Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
in New York
I have seen lakes and creeks. I have enjoyed many hugs and a happy meeting near the baggage claim.
I've been licked by a medium sized black dog named Tjlafi. Probably spelling that wrong.
I've slept in a large soft bed with white sheets and just the right amount of blankets.
Mostly the most important things are eye contact, hugs, and being told I'm loved in person.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Backcountry Bear Basics etc
Friday, June 24, 2011
My big trip is coming up. I'll be in New York for 11 days. I have never been to the east coast before. I've never been east of Missouri. It's time for me to start making a packing list and getting more ready psychologically.
I bought a beautiful cauliflower and wanted to make a special sauce to put it in. I used to make this delicious sauce like an enchilada sauce for nopalitos, but I lost the recipe, so I'm trying to find one online and not having luck.
We were up early thanks to Kitty. It was in the low 100s for a while, but now it's back to more reasonable temperatures. Still I want to walk in the morning.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
funniest quote I've read in a long time
(I don't know if it's actually a Will Ferrell quote, but when I read it just now at the bottom of a freecycle email, that's who it was attributed to.)
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
LM: It's not hot yet. You have to wait until about 6.
Erik: I have to strike before the iron is hot.
Erik: Bitter is sharp. Sour is spongy.
Erik: Sour is sustained.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
you can't front on that
You think that you can front when Revelation comes?
is my favorite. Erik says, "There are powers such as God who cannot be deceived by pretenses and facades. Powers of retribution." For me, it means, "You are ridiculous to believe that you could be a poser when end times are here." But I don't believe in end times, so it has a more metaphorical meaning.
Then's the line that really gets us.
I want you off the wall if you're playing the wall.
It's kind of inscrutable. Still, Erik gives it a try. "Don't try to act on behalf of both sides for your own benefit at the expense of the two sides you are pretending to be in league with." Isn't that brilliant?
I would say there are some connotations with "off the wall" as in wacky. Erik's envisioning a wall up between two sides, and there are people on both sides, while I'm envisioning a wall more like a tennis court's practice wall? And for me, playing the wall is more of a solitary thing. I don't know--my reading's falling apart. Erik's is way better.
I would welcome your ideas about these two lines.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah -- Hysterical
Thursday, June 16, 2011
pretend cream cheese
But there was some artichoke tapenade at the grocery outlet and it looked really good, so I bought some, but I'm out of luck because I just tried it. I tried it with carrots. And it took me a little while to decide that I didn't like it. But I'll see if Erik does.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird
LM: You don't know which to prefer--the beauty of inflections or the beauty of innuendos?
Saturday, June 11, 2011
my favorite necklace
One time in a letter my friend SN said she made vegan necklaces, and I was like, what's a vegan necklace? So she said she'd make one for me and send it to me in the mail. But she wanted me to really like it. If I didn't really like it, I was to send it back to her and she would try again.
So she sent me this necklace, and I fell in love with it. I began wearing it almost every day. Nobody else seemed to like it, though. No one ever mentioned it, and I didn't know why.
But then after I had been wearing it for maybe a year, people started saying they liked it. I don't know what changed.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
We have a new neighbor who's playing loud music, which is bad for us as we score SAT. Erik's pissed.
Guess what? Remember those five mylar balloons outside, tangled up on the telephone wire? Well, they deflated, and now there are only three.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
national day of mourning
So today kind of sucked, and tomorrow a new SAT scoring session begins. I mean, by kind of sucked, I am probably hurting this day's feelings. But it was okay, really. Sorry, day.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
great mail day
1. Postcard from someone I thought didn't like me anymore--I thought I'd offended her and am completely delighted that I didn't. She says sorry but I can't write back because she doesn't have an address right now.
2. Postcard from someone I thought didn't like me very much, but she's very sweet to have written me from Kansas and wishes me well with a benevolent smiley face.
3. Madmap and letter from one of my favorite people. Hi, A! if you're reading. And thank you.
4. Baby announcement from Erik's best friend T.
A bouquet of five mylar balloons is tangled up in the phone lines near the telephone pole, and Erik's concerned they'll scare away birds.
Monday, June 06, 2011
At the beach, we walked on the pier. We took a medium walk off a medium pier. We were in good moods and visited the seals for Erik. Or maybe they're sea lions. We sat at a bench at the end of the pier and talked about the boats and the wind.