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By grendel (Fri Nov 07, 2003 at 01:08:20 PM EST) (all tags)
The whines of a modern yuppie, or the rage of an under appreciated artist?

Time may well tell us the difference.

I was just outside. Full dark at a ridiculous 6:45 pm MST. Smoking a cigarette, sipping Polish vodka. Some young fucker just zoooooomed by in his beaten up chevy pickup, blaring Rage Against the Machine, the song that fades into a repeated "America Is... America is... amerika IS..." And I chuckled to myself. About the pretense and arrogance of youth.

Then I thought for a moment. I came zipping home in my older if less beaten ford truck with Cave's "Brother my up Is Empty" playing at an ill advised volume. I am a self righteous whoreson.

So I have an excuse. That doesn't matter though.

So I just took a break, to get a beer and have a smoke... What was I saying?

Doesn't matter too much.

I watched my neighbor drive away in his ancient, but well tuned 3/4 ton suburban. Since it is November I assume he's going to go kill some goat-like thing out on the eastern plains. I made some great stew out of some goose breasts he gave me from an earlier hunting trip. He's actually been a really great neighbor, I'll probably buy him a bottle of bourbon at Christmas.

So what am I talking about?

The usual, I suppose. It's nice, writing out to the ether. If I were catholic, I'd compare it to confession. F'giv meh fadder, Ah drank too mutch da udder noit.

No, that doesn't quite do it for me.

Just exercising my voice, really. I have these ideas. I'm not quite in Denver, I'm not quite dead.

I'm expecting guests, I'll leave you all to your sleep, or whatever you may be up to.

Bless you all.


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Getting old is funny by georgeha (6.00 / 1) #1 Sat Nov 08, 2003 at 01:35:29 AM EST
and it's better if you have a sense of humor and irony about it. How else can I listen to 80's rap and punk without irony?

Yo yo yo by Rogerborg (6.00 / 1) #2 Sat Nov 08, 2003 at 02:52:05 AM EST
You be keeping it real, yo dog, you be capping a pop in de's asses.

And so on, and so forth.

Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.

Dying. by blixco (6.00 / 1) #3 Sat Nov 08, 2003 at 04:11:05 AM EST
Man, I am old.  I do nothing but sit around at work complaining about kids these days.  And my nephew Chris just turned 13.  Thirteen?!?  I lived in California, he was, what, five?  I still remember him being a child, and now he's a teenager.  Fucking kids.  He wants money for a skateboard.  If I still had that old Powell and Peralta deck laying around....

Good to hear your voice, brother.  My own is ragged and frail; I have been stricken ill for 5 of the last 6 weeks.  Back in my youth, I'd have beaten the sickness down with scotch.  Now I am older, and I'm doing all I can to make myself healthy.

How much time did we spend trying to kill ourselves, outright or subtley?

Well, Laurea is in New Orleans, and I have about 20,000 words to write to make up for the drivel I've been putting out.

So: cazart! and keep yer unit on you.
it's not you, it's me.

13? by grendel (6.00 / 1) #4 Sat Nov 08, 2003 at 06:00:20 AM EST
Hell, I remember CHris when he was a tiny kid.

K and I will be in cruces next may for my eldest niece's High School graduation. How's that for scary?  When I was in cruses last spring she and I talked about teachers at Mayfield. She's in Smith's class this year.

I'm starting to think it would be pretty cool if she went to college up here. It would be nice to see some part of my family on a regular basis.


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