He was a burgeoning misfit and sinking morass,
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I was offline for about a day because my second effort to clean my mouse killed it! The fact that I've cleaned mice previously doesn't matter much, evidently, because it froze up and wouldn't show any sign of life. I was going to consult my nephew about it (he might still have my optical mouse that travelled to his house), but he was out of town, so I broke down and bought a new one. It's not as if they're expensive. I paid $20, but there were $10 ones! Considering how much gunk I found in the mouse that just died, I think I'm pretty happy to be back with an optical mouse, not to mention a new one! This Microsoft bugger sure does move fast comparatively! I keep running right off the screen.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I knew a girl, I didn't know her very well,
Saturday, October 25, 2008
While riding as a passenger in a car the other day, I was jarred by an unexpected speed bump and exclaimed "Goddamn", as I am (at the least) wont to do at any significant provocation. The driver bit my head off for it (exclaiming "That didn't hurt you!"), apparently forgetting for a minute what decades have passed since the 1950's when nobody except auto mechanics (like my father) ever said bad words. I'm not in favor of teaching "bad language" to children, but anybody who can drive a goddamn car is way too old and experienced (I would have thought) to try to crush me for that particular sin.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I answered 2 or 3 other easy-as-pie questions on Blogger Help Group since Monday, but my energy level is pretty low about it. I don't have nearly as much commitment or obsession as I used to have. Well, we'll see. Some things fade away in life, whether they be lovers or just loved things.
Monday, October 20, 2008
I answered some silly question (easy one) on Blogger Help Group today, the first one I've answered in a couple of months. All the other questions seemed to require some thinking on my part, so I didn't answer any of them. Maybe my habits have changed at last and I can't get back in the habit of being a Blogger knowitall? It could be. Just a tainted, water-damaged, rusty old Blog*Star ready for the garbage heap. Let it rain on me. It doesn't hurt, though, so what does it matter?
Sunday, October 19, 2008
IN THE DREAM I BURNED IT ALL
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
|Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950). |
Spoon River Anthology. 1916
I HAD fiddled all at the county fair.
|Fabulous Dead Pop Singers|
If I left out any good ones, feel free to list your own and I might add them to the list. If I don't like them very much, though, it won't matter to me how famous they were. I notice I didn't list many blues singers--although I may like some of them very much, I am not conscious of thinking about the dead buggers as great singers.
p.s. OK, so I left out Frank Sinatra, but I despise that Las Vegas scuz and his lame efforts to speak like the black musicians he worked with.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
|by W.H. Auden|
As I walked out one evening,
Monday, October 13, 2008
|Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950). Spoon River Anthology. 1916.|
I LEANED against the mantel, sick, sick,
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
|Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950). Spoon River Anthology. 1916. |
Among the things disturbed or zapped by Hurricane Ike seems to be my cordless phone I used out here in the study. I bought that AT&T phone sometime before 1988--so it's ancient. I remember I paid something like $150 for it and didn't mind it, it seemed like such a fine new toy to me at the time! Nowadays, they are as common as dirt and nearly as cheap. All the fancy phones are in the house these days, so I bought the cheapest one I could find at WalMart (less than $10) and it seems to be perfectly good. It seems like it's even better in some ways because it's smaller and lighter. I have no real use for cell phones, so all their lightweightness and smallness has not much intruded into my life, but I can see how they too have reached a premium stage of existence for those who have to carry them around.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
I'm not sure when it became permissible to put one's God and one's militaristic leanings into a single pot and stir them together, but certainly there was no one during the Civil War who didn't believe that God was on his side and would help smite the enemy! (What a bunch of jerks we are!)
Monday, October 06, 2008
I think about things every day that aren't even important to me, so how much less (I figure) is it to you? This is just one of them, I'd say--not more, not less--even if it's wearing steel-toed boots and a mauve tutu without any bra or panties.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Nothing Was Delivered
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008
I had to start wearing a few of my long-sleeve shirts this past week. Whether the warm weather is "all over" here in Texas or not, it at least starts to feel like it's not quite hurricane season, and you know that can't be bad! I even turned the bathroom heater on this morning and it's hard to remember when I did that last. I think last winter was so tolerable (to me) that I almost never turned it on. That's always the oddest odor, though, the smell of the past year's dust burning off of the heating element--for a moment or two before realizing what it is, I panic.