|KHftCEA 2000-03.2 March|
KHftCEA 2000-03.2 March
Watched "The Green Mile" with Mo last night. (Moving, but long and a little heavy handed.) Tom Hank's character had a bladder infection that makes me appreciate what a pleasure peeing is, but it happens so often we grow tired of its charms.
Love is like skin, Vera: It's a beautiful thing provided you don't examine it under a microscope.
--Dan Savage, "Savage Love"
"Well past 70, Rosalynn and I have learned to accommodate each other's desires more accurately and generously."
Usenet is like Tetris for people who still remember how to read.
--Elisabeth Anne Riba,
"If Ford is to Chevrolet what Dodge is to Chrysler,what Corn Flakes are to Post Toasties, what the Clear Blue Sky is to the Deep Blue Sea, what Hank Williams is to Neil Armstrong...can you doubt we were made for each other?"
If the Earth is the size of a pea in New York, then the Sun is a beachball 50m away, Pluto is 4km away, and the next nearest star is in Tokyo. Now shrink Pluto's orbit into a coffee cup; then our Milky Way Galaxy fills North America.
Estimated amount of glucose used by an adult human brain each day, expressed in M&Ms: 250
--Harper's Index, October 1989
"Have you any idea how successful censorship is on TV? Don't know the answer? Hm. Successful. Isn't it?"
"If I want low-impact aerobics, I'll masturbate. If I want high-impact aerobics, I'll masturbate again."
Sometimes I worry that this palmV is almost becoming a physical "safety blanket" of sorts.
Mo reminded me how I use to tell her about an ex who insisted on some level of breast touch symmetry: neither side should be completely ignored when the other is the focus of attention. The thing is I remember talking to her about more than I remember who it was... (though I believe I remember who now.)
Mo got a Palm IIIc, the first color Palm. Nifty.
This day does note bode well. Spent too much on some pictures, couldn't find my belt, locked my keys in the car for the first time, will be lunching with R *and * D (there's a bad pun in there somewhere.)
"Fuck you- and your untouchable face" (from the cd that helped me leave my keys behind.)
Wired article with the vi guy's essay on the obsolesence of humanity and, much more disturbingly to me, this geometrically increasing "Oops!" factor that nano-, bio-, and maybe cyber- technology will be bringing on over this next century. In particular the "grey goo" idea, and custom bacteria multiplying like clouds of pollen stick in my head as vivid images of biosphere imploding disaster. Sigh- hopefully these memes won't rush in to fill a void Y2K left behind.
Right now I'm at Home Depot, trailing Mo as she gets paint color sample chips to base a wedding color scheme on (and to get the makings of a murphy free flower & plant shelf)
"Nuclear war would really set back cable."
"There's someone out there for everyone - even if you need a pickaxe, a compass, and night goggles to find them."
--Harris K. Telemacher, "L.A. Story"
"Sun, sex, and spaghetti."
--Millionaire playboy "Ricky" di Portanova on the only things worth living for.