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Strange Realization While Riding the Blue Line

Something of the pessimist in me always assumes the worst from people. My writing doesn’t reflect this (I’ve looked over my poems, and I feel that many of them look to the positive qualities of others). But still, I walk around as though I expect people to be on their worst behavior. As I was on the Blue Line, I…

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Observation

Even when it’s in Spanish, you can tell when someone is nagging another person. It’s not about language or translation, it’s about tone of voice.

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Good Start

Woke up early, which is good. At least my schedule isn’t degenerating, turning me back into a nocturnal creature again. Way back when, I used to be able to work all through the night – writing, reading, studying. I seemed to do better after the sun went down. If I can stick to this early morning schedule, all the better….

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Structure

Ah me. Today was another waste. I think the lack of structure is adding to my uneasiness. Tonight was fun – I played around, and goofed off. But during the day? Nothing accomplished. I think I need some outside force to either act with or react against. Without it, actions have no context. Goofing off isn’t really goofing off, if…

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Hasenpfeffer

Back when I was visiting Columbus, Juliet and I spent a part of a lazy Sunday trying to find the recipe for Hasenpfeffer. We are both big fans of the old Loony Toons / Bugs Bunny era of cartoons, and tried to track down a recipe for this supposed "meal." Well, today, she PM’s me this URL out of the…

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Strong Coffee

Settling into the day. Made a big pot of strong ass coffee (ask my old coworkers about how strong I like the stuff), and am looking forward to a day in front of the box. We’ll see what today holds. Hopefully, I’ll get a bit of work done. No more of this wallowing crap. Wallowing: OVER Laziness: OVER Single Status:…

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Yikes

Alright. Sorry for that rant yesterday. Apparently, not a good day for me, overall. I’ll be damned if my unemployed days are going to be like yesterday. Shaking it off today. UT not fun? What the hell? Did those words actually come out of my mouth?

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A Burden to the Planet

I did nothing positive. I did nothing constructive. At best, I did a load of laundry. At best. Last night, I got on a weird sleep schedule. Conked out early, and woke up around 3 AM. Now answer me this – why is it that they save a gem of a movie like Spies Like Us for 4 AM? It’s…

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Gatti vs. Ward

Mr. Grumpy sent me a tape of the fight between Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward. Holy crap. I’m not someone who’s into boxing, but this fight was in-friggin-credible. I mean – the punishment both of these guys took was amazing. And on top of that, they surmounted it and continued fighting. Ah. I’m not doing it justice. Both men were…

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Guess

Inspired by an installation piece I saw back in Columbus, by Julie Taymor. A bright, shiny penny to anyone who figures out what it is.

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Juliet Confesses to Blog Envy

juliet: okay, i want to confess a small but odd thing to you Portnoy: I’m here – shoot juliet: okay, you know how you reproduce some IM conversations you have into your blog? Portnoy: yes? juliet: well, i’m always sort of conscious of that, and if i fail to see a portion of one of our conversations reproduced there, a…

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Elissa Hangs Out With Me

She called me up out of the blue about 2 hours ago, and we’ve been hanging out since then. A bit weird, since she and Alex have been working things out, but still fun. We had a good long conversation about relationships and work and friends while sitting on the couch. And I showed her a bunch of links on…

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