10/01 Direct Link
Keeping an eye on the system. I called it Mitchell but its name is Matthew. Ricki was yelling at me. I'm so sorry, but get over it, lady. She's a thorn in my side. I'm going hurricane shopping today at Costco. That's a shonda to the neighbors. I'm not ready so I can't deal with Ricki. I think that today is a good day to go to Chipotle alone. I'm not taking Scott either. I'm going on my own. It's a good day to be independent. I think it's time to buy some of that ginger liqueur! Go to hell!
10/02 Direct Link
You say that's whispering, but why does it register as screaming? It's like nails on the chalkboard. I don't know what to do. I'm going to tap out 100 words and then I'm going back to sleep. Writing in the middle of the night is never a good thing. I'll go back to sleep and dream of words for tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day although it is promised to no one. I wonder when my expiration date will come. It's the same for everyone around me. We'll all soon be simply memories, dust in the wind. So long!
10/03 Direct Link
Let's talk about feeder bands. Let's not and say we did! Hurricane Matthew is heading our way. It's not right. There's a great deal of uncertainty. Is it going to hit us? I wish that piece of shit would speed up! There was a knee surgery this morning. His Royal Smallness will not be here for this weather event. I suppose that's a good thing. It's a major hurricane! I don't want to consider that it might blow our way but it's inevitable. It's coming. As it makes its move, we have to start getting ready. Man soon come, dude.
10/04 Direct Link
Trying to reason with hurricane season! The hurricane is way down in the Caribbean and all we can do is watch and wait. And by the way, hope you have a happy Jewish new year. Today is day two. We had two nights of Rosh Hashanah dinners at the compound. First night was something like 20 people and second night was something like 25 different people. It was fun to get together with people that you haven't seen for a whole year! I like celebrating the Jewish holidays at the compound. Soon it will be Yom Kippur. Get ready, people.
10/05 Direct Link
I spent the entire day getting ready for the hurricane. It was all about about clearing out the back yard of the debris and patio furniture. I'm watching the weather report and they're now saying that it won't be here until tomorrow night. Originally they were saying sometime today. I spent the entire day cleaning. I'm whipped to a fine froth. Danee invited me over for leftovers but all I ate were two little bags of Cheetohs and a bunch of leftover cake. That was it for dinner! And then she went out. And my BFF went home. I'm alone.
10/06 Direct Link
What a great way to start the day - I got a text from His Royal Smallness around 0515. I haven't been back to sleep since! It's now 0600 and I'm already getting whipped up by watching the TV talking nonstop about the arrival of Hurricane Matthew. It's a shitstorm of waiting. The waiting is the hardest part. I suppose I could take today to be productive around the house. I did say that I was going to use this time to be productive and so far the only way I've been productive is to get ready for the gdmf hurricane.
10/07 Direct Link
Who is running the show here? I wonder sometimes. I put my words into the ethers here and they stay and I wonder for how long? Is there anyone home? Is there a there there? I don't know. I wonder. I wander as I wonder. I wonder as I wander. It's all going to work out. After all, the relentless march of time continues. It's time for a nap. That will do me a lot of good. Would you like fries with that? Please stand by, an operator will be with you shortly. The beat goes on. The pace quickens.
10/08 Direct Link
Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody. I'm super sad being on my own. I don't like it. I'm not happy with myself. This being on my own is making me face who I am. I don't like me. Well, I like me, but I'm surprised that I don't love me. I have to work on that level of love. It's a good thing too. Just when I'm reaching the end of my life. I know I'm very dramatic but that's what happens after you've spent many decades wandering around. I wonder as I wander. It's about time, yeah.
10/09 Direct Link
He should have gone out but he stayed home the entire day. I knew what you were talking about over there. I heard them say the same thing. It's all going to work out. You just keep repeating the same things and then it's all over. And someone else carries on. One of my friends died. I'm sad. There's a service tomorrow but I'm not going. I didn't go to her husband's funeral either. I'm not a bad person, there are just some people that going to their funeral just would be so weird that I'm not going to go.
10/10 Direct Link
I don't want to work any more. I don't like my job. That's it. I said it. There's no reason to stay there but that's what I already did two times. I just stayed until they told me to go home. I'm home right now. I should just stay here. That's the ticket. I don't want to. I want to get out and go. I'm tired of being. I want to do. There's nothing wrong with doing. I'm not a human being, I'm a human doing. That's a good one. I like that. The way that came out, you know?
10/11 Direct Link
King Tide has returned. Long live the king tide. I have a great respect for the tide that rises so high that it floods the land. We have lived here for more than 30 years and it's a phenomenon that has only begun occurring in the past decade. I know that there have been other places on this lovely little island that have experienced the king tide for many years before we have, but that means that the ocean is rising if it's occurring in more areas. It's kind of scary to see the water bubbling from the manhole covers!
10/12 Direct Link
Today is the original day that we celebrated Columbus Day until they made it a Monday holiday. I think it was celebrated this past Monday. When I worked for the convent, they observed it. Now that I'm working for the Jewish Federation, they don't observe it. It's ironic because history is saying that Columbus was Jewish! Go know. Who knew? Lately, there has been a great groundswell to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. I think it's already happening in some places. Columbus discovered America? That's a good one. There were people already here! Get over it, dude. No.
10/13 Direct Link
It's amazing how quickly I've become accustomed to Thursday being my virtual Friday. I'm loving having three day weekends from work. I've been doing this for a little more than a year. I started last year on the day after Labor Day. It's been wonderful. I love working part time. I only wish I were earning a little more money, but it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. That's the ticket. I'm going to go with the flow. It's better than going against the current. That's the ticket! I'm ready to have a great day.
10/14 Direct Link
Why am I thinking of life 40 years ago? It wasn't any easier. It was just different. We worked to pay the bills and in our off times we got together with friends and played games or hung out in the woods or many other things. That's what life is all about. Get out and get living. I remember when life was like that. I wanted to say when life was worth living. But of course it's still worth living. Even though I have no real control over whether I'm living or dead, I like living. It's a good thing.
10/15 Direct Link
Beware the Ides of October. Isn't that ridiculous? I like the idea of an ides every month. I figure it's like the middle or mean or average or midpoint. It's always the 15th. I'm serious. It's going to be sooner rather than later. Oh yeah, today is the midpoint of the month of October. It's like 15 and a half. That's not funny. I have one on my ass this big. Oh Rycke, you were a classic. How I wish that you were here. I don't think it's fair that AIDS took so many beautiful people. It's just not fair.
10/16 Direct Link
Sitting in the darkened dining room writing exactly 100 words. No more, no less. That's it for now. That's all I know. There is a need to write 100 words and I have every intention of doing just that. I'm going to write 100 words while I sit in the dark. There are no other lights besides the one coming from the screen. That's rather bright, you know. But that's okay. Because as soon as I am done writing exactly 100 words, I'll be done. That's an easy thing to do. Writing exactly 100 words is a piece of cake!
10/17 Direct Link
Just another maniac Monday. That's sweet. What I think is funny and odd is that this program knows that there's a song called Manic Monday and it wanted me to change the word maniac to manic. Go know. Whatever. I'm sitting here with a determination to get things done. I have to get up from the laptop and do things. I don't get things done when I'm sitting here tapping into my trusty laptop. It's true that words appear and that means I'm doing something. Anything. I'm ready to get busy. Have a great day, dude. You, too. Okay now.
10/18 Direct Link
Once upon a time, there was a boy who was born and raised in Miami, Florida. As an older person, he moved to Miami Beach, which is an exclusive island and everyone said he was crazy to move there because it was crazy expensive. Fast forward to 40 years later and he's still living here. The only difference is now they're talking about sea level rise and saying get out once again. First, we were told we couldn't make it here but we did. Now we're being told to get out while we can. But we just don't want to!
10/19 Direct Link
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Won't you be my neighbor. I have to take the dog for a walk. I don't want to do it but I have to or she ends up sitting there with her legs crossed for too long. I don't like that. It's a joke anyway. Meanwhile, I carry on. I'm wondering what's for dinner? Should I make something, or eat leftovers? How about going out for something special? I don't know but it's such a beauty day, why not eat outdoors? Al fresco, they call it. Now I'm really hungry. Wasn't that funny?
10/20 Direct Link
She said it would be easy. It wasn't. I tried my hardest and I was pooped when it was over. I don't know how I did it, but I did. I had to put a lot of effort into it, but it was worth it. She said that didn't matter. It was all about finishing. I finished! Now what? I have to do it all over again? I hope not! Whatever they ask is okay with me. I'm game. Can you imagine such a thing? It's hard to imagine, but I did it. I'm sort of proud of myself, too!
10/21 Direct Link
It's another Friday. That means a chance to take it easy. I'm going to take it really easy today. That's the ticket. There's a lot to do but I'm going to let it slide for one more day. Tomorrow is another day. Eating a fish taco in 80 degree weather by the beach in the middle of winter means you are in Miami Beach. That's the ticket! Can you imagine such a thing? It's okay because that's the way it is. It will all work out in the end. I know that to be a fact. Come back again tomorrow.
10/22 Direct Link
11-22. Is that auspicious? I don't think so. It's just another day. I just know that I shouldn't watch TV while I'm writing because it definitely influences what I write about. Today, I'm going to write about the joy of taking a day off. I took a day off yesterday and I'm doing it again today. I'm enjoying doing nothing. I have a twinge of guilt but that's all it is - a twinge! I'll be okay. I wonder as I wander. It's all going to be okay. It will work out in the end. That is a fact, Jack.
10/23 Direct Link
Softly Sunday. I don't mind the rain but gosh it sure has been raining a lot. And the wind. Don't get me started. When it's windy and rainy during the night, it's super creepy. The house makes all sorts of groaning noises. The rain pounds against the windows and the wind blows and blows. It's like a hurricane! This is the break. I don't know what I speak of. Is that okay with you? I'm just writing words to fill up 100 words. No more, no less! Can it be done. Yes, I been doing it for a long time!
10/24 Direct Link
I've gotta go where shopping is a pleasure. I have cans of tuna that I have to return because I read on Facebook that they could be poisonous. That's not a good thing. I'm going to buy a couple of things. That means that it will be about $100! That's cheap, dude. I remember when Mom would come home and complain about how much she had spent at the grocery store and she didn't even buy any meat. That's a good one, Mom. Those were the days. Nowadays, I make a beeline for the produce department. I love that place.
10/25 Direct Link
So here I am writing another 100 words. I wonder why I continue to do this. It's become habitual. That's not necessarily a good thing. There are other things to be habitual about but that's okay. This is harmless. I sit here and tap out words and then move on to other things. I am quite predictable. It's Tuesday so what does that mean? I go to work part of the day and the rest of the day is big G little o. Goof off. That was a Helen expression. It's, after all, just another day. Have a good one!
10/26 Direct Link
They went after her with unbelievable fury. When it was all over, she was gone. They had taken her away. That was it. There would be no mention of this passing. That's the way it is. Then there was another example and that passed the exact same way. Why do these things keep happening? It's because history repeats! Are we going for a walk today? It's a beautiful day for a walk, once the rain subsides. Although we could go for a walk in the rain, but that's not really a good idea. She would not have approved. No way.
10/27 Direct Link
Sometime soon, you will like a cup of coffee. Does it give you a bowel movement? If I so desire! That's a good one. I wonder and I wander. Update this, and then move on. There's a lot to ponder at the end of the month. Will the new month be a joy? Everything in life brings joy! There is certainly much to be happy about. If you don't focus on the sadness then you will only feel joy. Is it really that easy? It's all about mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter. Good one, eh?
10/28 Direct Link
Once again, it's Friday. It's a good day for doing nothing. I like that. Once again, I have the choice to do something constructive but I choose to be languid and lazy. I like being lazy. Of course, there's a possibility that later in life that laziness comes back to haunt you! There's a reason why it's called lazy. It's doing nothing. That's a good thing. Meanwhile, the rain falls ever so softly. It's time to get going. Get up and get busy. I know what you mean. Do you know what I'm saying? Get busy, missy. Okay, let's go!
10/29 Direct Link
Every Saturday I have a choice to do the same thing or try something new. Of course, that's the presentation every single day. It's okay. It's all going to be okay. It's going to work out. I'll be glad when we go vote. Why is it that election time is so stressful? This year, we don't even have a real election. There are so many bad commercials. I have to turn them off because it seems like every single person that they're talking so badly about I have intentions to vote for! I don't want to hear that negativity, period.
10/30 Direct Link
What a day. Just going to check on cats wore me out. I don't have the get up and go any more. My get up and go got up and went. I don't know what to do with myself. I approved this message. Once I hit the submit button, these words are saved to the world wide web. And I can't go back and change them or delete them. That's a great leap of faith. I don't know that I'm identified here. Do you know who I am? Send me something to prove that you have read these words. What?
10/31 Direct Link
Why couldn't the witch have babies? Because her husband had a hollow ween. I swear that was a junior high joke. Why do I still remember it after all these years? The memory is a strange thing. I remember things that have absolutely no meaning. And there are important things that I just can't remember. What difference does it make? I need to eat. It's time for food. I think about food a lot. That's what I like to do. It's all about the food. Let's go have a snack. I think that's a good thing. What's good to eat?