Friday, November 28, 2008

The Lion Tamer

Yeah, her fur like bloody saffron.
At least she ain't got a mane.
The girls are fiestier, though,
got more bite in em. More bitter.

Hello, how's it going? No, stay, she won't bite my hand.
I know how to deal with these. You get em
up against the walls, corner em,
make em feel scared.

Yeah, look, see-- that's how you do it.
Like you're Dole and they're goddam
pineapples in a can.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

007's horoscopes

  • With Mercury in retrograde, your life may begin to feel like a generic action movie, with no shot lasting longer than about five seconds.
  • A nemesis might be a pretty damn good actor, but strangely absent from your main conflicts.
  • An old friend will be absent from your surroundings this month, along with his super sweet gadgets.
  • Look forward to a cool, visceral falling scene in your future, as well as some good chases and scenes full of things blowing up. You will also kill a lot of people cold-bloodedly, so get your guns ready.
  • Expect really lame and cheesy place labels soon to tell you that you are in Italy, Bolivia, etc. On the other hand, you will get to go to Italy, Bolivia, and some other countries.
  • If confused about twists and turns in your life, look into the past; Casino Royale will be a crucial chain of events to keep in mind. Even so, however, prepare for some confusion and misunderstandings.
  • Unfortunately, an important relationship will not be consummated anytime soon, but don't lose hope. Next movie, maybe?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

November 5, 2008

I should be working on a novel right now, but I'm feeling, contradictorily, both woozy and euphoric.

The woozy part can be explained by my attempt to donate blood today. 80 grams below the required amount I got a hematoma and fainted. Fainting is a pretty disorienting experience. Yeah.

I'm also pretty bummed about the Prop 8 results. There is nothing worse than giving people rights and then taking them away. The "yes on 8" people put on a huge advertising campaign which, while composed of mostly lies, seems to have convinced slightly over half of California. We'll have to overturn that shit soon.

However, I couldn't be prouder of the United States today. We manned up and made the right choice, and honestly, I still can't quite believe I'm not dreaming because this seems too good to be true. I feel like I'm living in a fairy tale right now. But what we're really living in is history. November 4, 2008 is going to be a date people remember for a long time, and Barack Obama's upcoming presidency is going to change the fate of not just the nation, but probably the world, in a hugely positive way.

Thanks, everyone. Here's to the new first family.

(Novel excerpts might come up sometime. Maybe. Don't count on anything.)