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|Monday, December 25th, 2006|
|.....and all the ships at sea.
To all my friends on the LJ,and elsewhere--MERRY CHRISTMAKWANZAAKAH!!!!!!!!!!
And I say,let's beat 2006 into bloody submission,fill up it's mouth with salt,sew it shut,
and leave it at a busstop in downtown LA.
|Friday, October 27th, 2006|
|Two Things I Know For Sure
Two Things I know for sure--
1.Rush Limbaugh,IS AN ASSHOLE!!!!
2. It's mikki's birthday.Happy Birthday,young Mikkster.
(and for the record,he's not an asshole)
|Thursday, October 26th, 2006|
|Tuesday, August 15th, 2006|
|Friday, August 4th, 2006|
|In case anybody's interested...
The web site for BBC radio2,has streaming video highlights of the 2006
Cambridge Folk Festival,which was held last month in Cambridge ,England.
You will see performances by : The Chieftans,Nickel Creek,Tift Merrit,Richard
Thompson and others. Go to www.bbc.com, to begin the process. Also BBC
Radio2's "Mike Harding Show" has 2 hours of live audio from Cambridge '06.
You'll also get a brief report on what the weather is currently like in the UK.
( Pretty much raining torrentially).Hey it beats hearing about the rising death toll
Current Mood: Infected
Tragedies always seem more tragic when you find out about them a month after the fact.I just found out today, that Micheal O'Domhnaill,guitarist,singer,and
arranger for such seminal Irish and Celtic folk bands as,The Bothy Band,Skara Brae
Relativity,and Clannad,died of an apparent heart attack, in his home in Dublin,Ireland,on July 8.He was 54.O'Domhnaill reinvented the guitar's role as a
back-up instrument in Irish folk music through his use of alternate tunings,and his delicate fingerpicking brought new life to the ancient ballads he so beautifully sang
(the majority of which he sang in Irish). I had the pleasure of meeting him on a couple of occasions.A nicer and a funnier man you'd be hard pressed to meet,and
incredibly modest about his abilities.Slainte' Micheal.
Current Mood: Bummed
|Saturday, July 1st, 2006|
|Tagged am I!!
Tagged am I ! And by that dastardly josenotblue.
Ten things no-one knows about me.Here goes nuthin'
1.I am mildly claustrophobic(although it gets worse every year)
2.I have a morbid fear of drowning(due to the fact that I can't swim)
3.I have a morbid fear of burning to death(due to the fact that I'm not made of asbestos)
4.I sleep with 4 count 'em 4 pillows(two side by side,with the remaining two stacked
5. Although I've played the guitar for many years,I refuse to learn how to play
"Stairway to Heaven"on general princepal.
6.Any kind of liver based food makes me gag.
7.I hate washing dishes,yet when I do, I excel at it.
8.I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE pancakes,all kinds.
9.During economically lean times I'm not above the occasional Miracle Whip
10.I've never been to Las Vegas.
Wow, that was relatively easy!! I hereby tag dellabohemia,since I don't think she's been tagged yet.HEEHEEHEE.This is gonna be good!!
|Tuesday, March 14th, 2006|
|Sadness on a profound level
Today, I found about the death, after a long and debilitating illness of John Zehnder. For those of you did not know him, John was the director, and teacher emeritus, of the music school at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. He taught guitar,5string banjo,tenor banjo,ukelele,and most importantly mandolin. I say"most importantly", because he is
the man who taught me how to play the mandolin. In doing so, he opened up a whole new musical world to me, and
made my life more magical than it would have been otherwise. In addition to being a wonderful musician,and a fine
teacher, he was also a skilled repairer, and builder of stringed instruments. When he was'nt up stairs teaching, he was down stairs running the McCabe's repair shop, restoring even the most catastrophicly damaged instruments. And all the while, with the most hilariously big-eyed grin framed by his long hair and beard. Assistant store manager Jef Davis
said it best, when he said to me earlier today" Everybody is irreplaceable, but John's alittle bit more irreplaceable than
Current Mood: sad
|Thursday, March 9th, 2006|
|Hail and huzzah to weaselusrex
Hail and huzzah to weaselusrex--His timely post about the frozen pie sale at Tater Bros.yielded much in the way
of chicken pie nirvana!!!
|Monday, March 6th, 2006|
| I have always been a fan of the Oscars. I guess it's because I was always a fan of movies when I was growing up(especially OLD movies). I got it mainly from my mom. She grew up in the 40s and 50s' and movies
were the main form of entertainment. So it's safe to say my appreciation of movies goes way back. However this year's Oscar expierience was somewhat disconcerting,for one significant reason. I had only seen one nominated film this year,"Wallace and Gromit: Curse of The Were-Rabbit". Happily, it did win the Oscar for best Animated Film. But that was the only one I saw . In fact the only other movie I saw all year was "Serenity"
I didn't go to the movies this year largely, because nothing really interested me enough to pay12.50 to go see
in a theater.Plus when I talked to people who had been to the movies,none of them seemed very excited about what they had seen! So,I felt alittle out of the loop as far as the Oscars were concerned. It was good to see Rachel Weisz win for Best Supporting Actress.I'm somewhat of a fan of other things she has done,plus,I think
she's dead sexy.I also have to give credit to Jon Stewart's performance as the MC.He did'nt seem to click that
well with the audience,but I thought he was funny as hell.Maybe the jokes we hitting just a little to close to home.
|Thursday, February 16th, 2006|
|cause I'm a big dork!
Sooo--I took that sci--fi space crew quiz,but because I'm a big dork,I don't know how to cut and paste and all that jive,so I'll have to report the results the boring way. As a result of the quiz,I would
be a member of the crew of--THE BATTLESTAR GALACTICA!!!!!(I liked the line about
if only the XO would quit drinking har,har)
In other news,I feel I should let everyone know,as a result of the unbeliveably rude comments
made to me by Kam as I was leaving McClain's on tues.,I won't be coming to McClain's ever again.I'm letting everyone know for two reasons,1-I did'nt want anybody to think my absence was due to health issues 2--I did'nt want anybody to think my absence was due to any thing anybody else may have said or done.The sad part is that I won't be hanging around with everybody on a regular basis.
Maybe we can get together sometime,at another location(the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on Orange-
|Sunday, February 12th, 2006|
|A General Commentary
To Everyone On My Friends List--
Concerning the Johari window thingy. I get really exasperated with people's preoccupation/obsession/whatever,with other people's view of them. Maybe it's because I'm older than most of the people I consider friends and aquaintences( although come to think of it I've NEVER really been concerned about other people's opinion about me.), I just think that everybody needs to stop and take a deep breath, and realize that no-one
is in any position to be in the least bit judgmental , about anybody. As long as we do.a decent job of being decent beings to one another it's not going to make any difference what other people think of you. Now if you'll excuse me , I'm going to do a shot of insulin and go to bed. I'm probably not going to remember writing this.
|Tuesday, January 17th, 2006|
|RE:smartlikeatruck"and another thing"
Regarding smartlikeatruck's blog about getting dissed for her dietary choices. It's getting to the point,where all people want to do when they talk to you is milk you for personal information,and then if you should volunteer something they feel they need it to fuel some kind of debate.I used to defuse this by replying with something ridiculous,trying to be funny,but instead of late,I get looked at like I am insane. So know when I find myself being "told I'm wrong"because of what I choose to eat,drink,listen to,drive in,dress in, vote for,believe,or
not belive in, I just smile crookedly,and pretend I have some cerebral palsy-related speech problem. And then
go on my merry fucking way. Gee DO YA THINK I'M GETTING ANTISOCIAL IN MY OLD AGE????????
|Sunday, January 1st, 2006|
|Wednesday, December 28th, 2005|
|The Return of The Chinese Potato
SOOOO--having endured the cruel and unusual expierence that is Christmas Eve with my brother and his wife(and spending 3 days in a depressive pit as a consequence.),I sit staring at yet another plate of the dreaded "Chinese Potato Chicken". Only this time I make an even more grusome discovery. The'yre not just potatoes.THER'YE FRENCH FRIES!!!!!!!!
WHY ARE THERE FLIPPIN' FRENCH FRIES IN MY FLIPPIN' CHINESE FOOD!!!!!(Thank god there were no jalapenos this time).
|Thursday, December 22nd, 2005|
|Holidays from the sidelines
Sooo--My primary care doctor has determined that, my leg infection, while not requiring hospitalization,will require being side lined, through the holidays(all 500
of them).so to quote my friend Bethalina,"Merry Christmakwanzaachah, and Happy solstice", to all on the LJ
|Monday, December 19th, 2005|
--Had Chinese food for dinner tonight. A dish called "Potato Chicken". Now, if memory serves, potatoes are not indeginous to any
part of the Far East. They in fact, were brought to the old world, by Sir Francis Drake,from South America,during his unintentional
circumnavigation of the globe wilst being persued by the Spanish Navy. The point I'm trying to make here is WHY ARE THERE POTATOES IN MY
FLIPPIN' CHINESE FOOD(you noticed I did'nt mention the flippin'jalapenos!!)
--While wating at the Podiatrist office, I read in the Times de LA,that King Kong,Peter Jackson's hairy CGI epic,did'nt do as well at the box office as expected.WHY?? Coud it be proof,that manic hype does not translate into manic money?( I hasten to add at this juncture,I did NOT go to see King Serkis on his opening weekend.)
--My above mentioned POdiatrist determined that my diabetic leg inflammation from Thanksgiving, is back in time for Christmas!
WHY?? AM I ALLERGIC TO HOLIDAYS??( ask me again when I'm better in about10 days)