Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Random Thing #42 Overheard at Grocery Store

"You don't sit down them gummy bears are goin' back on the shelf."

Just thought I'd share that.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bob Dylan Didn't Have this to Sing About

I've had that Jesus Jones song Right Here Right Now stuck in my head since eleven o'clock last night. And Wind of Change by Scorpions. Maybe that sounds a little cheesy. Oh well. I was just starting high school when both of those songs became hits. The Berlin Wall had just recently come down, and the Cold War was ending. It was a big deal. It was a cool time to be fourteen, when everything already feels like a big deal.

Last night was the first time I felt exactly like that again. Like the world felt in those first couple years of the 90s. No matter which candidate you were rooting for, seeing those celebrations in Grant Park, and then in New York and Washington D.C. and at Spelman College in Atlanta, it had to hit you that last night was a very big deal.

Good time to be around, whatever age.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


When I started this blog last year (and then left it sitting idle for a year) I seem to have disabled comments. I don't really remember why. Maybe I thought people would write things like, "Hey... why hasn't this been updated since October of '07?"

Anyway, all the comments on Janet Reid's blog, in response to her post linking here the other day, were extremely nice, and I felt dumb for not having comments enabled. So from now on I'll enable them. And I'm sure that as long as I avoid controversial subjects, nobody will come out of the woodwork to post anything insane, or be rude to other commenters.

Thanks to everyone for all the kind words! And thanks, Janet, for linking to the site!

Oh, by the way, soft drinks should always be called "soda," not "pop," toilet paper rolls should be positioned so that the leading edge hangs from the front of the roll, not the back, the 2004 election was rigged in Ohio, and the Voltron that was made up of fifteen vehicles was way the hell cooler than the Voltron that was made up of five lions.