, 2009 1:28PM

Meme Meme Meme Firsts

Leeandra Nolting brought up a meme and I thought I would run with it because I don't feel like doing what I should be doing.

 

1. Who was your FIRST prom date? DJ.  Lovely gentleman.  I learned much from him, had a great time.  We looked awesome.  I love prom… Read full post »

JULY 30, 2009 3:58PM

Do You Know Who I Am‽

Maybe you belong to a club.  Maybe you belong to an 'interest group'.  Maybe you associate with Masons, Church Groups, Activist Groups, Ecological Groups, Riverkeepers, Sportsmen, Ballroom Dance Clubs, Public Speaking Clubs, Charity Organizations, Unions, Pubs, Fan Groups, or any other sort… Read full post »