Friday, April 29, 2005

lucy in the sky with diamonds...

If you go parachuting, and your parachute doesn't open, and your friends are all watching you fall, I think a good way to get everyone to relax would be to pretend you were swimming.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005


The memories of my family outings are still a source of strength to me. I remember we'd all pile into the car - I forget what kind it was - and drive and drive. I'm not sure where we'd go, but I think there were some trees there. The smell of something was strong in the air as we played whatever sport we played. I remember a bigger, older guy we called "Dad." We'd eat some stuff, or not, and then I think we went home. I guess some things never leave you.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

party tricks

If you're ever at a party, and things are a bit quiet, grab a burning log from the fireplace, and jump on it. Then roll around the room, yelling, "Log o' fire! Log o' fire!" at the top of your voice. Then the party will be more fun. I've never done it myself, but I'm pretty sure it'd work.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005


As I bit into the nectarine, it had a crisp juiciness about it that was very pleasurable - until I realized it wasn't a nectarine at all, but A HUMAN HEAD!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

i'm not gay, i swear.

Sometimes I wonder if I'm sexy enough. When I walk into a singles bar with my "fashionable" shirt, "fashionable" pants, and a big new rubber manta-ray helmet, I can't help but to wonder: Do women want to talk to me for myself, or do they just want to get a feel of that nice rubber manta skin?

Thursday, April 14, 2005


I think there should be something in science called the "reindeer effect." I don't know what it would be, but I think it'd be good to hear someone say, "Gentlemen, what we have here is a terrifying example of the reindeer effect."

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

don't be lazy

During the Middle Ages, probably one of the biggest mistakes was not putting on your armor because you were "just going down to the corner."

Monday, April 11, 2005

those were the days...

When I was a child, there were times when we had to entertain ourselves. And usually the best way to do that was to turn on the TV.

Friday, April 08, 2005



Kicking leaves as I walk
a broken wake of fragment thoughts -
it's death for the first time
and sleep will cease to wake the second.

There's safety in numbers
I can't count much on that
so I'm counting my blessings
and I'm counting the cracks in the pavement


Thursday, April 07, 2005

too much

Sometimes, when I drive across the desert in the middle of the night, with no other cars around, I start imagining: What if there were no civilization out there? No cities, no factories, no people? And then I think: No people or factories? Then who made this car? And this highway? And I get so confused I have to stick my head out the window into the driving rain---unless there's lightning, because I could get struck on the head by a bolt.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

the opening paragraph to my new novel...

As the snow started to fall, he tugged his coat tighter around himself. Too tight, as it turned out.
"This is the fourth coat crushing this year," said the sergeant as he outlined the body with a special pencil that writes on snow.