Monday, October 30, 2006

Consciousness Streaming

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Way I Feel

My son is, right now, carving a jack o'lantern. Pumpkins are pretty gross when you cut them open -- lots of slimy guts and a garbagy smell. Amazing that such delicious pies can be made from them.... Sample ballots arrived in the mail today. I must vote, but I'm sick of hearing about the candidates, sick of the negativity and attempts at manipulation. No wonder the turnout is always so low.... but we must stop the naked emperor.... Dragged all the summer clothes out of my closet over the weekend and replaced them with the winter togs that were stored away. I'm warmer now. Some of the things that I never wear, but could be worn, I took to the charity collection box down the street. One time I did that and later saw a homeless guy wearing one of my shirts, which freaked me....

Visual Version

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Other Woman

The Other Woman

I've always been fascinated by the Plath-Hughes soap-opera (mostly because of its literary by-products). One of the more important characters has always been something of a mystery, though. But that's changing.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Flickr: Photos from Channel Z

Where am I?

Sorry I haven't been around here much lately. I've been Flickr-ing a lot. To be continued...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Word of the Day

Word of the Day

chaussure (n)

footgear; shoes

"'I delight in Hessian boots,' said Rebecca. Jos Sedley, who admired his own legs prodigiously, and always wore this ornamental chaussure, was extremely pleased at this remark...."
--William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

I wear sneakers most days, as I work in a casual place. Today I wore leather shoes, though -- no special reason -- and felt a bit more grown up, if slightly less comfortable.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Consciousness Streaming

Consciouness Streaming

October: time to turn off the AC and turn up the heat. Time to put my bermudas away and get out the winter shirts -- if I can remember where I put them. Frost coming, leaves falling; my uncle died on Friday, age 91. Not sure if I can make it to the memorial service, a five-hour drive away... I saw my breath this morning, for the first time this season... Change is in the air, but... Why don't I... go to bed now...

Visual Version

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Tucson Weekly: Mysteries in the Mountains

Twilight Zone

"Deep in the mountains close to the Mexican border, a mysterious place exists where time is altered at random...."

Whether this story (from Tucson Weekly) is truth or fiction, or a little of both, it gives me the creeps: Mysteries in the Mountains.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Spam Poem

Random Acts of Poetry

I received the following text in a spam e-mail today. I think it's actually pretty good, for spam. (The title and line breaks are mine.)

Hypnotic Abstraction

A secretly dirt-encrusted tornado
is ostensibly hypnotic.

Now and then, the inferiority complex
accurately buys an expensive gift

for some vacuum cleaner
from a vacuum cleaner. Furthermore,

a satellite behind a carpet tack trembles,
and the self-loathing fairy

single-handledly pees on a turn signal.
Indeed, a pine cone overwhelmingly cooks

cheese grits for a so-called mastadon.
A cough syrup requires assistance

from an abstraction.


Quote of the Day:

"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."
--John Lennon (born October 9th 1940)

Sunday, October 08, 2006



It's amazing how nature can thrive in the strangest places.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Found elsewhere

Nota Bene

Sony's Portable Reader. Have I seen the future?


Small world: Blue Tea showcases an amazing gallery of colorful biological image photography.


The 18th-century Internet? A history of the coffeehouse

Monday, October 02, 2006

Word of the Day: stultiloquy

Word of the Day

stultiloquy (n)

Foolish talk; babbling

"In all the mad incongruity, the turgid stultiloquy of life, I felt, at least, securely anchored to myself."
--John Steinbeck, Cup of Gold: : A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History

Would make a good name for a blog, I suppose....