Friday, June 29, 2007

the donut girl

She dropped her kid off at work in the morning and drove her car to the shop for some repairs. Well, after a pit stop at the grocery for some chocolate donuts and a People rag mag.

She could be doing anything this morning. Work on her dissertation, a trip to the local library, a walk on the aqueduct trail.

Instead, she's eating donuts, drinking milk, and reading the magazine. Watching the telly and napping. By the time she picks up her car, she will have eaten an entire box of donuts (eight in all) and drank at least two glasses of milk. That box of donuts will be her breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And she'll be taking something for a very upset tummy.

Eventually she'll get up and shower, wash her hair. Fix herself up a bit. Hoping the whole time that the cost of the car repairs are minimal. We'll see.

For now, she reaches for another donut. Two more to go.

Monday, June 18, 2007

you raise the blade, you make the change, you rearrange me 'til I'm sane

She was six. Her mother and her newest lover woke the brothers (4 and 8). They all got up in what seemed like the middle of the night and sat all in a row on her bed and made what was apparently intended to be quite a pronouncement.

We just got married, they announced. Accompanied by lots of really big, self-satisfied smiles from the mother. And a poker face from the new father whom they would never call dad.

They seemed extremely disappointed when all six sleep-filled eyes just stared back at them without expression or reaction. In fact, they seemed to be angry that there hadn't been jumping up and down for joy or something.

The lack of response was simply because they were still half asleep. That's all. It wouldn't have had anything to do with the fact that they were scared shitless of the man who would soon beat the crap out of them all on a regular basis and now they knew there was no escape. No, it wouldn't have been that at all.

Monday, June 11, 2007

like i had nothing better to do at this moment

A small sample of what I recently added to my music wish list at B & N. I was in a mood, looking back at some artists I had back when we still bought albums. I was heavy into rock then, and didn't know anything but what we now call 'classic' rock existed.

I like compilations, so I went for newer compilations that have been remastered. Who knows when/if I'll get them. Perhaps I can find some of the songs online for free, who knows.

Singles Collection: The London Years (Remastered)
The Rolling Stones

Ultimate Collection
Uriah Heep

The Essential Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Born to Run [30th Anniversary Edition]
Bruce Springsteen

The Definitive Collection
Humble Pie

Frampton Comes Alive!
Peter Frampton

Greatest Hits Live
Billy Squier


Eddie & The Cruisers [Original Soundtrack]
John Cafferty

The Return of Bruno
Bruce Willis

Saturday, June 02, 2007

zen again

I found the best source for new music for my zen, and it won't cost me a penny! The public library.

I went in and renewed my card today, and I'll be adding the following to my music collection:

the best of the rolling stones jump back
rod stewart vol III of the great american songbook
tom jones reloaded greatest hits
lenny kravitz greatest hits
celtic woman
john lee hooker chill out
pat benatar the encore collection
the doors bright midnight live in america
u2 the best of and the b-sides 1980-90

Not bad, huh!