Monday, March 30, 2009

The itsy-bitsy spider
Climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out..................

Ok. I have not been about the blogs a bunch. Shit gets in the way. My lap top crash in a bike accident ( I told it not to go riding without me!) and my access at work has been significantly reduced. Lately I have been reading the blogs on a PDA device that I checked out from work ( the better to delete-designate emails at work) but it really doesn't allow me to do much on the internet.

Soooooo..... it just is what it is..... I am still writing, but it is transcribed on those wonderful yellow tablets that I love so much, and I am really, really doing well with my soon to be unpublished new book, "Translating Pornography into Braille for Blind Chipmunks" and the local Piggly Wiggly had a great sale on Skippy Peanut Butter and Sardines, so I stocked up. See!! Life is good if you want it to be.

Anyways...... While I was sneaking through alley-ways, scrounging spare change to buy my next beer, Randal, The Dude Duke of Cleveland hath tagged me with a meme thingee...... Six Random Things About Moi......
.... But it is all Random, right?

I am ignoring the rules.... not enough time....but it seemed like an easy lob pitch that even I could hit.... so here goes.

1) I was an actor in college. After the football team at the U told me they really had little interest in a 175 linebacker with a bum shoulder I checked out the Theatre Dept and discovered that THEY had a NEED for ONE!! It was good stuff.... most fun I have ever had with my clothes on. I used to write long rambling pieces for the U newspaper, too, and had one article illustrated with a caricature of myself done by a guy named Mark Gruenwald who ended up as an Editor/Illustrator for Marvel Comics. I enjoyed journalism. It was the most fun I had with my clothes off. ( Thank you Julie Jones!)
2) I have broken my nose twice, my right big toe twice, and index finger once, cracked a heel (falling off ladders is not good) and chipped some bones in my left foot. Never broke anything big...... except my heart. (well, the nose is a bit large..........maybe.)
3) I used to be an antique dealer in my spare time. But then I got too old to keep up with antiques.
4) I am really a shy person stuck in a gregarious personality. My shrink said there is no cure but it probably won't kill me unless I move to Illinois.
5) I have read 'The World According to Garp' five times and the 'Lord of the Rings' ten times. Sometimes it leaves me with a feeling of deep melancholy and an urge to speak Elven.
6) I blew out an eardrum about thirty years ago while high diving from quarry cliffs. The right ear is pretty screwed up, but I have learned to adjust.

I am losing the sight in my right eye. Dr.'s are not sure what is up. I am not coping all that well with it at present.

...........Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain
And the itsy-bitsy spider
Climbed up the spout again

...Yuppers, it really ain' no deal. I'll get up early tomorrow, and the day after that, until saturday..... on which I will sleep late.

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.
I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I guess it is all how you look at things.


Anonymous said...

I've been bad about following blogs, but I did think I hadn't seen you for a while. Glad you are back. I missed your irreverent humor. Take care of yourself. We are used to having your hang around and make witty remarks!

Life As I Know It Now said...

Just a little worse for wear eh?

Unknown said...

Damn, you sound like your almost in as bad a shape as I am dude! It's hell getting old and the body parts wear out.

I am partially deaf from all those rock concerts and being in the front row. the wine label!!!!

Randal Graves said...

Did you say something?

I can laugh at your crap hearing for, like Dusty, mine is going away from too many years of power chords.

It's Elvish. Don't make me demand you turn in your geek membership card.

How the hell can you do any kind of internets-related activity on a PDA? Especially surfing for porn? Too grainy!

Billie Greenwood said...

Appears to me that you knocked that you knocked that easy lob ball outta the ballpark. Glad to see you here.

okjimm said...

Sherry...I'm still hanging around... just not quite as witty ;)

Libs... more than a bit worse for wear, but I wore it well when I had it! :)

Dusty... only got to the front row for one big concert, The Who, in 74. I was brain dead for a week later.

RG...Elvish was one of the Dark Elves, more commonly called the
Toads of The Short Forest. He choked to death eating a fried peanut butter sandwich after defeating the forces of AIG-Bushaglore on the fighting fields of Municipal Stadium in 6087 BC. One of his sideburns is preserved at the Vatican and, as a relic, is said to cure penile erection dysfunction. be good down on the border. Keep up the good stuff and watch out for bandits!

Utah Savage said...

I read "The World According to Garp" at least five times. "Lord of the Rings" only once.

Sorry about the work crap. I hate it that you don't have internet time since I miss you.

I will soon be panhandling for smokes.

Anonymous said...

The things you learn when people dish.

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