Friday, July 29, 2005

Isn't that weird

Spent the time off playing catch up.

We can make fun of them afterwards.

We've all had things we didn't realize we had.

All that training for nothing.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

As advertised

Receiving your fill of nature from a screen-saver.

The romantic desperation of calling information from a payphone, even if you're just getting the number of the closest Taco Bell.

What's another 20 bucks?

I can't remember if Duane Reade has a toy section.

1) Suffering from constipation
2) (archaic) Slow in action or expressing ideas
As in: This all-you-can-eat buffet has made me costive.

I like when journalists cite google search results in their articles.

Monday, July 25, 2005


I've only seen chunks of it, on cable.

I've always liked to live near swings.

I'll never get tired of complaining about how kids have to wear helmets when riding their Big Wheels and small bikes.

I need to get over my reluctance to order elaborate pasta dishes in diners.

Who cares how much a movie cost to make?

Friday, July 22, 2005

After school

The sonic discrepancy between the opening of a can of beer and a can of soda.
Use it.

I'm into flimsy.

Mirrored towers--better from the outside.

To be able to say, "We did what we could..."

Needs more Tilt-A-Whirl imagery!

Please don't use that word.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Dogging days

Every season has advantages and disadvantages.
Buildings now seem real clean-cut.

It's a cliche, but: guys standing outside the OTB parlor.

Is it okay to have recurring bouts of a crush on Chelsea Clinton?

Someday I'd like to solve something using phone records.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Not fair

Oh, like a gym membership would solve everything.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Less profound than it sounds

I like articles that suggest a nuclear attack wouldn't be so bad as you think.

We went across the country, pressing pennies.

It's not the rooms we miss in those old hotels--it's the look and promise of their signs.

You're likely to be remembered for things you've forgotten.

Friday, July 15, 2005

More gung, less ho

Of course we worry about the wrong things. That's why it's worry. Being afraid of the right things is terror.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Statistically possible

Where in Brooklyn, exactly, was 'Welcome Back, Kotter' set?
I'm chasing those ghosts.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005


I saw a woman who looks like Paola will in 25 years.

Inside the box

Maybe death is, in its own unimaginable way, as odd, complex, and amazing as life.
And equally difficult to describe.

Industrial Magic and Loss

I don't have cable, but this isn't something I'm proud of.

The sudden way our electronics break.
Digital media's graceless degrade.

When store security alarms sound off for the wrong reason (libary book), we're supposed to voluntarily go back and defensively brandish receipts.
Not anymore.

Radio Shack can still be counted on to have that obscure, specific device that no one else has.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Play to your strengths

You could break his heart. That might be fun.

There is so much we haven't done and kind of want to do.

Does love fade?
Not the high-sex kind. We know that does. The other kind.

In relationships there is a division of labor that gets things done.
There is also some multiplication, but mostly division.

Does trading yawns across the subway count as cheating?

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Aw, heck

I really miss Starfruit flavored Gatorade.

Love the fortune, hate the cookie

Is thinking that every member of a nationality is anti-Semitic something like anti-Semitism itself?
Or is it just being reasonable?

Let's sit back and watch actors mature.

You don't need to bring anything.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

You should

Be more selfish. I wish that word meant what it sounds like--that your relationship to yourself is approximate and fuzzed.


If it would be entertaining and useful, I'd happily be nakedly honest.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Seize the day

"Seize the day" is vague and useless. The obvious interpretation--grabbing what one wants, no matter what--will lead to sexual harassment or financial ruin. The phrase is used to coerce. Watch out for it. Days are unseizable anyway. Let the day be. How about just walk with it. Hold its hand.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Vacation funds

Resort layout learning curve.
What I need is a time machine to go back and apply sunscreen when it could've really helped. Like Florida, 1985.
I love those groups of casual dudes, with nice bodies, just starting out in finance.
These pushups are the hum of the vanity engine.
On deckchairs, reading literary fiction.
So bright it's dark, so hot it's cold.
I'm literally 135 soaking wet.
Reunion truism: Everybody looks just like everybody.
I'm holding out until the 'let them cry' school of parenting comes back into vogue.
According to the tv on the back of the plane seat, 200 human babies are born every minute. Which means 288,000 a day. Which means nothing.

So you'll get a new favorite hat...