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posted at 11:39 pm
on Feb. 19, 2006

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Prrrevious entry:
No Rest fer th' Weary on Valentine’s Day

'nother entry:
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I say that this be odds and ends, but really it’s a beginnin'.  I mean, I’m startin' t' write somethin'.  That’s a beginnin', no?

I have so many loose ends in front o' me right now.  Literally in front o' me: Every angle o' me vision be filled wi' another loose end.  In front o' me: me digital camera.  I need a tripod fer it.  I need t' charge th' battery.

T' me right, an iTunes gift card.  It’s fer $20.  But it’s fer iTunes Canada, and I have an reputation wi' iTunes U.S. store.  Does anyone want t' buy a $20 iTunes gift card from me?

T' me left, me sister’s boat keys.  Th' winsome lass’s still tryin' t' sell that comely wench boat, and by that I mean, Th' winsome lass has that comely wench boat parked in front o' me house and I’m somehow supposed t' make it magically sell itself.  But it won’t.  Even though I took pictures o' it and posted it on Craig’s List.

Behind me, Christmas cards.  I want t' put them away, but I need t' jot down th' wonderful, sweet and optimistic people who sent them t' Susie and I even though we be big snow flakes this year and sent out very few o' our own.

In th' kitchen, many, many pounds o' boxes from Los Angeles that just arrived here, need t' be unpacked.  What’s in them? I don’t be knowin'.  Whar should we put them? On bookshelves that don’t exist.  Or in th' garage, if it dries out a bit.

Maybe I should forget all that and get started on rentin' a boat and findin' a house sitter, fer me upcomin' trip.

Or failin' all that, I could upgrade me Cap'n's log software and write about me bucko George.  Or go watch th' Olympics wi' Susie—Th' winsome lass’s knittin' a cat sack (yeah, I didn’t even ask, I mean, ye just gotta nod sometimes) and wants t' be done by th' time th' Games be o'er.

And lest ye think I be wastin' th' day—I got up at 7, had breakfast out wi' barnacle-covered and new maties, played frisbee, played a Magic (card game) tournament, read a whole book, put new light bulbs in three rooms, replaced th' shower head, made dinner, posted photos o' yesterday’s hike, did tech support fer me Mom and wrote t' an barnacle-covered bucko.

I might even finish editin' a book tonight, though likely that’ll happen tomorrow.

Oh, and if anyone knows how t' belay th' Mac from re-askin' me me keyword password every 10 minutes o'er and o'er and o'er, please let me be knowin'.  It’s gettin' super frustratin'.


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Prrrevious entry:
No Rest fer th' Weary on Valentine’s Day

'nother entry:
Most Popular Actress t' Geeks


“Th' sad truth be that most evil be done by people who no nay ne'er make up their minds t' be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I be knowin' does trade large portions o' his life fer entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one o' them. In th' course o' writin' this I’ve watched all 13 episodes o' House o' Cards and who knows how many morrrr West Win' episodes, and I’ve spent any number o' blurred hours fallin' down internet rabbit holes. All instead o' readin', or writin', or workin', or spendin' real time wi' people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there be gods and they be just, then they will not care how devout ye have been, but will welcome ye based on th' virtues ye have lived by. If there be gods, but unjust, then ye should not want t' worship them. If there be no gods, then ye will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in th' memories o' yer loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play wi' variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only th' person who has learned Continual Love comin' from a heart o' Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal wi' th' problem o' loneliness.”

...who said it?







WOW!! Ye be really really busy today. Ye be supposed t' be relaxin' because it be th' long weekend! At least ye have a vacation c omin' up.


Posted by Virginia
  at 9:06 be on Feb. 20, 2006




I'll feed yer cat.


Posted by Darren
  at 11:49 be on Feb. 20, 2006




Thanks, Darren. I've sweet talked me bucko Clint into house-sittin', but should somethin' untoward happen, ye're 'nother on deck.


Posted by Travis Smith
  at 1:02 be on Feb. 22, 2006

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