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Had a dream about die fuhrer, George W Bush, last night. I was trying to convince him that embryonic stem cell research is an important field, and should not be banned. Sheesh. Has my life become this boring? Even my dreams put me to sleep. I mean, they would, if I weren't already. I used to have awesome dreams. Being chased by the chupacabra...
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natington:
That's pretty funny. My dad once had a dream of being on the wisconsin cheese board, which he described similarly.
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My new favourite song is "The Mariner's Revenge Song" by the Decemberists. Widows, orphans, revenge, and angry whales all in one song! Who could ask for more????

So Dick Cheney shot one of his hunting buddies. Show of hands, who is surprised? Dick "Shoot first, ask questions later" Cheney is the last person in the world I would trust with a gun. Not to...
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heresy2007:
That's funny about the names...

I have a little rant in my journal about Dick shooting his buddy.
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So I'm going to be starting yoga teacher training on Saturday. Huzzah! I've only been thinking about this for, what, 3 years? It's about stinkin' time. I'm guessing it's going to be a good solid year before I'm certified. Whatever. I'm in no rush. Just happy to be starting this, finally, not so much concerned about the outcome...
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Okay, so all this week I've been twiddling my thumbs, biting my toenails, falling asleep in mid morning, and wiling away the afternoons perusing the internets, because A) I have no work to do, and B) my supervisors are all on vacation, or have no work to do themselves, so are unable to direct me towards more work. This is the first time in...
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heresy2007:
It's a wierd town,
and the cops are rough.

but were slowly finding it...
marionette:
Wow! First Gormenghast reader I've met! Most people don't stick with the whole trilogy (especially teenages...)
My Mum reads Dark Materials, but it's something I haven't got round to. Leasurely reading seems to have become a thing of the past... At the moment it's Stephen Hawking...
Do you enjoy Ian Banks?

Well, hope stuff goes well for you, maybe you could send me some dreams... I'm running short frown


(Neil Young eh? No wonder you are on the pills!)

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the best
conversations
of my life
have not take place
in boardrooms
or expensive restaurants
they have
been set
against
a backdrop
of nylon tent walls
midnight canoe trips
basement apartments
i have never found companionship
in the frosty detachment
of opulence and splendor
i have never
found happiness
anywhere
but here
heresy2007:
Did you write that poem?

You should be proud of your brother that's really cool he did that when he was all by himself. It shows that he truelly believes what he meant.

I agree with him, silence is consent. But it would have been stupid to throw the first punch if things got violent too, that's just as stupid. Even though the cops were overpowering I think the protesters found the balance and made these dudes aware that they are not welcome. I for one don't think they'll come back!
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There is an episode of the Brady Bunch in which Peter has committed himself to two dates on the same night. On Hallowe'en, no less. So he runs back and forth between kitchen & living room, changing costumes, entertaining both girls, until inevitably he is caught, all to the soundtrack of some horribly misused piece of classical music (1812 overture maybe?)

Beyond being very, very concerned that I am able to recall instantly so much trivia about crappy 70's television, I am also disturbed that I am able to apply the antics of a poorly developed sitcom character as a metaphor for my current state of mind. My work life during the past few months): write code for Project A as fast as my fingers can type and synapses can fire. Receive new, equally super high priority request for Project B, which is related to Project A just enough to be confusing, but not especially helpful; shift gears and now write code even faster for Project B. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Periodically receive phone calls from my supervisor telling me that she knows I have more work than...
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dylan:
I have re-christened my landlords the gaylords.
And it's soooo much fun being woken up stupidly early by a bloke yelling "Ali? Alistair? Have you seen my spanners?" and drilling holes outside my door.
Bah.
heresy2007:
thanks for the birthday wishes. I'll try and have a good day, not much going on, which right now is a good day!!!
wink

What you said made total sense. It really is amazing how removed we have become for daily suffering, and what appears to be the human condition. Most of my art work deals with that idea actually.

I think Chuck's book Fight Club had some good stuff to say about the reality of suffering in America actually.

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So the yoga studio where I usually practice has been closed this week, as the instructors take a well deserved break from their legions of dedicated practioners. This has prompted me to find other forms of entertainment and self edification, such as riding my bike for the first time since last summer. Pedaling maniacally up and down the rail trail, I've been pondering skyrocketing...
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dylan:
No problem biggrin
My other plan was to have bride and groom as Tarzan and Jane, and make the ceremony happen in the middle of the chimp enclosure, on top of the climbing bars.
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Holy Jesus.

I had the first decent, fully ripened tomato from my garden yesterday - an Aunt Ruby's German Green. It was so good I wanted to make sweet love to it down by the river.

I watched that penguin movie a while back - story was very interesting; music pretty ham-fisted, likewise narration. Plus I was in a pissy mood, which may have further cheapened...
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heresy2007:
Was that the March of the Penguins movie? What exactly is it, just a documentary on Penguins?

Yuuuuummmmy I love fresh tomatos. I can't wait till next year so we can have a garden!
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So I made 3 sets of vacation plans for last week, all of which fell apart (serially, not at the same time). I ended up working instead - quite disappointing. The heat and humidity added injury to insult. I decided that the best approach to dealing with the weather was to drink lots of water and otherwise pretend it wasn't a problem, so I hiked...
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Just saw the Pixies in Albany. I sat with baited breath before the show, worrying that they might have lost their pizazz during their rather extended hiatus, but was pleasantly surprised when they took the stage and revealed to the audience that yes, they can indeed still rock. An all acoustic set (yes, including Kim Deal on acoustic bass). It looked liked old animosities between...
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heresy2007:
I saw the pixies a little over a year ago in Eugene. I had the same reluctance as you sound like you did, and was also pleasantly surprised.

Good luck with the funeral, I don't really know what you would say in that sittuation either.

p.s. I looked you up by typing in my new zipcode. I'm new to the area and thought I would drop in and say hey!!!
heresy2007:
Thanks man. I will check out that store. We've been to the farmers market and as of yet we both like it. It is a little small, but whatever. Anyway thanks for the info!!!!!
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The experience of summer -
no air conditioning -
no shoes, no shirt - no service
dense, lugubrious days
and the cool relief of night.
Purple tongue, dirty fingernails, and grass stained knees
from an afternoon spent in the garden
sucking on a grape popsicle...