|KHftCEA 1999-09.2 September|
KHftCEA 1999-09.2 September
Funny feelings coming back from NYC. Busy weekend w/ Veronika and Bernd (B1) and B2 and Marcus, at Krispey Kreme @the World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Empire State Building, TGIFriday's (and Video Store) @ Times Square,
Lenny's Bagels @ 98th + Broadway (after a subway adventure or two), Central Park, a taste of Chinatown, and now homeward bound after the Port Authority. It was wonderful seeing Veronika again. I really like her short hairstyle. She and B2 are really pretty- I hope the pictures show that off. I don't want Veronika to be unhappy with B1 (they look very sweet together) but I have vague hopes she still carries a small torch for me- I know I still have some bittersweet longing for her, nothing I want or need to act on.
Still on the bus. Just like last night, I can hear a nonsense stream of Veronika's German burbling in my head.
If the Midwest is 'the flyover,' Connecticut must be 'the driveby'.
"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. You know the Stone was really not such a wonderful thing. As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all-- the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them."
--Dumbledore, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", J.K.Rowling
Unhappy that moderate use of the PalmV (well, heavy on the bus, light the rest of the time) seems to have drained 2/3 of the battery. At least graffiti seems to be giving me fewer problems.
Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
"It is evident that the end of the
world is fast approaching." - Assyrian Tablet, c.2800BC
Mike Witczak is a dad. Crazy.
Going to see Rebekah tonight and possibly Kyle tomorrow.
Mo and I are hoping Hurricane Floyd doesn't screw with our vacation plans to Florida too badly.
A program should follow the 'Law of Least Astonishment'. What is this law? It is simply that the program should always respond to the user in the way that astonishes him least.
--Tao of Programming, http://www.dnaco.net/~kragen/tao-of-programming.html
"If life was fair there wouldn't be rich people."
"Microsoft has done for software what McDonald's did for the hamburger."
--PC Magazine, June 1997
Finally got on the plane to Florida. I doubt the KHftCEA has ever been up this high. Good visibility too.
Phillipe Halsman, photographer w/ Dali
"We put the hyper into hypertext"
"Looking for frogs."
"I must obey the inscrutable exhortatons of my soul."
"Ah. But of course."
"My mandate also includes weird bugs."
--Hobbes and Calvin
You know, corporate branding (like the recorded message "thank you for using an at&t payphone") truly is akin to canine territorial pissing and punks' "tagging".
the terms of youth
the uncounted cost
*the loves we've held
that then we lost.*
the twists of
known to give
as well as take
Look for McSweeney's on the web
Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion about "the day of reckoning"- the event has arrived, so we don't have to worry about it any longer.
(Also idea of winter/seasons in Minnesota being like a woman whom it would take several lifetimes to get to know.)
"Listen, the FBI *had* to use deadly force: Those guys in there had some sort of Messiah or something."
--The Onion on Waco
"Santa Claus. He's a foolish story for small children. He's a big jolly bribe to control their criminal instincts."
--Mysterious Old Man, "Red Ranger Came Calling", Berkeley Breathed
Meeting a Zen master on the road,
Face him neither with words nor silence.
Give him an uppercut
And you will be called one who understands Zen.
--The Gateless Gate #36
[Song to Oysters by Roy Blount]