If I had someone to thank, I’d thank them in person.
I think the Academy Awards are on tonight.
I checked out some of the new equipment in the gym this evening. If that sounds like a dull way to spend Saturday evening, it is, but I work on Sundays. They put some pretty cool machines in there. They took out my elliptical, though, and the two new ones lack power cords. WTF. Is […]
There is–I shit you not–an Argentine gaucho camped out with three horses in Ocean Springs.
I found a very interesting website- in fact it is a web log- in my browsings. The woman who writes it is an “escort”. It is actually very interesting and scary. All sorts of people comment on her entries. Some are supportive, others are hostile. I should probably stop being surprised by the Internet. I […]
I accompanied our volunteers on a field trip to the nearby wildlife refuge. We certainly learned a lot about Mississippi sandhill cranes. Preserving and growing thier small, isolated population is very labor intensive, and unless their habitat is restored (98% of the wet pine savannas on the Gulf Coast is gone) the refuge will remain […]
Tonight I brought home Thai food. Yellow curry something, medium spicy. I’m enjoying a little ultra-right wing entertainment this evening. Mississippi Public Broadcasting airs reruns of “The Lawrence Welk Show” every week. It’s also supercorny, but I enjoy listing to the music. The show was on for something like forty years. It’s impossible to tell […]
Apparently I’m participating in some revolutionary new thing when I write in this journal. I’ve been hearing and reading a lot about how blogging is going to revolutionize news and public relations and God knows what else. Charlie Rose was discussing it the other day, NPR reports on it occasionally, and a column this week […]
In another attempt to rescue my dwindling metabolism from the toilet bowl, I went to the public pool in Biloxi.
I went to the garage and got my tailgate fixed. The trunk shocks(support arms were shot and needed replacing. It was much cheaper than I hoped. I had to go twice today, at first they had the wrong size parts, but the right size were delivered quickly. Also replaced the inner tube of my front […]
I’m chatting with la argentiniana on MSN. God, I miss her.
I am all about grocery stores hiring paramilitary commandants to enforce the spirit- if not the letter- of the express lanes. The lady in front of me not only paid with a personal check (people can’t write it out to “Grocery store” and sign it while the kid scans the Hostess Ding-dongs?), she needed four […]
I made an impulse purchase at the grocery checkout line today. I never do that. I bought a tin of Altoid Tangerine Sours. They are “curiously strong” as the container says. I think I ate too many. I bring, when I remember, my own cloth bags to the store to carry groceries. The man behind […]
Turnout for my presentation was very low. We did better last year. We publicized better last year too. I was interviewed for the evening news, though. I’ll have to watch later to see if I made it on.
Man, work actually went fast today. I looked up at the clock at one point and it was four o’clock. Yes! he said pumping his fist in the air. I’ve been preparing for a presentation tomorrow. It is about the black soldiers who guarded Ship Island during the Civil War. It’s been a year since […]
Every time I want to ride my bicycle it has a flat tire. It’s from riding on the garbage-strewn grass shoulder on the road into town.
I’m blocking anonymous replies to my posts.
A friend and I went to a Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi last night. The cops seemed a little frazzled but the crowd wasn’t too nuts.
Last night after the Superbowl, I watched “The Simpsons” for the first time in a couple of years. I used to love that show and watch it all the time, but it’s not the same as it was. In fact, I was in heaven back when it was in syndication three times an evening. I’d […]
I read today that Bush’s new budget will cut federal grants to police departments. IS HE FREAKING NUTS? Does he want the crime rate go back up again on his watch? And if watches Fox News, surely he’s aware of the “Yellow Alert”, it scrolls across the bottom of the screen every five seconds.