Sunday, December 11, 2011

Hello, Is This Thing On

Two years and four days since my last post?  Really?  And I haven't even been in the klink during this time.  Time passes, Facebook happens. But now, it's election season, so maybe I'll post a little more often than every 24 months. Or not.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Talismen or Talismans?

I've been married legally to my husband for almost 14 months, but we've been together a little more than 19 and a half years.  Yeah, I know.  We don't look that old.  Gays don't age like straights, so sue us. You get everything else. 

Anyway, last month we were in Palm Springs for a weekend, where Carl picked up a used book of Irish short stories. He's from Ireland, he writes short stories, it was meant to be.  Tonight, in front of the tv and the gin and the tonic and the red wine - really, just one drink each - Carl mentions that the book is filled with papers.

One falls out. It's a ballot receipt from Palm Springs dates, April 4, 1990.  The first day we became a couple (I'll leave the rather sordid and amusing details to your imagination).  The second drops out. It's a handwritten tag which reads "God Bless the business of wine forever."

WTF?  Well, ok, then. Duely noted. 

Friday, December 04, 2009

LAPD Atwater Community Relations Officer

Kenneth Aragon crashed his motorcycle at Larga and Fletcher yesterday and died shortly thereafter.  RIP.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday Fireworks at the Americana?

That better be or Armageddon has come. Last year they didn't warn anybody either.  Jesus.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Soupy Sales

I well remember watching repeats growing up. RIP.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Atwater Police Activity

Holy shit. Piddling around facebook, all of a sudden I heard sirens and  a helicopter and for the next 45 minutes, my house was under surveillance for some reason. Helicopter lights all over it, police and detective cars parked in front, people with flashlights running back and forth and just me and the doggies. Lights out, sit in front, watch in dark and hope for the best and be grateful for the half a xanax I popped half an hour before. And now it's mostly silent. Not sure how I can possibly sleep soundly tonight.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Los Angeles Times

Though the LA Times has been actively disminishing itself over the last few years, today's edition proved once again that there are some really amazing writers working there. Read these three articles.

Dan Neil's review of a new Mazda is splendid and proof he deserved the pullitzer. Kenneth Turan's review of "Education" is also spectacular. And, of course, Bill Plaschke does a tremendous job at summing up the Dodgers victory.

I think I'll keep my delivery - it's money well spent.