Wednesday, May 25, 2005


The matinee can be great while it lasts, but what about afterwards?

Monday, May 23, 2005

Normally I'm normal

Service industry smoke break--
She was just my vegan muffin of the day.

Those who remember the past are also doomed to repeat it.
(But the past is never repeated exactly.)

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Yes it is funny how the night moves

My slow-dance style has not changed since seventh grade.

Saturday, May 21, 2005


I'm wondering if all the movie theaters I've ever sat in will show up at my funeral. That would be nice.

Friday, May 20, 2005


Waitress face concentrated by the register screen.

How security monitors remind us about posture and behavior, for a moment.

Overheard (And I was somehow reassured)

"I have to work tomorrow until 9:30."

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Candy selection at the PDQ, summer, 1997

Breath Savers. Wrigley’s Extra. Cinn-A-Burst, Mint-A-Burst, Fruit-A-Burst. Daily C. Wrigley’s Freedent. Breath Savers Ice Breakers. Wrigley’s Winterfresh, Big Red, Juicy Fruit, Doublemint, Spearmint. Fruit Stripe. Jolly Rancher bubble gum. Dentyne. Clarets. Care*Free. Trident. Adam’s Chiclets. Bubble Tape. Bazooka. Bazooka Blasts. Bazooka Bursts. Dubble Bubble. Bubble Yum. Bubblicious.


Ocean Spray Fruit Waves. Tic-Tacs. Certs. Jolly Ranchers. Mentos. Sen-Sen. Altoids. Life Savers: Butter Rum, Hot Cinnamon, PepOmint, SpearOmint, Five Flavor, CrystOmint, Tropical Fruits, Wild Sour Berries, Wild Cherry, WintOgreen, ChillOmint.


Snickers. M&M Peanut, Plain, Almond, Peanut Butter. Twix. Milky Way. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Nutrageous. Hershey’s Symphony, Special Dark, Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Cookies ‘n’ Mint, Krackel, Mr. Goodbar. Kit-Kat. Chunky. Butterfinger. Baby Ruth. Nestle Crunch, White Crunch, Milk Chocolate, Buncha Crunch. Caramello. Peter Paul Almond Joy and Mounds. Nestle 100 Grand. York Peppermint Patty. Heath. Heath Sensations. Junior Mints. Oh Henry! Payday. Sixlets. Dove Silky Dark Chocolate, Rich Milk Chocolate. Mars Chocolate Almond Bar. 3 Musketeers. Milky Way Dark and Milky Way Lite. Reese’s Pieces. Rolos. Hershey’s Skor, 5th Avenue, Watchamacallit. Charleston Chew. Nestle Quik Bar.

Bit-O-Honey. Werther’s Original. Toffifay. Toblerone.

Skittles. Starburst. Twizzlers. Raisinets. Chewy Sweettarts. Spree. Chewy Spree. Sweet Tarts. Gummi Life Savers. Shock Tarts. Shock Tart Chews. Jolly Rancher Mega Fruit Gummis. Amazin’ Fruit. Wacky Wafers. Ju Jubes. Jujyfruits. Ferrera Pan Lemonheads, Jaw Breakers, Boston Baked Beans, Alexander the Grapes, Red Hots. Mike and Ike. Hot Tamales. Super Hot Tamales. Good ‘n’ Fruity. Good ‘n’ Plenty. Snaps. Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip. Candy Coated Tart-n-Tiny’s. Starburst Fruit Twists. Tootsie Rolls. Milk Duds. Twin Bing Bar. Necco Wafers. Whoppers. Hersey’s TasteTations. Laffy Taffy. Rain-Blo. Giant Tarts. Chuckles. Dots. Tropical Dots. Goobers. Sugar Babies. Clark. Winter Clark. Mamba. Fruit Shaped Runts. Everlasting Gobstopper. Chewy Centered Gobstopper. Double-Dipped Tropical Nerds.

Super Ropes. Smarties Candy Necklaces. Bubble Jackpot. Bottle Caps. Now and Laters. Ring Pop. Crazy Dips. Pop Rocks. Bubble Boppers. Candy Lipstick. Gummi Watch. Bubble Beepers. Big League Chew. Bubble Lock. Mouse Candy. Bug City. Astro Pop. Big Choice Bubble Gum Cigars. Tootsie Pops. Fossil Pop. Mega Warheads. Blow Pops.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Good bumper sticker (so the medium hasn't exhausted itself):

Honk if you don't exist


I gave to that other guy. Before.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Sunday, May 15, 2005

The season

I'm a fan a'
That girl eating a banana.

Exciting to see coolers and fans in drugstore windows.

Saturday, May 14, 2005


Insert and begin trusting.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Or maybe you should be judging more frequently and harshly

Pedestrians who are too well-dressed
Authors who write too many letters
Artists who make too much art
Teachers who are too enthusiastic about a teaching technique
Anyone who pursues too much


Target-types looking towards the time when they no longer need bodyguards.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Death on zero dollars a day

I've got a love-hate relationship with learning.

A book shouldn't have too many sex scenes (<2.5), or the rest of it won't get read. Books need to be all sex or very little sex.

I crave the uncanny of seeing the adult version of a face I last saw in elementary school.

Could someone be a Professor of SUV's?

"Love" is too broad a word.

Monday, May 09, 2005


I've worn an iPod around. We've had some good times. But I'm not sure headphones in public are a good idea. There are reasons to listen to the city: opportunity, absurdity, danger. There are musicians and crazy people that you need to hear.

If you wanted to mask one of the senses, it would make more sense to stick tubes in your nostrils, and have recreations of scents piped in. You'd be more present and aware, and still get to customize a piece of your relationship with the sensual world. You think walking around listening to senior year's cruising anthem is evocative, imagine the possibilities of a scent playlist on shuffle:

2 minutes of Wisconsin Prairie, 2:40 of lilac, 4:45 of barbeque, 1:07 of fresh donuts, 5:00 of the aroused genitalia of a fondly remembered lover, 2:10 of coffee brewing, 6:20 of cookies baking, 3:53 of popcorn, :30 of hot car, 3:00 of sunscreen, 1:00 of White-Out, :45 of Aqua-Net.

The technology is almost here. Walking around with wires coming out of your nose is no more ridiculous than having wires coming out of your ears. And you'll hear the horns and old acquaintances that are calling you.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Could I get a whole book out of this?

There is no perfect butt--
There are many perfect butts.

Frisbee in meadow

The rain was like faint applause.


With a makeover, as with hypnosis, the subject needs to believe.


I've been busy mourning diners that have closed or redecorated.