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Scribbles & Sketches of the Unspeakable

I found it interesting and somewhat funny that all the middle-aged ladies at the bead shop last weekend were giggling/swooning over Michael Bublé.

But filling my Facebook feed with it is going too far…

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A Shift

Loki’s been really cuddly that last couple of days. She’s coming up on a year old, so maybe she’s shifting toward her adult phase?

It’s nice. I mean, she likes petting when she’s on the floor and the occasional picked-up cuddle. And regularly if I crawl around on the floor with her she’ll walk with me and then rub the side of her mouth against my nose with her fang sticking out. Slightly painful like being scraped with an icepick, but loving. But the last two days she’s actually sat in my lap and purred herself to sleep. 🙂

Very nice.

The Con

Sometimes I
curb my pen to
invert the spin that
doubles my vision.

Revising my plays
till the player’s forays
are just “heys” and
catchphrase —

but in my gut I know
such gaul only goes
to gallows.

Seesaw

Say “tailspin on toppins1,”
Play hopscotch on bobbins.
I’ll be the robber,
so don’t let the cops in.
And when we’re played out
let’s never resign,
‘cause friends are best worn in,
and you’re just my size.


  1. Yes, I know it’s tuppence. Just wanted to write it like most of us yanks heard it in Mary Poppins. :p ↩

Woke up this morning…

… and tumblr wouldn’t let me like anything. It’s fixed now, but dang… you guys were busy last night. Not sure if I can go through all that again.

Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance

Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance 

1. If you work hard, and become successful, it does not necessarily mean you are successful because you worked hard, just as if you are tall with long hair it doesn’t mean you would be a midget if you were bald.

2. “Fortune” is a word for having a lot of money and for having a lot of luck, but that does not mean the word has two definitions.

3. Money is like a child—rarely unaccompanied. When it disappears, look to those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on it while you were at the grocery store. You might also look for someone who has a lot of extra children sitting around, with long, suspicious explanations for how they got there.

4. People who say money doesn’t matter are like people who say cake doesn’t matter—it’s probably because they’ve already had a few slices.

5. There may not be a reason to share your cake. It is, after all, yours. You probably baked it yourself, in an oven of your own construction with ingredients you harvested yourself. It may be possible to keep your entire cake while explaining to any nearby hungry people just how reasonable you are.

6. Nobody wants to fall into a safety net, because it means the structure in which they’ve been living is in a state of collapse and they have no choice but to tumble downwards. However, it beats the alternative.

7. Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink.

8. Don’t ask yourself if something is fair. Ask someone else—a stranger in the street, for example.

9. People gathering in the streets feeling wronged tend to be loud, as it is difficult to make oneself heard on the other side of an impressive edifice.

10. It is not always the job of people shouting outside impressive buildings to solve problems. It is often the job of the people inside, who have paper, pens, desks, and an impressive view.

11. Historically, a story about people inside impressive buildings ignoring or even taunting people standing outside shouting at them turns out to be a story with an unhappy ending.

12. If you have a large crowd shouting outside your building, there might not be room for a safety net if you’re the one tumbling down when it collapses.

13. 99 percent is a very large percentage. For instance, easily 99 percent of people want a roof over their heads, food on their tables, and the occasional slice of cake for dessert. Surely an arrangement can be made with that niggling 1 percent who disagree.

Delightful. Regardless of what you think of Occupy, this is a masterpiece.

Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance