i am reflecting, positively on my life.
i have reorganized 90% of my scanned family photos on my new 40GB drive. i still have lots of room. my hyperbio is updated and while i'm being overly cynical for this decade, i think that's my calling for the moment. yes, as aaron the moor:
For I must talk of murders, rapes and massacres,
Acts of black night, abominable deeds,
Complots of mischief, treason, villanies
Ruthful to hear, yet piteously perform'd:
And this shall all be buried by my death,
Unless thou swear to me my child shall live.
finally, i wept several times through 'titus' glad to know there was at least half the dvd i had slept through. i can feel the shakesperean english creeping into my essay on the separation of church as state that now i believe stands a good chance of standing on it's own in that thread. rome was heartless and cruel, and the gods didn't give a poot. so it wrecked poor men and they all killed each other. good thing it was dramatic, only about 8 or 9 died. a handful or so, each with clear meaning and purpose. that's the beauty of art. hear hear shakespeare, you've done it again. so another dvd worth owning for cert.
remind me never to give my hand to any emperor.
oh but damn was that aaron casting great! and the buckwild chiron and demetrius! holy smokes. still drawn to his metaphorical blackness there. good stuff for another day.
so what blew up today? (this has been my morning greeting to the news for several years, in fact, since i first installed pointcast. remember pointcast?) i haven't yet checked because of the finishing touches i've put on my article concerning the reason that i can include opaque arguments into xrepublic, dammit. we all do the opaque thing, and we call it reason. ha! so since we're accustomed to it, let's not indulge any fantasies about sweet reason prevailing in the cyberworld. i should have known better than to expect it. and speaking of knowing better, to hell with open source free software. xrepublic is going to cost your ass, and it'll be worth it, because of what's at stake.
If thou do this, I'll show thee wondrous things,
That highly may advantage thee to hear:
If thou wilt not, befall what may befall,
I'll speak no more but 'Vengeance rot you all!'
one more day and i can take the australian flag out of the flower vase in my beetle. i daresay i've flown the red, white and blue longer than most patriots. and for it, approximately 4 people over the past year have been cheerful to me, stopping me in traffic to say g'day. western civ has a prayer after all, and so toast to sydneysiders.
yesterday was productive too. i cataloged the majority of my expenses here for this sojourn in houston's tropics. about 7,500 i estimate since the end of april. it has been my great fortune not to need to pay for airfare back and forth between this 'paradise' and the rigors of homelife. i'll need to submit envelopes to the civilian authorities as they take their tribute. who knows, in four short years i may be ahead of that game.
hmm. anyway. i've resigned myself from halo heroics and have demoted myself to be a normal player. in so doing, i whipped through hundreds of alien buggers and actually flew through the maw on the first pass. good. soon halo will become as boring as titty bars and i can too retire that vice to the swampy reptilly mind's limbic recesses. all the better to devour something new. tom lehrer put it nicely in his song called 'smut'.
all television falls into three categories according to my newest theory. news, politics and porno. only the weather channel is news, well, at least 33% of sports is news. c-span is news, but it's news about politics. the rest of the news is actually politics, as are all the commercials, religious broadcasts and the remaining 2/3ds of sports. everything else is porno, with the exception of a few children's programs which again, are politics. even the best cultural presentations and story telling are political, by their very rarity.
and so i and you are handicapped in being unwilling and perhaps unable to read for ourselves. but then again, you know that.
so defend porno and smut, or lose choice (and hbo).
now for some strange reason, the california employment development department is not answering their phones. they say - go use the website. fine if you have 128bit encryption. i've got to figure out how to update my version of ie6, from the ie5 i updated yesterday that somehow gives me more than 56bit encryption, so that i can use the goddamned website and file my special claims to the state of california. it appears that i will need to now that some houston projects have slipped a bit out of the grasp of my non-wordy friend who promised me work in the niche.
it's interesting to learn how close we all are to desparation. but it aint fun. my friend gloria suggests that i should walk the 3 miles to and from the grocery store to buy some bread. i am only now recognizing the brilliance of this advice.