It’s cold here for September, about 50 degrees right now. It’ll get close to freezing tonight. Not enough people showed for bocce this evening, so I’m making tortellini for dinner instead.
I left Mississippi, in part, to get away from black mold. Now there’s a concern about it in my apartment after the leaking ceiling last week. The visible damage was minimal, but my landlady is waiting on her insurance company to advise what to do. They’ll at least have to scrape paint and and reseal […]
Expecting rain this afternoon, I rented a couple of films: “Inside Man” and “Trans America”.
An essay from January 18, 2000.
I went out to eat with a bunch of people from work at a new restaurant in West Branch (it now has three). It’s a Cajun restaurant, and there’s nothing like it in all of Iowa so it was pretty busy. I’ve never been to a restaurant on it’s opening night. They were missing stuff […]
Work… O why do I wear a uniform? The bureaucracy of this job didn’t go away while I was gone. I’m a little lacking in motivation as a result of my recent personal travails, but I didn’t miss the work anyway. I just can’t get a jump on anything: everything has to be done right […]
My apartment may be small and, as of late, leaky, but my landlady is all over it. She brought towels and fans the other day to help dry things up. Today she brought a dehumidifier that I’ll have to run for a while to dry out the ceiling, walls, and carpet. I was really lucky […]
I can’t believe its been five years since the September 11 terrorist attacks, or “Nine Eleven” as people call it. Now it’s two movies and a miniseries. How crass. I bet Hurricane Katrina will go Hollywood even faster. I know the two films have been applauded for their gravity but that’s strictly a judgement call […]
I got back to Iowa yesterday. The following things happened: Before leaving Las Vegas, my girlfriend dumped me for the second time in two weeks and for the umpteenth time in the last four years. It does not get easier with practice, it gets harder. After landing in Cedar Rapids the cabin filled with smoke […]