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December 19, 2008:

THERE IS A CURIOUS PARADOX

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Well, dear readers, there is a curious paradox – now that there are only two more weeks until 2009 is upon us, the days are not flying by, like a gazelle in a glue factory. No, the days are measured and slow and like they should be and I’m enjoying them very much. I’m sure that once we hit 2009 it will suddenly be 2010. But for now, how beautiful the days, they come and go. What am I, the most happy fella all of a sudden? Speaking of the most happy fella, yesterday was a fine day. I got up way too early, then did the long jog in the cold weather (but with beautiful blue skies and sunshine). Then I did some stuff on the computer, then I went into Hollywood to buy a magazine. The store didn’t have the magazine, hence I did not buy the magazine. I then came back to the Valley and went to my local Bookstar, who did have the magazine, which I bought. I then moseyed on over to the Hamburger Hamlet where I split a large order of Buffalo wings (but had all drumettes). Unlike most places, these drumettes were huge and more like fried chicken legs from some mutant chicken. I ate six of them and thought I was going to die I was so full. The rest (and there were a lot) went home with my dining partner. I then went to the mail place where there was no mail and no packages. Very annoying. I then came home and did more things on the computer, as well as have some telephonic calls, as well as listening to about seven CDs. I then sat on my couch like so much fish.

Last night, I began watching a motion picture on DVD, but became restless, so I shut it off after about thirty minutes. It’s quite a good motion picture but I was just not in a motion picture mood. That was about eight-thirty, and I really don’t remember what I did for the rest of the evening. I do remember pulling some DVDs for the trade pile, as well as about twenty-five CDs that I know I’ll never play again, so that probably took an hour or so. And I know that I was having some AOL problems and that was rather annoying. But suddenly it was time to start writing these here notes, which took me by surprise. Then again, me is always being taken by surprise, something that me is trying to stop. Maybe I did watch something else on DVD – I really can’t remember. Oh, yeah, I did package up a couple of orders, so that happened.

I gotta tell you, I’m really getting in the Christmas spirit. I’ve been singing O Little Town Of Bethlehem in the key of B. I don’t know what that means, but I LIKE it. I’ve been singing The Twelve Days Of Christmas. I’ve been singing Silent Night, although it’s hard to be Silent when you’re singing. I haven’t been naughty and I have been nice, so I hope Santa has made his list and checked it twice. And now I am singing Hark! The Herald Angels Sing in the key of F#.

Well, why don’t we all click on the Unseemly Button below because there is a curious paradox and I, for one, am feeling both curious and paradoxical, not necessarily in that order.

Today, Friday, I shall do the long jog, I shall do Nudie fixes and changes, I shall do other necessary things on the computer, I shall call Apple Care to discuss an ongoing issue I’m having with AOL and Leopard, I shall find something amusing but light to eat, and that’s about it. I do hope there will be both mail and packages tomorrow.

Tomorrow, she of the Evil Eye will be coming bright and early, so I’ll do my usual early morning jog and then do my usual errands and routine, after which I shall come home. I think I may be seeing Milk tomorrow evening – we’ll see how that plays out.

Sunday, I shall do nothing whatsoever, other than listening to CDs and watching DVDs – in other words, the day will be mine all mine. At some point I’ll take this new trade batch o’ stuff into Amoeba.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, do the long jog, call Apple Care, do Nudie stuff, eat, and stuff like that. Today’s topic of discussion: It’s Friday – what is currently in your CD player and your DVD/video player? I’ll start – CD, February’s Kritzerland release, which I can’t get enough of, plus two amazing Milton Nascimento CDs. DVD, several things waiting to be watched, and I may watch the delightful Bienvenue Chez les Ch’tis again. Your turn. Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst we remember that there is a curious paradox.

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