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It's still just once a year, isn't it?

Oh, Hi!  Long time, no hear!  How are ya'??

Watched Groundhog Day tonight--great movie!  So many great lines in it.  It's actually becoming a tradition to watch it each year now, at least for ussens....

My work friend is going in for a colonoscopy tomorrow.  So far, the email reports I've gotten make it sound like the gick you have to drink isn't REAL bad....."Heavy salt water," were the words used to describe it........hang in there, B.!  Over before you know it!

I hope I can remain as positive for me own......*heh!*

Anyway, not too much to report from this side.  Hoped to work on lyrics and maybe do some recording tonight but the movie got in the way. The Kid's got some school stuff going on tomorrow night so perhaps then.  Been singing along to the backing track on my way to and from work; ironing out the kinks in the refrain.....it's coming along, sloooooowly......

Getting nuked at work.......thanks, SMO!

Had spaghetti from Spaghetti Sunday a couple weeks ago..... aoi, after it's in the freeze for a week or two, those flavors get SO intense....fantastic if I say so myself!  Thanks Anthony for the great recipe!  (See link at the top of the page.)

Scored some goodies for The Kid's birthday (coming up next month) at ThinkGeek.com and, shhhhh, got her a couple PERSONALIZED bottles of Heinz Ketchup, which I know she'll think is funny.  *smiles!*  Man, she's a ketchup junkie, especially when it comes to grilled burgs.....just swimmin' in it......Ah, I have to remember to check the Bounding Main site and see what goodies she might enjoy.....

Why can I speak so freely about this?  I think there's only two people I know (one only slightly more than the other) who read this page and neither one of them know The Goils.  The statistics page sez there's more readers, in and out, but it doesn't appear to be anyone I know.  Hmmm....who would have interest in such incoherent ramblings??  Strange.....

Anyway....wrapping it up tonight--another busy day at work tomorrow for me......

Have a loverly evening and an excellent tomorrow!

Cheers, B., hang in there!  I'll take you to the VT for a tapper so you can give me the gory details!

--Jaxon
Current Location:
This most pleasant porch...
Current Mood:
weird weird
Current Music:
Just lil ol' bulky ol' me....
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Like, what was the deal with Pink's little acrobatic routine at the Grammy's last night?  I tried but I can't even begin to describe it without becoming inordinately graphic about various bodily fluids.  Dressed in a scanty outfit, she was spinning around on some bunting about, oh, 20 feet in the air, while liquid of some nature flew off her body, well, like a fire sprinkler.  I mean, she, it looked like, it coulda been.....never mind....

Oh, sorry, where are my manners?  Hi!  How are you today?

Watched the Grammy's last night.  Anyone who knows me well knows that I don't really care for Michael Jackson.  I know, that's blasphemy, right?  The guy was a real WEIRDO and I seriously doubt I could be convinced otherwise.  I mean, just look at what he did to his face, for starters.......*shudders!*  (And, just as a disclaimer, let me say that I don't think it's HIS FAULT he turned out the way he did.  I don't think he had anyone to say "What the fuck are you doing???" to him on a regular basis, which makes the story even sadder.)  ANYWAY, because I hold him somewhat in disdain, it causes inner turmoil to me when I hear YET ANOTHER FANTASTIC SONG from him.  I didn't catch the title of it last night but the song and the incredible, home-run performance by Mary J. Blige, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Mr. Smokey Robinson (how great to see him!!) oh, and the other fellow, damn, whose name is slipping me here, were absolute show stoppers.  I actually applauded at the TV.  I'm still amazed by it....if that version comes out on iTunes, I'm first in line to get it....if you missed, I'm sorry!

I had someone at work tell me that Taylor Swift sang flat in her duet with Stevie Nicks.  MAN, she's like TWENTY, had just won a couple GRAMMY'S, and was performing with one of her IDOLS......I think we can all excuse a little flatness there..... who knows, maybe her earpiece monitor wasn't working....

The Black-Eyed Peas were hilarious (but tight as always)--ever the delight to see.  There was some "hip hop" performance that I found to be simply appalling!   I think one of the rappers was Eminemenemenmen......and I caught that it was the drummer from Blink 182 but regardless, what trash!  I appreciate the "improvisation" (if there was any) but--dig this--I thought our TV SIGNAL WAS DROPPING OUT but it was because OF ALL THE SWEARING!  Now, as you know, I've got the mouth (disposition and body shape) of a stevedore and am not offended by swearing but THIS was ridiculous!  This is poetry?  We've arrived here from works like Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" to garbage like THIS??  What was actually quite amusing was when I MUTED the sound after 2 or 3 minutes and the closed-captioning came on.  ".....stay away from me or I'll (NO AUDIO) you up and take a chance-a dance-a I'll (NO AUDIO) all the (NO AUDIO) around the block!  (NO AUDIO)  Ungh!"  *heh!*

Oh, and I've always known Les Paul could play guitar like some somnabitch but it was great seeing yet another clip of him having at it.....man, alive.....

Uh-oh.....it's RESOLUTION TIME!!!!  Time to see how ol' Jaxon's doing with his New Year's Resolutions.....

Cut down on the drinking:  Very good!
Not eat so much; don't snack:  Aungh, I get a "So-so" on that one.
Be more social and open:  I'll give myself a "Good plus."  A "Good and a Half." *laughs!*
Smoking:  Fantastic!  I'm smoking a LOT!!  (What?  Say it again.  Really?  REALLY?  You kidding me?  Aw, shit, c'mon, really?? *sighs* Oh, man....)   Yeah, so, well, turns out the resolution was not worded  very clearly, it's supposed to be about NOT smoking, not to SMOKE MORE, so let me revamp and retry here.....

Actually, I've been topping out at 3-4 smokes a day recently, which isn't bad but isn't the QUIT state I'm striving for either.  As a coincidence, this morning while I was out having a smoke break at work and contemplating this very part of the blog, one of our social workers drove by, pulled to a halt by me, rolled down his window and said "You know, I used to stand in that same exact spot and smoke.  Quitting was the best thing I've ever done for my health."  (Cue Twilight Zone riff.)  I told him I was working on it.....too surprised to come up with any Smart Alec response....

Health:  had the check-up; need to have the blood drawn again to make sure nothing funkay's going on with my cholesterol/sugar levels.  And, of course, have the Big Event coming up next week.....yoiks!  I grade myself an "Above Average" for that score.  Maybe I should make that a higher grade: at least I don't have whatever malady Pink suffered from last night.....*smiles!*

Writing/Art Work/Music:  Give myself a "Not bad, could always do more."

So, it's a start; just gotta keep things moving in the right direction, eh?   Anyway, gotta get up early tomorrow if it's going to be a snowy commute....

Prayers, love and best wishes to J. for a successful operation; same to L., who's a great Mother and will be again.  I'll miss ya', babe and if our paths never cross again, I'll always remember you fondly for all you gave to me.....

Okay, kiddo, that's a wrap--time for bed.....

oxoxo

--Jaxon

Current Location:
Back to the Back...
Current Mood:
happy happy
Current Music:
The Sounds of Snowplows....
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I forgot--the Grammys are on tonight!  No sitting in front of the fire for me tonight........it's getting to be a yearly tradition to watch 'em with The Kid.......I wonder if I'll recognize ANYONE besides the Black-Eyed Peas?  I guess I know who Beyonce and Lady Gaga ARE but I don't think I've ever heard either one of them sing.  They do sing, right?  For all I know, Lady Gaga could be a trombonist....

Cheers to ya', the white wine for the chicken marengo is riiiiight tasty.....


--Jaxon


Current Location:
the auxilliary porch: the Kitchen...
Current Mood:
Happy!
Current Music:
bit of everything off the iTunes playlist on shuffle....
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Shut up!  I was not thinking about you!

Oh, hello!

Didn't feel too bad today after all my recreational intoxicants last night!  Just tired......SOOO, It was Nap Day today!  Man, I must've snoozed for a total of 2 hours on and off today.....both times while "reading" the newspaper....what a lazy sumnabitch....

Man, I felt soooo good tonight.  You know, when we had the porch built on, we had the guy put in a fireplace.  I figured we'd use it but I had no idea we'd use it so often.  After being in an office all week that has a temp of around 61, it's felt sooo fantastic to sit in front of the fire tonight and last night.  We've got a couch pulled right up in front of it so all three of us can sit there with our feet on the hearth, books/projects in our laps.  *AACHOOOO!*  Pardon me....*ACHOO!*....heavens!......hang on, let me get a tissue.......sheesh! 

More and more lyrics tonight;  time to work on the easier verses now.  I'm champing at the bit to do some recording but we're going to a choir concert of one of The Kid's pals later today and then NinjaChef is dusting off his cookbook to see if he remembers how to make Chicken Marengo (and a batch of stroganoff for me and Kato).  Yep--cooking all afternoon and lovin' it!  Bring the laptop in the kitchen and put iTunes on shuffle.  Wheeee!!  Put a dent in the white wine......... Probably end up in front of the fire again tomorrow night! *smiles!*  That's okay--more lyric writing then, right?

Got an idea, while staring into the fire, for a short story for next month's project....hopefully it will flesh out okay.

Speaking of which, Sunny has this bad habit of wanting to "share" enjoyable moments, like staring into the fire.  We'll be sitting on the couch in front of the fire, just staring into the flames of infinity, eyes comfortably focused, wonderfully content to be lost in our thoughts, when she'll turn to look at me, which I can see in my peripheral vision and she'll stare at me while I'm staring at the fire.  When I finally turn to meet her gaze, she'll say something like "Isn't this nice?"  Well, it WAS nice until you yanked me outta my trance-like state.  Same deal when we're looking at a sunset or stars or anything fascinating and dream worthy in a silent appreciation sorta way......Yeah, c'mon, it's different when I'm wrecked and want to read funny items from the Dodge County Pioneer to her while she's deep in a novel, COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! *heh!*  Yeah, well......at least I have more of an excuse even if I'm just as guilty I suppose....

I've got some Abbey Road Studio Plug-in demos ready for download that I hope to work with later this week with some mixing.  I've heard they can do magical things to the "space" in your recording.....can't wait to play with those, though I doubt the "Brilliance" knob will have any effect on the intelligence level of my compositions....

Gotta do up the bills tomorrow at some point, too.......bleaaah......

Auggh!  Lord love a duck!  It's almost 2:00....tomorrow's gonna come early so I better get at least a little sleep...*smiles!*  Or...maybe I should just slap on a Cuzner show and stay up all night?????  Not as much fun when you don't have a pair of eyes to stare into, where the question "Isn't this nice?" never gets asked but always gets answered with a soft, lingering kiss......

Ahhhhh.....

--J

Current Location:
The Pooch! Errrr, I mean, The Porch!
Current Mood:
Mellow as candlelight...
Current Music:
Just me and the songbirds that your smile puts in my heart....
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Oh, good heavens, hello!  Wow......

A fertile night to say the least.  Lots of lyrics tonight.  This morning, in the shower, completely outta the blue, words came to me that opened up the refrain lyrics.  Certainly more work needs to be done on them but I'm amassing a nice "choice" to select from...

Okay, when you used to drink beer by the gallon--with shots of whiskey--and your body's developed a tolerance, it's easy to consume a lot without feeling the impact too much.  I've had several Heinekens and a few shots of rotgut this evening, along with some other potent goods and I'm feeling like I'm about to come loose at the moorings....how'd I ever use to consume so much???

It felt good to sit in front of the fire this evening and it felt even better to get some refrain lyrics written.  Can't wait to see them tomorrow morning.  "Gwippy, spleh freeba blibble; plobba blih blobble glibble....."   Yep--sounds like my style all right.

I actually can feel a hang-over starting already.........yick.......

It's so very time to go to bed............

--Jaxon
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I used to have a maroon GrandAm named "Rusty" and a big, white buick named "Norton."  The Ridgeline's called The Blue Whale and really doesn't have a formal name as such.....

Oh, hello!  Didn't hear you come in!  How's it going today?

Lots of free time on our hands, what?  But, hopefully you feel as I do that it's been time well spent.....

So, the joint was filled with cranks tonight.  I'm not sure if it's the full moon coming or what but Sunny was being naggy with Kato, who practically rolled her eyes out of their sockets, with more complaints from everyone when The Office was a repeat, and then later while I'm playing Steely Dan on the piano and singing along (while juggling two live coots and a pineapple, impressive, eh?), which I suppose is enough to make anyone (except me) crabby, Sunny starts kvetching at Kato some more while I'm in the middle of Any Major Dude and THEN I got pissy and didn't want to play anymore......a house full of sulky, annoyed people tonight!  I mean, I came home feeling so happy.....

Let's see, my co-worker, for whom I've been filling in, has returned, Thank God.  I'm still helping him out while he gets caught up on his "other work."  I'm a little behind on some supply orders but I've got all day tomorrow.  Definitely glad tomorrow's Friday!

Thanks, Juli, for the risotto recipe--sounds fabulous!  Can't wait to give it a whirl.....instead of champagne, could I use some nasty, cheap whiskey?? *laughs!*  Gives it that "outdoorsy flavor!" *laughs!*  Just kidding--can't wait to try it out!  Thanks, again!

The sump pump hose froze up again (Wow!  There's my lyrics right there!!)........had to bail out the cistern in the basement.  This is the second time I've had to do this, this year.  The odd weather (a good rain, followed by sub zero temps) is what's behind it.  What happens, though, is the pipe outside gets frozen so no water can escape so the pump just keeps running and running and running until I notice an odd drone in the background.  The pump makes the water HOT when it just keeps churning it non-stop.  So, both times I've had to bail, I've been down in the basement, easily 5-10 degrees cooler than the upstairs, which is usually pretty cool to start with, on my hands and knees on the bare concrete, sticking my hands into water that is probably around 100 degrees or so--steaming hot--bailing with a pickle jar, the biggest thing I could find that would still fit between the pump and the cistern wall.  I mean, it only takes about 10 minutes or so but still, I've never heard of anyone else having this problem......although our house is in a swampy area.....

I got the dreaded colonoscopy instructions in the mail.  I have to drink something called, well, let me put it like this: the COMPUTER PROGRAM printed out the name of this stuff "Golytely," which I thought sounded like "Golly Telly," until I saw the next page, which was not generated from the same program, and realized the name is "Go Lytely."  Eeeewwww *laughing!*  I mean, really....

C. and I were talking today about those rare and magical times when it seems as though the world has conspired to place you in a setting where a song starts playing and the lyrics seem to be delivering a message meant exclusively for you, as pertains to your emotions and state of mind.  Where you think "Oh, man, that's IT; you dig it, you been there...."  It's hard not to feel that such moments are beyond coincidence and some benevolent, magical force--God, Angels, Saints, Good Spirits, The Karmic Wheel, SOMETHING--is telling us "Everything's going to be all right."  Okay, I'm a romantic and believe in these things....

I guess that's it for now---time to listen to the news on the AM radio and then off to bed......

Good night!

--Jaxon

P.S. Oh, and cheers to J.D. Salinger........passed away yesterday......I know his famous books but didn't he write something called Tall Tales and Heroes?  Maybe I'm thinking of someone else....
Current Location:
The P-p-p-p-porch!!! Man, it's cold out here....
Current Mood:
Feeling deliriously happy....
Current Music:
Elton John--Your Song; so touching....ahhhh...
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Arrrrrgh!!  My guess is that I'm setting my standards too high......

Oh, hiya!  How great to see you!

I'm trying to fit lyrics into a rhythmically-challenging phrase but each time they either come out too trite sounding, too "wordy," or, we just go to the movies and I don't work on them at all *smiles!*.......it's really driving me crazy......

What I'm hoping to do is try some improv over the backing and see if I can let loose my creativity--"Be the ball, Danny"--and find just the right  melody/line to set things into motion.  I can just feel it.......it's like this close (holding index finger and thumb just a squinch apart) from all falling into place....

Let' see--what else?  Was simply exhausted at work today--really damn busy filling in for a co-worker--and so, I'm headed off to bed earlier than usual....at least before I fall down.....

Hey, Juli, could some of this stuff be weather related?  It really has been cold and damp lately....might be exacerbating things?  Isn't ibuprofen tough on the ol' tum?

Anyway.....night, chy'all.....

--J
Current Location:
The Porch....FLOOR!
Current Mood:
Zzznoorrk...
Current Music:
Andy Williams--Can't Get Used to Losing You
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Howdy!  I see you!

Me and da wimmen folk went to see Avatar this afternoon.  In case we're not the last people on the planet to see it, and you're wondering if it's worth it to see in the theater or if you should just wait until the DVD comes out: See it on the big screen and in 3-D if you can.  While the story line is a bit on the predictable side, the visuals are quite stunning, especially on a big screen.  (In fact, the first few minutes have some aerial shots with swooping around and I actually found myself feeling nauseous; that's how realistic...)  Go see it!  (Go see it, it'll make you throw up! *laughs!*)

The Kid and I had a nice moment during the movie: there's a line from 30 Rock we like to toss around, "Do not look him in the eye!"  A very similar line comes up in the movie and when it did, we looked at each other with a big smile, knowing exactly the joke in mind....

Heated up some frozen spaghetti sauce from Spaghetti Sunday.  Man, you let that stuff "rest" for a week or so (hell, even overnight helps it tremendously), the flavor becomes so mellow and delicious.....Mmmm!

Then the evening in front of the fire.  Ahhhhh.....listening to tunes and now, in the last couple hours, listening to old timey radio...nice cold Capital Amber and some Cheese Nips (a rather ballsy name for a snackfood, no matter how you slice it.)  I earned the beer and snacks--I've been good all week!

Something occured to me tonight while listening to Fibber McGee and Company (different from Fibber McGee and Molly, inasmuch the actress who portrayed  "Molly" was away for about 6 months because of a drinking problem....)  Now, I've studied quite a bit of comedy but I've never "gotten" Fibber McGee and Molly.  The skeleton of the show seems to be taking a fairly weak plot and then attaching the worst possible jokes that even remotely have anything to do with the plot.  I mean, completely cornball humor with fearfully contrived set-ups.  Humor that makes Hee-Haw seem sophisticated.....

And then tonight I got it.  It's fuckin' SUPPOSED TO BE REALLY BAD.  The humor is in HOW BAD THE HUMOR IS!  I was taking the show at face value, assuming that, like other shows of the time, the writers were trying to make me laugh at how funny their material is.  What this show did is take all the jokes nobody else would ever dare to use because they're so bad and then line them up one after another in a grotesque parade of completely unpardonable attempts at being funny!  Yeah, Jaxon, not fuckin' sophisticated at all, eh, mate?  Seeing (or rather, hearing) the show from this vantage point makes it hilarious to me.  Even Fibber makes jibes about the material, which I've always attributed to him just trying to be "clever."  I have a whole new respect....

Let's see...what's going on tomorrow/later today.......grilling steaks (with a whiskey peppercorn sauce...Mmmm!).....working more on lyrics.....mebbe doing some recording......

Check this poem out.  Hot stuff, eh???


there's a limitless ocean

of kindness and love

in your eyes

that I would gladly sail

with nothing more than

your kisses for food and

your voice for song.

guided by the fair winds

of your smile

and the due North

of your good nature,

I'd throw myself down

on the soft, warm beach

of your heart,

breathless,

and hugging the sand,

crying tears of happy exile

to be perfectly stranded

in the warm embrace of your lee shores.

 

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Isn't that pretty??

Anyway, time to hit the hay.....

nighters~

--Jaxon

 

Current Location:
The Porch, eh, where else??
Current Mood:
happy A-OK....
Current Music:
Old Timey Radio jabbering in one ear.....
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Isn't that what the Peanut's characters say when they're overflowing with frustration??




Warning: This is a buncha rambling...might want to just saaaave your time and move along to someone else's certainly more-coherent, if not more-interesting entries.....plus, there's lots of swearing....jeez, it's like a surly stevedore commandeered the keyboard.....



Hello!  How the hell  are ya'?

I hope you had a good evening after another loverly day at work.  I'm still filling in for a pal of mine--pullin' double duty--and it's keeping me WAY too busy.....wait a minute, it's work.  I'm supposed to be busy!  Well, not this busy....too busy!  Biz-biz-bizzy....biz-zay!

My friend at work who has the brain tumor has learned that it is "inoperable."  Not necessarily fatal, mind you, just located in a spot in the middle where it cannot be removed.  When I spoke with her this morning, I tried my absolute damnedest to keep positive and tell her to keep positive results in mind and take things one step at a time and, shit, I started crying, because she's so very nice and life--not just the brain tumor, but other crap, too--is treating her just awful right now.  It's just so completely shitty, through and through......then I felt bad for tears leaking out because I think she looks to me for the lighter side and the upbeat....and her comedian is wiping his eyes and sniffling......fucking hell anyway....

It probably wouldn't be so bad if I weren't also TIRED.  Now, this is my own fault, clearly.  Recall the other entry where I mentioned that I would NOT load music tracks into my mixer software late in the evening?  Here's why:  I worked on the tune last night--at least arranging what music I have--and started at 8......finally coming up for air around 12:30 when my eyeballs were ready to fall outta their sockets and my ears were permanently flattened against my head from the headphones.  Plus, mixing gets me all juiced-up so SLEEP was outta the question for about an hour.  I had NO IDEA it was that late until I glanced at the clock but there's just NO STOPPING me when I'm mixing music.....and it's never perfect the first time through (or the second time or the third time.........or the fourth time, the fifth time, the sixth time.....and on and on.....), so I try all different permutations of effects and e/q and reverb and editing bad notes and eliminating parts and doubling parts and on and on.....it's frustrating, difficult, seldom completely satisfactory and I JUST FUCKING LOVE DOING IT!  (And, no, this is not an ad for hire--"modern" musicians would not appreciate my sneering disdain for heavy compression and ear-splitting limiting....)

So, tonight, I'm just letting what I've mixed "settle" a bit in my brain pan before doing more.  The melody for the middle section is playing hide and seek with me and I already know that I need to take out some effects on the guitar and possibly rerecord a section of bass that, while it sounds OKAY, doesn't sound, uh, you know, errrrr......PERFECT.

Lyrics?  Who needs lyrics, right?  Actually, I'm taking my time (no shit, it's been a year, Hammerstein!) to make sure I've got some winning lines....the melody/lyrics for the middle part have been really, REALLY difficult.......I need an afternoon to just record a bunch of takes to see if I can get a strong melody in place.....
 
I think that's why I love writing.  It's VERY SIMILAR to music composition but without the technical pot-holes.  I don't have to worry if my verbs sound muddy or the adjectives are coming out a bit shrill or you can't hear a fucking pronoun to save your life because the out-of-tune harmonies are drowning them out....

You ever wonder WHY your CDs at home sound FANTASTIC on ANY DEVICE you play them on?  It's because some extremely talented people spend WEEKS mixing and mastering recordings and I've gotta tell you, until you've tried doing this, you have NO IDEA how difficult it is to produce a recording that just doesn't sound good on your mixing console but sounds good on earbuds, boomboxes, car stereos and home theater equipment.  You'd think it wouldn't matter--a recording's a recording, right?--but different playback devices treat home recordings like fookin' hell...

I'm told that the secret is to mix down on crummy speakers, the theory being that if the song sounds good on a LOUSY speaker, it can only sound GERAT, or even GREAT on "regular" speakers.....haven't really tried it out yet....all I know is that I'm slowly getting better at it and my songs are starting to sound a ltitle less like they were recorded in a phonebooth with a shower running inside of it....

Ah, tomorrow's THURSDAY, right? HA!  Last week was a debacle in keeping track of the days of the week.  THIS week has been the opposite: Today felt like WEDNESDAY!  Ahhhh, the weekend is nie!

Blood draw results were good, mostly.....high in triglycerides and sugar.....knew I shouldn't have had those French doughnuts at 4:00 a.m. before the test.....but....but....but......they were calling my name!!  HOW COULD I RESIST???  Actually, not sure what caused the elevation in those two but the doc wants a RETEST done to make sure nothing weird's going on......

What else is going on?  Sunny's nephew (well, I guess my nephew, too, by proxy) is under a fucking SUICIDE WATCH until his new meds "kick in."  The poor guy's married to a shrew who's sucking him dry (not in the fun way), has a crappy job with crappy people, and twin daughters, one of whom has a major learning disability.  The wife is threatening to whisk the kids to her parents's house several hundred miles away if he divorces her and he just feels like he's bent-over fucked no matter what he does.......so he's been prescribed MORE PILLS instead of addressing any of his problems......it is really sad.....he was never taught the art of making Smart/Tough Decisions by ANYONE and Sunny, worried to death about him, is afraid to talk to him because she doesn't want to interfere because, you see, it's all a big secret that he has problems!  Which is why everyone in the family knows about it.......

Dogs don't have problems like this........I'm just sayin'.....

Even C. was havin' a day today.....but even on a bad day, she's winsome.  Unbelievable!

And The Office tonight was a clip show.......booooo!!!  Cheaters!!!  (Well, not that they weren't funny clips but still.......)

Anyway, it's officially POETS Day now, which stands for.Piss On Everything Tomorrow's Saturday!  Though if you do, you clean it up.....

That's all I know in a hat......

Cheers~

--J

 

Current Location:
Where else? Zee Porch....
Current Mood:
Tired....
Current Music:
Music? Nope, letting my subconscious work on composition...
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Ah, a classic quote from Benny and June.  The Kid got turned onto that movie over the weekend and thinks it's terrific!  In fact, we watched it  twice and now own a copy of it.....I love that quote at the top!  I know so many people--including myself--to whom that could apply.....excellent!

I mean, Greetings, Earthling~

Spaghetti Sunday was a booming success.  I've gotten to the point with the recipe that I'm comfortable with my own measurements (Yes, dear reader, you may put your very own joke RIGHT HERE!)   Gave some away and froze the rest.  It gets better after a week or two in the freezer; I think it becomes a bit more concentrated.....so, NinjaChef hit the sack around 2:30, after getting my ass kicked in Beatles' Monopoly, then sitting in front of the fire, drinking wine and listening to tunes, and then watching a movie (The Full Monty--hilarious!) after the ladies went to bed  and then got up around 6:45 to go have.....A CHOLESTEROL DRAW performed!  HA!  I am SO  hilarious sometimes.....

Dr. D.:  Good Lord, man!  When we drew your blood, BUTTER CAME OUT!

So, I've been running on about 14 hours sleep in the last three days....feeling a bit (make flying saucer sound here) around the edges....

Incredibly enough, I managed to stay awake long enough for an eye exam (busted me goggles last week) and drop a LOAD for some new glasses.....I CAN SEE, I CAN SEE!!!   The doctor there suggested bifocals but I'm still hanging onto single vision lenses--taking 'em off for close-up work.  When I REALLY can't see something, I have The Kid come and help me.  When she and I BOTH can't see it, then I get out the magnifiers.....talk about disorienting (not to mention a nearly instant headache!)

Worked on a bit of music/lyrics and just got done d/l'ing two separate sets of tracks for an initial mix to set lyrics to.  In fact, I'm gonna go load them into the mixing computer before I go to bed.  Wait.  No, I'm not.  If I do that tonight, I'll end up mixing 'em....or wanting to.  I'm completely at the mercy of some OCD when it comes to mixing music.  If I started doing that right now, I can guarantee that I wouldn't be to bed until 3 or 4.....easily.........I really need to get some sleep.....remember the Resolution: More Sleep!

Speaking of resolutions--quickly now--the drinking's been sparse and, could it be, really?, that my Winnie-The-Pooh figure has gotten just slightly thinner???  When I got out of the shower today, it took only two people to dry me off!  And, one of these days, I'll be able to see my, uh, feet again, when I look down.....I hope!

I've been relatively good about smoking.  Now, if I could only become relatively good about not smoking.  I think that's the trick, eh?

All right---off to bed!

And, good grief, tomorrow's TUESDAY.  Oh, man, as though last week wasn't fouled-up enough with my dirunal misidentifications....

Cheers, then~

--J 

P.S.  I think I amazed The Kid when I finally figured out the fookin' impossible Cryptoquote today......
Current Location:
Back to the Back Porch
Current Mood:
drained drained
Current Music:
Just l'il ol' me....aw, shucks!
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