Archive for June, 2005

June 29, 2005 3 comments

If there were voices in my head, they would probably be sarcastic.

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Actually, I HAVE hit the bricks.

June 28, 2005 Leave a comment

Even though I’ve gained so much weight, one of the women at physical therapy asked if I was a dancer.

No dancer in her right mind would mistake me for one of her kind, but I still felt better about myself.

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June 27, 2005 Leave a comment

This whole Plutonium 238 thing – is it something I should automatically panic about, or is it more of that “politics of fear” thing that I should ignore like it was Freddy Krueger in the first “Nightmare on Elm Street” flick?

You know. By turning your back, you take away his power.

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June 24, 2005 3 comments

I am willing to bet that none of you mf-ers would be interested in seeing “Land of the Dead” with me. I’m basing my assumption on the dearth of positive response to joining me for “Shawn of the Dead,” and though I got lucky in 2003 for the neo-zombie flick “28 Days Later,” I’m still resentful about your lack of interest in the living dead.

In case you missed it, here is my not-very-good poem about zombies.

“Ode to Zombies”

Voodoo slave
You stumble like a zombie
Through the sugar dust fallout
It’s a sweet drug
It could be love
Pure infection confection
Don’t stop breathing it in

Black magic’s got you
Inside you’re glowing like the sun
So hot
The fever shock won’t stop
In the meltdown
Your heart’s a biohazard

Your eyes go epileptic
With spontaneous decay
Hunger penetrates like x-rays
To the bone
You’re mutating
You’re not the man I knew
This half-life can really get you down

Premonition foaming on my tongue
Heart in your mouth
Our race is done
Spastic panic
Brain and body
Pitch and cry
Dusk slams down hard
So do I
One last lucid moment sighs
Convulsion grips, or is it you
There goes the sun

You know…

June 21, 2005 Leave a comment

It just occured to me that V8 isn’t 100% vegetable juice. It’s mostly tomato juice, and the tomato is a fruit. Beets, celery, carrots, lettuce, parsley, watercress, and spinach…it still only adds up to V7.

I’ve been so blind. Clamato Picante, anyone?

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See, the way to my HEART is through…

June 21, 2005 Leave a comment

Got home from the gym too late to eat dinner. Sad, sad, sad, sad, sad.

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June 20, 2005 2 comments

Missed black belt class, as it took me just a bit too long to shop for Dad’s Father’s Day gift. (I bought the man some expensive cologne and hoped for the best — he liked it). So I ended up going to see “Howl’s Moving Castle” by myself. (Li invited me to see it on Monday, but it would have run far too late for me to catch a bus home.) It was a charming movie…different from the book, but lovely in its own way.

Napped extensively throughout Saturday.

Finished reading “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.” Started reading “Lighthousekeeping.”

Father’s Day worked out well. Mom bought him the potato ricer and the vegetable slicing mandoline that he asked for. (I shall buy the first aid kit.) Mom baked a cake – I would have challenged her over the right to bake on Father’s Day, but she really seemed to have her heart set on it.

Watched “Closer,” which was slick. And “Lois & Clark,” which wasn’t.

I find myself vaguely insulted by Netflix’s recommendations for me. Admittedly, I’m using them to rent absolute drivel in relative anonymity, but still. “Dial ‘M’ for Murder??” Who wants to see that?

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