Sunday, October 31, 2010


...because it ridicules the dead. While I myself am not dead I have friends and relatives who are and do not wish to offend anyone.

Happy Halloween!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

DAY 279
DAY 49

This morning some old guy was walking down M Street yelling "eat shit!" "Eat shit!"

Why do I find this funny?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


DC Archbishop Donald Wuerl has been elevated to Cardinal. And McDonald's is going to start making McRibs again. Both noteworthy items.
DAY 278

DAY 48

I realize for most of my life I have looked on my high school/elementary school classmates as threats/competition, i.e. eat or be eaten. Maybe that's why I related to my beloved Pippin so well.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DAY 277

DAY 47

Still recovering from an intense high school reunion weekend. When I was in high school I had no idea how many things life would hand us, good and bad. Kind of like Salvador Dali's Railway Station at Perpignan:

And I marvel at what life has to hand us in the future.

Monday, October 18, 2010

DAY 46

Hard getting it together after an intense (but meaningful) weekend.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

DAY 275

DAY 45

It's a fine, fine day for a reunion:


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Friday, October 15, 2010


Weather started out cold and nasty but improved, Dow down but other indexes up, gas prices up, too. The Chilean miners are out about two months ahead of schedule, so maybe other things will improve faster than expected.

A guy was killed on Ninth Street – evidently suffered trauma. That’s what the diagnoses on my doctor’s bill says: “trauma.” I am not hurting as much physically, but unable to shake this cold I caught last month.

So far no one has killed anybody.
DAY 273

DAY 43

I am off to my high school reunion. If you hear of any carnage in Springfield you'll know what it is.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

DAY 272
DAY 42

All 33 miners trapped in the San Jose gold/copper mine are out. People didn't expect them to be out until Christmas.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

DAY 271
DAY 41

A drunken Georgetown University student requested a blow job for $20.00. What a moron. The going rate for BJ's is $200.00. At least that's what I've read.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

DAY 270
DAY 40

Forgot yesterday was National Coming Out Day.

Monday, October 11, 2010

DAY 269
DAY 39

Observed the holiday by sleeping most of it.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

DAY 268
DAY 38

High school reunion next weekend. It will be a three-day thing: "casual" evening, "formal reception" and "recovery party." The casual evening and recovery party pose the most problems, fashion-wise. How do I look cool AND pretending I don't care how I look because I AM cool?

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Friday, October 08, 2010



Dow closed at over 11,000 for the first time since May. Weather started out cold but improved. Gas prices are up (boo) but there's a 30-cent difference between NW and NE DC.

I am trying to keep it together. D has a cold, which he said he got from his daughter. Hope the rest of us don't get it.
Fatso should have her own TV show -- "Everybody Hates Fatso." Kind of like in the "Everybody Loves Raymond" vein.
DAY 266

DAY 36

National Pierogy Day:

Thursday, October 07, 2010

DAY 265

DAY 35

Cops everywhere, but to what avail?

A couple hours ago a guy had a seizure at Starbucks on Columbia Rd.
1) No cop in the usual place in front of Madame's Organ
2) "Community Police" office next to the Suntrust unoccupied.
3) Found an illegally parked cop car in front of the Bank of America. Found the officer inside making a deposit.
Where are emergency personnel when you need them?

Earlier this morning a woman was hit by a car and killed on Connecticut Avenue. Not sure how close I was at the time. Evidently no cops around then, either:

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

DAY 264

DAY 34

Cops out in full force, including PEO's. Maybe because of last week's gang shootings? Where were they when I needed them? It is eerily quiet outside. Maybe because it's cold?

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

DAY 263

DAY 33

Baked potato soup is so comforting in this weather. Anything hot is comforting in this weather.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Sunday, October 03, 2010


Went to Taste of Bethesda yesterday.

Two of my favourites were Morton's and Ruth's Chris, although the bread on which they served their sliders overpowered the meat. Delhi Dhaba's butter chicken was good, but why did all the Indian restaurants serve virtually the same thing? One can only eat so many samosas in one day. Just Cakes Cupcakes were good, as were Ben and Jerry's and Gifford's ice cream. One cookie place (I forget which one) made reasonably good, if a little doughy "almond rounds."

The big disappointment was the Burger Joint's sliders. I LOVED the last burger I had there, however, the sliders were luke warm, served on cold bread, which minimized the flavour. We know you can do better!
DAY 261

DAY 31

It was two years ago yesterday I adopted my baby Perpetua. Got them both blessed today. There were three services near me, at two Episcopal and one Congregational church. The minister remembered us. Went home feeling better than I have after church in a long time.

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Friday, October 01, 2010


Market ended up, weather ranging from horrific to fairy-tale-like, gas prices appear to be up in Virginia, but ok in DC.

Got a call from my attorney -- at least will be having some closure.

Used my Blockbuster Rewards to rent “The Golden Compass,” for which the Catholic League called a boycott. The author of the book apparently wanted to “kill G-d,” impossible to do, and enough people took him seriously. Never mind there are references to tolerance, “free inquiry,” truth, some substance called “dust” and to prophecies. IMO no worse than the Harry Potter books, contested by the Episcopal pictures, more compelling than “the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” and lots of pretty pictures to boot.
DAY 259

DAY 29

The Flintstones were 50 yesterday, Charlie Brown turns 60 tomorrow. Good to know someone/thing is older than I am.