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The World Line of the Horizon Star

Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world

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Weatherman Stan Captain Absurd

He's my next of kin, the opposite of Zen, meet my evil twin...

It's overcast and cool here again, after several days of sun, and my sense of gravitas has gone right down the toilet this morning. It's too Friday for me to take the day seriously. I've been chasing bugs all week at work. I've been pulled off my project to put out fires that nobody else seems to have the time or expertise to chase and now I'm trying to get my head back together on my original project, but I don't want to start up anything complicated on it and have to drop it for the weekend and come back to it cold on Monday, so I have devoted myself to tying up loose ends. Of course, since I'm not taxing my brain with this simple bookkeeping kind of task, it's plaguing me with flights of fancy into the absurd, which it is won't to do when it has spare processor ticks to which to devote to something frivolous. Heh heh.

Random Thought Attacks

You know, everybody always says that they hate to be pigeon-holed, and yet somebody had to invent this disgusting activity! Well, at least now we know what happened to the passenger pigeons...

This morning on the radio I heard this commercial about some event at a mall being put on by a cosmetics manufacturer Estee Lauder (being able to spell this has probably called my masculinity into question among some of the people likely to read this). Anyway, this "event" features some sort of award-winning makeup "artist?" designer? whatever you'd call persons in this profession...and it's a guy. The first thought to run through my head was, "I wish I could find someone to bet me that this guy is not gay."

Anyway...what's up with that? Why do so many gay guys want to go into a career where they spend their time making women look more delicious for guys? I mean, how many straight guys say to themselves, "Hmm, what an interesting career idea: a straight man advising gay guys how to spiff up and get more butt!" That's just confusing. Maybe I'm coming at this problem from the wrong direction. Whoops, there goes the innuendo alarm, er... Maybe it's a kind of karmic-balance kind of thing. I mean, they've climbed out of the breeding pool and shirked their sacred duty to make more humans, and so this is their attempt to "give back to society." Call it "vicarious breeding." They spiff these women up all pretty and make them more attractive to straight males so they end up married with a belly full of babies and the gay guy then is able to feel that he has contributed to the provision of the next generation. Mental note: The next time Robert and I have lunch with Rob and Herb ask Rob if he has any insights into this phenomenon.

I'm hooked on KFOG's Local Scene CD. I love finding neat-o music. This particular CD is, I believe, an annual compilation of local Bay Area talent by the radio station's music director. It's really good! I don't think there's one track on this thing that I don't like. Right now I'm looping Megan Slankard: "Too Bad You." When I got the thing, I screwed up and ordered an extra by accident, and so I sent it to someone. My problem is that I can think of a couple more friends that would probably enjoy a copy too. Ach! My wallet gets mean and skinny every time I find something like this and start playing music pimp. Ah well, it's a moot point anyway. I just checked the KFOG website and they're sold out. It figures.

Oh geeze...I just found out that my evil twin prolixfootle is on the same wavelength that I am (the non-serious Friday absurd thoughts) and this cannot bode well for the Earth. Stop thinking with my brain, Footle!

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#1. I thought first! At least you got the evil part right.

#2. My guess would be: Insider Secrets. They study the competition to learn how to 'steal the deal'...

#3. Two words - CD BURNER (ok, actually an acronym and one word...)

CD Burner. Indeed. I have lamented my lack of same to ingenuemuse before when we have discussed music and mixes. I'm going to have to break down and install one soon.

You're three hours ahead of me and we posted just minutes apart, and you're going to quibble about it just because you managed to complete your spell-check before I did? What do you think this is, Family Feud,where the first one to the buzzer wins? Heh heh. By the way, I like the new icon, it's just disturbing.

Ah, but I actually started the post around 7:30 EST...

Thanks. Have you ever seen Farscape?

Actually, no, I've never seen Farscape. I stopped watching television the day the ex left, in September of last year, although I still use my idiot box for watching the occasional movie. For the past couple of days, for instance, I've been amusing myself in spare moments by going through a rented copy of "Scream" in slo-mo and playing "Where's Musey."

Actually, it was canceled over a year ago, though I think SciFi is still airing reruns, and a mini -series is airing in October. You should check it out. It's really quite good.

I am crushed. You didn't send me a CD? See how you are! ;)

Mmm...Estee Lauder...rules. As for the make-up expert, I don't understand it myself except they have a good eye. They've idolized being a woman for so many years in secret that they are miracle worker after 20+ years? I actually have a bro-in-law who's an exceptionally good eye with women clothing. He's definitely straight. Then there's Eddie Izzard who applies make-up, wears women's clothes, but insists he's straight. Not sure if he can doll up a woman, but I think I'm getting a point across. I don't know, I'm confusing myself here. I just don't understand...but I don't mind the good input either.

Well, to tell you the truth

You and Mary were definitely among the people I thought would probably enjoy this CD. KFOG is a really good station and I don't know if you can get it in your neck of the woods but they play some good stuff, and these new groups are really good picks. It's too bad they were sold out. I don't really think KFOG anticipated that they would sell out so fast. Given the price vs. the value of the CD (and the number of tracks -- 19!) it was a real steal.

Re: Well, to tell you the truth

I listen to KFOG. What's funny is that yesterday one of the County cars would only tune in to 104.5 (Right station? Been a long day...).

I knew that...I just wanted you to admit that part. HEE!

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