Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
This morning listening to support staff at the dermatologist's office while waiting to have surgery on my face to remove skin cancer:
Clerk: "I so don't want to be here this morning."
Nurse: "Me either"
Clerk: "I'm really tired from the barbeque yesterday."
Nurse: "I'm just plain burned out."
Clerk: I'm hungry. I didn't have time for breakfast this morning."
Nurse: "You want the rest of my doughnut?"
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
A drug dealer's state rest stop where everyone drove in in a beat-up Chevy van and exchanged drugs like it was a farmer's market.
A new bride leaning against the fender of her SUV, beneath a cheery "Just Married" sign, smoking and staring desolately at the black-topped parking lot of a Best Western Hotel.
A family of 3 with their Jack Russell terrier picnicking on the grassy center divide of I-5.
A rust covered van stuffed to the gills with clothes, furniture, books and rubble sporting a bumper sticker that read, "At least I can still smoke in my car."
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Me: I'm a writer. I'm worried about my mind.
Doc: What are you writing?
Me: I'm writing a novel.
Doc: Fiction, then.
Doc: Just be glad you're not writing a book on physics.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
But this is Santa Cruz. Maybe the fringe element has already gotten to the little guy. If I hear heavy metal and smell funny smoke I'm calling the coppers.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
The end came though one morning when my son, Sol said, "I had a nightmare last night. I dreamed the loom was coming after me. The loom was trying to kill us all."
I gave the loom to a local school and I can just hope they had better luck with it then we did.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
"Bring your suit," I said.
"Hah!" she gaffawed. "The only way I'll get near a swimming pool is in a wetsuit."
"Joanne, don't worry about other people. No matter your age, your weight, or anything else. Just love your body."
"Get back to me in 10 years," she said.
Ten years later, I finally get it.