Wednesday, July 30, 2008

a little ketchup

it's been a long time between posts.

i went to see Batman with my nephew and some of his friends.
it was spectacular. the only thing it needed was more of the Joker.
he could have been in every scene. but i still don't like christian bale - and
why did he have to rasp like that? to cleverly disguise his voice? ha!
not needed at all.

things are alright here. still haven't sold my dads condo -
real estate in florida is NOT happening.
my job is still the same - the police busted a counterfeit ring
about 30 minutes from me that were making 20's. we got hit twice.

i've been going to the beach and now that my aunt & uncle are in Aspen,
their pool, so i'm pretty tan. even my hair has gotten lighter.
and i don't even mind being seen in a bathing suit.

my roommate works with this guy who is an artist that just happens to do tattoos.
there are 3 that i still want and he's going to do the easiest one next week. for 50 bucks!
i'm pretty excited. i'll post a picture of what it will look like and then one after it's done.

i gave a guy my phone number. i hope he'll call. i really like him. and he has a motorcycle.
a huge plus!

Viking Signpost

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

timed lapse or some such

another year older.
sunday i turned 48.
i don't even know what that means.
maybe a few more lines on my face,
but i still look pretty much the same -
feel pretty much the same too.

still listening to the beastie boys and
the clash. cannibal ox and jeff buckley.
and ozomatli forever.
still wish i was 10 pounds lighter.

my daughter spent january down here with me.
i played miniature golf for the first time in many years.
had a fun time even though i lost. wait - the one with the
most points does lose, right?
did lots of nothing and walked the dog.
ate salad every day.
went to the beach and ate ice cream.
found a new radio station.

i've been reading, but i don't feel like posting a book list tonight.
i will say that if you haven't read any of Bill Bryson's books you should.

the only thing that bothers me a little is the lack of a relationship.
i'm ready, but it's hard meeting people that want to know you, not just
want to fuck you. hmm, that was kind of crude. true, but crude just the same.

and honestly, i'm kinda lonely.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

it's been a while

i can't believe it's december.
it's still 80 degrees during the day.
my neighbors across the street have decorated the shit
out of their yard - she said her electric bill last december
was 650 dollars! insane.
i guess people just go nuts to (over)compensate for the fact that
1. there's no snow and 2. when you go to get your christmas tree,
you sweat like a wildebeast getting it onto the roof of your car!

thanksgiving was sucky without my family.
i went to my cousin Mark's wedding the day after.
it was on a yacht that cruised around (for a 3 hour tour!)
all the Keys - Siesta, Longboat, Bird, and Lido. The food
was OK, the music was terrible and the vows corny.

the good part of it being december is that i get to see
my children in one month...

i've been reading, so i'll mention a few books worth checking out.
all the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child - and i've read 6 - are
good, easy reading. Spaceman Blues by Brian Francis Slattery was a
rollercoaster ride of a read. The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle was
well worth a look-see. there have been more, but i'm tired, so next time.

happy sunday, people.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

it's been some time...

a lot happening - some good things, some not so good.
i have a temporary job (so i can eat) that i don't like
at a pay scale that is embarrassing. i'm still looking for
a better gig.

the news has been crazy and even though i haven't done a good job
blogging about it, i have been keeping up. don't want to talk about
blackwater or the absolute spineless-ness of a democratic congress though.
with the president's approval rating in the toilet, i don't quite understand
why they don't blast him and his out of control administration a new one.
in the next few days i'll try and have it together enough to put some stuff up.

the weather finally cooled down - yesterday! not humid at all and even
when it's 80 it's nice. i can't wait to turn off the AC and sleep with
the windows open.

i took the 2nd week of january off from work (if i'm still there, that is) so i could hang out with melissa and steven who are coming to visit. the dog is good
and is trying to get the cat to like her but she's a goober and he's a cat so
it's been a bumpy ride. they're getting better though. apollo (the cat) jumps on the dogs back and tries to eat her - her response? yeah, she licks him! what a dog!

happy sunday...

Sunday, September 9, 2007

zesty xo

that's Greek for it's HOT outside!

Overheard in Sarasota: (it's a new thing i'm starting)

Early 20's Sarasota JAP to 2 female relatives: 'Yeah, that's why she cut her hair all off - she was trying to lose weight.'

- Mrs. Chen's all you can eat Chinese Buffet
(which is AMAZING. and only $6)

Friday, August 24, 2007

starting off with a reagan quote - really!

"A moment I've been dreading. George brought his ne're-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida. The one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I'll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they'll hire him as a contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work."

-- Ronald Reagan in his recently published diaries, May 17, 1986

Rigoberta MenchĂș was recently thrown out of Cancun's 5 star Hotel Coral Beach. They thought the Noble Peace Prize winner was a bag lady.

One IS the lonelist number when you're all alone, as Tom Tancredo was, at the NAACP GOP Presidential Candidate Forum.

9 great old school punk videos.

Read this. It's by Philip Atkinson from theFamily Security Foundation. This is the killer (no pun intended) paragraph: 'The wisest course would have been for President Bush to use his nuclear weapons to slaughter Iraqis until they complied with his demands, or until they were all dead. Then there would be little risk or expense and no American army would be left exposed. But if he did this, his cowardly electorate would have instantly ended his term of office, if not his freedom or his life.' Oh. My. God. And this guy has a voice? People LISTEN to him?! Amazing.

Way to go Alabama! You can buy a gun on the street corners, but if you'd like a vibrator, you know, for pleasure - you've got to cross state lines! Violence, not sex, people. Indeed.

I got this from over at A Different Kitchen. "A group of concerned East Harlem parents are calling on the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball to stop selling hats from a cap manufacturer that adds gang colors and symbols to some of their wares."

From Satirical Political. It would oh so much funnier if it wasn't true...

OK. From the L.A. Times comes this story about 'Freedom Packages" making their way to our troops. Not filled with useful things like say... armored vests or anything. Nope. These were put together by a fundamentalist Christian ministry called Operation Straight Up, or OSU. You know who's in this ministry? Stephen Baldwin. Seriously. The packages are filled with bibles, proselytizing material in English and Arabic and until the DOD said no deal - copies of the video game Left Behind:Eternal Forces in which "soldiers for Christ" hunt down enemies who look suspiciously like U.N. peacekeepers. Excellent. Soemtimes I have no words, just strangled sounds and a red face. Ugggghhhh.

This is a clip of Ted Nugent (he's still alive?!) cursing out Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer(!) and Dianne Feinstein(!)

Thursday, August 16, 2007


i haven't looked at the traffic on my site meter for a while and this, by far, is THE best visitor:

Country: Philippines
State/Region: Rizal
City: Wack Wack

apparently i'm the number one go to site for Pablo Neruda's poem Integrations.
who knew?