Friday, August 31, 2012


Ten months since the shooting. And apparently no progress made.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Starbucks has a new Johnny Cash CD. This song isn't on it, but I like the apocalyptic references:


Been having lots of weird dreams. Some of them come true.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


"Love means never having to say you're sorry"

Erich Segal

"Computers mean always having to say you're sorry."

Jane Hautanen

The same applies to tablets, cell phones etc


Some asshole on 18th St. addressed me as "toilet." You have to admit that's original.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Hurricane Isaac is supposed to make landfall at New Orleans soon. Mom is ok in Florida.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Watched the Craigslist Killer on Lifetime TV. Made me hate giving massages even more.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Dow up, gas prices over $4.00/gallon in most places. Temperatures have dropped a little, my energy levels have picked up a little.


Neil Armstrong died today. Most of the networks led with it.

Friday, August 24, 2012


Janey and Perpetua announce the arrival of their newest family member Her name is Pepsi, she is a VERY cute American sow, slightly over two months old. She came from the Montgomery County shelter, Perpetua's alma mater:


Finished all 300+ Facebook birthday thank-you's. I apologize to anyone whom I neglected, whose name I misspelled, etc.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


As a result, he faces ban, loss of titles:


One year ago today an earthquake rocked part of North America. To this day, Perpetua has not spoken one word about it:
I think it was also 16 years ago today that I bought my condo.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Bought a Nook. Not sure if I like it:

Monday, August 20, 2012


Phyllis Diller died today. When I was a little kid I remember seeing someone throwing powder on her and thinking it was funny. Miss Manners said "in order to succeed in the entertainment business, one should be entertaining."

Sunday, August 19, 2012


It actually rained today, apparently a lot. We had our pastor's 70th birthday party today. At least he had nice weather for his actual birthday, which was yesterday.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Dow up, over 13 thousand, temperatures still around 90 but a little more bearable. Did not have the predicted storms for my birthday. Doctors are convinced what I have is an allergy, doing everything I can, natural and unnatural. Gas was as low as $3.59/gallon at two places on Rockville Pike.


I love this song:

Heard it today for the first time on 94 Fresh today. Thought I had WETA on.

Friday, August 17, 2012


"Baby" Pandora died one year ago today:

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Today marks the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. Kind of like the Kennedy assassination -- I remember where I was and what I was doing at the time.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012


Too bad Freddie Mercury wasn't there with his bandmates at the London Olympics last night. If you are black, white, Asian, gay, straight, stick around. Because there is someone who will miss you if you're not around.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Last day of the summer Olympics in London. Didn't watch them much.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Mitt Romney has chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Friday, August 10, 2012


I had to have my darling baby boy Puzzle put to sleep this morning. I loved him so much.

Monday, August 06, 2012


"Rabbi Yekel of Zans, who had the best diction in the world until a
Gentile stole his resonant underwear, dreamed three nights running
that if he would only journey to Vorki he would find a great treasure
there. Bidding his wife and children goodbye, he set out on a trip,
saying he would return in ten days. Two years later, he was found
wandering the Urals and emotionally involved with a panda. Cold and
starving, the Rev was taken back to his home, where he was revived
with steaming soup and flanken. Following that, he was given
something to eat. After dinner, he told this story: Three days out of
Zans, he was set upon by wild nomads. When they learned he was a
Jew, they forced him to alter all their sports jackets and take in their
trousers. As if this were not humiliation enough, they put sour cream
in his ears and sealed them with wax. Finally, the Rabbi escaped and
headed for the nearest town, winding up in the Urals instead, because
he was ashamed to ask directions.
After telling the story, the Rabbi rose and went into his bedroom
to sleep, and, behold, under his pillow was the treasure that he
originally sought. Ecstatic, he got down and thanked God. Three days
later, he was back wandering in the Urals again, this time in a rabbit
The above small masterpiece amply illustrates the absurdity of
mysticism. The Rabbi dreams three straight nights. The Five Books of
Moses subtracted from the Ten Commandments leaves five. Minus
the brothers Jacob and Esau leaves three. It was reasoning like this
that led Rabbi Yitzhok Ben Levi, the great Jewish mystic, to hit the
double at Aqueduct fifty-two days running and still wind up on relief."

Woody Allen

Started Kabbalah class tonight.

Friday, August 03, 2012


Got the news about the DC Shorts Festival. I will probably volunteer -- probably safe for my deteriorated state of mind:

Thursday, August 02, 2012


Years ago there was a Saturday Night Live with John Belushi called The Thing That Wouldn't Leave. I think that's what we can call this cold/allergy/whatever.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012