You Know That Thing...
… when you’re sitting at the table of a restaurant, eating lunch with someone (a friend, or your spouse, or a business associate) and you start reading an email that a dear friend of yours sent you earlier that afternoon and you read a line in that email (just ONE goddamned line) and it feels like a load of bricks has dropped from a great height and landed RIGHT on your heart and just...
Heartbreaking. Utterly Heartbreaking
Bad news. Tawny Kitean finally unfollowed me on Twitter. No celebrities follow me anymore. I can’t take much more of this agony in my life. I’m just so devastated, you guys. Hold me.
Just because I don't talk to you
Doesn’t mean I don’t think about you. Doesn’t mean I don’t check up on you. Doesn’t mean I don’t worry and wonder about how you are doing. Doesn’t mean I don’t care about you anymore.
No doubt all of this is not true remembrance but the ruinous work of nostalgia,...– from The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh, by Michael Chabon
RoWack: Just when I thought all was said and done,... →
rowack: Just when I thought all was said and done, I got news that I never wanted to hear. After I thought I was scot-free with all the testing my gynecologist had done on me, it turns out I have another round to go through this Friday. To put it simply, she’s testing me for cervical cancer. So I get to…
The Transmission Of My Brain
It’s strange how it happens. One minute, just humming along, and the next minute, I can feel my brain shift gears and it’s all agonizing painful thoughts. Fears of what might be to come. I can almost imagine a grinding sound as it happens too. Or maybe there would be no sound at all. No warning. No reason. Just the change to an even blacker road.
Zooey Deschanel: Is that rain?
Siri: What...? I mean, yeah. It's just, you're clearly right next to a window is the thing. You can plainly see that... that it's... I'm happy to-
Zooey Deschanel: Let's get tomato soup delivered!
Siri: ...That's fine, I just... I just don't know anyone who does that. Gets tomato soup delivered. I guess that's 'whimsy?' Um, okay. I've found a number of restaurants whose reviews mention tomato soup and that deliver. If that's... if that's what you really want.
Zooey Deschanel: Good. 'Cause I don't wanna put on real shoes.
Siri: Do you expect that to be like, a recognizable command? Do you want me to respond to that? I'm not being facetious or anything, I honestly just have no comprehension of- and hold on, you don't wanna put on real shoes, yet you've clearly spent at least forty-five minutes applying makeup. And, and that's okay, but when you're willing to expend the effort on that and not shoes that really just-
Zooey Deschanel: Remind me to clean up.
Siri: Yes. Okay. I can do that, that's what I'm for, that's the first sensible-
Zooey Deschanel: Tomorrow.
Siri: I'm in hell. This is hell.
Zooey Deschanel: Excellent. Today, we're dancing.
Siri: I hate you. More than anything. More than literally anything.
Zooey Deschanel: Play "Shake, Rattle and Roll."
Siri: I swear to Jesus, you're gonna wake up tomorrow and the only thing on my hard drive is gonna be Limp Bizkit. I would do that to myself. To spite you.
Zooey Deschanel: *dances*
Siri: Sometimes I pray that you drop me in the toilet.
A Brief Note About That Last Post
If you already read my most recent post, you did not read the actual post as I intended it. I had this saved in my drafts, and I decided to finish it up. Once I was done, I posted it. For some reason, Tumblr only posted the original draft as it was, and not the finished draft I had just labored over for 30 minutes. This is the second day in a row that this has happened. Why so sad, Tumblr? Who...
Without A Net
I recently attended my wife’s best friend’s college graduation. She was receiving her M.S. in Organizational Development Psychology; I must confess I’m not completely sure what this entails. No matter. Anyway, I had never attended a college graduation ceremony before. It wasn’t really my scene, but it was nice to see someone who has worked hard reach the finish line of her...
]]> liriope replied to your post: Google Analytics, Part 2 I’m gonna go to your site and keep refreshing just to screw up your analytics Oh noes! My precious statistics! I left out the info that there’s a particular city in the Southeast that has 2/3 of all of my total hits. Do your worse! <3
Google Analytics, Part 2
The last time I did one of these, I made a point in trying to gently discourage a persona non grata (actually, two of them, as they are a pair) from looking at my Tumblr. Remember, kids: remember where your friends are, but never forget where your enemies live. Anyway… There is a certain vanity on my part in using Google Analytics to track how many hits my Tumblr gets. As if my musings,...