Drea is coming over tomorrow with Mike & Jeremy. I'm not expecting anything on par with our wonderful Thanksgiving but there is such a thing as a Christmas Miracle. Maybe we'll enjoy watching Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in White Christmas. Pete is flying in tomorrow around 11pm. Maybe we can drive up to Mount … Continue reading Christmas

Lingua Franca

I'm sure this happens to everyone. You go through phases where you use a particular word or figure of speech as if there's no tomorrow. Eventually, they may seem like they're threatening to take over your speech and will never be excised. Years later, you run into or hear from someone that you haven't for … Continue reading Lingua Franca

Finally, a good on-line test that I'm curious to see how other people make out on. Here are my answers. I'm close to the top of my class, it seems. Disorder Rating Paranoid: High Schizoid: Moderate Schizotypal: Very High Antisocial: High Borderline: Very High Histrionic: Very High Narcissistic: Very High Avoidant: High Dependent: Very High … Continue reading

Deepavali by any other name

So, it seems by most accounts that it is Diwali tomorrow... or already in Malaysia, Singapore... and most of the Hindu world. Of course, I have a lot of issues with Hinduism but it's a good holiday and, more important as a social phenomenon than a religious observance, many would say. And as far as … Continue reading Deepavali by any other name


This morning, I dreamt about eating. Those that know anything about me know that there is only one time I'm not hungry, and that's the 30 minutes following a couple of hours at a buffet table. I don't remember anything about what I was eating but it's making my mouth water just thinking about it. … Continue reading DREAMS


MOOD: anxious MUSIC: Duke Ellington - East St. Louis Toodle-oo This morning I dreamt that a pair of short, purple, spandex trousers with black paisleys came in the mail that had belonged to Prince at one time. It was a Christmas fucking miracle!!!! Today, after a two-hour shift, a city inspector told us we don't … Continue reading Halloween

Mrs. Jones R.I.P.

Drea's cat got put to sleep. She was only a kitten earlier this year. Something injured her and she was becoming paralyzed. It reminded me of my rabbit Tchaikovsky who suffered a similar fate. This reminds me of one of the many reasons I don't like owning pets. When I was young, I had pet … Continue reading Mrs. Jones R.I.P.


I dreamt that I hiked over the Hollywood Hills. On the other side, everything was beautiful and covered with snow. I had to take a ski lift down and the ticket seller flirted with me.  I found a hedgehog. I eagerly built it an environment inside of a glass fishbowl with an opening so small … Continue reading dreams

World Cinema

Hey, if any of my wodies has a code for starting a community, I'd love to have one so that I could start a World Cinema community and then my friends with no interest in that sort of thing can easily avoid having to read about them. So, tonight is the night. It's a secret … Continue reading World Cinema

living off falafel burgers and climbing the walls

I'm suffering from a horrible strain of cabin fever. How late did the music listening last into this morning? I meant to pound on the wall but was probably too faint. And am I supposed to be at somebody's birthday party right now? Did everyone's parents get pregnant on Valentines?