Wednesday, February 25, 2009

25 Random Things, more or less

1. is the loneliest number that you'll ever do.
2. Most of them told the time very roughly by their meals, which were unpunctual and irregular: they amused themselves with the most childish games all through the day, and when it was dark they fell asleep by tacit consent -- not waiting for a particular hour of darkness for they had no means of telling the time exactly: in fact there were as many times as there were prisoners.
3. O prairie mother, I am one of your boys. I have loved the prairie as a man with a heart shot full of pain over love.
4. All your base are belong to us.
5. I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods. For instance, there is a brownstone in the East Seventies where, during the early years of the war, I had my first New York apartment.
6. Waffles!
7. Can you hear me now?
8. Why do you park on the driveway and drive on the parkway?
9. They talked on into the early morning, the high, pale cast of light in the windows, and they did not think of leaving.
10. This is a tale of a meeting of two lonesome, skinny, fairly old white men on a planet which was fast dying.
11. I've fallen off my chair, Brian.
12. Victor was dancing with a Lakota woman in a Montana bar. He had no idea why he was there; he couldn't even remember how he arrived.
14. There is no #13.
15. Assembly of Japanese bicycle require great peace of mind.
16. So I turned myself to face me, but I've never caught a glimpse of how the others must see the faker. I'm much too fast to take that test.
17. Oops, sorry. Must have dozed off for a bit.
18. When the war came to Monterey and to Cannery Row everybody fought it more or less, in one way or another. When hostilities ceased everyone had his wounds.
19. I'm not a present for your friends to open, this boy's too young to be singing the blues.
20. What's the frequency, Kenneth?
21. I’m very good at integral and differential calculus. I know the scientific names of beings animalculous. In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral, I am the very model of a modern Major-General.
22. Oh my God -- it's full of stars!
23. Take heart amid the deepening gloom that your dog is finally getting enough cheese. And reflect that whatever misfortune may be your lot, it could only be worse in Milwaukee.
24. Someone has put live piranha in our swimming pool. If we don't swim there anymore, the piranha will starve.
25. You know, everyone thinks we got this broken down horse and fixed him. But we didn't. He fixed us. Every one of us. And I guess, in a way, we fixed each other, too.

Monday, February 02, 2009


Breathe (in), breathe (out).
Down, back, up, forward.
Again (again): breathe.
Stand: down, up, down, up.
Breathe (again): breathe.
Down, up, down, up (stop).
Coast; inhale; exhale (slowly).