Category Archives: Deep Thoughts

No Context For You – April 16th

Yep, that’s pretty much the way I’m seeing the world these days. Not sure which way is up most of the time. Things that used to take me 30 seconds to put my hands on now take 30 minutes, assuming I can find them at all.

This might be a definition of “winning” that has so far evaded my ken.

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That Feeling When – April 15th

That feeling when you hurt in places you didn’t know you had places after four days of intense physical exertion in a big push to get stuff moved out of the house prior to escrow closing, either to storage or to the trash or to someplace where it can be donated, and everything is hurt and bruised and you just want to hold very still but the gods have a wicked sense of humor so all of that dust you’ve been sucking into your lungs throughout this ordeal now has you sneezing and when you sneeze you involuntarily clench every muscle in your body and every muscle in your body screams out in agony and then you have to sneeze again and you’ve become something like a badly designed toy that does nothing but hurt itself and it would be really funny if it were happening to someone else but it’s not and excuse me I have to go start sneezing again…




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No Context For You – April 10th

I kept my promise from last night. I worked very hard tonight. I paid my property taxes today. I kept my mouth shut when I needed to and earned a cookie.

I didn’t need bail money.

I’m not in ICU.

I’ll take that as a win.

Tomorrow’s another day.


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This Is Not A Drill

People, pay attention, this is not a freakin’ drill!

Results are in forĀ last night’s local election. Today’s results show that 24,853 citizens bothered to go vote – out of 272,717 registered voters. That’s 9.11%. Not even double digits.

Yet we still did better than the special election a couple districts over in the 39th, where a similar special election drew only 6.45% of the voters.

Maybe we deserve the shit we’re getting out of Washington. Maybe we don’t deserve democracy. Maybe we’re just too freakin’ lazy and stupid.

So let’s talk about something upbeat instead, okay?

When we humans destroy the planet’s ecosystem to the point where we can no longer sustain all of the infrastructure and agriculture and transportation necessary to actually feed everyone and civilization collapses leaving only scattered pockets of post-apocalypse humans just waiting for their turn to die a miserable, horrible death, which species do you think will evolve to take over from us? Bonus question – will they be smart enough to see what we did and avoid that fate?

Not helping, huh?

Let me know when someone can show evidence that I’m wrong.


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That Feeling When – March 27th

That feeling when you realize that the long nights and lack of sleep up to this point where just practice and now it’s about to get REALLY hard – but at least you’ve found a couple of new Sirius XM channels that you like and you got a neat pair of bluetooth headphones for your birthday, so at least you’ll have tunes.

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No Context For You – March 26th

It doesn’t matter how detailed the map – if you don’t know where you are and you don’t know where you’re going, you’re still lost.


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That Feeling When – March 23rd

That feeling when that channel on Sirius XM that you were really starting to like suddenly isn’t there and you think it might just be that you need to turn the app on and off again or maybe jiggle the cable to the internet to bring it back but nothing’s working until you remember that you have the internet so you google it and find out that SXM just made it go away and you try a couple of the channels that are supposedly “close” to the same sort of music and they’re really, REALLY not so you go back to listening to a country channel for a while but somehow it’s become so pop and Brittany Spears-like that you want to stuff your ears with rabid man-eating eels while knowing that you’ll be scarred for life after listening to that crap so in the end you’re back listening to classical because if it’s good enough to survive three or four hundred years it must have something going for it, right?

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