Friday, February 23, 2007

Apple Dumpling

The big hairy guy with the carpet like beard took me to Sayville's Diner, in the distant farm lands of Boyertown PA.

For desert, I had an apple dumpling, with vanilla sauce (on the side).

Careful it's hot!



Sunday, February 18, 2007

Happy New Year!

According to my Chinese Horoscope, I am a Wood Snake. I am also a Leo. It really annoys me when a superstitious construct nails me perfectly, but I seem to be a stereotypical example of both these things.

S-s-s-sharkfin s-s-s-soup is s-s-s-salutary?
S-s-s-so they s-s-s-say.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


"Are we in love?"

There was a break in the music and in that moment, out of the blue he asked: "Are we in love."

We spent every day together, wandering the shabby fringes of the city in search of under appreciated treasures. We drove through the warm humid nights with the top down, listening to mixed tapes and the wind as it rushed to dry our damp faces. We worked on projects for hours, ending somehow always exhausted, and stuck together by a slurry of drywall dust, sweat and expended passion.

The ice sharply tinkled in its glass in the loud and sudden silence. I looked down at the bobbing limes, and up at him holding an identical drink, my drink, which he'd adopted that summer. He'd become almost a mirror, trying on my words and phrases, my tastes, as though lost in a game of dress up. He looked at me now with the same broad face, slightly cocked head and wide set soft brown eyes, the face which sought my constant approval. Sometimes I felt those eyes would draw out and deplete me, and I'd be left expended, empty of my essence like the extra limes he dropped into our glasses of gin, squeezed by him of every drop of juice. Just the way I liked it.

The hooky intro of Lovefool broke the silence, a song that had been everywhere that summer, over the airwaves, on my tapes, and running through my head when I watched him sleep, breathing deeply and slowly, on his side like a puppy.

I'd always wanted to be in love.


The Cardigans - Lovefool (Mercury Records 1998)




Sunday, February 11, 2007

Separated at Birth

1975 AMC Pacer

1997* Chariot

*The Jupiter 2 was launched on October 16, 1997, presumably with a brand new Chariot loaded onto the well appointed craft.

Sunday, February 04, 2007


I am one of those guys who, if presented with millions in lottery winnings or an untraceable no limit American Express Card, could immediately go out and buy about thirty five cars. One would surely be a mid 70's AMC Gremlin(this one wanders around the Upper East Side, NYC). I know exactly the options I want, including the V-8 and accordion fabric sun roof, except that I can't decide between the scotch plaid upholstery and the stitched and riveted Levis denim interiors. I should probably get two.
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