Major Saturday morning LOLZ!
When you get it...
Well, I've reached that point where I've been up all night and then some. I still can't sleep but I am too tired to really function! I have a day I'd like to get on with or a nap I'd like to take and neither are indulging me.
the fear of running out of reading materials
the characteristic, faint, musty smell of old books
Armor by Tom Digby
All my life the world has been getting smaller:
Far-off lands that were once the stuff of legend
Are now a mouse click away.
In a way that's wonderful.
But in a way it isn't.
For all that we have shrunk the world's distances
We have not shrunk the world's pain.
A whole wide world of suffering and despair
Comes into our living rooms every day,
Film at eleven.
How can any sane person stand it?
One word: Armor.
I go clanking through my day like some denizen of the Round Table,
My visor showing me the narrowest slices of the darkness without
As I strive to keep some flame of humanity burning within.
But I am still afraid:
Someday, when I gather with my friends in some safe space
And we decide to open ourselves to one another,
We may find that our armor has long been empty.
It's Almost My Birthday!
Bozo, (a friend's clever dub, not mine, but it's both funny & fitting) has done her worst to harsh my happy and leave me stressed out.
Also, it looks like I no can haz birthday "date" this year. If I planned to spend my birthday alone that would be great, but I'm feeling the need for some special treatment. I hate to admit it, but sometimes The Empress needs to be treated like a princess, Dammit.
"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." -- Will Rogers
People are driving even more crazy than usual! First, I nearly got hit by a swerving, speeding Mercedes. (This is why i don't mess with other things while I'm driving. One has to be alert to avoid numbskulls like that one!) Next a huge U Haul tailgated me and when I finally got out of the way, after the 880 split, it zoomed off at 80/85 mph trying to zip in between cars as if it was a small sports car. Right after that an even bigger Restoration Hardware track swerved around me hitting the curve of the off ramp to downtown so fast it looked like it might tip!
Being in that much of a hurry is like a death wish. You can't get where you're going if you're dead people!
I have 2 other jobs to do before I leave, one in El Cerrito, the other way up in the hills. So knowing that I don't sleep well, the early that I will have to get up, shower and split just got earlier!