"Old Crush actually came to a dead
stop and was like, Damn youre looking good. Part
of me inside said, I know and youre missing out on it,
but I just smiled and gave him a hug and told him he looked good
as well since I hadnt seen him since mid-December. Several
other men commented on the weight loss (which as of yesterday morning
bordered on about 43 pounds) and I was feeling like the homecoming
"Through the years I have lived here
the traffic has multiplied, many are killed on the highway because
of speed, people dozing at the wheel, carelessness. Maybe I should
go and get a pilots license? Mmmm... nice thought, much less traffic
up in the air! (and think how fast I could come and go!) ... right,
"It's a beautiful day out...the perfect
weather for cleaning up debris and downed power lines scattered across
the state. After much weather-dude hoohah, we got a bit of lightening,
wind, and horizontal rain. The highlight of the evening was some dipshit
calling into Fox8's station to complain about the Pittsburgh game
being interrupted in the last seconds. Pardon me, dumbfuck...I think
a tornado warning is a wee bit more important that football. If life
is fair, this dink has a tree laying across his double-wide."
Practically since the day we were married a few weeks ago, folks
began asking us, "Does it feel any different being married?"
And each time I laugh to myself as I am reminded of being asked
on every birthday as a child, "So, how does it feel to be a
year older? Do you feel any different?""
"lately there have been some discussions
amongst my friends about my compulsion to always do the right
thing. im aware of my compulsion. heck, i even included it
in my list of 100 things about me. it came up during a conversation
with my brand-new therapist last week, and we had an interesting
discussion about it.
i tried to treat him with as much kindness as i knew how.
i tried very hard to always treat him with dignity. and i tried
really hard to respect the commitment we made to one another.
“what do you mean why?”"
"Make no mistake, my friends! To be
called a ‘Bush-hater’ is an evasive ploy very popular
among Conservatives, these days. It is a concerted effort to shut
down and avoid serious debate on George Bush’s policies and
failed presidency. Why? Because, it is an increasingly difficult,
if not futile position to defend in open and fair political discourse."
"It seems odd to me that in the fall,
the time when the world is drifting off to sleep metaphorically,
people seem to feel the most angst and desire for change. It would
seem to make more sense in spring, the time for growth and renewal.
Is it the change in the leaves and the weather? Is it a sense of
mortality on a very basic level? The trees and plants are dying,
animals hibernating, people cacooning indoors to avoid the cold,
another year coming to an end."
"Droubi's schwarma with Micah for lunch
was a blur. I miss my friends when I'm away on business. I think
I talked so much he couldn't get a word in edgewise. I wish I had
time to play catch-up with everyone before I leave again. While
we were eating lunch, this girl walked up to our table and said,
"Hi Clayton." I turned to realize I had absolutely no
clue this person was... none. She was dressed in a very professional
suit ensemble and was wearing nice framed lenses. She said her name
and mumbled something incoherent before turning and leaving as abruptly
as she arrived. That really bugs me... not that she stopped to say
hello, but that I didn't recognize her."
"The last days of every era have been
chaotic. The demand for new prophecies has skyrocketed. More greater
the chaos more absurd lies will the people be ready to accept as
basis for hope.
In their webs the dream weavers, the prophets, catch men who become
the forerunners of yet another crusade. They are the men who are
remembered as 'heroes'."
"google is our friend
i should never have said anything about "marriedbutlonely".
i've been Googled 16 times so far today. good lord, people! you
think cheating is going to make you happy? talk to your spouse or
get a divorce already. freaks."
"When I was a little girl I loved playing
"School." I always had to be the teacher and I was always
on the lookout for students. I taught the little girl next door
how to read. It was just showing her the letters, teaching her how
to put them together and say them out loud. Her parents came over
one night and told me that they had been told by school psychologists
that their daughter would never learn how to read...that she was
learning disabled and reading was something she just couldn't grasp."
"One of my pet peeves is the comment,
often heard in Sunday School, that "the Lord has not asked
us to live the law of consecration." Those who have been to
the temple should know better. The more pressing question for me
is how to implement this relatively simple law. This seems to be
the current topic of conversation under the Material Prosperity
thread below, which, like the Eveready Bunny, just keeps on going.
In this post, I want to propose a practical way of thinking about
"HEY LOOK! WE FOUND A NUKE!!
Unfortunately, the nuke we found was a bit to the east of Baghdad...it's
in the other rogue state, North Korea. We are making nice with North
Korea, remember? So, when we find hard core evidence of nukes in
North Korea (like, say, the government of North Korea says they
will "resume operating nuclear facilities" we will...ah...er...call
But we still have no hard core evidence of nukes in Baghdad or anywhere
else in Iraq. Or any evidence that Iraq is currently developing
nukes. How about some consistency here?"
"I watched as a very frail man walked
by me. He was beige. His shirt was beige, his shorts were beige.
He had on beige shoes, and little beige ankle socks. I figured his
age would be somewhere in the 80's. I chuckled to myself. Gosh,
what an outfit. He's all one color. Ha.Ha.
Then, my conscience bitchslapped me. She yelled inside my brain,
and made me sit upright. How dare I laugh at this man who probably
fought in WWII for my freedom. The freedom to drive a car in any
color or brand. To live in a free country.
And, the freedom to vote."
"I hope I just took the cellophane off
my last packet of fags. When this pack is finished I won't be buying
any more. There's a saying that "Giving up smoking is easy,
I've done it hundreds of times" and that's certainly true for
me. I'd like to make this time the last time I give it up!"
"This is where the trouble comes in.
Now that I'm all sorted and acting responsibly, about the only vice
I have is DVDs, can never pass them up. It's looking like I may
have to restrain myself for a while, I managed to get my overdraft
down a little, but it's occurred to me that despite a lot going
into my account, between petrol for the car (expensive!), phone
bills (thankfully not expensive) and my DVDs, it never budges...quite
"There is a widely shared perception
in the Turkish media that PM Erdogan and his ruling AKP are really
not a continuation of Necmettin Erbakan's Islamist Welfare or Virtue
Parties and that they are sincere in their support of the secular
republic and the Constitutional regime. Mr. Erdogan, who is an ardent
supporter of Turkey's EU membership, has confirmed the point in
"Anyway, back to Harry Potter. Good
flick. Lil' Harry's all mine in about 10 years, provided he's into
that whole older woman thing. I kinda felt like they might have
exploited the fact that Ron Weasley seemed to be going through puberty
during the filming of the movie, but it worked for Peter Brady,