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Saturday, October 15, 2005
I'll Break It Down Simply
I'm not one of those bloggers that quotes song lyrics, but there's this one line that's been bouncing around in my head, a small part of a pretty awesome larger whole:
I'll break it down simply / I'm horrifyingly empty
In context, it's actually a pretty awesome little phrase, and I found an occasion to use it in another short story from the criminally under-written "Langston Saga" that's destined for this or next month's Truckin'. Not the whole phrase, just the "horrifyingly empty" part. Oh, and Doc (not Doc)? I (probably temporarily) named the ex-wife character after you. Absolutely no similarity intended.
Anyway, I really don't have any reason to bring that up other than it was on the iPod on my drive home and I just find the whole verse surrounding that phrase just astonishingly impressive. I don't feel "horrifyingly empty," if that's where you think I'm going with this. I don't think that's even something that's remotely close. I'm full of a lot of things, existential nothingness would not be one of those things.
I am nearly empty of patience most times, as evidenced by my day today. Apologies to the Princess if I was a little short at times today. One of my worst habits is jumping over the top of people trying to talk to me, assuming I know where they're going, which makes me find a way to take them there faster. Of course, my tolerance level for that behavior back at me is absolutely minimal, and in a chat today I snapped back pretty hard. And then I end up at this birthday bar night where the mother of the birthday boy's girlfriend was in attendance. She is a woman for whom I have zero patience. I find the snark dialed up into the high nines when she's in my ear, which isn't "Nice BG," but isn't quite yet "Overtly Abrasive BG" either.
For example? Sure...
One of birthday boy's seldom-seen friends was in attendance, and showed up wearing a Transformers T-shirt. No biggie, it's the bar. Anyway, somewhere down the line the drunk mom of dude's girlfriend says (not to me specifically, but to anyone in earshot), "Don't you think James looks nice tonight?" I snapped back, "That T-shirt says 'insouciant,' with barely a hint of immaturity." One of the guys across the table nearly choked on his beer.
(Side note: If you're reading this, and think I'm making that up to seem witty, quippy, pithy, whatever... you really don't know me at all, do you?)
Anyway, I only let shit like that come out of my mouth to taunt her. I don't know why I let a fifty-something woman crawl under my skin like that. She's a nice enough lady, I'm a nice enough guy most of the time, but she's just one of those people who know the code on the keypad to activate launch sequence, if you get where I'm going with that.
I'm irked tonight already, then I come home to see another shot fired across my bow on my side project. I'd ignore it if it wasn't so riddled with errors.
No one's ever asked you to like it. Just so you know.
Friday, October 14, 2005
For The Record
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All subscribers to all feeds listed when http://www.billrini.com/index.php is typed into the "Add" feature on Bloglines: 13+6+6+115 = 140
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For the record.
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Wild Mushroom Asiago Risotto finished with Fresh Pesto
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