Water water everywhere and it’s not what you think. I have no recollection of the events in question because I was not in the central time zone less than 51 weeks before the alleged incident took place. However, no animals were harmed in the production of this production and no photoshop was necessary so it’s all in fun. Voluntary fun. Disposable income paid vacation recreation fun. Tallboy popping out of 12-ounce coozie fun.
slow down you move too fast got to make your Monday last
the first step is admitting Houston we have a problem with or without express written consent what’s the holdup held to a different standard holding up laying down groundwork a foundation for over expectation now it’s too late to revert to mediocre pedestrian how about a courtesy flush for the environment Seattle sits in seats facing away from each other all the better to not see you with this might be offensive a fist full of dollars now buys half as much listen hear my friend do me a favor don’t do me any favors playing good cholesterol bad cholesterol store in a cool dry place press firmly on an empty stomach do not write below this line
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have good day
August 25, 2010
The Logan Deli will be closing down as of Friday 8/27/10. It’s been in business, hidden in the basement of the Logan Building since 1985 and under current ownership since 1997. However, it can no longer survive in this economic climate (insert sound bite here) and so on and so forth. The handwritten sign in the window sums it up well and brought a tear to my eye.
Over the past several years it’s been one of my favorite Mom & Pops. Without question it's my all-time favorite subterranean Korean Deli curry chicken special. Thursday’s Mongolian Beef special had a loyal lunchhour following with lines out the door. On rainy days sitting in a folding chair perusing People magazine listening to Burt Bacharach and loading on the Sriracha, it was a basement dining experience unlike anything in Seattle. 5 Comments | Add Comment | Permalink
you can't get there from here
August 24, 2010
This is an egg This is an egg in a frying pan
This is your brain This is your brain regurgitating Reagan Years
This is you This is you getting there from here
This is Peggy This is Peggy buying salmonella-tainted eggs
expectation expectoration spit in the write direction take the wind into account take possession with intent to distribute possessed by demons exorcised daily exercise cyclical circular cycles bicycle how much respect can one expect riding recumbent
actuaries predict life expectancy actually like a strip mall Olive Gardens Cheesecake Factories TGI Fridays who needs a reason marketing Hallmark Holidays amateur hour 4 - 6 daily what did you expect a ref with a red card held aloft for all to see
ant colonies pickup and move popup in a new groove survival strategies whac-a-mole rope-a-dope and other oh so subtle signs of economic recovery news at eleven
21 and over in dog years dog eared to mark the date remember the day in the context of calendars ringing in the ear drinking so much so much beer the ears ring tinnitus is not an earring it’s the high pitch tone of a blank TV screen left on for days discovered later turned off you don’t know what you got till it’s gone Joni Mitchell got it right in the shin a glass coffee table corner been there forever never noticed read about it in a book somewhere coming back around again more like a urinary tract infection less like rage against the machine 110% half ass it’s got a handle grab on dumb it down smile and chit chat talk to your co-workers more about TV that’s what we need what the fuck did we do before facebook? priceless now back in the day couldn’t give it away
as cool as cool ranch flavor sometimes the sound of a rookie on the radio can be refreshing.But not when they’re a rookie driver and you’ve been waiting fifteen minutes for a hand-off and they’re still looking for the address, but the address they’re looking for isn’t the one you’ve been standing in front of since the dispatcher sent you there…
Was that 1326 5th or 1325 6th or 1325 4th or 1425 5th
Where are you?
I’m here dude, I’ve been here for a while, where the fuck are you?
Don’t get me wrong, I was a rookie too just like you. I once called the dispatcher on the phone to tell him an address I was looking for did not exist, only to realize a short time later that I was rolling up and down searching for the right number on the wrong street.
contemplating the end of a so-called career as a messenger aka “the day I walk away” ...I sometimes think about all the people in “my neighborhood” those people that recognize me, the people that say hi, the people that cut me some slack and give me the benefit of a 12 year doubt. The mailman, the security guards, the FedEx lady, the bus drivers, the receptionists, the mailroom clerks, the court clerks, the copy center dudes, the coffee shop girl, the King County Sheriffs, the US Marshalls, the mom & pop moms and pops and even a few cops. You know you’ve been around awhile when the Marshalls at USDC ask how your lunch was because they watched you eat it on the bench outside yesterday and then they ask you about the good old days at 1010 5th. You know you’ve been around when a bus driver calls you out at a Sunday brunch with your family and then kisses you on the cheek. You know you’ve been around when drivers from other companies stop in traffic to talk. You know you’ve been around awhile if you see Ruie uptown and she asks for handlebar ride back to her office.
Roundabout traffic circles Residents meet hospital workers head-on Searching for un-zoned parking On East Spruce Street
Satanic goats bleat To the beat of a non-union garbage truck Dripping sour milk at each pause for pick-up On East Spruce Street
Neighborhood cats readjust to reinforce Their hierarchy daily and nightly Posturing puffing whining moaning On East Spruce Street
Turning to face the sun Or just waiting for the rotation of the earth It’ll come around eventually even On East Spruce Street
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at the same table
August 11, 2010
The poet is someone who feasts at the same table as other people. But at a certain point he feels a lack. He is provoked by a perception of absence within what others regard as a full and satisfactory present.
street & sidewalk pedestrian & vehicle bus & armored car attorney & opposing counsel plaintiff & defendant petitioner & respondent knock knock & who’s there bad news & best day ever doing it right & doing what the client wants dispatcher A & dispatcher B stupid is & stupid does multitasking & half-assing judge’s mailroom & 2nd floor men’s room to & from here & there dine-in & take-out coffee & beer margin & utility achievement & futility yesterday & today repetition & routine recreation & transportation safe & boring shortcut & hypotenuse predictable & professional saddle & seat of pants butt butter & jelly hung-over & sober walking walk & talking talk trained messenger & trained monkey flip flops & waffles rain shadow & Sequim commuter & weekend warrior chuffer & poseur sucker & lollipop surface tension & soap literally & figuratively vocabulary & lingo psychosomatic & South Lake Union personal space & the smell of freedom kickstand & dickstank hard working & playing hard petty details & little things
Precooked prepaid preconceived notion. Hypoallergenic rejuvenating lotion. Over inflated as if Dale Chihuly gives back to the community. Snakebite. Puncture. Failure at the valve stem. Perforated rim strip. Flat tire. Putting the cart before the horse ex post facto. Broccoli cheese stuffed up tail pipe potato. Pro Bono. On a bike ride to the moon. Perpetuating the stereotype incorrectly including the kitchen sink et al. A full bubble off plumb. Non drive side rookie tattoos. Playing poker with a pinochle deck. Black sock high top beer gut. Petite baritone surprise. Matching powder coated frame pump. Preserved in plastic stink. Raw chicken. Undercooked pork. Self-leveling microscopically thick. Both-ended candle burning. Pissing below the top tube above the bottom bracket. Purple cabbage water splatter. Roof of mouth fish hook doppelganger. Josie and Donna on 29. Forever.