Archive for May, 2004

Oh yeah, the pic

May 17, 2004 - 7:23 pm Comments Off on Oh yeah, the pic

This guy didn’t fare as well as the others. First of all I think the cat had been at him previously, since he only had 4 legs left before I started grabbing at him with tweezers to get him out from behind the mantel. And I didn’t realize that spider killer would um, dissolve him like that.


May 16, 2004 - 6:01 pm 1 Comment

It’s interesting. Normally we get a ton of mail and catalogs every day. After my note to the mailman the other day, we only got one envelope. I’ll bet the rest went into the trash.

Oh and I found another brown recluse in the house yesterday.


May 14, 2004 - 9:18 pm Comments Off on Anger

The stupid slack-jawed boogerfaced postman brought us someone else’s mail again. The only thing our address had in common with the other one is the street number and zip code. Soon I imagine we will be getting mail for everyone in Austin who has the same street number that we do.

I wrote a big black all-caps message on the envelope: WRONG ADDRESS. PLEASE START CHECKING ADDRESS VS. STREET

Like that will make a difference.

You know what else? In the past month a cockroach has come in with the mail twice. I think his dumbshitness is planting roaches in the mailbox.


May 9, 2004 - 2:45 am Comments Off on Ghostwatch

I ordered a copy of Ghostwatch off of eBay a few weeks back and never got around to watching it until tonight. It was good. It was really good. It was really scary, and I am a very tough customer in that regard. The ending completely blew me away.

On Halloween 1992, the BBC presented this program (or is it programme?) as a live, real story and prompted a panic like unto the broadcast of War of the Worlds in 1938. Three recognized, well-respected journalists took roles in the story. It would be like if Tom Brokaw, Greta Van Susteren, and I dunno – Geraldo Rivera, maybe, appeared as themselves in a program that was apparently real. The simple fact of their involvement lent the program instant validity.

I highly recommend the program. Go get yourself a copy ASAP. eBay and Amazon UK both have it.

Hello, Friend

May 7, 2004 - 11:42 pm 2 Comments

A solitary worm? A lonely worm. A worm that kept to itself; a moody worm. My kind of worm. An individualistic worm that had taken up residence in my intestines.