Tuesday, July 31, 2007

calendar hell

is this funny, or what?

i'd really rather NOT see inside, but i kinda hope mr. october is dracula. Read more!

Monday, July 30, 2007

dear nance and deb,

thank you so much for the visit. we talked about it tonight.
though it took a while for mary anne to remember, to remember(sic)
when she did remember, it made her smile.

right now she remembers deb sitting next to her at the computer.
if y'all send a photo, i will frame and label it.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

and then again...

sometimes irony makes me wanta puke. Read more!

Monday, July 23, 2007

let's see...who can i offend now?

sometimes a little adolescent humor just seems in order.
hey, it could be worse. i could whine some more about stuff, or brag about my kids, or lay more progressive political opinions on you, or ask you to read depressing crap like this.
or this.

or maybe i could become an axe murderer...
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Saturday, July 21, 2007

i enjoy irony. a lot.

with all the hubbub surrounding the new harry potter book, even my mom was asking about it.


a.) i took her one of the books today.
no matter that she'd already tried to read the exact same book about a year ago... she doesn't remember that, but she feels somewhat connected to the outside world with it in her possession, i think.

b.) i took her to see a potter movie tonight!
MS. POTTER is about beatrix potter, not harry.

c.) we laughed about the irony.

d.) here are a couple of pics for your amusement:

beatrix potter's peter rabbit with his carrot stick wands...

and daniel radcliffe (aka, harry potter) in the play, equus, with his "wand."

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Friday, July 20, 2007

just got some bad news.

maybe i'll write about it later. maybe not.
the good news is, i have a plan.

-all they care about is $$.
-i have something i don't want that's worth some $$.
-i call it a damn good trade.
-i love you, sister.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

not a harry potter spoiler.

what do
a comic, an ex punk rocker, an ex baptist minister and a female activist have in common?

well, for one thing, they all have balls. [or cojonas, if that were a word, and it should be.]
i hope you'll take a few minutes to watch the videos.

congress is a hoard of pussies [or cowardly assholes if you prefer]. and a horde of pussies, too.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

bar-b-chew, anyone?

(click on image to enlarge.)

H/CH H/CH H/CH H/CH H/CH Read more!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

this sure is a weird page. no, not mine. this one.
(thanks orange.)

and speaking of ffuts sdrawkcab, this is an awfully cool video...

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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

american flag shirts and fireworks

as i said, i've been stayin at mom's all week. only coming home for a few minutes here and there while she eats or whatever. 1st thing i do is check various emails and blogs for signs of life.
[my pathetic electronic life, that is.]
2 minutes later, i'm like, "well, i guess i can go back now. nothing to distract me here."


how was your 4th of july?
mine was so exciting i can hardly contain myself.

at 2:15 we started on our way to the dining hall.
and there was great anticipation.

2:20: yep, still walkin'...

2:25: are we there yet?

we did finally make it there and let me tell you, folks. the party began at at 2:30 sharp.
and it was Rockin'!

the pictures are blurry, but surely you get the gist.
we said the pledge of allegiance, which i know you all know i'm a big fan of.

we ate red white and blue Popsicles...

(after the 1st bite, the red part was gone. no lickin' here if you still have teeth.)

mom bitin' the red:

the music was actually good even though it was an imitation karaoke/synthesizer/electric keyboard/one man band guy.

he 4th-of-july-ed us in nonstop fashion with a whole bunch of Sinatra, Duke Ellington and big band stuff. Even a real toe tapper of a Fats Domino number. (blue heaven)

and of course the corny "i am a flag" poem. but even that was recited with ray charles' version of 'America' as a kind of backdrop music. (ok, maybe a few people left at that point, but i liked it. i've never had a problem with negro music, but...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!)

oh, & there were a boatload of flag songs. you know, all the regular patriotic God Bless Americas and Yankee Doodle Dandies.
most of those were 'sposed to be sing-a-longs (that dynamic was both sweet and sad), but the the real crowd favorite, no holds barred, was...
"Has Anybody Seen My Gal."

your heart woulda soared had you been there to feel the response to that one.

i made a few 20-second videos with my cheesy phone camera that came out way too dark to see, but the sound is ok. my favorite is a video i took of toes, hands and heads bobbing to the beat. i really wish i could share them with you. one even has my mom's hands a-tapping out of time. the spiffy old dude in the fedora is the genuine article. and the rest are all somewhere in between.

good stuff. it was a good time. a good time was had by all. even reluctant me.

oh, & did i mention there were lots of flag shirts and lots of red, white and blue, and that Fred was there? (fred's my favorite. he wheels in in his go-cart and is a presence. maybe i'll dig up an old photo of him for you.)

and that we also played are you smarter than a 5th grader?

the old folks' version of that ricoculous tv game show took on a hilarious turn when the MC asked:
"Where are most U.S. flags made?
......Say 'yes' is you're for china..."

i swear to god i laughed out loud when he said that.
it sounded exactly like, "are you vagina?"

which brings me to one last blurred photo. (notice the person in the foreground)

sometimes i hear myself thinking, "man! who's that blonde? if only i were 20 years older..."
yes, that's when i'm sure i've lost it completely.

a good time was had by all.
and a happy 4th of july to you, too.

with love,
what in the cornbread hell
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Monday, July 2, 2007

alzheimer's sucks.

big doins on the mom front...we're headed for the "memory unit" so stay tuned.
i'll be at her place for the foreseeable future. no computer there.

when i get to that stage in my life, please just shoot me.
on 2nd thought, please shoot sooner.


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