August 21st, 2003



someone posted to fortysomething a list of 50 witty bumperstickers of which precisely one was funny:

Heck is where people go who don't believe in Gosh

ok maybe you didn't find it funny but I did. I'm old. give me a break.
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    sleepy sleepy
mutts earl

pre-weekend weekend

ok I worked yesterday and the day before and am only getting paid for part-time so I think today I can stay home and play guitar all day.

of course the day is half over because I slept late but must enjoy while I can. tues and thurs this semester I will be getting up around 5:30am in order to be fully conscious (if such is possible at that hour) by the time I get on BART around 6:30 to be in Berkeley by 7:30 so I can teach at 8.

or maybe the strategy is to get up at 6:15, throw on clothes, pour coffee in thermos, jump on BART and get through the entire class before really waking up.
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    lazy lazy

another blow to immortality

just found out this afternoon that Jim, the director of the program I got my undergrad degree in, has inoperable pancreatic cancer. this guy is not much, if any at all, older than I and we had a very friendly relationship while I was there. I've been out of touch the past couple of years but still the news hits too close to home.

I'm thinking of flying up to Seattle to see him in the next month or two if he is up for visitors. at the moment the prognosis lies in the extremely uncertain range of six months to several years, depending, I think, on how the tumors respond to chemo.

this really bums me out. I mean surely it is bumming him out too but that doesn't mean I can't be really bummed out.

I hope for the several years but fear for the six months. I'm too young to feel like a veteran survivor but it is starting to feel just that way.
  • Current Music
    my morning jacket