Utter, Abject insanity plus other Deep Thoughts

I'd be remiss if I didn't add an entry to my blog about this time to remind myself of how absolutely batshit insane everything has been lately. Work has been off the charts in terms of demands on my time. I'm basically working at least 4 jobs right now at the Library. I'm working my job, the Digital Services Librarian, 2 Computer Pages worth of desk time, and for the last few weeks I've been the plumber. On the side, I've been continuing to talk with clients (including rolling out a new website…Read more …

Brutal Pickles – Take 2

Brutal Pickles Instructions for making one jar of Brutal Pickles. This mixture should fill at least 3 small 8oz Pickling Jars and/or at least 2 16 oz pint jars. To fill 3 jars, you will need at least 4 or 5 Medium sized Cucumbers sliced into 1/4″ thick slices or spears. Liquid Solution for Boiling: 2 cups of Pickling or White Vinegar 1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar 3 cups of cold water 2 Tablespoons of Pickling Salt 2 Tablespoons of Penzey’s Pickling Spice (or any pickling spice mix) In Each Jar: 2…Read more …

So dark the night

I wonder of why so dark the night steps taken without the gift of fright missed and tripped fallen unto abyss words without meaning set adrift let play in the sands of time metaphors so common a crime I beg if meaning in this life just once let me mean something more than fancy sounds and brazen abounds just once let the beating of my heart saying something besides the whimper of yet another whipped hound my dark askew my light ashine one of a billion, no a trillion, let infinity scream my…Read more …

“Weird Al” lyrics

I was driven today after Weird Al's latest album release to create something, and chucked this nugget together while driving home... when I saw one of these things... thusly, an ode... to the Nissan Van. Imagine this to the tune of the seminal classic from the Pointer Sisters: Neutron Dance. I don't want to look at it anymore I'll just stay here locked behind the door just no time to stop and get away 'Caise the breakes don't work anyways whoo oooh, Whoo oooh There's no beauty in that facade 'Cause than van…Read more …

Let’s Get Busy…

Haven't said much about my state(s) of mind, so I'll do some quick summaries of random thoughts bouncing around... a. I'm over worked. I love my job... but I'm over worked. b. I'm over extended... on everything. I eat too much. I spend too much. I work too much... and I don't work out enough, and I don't save enough and I don't spend enough time on me. c. I say that even after spending a week in Las Vegas... I'm really happy to have won the RUSA Award for Excellence in Reference…Read more …

Doesn’t Really Matter

Guess it really doesn't matter cause nobody is coming to my rescue I can do whatever difference time difference place all ends up the same way The sun rises and shadows cast there's some play the shadows dance words are cast and doubt aghast A pleasant interlude merely a way to make you doubt all before and all yet about to cast it's play unto the game my anger is blamed Guess it really doesn't matter cause nobody is coming to my rescue I can do whatever difference time difference place all ends…Read more …

Bean and Corn Salad with Tomato Dressing

In an effort to cook and eat lighter, I'm trying to form some slightly healthier recipes. Amongst these is adopted from something my friend served at a party once, but made a wee bit manlier... Ingredients: 1 (ONE) 12 oz can of Black Beans, drained and cleaned 1 (ONE) 8 oz can of Corn (Unsalted)5 or 6 stalks of green onion Lemon Pepper 2 tablespoons of Lime or Lemon Juice "Real" Bacon Bits for Salad Pumpkin Seeds (Spicy) or Raw Pepitas About 1/4 cup of diced Cucumber 1/8 to 1/4 cup of Catalina…Read more …

What I would give

What I would give to be a real human boy the automation I have become is full of lust for just one to feel something again to release all held within to fear to cry to love to imagine beyond the lines What I would give to be a real human boy full of fear and loathe to lie to cheat to steal to feel something again to hold it all within of old age  to quicken of death and taxes to spend What I would give to be a real human boy…Read more …

Without a Doubt

Without a Doubt I am going to fail wisdom beseeches delivered finally a sweet meaning whispered so faintly and condescendingly full of meaning beyond the words themselves Without a Doubt I am going to fail so teach me your darkest secrets to learn how to succeed at long last and release my dreams so finally...Read more …

Rip Roar

Rip Roar! I am of Lore a bargain of Devilsome kind and an angelic smile to sell your back the very essense of your own soul on a slab of Hope Secretly did you plead innocence is saccharine and so unto I look at my eyes a soul Inside you must care or a monster you dare Rip Roar! I am the Lore! a most Devilsome wine and a toothsome smile to deny your dream the very essense of your very own being aflame it screams! Design by Design a never ending crime…Read more …