Thursday, October 25, 2007
This is my response to the photo friday challenge of "the city." I realize that it would be more appropriate for "the town," or "this particular town," but here it is in all its touched-up splendor. Around the corner the birds were perched tail out, waiting for the townspeople to try and pass unscathed. The one here was showing a little mercy, or maybe just playing sentry.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I went out the other day looking for pictures of real life, and I really couldn't find anything that was all that real, except for maybe reality. I mean, really. I decided that sometimes real life means having to cheat a little. So here it is, real life as I imagine it.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Someone has asked me to use the letters of my middle name to list facts about myself. To which I replied, "damn it." But having given it a little more thought, it follows forthwith. In the photo, by the way, Hypocrisy and Vanity refer to my dogs' middle names.
Morning. There is a quote from Thoreau - "morning is when I am awake and there is a dawn within me" - which I wish to amend with "following a period to include at least one entire cup of coffee and a whole host of bodily functions."
Acrostics. This listing with the letters of a word is acrostics. I once wrote a very bad seminar paper in acrostics, and had the good fortune (or was it knowledge) to take a professor who didn't read these papers.
Tull. I've recently been getting back in touch with my progressive/folk rock roots thanks in part to youtube.
Tonsils. Still got 'em.
Haberdasher. I've often thought that if I ever opened a retail business, it should trade in something I can use.
Epicurean. The more I've read about Epicurus the more I think I must be one too. Plus, I've had some coffee called the "epicurean blend" - see "morning" above.
Wiggly. I keep getting distracted by this dog under my feet. Shame on you Wiggly Vanity!
I believe I've covered it, but I'm sure someone will let me know if I've skipped a letter.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
It's not paranoia if you're actually being watched. I discovered a couple of spies recently, and though they live on opposite sides of the house I was tempted to introduce them to each other. But I've left them alone thinking they can't possibly be very interested in me.