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12/01 Direct Link
It's World AIDS Day. Light a candle in memory of someone who died of AIDS. There will be lots of candles lit around this place. We lost almost all of our friends, one by one. We went to too many funerals. It's all in the past now. We're old and they're almost forgotten. When we are gone, their memories will be gone too. It's about the passage of time. The beat goes on. The pace quickens. It's all going to be okay. I can feel it in my bones. The weather is changing. It's all going to be okay, okay?
12/02 Direct Link
It's a great day. I realized today just how much my mental attitude has to do with the way the day goes. If I wake up grumpy, it's a bad day. Most of the time when folks are flipping me off in traffic, I just smile. There are times when I do it back because they pissed me off. Traffic etiquette has gotten much more complicated. I love when folks made right turns from the left lane and left turns from the right lane. They're accidents waiting to happen. Art Basel will soon be gone. Thank goodness for small favors!
12/03 Direct Link
Just another Saturday, oh well. I'm going to write about words. I have to write 100 words today, no more, no less. I already wrote over at 750 words. That means that truly I have to write 850 words today. These social tasking websites are ruling me! I have to get over this following. I'm over it already. It's all going to be okay. I know this for a fact! Did you know that I'm not writing about anything here? Nay, I not write about something, anything. There's another one up the road. That's okay. It's going to be okay!
12/04 Direct Link
Then we're gonna head downstairs. That's the way I like it. And off you go. That's not a good way to fill this thing. It's social tasking. I'm not into being socially tasked but I have a few minutes to spare so I might as be tasked with this exercise. Gift under $20 like cable knit sweaters. Feel the joy that's worth giving. It's by simply adding the right ingredients. Don't just eat it, wear it. That's what it said. When a cold calls, answer it with your own remedy. I can do this. It will end soon. It's okay.
12/05 Direct Link
The car has no gas. The car won't move. We need to put gas into the car so it can move. Let's take a day trip. Which direction can we go? We can only go in three directions. We can't go east because we would end up in the ocean. That's a good one. It's time to put those refi neries to sleep. They must be decommissioned. How to end the status quo. The paradigm will not shift. Things will not change. Soon it will be New Year's Day. That the way of the world. I can handle that. Okay?
12/06 Direct Link
There once was a man from Miami. He went through his life like day to day. Before he could stop to imagine, already 23,000 days have passed.How many hours have been spent reading the warnings from the FBI at the beginning of the video rentals? I don't care. I love it. It's what I have to do. Memory fades. I hate getting old. You're always losing something. I hate it when people tell me to turn down the TV and I can barely hear it. I want to stop eating meat but it doesn't ever happen. I wish.
12/07 Direct Link
You got the best of my love. There's only one way to get it. You get the best or nothing at all. I'm not a fan of one bowl meals because there are no distinct flavors. It becomes a melange. I don't want to eat a melange. I want it all for just $5. Believe it. Upgrade for just a buck. I could do that. That's the ticket. It will soon be New Year's Day. And when will I ever write 2017? It's not a big deal anymore. It's just another day. It happens to be in the new year.
12/08 Direct Link
How will you make yours? I made mine just like I said. I used only the finest ingredients. There you go. And that's all she wrote. That's all she wrote, but I'm a he, so I'm going to write some more. Exactly 100 words. No more. No less. That's the ticket. I can do this. It's not that hard. Just sit and type and before you know it, you have 100 words. Go figure. Is it really that easy? I'm ready to do this. Is that all there is? If that's all there is my friend, then let's keep dancing!
12/09 Direct Link
I have an eating problem. I can't stop thinking about eating. While I'm eating, one thing, I am wondering what the next thing will be. I need to slow down and enjoy what I'm eating. N'est-ce pas? That's the ticket. Do you know shit from shinola? What the hell is shinola anyway? Shinola was a popular brand of shoe polish. Go figure. If you don't know shit from shinola you got a real problem. It's all going to work out. I don't know why but it has to. There's a reason for the season. Soon it will be Xmas.
12/10 Direct Link
The days they come and the days they go. It's just one day after another. That's not good. Aren't you supposed to get up each day and have something to look forward to? I have nothing to look forward to. I need to rethink that. That's the problem I have. Lather rinse repeat isn't doing it for me anymore. I need to get out of this rut. I'm not connecting. It's not easy being old. It's like becoming invisible. And I'm so large. How can someone so large be so invisible? It's not nice. That's all I have for today.
12/11 Direct Link
Dear Old Dad was born on this day 106 years ago! That was quite a feat, Grandma. I still think that birthdays are more about mother than the child. The child simply needed to be pushed out. Mom did all the work! Can you imagine what it was like to give birth back in 1910? I always liked the fact that Dad's birthday was 12-11-10. He never thought that was such a big deal. Okay, whatever. But this entry is all about Dad. He was a good guy. I am a lot like him. I'm a good guy.
12/12 Direct Link
Ho ho ho, it's that time of the year. But I'm not feeling it yet. When do I get hit with the holiday fairy? I don't think I have it in me any more. I do look forward to some jelly doughnuts to celebrate Hanukah. That's this Friday when I go to the company party at the Federation. I didn't go last year and I got a lot of heartache because of that. So I dare not go this year. It will be okay. I will try to be festive for a couple of hours on Friday. Ho fucking ho.
12/13 Direct Link
It's Tuesday. It's warm and bright with a high temperature of 84. That's amazing. It's like summer in the winter. Go figure. Well, I am going to work and then I don't know what's on the agenda. I am going day to day. There are no plans. Nothing big is on the horizon. That's okay. I wonder as I wander. I know that everything will turn out okay. That's the way of the world. The laptop burns and I have to put it away. I'm done here. My work is finished. I have to get ready now. Time to go.
12/14 Direct Link
Abandon all hope, ye who enter! That's a great way to write 100 words. What a prompt. Go for it. I will always beware but abandonment before I even enter is not for the faint hearted. Or is it? It's very faint hearted. And suddenly I want to write feint hearted. What the hell? Feint is to fake, faint is to faint. I'm fainting over here. Usually it's associated with too much heat. I'm faint. I refuse to leave without my pet. That's admirable. You can't leave those sentient beings to die. They must be saved. It will be done.
12/15 Direct Link
Beware the Ides of December. Is the Ides of March on the 15th and what of it? Why is there an Ides in March but not the other months? I want to know. I need to know. I want to believe. This just in. I'm going to be okay. I wander. I wonder. It's all about the wonderment of life. I don't know about you, but I'm over this 100 word thing. I like the 750 thing. I did it today. I do it every day. I'm doing this thing every day too. I'm so freaking obedient. Obey, said Giant.
12/16 Direct Link
The days, they come and the days, they go. Today was a Chanukah party at the Federation. There was a raffle for an Apple Watch and I won it. I even said that I never win those things and then they called my number. I was in a total state of shock. It was bizarre. I told Raoul and he said it would be a good present for Justin. So I'm giving it to him and Sandra is getting that Tiffany piece that I bought at the school years ago. The bottom line is that they're both getting nice presents!
12/17 Direct Link
I take pills sometimes because I need to and other times because I like the effects. I smoke pot because I am self medicating. That's a good thing. I know what I need to cope with life's difficulties. There's a good thing. We haven't celebrated Christmas for more than a decade in this place. I'm going to get rid of the decorations. There's a good thing to do. Maybe that's what I should be doing as soon as I am done with this writing exercise. I should just go and start the decluttering project. It's good to be ready, yeah!
12/18 Direct Link
One week from today is Xmas. One week from last night is the first night of Chanukah. Go figure. It's going to be a fun holiday season. I'm staying in. I don't feel it this year. That's the way of the world. It's not easy growing old. Today might be a good day to see a matinee. That's the ticket! I'm having a coughing fit over here. One moment, I'm getting a drink of water. We didn't keep our Geico insurance because Progressive offered us a lower rate. That's a good thing. The house smells like cranberry Febreeze. Go know.
12/19 Direct Link
I didn't go to work. That's a big deal. I just wasn't in the mood. But HRS had plans for me. No just lying around the house for me. We ended up going out and buying things then we came home and I was able to lay around the house! Now I'm just writing about that shit. It was a boring day. Nothing much happened. That's what goes on around here most days. I have to get back to work so that I can pass five hours away from this place. I'm going to have a good day tomorrow, yeah.
12/20 Direct Link
Happy Tuesday! It's a good day. Today is a good day to just keep on. That is the way of the world. We can do it. Just hang in there. Why is there a doubt? No need for any of that! Just do it, baby. We can make it. Do you want to work? You better work! Supermodel, work. That's the ticket. I have no idea what I'm writing about but I'm filling up the 100 words. Exactly 100 words. No more, no less. I can do this. Soon it will be Xmas Day. That's the ticket. Now get busy.
12/21 Direct Link
The first day of winter means absolutely nothing in south Florida. It's just another day, except that this day the temperature dropped when the sun went down. This was also accompanied by rainfall but it was quite light. This is not typically the rainy season. We get cold weather without rain. Other times of the year when the temperature drops, it signals rainfall. We are still high and dry. So that's it for today. On this day in 1620, the first Pilgrims from the ship Mayflower landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts. The rest is history! Have a nice day, okay dude?
12/22 Direct Link
It's amazing how I can forget this place. It's not so much that I forget, it's that I am l-a-z-y. It's one of my worstest traits. Sorry, not sorry. I've been this way since forever so I doubt I'm changing now. Although I just read a little something this morning on the Internets about spending one minute a day is the way to change a bad habit. I should go back and re-read that shite. It's totally applicable to me. I said that word in my head and I didn't like the way it sounded. Hmmm.
12/23 Direct Link
You know, once these words are typed out and the submit button is hit there is no backsies. It's a momentous occasion. That's a good one. Can you imagine someday that someone will read these words of wit and wonder what the shit. I think that's a good one. Bathroom graffiti is usually the best. Short and shitty. No shitty on shirt tail. That was a Helen-ism. Sometimes I miss her so much. I miss dead people at different times when I think of them and realize that they are no longer in my life. The beat goes on.
12/24 Direct Link
Not feeling in the holiday spirit this year. I need to get that spirit back. I'm all ho fucking ho but there's no there there. And tonight is also the first night of Chanukah. Happy Chanukah, y'all. We aren't even into lighting the candles so much. Are we becoming atheistic in our religious celebrations? It's too much. I don't care. I think that next year I'm buying a real tree. It's been far too long since a tree was in this house. I love the smell that it imparts. Plus we have no mischievous cat to knock it down again.
12/25 Direct Link
Ho fucking ho, it's the day to wish you a merry Christmas. I suppose that the word merry is capitalized because it's a phrase. It's the phrase that pays. I don't think it's appropriate to write a capitalized word in the midst of 100 words. It's just not right. Let's see. Hey what if I wished you a Merry Christmas? Or should I wish you a merry Christmas? Whatever the way it's written, it's the thought that counts. Yeah, like if it weren't for the news, we'd have bright spirits and vivid dreams. Can you see? I am hoping so!
12/26 Direct Link
It's like a two for one when a federal holiday falls on a weekend. Back to normal next year and for the next few. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted. I have to get ready, but it's only Monday and it's a holiday. So many places are closed to observe the holiday but so many places are open because the almighty dollar is king. Long live the king! It's time to celebrate the advent of capitalism. We can do this. It's all going to be okay. I like it very much. Happy Monday holiday. It's a good time!
12/27 Direct Link
HRS got up promptly and got ready thinking that today was Monday. Hey dude, that was yesterday. Today is Tuesday. Carry on my wayward son. It's okay. The beat goes on. I go back to work and instead of a four day work week I have three. It will repeat again next week because New Year's Day is considered a federal holiday. Ho fucking ho! That's great. Two holidays in one week. How about that? It seems to me like we need a lot more weeks like that! And there are still places that treat the January holiday as optional.
12/28 Direct Link
I gotta go to work. I don't want to work. I want to bang on the drum all day. That wouldn't be a good alternative but I certainly like the lyric. I don't like Mondays, I want to shoot the whole day down. I l don't like that sentiment but I love that song. There's a way to change your life without being so dramatic. It happens on a daily basis. Are you prepared to have a degree? It's going to be okay. There's another chapter in the book that needs to be written. It's time already. Get busy, dude.
12/29 Direct Link
Let's go fly a kite up to the highest height! That's a great idea. Why was I looking at a website with rhyming words? Because I could! Did you know that there is a website for everything under the sun? It's true. Just type it into your search bar and up comes millions of hits. It's amazing how quickly the Internet was populated. Of course, it's all to be taken with a grain of salt. That's what makes it salty! Yum. There's a new thing now and that is saltiness. That's a thing. That's right. Just be an old salt!
12/30 Direct Link
Here it comes! I can feel it. The days are all off. I have to do this. I have to get it over with. It's time to deal with the reality of the present so that we can move on to the future. The new year will be here shortly. I can feel it a-coming. When do you put the a in front of the verb? When it's powerful strong and coming right at ya. That's the ticket. You know what I mean. I can feel it coming. Boost your metabolism. Right after this bowl of popcorns. That's it!
12/31 Direct Link
It's time to kiss this year goodbye and say hello to a new year. I'm going to do a lot of new things, but eventually. I'm not going to make resolutions and try to implement them all tomorrow. That's not a good thing. I think the road ahead is paved with good intentions. There is nothing hellish about it. We can make it together. When you've got to go, it's time to go. I can keep on going for another year. I can feel it. It's all going to be okay. Just go with the flow and you'll be fine.